Mar 16

Cover Reveal: Dirty Doms

Ten of your favorite NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling authors have delved into the world of BDSM Kink.

Explore your darkest desires, and deepest secrets under the expert care of a sexy Alpha Dom.


(Capture) Fantasy Surrender by Lori King
(Sensory Deprivation) Deprived by Jordan Ashley
(Bondage) Binding Her To Him by TL Reeve
(Impact Play) Sizzle by McKinlay Thomson
(Medical Play) Electric by: CP Mandara
(Daddy Dom) Professor Knows Best by Juliet Braddock
(Corporal Punishment) Beauty and the Badass by Lucy Felthouse
(Orgasm Control) Secrets & Lies by Serena Akeroyd
(Fire Play) Kaise by Jade Belfry
(Pet Play) Club Menage:Fifi by: Tara Crescent

Mar 11

Spotlight: Forbidden Rose by Vivian Winslow

Title: Forbidden Rose (Wildflowers, #2)

Author: Vivian Winslow28673317

Publication Date: February 29, 2016

Genre: New-adult contemporary romance – *Can be read as a STANDALONE*



Rosa Cruz, the fiery and ultra-sexy heiress of the Mama Linda Latin foods empire, is determined to create something on her own and not rely solely on her family’s name and legacy.

For her new upscale restaurant in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, the hot, young Cuban-American chef, Eliseo Perez, who’s already made a name for himself on the New York culinary scene.

Despite Rosa’s reservations about a forbidden workplace romance with her new employee, not to mention longtime friend, the chemistry between them is undeniable.

When the cooking starts, things quickly heat up in the kitchen and the bedroom. But with Eliseo’s troubled past coming back to haunt him, can Rosa and Eliseo hold onto love and keep the restaurant from going up in flames?

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Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years.

New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.

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In the wake of the collapse of her father’s business empire, Flor, the gorgeous twenty-one year-old daughter of disgraced former Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, is forced to forge her own path in life.

Flor decides that none of it—the private jets, the vacation homes and the luxury cars—were real. Or at least they really didn’t matter. The only thing that’s real for Flor is her love of horses and her desire to go to veterinary school.

Heading into her final year of college, Flor seeks out the help of an unlikely benefactor to secure a summer internship working with horses. Arriving at the secluded Belo Horizonte ranch, Flor is awed not only by the majestic beauty of the place, but also by handsome cowboy and skilled horse trainer, Collin Taylor. Yet nothing is quite as it appears on the surface.

When the hidden past is revealed, will love end up blossoming for Flor?

