Archive for April, 2005

Bishonen Works by P L Nunn – review

Title: Bishonen Works
Artist: P L Nunn
Genre: everything
URL: bishonenworks.com/index.htm

There are too many images on this prolific artist and author’s site to individually review, so I’ll just tell people, you have to look. She works in CGI style, rather anime-like, which is not surprising since much of her fiction is based in anime fandom, and so are her fans. Her art covers a very wide number of subjects and characters, and many are not for the faint-hearted – when she says adults only, she really, really means that! But she really rings the changes from soft and sentimental to the most hard core BDSM and noncon themes. Some of the faces are a bit crude, though there are many that are simply meltingly lovely. What she’s the absolute master of is pose and form – her men are manly men, with luscious, muscular bodies, and she brings them together in sometimes weird ways, but they almost all work divinely.

And, if you like her art, the nice thing is that she sells prints and doujinshi cheaply on her site store. I highly recommend her original slash on her fiction page too, but that can be the subject of my next review. She is the queen of genre, in my humble opinion.

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Simon and Sir – MaineboyXY

Title: Simon and Sir
Author: MaineboyXY
URL: www.nifty.org/…
Genre: Gay,BDSM
Warnings: Pretty graphic sex and Heavy BDSM
Summary: A young man is in training by his domThere are thousands of stories on Nifty.org and most are pure crap. This is one of the few that is not only literate, but has what I call a ‘slash feel’ – in that it’s not just about the mechanics, the author really gets into the head of his characters, transcending not only the cliche set up, but the usual problems with gay fiction – essentially, he manages to make it erotic and interesting, and not just jerk off material. If you like BDSM stories at all, I really recommend this. Also ‘Brains over Brawns’ by the same author is worth a look.

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The Quartz Key, By Lianne

Title: The Quartz Key
Author(s): Lianne
Genre: Fantasy (pre-industrial)
URL: www.squidge.org/…
Summary (if relevant): Slave boys, Princes, special powers, twoo wuvCliched as hell, but still a cracking read – a slave is bought to be a companion to a young prince, and quelle surprise, they fall in love. The slave has special powers, mysterious forces are after them yadda yadda. A bit breathless and it moves along too fast at times, but it’s entertaining and well enough written.

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The Godeaters by Chartreuse

Title: The Godeaters
Author(s): Chartreuse
Genre: fantasy/futuristic
URL: chartreuse.studi…
Other Information/warnings: Definitely adults only content

Summary (if relevant): Two criminals are locked up together in a dysfunctional world where paranormals are persecuted and religious conservatives impose their world view on others.My review:

Well this one grabs you by the balls from the second you start reading, and takes you on a wild ride with gods, superbeings, msyticism and a healthy dose of gritty prison sex. It’s superbly written – the theology/mythology well thought out, and complex, and the main characters, Ash and Keiran, are fascinating, hardly perfect but raw and brave and larger than life. The plots turns leave you breathless and it’s not the kind of thing to start reading late at night, because you’ll hate your alarm clock in the morning!

Graphic sex and violence add to the intense sensual punch of this full length novel. Highly recommended.

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