Let me preface this review by reminding everyone that 100% of the proceeds generated from sales the novella Late Night with Andres will be donated by Debra Anastasia, Omnific Publishing, and all the staff members involved, to to assist in the battle against breast cancer—because cancer sucks.
Like Debra says, let’s kick cancer in the taint!
Rising-star blogger Milla Kierce knows she’s arrived when she sees the swag basket in her dressing room on the night of her late-night television debut. But before she can bite into the muffin that symbolizes her success, gunfire echoes through the TV studio. She’s just hidden herself (mostly in plain sight) when the door flings open. Instead of a gunman, there stands one of the world’s most popular rock stars, Gage Daxson, looking for his own way out of danger.
Thrown together, they’ll battle a venomous man seeking revenge and his own sexual pleasure, but they may never leave the building again. Distracted by fear, fame, and infamy, can these two somehow find their way to each other?
Equal parts horrifying and hilarious, Debra Anastasia’s Late Night With Andres offers more than a few twists and turns—and, of course, enough heat to keep things interesting.
From The Mind of Mo
I REALLY enjoyed this novella. It was intense and funny at the same time, and it was a really interesting and unique premise. Milla was a great character, feisty and funny. I really liked Gage, even though he is über famous, he seems real and down-to-earth, looking for something more in this life than the facade of fame.
And then we have our villain. A complete degenerate, this dude is out.of.his.motherfucking.tree. Shooting up the place, ranting in a most maniacal fashion, and forcing his hostages to do some unsavory things, this guy’s cheese done slid right off his cracker.
My heart was in my throat for a good part of this story, wondering how things were going to shake out. The twist at the end damn near KILLED me!
The writing is what I can only describe as “Classic Debra Anastasia”. I feel that if I read this without knowing the author, I would guess that she wrote it. If you follow her on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Who ELSE on this planet would call their villain “Devil’s Fart”? Only Debra, man….only Debra. Andres is referred to as a “prickly old dickbag”. Who else would say that? (Bee Tee Dubs, he totally is a prickly old dickbag)
An interesting spin that Debra put on this story was to highlight the social media focus on the events of this story. Broadcast live for the world to see, The Devil’s Fart’s rampage inspires trending topics such as #FUCKING, #GreatTits, and #WTFTheDevilsFart. As one of the characters in the story observes, “Society is a classless whore”. She wasn’t lying.
All in all, I’d have to give this novella two little toes up (you’ll see why). Funny, scary, romantic, and a little bit insightful, this is a great, quick read that might have you wetting your pants! (I can neither confirm nor deny that it happened to me)