So anthologies tends to make me a little sad because I always want them to go on a bit longer.They always feel a little bit too rushed and...moreTIE ME UP!!!
So anthologies tends to make me a little sad because I always want them to go on a bit longer.They always feel a little bit too rushed and the characters are sometimes bland. With this one so not the case, I was happy and all the stories left me in a very good place.
Key To Me by Jet Mykles: Noah is your average guy he is young and goodlooking, all he needs is the perfect man to complete him. He is tired of the club scene and numerous lovers all that is becoming tiresome. Noah might get what he wants when he lands himself a secret admirer. Throw in some interesting gifts with a bondage theme and you have yourself one erotic read. Noah is about to be bound and owned completely. The way Noah gets pulled into the world of that of his secret lover is a slow seduction and an erotic taking.
I love miss Mykles her work always makes me wish I was a dude myself. So sexy and fun and her characters are always interesting and engaging. The Key to me is sweet little read. A little obvious with who was the secret admirer at least it was to me.
Gift Of Eros by Kimberly Gardner: Valetin is a classic magor in college. During class he spots a sexy green eyed hunk instantly wanting him. Giving each other the eye during class Val comes to the conclusion that this gren eyed beauty has to be a bottom. Even though Val himself would rather take than dish it out he decides to make an exception for this very beautiful man. A meeting alone answers one question the green eye beauty is no way near a bottom. He is one very gifted top and Val gets taken out for a very rough and hard ride. His green eye lover known as Dylan is one dominant top and Val finds that he likes that very much.
So Dylan pulls a lot of disappearing acts and then pops up back at will. Val finds that he wants to get to know this man better but he tends to be too mysterious and evasive. So he starts his own little detective work and what he finds out might be more than he can handle. seems Val knows this Dylan very well and he will need to make hard decisions to keep him in his life forever. A nice spin on Greek mythology by Kimberly Gardner, she does a wonderful job since this was her debut work.
One Good Favor by J.L langley and Dick D: Evan needs a new horse, his previous horse died and it was like losing a friend so replacing him is a little sad. Evan is a rodeo cowboy and a gay one at that so basically he gets no love from the other guys on the circuit. He gets his new horse which he names Gus,but Gus is unlike any other horse hes more like a dog and he is extremely smart. Instantly man and horse form a bond. Evan has his eye on a cowboy he's been seeing around but he cant tell whether he's gay or not well he gets his answer in a back room at some gay bar. What a good answer it was, but everytime his cowboy would disappear. His cowboy and horse share the same blue eyes, and Evan is about to find out that the eyes are not the only thing that his horse and dream lover cowboy share.
I liked this story because I am getting a thing for gay cowboys. I wanna see them lift some hay,ride a bull and do all those other things cowboys do. Once again if I only i could be a guy for a day.
Laura Baumbach makes an appearance but its more an interlude featuring characters from a Bit Rough. James and Bram.
What all these short stories have in common is dominant male characters. The ultimate alpha males with the need to bound their lovers. Overall quite a fun read with sexy bound and bed play.
Forbidden Love is an anthology containing four very short stories. The theme here is historical, and the tone is very angst orientat...more ^^ VERY GOOD!!^^
Forbidden Love is an anthology containing four very short stories. The theme here is historical, and the tone is very angst orientated, what rings true is that the time in which all the stories are told, love between men would have been very forbidden. Yet I find this reason makes the stories even more pleasurable to read.
My Outlaw by Stormy Glenn This story takes place in 1880s, Texas. The lead character Daniel is a cattle rancher on his way home after being injured. While traveling in a coach he begins a conversation with a woman travelling alone, and then begins to explain life on the rough terrain. He mentions in pass about bandits, and names a bandit called Black Bart (yep I was thinking the same thing about the name) who is quite notorious in the area. We all know how this is going to go down, Black Bart makes an appearance, and the ending might surprise you.
This was actually my favourite story in the entire book; I found it quite amusing and very sensual. In addition, I really liked Black Bart, and Daniel is presented clearly as being homosexual. It becomes quite clear that there is something more between Black Bart and Daniel, this story is not meant to be taken seriously and should be read for its smuttiness. I can say the only thing historical about this entire setting, is the date. Yet it provides a slight D/s relationship, just enough to make you squirm.
