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The staff of New York's premier supernatural catering company, has their work cut out for them in this outrageous follow-up to Envy of Angels.Love is in the air at Sin du Jour.The Goblin King (yes, that one) and his Queen are celebrating the marriage of their son to his human bride. Naturally the celebrations will be legendary.But when desire and magic mix, the results canThe staff of New York's premier supernatural catering company, has their work cut out for them in this outrageous follow-up to Envy of Angels.Love is in the air at Sin du Jour.The Goblin King (yes, that one) and his Queen are celebrating the marriage of their son to his human bride. Naturally the celebrations will be legendary.But when desire and magic mix, the results can be unpredictable.Our heroes are going to need more than passion for the job to survive the catering event of the decade!Praise for Sin du Jour: "Funny and demented . . . I'll read anything this guy writes."--Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Zer0es, on Envy of Angels"No one makes me think, 'Dammit, I should have thought of that!' like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight."-Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City...

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Lustlocked Reviews

  • Bradley
    2018-11-13 00:14

    Very lighthearted fun. I mean, what else can you expect from a humorous fantasy featuring the feast of a goblin wedding from an error-laden crew of fantasy chefs that just happen to set off a horribly unfortunate scene of a magical sexy-time?The real treat is in the details, and there's plenty to love. Can you imagine that the goblins are actually the beautiful people? That the Goblin King is the very one we just recently lost, for real, and sadly? Not Prince. The other one. ; ; It put a slight damper on my enjoyment, understandably enough, but it was charming and appropriate.Even the scary bits with blood and screaming was light-hearted. Or maybe that's just me. :)The bonus story to the text pulled off what would otherwise be a hard-pressed adventure into the realms of magic and mahem, of discovering warriors and defeating armies... but in all actual fact, it was just the attempt to fill out the regimen of chefs and servers. It filled quite a bit of backstory for me, since I had not read the first book in the series.I got this copy as a promotion, but even so it was quite fun and quite worth reading. I do rather wish I had read the first, but alas, no chance just now. On the bright side, I did just get the Netgalley arc for book 3, so onward and upward and let's see what kind of dish will make the princess cry or destroy the kingdom. :) These *are* rather delightful and fraught with peril. :)

  • Carol.
    2018-10-24 00:15

    It's been awhile since I read any entries in the "Deadly Sins" series, so I had forgotten just how short a novella can feel. With that in mind, Wallace in heavy on the plotting and a little shy on world-building and character-building. Although he introduces characters from the first book, details on most are a little bit light, except for our nominal 'normal' lead of Cindy, introduced the first book and still dealing with the mental fallout of the job. At any rate, I thought it went quicker than the first, Envy of Angels, with less bizarro action. Um, scratch that.What was awkward to me was the introduction of a seriously famous person as a side character without saying the celebrity's name, but including all the other details to give fans knowledge. I'm not sure why, to be honest. Then when the musician's children became part of the story, it was even weirder, because it diverted from real life. I feel like if you are going to borrow from real people/events, then it should be an 'all in' situation--either you embrace it with inclusions of famous references (and risk dating the book) or you are vague enough that it won't matter.All that said, it was more fun than I expected. Wallace's 'Sin' series has one novella per sin, set in a obscure catering firm that does jobs for paranormal creatures. (My review for the first here). Given that, I was hesitant to start 'lust,' fearing a slicked-up orgy as centerpiece, but I should have trusted Wallace to put his own bizarre yet entertaining spin. Although a little weird in the plot development, it gave time for progress in Cindy's character, as well as a few side characters we hadn't met yet. Besides, as the origins to the disaster came out of good intentions (whoops! You know what they say about that and the road to Hell), it's nice to have a positive message.The e-book edition also contained the short story 'Small Wars,' which details how the ingredients for the main course were procured. It makes much more sense now, and should have just been included with the novella.

