Amara Lebel

Welcome to my little corner of the world; a lady's den of depravity in which anything is possible. 

I am an Erotic Romance and ManLove author, and I want nothing more than to share my saucy stories with my fellow depraved sensualists. So please come, sit, relax and lose yourself in my tales of forbidden love and enchanted romance. 

 

 

Peyton & Novo - Saxton & Ruhn

Blood Fury - J.R. Ward

Compared to past releases from Ward, I actually really enjoyed this book. In fact, I find that I like the Legacy books more than the BDB series, which has become very erratic, in my opinion. These books focus more on the romance, and despite the lack of Lesser activity, we still get enough action and suspense to keep us glued to the pages. Of course there's also the new characters who have given the series some new life. I have yet to find myself skimming over pages to get back to the interesting stuff here, the storyline is constant and keeps me hooked.

In this instalment, we get to see two love stories develop between Peyton & Novo, and Saxton & Ruhn. Their relationships have been building since book one, and in this book they finally come together. And there is no messing around either. It's hard and fast, and will leave you smiling. But be warned, there will be some tears. . .

I felt so bad for Novo and Ruhn, their pasts were horrible, and they had some big obstacles thrown their way when they finally found their happiness. So it was great watching them grow and finally face their insecurities in order to be with the people they love. The same goes for Peyton and Sax. It was great finally seeing these males leave their baggage behind in order to start anew with their mates. Especially Saxton, I have been waiting for his HEA since the moment he gracefully bowed out and let Blaylock go to Qhuinn. He's a gentlemale and deserves to have Ruhn in his life.

Watashi no Ookami-kun

That Wolf-Boy is Mine! 1 - Yoko Nogiri

Review based on entire series

 

Following her move to a new school, Komugi discovers a strange secret which places her firmly in the sights of the popular boys in her class. Due to being isolated in her previous school, Komugi hates the idea of drawing the wrong kind of attention to herself, but now she has no choice. The class idols, Ookami, Fushimi, Aoshi, and Senri, make a point of being involved in her daily life so they can keep their secret safe. 

 

As the story develops Komugi finds herself developing feelings for Ookami, and Fushimi notices. He doesn’t trust Komugi, so repeatedly tries to intimidate her in order to stop her from falling in love with Ookami. I didn't like his attitude at first, but it’s hard to be angry with him because he’s doing it to protect his friend. In the end, however, his threats mean very little as Ookami rejects Komugi wanting to remain friends only. 

 

This affects Komugi greatly, and strangely she finds comfort in the one place she never expected, Fushimi, who has slowly begun to fall for her. This time, it is Ookami who notices the relationship building between his friend and the girl of his affection, and it forces him to face his true feelings. But having been unable to cope with her emotions, thanks to Fushimi and Yata-sensei, Komugi runs home to her mother in Tokyo. The only good thing about this is that her absence finally pushes Ookami to do what he should have done to begin with. It gave me the feels. 

 

But Yata sensei has something to say about that, and sends Komugi and Ookami’s relationship into an unnecessary tailspin. -grumbles-

 

All in all, I really enjoyed this manga. It was light-hearted and sweet, with a charming little love-triangle thrown in to spice things up. It expresses the conflicting emotions experienced by teenagers as they go through their daily school lives, and fall in love. The artwork was beautiful, the story flowed easily, and the characters were all lovable.

Kimitachi Otokonoko

Kimitachi Otokonoko - Yū Takahashi

I enjoyed this manga much more than the previous ones I have read by Takahasi-sensi. It was a cute and original boy's love story which I found adorable, but not amazing. The dialogue flowed smoothly, yet I found that for a comedy the humour was a little lacking. The artwork was cute, the main characters all rather handsome men who I found to be very likeable. 

Hisho no Yajuu

Hisho to Yajuu, #1 - Yuu Takahashi

Review based on entire series

 

I have mixed feelings in regards to this manga. It's kind of hard to enjoy a story when you dislike one of the characters. I couldn't bring myself to like anything about Kyoujima. His behaviour, and attitude, just didn't do it for me. Nor did the weak-willed Togawa, to be honest - I like my semes with some manners, and my ukes with a little spunk. 

 

The other two stories lacked substance for me. I hate it when the ukes are too weak to fight back and basically end up being violated. I was kind of disappointed with them. The only real thing which kept my attention was the artwork.

 

Daylight Shooting Star

ひるなかの流星 1 [Hirunaka No Ryuusei 1] - Mika Yamamori

Review based on entire series.

Daytime Shooting Star is a very sweet, and addictive, love story which revolves around a teenage girl named Suzume Yosano. A natural beauty who is a bit of a tomboy, spontaneous, and somewhat clueless. Following big changes at home, she moves from the countryside into Tokyo with her uncle. Upon her arrival Suzume meets a stange young man who she initially tries to avoid, yet it turns out he is an acquaintance of her uncle’s. . . and her new homeroom teacher at school.

