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Book Review: The Flesh Cartel #16: To the Victor by Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz

Reviewed by JustJen

The Flesh Cartel #16: To the VictorTitle: The Flesh Cartel #16: To the Victor
Author: Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz
Series: The Flesh Cartel #16
Heroes: Mat/Doug
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 58 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: In the exciting final season of the Flesh Cartel . . .

With the help of the FBI, Mat Carmichael has let himself be re-taken by the Flesh Cartel. Objective? Rescue his brother, exact revenge, and destroy the entire organization from the inside.

FBI Special Agent Nate Johnson will be playing backup, of course, but to get Dougie out alive, Mat will need to make sure his brother is out of Allen’s clutches before calling in the troops. Now that Mat’s back in bondage, though, there’s no way he can do it alone. He’ll have to ask for help from the only man within the Cartel who cares about Dougie’s welfare: Nikolai. And even knowing it will destroy him, Nikolai delivers.

Bringing down the Cartel should have been the hardest part, but it doesn’t take long to realize that the real challenge has only just begun. Dougie doesn’t know how to be free anymore, and Mat is forced to admit that he may no longer be strong enough to help himself, let alone his brother. But with loved ones in their corner and their love for each other banked but not extinguished, Mat and Dougie learn that you can come home again, no matter how desperate the circumstances you’ve left behind..

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: dubious consent, explicit violence, non-consent.

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Early Review: Twenty-Five by Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau

Reviewed by JustJen

20691958Title: Twenty-Five
Author: Rachel Haimowitz, Heidi Belleau
Series: The Flesh Cartel #15
Heroes: Doug/Mat
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 75 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: April 7, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing 
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: In the exciting final season of the Flesh Cartel . . .

With the help of the FBI, Mat Carmichael has let himself be re-taken by the Flesh Cartel. Objective? Rescue his brother, exact revenge, and destroy the entire organization from the inside.

FBI Special Agent Nate Johnson will be playing backup, of course, but to get Dougie out alive, Mat will need to make sure his brother is out of Allen’s clutches before calling in the troops. Now that Mat’s back in bondage, though, there’s no way he can do it alone. He’ll have to ask for help from the only man within the Cartel who cares about Dougie’s welfare: Nikolai. And even knowing it will destroy him, Nikolai delivers.

Bringing down the Cartel should have been the hardest part, but it doesn’t take long to realize that the real challenge has only just begun. Dougie doesn’t know how to be free anymore, and Mat is forced to admit that he may no longer be strong enough to help himself, let alone his brother. But with loved ones in their corner and their love for each other banked but not extinguished, Mat and Dougie learn that you can come home again, no matter how desperate the circumstances you’ve left behind. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Flesh Cartel #14: Independence Day by Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz

Reviewed by JustJen

Independence DayTitle: The Flesh Cartel #14: Independence Day
Author: Heidi Belleau/Rachel Haimowitz
Series: The Flesh Cartel #1
Heroes: Mat/Doug
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb:  Mat and Douglas’s time as Nikolai’s wards is finally drawing to a close. Though torn apart by Nikolai’s machinations, their fates are still inextricably entwined: they’ve been sold to the same cruel master, and are united in their desire to go home. But “home” means two different things to the brothers: for Mat, their little bungalow in Nevada, and for Douglas, a swift return to Nikolai and Roger, the only people he believes still love him.

But first they must survive their new master. Smythe Hall is a twisted island paradise where Americans affect British accents and slaveboys dress up as slave girls, all at the whims of the rich and megalomaniacal Allen Smythe-Kennedy.

Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent Nate Johnson can’t let the case of the missing brothers lie. He knows it’s a waste of resources to chase ghosts down a cold trail, but after admiring Mathias “Stonewall” Carmichael ringside and at countless afterparties where he was too shy to say hello, he’s determined to solve the mystery and bring Mat and his little brother home.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: dubious consent, explicit violence, non-consent.

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Book Review: King of Dublin by Lisa Henry & Heidi Belleau

Reviewed by JustJen

ARC fullcoverTitle: King of Dublin
Author: Lisa Henry, Heidi Belleau
Heroes:  Darragh/Ciaran
Genre: M/M Dystopian
Length: 382 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date:  February 24, 2014
Available at: Riptide PublishingAmazonBarnes and Noble & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Twenty years after a deadly pandemic ravaged the world, Darragh Fergus Anluan and the people of his village have carved out a hard but simple life in the Irish countryside. But with winter comes sickness, and Darragh must travel to Dublin in search of medicine. What he finds there is a ruined city ruled by a madman, where scavenging is punishable by death . . . or conscription.

Ciaran Daly came to Ireland with aid and optimism, but instead was enslaved by the so-called King of Dublin. After months of abuse from the king and his men, he has no reason to believe this newcomer will be any different. Except Ciaran finds himself increasingly drawn to Darragh, whose brutish looks mask how sweet and gentle he really is.

The tenderness Darragh feels for the king’s treasured pet is treason, but it’s hardly the only betrayal brewing in this rotten kingdom. Rebellions and rival gangs threaten the king’s power, but not nearly as much as Darragh and Ciaran—whose only hope for freedom is the fall of the king.

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