The Tale of a Vampire in Melbourne” by Isabelle Rowan
to be touched without fear being involved and loneliness led
Dominic to enter a tattoo parlor for ink that wouldn’t last
a day on his skin. Meeting Michael increases his feelings
of loneliness, but knowing he has no real life or future to
offer Michael, Dominic tries his best to keep him at a
distance. Never having felt such strong emotions toward
another being before, Michael is not letting the man who
invaded his mind, body and soul leave his life without a
The Tale of a Vampire in Melbourne” is a beautifully written
and very seductive story. The torture of wanting and denial
felt by Dominic and Michael is very raw, I think Isabelle
Rowan did a great job in portraying their feelings and
having the reader feel them too. “Ink: The Tale of a Vampire
in Melbourne” is a very enjoyable read
the Storm” by Chrissy Munder
he doesn’t have much time left to live, Vincent Poulsen,
wants to live the little time he has left on his own terms.
Vincent takes up residence in an old lighthouse and soon
finds he’s not alone. Dying Vincent meets the already dead
Captain Cason, a not so friendly ghost – at least not at
finished reading “After the Storm”, I sat back from my
computer in awe. “After the Storm” is a fantastic story
within a ghost story. This is not a romance, at least not by
my definition but it is very pleasing, entertaining and
heart-wrenchingly sad, and one I know I will be re-reading
again and again.
“Revenant” by Connie Bailey
Bo Andressen’s new contract takes him to Wales where his
salvage crew will be working on an old castle that is full
of secrets. There is intrigue, hidden treasure, an unsolved
murder mystery and greed within the history of this castle.
With the help of psychic Tristan Andrews, as well as the
owner of the castle and the local constable, the small town
in Wales sets out to solve this mystery. No one is above
suspicion, not even ghosts.
“Revenant” starts off rather harsh and I feel it jaded me
for the rest of the story, I wasn’t expecting what happened
and it was difficult for me to push past it. As I continued
to read the earlier events were essential to how this very
detailed and complex ghost/mystery story unfolded and along
with the mystery and violence there is romance and
consensual hot erotic sex. “Revenant” is an intriguingly
haunting story that will stick with you long after you
finish reading it.
Is Believing” by Abigail Roux
gonna call?” Ghostly situations must be handled by those
familiar with such things. When Scott Cunningham realized he
had a problem he knew exactly how to solve it. Scott turned
to Zachariah and his crew, professionals in matters such as
this, Zack, Leo and Andy knew exactly how take care of evil
spirits, much to Scott’s relief.
is Believing" is awesome! Abigail Roux did a great job with
it. I really like the narrative writing style in which it
was written. “Seeing is Believing” is quite different, and
it’s has a fantastic twist to it, I enjoyed it and I know
others will too.
“Bittersweet” by Madeleine Urban
Holden’s life needs a change and one for the better. His
life is suddenly falling apart around him and to makes
matter worse, he’s now seeing ghosts. Piers ghostly spirit
entered Harrison’s life just when he needed someone the
most, giving him reason to want to live life and not just
exist in it.
“Bittersweet” is sweet and sad. I’m happy that Harrison
finally finds happiness in life but sad it’s with a ghost or
is it just his imagination either way it’s not real.
Harrison is such a sweet guy and Piers is the fun loving
spirit (no pun intended) he needs within his life. Banking
on Madeleine Urban and her being my happily ever after queen
I was hoping there was a twist that would leave Harrison in
a state with some happiness. Ms. Urban has not let me down
yet. “Bittersweet” is great and fits well within this
Desires Beyond Death is chock full of wonderful
writers who wrote stories that made me cry, hate, love and
some even freaked me out. I’m quite certain many readers
will find one or more favorites within this anthology that
they will want to read many times over just as I have.