New Release- Herc & Pyotr by Atom Yang

Storming Love: Meteor Strikes
Herc and Pyotr

By: Atom Yang

End of a relationship, end of civilization, and the start of something beautiful..... 


Herc thought he had the perfect life: a great partner and a meaningful career as a psychotherapist—until his partner left him a week ago and Herc became too depressed to see his clients. When a random meteorite punched a tidy hole in his car’s engine, it seemed like the world had it in for him, but bumping into Pyotr, the handsome older man who’s moved in a couple of doors down and happens to study things like falling stars, things might be looking up for Herc—and more may be falling than the skies in this light-hearted, apocalyptic romance.

31,000 words 


I have to admit, "light-hearted apocalyptic romance" seems an odd way to describe a book, but here it really is appropriate.
Fresh from a recent breakup that has him blaming himself, Hercules the psychotherapist is spending his week off from work moping about his house and mourning the death of his car by a meteorite strike. It's that tiny space rock that lets him meet Pyotr, sexy Slavic astrophysicist and the new guy on the block. 
Atom Yang has an interesting method of writing--less formulaic and more realistic, with geek slang thrown in and pop culture references that made me smile. While the angst was low key the charm of Pyotr grabbed at my heart and his very sexy and poignant approach to life should have clued me into the fact the world was ending. At times I was adrift as to location, and exactly where the story was going, but once the sky began to fall Mr. Yang found his direction and took off like a shooting star, making me alternate between terror, humor, love, a deep sense of friendship, and an honest fear that there may not be a HEA, or even a semi-solid HFN.
Yet my fears were unfounded. I was left with an ending, that while anything but safe and certain, was sweet, utterly romantic, and so fitting to our two main characters.

I give this novella a very solid 4 Stars. Well done and unique. 
A copy of the book was provided for an honest review.

Buy Link:

MLR Press

About the Author

Atom Yang tells stories of men in love (with each other), in various genres ranging from romance to paranormal, and all the hybrids between.

He was born to Chinese immigrant parents who thought it'd be a hoot to raise him as an immigrant, too--so he grew up estranged in a familiar land, which gives him an interesting perspective. He's named after a Japanese manga (comic book) character, in case you were wondering.

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The Chinese New Year is a time for saying goodbye to the past and hello to the future, but Clint doesn't want to bid farewell to his cousin's handsome American friend, Weaver, after they share an unexpected passionate encounter. 

The Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar, a time for family reunions, and for saying goodbye to the past and hello to the future. Clint, however, doesn't want to bid farewell to what happened after last year's celebration, when he and his Cousin Maggie's handsome Caucasian friend, Weaver, shared an unexpected but long-desired passionate encounter. East is East and West is West, and Weaver seems to want to keep it that way, but maybe Clint can bridge that great divide this coming New Year, and show Weaver what it means to be loved and accepted. 


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