Friday, May 29, 2015

The Door Keeper by Hurri Cosmo: #Interview #Review #Giveaway @HurriCosmo

The Door Keeper
by Hurri Cosmo

Length: 140 pages
Genres: Gay (M/M), Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Suspense, Thriller
Although they've been labeled as a group of misfits, Minneapolis' 77th police precinct has plenty of talent. The problem is, it's paranormal talent and no one's supposed to know about it.

Nick keeps his officers busy chasing after all the creepy crawly things that tend to go "bump" in the night, thus insuring the twin cities are safe and totally unaware that other realms even exist. Nick is the Door Keeper and his job as the precinct’s captain is to maintain order in what would otherwise be chaos. 

When said chaos rears its ugly head in the form of a ferocious and brutal vampire, the last thing Nick needs is to deal with a new partner, even if that new partner is as sexy as Arrain.
Carly: The Door Keeper is situated in Minneapolis/St. Paul and more specifically, in downtown Minneapolis. As a Minnesota native, I was thrilled to see my state featured in your story, as books set in Minnesota are few and far between. What inspired you to pick our city?

Hurri: Mainly because it was one of the parameters of this particular PAX. A PAX is where five authors offer up a story under 40,000 words within a set of guidelines. In this case, the story needed to be about a police precinct full of "misfits" and we needed to pick a city. Since I live here, I chose Minneapolis. And where Minneapolis goes, so does St. Paul, although none of the story actually takes place there.

Carly: Within the story, we have "Nick", one of the MCs, and he "picks his name" which just happens to be part of the name of a major street that runs through Minneapolis and several suburbs.

Hurri: Yes. The street's name is Nicollet Avenue. It is the first sign Nick sees when he enters our realm. So, not being extremely creative, he decides to use it.

Carly: You also mention other streets when you talk about where these nasty murders are taking place. Although I've walked many of those streets myself, can you tell readers more about the area?

Hurri: Absolutely! I didn't use real names of establishments at all and actually made sure of that. At one point in the story there is a scene at a seedy little motel. I made sure to pick a street address that did NOT have a motel there just in case someone is truly familiar with the downtown area. I did not want to insult or offend anyone. But other places are real. Like for instance, where Nick lives. That particular neighborhood is truly there. Probably a little more spendy then Nick could really afford but it was fun to put him there.

Carly: There isn't a 77th Precinct in Minneapolis though. What did you learn about the area during your research?

Absolutely not. In fact, there are only five precincts and I actually have my precinct handling what the First Precinct in Minneapolis handles.

Carly: Okay, since so much of the story is based in reality, can you dish the truth as you know it to readers about the "catacombs under the city"?

Hurri: They are more or less fictional. Although, I do not go into detail, but there are rumors of secret tunnels under the city right where I have them so that is what I was using.

Carly: You talk about the Mayor of the city as being a "he" but in fact the Mayor of Minneapolis is a woman. Is there a reason you didn't write your mayor as a female as well?

Hurri: Yes, and of course, not wanting to offend, I chose to make it obvious I wasn't talking about the present Mayor, so made it a man.

Carly: Minneapolis isn't the only location described in your book. In fact, it's only one small part of a greater world. How much do we get to see of these other realms?

Hurri: We get to see snippets of other realms. However, I did indicate that there might be more to this story. If there is, we will get to see a lot more of the other realms.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED this story. It's an amazing new world set primarily in one of my favorite locations; Minnesota, which is my home state! The paranormal concepts are fresh, Hurri's writing style is captivating and the worlds she creates are full of diverse, though sometimes terrifying, beings.

The instantaneous attraction between Nick and Arrain is a combination of destiny and chemistry. Nick's back-story is quite dramatic, and I am always thrilled to see characters who have a chance at a achieving relationships the never even dared to dream might be possible. And Arrain? How hot is he??? I'm a sucker for May to December romances and this is one that lights up the pages.

I loved this novella length story and am eager to see more from this series in the future!
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.


  1. Congrats on the new release. The premise is intriguing. I've added the book to my wishlist.


    1. Awesome! I hope, if you get it, you will like it! Thank you!

  2. This book sounds totally fascinating. Thank you for the chance to win it. =)

  3. Very interesting premise where the vampire is the bad guy! Much success to you, Hurri!
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