11th out of 18 books — 33 voters
The Red Sash (Eromenos #2)
by L.E. Bryce
The nobleman Tamasin owns a lush seaside villa and three handsome young catamites. Each one vies for the right to wear the red sash, which marks him out as the master's favorite for the night. But when disaster strikes Tamasin will discover that only one of his lovers is truly loyal to him.
Published April 2009 by Phaze Books
(first published March 9th 2009)
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This is a short story but it is very well built and plotted, so much that it gives you the idea to be longer. At the beginning of the book a wealthy man, Tamasin, presents himself and his bed slaves to the readers. Tamasin is a merchant of some sort, probably no more in the primis of his adult age, he has a wife and three sons, so he has fulfilled his "social" duties and now he can enjoy some privileges of his own; every years he spent the hot months in his villa with some servants and above all...more
In this short historical, Tamasin is a wealthy property owner and is spending time at his seaside estate in the company of three young bed-slaves. As one catamite is the custom, Tamasin’s three is beyond expected and thus he must leave them all behind when he ventures to rejoin his wife and children soon. He is loathe to do so as he cares for each man deeply and equally, if differently. When a devastating earthquake and tidal wave hit the harbor city, Tamasin’s bed-slaves show that only one of t...more
It was not a bad story but it was a short parable on which lover to trust. The plot is about a master and his slaves, who are competing for the position of his favorite, well two are competing the third one is content with his place. It's this content to be used as a pleasure slave which makes me dislike the book(besides the wife and the children). There is no really great building romance, it's more about which slave provide the most gratification for the master and which one stays with him.
When summary said about love my expectation built up to it. But through the story I can't see any love, just one narcissistic, middle-aged man whining about his lack of love life which the story didn't shown me why he deserved it. It's an erotic story with nothing really called plot.
L.E. Bryce was born in Los Angeles, California and has never lived anywhere else. She has a Masters in English Literature from California State University, Northridge. Her Jewish mother, her dog and passel of cats help her keep her sanity.More about L.E. Bryce...