REVIEW: My Brother's Keeper by Denise Kendrick and R.D. Solange from Dark Eden Press

Title: My Brother's Keeper
Author: Denise Kendrick and R.D. Solange
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Publisher: Dark Eden Press
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Genre: Yaoi
Publication date: November 2007
Rating: Carnal
ISBN: Unassigned
Length: 75,867 words
Format: e-book

Ciaran: blond, tall, pretty. A man who for the last fifteen years has believed his twin dead. He's lived a life of comparative comfort with the Vash family who adopted him after he was found ill from a broken leg.Now he's seen a photo in a newspaper and is sure it's his brother, but his family refuse to help him find the man to prove it. So Ciaran sets out on his own to do just that.

Malik:rugged, dark fraternal twin to Ciaran.Steel forged in a hell run by Kava, where slavery and male whoredom are a normal way of life.Personally trained by Kava as a pleasure slave, then turned into a soldier, then judge, Malik feels betrayed and abandoned by Ciaran and wants to make him pay. Unfortunately (or fortunately ) for him, he finds that some bonds can never be broken.

I must say that this was for me a difficult book to review, but probably not for the reasons most people might think. My Brother's Keeper deals with two very sensitive subjects: slavery and twincest.The slavery can be placed in context with the world in which the tale is told, but the twincest is an issue harder to place in any context, however I found myself unable to condemn any part of it.

Denise Kendrick and R.D.Solange manage to accomplish this feat by placing less emphasis on that aspect of their relationship and more on the twins simply surviving the situation in which they found themselves; that of staying alive. The sex scenes are still incredibly erotic, giving mental visualizations which made me grin like a loon. I found this an intriguing story with enough twists and turns to keep my eyes glued to the pages, while trying to figure ways to help the boys
escape the clutches of an evil maniac. It is a superb read. So good reading and great fun to all of you.

About the Authors: Denise Kendrick is a thirty-something living happily in New England with her two cats, AwesomeTown and Jack. She thinks the internet is the greatest invention since sliced bread and is also very much in favor of all household appliances. Happiest reading and
writing western boyslove and erotica, she also enjoys tinkering around with websites, mulling over the law of attraction, and daydreaming about retiring to an island paradise populated almost exclusively by cats and cabana boys.

RD Solange is a writer by night and mild mannered marketing manager by day. She's a big fan of shanghai noodles and the color amber. She drives a green car and can often be found enjoying the sunset over the ocean on weekends she doesn't have to do the laundry. She has a wild and untamed taste in music, which is only barely eclipsed by her book collection. She's the number one fan of her co-writer and hopes one day to be able to write 'teh pRon' on a full time basis.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you! What a great review! Denise and I are flattered by your words. We know it's not a subject matter that very many people will tackle, so we're always very appreciative to people who took a chance.

    Plus, we're just tickled pink for the review! :D

    Thanks again!!


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