Tuesday, 30 December 2014

[REVIEW] Taken (Dragon's Egg #1) by Rennie Leigh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Recommended for: Mpreg fans
Read from December 21 to 25, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1 

The generic storyline didn't stop me from liking it and I did enjoyed its premise quite a bit since it involves male pregnancy my all-time favorite theme. And the the dragon's reproductive system reminds me of another mpreg book called 'Acquainted with the Night' due to its almost similar impregnation technique of which by the way is like watching a birthing scene. Yet at the same time it made me wish for a prostate of my own.

I am happy that this time around the shifters involved aren't those overexposed furry kinds but of the scaly variety instead. While this is a shifters mating story whereby insta-love is common place like almost a given thing it is certainly refreshing to find the couple being rather rational with the attraction and deals with it realistically instead of tearing at each others clothes and sticking it in at the first opportunity. Much as I appreciate the slow burn romance I did also lament the long wait for some carnal action to take place. Almost half of the book was spent on courtship.

Although the book comes along with the BDSM tag, it was more like a garnishing on the side than anything substantial. The author was so very careful handling that extra seasoning that vanilla readers would not have problem reading it.

I find Sebastian a relatively likable character. Most of the humor comes from his cute awkwardness and straightforward personality. As for Gavin his alpha mate, his personality puzzles me sometimes. He lack the presence of an authoritative figure which he is supposed to be since he is a Dragon Lord with tons of underlings. He is too weak-willed to be a good leader.

While the story is considerably engaging the character's personality isn't very inconsistent. It's harder to connect with them when they are acting like they have multiple personalities when that's not supposed to be the case. The pacing needs a bit of fine tuning. And there is also some repetitions, typos as well as some plot-holes. Things like these isn't something I would expect from a non-indie published book. The publisher's editors should have polished all these rough edges before releasing the book.

Despite the hiccups I am still game on continuing the series as I am hoping for more breeding and impregnation scenes. An actual birth scene would be added bonus. I doubt Sebastian would be in the next book since series like this usually would leap onto different sets of couples for each installments. The most we could hope for was for Sebastian and Gavin to make more cameo appearances in future books within the series. I would miss seeing a very pregnant Sebastian being pampered by his overprotective mate.

This could have been a 4 stars but I would have to stick with a 3 stars for now.

Artwork by: The Queen of Owls
Art Title: Thorin/Bilbo Mpreg

Title: Taken
Author: Rennie Leigh
Publication Date: December 17th, 2014
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-63258-709-1
Type: Novel, 53,690 words
Genre: Alternative (M/M), BDSM, Contemporary, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Mpreg

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Consensual BDSM Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, capture, sex in partially shifted form, spanking, flogging, cropping, sex toys, HEA]

Life is simple. The only thing Sebastian Michael needs is a steady paycheck. Sebastian values his independence too much to let his secretive brother, Ed, pay his bills. He tried selling his paranormal romances with little luck. Looking for a steady job, he soon stumbles into a dragon's den pretending to be a BDSM club. Gavin Thorvald, the dragon lord and club owner, recognizes Sebastian as his mate and begins to woo the sweet human. Gavin worries about how to explain a dragon's reproductive cycle while Sebastian fears his past is catching up with him.

At the same time, hunters are attacking and Ed is taking an interest in Sebastian's new life. Just when Gavin has everything he wants, Sebastian is taken from him by the hunters. Gavin fears the worst as he heals from the hunters' attack. Once healed, Gavin begins a race against the clock to find his mate and save their egg.


* Reviewed on December 30th, 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Happy Christmas!

Be MERRY! Or else Santa's gonna getchu!

Have a badass Xmas!

And be ready for the Cthulhu's visit

Wishing everyone a kinky holiday <3

Last but not least, THIS. This is the BEST Xmas Tree EVER!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

[MANGA REVIEW] 溺れる獣の恋人。[Oboreru Kemono no Koibito] by Kou Fujisaki

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Recommended for: Twisted love yaoi
Read from December 16 to 17, 2014, read count: 1

I give it all the stars in the world!

I am truly fascinated with this psychopath guardian slash boyfriend and a victim that do not want to be rescued. Instead this victim enjoys the madness and overzealous attention of his cray-cray lover even when his hole is very sore. Even when his freedom was stripped away by force. He would follow his unstable lover to hell if need be. They both would do so without qualms.

SO crazy. I-love-it! Can’t get enough of this sort of twisted-love themes. More, more please!

