Posts labeled Fantasy

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Review - Deepwater by J.C. Owens

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Azai is sailing home with a peace treaty he has managed to secure between his home and a neighboring kingdom when the ship is attacked by a group of mer people, taking revenge for the death of one of their own at the hands of the sailors. Miraculously, Azai survives and wakes up on the shore of a seemingly deserted island. However, it’s not long before he realizes he’s not alone.

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Review - The Windmines of Bora Bora by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Ivan was supposed to be a powerful pyrokinetic psion. He has all the right genes but could never make them work. That becomes the least of his problems when his psychopathic half-sister kills their father and attempts to make Ivan her pet slave. Frustrated by Ivan’s repeated refusal to give her the love she thinks she deserves, the sister finally consigns her brother to the windmines of Bora Bora, a desolate place where the life expectancy for slaves is less than a few years.

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Review - Merfolk's Mate by Drake LaMarque

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Warning: If you haven’t read the first books of this series, there may be some spoilers in this review of the third. When last we saw our slutty cabin boy Gideon, he had just been “rescued” by the British navy, and at least two of his lovers were now in the brig on the navy ship. Whether or not the merfolk Ora or the cat Zeb managed to escape is unknown.

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Review - Sword Dance by A.J. Demas

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Damiskos is a retired army officer working for the quartermaster corps, since his parents spent the family fortune and the army doesn’t pay much in the way of retirement. He’s been sent to a seaside villa to negotiate the purchase of fish sauce from the owner, who happens to be an old friend from the capital city. It’s supposed to be a bit of a vacation, but on arrival he finds the house filled with philosophy students, and a businessman from a neighboring island-state who also has a captivating eunuch slave, Varazda.

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Review - The Demon of Hagermarsh by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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In a distant future when humanity is spread throughout many planets of the galaxy, Yaden is a young Lotus Knight on his first big mission. The knights are the elite representatives of the Emperor sent on missions to resolve conflicts or assist with natural disasters. All of them were born with special powers. Yaden’s is the ability to control earthly forces. He’s been sent to the village of Hagermarsh, on the forbidding planet of Leichman to investigate what seems to be demonic forces at work.

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Review - First Mate's Pet by Drake LaMarque

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Warning: If you haven’t read the first book of this series, there may be some spoilers in this review of the second. Gideon seems quite happy with his four lovers, each of whom excites him in different ways. He’s learning to submit to Ezra while discovering the joys of leather, while also finding out that Zeb is still a very bossy cat even in human form. The main cloud on the horizon is the navy’s search for the Grey Kelpie, and Gideon, whom they believe was kidnapped by Captain Tate and his crew.

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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 - Cabin Boy by Drake LaMarque

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As the son of the governor of Jamaica, Gideon leads a rather privileged life. However, trouble looms as Gideon’s father insists he choose a girl to marry within the week, but the young man knows he isn’t attracted to women. He decides the best course of action is to run away, so he sneaks out the house early one morning and manages to find a ship to take him on. The captain is a tall muscular imposing figure who displays a curious interest in Gideon, who is also attracted to the first mate as well.

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The Hunt for Red Fluffy by Angel Martinez

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When a stray hellcat - a creature only a demon can posses - appears on the station where the Brimstone has stopped, it’s obvious to just about everyone except Shax that it’s a trap, but he takes possession of the beast anyway. Thus begins a quite literal cat and mouse game as the demon prince and his crew try to outrun and outmaneuver the criminal gang out to capture them.

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Review - Spellbound: An Erotic Odyssey by Angello Adrien

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After a bad breakup with his closeted boyfriend, college student David falls into a deep depression that gets so bad, his best friend suggests he needs to get away on some adventure, so he packs a bag and heads off to a Greek island, the ancient home of Dionysus, and more recently the scene for the movie version of “Mama Mia” for a two week vacation. What David finds there, and who finds him, will change him forever.