Posts labeled Book Reviews

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Review - Living on the Edge by L.M. Somerton

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Aiden is an intelligent bratty young university student with skills. He gets caught hacking into corporate computer systems, but instead of sending him to jail, the judge assigns him to work at The Edge, a management retreat for corporate executives, among other things. Heath, one of the owners of The Edge, is in charge of overseeing Aiden's ‘rehabilitation.’ It's obvious from the start that Aiden's attitude will be a big challenge for Heath.

Tags: D/s

 

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Review - Honey and Pepper by A.J. Demas

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Nikias is a recently freed slave that's come to the big city to find work. He ends up working in a snack stall that occupies one corner of a grand old house. That's where he first spots Kallion, a man about Nikias's age who seems to work at the mansion. The two meet when Kallion is attacked outside the house, and despite some initial misunderstandings, they become friends. But Kallion harbors a dark secret about his cruel former master that prevents him from fully opening up to Nikias.

Tags: Fantasy Ancient Greece

 

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Review - Defending the Guard's Pet Hacker by Dani Gray

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Young hacker Xed is kidnapped along with his family and is forced to break into government systems to steal information. The people holding him are brutal and have demonstrated they will stop at nothing, including murder, to make Xed do what they want. The young man is bright, and while he steals information, it's not the sensitive data the kidnappers really want. All the while, he's looking for ways to get a message through to someone who can rescue him and his family.

Tags: Science Fiction

 

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Review - Jocks for Sale Parts 1 - 3 by Josh Hunter

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“Jocks For Sale” is an erotic fantasy containing non-consensual sex and brutality. It is offered in serialized form as ten connected installments. I'm reviewing it in batches, so there's a more coherent picture of the entire story. Part 1 of this 10-part series opens with college jock Conner enjoying spring break in Cancun with three of his fraternity brothers. They're all focused on bedding as many women as possible. Usually, Conner would be too, but he's become fixated on Jake, a freshman from his lacrosse team that Conner has become obsessed with.

Tags: Erotica Non Consensual

 

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Review - Draconian Measures by J.C. Owens

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Graitaan is the last of his kind. He was sent as part of a group of 50 Draconian warriors to another world to help the human king fight off invaders. His comrades have all died in battle, leaving Graitaan alone among the humans and their Finnarian allies. Graitaan has no great love for the humans, but he dislikes the Finnarirans even more, one of them being his commander, Sadan. Still, he has a soldier's honor, fights for the king, and obeys his commander's orders.

Tags: Fantasy

 

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Review - Double Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

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Raffety is trying to learn to play the violin. He's awful, but his teacher seems to think he has promise and arranges a free stay at a summer camp. His mother is thrilled. Raffety's father died when he was a baby, and his mother has been struggling to give him things. Camp is bewildering. All of the other kids seem strange, and the staff even more peculiar. The only bright spot is Jonah.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters M-preg

 

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Review - Potential Energy by Kim Fielding

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Haz Taylor is down on his luck, and he's been there for a year now. He managed to get his heavily damaged ship to a backwater planet, but without the use of the vessel, he has no way to make money to pay for repairs. Hope for escape seems to come from the most unlikely quarter: His old commander from the Earth-based Coalition, who offers to cover the cost of fixing Haz's ship and hire back his old crew.

Tags: Science Fiction

 

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Review - The Lucky Cat by L.M. Somerton

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Landry works in a Seattle antiques store for an older Chinese man who knows his stuff and is teaching the young man his trade. It isn't easy, since Landry can be a bit scatterbrained, no doubt due to the large amounts of coffee and pastries he can consume. One day, Landry is alone in the shop when he is visited by police detective Gage, who is on the trail of some artworks stolen from a traveling exhibit in Japan.

Tags: D/s BDSM Mystery

 

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Review - Lost and Found by Blaine D. Arden

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A young tree elf has gone missing after leaving the camp of a hunting party, so truth-seeker Kelnaht is called in to lead the search along with his apprentice Brem. Clues are scarce, and it takes several days, but eventually they find the boy in a place apparently meant to implicate the forester Taruif, with whom Kelnaht has been having an illicit affair. It's easy enough to clear the forester but harder to track down the real culprit.

Tags: Fantasy Novella Menage

 

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Review - Avis Aurea - The Golden Bird by Maxime Jaz

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Marius has returned to Rome with Kyle, more determined than ever to keep the slave by his side. Of course, there are pressures from all quarters for him to conform to the demands of his high position as the commander of the military and nephew of the emperor. Ultimately he gives in to demands for him to take another wife, but he does so on his own terms. Claudia proves to be more than just a beard, and the three form an odd sort of family.

Tags: Ancient Rome Menage