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Ed’s opener to this new BDSM series is a solid introduction to Dom Nation

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I liked this, but at the same time it seemed to drag a bit, which is odd really because the narrative rolled smoothly through each of the story beats.

I guess a lot of my disconnect with the book is that this was a different style of Daddy/boy that I’ve not really come across/read much of and I was expecting it to follow a pattern I was more used to.

So that’s on me and not on Ed’s ability to tell the story.

For me, though, there was an element of repetition over Slate’s need to be a boy and have a Daddy which wasn’t necessary when it was saying the same thing. I was told he needed to be hurt, humiliated and used like a toy, but I wasn’t really shown why he felt that.

The secondary plot of a previously abusive daddy was also told rather than shown and Isaac felt a bit cartoon villainy and the sense of dread and oppression Slate felt was, again for me, told rather than shown other than one scene at the club.

They were my two main stumbling blocks in this one because I loved that Rex was younger than Slate by a considerable amount (it’s a two decade age gap) and I loved that he had his own vulnerabilities outside of his immense confidence in his ability to be a Dom.

I also appreciated them talking through things, and there weren’t any miscommunications or unnecessary angsting for the sake of the plot. The setting is also interesting, and I’m intrigued by a lot of the other characters we met in this opening book.

It may be that, as it was the opening story, there was a bit more exposition needed for the scene setting, which interfered a bit in the relationship between Slate and Rex specifically.

I loved it when the two of them were together and, from my limited knowledge, their kink scenes together, more of a lifestyle to be fair, did work and they were both very obviously good for each other.

So, all in all, I liked this one and I am looking forward to seeing where the series goes.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Audio Tour: Blue Moon: Too Good to Be True by A.E. Via

Blue Moon: Too Good to Be True | A.E. Via

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Listening Length: 8 hrs and 32 min

Narrator: Tim Paige

Publisher: Tantor

Audio Release Date: August 25th, 2020

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/BlueMoonI

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Blurb

Angel DeLucca is one of the most sought after gay bachelors in Virginia Beach. He’s smart, successful, lethal, and more than anything he’s drop dead gorgeous. When a one night hook-up goes terribly wrong, Angel comes into contact with the breathtaking Maximus “Max” Strong.

Max is a firefighter for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Max is beautiful, charming, and also very straight. One meeting with the mysteriously sexy Angel DeLucca and a whiff of that silky, jet black hair, Max finds himself questioning everything he’s known to be true about himself. Max tries desperately to understand the new feelings he has for another man and turns to his gay, older brother…Ryker.

Ryker has always been Max’s protector and his guide their entire lives, which has left him feeling uncared for and alone to handle his own life’s problems. Ryker craves to be taken care of, he craves the attention and praise of a Master. No one knows the dark desires within him until Angel’s Chief of Security, Sebastian “Bass” Bagatelli, shatters that secret with their first intense encounter.

Contains mature themes.

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Excerpt

Angel stood motionless, enjoying their contact, still in a protective stance in front of Max, when he felt that hot breath wonderfully caress his ear again. Max pressed his mouth firmer against his ear this time, making him unconsciously tilt his head to give Max a little more access. Angel felt the curve of Max’s smile against the side of his neck, and…wait! Holy shit. This can’t be this easy. Angel unmistakably felt Max’s erection pressed delectably against his ass.

“Well, are you going to grab him or should I?” Max’s deep voice penetrated his erotic haze. Angel looked up and noticed the fallen robber searching for his firearm under the booth.

“I got him,” Angel growled. He took quick, determined steps toward the man, kicking bar chairs out of his way and grabbing the man with both hands by the collar, slinging him into the nearest booth. The man went flying into the seat like he weighed twenty pounds and Angel never even broke a sweat. “Be quiet and stay there if you value your life,” Angel said calmly, pinning the man to the wall with a fire hot gaze that said I’m fucking serious.

Angel spun around, his braid swinging over his left shoulder as he heard Max tell the bartender to calm himself down and dial 911, everything was over now. Some of the bar patrons were rising from their hideouts and applauding them.

Max turned back toward him and they locked eyes, feeling that click again. Max came to stand in front of him. His firm chest was outlined through his tight Seventeenth Street Surf Shop threadbare T-shirt. Max wasn’t overly muscular and he had a little less definition in his mid-section, but he was still extremely handsome. Angel dropped his gaze and watched Max’s slow hand inch toward him. Max stroked Angel’s braid as gently as a newborn baby’s face before carefully moving it back over Angel’s shoulder.

“I guess we make a pretty good team…Maximus.” Angel rolled that name off his tongue the way he knew Max liked it.

Angel watched the man shiver.

“That remains to be seen.” He winked at Angel.

About the Author

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A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay literature for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her.

Writing.

A.E.’s novels embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is well-known for her hardcore, love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

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Cara Dee always leaves me “breathless” with her skill

Breathless ebookBreathless by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve said it before, and will no doubt say it loads more times, but Cara Dee writes utterly superb kink.

Here she’s pushing all the boundaries in a Sado/masochistic triad which really holds no punches (pun absolutely intended) back in describing just how deep into the kink some people need to go to feel free.

Shay is a beautifully complex character, he’s bound tight in grief and survivor’s guilt, and while there’re echoes of similarly with Cole, Lucas and Kit, this triad is next level sadistic.

River and Reese absolutely fascinated me, I wanted to know everything about them, how they’d known they were sadists, why River’s kink was mental while Reese’s mixed Daddy care with brutality.

Together they were powerfully erotic, but also emotionally healing for Shay.

This book demonstrates beyond just the words how some people need BDSM to free themselves from the trials of life, anxieties, worries and misplaced emotions which can be damaging if left to fester.

I loved reading these three totally changing their lives to accommodate new feelings and new desires.

This series is shaping up to be an absolute classic.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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