Review: Immortal Watch (Godsbane Prince #2) by Olivia Helling #MM #DarkFantasy @KatsuBite

TITLE: Immortal WatchImmortal Watch (Godsbane Prince, #2)

SERIES:  Godsbane Prince #2

AUTHOR:  Olivia Helling

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 216 Pages

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Bonded soul mates. Shocking secrets. Protecting the one he loves could destroy everything…

Ilyas defeated the Dark God and won the spoils of a lifetime: a new kingdom, a new soulmate, and a chance at revenge. Just when he has the chance to humiliate the brother who sold him out, Ilyas learns a closely-guarded secret. He has a son, and now he’ll do everything he can to protect him.

Jem’s life was pure loneliness before he met Ilyas. But with the Dark God thwarted, Jem is completely powerless. When Ilyas begins to devote his full attention to the baby, Jem becomes determined to win his soulmate back.

After allying with a powerful secret society, Jem conspires to deliver an uninhabited world where Ilyas’ young son can truly be safe. But Jem didn’t realize that his new alliance comes at a high price, one that may cost him the love of Ilyas forever.

Immortal Watch is a spellbinding LGBT dark fantasy novel. If you like rich world-building, captivating storytelling, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll love this story of love and horror from Olivia Helling.

REVIEW:

This book was a wonderful adventure. The story begins as Jem and Ilyas are traveling by ship to Ilyas’s homeland in attempt to secure a trade deal and bring back money to feed Jem’s starving people. However, Ilyas’s brother who sold him out has been consolidating his power in Ilyas’s absense. To complicate things even more, Jem realizes he’s still being haunted by the dark god. While they struggle to overcome the political fallout of Ilyas’s return, the couple finds themselves moving further and further apart from one another. It seems through Jem’s insecurities and Ilyas’s desire to keep his family safe from the dark god that they’ll never come together again.

Immortal Watch is filled with twists and turns, as well as fantastic magic, and was a virtual roller coaster for the characters. The adventure never stops, which made the book exciting and engaging. Jem is a bit twisted in a ways, but I loved his vulnerabilities in this book. Despite things seeming wholly impossible for Jem and Ilyas to work out, I was very pleased with the ending. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves MM Dark Fantasy.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Bewitching, Dark M/M Fantasy

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

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Review: Bought (A Ripples in the Status Quo Story) by R. Phoenix #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE:   Bought Bought: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story

SERIES:    A Ripples in the Status Quo Story

AUTHOR:     R. Phoenix

PUBLISHER:     Self Published

LENGTH:     44 Pages

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When he agreed to take the fall for his pack leader’s failed attempts to help the Rebellion, Jace knew he wouldn’t live long enough to regret it. However, instead of the noble end he envisioned for himself, the werewolf finds himself at the mercy of a witch and his depraved games. Though he clings to his conviction that he can withstand anything his new master can dish out, it isn’t long before he realizes pride has no place in his life as the pet of the controlling Elias Ivers.

Revised & expanded edition as of 3/22/16. Please note that content, publisher, and other aspects of the work have changed.

Bought is approximately 12,600 words.

(This dark erotica novella caters to those who cheer on the villains as they pursue their goals…no matter what it takes to get there. This includes Very Bad Things as well as Very Sexy Things.

Those with sensibilities will likely be offended and want to attack the author with flaming pitchforks. If this applies to you, save an author. Step away from the button.

Lightheartedness aside, this is dark erotica, and it does contain elements of depravity and cruelty that will be offensive to some readers. Please proceed with caution or skip this read.)
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Please note that the RISQ world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may be offensive to some readers. They can be read as stand-alones or as serials in a larger story.

The suggested reading order for the RISQ books is:

1. Bought. [Dark Erotica]
2. Ravel. [Romance]
3. Recoil. [Dark Erotic Romance.]
4. Owned. [Dark Erotica. Follows events in Bought and Recoil.]

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Bought is a short, twisted tale about a wolf shifter, Jace, who finds himself in the hands of his enemies. Jace quickly learns his place as the play thing and pet of a witch who uses his magic to make Jace suffer in ways he would never imagine. The witch takes full possession of Jace’s body, reducing him to a quivering mess until he finds himself submitting more than his body.