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-11-11 01:00

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.com/2016/03/20/n...After the rip-roaring fun of Envy of Angels, I just couldn’t wait to be back in Bronko’s kitchen with all the gang. This time, things are really heating up as Matt Wallace serves up another course of humor-laden fare in Lustlocked, the second novella in the Sin du Jour series.Having proved themselves on their first job, Lena and Darren are subsequently offered full-time employment by executive chef Byron “Bronko” Luck. Now all they have to do is survive the probationary period, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, given the unusual nature of the catering company at which they work. Sure enough, no sooner have the junior chefs signed their names to the contract than Sin du Jour receives their next big gig—a goblin royal wedding.Unlike the mischievous, ugly and stooped creatures of folklore, Matt Wallace’s goblins are actually beautiful and talented beings, which explains why so many of them have found success in Hollywood and the music industry. It’s a star-studded night as all the goblin guests show up to the celebrations, excited to see their prince tie the knot with a human woman. As usual though, nothing at Sin du Jour ever goes as planned, and before long, giant lusty lizards are running amok through the wedding party, trying to have sex with everyone and everything. Let this one be a cautionary tale for us all: magic and love don’t always mix.Like the previous book, Lustlocked is another rollicking romp into the culinary world, urban fantasy style. Once again, our characters are thrown into the zaniest and most absurd situations you can think of, playing up the action and the laughs. Compared to the Envy of Angels though, the plot feels much simpler and less adroit, giving this sequel novella a throw-away vibe which leads me to believe that it won’t stay with me as long. That said, I still had a great time with the story, which is no less entertaining for being shorter and less complex.In fact, pacing is helped by the narrower focus, and we also don’t jump around as much following multiple groups of characters in different places. While Envy of Angels featured several side plots starring the Sin du Jour’s stocking and receiving department, the adventures of Ritter, Cindy, Hara and Moon are more integrated in Lustlocked. Fans of this unforgettable foursome need not fret though, for Matt Wallace makes it up to us by including a bonus story called Small Wars at the end of this novella. This was a free short published at the Tor.com website, revealing the origins of the team by explaining how they were all recruited and brought together by Ritter.If a couple hours with a bite-sized, light-hearted urban fantasy novella sounds like a good time to you, then you need to check out the Sin du Jour series. Already I am excited for the next book Pride’s Spell, which promises to be even more wild and bizarre. At this point, anything can happen…and you can bet I’m looking forward to the insanity.

