Tainted Love by Kevin P. Martin

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The 80s have not been kind to the Kingdom of Love. Mad King Bruce sits the throne, killing all who come between him and his dream of being forever young. With a mysterious wizard and the psychotic Major Tom at his side, it appears nothing's gonna stop them now.

Across town, Michael, the owner of the Love Shack restaurant, is fruitlessly trying to get Eileen to come dancing. But Eileen is holding out for a hero. And she may have found one in Richard, the rebel son of Lord Astley. There is one small problem: he is already promised to his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.

Into this mix arrives a priest from a distant land. He knows from experience that the hardest part of Love is when you're in it. But, warned by his dreams of a beast about to strike, he has traveled through the wilderness in a desperate bid to avert catastrophe.

Gathering at the Red Corvette pub, this ragtag band has got the right stuff to save the day. But will they succeed before it's party over, oops out of time?

Game of Thrones it's not. In this parody of the fantasy genre, the characters only speak in lyrics to 80s songs. Hear U2, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the rest as you've never heard them before ....

Foreward Clarion says "Four Stars; Martin is a master of plays on words and double entendres."

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About Kevin P. Martin

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The author, a lawyer, lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. He listens to far too much music.
 
Published July 23, 2012 by Keeping My Day job Press. 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The plot of author Martin’s debut novel is ostensibly about a rebellion against King Bruce, the mad ruler of the Kingdom of Love, but the action of the story is secondary to the conceit that every line of dialogue is lifted from 1980s pop and rock.

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A priest casts an invisibility spell with words from Culture Club’s “Miss Me Blind,” and later a wizard attempts a spell for everlasting life with lyrics from the Doors’ “The End.” Perhaps the best part of reading Tainted Love is the challenge of recognizing once-popular lyrics, trying to recal...

Jul 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Tainted Love

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