Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Slave Dance by Samantha Cayto

What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

Quiet and steadfast, Emil has remade himself from botanist to chef. Taking care of people is what he does best. He hates having to fight the war with Dracul, but his loyalty to his captain forces him to do no less. Unlike others of his species, he has formed no intimate bonds and has no intention of doing so. That way lies sadness. He takes his pleasure from feeding those he loves, content with his destiny. That is until he runs into an abused boy who needs more than a good meal.

All turning eighteen means to Jase is that now the man who he is forced to call Master can abuse him publicly. A victim of sex trafficking, Jase only knows one way of life-brutal submission to whichever man claims him. When his Master joins Club Lux, it’s more of the same until he finds himself in the hands of its strange chef.

Circumstances force Emil into a new and frightening role and Jase into the arms of a scary and unfathomable Master. Emil is worse than any man—or so Jase thinks, when Emil’s alien nature comes out. Jase wants to be a good slave and Emil frets about saving Jase from himself. While they try to find their way, a vicious crew member begins to terrorize Boston. Now Emil fights on two fronts—the scariest being that he will fail Jase.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of drug use, violence, and sexual abuse.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Samantha Cayto is escapism at its best. When in the mood for something sultry, slightly naughty, and not too stressful, the author is my go-to.

Slave Dance is the third installment of the Alien Blood Wars series. I suggest reading the series in order. Not because it would be especially difficult to follow along, but simply because there is a thread weaving the titles together.

Emil is the cook at Lux, a specialized nightclub featuring BDSM, run by his family. Emil is a member of a group of aliens that landed on earth, who have since tried to acclimate into society as it evolves over time. They are blood-drinkers, who have the ability to reproduce in a way that most who read MM would call MPreg, but it has a different twist with the 'queen' of the hive and the ability to evolve in order to ensure they don't go extinct. The world-building develops over the series, but it's not too heavily laced in each book.

Connecting all the novels, Dracul, who disbanded from their 'family,' is stepping up his attacks on Boston. The suspenseful plot takes a slight backseat to the romance, angst, and steam.

Emil isn't one to be called master. He doesn't understand the concept, even though he lives in the club and cooks for their people.

Jase and his master show up at Lux. Jase just now reaching the age of maturity. At first, they all believe he is playing the role of slave not realizing it's Jase's reality.

The angst and tension revolves around kind and compassionate Emil taking an instant shine to the wounded Jase, who has all but accepted his fate as living a short life.

This novella manages to have a slow-burn vibe, because Emil and Jase's story builds over the pages, not diving straight into erotic territory. While smoldering, this is one of the least steamy novels I've read by this author. Not a criticism, just stating a fact.

Highly recommend this series and the author, especially most of the titles in her backlist for those looking for an escape, with taboo subject matter and a science fiction twist.

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For reviews & more info, check out our Blood Dance post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Dangerous Dance post.

Samantha Cayto is a Boston-area native who practices as a business lawyer by day while writing erotic romance at night—the steamier the better. She likes to push the envelope when it comes to writing about passion and is delighted other women agree that guy-on-guy sex is the hottest ever.

She lives a typical suburban life with her husband, three kids and four dogs. Her children don't understand why they can't read what she writes, but her husband is always willing to lend her a hand—and anything else—when she needs to choreograph a scene.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Slave Dance (Alien Blood Wars #3) by Samantha Cayto to read and review.

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