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Monday, November 7, 2016

One-Handed Reading


If you are looking for something to read that is a good, hot time, I am going to recommend a series of erotic novels by Zack (aka Roger Kean and Oliver Frey) called The Boys of Imperial Rome.  Currently, the series consists of three volumes:Deadly Circus of Desire,The Satyr of Capri,and Wrath of Seth.  Set in 108 AD, these novels are a highly readable mix of history, mystery, political intrigue, and guy on guy action.  It's as if The Hardy Boys time-traveled to ancient Rome, and were doing each other, minus the incest.  The books remind me of the illustrated chapter books of my childhood, with the text, which stands on its own, supplemented by dozens of illustrations. It just happens that the gorgeous, sexy illustrations by the great Oliver Frey are mostly of young men having sex with each other. Is this porn? Yeah, I suppose it is, but it's really fun porn, and Roger Kean does a terrific job hanging the erotic elements on an engaging story, with likable protagonists, hiss-able villains,  and well-researched history. Me likey. 





2 comments:

deejohn said...

Vera, I love Oliver's work. He's such a talented artist.
The boys he creates only exist in our fantasies, and maybe one or two boys from my past.
I wonder if he'll come round to my place and paint a Roman orgy scene on my living room ceiling. A true artist!

Oliver Frey said...

Thank you Vera for posting the covers and your critique, and Deejohn for your kind words. Much appreciated! We're about to finish the next book: Twisted Blade in the Arena, to be published April next year… xxx Oliver