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

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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:

Amazon

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

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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

 

 

Review: Bonds of Fear (The Invisible Chains #2) by Andrew Ashling #Erotica #MMFantasy

TITLE: Bonds of FearThe Invisible Chains - Part 2: Bonds of Fear (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, #2)

SERIES: The Invisible Chains #2

AUTHOR: Andrew Ashling

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 503 Pages

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Anaxantis, prince of Ximerion.

Is the strain becoming too much?

The threat of a barbarian invasion is imminent now, and the resources to organize the defense meager, to say the least. Moreover, the high king, father of the princes, begins to worry that one of his intrepid sons might do irreparable damage to the kingdom by provoking a force, greater than they can handle. Then there is the tortured relationship between Anaxantis and Ehandar…

Luckily for him, queen Emelasuntha, his mother, has Anaxantis’s back. But will it be enough?

A lot of new characters, each with their own story, appear on the stage. Young pages, some cute, some haughty and arrogant, a mysterious, barbarian prince and a ruthless baron are just a few of them.
Between all the turmoil of a country in upheaval, there is still room for love, tenderness, and laughter.

REVIEW:

The second installment in this series was even better that the first. Anaxantis faces new challenges, and becomes crueler in the way he keeps his brother though he is still undecided about his fate. This book had so much going on and was such an awesome read that it is certainly on my list of books I will read again someday.

I won’t go too far into the plot, but I’ll say that I don’t think I’m ready to write off Anaxantis and I’m certainly not ready to sympathize with his father. Sure, members of a royal family must exist in a different world especially when the pattern set before them has been nothing but treachery and back stabbing. Bonds of Fear is a continuation of the saga where Anaxantis faces a grave attempt on his governorship in the north as well as on his life. This book significantly backs away from Anaxantis’s viewpoint and shows his development and actions mostly through other characters. Even though the relationship between him and his brother is not central to this book, the question still remains. I’m just waiting for his brother to apologize. Saying “I love you” only goes so far; if only he would apologize. What is he waiting for? I’m rooting for both brothers and for love. If one falls, I fear the other will too.

RATING: More than loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Humiliation, Incest, Kidnapping, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Agressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Slave, Taboo, Underage

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

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Book Review: Neko by P.L. Nunn

TITLE:    NekoNeko

AUTHOR:    PL Nunn

PUBLISHER:    Lulu

LENGTH:    221 Pages

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A young Neko is captured and sold into slavery. In the hands of brutal woodsmen, who consider him more animal than human, he learns the true meaning of brutality, until he is rescued by a mysterious trapper with secrets of his own.

WARNINGS! This is not a pleasant tale. There is brutal and inventive NON-CON, Bestiality, Torture, and exaggerated scenes of humiliation, sadism and bondage and gratuitous violent M/M sex. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. There will be resolution at the end, that was never addressed in the Comic book, but the Neko will go through hell before he gets it. You Have been warned.

REVIEW:

I can’t say I liked this as much as I liked Bloodraven. I’m glad that there was a happy ending for Neko, but for the first half of the book, I was wondering when things would start moving along in the story. It seemed like there was nothing but torture. It was very inventive torture, but it was never ending with no apparent escape or resolution in sight. Things got better later in the book, but not spectacular.  I rated Neko with four stars because I admire the author’s courage in writing something so taboo and out there. Of course, this book comes with strong advisories for non-con, violence and abuse. I recommend this novel to anyone who likes dark m/m erotica, and to anyone looking for where they draw the line. As for me, this book was crazy, but not enough that I felt I had to put it down. I’ll certainly be reading more of PL Nunn.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Banned Book, BDSM, Bestiality, Captive, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Ménage, Non-consensual BDSM, Polyamory, POV of Victim, Rape, Sadism, Taboo, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

Lulu

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