5 Star Review: Snakes Among Sweet Flowers by Jason Huffman-Black @J_HuffmanBlack #MM

TITLE:  Snakes Among Sweet FlowersSnakes Among Sweet Flowers

AUTHOR:  Jason Huffman-Black

PUBLISHER:  Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:  244 Pages

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Two-time ex-con Camden Sanders has decided that Hog Mountain—an isolated community on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia—is the perfect place to continue running small scams without the threat of more prison time. But there are a few problems with this plan. One is the neighborly citizens of Hog Mountain thwarting his dirty dealings at every turn with their kindness. Another is Jackson Rhodes, a closeted Hog Mountain police officer who can see right through Cam’s good ol’ boy act and plans to catch him red-handed despite the attraction they both can feel. But the biggest problem of all is that Cam’s past is threatening to catch up with him, and it could mean trouble for more than just himself.

REVIEW:

Fantastic book! This is the first thing I’ve read from Jason Huffman-Black and I have to say that the book completely sucked me in. The writing style was so fluid and easy to read that on more than one occasion, I forgot I was reading an author new to me and instead imagined I was reading something from one of my favorite authors.

The story starts off with a not so flattering glimpse of Camden. He’s an ex-con and though he’s trying to start over and make a new life for himself, he hasn’t completely left behind his thieving and dishonest ways. In addition to pissing me off several times, he has a one night stand that was so unappealing that it made me dislike him even more. However, the closer he gets with the golden boy police officer, Jackson, the more he seems to redeem himself. By the end, I was rooting for both of them and feeling so bad for Camden due to the troubles his past life was bringing him and those he cared about.

There were so many things I loved about this book, but what drew me in more than anything were the emotional aspects. Though this was an action/ suspense book, it was also quite moving. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a novel that can bring you to tears, and this definitely had me chocked up. Additionally, the erotic scenes were pretty hot. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves m/m romance that’s heavy on plot and m/m action/suspense. I will definitely be reading more from this author!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

 M/M Erotic Romance, Murder (off page), Non-con (off page)

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon | Dreamspinner Press

 

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Spotlight: His Favorite Color is Blood: Coffin in Nails MC by K.A. Merikan #MM #Erotica

TITLE:  His Favorite Color is Blood: Coffin in Nails MC His Favorite Color Is Blood: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem, #8)

SERIES:    Sex and Mayhem #8

AUTHOR:     K.A. Merikan

PUBLISHER:     Self Published

LENGTH:     329 Pages

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Grim. Assassin. Leather-clad sex god. Has the most unusual taste in men.
Misha. Mutilated. Afraid. Will never trust again.

Grim is a bloodthirsty killer, and he owns it. Gay in a world of outlaw bikers, he firmly stands his ground if anyone dares to cross him. He takes pleasure in showing homophobes their place and fucking his way through a life of carnage.

But there is a part of him always aching for something he cannot get. When by chance he saves the most perfect guy he’s ever met, he is not about to let him go. Even if it means he needs tosmother his broken bird.

When a masked, bloodstained man rescues Misha from captivity, he doesn’t know if he should thank the menacing stranger or stab him and run. Grim is not the kind of man who takes no for an answer, and Misha might now be in more danger than when he was trapped as a sex slave.

Misha cannot deny though that Grim is as alluring as he is frightening, and once Misha realizes what power his body holds over Grim, he understands that taming the beast of a man could be within his reach.

But any possibility of a future together is like a house of cards when Zero, the sadistic crime lord who destroyed Misha’s life, sets out to get him back.

Will the ruthless biker assassin at Misha’s side be enough to conquer the monsters from his past?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, organized crime, assassin, chase, disability (amputee), devotee, revenge, redemption, kidnapping, road trip, fear, hurt/comfort, past abuse

Genre: M/M dark romance, thriller
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WARNING: This book contains adult content that might be considered taboo. Strong language, violence and torture. Reader discretion advised.

RATING:  I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Blood & Gore, Body Modifications, Captive, Cutting, Dark M/M Romance, Fetish, Forced Prostitution, Graphic Violence, Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Erotica, Murder, Psychological Trauma, Psychopathic Character, Sex Trafficking, Taboo, Torture

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon KU

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.

