Steamy Romance: Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3 by Kora Knight, narrated by Michael Pauley

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Upending-Tad-Bundle-Volumes-1-2-3-Audiobook/B07BK7PMJX?qid=1529772928&sr=sr_1_1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=ZB0H3JG0CN3JRA6BKM35&

Blurb:
Volumes one, two, and three of the Upending Tad series.

Loser Takes All

Tad’s weekend started out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now, he’s forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways by spending an hour with his victors’ favorite flogger, Scott. But the guy’s tantalizing torture quickly proves to be the least of Tad’s worries and the kickoff to a night of raw, shocking lust. Experience the graphic, minute-by-minute account of that hour spent at the hands of Tad’s insatiable tormentor. Addicting chemistry lights the stage as Scott ignites Tad’s reluctant desires into a frenzy of forbidden need.

Test of Endurance

The last time Tad saw Scott, the ripped physical trainer left him with quite a lot to think about. At his wit’s end, he seeks Scott out, voluntarily, on his own terms. Will the completely different setting offer what he’s seeking; proof that their exchange’s unexpected turn was just a random mishap? Or will being in Scott’s presence suggest something different….

Sideline Submission

Round two with Scott hadn’t been what Tad expected, but it did end up providing a few important realizations. That crazy first encounter was definitely more than mere male hormones. Which meant he felt a true attraction to the guy. Something that explained his defenselessness against Scott’s smoldering charms. So Tad had resolved to cope with his findings the only logical way he knew how: purge the guy from his system by staying away for good. Unfortunately, that proved way more uncomfortable than he’d anticipated. So when Scott unexpectedly seeks him out, Tad’s too drained to fight his turmoil any longer. He agrees to hang out, not knowing Dom boy Max will end up part of the deal.

Story review:
College student, Tad loses a bet and has a choice of a broken limb or a flogging at the hands of a Dom – (some friends these guys are!). Anyway, Tad chooses the Dom and his world is ‘upended’ from that experience. Scott is a caring, engaging man; a personal trainer who also happens to be a Dom.
Tad has always thought he was straight, but his experiences with Scott changes all that. Books 1 through 3 follow Tad on his sexual awakening with BDSM and gay love with Scott as his very capable trainer. The story is not BDSM heavy which I liked, (not a fan of BDSM in general, but a good story helps me deal). There is a lot of heart and hope for the 2 men to get their HEA (Tad struggled with being thought of as gay in the beginning).

Narration:
What a ride! Michael Pauley did a great job of portraying Scott and Tad.
I really enjoyed listening to Michael Pauley’s portrayal of Tad and Scott – they were just as I imagined when I read the books. He did a great job of conveying the MC’s emotions – Tad’s apprehension and Scott’s sexy confidence.
It’s such a well crafted story that, I will likely continue the series, despite the fact that I generally avoid BDSM-based stories.
Definitely a very good listen.

4.5 stars out of 5

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Joker (Executioners #2) by J.M. Dabney

Amazon Link

https://www.goodreads.com/buy_buttons/12/follow?book_id=35831324&ref=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Blurb

Joker, what a misnomer, but Jackson Webb’s friends were idiots. He’d joined Executioners almost three years earlier after the lead singer King caught him playing his guitar behind his garage. It broke up the monotony of his life, but once he got bored he’d move on to another distraction. He wasn’t nice. He sure as hell wasn’t friendly. He was what he was, his friends handled his attitude and standoffish nature just fine. At thirty-eight he was pretty sure he was too stuck in his way to change shit now.

Demetri “Dem” Urban was settling into a new life in the middle of nowhere. Okay, he was hiding from everywhere in a kitchen as far removed from his five-star kitchen back in New York. Gideon invited him to stay with him and his wife for awhile just until he could get everything back on track. He didn’t see it happening, but he had to admit the scenery wasn’t bad even if the man had the personality of a rabid, man-eating bear. Dem did like a challenge and that fit Joker Webb perfectly.

Review

This wasn’t my favorite. I really felt for Joker and his “hurt” really could use some “comfort” and Dem really should be perfect at doing that. Unfortunately, the author chose to take Dem and Joker to a place that didn’t feel at all comfortable for me – in terms of sex. Joker and Dem talk about having “gentle” sex but on page they only have really rough sex and it just didn’t feel right or good.

I thought that Joker should really have the MOST gentle sex around to show him that physical affection can be kind, not rough.

