Spotlight: Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf #1) by Kendall McKenna #Erotica #MMRomance

TITLE:     Strength of the Pack Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf #1)

SERIES:     The Tameness of the Wolf #1

AUTHOR:     Kendall McKenna

PUBLISHER:     MLR Press

LENGTH:     336 Pages

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A Marine werewolf and his commander bring legends to life while surviving combat deployment in Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn’t know much about shifters. When Sergeant Noah Hammond is assigned to Lucas’ platoon, the Marine Corps’ True Alpha werewolf challenges the Lieutenant’s authority and his self-control. As Lucas learns to dominate and command Noah, he struggles against a strong attraction and deepening emotional bond. During their combat deployment to Afghanistan, Lucas and Noah begin mirroring legendary partnerships. Their bond and their power grow as they survive dangerous combat and ambushes. When one of them is wounded in battle, they both must embrace the strength of their bond before they lose each other forever.

RATING:  I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Biting, Humiliation, M/M Erotica, M/M Fantasy

BUY LINKS: 

MLR Press Amazon | ARe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kendall McKenna is an author of M/M erotic romance novels featuring well-developed characters, complex stories, and realistic action sequences.

Kendall McKenna is the MLR Press 2013 Author of the Year. Her first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time.

She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things.

Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues.

A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms , introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall’s second novel, Strength of the Pack, was nominated for a 2013 Bookie Award, by Author’s After Dark.

Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.

 

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Review: The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel by Bey Deckard #Erotica #MM @BeyDeckard

TITLE: The Last Nights of the Frangipani HotelThe Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel (The Actor's Circle #2)

SERIES:  The Actor’s Circle #2

AUTHOR:  Bey Deckard

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 79 Pages

BLURB:

Novella (23 000 words)
Genre(s): Out for you, Contemporary, Romance, Erotica

All James wanted was a little solitude at his favourite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share “his” beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fuelled encounter in the dark.

Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he’s kept hidden under mountains of denial.

However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behaviour and makes him see that life needn’t be spent running away from his desires.

Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

This book really pulled on my heart strings. It was hot, but also so very romantic. The story begins when James realizes he’s sharing his secluded beach with another guy, Rudie, who happens to be an actor like himself. He’s irritated at first but after drinking and reminiscing, they end up in bed together. James feels bad about it afterward. He’s had encounters with men before, but he’s far from being out and still feels guilty. Rudie puts him at ease and helps James to feel more comfortable about himself and his sexuality. Their vacation is highly erotic, but also changes something fundamental in James.

This is the type of book that when you put it down, you just can’t read anything else for a while. It gave me such a warm feeling that I wanted the story not to end. I loved how James grew and how he learned to accept himself, and I especially loved the ending. I really was worried for a while about how things would turn out, but with how it ended, I couldn’t ask for anything better. This book was a standalone, but there was a nice little tie in with the first book in this series that made me smile. Though I started reading Bey Deckard’s books for the dark fantasy aspects, I admit to being equally enthralled with his romantic works. I look forward to reading future installments of The Actor’s Circle. I recommend this book to anyone who loves coming out/self-discovery themes and m/m romance.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Erotica (Not Dark), M/M Erotica

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon KU

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

 

 

 

 

Book Review: The Claiming of Eve

TITLE: The Claiming of Evethe claiming of eve

SERIES: Taboo Tales of Paranormal Kink #2

AUTHOR:     Bella Swann

PUBLISHER:     Bella Swann Erotica

LENGTH:     58 pages

BLURB:

This is a very dark, erotic interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and their Paradise Lost. It begins with Adam and Eve in a state of innocence. Through a series of increasingly lustful BDSM encounters with paranormal creatures such as Raphael, Lilith, Lucifer, and Michael, Eve falls into sin and takes her loving husband with her. Warning: This is a work of fiction that contains sexually explicit materials meant for those over the age of 18 and contains elements of dubious consent, dominant male, submissive female, and ménages.

REVIEW:

Shocking, unbelievably hot, and full of tantalizing surprises. This has to be my favorite Bella Swann story yet. In this erotic retelling of the Adam and Eve story, Eve goes a lot further than biting the apple. The story begins with Adam receiving advice from the angel, Raphael, on how to master his wife’s wanton flesh. When Eve protests that Adam’s sexual desires are unnatural, Raphael steps in to assist in her training. Eve submits to her role, but when Adam leaves with Raphael, Eve has an encounter with Lilith and then with the Devil who tempts her to eat of the forbidden fruit. After discovering Eve’s transgressions, Adam and the angels have no choice but to punish her.

Though this story is extremely erotic, there were so many instances that I was so shocked by the sexual situations that I had to laugh. I just couldn’t believe it. With that said, this story is not for the religiously sensitive. With angel sex, devil sex, and a mélange of FF, MMM, and MMMF, the daring of the sexual situations is in this story is ingenious. Whenever I thought it couldn’t get better, it did.

CATEGORIES:

BDSM, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark Erotica, Erotica (Not Dark), FF, M/M/M Erotica, Ménage, Taboo

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon  

Book Review: Chase and Capture by Hurri Cosmo

Title: Chase and CaptureChase and Capture

Author: Hurri Cosmo

Publisher: Amber Allure Publishing

Length: 116 pages

Blurb:

It was only a game, right? An adult twist on “Capture the Flag”. Very adult, actually. Especially the “flag” and where it went. In fact, the only similarity between the kid version and the adult version was you still needed to capture your opponent’s flag to win. So how the hell had Camden ended up here? Oh yeah, that’s right, Tanner, Camden’s good buddy from college. He was not going to let Camden waste another birthday. In fact, he was hell bent on getting Camden laid. So much so, the idiot set up this entire weekend gig. And that’s where Camden found himself now; on a remote island, crashing through the woods, playing a chase and capture game, trying like hell to stay ahead of his pursuer. But why was he the one being chased? Why was Camden the prey and that big, sexy, dark haired, muscle bound, relentless god of a man, Gunner, the hunter? It should be the other way around because it was Camden’s birthday, damn it! Well, thankfully there were going to be three rounds played because it looked like Camden was going down before even reaching the first check point. Yep. Going down on all fours, flag confiscated and…well, let’s just say he would be screwed.

So… what was the down side of losing again?

Review:

This book was exciting and had a interesting twist as well as a happy ending. Chase and Capture is a romance centered around a group of friends who decide to participate in a kinky version of capture the flag. Camden had not been in a relationship since he had a restraining order put on his X-boyfriend for violent stalker behavior. So, when his friends invite Camden to participate in a sex game on an island resort, he doesn’t refuse. He’s not the one for causal sex or one night stands, but he needs something to bring him out of his rut. When the game begins, a sexy, X-military man, Gunner, captures Camden’s attention, and later captures him in in the woods. Since Camden was hoping for that outcome, their sex is intense and amazing. Though Camden and Gunner hit it off, something doesn’t seem right about the game. There appear to be players in the woods that were not present in the reception.

I was drawn to the premise of this book. Although I wasn’t expecting a romantic playful union as a result of the chase, I was in no way disappointed. I really enjoyed the tension caused by the hidden dangers in the woods and what they didn’t know about the other players. There was always the potential for things to go wrong, but when the danger finally presents itself, it’s something that’s entirely unexpected. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a little danger, light BDSM, and kink sprinkled in with M/M romance.

*I was provided a copy of this book by Indigo Street Team in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: I liked it 🙂

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Captive, Erotica (Not Dark), Kink, M/M Erotic Romance

BUYING LINKS:

ARe

Amazon