An LGBT+ fantasy of apocalyptic proportions.
Twenty-something Holden Adams never asked to be the harbinger of the apocalypse, or for the seven lovers who come with the job. All he wanted in Stillwater, Vermont was a fresh start, but his past as a preacher’s kid turned witch threatens any hope he has of a normal life in the idyllic town. A fateful encounter with a strange cat on the brink of death earns Holden a new enemy and some unlikely friends, but as Stillwater reveals itself not to be as conventional as it appears, the line between the two becomes irreparably blurred.
Daniel St. James is getting too old for this crap. The love of his life turned out to be a cold-blooded killer and while Dennis got away with murder thirteen years earlier, Daniel and the rest of the town are still reeling from the tragedy. Now some kid who claims to be a witch waltzes into town and all of a sudden, Daniel’s unflinchingly straight best friend is head over heels for Holden. Chaos has a way of following Holden, revealing a web of supernatural secrets around Daniel that makes him question everything he believes about the town he’s lived in his entire life–and everything he doesn’t.
Welcome to Stillwater. Things are a little queer here.
This book is intended for mature audiences only.
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Oh my word this book was so good. I adore Mr. Davis’ voice and how he weaves a story. He pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until the end of the book but constantly makes you want more story because it’s just so dang good. The way he weaves the plot together and brings the pieces expertly where they go. This book was fascinating with all of the different elements coming together. It’s definitely the first in a series though because there’s wonderful set up of the world and how the overall series plot is going to play out. I’m so eager to read the next book in this series.
Holden was interesting. His past is haunting and you can tell it affects him deeply. He desperately wants to move on from that past but it’s harder than it seems. I really liked Holden’s magic. It was subtle but a part of him. I’m interested to see how his magic changes and evolves in the next book. I was fascinated by Holden’s interest in all of the guys in the story. He has a unique bond with each of them. I kind of want to know how that’s going to play into the prophecy and his future.
Daniel was a total sweetheart. He’s a lovable curmudgeon which you wouldn’t think possible but he is and it works. He is still a bit naive in some ways but also slightly blind in others. He was hurt in his past and he is the one character I want to see deliriously happy at the end of the series. I like how he and Holden become friends and confidants over the course of the story.
There’s more going on with Dennis than it looks. I’m interested to see more of him in the next book. I’m hoping some of the mystery surrounding him gets solved. I’ve got a few guesses on what could be going on. However I have a feeling when all is said and done it’s not going to be as easy as my guesses are.
Nick is confused. I feel bad for him and hope he doesn’t get his heart broken as the series progresses. His family is intriguing and all kinds of deliciously messed up. But you can tell they’re a tight knit group. You can see Nick’s feelings for Holden grow as the story progresses and I’m eager to see how he deals with those feelings in the next book.
There’s only two books in this series out so far but I’m hooked already. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I enjoyed the world and the rules behind the magic, the town, and all of the characters. I can’t wait to keep reading this series.
Four and a half
L.C. Davis has been writing since he can remember. He started out jotting down tales about his imaginary friends in spiral notebooks and an old typewriter. Since then, he’s upgraded to a laptop but he still prefers the company of his characters to 3D people most of the time. As a transgender author, L.C. is dedicated to increasing trans visibility in the romance genre one supernatural tale at a time.
When he isn’t watching 90s sitcoms and Sci-Fi with his partner, you can find L.C. attempting to write while his two cats and fluffy lunkhead of a dog vie for his attention.