BLMorticia is currently a published writer with Naughty Nights Press. She entertains her readers with hot and smexy sex, humor, and lots of swear words. She attempts to incorporate metal music or the military in most of her works. Nothin’ sexier than metalheads or military servicemen and women! She also writes a biweekly column on Blak Rayne Books and blogs on the First Thursday of the month at NNP Blog. For more info, please visit, Erotica With Snark
on Oct. 20, 2013 :
There are six books in the series and they're all free. I figured with a title like "Metalrotica: The Wretched" it had to be at least worth checking out. Okay, this is an IR story, though there's going to be M/M and other pairings as the series continues. You've been warned. Not to mention the erstwhile bassist and our hero Corey considers himself pansexual.
Heavy Metal? Check.
The author got the feel of being at a metal show dead on. Most venues frown upon mosh pits (and considering the level of fuckwittery that I've experienced from idiots out to hurt people rather than have fun, it's a sane policy). For all that, B.L. Morticia obviously loves metal just as much as I do. Any author who knows who Gorgoroth are gets two \m/ \m/ from me. Yet I still can't envision what the band sounds like. Yes this is important, though the lead singer was likened to the awesome Ronnie James Dio (RIP). I would have liked a longer stage scene, but that's just me.
Interestingly enough, the love interests of Corey and his lead singer Nicholai are black women, and unlike a similar novel in which the heroine's ethnicity was maddeningly oblique, there's no guesswork here. It's refreshing because there are black metal fans and musicians--Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, and Diamond Rowe of Tetrarch--easily come to mind.
Poor Corey's at the horns of an enema (*grin* a Married With Children's Kelly Bundy line). He's stuck between a rock and his hard place, having fallen for Deborah, the black woman rock journalist, but wanting to boink his lead singer, as well as his lead singer's metal version of Olivia Pope, Renee. Unfortunately he's way in the closet so in order to not have any untoward questions about his masculinity, is on his way to sex up two typically busty blonde groupies. What's a poor pansexual guy supposed to do? Off to read the second book to find out.
Corey Patrick is the new bassist for the popular metal band, The Wretched. It's a dream come true, but not all's well in heavy metal paradise. Corey is pansexual--guys, girls, transfolk--it doesn't matter. Problem is, in the testosterone-fueled world of metal, heterosexuality is standard-operating procedure (Rob Halford notwithstanding). Unfortunately, Corey's got it bad for his lead singer, the charismatic Nicolai Zander--who apparently sounds like the late Ronnie James Dio and looks like Udo Dirkschneider of Accept. Add to that his infatuation with a black heavy metal journalist named Deborah and Nicolai's girlfriend Renee and what a tangled web he's weaved.
This short book isn't perfect, mainly mild grammatical errors, the most annoying one being the name of the band--are they "Wretched" or "The Wretched"--both names seemed to randomly appear. Where it scores big time is the quirky characters, especially Deborah and Renee, black chicks who love metal (just like me) as well as nailing the backstage and touring craziness dead-on (and I've seen some crazy stuff firsthand) I can only hope the rest of the series gets better.
Off to listen to some Maiden now!
(review of free book)