Shishio is a fun loving and very approachable guy. Always smiling and joking around. It’s easy to see why Suzume fell in love with him. That being said, however, when it came to his relationship with Suzume he came across as a very weak-willed and cowardly person. He failed to face his true feelings toward her, which ultimately broke her heart, even if it wasn’t his intention.

Mamura is a natural born tsundere; playing the mean guy when he was in fact a sweetheart. Despite his aversion to the opposite sex, he fell for Suzume instantly. He cherished Suzume, valued their friendship, and even sacrificed a lot to see her happy. 

Hence the Love Triangle developed. 

I really enjoyed this aspect of the story, as with everything else, it was beautifully written. Each relationship developed slowly. You could truly get a sense of all their emotions; the love, confusion, and frustration, the struggles and pressures each of them were experiencing throughout their journey. It was very realistic in terms of the growth of a natural relationship, and how they reacted to what was going on in their lives. Throughout all of this, Suzume still enjoyed the school-life of any other teenage girl. She made some amazing friends who were good to her, and supported and encouraged her time and time again. 

Overall, this was a beautiful story with beautiful art work and characterisation. There is so much to love about it. Definitely worth a read.

Katekyo! 3

Private Teacher! 3 - Yuu Moegi

 

 

 

This manga is a must read! It's so beautiful. I'm lost to it. I've actually read the entire collection in one sitting. But I need more. . . please!

Katekyo! 2

Private Teacher! 2 - Yuu Moegi

 

 

 

The second instalment of this manga was as great as the first. The storyline is keeping me intrigued, and I am so in love with the main characters!

Katekyo!

Private Teacher! 1 - Yuu Moegi

 

 

I really enjoyed this manga. The storyline was interesting, and the art work is beautiful. I can honestly say that I will be checking out more of Moegi, Yuu's work 

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Excerpt:

     “I can live with that. The fact that you’ll try for me, is enough.”

 

     Cade’s chest ached at Blake’s words and the emotion in his pale eyes. If he weren’t careful, this male would be his undoing. It didn’t change the fact that he wanted him, though, and always would. He ached for him. “Blake, I need you.”

 

     “Yes, Mon Liege.” Moving back, Blake remained on his knees, casting his eyes downward as he moved into position. “I am yours to do with as you please.”

 

     “Such words, yet you have no idea what you’re asking for.” Cade stood, moving around his male as his body reacted to Blake’s willing submission. “You’d be nothing but a plaything to me. I would use your body, taking everything from you, and I wouldn’t go easy. I’d push you beyond your limits, force you to do things you normally wouldn’t. And then, when I’d exhausted your body and mind, I’d fuck you until you felt, nor knew, nothing but me. Think you can handle that, loup?”

 

     Blake groaned, squirming where he knelt on the bathroom floor. “Yes, Mon Liege.”

 

     Cade had to bite back the groan threatening to escape him. His male was something else, and he wanted him more than he had anyone else before him. “Bien, go to the playroom and get into position. You know the rules. I’ll be there soon.” Without uttering another word, Cade turned and left the room before he gave into his needs and took Blake on the bathroom floor like the animal he was.

 

     A few minutes later, he was standing by the open door, staring down at his new plaything where he was kneeling on the floor, naked and in position. He was so fucking beautiful, and an eager and obedient submissive. It pleased Cade greatly. He wanted to reach out and touch Blake, to praise him, but now was not the time. He was his Dominant right now, not his mate. So instead, he moved to stand by his head which was currently pressed against the hardwood floor. “You know the rules. Repeat them, word for word, otherwise, we stop here and now.”

 

     “I am unworthy of you, Mon Liege. I shall not look at you, nor will I touch you. I speak only when you give me permission to do so. I shall always refer to you as Mon Liege. And if I disobey, I will be punished.”

 

     Cade smirked, he was so proud of his mate, but he wasn’t about to tell him that. Not yet. Without saying a word, he walked past Blake to retrieve two pairs of cuffs from the cabinet. One leather, and the other steel. “Stand.” As Blake moved to do as he was told, Cade made his way back to his plaything’s side. “Bend over and grasp your ankles.” Cade stood at his back, watching appreciatively as he bent over. His ass was bared and open to him. Temptation.

 

 

Release Date: December 1st 2017

 

 

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Book Two in the Series

 

     Welcome to Balls & Chains, a BDSM Club for gay men. Cross the threshold and see the worlds of humans and shifters collide as these alphas dominate, and betas submit.

 

     Past sins have forced Cadeon Rosseau into isolation, his pack turning against him and casting him out. Self-hatred and mutilation made him the male he is today. An alpha in his own right, he prowls the rooms at Balls & Chains in search of the one who will either save him from himself or break him completely. Jaded and alone, he finds it difficult to pull away from the self-made hell which has become his life, until a new submissive garners his attention. . .

 

     Curiosity and a need for adventure lured Blake Copeland to the doors of the famous gay BDSM club. He craved distraction from his monotonous life and had been assured that he would find it there. Little did he know exactly how true that statement would be. Not only did Blake find what he was looking for, but he also left with a slightly unhinged mate in tow. 

 

     Will these two lone wolves find the strength to battle the obstacles in their path and build a future?

