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Fans of I Am Providence will LOVE Cthulhu: A Love Story

I met Cthulhu in college.

In one night, I discovered his true identity, opened a portal to another dimension, banished him there, and thwarted a doomsday cult. None of this was covered during First Year orientation, but I managed. Now I must awaken him from his eternal slumber to undo a cosmic cataclysm while avoiding the prophecy foretelling my failure and the end of humanity.

Nothing in Amanda’s life has ever been normal, but her college boyfriend, Ryley, was paranormal. Fifteen years after banishing him to his city beneath the waves, she needs to evoke dark magic to dispel the mounting chaos pervading the world, twisting events and people beyond madness.

Now the stars are right.

Amanda must summon Ry and save the world. But at what cost?

Cthulhu: A Love Story is a contemporary take on the Lovecraftian Mythos filled with chaos worshipping cultists, dark rituals, and cosmic horror.

My Thoughts:

4 out of 5 stars

I received an ARC of Cthulhu: A Love Story from the authors, and this review is written of my own volition.

Love stories aren’t my main genre of choice, but that didn’t stop the enjoyment I got from reading this story. I guess I would describe this story as a mish-mash love child between romance and sci-fi/horror. It was unique in many ways and started off strong, hooking me within the first few pages.

As their debut novel, the writing team of JC Rudkin did a bang-up job. The book was well written and the story flowed nicely. The alternating time-line was easy to follow and helped to provide a stable backstory.

If one was asking my honest opinion on the story itself, I would say that I would have absolutely loved more information on the cult, the inner workings of it and more interaction with said cult etc, but with the way the book ends I am crossing my fingers for a sequel of some sort with more depth to that aspect of Amanda and Ryley’s story. I know there HAS to be more, right?

If you’re looking for a modern twist to the Cthulhu Mythos, with romance, cults and a splash of gore and magic, I definitely recommend Cthulhu: A Love Story

About the authors:

JC Rudkin is the writing team of James and Casey Rudkin. Fans of pulp stories, HP Lovecraft, and modern urban fantasy, they are also role-players and board gamers from back when D&D came in a red box. Their previous collaborations include academic articles, pulp horror short stories, and two daughters. They live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they often have to shovel more than 20 feet of snow each winter.