REVIEW: The Red Thirst, by Pelaam

The Red Thirst, By Pelaam

Title: Red Thirst

Series: The Devils in the Details Book 2

Author: Pelaam

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Pages: 109

Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

Beauty may be skin deep, but sometimes staying young and beautiful is pure hell.

They say there’s no rest for the wicked, but Garen and Luke are eagerly anticipating a brief vacation on the South Island, doing nothing more taxing than tramping, skiing and snowboarding.

However, when Garen meets up with an old friend—a ranger in the nearby national park—he not only finds that several trampers have gone missing there but also that his friend has a new boyfriend, Harper.

Although on vacation, they visit the one tramper who was found alive. Luke detects an aura of evil that is still preying on the man. While he performs a ritual cleansing to free the man of the demonic power’s lingering touch, Garen goes into the forest.

When he’s attacked by an unseen entity, Garen manages to escape. He returns with Luke to locate a body so that they can identify what is lurking in the forest’s depths.

Although Garen suspects that his friend’s new boyfriend is possessed by the demon they seek, Luke is less convinced. When the Dearg Due strikes, she aims for Garen’s heart, and Luke and Garen must battle to defeat the undying Red Thirst.

Warning: Mention of dead body, blood and gore, past abuse. Cross-dressing

The Review

Although I did not read the first book in this series the author did a great job of bringing me up to date. Garen a guardian and protector and his husband Luke a shaman and healer have finally left for vacation, a vacation they both need due to the serious and dangerous jobs they both perform.

Both Garen and Luke decided on South Island where Garen could visit his long time friend Tane. Finally time for themselves, time to enjoy each other and time to just forget about evil and concentrate on good. Well once again the old adage, best plans of mice and men, comes true and a long awaited vacation will be anything but. Garen’s friend Tane is a forest ranger and trampers are disappearing (I realize that tramper’s are hikers) leaving Garen and Luke to suspect there is a demon causing this.

When Garen meets Tane’s new boyfriend he is very suspicious of him because in his entire life Tane has never wanted anything but a no strings attached relationship and now he is madly in love with a younger man who has been bullied and abused. Garen doesn’t trust this new boyfriend and wonders if he is the demon they are looking for but Luke disagrees. You will have to discover the truth about this young man yourself.

Sex, murder and a demon – this book has it all.

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York. 

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