Book Title: O Deadly Night: A Dark MM Charity Anthology
Authors: Nicholas Bella, E.B. Burns, AbriannaDenae, Elouise R East, Taylor J Gray, Mandy Greenwood, RorieKage, Leigh Kenzie, Davidson King, Claire Marta, Faith Ryan
Cover Artist: Teased by Antonette
Release Date: November 15, 2022
Genre: Dark M/M
Themes: Dark content featuring holidays. Includes topics from mafia to erotic BDSM and more. Content warning for some pieces include non-con, dub-con, torture, murder, and potentially other dark elements.
Heat Rating: This will vary. Some will be 5 flames.
Length: approx. 165 000 words
As it’s an anthology, some stories may end in a cliffhanger
Sometimes the happiest season of all is hiding the darkest secrets.
Twinkling lights and festive songs are in every shopping center and on every street corner. But what lurks in the dark alleys beyond the main street decorations? Who hides behind the joyful enthusiasts with a dangerous bah humbug attitude?
Join eleven dark MM authors as they explore the darker half of the holidays while also spreading cheer and support to LGBTQ youth.
*O Deadly Night is a Dark MM anthology with all proceeds to be donated to The Trevor Project.
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This box charity anthology comes with a warning of triggers and dark subjects. I strongly suggest you heed them. I have no such triggers, but these books are truly dark and deadly and most I was unable to read. I apologise for that, but they are just the wrong side of dark for me.
I did read and finish 2 of them though, and one I enjoyed immensely and the other was. . different. . .still on the very edge of my limits but I did finish it.
Slay Ride, by Davidson King. Mason is saved from an attack but his saviours are not all they appear to be. Gabe and his brothers have rather ambiguous morals, but when you find out WHY they have these morals, you get it, totally. And when Gabe and Mason really talk, about their past, and things are revealed, it makes you go. .OH!!
And then. . . we are left hanging! Because this ends on a cliffhanger and I need some closure for these two, for ALL the brothers, I hope this short story spawns a series.
4 stars for Slay Ride.
The other book I finished, was Little Tree, by Taylor J Gray. Now, this one pushed my limits, right to the end.
It carries a lot of pain for Mattie but he IS a pleaser and he wants to please Kellan. HOW he does that, really surprised me, and the end surprised me too! I would have loved to hear from Mattie cos only Kellan gets a voice but I might not have liked to hear what he had to say when he was all trussed up.
This also ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and I really want to, but not sure I can, read more of this couple.
I gave this story 3 stars because I wanted Mattie.
Overall, because I only finished 2 stories, but started them all, I will give this set 3 stars. It really does push boundaries, and if you can read them, please do. I'm sorry I couldn't.
** same worded review will appear elsewhere **
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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