Book Review: Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

TITLE:  Quillon’s CovertQuillon's Covert

AUTHOR:   Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

PUBLISHER:   Self Published

LENGTH:   186 Pages

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Martin is a guy’s guy, one who enjoys the simple things in life: baseball games with his son, family days, barbecues, and date nights with his lovely wife.

Once a year for two weeks, Martin takes his son, Marty, to Quillon’s Covert, a rustic family cabin secluded in the beautiful California mountains. Since before those long days of learning to play ball, Marty has loved his dad, but as Marty matures, Martin starts to see something else settle in his son’s uncertain gaze. What’s there lingers a little more than it should, and it seems far more appraising than it once was.

As Marty shows every sign of taking the lead, Martin is faced with the tough choices most parents never see: lose his son by being a father, or try to balance what’s best for their relationship by being something… more.

But with another trip to Quillon’s Covert on the horizon, has the point of no return already begun?

Note: This book contains incest

Tags: GAY, EROTICA, ROMANCE, TABOO, INCEST, INFIDELITY

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REVIEW:

I made the mistake of starting this book when I had assignments due and deadlines to meet. Please don’t make the same mistake! This book is totally and completely addictive! The whole world will be put on hold from the moment you start reading. So now that you’ve been warned, the next advisory is that this book contains erotic incest between father and son. I’ve read brother incest, but this was a first for me. The whole idea sounded a bit scary at first, but it really wasn’t. It was hot, conceptual, and played out in a way that I didn’t feel bad in any way about the father’s role. I was able to accept their relationship at the same pace as the father accepted it. With that said, this book definitely isn’t for everyone, but I highly recommend it to anyone who loves taboo m/m erotica that also happens to be sweet and sensual.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

**Banned Books**, Barely Legal, Incest, Kink, Taboo, Underage

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Spotlight: Without a Net by Lyn Gala

TITLE:      Without a NetWithout a Net

AUTHOR:     Lyn Gala

PUBLISHER:     Loose ID LLC

LENGTH:     366 Pages

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Oliver Robertson has been assigned to go undercover in one of the shade clubs that litter the seedier parts of town. He has never engaged in the sort of edge play found in those places, preferring the BDSM in the more mainstream control clubs. However, to find the criminals behind a series of kidnappings, he must go in undercover as a shade sub. The mission becomes more complicated when his captain asks him to collect evidence against a lieutenant who might be a dirty cop.

The case quickly gets out of hand, and Ollie finds himself caught between wanting to do his job and not knowing who to trust. That confusion grows worse when a number of sexy and dominant men challenge his assumption that he prefers safe, contractually negotiated sex. It turns out he has more of a wild side than he expected, and given that he’s surrounded by dangerous men, and he can’t distinguish the good guys from the bad, that’s terrifying.

When Ollie gives his trust to Travis Goode, a dominant who appears to be a federal agent, he might be making the connection of a lifetime or dooming himself forever.

RATING: I liked it 🙂

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, BDSM, Body Modifications, Brain Washing, Captive, Dark M/M Romance, Dub-con, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Exhibitionism

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Spotlight: Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza #1) by H.J. Brues

TITLE:    Yakuza Pride Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza #1)

SERIES:     The Way of the Yakuza #1

AUTHOR:     H.J. Brues

PUBLISHER:     Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:    350 Pages

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When yakuza underboss Shigure Matsunaga meets Kenneth Harris at a boring social event, he’s surprised to find himself attracted to the blond gaijin with the mismatched eyes. Shigure is even more pleased when he discovers Ken not only speaks Japanese fluently, but is fluent in Japan’s ways, even the more violent of the martial arts. Ken’s expertise at kendo is not his most striking quality—it’s the passion beneath his quiet, almost fragile exterior that ignites Shigure’s lust, and the two come together as explosively as they spar.

Shigure is a dangerous man in a dangerous position. He’s been trying to keep the peace with the Daito-kai—Shigure’s hated rivals—but the danger on the streets is escalating, threatening those Shigure most wants to protect. He may claim to love his gaijin, but before he can keep Ken safe, Shigure will have to overcome hostility from his people, a hidden enemy, and, the most insidious opponent of all, his own hard-won pride.

