I might have a current fascination for M/M Romance, but I do read across genres, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, History, Contemporary, Murder Mysteries, Thrillers, and those other romance novels.
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I’m perhaps one of the few latecomers to reading Captive Prince Volumes One and Two. The author, S.U. Pacat has been writing Captive Prince, online, since 2008 as Original Slash. There are three volumes in the series. Volumes One and Two are available at Amazon. Penguin has purchased the rights to the story. Penguin will publish Volume Three in 2014.
As this is a master/slave fiction, the setting for Captive Prince is the fantasy world of kings and kingdoms. Half-brother, Kastor, set the forces against Prince Damianos of Akielos leaving him captured, bound, and shipped off as a slave to Vere Kingdom. Kastor offers slave Damianos, hence called, Damen, as a gift to Vere’s Prince Laurent. Prince Laurent hates all Akielons as he lost a loved one in the last war with this enemy. Prince Laurent hasn’t gotten over the lost. To Damen’s dismay, he will feel the full brunt of Laurent’s hatred, simply because he is an Akielon. Laurent has no idea Damen is his most hated enemy, Prince Damiano of Akielos.
Fair warning, Captive Prince has scenes of rape, torture, physical abuse, some told off the page, other in a bit of details. The author does a wonderful job in conveying just the right amount of information without being gory.
Volume One is primarily set at the Verethian court. The court is a glamorous and superficial place for the upper echelon of the Verethian society. The world building here is rich with details in political intrigue, murder, brutality, and comportment. They also have an interesting concept for maintaining faithfulness and bloodlines. Told through Damen’s point of view, we are given the opportunity of learning the culture and mannerisms of the Verethian society, and Damen tells us through comparison how the court at Akielos is simpler, less elegant or pompous. Akielons treat slaves with more respect. At Vere, slaves are objectified and referred to as “pet”. They are pleasure slaves subjected to the whims of their owners.
As far as romance goes, do not expect any in Volume One and very little in Volume Two. The UST between Laurent and Damen is off the chart in Volume Two. They have a rough beginning. Damen so use to conducting himself as a prince, his arrogant attitude is the cause for Laurent issuing harsh punishments. No matter, Damen remains very much who he is. He does not once adjust his attitude to his supposedly betters. He speaks honestly and not always in good favor of Laurent. Later, in Volume Two a transformation takes place between the two. I appreciate the author use of trust and respect to form their relationship.
The characterizations both main and secondary are amazing. Laurent, again, his personality will draw your attention to him and the reader may hate him as I did. It was difficult to find sympathy for him even as I suspect the reasons for his difficulty at court. I despised Laurent with the same passion as he despised all things Akielon. He is one of the nastiest, coldest, sarcastic, mean, characters I have read in a long time. Lucky in Volume Two, my opinion change when the story starts to reveal details of Laurent and of his past. We actually see him vulnerable. Still, the capacity for such venom he expresses is terrifying.
Captive Prince is an epic tale, written in beautiful language that is engaging and fascinating. I can’t wait for the publisher to release of Volume Three in 2014.
Originally posted at http://twlibreviews.com
Sometimes a girl just want to read something fun and entertaining. I think "The Bacchi" will fit the bill.
If I can lift my head up from reading about the implementation of Affordable Care Act, maybe, just maybe I can finish writing three reviews.
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The complete review is archived at http://twlibreviews.com/2013/09/review-dirty-laundry-by-rhys-ford/
Rhys Ford continues to write a delightful series, keeping me totally engaged. It has humor, joy, sadness, a bungling hero in Cole, and a subtle theme connecting the plot lines. The murder mystery takes up most of the space in the storytelling. It also relate to the main idea in a different way that is enjoyable. What I love the best is the closeness between Cole and Jae-Min despite the tension between them. The author tests the love they have for each other, deepens the characterization of the characters, and bring to life their fears. I wonder how Jae Min will handle having his sister with him. Will Cole see reason and communicate with his new brother.
For future books, I would love to read one devoted to Cole and Jae Min and less on the external conflict. I’m ready to learn more about Jae Min and family, and about Ichiro and his mother. I really, really want Cole to confront his parents and take a strong, undeniable stance for himself. Cole needs to put Daddy Dearest in his place. After three books, I think it’s about time we take the storyline to the inside.
rating: 4.5 starsThe moment I began reading the thoughts of an unnamed narrator in the first chapter, I was hooked on Closet. The suspense and tension kept me glued to the book until I finished in one reading. The story is focused on the mysterious killer and Todd who comes under more suspicion as a second murder will take place. We get glimpses of Todd and Michael time together through Todd’s internal thinking. We learn how much they mean to each other and what a fool Todd was. The romance is secondary to the main plot and have Detective Steve Rawlins and Todd giving into the UST.Full Review: http://twlibreviews.com/2012/06/review-closet-by-r-d-zimmerman/