How to Love a Monster by Lyssa Dering

About the Book

Cover How to Love a MonsterDying at the hands of government goons was always going to happen. Waking up in a dark and twisted afterlife? Not the plan.

Seraphim has the superhuman ability to control his own brain. Or at least, he used to, before his government-mandated brain surgery. The surgery killed him, but life isn’t over yet. He’s just woken up, shivering and alone, in the rain-soaked alleyway of a city he doesn’t recognize.

Fiend is a childhood monster. Dreamed up by Seraphim’s friend Wish, he was imprisoned in Wish’s subconscious until the birth of Wish City, a place for people with superhuman abilities to take refuge after death. Now Fiend is free—and in charge—and he’s on the hunt for anyone with abilities once they cross over.

Eager to play with his new toy, Fiend quickly makes contact with Seraphim. Lost and injured, Seraphim lets Fiend slither into his heart. But under the aching pleasure the two find with each other is a hunger that can’t be denied, and lurking in the shadows of the neon city are truths neither man nor monster is ready to face.

How to Love a Monster is a gay erotic horror romance featuring twisted and kinky M/M sex, a diabolical love interest, and an HEA ending.

The Finer Details

Narrative Arc: Standalone
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Cover Artist: Lyssa Dering
Length: Novel, 50,000 words
POV: 1st person, two characters
Tense: Present
Pairings: Male/Male
Identities: Gay
Genre(s): Speculative Fiction, Erotica, BDSM, Horror, Paranormal

Supernatural Elements: Superhumans, Parallel Universe, Bogeyman, Monster

Tropes and Tags: dubious consent, emotional agony, opposites attract, kidnapped, insta-lust
Settings & Locales: Wish City
Ending: HEA

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