- Wayward Ink Publishing
- Release Date
- October 2014
• (of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.
"a stranded whale"
• left without the means to move from somewhere.
"he offers a lift to a stranded commuter"
The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left STRANDED!
They've been shipwrecked and abandoned.
Marooned and cast away.
And left helpless and high and dry.
But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart…
Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Dec 21, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
101 people found the following review helpful
STRANDED is a great collection of stories centering around the theme of being stranded.
I like how all the authors took the stories in different directions. They were all very unique but still centered around the common theme. All of the stories were enjoyable. There were a couple that stuck out for me, though.
The anthology starts off with a bang with Craving Stains by Alina Popescu. I was instantly riveted by this story and was until the very end. Wynn lives with his overprotective mother and he's not allowed to leave his home. He somehow ends up with another man, Doyle. He and Doyle have sporadic and unexplainable meetings. I was totally into this sci-fi story but I really wish it was longer. I was left with too many unanswered questions that I desperately need the answers to.
Standby by Kim Fielding is another one that I really enjoyed. Tom was stuck at the airport and meets Rafael, an angel who was sent to Earth. They were very sweet and I loved the progression of their relationship. Tom and Rafael's story is one of belief and magic. It was improbable and Tom probably acted hastily, but it was fitting with his character and the theme of the story.
I, of course, loved The Buckle by Rob Colton since it was deliciously smutty bear and twink word-porn. I don't think I need much more of a reason than that.
STRANDED covers a variety of sub-genres from contemporary, to vikings, transgender, erotica and paranormal, just to name a few. There's a little something for everyone in this anthology.
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