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Forbidden Rose Excerpt

Lily clears her throat again. “So, you want to tell me what you have going on with your new chef?”
Rosa can hardly mask her surprise. “Who told you?”
“Your face,” Lily chuckles into her glass. “You look like some lovesick schoolgirl when you look in that direction.”
Rosa shakes her head and in a low voice says, “You are sworn to secrecy.”
Lily makes an X over her heart. “Absolutely.”
“I’m in love.” Rosa immediately purses her lips, hoping to swallow up the words that just fell out of her mouth.
Her sister-in-law hugs her. “I’m so thrilled for you. You deserve to find someone who makes you happy.”
“Yeah, except it won’t work.”
“Why not?”
“He works for me.”
“And? If you’re really in love, there has to be more a deal breaker than that,” Lily insists.
“It’s just . . . it’s complicated. In any case, it’s over.”
Lily snaps her fingers. “1, 2, 3. Like that?”
Rosa nods.
“I don’t believe you. If you really love him, then you have to find a way to make it work. Like I did with your brother.”
“But you two didn’t have so much baggage or family drama.”
Lily tilts her head at Rosa, as if to say, “Look at who you’re talking to.” Between a double-crossing Brazilian ex-lover who nearly ruined their wedding, and an interfering mother, she’d brought plenty of baggage to the relationship.
“But you made it work.”
“Real relationships based on real love always require work. There’s no getting around it.”
“Yeah, but . . . .”
“You’re finding excuses, Rosa, because you’re scared. I turned down your brother at first because I was scared. Consider your life, not as a series of moments, but in a larger context. If you can see yourself with him, experiencing something profoundly satisfying in the long term, I’d say it’s worth the risk. Whatever problems you have in the moment will always resolve themselves in time.”
Rosa leans against the stone pillar, taking a real cocktail off the tray of a passing waiter. She knows Lily’s right. But how to make it work without compromising the restaurant? That’s the question she can’t answer.
Lily kisses her sister-in-law’s cheek. “Unfortunately, I have to go talk to that couple over there.” She nods in the direction of an older gentleman and woman looking admiringly at the sculpture. “Just remember what I said. And keep in mind, a man who could do what he did to your neck may be worth keeping in your life.”
She winks as she walks away. Alejandro separates himself from a conversation as soon as he notices his wife heading toward him. Rosa can’t help but smile at the gesture. That’s commitment.
“If I remember correctly we met somewhere around here,” Juan says approaching Rosa. In his hands are two freshly made doughnuts. The idea that he may break his daily calorie intake by eating one of them makes her grin.
Rosa looks out toward the water and nods. “I think you’re right.” She takes one of the doughnuts out of his hands and takes a bite. The scent and taste of the pastry reminds her of the morning she spent with Eliseo. What she wouldn’t give to relive that time. Maybe when he asks, “Are we?” She’d respond with, “No, we’re not finished.”
“You have a bit of . . . ,” Juan runs a finger over her lip to gather a bit of the guava jelly. He licks his finger.
It’s like a scene from a predictable romantic comedy. The hot leading man standing with a gorgeous woman, who doesn’t realize just how beautiful she is to him, reminiscing over their first flirtation over a warm doughnut. Of course a kiss is expected to follow, maybe a laugh at the memory of how that night was the first of many nights together that led to them falling in love without realizing it—your typical romance trope. It’s all fantasy, Rosa realizes. A very beautiful one, but a fantasy nevertheless.


Mar 09

Spotlight: One and Only Bear by Julia Talbot

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The Grizzly List
Book Two
Julia Talbot

Genre: Gay Shifter Romance

Publisher: ARe Books

Date of Publication: March 1, 2016

ISBN: 9781943576661

Word Count: 26000

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Sometimes a bear is more than just a bear.

Oscar is a socially awkward bear who’s not like the other bear shifters in Colorado. He’s a white spirit bear, and he works as a phone psychic. When he decides to try the Grizzly List weekly, he’s only looking for a friend, knowing love isn’t in the cards for him.

Firefighter Patrick is an outgoing grizzly shifter who’s happy to meet Oscar and give him whatever he needs, as long as Oscar doesn’t need a mate. Patrick doesn’t believe in fated mates.

Can these two teach each other that what they want and what they need aren’t the same thing?

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Oscar couldn’t do this.

He couldn’t.

He stopped on the sidewalk where he could see the grizzly in the coffee shop, waiting. Patrick was… beautiful. Dark and strong and fine and large.

He wasn’t. Not dark or strong or large or fine.

Or brave.

He was whatever the polar opposite of brave was. Cowardly? Stupid scared? Craven? That was it. Craven.

He chuckled, making a lady walking her dog look at him oddly and he ducked his head, backed away. Oscar shifted from foot to foot, trying to decide what to do.

Finally Oscar backed into the shadows where he could see Patrick, but Patrick couldn’t see him, and texted. “I’m sorry. I can’t do this. I’m not brave.”

He watched Patrick pull out his phone, then frown.

Oh, he sucked. “Please don’t frown. I’m not good at new things and I’m just… I’m so sorry and you’re so…” Beautiful. Perfect. Stunning. Sexy. “…fine.”

Patrick didn’t text back. He just hit one button. Oscar’s phone started to ring.

