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Northern Love by Nica Berry – review

Rating: 7.5/10 ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 
Title: Northern Love
Author: Nica Berry
Genre: Shapeshifter/fantasy
URL: Loose ID
Price: US $5.99
Other Information/warnings: violence, torture, rape, explicit m/m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:

Jerek had long dreamed of finding the mythical citadel of ice with his strong, handsome lover, Emmanuel. Their search led them to years of enslavement aboard a steamship with only each other for comfort until Emmanuel committed a terrible betrayal and left Jerek to follow his dream alone.
Now, three years after escaping the ship, Jerek has found the citadel and a northern lover: mute, shape-shifting Piaktok, who teaches Jerek a new language of love and lust. They’re content until desperate, snow-blind Emmanuel finds his way to the citadel and reignites Jerek’s desire.
Despite their mutual attraction, Jerek cannot forgive or forget the past and unleashes his anger on Emmanuel. Piaktok, in turn, treats Emmanuel with tenderness, sparking love between them. Emmanuel tries to tell Jerek the truth about his “betrayal,” but Jerek refuses to listen. One last fit of rage sends Emmanuel and a gravely injured Piaktok fleeing from the man they love.

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Hart and Soul by Nica Berry – review

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ Title: Hart and Soul
Author: Nica Berry
Genre: Historical fantasy romance
URL: Torquere
Price: US $5.95
Other Information/warnings: explicit sex, non-con, violence
Summary [from the publisher]:
Orphaned Niann has one wish, to go up the mountain to seek a spirit guide like the rest of his peers. Instead, he’s forced to wait until frustration drives him to go without permission on his eighteenth birthday. There, he meets his guide–the kala deer, the tribe’s patron animal and one that grants its disciples the ability to heighten the power of others’s animal spirits. Unbeknownst to him, the tribe’s shaman, Heyka, plans to use Niann to harvest enough spiritual energy to transcend into the spirit world.
Jennar, a talented carver and hunter who’s cared for Niann since Niann’s infancy, has a secret of his own; he went up the mountain to seek his spirit guide, but none came, and he’s been lying about his spirit animal ever since.
Jennar leaves to find the reason for his lack of a spirit guide, but returns to find Niann under the sway of Heyka and living as a woman, as those with the deer totem usually do. Jennar’s focus turns from saving himself into saving the man he loves, but all his love and determination may not be enough to stop the relentless ambition of Heyka and his snake patron.

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