Curiosity Killed Shaney by J. C. Wallace

Shaney's curiosity is always getting him into trouble, including stumbling into a ritualistic circle and being imbued with an energy that will eventually tear him apart. He soon finds out that Hudson, a man he cares for deeply, might be responsible for his misfortune. Add in the betrayal by his best friend Todd and the desire of a demented occultist named Silas to control the energy inside of him and there seems to be no way out. Can Shaney find a way to rid his body of the nefarious energy before he dies a horrible death?

Shaney Mills wasn't sure if he'd seen what he thought he'd seen, but he definitely wanted to see it again! Nothing, nothing, could have stopped the curiosity that rolled like a warm tile from his chest and tingled straight to his toes. As his GBF (gay best friend), Todd, had consistently warned him, "Curiosity killed the cat." Well, unlike that ill-fated cat, Shaney's curiosity hadn't killed him - yet. And it wasn't as if he had a choice in the matter. Once curiosity had snagged him, he was its slave to the end; which explained why he was currently slinking around the thrift store (he called it "The Morgue") in Tupper Lake, NY, where he was 'volunteering.'

Author bio:
JC Wallace started writing from a young age, but took a break for marriage, kids, and college (in that order). A couple of years ago, he rediscovered his passion and ventured out into the brave new world of publishing with his short, Waiting for Snow, and his first novel, Curiosity Killed Shaney. At night and on the weekends, JC writes about all things men, believing there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, JC loves a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending. He also writes what his bestie calls HUNK (Happy Until the Next Kidnapping).

19-year-old Shaney Mills was a perpetual screw-up despite his best and noble intentions, his insatiable curiosity getting him into one situation after another. Some of his escapades were legendary, like the Woodshop Incident of 2009. His best friend, Todd Trenchard stuck by him no matter what.

When you add a hunky carpenter, a sullen probation officer, and the nefarious Silas Friedmont into the mix, you have a recipe for disaster.

But what if his screw-ups were caused by someone else ... or something else?

J. C. Wallace tells us of the lovable, diminutive Shaney Mills who can't seem to get a break. Having been sentenced to 200 hours of community service for a well-intentioned misdemeanor (you'll have to read the book to understand what I mean by this) every assignment he gets he screws up. His frustrated probation officer gives him one final chance.

As the story progresses, the ending seems more and more apparent. It only seems that way. Just when you think you've figured out the ending, J. C. throws in a twist that I doubt most people will see coming; and ending that will leave you wanting a sequel or two.

It is easy to care about the good guys and loathe the bad guys. The characters are just that real. As far as the plot and story arcs go, they appear pretty straight-forward. They just APPEAR that way. Just when you're getting comfortable with the plot, J. C. throws in a curve that no one will see coming. In fact, Curiosity Killed Shaney has more twists and turns than a bag of curly fries, easily capturing and maintaining the reader's interest.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 10. This is an absolute MUST READ book.

Cover art, blurb, excerpt, and author bio copyright (c) J. C. Wallace, all rights reserved. 

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