He almost didn’t answer, but that would have been mean and he was a coward, not mean. “Hey.”

“Hey, Oscar.” Patrick didn’t sound angry. That was good, right? “What’s the matter?”

“You’re stunning and I’m stupid?” That was the best answer he had. His heart was racing, going pitter patter.

Patrick looked around. “So you can see me? You’re not stupid. You’re so neat I want to talk with you in person.”

They’d chatted for an hour or more every day.

“I can. I didn’t expect to feel so scared. You’re totally my friend and I just…” He stepped forward, out into the light.

“Hey!” Patrick stood and walked outside, leaving his stuff at the table. “There you are.” The hug Patrick enveloped Oscar in felt like home.

“Oh.” Oscar hummed and hugged right back, all the fear disappearing like a puff of smoke. “Hello.”

“Hi. See, it’s just nerves. Come sit with me.” Patrick shot him a warm, happy grin.

“Yeah. Are there good pastries today?” Patrick was so tall and wide. Oscar felt like a little bear, which he wasn’t. Patrick was just—wow. Large and warm and he smelled so good.

“Mmm. They have maple sticky buns.”

“Oh.” They headed in and the scents amazed him, heavy and heady in his nose. His eyes crossed, and Patrick chuckled.

“Right? It gets huge sometimes.”

“Yeah, exactly. The biggest.” Scents were so important to bears.

“What would you like?” Patrick asked. “I’ll grab it for you.”

“I’d like a cinnamon bun latte and whatever pastry you’re having.” He wanted to taste Patrick’s favorite.

“Cool.” Patrick pressed a hand to his shoulder on the way by, the touch making him tingle.

It was. Cool. It was better than cool. Oscar felt awake and aware, like he was lit up. Like Christmas. He was buzzing hard enough he really didn’t need the coffee.

When it showed up, though, it smelled like pure heaven and he took a sip, loving how the sweet spiciness tasted. The sticky bun looked like heaven on a plate, too.

Patrick sat across from him. “There. Better.”

“I’m sorry, huh? I don’t do this much.”

“No problem. You didn’t run. You told me what you needed. I’m proud.”

Oscar felt his cheeks heat and he ducked his head. “Thanks.”

About the Author:

Julia Talbot has been assimilated by Texas and lives with her partner and two howling bassets. She writes full tine. She has a penchant for blank books, gay porn, and big, ugly hats. She can most often be found in coffee shops and restaurants, scribbling in her notebook and entertaining other diners with her mutterings.

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Feb 16

Captivated by Susan Scott Shelley

captivatedDomingo Torres is a star baseball player who has found himself in trouble with his General Manager. However, his luck turns for the better when he meets his stunning new neighbor Irisa Rostov. Irisa has an exciting career herself. She is the manager of her brother’s famous band. Sparks fly when the two meet, but will their lifestyles and careers get in the way of their blossoming romance?

Dom is more than a talented baseball player; he is sexy, down to earth, and just an all around good guy. Irisa is beautiful, smart, and dedicated; she feels the need to take total control where her job is concerned, and she wants to be nothing less than perfect.  Both characters have been hurt in the past, and lately both their careers have taken some hard knocks.

I had fun reading this book. It was an easy read, and a sweet love story. I didn’t know how I would feel about the book  because I’m not a baseball fan, but if all baseball players are like Dom Torres I just found a new past time! Shelley didn’t give this story a chance to lag, it was fast paced, dramatic, and the characters are relatable.

This is the first time I have read Shelley’s work, and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work soon.



Domingo Torres, star center fielder for the Los Angeles Riptide, needs to stay off management’s radar after a Spring Training game ended in flying fists and bloodshed. He’s ordered to keep a lid on his temper and a low profile for the rest of the season. Keeping his focus solely on baseball isn’t a problem- until he meets his sexy new neighbor, and his thoughts shift to a lot more than his batting average.

