Title: Spread and Howl
Author: Lilith Duvalier
Genre: Romance, Gay, Fairy Tale
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Heat: 2/5 - Flirty
A beast roams Marius’ Town and the king’s man, Guillaume is there to catch it.
I really liked this story. The plot was interesting and balanced. The action was intense. I liked both main characters. What lacked was actually the romance. It was too quick. They knew each other for a few hours before they have sex. The act itself was okay. It didn’t grip me but that could have been because of the inst-love.
I enjoyed this author’s work so I say give it a try.
Fletched and Shawn are straight best friends who escaped their boring Iowa town but they’re out of money and down on their luck. They go to a bar to spend their last $40 on beer, typical male plan, lol. And to their surprise they meet a generous German man who offers them a stack of cash and a proposition.
I am slowly falling in love with Lilith Duvalier. This is the second book I’ve read by her that I totally and completely enjoyed. Almost 5 stars. The flashbacks in here should have been in italics (I was seriously confused at first.) They took away from the story rather than further it along. I think it would have been a tighter plot without them. Anyway that was the ONLY bad. The rest was FANTASTIC! Straight, best friends and their first time together. Not only being filmed for money but filmed by a stranger. Can you say kinky? Loved it! This author really knows how to write sexual tension. There’s only one sex scene in the book and it was so freaking hot. Sweet lord, I need an ice bath after that. Fletcher and Shawn were great characters, well developed, sweet and sexy. I stayed up until 3 am reading and nibbling on my bottom lip so much it’s almost swollen. Yeah, the sex was THAT good.
If you like m/m romance go no further than Lilith Duvalier.
Title: Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition
Authors: Elizabeth Monvey, Nicola Cameron, Gale Stanley, James Cox, Pelaam, Tamsin Baker, L.D. Blakeley, Lilith Duvalier, Lucy Felthouse
Genres: Contemporary, M/M, some BDSM, HEA
TBR Reviewer: Cecile Tellier
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking hot
Uniform Fetish is an anthology with manlove stories that all have one thing in common, the love of a good man in (and out) of uniform. The stories range from setting but all were focused on the love interests hot steamy encounters and relationships with men in various uniforms. From flight attendants to military veterans, police officers to firemen, pilots to restaurant waiter, this is a must-read for the uniform obsessed.
I typically do not read anthologies however I have to say that I loved this one. Every story not only depicted true and believable, hot steamy (soooo steamy) romance between the men in the story, but also emotional plot and happily-ever-afters that were absolutely touching. Elizabeth Monvey’s Rain and Promises story of love and near tragedy brought me to tears but had me smiling (and hot) throughout. Nicola Cameron’s Fine Dining was a sweet but sizzling story about love found in the most unlikely of places. All of the other stories were on the same level of awesome. Every story had absolutely mind-blowing scenes of eroticism between the male love interests. I would recommend this read to any M/M reader or someone who is looking to start reading manlove erotica. I give it five stars for the fact that consistently this anthology is amazing and there were no areas that I would improve. Be sure to read each story!!
We Wander Far From Home
by Lilith Duvalier
Genre: Western, Gay, Erotic
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic!
Will is a gay man in the old west, who marries his best friend to get her from her abusive father. Then he meets Henry and his thoughts about men become all too consuming.
I can’t even begin to say how much I loved this book. Not like. Not ever really liked. LOVED! There was just so much going on for this book. The pace was beautiful. We meet Will, get to know him and Annie. Then he meets Henry. Their love is like a soft whisper just before a loud train comes through. Gorgeous, stunning, lovely. Okay, I’m rambling. Sorry, but wow, this book blew me away. And the sex! I was sweating and it wasn't from the temperature. Those scene were scorching hot. Damn! If you like gay romance, READ THIS BOOK. Even if you don’t normally read westerns because I usually don’t . Do not let the genre through you off. Ms. Duvalier has a new fan!
We Wander Far From Home is gay romance at its finest!
By, Lilith Duvalier
Page Count: 28
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mages, M/M Romance
TBR Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Rating: 4 Stars -Recommended Read
Heat: 3- Blush Worthy
Imagine if you would a lonely male with a house all to himself. Then picture that this male was capable of doing magic. Now then, he isn’t so good at magic, and let the humor and fun begin. Elderoy thought the Incubus was a good idea at the time, kind of like a human’s blow up doll but only better, if only he’d remembered to close the circle.
The down side is that while this is a really enjoyable little satire but it is a taste of what I would consider a story. The good news is that despite being overly short, it’s so amazingly well written that even though you notice the lack of book, there is no lack of story. Usually when you have a short like this, there is something missing, like details in a characters life or it’s too fast. That honestly was not an issue that I ever came across here. It’s perfectly paced and I loved all the detail and emotion packed in, sneakily hidden amongst the large dosage of humor. Some how and I still don’t know how, the author managed to fit it in and even more interestingly is that it worked.
