#Bookreview for #shortstory Guts and Volts by Robert Bevan @robertbevan77

Guts and Volts

I read this short story Guts and Volts by Robert Bevan although I’m pretty certain that I am not Mr Bevan’s target audience having never played on any sort of gaming platform thingy. I have nothing against them, I’m just not interested. I’m also fairly convinced that I haven’t read anything set in the gaming world and wouldn’t be his typical reader. Undeterred however, I live by the mantra that I will try anything once and have rarely found this attitude to be a mistake. (Well we all know there have been occasions but this is neither the time nor place.) Anyway on this occasion I was to be pleasantly surprised. Although I do have one of his novels on my kindle as I’ve said before a short story is ideal for getting the feel of an author…ahem…so I decided to read this one, Guts and Volts, that arrived in my inbox via a newsletter, that I signed up to because I like reading Bevan’s blog and enjoy his posts.

Dave, my favourite, Julian, Tim and Cooper travel to a house to answer an advert ‘Wanted: Volunteer for magical experimentation. Subject will be rewarded handsomely.’ Dave is less than keen with the plan and as it turns out has good reason as they are faced with a Frankenstein type scenario.

It’s difficult to write anything too in depth about a short story but I shall do what I can. Okay so there are some references to game things – skills acquired and such like but they didn’t interrupt the story telling for me at all. There is a lot of laddish humour which I like but if you are offended by bad language and generally crude behaviour then this is not for you. I particularly liked the set up with the banter between the characters and I guess the only downside for me was that it finished far too soon, which is a good thing, right? Wanting more, always a good thing – so it’s just as well I have that novel of his.

If you want to find out more then here are the links…

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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