Review: “Dark Silence” by Katze Snow & Susanna Hays

TITLE: Dark Silence
AUTHOR: Katze Snow & Susanna Hays
SERIES: The Bound Subject
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Jay Aheer
GENRE: Dark; Erotica; Thriller
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 288 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 29,2017
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book
  

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Fans of FLESH CARTEL will enjoy reading this book because it is ALL kinds of messed up. Not a romance. Humanity does not belong here.

Claude Galen was brought into this world to train slaves, not to want them.

When his latest victim, a twenty-one-year-old boy named Tristan Kade, begins to see Claude for who he truly is, only one thing can be done to stop Tristan from escaping: punish him.

Trapped in a padded white room with no windows or doors, all Tristan can do to stay alive in this world is to obey Professor Galen.

Submit to him.

Yield. Break.

But what happens when Tristan’s body is trained to work against him? When he starts to crave the pleasure instead of fear it? When he begins to see the man behind the monster?

Warning: This story is DARK. It is not intended for those who are seeking a happily ever after. This psychological, erotic MM thriller is meant for those who enjoy the darker side of life. It is NOT a romance and it contains graphic scenes of sexual torture in which some may find upsetting. Other possible triggers include abduction, torture, non con, manipulation, and enslavement. Please consider these warnings before entering the professor’s world.


WARNING. This is a very dark book about kidnapping, torture, brainwashing and this is not for everyone.

Now, with that said, if you like very dark reads with hot sex, then I recommend this book. These authors are very dark and twisted in the way they tell a story. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you, I’m a bit twisted because I loved it.

Claude went through excruciating training by his own father to train slaves. He was raised with this theory that his father had that can change a person into someone totally different by torturing them and make them a better person in the end. Claude has known nothing else, and he does his best to impress his father. Claude has finally worked hard enough and gets his own boy to train.

Tristan is a video geek and travels to go to a gaming convention. He tells his aunt he’s going to check out a college. He was sought out for this college, so he agrees to go meet the professor, then will go to the convention. Well, when Tristan meets the professor, he doesn’t realize he will never make it to the convention. Instead, he’s kidnapped and put in a white room with no windows and is kept there for days. Tristan’s life will never be the same.

Claude knew he wanted Tristan from the first time he saw him. He has been obsessed with getting this boy and doing things right this time. Yes, this isn’t his first. Claude had another, but it ended badly as Claude let himself have feelings and dad took care of that situation after the escape attempt.

Tristan is finally released from this white room of hell, but the rest of the torture that this young man endures is unspeakable. But, after a while, Tristan craves Claude’s touch. Can this theory be true? Will Tristan ever be able to escape or, the better question, will he want to?

Can Claude keep this boy from escaping? Will Tristan submit to this evil man? Will they each accept their roles and be ok with who they are in the end? This is not a love story and does not promote happiness. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I got angry, felt empathy and want more.

***I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: ” Detour” by Sid Love

TITLE: Detour
AUTHOR: Sid Love
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Cool Dude Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Corneles Bronkhorst
GENRE: Contempory Romance, Thriller
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 333 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $12.99 -paperback
  

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Austin Reyes works as a bartender to support his ailing mother in a small town called Eaton. But his life takes a horrible turn when his boss’ son, Caleb, arrives in town and forces himself upon Austin. There is no end to Caleb’s lustful intentions. Austin leaves Eaton and flees to Denver to start a new life when his mother commits suicide after succumbing to depression. There, he meets Dylan Carver.

Dylan is out and proud. He’s also a well-known actor in the porn industry. When haters damage his car, Austin, now homeless and destitute, is injured and Dylan helps him. In the immediate aftermath, Dylan develops more than a passing interest for Austin, and, though they part ways, chance meetings never stop.

Austin lets Dylan in on the secret about his past, but soon realizes that the man who looked so happy on the outside, has his own baggage. Unbeknownst to them, someone is plotting to get Austin killed.

Even while surrounded by danger, Austin and Dylan’s relationship takes a detour that was always meant to be. Will this detour be Dylan’s undoing? Will Austin finally come to terms with his mother’s suicide and follow his own truth? Or will their lives implode?

Trigger Warning: Content includes a rape scene


Austin’s life is pure hell, he’s raped on a daily basis by his boss’ son, his mother is bipolar, and he needs his job to provide her medications. One night, when Caleb tries to rape him (again), his father saw them. Caleb lies, declaring Austin was the one who corrupted him and raped him. Austin tries to tell the truth, but it’s too late, he loses his job at the bar. When he comes back to his home, tired, hurt, beat, he finds his mother dead. She’s killed herself after she discovered what Austin had been through. Alone, traumatized, scared, and mourning his mom, Austin is attacked the next night after the funeral by Caleb. Caleb tries to rape him, and this time, Austin fights back and runs.

This book is about how you survive and heal when your life is hell.

This story was beautiful. We follow Austin and how he tries to stand up for himself.
How he tries to heal from his past. Heal with his friends, heal with loves, and heal with confidence.

The author did a great job, it wasn’t a “whining” book on how poor Austin is hurt. Not at all, yes, it’s a love story, but it’s also a thriller, and I enjoyed it.
The MC’s aren’t perfect, any of them. And I liked it a lot, I’m tired of the MC’s where one is Mr Perfection and the other Mr. Neurotic.

Austin does incomprehensible things sometimes, and Dylan is far away from being the perfect knight in shining Armor. And yes, I confess, I wanted to slap them, you know, like when you’re watching a movie and the MC does stupid things and you yell “Why did you do that !!!” but 5 minutes later, he does something adorable, and you forget his previous stupidity. Well, it was the same here, even if they annoyed me, it was never too long, and together they are perfect. They spend the book healing each other from their past, their mistakes, their wounds.

The writing is dynamic, the plot interesting. I was hooked on the story at the beginning and couldn’t stop until I finished the book.

That’s why it deserves 4 beautiful OptimuMM’s.
Enjoy
Ivy

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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