Review: The Flesh Cartel, Season 1: Damnation (The Flesh Cartel #1-2)

The Flesh Cartel, Season 1: Damnation



“Sublime service, made to order.” The Flesh Cartel: an international, multi-billion-dollar black market that trades in lost souls. Or more specifically, their bodies.

Highly organized and frighteningly efficient, the Flesh Cartel could teach even the KGB a thing or two about breaking a human mind. Fortunately for their ultra-rich clients, they’re just as skilled at putting people back together again-as perfect pets, well-trained and eager to please.

No matter what your secret tastes or dark desires, the Flesh Cartel-for the right price, of course-will hand-design the plaything of your dreams.

This collection contains:

The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction

Warnings: explicit violence, forced incest, non-consent




First and the most important thing about this book is the reader MUST read the warnings, take them very seriously.  That being said, this was amazing, absolutely dark and really great.

The plot was so good, so intriguing, it was thrilling to know what would come next, and it was very hard to guess it. The characters were nice, I liked Dougie a lot more than Mat, but they were both really great. I think one of the things I enjoyed the most was the relationship between them and how much they were willing to risk for the other’s safety.

The bad guy were brutal, there wasn’t a specific villain or at least not one that was developed enough to actually being known as the main one. I would prefer it to be different, even if only to know to who direct my anger.

Is the first season of five, which is a good thing, because I don’t get a good feeling of end when I finished reading it. Just the contraire, it looked like the beginning of something, hopefully something as dark and twisted as this story was. I already have the other books of the series and I can’t wait to keep reading it.

This, surely, is not a book for everybody, is very dark and violent, so I recommend to read very carefully the warnings, but if any reader is looking for dark theme stories, this one is a very good one.


Review: All In Fear: A Collection of Six Horror Tales by Steve Berman, K.J. Charles, Avon Gale, Roan Parrish, Kris Ripper, J.A. Rock

All In Fear:  A Collection of Six Horror Tales


Want something a bit different for the holidays? Horror has never looked this enticing! New release, All in Fear, is a gorgeous collection of horror tales from some of the hottest names in queer fiction. Be prepared to be titillated…and terrified.

All in Fear

By KJ Charles, Roan Parrish, J.A. Rock,

Steve Berman, Avon Gale, and Kris Ripper

Horror wears many faces, and its masks can be tantalizing. Some of the top names in queer fiction come together to spin their own versions of horror. Worlds rife with dark beauty and mystery, the familiar becoming terrible, creatures ethereal and alluring—and all bearing the gleam of love. Does hope lie along these grim passages or only doom? It will become clear. All in time—and all in fear.

Company by Roan Parrish

Nick Levy’s family is falling apart and he has no friends, but at least he can escape into the world of his favorite comic book series, The Face of the Vampire. Naturally, when the vampire in question shows up one day, Nick is enthralled. After all, what could be better than his own personal fantasy made real? Except that Nick isn’t exactly sure whether Michel is real or not. And when the arrival of a new boy in school promises romance, Nick sees a side of Michel he never could have imagined. This Michel is cruel, jealous . . . and he’ll do anything to keep Nick for himself.

Love Me True by Kris Ripper

Palmer’s life is as good as it gets. Well, okay, so he hates his mind-numbing office job. But he’s found a hot, smart, incredibly kinky guy. The sex is explosive. The power play is off the hook. And if he gets his way, Jon will soon be his husband.

When Palmer asks, Jon says yes. For the first time ever, Palmer thinks things might be really good. Sure, bad things happen in the world—to other people. But this is all he needs: Jon at the end of the day, in their bed, arms around him.

How could he have possibly been so stupid?

The Price of Meat by KJ Charles

Johanna Oakley will do anything to save her beloved Arabella from the cruelty of Mr Fogg’s madhouse—but ‘anything’ turns out to be more than she bargained for when she finds herself working for a man suspected of worse than murder. As Johanna is plunged from the horror of Sawney Reynard’s barber shop into the foul, lawless labyrinth at the heart of London, can she or anyone get out alive?

His Mouth Will Taste of Chernobyl by Steve Berman

Joining Zeta Psi isn’t Steve’s dream, it’s his dad’s. Nevertheless his dad’s gift of the mysterious Bailey flask gets Steve an in to the frat house, and maybe his best shot at being accepted on campus. But the flask’s silver sheen may only be lighting his way into the darkness at the heart of the frat—and the darkness he’s learning is within himself. Steve wants to choose who he is, but choices are dropping like flies as he learns the true mystery of the Bailey flask. How does he give back a gift that’s also a curse?

