Posts Tagged With: dystopian

Audio Review: Where There’s Smoke by Cari Z

Reviewed by Morgan

25369553Title: Where There’s Smoke
Author: Cari Z
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Panopolis #1
Heroes: Joe/Raul
Genre: MM Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 2, 2017
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Panopolis is a rough place to be an average Joe. I came here looking for adventure and excitement, but nobody cares about one more normal guy in a city filled with super-powered heroes. The closest I’ve come to glory is working in a bank that villains often rob.

But then I maybe accidentally-on-purpose helped a villain escape the hero who was trying to save the day. Imagine my shock when, a week later, that villain asked me out for coffee. One date turned into more, and now I’m head over heels in love with Raul.

Falling in love with the guy dubbed the Mad Bombardier isn’t without its downsides, though. I’ve had to deal with near-death encounters with other villains, awkwardly flirtatious heroes who won’t take no for an answer, and a lover I’m not sure I can trust. It’s getting to the point where I know I’ll have to make a choice: side with the heroes, or stand fast by my villain.

Either way, I think my days as a normal guy are over.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Breaker by Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley

Reviewed by JustJen

32994138Title: Breaker
Authors: Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley
Series: Exile #1
Heroes: Kaeva/Eddie
Genre: MM Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Length: 259 Pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.

These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise, and even the end of Exile.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Inherent Cost by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

25305885Title: Inherent Cost
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Hojer – Inherent Gifts #3
Heroes: Jere/Wren
Genre: MM Dystopian
Length: 319 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  A train wreck outside Hojer injures Jere and Wren, destroying their anniversary bliss, and thrusting them back into the dangers of their home, where slaves like Wren are treated as animals. While Jere struggles for consciousness, Wren is seized with the other slaves. When Jere comes to the rescue he is furious to find Wren kenneled, neglected, and abused.

For the last two years, Jere has been using his status as a healer to protect Wren and his second slave, Isis. Wren’s controversial fire talent is getting harder and harder to hide, Isis is desperate to escape to her family in a free state, and Jere’s compassion is making enemies of powerful slave owners. Meanwhile, upcoming elections are stirring political unrest. Jere supports a reformation that could improve the lives of Arona’s slaves by treating them in human clinics like Jere’s, instead of sending them to animal healers. But the slavers are only motivated by the threat of an untreatable infectious disease spreading inexorably towards Hojer.

The more Jere becomes involved in politics, the more his clinic and his household come under scrutiny, prompting the Arona slave regulation board to harass Jere, questioning his ability to manage his clinic, and threatening to take away Wren and Isis. The two slaves are preparing to be evaluated, when Jere stumbles upon information that could separate the three of them forever.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Who Knows the Dark by Tere Michaels

Reviewed by Morgan

30250287Title: Who Knows the Dark
Author: Tere Michaels
Narrator: Jonathan Young
Series: The Vigilante #2
Heroes: Nox Boyet/
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 7 Hours, 37 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: A wanted man after the destruction of the Iron Butterfly Casino, Nox Boyet must flee the island of Manhattan—the only home he’s ever known. Together with Cade, Sam, and the rest of their ragtag group, Nox must find a place to hide from the District Police and the violent group of unknown drug dealers on his tail.

The solution—the Creel family farm in South Carolina.

But home isn’t quite sweet for Cade, the prodigal son. As Cade struggles with his own secrets, shadows of the past threaten not only Nox’s life, but his relationship with his son, Sam.

Nox knows there will never be peace unless he finds the answers to all his questions—and the answers lie back on the island. Cade and the others must choose their paths—find safety or follow the Vigilante into the darkness of the city? The city where Nox will come face-to-face with the past.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Chimera by Adrienne Wilder

Reviewed by JustJen

29643049Title: The Chimera
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Series: Bound Gods #1
Heroes: Leo Roan/Kaleb Holten
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 147 Pages
Publisher: Adrienne Wilder
Release Date: March 27, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Kaleb Holten’s father’s debt to an underground group The Association has just been called in, and the man can’t pay the loan. Instead of turning over his wealth, he releases his son and Kaleb finds himself thrown into a world where a class of men see themselves as untouchable. Going so far as to call themselves gods.

After the Great Economic Collapse there are no laws that cannot be broken. And Kaleb is forced into a ten-year sentence of servitude where he will have no say, no rights, no value and yet be coveted and protected as if he were a priceless treasure.

Leo Roan, has slipped the noose the Association bound him with by breaking his addiction to ambrosia and Kaleb Holten was supposed to be his last assignment as a doxie Master. But something about the boy begins weaving a new net that will not only ensnare him but the conscious darkness inside, that craves pain, agony, suffering, and death.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

Reviewed by JustJen

12444298Title: Feverborn
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #8
Heroine/Hero: Mac/JZB
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 436 Pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Y Negative by Kelly Haworth

Reviewed by JustJen

25860147Title: Y Negative
Author: Kelly Haworth
Heroes: Ember/Jess
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 317 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  In the last surviving cities of a ruined world, the concept of “woman” has been forgotten to history. Those unfortunate enough to lack a Y chromosome live as second-class citizens in a world dominated by mascs.

Ember is Y negative. He is scorned, bullied, abused by every masc he encounters, at work and at the gym. Not even his Y negative roommate cuts him any slack. He wants so desperately to be accepted as a masc that he’d rather buy black market testosterone than food. Something’s gotta give—he needs a change in his life, but has no idea how to find it.

Jess is a masc with a passion for studying the recovery of their devastated world. His boyfriend is pressuring him for more commitment, and his father expects him to take over the family business. He can’t wait to get away from civilization for his seasonal research out in the wild.

When Jess offers Ember a job, their lives collide in the isolated wasteland, and their initial attraction turns into a relationship that horrifies those around them. Soon their struggle to stay together and to be who they are turns into a fight for their lives.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book Review: Succession by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

25980689Title: Succession
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Demoted #3
Heroes: Cashiel/Sascha
Genre: MM Dystopia
Length: 282 Pages
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  After the news breaks about Cashiel Michaud’s involvement in research to undermine the Demoted system, he and Sascha find themselves detained as a legal case develops. Separated, they work from both sides to get released, making sacrifices and arrangements along the way. If they do reunite, will they be the same?

Sascha and Cash face a number of threats from the outside world, and some from the people closest to them. When they don’t know who to trust, their plans and their relationship are put to the test. And the results of this test could affect the world.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Inherent Gifts by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

17284206Title: Inherent Gifts
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Hojer #1
Heroes: Jere/Wren
Genre: MM Dystopian
Length: 476 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Release Date: January 31, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Life was never the same again after The Fall, especially for those born with certain gifts that set them apart from others. Gifts that doomed those like Wren to a life of slavery with no hope of escape or turned a man like Jere into an unwilling master. When a fiery tragedy brings Jere into Wren’s life it becomes clear that this new master is like nobody else Wren has ever known. How does a slave protect himself from someone unpredictable? Can love really exist between master and slave, or will it destroy them both?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Sedition by Alicia Cameron

Reviewed by JustJen

25305816Title: Sedition
Author: Alicia Cameron
Series: Demoted #2
Heroes: Sascha/Cashiel
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 205 Pages
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Sascha’s world changed when Cashiel Michaud bought him, rescuing him from a brothel and a life of torture. They developed a sexual relationship, but can their relationship amount to more than that? Deceit, lies, and political scandal color not only their world, but their relationship, and dark figures from both men’s pasts threaten to intrude on the few moments of peace they have. A slave is never safe from harm, nor is an outcast family member. In the end, are Sascha and Cash strong enough to face the challenges, or will they be torn apart forever?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment