Title: The Hard Boys Meet Dr. Frankenseed (Case #2)
Author: Ian Cadena
Publisher: IaNSANE Productions
Release Date: September 4, 2016
Genre(s): Gay Science Fiction
Page Count: 125 Pages
Reviewed by: ColinJ
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Experiencing Para-Hormonal Activity? Then Ethan & Justin Hard will be all over your case!
Mysteria is engulfed by power-outages and tumultuous weather. Ethan and Justin Hard must figure out what the cause is before the whole town is destroyed.
But with the Hard boys’ newly super-charged anatomies, they may very well be the culprits!
Well wasn’t that just as silly and fun as the last one! The story begins where the last one left off with no noticeable recap. As such this should be regarded as the next episode rather than a separate novel and cannot easily be read in isolation. That said, the story begins quite slowly and despite the sex there wasn’t much to hold the reader’s attention. That quickly changed however and as they met the titular character. From that point the puns and generally bizarre antics come to the fore. The story provides the opportunity for some limited character development and relationship building. The new characters add to the dynamic and provide variation to the formula.
This tale is more cohesive as it does not require consolidation of the tone and content of the writing. If the reader has made it to the second book then they get exactly the type of story they had expected.
The interactions between the characters allows for some limited reflection, which makes the characters more credible whilst their sexual antics reinforce the fantasy that is at the heart of these tales.
There is far more effective pace to this tale, as the plot lines are purposeful and driven to a certain extent by external factors. Of course that ultimately means that the setting has to join in the bizarreness, which becomes more apparent as the story progresses.
The ending is somewhat abrupt and resolves a quite problematic situation to leave a happy ending but without explanation. There are clear leaders into the next episode that will probably send our heroes off on another crazy adventure.