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by Angelia Sparrow, Naomi Brooks
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: William Davis battled down his cancer three times, but he has no energy left for a fourth round. Now, he must make provisions for his sub, Chris. But Chris loves his master and doesn't want a new one. Through their last summer, as William slips away a little at a time, they interview new tops, looking for the one who will take in Chris and care for him.
As man after man fails to meet their standards, each leaves with a warning about the mysterious and dreaded Master Bear. Yet as time grows short, Chris falls for William's hospice nurse, Mike, who was once in the leather scene himself. When William's life winds down in a haze of pain and drugs, and with no firm dom to care for him, Chris is left with the terrifying prospect of Master Bear, and never seeing Mike again...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Interracial / Multicultural
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: January 2011
18 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [94 KB]
Reading time: 58-82 min.
"4 Stars!...It isn't easy to write good BDSM and make it come across as natural for the participants. The authors managed to convince me...There were brief episodes of comedy amid the tragedy, which felt exactly right...This was a moving story about love and loss, and the blossoming of new relationships. It won't be for everyone, but is well worth it for those who are able to keep an open mind about the BDSM subculture."--British Bull Dog, Rainbow Reviews
"4.75 Stars!...An absorbing story...It balances its difficult subject matter with flawless writing and a portrayal of the BDSM world that feels deeply authentic...Readers who want to venture down the path less traveled will find that Master Bear is very much a love story between two men whose devotion for one another never falters even under the worst circumstances that a solid marriage can face...A lot of good stuff in Master Bear...A story that is fearlessly blazing a trail...and it's totally worth reading."--Val Kovalin, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 Angels!...Recommended Read!...Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks have written a thought provoking, tear-jerking story that has found its way on my must keep list of books...A wonderfully written story about grief and the importance of having a support system during those difficult moments, second chances at love, and the selflessness that true love provokes in those who only want the best for those they care about."--NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews
Chris clenched his hands on the edge of the counter. "My lover is dying and you're asking about pizza?" Too well-trained to raise his voice, he let his anger come out as silent tears.
"Shh." Mike turned him around and folded him into a big, warm embrace. "I'm off after I leave here. I thought you could use some lunch and a chance to be out of the house for a while."
Chris stayed in Mike's arms, feeling really at ease for the first time in months. Mike's strength held him up, the play of muscles under the shirt saying he didn't have to carry everything all by himself, at least for now. He cried a little more, leaving damp spots on Mike's Captain Marvel scrubs.
He finally got himself under control and nodded. "If Master says it's all right."
William cleared his throat from the kitchen door. Chris started guiltily, almost leaping out of Mike's arms, and rubbed away the tears.
"I think it would do you a world of good," William said, smiling at them. "Go on. Shoo."
Chris disentangled himself and went to William, dropping to his knees at his master's feet. "I'm sorry, sir."
William laid a hand on his head and stroked him. "Nothing to be sorry for, dearest. Now, if you two will put me back to bed, I'll take that shot, please, Mike."
"Of course, Mr. Davis."
Chris rose and supported one side while Mike took the other. William walked carefully, as if every step hurt him. They eased him to the bed and Chris helped him lie down as Mike went for his bag. William caught a missed tear by the side of Chris's nose.
"It's all right, my boy. This can't be easy on you. Take all the comfort you need, from anyone you need it from."
"Only want you, Master." Chris smiled as William pulled him down for a kiss.