Book Review: The Prisoner (Broken #1) by Kol Anderson

TITLE: The Prisoner The Prisoner (Broken: Season One, #1)

SERIES: Broken #1

AUTHOR: Kol Anderson

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 80 Pages

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Aaron Taylor is a rent-boy.
The Dream everyone wants to come true.

Vincent Greene is the client from hell.
The man who wants to make sure that dream ends up BROKEN.

Just when Aaron thinks his life is beginning to make sense, his handler sends him to a new client. Vincent Greene looks like he might just be Aaron’s best client yet, but what Aaron doesn’t know, is that under Vincent’s alluring facade, lurks a heart capable of extreme cruelty.

REVIEW:

This book starts out with a glimpse of Aaron’s life as a rent boy. He’s in love with a man who is promising to leave his lover in order to be with him. Though Aaron wants to believe it, he has to keep working. He hooks up with his next client, Vincent, and discovers too late that Vincent is bad news. Aaron is taken captive and his only hope for escape is the client who told him he loved him.

This book was enjoyable, but not entirely what I expected. So far there seems to be three viewpoints. One is Aaron’s viewpoint, one is the client who professed his love to Aaron, and the last is Vincent, the client responsible for kidnapping Aaron. Everything seems in place except for Vincent’s viewpoint. Even if Vincent ends up falling for Aaron, I can’t see myself liking him. He’s a kidnapper and after everything he’s done to Aaron, there’s no way I’m going to warm to the jerk. I’m interested in figuring out where things are going, but from the way the book began, I imagined it would be a lot longer and have more of a story arc. I’m guessing now that the story arc will be split up between the three books in the trilogy. As it is, the book ended in a cliffhanger of sorts with nothing concluded. I guess I’ll have more to say about this series once I read book #2.

RATING: Liked it 🙂

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Drugging, Forced Prostitution, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Agressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Sex Trafficking, Slave, Taboo

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight: Sarge (F.I.S.T.S #1) by Bey Deckard

TITLE: Sarge Sarge (F.I.S.T.S. #1)

SERIES: F.I.S.T.S #1

AUTHOR: Bey Deckard

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 56 Pages

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Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.

Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two Space Marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.

Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career.

Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realizes he has found something truly rare.

RATING: Liked it 🙂

LEAD: Discovered author through readers recommendations on Goodreads

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Erotica (Not Dark), M/M Erotic Romance, M/M Fantasy, Rough Sex

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

Review: Evenfall: Director’s Cut Part I (In the Company of Shadows #1) by Santino Hassel & Ais

TITLE:  Evenfall: Director’s Cut Part IEvenfall: Volume 1: Director's Cut (In the Company of Shadows, #1 part #1)

SERIES:  In the Company of Shadows #1

AUTHOR:  Santino Hassell & Ais

PUBLISHER:  Unpublished

LENGTH:  334 Pages

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In a post-apocalyptic future, the Agency works behind the scenes to take down opposition groups that threaten the current government. Their goals justify all means, even when it comes to their own agents.

In the newly revised Director’s Cut of Evenfall, the second volume follows Sin and Boyd through a long-term undercover mission in Mexico. They think the hardest part will be maintaining their covers and handling their attraction while living in close quarters, but that’s only the beginning of their newest trials.

When hard and fast decisions lead to catastrophic consequences, the two agents realize getting out of Mexico alive may be their biggest challenge yet.

Warnings: Explicit violence, sex, physical and psychological abuse.

REVIEW:

Boyd’s mother works for a secret agency and has decided to bring him on to be the partner of the highly dangerous, Sin. Though Sin tries everything possible to drive Boyd crazy, they end up falling for each other. They realize they want to be together, but they have to get past the agency and Boyd’s mother before that can happen.

Excellent action and romance. I love it! Both Boyd and Sin are damaged goods, but in this way, they are perfect for each other. Sin; the super sexy, extremely dangerous, and possibly psychotic secret agent is not so scary when paired with the timid, androgynous beauty Boyd. Although there’s a rocky start to their relationship; with almost every touch leading to an argument or misunderstanding, there is certainly love in the air and I’m hoping to see a lot of it in part II.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Drugging, Graphic Violence, Hate Crime, Hurt/Comfort, Kidnapping, M/M Erotic Romance, M/M Fantasy, Psychological Trauma, Unpublished Book

BUYING LINKS: 

ICOS – Authors’ Website

 

 

 

Book Review: Bloodraven by PL Nunn

TITLE:     BloodravenBloodraven

AUTHOR:     PL Nunn

PUBLISHER:     Pam Nunnally

LENGTH:     663 Pages

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A son of a forest dwelling people, Yhalen knows little of the world outside the ancestral forest, until he is captured by a band of ogres on a slave-taking mission. Only grim tales of the barbaric giants had reached the forest, but Yhalen soon learns that even the darkest fireside story only hinted at the brutality of these Northern warriors. He discovers the meaning of true fear at their hands, and only the awakening of ancient magic saves him from destruction. Surviving ogre viciousness, he finds himself given to Bloodraven, the half ogre, half human war leader as a slave. Yhalen, refusing to bend, soon pays the price for offending prickly ogre pride. But Bloodraven is no mindless, violent ogrish beast. Bloodraven has an agenda and Yhalen finds himself drawn in the wake into human and ogre politics, into bloodshed and cruelty and into the forbidden magic that is damnation in the eyes of his own people, but which might mean the difference between death and salvation.

