REVIEW: “GUNS N’BOYS: BLOODBATH” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: Guns n’ boys: Bloodbath
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
SERIES: Swamp blood book 6
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 5,30 e-book on Amazon
RELEASE DATE: 2nd March 2017

 

BLURB:                     “I don’t even know who I am anymore.”
                              “All you need to know is that you’re mine.”

Seth would follow Domenico to the depths of hell. He promised to always be at Domenico’s side. But hell becomes all too real when they infiltrate the world of Toro – a notoriously security-obsessed arms dealer, who has eyes and ears everywhere.

Seth becomes unable to steal even a moment of intimacy with Domenico, and the tension grinds them down each day. Beyond the deceptive paradise of Toro’s villa, violence is an everyday occurrence, and the swimming pool could just as well be filled with blood. To survive, Seth has to become the man Domenico needs him to be, but in the process, he might lose who he truly is.

With Seth trained up, and Mark as backup, victory is so close Domenico can taste it. They just need to prove themselves to Toro as valuable assets. With each day though, Seth seems to be drifting away from Domenico, hidden behind a mask of cruelty and indifference. It is exactly what Domenico asked of him, so why is it so difficult to see Seth become his mirror image?

 

 

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Without doubt the best one of the Series, no one else writes Dark Romance of this quality like Kat and Agnes Merikan.

It’s the most amazing of on-going Series, it has the most amazing character’s, the most amazinness of a storyline AND the ultimate amazinglysexysexness. Yep, lots of amazingness going on here.

              “I don’t even know who I am anymore”

              “All you need to know is that you’re mine”

 And those two simple sentences from the blurb, sums up this totally addictive storyline so very well.

But it’s not just Seth that’s changed, Domenico has too. He has always tried to encourage Seth to be more like him, be stronger and to be tougher.  But he’s now realising that in making him do so, he’s losing the fundamental essence of who Seth really is.  The essence that Dom fell in love with.  The exclusive characteristic essence that only Seth could own and the one that Dom would lay down his life for.  Does he really want Seth to change who he is?

If we think back to Book 1, we can remember how Seth was in those days – forgetting to put on the safety of his gun, the Top that realised he loved being a Bottom in the safety of Dom’s arms and the flirt that thought lemon cupcakes with an icing topping, could solve all problems. Do we want Seth to change?

Like Dom, I fell in love with Seth too. Unlike Seth though, I didn’t fall in love with the arrogant Domenico.  That came when I joined them on their journey to finding who the real Mr. Tropico is?

And their journey has now taken them to Columbia, together with Mark and Miguel and what an intriguing character he is! I seriously need his full background storyline and is his mentoring of Mark purely that or something deeper?  Hmmmm…..

And talking of Mark, WTF!!!!!!   didn’t see that one coming, but he came good for his Family and that’s what Dom has been trying to instil in him – it’s all about family, The Vincitore Family.  While we are talking about family, I might as well mention the evil, pregnant Dana.

But she came through for Dom, now THAT did surprised me. What’s her real agenda?  I used to think that she was in love with Dom, now I’m not so sure unless she intends to bump off Seth?  You never know how these two authors are going to go, what to shock you with next, but I think it’s going to be real shock worthy.

We also get introduced to Nero. What an enigma he is!  And to make matters worse, I think he has designs or should that be, desires? on Seth!

Through Dom’s manipulations and outright killing, he has now secured a home for his Family and ready to take on Raul Moreno to get closer to Mr. Tropico, but without alerting the back at home Italians.  Will it all work out?

Don’t forget to read the Post-credits scene at the end, another surprise I didn’t see coming!

 5* #TeamDomandSeth stars from me.

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****I voluntary reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of the book****

 

REVIEW: “THE BLACK SHEEP AND THE ROTTEN APPLE” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: The Black Sheep and the Rotten Apple
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Romance – Historical
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 6.46 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 364 pages
RELEASE DATE: 7th February 2017

 

BLURB: How does one start a relationship with another man when it is forbidden?”
“One needs to decide that the other man is worth dying for.”

Cornwall, 1785

Sir Evan Penhart. Baronet. Highwayman. Scoundrel.
Julian Reece. Writer. Wastrel. Penniless.

No one forces Julian Reece to marry. Not his father, not his brother. No one.

