At twenty-seven, Tamelik has been a slave more than half his life. Submissive by nature, he can’t help but fall in love with the master who treats him kindly.
When the mistress walks out, Tam dares to hope his love will be enough.
Then he’s ordered to purchase another slave.
He wants to hate Kai for being unruly and ungrateful. For being of the sa ...more
I have decided to review it first before I go on to read the next part, so that I don't forget the events or my feelings for them at the end.
This book was EPIC, really, tremendously epic. After reading the first paragraph, I knew I was hooked and will not rest until I finish it. And that's what happened actually, too. I was deeply engrossed in the completely different characters and dynamics of this triad: Master, Tam and Kai. ...more
4 Stars - Delicate, beautiful and tender - a sweetly soft "three might make it" story.
A fantasy / historical slave story!?! ~ I couldn't resist the temptation after reading a few great ARC reviews then in October. I needed to read it.
If you like historical fairy-tale-like stories
It may not sound as me (chicken scared Ingela) but I like (love) fairy tales, and this M/M genre with historical slave fantasy romances are often also a 'kind' of an oldish, often hard an ...more
This was a great surprise. It's the first book in this series and it's still free on Amazon.
The writing surprised me. I really enjoyed it. This book felt light and easy to read. I'm NOT a fan of DOM and SUB couples, actually we have a Master here and two slaves. But it's fantasy and the sex slaves aren't what we usually read about. Here Tam really loves his Master and Kai falls for Tam.
How these 3 men connected, it really left me wanting for more. Well Kai and Tam connected a lot, and th ...more
Tam is the beautiful, charming and obedient slave. He was given a task and he fulfilled, now he has to live with his choice. Even when strained, he never regrets his decision.
Kai is the captured warrior who's presence ignites the crowd's desire to break him by the whatever means necessary--and with great pleasure. His auction price escalates quickly. His journey is to find a place within Master's house.
Master is the philosopher king example. One that prov ...more
BONUS SCENE ~> http://bit.ly/1sjYrHC
Oh. My. God!!! Did I do it again Macky? This book was stunning and I could effuse for hours on how fabulous it is! Haha… actually I think we did!
Macky: Hahaha...you bloody know you did Monique! How could I resist when you wafted the premise of pleasure slaves and masters under my nose! Like candy to a baby...You know me soooo well! Looks like I'm going to be effusing with you...
I'm drained.... and speechless. Need the 2nd book right the fuck now!
OMG... I loved this book, it just blew my mind and had my heart pounding. After finishing I felt kind of lost, luckily Kate’s 2nd book of the series came out on the same day.
Tam is a lovely character. He’s so pure and innocent, just beautiful inside and out. He lives with his master, an underlord in a fantasy world that orbits two suns.
Master isn’t cruel or brutal, he doesn’t abuse or humiliate Tam, his pleasure-slave ...more
This one is for me absolutely on the same level as What He Wants and Ace. Kate never ceases to astonish me with her ability to take completely different backgrounds and characters and run with them to create brilliantly original and very fresh stories. It is also a pleasure to read about real human beings instead of tired stereotypes, and as always she has created just that here.
Recommended for everyone w ...more
The Slave is a very well written fantasy ménage. Tam has lived with Master since his family were killed fifteen years ago. He was meant for the Mistress but it was the Master who always made him feel protected. Master is an underlord and a powerful man in Otiz. The region in unstable and war rages around the zone - the Granthians and Thirskans are tribally opposed. It is the reason Tam ended up in the Cage for auction at twelve, his family murdered before him. Since then, he ha ...more
So if it's what you like, you'll be very pleased.
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3.5
I wanted to stay wrapped up in my own little bubble after this.
I actually stopped reading with 16 pages left, because I didn’t want to deal with what I knew was about to happen. I didn’t want their little “happy” bubble to burst. But I guess I couldn’t keep reality at bay much longer and so...I finished it.
I just wanted the three of them, Master and slaves, though so much more on so many levels without them even completely understanding it, ...more
I'm not going to rate this one because it's me, not the book. A couple of years ago I'd probably read this with few problems, despite the fact there is sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex.
But the real issue is I just don't want to read slave fic anymore where there isn't a turnaround realizing that "owning" someone is wrong. Books like The Flesh Cartel etc. just do nothing for me & in this there were all kinds of things that fired off warning bells. There's just no way I can rate ...more
"But you love him."Despite the premise, The Slave is not a dark read. In fact, it's quite the opposite; light, fluffy, and angst-free. If I had to categorize it, I'd say it was an m/m/m erotic fantasy built around an idealized slave/master relationship.
"Then how could you possibly want anything from me?"
The story opens with Kai, a captured enemy soldier, being auctioned off as a pleasure slave. Tam, a pleasure slave himself who's been tasked with purchasing another by his ...more
A time of devastation, fear, war, brutality, hatred, need, darkness, and shreds of happiness among the ruins.
Master rescues Tam when young and as he grew older, educated, and became a man, Master used him for a pleasure slave, but so much more. Emotions were involved, love developed, and Kai was added to the mix.
Tam is the delicate, submissive man, but has an inner core of strength. The three men become necessary for on ...more
A review by The Blogger Girls.
There are stories that just suck you right into their world, and this was definitely one of them.
Sweet Tam is in love with his Master and longs for that love in return. He has a pretty good life, as slaves go, and his Master is caring and fair. He has chosen Tam exclusively over the years, even over his wife who left with most of the staff to their other home. Not wanting Tam to be alone as his duties call him away more and more, Master sends Tam to the slave market ...more
Now that I have finished with all three books in this series, I figured it was time to write up some reviews with my thoughts on the story and execution. I really did enjoy this series and there were only a couple things that truly annoyed me. One of those things was the vastly overuse of the phrase or action 'chucking under the chin'. Seemed like every other page someone was chucking someone else under the chin. It just got distracting. The other thing that bothered me I'll elaborate on in my r ...more
I need to be in the right frame of mind to write a review that does this series justice. Needless to say I had a big to do list for today that was push away to tomorrow because I could not put this book down. Right after it, I had to immediately download the sequel, which I also loved, even though poor Kai went through hell and back.
I like that each book in the series is told from one of the MCs point of view: the first one is told from Tam's po ...more
While the story was well-written with some character development, it had too many sex scenes, which watered down the character development, in addition to over-shadowing the plot...whatever that was. It w ...more
Brilliant! I was apprehensive about reading this, thinking it would be a run of the mill slave story. Boy was I wrong and I am so glad I picked it up! Told from Tam's POV, this is the story of Master, his pleasure-slave Tam, and the newly acquired Kai. It's a beautiful story set in a fantasy setting. I loved the fact that Master was very kind and affectionate with Tam and Kai. This is a love story and wonderfully written at that. The sex scenes were amazing and actually worked to showca ...more
Les rêves de Tam deviennent vrais lorsque sa maîtresse s’en va, laissant son mari derrière elle. Pendant six mois parfaits, son Maître et lui arrivent à être ensemble. Puis Tam se voit ...more
She holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and an MA in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, and is an outspoken advocate for equal rights.
Kate swapped the North West for the Midwest in October 2015 and married award-winning author AJ Rose. Together they plan to tak ...more