This morning I found a lovely review had popped up on the phenomenal Out in Print blog. If you don't know about this blog, it is packed with reviews, interviews, and discussions about LGBT books - and is a strong voice for titles that might otherwise never be discussed. This morning they reviewed Night Shadows, and that added a lovely note to the day.
Out in Print is mostly a two-man job, those two being Jerry L. Wheeler and William Holden. I met both men in New Orleans at one of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festivals, and have since learned that I can always count on William Holden to disturb the ever-loving crap out of me with his stories (see case in point: Words to Die By).
"Riverrun," by William Holden
Tales from the Den has more than a few stories that left a shiver to the skin, but "Riverrun" had a deep enough impact to it that the first time I read it, I actually had a very dark and disturbing dream on the following night. What begins as a bit of a sexually open vacation at a bear event for Dan and Steven - two buddies who struggle at being friends outside of the bedroom - enter a world beside our world, and the journey is both dark and erotic.
Which is exactly what I now know to brace for when I read William Holden in the first place. It's something he does extremely well - I'm sure I'll be talking more about this when I get to his story in Tented - and as a sucker for all things paranormal, I look forward to these tales from William Holden.
But now I know to leave the light on.