tasting ‘roar – bound by leather’: jen’s choice

Roar: Bound by Leather by Mychael Black & Shayne Carmichael

The Blurb:

In the world of werewolves, to harbor submissive desires is looked upon with disdain. To be gay and submissive is a double threat. To satisfy his craving, Nathaniel seeks acceptance at a BDSM club…and is quick to receive it.

Master Raphael’s interest in the beautiful wolf is quite obvious to the club’s clientele, and it isn’t long before the two are paired for play. Yet, Raphael isn’t known exactly for monogamy. Could Nathaniel turn him into a one-man, or one-wolf, Dominant?

Why I bought it:

I’m fascinated by BDSM in romance and this blurb caught my eye.

Dislike/like (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ At 10,000 words, there was not a heck of a lot of story to sink your teeth into. It really only left an aftertaste and with it the sense there will be a sequel. If that’s the case, I’ll prob’ly be buying it to see what happens next. In other words, the approach worked. *sigh*

Like~ I quite like the premise of a paranormal which dealt with an omega werewolf who is both gay and submissive. It is a bit different and has lots of potential. There wasn’t a lot of world building/setting in this short other than what the reader learns through Nathaniel and through Raphael (strangely enough since he appears to be human) so hopefully there will be more in the next story… if I’m right about a next story that is.

Dislike~ The kid works up the nerve to join a BDSM club, finds a Master during his first visit (*doublesigh* I know. A little easy.) and said experienced Master decides not to give into the pretty’s submissive needs straight away, but makes love to him instead?? There is a why (not spoiling it any more than I already have), still the BDSM voyeur in me was NOT happy.

Like~ At this early stage, I’m quite liking the characters. Nathaniel especially seems like a smexy, sweet little sub and not the least bit twink-ish, which is a nice change.

So, what I think:

This is something that fans of these authors will snatch up. It may also interest those intrigued by the paranormal/BDSM lifestyle mix.

For those not wanting to get invested in yet another mini-series, you may want to give this first one a miss and wait and see how the series develops.


‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to. Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.

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8 Responses to tasting ‘roar – bound by leather’: jen’s choice

  1. Tracy says:

    Raphael “appears” to be human? It doesn’t actually say? Interesting. And you say that he’s interested by the wolf – does he realize what Nathaniel is?I think I’ll take your advice and wait on this one – although I am a sucker for shifter stories…as you know. 🙂

  2. Kris says:

    No? Really? You like shifter stories, Tracy?? I would never have guessed. ;)I’m assuming Raphael is a human. I’m not sure whether it says yay or nay for sure, but he definitely is familiar with lycans and their culture because he and Nathaniel have a discussion about it and it comes up (haha, very punny) again during the smexing.When I read the next one, I’ll let you know how it goes.

  3. orannia says:

    Ohhh, this is tempting…but it is frustrating to read such short stories, especially if it is obvious that a sequel is coming. Adn I like shifter stories too 🙂

  4. Kris says:

    Orannia, I will add you to my list of who to talk to about the second story. 🙂

  5. Jenre says:

    Hmmm. I’m not sure I’m convinced I’ll like this. Pehaps I’ll wait until the sequel comes out and then I can read them both together.That cover is truly awful.

  6. Kris says:

    *adds Jen to list*You have a problem with the dog-human head, Jen??

  7. lbgregg says:

    JL Langley has that were omega shifter D/s nom nom nom in With Caution. Have you read that one Kris? I can’t figure out why I don’t have you in my google reader.WHY??Off to repair that!lb

  8. Kris says:

    See this is why I like virtual friends because they either pimp or remind you of reading goodness. I have read “With Caution” LB, but had forgotten all about it! Now I feel like re-reading the whole series… Do you have any idea how many reviews I’ve got to do for Wave?! Dammit LB!*sigh*

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