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Amorous Things

Amorous Things [Kindle Edition]

Kody Boye

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A tremble in the dark. A lover in the night. A whisper in your ear and a hand against your back. You may think you're alone, but you never are. Despite your lies, regardless of your misgivings, someone is always there to love you. In this collection of short stories, Kody Boye opens your mind to the power of love. From the adoration of the dead and the longing of a swan, to the supernatural gift of creation and the false dream of beauty, Amorous Things explores the world of affection and the lives impacted by the world's most simple emotion.

About the Author

Kody Boye was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. Since his initial publication in the Yellow Mama Webzine in 2007, he has gone on to sell nearly three-dozen stories to various markets. He is the author of the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and The Brotherhood Saga. His fiction has been described as ‘Surreal, beautiful and harrowing’ (Fantastic Horror,) while he himself has been heralded as a writer beyond his years(Bitten by Books.) He currently lives and writes in the Austin, Texas area. You can visit him online at

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4.0 out of 5 stars Offers an intriguing assortment to its readers 20 Jun 2011
By Shroud Magazine's Book Reviews - Published on
Love makes for an interesting theme for a collection of dark fantasy. No other emotion possesses a greater capacity for joy or grief, and Kody Boye provides both aspects a voice in his debut collection, "Amorous Things."

"Elijah" offers the first real standout piece of the book as it details the yearnings of a young man shielded from the world by a lover far more concerned with aesthetics than his partner's happiness. The story that follows, "Dream," is similarly strong, detailing the surreal nightmares of its protagonist and what they have to teach him when they begin to reflect reality.

"War is in the Hearts of Men" allows a respite from the supernatural elements in the stories preceding it as the issue of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is dissected at length. The characterization, and the fact that each character is on the opposite side despite their shared sexual orientation and relationship, adds a great deal of depth and humanity to this piece.

"The Glass Doe" provides some of the strangest and most fascinating imagery in the book as a man is forced to come to terms with the significance of a very strange creature in his yard.

"An Amorous Thing," pairs the reader with a murder victim and his journey from crime scene to grave and beyond.

Boye closes his collection with "Bellaerama," a story that follows an insane woman and her love for something between a split personality and an imaginary friend. The writing used is nearly as much bizarro poetry as prose.

While there are a few stories (presumably older pieces) that could have used a bit more polish, "Amorous Things" offers an intriguing assortment to its readers. The stories have roots in everything from cryptozoology to Japanese folklore, and the variety of subjects is quite refreshing. Most importantly, the characters and their development are always at the core of each piece, and Boye's care in crafting their personal journeys demonstrates an emotional connection to them that lends welcome power to his prose.

Reviewed by Shroud's Patrick Rutigliano
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love shines bright in this story... 5 Jan 2013
By Benjamin J. Snider - Published on
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Kody Boye does excellent at depicting realistic and enjoyable accounts of true love. I've read some of Boye's other work and am very impressed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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great read
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 4 Jun 2014
By Abigail J. Gardenour - Published on
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I was expecting something else given the title but the book deals with all aspects of love and relationships in horror or supernatural settings and I enjoyed reading it.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Collection 29 May 2014
By Crystal D. Lahey - Published on
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This collection of short stories was much better than other collections I have read; and having said that I praise the author and encourage other readers to lose themselves in it for a few hours.
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