"There is No Escaping Your Destiny"

Captured and injured with his best friend dead beside him, Gaven's life is about to take an unexpected turn. His captors tell him that he is the son of a great Masarian Warrior, despite the fact that he has been raised by the enemies of the Masarians. To further compound his horror and confusion, Gaven is told that he has been given to Vlad for training in both combat and the ways of love between men.

Disgusted and frightened, Gaven does whatever he can to try and escape the fate assigned to him. Will Gaven find a way to flee back to the land where he was raised or will he be forced to endure a life unlike what he has imagined or desired?

I really enjoyed Owens' warriors. They are strong, masculine and practical. There was a tremendous amount of story in this relatively short book. I would have enjoyed another 50 or so pages to describe more about Vlad's character. He is incredibly fascinating.

All in all, I enjoyed the world that Owens created. Of all the characters, Gaven is probably my least favorite but the powerful Vlad as well as many of the other characters are so lovable that I forgave Gaven's shortcomings.

I really hope that there is a continuation of this story as I would love to know how things turn out for Gaven. Owens really gets the male/male dynamic in a way that is sexy and masculine. Overall, this is a quick and exciting read that leaves you wanting more.

Reviewed by Erin Kennedy
Posted October 15, 2009


When the Masarians attack Gaven's people, they are defeated and Gaven himself is taken captive. By a man claiming to be his father. It turns out his entire life has been a lie, and now his 'father' will give him into the hands of another man to indoctrinate and train him. Gaven vows he will never shame his people by giving into the Masarians' way of loving other men.

But Vlar, the legendary warrior to whom he has been given, has other plans. The blood-drinker is determined to have Gaven and to make him yield.

Genre: LGBT Fantasy Paranormal
Length: Novella

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, dubious consent, male/male sexual practices, violence, voyeurism.

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by J. C. Owens

Loose Id
August 1, 2009
Available: August 4, 2009
ISBN #1596329556
EAN #9781596329553
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