REVIEW:

Extraordinarily sexy, moving, and over the top. I want more —a sequel; another adventure; anything. After 600+ pages, my only complaint is that there is not another book to continue the saga. Bloodraven is an M/M erotic fantasy; dark and violent with plenty of raw, primal sex. This is the first time I’ve read a book with a non-consensual relationship. Though the Stockholm syndrome is certainly at play, the love that emerges is very real and extremely hot. I am a huge fan of the “enemies to lovers” theme and PL Nunn pulls this off beautifully.

REVIEW: Absolutely, insanely crazy about it! I will definitely read this again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Banned Book, Captive, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Dub-con, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Rape, Rough Sex, Slave, Taboo

BUY LINKS: 

Lulu

Spotlight: Claimed by the Order (S-Gods #1) by J. Johanis

TITLE: Claimed by the OrderClaimed by the Order (S-Gods #1)

SERIES: S-Gods #1

AUTHOR: J. Johanis

PUBLISHER:   Self Published

LENGTH: 222 Pages

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He failed to save himself. Is he strong enough to save his lover?

Young and eager to join the social playground of the gods, Marduk enters his first day of college at the exotic mountain retreat at the Temple of Power. But he swiftly falls into the clutches of a secret order. Confronted by the powerful gods who wish to claim him, Marduk is defenseless. His only way out: to lure another virgin god into the Order.

Advisory: Contains graphic violence, non-con, & abuse. Intended for mature readers.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Castration, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Dub-con, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Hurt/Comfort, m/m Dark erotica, M/M Erotic Romance, M/M Fantasy, Ménage, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Taboo, Torture

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon

ARe

Barnes & Noble

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Taken Away (Prison Showers #1) by Kristoffer Kross

TITLE:  Taken AwayTaken Away: Prison Showers Prologue

SERIES:  Prison Showers #1

AUTHOR:  Kristoffer Kross

PUBLISHER:  Self Published

LENGTH:    116 Pages

BLURB:

Disclaimer: Contains gay sex and MM violence
Update: Book 1 is set to release in early May, with books 2 and 3 soon to follow.

Meet Jason, a dealer, street kid, gay escort, and all-round hustler with a colorful take on life. His unusual start in the world has equipped him with creative defence mechanisms and a slightly manipulative, take-no-prisoners attitude that serves him well in rough company.

When he is taken away by the police for questioning, he knows something is up. He’s about to find out what goes on in the prison showers. Find out what in Taken Away, book 1 of the latest gay erotic prison thriller series: Prison Showers.

REVIEW:

I really loved this book. Jason makes his money on the streets as a hustler and male escort. He’s lucky enough to find a rich guy who employs him frequently, but when the law catches up to him, he’s taken to prison and has to learn how to make it in his new environment. Jason has the good fortune of being roomed with an older man who steers him in the right direction, but this doesn’t necessarily keep him safe from those interested in exploiting his youth and good looks. Though Jason finds himself on the run from an aggressor, other newbies have it worse. The book ends in an exciting and suspenseful way, which made me eager to read more.

I really enjoyed reading about Jason’s journey and how he ended up being sent to jail. With that said, there are some really hot scenes in this book.Though the idea of prison life is quite depressing to me, I really love the author’s portrayals of Jason’s experience. Taken Away brings the prison atmosphere  to life in a frightening, but sometimes titillating way. Can you imagine… Jason is young, gay, and now surrounded by tough, intimidating, and horny alpha criminals. Luckily Jason is street smart, but I fear even this may not be enough to save him. I really look forward to finding out what happens next.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Captive, Dark Erotica, Dub-con, POV of Victim, Rough Sex

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

TITLE:    Wicked GentlemenWicked Gentlemen

AUTHOR:    Ginn Hale

PUBLISHER:    Blind Eye Books

LENGTH:    224 Pages

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Belimai Sykes is many things: a Prodigal, the descendant of ancient demons, a creature of dark temptations and rare powers. He is also a man with a brutal past and a dangerous addiction. And Belimai Sykes is the only man Captain William Harper can turn to when faced with a series of grisly murders.