 

 

Release Date - December 1st 2017

 

 

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Book One in the Series

 

       Cole Linley is a gay wolf-shifter. In order to appease the Alpha within, he has taken up the BDSM lifestyle and become very experienced. This placates his wolf to a certain extent, but his dearest wish is to find a mate—male, of course. Except, the question is, how to find one in a city surrounded by humans where other wolf-shifters are rare.

 

       Then, one night, he enters Balls & Chains, a BDSM club he frequents, and immediately senses another of his kind. And not only that, it is the scent of a potential mate, Jared Gray. There is only one problem—Jared is collared by another Master.

 

       Jared’s relationship shows all the signs of an abusive relationship. Can Cole get him away from the other Dom and show Jared the delights of BDSM when done properly and what it means to be a beta wolf to Cole’s Alpha?

 

 

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Sian & Lila

Wicked Abyss - Kresley Cole

I am a huge fan of this series, and I love that it is being extended and new characters are being added. I never want it to end. There's nothing worse than when that happens. . .

In this instalment we meet Sian and his fated Queen Lila. I have to admit, it took me a while to get into this, which has never happened before with one of Cole's books. It was all very Beauty & the Beast. And as much as I love that tale, I didn't want to see it in my adult-time reads. Regardless, once the story got going, I couldn't put the book down. As with all the other books there is loads of action, steamy encounters, and sassy/sexy characters. I ended up really liking these two, and Lila is one bad ass fey.

I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. . . I really wanna know what in the hell Nix is up to!

Emmett & Jana

Darkness Torn Asunder (The Paladin) - Alexis Morgan

This was a change from the other books in the series. It didn’t really revolve around the world of the Paladins, or their fight with the crazed Others and treacherous Regents. This instalment gave us a look into the life of a young Paladin who didn’t know he was a Paladin. One who wanted to live a normal life rather than believe that aliens are real and he was born to protect the world from them.

Following his release from prison, Emmett just wanted to live normally. Refusing to join the Seattle Paladins, he finds a job as a barman and falls in love with a feisty nurse who keeps him on his toes. It’s what he wanted, and he’s happy. However, the longer he’s in the area the more the barrier calls to him – driving him insane. This results in some dumb decisions being made, but it’s okay, he works it out in the end.

Shame it takes a crazed Other attack to make him realise where he really belongs. . .

I really enjoyed this instalment. As with all the other books, it kept me captivated. There is enough steamy romance, suspense, and action in this short story to make it a great read. My only complaint is that it was only a novella, and not a full novel. I'd like to see more of Emmett and his transition into the Paladin lifestyle.

Penn & Jora

Darkness on Fire - Alexis Morgan

In this instalment of the series Penn Sebastian finally gets a break! Unable to live his life as he wishes due to a debilitating injury, he’s forced to play watchman to the Paladin’s. Yet following a weird anonymous phone call, he gets the chance to go in and investigate. Turns out that the caller is actually a Kalith female who has an infinity for the rock, and who has discovered a plot to rob Earth of its resources in order to bring light to Kalithans. . . only problem is, it has the potential to destroy both worlds.

Action and suspense ensue as Penn and Jora, with the help of Barak and Larem, try to prevent the dangers brought on by the sickly barrier. And of course, there is the romance, as Jora brings out feelings of protection and love from her handsome Paladin. She makes Penn feel needed, secure in himself, and useful. Now if that doesn’t make for a good read, what does?

D.J. & Reggie

The Darkness Beyond - Alexis Morgan

Finally, we see D.J. get his girl. I’ve been looking forward to this book since I started reading the series. From the beginning, I’ve had a soft spot for hyperactive geek of a hottie, and I felt for him as he watched everyone settle down and his life changed against his wishes.

Enter Reggie, hacker extraordinaire. Having been hired to find the ‘Nightwalker’ she forces herself into D.J.’s life, and against his better judgement, he shows up at her door planning to force her back out of it.

But things aren’t that easy. The corrupt Regents catch wind of her meddling in their files, and plan to use her in their betrayal of the Organisation. This is when things get a little crazy and D.J finds himself in the one place he’d rather not be!

As with all the other instalments, this one is packed with a healthy helping of romance, action, and suspense. It’s a great read that’s hard to put down.

Larem & Sasha

Bound by Darkness - Alexis Morgan

Another great read from this series. I love how the author can keep us glued to the pages with this storyline. It just keeps evolving without becoming uninteresting or repetitive. And it isn't just about the romance. There is a strong paranormal aspect to this book, and as with the others, it is packed with action and suspense. 

 

In this instalment Larmen finally gets to find peace in the human realm. Having been forced across the barrier, he was finding it harder to adjust than his fellow Kalithians. He was met with hostility and discrimination from the guards, and even some of the Paladins. Yet he kept his head held high and fought with everything he was. I really like this character. I also have a soft spot for his woman. Head strong and stubborn, Sasha just seemed the perfect match for Larem. Their relationship had its ups and downs, but in the end true love won out, and they got a special kind of HEA.