Forbidden by H.C Brown Forbidden, takes place in 1075 medieval England, and young nobleman Renoir is being forced to marry by his father and the king. Evidently, this leaves no room for objection; the marriage is being implemented because they know of Renoir’s sexual orientation, which is referred to as an affliction. Renoir hates the idea that he has to marry, and it is to an older woman, adding insult to injury, the marriage has to be consummated in front of a priest and another witness. Years before Renoir met and had an affair with a Spanish knight called Sebastian D’lergo and his heart and body still longs for this man after five years of being without him.
In order to survive the marriage he wants no part of, he comes up with a ruse that will keep his wife satisfied and him away from her bed.
This story I found quite amusing, Renoirs sarcasm is to be admired. He is described as looking effeminate, but he is 100% man. He is very submissive by nature and Sebastian is the Dom to his sub, together they are explosive. You are left with the feeling of how will this marriage work between Renoir and his wife, and Renoir and his male lover, one thing is for sure the love between Sebastian and Renoir will forever remain true.
Poisoned Heart by Anna O’Neill Set in Japan during the Endo period, it tells of Raiden a man deeply angered by the murder of his parents. He lives with the hate and guilt because he loved and worshipped the very person who committed the murders. Raiden is man of magic and has learnt how to travel time, to stop Masashi once his foster brother from murdering his parents.
This story deserved to be longer, it is the most unusual in the entire anthology, and it was so condensed the storyline that it needed a little more time for it to make complete sense. Here is a person hell bent on revenge, and is going back in time to stop the murders of his parents thus changing history. During his journey, he comes to understand the whys and the whos of the people behind the murder. I just felt a little more time was needed for us to completely understand Masashi, and to delve a little deeper into the personalities of Raiden and Masashi. The end was so abrupt, that I have yet to know if there was a conclusion, and is everyone happy.
Deliverance by Aleksandr Voinov Set during the crusade era, this story tells about William one of the Knights of Templar. Trying to cleanse himself of his previous sins, this happens to be a homosexual relationship with a nobleman. The knights happen to meet a young man, and later on challenge said man to a joust. William being known for being undefeated, it comes with surprise when this pilgrim defeats him. Later on, the man reveals his identity, which causes William to fear him and yet want him with his entire being.
I really enjoyed this story; it was so vivid Williams struggle with wanting another man. His loyalty to god is strong, yet he has no power to deny the very basis of his nature. He desires another man, and in the eyes of his beliefs, this desire is very much wrong. I loved how this very strong man, known for his strength, was cut down to a rubble of a man, because of his love for another man. Voinov was able to capture the time so beautifully, knights fighting for the greater good, the love of their lands and for their god. With religion loving a man is considered wrong, yet we fail to remember that god is love, and he would never deny anyone happiness. The ending of this story is bittersweet, I hope for the very best for William, but his heart is conflicting.
I tend not to read anthologies because sometimes the stories can be rushed and leave you a bit unsatisfied. This book is very heavy hitting on the content yet it was written very well. The ability to capture so much information with so little pages was superb. That being said here is my favourites in order. My Outlaw, Deliverance, Forbidden and Poisoned Heart.
Anthologies for me are not always a great experience. I am always disappointed in a few stories, and wish others were a bit longer. This anthology had the disappointment, but with some good news. I am totally in love with the last two stories in this book; it’s as if they saved the best for last. The whole book deals with interspecies hook-ups, animal/human hybrids, and if I am not stretching too far some social and political issues. It all could just be my interpretation. Therefore, I will break down my review in terms of each story.
City of Foxes by Cornelia Gray I liked this story, and yet I feel a little disappointed with it. Though it did offer up a nice plot, I wanted it to go a little further. A dystopian society, filled with animal/human banished in a world of the lowest sort. This story takes a look in their fight, and the rescuing of their humanoid species. I liked Liam he sound spectacular and I am sort of in love with his tail (I have a thing for tails). Its one of those stories that would have been better if it were its own book, just too much going on.
Trust Me by Elizabeth Hyder In Trust Me, we meet Koit who is a reptilian like alien. He is bit of a womanizer but the women flock to him, because his species are known for their big assets. When his female friend challenges him to check out his own gender, Koit takes the challenge. The results are eye opening for Koit, and he realizes what he has been missing. His eventual partner is an asshole, but overall his little experiment leads to good things.