When he is thrust into a carriage heading for London to meet his future bride, his way out comes in the form of an imposing highwayman, riding a horse as black as night. Julian makes a deal with the criminal, but what he doesn’t expect is that despite the title of baronet, the robber turns out to be no gentleman.

Sir Evan Penhart is pushed into crime out of desperation, but the pact with a pretty, young merchant’s son turns out to have disastrous consequences. Not only is Evan left broke, but worse yet, Julian opens up a Pandora’s box of passions that are dark, needy, and too wild to tame. With no way to lock them back in, rash decisions and greedy desire lead to a tide that wrecks everything in its way.

But Julian might actually like all the sinful, carnal passion unleashed on him. How can he admit this though, even to himself, when a taste of the forbidden fruit could have him end up with a noose around his neck? And with highway robbery being a hanging offense and the local constable on their back, Julian could lose Evan before he can decide anything about the nature of his desires.

 

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Have you ever read a book that is so good that all that matters is the next page? This is one of them.

I knew from the blurb that I was going to love it, but I wasn’t prepared for how much it would engulf me into the world of Sir Evan Penhart and Julian Reece – a very unjust, brutal and unforgiving world where two men, against the odds (and boy, where they stacked against them) found love. It does have an open happy ending (surely their must be a book 2?) but in getting there, it fractured my heart over and over.

Over the years that I’ve stalked these authors (they are a writing duo) I’ve learnt to trust them because the “shock” factor is always present, laying in wait waiting to pounce on the unexpected. I mention this now as their was one particular dub con scene that had me shouting WTF!!!  but, as I said, I’ve learnt to trust them “to do it right” and they did.

“Can you feel that?” I’d build you a castle in the sky if you could only want me the same way I want you”.

 This is so poignant to the storyline, as love between two men meant a death sentence! And Evan knows this from first hand experience, only his position in Society saved him.  His lover was not as fortunate…..

Because of this, he now lives as a recluse on his family’s crumbling and practically derelict Estate, accepting his fate of a lonely existence. He needs money to try and save it, so takes up the profession of Highwayman.  One fateful night when out robbing, he holds up the coach with Julian Reece on board – he’s being sent by his father to get married.  Julian is not happy with this situation –  he just wants to drink, whore (and that is losing its appeal) and write his books.  But he is surprisingly agile of mind (when sober) and quickly realises that this robbery could be his salvation – he just doesn’t realise just how true that really is at the time. It could be his way of getting out of the marriage his father is forcing on him and maybe getting some money of his own and so their journey begins…….

No spoilers from me as such, this book needs to be read without them.

 “One needs to decide that the other man is worth dying for. And then you take a leap of faith”

 I will always remember that line, it’s so beautifully scripted and when Julian and Evan took that leap of faith, they found what true love really is. But I warn you now, it’s an arduous journey (remember I said it fractured my heart?), the writers gave us so much – authentic well researched historical storyline, dub con, violence, off the charts sexual chemistry, dubious morals, bigots  but also…love.  That leap of faith found someone worth dying for.

For me, Evan and Julian wasn’t the Black Sheep, nor the Rotten Apple. They were two men dealt a rotten deal in life but refused to be herded like sheep to the slaughter, they stood proud and tall and gave us the most enthralling and remarkable love story.

 This is an all-the-feels 5* from me. I loved it.

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***I voluntary reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of the book.***

 

REVIEW: “RIPPLES THE STATUS QUO SERIES” by R. Phoenix

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TITLE: Ripples in The Status Quo (1-6)

AUTHOR: R. Phoenix
PUBLISHER: Self Publisher
GENRE:  Dark Erotica/BDSM/Dystopian
E-BOOK: yes
 

 

leviRipples in the Status Quo series is a series of 6 short stories. We are witnessing a world where humans are not in control of their lives anymore, what they wish doesn’t matter.

This series is not a light read, is devious and consent has no place in it. Definitely put’s you out of your comfort zone, pushing your boundaries. I was hot and cold during the reading. Cold, not because of the plot no, cold because my mind got frozen whit the taboos. Hmm I found out a few things about me

If you like Dark Erotica- No Con – Puppy play than this is a series just for you.

I leave you with small snippets of the series, enjoy!

 

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BOUGHT

LENGTH: 126 pages

PRICE: € 1.05 on Amazon

 

This book is nothing like you have read before. This is an amazing story! Jace is a werewolf who will do anything for his love Spencer. Even be a Witches toy. Elias has his own agenda as far as Jace goes. Jace, thinks he has an option. What he doesn’t count on is how much that will take and how much pain and humiliation he will have to endure. He may have thought twice before volunteering to become Eliass new pet.
This is not your typical werewolves love story. This is dark and gritty.

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RAVEL

LENGTH: 87 pages

PRICE: € 3.17 on Amazon

 

The second book in this series focuses on Reese and Ashton. Reese is a werewolf that has shut out his pack and the rest of this God forsaken world after the death of his Daniel.
Ashton is a human that robs to help his sick best friend Leo. One night, Ashton breaks into Reese’s house and is caught by the werewolf.
After Ashton explains to him why he is there, Reese decides to help these humans which goes against all the paranormal world.

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LENGTH: 96 pages

PRICE: € 0.00 on Amazon

 

Welcome to the world of Khaz and Noah. Khaz is a vampire that prostitutes himself to pay his bills. His landlord offers him to break a human for his slave trade to make him even with rent. Noah is in the rebellion that gets captured and is thrown into Khaz apartment. Noah hates bloodsuckers and can’t believe he’s landed in the care of one. Khaz is instantly Drawn to Noah.

 

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LENGTH: 130 pages

PRICE: € 3.17

This story is coming together so nicely and the human race is in despair.
Elias is pissed that Khaz took what was his and he seeks revenge. He has his battle at the arena with his pet, Jace beside him. He invites Khaz and Noah to the event in the VIP section with them so they can watch the human be killed.
Noah is in utter shock when he remembers his life before he was turned into the one thing he hates, a bloodsucker.
Khaz makes a deal with Elias to make up for what he took, Noah. Will Khaz and Noah survive this test?
All the characters are starting to blend together and The Status Quo is dark and gritty and evil.

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LENGTH: 147 pages

PRICE: € 3.18 on Amazon

 

Ashton can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. He quickly learns how being human in this paranormal world is terrifying and he realizes that he should have listened to Reese and stayed put.
Reese has to save his lover and gets put right back into his pack, which is the last place he wanted to. He does not agree with the way The Status Quo operates and just wants to live and love Ashton.
Elias and Jace make good on the deal with Khaz and Noah couldn’t hate Khaz anymore than he does right now. Khaz just curls up and watches his love being tortured.
This gets very dark and there’s nothing that can stop the evil Elias.

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LENGTH: 130 pages

PRICE: € 3.30 on Amazon

 

Noah can’t even stand to look at Khaz and decides he needs to work with rebellion.
Reese calls Khaz and Noah to watch Ashton because he is going to talk with the rebellion also. Reese and Noah leave together and leave Ashton, Leo and Khaz together.
Khaz has a hard time trusting Noah to be safe so he follows them. He is so impressed with his Noah and how well he fights.
What happens next will set The Status Quo off balance and everyone’s life is about to change both for the paranormal and humans as no one thought this was possible.

 

I would rate this series between 3.5 and 4 Stars.

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REVIEW: “CHOKEHOLD” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: Chokehold
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Guns n’Boys, book 5
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 336 pages
RELEASE DATE: 24th August 2016

 

BLURB: This book is part of a series about a single couple, which needs to be read in order.

— The ugliest truths blossom into the prettiest lies. —

A year into the relationship with Domenico, Seth still wants him as desperately as ever. Nothing is better than being intoxicated with lust for his deadly man and feeling his steady hands all over.
No matter the misunderstandings, the fights… The crash. The burn.
Crossing the Mexican border has been a goal for Seth and Domenico for a few months, but the trip couldn’t have ended in more of a disaster. While Domenico is stuck at home, for Seth each passing day becomes more difficult. Desperate to keep his family afloat, he accepts a job offer from Los Sepultureros. The Gravediggers.
When Domenico’s need for control starts eroding their trust, Seth is sure their love can conquer all. But when Domenico rips open the wound left after the violence at the beginning of their relationship, it gushes blood all over their cozy lies and this time, there may be no way to seal it.

WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you.
‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.

 

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I am a Dom and Seth addict.  Welcome to their world.

My favourite writing duo delivered again today – another 5* winner.

All the facets in this diamond of a couple, were exposed, things that have been swept under the table, by both Seth and Dom, come crashing to the surface and it wasn’t taking any prisoners!

Yes, we were given what we would normally expect – blood spilling violence, vendetta’s, old scores still to be settled, very sizzling sexy bits, but we were also given the unexpected – Dom and Seth’s relationship and the cracks within it……..

Both have to open themselves to each other and to Mark as well, it’s the only way to cement those cracks back together to make them whole again –

          “We’ll make it work.  And not because it’s convenient for me or comfortable.

            Even when it hurts, I’d rather become charred than not burn for you”

I always knew deep down that one day, Dom would pay the price of Seth’s violation.  That day, is this book and how they deal with it to take their relationship forward.  There was never any doubt that they loved each other (look at what they have been through!) but is love enough?  The author(s) did an amazing job in tackling a very sensitive issue heads-on.  Seeing my boys opening their hearts, being totally honest and truthful with each other, pulled at my heart strings like no other.  Bravo author(s), I salute you.

And yes, they finally get to Mexico.  The action and a few surprises held me riveted.

Because of so much happening in this and previous books, I forgot so many things – Seth’s ambition to run a food Blog and Dom’s own personal interpretation of the Roman Catholic religion.  (When he made an offer, in true Mafia style, to a priest, it truly was an offer he couldn’t refuse!).  Seth’s acceptance of how much his life had changed, breaking people’s arms and shooting them, now practically a everyday occurrence.  Their sexy role-playing where Seth loves and craves to be mastered by Dom but also where bad things from their past are finally to put to rest.  And then, if that’s not enough?  There’s Dana with some interesting news……

Yes, it’s going to get bloody in Brazil and I for one can’t wait to see the blood letting that Dom has lined up and mastered so well.

Domenico Acerbi is a force of nature and Seth is his fire and wind – the accelerator to ignite their passion.

I cannot stress enough the importance of starting with Book 1 and work your way through the series, it will be one of your best book decisions ever.

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I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book

REVIEW: “HEART RIPPER” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: Heart Ripper
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Sex & Mayhem, book 9
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 303 pages
RELEASE DATE: 15th June 2016

 

BLURB: — You always want what you can’t have. —

David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.
Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.

David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of.
Always at church on Sunday.
Always eager to help with the garden.
Always trying his best at school.
Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.

But deep inside of him, there is a yearning planted by the devil himself, and when a cocky, foul-mouthed biker pulls him a step too far, David doesn’t fall into the abyss. He leaps.
Raja is all he’s ever dreamed of, yet didn’t dare voice. Older, dangerous, a wall of muscle with a grip so strong David can’t resist him no matter how hard he tries.

As a freshly appointed president of a motorcycle club on the verge of ruin, Raja has a lot to live up to. Being gay doesn’t do him any favors in terms of commanding the respect of his men. He has his way of compensating though.
Always first in a fight.
Always bragging about his sexual conquests.
Always up for a bet.
Daring, tattooed, sexy, and unapologetic.
After he boasts he can have any man he wants, he gets challenged to hook up with the preppy guy wallflowering at a party. Raja can’t wait to pop the innocent cutie’s cherry. But when he finds out the guy is his friend’s younger brother, life gets a whole lot messier.

Why is the one guy who should be off-limits always the most tempting? 

 

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When I open a K.A. Merikan book for the very first time, I always it’s the equivalent of opening Pandora’s Box, you never know what you are going to open yourselves too. You know it’s not going to be evil but tons of sexy goodness and in this case, tons of fluffy sexy goodness!

Yep, K.A. Merikan has gone and done “fluffy”. Well……fluffy with their own spin on fluffiness – sexy, dirty-talking raw passion, violence, shady dealings, ManWhore vs Virgin seduction, religious brainwashing, douche-bag Catholic priest, all wrapped up in one big ball of fluffiness.

David’s and Raja’s love journey started on a bet, one that Raja is determined to win, or maybe not?

David, my little virgin sweetie, I got you, I really did. I understood your hesitation, your confusion, your anxieties and your questioning.  Your metamorphosis transformation from chrysalis to butterfly was stunning.  I understand why Raja fell in love with you at first sight.

And Raja? It was love at first sight, you might not have known then, but I did, that sweet, Catholic boy had you wrapped round his finger (much like his Purity Ring) long before you realised it.

But what really appealed to me on so many levels, was the honesty in which these authors delivered this storyline. It felt so real, I could see it happening and indeed, I’m sad to say, it does.  This Religious Brainwashing is something that needs addressing, so well done authors for tackling such a sensitive subject.

But that’s not all, we were treated to Asteroth and Hunter plus their little bundle of Goth joy, Tooth and Lucky (sigh) and club politics. Raja is now the President of the Coffin Nails MC in Toledo and he’s determined to put them on the map and we all know that politics whether it be Political  or Club Politics is a dirty game…..but he’s determined that his sweet but now, foul-mouthed-in-the-making David  (he had a fantastic teacher in Raja) is coming out clean, no dirt is going to stick to him, Raja definitely, but no dirt.  But can Raja deliver on  this?

As I said at the beginning, they put their own spin of fluffiness on it and I loved it. Certainly not as dark as some of their books, but definitely filthy, dirty talking and so sexy.

Highly recommend.

Five glorious, ripped fluffy stars from me.

 

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*** I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

 

REVIEW: “HIS FAVORITE COLOR IS BLOOD – Coffin Nails MC” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: His Favourite Color is Blood – Coffin Nails MC
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Sex & Mayhem, book 8
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 5,57 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 329 pages
RELEASE DATE: 10th February 2016

 

BLURB: — When life gives you blood, make mayhem. —

Grim. Assassin. Leather-clad sex god. Has the most unusual taste in men.
Misha. Mutilated. Afraid. Will never trust again.


Grim is a bloodthirsty killer, and he owns it. Gay in a world of outlaw bikers, he firmly stands his ground if anyone dares to cross him. He takes pleasure in showing homophobes their place and fucking his way through a life of carnage.
But there is a part of him always aching for something he cannot get. When by chance he saves the most perfect guy he’s ever met, he is not about to let him go. Even if it means he needs to smother his broken bird.
When a masked, bloodstained man rescues Misha from captivity, he doesn’t know if he should thank the menacing stranger or stab him and run. Grim is not the kind of man who takes no for an answer, and Misha might now be in more danger than when he was trapped as a sex slave.
Misha cannot deny though that Grim is as alluring as he is frightening, and once Misha realizes what power his body holds over Grim, he understands that taming the beast of a man could be within his reach.
But any possibility of a future together is like a house of cards when Zero, the sadistic crime lord who destroyed Misha’s life, sets out to get him back.
Will the ruthless biker assassin at Misha’s side be enough to conquer the monsters from his past?

WARNING: This book contains adult content that might be considered taboo. Strong language, violence and torture. Reader discretion advised.

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Not only is this dark and very disturbing, it pushed me well over any set preconceived boundaries that I thought I had and I loved every single word!

This books screams spoilers and I would love to share them with you, but I’m going to try and resist. If the writers were going for the shock factor, they certainly succeeded.  Read the warnings, they are there for a very good reason.

I’ve never read a MC like Grim before (and let’s face it, these two writers have had some of the best and OTT MCs ever!) and I loved him. To say he’s obsessively weird, doesn’t cut it, he’s so much more than that. He doesn’t know how to act normal, he will torture, kill, mutilate, has very particular tastes where it comes to his bed partners (I never knew such a fetish existed!) but to kill an animal and eat it?  no way!  What is 100% beyond doubt though, is that he knows he loves Misha and to him, that is all that matters, he will love and protect him and do whatever it takes to keep him safe.  See?  He’s full of layers that seem impossible to unravel but Misha does, slowly but unravel he does.

Now Misha is another with layers to unravel.  My heart bled for him, I had to wipe the tears away when I first read his story.  The blurb has already told you that he was abducted, sold as a sex slave to a very depraved, sick, bespoke market.  He’s been kept isolated, a prisoner, totally dependent on his “boyfriend” and will do anything to survive, he sees himself as a coward, but he’s not!  he is one of the strongest people I have ever met (these writers are so exemplary, that I see these two as real people).

Then there is Zero. All I’m going to say is that he is “one sick fcuk”, he makes the vilest of baddies seem like angels compared to him!

They “meet” when Grim is on a raid with his brothers to close down the sex ring. As soon as Grim sees Misha, he decides to keep him!  Just like that.  It never enters his head that might not be what Misha wants and gets even more confused when Misha doesn’t want sex!

These two were meant for each other. Their love may not be conventional, but it is love, Grim would give his life to save Misha and Misha would do the same for Grim.

This was addictive reading and not always an easy read but I couldn’t put it down. Yet again these two authors ensnared their unsuspecting readers in the intricate web they wove, you get so tangled up in their silken threads, nothing else matters but reading the next page, everything else goes on hold, reality doesn’t exist anymore, only Grim and Misha.

Highly recommended but remember the warning.

Has to be 5* from me and definitely the best read of 2016 so far and I’ve read some great books this year already.

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**** The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.****

REVIEW: “DREAM GOD” by J. Johanis

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TITLE: Dream God
AUTHOR: J. Johanis
SERIES: S-Gods #2
PUBLISHER: Self published
GENRE:  Dark M/M Fantasy/Erotic Romance
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 3,99 e-book on Amazon
LENGTH: 185 pages
RELEASE DATE: 30th November 2015

 

BLURB: For the first time in three years, Aya is finally free, but with his freedom comes the pain of all he’s lost. Seeing Akad and Marduk together makes him realize how badly he has messed up. By betraying Marduk, he ruined his chance with the one god he desires more than anything.

Aya needs time to heal and put his world back together, but the trial against the Order looms over him. As the trial begins, Akad, Marduk, and Aya are ensnared in a web of jealousy, backstabbing, and cut-throat politics. Were they crazy to think they could stand up to the Order? If the gods of the Order can still rip their lives apart, their chances of receiving justice may be next to impossible. But if they fail to bring the Order down, Aya may never truly be free.

 Content Advisory: Graphic violence, abuse, & dub-con.

 

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“Dream God” is the second book in the S-Gods series, but can be read and understood without the first. I haven’t read the first book but got enough background information to catch up with the past events.

The writer creates a fascinating fantasy world with gods, goddesses, and mortals living together. We have three main characters, Aya, Akad, and Marduk, whose romantic relationship is woven into the story of a world full of sex, abuse, brutality, misunderstanding, jealousy, backstabbing, intrigue, and lies. Aya is a dream god who is able to dream-walk which is a fascinating motive in the book. The mystic of dreams is something that has intrigued people since the dawn of humanity, and I’m no exception. I really liked this layer of the story.

Honestly there were parts I just skipped, mostly the rough, abusive scenes. There’s fair warning at the beginning of abuse and non-con (please take it seriously), so I skipped those parts where things got too heavy for my taste.

The things Aya is going through is gut-wrenching, makes your heart break into pieces. The writing is solid, the story telling flawless, the ideas unique. My favorite part is the amazing bond portrayed between Aya and Akad. Put Marduk in the mix and those sensual scenes are sizzling hot and very well written. The triple point of view helps us understand all three of our MCs, makes more sense to past and present events.

If you like fantasy worlds, don’t mind some roughness, and are willing to skip a few paragraphs if they get too heavy, this is a book that definitely gives a memorable reading experience.

 

 

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

REVIEW: “ONE STEP TOO CLOSE – Coffin Nails MC Louisiana” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: One step too close
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Sex & Mayhem, book 6
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 6.45 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 372 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 18th, 2015

 

BLURB:

— One love. One motorcycle club. Two stepbrothers. — Ryder. Controlling. Ambitious. Protective. Jed. Self-destructive. Trapped. Lonely. Their love? Forbidden. Taboo. All-consuming. For Jed, the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club is family. With them, he learned how to think, what to enjoy, and how to fight, but there is one thing he knows his friends can’t find about. They would never accept him as gay, and so his life is a constant struggle with desires that fill him with despair. Only there is a much darker secret lurking in Jed’s heart. His feelings for his stepbrother, Ryder, go far beyond brotherly. Trapped with a yearning that can never be fulfilled, Jed spirals out of control and unwillingly puts the love of his life in danger. Ryder is climbing up the ranks. Recently promoted to sergeant-at-arms, he has it all: drive, respect, and the love of his biker family. When his stepbrother gets into trouble with the law, Ryder decides to take the blame and save him from a long sentence. Deep inside, he knows there is nothing he wouldn’t do for Jed, but through a desperate attempt to suppress his own hidden desires, he might irreversibly break the man he secretly loves. But finding out what they feel for each other will test their loyalty to the Coffin Nails MC and change their lives irreversibly.

WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, graphic violence, abuse scenes. Reader discretion advised.

 

lorraine

I knew it! I said in my review of Swamp Blood that there was something going on with the step brothers?  and I was right!

