Samhain Publishing, $3.50, ISBN 978-1-60504-384-5
Fantasy Romance, 2009
Are you a werewolf gentleman who can’t find a date because no woman wants a man who sprouts fur and howls at the moon come that time of the month? You have what this story calls a “paramalady”. Have no fear, Lucilla Wainwright’s ParaMatch.com matchmaking portal for all you spooks in town is here to the rescue. Lucilla is a failure when it comes to being a witch but she likes to imagine that she is a good matchmaker.
Then comes Jager Cronus, the King of Titans who can’t find a date because everyone believes the propaganda of those nasty Greek gods and assumes that he is a big bad bloke instead of a misunderstood cuddly teddy bear. As the script always go, and this story follows the script with fidelity when it comes to this particular aspect of the plot, he naturally wants a go at the lady herself. Will Lucilla agree to go out with him in exchange for his agreement to date the two candidates she has in mind for him?
ParaMatch.com doesn’t offer anything that I haven’t read before, but I have to give Ms Mancos credit for this: the story is fun. This is a very entertaining short read featuring two sometimes silly but oh-so-cute-together people who do feel right together at the end of the day. Add in some silliness that is actually funny rather than cringe-inducing and I have a perfect pick-me-up read in front of me.
So while this one isn’t anything new, I’d recommend that you do give this one a try anyway if you are feeling the blues, because this one is too much of a hoot.