Title: The Devil’s Hand Series
Author: S. Zanne
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Length: Short Story + Novella
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
DRAWING DEADDevin endured Hell for a long, long time and has come out literally a changed man. Now a demon, he hunts for the one thing that can make him remember something of what it was to be human—however unfortunate that might be for his prey.
He stumbles upon James Goodman, who tugs at the nearly extinguished memories. The pair enter into a relationship that evolves into something more as Devin grooms James for his pleasure.
Though Devin is a demon and James merely human, who holds the power in their relationship is in question, and, in the end, who holds the winning hand may surprise them both.
Excerpt from Drawing Dead:
His kind could not feel much of anything, serving as nothing more than mirrors reflecting what was around them, pantomiming the emotions their borrowed bodies told them they should be feeling. To his kind, human emotion was a foreign language that twisted their tongues with its openness and honesty. Emotion was a portal into the soul, and without one they were left an empty stage, too much space to fill with their own devices. This was why everything always came out so exaggerated and made the prey’s flesh crawl in warning.
One thing, though...one thing cut through the deadened layers, flashed sharp and bright enough that even they thought they felt something.
Enough pain and they could feel it in their own memory of flesh, their own memory of spirit. Tear and cut and pull and shred their playthings enough and even they could feel it, revel in the faint sensation of the life they could no longer know.
Or could no longer remember—if he had been the human they told him he had been, once upon a time.
ACE IN THE HOLEMonths later, Devin is imprisoned and James remains reluctant to face him. Torn and conflicted, he’s still reeling from the experience of living at the side and in the bed of the man his family has spent several lifetimes hunting.
James tries to find solace in the bosom of his family, but it leaves him dissatisfied and wanting, unable to fulfill the newly born cravings even he’s not sure he understands. Finally forced to serve his stint as Devin’s jailer, James returns to the place of Devin’s imprisonment, only to find his confusion grow with every day he spends with Devin.
And Devin may not be entirely out of cards.
Unbeknownst to the Goodman family, Devin’s influence extends far beyond the ten- by twelve-foot room in which he’s confined.
James comes to the realization that perhaps his great-grandfather’s plan hadn’t been for the family to save Devin after all, but instead to repay a debt owed—a soul for a soul.
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About the authorCall her ZANNE. She lives in beautiful, sunny Southern California, which is ironic since she tends to avoid the sun like it might incinerate her on the spot. While her colleagues often refer to her job as zookeeping, the technical title is actually middle school teacher. Misfit Prophets Beneath a Bankrupt Sky was her first published novel and her short story “Persephone Is Bleeding” was published in the Hungry Hearts anthology with Inkstained Succubus Press.
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