Mobry's Dick

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Mobry's Dick

At the turn of the century Illusionist Alain Mobry falls in love with a fellow illusionist called the Turk. But because Alain is a man who is seen as homely and has a clubfoot The Turk doesn't see him as a love interest.

To get the Turks interest Alain constructs an automaton filled with mystery and wonder but disappears before he can give it to the Turk.

The Present: The automaton called Mobry's Dick, that Alain Mobry made finds its way to a flea market and is picked up by a young real estate broker Cameron Waters. When he meets Paul Patrillo though he's flattered and awed that this good-looking man would be interested in him. Though when he finds out that Paul is only after Mobry's Dick he is disillusioned and hurt. Paul though can't get Cameron out of his mind and saves him from the man who has been paying all of his bills for a while. The man will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Can Paul and Cameron find out what Mobry's Dicks secret is or will Cameron let Paul's past tear them apart?

Mobry's Dick was an interesting storyline. The jumping back and fourth from past to present helped connect the dots and add depth. Alain Mobry was a sad character in that he just wanted to be seen for himself and not his appearance. This was a great story concept that just needed a bit more passion between the Paul and Cameron. The ending of this story was a little confusing for me, but it was still fascinating.

Book Blurb for Mobry's Dick

Genre:     LGBT Paranormal
Length:     Novel
Late-19th-century illusionist Alain Mobry, a short, homely man with a clubfoot, is known primarily for his elaborate clockwork automata. But his private life is even more complex than his mechanisms. Mobry is a homosexual and a member of the Green Carnation Club, a secret gathering place for gay men of the theater. He’s also dabbled in “real” magick. There are hints of it in an illusion called the Fountain of Youth--in which a beautiful youth called Puck, never seen in public, emerges from a diorama and disappears back into it--and in a profane automaton Alain has devised specifically to entertain the Green Carnation’s members. He would like his creation to be for one man in particular, a fellow magician with whom he’s infatuated. But he never gets the chance to offer his gift...
Over 100 years later, a peculiar item turns up at an outdoor flea market. It looks something like a blunt-nosed artillery shell to Cameron Waters, the young real estate broker who buys the piece out of curiosity. It looks like the legendary automaton known as Mobry’s Dick to Paul Patrillo, a graduate student who’s been researching the history of stage magic.
While Cameron inches his way out of the closet and Paul struggles to free himself from a sugar daddy who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants, the unlikely pair grow closer as they tackle the mystery of Mobry’s Dick.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 3.25