Friday, January 25, 2013

Slave to Chaos

Author: Nikki McCoy
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781781842027
Genre: {M/M/M} Paranormal BDSM Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Because Shayne is so powerful, he’s feared by the others of his kind. At the age of twelve, he was forced to destroy one of his future mates, the God of Chaos and his mother, the Goddess of Night. Now six years later, he’s nineteen and struggling to come to grips with his fractured life. His remaining mate, Collen, won’t claim him and Shayne doesn’t understand that Collen has problems of his own.

Chaos didn’t die but he’s stayed away to keep Shayne and Collen safe from the powerful half-god/sorcerers hunting them. The years watching them from afar have been painful and he wants nothing more than to be with his mates. When it becomes obvious staying away isn’t the answer, Chaos returns but regaining their trust isn’t easy. Can these mates find a way to survive the ones hunting them and can they find the happiness they desire?

Slave to Chaos is the latest release in Nikki McCoy’s Keepers of the Gods series. This is part of an ongoing series and the books should be read in order.

Shayne, Collen and Chaos are all interesting characters but vary in age and life experience. Shayne, the submissive, is the youngest but most powerful and needs a firm hand, but until Chaos’ return, hasn’t gotten what he’s needed. These three have an intense mate bond but have lots of baggage and there’s the whole half-god/sorcerer problem too. That means along with trying to work through individual conflict and straightening out their relationship, teaching Shayne to submit, love, anger and sizzling hot sex, they have to survive powerful people trying to kill them. As you can see, the author has given the trio a lot to deal with.

I enjoyed seeing the characters from the previous release and particularly like Shayne’s new friend, Gianni and his secondary plot line with Marc. Gianni’s personality is nicely fleshed out giving him a sense of realism I appreciate.  Be aware there’s plenty of sex scattered throughout the book, consensual and otherwise, so take the reader advisory seriously. *spoiler alert* The abuse Gianni suffers is very real. The pacing is fast for the most part but there are a few places it dragged a bit.  Check the author’s website for the next release.

Reader Advisory: This book contains M/M/M ménage, BDSM scenes including explicit sex, graphic language, graphic violence and one scene of rape

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