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Rule of Three

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Provoked by yet another argument with his rival, Ian sets out to prove he's capable of serious black magic by summoning a demon. Instead of a hulking, red-skinned brute, however, he winds up with the handsome incubus Alistair. Now, Ian must cope with a wily and seductive matchmaker who insists his rival may be more than just an adversary.
Published November 18th 2015 by Less Than Three Press
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Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-fantasy, fr, ng, humor
It all begins with friend baiting.

Ian knows better, but when hasn't pride gotten the best of all of us. When his friend and professional rival, Jae prods him, Ian bites. Things don't go exactly as planned.

Alistair is absolutely charming, everything an incubus should be. And when Ian goes to answer Jae's thrown down gauntlet it ends up a bit more than he originally expect, or ze. Let's just say, there's a flurry discarded clothes and limbs entwining.

The first person narrative works, and since a
Ela The Queer Bookish
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: do-not-read
I expected so much more from this book. Instead I got two sex scenes, which didn't do it for me. But there still are a few great things about Rule of Three. First it's about magic today. Our main character - who isn't the most intelligent mage there is, I'd say - for example uses the internet to get the pronunciations right. Another main character is genderqueer (ze uses - obviously - ze/zir, but sadly there were a lot of mistakes where he/his was used). And the third main character? Alistair co ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a PwP (the Point Was Porn) story, this worked for me. There was enough world and character building to get me motivated about the characters but holding back enough that I don't feel robbed of development by the long porn scenes.

MC is a impulsive lawful good who wants to prove "his badassery" to his hot rival by doing black magic. Hot rival clearly has strong feelings for MC which ze cloaks with barbs and sass. MC semi-accidentally summons an incubus, who finds their competitive flirting se
Okay, this was kinda... dissapointing.
There is not much of a plot, plot is basically "my rival keeps pissing me off so I will summon a demon to prove him wrong, opps, summoned an incubus, i do wonder where this is going"
Yes, it's going to a threesome sex, dear reader.
The problem, however, that the smut scene which are supposed to be climax *sniggers* of the story are actually pretty... unsexy. In fact, the whole book, despite being about incubus and two people who are supposed to be so much attr
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little more of an erotica than romance novel, this was a fun romp involving rivals-to-lovers and an incubus. A light, sexy read.
Chris, the Dalek King
Fed up with Jae’s insistence that he is is a gray mage, and a rather boring one at that, Ian is determined to prove that he more than mage enough to summon a demon. Granted the demon he plans to summon is not particularly powerful, but a demon is a demon and Ian can damn well summon one if he wants to!

And, well, turns out Ian is correct. He can summon demons all right. Just not the kind he was expecting. Instead of a low-level demon to show off to Jae, Ian instead gets Alistair in all his incubu
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Trix by: Vivian
Well this sucked. Ohh, I mean yeah... literally and figuratively.

I started reading this hoping Ian would end up with Alistair. The direction the story took... didn't really please me. (view spoiler)
Joyfully Jay
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

This short novella is big on the erotic moments, with characters that have great chemistry, but without a lot of backstory. I think the author does a great job setting up the premise of the story, and though I would have wished for a bit more information, I thought that for the most part, this story worked as it was.

We come into the relationship between Ian and Jae after things have been brewing for a year. Their rivalry runs deep, with Ian being painted as a goody-
Shira Glassman
Erotica about two rival mages, the male MC and a snarky nonbinary person with lavender hair, dealing with a shape-shifting incubus one of them goaded the other one into summoning. I like the way this started out but I think I zoned during the extended threesome. The first half was hot, though -- my favorite part was the MC's interaction with the demon when it's just the two of them together. I do like the trope of human and "devil" together.

I've seen other reviews say the writer slipped into usi
Nov 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Quick, entertaining and sexy read with a bit of magic thrown in. Ian and Jae are both mages. Their constant banter leads Ian to prove that he can perform dark magic. His goal, conjure a demon and show Jae he's not weak. One issue Ian didn't count on having was conjuring an incubus named Alistair. That's where the fun times begin. Will Ian be able to convince Jae what Alistair  is?

My only issue at first was the use of ze and zir to replace common pronouns. I adjusted and didn't even notice after
H.V. Corbin
Three people brought together by a bet gone off the rails! Quirky and steamy in fantastic turns.
Pépin Pomme
Diverse characters, an incubus (I love incubi), poor little magician trying to prove it worth, I liked it a lot, it was fun to read
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Didn't realize this is a genderqueer story, which is not my cup of tea.
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Lore Graham is a queer author who lives in Massachusetts. Ze writes sci fi and fantasy romance, poetry, and rpg settings.

Lore is passionate about spectacular worlds and queer characters.

Outside of writing, Lore enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with zir cat.

Lore's poetry has been published in Strange Horizons and Liminality.

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