Review: Untouchable Beauty (The Cubi #1) by Meraki P. Lyhne #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE: Untouchable Beauty Untouchable Beauty (The Cubi, #1)

SERIES: The Cubi #1

AUTHOR:  Meraki P. Lyhne

PUBLISHER: Independent

LENGTH: 299 Pages

BLURB:

Business school is not for Daniel. Not after making the cover of Teen Model. The only problem is that his parents don’t agree, and Daniel skips school to set his plans for fortune and fame in motion. Meeting the award-winning photographer Heimli will change his life, but not in the ways the nineteen-year-old young man expects.

At the age of four hundred thirty-six, Seldon has fed on more beautiful men than he can remember. Living in seclusion from the human world, humans are brought to the Incubi and Succubi as slaves to feed on. Amongst these slaves are the rare Untouchables. When Seldon is entrusted with the safekeeping of one, he has his work cut out for him—especially since this Untouchable gets on his nerves. And under his skin.

REVIEW:

First of all, I just have to say that I am quite fond of incubus story-lines, so this book started out on the right track for me. The story begins when the young model, Daniel, decides he’s going to go get discovered. He’s fed up with his parents talking about him going to college since he’s sure his looks can get him everything including fame. However, instead of landing a modeling job, Daniel is captured by a group of incubi. He quickly discovers that he is considered an untouchable, which means he doesn’t get worked over like some of the other less fortunate young captives. Even so, the fear of what could happen to him almost puts him over the edge.

Though this is the first book I’ve read from Meraki P. Lyhne, I had the pleasure of meeting the author this summer in Berlin, so I had a good idea about what to expect. All of the wonderful dark themes that I love so much were present in this book as well as a good healthy dose m/m/m erotica. I think the thing I loved the most was the sexual denial. Daniel, is deliberately excluded from all the incubus feeding going on in front of him. He considers himself straight, but after a while, he can’t deny being turned on by everything his captor does with other men. I wasn’t sure how things would play out for Daniel, so I was a bit shocked by the twist in the end. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Bondage, Captive, Chastity, Drugging, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M/M Erotica, Non-con, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Exhibitionism, Torture

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Cover Reveal: Blood of the Sphinx (Virgin Kings #1) by J. Johanis #MM #DarkErotica

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Blood of the Sphinx

by J. Johanis

PUBLISHER: Goodreads BDSM Group

LENGTH: 71 Pages/21,000 words

RELEASE DATE: Early December 2016

COVER DESIGNER: Indigo Forest Designs

BLURB:

“The blood of the sphinx runs through my veins,” Sasha said as he inspected the warrior standing at attention before him. “It’s what makes my family line so potent—what gives us the power to make or break a man.”

Son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, Sasha is the king of kings. He’s the pharaoh, and he’s supposed to be the most powerful man in Egypt, but he’s convinced there’s something wrong with him. Maybe he’s in heat or maybe he’s just cursed, but no pharaoh should have such an insatiable need to be mated by another man. Even worse, the man he desires has never shown an inkling of interest in him.

When the young pharaoh finds himself the sole ruler of Egypt and under siege by the Romans, he has to find a way to deal with the desires consuming him or all will be lost.

A historically inspired dark fantasy. This work is m/m dark erotica and contains graphic violence and non-con.

Goodreads Link

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Androgyny, Angst, asphyxiation, Barely Legal, BDSM, Blood & Gore, Bondage, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Rape

BUY LINKS: 

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Release Day Review-5Stars! Bare by Lynn Kelling #MM #DarkErotica @LynnKelling

TITLE: Barebare

AUTHOR:  Lynn Kelling

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 97K words

BLURB:

Ev Myers is a former high school football star and Republican State Senator’s son, raised in a strict Southern Baptist household where his only option was to be silent, behave and, no matter how he might be feeling, to put on a happy smile. Desperate to escape the pressure to be the man his family insists he become, Ev has fled Kansas to attend college and is working to find out who he really is beneath the lies and carefully composed public image. But when he applies for a job as a nude model for a life drawing class out of a desire to be seen in a way that shatters all of his family’s taboos, it’s just the first step on a path that leads him away from everything he’s ever known. Handsome and headstrong adjunct arts professor, Adam Buchanan, is the first person to recognize Ev’s potential, and his determination to have Ev realize the importance of truth and stark honesty, as well as the beauty of flawed vulnerability provides the hope Ev needs to escape a world rife with kidnapping, brainwashing and deadly determination cure homosexuality, using whatever means necessary.

