|Cover Artist: Charity Parkerson|
Punk & Sissy Publications
(Ugly Eternity, Book 5)
by Charity Parkerson
*This bonus story can be read as a standalone.*
Length: 122 pages
Genre: Gay (M/M), Contemporary, Romance
Even though he already has more to do than there are hours in the day, Finn has no problem adding Austen to his life. The sexy former marine is the only good thing that’s happened to Finn in a long time.
For Austen, Finn is the perfect man. If he sees anything lacking in Austen, he never shows it. But falling in love with Finn changes everything for Austen. All the insecurities he’s faced since he has come home from deployment confined to a wheelchair come rushing back to the surface. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t let Finn in.
When Finn decides he’s had enough of not being enough, and his dreams come crashing down around him, he’s ready to walk away from everything for good. But he never counted on Austen’s reaction to losing him, or how far his Ugly Eternity family will go to make his dreams a reality.
Finn Villiers plays cello for a small rock back at the Plethora club in New Orleans while studying law at Tulane. It’s his greatest dream to one day run a school of music for the hearing impaired. He’s worked for years, attempting to make this dream a reality.
Austen Savoy served in the Marines until a late night fire fight in Cameroon left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Now he spends his days working for the Veteran’s Affairs office as a peer specialist.
4 of 5 starsI really enjoyed this novella. It was different than the other books in the series because it's a bonus story so the characters from Ugly Eternity only make brief appearances throughout the story. That being said, I loved Finn and Austen, especially as a couple. The both have strengths and insecurities but, in the end, bring out the best in each other. Everyone needs someone to encourage them to reach for their dreams, and that's what Austen does for Finn. He, in turn, helps Austen to overcome his insecurities about his disability and make each other better people, which is how good relationships are supposed to be. The romance is engaging, the characters are fun and the story is interesting. I felt like this was a good way to bring the series to an end.
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Indie Publishing House LLC, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2014 Golden Ankh Nominee
*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath