Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Bey Deckard
Series: F.I.S.T.S. #1
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 56 Pages
Publisher: Bey Deckard
Release Date: October 18, 2014
Available at: Amazon , Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.
Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/S relationship between two space marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.
Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career.
Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realises he has found something truly rare.
Review: This story pulled me in immediately, so that I felt as though I was in the trenches right there with Sarge and Murph. I’m not usually a fan of sci-fi stories, but here, I was gobbling up every detail. I found the technical details to be extremely vivid and believable and one of the things I really enjoyed about this story.
These guys are fighting in a war on another planet. They’ve been fighting so long, it almost seems as though they’ve been forgotten about. They get very few supplies, vague orders and limited support. But they keep on doing what they signed up to do – fight the enemy.
Murph is kind of a special guy, and I fell in love with him very quickly. He has a special ability where he can see emotions and feelings in color. He’s loyal and caring, yet not so much for himself. He doesn’t care what others think of him. He’s big and strong and much smarter than everyone believes him to be. He’s poetry in motion as soldiers go, and Sarge is the one to see and take advantage of that. They are a bit gruff and men of few words, yet I had no trouble seeing and feeling what these guys saw in each other.
I would have liked to have seen more about how they went from that day on the battlefield to the D/S relationship they are now in. Murph is beautiful in his submission to Sarge and the scenes are extremely hot and emotional. Sarge tries to play off his feelings as insignificant, at least until they’re tested and put into perspective when Murphy goes dark on a mission, leading Sarge to believe Murph had died.
This is a short story, and it goes by very quickly. Mr. Deckard has done it again writing characters with depth and layers and just plain likable qualities. This story is titled Sarge, but Murphy is the one who steals the show. As is becoming a habit with his books, I’m already longing for more before I’ve even hit the halfway mark. I sincerely hope this isn’t the last we see of these characters. Even though this ends with the promise of an HFN, I’d really like to see where these guys go from here and how they get past the new obstacles they’ll now face upon their return home.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*