[M/M – See publisher’s website for content labels.]
Word count: 97,000

REVIEW:

I devoured this book from beginning to end, and loved every moment. Bare was definitely on the lighter side compared to what I’ve read from Lynn Kelling , but it still had a lot of the dark eroticism I love. The book begins when Ev, the son of a conservative senator, decides to take a job as a nude model at his college. On his first day on the job he meets an instructor, Adam, who offers him a job working as a nude model in his own private studio. Though Ev considers himself straight, he can’t completely deny his attraction to the alluring man who little by little breaks him down and allows him to see and accept who he really is. Ev wants to accept himself and his desire for men, but the idea of his family finding out makes him fear for his safety.

This really was a fantastic read. There were dark parts in this book, but what drew me in the most was Ev’s vulnerability as Adam pushes him to see and accept his desires for men. Though the way Adam does this felt slightly sadistic in nature, Adam never does anything against Ev’s will, and their relationship ends up being amazing and beautiful. Lynn Kelling did an excellent job with this one, and like always with her books, I was left wanting more. I highly recommend Bare to anyone who loves MM Dark Erotica, D&S Relationships, and MM Romance.

RATING:

I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Angst, Bondage, Captive, CBT, Dark M/M Romance, Drugging, Dub-con, Hate Crime, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

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Review: The Cage (Settling the Score #3) by Josh Hunter #MM #DarkErotica

REVIEWED BY LARK

 

TITLE: The CageThe Cage (Settling the Score #3)

SERIES: Settling the Score #3

AUTHOR: Josh Hunter

PUBLISHER: Josh Hunter

LENGTH: 25 pages

BLURB: A “straight” stud is starting to slip…

Wade still struts around school in his varsity jacket like he’s the king of the world. Laughing it up with his jock buddies. Making out with his cheerleader girlfriend. Making fun of the “queers”. But behind the eyes he’s starting to get desperate.

Wade hasn’t had sex in a week. Any kind of sex. Not since I put his manhood under lock and key. I wonder how much longer he can take it Another day? Two? Pretty soon, the frustration will be too much, and he’ll do anything just to get some release.

There’s only one problem:

It turns out that I’m not the only one who has Wade in training. And somebody wants to break him first.

(First time gay BDSM erotic romance. All characters are 18 and over.)

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REVIEW: Okay, so I couldn’t wait between reading Part 2 and Part 3. I admit I took enough time to write my review of the second installment and then dove right into the third to find out what happened to poor Wade. (Good luck not doing the same.) Kev is proving to be more of a hardass than might be expected, but then, after getting the chance to own the star quarterback who’s tormented him for so long… Well, let’s just say the fact that he doesn’t waste his chance to get back at one of his tormentors isn’t a surprise.

What was surprising was the addition of a third party into Wade’s predicament — but it was a very enjoyable surprise. I’d almost feel bad for the guy, but there’s enough of a twist there to where I can’t help but enjoy his plight even more. Again, I don’t want to give spoilers, but Kev has Wade right where he wants him, and he doesn’t let up. (Go Kev!) Tiny spoiler: the slightest mention of collars and calling someone submissive ‘boy’ with references to muttlike treatment might have me a little too interested. I admit I have a weakness for the training Kev starts to put Wade through, and I’m hoping for more of the same.

