Posts Tagged With: Slaves

Book Review: Nova Praetorian by N.R. Walker

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Nova Praetorian
Author: N.R. Walker
Series: N/A
Heroes: Quintus Furius Varus/Kaeso Agorix
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 394 Pages
Publisher: Blue Heart Press
Release Date: October 24, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of Rome. When Senator Servius Augendus seeks personal guards, he attends the Ludus Varus for purchase of the very best. He puts to Quintus an offer he cannot refuse, and Quintus finds himself in Neapolis, contracted as a trainer of guards instead of gladiators.

Kaeso Agorix was taken from his homelands of Iberia and delivered to Rome as a slave. Bought by a senator to be trained as a guard, his fate is handed to the man who would train him. Absent free will, Kaeso knows his life is no longer his own, though he soon realises the gods have favoured him when he learns his new master has a kind heart.

Quintus and Kaeso forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso’s neck, and together they discover the senator’s move for promotion has an ulterior motive. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, of keeping enemies close, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end.

And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian–the new guard–rise.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Alpha Heir by Victoria Sue

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: The Alpha Heir
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Kingdom of Askara #2
Heroes: Caleb Harken/Taegan Callan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 191 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Man and wolf. Sworn enemies in the battle for Askara. Can hate and betrayal ever lead to love?

Caleb Harken has spent six years wrongfully imprisoned for his father’s treachery. Tortured and reviled by the very wolf pack he should have been leading as Alpha, he is not surprised to learn he’s finally to meet his death at the hands of the human rebel leader, Taegan Callan.

Taegan gave up his dreams of a life-mate and a family after seeing too many humans butchered at the hands of the wolves—even if Caleb doesn’t seem to be the bloodthirsty savage he expects, and even if he starts to long for a different kind of future with the wolf.

Can Caleb become the Alpha he was always meant to be and lead his pack, or will he finally realize that winning his freedom means nothing when he has already lost his heart?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Maddox by Taylor Kinney

Reviewed by JustJen

32686145Title: Maddox
Author: Taylor Kinney
Series: Masters & Slaves #1
Heroes: Gun/Maddox
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 133 Pages
Publisher: Taylor Kinney
Release Date: October 17, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Gun saved the Queen’s life, and his reward will be a slave of his own, chosen from among all those for sale in the market. But he doesn’t want an ordinary slave, he wants a strong, handsome one. But the most important thing is a slave that’s not already submissive and obedient – he wants a man to tame…

When he sees Maddox, he immediately recognizes that this is the kind of slave he was looking for. This is the one he wants. Luckily for him, the Queen is prepared to spend any amount to make him happy…

Maddox had been captured and reduced to slavery only two weeks earlier, and he would never dream of submitting without a fight, but as he gets to know his new master, something changes inside him, and perhaps freedom isn’t the only thing that counts…

Two strong men who have to learn how to get to know and respect each other will manage to find common ground and mutual understanding…
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

Sacrati_AudiobookTitle: Sacrati
Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: Dorian Bane
Heroes: Theos/Finnvid
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 12 Hours, 36 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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: Captive Fire by Erin M. Leaf

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Captive Fire
Author: Erin M. Leaf
Heroes: Ryuu/Drakon
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 88 Pages
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: April 29, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
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Blurb:  Prince Ryuu hates his father, Emperor Midian. When he’s forced to buy a slave, he defiantly chooses Drakon instead of a woman. Because he’s determined to overthrow his father’s empire, he can’t afford to show vulnerability, but Drakon is more compelling than he’d anticipated. For an Arethuza warrior, affection is a weakness that can lead to death.

Drakon isn’t really a slave—he’s a black dragon, considered cursed by everyone. Despite his people’s distrust, he will do anything to keep them safe, even submit to an Arethuza prince. He never expected to find love, and that complication could ruin his plans to sabotage the emperor’s war campaign. Though Ryuu is his fated mate, their fledgling bond is a secret too dangerous for Drakon to reveal.

Will their duty tear them apart? Can honor prevail in a war that might be too violent for even the strongest dragon warrior?
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Sacrati by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Sacrati
Author: Kate Sherwood
Heroes: Theos/Finnvid
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 407 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 2, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.

Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.

For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Soldier by Kate Aaron

Reviewed by JustJen

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Title: The Soldier
Author: Kate Aaron
Series: Free Men #2
Heroes: Tamelik/Kai/Master
Genre: MMM Fantasy
Length: 170 Pages
Publisher: Croft House
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Three months. That’s all it took for Kai to forsake freedom and learn to love his new life as pleasureslave to a wealthy Thirskan Underlord.

Finding himself surrounded by his own people once more, Kai should have been happy: relieved to be rescued from slavery, and out of the clutches of a man who was the sworn enemy of his people. Yet his people are not how he remembers them. Distrustful of Kai, and disgusted by his relationship with not one man but two, they make it abundantly clear he no longer fits in.

Beaten, starved, and tortured, when the chance comes to escape, Kai is barely strong enough to make the journey. Even if he succeeds, how could anybody ever love the thing he’s become in order to survive?
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: The Slave by Kate Aaron

Reviewed by JustJen

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Title: The Slave
Author: Kate Aaron
Series: Free Men #1
Heroes: Tamelik/Kai/Master
Genre: MMM Fantasy
Length: 180 Pages
Publisher: Croft House
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  At twenty-seven, Tamelik has been a slave more than half his life, having witnessed his family being murdered in front of him when he was just a child. Naturally submissive, although with a petulant streak, he can’t help but fall in love with the master who treats him kindly.

Tam’s dreams come true when his mistress walks out, leaving her husband behind. For six glorious months, he and his master get to be together. Then Tam is ordered to purchase another slave.

He wants to hate Kai for being unruly and ungrateful. For being of the same race as the men who murdered his family. For being his eventual replacement in their master’s bed. But it’s hard to hate a man who cries himself to sleep, flinches at the slightest touch, and blushes beautifully when he’s kissed.

Seducing Kai has suddenly become more challenge than chore, and with his master’s encouragement, Tam finds himself falling for his new companion. Except… nobody can be in love with two people at once, can they?
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires by Bey Deckard

Reviewed by JustJen

5Title: Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires
Author: Bey Deckard
Series: Baal’s Heart #2
Heroes: Baltsaros/Tom/Jon
Genre: MM Historical Fantasy
Length: 380 Pages
Publisher: Bey Deckard
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Reunited once more, the crew of Baal’s Heart must make the long and treacherous journey south to the towering spires of the Devil’s Isles. The path through the mountain range is fraught with peril; mayhem and tragedy plague the pirate ship, but what the men find beyond the spires is the most shocking of all.

In this sequel to the acclaimed Caged, the pirates are dragged into a dangerous new world by Captain Baltsaros’s all-consuming obsession. In the midst of terror and chaos, Jon learns that the captain and first mate have been keeping secrets from him. But will the truth tear them apart?
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments