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Title: Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters
Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 07/19/2016
Kyle Monroe’s encounter with a strange gelatinous creature in an alley leaves him scarred and forever changed, revealing odd abilities he wishes he didn’t have and earning him reassignment to a precinct where all the cops have defective paranormal abilities.
Just as he’s starting to adjust to his fellow misfit squad mates, Kyle’s new partner arrives. Tall, physically perfect, reserved, and claiming he has no broken psychic talents, Vikash Soren irritates Kyle in every way. But as much as he’d like to hate Vikash, Kyle finds himself oddly drawn to him, their non-abilities meshing in unexpected ways. If they can learn to work together, they might be able to stop the mysterious killer who has been leaving mutilated bodies along the banks of the Schuylkill.
Questions for Paranormal Officers #1
(A series in which we ask the officers in the 77th Precincts squad room questions. We’ve confiscated their car keys and transit tokens, so they have to answer before they get to go home.)
Who is the last person in the department you’d send out for coffee and why?
Vance Virago (inconsistent Firestarter): Well, Krisk. Duh. He’s a fucking lizard.
Krisk (lizard man): thumps tail on floor, points at Vance
Jeff Gatling (teleporter of fruit): Krisk has a point, Vance. The one time you did go out for everybody, you decided the list was too complicated and got everybody large black coffees.
Virago: Hey! I wasn’t gonna get bogged down in all that frou-frou shit. I mean Monroe wanted something ridiculous with whip cream! That wasn’t your answer, was it? C’mon, Jeff…
Gatling: Actually, I was going to say Loveless.
Carrington Loveless III (skim-blood vampire): Me? I’m reliable!
Gatling: I know, Carr. We could send you for coffee at night, but most of us want it in the morning. When the sun’s nice and bright. Sun, you, passing out on the sidewalk?
Loveless: I suppose that’s only sensible. Though I could take an umbrella and make it back. At any rate, I was going to say Lourdes. Picture this, she’s on her way back from the coffee shop, full trays of coffee in the car, and she thinks of a fight she had with Santos. A dozen coffee cups suddenly leap to their dooms.
Shira Lourdes (stress telekinetic): I’ve gotten us all coffee before, and it all made it back safe, so don’t start with that, Carr. I was going to say Vance, too.
Greg Santos (waterfowl telepath): Nope, she’s right, Vance. You can’t even remember that Kyle’s gonna die if he eats meat and order pepperoni on all the pizza.
Amanda Zacchini (post-cognitive): Yep. All you, Vance. I wouldn’t send you to the store for milk and bread. Kash?
Vikash Soren (paranormal talent unclassifiable): Hmm? Oh, yes. I’m sorry, Vance, but a mocha latte is not a complicated drink. And Kyle even made me write out the list so you could read it.
Virago: Great. That’s just great. Monroe, you gonna pick on me too?
Kyle Monroe (Kirby-style talent absorber): Hey, I don’t need to jump in here. Taking the fifth. But I think Edgar’s got an opinion.
Edgar (neon pink and blue raven, lands on the back of Virago’s chair): You’d forget your fucking prick if it wasn’t attached! You suck!
Loveless: Leave Vance alone, Edgar. I have a nice new box of markers over here…
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. And Krisk. And Edgar. That was, um, enlightening.
About the Author
The unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower intellectual family, Angel Martinez has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, gave birth to one amazing son, and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.
Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.
She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.
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