Title: Branded (Gold Warrior #1-2)
Author Name & Publisher: Clare London (DSP Publications)
Publication Date & Length: January 19th, 2016 – 451 Pages
Maen is a Gold Warrior, an elite defender of Aza City, respected by his fellow soldiers and favored by his imperious Mistress for services both in and out of the bedchamber. His loyalty and commitment are unwavering until he recruits Dax, a captivating and challenging Bronzeman who, despite his youth and inexperience, seduces Maen with his fierce hero worship. When they’re captured by enemies of the City, Maen risks everything to save Dax: his position, his faith, and even his life. But he loses his lover to the rebels and upon his return to the City is stripped of his rank.
In Aza, where a soldier’s only lawful devotion is to the City and his Mistress’s pleasure, the disgraced Maen is placed under the watchful guard of the arrogant Gold Warrior Zander and relegated to preparing a Royal History for the new Queen. But his discoveries cast a new and shocking light on the past and threaten to stir revolution in both citizens and rebels. With the help of the lively and inquisitive scribe Kiel, Maen initiates a chain of events that will change their world forever—and offer him the chance to regain both his honor and his heart’s desire.
So I want to start of this review by saying I really loved this world the author created in this book!
This was a long book and there were parts that did drag for me a little bit. Without going into too much detail and giving away any spoilers there was also a few parts in this book I honestly was just not a fan of.
But I did really like how this author wrote these characters and a lot of this story! There was steam in this book along with some M/F scenes also. Which to be honest threw me of this story a little. I loved the two MC’s together which I have to say they were so good as a couple. I am really trying to not give away any spoilers so I will leave this review with..
I thought this author did such a amazing job with the detail in this world and making me feel like I was really there with the characters as I was reading this book! Yes there were parts that dragged and some I honestly was not really a huge fan of but other then those parts I really liked this book!
Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
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