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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Book Review: Before the Succubus (Succubus #2) by Emma Jaye

TITLE:     Before the SuccubusBefore The Succubus (Succubus Trilogy # 2)

SERIES:    Succubus #2

AUTHOR:     Emma Jaye

PUBLISHER:     Self Published

LENGTH:     194 Pages

BLURB:

Grades are all that seem to be important to Lucas’ parents, that and securing their own future through his hoped for, lucrative career. The double standards of the older generation, especially their ‘do what we say, not what we do’ philosophy, makes life difficult for the most sought after virgin in school, especially as his parents indulge themselves as often as possible.
Sneaking out to go to a party proves just how unimportant grades are, and how little his parents told him about the supernatural world. It seems like sex demons like himself are in high demand by vampire clans. But if the blood suckers expected him to roll over and play the submissive, they had another thing coming. As anyone who knows him would say, he’s a stubborn git. But it seems, as if that may be just what they want.

Suitable for 18+ readers only. Scenes of M/M and M/F incubus ‘force feeding.’

REVIEW:

Absolutely amazing book! This is the story of Lucas, a male sex demon who is abducted by a clan of vampires at age 18 in order to be their sex toy. The vampires especially love Lucas due to his fighting spirit. He’s not the type to bend over without a fight, which arouses the vampires even more. One thing I really loved about this book was that a Stockholm Syndrome relationship was not main focus of the story, rather the focus was on Lucas surviving his captivity and his struggle to prevail over his captors. With that said, the scene with the claiming of Lucas was extraordinary. Since Lucas is a sex demon he needs lots of sex to live, so every sexual encounter was extremely hot. The majority of the book is m/m but there ware some m/f scenes peppered in toward the end. Despite the sparse m/f scenes, I still highly recommend this book to anyone who loves dark m/m fantasy.

As a side note, Although this book can be read separately from the rest of the trilogy or can even be read first, I am a fan of both m/m and m/f so I’m glad I read book 1 first since I can read on to book 3 now without missing a beat.

RATING: Falling over backwards, going out of my mind for it! I will read again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Taboo

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