Cover Reveal: Blood of the Sphinx (Virgin Kings #1) by J. Johanis #MM #DarkErotica

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Blood of the Sphinx

by J. Johanis

PUBLISHER: Goodreads BDSM Group

LENGTH: 71 Pages/21,000 words

RELEASE DATE: Early December 2016

COVER DESIGNER: Indigo Forest Designs

BLURB:

“The blood of the sphinx runs through my veins,” Sasha said as he inspected the warrior standing at attention before him. “It’s what makes my family line so potent—what gives us the power to make or break a man.”

Son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, Sasha is the king of kings. He’s the pharaoh, and he’s supposed to be the most powerful man in Egypt, but he’s convinced there’s something wrong with him. Maybe he’s in heat or maybe he’s just cursed, but no pharaoh should have such an insatiable need to be mated by another man. Even worse, the man he desires has never shown an inkling of interest in him.

When the young pharaoh finds himself the sole ruler of Egypt and under siege by the Romans, he has to find a way to deal with the desires consuming him or all will be lost.

A historically inspired dark fantasy. This work is m/m dark erotica and contains graphic violence and non-con.

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DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Androgyny, Angst, asphyxiation, Barely Legal, BDSM, Blood & Gore, Bondage, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, Humiliation, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Rape

BUY LINKS: 

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Review: A Cobra’s Charm (2016 Daily Dose) by Meghan Maslow #MM

TITLE: A Cobra’s CharmA Cobra's Charm (2016 Daily Dose - A Walk on the Wild Side)

SERIES:  2016 Daily Dose – A Walk on the Wild Side

AUTHOR:  Meghan Maslow

PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH: 50 Pages

BLURB:

Jiri’s life has been one misery after the next. A cobra shifter, he’s held captive by a collector who keeps him—and other shifters—in a private harem-style “zoo” in the Libyan desert. Considered a dangerous predator by the other shifters, and little more than a boy toy to the collector, Jiri is friendless, timid, and despondent.

Miksa is the collector’s latest find. But honey badgers are known for their bad attitude, fearlessness, and fighting spirit. Miksa has no doubt he’ll escape, even if it means taking the whole zoo down with him.

When honey badger and cobra meet, there should be instant enmity—after all, honey badgers eat cobras—yet both men find themselves oddly drawn to the other. Romance blossoms, but can it survive captivity and beyond? In order to do so, Jiri will have to find a strength he doesn’t know he possesses and Miksa will have to open a heart long closed to anyone except his immediate family.

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REVIEW:

Such a sweet and erotic story. A Cobra’s Charm begins when the captive shifters, Jiri and Miksa, are put in the fighting ring by their master. They’re somewhat akin to gladiators, except they have to fight in their shifted form. Miska fights valiantly, and immediatly catches the attention of Jiri. When the fight is over, they have the chance to get to know one another. They fall into each other’s arms, but Miksa’s plans for escape may likely mean the end of their affair.

I was drawn to this story from the beginning. I’ve grown to love the shifter genre, and especially books like this that have different, exotic animals. In addition to the sweet romance, I was fond of the Arabian genie/Roman Empire feel to the story. I loved how the author made the world come alive with things such as the cobra doing a seductive belly dance for his lover. Overall, this story was romantic, sweet, and adventurous. I recommend A Cobra’s Charm to anyone who loves m/m shifter fantasy, and m/m romance.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Captive, Violence, M/M Fantasy, Slave

BUY LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | ARe