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The Blue Moon Cafe
by Rick R. Reed   

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Publisher:  Amber Quill Press ISBN-10:  160272802X Type: 


Copyright:  March 17, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781602728028

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Someone--or something--is killing Seattle's gay men.
A creature moves through the darkest night, lit only by the full moon, taking them, one by one, from the rain city's gay gathering areas.

Someone—or something—is killing Seattle’s gay men.

A creature moves through the darkest night, lit only by the full moon, taking them, one by one, from the rain city’s gay gathering areas.

Someone—or something—is falling in love with Thad Matthews.

Against a backdrop of horror and fear, young Thad finds his first true love in the most unlikely of places—a new Italian restaurant called The Blue Moon Cafe. Sam is everything Thad has ever dreamed of in a man: compassionate, giving, handsome, and with brown eyes Thad feels he could sink into. And Sam can cook! But as the pair’s love begins to grow, so do the questions and uncertainties, the main one being, why do Sam’s unexplained disappearances always coincide with the full moon?

Prepare yourself for a unique blend of dark suspense and erotic romance with The Blue Moon Cafe, written by the author Unzipped magazine called, “the Stephen King of gay horror.” You’re guaranteed an unforgettable reading experience, one that skillfully blends the hottest romance with the most chilling terror...

...As Sam moved so that he could lean over and open the drawer, Thad glanced down and saw what he would soon be getting. He sucked in his breath and bit his lip, a flurry of quivering desire and—yes, fear—coursed through him. Nestled amid a thick mound of black pubic hair rose one of the largest cocks he had ever seen. It must have been eight or nine inches long and only a little less than that dimension in circumference, topped with a huge purple head that made Thad think of plums. The head leaked pre-cum and Thad had to close his eyes and force himself to breathe more slowly. “Go slow, okay?” he whispered.

And Sam did. He inched himself in a fraction at a time, all the while leaning forward to kiss Thad deeply on the mouth and to tongue and bite his nipples. By the time he was all the way inside, Thad was relaxed and ready for him. He wiggled down on Sam’s cock, to get him as far as possible inside him. He pushed at his ass with his legs, throwing caution to the wind, and told him, “You don’t have to go slow anymore.”

Sam grinned. He didn’t go slowly. By the time they finished, the sheets were in a bunch on the floor and both men’s bodies glistened with sweat. Even the mattress was wet.

Sam and Thad lay on their backs, breathless. Thad spoke first, but only after several minutes had passed, long enough for him to process what had just happened and to allow his respiration to return to a somewhat normal pace. “That was amazing. I’m no Mary Poppins, but I can honestly say I don’t know when it’s been that good for me.” Thad let out a long, quivering breath. “You’re right; you are an animal.”

Sam laughed and the sound was comforting, here in the pale, silvery light from a waning moon outside. Thad snuggled into the crook between Sam’s chest and arm, resting his head on the fur that blanketed Sam’s chest. This, he thought, surprising himself, is just about as good as the sex.

“I just go with my instincts.” Sam stroked Thad’s hair gently. “If that makes me an animal, then I’m guilty as charged.” He moved slightly away from Thad. “Don’t kill me, but do you mind if I have a cigarette? I can go outside if you want.”

Thad shook his head, grinning. “A smoke after sex. That’s so cliché. But go ahead. Normally, I wouldn’t allow it, but I’ll make an exception for you…Sam.” Thad liked how the name felt on his tongue.

“Grazie.” Sam turned to sit up and grope in his pants pocket, bringing out a pack of Marlboro Reds and a lighter. He leaned back against the headboard and lit up. The room filled with the acrid stench of burning tobacco and paper and instead of being repelled as he normally would be, Thad moved close to Sam again, taking up his newly claimed spot on the man’s chest. He stared up at him, watching him smoke. Lazily, he traced circles in the hairy mat covering Sam’s chest. His fingers stopped when he caught sight of a design on Sam’s left pectoral, something he had hadn’t noticed in the dim light or perhaps because it was all but hidden by the forest of hair. Thad got up on one elbow.

“You have a tattoo?”

In the dark, Sam nodded. “I’ve had it for years, way before tattoos were all the rage like they are these days.”

“Especially here in Seattle.” Thad often wondered if there was some requirement that all citizens of Seattle must have at least one tattoo. “What’s it of?” Thad strained to make out the design’s contours in the dim light and couldn’t.

Sam leaned forward to switch on the bedside lamp. Thad squinted at the sudden light source, then directed his gaze down at the muscled chest before him. “What is it?” Thad traced the design with his fingers, lowering his head to peer more closely at it. He nipped at Sam’s nipple and Sam laughed.

“It’s Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus, the twins who founded Rome in mythology. Cool, no?” Sam flexed his chest so the wolf seemed to move. Two cherubic twin boys below the figure suckled at her teats.

“It’s kind of weird. But it suits you.” Thad reached over Sam to turn off the light again. “What brought you to America?”

Did Thad detect a slight stiffening when he asked the question?...

Professional Reviews

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"4.5 Rating!...A blend of the believable and the fantastic, and the werewolf that preys on Seattle is as frightening as any that I have encountered recently. This is not your usual fluffy werewolf of romance but a creature bent on death and revenge, and it is rendered even more threatening by the fact that we see the results of the wolf’s carnage more than we see the wolf itself...Well-written and interesting, and I found myself immediately involved in the life of the main character, Thad...The romance portion of the story is sweet and somewhat tragic...The resolution of this story is more complicated than your usual romance happily-ever-after. Overall, this is a bittersweet but satisfying story with a quite successful blend of romance and horror. I enjoyed it and found it well worth my time."

Coffee Time Romance
"5 Cups!...Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommend Award!...Reading The Blue Moon Cafe is like stepping out into the woods on a dark night, hearing nothing but the mysterious sounds, and then feeling as if you are being watched by something big, dangerous, and hungry. Mr. Reed has a way of describing this story with a twisted and creepy voice that leaves you feeling haunted...This is one book that you will not want to put down and is best read with all the lights on."--

Literary Nymphs Reviews
"5 Nymphs!...A dark thriller that takes you on a psychological journey into the killer’s psyche...The characters are very realistic. The well-defined plot profiles a serial killer’s distorted mentality, a killer who has the instincts of a wolf...The amazing Rick R. Reed presents...layer upon layer of thought-provoking, as well as petrifying, clues...A dramatically potent suspenseful story illustrated with an unnerving realism. This is a dark, fierce, murder mystery, interwoven with the emotional turmoil of the frightening unknown danger, in addition to an unstable relationship. This is an exhilarating macabre fright saga at its most outstanding."--

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