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ReturnToDestiny_cvr-2-210x330Title: Return to Destiny
Author: Vona Logan
Length: 16,000 words
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: m/m time travel romance
Rating: B-

Blurb:
Wade Summers is a decent guy… who happens to have a ghost taking advantage of his body at will. His attempts to escape it have failed, not that Wade is complaining. But while his body is teased, tantalized and taken to new heights of pleasure, his soul longs to know more about this enigmatic lover.

In 2022, erotic dreams and déjà vu of a gorgeous man are driving Michael Turner insane. When a strange old man convinces him he’s let Mr. Right slip through his fingers, Michael desperately tries to figure out at what point he missed getting the man of his dreams and will stop at nothing to return to his destiny.

Review:
I have a fondness for time travel romance and this one had an unusual twist. It tells of Wade who is suffering from an unusual condition. Every so often a ghostly visitor caresses him to orgasm. On one hand, Wade finds the erotic interludes very satisfying but on the other, they happen at the most embarrassing and inconvenient moments. Nine years in the future, Michael is having erotic dreams about a stranger. He visits a New Age type shop to try and find some answers to these dreams and instead discovers a way to find his mystery lover.

The story begins well with a light humourous touch in the narrative as Wade abandons his family dinner when his ghostly visitor arrives. It was a an amusing start and I liked that the lighthearted tone remained for the rest of the story. There’s a bittersweetness to the story when we move to Michael and he is considering the missed opportunities in his life. Wishing he could turn back the clock and his reevaluation of some of the bad decisions he has made is something we can all identify with, and I felt a good deal of sympathy for Michael.

The time travel aspect blended a certain amount of far eastern mysticism with a gruesome procedure, along with an interesting secondary character in the man who offers Michael the key to happiness. Once Michael has gone back nine years, we are teased a little as the lead up to the men meeting is delayed and built. Once they meet the story is sweet and satisfying and the story left me feeling happy for both of them.

If I have any niggles, it’s that out of the couple, Wade isn’t as well rounded as Michael and I would have liked to have seen a bit more of him. Aside from that very minor niggle, this was a nicely written and engaging story that I would be happy to recommend to those who like the time travel theme.

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CH_Fringes_100dpi_cvrTitle: Fringes
Author: Shae Connor
Length: 12,000 words (48 pdf pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: m/m/m sci-fit BDSM
Rating: B-

Blurb:

“Imagine, two horny guys, one small spaceship and exotic planets to explore! Each destination the perfect place for hot sexual fantasies and one on one action… But what happens when someone else catches a glimpse of the erotic play? What kind of show does the man with the sexy voice, watching through the ship’s cameras deserve? These two know exactly what to do and how to show it off for their mysterious third. This one is a voyeur’s ultimate fantasy and an exhibitionist’s wet dream!”

Charlie Harding

Review:

This is a fun sexy read that combines voyeurism, exhibitionism, along with menage in a sci-fi setting. Jace and Tal have been a couple for many years and find an abandoned ship on a planet. They decide to check it out and see if there are any salvageable parts. There is nothing of note but they come across a wooden table that is perfectly set up for BDSM, which is a large part of their relationship. Despite the risks on a strange planet, they can’t resist giving it a try, only to find out that the owner of the ship has been watching them. He makes a deal, he will pay them to repair and bring the ship to him, in exchange he gets to watch them perform periodically.

Despite some unease, the money would be nice and hey, they aren’t ashamed of their relationship. Before long they begin to form a friendship of sorts with Cruz whom they talk to regularly as they work. I thought the way the friendship develops, starting as just a voyeur/exhibitionist relationship and then getting deeper. Tal is one of those people who is a whiz with machines, but feels he’s not as smart as Jace and is less confident and forming a friendship with Cruz helps him work through some of his insecurities.

When the ship is repaired and delivered, both men decide they want to try to develop a relationship with Cruz, who is not quite what they expect. I won’t ruin it by spoiling it, but I thought it was sensitively handled and sweet and romantic. This is very much a feel-good story, that is both hot at time, and sweet as well. It’s just a little slice of an established couple. It gives you some background about how they got together, but not much and leaves you at the beginning of a possible new menage romance, however if you looking for something not too angsty but is sexy and fun, it’s definitely worth a read.

 

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17934177Title: Confessions of a Gay Rugby Player
Author: Patrick Darcy
Length: 12,000 words (40 pdf pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: m/m erotica
Rating: B-

Blurb:

Star Irish rugby player, Conor Murphy, lives and breathes rugby. He spends his weekends playing rugby, drinking beer, and singing songs with his teammates. There is only one thing he loves more than rugby, and that is hot rugby players. But after the final whistle sounds, the real competition begins: the hunt for the hottest men.

Conor’s muscular body and roguish good looks ensure he can have his pick of the sexiest players. But what happens when this alpha male meets his match on and off the field?  Who will come out on top when he meets the horniest rugby players from the USA? Can two alpha males have the night of their lives?

Review:

Given that I have no understanding of rugby whatsoever (beyond it’s kind of like America football) I did enjoy this short piece of erotica, but that’s very much what it is. Two guys getting off, no hearts and flowers and they are tough guys who don’t worry about politeness and gentility. It won’t be for everyone, but if you are in the mood for something decidedly gritty and sexy, it’s a good choice.

Conor is in New York playing in a gay rugby league tournament. During the game with the San Francisco team, he meets Tonio and decides that he’ll get him in bed one way or another. At the after-tournament party at a nightclub, he finally connects with the man and after some dancing and foreplay, they had back to Conor’s hotel. Only they don’t make it to the room but get sidetracked in the little room with the ice-machine where they have some fun with ice and sex, followed by more sex in the hotel room.

Now a word of warning, there is no condom use here, nor lube. Ack! I was more disconcerted by the lack of lube than lack of condom. There is also two felching scenes which some may not be into. It’s not really my thing, but I just kind of skimmed over those couple of paragraphs and didn’t think about it much. You don’t get to know much about Tonio, the story is told from Conor’s POV, but while at first he seems like he could be an arrogant twit, there is a little bit of insecurity that makes him likable. An example is when he ends up dancing on a raised platform and tries to impress Tonio before they hook up:

Must look sexy, must look sexy. Do I look sexy or do I just look like I’m having a stroke?

So this may not be the book for everyone, but I have a feeling it’s a pretty realistic portrayal of how a real-life hook-up progresses, including the use of poppers, than most of the romance we tend to read in m/m. The writing is smooth and Conor is an appealing narrator, so if you are in the mood for a more gritty piece of erotica, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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BeginningOfKnowledge_cvr-210x315Title: The Beginning of Knowledge
Author: Anne Brooke
Length: 12,000 words
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: m/m contemporary BDSM
Rating: B

Blurb:
When University administrator Alan Castleton meets temporary worker and talented pianist Luke Milton, he doesn’t expect to become obsessed with the handsome young blond. But soon he is heavily involved in a passionate and angry affair, and exploring the dark shadows of his own personality in a way he’s never encountered before.

The more Alan tries to break free from his obsession, the deeper it entangles him. The dangerous split between his reason and his sexual desires threatens his peace of mind and, when the crisis point comes, he must decide once and for all the kind of life he should lead.

Review:
Alan meets Luke when Luke joins his university department. There’s an immediate attraction between them and despite the awkwardness of an office relationship the pair start having sex. Luke is a masochist and this calls out to something in Alan which he has tried to bury. With Luke he is given the freedom to be a sadist but at the cost of his self-respect. As his obsession deepens Alan knows he must step away before he does something he will regret.