To follow the story properly and have better understanding of the characters, it's best to read this series in it's proper order as per below:

– Romance no Kaori
10. Aikata 相方 AIKATA

* Reviewed on 18th December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Chinese BL (Yaoi) Radiodrama: 【個人古風耽美廣播劇】《鎖情牽》 (完結) - MPREG!

Holly molly! I've just stumbled upon a Chinese Yaoi Radiodrama with Mpreg! What treasure! Too bad my Mandarin sucks. I could only comprehend about 60-70% of what's happening in the story while listening to it.

This is episode 4: 【個人古風耽美廣播劇】《鎖情牽》第四期(完結) - LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Xv5Xj3LJs

Anyone interested should start with Episode One here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KyPjRv9a2Q&index=1&list=PLfo3WDbgq5WZ6sa3euZB45g_wAFn6vDY0

And this is the whole playlist with all the episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfo3WDbgq5WZ6sa3euZB45g_wAFn6vDY0

Episode 4 is where the Mpreg starts :D

Saturday, 29 November 2014

[REVIEW] The Glaring (Werecat #2) by Andrew J. Peters

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read from November 25 to 29, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Well the premise is still as intriguing as the first book. But too bad I need characters with rationality to make it work unless I am only reading my books superficially or said character is mentally challenged. Unfortunately I am a rather critical reader. It's not unreasonable to demand some standard for books I spent money and time on.

The romance has certainly taken a back seat in this installment and I am not even sure if this book could be called gay erotica or even gay romance. I am rather surprised to find that the anticipated sex scene between the new couple in this book was censored. Huh? Have I been reading a YA all along? Or have this series taken a sudden detour from blood and pain X-rate worthy sex since book one to a PG-13 now?

* Reviewed on 30th November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

[ANIME] Tokyo Ghoul

Hmm Tokyo Ghoul, ecstasy!

Freaking awesome anime. Didn't know cannibalism could be this exciting. Such a trip. I am in love with Kaneki in his bad ass mask.



Monday, 10 November 2014

[REVIEW] Werecat: The Rearing (Werecat #1) by Andrew J. Peters

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read from November 02 to 09, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

From day one Jacks met Benoit, the mysterious stranger was way creepy. Benoit was like a walking time bomb. Yet Jacks was curiously attracted to this imperious man with piercing green eyes that seems to dare him to stick around longer to make sense of this new feelings the guy invoke within him. They both seem to get on well enough and the sex was absolutely invigorating. Just when things are going swell, Jacks found himself on a crossroads situation when his summer vacation days was winding down and he needs to get back to college to finish his final semester. Benoit had given him an ultimatum; stay with him forever or leave and never see each other again. Was the amazing sex worth it? Did he really love Benoit enough to sacrifice his future for a guy he barely knew?

I liked the mysterious atmosphere, the dark undertone surrounding the story and it's non-traditional approach to a shifters story. Apart from that the werecat shifters truly display cat-like qualities in their behavior and personality. Cats are prideful, predatory and territorial. These traits are wonderfully portrayed in the werecat shifter. I also enjoyed the primal and animalistic qualities the story has.

So here comes the not so great parts. I found that the constant flashbacks disrupts the flow and tension of the story. I am don't mind stories that employs flashbacks but excessive usage of it is not a good sign especially when the last thing you ever wanted was for the reader to cool down after building up the story's intensity and pace. It's like fishing, you don't slacken the string once you got em on the hook. I felt like someone just interrupted the best part of a juicy story I was so engrossed on. Not one time but repetitively. Bummer right?

There's also the issue with weak execution of character's motivation which would abruptly yank me out of the story. I felt the need to question why the character would perform irrational or contradictory actions when there isn't sufficient motivation for it. Last but not least, was that some part of the plot defies logic so much so that it's rather jarring.

This story does have it's potential despite the shortcomings. I would still continue with the series since I have already bought book 2 and 3 in advance.

Overall, love the premise and descriptive writing even-though wonky execution fucked it up quite a bit.

Publication Date: May 28th, 2013
Publisher: Vagabondage Press LLC
ISBN: 9781301415519 (Smashwords Edition)
Type: Novella, 21,130 words
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance

or Jacks Dowd, a college senior who feels ungrounded from his family and life in general, an alcohol and sex-infused weekend in Montréal sounds like a pretty good escape. His Spring Break binge takes a detour when he meets Benoit, an admiring drifter with startling green eyes. A hook-up turns into a day, two days, and then a full week in Benoit's hostel, making love and scarfing down take-out food. But at the end of the week, Benoit demands that Jacks make an impossible choice: stay with him forever, or go back to college and never see him again.


* Reviewed on November 10th, 2014

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Monday, 20 October 2014

[REVIEW] P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Read this ages ago in paperback. Back then this book was such a hype. Funny thing is I am not part of that worshipful crowd for this sappy romance. In fact, the protagonist gets on my nerve most of the time and I just felt like wanting to give her a good strong kick to help her out of that whiny, self-pitying existence. I even felt the same with the film adaptation of it. Ugh.

The only reason why I did eventually finish it was wholly because the of the engaging storyline and I do love it when characters goes pack a bag and wander off to exciting places, doing things they usually wouldn't dare to do.

* Read ages ago but reviewed on October 20th, 2014


Monday, 13 October 2014

[REVIEW] Jimmy by Luke Hartwell

Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer by: Lena♥Ribka
Recommended for: Those who love slow burn romance and realistic stories.
Read from October 12 to 13, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

A piercing arrow to the heart, followed by a cube of sugar to the soul soothing away the pain of regret. Then a glimpse of what may come to be for those courageous enough to seek.
Love is love. Love is gender-blind.
Love is without boundaries.

Poignantly evocative vignettes of innocent young love tested by hardship and separation. The story felt so real it could be happening somewhere right now at this very moment. A moving story of two childhood friends going through the trial of growing up. There's reminiscence of good times and laments of lost opportunities; of what-could-have-beens if only courage was within their reach where it counts most.

The story may be short and the pace was initially too slow for my liking then it grew on me and the last part stole my heart and breath away. Some might complain that the story is too short, yet I am in awe that in mere 6,050 words the impact is greater than a full length novel. I for one, wouldn't be forgetting this heartfelt romance anytime soon. I really dig well-paced slow burn romances. Aside from that, the impression the story made is deeper than I had first thought the longer I ponder on it. Somehow this story is like a short version of Brokeback Mountain although the storyline itself bears no similarities. It's just a feeling I had after reading it. Felt like having watched a good movie that lingers on your mind. I have to thank Lena♥Ribka for recommending this little gem to him. She's got good taste.

On a side note, I was reminded of these two quotes which I wholeheartedly agree with and find to be a great motivator in times of weakness.

Never say never. Why try to limit your possibilities? Just go out there and take that fall if need be, at least that way you wouldn't have to face a lifetime of regrets after it. Life is too short for self-doubts.

Title: Jimmy
Author: Luke Hartwell
Publication Date: August 25th, 2012
Type: Short Story, 6,050 words
Genre: Gay Contemporary Romance

Rainbow Award-winning author Luke Hartwell once again explores the relationship between gay and straight best friends in this sparse, moving story. Chris has been in love with his best friend Jimmy since childhood. While Chris is at college, Jimmy is sent to prison. Now Jimmy is free once more and the two meet again.


* Reviewed on October 13th, 2014


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[REVIEW] To the Manor Reborn by Colin Milton

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read from October 11 to 13, 2014 — I own a copy

I could not wait for it to end any quicker. I got so bored with the story even when they started the regression process. Thank god it's a short story. I really should just stick with all those ABDL Online Fiction instead of spending so much on this book. Those online fictions are way more wicked, intense and satisfying.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

[REVIEW] The Archers of Kynthos by K.M. Harty

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer by: My Own Story Prompt at M/M Romance Group at GR
Read from August 09 to 17, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

My name is emblazoned on this book and it's my first story prompt. How cool is that?

This story is based on my first ever story prompt. I finally had the courage to try writing one this year for Love's Landscapes the M/M Romance Group's yearly story prompt and writing event where both readers and writers come together creating countless free stories for the benefit of M/M fans.

Since I am those extra deviant type, I had to try my luck fishing for a story that blends two taboo erotica themes together; Tentacle Sex + Mpreg. In my case, it's the best of both worlds for me. Truthfully I have been waiting around for such a story to happen yet I couldn't find any so far. I knew I had to take take matters into own hands for the birth of such sexual boundaries pushing story and hope for it to be a catalyst to bring forth more of such stories in future.

