Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shades of Grey by Michael Cargill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw the announcement on anyone interested in reviewing this book I signed up in an instant. Not because it's m/m because it def isn't that. I told myself I would go out of my normal genre reading zone and chose this one. Boy did I ever! The cover I'll say is what brought my attention to the forefront the most.

Michael presents you with 3 stories. 2 with men and one with a young boy.

1. Shades of Grey: Features John who's kidnapped and you'll read in his POV his thoughts while he's being held captive. (When I asked Michael a Q regarding the ending of this one he replied: If I tell you I'd have to hack your PC and delete my answer) :snickering:

2. There and Back Again: About James. A soldier in the war and experience his ordeal.

3. Down the Rabbit Hole: Young boy named Tom and his mischievous stuff animal toy.

I won't give more details than the above on each story since I'm not one to spoil it for potential readers. What came to mind after even having finished the first story was Sterling's Twilight zone storied. I really enjoyed the time that was aired on the tube. I miss them, but Michael brought some of that back with these short. Shorts versions that have potential to become great novels and def a great read from the norm.

I got a great taste of the genre I haven't really explored outside of m/m before. These interesting stories has a little bite that left me wanting more and their endings left it wide open for your mind to think, wonder and explore the possibilities of the impossible. You'll experience a mixed bag of intrigue, fascination and chills in the vivid details.

Overall this is a decent book worthwhile for fans of these kinda stories and I highly recommend it. But my honest perceives me and out of all 3? I impartial the last one the most with little Tommy.

Kudos and a two thumbs up and I look forward to reading what others Michael has to offer. 

Final note: I have many followers, but I'm limited here. Michael has given me the permission to offer the first 10 to be interested in this book to contact me and I can award them with a copy of this book which is available at Smashwords. You can leave a comment here with your email details or send me a private message.


  1. well, count me interested! ya got me deets!

    btw, yello!

  2. I loved the stories!! ur right the first and last were the best, but the middle on the war was very intense, and pretty much how my grand unc described it to me when I was a kid. I like the way the guy writes.

    and... I think me and that rabbit would have been good buds if he'd caught me at a certain time in my life. I've always walked the line on good and evil, he'd have jumped me right off the track for sure.

    1. Glad you liked it Mrs Raiden!

      You may or may not be interested to know that this evening I finished my latest book...

      Thanks also to Sidney for reviewing it.