Leather Head Review & Blitz ~ 9 out of 10!

Author: Matt Converse

Release Date: 14 October, 2017                                                 Price: $0.99

Reviewed by: Jacy

Cover Art: A skull on black background with title font in bold, red letters. The title spelling is unique with letters flipped backwards. Author’s name is in bold, red letters as well. The cover fits its content.

Cover Artist: Rue Volley

Synopsis: Matches the story and gives you a glimpse of what is to come. This is an actual thriller.

Plot: There is a killer on the loose and BDSM is his game.  With the leather community celebrating gay S&M, the killer uses this night to find his fifth victim and he likes them tall, dark, and hung.

Main Characters: 

Leather Head- In town for 4 weeks now. Is it a coincidence that there have been four murders?

Gable- Not into the bondage thing, but open for adventure.

Shawn- Gable’s best friend.

Secondary Characters:

JJ, Thomas, Carlos and Ahmed all killed.

Flow/Continuity:  The story grabs you from the beginning and holds you in its grip. Definite M/M encounters that fit the story.

Conflict & Climax: The killer demands to be called ‘Sir’ as is normal for the storyline. He (no spoilers) gets off on killing.

Editing/Formatting: There are not distinct chapter headings but asterisks separating scenes.  

Priced: Easily affordable for a new release. I would purchase it a bit higher price.   

Conclusion:  M/M erotic horror, BDSM. This is my first time reading this Author and I enjoyed his book. To have so many subgenres combined and make them work well for a reader is intense.

Rating:  9 out of 10


Title: Leather Head
Author: Matt Converse
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Cover Art: Rue Volley
Genre: M/M Horror
Length: 13,000 words

Blurb –

He’s easy on the eyes, but deadly to the touch.

Gable is just playing dress up for San Francisco’s leather S&M fair, but Leather Head isn’t playing. His friend Shawn warns him to be careful what he’s advertising for since the community has been rocked by four brutal murders. Gable still thinks it’s all in fun, but it isn’t. Desire can be deadly.

Excerpt –

He pulls the leather hood over his head and fastens it in the back. He pulls on his studded leather gloves. He is ready to go on the prowl again. He’s hungry for more. He knows tonight will be special. There are boys in from all over the world this weekend. He can hardly wait. The anticipation of the kill is almost more exciting than the kill itself. He paces in his apartment like a caged panther waiting to be let out. The difference is, he has the key.


Matt Converse, of San Francisco, is the author of the erotic thriller novella eBook Behind the Velvet Curtain, Strip Shot, and his latest release, Leather Head. He aspires to bring diversity to the publishing world.  A horror writer at heart, there’s always a splash of horror, suspense, mystery or thriller in everything he writes.

Behind the Velvet Curtain is a thriller with a touch of horror in that the main character, a stripper, ends up being stalked by one of his fans. Strip Shot, the prequel, shows how he got to the stage and has a splash of paranormal horror. His latest, Leather Head, is a full bore horror shocker.

He’s an avid fan of tennis, horse racing fan, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. His inspirations range from Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King to Lady Gaga.

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