Posts labeled The Cubi

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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 - Law of Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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As Daniel ponders the lessons to be learned from Elakdon’s rising a thousand years ago, as recounted in the last book, History of Beauty, he must face what to do about relations with the modern-day humans that attacked what are now his people. As always, his lovers Seldon and Caledon are there to help him, along with the old king Elakdon. Seven books into this series, the story line is still engaging, with fresh ideas and even a few new characters we might be seeing more of in the next books.

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Review - History of Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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More than a thousand years before Daniel was born, another royal emerged in the Norse regions of Europe. Like Daniel, Elakdon was almost immediately faced with dealing with new problems coming to the ancient Cubi peoples. Chief among these is a new religion sweeping north: Christianity. It’s a faith whose beliefs demonize and directly threaten the Cubi, who have traditionally lived openly alongside humans. “History of Beauty” is a story within the larger story of the Cubi series.

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Review - Natural Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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While plans proceed for Daniel’s investiture as king of the North American cubi, the young man himself still isn’t completely sure he will be up to the task. The prospect would be daunting enough, without the added responsibility of being practically in a state of war with rogue elements of the human military. Meanwhile, freed “breeder” Alex is having trouble adjusting to life outside the cubi world. He felt used as a sex slave by the cubi, but now that he’s home with his homophobic parents and working a thankless job in a stock room, he begins to see his former life in a new light.

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Review - Fountain of Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Note: If you haven’t read the previous books in this series, then kindly beware this review may contain spoilers. Daniel may be the newly discovered prince of the Cubi in North America, but the kingdom he will inherit is in serious danger. The human military has attacked the refuge where many cubi lived, the cubi have dispersed to safe houses around the U.S. and as our story opens Daniel is still “hiding out” at his mother’s house, along with his advisers and lovers Caledon and Seldon, and a host of others.

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Review - Rising Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Note: This is the third book in the Cubi series. These stories follow closely on each other, so if you haven’t read the first two books, you won’t have any idea what’s going on. As this third installment of the Cubi series opens, Daniel is still trying to wrap his head around the latest revelation to turn his life upside down. Not only is he becoming an incubus, he is destined to become the king of the North American cubi.

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Review - Claimed Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Kindly note: It’s impossible to review this second book in The Cubi series without revealing how the first volume, Untouchable Beauty ends. If you haven’t read the first book, and hate spoilers, I suggest you skip this review. This sequel to “Untouchable Beauty” picks up just moments after the first book ends, with Daniel accidentally dosed by his master Seldon and discovered to be a changeling, a human that has the genetic make-up to be converted to a incubus.

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Review - Untouchable Beauty by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Daniel is a beautiful high school senior. His parents expect him to go to college and study business, but Daniel thinks he can have a successful career as a model or actor. He’s had some success as a model, but not much as an actor. With typical youthful enthusiasm, he doesn’t take his setbacks as any sign of a lack of talent, and believes that he can get by on his looks.