Just because Dominic Mann personally lacks beauty doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate it. His keen eye has made him one of the most celebrated and sought-after photographers in Nashville.
The grand re-opening of the Cypress Mansion is an event for Nashville’s truly elite, and Dominic is the official photographer of the evening. Not that he’d need that excuse to introduce himself to up-and-coming singer Johnny Palomino and grab a few shots…but it doesn’t hurt.
Dominic hopes to take his flirtation with Johnny to the next level at the Cypress Mansion tea, where they’ve arranged to meet. But what greets Dominic in the mirror the next morning is such a shock, he’s almost late for the party.
No one at Cypress Mansion is acting like they notice anything different. Or do they?
(Novelette - 16,250 words - gay content)
<strong>The Petit Morts Series</strong>
#1: Hue, Tint and Shade by Jordan Castillo Price
Yellow is as yellow does.
#2: Slings and Arrows by Josh Lanyon
It's a fine line between "secret admirer" and "stalker".
#3: Moolah and Moonshine by Jordan Castillo Price
If you ever go to France, watch out for those ticklers.
#4: Other People's Weddings by Josh Lanyon
Pulling off the perfect wedding can be murder.
#5: Spanish Fly Guy by Jordan Castillo Price
A new twist on liquid courage.
#6: Pretty Ugly by Jordan Castillo Price
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...usually.
#7: Sort of Stranger Than Fiction by Josh Lanyon
They always say to write what you know.
#8: One Less Stiff at the Funeral by Sean Kennedy
Chocolate makes everything better. Even a eulogy.
#9: Critic's Choice by Josh Lanyon
It was a dark and stormy night. No, really, it was.
#10: Wishink Well by Jordan Castillo Price
You can't get something for nothing.
The theme was, as I often find in this series, a modern morality tale. Initially Dominic’s viewpoint came across as if viewed through his camera. Then gradually, he was drawn out to connect at a more visceral, vulnerable level with people at first hand. JCP’s characters are never emotionally black or white, not totally likeable or hateful, just fascinatingly real and a very rewarding read.
Jordan Castillo Price grew up in Western New York, spent her formative drinking years in inner city Chicago, and is now writing paranormal thrillers from her home in small-town rural Wisconsin.
Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who's plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out Petit Morts, where Jordan is joined by Josh Lanyon and Sean Kennedy for a dark and twisted romp through an uncanny candy shop.