Story rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Toby and Justin are married and have been together for four years. Justin is everything that submissive Toby could want in a Dom, although the two are not in a full time D/s relationship. They do have a very rich sex life, which includes the occasional group scene, although the two don’t have a typical open relationship. They usually play together or with the other person nearby. Justin is very tuned to his sub’s needs, and senses that something is missing for Toby even before Toby realizes it. He tries to give his lover even more variety in the hopes that it will add the spice that Toby craves. It helps, but isn’t the answer. When Toby does finally figure out what’s missing from his sex life, it could threaten their relationship.
What actually happens comes as a bit of a surprise, which I won’t spoil by saying any more. Let’s just say there’s a clever little twist at the end.
“Make Mine to Go” is a very good little erotic novelette. It is mostly a sequence of sex scenes between Toby and Justin, tied together with just enough text to form a coherent story line that is engaging. What was particularly remarkable about this story was the variety of the scenes. Although there was nothing too extreme, you do get a nice spectrum of BDSM, from full-on bondage and caning, to spanking and even one scene that was more about dominance and submission, without any S&M. In some ways, this scene, which involves only old silk scarves and flavored massage oil, is the hottest, since our narrator Toby has no idea what is going to happen. It’s unlike anything Justin has ever done with him before.
The wolf inside of Ben has an insatiable appetite for Sarah, and she’s just as hungry as he is…
Sarah likes what Ben Guthrie does to her on the nights he stops his stagecoach at her inn. She looks forward to his dominance, to the way he controls and manipulates her body. They’ve limited time to indulge, but in that time she submits to whatever he desires…and his desires are insatiable.
Insatiable is a BDSM themed short story where the Dominant is a werewolf type of creature. Since it is a short story it’s difficult to really get to know the characters as well as you’d like. What you do get to see is pretty interesting and they do seem to be into punishment since they have furniture made specially for their playtimes. There is a lot of oral sex in this story, especially with Sarah sucking Ben’s cock a lot. Ben aslso bites Sarah more than once which leaves you wondering why she doesn’t change like he does. Overall it’s a well written story and one of those that would be good for someone getting their feet wet in the BDSM genre.
Meldrick is one of King Rychal’s strongest and most loyal knights, but he has been captured by the enemy in a war between humans and ogres. The ogres want to know Meldrick’s secrets, and when he won’t break under normal torture, they twist things around to force Meldrick to torture and sexually abuse the other prisoners. Even this doesn’t break the knight, although it twists his mind into a horrible mess as he begins to realize that he sometimes enjoys inflicting pain and torment on his fellow captives.
The breaking point finally comes when the ogres bring word that Meldrick’s lover Faldor is dead. The healer was killed on the battlefield as he tended the wounded, but not before he is told of the animal that Meldrick has become. Meldrick is told that his lover died cursing him, and as proof they offer Faldor’s ring. Plunged into deep despair over the loss of the one thing that helped him keep a tenuous grip on his humanity, Meldrick tells the ogres everything.
Once they have the information they want, rather than kill Meldrick, the ogres abandon him in the forest, where the knowledge of what he has done eats away more and more at him. Believing he cannot return home, Meldrick lives a feral existence in the forest for nearly two years until by chance one day he spots his lover Faldor. He is not dead. The ogres tricked Meldrick into betraying his secrets.
Relearning the Ropes
Breathless Press [link to buy]
Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles
Marcus received a phone call that would change his life forever. The unexpected death of his friend, Julius, left him with an unexpected added responsibility of his submissive, Charlie. He didn’t want a live-in sub with such a complex history. His own life was complicated enough and he was pretty well set in his own ways. Marcus had given Julius the money to purchase Charlie while at a party to save him from any more harm.
Charlie had been sold into the lifestyle at the age of fifteen and had been subjected to extreme mental and physical control. Julius had to continue with a high level of submission in order for him to function. Charlie always knelt in the presence of his Master as he undressed him and sexually liked restraint and pain that came in the form of strategically placed clips. By day though, Charlie worked in an accounting department, integrating his need for order and structure into his vanilla world.
Marcus had played with Charlie on a few occasions under Julius’ watchful eye. He always felt that Julius never really cared for Charlie. Sure he provided for him physically, BDSM and vanilla, but their emotional bond lacked something deeper. Charlie was a loving and giving soul, yet Marcus never fostered that aspect of their relationship.
Hi, everyone. *sips coffee* Thanks for having me over here! I’m Lee Brazil, author of m/m romance for Breathless Press and Story Orgy. I write primarily contemporary erotic romance, with an occasional foray into some other genre, like paranormal or historical. Occasionally an element of kink wanders in as well. A character will wind up with a fetish for biting, or a fondness for being tied up. Maybe he’ll enjoy role playing and toys. How can it be helped? Everyone has a little bit of kink, even if they don’t realize it. That doesn’t mean you’re one step away from a full on D/s lifestyle.
How can you not realize it? Well, I’m not sure. Probably because some things we all take for granted, just accept as a normal part of our lives, or as a delightful aspect of sex, are in reality, just the tiniest bit kinky. One man’s vanilla is another man’s kink? You know, I never considered biting kinky, until someone told me they’d never heard of people biting one another during sex. I guess that makes it slightly kinky.