Insomnia by Kira Stone

Insomnia by Kira Stone
Paranormal Mates Society
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (70 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Sanders “Sandy” Mann manages a peaceful inn. It’s a prime situation in which to carry out his real job, shepherding people into the realm of Morpheus for a night of dream-filled R&R. However, watching over a bunch of sleepy guests has put his sex life into a deep coma. He joins the Paranormal Mates Society in the hopes of meeting a man who is immune to his slumberous aura.

Pe-Ben, aka Pete Benjamin, brings winter to the lands of the Abenaki people, a part-time job for a full-time God. The rest of the year he is free to do as he pleases. Even so, it’s a lonely existence as everyone he meets falls asleep after a few minutes of conversation. Can Paranormal Mates Society find a man able to resist the lullaby quality of his voice?

No one is prepared, least of all the guests, for what happens when Sandy and Pete come together. There may never be another peaceful night in the inn again…

Sandy Mann loves his favorite dildo and has a good collection of erotic dvds. Being the Sandman – and having everyone fall asleep as soon as he introduces himself – makes it difficult to have a sex life. When his depressingly heterosexual boss, Morpheus, suggests Sandy sign up with the Paranormal Mates Society, Sandy isn’t so sure. But then his interest is captured by an icy, sexy man. Pe-Ben is a god of winter, who has a similarly sleep-inducing power that means most mortals can’t stay awake in his presence. Can the two men find enough middle ground to satisfy each other’s desires?

I found this to be a fun short story. I’ve not read any of the previous stories in this series, but found it very easy to enjoy purely as a stand-alone book about Sandy and Pe-Ben. Hooking up on the internet dating site for Paranormal creatures, this really captured my imagination. While Sandy – and Morpheus – were known to me, I’d never heard of the Native American god of winter and hibernations. I loved how the author introduced me not only to Pe-Ben but explained his powers – and thus his problem at keeping lovers awake – simply and without slowing the pace of the story for a massive amount of background.

This is definitely a sexy story to my mind. Sandy is not ashamed to take what he wants and has a really impressive amount of sex toys and porn dvds – I found it refreshing that he was perfectly able to satisfy himself and completely open and honest about his sexual cravings. I enjoyed how the story was completely sexy with just Sandy alone – even before Pe-Ben was added in and the pleasure became mutual between the men. I also found myself quite intrigued by Morpheus’ character and would be interested to see a story revolving around him, too.

I found this to be a fun, lighthearted and excellent quick read. I loved the characters of Sandy and Pe-Ben and loved watching them come together and create a brilliant relationship together. A great, easy read that I can happily recommend.

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