Legion: A Love Story by Avon Gale





Beauties by J.A. Rock

When Dr. Lester Usole attends an event at AI developer Carnificiality, he’s introduced to Beauties: artificial beings designed to provide tailored sexual experiences for their human owners. Lester isn’t interested in sex—but he is fascinated by Ira, a Beauty too violent to be sold.

Lester convinces Carnificiality to give Ira to him. Lester has always wanted the chance to work with an adult AI, and around Lester, Ira isn’t violent. He’s strangely innocent, uncannily perceptive, and his company does much to ease Lester’s loneliness. Except something’s not quite right: Ira roams at night, even when Lester’s sure he’s locked Ira’s door.

Soon Lester is certain of only one thing: Ira has a secret. Something that will link their pasts and change the course of their future—if Lester is willing to face what’s on the inside.

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Company by Roan Parrish

This was really nice, I really loved Nick, he was so sweet, it was hard not to love him. Michel was also nice, but just for the different reasons than Nick. He was so scary. I loved this character very much because I keep guessing all the time about what was on his mind. The plot is really good, is different, it had some nice romantic moments. I liked how Nick was very ambivalent about his feelings for Michel, I was great to see the doubt in him and how the relationship change.


Love Me True by Kris Ripper

One of the things I loved the most of this story was the BDSM, It kind of feel like those were the best moments in Palmer and Jon’s relationship. For most of the story everything seemed pretty normal, I loved the way how some perfectly normal life can suddenly became some horror story. It was a very realistic turn of events. The characters were nice, and their relationship was so lovely, they were percent together.



The Price of Meat by KJ Charles

This story had some of the elements that, generally, might make me not read it. Most importantly of them all, I don’t like reading historical that much. But it was a good example, to me, of how pushing boundaries is important sometimes. I loved it. I was so amazing, It was so strong on the mystery part. The plot was so good, It start a little slow but there was a moments when I just couldn’t stop reading, so exciting.  The characters were very nice. I do feel like I didn’t get to know them as much as I would like. The only issue I had with it is that I want more, I wish I could get to know more of Johanna and Arabella’s relationship and there is a character near the end that I would really love to know his story. It’s my first book from the author, but judging by the way I felt reading this, It surely won’t be the last.



His Mouth Will Taste of Chernobyl by Steve Berman


I really liked Carl, he was such a sweet character, but I wasn’t sure about Steve. I just couldn’t care so much for him, but one thing I really liked of him, was his internal struggle of not become something he didn’t want. The secondary characters were interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning of the story, but after a while it was nice to guess the mystery behind the flask.


Legion: A Love Story by Avon Gale

This was so awful, but in the right kind of way. It was terrifying. I was so scared I thought I wouldn’t be able to sleep after finished reading this one. One of my usual reactions when I’m scared, which doesn’t happen often, is laughing, I don’t know why but that’s what I do. While reading this, I was laughing uncontrollably. There were times when I had to put the book down to pull myself together. And I even was afraid of being alone. The entity was an awful thing, something I would never read about. I know my limits and what scares me, and I think, if know what that thing was, I probably wouldn’t read it, but as I was blind to what it was I read it anyway. I don’t regret it because the story was amazing and I probably would have missed it. I’m speechless about it, I just was so frightened, but even then I think this was the story I liked the most. Is the first time I read something from this author, but someone who can create such strong emotion on a reader, it surely needs to be read. I will be looking for more books her.



Beauties by J.A. Rock


I really loved this story, but most of it I loved Ira, he was such a beautiful character, I liked everything about him, his apparent inability the feel emotions, the monotonous way he speak, how a non-human character can seemed more human than actual humans. The way he thinks, is also very interesting, especially in the last moments of the book. I liked Lester too, but I guess not as much as Ira. Some of the events, even though awfully sad, made such a great story. It was very unexpected, I really enjoyed it.

Overall I think it was an amazing group of stories. There is a little bit of everything here. I think a lot of reader can enjoy it. It is important before reading it to know that it might not be happy endings in all of the stories, but regardless that fact, there are some really amazing stories told here.

