Missy WelshOscar’s SoulAmber Allure, June 17, 2012
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Satan, himself, has discovered love in the form of a beautiful young man whose soul he's been forced to reap. The poor devil's desperate for sweet Oscar's affection, actually does get it and more, but then The Big Man Upstairs wants Oscar up where he truly belongs. Now, Satan can't say "no" to his boss...or can he?
Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Paranormal, the Devil, Short story
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 3 out of 3 flames
Reviewed by Lis:
I remember reading Milton’s Paradise Lost and feeling sympathy for the devil. He was such a sympathetic character; you couldn’t help feeling sorry for him, even if he was the devil. Of course, later on, he showed his true colours. Missy Welsh’s Oscar’s Soul was much the same, except for the last part.
This formerly free story was recently revised and published by Amber Allure. While I don’t agree with the practice of taking free stories and publishing them, I can’t help but agree when the story is really well done. As is the case with Oscar’s Soul.
As this is an extremely short story, I won’t rehash the blurb or add to it, except to say that it’s a pretty big catch to Oscar’s identity that had me swinging between abject horror and gniffling evilly. Needless to say, I’m not visiting a church any time soon. Hell, I couldn’t even face the Christians selling religion at my door a few hours after reading this book.
For such a short story there is much depth and the reader gets a good insight into the character of the Devil. Oscar’s character has less depth, as we only see him through the Devil, but enough that he doesn’t appear as a flat, uninteresting character. Then there is also the hot smexing. Hot enough to melt hell itself.
All in all, Oscar’s Soul is most definitely a story I can recommend!