4 Stars for New Release: The Brazen Boys Box Set Books 1-4 by Daryl Banner #MM #BoxSet @darylbanner

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Title: The Brazen Boys Series Box Set Books 1-4
Author Name & Publisher: Daryl Banner (Frozenfyre Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: September 6, 2015 – 491 pgs

Synopsis

Enjoy the first four books in the Brazen Boys series in this discounted box set collection. The Brazen Boys are standalone M/M romance novellas. They can be read in any order, and are all available to read FREE with Kindle Unlimited (KU)

*** Contains: male/male sexuality, and adult language ***

CONTAINS THESE BOOKS FROM THE BRAZEN BOYS SERIES:
#1 : “Dorm Game (The Brazen Boys)”
#2 : “On The Edge (The Brazen Boys)”
#3 : “Owned By The Freshman (The Brazen Boys)”
#4 : “Dog Tags (The Brazen Boys)”

DORM GAME (Book 1)

Andrew is the muscular dream boy from Intro to Psych. Michael is the lonely kid desperate for a new roommate. When a class project – and one very reckless decision – forces them together, an unstoppable game of teasing, torment, and pleasure begins. Michael will soon learn that Andrew’s sexual interests are far from ordinary …

ON THE EDGE (Book 2)

It is Derek’s birthday and there’s nothing he wants more than the mysterious, musclebound boy from the website who goes by the name Edge. When an accidental keystroke brings the dream boy to Derek’s house – in the flesh – Derek soon learns he’s in for a lot more than he would ever bargain for in a surprise birthday gift …

OWNED BY THE FRESHMAN (Book 3)

Thomas Kozlowski, the not-so-easily impressed acting professor, can’t get his hot new college freshman Justin Brady out of his head. Sexy bod, killer smile and a taste for taking charge, this cocky nineteen-year-old is Thom’s forbidden fantasy. The professor wants a lesson in getting owned, and the strapping young freshman is all too eager to give it.

DOG TAGS (Book 4)

Growing up, Jesse was lonely, bullied, and misunderstood. Brandon was the scary, messed-up boy next door. When Jesse hears that Brandon is home on leave from the military, he discovers his childhood neighbor’s Army training has turned him into a hard-bodied beast. Jesse can’t keep his eyes off of him. They are no longer children. They have different needs. The summer just became full of possibilities.

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Review

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Dorm Game – 3.5 stars
Michael and Andrew had a somewhat strange relationship. I enjoyed the fact that Andrew made things in to a game, but there was not much in the story.  I was hoping that despite it’s short duration, the story would have been a little more developed. While it was enjoyable for the most part, it just wasn’t my favorite.  I did feel the swirling emotions that Michael felt when Andrew up and left, but that was almost the extent of the emotion in the story.  This was more about the physical relationship than anything.
On The Edge – 4 stars
This was a great story.  My favorite of the bunch.  I loved how the characters connected.  Derek and Edge were an explosive couple. I really liked how realistic the characters were in the story.  Shy, but not so shy that it overtook the story and the way that Edge explained his job was so down to earth.
The way that they met was in a manner that I am sure many people can relate to.  I think that this was my favorite also because the story was about more than how they met.  It was about life.
Owned By The Freshman – 3.5 stars
This story was the strangest for me.  Despite it being a teacher/student relationship, I think the author was trying for taboo. However, I didn’t find it too taboo.  Relationships between teacher and student are not all that uncommon. While Thom was somewhat bitter that he was teaching, it seemed that he realized that these students just wanted to learn – that there was nothing hidden in their agendas.  I think the story was supposed to show how turning the negative around, however, it kind of got lost in the story for me.
Dog Tags – 4 stars
Piano lessons were the way to happiness.  Who knew?  I loved this story.  It was my second favorite in this boxed set.  It was both sweet, but also real.  It shed light on the life of a soldier and how sometimes coming home isn’t really like coming home.  This one, I felt had the most character development.  You were able to see the characters’ past and how they connected back then, and then fast forward to the now and you were able to see how their relationship would grow and change.  Plus, what’s not to love about a strong, alpha male?  Yum.
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Excerpt

Dorm Game (Book 1) excerpt:

His eyes narrow. Andrew looks so sexy when his eyes narrow. Especially wearing nothing but those loose, acid-washed jeans sagged just enough to show the black waistband of his boxers, the brand printed in giant green block letters across it. With a voice as hard and unforgiving as iron, he repeats the question patiently to me. He knows how deeply I’m breathing without even listening. I’d swear he even knows my heart rate, my thoughts. He knows the answer in my jagged sighs and can tell whether it’s reward or punishment I crave. His strong jaw working to produce the words of the question, I’m distracted by the beauty of this boy I’ve let into my life, this boy who drips sexuality. He sweats and I’m horny. He rubs a spot on his shoulder and I’m hard in an instant. I’ve wanted Andrew for so long and now I have him. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, he has me. Fastened to a bed, at his total mercy, it’s pretty fucking clear I’m not going anywhere.

On The Edge (Book 2) excerpt:

I’m distracted so horribly when he raises his arms to throw open my cabinets, his shirt lifting up and giving me an intoxicating peek at his lower back, all the thick muscles curving and pointing and directing and flexing, leading their way toward the obvious piece of fucking Leonardo Da Vinci-caliber art that is his ass.

Owned By The Freshman (Book 3) excerpt:

He’s such a cocky fucker.

You know the type. He’s hot shit and he knows it. Overconfident. Strutting to class, he’s surrounded by his bros. His snug, hot shit clothes show off all the best parts of his body, which is perfectly proportionate and an obvious result of daily trips to the gym—or he’s got perfect genes, which is somehow just as likely. He kicks up his feet in my classroom, sporting his bright red-and-white high tops.

Carefree and above it all, this tool. Even his hair’s cocky, swept up into a proud little tuft in the front. What a cocky shit.

Dog Tags (Book 4) excerpt:

The first channel I come by shows a bunch of shirtless military boys marching through the rain. It’s a movie or a comedy or something, can’t say what it is and, to put it bluntly, I don’t care; the boys are hot and that’s all I seem to notice.

Their muscles firm, their bodies jogging in perfect unison—like they were part of one machine, synchronized, unyielding—I watch as their dog tags bounce on their proud chests.

And each of their faces is Brandon’s face.

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AuthorBio

Daryl Banner is a writer and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology.

He does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Daryl Banner writes science fiction / urban fantasy, M/M romance, and post-apocalyptic fantasy. He cannot wait to hear what you think about his stories and welcomes (and responds to!) all feedback.

Follow him on Facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWriter

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner . He also composes original soundtracks that accompany some of his books. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

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