  •  ARC provided by publisher.



Steve Berman

Steve Berman loves to tell stories that are both queer and weird. He was a Zeta Psi back in his college days at and remembers being hazed. He survived and graduated and even earned a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies. He has written and sold over a hundred articles, essays, and short stories. His YA novel, Vintage, was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award.


KJ Charles

KJ Charles is a writer and freelance editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, and a cat with murder management issues. KJ writes mostly historical romance, mostly queer, often with fantasy or horror in there.

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Avon Gale

Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites.

Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy.

At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.

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Roan Parrish

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

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Kris Ripper

Kris Ripper lives in the great state of California and hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris shares a converted garage with a little kid, can do two pull-ups in a row, and can write backwards. (No, really.) Kris is genderqueer and prefers the z-based pronouns because they’re freaking sweet. Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write, and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.


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J.A. Rock

J.A. Rock is the author or coauthor of over twenty LGBTQ romance, suspense, and horror novels, as well as an occasional contributor to HuffPo Queer Voices. J.A. has received Lambda Literary and INDIEFAB Award nominations for Minotaur, and The Subs Club received the 2016 National Leather Association-International Pauline Reage Novel Award. J.A. lives in Chicago with an extremely judgmental dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.





Review: Interborough (Five Boroughs #4) by Santino Hassell




Can they overcome their differences to make it to happily ever after?

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated — in more ways than the obvious — whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.




This was just so beautiful. I love this characters so much. I loved it. I can’t say is the best of the series, because that would be like saying I didn’t liked the others as much as this one, which I did. But there’s something about David that I just love so much.


I liked the realistic way the relationship was moving on, the ups and downs, the fights and everything, it was great. I also loved how mad David made me feel, he was such a frustrating character, so annoying and yet, I feel like he is the one I loved the most of the whole series, or at least tied with Michael. Maybe the reason I love him the most is exactly how annoying he is, he is the one that made me feel most emotions of all of them, so amazing character, and I can get so easily why some readers don’t like him, but for me is the opposite, all of those things are what make me loved him so much.


Raymond is nice, it’s lovely to see how someone who is supposed to be “tough” is able to show his emotion. For me, that’s precisely what being tough means, being able to feel and let everyone know what you’re feeling, regardless what anyone else thinks. The sweet moments with David, and the heartbreaking ones were what I loved of Raymond in this book.


Raymond’s friends were amazing, I didn’t care much about them in the previous books, but in this one they were so great. Also every secondary character on the book was really good. I loved Michael and Nunzio, and the way they interact with the others, how supporting they are. Everything about them in this book was a beauty. Last comment, that cover is absolutely gorgeous.

First and First (Five Boroughs #3) by Santino Hassell

First and First (Five Boroughs, #3)



Caleb Stone was raised on the Upper East Side, where wealth and lineage reigns, and “alternative lifestyles” are hidden. It took him years to come out to his family, but he’s still stuck in the stranglehold of their expectations. Caleb knows he has to build his confidence and shake things up, but he doesn’t know how… until Oliver Buckley enters the picture.

Oli is everything Caleb isn’t—risk-taking, provocative, and fiercely independent. Disowned by his family, Oli has made his own way in the world and is beholden to no one. After a chance encounter on New Year’s Eve, Caleb is smitten.

As Caleb sheds the insecurities that have held him back for years, he makes bold steps toward changing his career and escaping years of sexual repression. But for Caleb to take full control of his life, he has to be brave enough to confront his feelings and trust Oli with his heart.



This was a great book. I remember a conversation where someone ask if a book could be consider a good one if the reader doesn’t like the main character?. For me, this one was a perfect example of my answer to that question. I loved the book, I think it was really good, but I just couldn’t stand Caleb, I try so hard to care for him, but I just can’t force what’s not there.

I have some reasons for my dislike. Since the story is told from his point of view, the reader have great insight of the way he thinks, which is what bother me most. He seemed very judgmental and so easy to criticize other people behavior. I understood why he thinks the way he does, but it doesn’t make it any nicer to my eyes. He had some redeemed elements, I think the personal growth he had was amazing. One of the biggest issues I had against him was David, I started realizing how unfair he was when they were together, I’m not taking blame away from David but I’m not being complitely objective either because I have a soft spot for him, I feel very protective and it made me take his side whatever the battle is. My general thoughts on Caleb, an amazing character, but surely not my favorite.