After years of complete control in handling every aspect of her brother’s multi-platinum selling rock band, Irisa Rostov is ready to crack. And it doesn’t help that the band is on the verge of self-destruction. Playing peacemaker and keeping them together for the last eight weeks of their spring concert series is all that matters- until she meets Dom, and the feelings he stirs up causes the guards around her heart to weaken.

Getting distracted by romance is the last thing Irisa wants, and being in the headlines is the last thing Dom needs, but their attraction is undeniable, their connection is immediate, and staying away is impossible.
But when being captivated by each other causes their worlds to fall apart, they must decide whether they’re better off staying on the bench and out of each other’s lives, or if love can find a way to win.

Feb 16

Wolf Bride (Lust in the Tudor Court Trilogy) by Elizabeth Moss

wolfEloise, serving as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn is surprised when she hears that her father has arrived for her at court. Even more shocking is the knowledge that he has arranged her marriage to Lord Wolf, a soldier of King Henry.  Hoping to marry for love she resents the fact she has to marry this hardened soldier she doesn’t even know, but refusing him would bring shame to herself as well as her family.

Eloise is a fiery and headstrong woman. She believes Lord Wolf wants nothing from her except to be a dutiful wife, and produce heirs. Lord Wolf is a commanding presence. On the outside it appears he has no vulnerabilities; however, as you get to know him you can clearly see the chinks in his armor.

Eloise is confused by her intense attraction to Wolf. It seems to me she feels like she is betraying herself by giving in to her desire. Wolf doesn’t deny his attraction, but he has been hurt before and he is determined his new bride will never make a fool of him. Their chemistry ignites the sheets, but outside the bedroom they are determined to exchange jabs. Even when it’s not intentional they seem to find a way to misread each other. There were many times I wanted to choke them both! I loved the interactions between them when they stopped acting like enemies and let their masks slip.

I love a good historical novel, and Wolf Bride did not disappoint. Moss not only gives the reader fascinating and complex characters she doesn’t hold back on providing the heat that fans of erotica crave.  I really enjoyed the novel and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. The next book, Rebel Bride, focuses on Eloise’s younger sister. Having met her in this book, I believe readers are in for a treat!



Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: the first installment in a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous backdrop of the scandal-ridden Tudor Court by Elizabeth Moss.


Feb 16

Pleasure, Pain, & Pastries by Oliver Lixx

pleasureMoira is a pastry chef and owner of Tasty Tarts bakery which she runs with the help of her lover Siobhan. The two sexy women are switches in lifestyle, but realize they need something more; this leads them on a search for a Mistress.  Little do these ladies know they are about to find something they never dreamed possible.

Pleasure, Pain, and Pastries is an erotic novella, and Lixx wastes no time bringing the heat. While there is plenty of naughtiness to keep you entertained the author takes the time to show you the strength of the bond and the commitment between the two main characters in particular Siobhan’s protectiveness towards Moira, which I thought lent a lot to this short story.

If you are in the mood for a quick read with a lot of naughty fun give this one a try.


What happens when you cross two sexy female switches, a handsome, budding erotica author and a sweet shop? PLEASURE, PAIN, & PASTRIES!

By day, Moira and Siobhan are the proprietors of the Tasty Tarts bakery, the fastest growing sweet shop in downtown Philadelphia, but when the lights go down, the kinky side of them kicks into overdrive. As Switches, they takes turns playing Mistress and Submissive, but soon they both realize they want to enjoy the spoils kink together. Moira’s past has sworn her off men forever, but the path towards finding a mistress proves harder than they thought. Then, on a chance meeting, they come in contact with Jeremy, a hot, new erotica author that has penned a Dominant male of which the likes of fantasies are made of. The three form a budding relationship, but as things progress, can Jeremy become the iconic character of his own imagination that will sate the woman’s needs and help Moira heal from her broken past?