Alpha’s Pride by K.Piet & S.L Armstrong This story was about a power struggle between two males of a fantastic race. What makes it unique is the love that both males have for each other, but pride and power will eventually pull them apart. They both believe in the survival of their tribe, but in the end opposing ideas leads to a fight of power. Its easy to resonate with both Alec and Nahale, they both wanted what was best for their people, and each other. One of my favourites, because I just wanted great things for both characters.
I Do Like To Be By the Seaside by Wayne Mansfield Panos lives his life isolated from others. He has secret that he never wants anyone to know, but he does need a roommate that comes in the form of Jason. Panos’s turtleneck wearing is suspicious when it’s freaking hot as hell outside, plus whenever Jason offers up to go swimming with him he gets uncomfortable if not irritable. He is definitely hiding something. The truth leads to hot relationship, and a close call. What we do know is that humans can be intrusive and way too curious for their own good. One of my least favourite in the anthology, its was just all too predictable, though I understand why.
Opening Worlds by Cari Z This was my favourite story in the entire anthology. It just felt right and complete, and made me happy with its conclusion. A captain of a passenger freighter, and the alien from another planet. A human and alien love story in the greatest form. Jason Kim the captain swore never get involved with his passengers, but there is something about Ferran that calls to him. He is willing to break all the rules at a chance at happiness, but there is more to Ferran and will Jason be able to live with losing him. Just really adored this one.
Songs for Guitar and French Harp by Angelia Sparrow The darkest themed story and my absolute favourite of them all. This one tackles many issues in the form of half-human half-animal beings. The way humans can mistreat others deemed as different. The way stronger individuals take advantage of those that are weaker. This mini story dealt with rape, drugs, and a slew of social issues. Join Arthur and Gordon, in their world as slaves, and a love so innocent and pure yet deemed forbidden. Watch as Arthur would sacrifice everything for the boy he loves. I guarantee you will fall in love with this one.
Overall, a book worth your time. It’s quite colourful and different from anything I have read before. This book reflects on how I view life and its people. I don’t think race, sexual orientation, and social class should stop love but keeping in theme of the book. I don’t think being human and alien should stop the love or being a bear and loving a cat, or just being a man and loving another man. All this and more in Wild Pssions,plus a strong message of love and acceptance hidden in all the stories.
I am going to write this again so forgive me if it's all broken record. Anthologies are never my top pick when it comes to reading; I get frustrated because some stories suck and others I wish were just a tad bit longer. This anthology falls under I wish the stories were longer, well at least most of them. This anthology is all about the gun, this deadly and yet sometimes-beautiful weapon. This book will show you that sometimes it is not all about the killing, the gun can be used for something dangerously sexy and good.
The Bounty Hunter by Cornelia Grey Talk about 'color me surprised' I think I missed the part about this being a gun fetish anthology. Not to worry this story reminded the crap out me. It offers up an old western vibe, all dusty trails and cowboys. William Hunt is a bounty hunter and after his once lover turned outlaw. When the two finally have their confrontation, its all kinds of explosive and where the gun gets all kinds of dirty. I enjoyed this short because of the whole lovers being reunited under some dangerous circumstances. Where f*cking is last thing they should be doing, but it definitely is the best thing.
Changing the Guard by Peter Hansen This one is my absolute favourite. Set in a futuristic world where humans reside on other planets. We meet Tomi Vuorela a security guard working isolated on some frozen planet placed there because he gave his superior some lip. When an unexpected visitor makes an appearance Tomi has no idea what to think of Andile who says he is there to run maintenance. Tomi is suspicious and treats him like a criminal, but that doesn’t stop the attraction between the two men. From the start, the writing is funny and sarcastic. Andile and Tomi just grab your attention and the ending to this is a delightful surprise. The gunplay is indescribably hot, erotic, and I just loved it. Peter Hansen is an author to watch out for.
The Machinist by Gryvon Avery is the machinist, kidnapped and kept in a dungeon by a rival colony. Just when he is coming to terms with how is life will be, he is taken captive again by the deadly looking Harrow. Avery being the funny ‘lets make the best out of this crappy situation’ kinda person he tries to drag Harrow into conversation but by the deadly look in the man’s eye Avery knows that his life will no longer be his own. Though he should be afraid, Avery can’t help that the gun being held at his back is making him all kinds of hard. This short was sexy, and pain filled, another one that would be served best if it were longer.
