Author: Grace R. Duncan

PATIENCE by Grace R. Duncan

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PATIENCE by Grace R. DuncanPatience by Grace R. Duncan
Series: Forbes Mates #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Paranormal

College student Jamie Ryan is relieved to have his semester finals finished.  It seems like forever since he was home where he can stretch his legs and run – on all fours.  A few drinks with friends before he leaves begins harmless enough until Jamie’s wolf insists on making an appearance.

 

Since the streets of Pittsburgh don’t usually see a wolf Jamie does his best not to panic.  As fate would have it animal control is nearby, but so is the stranger of his dreams.  Jamie’s wolf senses his mate in the man leaving Dunkin Donuts.

 

P.I. Chad Sutton is minding his own business when a very large dog attaches himself to the ex-detective’s side.  There’s something seriously strange about the dog he nicknames ‘Murray’ and Chad loves a mystery.

 

Stuck in wolf form until the full moon ebbs and the stubborn shifter gives up control, Jamie or ‘Murray’ happily goes home with Chad and begins to bond with his mate.  A successful mating with a human is possible, but Jamie has heard that the bite of a wolf can kill which is the very last thing he wants to do.  First, however, is explaining things to Chad.  When he can talk.

 

A charming and inventive tale.  Patience is a genuine page turner.  The characters’ hilarious introduction evolves into an action packed, dramatic storyline.  Jamie and Chad keep the reader thoroughly engaged in their unusual romance.  Witty dialogue and an entertaining plotline make Patience a worthwhile tale.  From their offbeat start to their sexy finish, book two in the Forbes Mates series absolutely satisfies.

CHOICES by Grace R Duncan

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CHOICES by Grace R DuncanChoices by Grace R. Duncan
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-03-01
Genres: Erotica, Gay, Historical
Reviewed by Lisa

Born and raised a gypsy in the late eleventh century, Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire-until one night they're caught and their precious freedom is revoked. Given the choice between the dungeons or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday. Bathasar doesn't want the throne. He supports his brother instead, which suits their sadistic father, Mukesh. When Teman, the handsome slave Bathasar has secretly been watching, saves his life, Bathasar requests a slave for the first time. Before long, Bathasar and Teman fall in love. But all is not well. One day Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court, angering the empress of a neighboring nation. To appease her, he then offers her Jasim as a gift, and Teman decides to stay with Bathasar for now-despite the abuse he may suffer. The peace doesn't last. Mukesh plans to invade Jasim's new country, and Bathasar must find a way to stop the destruction. But if he succeeds, he'll ascend to the throne and have the power to grant Teman his liberty. Then Teman will surely leave him. What other choice could a gypsy make?

Gypsy thieves by trade Teman ibn Basara and Jasim ibn Janem figured out too late that the theft they were hired for was a set up.  Captured by the Palace Guard red handed the pair are headed straight for the dungeon.

In the year 1095 criminals in the city of Neyem typically die before being released from the Palace dungeon.  Luckily for the best friends since childhood the Captain of the Guard takes pity and gives them the choice of the dungeon or becoming pleasure slaves in the Palace where they will be trained for sexual servitude.  Brought before their ruler, the Malik Mukesh for approval Teman is quick to realize the royal has a cruel streak that borders on sadism.

Fully trained they serve at the whims of royalty each day and when it’s Teman’s turn for a night with the Malik his insight proves right, most painfully.  Even so, days later when attending a banquet as part of the decorations Teman’s fast thinking stops an assassination attempt at the Malik and his oldest son Amir Bathasar.

The Amir requests Teman for the night and the slave learns that the son is nothing like his father in personality or morals.  Night after night Bathasar calls the slave to his bed while Jasim spends his time in the arms of a female ruler of a bordering nation.  As the Malik sinks further into debauchery a plan forms to rid the kingdom of his perversions.  Teman finds himself in the middle of a royal intrigue knowing he will do anything for the man he loves, Bathasar.  And the feeling is mutual.

Depending on the decisions made, Choices takes the characters down to the depths of hell or to the gates of heaven.  This is an ancient tale of a kingdom run by a Sultan sinking into madness, a son whose hands are tied by law, and the slave he falls in love with, Tamen.  The gypsys’ arrival is the catalyst for change.  Vivid descriptive detail of a time gone by gives Choices the perfect setting.  Extremely erotic with a definite BDSM flavor adds to the overall plotline.  Incredibly sensual, lush with drama and suspense, Choices is a treat for the senses.

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