Sunday, November 18, 2012

*** Adult Series *** The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture (The Flesh Cartel #1) & The Flesh Cartel #2: Auction (The Flesh Cartel #2) by Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau Book Review

In this first installment of the exciting new psychosexual thriller, The Flesh Cartel, orphaned brothers Mat and Dougie Carmichael are stolen in the night from their own home. Taken to a horrifying processing facility, they are assessed, microchipped, and subjected to unspeakable brutality—all in preparation for sale to the highest bidder.

In a world where every person has a price, the beautiful and subduable PhD student Dougie is highly prized. His brother, a rough-edged MMA fighter, is less desirable—and potentially too dangerous—but he still has his own appeal.

Abused and locked up under round the clock surveillance, with no idea where they are or even why they’ve been taken, escape seems impossible, which leaves staying together their only hope. And after being separated once by the foster system, they'll do anything to keep it from happening again. Anything at all.

(Publisher's note: This title contains material some may find objectionable or trigger-inducing, including explicit violence, non-consent, and forced incest.)

Please note that Amazon has removed this title from their site for "content violation." It is still available at a number of other retailers and the publisher's website.




First I want to give you some background on this new series. This new series by Riptide Publishing is called Serial Fiction where there is several Novella's to the story. I have to say that this idea is totally brilliant because it keeps the reader on the edge of your seat and needing more and wondering when the next Novella is coming out.

In Capture we meet the Mat and Doug Carmichael. These brothers are all each other has in this world and Mat the oldest one will do anything to protect his younger brother Doug. So Mat fights in the ring for money so he can support Doug so Doug can go to school and not have to work. Doug is working on his Masters degree and trying to take care of Mat when he gets home from fighting but as Mat being the oldest does not allow Doug to take care of him.

As Mat is fighting he is getting his ass kicked in the ring and he realizes that he is going to have to do something because no money means Doug will worry and that Mat does not want. He wants Doug to focus on school and nothing more. But this fight is taking him to the brink and as Mat loses this fight all he can think about is Doug and what will happen when he goes home all battered and bruised. But what Mat does not realize is that someone has been watching him and Doug and when he gets home he is in for the surprise of a lifetime.

Doug is at school and he can't study so he decides to come home early and wait for Mat to come home after the fight. What he gets in return when he goes home will scar him for life. He is home and showering when he hears the door. He thinks it is Mat coming home early but when he gets out of the shower he is met by several men in black. He is scared to death and has no idea what is going on but he soon finds out that they are there for and it is him. What happens next was shocking to me as I read it because they rape and beat Doug and force him to do unspeakable acts with other men. Yes you read right men on men sex and sexual activities. I will say this if you have a weak stomach DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The story gets in depth and what unfolds can only be described as scary and horrific. Doug will have to learn to do unspeakable sexual acts in order to survive and Mat will take sexual abuse and batter in order for Doug not to have to suffer. This is a compelling beginning to this serial fiction and I can't wait to see what happens to Mat and Doug. This novella had me crying and cringing and wanting more.
In episode two of The Flesh Cartel, the dark purpose behind Mat and Dougie Carmichael’s abduction is revealed. Though Dougie is protected from the worst of the guards’ brutality, he’s disgusted to find himself halfway to broken—despairing of escape and terrified of pain. Mat holds onto hope despite repeated rapes and beatings, but threats toward his brother teach him well to lay aside his pride and pick his battles carefully.

Worn down by days of unrelenting fear and abuse, Mat and Dougie are packaged and marketed with the same ruthless efficiency as any consumer product: Dougie the prettyboy twink, Mat the rabid pit bull. They are led to the auction block as the showpiece of the house’s collection.

Mat would rather be beaten to death than play the role of obedient slave for sale, but Dougie, desperate not to be separated from his brother, strikes a deal with the pitiless Madame who runs the auction house and controls both their fates. It might just be enough to keep them together—slaves, but together—assuming Mat even wants to be after Dougie fulfills his end of his deal with the devil.

(Publisher's note: This title contains material some may find objectionable or trigger-inducing, including explicit violence, non-consent, and forced incest.)




In this continuation to The Flesh Cartel this second serial is Auction. In Captured we read about Mat and Doug being kidnapped and being brought to Madam. Madam is going to make lot's of money from Doug and Mat. She has decided that they will be sold together as a pair because Doug has begged her to keep them together. Mat and Doug have suffered lots of sexual abuse at the hands of the guards and Mat wants to protect Doug at all costs and what he does is remarkable and can only be described as a brothers true love. Mat is forced to take a night stick up his anus because they want to hurt Doug but the can't touch his anus on his mouth. They refer to the brothers as "HOLES" because they have holes that can be fucked.

Doug decides he is going to cooperate with the guards so they don't hurt him. So everyday all day he gives blow jobs and acts like a drone in order to stay alive. At one point Mat and Doug decide they are going to die because they rather be dead then living and dealing with the things they are dealing with. In Auction they are primped and prepped to be sold to the highest bidder. Then Madam asks to speak to Doug alone and she warns him not pull any funny stuff when he gets out there on the podium to be sold. She asks him if he can take fucking and sucking off over twenty men and Doug agrees as long as they don;t hurt Mat. She agrees but when he is screaming from the sexual torture they put him through Mat loses it and gets lose and beats the hell out of the men.

Doug had promised the madam that they would behave and he is worried about what is going to happen to him and Mat know that Mat has beaten the shit out of the men. It does not matter because they have a buyer and the buyer has his own plans and that is to divide and conquer. Mat and Doug are going to be separated in order to break them down and the new master has his own agenda in mind and that is he wants Mat more the Doug. He will take care of Mat and Doug will be brought somewhere else where he will have to fend for himself.

Lord this series is really twisted but it is like a train wreck where you can't walk away you have to watch. Well that is what this series is a train wreck just waiting and watching and wondering what is going to happen to Doug and Mat. Plus I am so excited I don't have to wait long for the third book because it comes out in January 2013.

MEET THE AUTHORS Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau
M/M erotic romance author, freelance writer and editor, sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, proudly pervish. I'm a twitter addict (@rachelhaimowitz), and I blog every M/W/F at Fantasy Unbound. To learn all about my current and upcoming projects, please stop by my website. I love to hear from folks, so feel free to drop me a line anytime at metarachel (at) gmail (dot) com.
Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town NB, Canada. She now lives in the rugged oil-patch frontier of Northern BC with her husband, an Irish ex-pat whose long work hours in the trades leave her plenty of quiet time to write. She has a degree in History from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in British and Irish studies; much of her work centred on popular culture, oral folklore, and sexuality, but she was known to perplex her professors with unironic papers on the historical roots of modern romance novel tropes. (Ask her about Highlanders!) When not writing, you might catch her trying to explain British television to her newborn daughter or standing in line at the local coffee shop, waiting on her caramel macchiato.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I honestly haven't read an intense m/m novel, it scares me! Tiffany Reisz introduced me a bit and it's actually good but I don't think I'm ready for an all out story just yet.