I’ve been a terrible reader lately so I thought I should start a Friday Reads thing—not very original, I know, but still.
I’m reading Aniki’s Garden by Claire Cray, or I’ve just finished it. It’s a short M/M read, tentacle erotica. I downloaded it when it came out and didn’t remember what it was about, imagine my surprise! I liked it though, and I would’ve loved to read more about these characters. This story has, apart from tentacles, a proper Japanese art historian, a yakuza cousin in a fancy suit, and a lovely garden perfect for some bondage games.
Just writing yakuza makes me think of Yakuza Pride by H.J. Brues. If you’re looking for a longer read about the yakuza, I’m recommending that one.
I haven’t read anything by Claire Cray before, but I liked her style so I’ll definitely have a look at her other books.
If you’re a member of Goodreads M/M Romance Group you can download a free copy of Aniki’s Garden here. I haven’t found it on any other retailers I’m afraid, but if you want to read it join the group, it’s free and it’s easy, and it gives you access to a whole lot of free M/M stories. Actually, I don’t think you have to be a member, I just gave you the link and I think that’s all you need…I think.
What intrigues me the most about this picture is the bondage. Is he a willing or unwilling victim? Just what did he do to wind up in this position? Did he upset his Dom, or did he just step on the wrong person’s toes?