  • Tammy
    2018-11-13 18:50

    The nitty-gritty: Another hilarious entry into the Sin du Jour world, with some of the funniest dialogue I’ve ever read.“Are you guys almost done down there?” he asks the impossibly small piece of composite concealed in his right ear. “I’m fuckin’ bored.”“Us ‘guys’ are rigging the final charge now,” Cindy’s irritated voice answers him over the earpiece.“Sorry,” he says. “Folks. People. Whatever. Nonoffensive gender neutral pronoun. When did you graduate from Feminist Police Academy, Cindy?”“Words matter.”If you’re in the mood for a quick and entertaining story, and especially if you appreciate absurd humor, then grab a copy of Lustlocked as soon as you can (Better yet, start with Envy of Angels so you don’t miss any of the hilarity!) As I’ve mentioned before, humor doesn’t always work for me. It’s got to be just right. But somehow, Matt Wallace gets me, and I’m sure thousands of other readers. This time around, the chefs of Sin du Jour, a very special company that caters to the supernatural realm, is preparing to serve the wedding of the century: the wedding of the goblin prince, who just happens to be marrying a human girl named Bianca. As you can imagine, things do not go as planned, and before long the wedding reception has devolved into nightmarish shenanigans.Newbies Darren and Lena, whose first assignment with Sin du Jour took place in Envy of Angels, are now full members of the team and ready for their next job. As they prepare thousands of hors d’oeuvres for the wedding guests—making sure to separate the human food from the goblin food—something goes wrong, and before you know it, all the human guests have turned into giant, sex-crazed lizards. With the wedding reception in shambles, it’s going to take every member of the team to set things right before things get, well, even more out of hand.One of my favorite things about this story is the conceit that goblins are all famous Hollywood actors and musicians, and I’m pretty sure I know who the goblin king is, from this description:His hair, which has gone through so many famous and kaleidoscopic changes on decades of album covers, is now a simple, chemically flawless blond that falls loosely just past his ears.The cast of characters is more or less the same from Envy of Angels, and Wallace gives us lots of funny banter that keeps this fast-paced story rolling along. These chefs have seen a lot, so even the unusual sight of giant lizards wreaking havoc doesn’t surprise them that much:“What’s going on?” she asks.“This giant lizard thing in a tux is trying to bone that dude from Grey’s Anatomy,” Pacific says, totally unfazed. “You know, the one with the hair.”Wallace does a great job integrating the Hollywood elite into his story, while poking fun of them at the same time. The story takes “silly” to a new level, but I still enjoyed every crazy moment.A short bonus story called Small Wars, which was recently published on the Tor.com website (and you can read it for free, if you'd like a taste of Matt Wallace's writing!), appears after Lustlocked, and tells the adventures of Sin du Jour’s stocking and receiving department (Ritter, Moon, Cindy and Hara) as they attempt to find a critical ingredient for the wedding, a rare mineral called Welsh gold.  I loved that Wallace takes this opportunity to use flashbacks to show how each member of the team was originally recruited by Ritter, and it reminded me of the Firefly episode Out of Gas, which does the same thing. Wallace has created a world that is rich with story possibilities, and I look forward with glee and anticipation to the next one.Big thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copy. Above quotes were taken from an uncorrected proof, and may differ in the final version of the book.This review originally appeared on Books, Bones & Buffy

  • Michael Hicks
    2018-11-18 20:13

    Lustlocked is the second installment in Matt Wallace's Sin du Jour Affair series, which revolves around a New York catering company that caters to the supernatural elements of society. In the previous book, Envy of Angels, the chefs and crew hosted a diplomatic dinner sponsored by a secret government agency in an effort to stave off war between two demonic groups. Lustlocked picks up on the heels of that event, as the company prepares to host a grand goblin wedding under the supervision of the Goblin King.Yes, that Goblin King. In a fitting and sadly timely homage, Wallace gives us yet one more avenue to prove the immortality of David Bowie's lasting legacy. Although at the time of Wallace's writing, Bowie was alive and well, and expected to remain so for quite some time. It's a sad fluke that Lustlocked just so happens to have released on heels of Mr. Bowie's death from cancer. This is, however, a wonderfully befitting bit of fan service toward not only Bowie's iconic character from the film Labyrinth, but of the iconic performer himself. It's a pleasure getting to "see" the King once more.As with Envy of Angels and the short story, Small Wars, which acts an inbetweenquel, Lustlocked doses out the humor, providing a keen edge to the affairs and preventing the seriousness of the story from delving deeply in the morose and macabre. While preparing for the grandiose wedding of the goblin prince and his human bride-to-be, some shady bit of spell-casting goes wildly awry and leaves the human guests transformed into horny lizard creatures that threaten to hump to death the entire guest list. Again, these books are crafted to be sheer entertainment, and Wallace maneuvers a peculiar tightrope with aplomb. This story could have drifted precariously into dark meanness, or perhaps a bit of weirdo erotica, but Wallace averts those traps and sticks to the fun and fantastical side of things, first and foremost. There's a certain Buffy The Vampire Slayer but for Netflix vibe here that I find really appealing. He also gives his characters brief moments to shine and continues to flesh out his cast in interesting ways, right up to its sucker-punch finale. I am now feeling the long, heavy weight of the intervening months between now and June, when the third installment releases. I think it'd be a sin to miss what comes next.

