The Devil’s Own Piss and Other Stories by Whiskey Leavins
Trade Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Independently published (April 12, 2021)
The Devil, or should I say, a devil, needed a double-thirteen to win.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Let’s start with The Devil’s Own Piss and Other Stories‘ very cool cover. If you see that cover art and don’t pick up the book for a closer look, then stop reading this now and go get your eyes checked. Rafael Andres from CoverKitchen. please take a bow!
Thankfully, the stories in The Devil’s Own Piss and Other Stories are worthy of such a cool cover. There are over 30 tales populated by Lucifestus and other devils, the dangerous Troupe Brothers, movie stars, influencers, space aliens, regular folks, famous folks from history and many others. You won’t find everyone in every tale, but often the stories overlap. What they do have in common is humor.
My favorite stories involved Lucifestus. He’s an honest-to-goodness, well, maybe not goodness, but he is a devil. Lucifestus is huge, red and barrel-chested. He sports a pointy goatee and a blue-black slicked back ducktail. Oh, and he has these huge horns. You won’t see his real appearance unless he wants you to. He could be sitting right next to you in a bar and you’d see a dude that looks like Tom Waits. Lucifestus is a hard-drinker, who loves to gamble so he’s often found in bars or racetracks. He doesn’t cheat, and offers tempting wagers for everything from something that would humiliate the loser to the loser’s soul. I loved every tale with Lucifestus and am ready for more.
The other tales are funny and a nice change of pace. As the cover indicates, The Devil’s Own Piss and Other Stories is definitely an R-Rated Book. If you’re easily offended, then this isn’t for you. I loved it. Whiskey Leavins is the guy you’d want to buy a few beers (and I don’t drink) and wait for the stories to flow.