My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon
eBook ISBN: 978-1-937551-75-9
eBook release: Apr 1 2013
eBook formats: pdf, mobi, html, epub
Word count: 24,400
Page count: 93
:::10 FLAWLESS STARS:::
SEASON TWO FINALE
This has become my most anticipated read, I can not wait for each new installment.
I fear Ms. Haimowitz and Ms. Belleau could stir up a tall glass of Kool-aid and I would heartily glug it down. Truly, I have drunk their juice, smoked their brand of hallucinogen and have signed up for duty on their spaceship. I guess I’m as much their slave as Mat and Dougie are Nickolai’s. Can anyone save me?
In the season finale of The Flesh Cartel: Fragmentation, Nikolai sets into motion his plan to break the bonds of brotherhood between Dougie and Mat. Time and again, Mat and Dougie have proven they’ll do anything to stay together, anything to spare the other misery or pain. To sever that thread, Nikolai plots a strategy more cruel and clever than he’s ever employed before. And to pull it all off, he enlists the help of a willing accomplice: Mat.
You see, Mat and Nikolai have come to an understanding. Or rather, Nikolai has come to understand what makes Mat tick. How to wind him up. How to make him stop. And how very much he’s willing to sacrifice for his brother’s happiness.
But Mat is still a loose cannon, and there’s no telling how Nikolai’s plan will unfold. One thing’s for certain though: Nikolai never fails, and with Mat’s cooperation or without it, Dougie will be his.
For season two’s finale Dougie and Mat are finally reunited only to bring an absolute end to their brotherhood. The question I find myself asking is; who was it harder for, Dougie or Mat?
I’ve accused these two authors of everything from; torturing me, to tainting me, to tempting me, to tantalizing me. Through their flawless writing they have truly figured out a way to get control of my mind and force me do things (like read about the deepest forms of brutality) that I would never do in real life. Oh wait, this is real life. Well, there is no way I am turning back now.
Mat - So strong. He is asked to do the impossible, does it, and then he’s punished for it.
Push him away. You have to push him away.
Dougie - Pliant, flexible. His ability to adjust/conform should help him. His intelligence knows better.
He could do this, he realized. He could be what Nikolai wanted. He could choose to be. Wasn’t that its own kind of power?
Nikolai - Always honest. True to his word and patient. He makes sure you understand why he has to do these things. He is the best at what he does, you see. He is also one of the most brilliantly drawn characters I have ever read. Ever!
Nikolai smiled, victory pulsating through every artery and vein. In these tiny moments, however brief, he was a god.
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
The Flesh Cartel #5: Wins & Losses
The Flesh Cartel #6: Brotherhood – Season Finale
**Per Riptide Publishing - Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: explicit violence,non-consent
**Fair warning, this is NOT MM Romance. This is a psycho-sexual thriller which includes rape and torture. Please proceed with that in mind.
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I sincerely thank Riptide Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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