Friday, March 11, 2011

Jill Knowles, Concubine

Title: Concubine

Author: Jill Knowles

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones


Sub-Genre: Futuristic, Fantasy

Keywords: Bondage, Tethering, Gagging, Exhibitionism, M/M

Length: Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-587-6

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC


Reviewer: Elizabeth Hyder


Scholar, captain...war prize. Prince Kael of Korai is stunned when his father gives him to an enemy warlord in a desperate attempt to salvage Korai’s reputation. With his country’s honor at stake, Kael resolves to submit to Warlord Taren’s every debauched whim.

But life in Zandria isn’t anything like what Kael imagined. Instead of pain and cruelty, Warlord Taren seduces Kael until the bewildered prince craves his Master’s every intimate caress. As he sinks into the decadent, sensual life of a concubine, Kael makes a powerful enemy, one who wants him removed from Zandria by any means necessary.

Betrayed by his body, trapped by his honor, Kael must learn to trust his Master or get them both killed.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to bondage, gagging, tethering), dubious consent, exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices.


Once again, Loose Id delivers beautifully on another trope. The prince-turned-slave trope is one I've always enjoyed, and I loved the author's use of demons here. It added a little twist and some mysteriousness to the usual storyline, making it less typical but still enjoyable.

I did not enjoy the sex scenes as much as I wanted to, which is what kept this from being a four stone review. They weren't bad, but they weren't as hot as they could have been considering the content.

The cover is absolutely gorgeous, bright and colorful and full of life in a way I don't often see on covers for this genre! The editing is also good; I didn't catch any stray typos or anything like that.

Overall, a good book and I will probably be seeking other books by this author to review.

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