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Strangers In The Night, by Louisa Mae

 
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Strangers In The Night, by Louisa Mae

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I live in Leeds a vibrant city in the North of the UK. I’ve always loved reading, and one of my fondest memories from childhood was the weekly visits to the library with my dad. It always seemed such a magical place to escape into through the books I read on a weekly basis.

I’d not really thought about writing in my adult life until I was introduced to the world of Fanfiction and after reading so many I found myself making friends through this new media. My friend, Lori, told me to have a go at writing one, and I did. That work took on a life of its own and opened my eyes to the possibilities. This allowed me to get used to plotting a story and while making the characters my own. I also started to beta/pre read for others and discovered, that much to my surprise, they valued my opinion and input.

Making the move to write M/M or slash as it’s known, took me a little longer. After becoming good friends with a wonderful lady from Illinois called Angela, who told me (repeatedly), “You should write slash, I think you’d be good at it.” I shied away from the idea for so long, but the seed was firmly sown in my mind and soon took root and a life of its own. I decided to write a short piece as a surprise gift for Angela’s birthday that year. Emailing it to her, given the time difference between the UK and US this meant I was desperately waiting for her to see it and I think I heard her delighted scream.

Thanks to this, and working on writing group competition, I soon found that I preferred writing M/M to M/F.

In 2013 fate intervened and I lost my job. Through my new one, I met Nicole Colville, and the rest is history. This marked the start of a beautiful friendship. She encouraged me to make the switch to writing original fiction, and I signed up to Nano Wri Mo 2013, but due to changing jobs I couldn’t do it. In 2014 I signed up again, and smashed the 50K word goal in 30 days, with a story I love and am proud of.

I’ve been beta/pre reading for Nicole over 17 books now (including the 10 shorts in Knights) and the confidence she inspires in me has been invaluable in me joining this anthology, even though I think the word ‘no’ doesn’t feature in her vocabulary.
Publication Date
July 25, 2019
Available Formats
ebook and paperback
Pages
84 pages
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Filed on personal Goodreads shelves: 2019 reads, 5 star reads 2019, male/male, romance, fan yourself its a hot one, kinda creeps up on you, shorts
ISBN
1082442720
A broken down car and a flat cell phone battery late at night. What could possibly go wrong? When you live in the town of Wicker Falls, the answer is just about anything.

After rowing with his boyfriend and storming out of their home, this is the position Dale finds himself in. When a mysterious stranger offers him a lift into town, Dale thinks his luck is changing. The only problem is, everything comes with a price.

Is Dale prepared for the cost of a stranger's kindness, or will he risk being left alone, in the woods, late at night where anything could happen?

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Hot love'n with a twist
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5.0
 I loved it.  Hot scenes in the middle of the night on the side of the road. Scary but all turns great at the end with a twist.  A short story but it still get you drawn in to whats happening.. Recommend Read.
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total BLINDING of a twist I did not see coming!
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5.0
I was gifted my copy of this book.

I’m-a jumping straight in here, and this review will NOT contain spoilers, so it may well be on the vague side, but if you read the book, you’ll see why!

Dale has a row with his boyfriend, and storms out. Then finds himself with a broken-down car, no phone, right in the middle of a snow storm. A kind passer by offers to take Dale back into town, but at what cost? Someone already went missing in these woods and Dale has a decision to make. 

This is only short, approx 9600 words, some 30 minutes reading time for me and it packs quite the punch! 

I started reading this in my lunch break on the hottest day EVER in the UK, and let me tell ya folks, that thermometer thingie went up another ten degrees at some points in the book! I mean, Ive tagged it as ‘fan yourself, it’s a hot one’ but I’m thinking a chuffing wind tunnel might have been the only thing to cool me down! Sexiest little book I’ve read in a very long time!

Only Dale has his say, in the first person. Now I know you’ve heard me say it often enough, and I WILL say it here, that I wanted to hear from that stranger who picks Dale up, because ya’ll know how much I love hearing from everyone.

Or at least I DID want to hear from him, right up to the point that Ms Mae pulls a BLINDER of a plot twist that I did NOT see coming at me till it slapped my upside the head with a wallop! I was eating soup for crying out loud, and I redecorated the lunch space with tomato soup when I read that bit!! 

I mean, it just came out of nowhere, it really did and I am so bloody glad I got a chance to read this!

I don’t usually give such high star ratings to single person books, nor to such short ones, but this book needs it, it really does.

So, 5 full and shiny stars!! 

And now I’m off to read about that missing guy in the woods!

**same worded review will appear elsewhere**
DA
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