Friday, June 6, 2014

S.E.X. Review~ Casting Call~ Morticia Knight

Will Carmichael, an impossibly handsome silent film star, longs for the broodingly intense director André Chenard. Can they find their way to one another despite the hidden perils of the prohibition era?

Will Carmichael lives a carefree and fun-filled life as one of Global Studio’s most popular motion picture stars. Young and stunningly attractive, he could have any man he wants. However, the only one he has any interest in is the only one who won’t have anything to do with him.

André Chenard is Global Studio’s newest director. A proponent of the newly introduced Russian method of acting, he aspires to create true art through the films he directs. Not interested in wasting his time on frivolous pursuits, he spurns Will’s constant attempts to catch his attention. Although André can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous man, his initial meeting with Will leads him to believe that he is too shallow for serious consideration.

Resigned to the fact that André will never be his, Will is determined to enjoy himself to the fullest at his favourite speakeasy and pansy club. When his carousing becomes out of control and he’s injured, André steps in to help. As a result, they each discover that there is much more to the other than they had originally assumed.

Right when it seems they have found their way to one another, an outside threat drives a wedge between them. As a result, they may have more to worry about than lost love—the threat could be to their very lives.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of male ménage à trois.
Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Oh, how sweet it is! Casting Call by Morticia Knight was sensual and erotic. Dashing movie director, Andre Chenard and up and coming film star Will Carmichael, set the celluloid aflame as they traverse roles of professional cohorts and lovers.

Andre, enigmatic and larger than life, smitten with the blond young man, casts him in his new film with the desire to also cast him in his life. Will, always the energizer bunny, always making a joke, finds the director mysterious and cryptic as an accidental happenstance tosses the two men together where their relationship soon soars to the heavens.

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Ms. Knight and her Gin & Jazz series and I find myself at a loss for words every time I read another tale, but….Nick and Jack move over. Will and Andre have stepped up to the plate and rocked my world. 

Ms. Knight continues to bombard me with the emotional roller coaster of forbidden love and her attention to historical detail. As a Social Studies teacher by day, history and psychology are my “thing” and I become annoyed when writers have not properly researched for their stories. Not Ms. Knight! I was transported to the gin joints of the Roaring Twenties, the underbelly behind closed doors where men of certain proclivities could entertain and the Hollywood limelight that held little compassion for those not on the fast track to success. Every nuance and idiom held true to the jazz era, captivating and intriguing.

Casting Call was a breathing novel of men of substance and synergy. Fluid in entertainment and sensuality, this reviewer lived the life of Andre and Will through the eyes of Ms. Knight.


Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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