Horror. Romance. The two seem at odds, yet in provocative author Rick R. Reed's hands, the pair merge like a match made in heaven...or hell. Prepare for a dark journey into an unhinged world populated by ordinary and extraordinary monsters.Unhinged brings you tales that are sometimes chilling, sometimes romantic, sometimes hilarious but always thought-provoking. Stories include:
A chilling and redemptive ghost story A most unusual and shocking first-time meeting for two lovers A story revolving around one of the 20th century's most horrific serial killers A darkly comic take on the vampire mythos And more This collection will make your heart race with passion...in all its forms.
Author: Rick R. Reed
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: October 12, 2016
Genres: Dark Romance, Horror, M/M Fiction
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As many of you do not know me here is a little tidbit. Although I love Halloween, I hate being scared. I tend to shy away from anything to close to horror; which is ironic since I love paranormal stories. Horror on the other hand is not my cup of tea. So when Unhinged, a collection of M/M horror, came about I put on my big girl panties and decided I will conquer my fear of horror. I thoroughly like Unhinged. Granted, I had to read them during the day with the sun shining bright, I still have no desire to fully indulge in horror.
Echoes- 3.5 Stars
A short story about a couple moving into a new apartment. A ghost left unrested seeks out someone to put him to rest. Echoes had a ghost whisper feel to it. The ghost was not menacing or hurtful but needed help to be at rest.
How I Met My Man- 4 Stars
The gay community is being attacked by a serial killer. Stephen had an uninvited visitor intrude in his home while he was away and then again the same night. This one really had the creepy factor as it is a common fear believing someone has been inside your house.
The Man From Milwaukee- 3 Stars
This short story, only a few pages long, is based around the time Jeffery Dahmer was big in the news. This one was strange to me but I think it was relating to human nature and how fragile it is; how easily manipulated.
Sluggo Snares A Vampire- 4 Stars
This one may be the silliest of them all yet makes you wonder who you really are talking to online. Sluggo works at a bank by day and is Sir Raven, Master of the Night come dark. Sluggo unknowingly invites a vampire into his home and the happy ending is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
The Ghost in #9- 4 Stars
This short story was the sweetest for them all. Two men having an affair where one is married with children still living in the closet. Neither expected to fall in love. The ghost tells them a sad story and makes them realize how beautiful love is and should be expressed. It’s a painfully and beautifully written.
Incubus- 4.5 Stars
When the man you love and just married gets murdered what more can you do than mourn? Oliver keeps seeing and feeling his lover with him wherever he goes. What he finds when looking for an answer is shocking and comes to an abrupt end. Seems like true love in the end cannot be really be separated.
Overall 4 Stars, 3.5 Flames
I was gifted a copy of this collection from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.