But Mr. Sykes does not work for free and the price of Belimai’s company will cost Captain Harper far more than his reputation. From the ornate mansions of noblemen, where vivisection and sorcery are hidden beneath a veneer of gold, to the steaming slums of Hells Below, Captain Harper must fight for justice and for his life.

His enemies are many and his only ally is a devil he knows too well. Such are the dangers of dealing with the wicked.

REVIEW:

Very Dark, suspenseful, and extremely well written. Wicked Men is a clever mixture of fantasy, romance, and mystery which appears to be set in the 1700-1800’s. Ginn Hale creates a world which is much like our own except for the existence of prodigals; a repressed class of magical men who are the descendants of demons. The story revolves around two unlikely lovers who come together while investigating a mystery that threatens to take them down.  Excellent story and highly recommended.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Dark M/M Fantasy, Enemies to Lovers, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) C.S. Pacat

TITLE:  Captive PrinceCaptive Prince: Volume One (Captive Prince, #1)

SERIES:  Captive Prince #1

AUTHOR:  C.S. Pacat

PUBLISHER:  Berkley

LENGTH:  241 Pages

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“This was Vere, voluptuous and decadent, country of honeyed poison”

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the truthful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. 

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…

REVIEW:

I was captivated from page one. This book is full of action, intrigue, and sexual tension. The story begins with a coup that results in the enslavement of Prince Damen. The new king gifts the prince to a rival prince as a bed slave. There are so many things that can go wrong for him, which makes the book extremely suspenseful. I’m so glad that the second book is out there and I have a feeling I’ll be impatiently awaiting the third book.

RATING: Crazy about it! I will read it again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, Slave

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

Review: Bonds of Hate (The Invisible Chains #1) by Andrew Ashling

TITLE: Bonds of Hate Bonds of Hate (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse #1)

SERIESThe Invisible Chains #1

AUTHOR: Andrew Ashling

PUBLISHER: Ormidon Publishing

LENGTH:  466 Pages

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While the kingdom of Ximerion is threatened at its southern border by a major power, the high king sends his two youngest sons, the half brothers Anaxantis and Ehandar, as Lord Governors to the Northern Marches where minor raids by wild barbarians are expected. Under the guidance of an old and trusted general, the king hopes to keep the young princes far from the major conflict in the south, while at the same time providing them with a valuable learning experience. The estranged half brothers are rivals, but soon they feel attracted to each other. As if this was not enough of a complication, they begin to suspect that they were set up by their own father. The result is a fierce struggle for power where the lines between hate and love become almost indistinguishable and where nothing is what it seems.

REVIEW:

Dark, very dark, but such an awesome discovery. I love finding a series like this; one that I want to keep reading non-stop until the very end. Bonds of hate is a story about two princes with a love hate relationship. I don’t like spoilers so I won’t say much. Just that I’m in love with the young prince Anaxantis, but I fear for him. How far will he fall into darkness before he heals from his wounds. I hope he can find a way to forgive before he becomes the monster he despises. Although this book ends at a suspenseful crossroads, I’m in no way disappointed. I’m hungry for more, so I’ll definitely keep reading.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Incest, Kidnapping, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Taboo, Underage

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

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Review: Bonds of Fear (The Invisible Chains #2) by Andrew Ashling

Book Review: Bonds of Blood (The Invisible Chains #3) by Andrew Ashling

Book Review: Neko by P.L. Nunn

TITLE:    NekoNeko

AUTHOR:    PL Nunn

PUBLISHER:    Lulu

LENGTH:    221 Pages

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A young Neko is captured and sold into slavery. In the hands of brutal woodsmen, who consider him more animal than human, he learns the true meaning of brutality, until he is rescued by a mysterious trapper with secrets of his own.

WARNINGS! This is not a pleasant tale. There is brutal and inventive NON-CON, Bestiality, Torture, and exaggerated scenes of humiliation, sadism and bondage and gratuitous violent M/M sex. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. There will be resolution at the end, that was never addressed in the Comic book, but the Neko will go through hell before he gets it. You Have been warned.

REVIEW:

I can’t say I liked this as much as I liked Bloodraven. I’m glad that there was a happy ending for Neko, but for the first half of the book, I was wondering when things would start moving along in the story. It seemed like there was nothing but torture. It was very inventive torture, but it was never ending with no apparent escape or resolution in sight. Things got better later in the book, but not spectacular.  I rated Neko with four stars because I admire the author’s courage in writing something so taboo and out there. Of course, this book comes with strong advisories for non-con, violence and abuse. I recommend this novel to anyone who likes dark m/m erotica, and to anyone looking for where they draw the line. As for me, this book was crazy, but not enough that I felt I had to put it down. I’ll certainly be reading more of PL Nunn.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Banned Book, BDSM, Bestiality, Captive, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Ménage, Non-consensual BDSM, Polyamory, POV of Victim, Rape, Sadism, Taboo, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

Lulu

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