Monday, November 5, 2018

Book Review & Giveaway: HEAT FOR SALE by Blake Moreno

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Length: 192 pages
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Smart Design


Heat can be sold but love is earned.

In a world where omegas sell their heats for profit, Adrien is a university student in need of funding. With no family to fall back on, he reluctantly allows the university's matcher to offer his virgin heat for auction online. Anxious, but aware this is the reality of life for all omegas, Adrien hopes whoever wins his heat will be kind.

Heath—a wealthy, older alpha—is rocked by the young man's resemblance to his dead lover, Nathan. When Heath discovers Adrien is Nathan’s lost son from his first heat years before they met, he becomes obsessed with the idea of reclaiming a piece of Nathan.

Heath buys Adrien’s heat with only one motivation: to impregnate Adrien, claim the child, and move on. But their undeniable passion shocks him. Adrien doesn't know what to make of the handsome, mysterious stranger he's pledged his body to, but he’s soon swept away in the heat of the moment and surrenders to Heath entirely.

Once Adrien is pregnant, Heath secrets him away to his immense and secluded home. As the birth draws near, Heath grows to love Adrien for the man he is, not just for his connection to Nathan. Unaware of Heath's past with his omega parent and coming to depend on him heart and soul, Adrien begins to fall as well.

But as their love blossoms, Nathan's shadow looms. Can Heath keep his new love and the child they've made together once Adrien discovers his secrets?

Heat for Sale is a stand-alone m/m erotic romance by Leta Blake, writing as Blake Moreno. Infused with a du Maurier Rebecca-style secret, it features a well-realized omegaverse, an age-gap, dominance and submission, heats, knotting, and scorching hot scenes.

Carra's Review

With this story being Leta Blake’s darker side (hence her writing as Blake Moreno), I went into this story knowing things were not going to be all roses.  The first way this is blatantly evident is with the world in which the story is set.  A non-shifter omegaverse, this world presents omegas in an unflattering light, making it seem like many are out for money and don’t really care about how they use their bodies.  Are there exceptions?  Of course, and Adrien is one of those exceptions…though his circumstances put him in the unfortunate position of having to sell his heat in order that he may continue on his life’s plan.

Cue Heath’s entrance.  Heath is a character who at first glance might seem cold and uncaring, and as if he’s just using Adrien to capture a piece of his past.  Looking deeper, it is obvious his attitude and the face he shows is his way of protecting himself.  But until far into the story, it makes him seem selfish.  Once I finished reading the whole book though, I was able to make peace with my initial feelings towards his character.

The scenes during Adrien’s heat are graphic and erotic—not to mention filled with filthy talk…so fans of this genre will most likely be pleased with this side of the storytelling.  Once Adrien is pregnant, the intimate scenes become less graphic but maintain the same level of eroticism along with those dirty mouths.

There was less explanation of this omegaverse than what I would have preferred, so it’s unknown how this society evolved into what it is.  Omegas do seem to have more freedoms and are not tied down if they don’t want to be, but the overall feel is that they are there to be used.

Based on the genre and the fact that I knew to expect a darker story than what I’ve read by this author previously, along with the angsty first part, then admittedly romantic thread weaving through the rest of the story, Heat for Sale wound up being between 3.5 and 4 stars for me.  This book is only for readers 18+ for adult language and explicit erotic content.

Author Bio

Blake Moreno explores the darker side of erotic romance. Married to a hot tech nerd, educated in BDSM, and attracted to twinks and twunks alike, Moreno embraces taboo explorations. Come along on a quest for intensity and deep emotion. Don't fear the dark.

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Blake Moreno is an alternate pen name of the author Leta Blake.


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