RATING: Absolutely crazy, flipping out, and dying over this book! I will read again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS: 

Captive, Dark M/M Romance, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Sexual Exhibitionism

BUYING LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press

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Spotlight: Magpie (Avian Shifters #2) by Kim Dare

TITLE:  MagpieMagpie (Avian Shifters, #2)

SERIES:    Avian Shifters #2

AUTHOR:   Kim Dare

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:   251 Pages

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Everet has found his perfect place in the nest. As a raven, he’s ideally suited to his new role in the nest’s security flock. Some of the jobs it entails have been far more enjoyable than others, but when he’s called to retrieve a magpie, who’s got himself into trouble in a local human club, it becomes a truly life changing experience.

Magpie shifters have always been looked down on by other avians. Just as attracted to shiny things in their human bodies as they are in their avian forms, everyone knows they’ll do anything for money—and they’re not above stealing what they can’t get by more honest means.

Kane knows what being a magpie means, and he’s got the bruises to show for it. When Everet rescues him from his latest scrape, Kane knows better than to believe the raven will actually take an interest in him and his welfare, but it’s just possible that Everet is different to any other man Kane has ever met.

Please Note: This book is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series. The previous stories are Duck! and Celebrate.

Please also note: This is the second edition of this title. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the story hasn’t changed.

RATING: I liked it 🙂

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, drug addiction, Forced Prostitution, M/M Dark Erotica

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon

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Spotlight: Drago Star (Toy Soldier #1) by J. Johanis

TITLE: Drago Star Drago Star (Toy Soldier #1)

SERIES: Toy Soldier #1

AUTHOR: J. Johanis

PUBLISHER: Goodreads BDSM Group

LENGTH: 80 Pages

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Captain Gideon is a candidate at the Drago Star Academy and well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream—to be a Star Commander and fight the alien insurgency on Earth.

However, before he can complete his training, he is captured by an unknown entity who sells him to a sadistic alien master. He strives to follow his military training, but nothing can prepare him for the abuse he endures at the hands of his deviant captors.

Despite his disorientation, Gideon realizes things are not as they seem. Though his captors appear to be slavers, they have the resources of a government or rebel entity. To complicate matters, the air smells different, the people look strange, and the light of the sun is all wrong. Gideon’s only hope is escape, but if they’ve taken him from his home planet, is escape even possible?

Content Advisory: Graphic violence, dragon sex, non-con, & non-consensual BDSM (bittersweet).

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Captive, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark M/M Fantasy, Drugging, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Prostitution, Forced Seduction, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Taboo

BUYING LINKS: 

Goodreads BDSM Group

Amazon

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Spotlight: Duck! (Avian Shifters #1) by Kim Dare

TITLE:    Duck!Duck! (Avian Shifters, #1)

SERIES:    Avian Shifters #1

AUTHOR:   Kim Dare

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH: 232 Pages

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Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

Please Note: This is the second edition of this book. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot has not changed.

RATING: Loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

Abuse, BDSM, Captive, Forced Prostitution, M/M Dark Erotica

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon

 

Book review: Cethe by Becca Abbott

TITLE:    Cethe Cethe

AUTHOR:     Becca Abbott

PUBLISHER:     SL Publishing Group

LENGTH:     528 Pages

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Human-like, but not human, the nara ruled Tanyrin for centuries. The most feared among them were their naragi, sorcerers whose power was all but invincible. Not until the coming of Arami Lothlain, King of Tanyrin and Blessed of Loth, did the rein of the nara come to a bloody end. For four hundred years afterwards, the land was at peace.

Stefn Eldering was the youngest son of the Earl of Shia, the last in a long, proud line of demon hunters. He was also a sin-catcher, living proof of God’s displeasure, the shame of his existence atonement for the sins of his ancestors. Michael Arranz was the son of a duke and one of the despised h’naran, half-bloods cursed with the blood of the nara running through their veins. Of all the h’nara, his family alone was immune from the persecution of the powerful Church of Loth, protected by an ancient covenant.

