Noc reviews ‘Kissing The Golem’ (Published by Dark Hollows Press, LLC September 16, 2014)
Why I read this: We were provided a RC in exchange for an honest opinion and I was drawn to the cover.
Blurb: Jacob and Marcus, an interracial interfaith couple, are fighting about everything: coming out, monogamy and marriage. Then one dark night, they encounter the Golem who has protected Jacob’s family for generations. The giant but handsome man made of clay and dirt saves their lives, and his kiss just may save their relationship.
Kissing the Golem, a short story with a magical touch. When I saw the cover I was drawn in by the cracked, earthy body. After reading the description of the book, it was clear that the story would contain some supernatural, and being open minded, I was intrigued. The plot moved quickly as one would expect in a short story and it was easy to read in one sitting. I didn’t have any background knowledge of what a Golem was, so I was a bit lost but caught back on.
I liked the plot and the bit of magic, but I didn’t feel the heat between the two characters like I wanted to in the beginning, but by the end, I found them a believable couple, in love. As for the sex scenes, I’d have liked them to be a bit more descriptive. It seemed a bit rushed and without giving too much away, the “three-some” didn’t really include much of the third person at all.
All in all, Kissing the Golem is a good quick read. I give it 7 out of 10 pots of gold.
Danielle Summers is a dyke in an interracial same-sex marriage living in the Midwest. She loves well-drawn characters but hates stereotypes. She lives for a good plot. She wishes her characters were real.