It’s now their turn to get their story and what a story it is – brothers in love! Not as taboo as it first seems, there is no blood link between the two, its more in the realms of a lust/love link, which is unbreakable.  No matter how many steps they take to keep away, those steps only bring them closer.

Ryder is the ambitious one, he is now Sergeant in Arms and is aiming higher, much higher and on the way to the top, he wants to make the Club a financial success. He is no angel, he can be ruthless and cold-blooded when the need arises and trust me on this, it does arise!  The only clink in his suit of armour is Jedd – his self destructive brother, who he secretly lusts after.

Jedd has always loved Ryder, his pent up anger and sexual frustrations is slowly but surely destroying him – he can’t take much more.

But this book is so much more than the two brothers trying to hide their feelings from each other and then their father and then Club. The shit is about to hit the fan and those lethal fan blades are going to spread it everywhere!

Firstly, the Club is in financial trouble – they are even considering selling the tank! and if that’s not bad enough, Dana – the evil, ruthless, deceitful bitch that she is, is blackmailing Jedd.  A baby is on the way (let’s make that two) and The Man from Columbia is coming!

Can Ryder hold the Club together to seal the deal with The Man from Columbia? Can he also save Jedd from destroying himself and have him as his own?  and if he succeeds, can he persuade their homophobic father and the Club Brothers to accept them?  and of course, there is the little matter of Dana……..

For me, the ending was the only way this story could go – you did well Authors, very well.

The Merikans yet again rocked my world, their sex scenes get hotter and better with every book, as do their storylines. This can be read as a stand alone, in case you were wondering.

Highly recommended.

5 steps to perfection stars from me.

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REVIEW: “RED HOT” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: Red Hot
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Sex & Mayhem, book 5
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 5,67 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 334 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 18th, 2015

 

BLURB: — Live fast. Die young. Fuck hard.—

Red Jack. Rude. Crude. Horny ginger mess. In love with… himself.
Loki. Deadbeat. Volatile. Stalker. Terminally ill. Fatally in love.

When it comes to men, Red Jack has three rules. The guy has to be hot, out of town, and not up for repeats. It’s a good way to keep the gay flings far away from the eyes of his brothers in the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club, and he will make damn sure it stays that way. When a hookup takes an ominous turn, and the sexy stranger turns up at his house, the heat is on. Loki invades his life and just won’t leave, wreaking havoc wherever he follows Jack, but getting rid of him becomes harder with every kiss.

The world crumbles around Loki when he finds out he has cancer. As if his life wasn’t shit enough already. With only a few months left, he decides to live to the fullest and get every last wish on his bucket list fulfilled. One of those is fucking the hot bearded biker he meets the same night he got the bad news. Big, confident, and dangerous, Red Jack is all Loki ever wanted in a man. After all, he deserves one last shot at love. Who cares if Red Jack is a stubborn, closeted asshole? Loki knows what he wants, and he won’t settle for anything less. Even if it kills him.

WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, graphic violence, abuse scenes. Reader discretion advised.

 

lorraineOnly this writing duo could write this OTT storyline and get away with it! I loved every “No Way!”, “OMG”, “You’ve got to be kidding me” thought moments I had when reading and I loved every extreme, dirty minute of it!
The best book they have written to date? Hmmmm…such a hard decision when they have written such wonderful books/series, but I’m going to stick my reputation on the line here and say? YES! THIS IS THE BEST BOOK THEY HAVE WRITTEN!
For me, this erotic journey of greatness, started with the cover – I could look at it all day and still go back for more. Then there’s the OTT storyline, gotta say that Loki is most probably the craziest MC that I have ever read – he’s creepy, definitely stalker material and shoots the person who he is in love with! – I LOVED HIM! And then their’s Red Jack, boy-oh-boy, what a character – he’s volatile, unpredictable, capricious, fickle with the biggest ego of any character that I have ever read! I LOVED HIM TOO!
These two mixed-matched, but so perfect together, stole my heart and to a certain extent…..my mind. I really do need to sit down and work out why this brutal, very very graphic and violent book appealed to me on so many different levels? I won’t yet though, I need to read every book that they have written first – purely for my research purposes, to analysis the attraction (lol). I simply just couldn’t put it down, the graphic rawness, combined with the extreme dirty talking, was just so wrong and yet again, just so right! These two made addictive reading. This book cannot be classed as a Romance per se, because it isn’t. It’s a man-on-man love tale – no pretties, no gentle lovey-dovey
whispering and no white picket fences, but it is raw, gritty and at times, frighteningly realistic, but there was also a tenderness that Red Jack showed Loki that he would never ever show anybody else.
Now you may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned the storyline? That is intentional. The blurb does cover it well and I would never do justice to this amazing story. So I’m going to tell you to go in blind, trust these Authors to take you on a journey that you will never forget and will reread over and over again. Another beauty of this book, is that you can read this as a total stand alone and it will be a great introduction to the style and brilliance of
KA Merikan.
Highly, highly recommended.

