Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Flesh Cartel #3: ChoicesThe Flesh Cartel #3: Choices by Rachel Haimowitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Available at: Riptide Publishing see release date below
eBook ISBN: 978-1-937551-71-1
eBook release: Jan 7 2013
eBook formats:  pdf, mobi, html, epub
Word count: 18,800
Page count: ~67
Cover by: Imaliea
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First Season:
The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction

Second Season:
Begins with this book #3.

Attention Per Riptide Publishing:

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes:

explicit violence
non-consent


This is a psycho-sexual thriller, not a m/m romance. Please proceed with that in mind:


One of my updates described this as a "speeding bullet" and holy hell it is. Each episode has just, flat out, been one hell of a ride. This speeding bullet will hit you hard with pain, torture, mind fucks and god, this underlying gut-twisting need for these guys to hang on. It's like you know you'd already be totally gone, but Dougie and Mat just can't lose it...not yet. Then, at the same time, losing it would be the best kindness they could get.

You WILL feel these books, these characters, this crazy intensity that doesn't slow down for one minute.

THE CHARACTERS
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They killed me and I'm a ghost and this is limbo, and they sent me here for hurting my own brother.


Dougie - A PhD grad student isolated with only his devastating guilt for company, he is being prepared to meet a psychological master.
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...and it didn't escape him how fucked-up his worldview had become when the thought of being claimed by his new owner was something to look the fuck forward to.


Mat - The Fighter. His endurance is his worst enemy; then he meets Nickolai, who plans to teach Mat to endure...everything.
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Nikolai preferred transformation and ascension to brute terms like "breaking,"


Nickolai A fucking, twisted fuck. Who's character is this? Rachel, Heidi? Damn, I know I hate this guy, without question...but....
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THE STORY

Out of the fire, into the frying pan. Yeah, that about sums this one up.

THE WRITING

Again, if a story with this level of intensity wasn't written perfectly, it would be a glaring problem. In my opinion, this is written perfectly. In fact, beyond perfect. The hidden, twisted mental turns just kept screwing me to my chair. I want/need to look away but I can't begin to put this series down. Bring me more.

The title, Choices, seemed innocent enough, heh. The next is Consequences Holy hell!


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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A very sincere thank you to Netgalley and Riptide Publishing for providing me with a early release version of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

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