It’s been a couple of decades since Wild Bill has been able to savor the bite of an ice-cold, freshly tapped keg. Twenty-odd years since the shivery pucker of a cheap, boxed wine has assaulted his palate. But that doesn’t mean Bill’s forgotten how to party. Wild Bill and Michael have holed up in a week-to-week hotel in an iffy Milwaukee neighborhood, and even though it’s been a year or two, the fringe art happenings are just as edgy as Bill remembers. There’s a girl covered in frosting in the middle of the hors d’oeuvres table, and she’s begging them to dip. And the host of the party wants to lure them into the range of his mechanical eye. It’s all fun and games, until a tryst turns deadly.
Fluid Channeling Morpheus by Jordan Castillo Price is a captivating addition to the series. The story delves into the intricacies of Bill and Michael’s relationship, introducing new elements while maintaining the unique essence of the series. The title directly reflects the introduction of the myth of vampires crossing water into the story, adding depth to the narrative. The characters’ codependence becomes more complicated as their relationship progresses, and the series gives a feeling that the relationship is finally progressing into the home stretch. Each story in the series offers something unique, making it a great first-time read and a compelling series of short stories. The dark and sexy nature of the main characters, Wild Bill and Michael, continues to spread the word about safe contact with vampires, creating an engaging and thrilling read.