Human Frailties topic show Dear Author Darkness has been a part of my life since I can remember I never understood why it was so hard for me to be part of the bright world The Internet couldn t satisfy my need so I

  • Title: Human Frailties
  • Author: Jaye McKenna
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 453
  • Format: ebook
  • topic show 1Dear Author,Darkness has been a part of my life since I can remember.I never understood why it was so hard for me to be part of the bright world The Internet couldn t satisfy my need, so I went to this arcane little book shop The old hag behind the counter gave me a book, where she said I might find the answers to my questions.Supp topic show 1Dear Author,Darkness has been a part of my life since I can remember.I never understood why it was so hard for me to be part of the bright world The Internet couldn t satisfy my need, so I went to this arcane little book shop The old hag behind the counter gave me a book, where she said I might find the answers to my questions.Supposedly, this book opened your power to summon entities to obtain knowledge One in particular drew my attention Its name was unpronounceable, but I could not bring it to me without saying its name aloud Its symbols a black dog, a pumpkin on fire, and a heart surrounded by thorns were a potent siren song They simply drove me crazy.When I finally untied my tongue and called, it didn t come to me Instead, it took me to a sinister realm.Forget my questions All I want to do now is drop to my knees and worship himOTO DESCRIPTION The man stands against a fog shrouded landscape lit by a full moon shining through thin clouds, his long, black hair whipped by the wind His stance is open but ambiguous it could be welcoming or threatening and one foot rests upon a glowing jack o lantern Under his open robe he wears only leather pants and high boots In one hand he holds a staff topped with a skull above the other hand float glowing, arcane symbols.Genre fantasy, other worldTags sorcerer, angels demons gods, magic users, soulmates or bonded, slave, prisoner, psychic ability, snarky banterWord count 39,489Content warnings dubious consentThis story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love Has No Boundaries event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

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    1. Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!I think this had the potential to be a 4-5 star story with just a little more development. The premise was good, and carried out well. The progression of their relationship in tandem to the story arc, and the bit of drama/betrayal x2 that gave us a little twist (view spoiler)[when Tor finds out that Ash was planning to kill him for his own gain, and then when Lucano [...]

    2. 4.5 stars. Very enjoyable read. . . loved the witty dialogue between the two characters. Well written. Excellent world building. I enjoyed the characters. Ash was such as ass for a long part of this book, that I barely had time to start accepting that he might be ok guy before it ended. There was very little background on Tor, but I really liked him despite that. This is a free first part of a longer novel Human Frailties, Human Strengths which I plan to read soon. I NEED to read the rest of the [...]

    3. As rather interesting read I suppose, but not one that was particularly engrossing or enjoyable. The characters weren't particularly grabbing or loveable (I didn't like Tor till the end) and a rather unbelievable development in romance. Their romance was tinged with a little dub-con (though really, that's just a nicer way of saying rape that isn't brutal and forceful). Mind you, I'm okay with reading dub-con and I can tolerate non-con, however this was a particular sneaky shade of it I didn't li [...]

    4. What an amazing story! The world building, the development of the characters and their relationship, it all flowed so smoothly while keeping me riveted until the end. Tor and Ash came alive for me and I love how their actions and banter fit their personalities so consistently. Great combination of humor and suspense, I can't wait to read the sequel.

    5. I'm not normally much of a fantasy reader, but I really enjoyed this story. The writing is smooth and the characters were interesting. I liked the fact that one of the MCs was ruthless initially and was quite the anti-hero. You don't see that often in romance, but Jaye pulled it off. I suspect there will be a sequel and I will be waiting for it.

    6. Amazing world building! Thanks for an amazing story. I sure hope there is more someday soon![NOTE: I rate most writing event stories (free reads) 4 or 5 stars because of my appreciation of the author's participation.]

    7. This book is fantastic. So good I got both, this freebie, love it and after read the extended book, with the second part. For a full review look mine review of both parts, 1 and 2.

    8. Plot ***The romance part of the book is complete, an adventure part is introduced and ends on a cliffhanger. A human, Tor, is sucked into an alternative world where he meets a sorcerer, Ash, a godlike creature, trapped in a human body. Soon after they meet they discover that they share a soul bond. Whereas Ash is thoroughly disgusted to be bonded to a weak, inferior human creature, he is also thrilled to find out, that he can use Tor to escape his own insufferable predicament.Besides Tor he need [...]

    9. This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the transition from the contemporary to the fantasy settings, it made the fantasy world just that much more interesting for some reason.I enjoyed Tor's character, and really felt for him and how lonely he was at the start. Experiencing the world he got taken to through his eyes was fun.I can't help wishing that the leythe were a little better explained. Because it was mentioned with the Void a few times, and because it's similar to Lethe, I kept picturing it as a [...]

    10. Very interesting concept. I would love to read more of these characters and this world. There was a lot put into this short, free story. A nerd from this world is transported by a wish to another world, where he meets a god stuck in human form who has a history of not caring about humanity. The human is in love at first sight the god finds that they are annoyingly magically bonded, but takes advantage of the opportunity for good sex that his human body enjoys and craves, only to find himself wan [...]