  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    2018-11-13 19:05

    The staff of Sin du Jour return for the wedding of a Goblin prince & his soon to be princess, however, as with most weddings, something goes wrong. What? Your wedding didn’t have lusty lizards?Recommended.

  • Alexandra
    2018-11-01 00:13

    This story was provided to me by the publisher at no cost.An amusing, light and fluffy story. It's the second story to be set in the restaurant Sin du Jour, and I've not read the first; that didn't seem to be too much of a hindrance. I think I missed a little bit of the tension between characters (and initially I thought the two main characters were lovers, not housemates), but the cast is reintroduced well enough that I had no trouble following the various interactions. The basic premise is that there's going to be a goblin wedding - well, the crown prince of goblin-dom is marrying a human - and this version of goblins is that they are the bright and beautiful... in fact most of them are Hollywood celebrities. You already know who the Goblin King is (yes, really, Wallace went There); I'm not entirely sure who the queen is meant to be: she's described as the most famous supermodel, and my mind went to Elle Macpherson, but maybe that's just because I'm Australian? Perhaps it could be Naomi Campbell? (ETA: Thoraiya tells me a certain Goblin King is married to supermodel Iman. Oops.) Anyway, such beautiful creatures naturally require an extravagant wedding aaaaaand then things go bad. Some of the story is around preparing for the wedding (goblins eat jewels, of course) and some of it is dealing with, um, rampaging lusty reptiles. So half almost cosy culinary fantasy, half magic/mayhem fantasy.Don't read this for deep philosophical reflections. Do read this for a bit of banter, a bit of snark about celebrity, and people getting themselves out of sticky situations in amusing ways.

  • Jason
    2018-11-07 18:05

    3 Stars Lustlocked the second novella of the Sin du Jour series was a pretty big let down to me after the amazing and fresh first book, Envy of Angels. This one was simply too short. It definitely was lacking in Salt, a cardinal sin. The world that Matt Wallace has created could be so much more. I can only hope that he puts together a full length novel of magical cuisine and pastries.Even though this book was not up to the standards set in book one, there is still a lot to like. Like others have said it is a combination of a Food Network show that would be made by National Geographic or even The Animal Planet, set inside a universe created by Tim Button. This is a food story first, a comedy second, and a horror show third. Together they are served up to perfection through witty dialogue and the writing of Wallace.This is a fun read. There are many laugh out loud moments that will bust your gut. The story starts out fast without much back story or explanation and things get cooking from there. The action is funny. The situations are funny. The whole thing just comes across as being Damn cool. Lustlocked unfortunately was just one noted. It needed more sage. I loved the first book and look forward to more from Wallace but this one was just OK.

  • Daphne
    2018-10-24 22:51

    This series is so much fun! It's so twisted and strange. Dialogue is superbly done, and hits over and over again with some great lines that made me laugh. Looking forward to the 3rd in the series to be released in June.

  • Cathy
    2018-11-07 19:18

    Another good one, funny but not silly, very good characterization to balance out the action and fantasy.

