Category Archives: Few Are Chosen
50% off everything, including all my books at AllRomanceEbooks today.(note: ARe offers both Kindle (mobi) and EPUB versions.)
Riptide is lowering prices on dozens of titles and putting new books and stories on sale each Friday all through October.
My award-winning novella, Few Are Chosen, is one of the first to go on sale…
Better get it quick–the sale won’t last!
Some words about Few Are Chosen:
This may be a short story but it’s long on entertaining characters, witty dialogue, humor, and fast-paced action. [S]weet and sexy and totally satisfying. ~from Words of Wisdom[T]his book was hysterical. It pushed all my geeky girl buttons and poked fun at so many of those demon hunter, noble warrior cliches that I couldn’t help but giggle my way through. ~from Joyfully Jay
[H]ysterically funny. I really liked how excitement and poking fun were mixed with awkward, but so adorable first teenage romance. Highly recommended. ~from Reviews by Jessewave (by Sirius)
I laughed my ass off. I highly recommend it. ~from Top2Bottom Reviews (by Jeff Erno)
[M]y first ever YA m/m book and I loved it! It would be a wonderful story for any gay teenager and I’d love to see it turned into a series. ~from Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books (by Lady McNeill)
The delightful Lexxie at Unconventional Reviews gave FEW ARE CHOSEN 4 stars.
Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be the Chosen . . . Two?
Apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake is the Chosen One, raised by an ancient order to defend the world against evil. Well, maybe not the whole world, but at least his neighborhood in downtown Detroit. When a dreaded reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses, his black leather duster, and a few well-rehearsed one-liners.
But another Chosen One gets in Blake’s way—an apprentice wizard named Shadow. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes.
Blake wants to be angry, but it turns out he and Shadow have a lot in common. Besides, Shadow’s pretty cute, and Blake can’t help but think that the wizard’s skills (and hands and lips and other bits) might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle, but will they have the courage to tell each other how they feel?
*I received a free copy of Few Are Chosen from the author in exchange of an honest review*
Few are Chosen is a sweet paranormal young adult story where two boys meet and fall in love under pretty strange circumstances. There are demons, fights, and a creepy cemetery. As many other teenagers before them, both Blake and Shadow think they know better than the adults, and they are pretty sure they can fight their fights on their own.
It was a little funny to see how differently they have been raised, even if they’re both basically demon-hunters. Blake thinks he is The Chosen, whereas Shadow has always known that he’s the chosen one from his coven. When they fight a huge and disgusting demon together, they also check each other out a little, and their timidness is really cute. Written in first person from Blake’s point of view, it brings out both his sense of humor and his insecurities,
I would definitely read more about these two, it could be a prequel to a series, and I’d pick up the series in a heart-beat. There are some pretty hot scenes in a mausoleum towards the end, but I still maintain that Few Are Chosen is a YA story – everything happens in the dark.
He laid his hand on top of mine, and stared deep into my eyes. I glanced down at where his hand covered mine. Even in the near dark, I found the contrast of our light and dark skin tones exciting. To be honest, I found everything about him exciting.
“I can’t hold it much longer,” Shadow panted. “Slay the fucker. Now!”
He pulled away an inch or so, but I reached up and cupped my hands around his shoulders and pulled him back toward me. Our noses bumped when we both turned the same way, but we worked it out on the next try, and our lips met again, more firmly this time.
Thank you, Lexxie. You are awesome!
Every now and then there’s renewed interest in my Bookie-Award winning short story, FEW ARE CHOSEN. Yesterday, Night Owl Reviews spent some time interviewing me. Guess what? I’m interesting: Read the interview here.
More info on the book, including a fun book trailer and excerpt, here.
Available at all the usual etailers, as well as Riptide Publishing.
This third book in the series has all the fun Kirsty action that I loved about the first two. The humor and heart is still in the story as the reapers take on a new challenge. I love these books to itty bitty bits, and eagerly tear through each one. They are like little treats filled with oodles of wordplay goodness.
Having set herself up for trouble by not following one of the key reaper rules (don’t touch someone else’s scythe), Kirsty is forced to head back to the “coil” to hunt down the seemingly unstoppable Conrad. Sadly, Kirsty and Dante are still trying to figure out their working relationship and this leads to a lot of jealousy and arguments. On the upside, we get to learn a lot more about Kirsty’s one true friend, Shannon, and how they all ended up in this crazy mixed-up situation.
These short reads are such a joy. They are fun and witty, while also filled with a ton of heart. If you’re looking for a read that will make you smile — this is the series to check out.
Thank you, Carrie Reads A Lot!
Few Are Chosen by Storm Grant is a short story about apprentice warrior Blake St. Blake and apprentice wizard Shadow. Both are Chosen One’s raised by two different ancient orders to defend the world against evil. When a reflux demon is sighted in a local cemetery, Blake is sent off to his very first battle, armed with his sword, his super-senses and a few well-rehearsed one-liners. Yet Shadow gets in Blake’s way. While the boys argue about who’s the more chosen of the two, the demon escapes. While Blake wanted to be angry with Shadow, they realize they both have a lot in common. Furthermore, Blake can’t help but think how Shadow’s cute and that the wizard’s skills as well as other aspects of the male might make the perfect complement to his. Blake and Shadow are brave enough to challenge the reflux demon in a second battle but will they have the courage to tell the other how they feel?
I enjoyed this short story quite a bit…this was a very good story that left me wanting more and hoping that Storm Grant creates a much longer book that involves these two characters. If so, I would definitely buy the full length novel to read.
Thank you, Terri of Night Owl Reviews!
Have you got your copies yet?