Snowbound – A Snowball’s Chance

Author: L. Shannon

Publisher: Changeling Press

Release Date: February 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: EBOOK

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Josh Franklin knows that he’s close to freezing to death and there’s not a dang thing he can do to save himself.  He’s trapped in an ice cavern with no hope of being found – only someone does find him.  If Josh thought his ‘rescue’ is a given he’d better think again.

Chance is the bastard son of the Fire Lord, Sort – or unofficially a last chance demon.  He’s well aware of Josh’s penchant for sexual gratification and he’s willing to give Josh a ‘Get Out of Hell Free’ card providing that Josh can pass his challenge.


The challenge? Josh has to sexually satisfy Chance three times without peaking himself before the small hole in the ceiling of the ice cavern closes over and he depletes the oxygen supply.  Josh figures completing this challenge won’t be a problem – after all Chance is a hunk but keeping himself from reaching his peak may prove to be very difficult.   Josh believes he’s become delusional from his whole ordeal so he’s not surprised when his clothing catches fire and he’s fascinated by the flames on Chance’s skin.  Will Chance be able to satisfy Chance sexual lust in time to save his mortal life?


L. Shannon’s A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE makes sex with a demon seem appealing.  Josh’s life of sexual excess comes back to bite him in the butt in a big way.  Chance is a fascinating character and not at all what I’d expect from a demon.  He’s actually likeable.  What I particularly enjoyed about this story was the idea that we get a second chance before entering heaven or hell for all eternity.  Josh and Chance are certainly not your typical characters but there’s a unique sort of chemistry between them that had me rooting for them – after all, can there possibly be any losers when everyone gets exactly what they desire?


A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE is one of the short stories which make up the SNOWBOUND line through Changeling Press.  If you’re looking for short stories with a wintry theme then be sure to check out this line of quick reads.


By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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