PRESSKIT: Horn Gate by Damon Suede
(Scratch: Issue #1)
Tagline: open at your own risk
a gay paranormal romance about inhuman trafficking and a sex demon who won't take yes for an answer.
Logline: using his wits, an introverted librarian rescues a sex demon from a malevolent nightclub and foils a ring of inhuman traffickers but may lose his humanity in the process.
Horn Gate Details
- ISBN 978-1-62380-881-5 (ebook)
- ISBN 978-1-62798-730-1 (audiobook narrated by Charlie David)
- Release: Dreamspinner Press, 6 May 2013
- Subgenre: paranormal
- Main characters: Isaac Stein & Scratch
- Tropes: incubus/demons, obsession, occult investigation, sex club, imprisonment & rescue, ugly duckling to swan
- Length: 24,000 words (novella)
- Cover Artist: Rey Arzeno
Available in ebook
Horn Gate: Open at your own risk.
Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.
Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can't resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.
To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.
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"Top Pick! Horn Gate is a breath of fresh air on the gay romance landscape –original, strange, and probably unlike anything else you will read this year…lush and gorgeous and frequently includes clever asides and wordplay…vivid sensory details…fascinating realism. Highly recommended." ~ Val at AllRomanceEbooks
"Five chocolate dipped strawberries! This clever novella ensnares the reader with its well-crafted web of sex demons and fantastic Jewish occult lore. The writing belongs in the superb category…it took a great story and vaulted it into excellence. Full of wry wit and erudition, Horn Gate is the thinking person's sexy story. Personally, this reviewer is looking forward to the next installment in this erotic fantastical series. Damon Suede earned his spot on my auto-buy list!" ~ Guilty Indulgence
"Suede writes so beautifully. He weaves an intricate tale with imagery and detail that allows me to see exactly what is being described on the page perfectly in my mind." ~ Under the Covers
"First things first, it should be required that this story is read in combination with Bad Idea. Actually, I find it hard to believe anyone could get to the end of Bad Idea and NOT feel an overwhelming need to read it! The build up and back story we get for it are so damn intriguing it was all I could do to not read both books at once! Not surprisingly Scratch’s story gets off to a delightfully dark and sensual start...Delicious." ~ The Tipsy Bibliophile
"Highly palatable...Anything but run-of-the-mill...Smart; both in the sense that it is intelligent and also that it is sophisticated." ~ GLBT Bookshelf
was a lovely little novella, delicately wrought, with
lush, succulent prose... much has been made
of this as an introduction to a larger series, but the
structure was pure, perfect short story.
The ambiguity of the ending gave us room to conjecture and
imagine, and the many intricate layers of Suede's filigree
prose gave us so VERY many things to conjecture and imagine
about...pure, concentrated literary power."
Also check out:
Starting from Scratch about the inception of this series.
Damon's video interview at BookExpoAmerica 2013 about writing Horn Gate.