Author: S.K. Manganelli
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay, Holiday Story, Romance, Science Fiction
Length: Novella (61 pages)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (Dec 21st, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Stoly tells his lover, Ramsay, that not only is he an alien, but he wants to undergo a ceremony that will give the couple everlasting life. It sounds like a no-brainer, but Ramsay only has until Christmas to decide.
Ramsay Worthington faces a life-changing decision, one without precedent. One choice means he can be with his lover, Stoly, forever–as in immortality. Not the vampire stuff, it’s not supernatural–it’s extraterrestrial. When Ramsay looks back over their life together, at what they share and mean to each other, maybe making the decision won’t be as hard as he originally thought.
Stoly Chevnka reaches maturity and needs to undergo a ritual, by December 25, 2013 that will make him immortal or allow him to live a human life span. He’s made his choice–as far as he’s concerned, whichever way his lover Ramsay goes is where Stoly will go. Either way, it’s going to be the best Christmas ever–the two belong together, no matter what.
Review: This is a very interesting, unique and sweet story. I loved that it’s about aliens but not using big words and is set in the present world. I think it’s a good place to start to slowly break into the Sci-fi world if you’re not into the out there names and worlds. I found it a sweet romance that was fun to read.
Ramsay and Stoly have been together for several years and have a very good relationship, and then Stoly tells Ramsay he is an alien and has to go through a rite to choose eternity or live as a mortal. Stoly knows his choice is whatever Ramsay wants and hopes it includes him.
This story skips around a bit as it starts out in the present then regresses a couple of months back to when Stoly dropped the news. The switch was pretty smooth, though I found a few things where the viewpoint jumps from one character to the other had a few repetitions. I also would have loved more background on both of these guys. I’d love a full book instead of just a short story.
However, I loved the emotions that both men were enduring and the loving sweetness of the story. I couldn’t put it down once I started.
I highly recommend this if you like a loving, committed relationship, difficult decisions, aliens and sensual sweet man-sex.