I enjoyed the glimpse into Jace’s world. The story revolves around his capture and initial hazing by the witch. There was some pretty harsh humiliation in this book; mostly due to Jace’s image of himself and what he imagined he would and wouldn’t do. I cringed a little with the tail scene, but overall it was pretty hot. I loved the edging and how Jace eventually begged for it. I look forward to reading what happens next in this series.

RATING:  I liked it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Bewitching, Bondage, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Edging, Forced Seduction, Humiliation,M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, POV of Victim, Slave

BUY LINKS: 

FREE on Amazon

 

 

 

Review: Chained (Bound Gods #2) by Adrienne Wilder #DarkErotica #MM #LPRTG @Adrienne_Wilder

TITLE:  ChainedChained (Bound Gods, #2)

SERIES:  Bound Gods #2

AUTHOR:  Adrienne Wilder

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 194 Pages

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Leo has been sent on a mission to find a missing doxie. And after weeks at Leo’s side, Kaleb is suddenly alone. Free of the cruelty the Chimera, he should be rejoicing. But instead, he becomes aware of a void in his heart, he never knew was there until Leo wasn’t there to fill it. When Leo returns Kaleb is faced with the choice of disobeying Leo—forcing him to take ambrosia—or risk losing him forever.

With a single flower, Leo is back under the control of the Association. And what kind of punishment is suitable for a doxie who disobeys his Master, even though it saves his life? Leo has a list of ideas, starting with Kaleb’s first visit to a Gathering.

At the Gathering of the gods, doxies, and mortal men, Kaleb first lays eyes on Aaron. The beautiful doxie is presented by the god Sol. There he will be fed the ambrosia, Awakened to his journey of immortality, and then serve his god, Sol, for all to see. Only the horror of Aaron’s treatment by Sol makes Kaleb realize monsters come in many forms.

And not all of them hunt doxies.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

This book begins when Leo returns from a mission to find a missing doxie. Though Leo kills many of the people responsible for taking him, Leo is injured multiple times. Before he stopped taking ambrosia, he would have healed almost instantly from any wound, but since the drug is out of his system, his immortality is at risk. The other gods fear they may lose Leo and convince Kaleb to feed him the flower with a kiss. Kaleb knows Leo doesn’t want the drug, but he can’t stand the thought of losing Leo. After Kaleb feeds him the flower, Leo is healed, but he is once again hooked on the substance he wanted so badly to escape. Leo wants to punish Kaleb by taking him to a gathering where he would be free for others to touch, but when they arrive Leo guards him jealously. Though the other gods imagine they will have a go at Kaleb, Leo is willing to face the worst punishment to keep that from happening.

Chained was just as erotic and extreme as the first book. Kaleb’s punishments are excruciating, but at the same time amazingly hot. The chemistry between Kaleb and Leo is off the charts, and burning hotter as the effect of the ambrosia that Kaleb emits becomes so strong that it leaves them both passed out for days after they are together. In addition to the unbelievable erotica, we learn more about the world of the gods and doxies. There’s a monster on the loose hunting doxies, and there is so much tension between the gods over Leo’s desire to keep Kaleb that I can imagine some kind of war on the horizon. I was so sad about what happens to Aaron. I don’t know if it’s possible, but I’m hoping that Kaleb has the gift of healing. I look forward to seeing what happens next. I recommend this book to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica, dub-con, and m/m dark fantasy.

RATING: Absolutely loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Abuse, Androgyny, Barely Legal, BDSM, Bewitching, CBT, Dark M/M Fantasy, Drug Addiction, Drugging, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Electrostimulation, Forced Seduction, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Non-con, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Rough Sex, Sex Ritual, Sexual Exhibitionism

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Review: The Chimera (Bound Gods #1) by Adrienne Wilder #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE:   The Chimera The Chimera (Bound Gods, #1)

SERIES:   Bound Gods #1

AUTHOR:   Adrienne Wilder

PUBLISHER:  Self Published

LENGTH: 147 Pages

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Kaleb Holten’s father’s debt to an underground group The Association has just been called in, and the man can’t pay the loan. Instead of turning over his wealth, he releases his son and Kaleb finds himself thrown into a world where a class of men see themselves as untouchable. Going so far as to call themselves gods.

After the Great Economic Collapse there are no laws that cannot be broken. And Kaleb is forced into a ten-year sentence of servitude where he will have no say, no rights, no value and yet be coveted and protected as if he were a priceless treasure.

