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Taming Riki Vol 1, Part 1

(Taming Riki #1)

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Iason Mink: Jupiter's Golden Boy, Head of the Syndicate, and the ultimate Amoian Elite. When Tanagura's leading Blondie takes on a new Pet, all of Eos is abuzz with the news. His choice is none other than Riki the Dark, the infamous gang leader of Bison, a mongrel with no respect for Iason's rank or authority. What will it take to tame the notorious wild boy of Midas? Than ...more
Oversized Paperback, 3, 499 pages
Published 2014 by Kira Books (first published 2006)
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Mel There was a huge row about this when Kira decided to switch from fanfiction to publishing her fanfiction for profit (this book and the others in the…moreThere was a huge row about this when Kira decided to switch from fanfiction to publishing her fanfiction for profit (this book and the others in the series). When people started calling her out on it she told us that she had gotten permission from the company that holds the rights to Ai no Kusabi but when people actually contacted the company they had no idea who she was and had never heard about the book.

Eventually either they got on her about it or she just decided to take her stupidity to the next level and took all the money people had paid for pre-orders for the 3rd book and TOOK OFF. She said she refunded people their money but there were a lot who were given the run around and never refunded. A lot of people lost money. (More info about her and her first "publishing" debacle can be found at and if you read through the comments you'll see talk about her not responding to people's refund requests.)

This pattern of opening sites that people have to pay to access, working on it for a couple of months, and then suddenly shutting down and running with all the money has happened multiple times over the years. If you just google Kira Takenouch some interesting reads like will come up.

Angie No. This is a fanfiction series that was produced and printed by the fanfiction author herself. Back in the early-mid 2000s the author claimed she got…moreNo. This is a fanfiction series that was produced and printed by the fanfiction author herself. Back in the early-mid 2000s the author claimed she got permission to make money off of her fanfic from someone at the company that licensed the American AnK novels but she's so far refused to provide proof of that and there's always been a lot of questions concerning whether or not that was true. For example why wouldn't DMP have printed it under their label if they were cool with it? Why would they just allow someone to make money off of one of their works without taking a percentage for themselves? Also, the person she claimed to have gotten permission from was in charge of "Negotiated distribution contracts with distributors, wholesalers, and independent retailers." (off that person's LinkedIn page). Does that sound like someone who could give away the AnK rights to a fanfic writer? Or does that sound like someone who thought they were entering into an agreement with someone to sell the official Yoshihara books?

There was also a lot of questions back in the day about whether or not she told them she was doing actual print copies or only asked for permission to include it as part of her website subscription service.

On the other hand the original copyright holders haven't had these books pulled off Amazon or sued her yet so who knows. The whole thing is just weird, to be honest. And Kira's continued refusal to provide the written proof of permission to sell hard copies hasn't helped matters. Obviously it's her choice to withhold or provide that proof since she doesn't have to legally answer to AnK fans but honestly, how hard would it be for her to just scan the signed piece of paper from the publisher to finally put these questions to rest?

Whether you buy it is up to you but if you want to encourage the actual copyright holder to put out more AnK stuff I'd suggest buying the legit novel by Rieko Yoshihara. Personally I wouldn't buy Taming Riki until the author shows the actual permission letter for published books but again, it's a personal decision and you can buy whichever you like. (less)

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Why wasn't I told that child bride Courtney Stodden has written a book? Here, just a few tweets from my girl....

I don't know about you, but whenever I start feeling a little too sane, responsible and grounded, I like to pay Courtney's Twitter page a visit. Success ensured. So imagine my luck when I found a book that's written in the same style! want proof? A few random sentences from Taming Riki...

"Now Indisputably aroused, Riki straddled him, undulating sensually against him as he mov
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who love spirited rebellious pets.
Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn) by: my very own guilty pleasure.


My Guilty Pleasure treasure <3

A story for those who adore spunk and spirit in a human pet. Said pet was not called a mongrel for nothing ;) His master likes the challenge of taming a wild untrained pet. Says it was a refreshing change from all those boring factory manufactured pampered pets for the rich and famous.