  • Verushka
    2018-10-28 00:14

    What is this about?: Lustlocked is the second book in Matt Wallace’s Sin Du Jour series, about a catering company that works for the supernatural. In this instalment Lena and Darren are back at Sin Du Jour and working for a Goblin King and his son’s wedding. In case you missed book 1, Lena and Darren are the very normal, human newbies to this whole world and readers’ POV into things.What else is this about?: There’s some progress on Lena and Darren’s characters and an ending that kind of turns everything upside down, but it’s mostly about learning about everyone at Sin Du Jour running around trying to save the day.I don’t think there’s any real way to do the utter hilarity and deadpan humour in some cases of Lustlocked justice. It’s the second in Matt Wallace’s Sin Du Jour series, featuring the catering company to the supernatural and it’s crew of staffers — including zombies as servers.Despite the title, Lustlocked is as much about love as it is lust as the events of the story take place during a Goblin prince’s wedding to his human bride. Naturally, goblins are utterly gorgeous creatures, most of whom work at the CW network and their shows, but they are making Bianca, the bride, and her family feel like outsiders, which is when Boosha steps in and makes everyone into fornicating monsters.It really was an innocent mistake.Overhearing the bride’s lament about her husband-to-be’s family, Boosha took it upon herself to add something extra special to the menu to incite lots and lots of love, and it backfired and incited lust and turned every human into monsters.Lena and Darren are still our POV into this world and yes, still employed by Sin Du Jour, despite Lena’s misgivings — and yes, her misgivings are continually expounded upon. But, hopefully the staff will wear her down! On the other end of the of the spectrum is Darren, non-critical and accepting of everything Sin Du Jour throws at him. There really is no middle ground between them and how they feel about the company, but it makes for a fun ride.So, when everyone gets turned into monsters, a force field — or force of bricks come up around every building this occurs, accompanied by a Droopy Dog cartoon security system — for real and And somehow Wallace makes this all work! His imagination is a thing of wonder, I swear! Read this series and be prepared to laugh your butt off!

  • Megalion
    2018-11-17 17:17

    I discovered this series when I received an ARC for the 3rd book. I decided to start from the beginning. See my review on Pride's Spell for my general thoughts and impressions about the series from the 3 book binge read. Most important one being that in many ways this series feels like a mashup of Spider Robinson's Callahan's Saloon series and Robert Asprin's M.Y.T.H. series in style and comic timing. The first is considered science fiction. The latter is fantasy. Sin Du Jour falls between. Directly on the line between urban fantasy and speculative fiction. If you like silly madcap adventures, this is for you even if urban fantasy isn't your thing. Books are a fast enjoyable read. In this one, the newcomers on the line find out that goblins have gotten a bad rap. They're not at all what lore makes them out to be. Oh really? Then what are they really like?The answer is hilarious and clever.

  • Kdawg91
    2018-11-13 22:08

    YET another home run by Mr Wallace, if you have not read Envy of Angels, fucking do it. It is a ton of fun and this keeps the fun and chaos at a demented and wild pace. Yes, I still don't like novellas, and yes, damnit.......I dropped what I was reading to read this and burnt through it like it was a crack rock and I had the itch for the pipe, so there!No seriously, there is not nearly enough dark just wrong kind of fun in fantasy or scifi and this story and series has it in spades.I am kind of down sick, so apologies for being short, but I made my point I think. Go give this man your monies!

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    2018-11-03 21:50

    Really enjoyed this, more than the first one. It hit the spot this week and I knew what to expect with the voice and humor. All these characters are effed up and whacky, but not caricatures or stereotypes, and all are *very* distinct people.I do think Wallace's style verges on telling instead of showing. Usually that is difficult for me to enjoy, but like I said, I think I knew what to expect with this one.Based on the ending of Lustlocked, I'm hooked for Sin du Jour #3, because I *need* to know what this means for the crew!

  • Thoraiya
    2018-11-02 19:49

    After Alex reviewed the sequel to "Envy of Angels", I HAD to know what happened next in the kitchens of Sin du Jour! And my whining on Twitter paid off!"Lustlocked" opens with an immensely enjoyable fishing expedition before switching to the continued adventures of Lena & Darren, roomies and new SdJ chefs. This episode, there's a goblin wedding to cater. Put that magic spell on me, slap that baby, make him free!Liked this almost as much as the first one. For fans of the Super Mario Bros movie and Justina Robson's "Legolas Does The Dishes."

  • Michael Underwood
    2018-11-04 22:04

    The second Sin du Jour affair is even more outlandish and delightful than the first. Wallace rounds out the cast, makes character moments amidst the zany antics, and ends the novella with one hell of a digestif.Is it time for the next one yet?

  • Ryan
    2018-11-11 00:50

    Deliciously absurd in the best possible ways! No one makes me laugh with as much intensity as Matt Wallace does. Lustlocked is a worthy successor to Envy of Angels and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next Sin du Jour installment.