Oli, on the other hand, was fantastic. I don’t think there was a thing about him I didn’t like, even when he acted trying to hurt others, it felt like was his insecurities taking the control He was very similar to Caleb on that matter. . I swallow my protectiveness towards David when he was involved. I loved everything about him, he was so sweet, and so messed up behind the self-confidence cover he put to everyone else. It was so nice to see such character.

The relationship between them was beautiful, sure it was full of some so incredibly hot moments, I loved the black magic scene, but the tender moments between them were the ones that had me smiling, I really loved them together.

I liked a secondary character so much, Ashton was so lovely, I hope I can know more of him in future books. It was really a great book, I’ll be reading the next in the series soon, I’m really hook on this characters.

Review: Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown #1) by Ofelia Gränd

Once in a Snowstorm (Nortown, #1)


Daring a snowstorm might not be the smartest thing Aiden has ever done, but he can’t stand being in his flat a moment longer. With only three days to Christmas, he doesn’t want to be alone. He wants a place to belong, wants people around him who won’t look down on him. He might not find all that at his mother’s place, but at least it’s better than being alone in the city. If he can make it there, that is.

Tristan is looking forward to a quiet night in front of the TV, but instead, he has to save an idiot in designer clothes from freezing to death in his forest. Tristan tries not to notice the man’s good looks, just like he has tried not to notice any man’s good looks for the last seven years. He knows where relationships go and is far better off living alone, with his dog, in his cabin.

Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his bratty comments and irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan’s judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won’t have to be together any longer. But will a few steamy nights with the grumpy lumberjack change Aiden’s mind about wanting to leave? And will Tristan still want to go back to his peaceful, predictable life without fear of getting his heart broken?


This was such a fun book to read, I really enjoy it. I have some serious doubts at the beginning, I wasn’t liking it at all, I have some trouble getting myself into the story, but once I was there, it was so good.

Aidan…I had a lot of feelings about this particular character. He was so outstandingly annoying, which ended up being a good thing, but when I start reading the book, I just couldn’t stand him. As I keep reading, I begin to care for him and his attitude became rather funny. It bother me how he always assume the worst of every person, but I guess It was understandable. I got to appreciate how mad he made me but, then, he also had some sweet moments, I really liked him.

Tristan was nice. I think he could have come out as a flawless character, but he wasn’t. He had a lot of little imperfections that made him great, I love when a character is not perfect, I can’t stand when they do nothing wrong, it seemed unrealistic and that’s why I liked him so much.

The plot was ok, a bit expected, but still very enjoyable. The personalities of the main characters save it for me, they were lovely together. It was really funny.
Overall a great and funny story, It can be easily enjoy by any reader, it’s free of angst.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program of the M/M Romance group

Review: From This Day Forward by Addison Albright

From This Day Forward (Vows, #2)



Follow-up story to ’Til Death Do Us Part

Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small South Pacific island, where Henry and three others were marooned for five years.

Henry and Sam thought adopting Aiden — the child with whom Henry had been stranded — would be smooth sailing. Matters are complicated by the public nature of their rescue that has turned the survivors into overnight celebrities. Anti-gay-fueled animus rears its ugly head in the blogosphere, causing concerns over the impact libelous rumors might have on Aiden.

With their nightmare separation behind them, Henry and Sam are anxious to renew both the intensity of their former intimacies — now hampered by having a curious and still apprehensive child sharing their home — and their commitment to one another. Will they be able to move their love forward now that they are together again?



I liked it a lot, I think anyone who know the characters from ‘Til Death Do Us Part appreciate to know what happened next to them. I certainly enjoyed it.

I didn’t feel the same heartbreaking emotions I felt in the previous book, but what was so easy to feel was love. It was so nice to see how the much everyone care for each other, and not meaning only Sam and Henry, but everyone who was on the book, it was so satisfying to see how much meaning was put into simple words or gestures.  This story centers more in how regular life is for them and how they manage the issues that try to risk their stability.

I really liked. I loved the characters, I really liked the way Sam and Henry interact with Aiden, I think those were my favorite moments of the story. I don’t think it would work as a stand-alone, but if any reader already know the characters, I think this story can be easily enjoy.