Leo Roan, has slipped the noose the Association bound him with by breaking his addiction to ambrosia and Kaleb Holten was supposed to be his last assignment as a doxie Master. But something about the boy begins weaving a new net that will not only ensnare him but the conscious darkness inside, that craves pain, agony, suffering, and death.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Yes! This is definitely my type of book. Chimera is set in an alternate world where there has been a financial crash. Many live in misery, but some prosper. There are men who call themselves gods, and ultimately they have all the money and power. Eighteen year old, Kaleb, enters the picture after his father gives Kaleb up to the gods to pay for defaulting on a 20 million dollar loan. Kaleb is special somehow and the god, Leo, who must train him, is already addicted to everything about him. The book covers the first two days of Kaleb’s training, which is amazing and intense.

This book was extremely hot. Kaleb’s vulnerability and how he loves the crazy things Leo is doing to him is unbelievably erotic. Although this is just a glimpse into Kaleb’s year of training with Leo, I am already addicted. Kaleb must serve the gods for ten years, which I cannot even imagine. However, I’m hoping that Leo finds some way of keeping him. I’m looking forward to learning more about this world and I’m very intrigued by what makes Kaleb special. I’m so glad the next book is already out since I can’t wait to read it.  I recommend Chimera Bound Gods book 1 to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica, dub-con, and BDSM.

RATING: Absolutely loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Barely Legal, BDSM, Bewitching, Bondage, Dark M/M Fantasy, Drug Addiction, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Edging,M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim

BUY LINKS: 

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Spotlight: Ironbound Kisses by Jessica Walsh #Fantasy #MMRomance

TITLE:    Ironbound Kisses  Ironbound Kisses

AUTHOR:     Jessica Walsh

PUBLISHER:     Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:     111 Pages

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Don’t talk to him. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t exist.

Thomas knows the rules when he takes a job with the circus, but he can’t stop thinking about the strange young man hidden away in the manager’s trailer. After a chance meeting with Isle, Thomas is even more intrigued, despite Isle’s warnings. As his obsession with Isle grows, Thomas vows to solve the mystery surrounding him and rescue him from his prison. But nothing is what it seems—especially not Isle—and Thomas is left unable to trust his own mind. Amidst the sparkles and illusions of the big top, Thomas can’t tell whether the spell he’s falling under is love… or something very different. He just knows he has to have Isle, and he’ll do things he never imagined himself capable of to get him.

RATING:  I liked it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Bewitching, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Kidnapping

BUY LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press Amazon

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My life is a flurry of writing, art and creativity. You can usually find me reading a book, scribbling notes in a notebook for future creations, typing on a laptop with music blaring in my ears or buried in my basement watching documentaries and sitting behind a sewing machine.

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and have boxes of old notebooks in horrible handwriting to prove it. Only recently have I stumbled back into writing and finishing my ideas.

Seeking the Storyteller is the first novel I’ve published; with my partner in crime and life, Briana Lawrence. I also write horror, fantasy, supernatural and occasionally romance pieces which I am currently shopping around through contests and publishers.

(My opinions and views are my own – and may not necessarily represent companies or publishers I work for.)

 

Spotlight: Temptation of the Incubus by S.A. Garcia

TITLE:     Temptation of the Incubus  Temptation of the Incubus

AUTHOR:     S.A. Garcia

PUBLISHER:     MLR Press

LENGTH:      175 Pages

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Hybrid incubus Amando is a true man-eater, until he meets the humble electrician Mads Massimo, a human who bites back.

Hybrid incubus Amando is a true man-eater. Consuming life force to exist makes committing to long-term romance a difficult task. The ancient Amando fears he’s destined to be lonely, until he meets the humble electrician Mads Massimo, a human who bites back.

Amando knows he should flee from this consuming human, but something in Mads’s soul binds them. Imagine an ancient demon falling in love with a human! Even as Mads drains Amando’s life force, he cannot deny his love for Mads. Drained and in pain, Amando debates over confessing his real identity.

When a certain scheming entity interferes with their relationship, Amando wonders if their love is a match made in Heaven or Hell?

RATING:  I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS: 

Bewitching, Dark M/M Fantasy, M/M Erotica, Murder

BUY LINKS:

Publisher | Amazon |  ARe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thirty years ago, I started writing m/m romance. My writing remained a secret lest my friends thought me a freak. Writing about men inserting tab A into slot B didn’t seem the norm for a female teenager. Reading Gordon Merrick, John Rechy and Larry Kramer helped me fill in informational gaps. Yes, I read these books in my bedroom.

