Lust, tenderness, devotion—and something a little darker too. All can be found in these two mesmerizing vampire novellas by Michael Thomas Ford, where those willing to pay the price can satisfy every hunger . . .
Librarian Ben Hodge has abandoned New York for the sleepy Ozarks town of Downing, Arkansas. But it’s still not far enough to exorcize the pain of losing his lover. Among the handful of customers visiting the library is Titus Durham—a soft-spoken beekeeper who fascinates Ben. Yet there’s more to Titus, and to Downing, than Ben can guess—a sinister history that melds ancient Ozarks legends, timeless desire, and a thirst that will not be denied . . .
Joe Flanagan has always felt more at home tinkering with machines than being among people. As chief mechanic for a carnival, he hides something else that sets him apart—his desire for other men. But when the carnival teams up with a traveling show of human “curiosities,” Joe finds unlikely friendship in Derry Stroud, a handsome young man with his own secrets. Compelled to help him, Joe is ready to risk the wrath of the freak show’s sinister owner, Mr. Star, unaware of how much he stands to lose—or gain.
Praise for the Novels of Michael Thomas Ford
“Impactful . . . real . . . Ford’s beautiful story makes it all seem possible and believable . . . these are rich characters, heartfelt descriptions and real-life happenings that resonate.”
—The Lambda Book Report on Full Circle
“An insightful and entertaining read about what we seek, and what answers we find within and without.”
—Booklist on Looking for It