It was absolutely delightful and fun to read about a super stubborn, unwilling, cursing pet who fights his master every step of the way
4.5 stars. Delightfully erotic yaoi slavefic. The Elite Blondie Iason Mink saves mongrel Riki the Dark's life and takes him for his pet in payment, but first he has to tame him. There follows lots of yummy sex and punishment - excellent stuff! I have no idea how to pronounce 'Iason'. Not sure if this is the whole text, 13 chapters in my link.
'Yes he, Iason Mink, Head of the Syndicate, was in every sense smitten with this defiant warlord from the slums, this dark-haired, dark-eyed mongrel who re
Jul 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed Part 2 before I saw this one, so some of the same cautions apply, with regard to sexually graphic content and scenes of discipline. Highly enjoyable, erotic, funny, sexy, entertaining piece of work, for a certain kind of reader. Not for everyone and may even offend some people. I've heard in some countries the Taming Riki books have actually been banned. Seems weird in this day and age but whatever, I guess some people are sexually uptight and can't deal with the whole yaoi scene. A v ...more
Izzie Kikue
Nov 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Taming Riki volume I, Part I much more than I did the original fiction, "Ai No Kusabi" by Rieko Yoshihara. I would have given Taming Riki five stars, but being that the main characters did not originate from Kira Takenouchi, I subtracted one star from the possible five star rating.

'Taming Riki' is an intense story of a straining relationship between a gang leader held captive against his will and his master, an Amoian Syndicate Elite. Diverse situations from romance between the two cha
Dec 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-erotica
Admittedly, a guilty pleasure in the way watching soap operas is a guilty pleasure. This is gay male sex written by a woman and ended up being quite a bit more S&M than I would have liked. The events are quite cyclical and get repetitive and eventually, the violence started to get to me, but for some reason, I just kept reading it. By the end, I knew I would, of course, have to read the second one.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Nope. This entire thing lost my interest as soon as Iason was raped by Raoul and he did nothing. As far as I'm aware, no harm ever came to Raoul, no punishment. For all talk of Iason being the head of all the Blondies, he made empty threats left and right. He'd be like "I could do this to you" and then proceeded to do nothing to Raoul except tell him to leave him alone, which Raoul would ignore again and again. He had no authority whats-so-ever for someone supposedly in a higher position and he ...more
Blak Rayne
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Great story, though I much prefer the original novel 'Ai no Kusabi' by Reiko Yoshihara. The characters are beautiful. Iason Mink is my favourite and Riki comes in at a close second. This book is basically a fan fic and I'm not sure how Kira Takenouchi managed to write and publish another author's characters without copyright infringement, but somehow it's been done. Ms. Yoshihara did pass away, so who knows, maybe she passed on her copyright, but it's still a strange state of affairs. Regardless ...more
Sep 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
It was awesome. i loved reading this book. I say it is a must read book. And if any one has it i am willing to buy!
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book and series.
Samantha Stetson
Jul 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My favorite writer of all time!!!!! I adore Taming Riki, even more than Ai no Kusabi on which it's based!
Wisdom Somnophilia
Jun 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I just loved the characters there... The way Kira Takenouchi is writting is very intriguing...
Oct 27, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: grh
oooo! And it's free online!
Tiffany Passmore
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book, fantastic writing with a touch of sensuality common in Kira's books. I am a huge fan.
May 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m-books
I wouldn't even give this a 0.5 star if I could This is one sad sad sad book...
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013, mm, menage, slaves
I don't even understand! What was the point of this book? It was so repetitive and there is absolutely no character development after maybe the first 5 chapters. So really in my opinion if you've read the first 5 chapters of this book you've read all of them.

The threesome chapter seemed really out of place. By the time you got to that chapter it made no sense for Riki to decide that it was a good idea to sleep with either (view spoiler) IF it had happened closer
I started this story not realizing what an epic this was going to be to read the entire set of volumes, but I thought I get through the first and see what I thought.

I found that I like Iason a lot, even though he is often very ruthless when punishing Riki, but as is clear he only does it because Riki provokes it. Daryl, who had been with Iason for 12 years had very rarely been punished.

And I think that is the thing that bothers me the most. WHY does Riki keep doing such awful outrageous acts of
Ericka Leonard
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
That was interesting.
I didn't think I'd like it at first seeing as it was nothing but sex... I even wondered why would the author sit and writes more than 500 pages worth of porn. But since I was bored, and had nothing to do, I decided to read it just to kill time.

I attempted on giving up this book more than I can count, however every time I remembered I have nothing better to do, I force myself to read it. It felt like I was watching Tom and Jerry... Like an ever ending cat and mouse game, it w
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good fanfiction.
Goo S
Jul 24, 2013 added it
oh my goddd
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