Yeah, I know, top ten lists are so last decade, but, what can I say, I’m a sucker for the classics.
One. It’s chock full of sex.
If you know me, that does not surprise you, but what will, is the fact that I’ve had more than one reader complain about how much sex is in the book. It’s an erotic title, and yes, there are MANY sex scenes, but there is variety. With four main characters and at least 12 secondary characters, you better believe there is variety.
Two. There is a plot.
Underneath the sex and the hot guys, there is a plot, an intricate plot that took me two years to puzzle out. There are also many Easter eggs to discover, classic rock references, even a mini-tribute to the late, great Freddie Mercury.
Three. It’s not meant to be read in one shot.
Sure, you can. Some readers have devoured all 500 plus pages in a matter of days (and, OMG do I love you people!), but since there is a sex scene in almost every chapter, I kind of expected readers to read it in chunks, maybe stopping in between to, um, take care of business. Ahem.
Four. It’s gay.
A few people have remarked “I didn’t know this was a M/M book!” and I feel bad that I haven’t made that clearer. So, here goes: The book is gay. Super gay. Super fucking damn gay. There.
Five. There is adventure, but not gay adventure.
What I’m trying to say is this: This is a book about men having an adventure who just happen to be gay. The adventure doesn’t happen because they are gay. Also, no one dies. Or is shamed. This is a feel-good read meant to entertain and transport you away from reality for a while.
Six. The book is not serious, but I took writing it very seriously.
My editor, (Jake Louder), and I worked our asses off on this book. We scrutinized POV, and grammar, and details. We took our time and, hopefully, got it right, even down to the cover. Honestly, I don’t think there is a cover designer out there who worked as hard as Jake did on this. That cover IS Horatio.
Seven. It’s a romance, dammit.
Okay, maybe not a typical romance, but the heart of this book is the love story between Gunner and Horatio.
Eight. Speaking of Gunner, he’s the real hero.
Horatio’s name is on the cover, but it’s the plucky and adorable Gunner Wilkes who steals the show.
Nine. It’s out of this world.
Literally. None of the book takes place on Earth. These guys travel through portals to other dimensions. One of the characters is a vampire. A few others are werewolves. Some are creatures you’ve never read about before because I made them up. Did I mention the squirrels?
Ten. There’s already a sequel, and you can read it now.
Maybe it’s more of a prequel. But not really. Anyway, if you get the Radish Fiction app, you can read my series called “Confessions of a Space Pirate” and find out what Horatio was up to during the two years after he disappeared from Earth, but before Gunner found him again.
Still not convinced this is the book for you? Check out Horatio’s Goodreads page. 17 ratings averaging 4.71 stars, not too shabby!