In ordinary times, the paths of Michael and Stefn would never have crossed. Alas, times were no longer ordinary. The latest of the Lothlain kings was a weakling, unable to curb the ambitions of an increasingly powerful, corrupt clergy. Famine stalked the land. Fear of the h’nara, fanned by the Church, spread tentacles everywhere. Tanyrin teetered on the edge of chaos.

A loyal and devoted friend to Tanyrin’s crown prince, Michael could refuse Severyn Lothlain nothing, not even when Severyn asked the unspeakable of him. Determined to wrest the throne from his brother, Severyn intended nothing less than the resurrection of the ancient naragi. Michael, whose naran blood was the purest in Tanyrin, was the logical choice. But for Michael become what mankind feared most, he needed a conduit through which to take the powerful, dangerous magic of the Dark Stream. He needed a man who carried the ancient blood of the cethera.

He needed Stefn Eldering.

REVIEW:

Complex plot with a love affair so fragile, that around every turn, I was imagining it would break. This story follows the principle; you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Though Michael and Stefn are natural enemies, Michael takes Stefn as his Cethe at the insistence of Michael’s best friend, Prince Severyn. Stefn has been conditioned all his life to hate h’naran as lowly and horrid spell casters. Whereas Michael knows Stefn’s family is notorious for their repression and extermination of his people. With Stefn’s initial use of hate slurs toward Michael, its doubtful they’ll ever come together. Since a cethe is supposed to be a slave; a body from which a naragi finds his power, this shouldn’t be a problem, but over time, Stefn becomes much more than that to Michael. I was surprised at the expanse of time that lapses in this book, but since the plot encompasses a slow takeover by Prince Severyn, it makes sense for a long period of time to pass in order for all the pieces to come together. Although the characters are involved in the political maneuvering for the coup, the focus is still on the impossible love affair between Michael and Stefn. In addition to the romance, the sex scenes in this book are extraordinary. If there’s ever a sequel, I’ll be more than happy to reread this book.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Prostitution, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, sex ritual, Slave, Taboo

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

TITLE: Evenfall: Volume 1: Director’s Cut Part IIEvenfall: Volume 2: Director's Cut (In the Company of Shadows, #1 part #2)

SERIES: In the Company of Shadows #1

AUTHOR: Santino Hassell & Ais

PUBLISHER: Unpublished

LENGTH:     344 Pages

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Available at: www.inthecompanyofshadows.com
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:

First of all, this was the hot! This book revolved around their first mission, which took place far from the agency. They were in a small studio sized apartment together and thought they had different jobs leading up to the actual mission, they had no real way of being separate from each other. Since there was so much sexual tension built up between the two, the sex scenes were amazing. In fact, it had to be the hottest sex between two secret agents I’ve ever read.

Though this book ends in a hopeful way, I feel like ominous things are in the air for Sin and Boyd. However, I’m hoping the future books will bring some kind of break with the agency. I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold out on reading the updated versions of books 2-4. I’m going to try though.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, M/M Erotica, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex

BUYING LINKS: 

ICOS – Authors’ Website

 

Review: Of Gods and Monsters: Menoetius (Of Gods and Monsters #1) by Wulf Francu Godgluck

TITLE: Of Gods and Monsters: MenoetiusOf Gods and Monsters: Menoetius

SERIES: Of Gods and Monsters #1

AUTHOR: Wulf Francu Godgluck

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 232 Pages

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Go ahead…hate me.
Slaughter me against the wall.
I never introduced myself as the goddamn hero. Even labeling me a pussy bad boy.

I’m an imperious villain! A tyrant cut from the bone of the worst kind of monster.

This is my story and I won’t change it for anyone in the world, but…

For him? The one who calls me Master… This is no forever fairy tale romance. This is RAW. This is ripping your heart out and trampling it till there’s nothing left but an angry bloody mess RAW.
He was the one who saw through my cracks, who would suffer my pain, blood and tears, working to mend those still bleeding wounds on my soul.
He stood through my violent storm, hiding the battle raging inside him, one I was too stupid to see, that was tearing apart the only man I would ever love.
It took almost losing him to see that, to understand, to comprehend what he truly was to me.

Mine.

My precious boy.

