J. Johanis writes dark m/m erotic fantasy, and enjoys plots that are historical or myth-based.
Young and eager to join the social playground of the gods, Marduk enters his first day of college at the exotic mountain retreat at the Temple of Power. But he swiftly falls into the clutches of a secret order. Confronted by the powerful gods who wish to claim him, Marduk is defenseless. His only way out: to lure another virgin god into the Order.
Content Advisory: Sex, violence, non-con, & abuse.
I read this book in 7 hours. At first I was worried because I don’t generally read books about Gods/Immortals. However, I was quickly hooked by the main character and his goddess friends.
The storyline is great, enticing and very different. The setting was believable in a magical way. Everything seemed so rich and elegant. I pictured the Goddess’s as stunning beauties and the God’s handsome and powerful.
I personally would have liked for it to have included more details of the sex scenes and a few more punishment scenes, but that’s just my kinky reading preferences which I cannot fault the book for.
Absolutely loved the ending.
I am hooked and will definitely read any subsequent books that come out.
Sexuality Class at the Oasis Pool
For today’s exercise, we will begin with the most basic element: the kiss.” Isis smiled and turned toward Marduk.
“Come forward, Marduk.”
Marduk’s heart leapt and he moved to the middle of the pool before Isis.
“Young Marduk, your reputation for being a fascinating lover precedes you, but I intend to take you out of your comfort zone. It appears you have no fear when it comes to the ladies, but what is your experience with gods?” Marduk stared at Isis, his voice catching in his throat.
“I don’t really have experience.” Marduk wanted badly to steal a glance at Aya, but he kept his eyes on Isis, suppressing the temptation.
“Aya-Zaqar, come forward,” Isis said, still not breaking her stare with Marduk. Heat flushed into Marduk’s face, and blood rushed to his groin. Isis was going to be his undoing. Marduk sank lower in the water and turned to watch as Aya waded toward them. Seeing the pink in Aya’s cheeks made Marduk even harder. By the time Aya stopped before him, Marduk’s heart was beating out of his chest.
“Marduk, I want you to demonstrate a kiss for the class. Please give us a glimpse of the passion and intensity that you are known for.”
Ignoring the fluttering in his stomach, Marduk pressed up against Aya’s body, slid his arms around his waist, and drew him in. Aya gasped, his eyes growing wide as Marduk smiled down at him.
Never had he imagined touching Aya before an audience, but he wanted this god more than anything. He ran his hand up Aya’s slender back and slid his fingers into Aya’s long hair. Then he leaned into Aya, claiming his mouth. When Aya opened up for him, the taste of peaches invaded Marduk’s senses, and a surge of warmth pulsed through his body.