My Rifle is Human by Sumi This is where the surprise comes, just when you are starting to get a little bored with all that gunplay this refreshing little tale makes an appearance. Though the gun still plays a part, it’s quite imaginative with a scientific spin. Fil was a born a Gunslinger which makes him the bedding partner to the Ordinances (human weapons). As a Gunslinger he has to have sex with the Ordinance that is given to him, sex is the energy that drives them and makes them unstoppable on the battlefield. Fil has had no success with his Ordinance; no matter how much he has sex with them they never come back alive. Until he is given Morris who wants to get to know him, but all Fil knows is sex and Morris needs sex to survive. I loved how humans were able to become weaponry, can you just imagine that. This story was super cool and my second fave.
In the Pines by Lydia Nyx Even days after finishing this story, I still kept thinking about it. Former cop Tyler moves to Alaska working a desk job after being injured in the line of duty. He purchases a gun to be given as a present but then starts to have these sexy dreams about a man named Flynn. Never knowing the man he dreams about every night is connected to the gun he bought. When he finally makes the connection, it’s just a little too late for Tyler because he’s already in too deep. I loved the bit of mystery offered up in this story, and the beautiful yet sad ending. I believe this story can be looked at in many ways and it’s entirely up to the reader.
Compromised Judgement by Penny K Moss Rozsa is an undercover agent about the blow the lid off some gun smuggling. That’s until there was Konrad, a man Rozsa is deeply attracted to but is very much a part of the case. There’s one thing Rozsa knows is that you don’t get feelings for those involve din a case. It seems that the men share a small history, though they have never met previously, and the feelings they share for each other could be fatal. The gun is a part of both men, one makes it and the other wields it; but together they make a very loud bang. My least favourite but still an interesting story.
Overall, another winner by Storm Moon Press. This is by far the craziest and most awesmazing anthology. I never saw the gun as anything but an object that kills, now I view it as something erotic and yet dangerous. The two ingredients to killer awesome book! This has something for every reader. A little contemporary, some science-fiction, and Paranormal. With the other world goodness, and the explosive sex Weight of a Gun is not to be missed. In addition, the cover alone deserves some serious love, a perfect match to the book. So I say ‘who cares how much the gun weighs, is what they do with it that counts’. A guaranteed pants losing!(less)
I am so happy I read this book, even though anthologies are my least fave to read. Well I have...moreMore of my reviews and ramblings atPANTS OFF REVIEWS
I am so happy I read this book, even though anthologies are my least fave to read. Well I have no complaints, I loved this book every freaking story had me grinning, and getting feelings in my heart. A perfect Christmas read, about the joys of the holiday. It could have been all ‘happy love is all we need’ but each story had a little something more. Every story has a uniqueness that stand on its own. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.
Lucky Dip by Clare London We find Andrew Jackson a teacher preparing for the school’s annual Christmas party. The stress is high and the kids are rowdy but he can’t disappoint them. When he is paired with his ex-boyfriend Gregg who dumped him a few weeks before. Andrew is feeling like things can’t get any worse. When both men get locked in a storage closet they both have to face the feelings they still have for each other, and Gregg has some grovelling to do.
This story was super cute. I loved the kids and Andrew is this clumsy and sweet man. Greg seems like a go-getter, all suave and charming. I really liked the theme of this one, lovers finding their way back to each other over the holidays. It’s definitely the tamest story when it comes to sex, but what it lacks in hot sure makes it up in cute.
Butterscotch Kisses by Chrissy Munder Mathew Morrison is the shy guy, not as outgoing as he wants to be. He is determined over the holidays to get over his fear of heights. He feels that he can make the climb to the top of the hill and kick fear in its butt he will finally get the confidence he lacks. A series of attempts prove unsuccessful, but the 'cute ticket guy' surely lifts his spirits. Mathew decides to try his fear conquering on one of the coldest and its cute ticket guy to the rescue.
I enjoyed Mathew. He is such an endearing character, he will so definitely capture you heart. I wanted him to have everything he wanted. His determination might even have given him a chance at love. This story was super sweet.
