Clothed in Flesh by William Holden
gay horror action romance
22484 words, 108 pages
$1.99 in ebook
When Constable George Sutton receives a summons from an old friend late at night, he only knows she is in distress. He's little prepared to find Elizabeth aged decades in a matter of days. He's even less prepared to learn his longtime friend and husband to Elizabeth has risen from the dead, released as the instrument of revenge by a victim of the Society for the Reformation of Manners. Hayden, a handsome outsider, arrives wanting to help, but can George trust a perfect stranger who seems to know all too well what is going on in the city?
To defeat the dead, George must come to terms with his role in their rising and accept responsibility for the city's survival. George and Hayden work together to stop the collapse of London, hoping their tumultuous relationship and dark pasts don't prove too much to overcome.
It's the eighteenth-century and the dead are walking.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Part I of this story is an extensively expanded and re-edited version of a story included in an anthology of the same name, available from Bold Strokes Books.