Or Current Resident by Zenobia Renquist
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (90 pages)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism, Interracial
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Ginger
Cheyenne didn’t know what she was in for when she took over her friend’s lease. She thought she was getting a perfect apartment with reasonable rent. And then a demon shows up on her first night, demanding the sex that’s owed him. That’s when she regrets not reading before she signs, though she doesn’t regret it long.
The landlord made a deal with August — an entire apartment complex as his sexual playground in exchange for personal gain. Cheyenne is August’s latest acquisition, and his prowess has her eagerly awaiting his return. She happily meets his every challenge because the second she refuses, he’ll drop her into Hell to satisfy his many brothers instead.
With the end of the lease approaching, Cheyenne discovers emotions developing for a demon who could probably never return her feelings. The terms of the agreement are simple, but she’s planning to negotiate for an extension with an option for love.
Who would be able to pass up the perfect apartment, fully furnished, and in a good neighborhood for such a reasonable low monthly rent? Some might say there are things that are too good to be true. For those that doubt, leave your reality behind and come visit Cheyenne as she signs a one year lease at Ashbrim Heights and see how perfect her apartment is.
Or Current Resident was a very satisfying read for me. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and loved the steamy hot sex scenes. Cheyenne Norden is overjoyed with excitement in signing the lease for such a perfect apartment. But that excitement comes to a halt when she learns who August is and what she has really signed. A Copulation Clause stating August, a demon, can come at his will to Cheyenne’s apartment and have relations with her. If she denies him that right it constitutes as a termination of her lease.
In addition to the one year lease, August also explains the six month renewal to Cheyenne, where if she allows him any pleasure he wants she can receive whatever wish she wants. If during the extended six month lease, she denies him his pleasure she is sentenced to hell for a term of 5 years. Cheyenne makes it through the year with a breeze and goes for the six month renewal. During this time the author’s voyeurism skills are displayed for all to see and read. I found the sexual request by August to be wild and a great imagination was used by the author. Cheyenne is a brave and adventurous character and I liked that she gambled and took the risk to gain her wish. She knew her place and didn’t try to make the relationship with August into what she knew it couldn’t be. I am please with the ending. It was a fun and interesting read. Or Current Resident is a sensually written quick read that will whet the adult appetite.
This is a spicy and tantalizing short read that took a vivid and sexual imagination. This is one satisfying book you wouldn’t want to miss.