As I’ve said before, the books might be short, but they are well-written, complete stories with interesting characters. This isn’t just a typical revenge story; this is one where the characters clearly take on a life of their own and leave me wanting more. Hot and compelling as these are, I don’t think I could put down the series if I tried.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:  

BDSM, blackmail, Bondage, Chastity, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, POV of Aggressor,

BUYING LINKS:

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Review: Blackmailed! (Settling the Score #2) by Josh Hunter #MM #Erotica

REVIEWED BY LARK

 

TITLE: Blackmailed!Blackmailed! (Settling the Score #2)

SERIES:  Settling the Score #2

AUTHOR:  Josh Hunter

PUBLISHER: Pyramid Press

LENGTH: 22 pages

BLURB: Obedience training for a bully…

Wade Johnson is the golden boy jock at our school, the star quarterback– and a total jerk. He started calling me a “queer” back in ninth grade, and he and his football goons have been hassling me every day since.

But now I’ve got something to keep Wade in line– a video that could destroy his social life and end his football playing days for good.

You’d think Wade would keep that in mind, and try to stay on my good side. Play nice. Keep the other jocks from messing with me. But Wade’s not that smart.

At school, he’s still the same homophobic bully he’s always been. So after school, he has to make it up to me.

It’s almost like that guy wants to be punished.

(First time gay BDSM erotic romance. All characters are 18 and over.)

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REVIEW: The football players in this story are arrogant and entitled — and according to the school, they have every reason to be. That means that no matter who they choose to pick on, it’s up in the air as to whether or not anyone will actually stop them. Kev has what could be the perfect solution, if only his blackmailed football player would stand up for him. Unfortunately for him, it seems like Wade needs a few reminders as to just who’s in charge.

I really liked the first installment in this series, but I think Part 2: Blackmailed! was even better. Kev starts to get creative with just how he’s going to teach Wade a lesson, which makes it hotter and hotter, and I found myself rereading a few sections. For… research, of course. It was nice to see Wade’s reaction when he finally found something that reached his limits, though his reaction to just how Kev handles it when he balks was fantastic.

I don’t want to give away spoilers, because I enjoyed being surprised by just what happened. Suffice it to say that it gave a nice dose of kink and an idea of just where Kev might go next to keep his football player in line. Well-written and another enjoyable dose of Kev and Wade. I’m already ready to go straight into the next one. (Well. Straight. You know. ;-)) This might be short, but it packs a hell of a punch.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:  

Bondage, Chastity, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, M/M Fantasy, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Uncategorized

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Review: Rent Me (Rent Me #1) by Brina Brady #MM #BDSM @BrinaBrady

REVIEWED BY LARK

 

TITLE: Rent MeRent Me

SERIES:  Rent Me #1

AUTHOR:  Brina Brady

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 436 pages

BLURB: Russian mobster spanks his rent boy. Ouch!

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed.

What is Brennen going to do now?

Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference clash.

Warning:

This is a Gay adult consensual story focused on themes of corporal discipline punishment and explicit sex with light elements of BDSM between adult men over the age of eighteen.

REVIEW: Rent Me was one of those books where I found myself getting into the characters as much as the plot — and sometimes, I wanted to bang their heads together. I absolutely love flawed characters; it’s a common theme in all of the books I adore. Brennen is a bit of a brat, and Dmitri is a bit oblivious, and Nika… Ah, I wanted to send her packing right back to Russia. The character I loved the most was Mischa, Dmitri’s brother; ever dutiful, he goes to extremes to make sure that he does right by Dmitri, but he’s good at what he does.

This book definitely isn’t for people who expect everything to be perfect; this relationship is anything but. However, that’s the way life is, and that’s the way things need to be in order for there to be growth. The author’s style may not be for everyone, but I for one enjoyed the read and can’t wait to pick up the next one.

RATING: I really liked it.

