Book Reviews

Snowed In: Bar and Joey by R.W. Clinger at JMS Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Ghosts/Spirits/Hauntings / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-January-2019

Book Blurb

A January blizzard causes havoc in the small town of Frozentoe, Pennsylvania. Best friends, Joey Redd and Kel Foxford, become stranded in the wicked storm and check in at the strangest bed and breakfast ever, The Foreboding Castle. Joey meets a diverse lot of guests at the castle: Vivian Vampe, a famous B-rated Hollywood actress; the bizarre Colonel MacCarmichael and his male pet, Dash Hound; and the sexy stud and adult entertainment star, Magnum Ride.

When Kel takes a fancy to Magnum and the two vanish into a nearby bedroom to keep warm together, Joey is left to his own devices. In due time he learns of the castle's ghosts and secret passageways. He also begins to melt for the castle's owner, the handsome and alluring Bar Moore.

But Joey’s attraction and heated feelings for Bar come on far too strong and quick. Will these strong emotions leave him with a broken heart? Or will he give his heart to Bar? Can their sudden relationship survive the terrorizing blizzard?

Book Review

Being snowed in can be fun when you are toasty warm and safe, but after a brutal blizzard and almost freezing to death, all Joey and his best friend Kel are looking for is protection from arctic temperatures and howling wind. What they find when they brave entry into the local bed & breakfast with the prophetic name “Foreboding Castle” is a bizarre group of mismatched guests, a very Agatha-Christie- like atmosphere, and a welcoming owner who is as weird as his establishment. The result is a creepy interlude that had me looking over my shoulder as I was reading… just in case.

Joey tells this story, and he seems as confused by the odd assortment of characters he finds during his explorations as I was. A lot of what he sees does not seem to be real, the encounters range from weird to erotic, and between watching what everyone else is up to and trying to figure out what he feels for Bar, the attractive owner, he has his hands full.

If you’re looking for a strange story with creepy vibes, if uncertainty about what is happening and an open ending are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read somewhere between odd and scary, then you might like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 16016 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-December-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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