    11. 4.5 starsI'm only not giving it 5 because there is so much more I want to know. The author promises more to come. I was totally caught up in the story and it's such a nice long one with lots of rich detail. There are also some amazingly funny lines, and Ash is a total dick, who manages to redeem himself. Definitely worth the time it takes to read. Super job on interpreting the picture.

    12. I SO wanted to like this: the premise is good, the writing is goodBut I hated Ash. Tor is so alone, puzzled, has a deep strength he doesn't recognise; and loveable!Ash is arrogant (as he was meant to be) but even when he realised he was actually feeling things for Tor, he didn't DO anything to redeem himself. Only 90+ pages to read, but it took me 3 DAYS!! Sorry!

    13. Fantasy is not generally a favourite genre for me BUT this was FABULOUS! The characters were so well developed and the world building was some of the best I've read! Can't wait for a sequel!

    14. Excellent first story for a talented emerging writer! Jaye McKenna's world building and memorable characters make this the first book in what I hope will be a long and satisfying series.

    15. 4.2 StarsHoly crap that was amazing! The world-building top-notch and the sex smoking hot seriously, there better be more because that ending was an enormous cliffhanger!

    16. Great book. Until it turned sappy and cliché near the end it was a great story. I liked that there was no definite HEA.

    17. Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!I think this had the potential to be a 4-5 star story with just a little more development. The premise was good, and carried out well. The progression of their relationship in tandem to the story arc, and the bit of drama/betrayal x2 that gave us a little twist (view spoiler)[when Tor finds out that Ash was planning to kill him for his own gain, and then when Lucano [...]

    18. I liked the story but I didn't really feel the emotions between them. Ash was pretty much an ass up until the end of the story and I didn't really get why Tor was willing to forgive him for basically forcing him into sex, let alone the fact that Ash's plan had been to free himself all along knowing it would kill Tor. There was a lot that Ash needed to make up for and it didn't happen in-story. Tor just loves him and forgives him, it felt like he was only doing it because of the bond, not that th [...]

    19. I had no idea what to expect here, with an unknown author and a fantasy element I rarely see done very well in this genre, especially in anything shorter than a full novel. But this was wonderful, and just hit so many of my buttons! I enjoyed the characters quite a bit, and especially loved watching the changes in Ash as the story progressed and he grew to care about Tor. Jaye McKenna accomplished in only 130 pages a rich, vibrant story that left me both deeply satisfied and desperately craving [...]

    20. I loved this story and I can’t wait to read the sequel. Tor has felt something missing all his life. On his birthday, he’s led by a violet eyed dog to a strange bookshop. The odd woman inside gives him a book to take home. He is entranced by an image he sees there and follows it to another world where he finds Ash. Ash is completely selfish and is being punished. Their story follows. The world is a little hard to understand but I loved the development of Ash. I really want to read how they f [...]

    21. Gotta love a character who is an ass and can redeem himself before the end of the story! I just loved the world building in this. I loved Tor and by the end of the story felt ok with AshI really liked him by the end of the story. I definitely could read more about these two in this world, and it seems to set things up for future stories. I hope so, as I really liked the author's writing. Thanks for a wonderful, complex story!

    22. I pretty much hate any book in which authors tie characters to people who aren't nice to them with artificial (in this case supernatural) bonds and declare romance.When one character is unkind to another character, and the victim responds with neediness and groveling because "magic," my response is an automatic DNF.I read this book in an omnibus with its sequel, so I'm not sure whether I DNFed it before or after the end of this story.

    23. ***A LHNB Story***I thought Tor and Ash were interesting characters. Maybe it's just me but I thought some of this was confusing and still couldn't figure out the Leythe by the end. Also I didn't get a sense that Tor would be in love with Ash if not for the bond. That takes away from the romance of the story. I'd love to have been shown some of the reasons for their growing feelings.

    24. I love Ms. McKenna's writing and I admire her very rich imagination (I absolutely adore the Guardians of the Pattern series!!) but there for some reason I wasn't able to connect with the characters :(Thank You

    25. I ate this book as fast as I could in between work and sleep and it was most enjoyable. So much so that I looked to see if Jaye McKenna has written anything else and I was sad to see she has not. I do hope this story has another book I want to read more about Tor and Ash <3

    26. I can't decide between liking or disliking this fantasy. Partly it was an interesting piece of work with the ending of HFN. But mostly I wasn't satisfied with the whole storyline. Something was definitely odd with the whole concept in this story.

    27. This is really more of a 3.75, only because it wasn't altogether clear why the two MCs fell in love with each other. Nonetheless, this was a great entry for an author who appears to be a new one, and I'm looking forward to the sequel.(less)

    28. Jaye took a thought and made it a journey. The characters are not just believable but lovable (assholeness included). You can put yourself in their shoes and understand their mistakes and feel the redemption as if it was yours.Highly recommend it!

    29. Totally loved this! I want more more more please. Love the world, love the characters and entertaining dialogue sparring. This made me smile, made me angry and a bit teary at certain points in the story, all of which I have come to associate with a good book. I hope there's a sequel to this.

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