Posts labeled Novella

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Review - Wyrmwood by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes

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Declan is not your typical incubus. He lives a largely isolated life in the penthouse he shares with his siblings and doesn't go out to 'hunt' humans. When he can no longer resist the need to 'feed,' he orders a sex worker to satisfy his hunger. Never the same one twice to avoid the inevitable attachment a human would feel for his kind. The one thing that can lure Declan outside is the sea.

Tags: Fantasy Novella

 

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Review - Twenty-Five Turns by Blaine D. Arden

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Many years ago, Eer let the love of their life leave the village to find their calling as a truth-seeker. Eer understood why Kat had to go away but couldn't bring themselves to abandon the community they'd come to call home. It was a decision they'd often regretted. Now, Kat has returned to the village and bought a troubled young man with them. It seems that Willim isn't the only stranger in the area.

Tags: Fantasy Novella Queer

 

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Review - The Alien Emissary by Eryn Ivers

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Bryant has been working, albeit unwillingly, for one of the criminal gangs that operate on the space station for many years, so he’s no stranger to breaking the law. However, burglary isn’t one of the things he’s had a lot of practice at. But, he needs money quickly to keep his daughter from being shipped out to a prison planet, and stealing a small trinket from a fancy ship in the dock seems like the easiest way to get it.

Tags: Science Fiction Novella Slightly Kinky

 

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Review - Poisonwood by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes

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Jasper just wants to be loved for real, for who he is rather than what he is. For an incubus, that's a bad thing. The pheromones he produces make him irresistible to most humans, so it's impossible to tell if someone is attracted to him or just under the influence of his spell. Caleb is happy living alone in his somewhat isolated cabin in the woods, but that's not unusual for a bear.

Tags: Fantasy Novella

 

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Review - Oren's Right by Blaine D. Arden

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Forester Veld has been enamored of baker Oren for a long time. But Oren was bonded with Haram, and the healer didn't share, so Veld did his best to remain just friends with both of them. When Haram is killed in an apparent hunting accident, Veld wants to be there for Oren but also needs to respect the customary mourning period. However, that becomes quite difficult when it's clear that the villagers don't understand the unique nature of the relationship that Oren and Haram had.

Tags: Fantasy Novella D/s

 

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Review - Full Circle by Blaine D. Arden

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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.

Tags: Fantasy Novella Menage

 

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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 - There Will Be Aliens by Holly Day

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Carlo and his best friend Grace are having drinks, commiserating over the loss of Carlo's cheating boyfriend. They've had a bit too much to drink, and on their way home they're kidnapped by aliens along with several other earth women. Captain Zenon and his crew have been ordered to bring back some earth women to try and solve their race's reproductive issues. The male, Carlo, isn't necessary but there's something about the man that “Zen” can't resist, even though it makes him uncomfortable.

Tags: Science Fiction Novella Kidnapped by Aliens

 

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Review - The Monk by Megan Derr

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Taniel feels like he has always lived his life in the shadows. Growing up with his adopted family, he seemed to be the shadow of his older brother Kohar, who also became a mage. Then, at the monastery, he became the shadow of the spectacularly beautiful monk Vosgi, whose obsession with dark magic finally forced Taniel to turn him in, and get both of them kicked out of the monastery.

Tags: Fantasy Novella

 

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Review - The Forester by Blaine D. Arden

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A beloved elf is found strangled in the forest, and it's truth-seeker Kelnaht's job to find out who is responsible. Fingers are already pointing at the shunned forester, Taruif, but there's no evidence of the elf's guilt and Kelnaht doesn't want to believe it. He's been harboring feelings towards the forester for a while, but that's not something he can admit to anyone, since even talking to the elf is a crime.

Tags: Fantasy Novella