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Better by Jaime Samms – review

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ Title: Better
Author: Jaime Samms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
URL: LiveJournal
Price: Free

Warnings: None

Summary (by author): Jesse has had a rough time with love; maybe too rough to take another chance, but when Aadon comes along, he thinks maybe there’s hope. When the past comes calling, Jesse has to decide just what it is he wants now, and whether or not he’s as close to recovery as he thought.

My review: Continue reading Better by Jaime Samms – review

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Fall by Alex Draven

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title:
Fall
Author: Alex Draven
Genre: Urban Fantasy
URL: On Livejournal and Smashwords
Other Information/warnings: violence
Summary:
Patrocles the centaur thought he had left the herd. But a young colt seems to be trying to horn in on his territory.

My review:

This is one of the most unusual fantasy stories I’ve ever read, and the fact it’s slash is almost incidental (which is my favourite way of dealing with the slash genre). Pet has been evicted from his herd, and is in pain and in a spiral of self-destruction. Matthias is looking for a home, a mentor…and more. Two powerful creatures, thrown together, in an electric, violent situation where they have to deal with their past and their inheritance, or die.

Draven has created an angry, mythic, vulnerable man in Pet, and the imagery of two stallions circling, sorting out dominance, place in the hierarchy, is compelling, beautifully handled, and poetic in description and execution. You won’t regret reading this.

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