TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Devil at the Crossroads. I didn't even know that it was a MM book at first. The title itself was enough. Southern gothic as its finest!
Then I realised it's MM "romance". No need to explain my interest.
Cornelia Grey reinterpretated, even demithyfied the classic faustic myth of making the pact with the Devil. The main character is so similar to (in)famous Robert Johnson (there's a legend that he went to Dockery Plantation crossroads, the devil himself tuned his guitar and he sang of his dealings with the Devil untill he was six feet deep - yes, there were hellhounds on his trail, of course) - he's the musican, he wants to play blues, he wants the major changes. He gets it, he makes a deal sealed with the kiss (that's the Supernatural influence, I bet). Expect, contrary to the legends, the kiss is hot, passionate and erotic, since the Devil appears to be the very, very handsome rockman with the red eyes.
Like I said, Devil at the Crossroads is the deconstrucionist (I dare not to say hermaneutical) story. And I liked the twists. I like the split narrative, the naturalistic descriptions - who ever dare to say that the spit of his character gathered at the corner of his mouth?