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  • Conquering the Phobe

  • By: Yamila Abraham
  • Narrated by: Rafael Miguel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Passionate right-wing conservative Albert Reese has taken a dangerous interest in his gay classmate Denton Price. Albert mercilessly trounces Denton during a very personal debate in their politics class, leaving Denton devastated and grateful this is the end of the semester. He never wants to see Albert's cold judging glare ever again. But then Albert chases Denton down in the library.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good short story

  • By Xxx on 08-19-18

Nice modern gay romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Another good m/m romance from Yamila Abraham. While I'm more into her fantasy-themed romances, this one was certainly decent and probably is more relevant to real-life. Nevertheless, fans of her work should give this one a try.

  • Zolabarth Bi

  • By: Yamila Abraham
  • Narrated by: Steven Nunez
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Megalomaniac Maximus always achieves his goals. Right now, his goal is to destroy a massive army that tried to draft him using a mind control device. The only way Maximus can accomplish this is with a Rig-mertian: an alien that can transform into an invincible monster. Zolabarth is the Rig-mertian lent out to Maximus. Since Zolabarth is so destructive, his master cursed him with a weaker form. Every time Zolabarth takes his monster form, he has to become a female afterward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book, loved the audiobook even more

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

Sexy sci-fi romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-16

"Zolabarth Bi" is a steamy sci-fi tale involving the questionably moral--and delightfully egotistical--soldier Maximus and his mission to destroy an army once responsible for fitting him with a mind-control device. To aid him in his quest for revenge, a god-like being loans him a blood-thirsty, foul-mouthed, and sexy male alien called a "Rig-mertian" to decimate his enemies. What follows is the stuff twisted romance is made of, and boy, is it a fun ride!

The production values alone make this a worthwhile purchase, with talented voice-work and sound effects to make the story come alive. The characters are wicked fun (LOVE Maximus' arrogance and Zolabarth's crassness), and sex is titillating (though the soundtrack choice for the intimate parts felt a tad cheesy).

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. I recommend it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hyde's Dungeon

  • By: Yamila Abraham
  • Narrated by: The Grey Knight
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Alphonse, the kindhearted son of a dictator, is being forced to learn his father's ruthless ways, but the torture that goes on in Hyde's dungeon is too much for him to bear. Alphonse is horrified that someone as charming and seductive as Hyde can show such cruelty. Hyde refuses to allow Alphonse to think he's a monster. The men in his dungeon are feeling pleasure, not pain. Alphonse is dubious...but Hyde is more than happy to demonstrate on him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yummy!

  • By T Marie on 05-10-16

Short but sexy BDSM yaoi with a little twist

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-16

"Hyde's Dungeon" is a short male-male romance centered around Alphonse, the kind-hearted son of a ruthless dictator of an apparently Spanish-speaking nation. Alphonse is intrigued by the swarthy Hyde, his father's, er, "enforcer," who tortures men in interesting ways in his dungeon.

The story moves along at a quick pace, which is something I prefer in stories such as these: I'm far more interested in how the characters deal with their relationships rather than the tedious steps they took to get into them. Alphonse is young and wants to be his father's successor, but he's not sure how to win his father's approval. Then there's Hyde, whose attraction to Alphonse isn't just mutual, but provides a way to educate Alphonse on what's expected of him as a future dictator (as well a way to savor Alphonse's kinky side).

The sex is a bit different from what you'd expect from a yaoi story featuring BDSM elements, but it's no less titillating. Overall, the narrator did a fine job: I thought he had a few uneven pauses in his delivery, but the accents he used for Alphonse and Hyde's voices were quite well done and sexy. I pretty much felt Hyde existed in a constant state of arousal, judging from the way he sounded. Rawrr!

A brief but solid tale of love between men. I definitely recommend!

  • The Demon and the Emperor

  • Male/Male Gay Fantasy Erotica
  • By: Yamila Abraham
  • Narrated by: Klaus von Hohenloe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

"I must ask you - with greatest respect, Lord Demon...." The general looked up with eyes maddened by fury. "Why do you drape your arm around the divine emperor with such intimate familiarity?" Rodukjo stared down his nose at the general. "Your emperor has but one thing of value to offer in exchange for my fealty. The pleasures of his body."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read in public- will make you blush!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-21-16

A most smexy yaoi-themed fantasy romance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

"The Demon and the Emperor" is a fantastic male/male romance between a beautiful young Emperor, Dianese, and his delightfully virile demon suitor, Rodukjo, the "Master of 10,000 Armies." The story is riveting, the characters fascinating, and the love scenes beautifully passionate as well as explicit.

Ms. Abraham did a superb job crafting a romance between a mortal sovereign and a powerful demon. The chemistry between these two men was a delight to behold, and the story came to a satisfying conclusion. In particular, I enjoyed the explicit love scenes: Despite the naughty antics, I felt they truly were _love scenes_, and not just a hot seme and his uke having sex. I kept rooting for Dianese and Rodukjo the entire time, and that's the sort of pairing I appreciate in stories like this, yaoi or otherwise.
The author obviously held great regard for these characters, and it showed.

The narration was beyond awesome! The narrator consistently gave strong performances for the main characters as well as the supporting cast. I had chills when he read the more racy scenes. Truly this gentleman deserves all sorts of props for his work.

In short, if you love male/male romance and are a fan of Yamila Abraham, you should check out this audiobook. I honestly doubt you'd be disappointed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful