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Choices (The Flesh Cartel #3)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  628 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
The Flesh Cartel returns for a compelling second season with "Choices." Brothers Mat and Dougie Carmichael thought nothing could be worse than being snatched from their home and brutally dehumanized in preparation for sale as sex slaves. But they learn their suffering has only just begun when they’re shipped to their new master’s home.

Professional trainer Nikolai Petrovic
ebook, 76 pages
Published January 7th 2013 by Riptide Publishing
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Monique ~ Sinfully
Oct 12, 2012 Monique ~ Sinfully rated it it was amazing
This series continues to exceed my expectations ~ Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau - you are Brilliant! The whole concept of this series, characters and world building is truly Amazing... you have us by the proverbial balls and you ain't letting go any time soon!


Before reading

I have just picked up this book to start reading Season 2 of this amazing series and just reading the blurb from the previous two books was like being punched in the chest all over again... I can already feel the tears
Nov 28, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it

4 stars …now, in light of this rating, what I’m about to say might make no sense at all:

I f’ing HATE these books.

By book 3, I no longer feel shock, am beyond anger…now, it’s just rage. I seriously want to hurt someone. I want to destroy every single person who laid a hand on Dougie and Mat. (And I vacillate between wanting to shake Dougie & Mat out of frustration and of course, wanting to protect them, save them...)

But, you see…the sick thing is, I actually believe that’s the reaction Rachel
Jun 06, 2014 Abigail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, dark
Nikolai you bastard.

There are no spoilers from Choices, but there will inevitably be some from Auction and Captured. (Contains cussing and explicit scenes.)
3.5 “You came as baggage with your brother.” stars.
(Was this episode supposed to be amazing?)
Jesse and Walter- Breaking Bad
As if on cue, he thought he heard Mat scream. Distant again, so distant it all had to be in his head. Just guilt, that’s all. Guilt and insanity. Mat wasn't here.

Me: Well that episode was disappoint-
Book: Don't say it.
Me: Why?
Book: You'll anger the B
Rach  *Feisty kitty*
Jan 05, 2013 Rach *Feisty kitty* rated it really liked it


CHOICES OR CONSEQUENCES- those are the options for Mat and Dougie. Brothers fighting to survive the horror of what has and what will be done to them at the hands of their master/trainer Nikolai

Nikolai is a manipulator of the mind and wants to break one brother while seeking to have the other brother come willingly to him. He exploits Mat and Dougie's obvious love for each other by coercing them to do his w
Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog

~ ~ ~
First Season
The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction

Second Season begins with this book #3.

Per Riptide Publishing:

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes:

explicit violence

Fair warning, this is NOT MM Romance. This is a psycho-sexual thriller which includes rape and torture. Please proceed with that knowledge.

One of my updates described this as a "speeding bullet" and holy hell it is. Each episode has just, flat out, been one
Lisa Henry
This book to me, as it slaps me over the head: "Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?"

Me to the book: "Leave me alooooone!"

I have a total love-hate relationship for this series. The torture and sexual assaults are so gut-wrenching and visceral that it is actually horrible to read. But I can't stop. Maybe I'm like Mat - looking for a fighting chance. Or maybe I'm like Dougie - hoping for a glimmer of kindness. But holy hell, this was another i
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
You know what I'm having trouble with? Yes, I know I'm probably over thinking it. This whole cartel is predicated on buyers wanting a specific product, in this case humans. Were I a buyer I would want my product in pristine condition.


These two boys are getting hit harder than an all you can eat buffet by a football teams' worth of dudes with the munchies at 2 a.m. Without condoms! And don't even get me started on that plug they shackled Mat with because ruined was the only word
5 BROKEN stars

I have no choice than to give it 5 stars.

This review has been posted on Dirty Books Obsession.

Mat and Dougie are going to learn on their own skin that they have NO CHOICE than to GIVE IN. They have to choose to let go and submit.

It broke my heart, but it's only the beginning of such a painful road.
This series is definitely not for the faint-hearted if you are this far in it's too late to turn back now!

