Review – Imperfect Harmony by Jay Northcote

Imperfect Harmony by Jay Northcote

My rating: 4 Stars

Imperfect Harmony

Imperfect Harmony

John and Rhys have both lost their partners, and in their own different ways, they’ve been hiding out from the rest of the world. When they meet, John is instantly attracted to the much younger Rhys, and is surprised when the feelings seem to be returned. But John has been out of the dating game for a long time, and he’s afraid of being hurt again. Can he really have a relationship with the twenty-something Rhys? Read more ›

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Review – Beautiful Boy by Grace R. Duncan

Beautiful Boy by Grace R. Duncan

My rating: 4 Stars

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

Kyle is a young man who seems to have everything going for him. He comes from a well off family, who have provided a good education, a loft in town for him to live in, and his own car. But his family didn’t give him much love or attention, and if they knew he was gay, he would lose everything. It’s perhaps not too surprising that Kyle doesn’t have a very high opinion of his value, and you might wonder if this is what draws him so strongly to being a submissive when a friend introduces him to the BDSM world. However, even now, Kyle hasn’t found a Dom who wants to do more than a scene with him, until Master Mal buys him at auction. Read more ›

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Review – Stealing His Dangling Jewels by James Cox

Stealing His Dangling Jewels by James Cox

My rating: 3 Stars

Stealing His Dangling Jewels

Stealing His Dangling Jewels

This review originally appeared on the BDSM Book Reviews site.

Phoenix is in dire need of money. A lot of money. It’s not for himself, he wants to get his mother into rehab, although it probably won’t do her any good. Phoenix reads about Lucas, a very rich man, thanks to a lottery winning, with his own private island and a genital piercing sporting sapphires and diamonds that has to be worth several thousand dollars. Phoenix conceives a plan to meet and seduce Lucas, steal the jewelry, and get off the island with it. What could possibly go wrong? Read more ›

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Review – Astounding! by Kim Fielding

Astounding! by Kim Fielding

My rating: 4 Stars

Astounding!

Astounding!

Carter Evans is the founder and editor of the science fiction magazine Astounding! but the publication, like most print media these days, is on its last legs. Carter can’t afford to keep it going for much longer. Adding to his headaches are the submissions of one J. Harper, a very persistent, and very bad, author who keeps sending in new versions of his work despite numerous rejections. Carter’s drunken attempt to rebuff the writer backfires and he ends up meeting J. for John Harper in person. John turns out to be a charming if somewhat awkward man with a few eccentricities, chief of which is the belief that he is an alien stranded on Earth. Read more ›

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Review – Brit Boys: With Toys Anthology

Brit Boys: With Toys by Ashe Barker, M.K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sara Masters, Tabitha Rayne, and K.D. Grace

My rating: 3 Stars

Brit Boys: With Toys

Brit Boys: With Toys

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This anthology of eight stories by British authors explores the role of toys in relationships between men. In some of the tales the notion of what is a ‘toy’ is stretched a bit, but almost all feature some object, to some degree, which plays a part in the plot.

The level of kink varies from essentially none to being a central part of the relationships depicted. Since these are short stories, don’t count on well developed characters or intricate plots. Most of these get right down to business with little or no introduction. Read more ›

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