  • Neeuqdrazil
    2018-10-21 18:57

    Yet another delightful story from Matt Wallace. So much fun! Goblins! Movie stars! Goblins who are movie stars! The Goblin King himself! And food (less in this one than in Envy of Angels, though) and glee. So much glee.

  • Rori
    2018-10-27 18:55

    Not nearly as good as the first book, but an entertaining thrill ride right up to the cliffhanger ending. Fun series.

  • Devann
    2018-11-02 17:49

    I keep trying to write a review for this book that isn't full of spoilers and apparently I can't actually do it lol. I will just say that I've now read the first 3 books in this series and while they are all good this one was definitely my favorite. I just couldn't stop laughing, the comedic timing was so good.

  • Angela Oliver
    2018-11-08 17:58

    I always feel a bit awkward when my opinion of a book differs dramatically from the "norm", partly because I wonder if there's something I missed, but I did not enjoy this book much at all. It is the second in the series, and it is quite short, and I did pause halfway through to read something else, then returned to it, which may all have contributed to my lack of enjoyment.As the second in the series, having not read the first, I did not feel any connection to the characters that had clearly been established in the earlier books. There were a lot of names and I struggled to keep them all straight - something not enhanced by the abrupt break in the middle where I put it down for 3-4 days to read something else. And the shortness of the duration did not leave much scope for the characters to be properly developed. There is also the fact of the simplistic nature of the story. Certainly, it is intended to be farcical, and a tad madcap, and there was a certain surreal element, but there wasn't really much to the story: People get hired to cater a Very Important Royal Wedding, an accident happens and half the guests get turned into ravening sex-lizards, either copulating with each other or trying to force themselves upon the non-afflicted guests. When did rape become a joke? At no point did I feel particularly concerned for the main characters wellbeing - I had enough trouble trying to keep straight who-was-who - and the ending felt a little flat to me.And then there is the case of the Goblin King. Whilst I'm not opposed to the implication that RL celebrities might be fantastical beings (in fact I rather like them), the lack of subtlety turned it from something amusing into something that felt almost wrong, especially in line with recent events (in fact, I was just discussing this book with some fellow writers when I heard that news). Honestly, maybe my sense of humour isn't quite twisted and silly enough to appreciate this book.Title provided by the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Nia Ireland
    2018-11-07 01:10

    Thank you to Netgalley for a complimentary copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. I was immediately attracted by the cover of this book and it certainly didn't steer me wrong. This book was short, sweet and hilarious.The premise of a supernatural catering company which serves the less human and more magical members of society was an instant hit with me.In this book, the staff of Sin du Jour are catering to a goblin royal wedding. The goblins all happen to resemble famous celebrities, which is possibly the most sensible part of the storyline as it all descends into wonderful silliness from there.The point at which you find out that zombies make excellent event planners and that a military history makes you an excellent candidate for working in catering, you just learn to roll with the punches.Though there isn't a considerable amount of depth to the characters, they are all likable and you don't feel the need to question their motives too hard. They work together well and the dialogue is spectacularly funny.This is the second book in the Sin du Jour series, and though there are some references to the previous book, you can still work your way through it and understand what's going on.Matt Wallace's work is infinitely quotable and he's definitely an author whose work I will just buy without question now, I enjoyed this book in the way I wished I'd enjoyed Tom Holt's work.I would recommend this book for fans of humour, the supernatural and anyone looking for the literary equivalent of a palette cleanser after some heavy reading. I'll definitely be following the rest of this series!

