Travis is running himself ragged. He’s trying to keep two jobs just to pay his rent. If he has to flirt with some creepy old women at the pub to get a little extra tip money then so be it. One day, he’ll have someone special waiting for him when he gets back home from work, or is that too much to ask? Right now isn’t the best of times to get a boyfriend anyway since Travis is going mad, but one day... Every so often, Travis gets the feeling of not being alone, and sometimes, he sees things. But he tries to stay positive; maybe there’s a strapping young fella waiting for him in the looney bin.
Larry's existence was dead boring until Travis moved in. Now he spends his time watching Travis, fantasising about touching him, kissing him... Their movie nights would be a bit cosier if Travis knew he was there, but sometimes, you have to settle for what you can get. As far as roommates go, Travis is the best Larry has ever had, and it isn’t Travis’s fault he can’t see Larry - no one has been able to since the day he died.
When Travis loses one of his jobs, both he and Larry fear for their future. Larry can’t imagine being without Travis, and Travis is desperate to find a way to pay his bills. While Travis searches for a solution to his money problems Larry has to decide if he’s willing to risk existence as he knows it for a chance of a better life.
|Publisher:||Beaten Track Publishing|
|File size:||178 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Gay fiction--sometimes with a sprinkle of romance, sometimes with a dash of horror, sometimes with a pinch of paranormal, and sometimes a mix of it all. Ofelia Gränd is Swedish which often shines through in her stories. She likes to write about everyday people ending up in not-so-everyday situations, and hopefully also getting out of them. She writes contemporary and paranormal, and dreams about one day writing a post-apocalyptic story--if that ever happens we'll see. Her books are written for readers who want to take a break from their everyday life for an hour or two. When Ofelia manages to tear herself from the screen and sneak away from husband and children she likes to take walks along the coastline and watch the sea. She's recently discovered the miracle of podcasts and spends her strolls listen to wise people talk. Subscribe to Ofelia's email list at http://ofeliagrand.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c080076874c9baaaee71b5ba1&id=75932554a5
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this! :D It was a great story with hints of something more sinister lurking behind the scenes. And I have to say, If I had to live with a ghost, one that looked like Larry (and enjoyed watching me in the shower) would be pretty hot. But my heart belongs to Travis. Everything about him called to me. There is so much going on behind the scenes that is not explored. But I like that there is this other shadow world, it develops Larry more as a character, even if it doesn't play a very large role in THIS story. I have a feeling it could later. This feels like a series in the making, those first tentative steps, testing the water. I would love to read more about these two and about other shadows under the Queen's control and her horrible ministers. While this was not scary at all, the shadow world had the potential of being pretty frightening. Poor Larry and Travis!
I love me a ghost story. But quite often they are the same sort of haunted house kind of stories. Happily, this was different and wasn't at all what I was expecting. Larry is dead (and gorgeous - just look at that cover guy! :D) and has been since cool 50s retro wasn't retro at all. And he was some fabulous hair. Travis is the struggling everyman. And I heart him. It's hard not to relate to him and root for him because life can be difficult, and when it rains it pours. This is a short read, but we get a glimpse of a world build that is a little scary in a 'Larry is screwed' kind of way. All of that makes me suspect there is more to come and this is just a sample taste. And if it does, it's going to be a bit terrifying and Larry and Travis will need all the luck they can get. Fabulous little paranormal romance with an interesting twist. I hope there is a sequel.