Feb 01

Blog Tour: Love Notes by Susan Scott Shelley

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For years, The Fury’s lead guitarist, Zander Rostov, has been living a rock star’s dream – sold out shows, platinum albums, and legions of fans. But lately, his band is constantly fighting, he’s exhausted and frustrated, and he can’t shake the feeling that he should be doing something more with his life. With eight more weeks of touring, he needs to figure out how to deal with the constant tension. He needs a distraction, and finds it in the form of the band’s curvy new tour manager.


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Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense who spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is. 

For as long as she can remember, she has been in love with Love, and the sweeping grand gestures, heart-sighing moments, fiery passion, and quiet comforts it entails. 

In addition to writing romances, she is also a profession voice over artist. Her favorite things include running, sports (especially football and hockey), hard rock and old Hollywood movies. She resides outside Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and believes life should be lived with laughter, enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder.

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Release Day Blitz: Love Notes by Susan Scott Shelley


Love Notes (Rocked By Love Series)

For years, The Fury’s lead guitarist, Zander Rostov, has been living a rock star’s dream – sold out shows, platinum albums, and legions of fans. But lately, his band is constantly fighting, he’s exhausted and frustrated, and he can’t shake the feeling that he should be doing something more with his life. With eight more weeks of touring, he needs to figure out how to deal with the constant tension. He needs a distraction, and finds it in the form of the band’s curvy new tour manager.

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61n4p+vDosL._UX250_Meet Susan Scott Shelley:

Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense who spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is.

For as long as she can remember, she has been in love with Love, and the sweeping grand gestures, heart-sighing moments, fiery passion, and quiet comforts it entails.

In addition to writing romances, she is also a profession voice over artist. Her favorite things include running, sports (especially football and hockey), hard rock and old Hollywood movies. She resides outside Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and believes life should be lived with laughter, enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder.

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Dec 29

Disheveled, UCC Saga #1

disheveledIf you’re a fan of Eva Lenoir’s writing you’re sure to enjoy Disheveled as much as her other books. If you’re a first time reader of Lenoir’s, well, you’ve picked one hell of a story to start with. Disheveled is one of those books that you can kick your feet up with a glass of wine by the pool or curl up on the couch for a day of reading. This would be a great book to share with your girlfriends or book club. A quick well rounded read with romance, witty banter, lots of humor, and a few sex scenes with enough heat to have you fanning your cheeks. Dia and Cole are the focus of the first book in the UCC Saga but the book is filled with more characters you’re going to want to know more about and I for one am really hoping that Eva plans to give each and everyone of them their own book.

Dia and Cole have been roommates for years and have enjoyed their close friendship, but lately things have seemed a bit off. Cole, ever the playboy lawyer, is surely running out of women he can sleep with in the DC area. Dia on the other hand seems more concerned with running her art gallery than finding a boyfriend. Couldn’t have anything to do with the fact she has had feelings for Cole for a long time could it? When Dia decides to try out a dating site, Cole isn’t exactly happy about it, but like any overprotective roommate and friend would do, he tells her to set up a profile without her picture to find a man who will appreciate her and not just her looks. Dia finds herself falling for her own faceless suitor who seems to know her secret fantasies and desires and draws her into a couple rendezvous that left her reeling. (They left me wanting to be Dia, that’s for sure.) The only problem Dia has is this person, her mystery suitor – well, he’s still not Cole. She feels guilty for not telling him about the situation too, but she knows he’d probably blow a gasket at how dangerous it was and how stupid she was for putting herself into the hands of a stranger.

In love and friendship, things aren’t always what they seem though and we learn that maybe, if the timing is right, everyone can get what their heart wants and have their happily ever after. Cole and Dia are no exception and you’re going to want to lock both of them in a room so they will open their damn eyes and see what’s waiting right in front of them. A little side note, you’re going to be racking your brain for weeks after reading this trying to figure out what UCC stands for. Don’t bother. Eva won’t crack and you’ll never figure it out. Just enjoy the book and patiently wait for the second book in the UCC Saga. I know I am.


