Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Over The Mountain of the Moon

Title: Over The Mountain of the Moon
Author: Reiko Morgan
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-257-7
Genre: {M/M} Samurai
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Tetsuya Matsuyama, a male courtesan, is doing his marketing when he becomes embroiled in a confrontation with an abusive drunk. Observing that Tetsuya is unarmed, samurai Jin comes to Tetsuya’s rescue. It is a meeting that binds Tetsuya and Jin’s destiny together for a lifetime.

Over The Mountain of the Moon is an extraordinary action-packed love story. The plot is well written with a swift pace, displaying deadly sword combat along with sinister plots of greed. The setting is feudal Japan. The love scenes illustrate the incredibly sensual ambience that enhances the period. The main characters are exceptionally convincing, demonstrating an absolute love for each other. Jin is a highly skilled admirable warrior on an honorable quest for justice. He is also a considerate man with uninhibited passion for Tetsuya. When making love to Tetsuya, Jin speaks in lyrical expressions, coupled with lavish touches providing the ultimate pleasure to Tetsuya’s erogenous zones. Jin feels guilty for exposing Tetsuya to danger, yet cannot bear to be separated from Tetsuya, who is his soulmate.

Tetsuya is an intelligent young man with a quiet calming demeanor and well aware of his lowly status. Tetsuya is skilled in the arts of giving sexual pleasure; for years he performs the duties necessary for his survival with dignity. He accepts that he is not equal to Jin in class status. However, Tetsuya chose to follow Jin as well as stay with him as long as Jin desires it, discarding his own happiness.

Over The Mountain of the Moon is packed with vibrant emotional essentials that transport the characters into existence for the readers. Reiko Morgan has created a magnificent saga that I thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this impressive, heartwarming romance to all male/male fans.

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