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Review - Parting Truth by J.C. Owens  

Peyton has been the lover of Prince Mayar since they were young men. But when the soon-to-be king decides to marry a princess from a neighboring kingdom, Peyton becomes excess to requirements as well as a potential embarrassment. So, the prince sends Peyton, along with 50 soldiers unknown to him, to another world where a generations-long battle has been waging between the humans and demons from another realm. The new recruits are taken in hand by ‘The Eight’, a tightly knit band of misfits who are among the humans' most feared fighting group.

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Review - Livestock by Danny Tyran  

Lucas works in a law firm where he's supposed to be IT support but has ended up as an under-appreciated general factotum. One of the company's clients is a wealthy businessman who keeps a ‘herd’ of male slaves and has been accused of murdering one of them. Lucas becomes fascinated by the idea of extreme submission, as well as the man, Master Forrest, when they finally meet. The young man is increasingly drawn into the world of kink, but can he really trust his new master with his life?

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Review - Temerity by Toshi Drake  

Gratch is trying to enjoy a bit of downtime at a resort where he and the rest of the crew are attending a conference between the Terran forces of the VCC, the Maternai who control the ship's hearts, and the Asyrans. Everyone wants to know why the pirate Siwa are so set on getting ahold of the cephalopod navigators, as well as why they're so focused on the Padua and her crew.

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Review - The Gilded Mirror by L.M. Somerton  

Landry and Gage have just moved in together and are browsing a flea market when Landry spots an interesting old mirror. The stall owner sells it for what Landry thinks is a ridiculously low price. While cleaning the mirror, he finds what looks like a treasure map, and the hunt is on. Meanwhile, Gage and his partner are engrossed in a money laundry investigation that seems to be going nowhere, until a friend of Landry's is mugged while delivering a package.

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Review - Jocks for Sale Parts 8 - 11 by Josh Hunter  

“Jocks For Sale” is an erotic fantasy containing non-consensual sex and violence. It is offered in serialized form as connected installments (currently 11). I'm reviewing it in batches, so there's a more coherent picture of the entire story. Cody seems to be enjoying new privileges in Part 8. He's been given the job of training the ‘new boy’ Dane. Dane was a guest of the hotel who managed to insult all the staff and abuse all the slaves with his temperamental, entitled behavior.

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Review - Pulsus Cordis Mei - The Pulse of my Heart by Maxime Jaz  

Marius is off to far-away lands, leading Rome's legions against her enemies. But, distance is no barrier to his enemies who don't want to see the general named as heir to the imperial throne. A plot to kidnap Marius goes awry, and he ends up being sold as a slave and transported to a gladiator school in Africa. Meanwhile, Kyle and Claudia struggle to stay one step ahead of the “snakes” who not only want to get rid of Marius, but his son as well.

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Review - Full Circle by Blaine D. Arden  

Children in the village are falling ill, and it isn't just the usual summer-time fever that they usually recover from. When truth-seeker Kelnaht looks into what might be causing it, he finds links to an old crime by one of forester Taruif's predecessors. With Ianys' daughter at risk, it puts a considerable strain on the relationship between the three, as Kelnaht and Taruif race to track down the culprit and find a cure.

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Review - Calarni by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus  

Yaden and Ivan are off on another mission for the Lotus Knights. This time they're off to explore a new star system that's been found at the end of one of the gateways ships use to jump between systems. It seems simple enough, but Lotus Knight missions never go according to plan. Things go sideways rather spectacularly this time, and the pair find themselves in another galaxy with no apparent way home, or to even contact their friends.

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Review - Dark Attraction by Drake LaMarque  

College surfer boy Brandon (‘Brand’) is looking for something. He just isn't sure what it is. He's tried guys. He's tried girls. But it's just been a series of one-night stands because something was missing. Then one night at a frat party, he spots Gage. The other man looks like a goth, but it's soon clear he's much more than that. Gage takes Brand back to his apartment, and against his better judgment, he lets the young man get under his skin.

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Review - Jocks for Sale Parts 4 - 7 by Josh Hunter  

“Jocks For Sale” is an erotic fantasy containing non-consensual sex and violence. It is offered in serialized form as (currently 12) connected installments. I'm reviewing it in batches, so there's a more coherent picture of the entire story. College lacrosse jock Connor's transformation into sex slave Cody is nearly complete as Part 4 starts. Between the drugs, shocks, and sexual abuse, he's almost given up. But then he sees an opportunity to overpower his trainer Nick and takes it.