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 ~ Until I Fade: A Kol Anderson Anthology #Taboo #MM @AndersonKol

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TITLE: Until I Fade: A Kol Anderson AnthologyUntil I Fade

AUTHOR: Kol Anderson

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

LENGTH: 330 pages

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A collection of taboo, dark shorts.

(New Edited Version)

(A collection of brand new and previously published Kol Anderson taboo shorts. Newly edited and never before seen stories.)

Release Date: July 04, 2016

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark 

Destiny is a strange thing. It can be fickle at times, and it can make you miss out on incredible connections that would set you on the journey of your lifetime. But the thing is, you’ll never know what you missed out on.

Sometimes Destiny takes pity on you and lets you meet the person you are supposed to, at just the right time. When Jensen first saw Liam, he lost his heart. Even if it took him a while to realize that. It’s okay, though. He had to grow and learn some more before he was the man Liam needed to save him from a life he was trapped in.

Supernatural forces collide to give Jensen the strength he needs to evolve into the man Liam waited his whole life for, and when their souls finally slam into each other, neither will be the same again.

WARNINGS: VIOLENCE, DUB-CON, NON-CON, ABUSE, VIOLENCE

Slave 

It’s the worst feeling in the world, seeing him with someone else. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do, no limits I won’t go to get him back. But he won’t give me a chance. He won’t so much as look at me because he thinks I don’t belong to him anymore.
But that’s the whole thing.
I don’t belong anywhere.
Doesn’t matter where I go or who I am with I am always alone. There is something wrong with me, there has to be because no one else seems quite as miserable at being without a master.
But don’t we all owe our freedom to something?
People are slaves, aren’t they? To their jobs, to their partners, to their children, even to their lifestyles?
We all have those little kinks that we don’t tell anyone about, because we think we’re going to be judged for them, and because we’re slaves to society’s rules.
In a world where slavery is the norm I’m a slave to my needs.
To him.
And I need to get him back.

WARNINGS: HARDCORE BDSM, DUB-CON, NON-CON

Sin 

Samuel “Sin” Taylor doesn’t know the difference between sex and intimacy, but maybe that’s not his fault. He grew up in a world where it was easier to get physical pleasure than to find love. But as a prostitute working the streets, Sin thinks he’s finally found his true calling. After all sex is the one thing he’s good at, right? But when Isaac enters his life through mere coincidence, Sin finds it a relief to be someone other than Sin.

How long can he keep up the charade?

WARNINGS: DUB-CON, NON-CON, ABUSE, VIOLENCE, DRUG USE

Fugue 

Ever felt like the world thinks you’re crazy? Welcome to my world. I tried normal, but eventually the truth catches up to you. Thank God for Evan, he believes me. But no man is a saint, and eventually the stories of aliens and tentacles and kidnappings just become too much for anyone to believe anymore.

But I know what happened. I know what they did to me. The voices are calling me back now. They’re calling me to be with her, my daughter. And I can’t resist it anymore.

WARNINGS: ABUSE, SELF HARM, OFF PAGE NON-CON AND KIDNAPPING, VIOLENCE

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REVIEW:

Kol starts out gently, his voice like a lover’s tempting whisper in the dark. His poetry sets the stage for what will be four very different stories within an extremely well-written anthology, and the tone carries on throughout. There’s desperation and hope, desolation and solace; there’s pain and relief, peace and terror. It all goes on through these pages. There are similarities in the four stories, but overall, they couldn’t be more different.

There’s an almost dreamlike quality to these stories, something that lures you in and refuses to let you go until the end. I found myself highlighting line after line of beautiful words that appealed to me and I wanted to remember.

In Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, we get a taste of the paranormal set against the backdrop of a world that seems grim for the characters involved. I want to know more about the characters and the world; my only complaint is that I’m not a huge fan of insta-love angles. But this line: “I don’t need you to feel sorry for me, that’s not what I want. I want you to love me” more than made up for it.

Slave follows the path of a broken-hearted sub whose master turned his back on him, and he tries to find solace anywhere and everywhere he can. There’s a surreal feeling to the entire peace, as though I’m in a dream that I can’t fully awake from. I’m not sure what I like better — the opening poem or the story itself. I loved Jesse, and everything he did felt real throughout the entire piece.

