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Review - Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 27, 2015

Stranger on the Shore

The kidnapping of four year-old Brian Arlington twenty years ago was a major news story at the time it happened. Although a man was convicted of the crime, Brian was never found. The story intrigues Mid-western crime reporter Griffin Hadley, and while the family has always resisted previous authors' attempts to write about the kidnapping, family patriarch Jarret Arlington agrees to cooperate with Griffin to help revive interest in the story and perhaps find out what really happened to Brian. More...

Review - How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps by Josephine Myles

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 20, 2015

How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps

This review originally appeared on the BDSM Book Reviews web site.

Blurb:

Sometimes the little head really does know best.

Jeff White’s needs are simple. All he wants is a submissive to help him explore the dominant side that his ex-girlfriend couldn’t handle. Problem is, inexperience in both dating and domming has resulted in a string of rejections.

What he needs is an experienced sub willing to show him the ins and outs of controlling a scene. Unfortunately, the only one willing to take him on is male, and Jeff is straight. One hundred percent, never-gonna-happen straight. More...

Review - Sculptor's Desire

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 14, 2015

Sculptor's Desire

Volume 2 of Gallant Gentlemen's Guild

This second installment of the Gallant Gentlemen's Guild (G3) series, which started off with Artist's Touch, follows a new pair of unlikely lovers. Rocco is a sculptor in the Guild with a very fixed idea of the perfect specimen of male physique that he's looking for to model for his masterpiece, to be auctioned off at the Guild's next charity event. Unfortunately, he's so exacting in his standards that no man fits his requirements. More...

Review - A Weekend Unbound

Posted in Book Reviews on Jan 06, 2015

A Weekend Unbound

This review originally appeared at BDSM Book Reviews.

Blurb:

How much can a Dom ask of his submissive? And how much of himself?

For Derek and Tyler, Dominance and submission have been part of their love right from the first hello. But now Derek wants his submissive to go as deep as he is physically and emotionally able to. During two days and two nights, there are no safety words and very few limits. This is their chance to demonstrate their love for one another through the most extreme scenes they’ve ever played. More...

Review - Christmas at Leo's

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 24, 2014

Christmas at Leo's

Volume 5 of Memoirs of a Houseboy

The houseboy is back, just in time for Christmas, with another long-time-coming installment of the story of his life with his two “daddies” Dick and Shane. This volume picks up right where the previous book, Gilliflowers, left off, with the story of Christmas 2008. It doesn't start well, with Gilli visiting his mother. It will probably be her last Christmas, as she is in the final stages of cervical cancer, and it dredges up all sorts of memories in the young man. The memories aren't really happy ones, and they threaten to ruin Christmas for everyone, as Dick and Shane ignore the houseboy's pleas to be left alone and instead cart him off to the dreaded Leo's mansion. More...

Review - Cry Liberty (Hellgate #3)

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 17, 2014

Cry Liberty

Volume 3 of Hellgate

Neil Travers and Curtis Marin are back in this third installment of the Hellgate saga. The action picks up soon after the end of the last story, Deep Sky. Neil and Curtis are enjoying a little well-earned R&R, but it doesn't last long. Mark Sherrat's son Leon is in trouble. The Resalq has been working undercover on the rebel world Omaru, where the Colonial Fleet blockade is running up against stiff resistance. Neil and Curtis are tapped to lead the mission to get Leon, and the device he has ‘acquired’, out and through the blockade. More...

Review - Breach of Contract

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 10, 2014

Breach of Contract

This sequel to Legally Bound picks up right where the first book left off, with lawyer Daniel learning the ropes - if you'll pardon the expression - of submission from his Dom, and former client, Rafael. However, it's Daniel's law partner Jesse and Rafael's boss, club owner George, who take center stage in this installment of the story. Jesse finally decides to risk his father-in-law's wrath and leave his shrewish socialite wife. George takes him in, and as Jesse gets to know George, he becomes eager to explore his bi-curiosity. More...

Review - Fugue in Ursa Major

Posted in Book Reviews on Dec 03, 2014

Fugue in Ursa Major

Whenever young Jake breaks up with his latest girlfriend, which seems to be fairly regularly, he packs up his Jeep and heads off into the mountains for a little backpacking, stargazing and contemplation. On one such trip he meets Phaedrus, a much older man who lives a bit like a hermit, yet seems strangely connected to what's going on in the world. He opens Jake's eyes to the idea that the world is headed for some sort of cataclysm. More...

Review - Hard at Work

Posted in Book Reviews on Nov 26, 2014

Hard at Work

Jake and his partner Danny both work at the same company, where Jake is having a hard day, literally as well as figuratively. It seems that his generally shy submissive Danny is sending him increasingly pornographic pictures of himself. When Jake manages to corner Danny and pull him into a storeroom to demand an explanation, he gets that and a whole lot more.

“Hard at Work” is a well-crafted erotic short story. It's really just one scene, all taking place in that supply closet, but in that one scene we get to know the characters well enough to enjoy the story as more than just a one-handed read. More...

Review - Finlater

Posted in Book Reviews on Nov 19, 2014

Finlater

Cliffy is a thirteen year old African American boy growing up in a low income housing project called Finlater, or Findlater, outside of Cincinnati. It's a tumultuous year for Cliffy, as his wayward father returns home and he makes friends with a Jewish classmate, Noah. The two boys become more than best friends, as each awakens in the other new desires and feelings, but with all the things pulling them apart, how long can their relationship last? More...

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