I can't see how it's ever going to end in a good way for Mat and Dougie but for some reason I feel better with them in the hands of Nikolai than back at the processing centre. Fool that I am!
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It's taken me three books to form an actual review that's not just me bitching and being all WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!?!?!? I hate it, I love it, I hate it. But I'm going to try..........

The writing of these books is really something special. The writers have this amazing ability of forcing the readers to experience the trauma alongside Dougie and Mat.
It's not simply voyeuristic, you suffer with them. Via Nikolai in this one.

I initia
I need a break! Just read books 1 - 3 back to back and understand why this is in serial form. If this was all one book I would absolutely go mad.

I thought it would be impossible, but this installment hit me harder than the first two. We finally get a view of what Nikolai's plans for Dougie and Mat are. While Mat is destined for nothing but physical pain and unhappiness, it is the manipulation of Dougie that is really tying me up in knots here. Both brothers are only hanging on by the thought of
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The third book is out! (Well, okay, I have a copy and devoured it.) This continuation of Dougie and Mat's training into slavery is not slowing down. There are still sadistic scenes of rape as well as non stop anal gang banging. The question is, which brother is the one constantly sexually violated?

This story is focused on Choices, with the aptly named title. The reader learns how Nikolai plans to break down Dougie and Mat. Their conditioning is vastly different. It seems there is no hope for eit
Awilk -never sleeps-
I am so confused by these books. They are so horrible and disturbing, but I can't stop from devouring them. Thankfully they are a serial read, as I don't think I could cope with reading this story in one long book.

The brothers Matt and Dougie have now gotten through the auction and been taken home with their new owner. Will things improve for them now or could they possibly get worse. Unfortunately things went how I thought they would, and my heart is still trembling and my stomach is still in k
Jan 06, 2013 Paula rated it really liked it
***Spoilers from the first two episodes of The Flesh Cartel***

In this episode of The Flesh Cartel #3: Choices, Dougie and Mat have now been sold at the slave auction as a package. The humiliation they experienced in order to be sold together was horrifying but, to them, completely worth it so they can stay together. Their love and devotion towards one another is all they have left after being abused, tortured, and violated. But now they are in the hands of a slave trainer, Nikolai Petrovic. He c
Marita Hansen
Rating: 4.2 stars.

This is a continuation of the serial "The Flesh Cartel," the story of two brothers who have been kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. This installment is longer than the first two, and covers from the point where they have now been sold and are being taken to their trainer, Nikolai, a man who needs to get them prepared for his client/clients, and the brothers' new master and/or masters.

The story is broken up into two sections, the part prior to arriving at Nikolai's place, a
Jan 04, 2013 Letitia rated it really liked it
Rating: B+ ... Heat: N/A


This story contains explicit violence, forced incest, and non-consent.


In this installment, The Flesh Cartel #3: Choices, we find Mat and Dougie leaving the Madame, after the horrific events the boys endured at the auction. They are now under the care and tutelage of Nikolai. And by care and tutelage, I mean the systematic breaking down of their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies.

All at the hands of the man we’ve only seen glimpses of until now. In this i

WARNING: Highly Addictive M/M Torture Porn!! Not for the faint-hearted..

Book 3 'Choices' of this serialisation had me stunned by the explicit rape and torture inflicted on poor Mathias. Felt so sorry for the guy, I do so hope he gets his revenge some time in the future. Mat's brother Dougie doesn't fare much better being sensory-deprived and gagged with no food or water. I just loathe Nikolai their new Trainer who is manipulating them both to mould them into perfect obedient slaves - may he rot
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Oct 15, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, ebook, riptide-pub
I admit it. I am hooked on the Flesh Cartel. The writing is so smooth and the scenes so wonderfully yet horrifically detailed that I find myself totally drawn into the story, often cringing at the pain and suffering Mat and Dougie are forced to endure. It is interesting to see two totally different ways the Evil Bastard Nikolai will use to break each of them down and train them to be what he needs.

