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Publisher's Summary

If you win the bet, we’ll let you disappear. If you lose, you’ll be trapped on stage forever.  

Charlie

I'm definitely straight, but when rock god Eli Steele offers me the opportunity of a lifetime in exchange for being his fake husband for a year, I can't say no. That's how I find myself sharing a bed - and more than a few kisses - with the lead singer of Blood Money. All I have to do is stay focused on my work and pretend to be in love with him. Easy, right? 

Eli

I took a stupid f--king bet, and now, I have to convince Charlie to fall for me without using mind control. He's straight, but the bigger problem is that he's human, and I'm not. Once he finds out I'm really a vampire, will he be able to look past my fangs and see what's in my heart?

©2020 Riley Long (P)2020 Riley Long

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A deliciously steamy Rockstar vampire romance!

Eli is a vampire and the lead singer of Blood Money. He took on a bet and has to make a straight guy fall in love with him. But the more he tries to convince Charlie to fall for him without using mind control of course, he invaribly does the opposite and falls for the target himself. If only he could convince the sweet human that his feelings for him are real and to look beyond him being the creature of the night. This was a sweet vampires, Rockstar romance. Eli and Charlie were likeable characters and totally rooting for them from the start. I loved the author's writing style and the world building they created. Overall a fun, enjoyable low angst read. I just wish it was a tad longer. I couldn't get enough of Eli and Charlie they were all too adorable. The narration was enjoyable and entertaining. I did imagine Eli's voice a bit different in mind head when I read the ebook. But it still was an enjoyable listen overall.

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Shot in the Dark by Rily Long combines vampires, rockers, MM, and gay for you all into one and creates an entertaining story that I enjoyed listening to. STORY: 4 STARS This was a good story that pulled you in almost immediately. A bet was made, a plan plotted, and in a year everything would be fine. Even if the person Eli, a vampire, is supposed to make fall in love with him without using tricks is completely straight. Charlie figures this is a way to get the inside scoop on a famous rocker. But so much more happens. The emotion and story meld together with steam. The story is well-written and entertaining, although I do wish a few things were expanded upon, it didn't distract from the overall story. NARRATION: 4.5 STARS Andrew Morrison does a good job acting the story out, bring the characters to life. Each character has their own personality and Andrew brings all of those nuances out in his narration. OVERALL: 4.5 STARS Overall, I'm giving this audiobook 4.5 stars and highly recommend you either read the book or listen to the story. It's well-written and a good read. There are a few things I wish I had more of, but nothing that took too much away from the story. One-click today.

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a short but sweet vampire / human story

This book is short but sweet. It involves a vampire and a human, a rockstar and a geek and a fake relationship. Charlie and Eli’s story was fun and, at times, emotional. The narrator, Andrew Morrison, was very enjoyable to listen to.

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Fun... sweet... and HOT!

Shot in the Dark by Riley Long is a paranormal MM romance.  This story is fun, sweet snd heated.  Vampire rockstars,  a bet, a straight fake husband... and a real connection.  This story is fun, sweet and hot.  Eli and Charlie are great characters and I loved their lovestory. Andrew Morrison does a great narration job.  Clear and smooth recording and voice performance.

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Thank you for the ARC audio, I voluntarily give this book an honest review. One bet is about to change thing for Eli leader of the bloodmoney. No tricks..No vampiric whims all to find love. Enters the little human reporter Charlie. With a proposal for the young man Eli can finally see a way to retire from fame on one condition...Marriage. If Charlie goes through with this fake marriage, he will be getting the inside scoop for a documentary on the Famous Eli Steele  and his bandmates but what he doesn't know just maybe be his undoing. Only one set back Eli is about to run into a challenge Charlie is straight and the fact that he is human. One year then what? Can Charlie fight the pull of Eli and what will happened once the darker truth is revealed? Over all a sweetly done gay4you romance, with amazing characters. Just blown away by narrator Andrew Morrison did an amazing job with these characters..it was a wonder to my ears to listen.

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A softer and sweeter vampire tale than you’re used to.

It all started with a bet. Eli’s friend and band mate makes a bet with him involving falling in love with a young man who is seen walking into the bar they are in. Charlie is straight but can’t help the raw magnetism that pulls him toward the famous singer who has approached him. Charlie expresses his want to make a documentary about their band, but Eli refuses knowing that he and his band mates have secrets that the world cannot know about... but he makes Charlie an offer. If Charlie agrees to marry Eli and make it convincing to his band mates, Charlie can go on tour with them and secretly film his documentary. Neither of them anticipate actually falling for the other. How will this work if Charlie doesn’t know he is jumping on a tour bus with a bunch of vampires? This was adorable. This was a fast listen and I blew through it. Andrew Morrison is a very talented narrator who breathes life into these two men. While this story was a little convenient and not surprising, it was so much fun. Who knew that soft vampires would be such entertaining reading material?

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  • loveQhuay
  • 12-28-20

Not what I hoped for...

I'm a bit disappointed, because I LOVED reading this book and I was really excited for the audio, but sadly, it was't as enjoyable as I wanted it to be. The narrator's voice wasn't great for me and I couldn't get into the story this time - and it was so slow! I usually listen to audios on 1,3 - 1,5 x speed, but I had to pick 1,7- 1,8 this time, it was that slow! The story itself is amazing, I love it, but the audio wasn't for me this time, sorry. Rockstar Vampire with a fake 'stragith' husband? Best thing ever. It was sweet and light while romantic and hot too. Loved Charlie and Eli. The best thing was that Charlie was a so sweet fanboy, I loved their first encounter, it was adorable. Liked the whole vampire thing and that everyone in the band was vampire. I love rockstar romances and it was good to see the band on the tour, on the bus. And it was both sweet and hilarious that Eli forgot to buy food for Charlie. You think that Eli is the badass rockstar, but when it comes to Charlie he is such a marshmallow. I loved their relationship, it was both instalove and slow burn at the same time (don't ask how, it just was). Charlie was so adorable on his way to gayness and the romance between him and Eli was so good.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 12-23-20

Very good start to the series...

Overall 4.25 Stars Narrator 4.5 Stars Story 4 Stars I really liked Charlie, he was a lovely character. I enjoyed that there wasn't all that much angst with the way he jumped into a relationship with Eli. I liked Eli, but there were some times where I wished he acted differently with Charlie. I get that he'd lost a human lover before, but it was a bit tiring to hear about Tom over and over again. Still, they did have a lot of chemistry and were hot together, which is always a plus. The story felt a bit rushed, especially near the end, and I wished that the vampire-reveal portion of the story had been a bit more fleshed out. The audiobook was fast-paced and due to its length, a bit insta, but it was still entertaining. Andrew Morrison truly took me by surprise by how good his performance was. His voice was really pleasant and he really brought all the characters to life for me. This is definitely an audiobook I have no trouble recommending. 

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  • zoe pappa
  • 12-15-20

interesting story

I found the plot very interesting and I really liked how vampires were portrayed in the book . The chemistry between Eli and Charlie was amazing and I loved how their relationship evolved. The ending was very very satisfying. I just wish the book was longer, I wanted more backstory and more scenes where Eli and Charlie got to know each other. I also liked how the narrator voiced the characters. Especially Eli, great accent.