Pet Shop Boys: A Short Story

Pet Shop Boys: A Short Story

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by Kim Harrison
     
 

From bestselling author Kim Harrison comes this original short story (to be featured in her anthology Into the Woods, October 2012) where things are most definitely not as they seem. A pet shop employee’s innocent date with a customer quickly turns disturbing rather than delightful. She and her family hold a centuries-old secret, and they want him to

Overview

From bestselling author Kim Harrison comes this original short story (to be featured in her anthology Into the Woods, October 2012) where things are most definitely not as they seem. A pet shop employee’s innocent date with a customer quickly turns disturbing rather than delightful. She and her family hold a centuries-old secret, and they want him to stay with them forever . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062237682
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
218,942
File size:
375 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, Ever After, and The Undead Pool, plus the short story collection Into the Woods, The Hollows Insider and graphic novels Blood Work and Blood Crime. She also writes the Madison Avery series for young adults.

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Pet Shop Boys: A Short Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Pet Shop Boys is a short story written by Kim Harrison that is going to be featured in her upcoming anthology, Into the Woods, that is slated to be released in October. Pet Shop Boys is centered around a 20-something, Cooper, who struggles to get by while working at a pet store. One night a young girl wanders into the store right before closing and is later followed by her mom, Felicity. And, Cooper can’t believe his luck when smoking hot Felicity comes on to him. He knows he should stay away from her, but can’t resist when she asks him to join her for a Christmas party later that night. But Cooper quickly learns that things are not what they seem. What starts out as a rocking party quickly turns into a nightmare as he starts seeing people slumped over at tables after being bitten and then their unconscious or dead bodies being carried off somewhere. Even Cooper’s boss isn’t what she has always appeared to be. But can Cooper manage to get out of this mess alive? I don’t really know what to think about this story. It’s definitely a little different. I have to say though that I’m so used to reading Harrison’s Hollows series narrated by Rachel Morgan that it was nice to see a story by her with the lead character giving us a male perspective. I really enjoyed Cooper and his struggle between his brain and his… other brain, if you know what I mean? He knows he shouldn’t go off with Felicity, but he can’t resist a chance to possibly get laid with a hot chick….that is so male….at least the stereotype of one! But it made him as a character more believable. Although that’s about the only thing, believable in this story. It’s not that I didn’t like the story, but it was just really out there. Before the story begins, there is a note from Kim explaining how this is short she had written with the possible intention of creating a new series from it and the ending definitely speaks to that. It leaves the story open and gives you the feeling that there are more installments to come. Not to mention the plural of ‘boys’ in the title of the short and there only being one pet shop ‘boy’ in this story. I think with some finesse and some full-length novels that could help us get to know the secondary characters, the series definitely has some potential. That is, if Harrison chooses to go through with making a series out of it. I guess only time will tell. This is a quick read that can easily be read in a couple of hours and would be a great little story for the upcoming Halloween season.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in.
RavenmoonSE More than 1 year ago
This is excellent short story by Kim Harrison. This short story will be featured in her upcoming anthology "Into the Woods". Pet Shop Boys is centered around 20-something  Cooper, who struggles to get by while working at a pet store. I enjoyed this story and hope it is a teaser for something more down the line than just a short story. It left a lot of possibilities and questions that  I think would be fun to see, like who becomes the hero, or bad guys. This short story, or any anthologies that Kim Harrison writes is great for new readers venturing in her works and can lead into her other books series she writes. this is a great  Halloween or  late-night  read! her stories have a way to suck you into a great read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this short story by Kim Harrison. She does a wonderful job pulling you into the story. I only wish it was a full length novel. Cooper is a very courages character and I can't wait to see if she continues his story. I will keep my fingers crossed that she does :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Map and Rules of the Pet Shop <br /> . <br />   . <br />   . <br /> Res 1 - That should be here. But, if not, I'm sorry. <br /> Res 2 - Front Desk. The front desk is where the workers will help youu find and get your new pet! Yay! (Res 2 should be, Littlest Pet Shop: Spring Cleaning) <br /> Res 3 - Dog pen. This is where all the dogs and wolves and puppys will be. (Res 3 should be Littlest Pet Shop #1) <br /> Res 4 - Kitten Kennel. This is where the Cats and Kittens will be. (Res 4 should be, Littlest Pet Shop Game Guide) <br /> Res 5 - Hamster, Mouse, Bunny, and Rat cage. The name should help you figure mout the animals in the cage. (Res 5 should be The Pet Shop Mystery: A Boxcar Children Special) <br /> Res 6 - Horse Stable. Horses, Ponies, Pegasuses, Unicorns, Alicorns, Zebras, Donkeys, Mules, these will be here. (Res 6 should be, Littlest Pet Shop #4) <br />   Res 7 - Dragon Stable. Dragons are here. (Res 7 should be, Littlest Pet Shop #3) <br />   . <br />   . <br />   . <br /> Rules <br /> 1. Be nice <br /> 2. Don't say bad words. <br /> 3. Have fun. <br />   4. Don't make drama. <br />   . <br />   . <br /> . <br /> Welp, that's all.
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Hesitantly unzips her dress and then steps back.
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Add me
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Squeaked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good Kim Harrison book. This short story definitely kept me on my toes, but left me wanting to know more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wnoderfully exciting and well written. A must read
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K
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Awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pays for it and leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Examines a pretty watch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even combat boots?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much respect. Idk where she is. Bye.leaves
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DERP