The Brotherhood 12

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The Brotherhood 12

Believe it or Not

Genre: Paranormal/Erotica - M/M

To be frank, I'm not sure what this was about. I phased out after the mind numbing tedium of the first ten pages. Something to do with a friendly demon re-uniting soul mates separated by several lifetimes so that they could have a great BSDM orgy and thereby heal the poor cramped soul of the sap who didn't believe in magic. (Because we all know that there's nothing better than a bout of spanking to heal the trauma of watching your lover die.)

The writing style is dull as ditch-water - has the writer never heard of 'show, don't tell'? The cutesy device of having all the demons/immortals/talking hearts etc speak like modern high school students robbed them of any wonder or magic they might have possessed. But it was at least better than the dreadful attempts at pseudo-historic speech in some of the flashbacks. The 'master' half of the soul bonded duo is a self-satisfied git of staggering unpleasantness, and I would probably have rated it 1 if I didn't know that the whole 'd/s, fascinated struggle, humiliation and reluctant surrender followed by hot sex' combination is a bullet-proof kink for some.

If that's the case for you, and the idea of mixing it with magicians and demons sounds like your ideal recipe, then it might be worth checking out. But for me, no, I can't remember when I've been more bored.

Book Blurb for The Brotherhood 12

Harrison prides himself on only believing in what he can prove -- with solid, scientific fact. He's spent much of his career as an academic professor debunking urban myths, legends and mythology, so he's used to people writing angry letters to him. When he receives a letter from someone claiming to be a mage and offering to prove it to him, he's surprised, amused, but also intrigued. He's game, he decides, but there's a catch: Harrison will have to pay a visit to Amour Magique and make his way past otherworldly guards to meet Martin in his lair.

Harrison's only after the subject of another publishable article. But Martin surprises him. Not only is he handsome as the very devil, he also seems to take a reciprocal interest in Harrison.

It's a shame that Harrison thinks Martin is a fraud, and Martin thinks that Harrison is a blot on the paranormal community -- especially when you consider that they can barely keep their hands off each other. And the sex is positively incendiary.

The question isn't magic but love, and the choice is set before them: believe it or not?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: homoerotic sex, BDSM, spanking.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2007 1.50