Review: Buried Desires 2 by Ofelia Gränd and Amy Spector

Buried Desires 2



BURIED DESIRES 2 – A Horror Double Feature

Continuing a new horror tradition, Buried Desires 2 presents another pairing of romance and terror in two brand new stories.

Follow the continuing tales of Christopher and Vic, and Jett and Josh in this new collection that’s just perfect for the season.

From fun to frightening, Buried Desires 2 offers up a little something for every horror taste.

*** Includes the special BONUS story Deadly Secrets – Deadly Sugar Book 1.5 and links for two Hidden Chapter short stories ***

Deadly Lies – Deadly Sugar Book 2

After being betrayed by his husband in the most unimaginable way, Josh has only three things on his mind; grab his son, find help, and get out. When Josh can’t get to his son the plan to save them both becomes a little more complicated.

But things are not always as they appear. A chance encounter gives Josh hope but it also raises a lot of questions. Can Josh get away from his husband with his son and sanity intact? The things revealed will change the future for everyone.

*** Includes special link for BONUS Hidden Chapter short story Deadly First

Dates (Deadly Sugar Book 2.5) ***

Body of Work – Cold Fingers Book 2

Life with Vic isn’t exactly what Christopher Minnick was expecting. His boyfriend has given him a new lease on life – literally – but he doesn’t have a job, Jessie thinks he’s a ghost, and there are only so many closets on hand for shoving Jonathan into. Now, with Lee back in the limelight, things just might become more than Christopher can handle.

Lee Hellstrom is hitting the big screen after more than three decades and, with the much younger Grant Cooper at his side on the red carpet, he plans to make a lasting impression. The only problem is that not all the attention Lee has drawn is good.

When Lee goes missing, it’s up to Christopher, Vic and Grant to save the old man from a most horrible of fates.

Christopher’s life may not have been perfect, but his death is a pain in the ass.

*** Includes special link for BONUS Hidden Chapter short story Dalton Sikes Finds a Body (Grant Cooper Book 2/Cold Fingers Book 2.5) ***




Deadly Lies


This was so terrifying, it was so exciting, I just couldn’t stop reading. It started with Deadly Secrets, a prologue to Deadly Lies, and since I started reading I was totally hook and so terribly scared.

The relationship between Jett and Josh was so beautiful, there was so much love and it was very easy to understand it from the reaction both of them had, even under the circumstances they were in.

The betray was something so vivid, always present in the story, but with so much differences for each of the characters and with some very interesting responses to it.

I had such ambivalent feeling for Josh and Jett. There were moments In the story I took didn’t knew which side to take, I think the author made a fantastic job creating such a sympathetic characters that made it so hard for me to know which of them I wanted to support, and either side I took, I always second guess myself because I felt so sorry for the other guy, It was so heartbreaking for me.

I can’t say I had a favorite character here, both were great, both really likable and the lovely way they care for each other was amazing.

The story is very fast pace, extremely exciting and most of all very scary. It’s a roller-coaster of emotions and an absolute must read to anyone who love horror stories


Body of Work


I had a little trouble getting myself into this story, but once I was capture by it, I couldn’t stop reading, it was really great. There were a few moments at the beginning that were a little confusing, I think I should re-read Cold Fingers before start with this one, because I remembered little, and that might be the reason I had  issues getting into the story, but once I get to know the characters I really care a lot for them. I feel like I want to know a little more of some of them, they were so interesting.

This story is center a little more in the mystery and a little less in the scary part, It was ok for me, I generally like mystery a bit more and the book was very good in that part. I enjoyed were the story went.  The pace was a little slow at the beginning but it gets faster after the first half.

Christopher felt a little mystery to me, I liked it that way. But I didn’t feel like he was particularly likable. My favorite character was one that I didn’t get to know enough, I’m not saying his name because I don’t want to spoil this to any reader, but I knew a bit more of him near the end of the book, I couldn’t help to feel sorry for him and the things he had to live. I would love, so much, to know more of him, but even the short time I got to really know him, he seemed like a great character.


Overall, both stories are great, I had a great time reading them. In Deadly Lies the bittersweet emotions and the horror were my favorite part and in Body of Work were the fantastic secondary characters it had, I wish I get to know more of them. This might not be a book suitable to all readers, but for the ones who enjoy horror, this is a great option, I would definitely recommend it.


*I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review