Spotlight: Own Me (Rent Me #2) by Brina Brady #BDSM #MM

TITLE:  Own Me Own Me (Rent Me Series, #2)

SERIES:   Rent Me #2

AUTHOR:   Brina Brady

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:     344 Pages

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Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky weds former rent boy Brennen Brady.

Two husbands, deeply in love and lust, continue to doubt each other’s commitment and believe the worst. Dmitri’s possessiveness collides with Brennen’s jealousy and insecurity.

Brennen desires to fully submit and satisfy his husband’s every need, if only Dmitri would let him.

Everything is upended for the steamy couple when Dmitri’s ex-lover reveals a dangerous plot within the powerful Russian family’s organization. A series of events is set in motion that forces the pair to examine the depth of their devotion.

Dmitri’s secrets and lies, an effort to protect Brennen; lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. Through it all, the couple’s lust remains strong as they have blisteringly hot kinky sex at every opportunity.

Two husbands, still deeply in love and lust. Will that be enough when the family’s enemies bring the fight to their door?

Goodreads Link 

RATING:  Loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, BDSM, Bondage, Child Abuse (off page), Dark M/M Romance, Dub-con, Incest (off page), M/M Erotica,Rough Sex, Sex Worker,

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon KU

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I read and write M/M Gay Erotica/Romance novels.

I am a retired high school teacher with a Master’s Degree from California State University of Long Beach and UCLA.

I taught various high school subjects including the following:world history, math, Algebra, Careers, CAHSEE prep, Independent Studies,science, Adult School, Orientation, and even middle school for three years. Let’s not talk about the middle school experience. I prefer teaching high school seniors.

During the day, I read and write. I enjoy taking writing classes in my spare time.

 

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Spotlight: Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza #1) by H.J. Brues

TITLE:    Yakuza Pride Yakuza Pride (The Way of the Yakuza #1)

SERIES:     The Way of the Yakuza #1

AUTHOR:     H.J. Brues

PUBLISHER:     Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:    350 Pages

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When yakuza underboss Shigure Matsunaga meets Kenneth Harris at a boring social event, he’s surprised to find himself attracted to the blond gaijin with the mismatched eyes. Shigure is even more pleased when he discovers Ken not only speaks Japanese fluently, but is fluent in Japan’s ways, even the more violent of the martial arts. Ken’s expertise at kendo is not his most striking quality—it’s the passion beneath his quiet, almost fragile exterior that ignites Shigure’s lust, and the two come together as explosively as they spar.

Shigure is a dangerous man in a dangerous position. He’s been trying to keep the peace with the Daito-kai—Shigure’s hated rivals—but the danger on the streets is escalating, threatening those Shigure most wants to protect. He may claim to love his gaijin, but before he can keep Ken safe, Shigure will have to overcome hostility from his people, a hidden enemy, and, the most insidious opponent of all, his own hard-won pride.

RATING: Absolutely crazy, flipping out, and dying over this book! I will read again!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS: 

Captive, Dark M/M Romance, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Sexual Exhibitionism

BUYING LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press

Amazon  

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Book Review: The Prisoner (Broken #1) by Kol Anderson

TITLE: The Prisoner The Prisoner (Broken: Season One, #1)

SERIES: Broken #1

AUTHOR: Kol Anderson

PUBLISHER: Self Published

LENGTH: 80 Pages

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Aaron Taylor is a rent-boy.
The Dream everyone wants to come true.

Vincent Greene is the client from hell.
The man who wants to make sure that dream ends up BROKEN.

Just when Aaron thinks his life is beginning to make sense, his handler sends him to a new client. Vincent Greene looks like he might just be Aaron’s best client yet, but what Aaron doesn’t know, is that under Vincent’s alluring facade, lurks a heart capable of extreme cruelty.

REVIEW:

This book starts out with a glimpse of Aaron’s life as a rent boy. He’s in love with a man who is promising to leave his lover in order to be with him. Though Aaron wants to believe it, he has to keep working. He hooks up with his next client, Vincent, and discovers too late that Vincent is bad news. Aaron is taken captive and his only hope for escape is the client who told him he loved him.

This book was enjoyable, but not entirely what I expected. So far there seems to be three viewpoints. One is Aaron’s viewpoint, one is the client who professed his love to Aaron, and the last is Vincent, the client responsible for kidnapping Aaron. Everything seems in place except for Vincent’s viewpoint. Even if Vincent ends up falling for Aaron, I can’t see myself liking him. He’s a kidnapper and after everything he’s done to Aaron, there’s no way I’m going to warm to the jerk. I’m interested in figuring out where things are going, but from the way the book began, I imagined it would be a lot longer and have more of a story arc. I’m guessing now that the story arc will be split up between the three books in the trilogy. As it is, the book ended in a cliffhanger of sorts with nothing concluded. I guess I’ll have more to say about this series once I read book #2.

RATING: Liked it 🙂

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Captive, Dark Erotica, Drugging, Forced Prostitution, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Agressor, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rape, Sex Trafficking, Slave, Taboo

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Spotlight: The Grand Ballast by J.A. Rock

TITLE:     The Grand Ballast The Grand Ballast

AUTHOR:     J.A. Rock

PUBLISHER:     Self-Published

LENGTH:     301 pages

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In a future where live sex shows abound to keep a jaded population entertained, dancer Bode Martin falls for the brilliant and unstable Kilroy Ballast, who molds Bode into the star attraction of his erotic circus, the Grand Ballast. Drugged beyond any real feeling, Bode trades freedom and his once considerable pride for an illusion of tenderness—until he inadvertently rescues a young man from a rival show, and together they flee to an eccentric town in the west where love still means something. Valen’s not an easy man to know, and Bode shed his romantic notions under Kilroy’s brutal employ. Yet their growing bond becomes a strange and dangerous salvation as they attempt to overthrow the shadows of their pasts and wade together through a world of regret, uncertainty, beauty, and terror. But Kilroy won’t let Bode go so easily. Long ago, Bode was responsible for the loss of something Kilroy held dear, and he still owes Kilroy a debt. As the three men battle toward a tangled destiny, Bode must decide if his love for Valen is worth fighting for—or if he was and always will be a pawn in the story Kilroy Ballast will never stop telling. WARNING: Contains violence and noncon. Not a genre romance.

THOUGHTS:

Extremely dark with a lot of off page dark erotica and taboo elements. I would categorize this as m/m horror. Recommended to anyone who likes bittersweet m/m erotic romance.

RATING: I liked it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, BDSM, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Drugging, Dub-con, Forced Prostitution, Humiliation, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, POV of Victim, Rape, Taboo, Torture

BUYING LINKS:

Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including BY HIS RULES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, and, with Lisa Henry, THE GOOD BOY and WHEN ALL THE WORLD SLEEPS. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.