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Demons are of course nothing than fallen angels And before the fall Lucifer Morningstar was the most beautiful of the angels and the most beloved of God Over the millennia demons have gotten a bad rap in every mythology and in every culture Tempting humans into sin and into evil—but what is sin? What is evil? And good wouldn’t be possible without evil The editor of Wings Subversive Angel Erotica proudly presents the flip side—hot erotic tales of sex with demons that not only will arouse your nether regions but will also stimulate your intellect


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    Edit Flash Sale August 24th 2019 on the Bold Strokes Books web storeDiscodemius by Jerry L WheelerRaising Hell Demonic Gay Erotica is the counterpart to the earlier anthology Wings Subversive Gay Angel Erotica both edited by Todd Gregory Looking at the evil in this book and let's be honest evil can be sexy is also fun on than one occasionDiscodemius is the first tale in the collection and it's full to the brimstone with snappy dialog a twisted concept and a hapless fellow who thinks conjuring up a demon just to be entertained is something that could possibly go well for him Sometimes I read stories that are just so different that I wish my brain would work on a similar level but then I realize that half the fun is in being so surprised by the facets of the story and I decide not to fly into a jealous rage This story is one of those times Toss in some great music this is one of the few times I've ever been able to completely 'hear' an entire song while reading a story some time travel and some unexpected learning about love and what's worth fighting for and you end up with a wonderfully well told tale and a big grin on your face The demon in uestion Discodemius is pretty much a thing of literary beautyLoki's Boy by Jeff MannCase in point the next story in Raising Hell has captives a different sort of hell and demons from a viking era That it's Jeff Mann spinning this wonderfully evocative and tightly bound story of erotica from a different era with such deft strokes won't surprise you since I assume you've been listening to me for the past few weeks months and years If you haven't been listening to me and hello welcome to my blog then I'll restate it again nobody does erotica with edgy BDSM overtones like Jeff MannThat we're revisiting the viking mythology here is just icing on the cake The companion volume to Raising Hell is Wings and in that volume Jeff Mann's story also dealt with the viking life Or afterlife actually Either way it gives the two stories a one two punch and I found myself rereading them both to contrast the two themes I'm not sure I've read any tales that seem to capture that sense of the visceral viking world uite like these two and that's intended as the compliment it isBrimstone by Dale ChaseI've made no secret of Dale Chase being the first author to draw me in to the western setting The grit dust and sweat as well as the verisimilitude obviously born of a great deal of research always stuns me Historical fiction is a mystery to me likely because of such a terrible lack of history training in my academic careers but if I might abuse a phrase I know what I enjoyBrimstone will clue those in the know to a specific time and place by virtue of its name alone The demon in Chase's tale is visiting this famous piece of western history and interacting with a particular duo Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday This story has an amusing twist which I won't ruin here and made me smile It also reminded me that if you enjoy Dale Chase's westerns you owe yourself a visit to a particular novel Wyatt Doc Holliday's Account of an Intimate FriendshipOne Night Then Another by Max ReynoldsGabriel is a young man trying to educate his way out of a sualid piece of the city and building up funds to pay for the classes turning uick tricks He tries to avoid his alcoholic mother his abusive brother and wishes very much that they and the whole council building they lived in would just go up in flames He meets a hot man on the dance floor who takes his mind off his troubles by filling it with lust instead and things take a turn for the darkerThere are two seductions going on in this story One is the obvious lust inspired seduction that Gabriel finds with the stranger The other though is the seduction of having an easy way of getting rid of the dirty parts of his life and turning his back on those things he wishes would just go away Both play out in an eual tempo and the end leaves you in little doubt of both satisfaction and the cost of satisfactionThe Truth in Your Eyes by Joseph Baneth AllenOne of the fun things about this collection is how it's the twin of Wings Many of the authors have tales that touch upon or form a kind of mirror to the tales from this other collection and this story has exactly that feel to it and the two tales make a fun bookend on an interesting worldThe story here between the sweaty bits is one of a demon with a love of kitties potentially getting in over his head and definitely getting in over his very human lover's head with a group of people who seem bound and determined to do them ill That the demon is trying to be a good guy and evolve is one thing that might throw a wrench or two into the mix but setting up bombs and potentially harming cats makes it personal Involvement is rarely such a fun mix of sexy and bloody though Reading The Truth in Your Eyes made me go back and re read The Hate Patrol from WingsThe Priest's Redemption by Jay StarreOn first glance this seems like a story with a few usual suspects closeted priest internal doubts and a desire that has made the priest cast out someone for whom he felt too much But when a priest on a mission in Africa starts attempts to cast out the demon possessing a young man the demon speaks of the man's desires and soon the priest is desperately trying to hold his mind and his faith against the oncoming surges of tantalizing seduction the demon offersI liked the twisting of this tale which leaves the reader guessing right to the end whether this tale could possibly have a happy resolution for everyone or anyone Starre brings a feverish and dark edge to the sweaty almost hallucinatory trial of the priest Solid and sweaty readFamiliar by Nathan SimsA second high fantasy styled story in the Raising Hell anthology Familiar tells the story of a demon hunter who finds himself bound to a demon the resulting gift being the very definition of a double edged knife In a world where the demons are tearing through the flesh of the soldiers though he is now powerful enough to make a real differenceBut is that worth his soul?I loved the dark feel of this story and this world and would love to revisit the characters therein While it's self contained and the erotic content is set to a high burn the narrative isn't lost because of it and the sense of wanting from the character and setting isn't one of incompleteness I'm just greedy Maybe I can convince Nathan to tell us all The Lustrum by William HoldenIf you've been paying attention you'll know why I crack a William Holden story with my spine ready to shiver That Holden will spin a tale that captivates is a sure thing but whether or not the story will head somewhere dark and disturbing isn't always the case but it's a good bet So when I got to The Lustrum I assumed the reader's crash positionMeaning I turned on a bright light and got ready for a potentially sleepless nightJoining a recently dead man as he stands as a ghost over his lifeless body and his grieving partner the story opens with death but soon a shining figure in white appears and this is as good a time as any to remind y'all that Lucifer himself was an angel once and that his name does mean lightWhat follows is a man who tries to make sense of death life a potential second chance and the crushing knowledge that the ever after might not offer eternal salvation but there's a real chance at eternal pleasure but at what price? The erotic in the story scorches nearly as hot as the Hell that might be waiting for someone who makes the slightest misstepCreepy moody sexy and oh so classic HoldenYou've Got the Eyes of a Stranger by Mel BossaOkay so a demon in the form of a cat trying to ruin the life of at least one human Maybe not the tale to show my man to swing him over go the cat side of the debate But what the Bossa tale costs me in terms of feline campaigning it makes up for with a sweaty sexy story with rising tension toward what might be the demon's successThough trapped in the form of a cat as the launching point for his evil plan the demon in uestion has what he thinks is a full proof plan No one hurts each other like lovers and these two men are ripe for causing each other pain The ultimate destination though zigs where you thought it might zag It's cleverSatan Takes a Holiday by Jeffrey RickerAh Satan He works hard and sometimes he just needs a freaking break from it all It's difficult work to keep all those souls in torment and even with a hardworking assistant she's worked every weekend for a millennium what with it being hell and all sometimes a time out is reuiredThus begins Jeffrey Ricker's awesome and awesomely funny and sexy story This story gives us the ultimate fallen one in a kind of fun jaunt and when a lovely young man catches his eye wellWhat Satan wants Satan Wait No Didn't Satan wanting things lead to trouble last time? Of course if he's not careful You Know Who might pop in for a visit and that will definitely be interestingImp by Trebor HealeyThe next story in Raising Hell is Trebor Healey's Imp Trebor's tale is to my mind the most uniue of the tales told in this collection Here we get a fully formed mythology around the imp character who is telling us of his affairs here on Earth Not exactly erotic the connection the Imp forms is one feeding on the energies created by his mischief and his struggle with a young man in a time and place where mischief just wasn't enough to bug him This young man's inability to be bothered by the Imp was to the downfall of than one and there's a winding twisted path to get thereIt's unsurprising how poetic and full of mythology this story is it is after all a Trebor Healey tale and yet it remains accessible and as I grew and frustrated with the Imp I really wanted to smack him around the reality of just how well Healy had spun me into his prose was obviousDuel on Interstate Five by Felice PicanoThis short sharp shock of a story ties up the tales in Raising Hell on a futuristic note It's a solid piece by Picano who does spec fic with such a lovely edge to it and a tongue in cheek road warrior feel to it as wellIn an era where actual ground cars are barely used any and the roads are a somewhat wild place an impromptu challenge between drivers with unusual stakes can develop Told with a fun and slightly future feel lexicon the story vibrates off the page and you can smell the burned rubber