I feel like I ought to start with a warning for this book. It reminded me a great deal of Uneven by Anah Crow, which is another book which deals frankly with a relationship between and sadist and a masochist. This book is graphic and visceral in its portrayal of a man who is used to suppressing his sadistic side and so refuses romantic relationships in favour of quick erotic encounters. Luke sees to the heart of Alan very quickly and his desperation to be hurt during sex calls to Alan and he quickly become obssessed with these violent sexual encounters with Luke. The author does a really good job of showing Alan as he starts to unravel, torn between his desire for Luke and all that it entails, and the need to control himself, to know that he is safe from what he sees as these terrible wants within him. I had a lot of sympathy for Alan.

However, because the story is so focused on Alan, we never really get to know Luke, or what Luke wants from his relationship (such as it is) with Alan. We know that he craves the violent sex and the humiliation but not whether he wishes for more with Alan. There’s a heartbreaking scene towards the end which gives us a little glimpse into Luke but not much else during the story. I understand why the author used the closed narrative of Alan only, but part of me wishes I’d seen some of Luke’s narrative too.

This isn’t a romance. The sex is not tender and romantic it’s bloody and violent with a strong dose of self loathing from Alan. It is, however, very well written and as a study of Alan, torn between desire and reason it’s well worth reading as long as you have strong stomach for the sex scenes.

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Miami Moon (1)Title: Miami Moon: Vampire’s Lair Book 1
Author: Geoffrey Knight
Length: 13,000 words (60 pdf pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: m/m erotica paranormal horror
Rating: B

Blurb:

Some of us are gatherers. Some are hunters. Some are healers.

Jason Cain ran away to Miami not only to escape his past, but to escape his future as well. He left behind a pretty girlfriend, a college education, and a promising career in the shadow of his father, a prominent Chicago surgeon. He also left behind a haunting tragedy, something that stopped him from becoming the man he was destined to be. But all that is about to change.

Under the Miami moon, Jason Cain is about to be chosen to fulfill his destiny—to become a healer.

Drawn into a forbidden world, plucked from the streets of Miami and taken to a mansion filled with danger and debauchery in the middle of a Florida bayou, Jason is about to experience male love, lust and longing like he has never known before. Here, the Vampire Xavier—the muscular, dominant master of his own lair—will give Jason the redemption and healing that he so desperately craves. The price—his mortality.

Review:

This book is the first in a series, and is part of a special line at Wilde City which given it’s endorsed by a popular adult entertainer, I’m presuming will be smuttier and less “romantic” than some stories out there. It definitely fits the bill, as this first book, a set-up for Jason’s story falls into the erotica/horror side of the genre.

As noted, this is the set-up, with Jason seeming to have “run away” from home, from a domineering father who had set Jason’s path in life, a girl friend who seems more impressed in being with a future doctor, and some kind of traumatic event that happened in an alley, which seemed to trigger his flight. While searching for a job, he’s sent to a mysterious door, and is tempted inside by a man who seems to know about his past. The next thing he knows, he is drugged and taken to a mansion where a variety of men are engaged in random sex acts, and he’s about to meet Xavier, the naked owner who has a pet alligator. (It was a nice touch.)

It seems that Jason never really considered himself gay, given the girlfriend and all, but before long he’s naked and Xavier is telling him he’s a vampire. Right. Jason doesn’t believe that until Xavier reveals himself and sends Jason running into the swamp, where he is promptly attacked by gators (silly northern boys who forget about such things). He rescued by Xavier who heals him and he accepts becoming a vampire, and hot dungeon public sex occurs on an alter.

This sets up for Jason to be a type of vigilante, as he gets revenge for what happened to himself in the alley, and then reveals that he also has healing power like Xavier did. I’m assuming there will be a series of adventures with Jason having hot smutty sex, and saving random people while taking revenge on evil-doers. It’s gritty and dark with some blood and gore, and Xavier’s got more of the horror edge to him than the typical romantic vampire hero. So if that’s what you are looking for, it certainly fits the bill and I’ll be curious to see how Jason does as he gets his life (or non-life) together following his conversion.

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