And then there was Sin. Sin isn’t for the faint of heart — and while I don’t consider myself particularly faint of heart, I think mine broke all the same. Those with issues involving incest and rape should steer clear of this one completely. There’s just enough hope to keep my heart from being completely crushed, but I noted at this point that the anthology is steadily darkening.

Finally, there’s Fugue. Fugue isn’t my type of story, but it’s an interesting one all the same. It follows a young man who believes he’s been tortured by aliens and his doctor, who’s desperate to help someone he feels has been failed by others. There are points where you can’t be sure if it’s a sci-fi short or a short on the effects of mental illness, but either way, the effect is profound.

Overall, the taboos mentioned in the tags and above are very much a present part of the stories, but they aren’t dwelled upon for too long. There’s just enough detail to let you know what’s going on, and then Anderson continues with the story: because this is all about the story, not the taboos.

Beautiful writing.

RATING: I loved it! (Even if it is going to haunt me for a while)

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:  

Abuse, Angst, BDSM, Captive, Drug Addiction, Drugging, Dub-con, Dub-con BDSM, Forced Incest, Incest, Kidnapping, M/M Horror, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Rough Sex, Sex Trafficking, Sex Worker, Slave, Taboo, Underage

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Release Day: Let Your Heart Decide by Lily G Blunt #Taboo #MM

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I’m honored to welcome Lily G Blunt who is celebrating the release of her taboo novel, Let Your Heart Decide. Excerpt & Giveaway.

EXCERPT:

(From Chapter One – Rhys meets his new neighbour)

The outline of a solitary figure appeared through the frosted glass of the front door. Male, I’d say, and short. Could be a kid.

I opened the stiff door with a deliberate jerk. “Yes?”

A man, probably in his mid-to-late thirties, stood before me. Short and slim, wearing long khaki shorts, sandals—no socks, thank God. His tanned hairy legs drew my attention for a few seconds too long. He held a plastic-wrapped plate in his hands with what seemed like cake on it. He looked pleasant enough, good-looking in an old-fashioned sort of way, and smiling a toothy grin not far from my face.

“Hello, I’m from next door.”

He inclined his head to the left. There was only one house next to mine, as my house was situated at the end of the cul-de-sac on a corner plot, so I gathered he was my neighbour.

“I’ve baked you a cake as a welcome gift.” He offered me the plate. “Hope you like lemon drizzle cake.” He smiled again and his eyes twinkled. Beads of perspiration dotted along his forehead. I took the plate from him before the moisture had a chance to run down his face and drip onto my cake. It was a warm and sunny June day, the first we’d seen in the UK for over a week. Typical! The day I moved house the temperature skyrocketed. Sweat dampened my pits and trickled down my back. I’d been shifting heavy boxes and stuff around for hours.

“Mmm… looks great. Thanks.” I breathed in and got a strong whiff of sweet citrus—from the cake rather than him, I hoped. “That’s very kind of you.”

“I’m Philip,” he said, edging closer. “And you’re very welcome.”

“Hi, I’m Rhys,” I said, standing firm. As nice as he appeared, I was reluctant to budge and let a stranger enter my personal domain.

“How are you settling in?” Philip peered around my shoulder and upper arm, a tricky task since I was a good six inches taller than him. “I would have offered to help you unload your car earlier, but I was mixing the cake at the time.”

I made the mistake of turning and glancing at my cluttered hallway.

Excerpt from Chapter Four

THAT NIGHT my thoughts blurred into dreams as I drifted to sleep, filling my head with memories of when I was a boy. I pictured Jake running with me down grass-topped sand dunes, flying our kites on wispy tufted downs, and rambling over the ruins of some ramshackle old castle. My heart soared in my dreams. I recalled the many nights we told each other ghost stories under the tents we’d constructed from blankets in our bedroom, times we snuggled under our duvets and shone torches under our chins, making scary faces.

In that haze of half-sleep, not sure if I’d slept yet or not, I jerked awake. Yes, wide awake now, not an interrupted dream.

And there it was again.

A cry.

Outside.

And close by.

Not a baby nor a fox, but a man. I lay there, heart thumping, straining to hear in the darkness, trying to pick out the sound and its direction. But nothing came.

In the long quiet that followed, I remembered again how Jake used to hold me when I was scared, or when I came home from school crying because bullies had called me names or pushed me around. He’d stood up for me, protected me, and one day the bullying stopped. I always thought it was because of Jake’s intervention, although he never told me what he did to make it better. I never asked him. One day I would.

