#Review #Promo • They Called Him Nightmare • Deja Black
TITLE: They Called Him Night Mare
RELEASE DATE: June 1 st , 2016
AUTHOR(s): Deja Black
PUBLISHING: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 29 pages
CATEGORY/TAG: M/M Paranormal Romance
HEAT LEVEL: 3/5 flames
Growing up, Kai Bennu was taunted for skin dark as midnight and his otherworldly appearance. They called him Nightmare, but Alec Vasilios, a wealthy and powerful businessman, wants to call Kai his own.
Kai’s past has left him with little trust in others and even more reluctance to surrender himself to Alec’s power. With both men harboring supernatural secrets, finding common ground won’t come without sacrifice.
They never asked him his name. They ran from his shadow. He was alone. Always alone. He was Nightmare.
To me he was everything I wanted. To me, he was beautiful. I needed to run my fingers along his skin, to cherish him. In the heat of the blazing sun, I wanted to taste his sweat. I wanted him beneath me, a part of me, a part of my soul. He didn’t frighten me. He entranced me. He called to me.
For 26 pages this short story carried quite a punch and surprisingly had a lot of information. The story opens with Kai, known as Nightmare to the kids in school and even to the teachers, for his dark skin and Alec who is known as the golden boy because he comes from the wealthy side of town.
Both boys are in high school, at the time, and even though Alec appears to be the one that has it all, underneath he is the real monster that everyone assumes Kai to be. Kai keeps his head down and just tries to get through each day and keeps to himself but one encounter with Alec seems to change the course of his destiny.
For ten years Alec searches for Kai and once he finds him it will be up to Kai as to whether he will finally give in and allow him to be the mate he is suppose to be. Both supernatural beings living opposite lives but both needing the same from each other.
The author takes the reader on a dark journey only giving brief details here and there but it was enough to pull me in and keep me really interested in what was going to happen. We don't know what happened during the ten years they were apart and I'm sure each reader will take away the ending differently.
This is the first time reading anything from Deja Black and I have to say I was completely immersed in the world she created. I would definitely be interested in reading more about Kai and Alec. 4.5 Stars
Deja Black had fantasies of men loving men, men who felt strongly, loved hard, and needed a hero. Then one great day she came across a book and discovered the world of m/m writing, encountered others who shared her obsession as much as she did, and found a world where she could not only be accepted for the lives and loves she envisioned, but she could create them too.
So why not? Why not take the stories she would write and throw away as a teenager, grow them, dream them, and make them a reality where she could know her own characters, let them live their story, and make them real for someone else? And she did.
Now, with the support of her hubby and some intense time management, she is learning to balance her family of two energetic children and a very needy shitzu at home along with the many students she teaches each and every day with her passion of writing what she loves to read.
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