Artist: Rune Olsen
Sculpture Title: For Everything I Long to Do

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I am going to draw a list here on the important parts.
~ Captivity/Confinement: All is well here other than why on earth did they need to be so abusive to the protagonist since he is someone the captor deemed as utmost importance and worth? Shouldn't he be pampered and kept safe for their later depraved usage?
~ Forced Breeding/Impregnation: Rough. Plain torture. There wasn't much details on the impregnation process just rough painful fucking.
~ Tentacle Sex: Uh oh, it didn't trigger my happy button here. Zero erection. Being a tentacles sex fan, getting aroused by those rapey perverted tentacles is a MUST. It's the climax of reading tentacles erotica. Sadly this was more of a horrific torture event than an arousing encounter. Besides I was really hoping for some forced orgasm action especially those forced multiple orgasm. It's unfortunate the tentacle sex here was used as a torture tool instead. Obviously it's a turn-off for tentacle sex fans since we would naturally look for the sensual and erotic appeal of tentacle sex.
It was quite disappointing that the tentacles creature did not make any other appearances after that rape scene which was in the early chapter. And there's no longer any mention of it throughout the story. It serves merely as tool to produce that singular tentacle sex scene. Yet I did see it as a blessing as the poor MC need not suffer anymore excruciating sex. I would sing a different tune if that tentacle sex was orgasmic though.
~ Male Pregnancy on troubled waters: Love the way the MC struggles to adapt with his pregnancy; trying to come to term with his bizarre situation. Watching his coping mechanism alienates him from the baby in his womb. The explanation on how the pregnancy could occur was a bit vague but I do appreciate it was at least there.
~ Birth Scene: On-page birth scene just as I wish for.
But FUCK. It's a freaking natural birth! Not that I don't appreciate it. It's just that I couldn't figure out how exactly the MC's plumbing works now? I've read Mpreg story with natural birth before but at least it was made possible with scientific manipulation and the mechanism was explained. Thing is, this story had left this important part out. So... does the MC even take a shit now? O.o
~ Forced Seduction & Forced Marriage: Not bad, I kinda enjoy the angst here. This is where the story rack up points from me.

Why 4 stars then? Well, irregardless of those niggling issues I still find this story to be engaging and interesting. Especially enjoyed the whole drama between the protagonist and his controlling borderline psychotic lover plus his denial about the whole pregnancy thing kept me reading and wanting more.

I am happy to say that K.M. Harty make it a point to deliver everything I've listed on my story prompt and more. For that, I am deeply grateful and thankful for her effort.

Hey, I just found another this other picture which has the view of what's happening at the other end.
Artist: Rune Olsen
Sculpture Title: For Everything I Long to Do

And this one is another perspective with a close up.
Artist: Rune Olsen
Sculpture Title: For Everything I Long to Do

Apparently this awesome sculpture was based on this PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURE
Sorry, I am too chicken-shit to post it here. So you will just need to follow that link to the goodies kay.

Author: K.M. Harty
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Publisher: M/M Romance Group
Type: Novella, 24,937 words
Genre: Gay Paranormal Erotica
Tags/Keywords: mpreg, tentacles sex, gods, cult, abduction, captivity, betrayal, mating, forced seduction, forced marriage, forced breeding, impregnation, dub/non-con, rape, torture, male giving birth, birthing

He was being held down, unable to control the thing that was now on top of him. He didn’t know how many arms, legs or tentacles this thing had, but they were all over him, and in him. With everything that was happening around him, all he was able to do was take what the monster was doing to him. Why they were doing this to him he had no idea, but all he could hope for at this point was death.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love’s Landscapes" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Dear Author,
He has been down here for a couple of days already; he could tell by the streams of lights through the small openings high up surrounding the edges of the high wall. At first he thought it would be stuffy and hot, curiously it was rather cold. It must be the damp packed-earth wall around him. The wall was at least several metres high. Even so, that was not the only deterrence stopping him from leaving this prison he had been unceremoniously dumped into. He knew that he would be a permanent fixture here unless someone saw fit to release him from the sturdy chain attached to the iron collar resting on his neck.

They would come in two or three persons, at fixed intervals each day, to provide him with sustenance and attend to his personal grooming. He had no idea why they were fastidious about his cleanliness and health. He couldn’t shake off the ominous feeling that he was being fattened up like a lamb before a sacrifice.

Photo Description:
A statue, that looks as if it is floating in water, of a man with an octopus surrounding the lower half of his body. The man appears to be fighting it off and in pain.

This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.


* Reviewed on October 1st, 2014


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Friday, 10 October 2014

[REVIEW] The Black Moon MateThe Black Moon Mate by Fallen

The Black Moon MateThe Black Moon Mate by Fallen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read on October 10, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Straight-to-Bent. Gay-for-You with an attitude.