Besides the sex, the rest of it was fine and good, but the sex overshadowed my enjoyment.

3 of 5 stars
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Kink Month: The Prisoner: The Training Center, Day One: A Hard BDSM Series Audiobook by Eli Harder Narrated by Maxx Power

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/The-Training-Center-Day-One-Audiobook/B073PCVKMP/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1503447115&sr=1-1

Blurb

Prisoner Neal Landon chose the Life Sentence Diversion and Rehabilitation Program over a life sentence; now he’s entering the training center to undergo painful initial obedience lessons. Will he be chosen by a fair and experienced handler, or a green sadist with powerful connections?

Stand in Neal’s shoes as he’s stripped naked and spread-eagled in steel restraints for a shower, collared with an electric dog training collar, and introduced to the training whip. He easily endures his basic obedience lessons with the whip and shock collar, but he could never prepare himself for what awaits him after lunch.

Uncaught killer turned student handler Logan has his sights on Neal, and is determined to become Neal’s permanent handler. In the meantime, he’s content with brutally “submission training” Neal.

On his hands and knees in a spreader bar and humbler, Neal’s bowels are forced to retain a mixture that causes extreme cramping, while a plug stretches his tender opening without mercy. His lips are closed with a surgical stapler, and Logan punishes his clamped nubs until Neal howls for mercy in abject submission.

Fortunately for Neal, one of the program’s star handlers is watching and steps in when Neal is punished to the point of passing out. Martin is there to choose his next prisoner, and while Neal isn’t his first choice, the handsome and sarcastic prisoner keeps catching his attention.

He soothes Neal and subjects him to a brutal test of his ability to trust and submit. Neal passes with flying colors, and begs the harsh but evenhanded Martin to choose him.

…. but will Martin choose to take on a difficult prisoner, or leave him to fall into the hands of a dangerous sadist?

Review

This was an interesting start to a series, which absolutely left me wanting more. This is not a romance, it is serious hardcore non-con, so not for all readers.
Neal is transferred to the Diversion and Rehabilitation program after another in a long line of arrests, where prisoners are broken down and rehabilitated through hard core sexual sadism. I would have liked a bit more world building, but if you accept the reality we are plunged into, the short story worked well. However, due to it’s lack of length it leaves a lot of questions unanswered and you finish it wanting to know what happens next.
The author does manage though, to leave on a note which could work, even if the work was left as it was, a short slice of life non con erotica. Except for the Logan side plot, which begs a sequel. The sequel is out and as a reader I will want to get it, to know what happens next.
The narrator did a very credible job with the story and I enjoyed his voice, although he was unknown to me before this book.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Kink Month: Chained in Darkness Season One Complete: The New Haven Series Book One by Nicholas Bella Narrated by Arthur Byrd

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Chained-in-Darkness-Season-One-Complete-Audiobook/B019S0LSJ4/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1501641657&sr=1-3

Blurb

Follow Noel, a captured rebel of the human Resistance, as he endures his
punishment at the hands of his supernatural enemies, the vampires. See
where his fate lies. Highly erotic and extremely dark and twisted. Prepare
yourself.

I’ve been betrayed by someone I trusted. Because of him, I was captured by
my loathed enemy: the vampires. Right now the sun is still high in the
sky, but I know when it sets, I’m as good as dead. They can’t wait to get
their fangs into me.

I guess some would say I have it coming. I did raise a lot of hell with my
Resistance crew, and I was planning on raising a hell of a lot more at
dawn before I was sold out by Jonah. The vampires, werewolves, and dragons
have been trying to track me down for months, and I’d always been two
steps ahead of them.

I guess my number is up. I just hope they make it quick. You see, the
vampires in my reality aren’t the romantic lot you read about in books.
They don’t sparkle or hang out at high schools with their teenage
girlfriends. Hell no. Vampires are brutal, calculating, sadistic, and
bloodthirsty. As a matter of fact, all of the monsters are! That’s how
they were able to take over the world so easily and change an entire
civilization to suit their needs. Whatever happens, I know it’s not going
to be pretty, so I’m preparing myself for the worst. May God help me.

Warning: This novel contains hardcore sexual situations between men, not
meant for sensitive eyes. I’m talking crude, lewd, and full of attitude.
This series will most likely either offend you or get ya revved up. There
will be no punches being pulled whatsoever, so you’ve been warned. Mature
adult content meant for listeners looking for something dark, taboo, sexy,
and unapologetic in their paranormal erotica. This is not a romance.

