- Loose Id
- Release Date
- January 2010
- Book 1 of An Uncommon Whore
LGBTQ, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic
"As a general rule, you won't find the love of your life while you're on your knees under a table."
-- Helios Dayspring
Pasha is a slave, whoring for travelers at the most dangerous bar on Warlan. He has no memory, no future of his own, yet deep inside Pasha knows that that he is meant for better things. The day that Pasha spots the dangerous pirate in the bar, he knows that he mustn't let the stranger slip away, regardless of what he must do to attract his attention.
Captain Griffin Hawke spent the greater part of a decade searching for his lost king, only to find Helios Dayspring crouched between his knees, swathed in the robes and shackles of a whore. Though he is appalled by the downfall of his king, the hardened officer finds himself falling for the allure of the sensual creature who has taken his place. Returning Helios to his position on the throne is the only right thing to do, yet Griffin knows that in doing so, he risks losing his lover forever.
"A whore is a whore is a whore, unless he's something else completely. I guess I must be an uncommon whore."
-- Helios Dayspring
Publisher's Note: This book contains male/male sexual practices.
Dec 20, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
149 people found the following review helpful
How would you feel to not remember anything but the present? Would it ease your mind or would you always want to know what happened in the past?
Pasha knows he's an uncommonly handsome sex slave and that there was a past. He just can't remember it. During one of his sexual servitudes, being pimped out by his master, he spies upon a man that he desperately wants, but doesn't know why. This man is a scarred ship pilot named Griffin. Griffin is a desperate man, trying to keep his people together while keeping the hope alive. His hope is to find his missing prince, who was once a beloved lover. By sheer chance, he buys the veiled Pasha for the night. Griffin's prayers are answered; Pasha is his long lost Helios. Helios remembers nothing.
I totally enjoyed this story. Helios and Griffin are totally hot together. Learning about the terrible subjugation of Helios was sad yet kind of hot. It reminded me Joss Whedon's Dollhouse series, just a bit. Learning about this world kept my interest going. The hot sex between Helios and Griffin had me aroused quite a bit. The give and take Master/slave undercurrents really turned me on. Helios is so sexy in his submission. He's the perfect sex slave, able to please any man or woman. He is so much more and as we learn more about Helios, it breaks my heart. To take a warrior who's a nation's hero and turn him into a sexual slave to be used and abused had me crying out in outrage. How dare they? I wanted to hunt down the offenders as much as Griffin.
Not all is what it seems and Ms. McBride keeps my attention riveted as each new piece of information is revealed. The conspiracy, betrayal and attempted genocide is depressing and horrific. A nation decimated by greed and hatred is sad as we see the results of tortured children. Anyone who can torture children deserves a special place in hell. I'm so involved and invested in these characters that I'm moved to tears as I read about the aftermath of destruction after Helios was captured. I learned there is a second story and I can't wait to read it.
I recommend this story to m/m lovers who enjoy sci-fi slavery twist. This is a happily for now story with dark undertones.
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