Reviewed by Jen B.
TITLE: Promise of Forever
SERIES: Proud to be a Vampire
AUTHOR: May Ridge
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press
LENGTH: 17,000 words
BLURB: Eduard is living a boring, routine life and sees no way out of it. Everything changes the night he finds Theo, a newly turned vampire who has no clue what being a vampire entails. Eduard takes Theo in and helps track down his missing boyfriend—only to be confronted with a past he would have preferred stay buried.
This short story is part of the Proud to be a Vampire bundle. It starts with Eduard finding newly turned Theo, who was abandoned by his Maker and is in need of guidance. Eduard decides to help Theo, seeing it as an opportunity to bring some spark back into his boring life. He decides to help Theo find his missing Maker. They become close during their search, but before they get too involved, they find Neil, who also happens to be Neils, Eduard’s fledgling and previous lover.
Neils thought he found someone to spend forever with but apparently panicked and ran after he turned Theo. Ironically, he did the same cut and run act on Eduard for being afraid of the very same thing. Realizing now that forever is what he really wants with Eduard, and that he still loves Theo as well, he and Theo essentially decide to make Eduard their third.
While this is technically a threesome, they don’t actually do anything more than kiss. I really wish there was more to this story, as it felt as though a lot was left out and I wasn’t ready for things to end when they did. It moves along and covers ground nicely for a short story, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a more detailed drawn out version of this, or a continuation of how things are working out.
Jen rates it –
BUY LINKS: Less Than Three Press
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