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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Review: Puppy by R. Phoenix #MM #DarkErotica #Dystopia

TITLE: Puppy Puppy

AUTHOR:  R. Phoenix

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 61 Pages

BLURB:

While other vampires glut themselves on the rewards of a world where humans are little more than food or entertainment, Liam has found himself bored with the new status quo. An attempt to alleviate his boredom brings him to Caleb, a man who’s willing to do what it takes to get out of the slums–even if it means becoming something less than human.

REVIEW:

This was a short but delicious story. Since I’ve read a few of the author’s books set in the same world, it was very easy for me to fall into this book. Puppy begins with the four hundred-year-old vampire, Liam, out on the prowl for something to fit his tastes. In his world, human’s have pretty much lost their appeal, but when he finds Caleb, he sees the potential in him. Though Caleb is bisexual and a top when it comes to men, he’s quite turned on by all the demeaning things Liam wants to do to him.

Though I’m not that into puppy play, the way R. Phoenix presents it in this book makes it very appealing. I like that how Caleb is taken without given a choice about it, but he’s not so reluctant because everything Liam does to him is so arousing. Overall, this story was great. I was a little bit surprised when it ended, so my only complaint is that I wanted to see more of them together. I recommend this book to anyone who loves M/M Dark Erotica and fantasy.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Abuse, BDSM, Biting, Body Modifications, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Fetish, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Pet Play, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim

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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.

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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

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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

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Review: Coach’s Boy (Settling the Score #4) by Josh Hunter #MM #BDSM

REVIEWED BY LARK


TITLE: Coach’s BoyThe Coach's Boy (Settling the Score #4)

SERIES: Settling the Score #4

AUTHOR: Josh Hunter

PUBLISHER: Pyramid Press

LENGTH: 60 pages

BLURB: Things are getting complicated for high school quarterback Wade Johnson.

Up until last week, everything in life had come easily for the golden boy athlete– football, girls, friends. So what if he was a little rough on Kevin, the gay guy in his class? Isn’t every jock supposed to pick on “queers”?

Now Wade is learning his lesson the hard way. Ever since Kevin got his hands on that video, Wade has been at Kevin’s mercy… and at his service. Wade has had to do things that he swore he never would. But the worst part is that he’s starting to like it. Wade’s gotten a taste for something that he can’t get from this cheerleader girlfriend.

But that may be the least of the straight stud’s problems. Because Kevin’s not the only one who’s found leverage on Wade.

And if Wade thought his coach was hard on him before, he has no idea what’s coming.

(First time BDSM gay erotic romance. All characters 18+)

REVIEW: I ran out of pages before I was ready for this installment of Settling the Score to end. If ever I thought this was just a take on the familiar revenge story, I was proven wrong in Coach’s Boy. Hunter keeps up with the relentless sexual exploitation of Wade, the star quarterback, but as the title and blurb indicate, he’s not only Kev’s toy anymore. Wade and Kev’s story takes a surprising but enjoyable turn as revenge turns into something a little more, but that’s not the only problem Wade has.

One of the many things I like about this series is the way the characters are written. They’re not the wooden characters you might expect from an erotic revenge series centered around blackmail — and if you go in expecting that, be prepared for a shock. There’s a definite story that’s progressing, and it’s very well-written.

Despite the way things are changing, Kev doesn’t let up on Wade — and now we have the coach, who insists on owning Wade’s ass. There’s a distinct dynamic between how Kev and the coach handle Wade, and I’m really enjoying seeing it progress.

And have I mentioned it’s hot? On to the next, because I can’t seem to put these series down.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

BDSM, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim

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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,

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New Release Review: Wes’ Denial by Joseph Lance Tonlet #MM #DarkErotica @JosephLTonlet

TITLE: Wes’ DenialWes' Denial (Tease and Denial, #2)

SERIES:  Tease and Denial #2

AUTHOR:  Joseph Lance Tonlet

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 398 Pages

BLURB:

Wes has spent his life looking for that one special guy who will understand and love him—all of him. From his tender vanilla side, to his darker debauched side.

Throughout high school, his successful career in the Marines, and as a BDSM Dom, he’s remained confident his partner is out there waiting to be found.

However, several events shake his normally unflappable self–assurance.

And, even after he finds Grif, will his past catch up with him and possibly drive his soul mate away?

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Hot, haunting, and heartbreaking. Wes’ Denial starts out with Grif and Wes on the rocks, but Wes refuses to give in because he knows Grif is worth fighting for. Then, through a series of flash backs we get a glimpse into Wes’ troubled introduction into the world of BDSM. He first comes to understand some of his dark desires as a teen and then while in Marine Corp boot camp. Though he doesn’t judge himself for it at first, he fears what is inside him and what he’s capable of doing.

Some of these scenes were a bit difficult to read. Though I loved Wes in Grif’s Toy, I did sense a glimpse of something dark and scary in him. There was one point that I almost wondered if Grif was in the hands of a monster. As it turns out, Wes is not so scary, but he definitely has some dark and painful experiences. Seeing this side of Wes made me wonder how the heck he could be truly intimate with Grif while hiding such secrets. At the same time, I was drawn to the erotic scenes in this book. Aside from the steaming hot scenes with Wes and Grif in chocolate, I was fascinated by some of Wes’ past hook ups. For example: Wes’ straight friend in high school who fantasized about a woman making him submit to men was just awesome. Plus, there was also a scene with Wes’ dom trainer, Thomas, that was so hot that it kept playing over and over in my mind. Then, by the end of the book, I was in tears. It was quit unexpected, but I couldn’t ask for a more perfect ending. Overall; amazing, spectacular, and I want more! I recommend this book to anyone who loves M/M dark erotica and M/M romance.

RATING: Loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Abuse, asphyxiation, BDSM, Chastity, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Edging, Genital Modifications, Graphic Violence, Hate Crime, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, POV of Aggressor, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Sadism, Sexual Exhibitionism, Underage

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Review: The Favor (Settling the Score #1) by Josh Hunter #MM #BDSM

REVIEWED BY LARK

 

TITLE: The FavorThe Favor (Settling the Score #1)

SERIES:  Settling the Score #1

AUTHOR:  Josh Hunter

PUBLISHER: Pyaramid Press

LENGTH: 26 pages

BLURB:

What’s worse than a bully? –A bully who’s the hottest jock in school.

Wade Johnson thinks that he can get away with anything, just because he’s the quarterback of our football team. He caught me staring at him during gym class Freshman year, and branded me a “queer”. He and his teammates have been making my life hell ever since.

But golden boy Wade just slipped up, and now he’s about to lose it all: his spot on the team, his hot cheerleader girlfriend, his college scholarship. And he’s begging for my help.

So what am I going to do with an arrogant jock who needs to be taught a lesson?

First time gay BDSM erotica.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Most of us can think about someone who’s made our lives a living hell at some point or another — a bully in school, a particularly unforgiving manager at work, or just someone who lords over you in some way that you can’t get them back for. Hunter plays with the idea of just what happens when a boy who gets bullied at school takes things into his own hands and decides to fight back, and the result is a short — but extremely sexy — story. Though the storyline is a case of ‘what you see is what you get,’ I found myself surprised a few times by a few small twists and the author’s sense of humor.

Let’s just say that if you’re into the idea of a somewhat light revenge story along with a bit of a mindfuck and blackmail (if you can call any story with blackmail somewhat light, at least), this is a great story for you.

RATING: I really liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:
BDSM, Dub-con, Humiliation, M/M Erotica, POV of Aggressor,

BUYING LINKS:

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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,

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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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