  • Sepidaar
    2018-10-28 20:08

    It was nothing like the first book. So much for finding a new urban fantasy series :(

  • Tory
    2018-10-30 01:01

    I judged a book by its cover on this one and chose Lustlocked because the art looked cool. I am so so glad I did. Matt Wallace has created a fantastical world where anything can and usually does happen. Just when you think you are getting a handle on the book's direction, it wooshes off somewhere else. I love that!This is the second book in the Sin Du Jour series, but I hadn't read the first one prior to picking this one up, and I don't think it mattered. I did go back and read it afterwards and found it equally hysterical.Honestly, I think my only complaint is it was too short and there isn't another one to read afterwards. And that the food descriptions made me super hungry. Note: This book was provided to me by the publisher free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Real talk though - I spent the money and bought it and Envy of Angels myself after reading it - it was that good.

  • Nick Cucore
    2018-11-15 19:54

    Ugh....So lets start with its even shorter than the first. Technically it is even shorter still, because the book ends, literally, 76% percent in. The rest of the book are excerpts posted on the TOR website of other excursions the acquisition team went on. The first chunk of it should have just been in its place in the book. The rest is wayward given the books ending. I would call it bonus material so why complain, only that it is counting towards the already very short page count. Sadly the story is much worse. The first while an extremely predictable story, was atleast alot more fun. It gave you something to dig into... "lustlocked" not so muchSo its shorter and less interesting. Its such a shame, this series could really be something. If only the effort were put in to turning the series into actual books. As it stands, its a 3 minute cartoon on adult swim...

  • Maggie Gordon
    2018-10-21 22:56

    Lustlocked is a spin on a "sex pollen" story. These are narratives where characters, because of magical or crazy science reasons, end up compelled to have sex with one another. I find these sorts of stories incredibly gross because hello massive sexual violation. And yet they are usually played for laughs as they are in this volume. I like the Sin du Jour series. The characters are fun and the set-up offers up endless possibilities for an urban fantasy, but this was lazy. It was also frustrating to see from an author who seems to have a clue about social justice issues. But seriously, all the humans get forcibly turned into "lust lizards" who screw everything they see. Really not into that type of story, no matter what else is in there.

  • Roberto Garcia
    2018-10-30 23:48

    What a kitchen, what a job!!! Sin du Jour is the best company in the world… hahaha.This 2nd book is great, crazier and much more fun; it made me laugh almost all the way (people stares at me whenever I’m in public).It has everything, plot, characters, rhythm and pace; Mr. Wallace is a modern writing bloodydamn genius; on one hand he created an acid/demon/magical universe that allows any kind of excess and on the other he has placed a bunch of characters (ingredients) among my favorites and that have an infinite future in literature.I’ll not say anymore, just go buy and read this amazing series… like someone said from now on I’ll read everything in the Sin du Jour universe.The only bad thing, it’s to short… I want more now.

  • Ron
    2018-11-03 22:57

    Second book in a series, Lustlocked continues the adventures Lena and Darren along with the chefs, procurement agents, and magic users at the Sin du Jour catering company. The event this time is a royal Goblin wedding that goes awry when human guests get a taste of magic meant for the goblins. Fun in a strange fashion ensues that has to be read to be believed. Thankfully, no recipes are included. If you like comedic mashups of food, explosions, and magic, you are likely to enjoy Lustlocked.

  • Bridget Mckinney
    2018-11-10 20:13

    Lustlocked is the second in Matt Wallace’s Sin du Jour series, which began with the riotously funny Envy of Angels late last year. When I read the earlier volume, it was as part of my ongoing project of reading all of Tor.com’s new novellas, but I didn’t expect to like it much. Instead I found it quite enjoyable—smart and fast and a thoroughly fun read. I couldn’t wait for Lustlocked, and I was not disappointed.Read the full review at SF Bluestocking.

  • Mandie Kok
    2018-11-12 23:58

    A strange one, reminiscent of Artemis Fowl for adults. (view spoiler)[With a magical reptilian orgy at a wedding (hide spoiler)]. It started off promising and funny, but I lost interest about halfway through. It's a quick read and I finished it, but I would have enjoyed it more had the initial humour been sustained throughout the story.