Rating: 6.5/10 Title: Toy Box: Sounds, a Torquere Collection
Author: Kiernan Kelly, Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks, Mychael Black
Genre: M/M erotica/kink
URL: Torquere Press
Warnings: Explicit m/m sex, urethral play/sounding, rough language, mild violence.
Summary (from Publisher’s Website): What the heck is a sound, anyway? It’s not a toy for everyone, but the boys in this Toy Box make it pretty hot and intriguing! In A Play of Shadow by Mychael Black, vampire Triarius is back for this story, along with his lover Lance. Triarius is growly and moody and Lance knows just how to fix that, and he takes control for a change, starting a back and forth ride that neither will ever forget.Sideshow Roses by Naomi Brooks and Angelia Sparrow give us Nick and Torturo, the King of Pain, on Valentine’s Day. Torturo turns out to be a closet romantic, and has a surprising sound just for Nick. Finally, in Sounding like Trust by Kiernan Kelly, Arthur is a shy guy who needs a little therapy to gain confidence. Can he become the best student his love therapist has ever had? Find out all this and more in the Sounds Toy Box!
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Rating: 7.5/10 Title: Amor en retrogrado
Author: A M Riley
Genre: Contemporary romance, mystery, crime
URL: Loose ID
Price: US $7.099
Other Information/warnings: explicit sex, violence, racism, homophobic attitudes, kink
Summary [from the publisher]:
In the year since JD Ryan, Robert Lemos’s life partner, packed his bags and moved out, Robert has been in a painful daze, anesthetizing himself with work. Then one rainy night, he gets a call that his ex has been beaten and shot in a parking lot outside a gay dance club. JD is in critical condition and the man who was with him is dead. Robert rushes to JD’s bedside to find him recovering from the gunshot wound but suffering from retrograde amnesia. As JD slowly regains his memories, he recalls everything except the circumstances of the murder, and the reasons why he left Robert. He remembers their love, and seems determined to reconcile. It’s the miracle Robert’s been hoping for.
Interference comes from all sides. Detective Bill Turner, who seems to have too personal an interest in JD, pegs Robert as the primary suspect in the shooting. Robert’s best friend, police Captain Gabe Lara, seems to feel that Robert is better off without JD. Even JD’s returning memory seems to conspire against Robert. And as the detectives track down the killer, Robert helplessly waits for JD to recall the truth of their relationship and leave him yet again. But if they survive the investigation, they just might find love in retrograde.
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