My beautiful Beo.

REVIEW:

Wow! This book blew me away. The story begins with an introduction to Master Colt and his messed up world. He is a big time drug dealer and also a dom who cares nothing for the boys he fux. He’s had a messed up childhood and because of it, he is always angry, and somewhat insecure about ever being seen or treated as weak. Then he meets a young man who steals his heart. Beo is a hippy and not at all his type, but he immediately draws something soft from him. Master Colt falls hard for Beo and when forces that he can’t control threaten to take Beo away, Colt’s world is on the verge of unraveling.

Really, I don’t even know where to start with this book. I guess the best thing is to start with the beginning and my initial impressions. So, though I ended up loving the book, at first I was a bit irritated. I hate super toppy men that are hyped up on testosterone; however Master Colt was just that. He was angry all the time, had to be in control of everything and everyone, and insecure about appearing weak. I really found nothing sexy about him and was going ‘bla bla bla’ in my head when it was his view point, because I thought he was a prick. However, I remembered in the blurb that this was supposed to be a book about bad guys, so I sucked it up and kept reading.

When Beo came into the picture, he brought out a whole new side of Master Colt. His heart shown threw the cold exterior, and the first time the two were together was mind blowing. I was attached to the book at that point and thereafter. I can’t say I’ve read something so erotic and intense for some time, but this book certainly is at the top for me. Despite being spectacular, there were some strange things going on with viewpoint switches along the way, but I chalked it up to foreshadowing for future installments in this series. Overall, the book was so erotic and full of raw emotion that I was either short of breath or choked up with tears. I was so sure that this story was going to devastate me, but after finishing it, I’m relieved to say that my heart is still intact. I already have the next book in this series and I can’t wait to read it. Though I still hate big toppy men, Wulf Francu Godgluck’s writing is just too good that I have to read more. I recommend this book to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica, BDSM, and bad asses.

RATING: Madly in love with it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Child Abuse, Child Abuse (off page), Dark Erotica, Dub-con, m/m erotica, Rough Sex, Sexual Exhibitionism

BUYING LINKS: 

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Book Review: Before the Succubus (Succubus #2) by Emma Jaye

TITLE:     Before the SuccubusBefore The Succubus (Succubus Trilogy # 2)

SERIES:    Succubus #2

AUTHOR:     Emma Jaye

PUBLISHER:     Self Published

LENGTH:     194 Pages

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Grades are all that seem to be important to Lucas’ parents, that and securing their own future through his hoped for, lucrative career. The double standards of the older generation, especially their ‘do what we say, not what we do’ philosophy, makes life difficult for the most sought after virgin in school, especially as his parents indulge themselves as often as possible.
Sneaking out to go to a party proves just how unimportant grades are, and how little his parents told him about the supernatural world. It seems like sex demons like himself are in high demand by vampire clans. But if the blood suckers expected him to roll over and play the submissive, they had another thing coming. As anyone who knows him would say, he’s a stubborn git. But it seems, as if that may be just what they want.

Suitable for 18+ readers only. Scenes of M/M and M/F incubus ‘force feeding.’

REVIEW:

Absolutely amazing book! This is the story of Lucas, a male sex demon who is abducted by a clan of vampires at age 18 in order to be their sex toy. The vampires especially love Lucas due to his fighting spirit. He’s not the type to bend over without a fight, which arouses the vampires even more. One thing I really loved about this book was that a Stockholm Syndrome relationship was not main focus of the story, rather the focus was on Lucas surviving his captivity and his struggle to prevail over his captors. With that said, the scene with the claiming of Lucas was extraordinary. Since Lucas is a sex demon he needs lots of sex to live, so every sexual encounter was extremely hot. The majority of the book is m/m but there ware some m/f scenes peppered in toward the end. Despite the sparse m/f scenes, I still highly recommend this book to anyone who loves dark m/m fantasy.

As a side note, Although this book can be read separately from the rest of the trilogy or can even be read first, I am a fan of both m/m and m/f so I’m glad I read book 1 first since I can read on to book 3 now without missing a beat.

RATING: Falling over backwards, going out of my mind for it! I will read again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Taboo

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon