Immortal Symphony : Overture #1
Title : Overture – A Meeting of Fate
Serial : Immortal Symphony Season 1
Publisher : Storm Moon Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/F/M, Paranormal
Length : 39 pages (e-book)
Published : February 8, 2013
You think you know the story of Dorian Gray, but you’re wrong. The real story didn’t end the way Oscar Wilde penned; in fact, it hasn’t ended at all. The ageless beauty of Dorian Gray walks now in our world of cellphones and lattes and internet porn. His latest conquest is Gabriel Lawrence, a paranormal investigator with a secret or two of his own. But the trouble with a life as long as Dorian’s is that the skeletons are threatening to overrun the closet… and not all of them want to stay dead.
Season 1 : Overture introduces Gabriel to the truth of a world he had only suspected, where ghost hunting is the least of his worries. And at the heart of it all is the mysterious and fascinating Dorian Gray, as though he’d stepped out of the pages of the book bearing his name. But if he has, he hasn’t come through alone. And this figure from a past Dorian had though long behind him bears a grudge nurtured for a hundred years and intends to tear down everything Dorian has built, a piece at a time.
Episode 1: A Meeting of Fate
Gabriel Lawrence, a paranormal investigator from America, finds himself in London chasing down a supposedly haunted artifact. While there, he meets a man who calls himself Dorian Gray, who may not match the description from that famous story, but certainly has the attitude. And the seduction. And because ghost hunting isn’t exactly a lucrative venture, Dorian’s invitation into his world of opulence, decadence, and wealth may just prove too tempting for Gabriel to resist!
Dorian Gray is alive and well. He’s having all the sex and using all the drugs a man could possibly want. People want to be in his circle of friends. He’s wealthy, beautiful, and he has everything he wants. Did I mention he has everything he wants? Of course he does! He doesn’t dwell upon anything he may regret. Gabriel Lawrence is an exorcist, of sorts. He can see and sense paranormal activity. He’s also got the ghost of his dead twin brother, Michael, with him at all times. Gabriel is quite poor. While walking absentmindedly into a street he was almost struck by a limousine. The guy inside it was absolutely gorgeous! While at his job at a local high end hotel, Gabriel goes into a room to change the towels and encounters the same man. Dorian Gray. He’s still absolutely gorgeous. They have amazing sex together. Michael does leave for that. Dorian invites Gabriel to Scotland to spend some time with him at one of his homes. He even gives him a huge sum of money to get there. It’s the answer to a lot of Gabriel’s problems. It’s also the answer to a lot of Dorian’s problems.
This first episode really did nothing but set the stage. Both men have a lot of problems and we’re given hints their worlds overlap. Whereas their problems don’t seem to be at all similar despite their worlds overlapping, both men are equally miserable and lonely. They are lonely despite constant companionship. Dorian allows himself all the pleasures of the flesh, but no real emotional bond. Gabriel has a close bond with his dead twin brother Michael, but no physical contact outside of the occasional yet rare hook up. They simultaneously have everything and nothing. I am very curious to see where the story goes from here.
Rated 4 stars by Faye