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    for Necessary Evils Anders found a young incubus and tried to help him by introducing him to his lifestyle and other incubus in the hopes that this young uns and another friend will be able to build a pack of their own Not sure I liked how Anders did it but it’s wonderful getting a glimpse of what his triad’s been up to


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    Got this anthology because of Necessary Evils by Nathan Burgoine naturally I thought about it for a long time but eventually gave in Not sure it was the smartest move since I'm not big on demons sigh I should work my way through the rest of the stories I think I will EventuallySo Necessary Evils yeah? Anders tells this story again Fun sexy demon totally into guys and currently living with a witch and vampire Sounds pretty awesome if you ask me And once again I was smitten with Anders This story didn't focus so much on their triad but on another young boy about to turn into a demon Anders spots him and decides to take him under his wing showing him the demon ways and so on I loved it Once again the story was just too short though Also I'm a bit disappointed that there was almost no Luc again and not nearly enough sex I mean it's labeled gay erotica but there was hardly anything erotic about it So yeah If I'm being honest I'm uite bummed about that


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    Not as good as it could have been I bought this to get my hands on a particular short story Necessary Evils by 'Nathan Burgoine And I went looking for that story because it promised and delivered to fill in the hole in the storyline in the full length book Triad Blood I read the other ones because having spent the money I was curious about the rest The first few stories were decent enough but as the book went on not so much were to my liking One or two took things in a horrific direction and there were a couple including the last one that I wondered why they were in the book at allI'm glad to have read Necessary Evils but I doubt I'll go looking for the other stories unless they get collected together in their own right