Friday, February 1, 2013

Flesh Cartel 4 - Consequences by Rachel Haimowitz

The Flesh Cartel #4: ConsequencesThe Flesh Cartel #4: Consequences by Rachel Haimowitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Available at: Riptide Publishing
eBook ISBN: 978-1-937551-73-5
eBook release: Feb 4 2013
eBook formats: pdf, mobi, html, epub
Word count: 18,900
Page count: 75
Cover by: Imaliea
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Per Riptide Publishing:
Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: [non-consent]

Fair warning, this is NOT MM Romance. This is a psycho-sexual thriller which includes rape and torture. Please proceed with that knowledge in mind.

THE BLURB: In episode four of The Flesh Cartel, Mat and Dougie Carmichael begin their training with their new master, Nikolai, where they both learn the meaning of servitude . . . and of consequences for their choices.

For Mat, destined to be trained but not broken—to always fight but never win—life with Nikolai is suffering stacked on suffering. Nikolai pushes him to the edge but not over; he must never lose the hatred in his eyes. Dougie, on the other hand, is fated to love and crave service. For that, Nikolai must teach him the pleasures of a pampered sex slave, but training a straight man to revel in his gay captor’s touch is no easy feat.

As if the challenges Mat and Dougie face aren't difficult enough, one last complication remains: before either brother can submit fully to Nikolai, they must first give up their strongest, most powerful loyalty: their dedication to each other.

THE WRITING

So here's the thing. You're not only reading about the characters being controlled; YOU are being controlled. Many times throughout this series I've found myself thinking, "ah ha, I see what's going on here," only to find I was being played. Damn authors! Just know, if you're reading these books you're offering yourself up for manipulation. If you're willing, it's sublime.

THE CHARACTERS

Nikolai -
We'll practice everyday, Nicolai had said. To comfort him? Threaten?

Dougie -
"But...but he doesn't know what I've done here. Does he?" Such sweet insecurity.

Mat -
"Please," Mathias grunted out. "No more lessons today."

THE STORY

In this episode Dougie is his own worst enemy. Mat is just so fucked. And Nikolai is, ughhhhh, indescribable.

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This is a serial release:

First Season - Damnation
The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction

Second Season - Fragmentation
The Flesh Cartel #3: Choices
The Flesh Cartel #4: Consequences

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I want to thank Riptide Publishing for providing me with an advanced copy (eARC) of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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