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:  

Angst, BDSM, Body Modifications, Bondage, Humiliation,

BUYING LINKS:

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Review: Owned by R. Phoenix #MM #DarkErotica #LPRTG @RaissaPhoenix

TITLE: OwnedOwned: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story

SERIES: Ripples in the Status Quo #4

AUTHOR: R. Phoenix

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 124 Pages

BLURB:

Elias Ivers was promised a slave recently captured from the Rebellion, and it would have only been a matter of time before the witch broke a mere human. His new pet would have been a beautiful match to his already enslaved werewolf, and the potential information gain was not something he was willing to pass up. However, when Malkhaz takes what should have rightfully been his in a single hasty decision, Elias is determined to make the vampire pay. No one denies an Ivers witch what he wants-especially not someone who’s little more than dirt beneath his expensive shoes.

*Owned contains graphic sexual violence. Please heed this warning.*

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From light to grey to dark, follow those who test and defy the status quo’s subjugation of humans. In a world where the supernatural reign supreme, only love can set off the ripples that could change this depraved world for the better. But will the cost be too high?

‘Bought,’ ‘Ravel,’ and ‘Recoil’ feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in ‘Owned’ and ‘Temper.’

1. Bought – Jace & Elias.
2. Ravel – Ashton & Reese.
3. Recoil – Khaz & Noah.
4. Owned – Khaz & Noah, Jace & Elias.
5. Temper – Ashton & Reese, Jace & Elias.

*Please note that the RISQ world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violencesexual or otherwise–that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some readers.*

REVIEW:

This book was amazingly and extremely vicious. I loved the last book, but this is definitely my favorite in the series so far. I don’t really know how to review it without giving away too much since the book starts out with a surprise. So, I’ll just say that things get pretty dark for some of the characters in previous books. I imagined it was dark for them already, but their situation just gets worse before it gets better. Elias takes his sadism to an entirely new level in this installment, making an already tricky social situation impossible. I probably couldn’t get more cryptic with this review, but just expect a lot of mind fucks, non-con, and angst. Really, Elias is such an ass, I’m just waiting for him to get a taste of his own medicine. I recommend this book to anyone who likes m/m dark erotica.

Note: This isn’t a standalone. It must be read in order or nothing will make sense.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

Abuse, Angst, Bondage, Captive, Enemies to Lovers, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, Pet Play, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Psychopathic Character, Rape, Sadism

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Spotlight: Own Me (Rent Me #2) by Brina Brady #BDSM #MM

TITLE:  Own Me Own Me (Rent Me Series, #2)

SERIES:   Rent Me #2

AUTHOR:   Brina Brady

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:     344 Pages

BLURB:

Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky weds former rent boy Brennen Brady.

Two husbands, deeply in love and lust, continue to doubt each other’s commitment and believe the worst. Dmitri’s possessiveness collides with Brennen’s jealousy and insecurity.

Brennen desires to fully submit and satisfy his husband’s every need, if only Dmitri would let him.

Everything is upended for the steamy couple when Dmitri’s ex-lover reveals a dangerous plot within the powerful Russian family’s organization. A series of events is set in motion that forces the pair to examine the depth of their devotion.

Dmitri’s secrets and lies, an effort to protect Brennen; lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. Through it all, the couple’s lust remains strong as they have blisteringly hot kinky sex at every opportunity.

Two husbands, still deeply in love and lust. Will that be enough when the family’s enemies bring the fight to their door?

Goodreads Link 

RATING:  Loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, BDSM, Bondage, Child Abuse (off page), Dark M/M Romance, Dub-con, Incest (off page), M/M Erotica,Rough Sex, Sex Worker,

BUY LINKS: 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I read and write M/M Gay Erotica/Romance novels.

I am a retired high school teacher with a Master’s Degree from California State University of Long Beach and UCLA.

I taught various high school subjects including the following:world history, math, Algebra, Careers, CAHSEE prep, Independent Studies,science, Adult School, Orientation, and even middle school for three years. Let’s not talk about the middle school experience. I prefer teaching high school seniors.

During the day, I read and write. I enjoy taking writing classes in my spare time.