As the years progressed and I discovered my sexual path, I still wrote m/m romance, although the stories progressed from lurking in notebooks to hiding on the computer.

Running B-Side, an indie music magazine, helped develop my dialogue and description skills. While traveling to interview bands, writing fiction percolated in the background. Traveling also offered me new backdrops and locations for my stories.

Now I am glad I kept the writing faith. Six published novellas and novels later, my life is a fun quandary of too many stories hindered by slow typing skills. I accept the silly challenge.

When not obsessing over unique ways to describe erotic encounters, I enjoy reading, gardening or more like trying not to kill everything, traveling, arguing politics and teaching my house bunnies tricks. Unfortunately, the furry furies refuse to answer e-mails or blog posts. They also refuse to clean their litter boxes. Brats. I enjoy cooking for my beloved partner because she endures the endless experiments with grace.

I hope my manic devotion to words and romance connects with my readers. Is that a sincere enough ending? Drat, the sentiment needs work. Blame my sloppy muse.

 

Review: Deep Desire (The Deep Series #1) by Z.A. Maxfield #MMFantasy

TITLE: Deep DesireDeep Desire (Deep, #1)

SERIES: The Deep Series #1

AUTHOR: Z.A. Maxfield

PUBLISHER: Samhain Publishing, Ltd

LENGTH: 202 Pages

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There’s no leverage like seduction…until love takes a bite of his plans.

Deep, Book 1

As the Indiana Jones of historical erotica, there is no document existing—or just rumored to exist—Adin Tredeger can’t unearth. Why he would risk the biggest coup of his career to join the mile-high club is beyond him. But the disarming, dark-eyed man who somehow enters Adin’s locked airplane washroom has him completely nude and coming apart. All without a whimper of protest.

From that moment, Adin and Donte Fedelta engage in an international battle of wit and cunning. The prize—a priceless, 500-year-old journal with illustrations so erotic it could make the Marquis de Sade blush.

Yet Donte’s desire for the journal goes far beyond simple possession. The undead nobleman wrote it. And he’s not above using every trick in his otherworldly arsenal—including seduction—to get it back.

Chemistry draws them together even as fortune tugs them apart. But when a third party joins the chase, they must unite to fight an enemy with a deadly goal—to erase Donte from history.

This book is a rerelease of a previously published book, with substantial rewrites. This title was originally released as Notturno

Warning: This product contains one cocky college professor, one centuries-old vampire who is out to show him who’s at the top of the food chain, and red wine. Because it goes so well with humble pie.

REVIEW:

Adin is transporting a rare and valuable erotic book. When he boards an airplane he is accosted by a gorgeous man named Dante in the bathroom. Dante is very forward and after taking him in the small cramped space, bites him, and informs him of his intentions to take the book. Adin later learns that Dante is a vampire and also the author of the book. Despite the drama and danger Dante brings his way, Adin finds himself falling for his new vampire friend.

I enjoyed this book. I liked Adin’s character and I loved the idea of an immortal author coming to claim his property. Though I wasn’t particularly moved by the relationship between Adin and Dante, I was pleased with the emotional happy ending. This is the first book I’ve read by Z.A. Maxfield and I’ll certainly read more. I recommend this book to anyone who loves dark fantasy with vampires.

I received a copy of this book from Indigo Marketing in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

Bewitching, Biting, Blood & Gore, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, POV of Victim

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

Spotlight: Stygian by Santino Hassell #Paranormal #MMRomance

TITLE:     StygianStygian

AUTHOR:     Santino Hassell

PUBLISHER:     Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:     217 Pages

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Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the family he sought.

Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band’s enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music, but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway.

Kennedy suspects there’s something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he’s finally found somewhere he fits. It isn’t until Kennedy forces the Caroways’ secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Bewitching, Biting, Brain Washing, Captive, Child Abuse (off page), Cutting, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Drug Addiction, Dub-con, Forced Seduction, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Horror, Ménage, Murder, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Sex Ritual

BUY LINKS:

Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

 

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

To learn more about Santino you can follow him on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/santino…
Twitter: @santinohassell
Facebook: theonlysonnyhassell | santinohassellbooks
Instagram: santinohassell
Newsletter:http://santinohassell.com/newsletter/

And at his official website: http://bit.ly/16sgcSu