Imprisoned by Desire by Calandra Hunter

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Series: Previously Published as a series: Taken, Tamed and Saved

Author: Calandra Hunter

Genre: Paranormal/Magic/Kingdoms/BDSM

Length: Novella (50 pages)

Publisher: Calandra Hunter (November 9th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

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Blurb: When Tristan is taken prisoner by the Dark King, he expects to be tortured for information about the rightful Prince Dareon and his rebellion.

But the Dark King doesn’t question Tristan. He wants to make him his new loyal pet. Soon, Tristan enjoys the pleasure of being spanked, humiliated and taken by another man. 
He tries to stay loyal to his friend and rightful heir, but the Dark King is seductive and knows exactly what exquisite delights Tristan’s body craves. 

While the Dark King is determined to make Tristan his, Prince Dareon is 
determined to free him. Tristan is torn between the two men. Can Prince Dareon satisfy his newly awakened desires, or will Tristan stay with the Dark King and serve him as his devoted pet? 

Tristan must summon all his courage to find his own happiness, and that of the man he loves. 

This 80,000 word erotic romance is intended for mature readers. It contains scenes of gay sensuality and gay bondage and domination.

Imprisoned by Desire was originally published in serialized form under the title Imprisoned by Desire 1: Taken, Imprisoned by Desire 2: Tamed and Imprisoned by Desire 3: Saved. It contains the complete text of the series, but has been corrected and revised. All characters are 18 or older.


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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: The writing is smooth. There is plenty of action, suspense, and erotic BDSM scenes, but not a lot of layering here. 

This book combines a bad boy king who likes to capture beautiful men and make them into obedient pets with a stubborn and loyal submissive who longs for his Prince, but can’t resist the Dark King. Often times the king tires of his tamed submissives and casts them off, but the Dark King sees something of a true submissive in Tristan and vows to make him his own personal pet. It’s a bit of Stockholm syndrome. Through starvation, deprivation, uncomfortable living conditions, then reward, and discipline, the Dark King finally breaks Tristan, or rather awakens him to his desire for domination and sexual displays. Just when Tristan is resigned to his fate, and begins to feel his loyalty build for his captor, Prince Dareon sweeps in to save the day and rescue Tristan from the Dark King.


As they set off to escape the Dark King’s recapture, Tristan feels his loyalty is divided. He’s always felt love and loyalty toward Prince Dareon, but the conditioning, the sexual encounters he experienced with the Dark Prince leave him yearning. No to mention the magically locked cuffs and collar that the Prince and their cohorts need to find a way to remove.


The most intriguing part of the story for me was not the capture and taming of Tristan by the Dark King, but rather the way Tristan fought the King’s pull, and the way Prince Dareon got over his anger over what happened to Tristan, and what the Dark King took from them both. He turns a new leaf, grows a spine, and they both overcome the evils of the Dark King. Actually, I felt a bit sorry for the Dark King by the end of it all!

His Prize Possession: Tales of Pleasure and Domination

817qMUzPRiL._SL1500_Title: His Prize Possession: Tales of Pleasure and Domination

Series:  N/A

Author: Cherry Dare, Isabel Dare, Calandra Hunter, Lyla Luray, Dawn South

Genre: BDSM/Dubious Consent/Anthology

Length: Anthology/Short Stories (83 pages)

Publisher: Cayenne Press (October 29th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Five smoldering tales of gay submission and domination! Five best-selling erotica authors bring you their hottest gay historical stories of desires that cannot be denied.

From ruthless sultans, cruel emperors, and barbarian war chiefs, to captive warriors, arrogant princes, and thieves caught in the act, some men must dominate…, and some men must submit.

83 pages of sizzling sensuality! These stories are available only in this collection.

“Captured by the Sultan,” by Cherry Dare. A tale too hot for the Arabian Nights! When a young jewel thief is captured in the sultan’s bedchambers, the sultan makes him an offer: he can face the consequences for his crimes, or he can spend one night doing everything he can to please the dominating sultan!

“Caught by Scylla,” by Isabel Dare. A beautiful but arrogant prince sails too close to the lair of the legendary Scylla. The monstrous being’s slick tendrils caress the humiliated prince everywhere, while an entire ship full of sailors watches!

“Bound for Pleasure,”
by Calandra Hunter. When the Roman commander Titus is captured by barbarian war chief Brinno, Titus uses his body to barter for his freedom. Titus thinks his only desire is to escape, but will he change his mind when he experiences the pleasures of submission for the very first time?

“He Whom the Gods Love,” by Lyla Luray. Hades, the god of the underworld, burns with frustration while his wife Persephone is away. So his lusty brother Poseidon arranges an encounter with a gorgeous young man, Lysander. Pierced by love’s arrow, Lysander experiences his first time in Hades’s powerful arms!

“The Emperor’s Pet,” by Dawn South. When Cornelius is imprisoned by the Roman emperor, he finds solace in bonding with the other captives. But they must all publicly perform for the emperor’s pleasure… and Cornelius’s new friends must break him in!

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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: As most anthologies go, there are always some stories that stand out more than others do. As a whole, this was a worthwhile read, but two stood above the others for me, Bound for Pleasure by Calandra Hunter and Captured by the Sultan by Cherry Dare.

Bound for Pleasure is a sure winner just because it features a Roman warrior and a barbarian, I mean, come on sexual tension and reluctant submission turned hot passion! I can’t blame him for not wanting to escape after those hot encounters! And everyone loves a fairytale prince, or sultan, and he’s wicked smart too! Tempting a tricky and elusive cat burglar into his bed is easy and sexy in the end!

All the stories seem to contain the usual light-hearted, sexy BDSM fare, with the exception of Caught by Scylla by Isabel Dare. Being captured by a sea monster, a scary tentacled molestation turned orgasm filled encounter…that one was one of the most creative yet not quite convincing scenes for me! I pondered that one for quite a while afterward!

Fun short reads to put a grin on your face and a flush on your cheeks.

Enthralled by the Viking by Calandra Hunter

3c4a50bb92d4d97832e742bc1fc40ee5b890721aTitle:  Enthralled by the Viking

Series: N/A

Author: Calandra Hunter

Genre: Gay Erotica, Historical, Medieval.

Length: Novella (32,970 words)

Publisher: Calandra Hunter (June 25th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate (they have sex one time but it’s explicit.

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: Harold wants to rescue his sister who has been taken by Vikings. He needs help from Sigurd, a Viking who has settled in England.

Pretending that Harold is Sigurd’s obedient thrall, the two venture north to find Harold’s sister. As their journey progresses, Harold finds his attraction to his new Master growing.

He tries not to let his confused feelings distract him from his quest, but with Sigurd enjoying Harold’s role as thrall as well, that soon becomes difficult.

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Reviewer:   Anna

Review:  Calandra Hunter’s story begins with Harold, a young Englishman, approaching Sigurd to ask for help in finding his sister, kidnapped by Vikings. A Viking himself, Sigurd will have no trouble blending in with the people who took the girl, but Harold will have to pretend to be his thrall during that time.

Except for a few grammatical mistakes, Hunter tells us a great story about a young man’s love for his sister and his courage to find a way to save her, even if it means he has to submit to a different people’s rules. With Sigurd’s help, Harold ends up discovering a new culture and awakening his sexuality.

This is a really good short story for anyone who likes happy endings and a slow built to the romance and sex. The only bad thing about Hunter’s story is that, in the end, you want to know how Harold and Sigurd continue their relationship when faced with a life in a country that frowns upon homosexuality, and how will Harold explain to his parents that he doesn’t intend to marry anyone.