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A Frequent Traveller's Guide to Jovan by Senna Black The adventures of Valentin and Cassius, who face traitors, tyrants, bandits, femmes fatale and manage to prevent roughly as many wars as they start — all in service of the Empire. More or less. Can either be read on line or downloaded. A very interesting series with two brothers as the main characters. One is debonair, charming and very keen on women, his younger brother is a soldier and prefers his own sex. That they also happen to be the Uncles of the Empress makes life very... complicated  at times. Good world building and character development make this well worth reading.
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Reifu Rising by Becca Abbott Loki was an ilthiyan prince, one of the vampire race who existed uneasily with the humans on the planet of Gaia. In the middle of a hunt on human lands, he captured a spirited young human male. Sid was a thief and an outcast, and to be captured by a vampire seemed only the latest misfortune in a life defined by them. But Loki decided to keep Sid instead of kill him and that decision would thrust them both into a whirlwind of treachery, intrigue -- and love. An interesting read, but violent and brutal in parts. The relationship between Sid and Loki is unequal at first and very non con. I think the things that kept me reading was the plot, the constant hints of intrigue and mystery plus the slowly developing real relationship between the man and the vampire, and Loki's shame at finally understanding how badly he had treated Sid. Mind you, I could have done without the whorehouse scene. Generally I enjoyed the other characters involvement, particularly Misha and Gabriel, but found the ending rushed. The epilogue was bittersweet while the reveal at the end left me wishing the author had given us much more information about both Gaia and the Ilthiya's past.
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The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek Imprisoned for 'inflammatory writings' by the totalitarian Theocracy, shy intellectual Ashleigh Trine figures his story's over. But when he meets Kieran Trevarde, a hard-hearted gunslinger with a dark magic lurking in his blood, Ash finds that necessity makes strange heroes... and love can change the world. I came across a list of Fantasy books/novels featuring gay main characters. I followed up this one and it was free on line. It's a mixture of a western with magic,  a harsh totalitarian religious state, fantasy and romance. Of the two main characters Kieran was fascinating while Ashleigh/Ash took time to grow on me, possibly because I struggled to imagine a 6' plus man blushing and acting quite as naively and wimply as he is first described. Generally a very interesting and rewarding read. I'd like a sequel.
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Captive Prince by freece Damen is the true heir to the throne, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of a rival nation as a pleasure slave I've been reading this regularly updated WIP for some time now. It has many readers and appears to be very well know, read this fanlore wikki review for a flavour. As the review says, the summary doesn't do the story credit, it's not a typical 'pleasure slave' story (although don't ask me to define typical :-)) it's so much more than that. Well worth a read.

Note, this is no longer available on line as it is now in print, however the page is still up and you can get a 'feel' for the book from the comments etc.
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Undesirable (A Vampire Novel) by velvet mace At the height of the Cold War, vampires came out of the closet and staged a coup to save humans from destroying themselves. All the Vampire protectors wanted in return was a simple monetary tithe and, of course, blood. But not George Handle's blood. He tastes foul. Maybe. Possibly. Okay, that might be a lie. Shit. Getting home from a business trip becomes very hard when every vampire around is suddenly after your skin. I read this fascinating original novel with great excitement. It was intriguing, different, fast paced and very well plotted. I really fell for George and was intrigued by Jeffrey. I wanted George to prevail, somehow and I could hardly wait to see how the author was going to finish the story. She didn't disappoint.
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