Wolf Boys with Cute Flicky Ears

And Swishy Emotion-Traitorous Tails

Abundance of expressive ears and tails are one of my weakness. Just gotta love those honest ears and tail that constantly betrays its owner's emotion. Darn cute! These dogboys have no way of hiding their feelings as their extra appendages have a mind of its own.

Overall I have really enjoyed this story although the writing was amateurish, all thanks to its interesting plotlines. I did observed that the writing improves as the story progresses. But I must confess I am partial to stories that involves wolf pack dynamics, mating and bonding, possessive overprotective males, bratty submissive, sexy manhandling, D/S and of course the mere mention of mpreg would automatically gets me all excite. It's practically a magic word to me. Other than this, all those huge amount of lickings and bitings each other was kinda cute and hot. I liked it.

My complains? I am all kinds of sad that this story was NOT FINISHED and on top of that it was already taken off the website. A pity really. Another let down was that it didn't get to the best part I was waiting for--- Mpreg M.I.A. God damnit!

Me now....

My pleas...

Dejectedly Yours,

I like this picture. So I am gonna put it here. Sorry I can't do a proper credit for it cos I have no ideal who is the artist.

For you info this guy here bears no resemblance to our MC as the MC is a red wolf with vivid green eyes minus those stripes on his face too.

Title: The Black Moon Mate
Author: Fallen
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2009
Type: Original Online Fiction (Work-in-Progress/Incomplete)
Genre: Gay Fantasy Romance
Tags/Keywords: gay-for-you, wolf pack dynamics, anthro, D/S, mpreg, kidnap, captive, mating, biting, licking, claiming, shifters, fantasy, contemporary, WIP, work-in-progress

Ryden Adams' life gets turned upside down when he is kidnapped by the sexy heir to the local wolf pack. What the hell does Asher want with him and why is he being held captive inside his home? Can Ryden ever accept his place in the pack?
Tags: Anal, Angst, Anthro, D/s, HJ, Language, M/M, MPreg, OC, Oral, Violence

* Reviewed on October 10th, 2014


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Friday, 26 September 2014

[MANGA REVIEW] Oyaji! Arisawa-san'chi no Hanashi [Daddy! Arisawa Family] by Sakuya Kurekoshi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read from September 25 to 26, 2014, read count: 1

A fun coming-out story that explores single parenting. Would Tomoki and Naoya's relationship be accepted by his super macho straight dad? Since Tomoki's lover is one year older than him and they are actually childhood friends, would Naoya have a change of heart as her grows older? Inexperience and immaturity was also an issue that caused conflict in their budding relationship.

The story was quite engaging but the artwork could be confusing at times. I kept mixing up characters due to their similarities. I think the mangaka (manga artist) really needs to work on creating more distinctive characters to avoid such issues.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

[MANGA REVIEW] Hikaru no Go, Vol. 23: Endgame by Yumi Hotta

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read on September 25, 2014 

Frustrating and Unsatisfying manga. I've been DUPED.

I have never before felt so UNSATISFIED with a manga that I have been fairly enjoying. This manga managed to capture my attention eventhough I have zero knowledge about the boardgame it was centralised around. Yet it is also one to let me down terribly.

I felt cheated since I couldn't even have a lick at that dangling carrot the mangaka had used throughout the story to command her reader's interest. Reading this manga has ZERO rewards since characters you root for wouldn't get the prize they rightfully deserved. And the long promised showdowns between important characters did not materialize. What further can I say? I felt duped. It's like telling the readers that hardwork is bullshit and unrewarding. Plus, geniuses can for fuck off!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

[MANGA REVIEW] Hikaru No Go (Book 15) [ ヒカルの碁 15、さよなら] ] by Yumi Hotta

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read from September 23 to 24, 2014, read count: 1 

2 Stars because I felt sad for Sai. What happened in book 15 is very unfair to him. It was like he is just a tool, a stepping stone to be discarded when no longer needed. Where is the reward? After waiting for a millennia and this is the answer?

I am glad Hikaru is in a slump now. He should be, as it serves him right since he dared to forget who brought him into the Go world in the first place, tutoring him and encouraging him all the way. I do agree that Akira could be the catalyst to rev up Hikaru's passion to succeed in the world of Go but without Sai guiding him Hikaru could not have attain such heights of success in such a short time.

Actually part of why I am reading this manga after I've finished with its Anime version was a tiny hope that the story in the manga would answer Sai's unresolved wish since the manga does continues where the Anime had left off. The other reason was simply because I am missing Sai very much.