Brothers in Atlantis, a gay novella

December 8, 2015 in adult, Adult LGBTi

Join Brother Robert on his journey to the underworld where a whole different way of life awaits him with other brothers. And he does get to Atlantis with more pleasures to await him.

 

Ebook $5 plus postage – Michael

Kindle $2.95  Amazon

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Review by Tony Parsons:

Will Brother Williams (leader) accept Brother Robert?
Who are the Atlantisites & what do they stand for or believe in?
How many other Brothers are there?

Warning: This book is for adults only & contains extreme violence, adult content or expletive language &/or sexually explicit scenarios.
It may be offensive to some readers.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written graphic gay erotica short story (book). It wasn’t always very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish, but never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of very unique/colorful characters to keep track of. There didn’t seem to be much of a story line, & not enough description of the Brothers to please me. I’m strictly heterosexual but it has nothing to do with GLBT?. I worked with that clientel for 10 yrs. That said I will rate it at 3/5 stars.


Review by Milando:

Decent story but fails at living up to the expectations – 3 stars
The story is quite decent, in fact a bit too decent to be called erotica. I have read a lot of erotica books and even though I am not gay, they have all managed to make me horny at some point of time or other. But not this one. I enjoyed it as a weird tale mixed with action, adventure and a little fantasy, but unfortunately, unlike Robert who “had a wonderful orgasm” I cannot say the same for myself. The language is too poetic and style too ornate to really fit into the erotica genre. That said, the story is otherwise enjoyable and in fact certain dialogs and expression would resonate quite well with men who have not been laid for years (like for example, 40-year old virgin man).

“How much seed had he given up this night?”

“I’m very tired. I think I have ejaculated five times at least and I hope my seed is finding a worthy recipient.”

Both these expressions would resonate with any virgin man who has masturbated for too long without any chance of getting real sex; to him his masturbation seems like a never-ending act of wasting precious life source. It also tells you how hard the life of a monastery priest is (although these days, hardly any priest remains celibate for long) if he follows the strict code of conduct as laid down in the rulebook. All throughout the story you can feel the desperation and excitement of Robert who has been denied the pleasures of a conjugal life for so long that all his pent-up feelings are suddenly crying for a release. It is a somewhat humorous and occasionally edifying book on sex life, but as far as erotica is concerned, it fails miserably, for me anyway. The ending was also somewhat predictable and anti-climactic.  …

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Most common questions about surviving emotional abuse…and the answers for men

December 8, 2015 in adult, Adult LGBTi

Chapter 1.Introduction, Chapter 2.Unsatisfactory Relationships, Chapter 3 Confrontations, Chapter 4 Signs of Abuse, Chapter 5 Mindset, Marriage and Relationships, Chapter 6 Healthy Relationships, Chapter 7 Staying in a Healthy Relationship, Chapter 8 Forgiveness, Chapter 9 Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Chapter 10 Solutions, Bibliography

Chapter 1 Introduction

Anger: When we were small we expressed anger because we were tired, hungry or wet. Anger can be a good thing as it helps us to fight or flee a perceived attack. Thus we have a trigger, our interpretation of the trigger and our body’s response. I will refer to your partner or friend as feminine and if you are in a same-sex relationship, change it to masculine. Our partner’s/friend’s behavior can be changed. Her thoughts and beliefs can be changed. The bodily component can be changed. The triggers can be shown.

Questions: What is happening just before the abuse occurs? Where is it happening? How is it happening? When is it happening? Why is it happening? That is what this book is about. You will be asked questions which may or may not relate to you every time. We will look at anger, abuse, harassment and whether they are related…

Available from Michael as an ebook for $5 or http Amazon for US$2.99

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Review by Masi Nouu

In this day and age, unfortunately…emotional abuse in relationships has become more rampant and commonplace than ever. (Dates are) not as bad as living day and night with someone who abuses you physically and mentally, and continue living with that person year after year. …(doing) so takes a toll on their mental health and dims their self-esteem. 

…There are not many books which focus on men – books which focus on a cuckolded husband. Suggestions are given on how you, as a male, can cope, using a questionnaire.

If you are facing emotional abuse regularly from your partner but don’t know what to do about it, then this book offers you some simple tips and techniques on how to get out of such an emotionally abusive relationship…

Highly commended for all men, those who are already in abusive relationships as well as those who are looking for a partner…

5 stars

Review by Joey Kaye:

 

“This is a great read. It grabbed me from the start to the finish as it’s discusses and explains different contexts of emotional abuse and progressively gives practical, sustainable solutions. I found this really interesting. Not only is this book helpful for those that are aware that they are subject to emotional abuse, but also to those that may not realise that they are. Also, it is a really interesting read from a neutral perspective for those that are not experiencing any emotional abuse because it is educational and principles can be applied to other walks of life and be used to identify any friends or family that may need support and how to provide it. I would definitely recommend it.”