This segment wasn't quite as harsh as the previous two. The boys are moved from the Facility to Ni
As horribly good as these are, I do have to say I'm frustrated with the small amount that is written in each of these. I still think the writing in this series is a high standard for dark erotica. That being said, a full book, or at the most two, would have been much better. It will be the last time I read these short story type offerings in a series.

As far as the content, this is still so far past dark that it's difficult to read with emotions going all over the place. I can't imagine how this
Nov 08, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
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This series of books is not for everyone, and I mean it!
WOW! It takes two talented writers to bring such a strong emotions from me! Their talent is absolute undeniable!
The only thing I can question is if I can continue to read it, and my answer is YES! I have no doubt that I will follow Douglas, Mathias and Nikolai through many more hard and extreme times!
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May 06, 2014 Beverly rated it really liked it
This is my favorite so far...

I am not sure what liking this series says about me, but it is addicting...

...and I am going to ignore that little voice that says "You are so fucked up for liking this!"
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
You know after each episode I think it cannot be topped. Then I read the next one.

Twisted, fucked up, nasty, and absolutely unequivocally the scariest series of books I've ever read this is simply mesmerizing. I continue to be amazed with Mat - I don't know why I am so absorbed in him but he is the one I want to cuddle, hug, and kiss away all the pain he's put through. The Energizer Bunny ain't got nothing on him.

I don't know what else to say. I don't got no more words.
Feb 03, 2014 Lucy rated it really liked it
4 to 4.5 stars

Of the three books I've read, this one has been my favorite. There is something about Nikolai that is so intriguing even if he is an evil bastard. My heart breaks for Mat, dude can't catch a break :(
Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
Not quite as emotionally devastating as the first two, but still extremely good. Definitely continuing with the series.
Jan 07, 2013 Tami rated it really liked it
Ughhhh!!!!! I sure hope by the end of this series I get a little HEA!!!
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ NetGalley

Mat and Dougie have survived (barely) the flesh auction and head to the home of their new Master’s professional trainer, Nikolai Petrovic. Only they don’t know that until they get there. Each brother doesn’t even know where the other is even though they are traveling in the same RV. Is life about to get harder for them? Or will they escape?

I’m not finding this series as enthralling as I did when I started. It’s still compelling and the writing is great, but maybe my taste
Jan 15, 2013 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, erotic
The brothers' torture continues as they are transported to their owner's training facility. Broken down by the crude measures in the Processing Facility Nikolai takes possession and begins remolding the pliable material. The brothers need to get smart if they plan on winning. Right now they're two moves behind on the chessboard.

Doug is intelligent enough to understand the methods being used, now can he double play and win or get lost in his training? Stay in the game.

Mat is fierce but his rash
* Booksessed * Bec
Dec 11, 2012 * Booksessed * Bec rated it really liked it
Book provided by the publisher.

Again we witness the brothers endure cruelty at the hands of their captors. But in some instants they receive unexpected kindnesses as well.

Although the brothers do not interact in this installment they are still what is keeping each other going. Dougie, already quite submissive is having a much easier time than our poor Mat, who can't seem to catch a break.

Again, like the others in this series, it is brilliantly written and keeps the reader hooked from start to
Almost dnf.
Definitely not the book for me.

You know how feeling nauseous while hungry feels like? Well, so do I and it's never a pleasurable experience.

Not sure what else to say. I want to read the ending of this story. Good, bad, torturous, hopeful, hopeless, I want to know it. Anything before that, I'll skip.
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Other Books in the Series

The Flesh Cartel (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
  • The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction (The Flesh Cartel, #2)
  • Consequences (The Flesh Cartel #4)
  • The Flesh Cartel #5: Wins and Losses
  • The Flesh Cartel #6: Brotherhood
  • The Flesh Cartel #7: Homecoming
  • The Flesh Cartel #8: Loyalties
  • The Flesh Cartel #9: Trials and Errors
  • The Flesh Cartel #10: False Gods
  • The Flesh Cartel #11: Permanent Record

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