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Delilah Jameson has the perfect life. A great job in her downtown DC art gallery, a group of girlfriends who will always have her back and Cole; her friend-zoned roommate.

Yet, there is something missing; a man she can truly call her own.

When online flirting with a complete stranger awakens Dia’s sexual curiosity, how far will she go in order to find her happily ever after?

Dec 01

Defining Us, 69 Bottles #6

Zoey Derrick’s 69 Bottles series is one of my favorites, that’s no secret. Defining Us, the 6th and last of the series was by far some of the best writing that Zoey Derrick has ever published. Eric and Calvin, aka Peacock and Mouse, have been the members of 69 Bottles that have been quietly sitting back in the series and waiting for their time to shine. I fell for both of them in the first book and I will admit asked Zoey with every book after “So when will Calvin and Erik get their book?”.  Let me tell you, the wait was well worth it.

Calvin is a man haunted by a painful past filled with unspeakable horrors all because of a father who could not accept a gay son. For years he played the role of the heterosexual playboy taking woman after woman. What people saw was what he wanted them to see. What he thought he should be. What he was forced to be. If only he could as easily pretend his feelings for his best friend and bandmate Eric were only of that, friends. What he feels for Eric goes beyond that, but something in him won’t let those feelings come to the surface and certainly not out to the public eye.

Eric came out to all the members of the band in the last book and everything changed for him and his relationship with his best friend Calvin. They have both skated around their feelings for each other for years and now Eric is tired of fighting it. He wants Calvin and knows he won’t be happy until they are together. What Eric finds out about Calvin’s past explains the constant push he gets from him, and it may be enough to keep them apart forever.

I cannot begin to explain the emotional hangover you’re going to have from this book. There are very few authors out there that can write M/M and keep you engaged beyond the sex. There are even fewer authors out there that will hint at the social, emotional, and physical atrocities that the gay community faces. Zoey Derrick not only touched on the subject, she jumped in head first and made sure that the reader had no choice but to join her. Defining Us was heartbreaking, inspirational, uplifting, romantic and so damn sexy at the same time you won’t know whether you want to cry or take a cold shower, sometimes both at the same time. A story for everyone, a story of true love overcoming all obstacles and being loved for who you really are.

I could go on and on about Defining Us, but once you’ve read the first 5 books in the 69 Bottles series, you will be jumping at the opportunity to read Eric and Calvin’s story.

If I could give this 10 stars I would, but I will settle for the 5 that I can. Bravo Zoey Derrick, you are a simply amazing!


Defining Us: The Story of Calvin & Eric is a Standalone, Full Length Novel. Can be read without reading the other books in this series.

Loving someone completely means giving them your heart, soul, body and mind. What happens when your heart and soul love someone, but your mind and body refuse to follow?

For Calvin Caldwell, being the lead guitarist of America’s hottest rock band 69 Bottles has its perks. Performing night after night with his closest friends, he finds peace with a guitar in his hands. Playing music wipes away his unimaginable past, albeit temporarily. He struggles not only with who he is as a person, but with who he wants to become and what he is hiding.

Being in love with someone certainly isn’t the problem. He’s been in love for a long time, but what defines him is what keeps him from the person he loves.

Seeing something you so desperately want, but can’t have…

Eric Richardson knows exactly what he wants out of life.
He wants to play bass with his friends because performing gives him a high better than any drug he’s ever used. Being on stage is where he feels most comfortable.

But what happens when being on stage is no longer enough to satisfy him? What happens when the person he loves, doesn’t love him in return?

You fight for it.

You define it.

You prove it.

A rock band, A tour bus, One wild ride…


This book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 due to the following content and more: M/M sexual content where nothing is off limits. So If two men turn you on or give you a reading rush other books can’t, then this books is for you.

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