 

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Adult

December 8, 2015 in adult, Adult LGBTi

Frack off: Trouble in the High Country and the Kimberley

January 11, 2015 in Adult LGBTi, Lower Secondary, Science

Frack off: trouble in the high country and the Kimberley

 

This is a story about fracking and it is also an LGBT story with some nuns thrown in. Together they are united in their opposition to fracking and the danger to the water table. In both blockades, friends band together and “Lock the gate”. The main character is teenager Willow who lives with her mother, Julie, in the high country of Victoria. They solve the case of the missing bulldozer and driver with the help of their dog, Rusty. He comes with them to Broome but not to the blockade. Suitable for teens.

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Dedicated to the Yulleroo camp 70 km north of Broome, who are united in their opposition to a fracking consortium. In particular, Mick and Dan who have spent months at the camp, to save the Kimberley water table.

Available in paperback (A5) $15,  $20 – A4 plus postage, $5 PDF copy now avail, and Kindle at US$2.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Frack-off-Trouble-Country-Kimberley-ebook/dp/B00T2TS1BA

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Review #1

Enjoyed reading this book.

ByAnne N.on March 27, 2015           4 stars

Format: Kindle Edition

If you are the kind of person who enjoys just about any kind of story, this is a good book to read! It’s a very unique story filled with characters from different walks of life. Gives a good moral to readers too. A good book to make us realize that cooperation, unity and humanity is not about sexual orientation.

Review #2

Frack off by Andy Chamberlain – 4 stars

Something for everyone!

This is an astonishing short story in that it touches on such a range of subjects. Any one of them can generate passionate opinions, but taken together – phew! The writer manages to combine LGBT issues with the contentious subject of fracking. Throw in some of the characters striking gold in the back yard, some tales from the Nunnery, a bit of home schooling, and the mysterious disappearing bulldozer – and you get some way towards the many parts that make up the whole.

What’s so interesting is that the writer presents this eclectic mix with a kind of homely gentleness, the flavour of this story is indeed cosy and humorous as the book description says. All of the characters seem to maintain a cheerful determination as they work out their gender identity and sexuality, whilst making sure that there’s breakfast and dinner for everyone in the anti-fracking group, and Rusty the dog still gets his walk. Indeed, there’s a kind of practical directness about this story which seems to reflect the Australian psyche.

A busy, slightly chaotic, homely and rather lovely tale of every day green campaigners and LGBT folk from the Kimberley, working it out, Aussie style.

Review #3

This is a young adult book, so as an older male adult, I cannot necessarily relate the way a young person might be able to. The title indicates that the story may provide some incite into the controversial practice of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for oil and natural gas.  However other than highlighting a few groups in Australia that formally protest the practice, there is no real insight into the practice discussing its benefits or its harm to the environment.  Fracking is almost incidental to the story.

There is more said about the normalcy of lesbian and transgender issues than fracking.  The book does an admirable job of portraying lesbians and transgender people as just everyday folk living, working and loving.

The storyline itself is rather light with no real beginning, or ending.  It is more like an “art film” that picks a random period someone’s life and does a good job of relaying events during that time.

… Much of the vernacular and setting would be appreciated by those living in or familiar with Australia so others with less understanding of the country may get confused by those specifics.

Brian Borgford
Canada

Review #4

Nov 05, 2015 Constance McKee rated it 4 of 5 stars

This is an interesting, apparently semi-autobiographical, novella. I particularly enjoyed it because it describes a great deal about life in Australia—fascinating to an American who has never had the pleasure of visiting the continent. The primary focus is on protests against fracking, but the story also touches on LGBT issues, Aboriginal issues, a missing bulldozer, gold digging, Girl Guides, homeschooling, nuns, and NaNoWriMo/self-publishing—all told through the perspective of a 14-year-old girl. It’s quite a ride! 

 

Review #5 – Larak

I believe that with a little change here and there this short story could be transformed into a powerful mouthpiece for ‘save the water’ campaign in OZ. Anyway, jokes apart, I like the story because it is humorous. The prose style is excellent. The formatting was just too plain for me but it doesn’t matter, at the end of the day, content is all that matters. The setting is quite simplistic, although it does change at times because the two lesbian women in the novel hop from one place to another.

One of the women is a writer and I could connect with her even more after the mention of the Nanowrimo contest, in which I take part now and then. I am a struggling writer too and the story helped me get my lost inspiration back. Overall if you want a nice, cozy and humorous country story then this is for you. Suggestion for the author: some extra page breaks in-between the chapters and a different formatting for the chapter headings would help; additionally, this has the potential to be converted into a full blown novel (frankly the story left me wanting for more).

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Alternative beginning:

We had a ceremony with an aunt and her girlfriend when my periods started. We danced under a full moon around a big bonfire. It was awesome. I pretended I was Hiawatha and stomped and pranced to my heart’s content. If this was womanhood, it can’t be all bad. Little did I know that pain would strike two months later.

Pastor Landon

30/10/16