Bump in the Night Anthology

Bump in the Night - Heidi Belleau, Ally Blue, Sam Schooler, Brien Michaels, Peter  Hansen, Kari Gregg, Rachel Haimowitz, Laylah Hunter

"Resurrection Man" by Laylah Hunter --- 1.0 star

 

A young man, a magician, resurrects his dead lover. While the magician is successful and they proceed having sex, I could never get a true feel of the resurrected man. Did his mind and soul came back? Did he turn to be a partial zombie? What did he become? He seemed sinister and sketchy at best. 


One of the reasons for one star rating is Present Tense. Too much sex didn't help either.

"Mating Season" by Kari Gregg --- 4.0 stars

 

A young man is attacked by an octopus-like creature while camping in the woods. His friend, a vet, finds him next morning, impregnated by the monster. Lots of non-con tentacle sex. 

This story grew on me. When I just finished it I was certain it was going to be a two star rating, but somehow, by the end of the day, after reading certain bits over again, I am willing to give it four stars.

"Flesh and Song" by Ally Blue --- 3.5 stars

 

A man sails to find a treasure and ends up on an elusive tropical island that, rumor has it, fulfills one's most sacred desires. The man loses the track of time, consumed by his new love - the spirit of the island - that lures him in with songs and hot sex, and asks to sacrifice his life for him. The man considers dying for the beautiful spirit, yet at the same time he is feeling the need to escape, to get back his freedom.

"Out From Under" by Brien Michaels --- 3.5 stars

 

I have no memory of this one....

"Sleeping With Ghosts" by Peter Hansen --- 3.5 stars

 

A priest of an assassin order (don't ask) was given a target. By all accounts the man should not have been selected for killing, yet the priest completes his task regardless and travels home on a train with the ghost of his victim. They have hot freezing sex ('cause ghosts are cold, but sex is hot) and that's pretty it... O.o 

"Blasphemer, Sinner, Saint" by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler --- 4.0 stars

I realise there is a moral in every story, but the question persists: "and then what"? Maybe I am missing a point, but that's how my mind works and I can't help it. Most of the ghost stories are a dead (pardon the pun) end to me.

 

"Mating Season" and especially "Blasphemer, Sinner, Saint" were my favorites.

Mammarella

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