Review

Take the warnings seriously; this is a dark book. There’s rape, torture,
violence, corruption, and there’s no redemption or a counterpoint to
lighten the mood.

Noel, our protagonist, is a resistance fighter against the vampire rulers
of his dystopian society, betrayed by one of his fellow rebels and made a
prisoner of the vampires.

The vampire ruler Theoden enacts a cruel revenge against him by making him
into a vampire. Theoden’s powers are vast, nearly godlike. He can read
Noel’s every thought, punishing him even for rebellious thoughts. He and
his vampire “sons”, other men he’s made into vampires, begin a methodical
process of breaking and corrupting Noel. He’s subjected to sadistic
torture beyond what a human could survive, sexually assaulted and his mind
tampered with to ensure he enjoys it and comes to crave it. That he does
enjoy the sex despite not consenting is problematic, but if that bothers
you, this really isn’t the book for you.

Some of the torture went a little far for me (a silver encasement to
destroy his tongue – which regenerates due to his vampire powers was
pretty disturbing to me) and some of the kink a little raunchy too (a
urine douche must do it for somebody but I didn’t find the concept
appealing), but there’s something not unlike the mindset of eating a hot
pepper you know will make you suffer but you just want to prove you can do
it in the challenge of a book like this. I feel like my kink bragging
rights went up a notch just for making it all the way through. Highlights
include forced cross dressing and feminization, double penetration, the
before mentioned urine douche, and lots and lots of hard, sloppy man on
man (and then some) action.

Master Theoden has a real son kink. His collection of lovers are all
expected to think of him as their father and brothers to each other. There
is no romance, instead Noel’s journey is accepting his new family and a
sexuality that’s evolving whether he likes it or not. Noel learns it’s
hopeless to rebel and that his only choices are to embrace his new life or
suffer horribly. This new life includes killing to satisfy his hunger, to
sometimes rape to satisfy his lusts. His corruption is disturbing. The
book is nearly non stop sex, and it’s often hot, but pretty much always a
little uncomfortable.

The strongest scene in the book for me was Theoden and Noel being hosted
by a mortal straight couple, and Theoden forces Noel to have sex with them
both(the only sex scene with a woman). The couple clearly don’t want to do
this but aren’t given a choice, any more than Noel is. It’s interesting to
see Noel forced into a position of an abuser after the whole book has been
him being victimized.

While I found a lot of the rape and torture disturbing, I still found a
lot of the book hot and I’m curious to see what happens next in Noel’s
journey. There are several sequels and I intend to listen to the next one.
Despite my squeamishness at parts of the story my interest is still
hooked.

Narrator Arthur Byrd does a good job of performing a role in nearly non
stop sexual situations. He often does a great job of enhancing the reading
with a sexually heightened performance.

4 of 5 stars

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Kink Month: Gamble Everything by Cari Waites (Lisa Henry)

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Innocents-Cari-Waites-ebook/dp/B01AF89W1O/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501107978&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=stealing+innocence+lisa+henry

Blurb

 Eighteen year old Danny sells himself to Peter Archer to repay his father’s gambling debts.

This 36,790 word novel includes explicit content, including: m/m, dubious consent, oral sex, anal sex, sounding, plugging, fisting, BDSM, and ass play. All characters are 18 years or over.

PLEASE NOTE! The version of this book that I own is a compilation novella published by Cari Waites. Cari Waites is Lisa Henry and she has since then removed the edition I own, but republished the story in an anthology called Stealing Innocents.

Note: This is a complete compilation of all 7 volumes of the Gamble Everything series.

 

Review

 This book is a mind fuck. I do believe this is the only book I have ever read, that have made me feel like a pervert, because even though this is seriously dub con it is clearly written to titillate and I have to admit, that I do enjoy it. Every time I re-read it.

Danny is 18 and agrees to be sold as a prostitute to Mr. Archer as payment for his fathers gambling debts. His new world is one of submission and obedience, with a new ‘Daddy’ who wants to own every single part of him.

Originally this was written as a serial, and then collected into a whole story of part 1-7. This means that there are some unnecessary recaps at the beginning of each chapter, but they are not too bothersome. The original book is no longer available, but the story has been re-released as part of the Stealing Innocents anthology.

I can recommend this book if you are looking for a dark and twisted erotic tale, but if you are looking for romance and a happy ending you should go elsewhere.

6 of 5 stars

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