Wintertide by Lou Harper Two men have a meeting at a Santa Monica Pier just weeks before Christmas. Jem a young man finding his way in the world, and Oscar the older man slowly making his way from losing his partner of many years. Their meeting leads to a night of hot sex, and a little misunderstanding on Jem’s part that might keep them apart. This novella stood out to me, it has a small paranormal aspect to it but nothing that is too unbelievable. I loved that Oscar’s POV was included, it made the characters richer and in the end, you wanted them to both find happiness and love with each other. This story made me sad and happy at the same.
When In Amsterdam by Josephine Myles I am seriously jonesing for this one. I loved this sexy little Christmas kink story. Brandon is visiting Amsterdam with his new boyfriend Jos for their Sinterklass celebration. It’s a new and budding relationship but you can tell that both men feel strongly for each other. There is the shyness from Brandon who feels that he might not be able to offer what Jos needs sexually, but he blows that out the water.
It is…. I can’t even find the words, but it’s my absolute favourite in the entire anthology. I loved the diversity with which you always find in Josephine’s writing. I love the interracial love, just makes the story so much more. I am just in love with this one, an awesmazing job.
A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips and Thou by J.L Merrow Last but certainly not least is my second fave short in the anthology. It’s quirky and its fun and I love the witches. Liam is the only man in a house full of women, making it by playing the sax at King’s Cross-station. There is a man who always captures his interest, but can never find the opportunity to make a move. When his mom and Aunt’s give him some crazy Christmas gifts, Liam might actually land the man he has had his eye on.
This was super cute and funny, with a mix of sexy. I loved all the quirky characters and the playful dialogue, definitely a winner by J.L Merrow. It was a joy to read.
Overall, this anthology was super awesome. There is a story in here for every reader. Each one offers its own unique writing style and though the theme here is all about Christmas, none of the stories can be compared to each other. It’s the erotic, meets the sweet and in comes the sexy. This one caused a whole lot of pants losing, and I am still at this moment searching for them. It will warm your heart and have you burning in other places. Fantastic! (less)
4.5 Another winning anthology by Storm Moon Press. I am never a fan of reading them because they disappoint or you love it too much and want more. I r...more4.5 Another winning anthology by Storm Moon Press. I am never a fan of reading them because they disappoint or you love it too much and want more. I really want more of all the stories offered up in this anthology, which is driving me hella crazy because I want more. I really loved/really liked all the stories in this one, if you have no problems with reading non-con then I highly suggest checking this book out.
Out of Options by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks I do believe this is my favourite story in the entire anthology. Talk about being totally surprised by the amount of sexy, and gender pushing, and just overall awesomeness that was offered up. When money gets a little tight for Connor, he goes to his last resort, which is tricking. When he’s picked up by Jarret who pays him nicely, gives him tender loving, and wouldn’t mind seeing him again with payment of course. Connor feels like he’s hit the jackpot, but it calls go south when he signs a shady contract and bind himself to Jarret who isn’t as nice as he seems O_O (shady contract dude)
Seriously, I loved this story! Without getting into the politics of gender and all that, this story really pushed the boundaries. I think I blushed I bit, because I found it so incredibly sexy. It’s hardcore and it won’t settle well with most readers but it sure settled well with me.
“I like my boys with tits, and my girls with dicks” -Out of Options
Obedience Class by Sean Michael I really liked this one, because what’s not to like? Werewolf, unruly mate, and hot sexy man love. I know the whole mate werewolf thing is played but I’m a real sucker for them. Trevor is rebellious and his pack has had enough so they put Dirk on the case to bring him to obedience. I don’t know if I really liked Dirk methods of reining in Trevor. He truly came across as terrified, so that part really bothered me. Otherwise I totally loved it, and have been thinking about the sex they did/might have had in wolf form. Wanna know how that went down =_=
What It’s Worth by Gryvon Fucking gawd, another story I want more of. Ian is a bit of a douche and literally hates everything. He does take pride in his work though he feels it all sucks which is contradictory. When one of his assignments leads him to the arms of Vincenzo. Ian is thinking he takes too much pride in his work and should have left this one alone when he had the chance. It’s all just a little too late, and Ian finds himself tied and submitting to a stranger. I enjoyed this one a lot but just couldn’t handle the deflowering of Ian. So public, so clinical, and just not what I wanted for him. Although by the end, he is less douchy.