The quiet of the night buzzed in my ears.

Maybe the cry was a dream, after all.

Let Your Heart Decide

by

Lily G Blunt

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Length: 304 pages

Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Erotic Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Taboo/Incest

Heat Rating: Burning/3 Flames

Release Date: 3rd June 2016

**Please note this is a taboo romance featuring two brothers.**

Blurb

New house, new job. A new start with his brother….

Two out of three isn’t bad, right?

Rhys returns to his hometown and must face the brother he’s been avoiding for two years. In his heart, Rhys still hopes to recapture the bond they once shared.

Jake willingly offers him the hand of friendship, but Rhys is reluctant to confront their past, fearing it will only rip them apart again.

When Rhys sees ghostly figures in the grounds of a local historic house, it leads him to investigate their shocking past—and to face his heart’s true desire.

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Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.

Lily is an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London. She lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a ‘mad as a bag of frogs’ Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.

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Review: Bonds of Blood (The Invisible Chains #3) by Andrew Ashling #Erotica #MMFantasy

TITLE: Bonds of BloodThe Invisible Chains - Part 3: Bonds of Blood (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, #3)

SERIES: The Invisible Chains #3

AUTHOR: Andrew Ashling

PUBLISHER: Omidon Publishing

LENGTH: 515 Pages

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Anaxantis, prince of Ximerion.

Not certain who he can trust, Anaxantis keeps recruiting and training troops, with dogged tenacity, to face the barbarian invasion.

Who is the spy, leaking information to his father, the high king? What to do about the new arrival who tries to free his brother? Was the barbarian prince really captured or does he have a hidden agenda?

Amid all the preparations for war, Lorcko of Iramid is looking for love. True love, this time. However, his reputation is working against him.

Anaxantis has his own troubles in the love department.

Soon he will be forced to make some hard decisions. Is he up to it, or will he finally buckle down under the strain?

REVIEW:

Oh, my god, this book is so good. There are so many twists and turns. Although I can’t say much without spoilers, everything was orchestrated perfectly. I was crying at the end and I’m still so happy about how this trilogy concluded. As a side note, Anaxantis reminds me of Alexander the Great in many ways. Anaxanis is a leader who is young and cunning, but also flawed who knows how to make his troops love him. It will be interesting to see how his character progresses. I’ll certainly be reading on because I have to know what comes next. The wrap up was awesome, and the intrigue for the books to come are set. I recommend this series to anyone who loves M/M dark erotica and M/M fantasy with a Middle Ages feel to it. I’m truly in love with this series.

RATING: Absolutely crazy about it! I will read it again someday!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Barely Legal, Bondage, Brain Washing, Captive, Child Abuse (off page), Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Seduction, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Incest, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-consensual

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Book Review: Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

TITLE:  Quillon’s CovertQuillon's Covert

AUTHOR:   Joseph Lance Tonlet & Louis Stevens

PUBLISHER:   Self Published

LENGTH:   186 Pages

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Martin is a guy’s guy, one who enjoys the simple things in life: baseball games with his son, family days, barbecues, and date nights with his lovely wife.

Once a year for two weeks, Martin takes his son, Marty, to Quillon’s Covert, a rustic family cabin secluded in the beautiful California mountains. Since before those long days of learning to play ball, Marty has loved his dad, but as Marty matures, Martin starts to see something else settle in his son’s uncertain gaze. What’s there lingers a little more than it should, and it seems far more appraising than it once was.

As Marty shows every sign of taking the lead, Martin is faced with the tough choices most parents never see: lose his son by being a father, or try to balance what’s best for their relationship by being something… more.

But with another trip to Quillon’s Covert on the horizon, has the point of no return already begun?

Note: This book contains incest

Tags: GAY, EROTICA, ROMANCE, TABOO, INCEST, INFIDELITY

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REVIEW:

I made the mistake of starting this book when I had assignments due and deadlines to meet. Please don’t make the same mistake! This book is totally and completely addictive! The whole world will be put on hold from the moment you start reading. So now that you’ve been warned, the next advisory is that this book contains erotic incest between father and son. I’ve read brother incest, but this was a first for me. The whole idea sounded a bit scary at first, but it really wasn’t. It was hot, conceptual, and played out in a way that I didn’t feel bad in any way about the father’s role. I was able to accept their relationship at the same pace as the father accepted it. With that said, this book definitely isn’t for everyone, but I highly recommend it to anyone who loves taboo m/m erotica that also happens to be sweet and sensual.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES:

**Banned Books**, Barely Legal, Incest, Kink, Taboo, Underage

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Book Review: Brother LaFon: Part One, Crucial Lessons (Brothers LaFon #1) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

TITLE: Brother LaFon: Part One, Crucial LessonsBrothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons (Brothers LaFon, #1)

SERIES: Brothers LaFon #1

AUTHOR: Joseph Lance Tonlet

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 56 Pages

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Alexander LaFon lives a nightmare, but he deals with it. Deals with the fact that his mother abandoned him as an infant, deals with the fact that his father is never home, and deals with the fact that his older brother, Jeremiah, tortures him.

He dreams of escaping his mobile-home prison and finding a normal life. Of breaking free of his agony, finding a woman to love, becoming a teacher.

But some horrors you can never outrun. There’s nowhere to hide. Some nightmares chase you in your sleep and steal your freedom like a brutal thief. Some brothers never give up and never answer why.

Note: This book contains graphic violence, non-consensual sex, child abuse, and animal cruelty.

Tags: GAY, EROTICA, FORCED SUBMISSION, THRILLER, NON-CON, INCEST, KIDNAPPING, CHILD ABUSE, ANIMAL CRUELTY

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REVIEW:

This book was amazing. I’ve been wanting to read another banned book for quite some time and this one caught my attention. The book starts out with a glimpse into two brother’s childhood, which was riddled with abuse. Mia systematically abused his younger brother Alex, forcing him to endure extreme beatings, sexual abuse, and the threat of death when he killed animals in front of him. By the time Alex was 18, he was completely brainwashed. How I understood Alex’s psychology was that he had the ability to run but didn’t because his brother’s domination was all he knew. Though most of what happens between them is non-consensual and coerced, there are some elements of dubious consent.

I found the psychology in this book to be perfect. I also liked that the author included Mia’s viewpoint. It was a bit shocking to see inside the head of such a sadistic character who got off on the cruel domination and abuse of his little brother. The thing that saddened me the most was that this abuse was escalated unchecked throughout Alex’s childhood because their father worked 80 hour weeks just to make it. Neither child had any supervision. There’s something about this that really makes me sick. Not to say that every unattended child would take advantage of the situation and torture his siblings like Mia did, but it’s still extremely disturbing since fiction always has some kind of basis and connection to what happens in real life. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series. This is the first thing I’ve read from Joseph Lance Tonelet, but I’ll certainly be reading more

RATING: Loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

**Banned Books**, Child Abuse, Incest, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Murder, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Sadism, Taboo, Underage

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Review: Bonds of Hate (The Invisible Chains #1) by Andrew Ashling

TITLE: Bonds of Hate Bonds of Hate (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse #1)

SERIESThe Invisible Chains #1

AUTHOR: Andrew Ashling

PUBLISHER: Ormidon Publishing

LENGTH:  466 Pages

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While the kingdom of Ximerion is threatened at its southern border by a major power, the high king sends his two youngest sons, the half brothers Anaxantis and Ehandar, as Lord Governors to the Northern Marches where minor raids by wild barbarians are expected. Under the guidance of an old and trusted general, the king hopes to keep the young princes far from the major conflict in the south, while at the same time providing them with a valuable learning experience. The estranged half brothers are rivals, but soon they feel attracted to each other. As if this was not enough of a complication, they begin to suspect that they were set up by their own father. The result is a fierce struggle for power where the lines between hate and love become almost indistinguishable and where nothing is what it seems.

REVIEW:

Dark, very dark, but such an awesome discovery. I love finding a series like this; one that I want to keep reading non-stop until the very end. Bonds of hate is a story about two princes with a love hate relationship. I don’t like spoilers so I won’t say much. Just that I’m in love with the young prince Anaxantis, but I fear for him. How far will he fall into darkness before he heals from his wounds. I hope he can find a way to forgive before he becomes the monster he despises. Although this book ends at a suspenseful crossroads, I’m in no way disappointed. I’m hungry for more, so I’ll definitely keep reading.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Incest, Kidnapping, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Taboo, Underage

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