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: Soaring Past Death (Love’s Landscapes) by Morticia Knight #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE: Soaring Past DeathSoaring Past Death

SERIES:  Love’s Landscapes

AUTHOR:  Morticia Knight

PUBLISHER: Goodreads MM Romance Group

LENGTH: 66 Pages

BLURB:

Dear Author,
After years of doing this I never thought anything could surprise me, but I was wrong. Of all the trainees to be assigned, somehow Viper 44 was the last one I expected to see in the program.

Still so young, but then that’s what the mission requires.

Photo Description:
Black and white pic of a slightly built young man with his head bowed, on one knee, arms wrapped around his other knee. He’s chained to the ceiling by a collar around his neck. In the foreground, there is the bottom half of a man facing him, holding a flogger.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

The story begins when 13 learns he has to put his sub, Viper 44, through specialized training that entails torture and sexual abuse. Though 13 fears his command has learned about his secret relationship with 44, he goes through with the punishment. He hates having to hurt 44, but he follow his command’s orders, doing his best to conceal the fact that he and 44 are lovers. Once they make it through their ordeal, they’re faced with danger neither had expected.

Such a hot short story. I was a bit weirded out by the names being numbers considering I just finished reading another sci-fi book with numbers for names. However, I got over it quickly and became immersed in the story. Though most of the torture between 13 and 44 wasn’t graphic, things did get a bit tense and harsh in the end. I enjoyed the ending and the tenderness of their relationship after everything was said and done. I recommend this free read to anyone who likes m/m dark erotica.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, CBT, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Kink, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

FREE – Goodreads M/M Romance Group | ARe

Spotlight: Rent Me (Rent Me #1) by Brina Brady #BDSM #MM

TITLE:   Rent Me Rent Me (Rent Me Series, #1)

SERIES:    Rent Me #1

AUTHOR:   Brina Brady

PUBLISHER:   Brina Brady

LENGTH:   437 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.

RATING:  Loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

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

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon KU

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: Risk Aware by Amelia C. Gormley #MM #BDSM #NewRelease

TITLE: Risk AwareRisk Aware

AUTHOR:  Amelia C. Gormley

PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing

LENGTH: 323 Pages

BLURB:

Tattoo artist Geoff Gilchrest is convinced his life is some sort of cosmic joke. Why else would a hemophiliac also be a masochist? He’s given himself more than one elbow bleed since puberty just doing what guys do when alone and bored, so forget about whips and chains. How many partners would contemplate playing with someone even a mild flogging could kill?

Gallery owner Robin Brady knows he can deliver what Geoff needs: to be taken to the edge of danger but never beyond. But Robin came to Saugatuck to get away from the leather scene and heal from a betrayal by his former sub, so he’s not sure he should get involved with Geoff. His ambivalence isn’t helped by the fact that Geoff’s unwillingness to communicate about his well-being hits Robin in some very raw places.

Geoff’s hemophilia isn’t the obstacle he thinks it is. Instead, a lack of trust—on both their parts—is what could end them before they have a chance to begin.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

This was the first book I’ve read by Amelia C. Gormley, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. Risk Aware begins when the hemophiliac, Geoff, who is also a masochist is at a leather club/resort dreaming of all the things he wants a dom to do to him. He knows all he can do is dream since any strike to his body will likely start internal bleeding that wouldn’t stop and may lead to his death. However, Geoff grew up with his mother treating him like a china doll, and he wishes he could just let go and have the pain he craves. When Geoff meets Robin, his dreams appear to be coming true. He can trust Robin to touch him in the right ways, being just rough enough to alight his fantasies without putting him in danger of starting a bleed.

I have to admit that I approached this book with caution. I’m not a huge fan of needles and the sight of blood used to make me faint. So, reading a book about a masochistic hemophiliac had me cringing before I even read the first page. Despite my caution and reservations, I read this novel without crawling out of my skin. There were some scenes with needle play that I tried not to visualize too much, but other than that I was able to enjoy this book with a minimal amount of cringing. Though Geoff and Robin had to tone down what they were able to do in the bedroom, the scenes were all very hot. There was always the fear of Geoff braking somehow, and even though they had to be extremely careful, they did get a little rough at times which had me on edge. Overall, this novel was romantic, hot, and laced with plenty of danger. I can’t say I’ve read a BDSM book before where the stakes were so high and each scene could be a matter of life or death. I recommend Risk Aware to anyone who enjoys BDSM, medical play, and m/m romance.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, Kink, M/M Erotic Romance, M/M Erotica, Medical Play, Needle Play

BUY LINKS: 

Riptide Publishing  |  Amazon | ARe 

 

Review: Betrayed (Bound Gods #3) by Adrienne Wilder #MM #DarkErotica #NewRelease

TITLE: Betrayed Betrayed (Bound Gods, #3)

SERIES:  Bound Gods #3

AUTHOR:  Adrienne Wilder

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 276 Pages

BLURB:

Bound Gods: Book 3 Betrayed

The stakes are rising.

