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    Predatory – Review

    Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: Pansexual

    Warnings: blood and gore, D/S themes, body horror, mentions of physical abuse, sexually explicit material

    Synopsis

    Donovan Quinn is faced with the impossible: unleashing the wild energy inside him. In the aftermath of a rushed, thoughtless sacrifice, his circle mates brainstorm a plan to appease the Queen of Water. Meanwhile, Donovan desperately tries to find a way to access the lonely Earth magic hiding inside him.

    ​But with his heart reaching for Tyler, the aggressive and volatile head witch of his circle, and friendships being tested at every turn, Donovan is at a standstill with his magic. Saving his friends, his circle, and his heart becomes far more complicated than he ever thought.

    General

    The things about the Port Lewis Witches is that you’re never going to have a bad time while reading them. When I get a new Brooklyn Ray story in my hands, I know I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m gonna get excellent atmosphere, dynamic characters, and a setting that lives and breathes.

    But even knowing that, even being a fan of this series already, I still found myself surprised at how much I loved this installment.

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    The Luxorian Fugitive – Review

    Genre: Sci-Fi

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: so many gay men

    Warnings: BDSM, violence, torture, allusions to nonconsensual sex. Note: all on-page sex is entirely consensual. There’s a lot of it.

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.]

    Synopsis

    Sergeant Liam Jacks has been traveling aboard the transport vessel “The Santa Claus” in an effort to escape his past and etch out a peaceful existence in a tangled universe. During a pit stop on Luxoria, a mysterious—and frighteningly beautiful—man boards as a passenger. Liam is immediately taken by the man, and he is desperate to unravel the mystery surrounding him. Unfortunately, that mystery is steeped in danger, and threatens to undo the peace Liam has worked to create.

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    Delayed Gratification and The Start of Something New – Review

    Genre: Erotic Romance

    Pairings: M/M

    Queer Rep: cis gay

    Warnings: Light BDSM

    The Daniel and Ryan series by Tamryn Eradani is a collection of spicy short stories aimed to leave you satisfied with each installment, but still wanting more.

    Since they are tiny fictions, I decided to review the first two together. Admittedly, I also read the first two in quick succession, which speaks quite kindly of the content.

    Daniel is a control freak, and Ryan is… Ryan. He’s the sweet sort of man who leaves his clothes crumpled on the floor and his desk a mess. The stories thus far have been told over Daniel’s shoulder, and the prose reflects his no-nonsense attitude. Only when he’s in the midst of an erotic entanglement do we begin to see stripes of desperation and sprawling lines of thought.

    The stories are tagged as BDSM. This does not mean you should be expecting “chains and whips excite me” from the get-go. This series is methodically crafted to dip the reader’s toes into the BDSM world, submerging them little by little. It is much more about mentality at first, which is not what I was expecting. That didn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyable—it was just different. Aftercare is not only mentioned, but stressed. A safe and mutually enjoyable experience is something the characters value highly, and that is always obvious to the reader.