New Release: Buried Desires 3 by Neptune Flowers, Ofelia Gränd and Amy Spector

Author: Neptune Flowers, Ofelia Gränd, Amy Spector
Language: English
Published: 10th October, 2018
Cover Design(s): Amy Spector
Length: 70,000 words (approx.)
ISBN: eBook: 978-1-78645-277-1
Paperback: 978-1-78645-280-1
Category: Fiction
Genre: LGBT, Horror, Romance and Relationships, Short Stories, Adult, Paranormal
Series: Buried Desires

Buried Desires 3 - A Horror Anthology

More tales of love, death and love after death.

Buried Desires is back. And now there's even more to love. From the ghostly to the grotesque, this time around Buried Desires 3 brings you three tales from horror authors, both old and new, offering up a perfect collection of romance and the macabre.

The Reluctant Ghost Whisperer (Barrow and Sparrow #1) by Neptune Flowers
All you need is love, or so they say!

Owning a building company means long hours, lonely days and too much physical labour.

When Adam Barrow employs a fit, capable guy, life begins to look up. His business thrives from the extra muscle, and so does Adam. Being around chatty Johnny really helps the time fly past. Adam is shy and inexperienced in ways of the heart, but very soon his awkwardness eases and he finds himself flirting and having fun.

Johnny Sparrow has a mysterious past and seems to have a knack of stirring up inexplicable presences. From the day he arrives on a motorbike, weird things begin to happen, like strange noises and creepy mists. Even motorbike Angus has a personality!

All you need is love, but can Adam find the strength to confront the ghostly goings-on? Can Johnny find a use for the egg whisk, and can Angus really carry them both to safety?

A story of paranormal divas, supernatural aromas and head-over-heels romance.

Barrow and Sparrow book one.

The Snowflake by Ofelia Gränd
Nothing inspires art like love.

Theophile Lekas has spent the last seventeen years trying to build a name for himself as an ice sculptor. Ice is his world, but he lives for Dylan Mincer.

But loving from afar isn't enough, and if Theo wants to win Dylan's heart, he'll need to sweep him off his feet. And what better way to do it than with a sculpture that will leave Dylan breathless and the world in no doubt of Theo's genius?

After an argument leads to murder, Theo is hit with true inspiration. And he has the perfect block to begin his project. For Dylan, Theo will create his masterpiece. And it will be as unique as a snowflake.

Great art requires the perfect muse.

Pretty Plastic (Cold Fingers #3) by Amy Spector
Christopher Minnick is still not a zombie.

Three months after his run-in with the vampire Marcus Grâsson, Christopher's ankle has healed but his life is anything but perfect. There are people watching the house. Flora's worried about the scarecrow. And after an unexpected tragedy strikes, Christopher will need to figure out how to deal with the loss without tearing a rift between his brother and himself.

When Victor accepts a job with Pretty, a prestigious private hospital, to work alongside the handsome Austen Poole, Christopher ends up with one more thing to worry about. While it might seem like a dream job, there's something not quite right in paradise, and when Vic starts acting strangely, Christopher will stop at nothing to get his man back.

When striving for perfection, you sometimes need to get your hands a little dirty.

Editor's Review
When Amy and Ofelia emailed to tell me they wanted to put out a third Buried Desires, they did so apologetically, as if I wouldn't want to publish it. As if! True, horror is not my thing, although I have discovered that, as an editor, the scarier/more gruesome aspects pass me by, for which I'm very glad. Were it not for this, I may never have had the chance to read these stories, and it is 'reading' for the most part rather than 'editing'. Amy and Ofelia make my job very easy indeed.

Better still, for Buried Desires 3, Neptune Flowers joined the roster, and my word, these three stories are corkers.

The Reluctant Ghost Whisperer - Neptune Flowers
This is a lovely romance featuring builders. That's not really important to the ghostly theme, but it did have me wondering when I was parked in the middle of a building site the other day...what's behind the hard hats and hi-viz jackets? Anyway... On Adam and Johnny's first job together, things get a bit spooky - cold spots, oppressive feelings, that sort of thing, but it's only the start of both their blossoming romance and their mission, should they choose to accept it. Because ghosts have problems too, and who better to call than a builder with an egg whisk and a sentient motorbike?

The Snowflake - Ofelia Gränd
This is, probably, a stand-alone story about an ice sculptor, and it occurred to me, the first time Theo is...erm, struck by inspiration, shall we say, that the line between gifted genius and crazed bloodythirsty psychopath is really, really fragile. Seeing events unfold through Theo's eyes, I kept thinking...I can see why he's done that, his heart's in the right place and then having to remind myself he's actually batsh*t crazy. But my favourite part of this is the ending, which was absolutely not what I expected. Also, Cat.

Pretty Plastic - Amy Spector
So this is Cold Fingers 3, and it's as darkly funny as the first two instalments. Christopher Minnick's sense of humour is dry as ashes and dust, but he's not dead. Kinda. He's not a zombie, at any rate. In this, as in the previous stories, he finds himself mingling with other not-dead folks - mostly those with whom he's personally acquainted - and there's a great 1960s classic horror vibe that results in me reading Cold Fingers in Technicolor. It's much fun, and scary, of course. I really admire the way the author combines suspense and humour and hope she's far from done with this series.

It's tricky for me to say more without spoiling the stories, so I'll leave it at saying this is a great read for Halloween or, indeed, any other time of year from three incredibly talented authors whose stories I will never, ever tire of reading.

Buried Desires 3 is available as an ebook and paperback from Beaten Track Publishing and the usual places.

Purchase Links:
Beaten Track: eBookPaperback
Amazon: eBookPaperback

Stories also available separately as eBooks - please visit the links below for more details:
The Reluctant Ghost Whisperer - Neptune Flowers
The Snowflake - Ofelia Gränd
Pretty Plastic - Amy Spector