Blindside by Stella Harris Another favourite, just because it was so freaking cute and funny. Matt believes he’s being hazed by upperclassman Dylan when he is called to do his medical and Dylan is getting all up close and personal with his prostate. It might just be all fun and games for Dylan, but Matt is experiencing things he only dreamt of. If only he could walk away, but he keeps going back to Dylan and his special brand of hazing.
Oh Matt you naïve fool you. Prostate check at 18! You should have seen it for it was he just wanted to feel you up.
Unnatural Means by T.C Mill I am honestly going to admit that I don’t get this story. Isak is to cleanse Sain’s soul by having him confess to murder and witchcraft. It’s not going so well because Sain is stubborn and doesn’t feel he has anything to confess. This one is a bit of a mind fuck, and I was left thinking two things. Sain is a murderer and dabbles in the dark arts, or he’s a con man and has everyone fooled. He uses his ‘witchcraft’ to ensnare a man and then he gets rid of them when he wants to. Either which way, is this really a non-con story? Moreover, which of the characters is the one not consenting? As I said mind fuck!
Salting the Earth by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane O_O that is all. Seriously, this one really freaked my freak. I am lost, puzzled, and loving all the faery pretty. All I am thinking is that Ronan was crazy, and he was the bait to begin a series of events that will bring us to The Druid Stone. I think this was a nice set-up, and will leave the reader with questions. Is TDS here yet *stomping foot impatiently*!
Overall, really enjoyed this anthology. So many different levels of writing and storytelling and all very unique. Another winner by SMP, and I look forward to whatever creative anthology they come up with next. I guess I should warn and say the whole book is dub-con/non-con but it didn’t feel like it for me. Though it really depends on the reader, which basically means I am hardcore. Loved It! (less)
Storm Moon Press always does some great anthologies, they go places others are afraid to and always do a wonderful job. In Carved In Flesh, they offer...more Storm Moon Press always does some great anthologies, they go places others are afraid to and always do a wonderful job. In Carved In Flesh, they offer up some great stories that deal with scars and cutting. I thought the cutting would have been predominant, but I was somewhat surprise by the offering of stories. It is a wide mix of tropes, and I believe readers will find a fave among the six stories.
Oren's Right by Blaine D Arden Veld is an elf that has very strong feelings for his dear mute friend Oren, but he knows he can never act on his feeling because Oren already belongs to someone else. He's the shoulder to lean on when Oren has to put his dead lover to rest, he'll be his strength and confidant but he knows that is all he could ever be because Haram, though dead is Oren's keeper. The scars on Oren's body tell a tale of ownership, and Veld knows that even now Oren could never belong to him. When Veld is suspected of Haram's murder, he knows this could be end of his relationship with his beautiful friend. Now he must prove his innocence and find a murderer among their midst.
I am a fan of D. Arden’s writing; it always manages to pull me in. It was such a treat to read about her elves once again, their forests and magic intrigue me. The story was an enjoyable read, mild on the hot loving but beautiful on the intimacy shared between the characters. The murder mystery added a little spice but I could have done without it, Oren's and Veld story was intriguing enough without it.
Tiocfaidh Ã�r LÃ¡ by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks I thought this one would have been my favourite, because the authors of this one tend to shock and make me lose my pants. I was surprised, though pleasantly. Joe moved from his beloved Ireland to the Sates to get away from the bad things he had done and horrible things done to him. I think the overall tone of this story is touchy one, dealing with politics, IRA, and so forth. I am no Irish history buff, but I know it’s a touchy/serious topic today as it was twenty years ago.
Joe sins show in his scars and disfigurement of his face, and he has all but given up on life. Until, a young beautiful man sweeps into his life and proves that sometimes the stuff on the outside is smaller fraction to person you are on the inside. This one is on the very sexy side, with a neat HEA that will please a reader. As I said I was expecting a lot, and it did not live up to my expectation but was still a good read.
Faded Love by M.A Church I tried a lot to get into the story but in the end, it did not work for me. It’s a sweet story, but I did not connect with the characters and wasn’t invested in their happy ending. I believe this one will be a hit with readers but it just didn’t work for me.