While the plot and characters are in a way relatable as who doesn’t have funny stories of males who refuse to ask for help or have gotten into a mishap of some kind while all alone. I’d say the way twist of magic keeps it from being anything this side of typical.
I think this is a good taste of what the author has to show us and those that enjoy m/m are sure to have their interest piqued.
One Night Contract
By, Lilith Duvalier
Page Count: 30
Genre: M/M romance
TBR Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Warning: Unprotected Sex
Rating: 3 stars - A good read.
Heat: 4 handcuffs - An erotic ride.
Once upon a drunken night, two friends embark upon a road that they will never be able to return from. Will they remain friends after tonight or will they be forced to go their separate ways?
Love it or hate it please take note of the author’s name as I have no doubt that we will be hearing much more from her. This review falls somewhere in the middle. I loved the characters, there was a lot of detail and depth put into them despite the shortness of the story. The dialogue between the characters was entertaining. The sex scenes were pretty hot too.
I didn’t like that there was unprotected sex especially with all the talk in the book about previous booty calls. It takes away from the story when an author does this as all I can think is STD, a general reference is an absolute must. There is also, and it might possible just be my copy, major editing issues.
Though there are some big things that lower the rating on this story, it bares mentioning that I will personally be keeping an eye out for more from this author.
BDSM, Erotica, Steampunk - novella
TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
An airship pirate who ran away from his soul crushing London life, finds himself at an infamously decadent carnival out in the English countryside. A fellow pirate does his best to convince him to go and sample the lovely women of The Row, but Buck isn’t sure he ever wants a woman again.
That is until a mysterious woman in a red dress and mask sits down across from him,
entrancing him instantly. He follows her back to her red silk tent, where she puts him through his paces, whetting his appetite for more erotic delights. Each time he returns, she brings him further beyond his boundaries, while learning that he can help her break her bonds.
Buck couldn’t leave London quickly enough but now that he’s out in the world, he finds that perhaps losing control isn’t what he was really looking for. Jane is a woman of the night, one that holds the reigns tightly in hand. In each other’s arms they find sublime submission and control.
The plot takes place in a futuristic Victorian world with a heavy dose of BDSM. With a plot like that, I knew that I’d either love the story or hate it. I’m picky about my Dom/sub and have come away more than once with a bad taste in my mouth from an author not truly understanding the lifestyle. That was not the case here as the author proved quit knowledgeable about the subject.
I admit to being hesitant about the alternate universe as well. I needn’t have worried though as the author provided amazing details to the point that I felt she was literally painting this world for me. What I loved most about the story though is the fact that the woman is the Dom. Who doesn’t love a woman that knows what she wants and has full intention of getting what she wants. Don’t get me wrong though, Buck isn’t any less of a man, just that he also happens to be a man that knows when to let go of control.
My only complaint with the story is that, I personally felt that it could have been drawn out a little bit longer. I loved everything else and look forward to more from this author.
The Red Lady’s expression returned to blank beneath the mask.
“What’s your name?” Alaric asked.
“I haven’t decided what you’ll call me yet.”
His heart beat picked up again, and a tremor started in his legs.
“Why did you follow me here, Alaric?”
He shrugged, not sure of the answer. “Well…this is The Row isn’t it?”
“And you’re a woman on the Row right?”
She didn’t reply. Alaric felt his face heating, a faint prickle starting in his cock despite it. This was worse than in China, when that beautiful girl pretended to react to his clumsy fumbling and then tried not to laugh when he paid her for an hour and only lasted a handful of minutes.
“Look, my ship’s just back from a long tour. I can pay you.”
“We’ll see,” the Lady said, a small smile quirking her lips up. “You’ve accompanied a prostitute before?”
“Of course.” He pointed at himself with a touch of bravado. “Pirate.”
The Red Lady let a silence land there, stretching out before him.
“It didn’t go well.”
Now she was reading his mind. He should go, simply turn around, leave, and never see
a prostitute again. Maybe she really was a demon. Maybe the mask was hiding the demon parts of her face.
His mind was trying to move his limbs, turn his feet, push him out the door, but his body was entranced. The tremor in his legs climbed up to his groin, making him very aware of the way the dim candle light moved across her rounded body. “No.”
“Why didn’t it go well, Alaric?”
His mouth was starting to go dry. His hands were beginning to shake.
“She laughed at me,” he told her, dropping his eyes to the floor.
“Because I…I couldn’t,I didn’t…,” He stopped, gulped, wondered again what magic he had run across.
“Look at me when you speak, Alaric.”
He lifted his gaze up from the pattern of pomegranates running along the border of the red rug and met her shadowed eyes. "I couldn’t.... I barely got inside her before….”
The Red Lady didn’t reply. Alaric suffered a terrible moment of fear she would throw him right back out of her tent and let him find a lower class prostitute who would welcome a quick trick like him between the carnival crowd.
“Fortunately, that won’t be a problem here,” the Red Lady told him, a smile spreading over her red lips. “Undo your trousers, Alaric."