Saturday, December 17, 2016

Week 3: Author In Focus: December _ @MerakiPLyhne @HPCaledon #AIF #Giveaway #mm #paranormal #fantasy

Every week, beginning December 3rd through December 31st, multitaskingmommas Book Reviews will be featuring Meraki P. Lyhnne/HP Caledon as Author In Focus.
Three ebook giveaways will be up for grabs so make sure to come on down here and get to know just who and what this author is all about.
For third  week, we talk about the Cubi Series.

Untouchable Beauty (The Cubi, #1)

Untouchable Beauty (The Cubi #1)
by Meraki P. Lyhne

Business school is not for Daniel. Not after making the cover of Teen Model. The only problem is that his parents don’t agree, and Daniel skips school to set his plans for fortune and fame in motion. Meeting the award-winning photographer Heimli will change his life, but not in the ways the nineteen-year-old young man expects.
At the age of four hundred thirty-six, Seldon has fed on more beautiful men than he can remember. Living in seclusion from the human world, humans are brought to the Incubi and Succubi as slaves to feed on. Amongst these slaves are the rare Untouchables. When Seldon is entrusted with the safekeeping of one, he has his work cut out for him—especially since this Untouchable gets on his nerves. And under his skin. 

Claimed Beauty (The Cubi, #2)
Claimed Beauty (The Cubi #2)
by Meraki P. Lyhne

Daniel was an Untouchable destined to be trained as a companion to a high ranking Cubus. A red-eyed Incubus screwed all that up at a dinner party, and Daniel is now a confused Changeling with a libido far exceeding anything he could ever have dreamed off.
Seldon failed in keeping the Untouchable under his care safe, and he accidentally dosed the too young human. His worst fears came to pass when Daniel turned out to be a Changeling, and Seldon now has to face the Cubi justice for turning someone so young.
Luckily, Seldon has a powerful friend at his side—one who also has an eye for the young beauty.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I was thinking this Cubi series would be one of those menages, where three men fall in love and la di da they get their happily ever after. Usually, there are either two dominants and one subservient, or two subies to one domie, etc etc... Not the case for Cubi. When I first saw that title, I thought, could be it succubus? Well, indeed, it is, so that means, no, this is most likely not going to be a romantic series. I was thinking of the succubus feeding on the energies released from sex so there could be no romance in it. Well, I guess I was right? 'Cause, seriously, the first book, Untouchable Beauty was more about getting the readers a birds' eye view on the life and leisure of the Cubi race who hid right under the noses of the blind humans. Figuratively speaking, that is. Well maybe not, but that's a whole different subject.

Let's begin this review with the first book. As I mentioned, no this is definitely not romance, from the time we meet the bratty Daniel to the time I was horrified to read about his abduction and eventual slavery to the Cubi (Incubi and Succubi) to be fed upon. Now,  as an untouchable because of his youth, Daniel turned out to be more of a problem for Seldon than he originally thought he could handle. For one thing, Daniel was just too beautiful and even the strongest could forget the rules. 

And eventually, someone did forget and in the process, what was once untouchable, became a changeling. Seldon is punished for failing to keep Daniel untouched and so Caledon, takes over the job of...well, dosing Daniel. And by dosing, I'm not saying drugs. What I'm saying is all about sex and...oh boy, fanning self here. Oh boy...

Now, let's stop talking about sex for a minute and get on with the review, okay? Why? Well, because it's your job to pick up the book, and my job to keep this review spoiler proof. Which means, I am not about to related everything that went on in and out of the sheets!

In terms of world building, this is exemplary. The Cubi series is one of those epic fantasy stories I love to read. There are a lot of characters involved, and the plot development goes in increments rather than one whole wham-bam-dump-all-the-information-on-the-poor-reader kind of thing. As we read, we learn not just about who the Cubi are, but who Daniel is, and of course, Seldon. Many people who've read this mentioned they didn't like Daniel at first because he was kind of shallow and a bit of a brat, but then, I'm thinking, he's the perfect nineteen year old character I've read for what nineteen-year-old acts like someone who has the mental age of a sixty year old? 

As for the plot itself, this is scary. True, this is fantasy, and with all the sex involved (okay, so I couldn't help mentioning the word again, sue me!), this would kind of feed the fantasy seekers out there. But this is also kind of disturbing for it gives you an alternate reality of all those kids out there who've been lured in by strangers in the guise of parties, jobs, etc. and end up getting kidnapped. So if you don't like that sort of thing because it can trigger bad stuff in your mind, I'd warn you not to pick this up. Otherwise, this was fantastically written.

No, I did not get to finish this in one sitting. The Cubi is not a light read, neither is this a short one. In fact, I would say that this had to be taken slow, so as not to miss the minutest of details. Also, to savor the...yes, you got it!

This is one hell of an erotic read so brace yourselves and pick this series up.


About Meraki P. Lyhne and HP Caledon

Meraki P. Lyhne: Meraki P. Lyhne is a Danish author with a love for the paranormal and space opera. He has been writing space opera since 2007, but paranormal erotic romance is a newer love. Closing the door to his writing-den, he delves into elaborate stories and researches ancient religions, mythologies, and arts of the world to be inspired, so he can create new creatures of the paranormal. Meraki is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

HP Caledon: Thinking there was only so much room for future worlds and chatty characters inside a person’s skull, HP Caledon decided to write some of it down to get some peace and quiet and be able to live in the present moment. Fat good that did—it just made room for more chatty characters! So, with coffee ad libitum and the occasional glass of red wine at the ready he has come to enjoy the run of characters and never-ending creativeness that this brought with it.

When not writing, he reads, trains Crossfit, studies all aspects of life and people, and enjoys more coffee.

HP Caledon is in his late thirties, Danish, and a blacksmith by trade.

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Chronicles of an Earned (Meraki P. Lyhne)

Anchored in Stone 
Two Sides of a Coin 
Marked by Shadow 
Saving Starfish 
Blood of the Past (Coming Soon)

Untouchable Beauty 

(Click HERE to read the excerpt)

Learning the Hard Way Book One

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