Book Reviews

The Stormy Glenn Convention by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Fantasy / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 29-November-2017

Book Blurb

What happens when an author loses her muse? 


After waiting ages for their stories to be turned into a series, paranormals from the worlds of Stormy Glenn's imagination accept invitations to attend The Stormy Glenn Convention. Between attending classes on interspecies mating and learning how to control their inner growl, they hope to convince the author to write the next story in their saga.

 

When tragedy strikes and Stormy Glenn's muse goes missing, it's up to the characters she created to solve the mystery and bring back the voices in her head.

 

Without her muse, their stories may never be told.

 

Book Review

Okay, so this book had me from the first line of the blurb with a question (I imagine) every author wants answered: what happens when they lose their muse? However, if you expect clever tips on avoiding writers block after that introduction, you might be disappointed. After all, the blurb goes on to describe one of the most intriguing, creative, and potentially entertaining plots I have come across in all the books I have read since I figured out how to use the alphabet to construct words and sentences able to convey other people’s imaginings to everyone who can read. But it’s not just the basic question this story poses, it’s the way Stormy Glenn has answered it that had me jumping up and down with anticipation, followed by sheer delight when I finally got to read this novella. It’s pure fantasy with story characters interacting at the author’s convention, has a great mystery at its heart (where did the muse vanish to), and with the threat of the author never being able to write another story – well, let me just say that I am a great fan and it wasn’t just the characters who were quaking in their boots with fright!

Aside from a truly unique plot and some delightful twists and turns, it was the characters who made this a super special story. Alphas and omegas alike, they all brought their mannerisms and ways of thinking to bear and contributed to my amusement. There are several I have met in their original books and some I have not - of course, that has me scrambling to get hold of the few books of Stormy’s that I have not yet read. Main characters and secondary players, those who have a story and those who have not (yet), and even some of their kids all have one common agenda, and it was hysterical to see them figure stuff out, execute plans left, right, and center, and deal with the mishaps they encounter along the way.

But, I digress. Seeing so many of my favorite couples (and those who are still waiting for their own story) convene in one place, doing the kind of things like taking classes and participating in workshops that I have done at author conventions, had me laughing to the point of tears more than once. There are too many guys to name here, and half the fun was discovering whom I recognized, so I won’t give too many details. But let me tell you, the whole situation is just so hilarious that, even if you’ve only read a few or (perish the thought!) none of Stormy’s books, I am pretty certain you’ll enjoy this novella. Her sense of humor shines through on every page, her ability to tell a great story reaches a new level, and the sheer fun I had reading this book means I will reread it again and again… and again.

If you have ever wondered how dependent an author is on their muse and what fears they might have about said muse vanishing, whether you’re an author or a reader looking for entertainment of a very different kind, and if you’re looking for a read that will have you laughing, rolling your eyes, and wondering who will appear on the next page, then you should buy and read this book. I loved it from beginning to end and think it’s truly one of a kind and total genius. Bravo, Stormy! And – thank you!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 41699 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-November-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-stormy-glenn-convention