As the god-son closes in leaving more bodies in its wake, treason and betrayal against the Association is unveiled. An inquiry for the Goddesses has been called, threatening everything Leo holds dear.

And the Chimera is not about to let go without a fight.

Despite the dangers lurking in the shadows, Leo wants his doxie Kaleb to think of only one thing. Him. His training. His purpose. And embrace the reality of what he is and not be ashamed of his attraction to Aaron, the doxie tossed aside by Sol.

Attraction is one thing. Bringing the boy to their bed is something else entirely. Kaleb can’t possibly want anyone but Leo. A lie Kaleb will pay dearly for. Penance Leo will be more than happy to deliver.

But penance for a lie will pale in comparison to what Kaleb must do to keep Sol from taking Aaron away, and invoking the Chimera into a lifetime in chains.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Extraordinary dark erotica! The plot thickens with book 3 which begins with Kaleb’s realization that he desires the discarded doxie, Aaron. Though there is a lot of sex in this book, it’s all very hot, and I never once tired of it. In addition to Kaleb’s training, Leo learns more about the plot which brought Kaleb into being, and Leo throws the other gods for a loop by making an unexpected doxie request.

This was an exciting and erotic addition to the Bound Gods series. Kaleb is taken to new heights and his limits stretched even further, while Leo continues his plan of weaponizing Kaleb’s ambrosia so no god but Leo can touch him. I enjoyed learning more about the god’s plotting, and revelations about the mysterious monster targeting doxies is starting to give me ideas about where things might be going. Though I felt bad for what Kaleb had to endure, I enjoyed the exciting way that this book ended. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS: 

Abuse, BDSM, CBT, Drug Addiction, Drugging, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM,Edging, Electrostimulation, Genital Modifications, Humiliation, Kink, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M/M Erotica, Ménage, Non-con, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Rough Sex

BUY LINKS: 

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Spotlight ~ Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires by Bey Deckard #Erotica #MM

TITLE: Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the SpiresSacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires (Baal's Heart, #2)

SERIES:  Baal’s Heart #2

AUTHOR:  Bey Deckard

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 339 Pages

BLURB:

Reunited once more, the crew of Baal’s Heart must make the long and treacherous journey south to the towering spires of the Devil’s Isles. The path through the mountain range is fraught with peril; mayhem and tragedy plague the pirate ship, but what the men find beyond the spires is the most shocking of all.

In this sequel to the acclaimed Caged, the pirates are dragged into a dangerous new world by Captain Baltsaros’s all-consuming obsession. In the midst of terror and chaos, Jon learns that the captain and first mate have been keeping secrets from him. But will the truth tear them apart?

Goodreads Link

RATING: Crazy about it!

LEAD: Discovered author and series through readers recommendation on Goodreads

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, Blood & Gore, Bondage, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Human Sacrifice, Kink, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica,M/M/M Erotica, Ménage, Murder, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex

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

 

 

Review: Spanked in the Woodshed (Bend Over #3) by Brina Brady #BDSM #MM @BrinaBrady

TITLE:  Spanked in the WoodshedSpanked In The Woodshed (Bend Over Series #3)

SERIES:   Bend Over #3

AUTHOR:   Brina Brady

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:     346 Pages

BLURB:

Shane is in trouble with his Dom again.

He can’t help making matters worse for himself. He wants to please Julien, make him happy, and be the perfect sub for him.

His Dom gives him everything he needs. He helps him learn to deal with his problems the right way, without leaning on drugs. Julien pays his college tuition and lets him work at one of his clubs to be independent and earn his own money.

No matter how hard Shane tries, something or someone always seems to slow their progress. Often, Shane gets in his own way, lying and breaking rules. This time, there are a couple of people trying to ruin their relationship.

Julien is so patient with Shane because he loves him and wants to be the safe place Shane can always come home to. Unfortunately, misunderstandings, lies, and shortcomings on both of their parts threaten to take away the one thing Shane and Julien each need more than anything else: each other.

This story is steamy hot, but it isn’t just a story of BDSM. It is a story of love with a well-deserved HEA end to the series.

Goodreads Link 

REVIEW:

Such a hot and romantic way to end the series! Spanked in the Woodshed begins at a point when Shane gets caught for skipping his classes. Shane is being followed by a scary looking guy at school, but he’s afraid to tell Julien about it. To complicate matters, Julien’s attempt to help a sub who’s in a bad position leads to Shane having doubts about where things stand between him and Julien. Shane’s subsequent actions and Julien’s fear of losing Shane, put Julien in a bad place. He’s never had feelings for any sub like he has for Shane, and he can’t stand the thought of anyone touching him. Despite the bumps in their path, their relationship remains strong while they work to head off the danger they face from Shane’s stalkers.

This book was extremely hot! There’s a lot of sex as well as BDSM scenes, but Shane and Julien never lose their flame. Out of all three books, I think I liked this one the best. Julien is still Shane’s dom, but he’s not as strict and their roll playing is extremely sweet. Julien also has a sense of vulnerability that he didn’t have in the previous books, which seemed to make their relationship even more romantic. I especially loved the happy ending. I recommend this book to anyone who loves BDSM, m/m erotica, dark erotica, and m/m romance.

RATING:  Loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Bondage, Kink, M/M Erotica, Psychological Trauma, Sexual ExhibitionismDub-con BDSM

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon KU

Spotlight: Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs #1) by Santino Hassell #Erotica #MMRomance

TITLE:   Sutphin Boulevard Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs, #1)

SERIES:   Five Boroughs #1

AUTHOR:   Santino Hassell

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:   264 Pages

BLURB:

Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades. From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working-class neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens to teaching in one of the city’s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything. Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship.

Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can’t forget the feel of his best friend’s hands on him. Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind-blowing sex he has with Nunzio. But things don’t stay easy for long.

When Michael’s world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice: find solace in a path of self-destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years.

RATING:  Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Drug Addiction, Kink, M/M Erotica, Ménage

BUY LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press  | Amazon ARe

 

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

Spotlight: Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas (Baal’s Heart #1) By Bey Deckard #MMErotica #BDSM

TITLE: Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas (Baal's Heart, #1)

SERIES: Baal’s Heart #1

AUTHOR: Bey Deckard     

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 317 Pages

BLURB:

Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love and jealousy, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.

RATING: Madly in love with it! I will read it again someday.

LEAD: Discovered author and series through readers recommendations on Goodreads

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Bondage, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Kidnapping, Kink, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M/M Erotica,Ménage, Rough Sex, Slave

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon Kindle Unlimited | ARe   

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

 

Review: Grif’s Toy (Tease and Denial #1) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

TITLE: Grif’s Toy

Grif's Toy (Tease and Denial, #1)

SERIES: Tease and Denial #1

AUTHOR: Joseph Lance Tonlet

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 303 Pages

BLURB:

Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?

What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving, wealthy roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.

Both men force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.

Goodreads Link

REVIEW:

Holly crap, this was beautiful! I loved every page. The book began with a glimpse of Grif and Wes together. They are playing a D/s game that involves humiliation and edging, and though it seems like Wes is being sadistic, both of them completely love what they are doing. Wes is in love with Grif’s tears and nothing turns Grif on more than suffering for Wes. The book goes on to show Grif’s college years and his first love, Tate, who’s a straight guy. Grif’s relationship with Tate is really quite fascinating; one that takes cock worship to a whole new level.

Though the book jumped forward and backward in time, I never felt disoriented or lost. It seemed like the natural way to present Grif’s story. Grif’s character was amazing. I loved him so much. I felt his pain and also experienced the beauty of his submission. It has been a while since I’ve read a book with such a vulnerable submissive and such tender D/s scenes. Tate and Wes were also exceptional. Everything about this book was steaming hot. I really cannot wait for book #2. I feel teased and denied just having to wait for it to come out. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Dark Erotica, high quality BDSM, and M/M Romance.

RATING: Absolutely crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

BDSM, Dark M/M Romance, Edging, Humiliation, Kink, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Sadism, Sexual Exhibitionism

BUYING LINKS: 

PayHipAmazon | ARe