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REVIEW: “GUNS N’BOYS” by K.A MERIKAN

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TITLE: Guns n’ boys
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
SERIES: Swamp blood book 3
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 5,59 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 342 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2015

 

BLURB: After months of recovering from his injuries, Seth struggles with who he has become. Afloat in a reality he never planned, he tries to find the lost pieces of himself again. Find the purpose, motivation, and strength to get back into shape. He is sick and tired of being a burden for Domenico, who seems to have it all together. When Domenico’s jealousy pushes them into the spotlight of a biker gang with connections to their former mafia family, Seth decides to step up, and make his own decisions, no matter what risks they might entail.

Domenico Acerbi can’t trust anyone. Nightmares of Seth’s torture are still haunting his dreams, and if he and Seth are to leave the country quietly and disappear off the mafia’s radar, he needs to stay in charge and keep everyone under control. What he doesn’t need is Seth giving him attitude, keeping secrets, and distancing himself for no reason. And as if Domenico didn’t have enough on his plate already, Seth forces him to help some hooker. Being stuck in the swamp with a kid hunted by a bunch of bikers is not Domenico’s idea of laying low.

 

lorraineSome time ago, my friends @boymeetsboyreviews were horrified that I hadn’t read The Merikans! I immediately put that to rights and never looked back. Now, my reaction is exactly the same as theirs -­‐ What? You don’t know The Merikans! This writing duo needs to be read by anyone that loves romance, so do yourselves a big favour and check them out now!
And so finally my Boys are back! I have to say that my Merikan Idols delivered BIG TIME on this one, they didn’t skimp on anything, including the length of the book, it’s very long and talking of length and longness -­‐ is Dom getting sexier every book? or is that my own fantasy coming to life?
Dom and Seth are still trying to make it to Mexico but with Seth trying to recover from the horrendous torture he suffered, (and believing that his beloved Dom couldn’t possibly want him now that his body has been ravaged) their progress is slow. And Dom? Well, he’s as arrogant as ever (as if he could be anything else!) but…he holds himself totally responsible for Seth’s injuries and thinks that maybe he is losing Seth’s love… A drunken Seth decides to play “hero” much to Dom’s horror and the merry band of three (yes Dana is still with them but I’m really not sure about her?) suddenly becomes four! They save 16 year old Mark and“You-are-the-best-thing-and-the-worst-thing Seth immediately takes him under his wing but Dom is not happy, especially as Mark seems to do his hardest to keep Dom from having his wicked way with Seth. But Dom is Dom, his natural jealous behaviour and his magnificent rages, combined with some ingenious “role playing” soon has Seth exactly where Dom wants him!
The heat between these two, yet again, is combustible and both are very willing and very
able to light that match to set off the explosion!
I don’t do spoilers, but as there is so much going on and I want everyone to read this series, so – The Coffin Nails MC are back….with a tank! Yep, you read that right. A tank…. and it comes in rather useful.
Overall in summing up, an outstanding read. The Authors bringing in The Coffin Nails was an inspirational idea and worked so well. Mark’s character added substance to the storyline even though he took the limelight off Dom and Seth a little bit. My beloved Seth seems to “man up” with every book and really showed Dom that he onecould rely on him when things get “tricky”. As I said already, not sure about Dana, I think she has her own agenda but if it’s in Dom’s and Seth’s best interests? we will have to wait and see. Also, the two brothers in the MC? again, I get the feeling that something is not quite right there? Hmmmm…. But Dom is the man for me and always will be. I loved every word, so much happening but never OTT, the chemistry between Dom and Seth sizzling and getting better with every book. I can’t wait to read the next one!
No hesitation in awarding 5*

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