Scar Therapy by Logan Zachary I really enjoyed this story but I had one huge problem with it. Larry finds Timothy and his mom in his office, seems Timothy will need a little scar therapy after suffering through a very violent robbery. The scars tell a tale of the violence Timothy suffered at the hands of his assailant, but Larry senses there is more to the story that meets the eyes. Timothy starts to open up slowly (that sounds pervy) and Larry finds that he is very attracted to the young man, and wants not only to heal his physical scars but his emotional ones too.
My only beef with the story is how what happened with Timothy was concluded. Yes, Tim chose to lie about what happened to him but the crime is just so big that it shouldn’t have been overlooked. The severity of it made me want a better conclusion, and I think that was lost during some jacking off and hot tub play. It needed a tone down to have a reverse affect.
Gift of the Goddess by Kaje Harper Garvin finds himself praying to a goddess he isn’t sure he believes in, but desperate times call for desperate measures. When his lover Nyle is taken against his will Garvin knows, only he can go and get him back. When the goddess blesses him with the path to get Nyle back, he must now come up with a plan to bring his man back and take down the ones who took him. It will not be easy, and he has to use his only weapon. His body.
This story was just... so very good. What Garvin does won’t settle well with a lot of readers but it was necessary. The emotions captured choked me up a bit. Garvin is a strong and wonderful character and reading about the love, he shared with Nyle was beautiful. Comes as no surprise that he is willing to give his all for the man he loves. Awesome story!
Sojourn Home by T.C Mill I have mixed feeling about this story, on one hand I really like it and on the other I like it only a little. I mean serious mixed feelings. It’s a nice look into their marriage and the steps Mirin is willing to take to keep his spouse. I think what I did not like is other lovers leaving a mark on Kanovan. It seems too personal, and I understood Mirin’s misgivings. I believe marking is intensely personal and I didn’t get it from this story. Though it is a very good story, I am on the fence with it.
Carved In Flesh is not the hit I was expecting it to be, but it's still a very good offering of some wonderful stories and talented writers.(less)
I was really looking forward to read this one, because book one was so awesome I wanted to experience more gunplay. The amount of stories is signif...more3.5
I was really looking forward to read this one, because book one was so awesome I wanted to experience more gunplay. The amount of stories is significantly less than the first book, but not to worry the quality is still up to par. I wouldn't say I am blown away with this anthology, but it was still enjoyable.
The Inquisitor by Gryvon First, I am always a fan of anything written by this author. Always dark and so wickedly erotic I am caught up in whatever world I am reading. The Inquisitor is the sequel to The Machinist that was apart of the Weight Of A Gun anthology (book 1). Where I found the first story to be quite good, The Inquisitor seals the deal for having my attention. Avery and Harrow's relationship is so complex, and with a shocking turn of events, I'm just wanting more from this world. The gunplay is raw and dirty, and these guys play it hard (I'm talking safety off).
Overall, I liked this one and I am impatiently waiting for the next instalment because I have lots more questions this time around.
Playing With the Big Boys by Scarlet Blackwell Alright, I don't even know how I feel about this one. Caleb is a cop and about to bust some punk ass thieves (my description of the thieves) instead he is captured and becomes their sex toy. They tie him up, take the gun out and get all down and dirty with Caleb who likes to be in the drivers]’s seat but doesn't like to be driven (that was clearly a pun).
This is pretty much a PWP, because I consider it one giant sex scene. I like Scarlet Blackwell's writing but this one failed to "wow" me. I did like that a possible relationship could come of this, even though it started out non-con and impossibly crazy. I think the absurd factor kicked at the end of this one, I would have probably liked it more without the involvement Caleb's partner.
Benjamin Pepperwhistle and the Fantabulous Circus of Wonders by Cornelia Grey Wowza! I was very iffy about this story when it started but then it became all kinds of fantabulous. Benjamin Pepperwhistle (what a name) wants to join the circus and he wants to work with world famous pistoleer Cole Beauchamp as his assistant. See, Benjamin likes guns he likes them a whole darn lot.
The gunplay in this one is different, and so sexy. Benjamin and Cole seem so destined even in such a few pages. I really like how Cornelia Grey writes and this is the second story by the author that has both surprised and captured me. Life in the Circus of Wonders is exhilarating and interesting, would love to read more about these characters.
Once again, SMP manages to put interesting stories in another anthology with authors who don't mind pushing things a bit. While not as awesome as book one Weight of A Gun II still delivers. Plus that cover is made of all kinds of awesome.(less)