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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Book Review: The Mutt: (The Order Book 1) a short story by Kasia Bacon

The Mutt (The Order #1)
by Kasia Bacon
January 20, 2017 
40 pages
I, Ervyn Morryés of the Black Mountain clan, know all about control.

As the only fair-haired Dark Elf in the Highlands, I had to learn to control my fists and my temper in the face of derision. 

To become the best archer amongst my peers, I had to learn to control my breathing and my movements.

But the day the half-breed called Lochan Féyes arrived at the training camp, my discipline faltered. Because—sweet gods—when I am around that aloof, blue-eyed assassin, my need is uncontrollable.

The Mutt has been nominated for Best Short Story (Under 50 Pages) in the 2017 M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards.

Well, I just found a new author and series to follow. The Mutt is a short story prequel to The Order series. A gay romance fantasy with elves. I am a well-known lover of fae stories. I love their cold calculating ways and the political games they play. The Mutt is told from the POV of Dark Elf, Ervyn an alpha male with something to prove. He pushes every one of my fae-loving buttons. The object of his obsession, Lochan, is emotionally closed off for reasons that are hinted at. 

Kasia Bacon's writing submersed me into the universe she has created and into Ervyn's head right from the start. And I liked it there... the ready-to-pitch-a-tent-and-move-in liked it there. Lochan's response to Ervyn's sensual seduction was a surprise for me and maybe as well for Lochan, setting up one of my favorite romance relationship dynamics. There isn't any explicit sex in The Mutt, just an incredibly hot kiss and some touching.

This is just a taste of Ervyn and Lochan and the fantasy world Bacon has created with writing that promises to bring me along for the ride... *pun intended*

4 1/2 "Mutt" Sheep


About the Author:
A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. She has a mild coffee and lemon tart addiction. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.

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