Dark Captive Anthology: Manlove Edition

Doris O'Connor; Angelique Voisen; James Cox; Pelaam; Michelle Graham; Lea Bronsen; L.J. Longo; Kai Tyler
Dark Captive Anthology: Manlove Edition
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Publisher
Evernight Publishing
Release Date
May 2016
ISBN
9781772338607
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Everyone has a dark side...

Dark Captive is an exclusive collection of dark erotic romance stories featuring alpha men with fierce sexual appetites. They'll stop at nothing to get what they want. And they have their sights on one man. Possessive and bold, these heroes give their conquests exactly what they crave—to be taken … to be owned. Any resistance offered will be tested, but in the end love rules.

Kidnapping, abduction, and sexual slavery are just a few of the titillating taboo themes in this hand-picked manlove anthology.

Be Warned: m/m sex, BDSM, forced seduction, spanking

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Sep 06, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
188 people found the following review helpful
DARK CAPTIVE: MANLOVE EDITION is a compilation of eight MM stories from some of our favorite BDSM authors. All of the stories have a centralized theme involving kidnapping and non-consent but what results is pure decadence as we are witness to some scintillating taboo scenes that will result in nothing less than a happily ever after. Granted, getting there is most of the fun.

Described as dark erotica, some of the alphas in these stories are the type of men that chances are, when you see them, the hairs on the back of your neck rise and you suddenly want to be anywhere but here. Others would fit right in at a political fundraiser. They all have a bit of darkness in them and it's through the light in their submissive counterparts that reminds them that they're truly alive.

To borrow from Doris O'Connor's story, All the men "simply oozed leashed aggression, and dominance" and that's exactly how we like it.

LIKES: While the stories have generalized themes, they're unique. Each story is well told with incredible interactions between the two men. The respective internal dialogues helped to keep the stories moving and the intent clear. The interactions between the characters, particularly the battles of will (there are many) and the eventual coming around. The happily ever afters helped to soften the darkness in the stories.

For those who enjoy stories with strong male characters, taboo BDSM, and scintillating interactions, this was a great read and admittedly, I devoured all of it. More, please.
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Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Jan 09, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
121 people found the following review helpful
With eight authors providing selections for the DARK CAPTIVE ANTHOLOGY: MANLOVE EDITION, the only thing I knew before reading was the stories shared a common "dark" theme.

Although I had only heard of one of the authors before, this anthology gave me a renewed appreciation for writers in the m/m genre.

Doris O'Connor gets the first spot with RANSOMED, which sets the tone for a steamy interlude featuring a kidnapping. What set this apart was the instant attraction between Perry and Danny.

COLLECTING HIS DEBT by Angelique Voisen continues the dark theme with a man called The Debt Collector who rescues Carter from a terrible beating. This story was my favorite not only because of the intense chemistry between the characters, but also the fresh storyline.

James Cox sets the stage for a jailer/prisoner storyline in I LOVE THE WAY YOU HURT ME. Once again, this story stands out for the intensity between the characters. There's plenty of drama in the midst of the spice.

Of the contributing authors, the only one I had read before was Pelaam. In SHANGHAI, readers get a look at Noah's second chance at love. There is a solid BDSM theme running throughout the story.

Michelle Graham, Lea Bronsen, L.J. Longo and Kai Tyler all have stories in the anthology, helping to create a phenomenal reading experience.
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