Inspiration never failed them so far, but they are ready to hunt down the exotic and unique. Kat and Agnes are pursuing their dream of becoming full fledged virtual nomads. Having gotten rid of their apartment and with most of their belongings put in storage, they are choosing their own path in life, ready to experience all the world has to offer while working on their books.

 

 

 

Spotlight: Gay for Pay (All Cocks #1) by T.M. Smith

TITLE: Gay for PayGay for Pay (All Cocks #1)

SERIES: All Cocks Stories #1

AUTHOR: T.M. Smith

PUBLISHER: TTC Publishing

LENGTH: 174 Pages

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Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future; Captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama. His high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right?

Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks newest addition, a gay for pay porn star.

Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bi-sexual gay porn star will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust.

What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six foot two with Auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes.

Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bi-sexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from.

Gay for Pay is a gay for you story about two men that will have to come to terms with the mistakes they made in their past, if they want to stick around and have a chance at a future.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

M/M Erotica, M/M/M Erotica, porn industry, Sex Worker

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

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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

Goodreads Link

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

BUYING LINKS: 

PayHipSmashwords | Barnes & Nobel

Book review: Cethe by Becca Abbott

TITLE:    Cethe Cethe

AUTHOR:     Becca Abbott

PUBLISHER:     SL Publishing Group

LENGTH:     528 Pages

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Human-like, but not human, the nara ruled Tanyrin for centuries. The most feared among them were their naragi, sorcerers whose power was all but invincible. Not until the coming of Arami Lothlain, King of Tanyrin and Blessed of Loth, did the rein of the nara come to a bloody end. For four hundred years afterwards, the land was at peace.

Stefn Eldering was the youngest son of the Earl of Shia, the last in a long, proud line of demon hunters. He was also a sin-catcher, living proof of God’s displeasure, the shame of his existence atonement for the sins of his ancestors. Michael Arranz was the son of a duke and one of the despised h’naran, half-bloods cursed with the blood of the nara running through their veins. Of all the h’nara, his family alone was immune from the persecution of the powerful Church of Loth, protected by an ancient covenant.

In ordinary times, the paths of Michael and Stefn would never have crossed. Alas, times were no longer ordinary. The latest of the Lothlain kings was a weakling, unable to curb the ambitions of an increasingly powerful, corrupt clergy. Famine stalked the land. Fear of the h’nara, fanned by the Church, spread tentacles everywhere. Tanyrin teetered on the edge of chaos.

A loyal and devoted friend to Tanyrin’s crown prince, Michael could refuse Severyn Lothlain nothing, not even when Severyn asked the unspeakable of him. Determined to wrest the throne from his brother, Severyn intended nothing less than the resurrection of the ancient naragi. Michael, whose naran blood was the purest in Tanyrin, was the logical choice. But for Michael become what mankind feared most, he needed a conduit through which to take the powerful, dangerous magic of the Dark Stream. He needed a man who carried the ancient blood of the cethera.

He needed Stefn Eldering.

REVIEW:

Complex plot with a love affair so fragile, that around every turn, I was imagining it would break. This story follows the principle; you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Though Michael and Stefn are natural enemies, Michael takes Stefn as his Cethe at the insistence of Michael’s best friend, Prince Severyn. Stefn has been conditioned all his life to hate h’naran as lowly and horrid spell casters. Whereas Michael knows Stefn’s family is notorious for their repression and extermination of his people. With Stefn’s initial use of hate slurs toward Michael, its doubtful they’ll ever come together. Since a cethe is supposed to be a slave; a body from which a naragi finds his power, this shouldn’t be a problem, but over time, Stefn becomes much more than that to Michael. I was surprised at the expanse of time that lapses in this book, but since the plot encompasses a slow takeover by Prince Severyn, it makes sense for a long period of time to pass in order for all the pieces to come together. Although the characters are involved in the political maneuvering for the coup, the focus is still on the impossible love affair between Michael and Stefn. In addition to the romance, the sex scenes in this book are extraordinary. If there’s ever a sequel, I’ll be more than happy to reread this book.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Prostitution, Humiliation, Kidnapping, Non-con, POV of Aggressor, POV of Victim, sex ritual, Slave, Taboo

BUYING LINKS: 

Amazon

 

 

 

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

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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

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon