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

TITLE: Barebare

AUTHOR:  Lynn Kelling

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 97K words

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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: My Brother’s Lover (Twin Ties #1) by Lynn Kelling @LynnKelling #Taboo #MM

TITLE: My Brother’s Lover My Brother's Lover (Twin Ties #1)

SERIES:  Twin Ties #1

AUTHOR:  Lynn Kelling

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 267 Pages

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What happens when two different sets of identical twins fall in love with the other? Growing up gay in a small town with no mother, Evan Savage learned the hard way to cherish his secrets above all else. Now he’s eighteen, not even his father can hurt him anymore. When his long-lost twin brother Brennan shows up out of nowhere looking for a new home, Evan’s world, and his very identity, comes crashing down around him all over again. Evan’s twin, Brennan, is search for sense of connection after their mother’s death. Together, frustrated and reckless, anonymous sexual encounters are just the first step on a journey of self-discovery for both Evan and Brennan, when the two meet Alek and Luka, another set of twins whose love leads them find in each other things they never knew they had lost…and lures them all into danger. (M/M+)

Frustrated and reckless, anonymous sexual encounters are just the first step on a journey of self-discovery for both Evan and Brennan. The sweetness of first love with twin brothers Alek and Luka leads them find in each other things they never knew they had lost…

…and lures them all into danger. (M/M+)

REVIEW:

I had the unique experience of reading the prequel prior to reading this book which made seeing Evan again a great experience. The book begins when Evan’s twin brother, Brennan moves in with him. Since Evan never knew he had a twin brother and had never been used to having someone around, it’s a strange experience for him. Additionally, Evan is attracted to Brennan, which really complicates things. Shortly after his brother moves in Evan meets Alek and they hit it off. At the same time Brennan meets Luka, Alek’s twin brother, and they get together.

The plot of this book could have easily been quite confusing with two sets of identical twins dating each other but each character was so different and unique that it was very easy to keep them all apart even when it came to menage scenes. In addition to loving Evan and Brennan, I was drawn to Alek and Luka’s story which was a bit tumultuous. Overall, this book was extremely hot as well as moving since Evan is still trying to heal from his suicide attempt and all that happened to him. This is the first twincest book I’ve read, but I definitely look forward to reading more.

RATING: Loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Incest, M/M Erotica, Ménage, Polyamory, Psychological Trauma, Taboo

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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

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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

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Review: Don’t… (Don’t… #1) by Jack L. Pyke #MM #DarkErotica #BDSM

TITLE: Don’t… Don't... (Don't..., #1)

SERIES:  Don’t… #1

AUTHOR:  Jack L. Pyke

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 354 Pages

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“Don’t… open me.”

Three simple words that tease Jack, taking him places from his dark past. For Jack, BDSM is a way to resist his worst impulses. Yet, the stranger calling himself The Unknown seeks to use that to seduce him.

As Jack slips further down into the abyss, two men hold the power to save him. Will it be Gray, the Master who knows Jack’s every secret? Or Jan, the first man to give Jack a reason to hope? With deadly ghosts coming out to play, Jack may lose everything, even his life.

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REVIEW:

I’ve had this book on my TBR list for quite some time, so I’m glad to finally have a chance to read it. Don’t… begins when Jack, a mechanic/martial arts instructor, who is a sub in a very exclusive group meets the beautiful and alluring Jan. Jack and Jan hit it off right away, but at the same time, Jack has a stalker messing with him. Jack is soon forced to reveal his BDSM lifestyle to Jan, including introducing Jan to his dom, Gray. Before either of them know what hit them, Jan gets thrown into Jack and Gray’s world. Jan is new to BDSM, but he’s willing to try for Jack. However, nothing is easy for them, and while things go downhill for the three men, an unknown danger lurks around the corner.

This book was extremely hot with some scary scenes mixed in. Jack’s toying with a stalker fantasy had a lot of potential to go wrong, and even though it was a fantasy, the group’s need for so much security was a testament to just how dangerous their games could be. Though a lot of the book revolved around a BDSM relationship, that bit of playing with dangerous concepts and the unknown actors kept me on edge. In addition to the suspense, I loved the switching and how Jan tried so hard to be what he thought Jack needed him to be. There was definitely a lot going on, but it all came together so nicely in the end. I look forward to reading more in this series. I recommend Don’t… to anyone who loves m/m dark erotica and dark BDSM.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

BDSM, Cutting, Dub-con, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, stalker, Underage (off page)

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