Release Day Review + Giveaway: Caged Jaye by Lynn Kelling #DarkErotica #MM

TITLE: Caged Jaye Caged Jaye

SERIES:  Arctic Absolution

AUTHOR:  Lynn Kelling

PUBLISHER: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

LENGTH: 176 Pages

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Prequel to “Arctic Absolution”
Genres: Contemporary Erotica Drama

It’s Jaye Larson’s nineteenth birthday, and all he wants is to spend time with his boyfriend and his mother—the people he loves most and who make life worth living. But, faced by his mother’s demons, the imperfections of his relationship with boyfriend, Kris, and dangerous, homophobic strangers, one by one, all of Jaye’s dreams are soon derailed. Plunging into a waking nightmare, shortly after going to bed alone, he wakes in an alley, pinned down by two men with slow, bloody rape and murder in mind. It’s just the start of Jaye’s fight for his life, and his sanity, as time and time again, he’s forced to make impossible choices and survive, no matter what it costs. (M/M – See publisher’s website for content labels.)

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REVIEW:

Holy Crap! I’m in love with this book! It was so dark; so raw and unforgiving. Lynn Kelling is definitely on my favorite author list, and I can’t wait to read more of her work. Caged Jaye begins with a glimpse of Jaye’s life before he becomes the victim of a hate crime that, by some twisted fate, ends up landing him in jail. Jaye is a beautiful nineteen year old with long wavy hair. He knows he won’t make it in prison without a protector, but the hell he has to endure in order to survive almost breaks him.

This book took my breath away. It’s been a while since I’ve read something so dark and twisted that had the power to move me so much. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’m not fond of the gray hopelessness often present in prison dramas. However, there was so much going on in the plot that the prison environment never came close to bringing me down. I loved how Jaye grows through his ordeal. Everything that happens to him and how he copes with the pain and humiliation is so real that it rips your heart out. At the same time this book is extremely hot. I just couldn’t believe some of the non-con scenes. They were so erotic and at the same time the extreme angst had my chest in knots. Despite all the hopelessness and desperation, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This is my first time reading Lynn Kelling, but after finishing this book, I’m seriously addicted. I won’t be able to rest until I’ve hunted down and devoured everything she’s ever written. I recommend Caged Jaye to anyone who loves dark themes, angst, and m/m dark erotica.

RATING: Absolutely crazy and madly in love with it!!!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

Abuse, Androgyny, Barely Legal, Blood & Gore, Captive, Cutting, Drug Addiction, Dub-con, Graphic Violence, Hate Crime, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Murder, Non-con, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape,Rough Sex, Sexual Exhibitionism

BUY LINKS: 

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Book Review: Taken Away (Prison Showers #1) by Kristoffer Kross

TITLE:  Taken AwayTaken Away: Prison Showers Prologue

SERIES:  Prison Showers #1

AUTHOR:  Kristoffer Kross

PUBLISHER:  Self Published

LENGTH:    116 Pages

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Disclaimer: Contains gay sex and MM violence
Update: Book 1 is set to release in early May, with books 2 and 3 soon to follow.

Meet Jason, a dealer, street kid, gay escort, and all-round hustler with a colorful take on life. His unusual start in the world has equipped him with creative defence mechanisms and a slightly manipulative, take-no-prisoners attitude that serves him well in rough company.

When he is taken away by the police for questioning, he knows something is up. He’s about to find out what goes on in the prison showers. Find out what in Taken Away, book 1 of the latest gay erotic prison thriller series: Prison Showers.

REVIEW:

I really loved this book. Jason makes his money on the streets as a hustler and male escort. He’s lucky enough to find a rich guy who employs him frequently, but when the law catches up to him, he’s taken to prison and has to learn how to make it in his new environment. Jason has the good fortune of being roomed with an older man who steers him in the right direction, but this doesn’t necessarily keep him safe from those interested in exploiting his youth and good looks. Though Jason finds himself on the run from an aggressor, other newbies have it worse. The book ends in an exciting and suspenseful way, which made me eager to read more.

I really enjoyed reading about Jason’s journey and how he ended up being sent to jail. With that said, there are some really hot scenes in this book.Though the idea of prison life is quite depressing to me, I really love the author’s portrayals of Jason’s experience. Taken Away brings the prison atmosphere  to life in a frightening, but sometimes titillating way. Can you imagine… Jason is young, gay, and now surrounded by tough, intimidating, and horny alpha criminals. Luckily Jason is street smart, but I fear even this may not be enough to save him. I really look forward to finding out what happens next.

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Captive, Dark Erotica, Dub-con, POV of Victim, Rough Sex

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon