Review: MONSTER by Dani R.R. Hermit & Nevi Star

Monster (Monster #1)
by Dani R.R. Hermit & Nevi Star
Gay Contemporary Dark Erotic Paranormal Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publisher: Wandering Stars Press
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Source: CBLS
Word Count: 290 pages
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It’s been years since Siris and Julian’s boy band broke up and they all went their separate ways. Now they’ve run in to each other in a little redneck bar in the middle of nowhere, coming face to face with the ghosts of their past and the feelings they never quite grew out of.

Siris is here handing out golden tickets to some new reality TV show for the network that owns his record label. Julian is here to meet up with yet another new partner. On the surface it seems like a coincidence… or is it?

Neither man is happy when they realize that The Parliament of Twilight, who once ruled their lives, means for Siris to be Julian’s new partner. Julian worries about what he could do to Siris. Siris just wants to go back to being a mega pop star and has no interest in being a monster hunter. Thrown together against their will (and better judgment) how will these former friends do on their first case?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including BDSM/Light Bondage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Monster is a graphic world of paranormal activity, sex, humour, and a really twisted method of finding agents for the organization that deals with all the things that go bump in the night.

Monster is the story of Julian and Siris. They were part of a boy band years ago, but time, fears and the world separated them. Now, they are set to be partnered agents, something neither man knows. To add to the problems, each is unwilling to deal with their feelings. Siris goes so far as to take someone else home with him, straining an already tenuous hold of fate on these two.

Graphic and imperfect, the characters and story drew me in and refused to let go even once the last page was done. I loved the characters and felt their fear, passion, pain, and joy. If you love gritty paranormals then this book is a must read!

Monster’s spin-off book, Inertia, is due out in June and I can’t wait. *You meet the MC in Monsters.* 

Siris felt dizzy as he was led, still blindfolded, down what felt like a long hall.  He was on his knees and Skye hadn’t taken his hands out of their bonds.  With them tied behind his neck like this, Siris found he didn’t have the best balance as he moved to follow Skye to wherever they were going.  Thankfully, the bartender was taking it slow, not seeming to be in a hurry.

His knees were no longer on rough carpet.  Siris thought they had come into some kind of kitchen.  A few hesitant steps in and he heard more than felt the crinkle of plastic sheeting under his knees.  Siris stopped, a sudden wave of fear washing over him.  He had seen this movie.  A part of him was certain this was the killing room floor.  His body
would be taken apart and thrown into the sewers to be eaten by giant rats and no one would ever know what happened.  He whimpered, refusing to move any farther.

Skye pulled his hair firmly.  When all that got was another little whimper, he yanked hard.  The pull threw Siris off balance and sent him sprawling across the plastic.  Siris hit the floor hard with his face.  He slid a little across the slick plastic, ending up in a very awkward position.  He wasn’t able to move himself easily and there was certainly no getting away.

“Please don’t kill me,” he said as loudly as he dared.  He thought he tasted blood in his mouth.  He licked his lips and felt where he had split the bottom one. 

“I don’t want to kill you,” Skye assured him, moving around the room, rummaging in drawers and cabinets.  “You have something I want.”


About the Authors


Dani R.R. Hermit (affectionately called Hermie) and Nevi Star, are the writers who founded Wandering Stars Press.


What do we write, you ask?

Our genre is gay erotica, with a spice of horror, mystery, comedy, drama and sometimes a western or space opera.  We love boys loving boys (in all the wrongest ways).  If you love that too, then maybe we can be friends.  Both Hermie and Nevi have some solo projects in the works, but more on those as they develop.  You can stay up to date on the news from Wandering Stars Press on our blog or Facebook.


Who are we when we’re not writing?

We’re life partners who’ve been together 13 years through all of life’s ups, downs and craziness. Ours has been a long and sometimes arduous road, but it’s only made the journey deeper and more interesting, adding fuel and fire to the stories we can tell.

Nevi is a spirit artist and a shaman. She is a World Walker.  Nevi also does all the covers for WSP’s books.  She is currently working on a post-apocalyptic pony novel of her own, a My Little Pony themed tarot deck and a spirit squirrel oracle deck.

Hermie has been studying tarot for 20 years and reading professionally for a small, private clientele for about 13 years. She is also a genius at making sweet treats – homemade candies, cookies, cupcakes. (All gluten free!) She does all the cooking for our little pirate crew (or we would all starve or poison ourselves lol) and loves her neurotic kitten.


What inspires us?

Our first love and inspiration is Japanese Anime & Manga!  We discovered Yaoi and it was all over.  We already had a love affair with slash fan fiction, so taking that to some anime based fics really developed our style into what it is today.  A close second is music.  We create playlists that are character, story-arc or novel specific and play them at top volume while we are driving, writing and sleeping!  We do karaoke in our living room as a means to cleanse our story demons and open up to the next day’s work (and because it’s a blast to get together with our pirate crew and sing our hearts out!). But we also love TV, movies and books.  You can see which albums, shows, series, etc. are our favorites by following our board on Pinterest.


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