 

Review: Antidote (Don’t… #2) by Jack L. Pyke #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE: Antidote Antidote (Don't..., #2)

SERIES: Don’t… #2

AUTHOR: Jack L. Pyke

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 407 Pages

BLURB:

Video footage of Jack Harrison sleeping with Cutter, a man who has mutilated teenagers, should have stayed dead and buried with the man who had filmed it. Yet when footage to Jack’s past starts appearing on Internet porn sites, Jack’s whole world is again turned on its head. At first the porn links are done to unsettle, to disrupt Jack’s fire and ice world: all the sexed-up adrenaline of being caught between the pleasure to Gray Raoul’s BDSM kink, and the gentleness of Jan Richards’ vanilla touch. But when the content of the porn sites force even Gray to turn his back on Jack, leaving Jack isolated and away from the full protection of the Master’s Circle, Jack is left at the mercy of a group of men who are out to alter Jack’s whole perception on his BDSM lifestyle.

As brutally as possible, Jack’s sex life is now live webcam feed for a whole new audience.

REVIEW:

My god! I need more stars for this one. Five stars are not even close to being enough! Antidote is the third book I’ve read by the author and by far my favorite. The book begins with a glimpse of the three men’s happy world. Jack has his “okay” to return to being a master’s sub and they are all crazy about each other. However, before Jack can get back into it, he receives a disturbing video from his past. Then everything goes downhill when Jack and Jan wake up to find themselves abducted and in a nightmare. Even when it appears the nightmare is over, it’s not because the damage they’ve inflicted runs too deep.

I fell in love with this book from the beginning. There is so much angst and the situations are so intense. As they try to piece their lives back together, the pain they all endure over Jack’s trauma is just heartbreaking. Though Jack endures most of the torture, I really felt sorry for Jan and what he goes through.  I’m so glad I continued with this series. I wasn’t very attached to the first book, but now that I’ve read book 2, I can’t wait to read more. I highly recommend Antidote to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica with lots of angst.

RATING: Loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

Abuse, BDSM, Body Modifications, Bondage, Brain Washing, Branding, Captive, Cutting, Drugging, Forced Seduction, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Stockholm Syndrome, Torture

BUYING LINKS: 

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Spotlight ~ Fated: Blood and Redemption by Bey Deckard #Erotica #MM

TITLE: Fated: Blood and Redemption Fated: Blood and Redemption (Baal's Heart, #3)

SERIES:  Baal’s Heart #3

AUTHOR:  Bey Deckard

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 315 Pages

BLURB:

With the captain’s mind in shambles, Jon and Tom set out to find the passage home through the black mountain range, hoping to find a cure for Baltsaros’s madness. However, when the men are forced to part ways, darkness takes root in the schism created; fate, lust, and vengeance become obsessions threatening to tear apart the fragile bonds holding the three together.

Following on the heels of Sacrificed, Fated takes the pirates on a quest to find those responsible for the captain’s bloody beginnings. But can they survive what awaits them where past and present meet?

Goodreads Link

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, Bondage, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, M/M/M Erotica, Ménage, Murder,Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Slave

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon KU

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Artist, Writer, Dog Lover – http://www.beydeckard.com

Born and raised in a small coastal town in northern Québec, Bey spent his early summers on his uncle’s boat and running wild on the beaches of the surrounding islands, lighting fires and building huts out of driftwood and fishermen’s nets. As an adult, he eventually made his way to university and earned a degree in Art History with a strong focus on Anthropology. Primarily a portrait painter and graphic artist, Bey sat down one day and decided to start writing.

Bey currently lives in the wilds of Montréal with his best buddy, a ridiculous, spotty pit bull named Murphy.

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The less formal version goes a little like this:

Educated in Art, History, and Anthropology. Worked mostly in the software industry. Currently an author and freelance graphic designer. Painter. Proud pit bull owner. I’m told I’m one helluva cook.

Started to write in 2014. Love it. Will keep doing it until I stop.

I mainly read KGB/CIA thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, graphic novels, medical texts, nautical history