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Review - Ziggy by Nora Phoenix and K.M. Neuhold

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Byron, who decides to use the stage name Ziggy for his porn career, is about to shoot his first scene for Kinky Boys. Unfortunately, when Marshall tries to discuss limits with Ziggy, it becomes very clear that the young man doesn’t know enough about kink to understand what he’s agreeing to. He doesn’t want to disappoint Hunter, who hired him, or Marshall. So, Marshall takes Ziggy in hand and manages to get him through his first two scenes with Dom Harley, but it’s clear Byron really isn’t into bondage, and the impact scene scares him completely, although he really gets into puppy play.

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Review - The PV-3 Mutagen by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Please note: The authors kindly supplied an advance pre-press copy of this book for review. The book is due to be released on October 15, 2020 and may be purchased from Amazon using the link below. Like the rest of his family, Rene is a member of the Circle of Thales, a secretive society of intellectuals that lives in vast caverns below the surface of the planet Floor. Unlike his family, and most of the Circle, Rene does not object to making occasional trips to the surface of the planet, which is dominated by commercial enterprises.

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Review - Claw Marks and Card Games by Maz Maddox

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Note: This second book of the series is a direct sequel to the first, so if you haven’t read the previous book, be prepared for spoilers. The cards are being good to Cooper tonight, and hopefully he’ll make enough money off the game to pay down his huge gambling debt. Unfortunately, although the game goes his way, one of his opponents isn’t too happy about losing and pulls a gun. It’s a tense few moments until a tall stranger dressed in black intervenes on Cooper’s behalf.

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Review - That Alien Feeling by Alessandra Hazard

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“Harry” is the youngest son of his clan’s ruling family. He’s been a rather naughty prince, using his telepathic powers to pry a secret from his sister. To punish him and teach him the value of the family bonds he enjoys, his parents send Harry to the far off primitive planet Earth where he manages to pass as a nice if rather eccentric human. He gets a job as a barista in a London coffee shop and enjoys interacting with all the very interesting humans.

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Review - Unseen Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Note: This review contains some spoilers about the events of the previous book in the series. Continue reading at your own risk. In the wake of the executions that came at the end of the last book, Law of Beauty, things start to settle down for the new cubi king Daniel. But there’s still a lot to do, like solidify the cubi’s relationship with the two nations they share with the humans.

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Review - Rainfall by J.C. Owens

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In a radical break with tradition, the former concubine, and trained assassin, Hredeen joins Raine as a second chosen of the Emperor Taldan. The move may be almost without precedent, but these are unusual times. The War Guild, originally set up to protect the empire, has turned against Taldan and now seeks to remove him. As more information comes to light about the guild’s plans and the real power they seek, the bigger the threat becomes to the newly formed triad.

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Review - Caulky by K.M. Neuhold

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Ren has just broken up with his partner of five years. His best friend decided that the best thing for Ren to do is get drunk and get laid. He does a little too well on the getting-drunk part, so when his friend convinces him to approach Cole, the big construction worker won’t go farther than a kiss, but what a kiss. It takes Ren a while to screw up the courage to go back to the bar for more, but Cole is there and neither man is disappointed, but can a hookup really lead to a full relationship, and is that what either man wants?

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Review - The Pet and His Duke by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Robert was born and raised to be a “pet”, a pleasure slave trained to satisfy his master’s every sexual demand. It’s an unsettled life with no permanence. Masters can grow bored and trade him in, or gift him to someone else to curry favor, or he can be stolen by another jealous owner. All that and more has happened to Robert in his time, and now he’s back in a trader’s “inventory” to be sold on again, yet he’s all too aware that at his age he is well past his amuse-by date.

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Review - Kidnapped by the Gentleman by Drake LaMarque

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Cedric is a rather feckless young man from London whose only talent seems to be getting into trouble. His despairing parents send him off to Kingston with his tutor, where they think there will be less opportunity for him to get in trouble. That plan clearly didn’t work out too well, so when Cedric returns home one morning after what he assumes was a particularly debauched night in a club — he assumes because he can’t remember any of it — he finds that his tutor has received orders for them to return immediately.

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Review - Prince for Sale by Caroline Gibson

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Earth is about to be invaded by hostile aliens from the void, but David’s knowledge of crystal energy helps avoid the full invasion, with a little help from another alien, Prince Lonn. The leader of the invasion force is captured, and it turns out to be Lonn’s brother Vell. Eventually, Lonn takes Vell back to their homeworld to face punishment. Two years later, Lonn reappears in David’s penthouse with a badly beaten and emaciated Vell, where he leaves his brother under David’s protection while he returns to finish dealing with the people who have mistreated his brother.