Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
This is a box set containing the first two novelettes in the F.I.S.T.S. series.
Sarge, F.I.S.T.S. #1
Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.
Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two Space Marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.
Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career.
Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realizes he has found something truly rare.
Murphy, F.I.S.T.S. #2
Sometimes when it seems like it’s too late, the right person comes along and opens your eyes…
Murphy is the continuing story of a D/s relationship between two Space Marines who found each other in the midst of hopelessness and misfortune.
Sarge and his newly minted squad travel across the galaxy on a top-secret mission that could help win the war. However, to Murphy something about the mission stinks, and it’s not just the planet they’ve landed on.
The Missing Reel - Short deleted scene between Andrew Murphy and Sergeant Wilkes.
- 1 To Be Read list
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 46-65
Tropes: Age Difference, Big Character / Little Character, In Uniform, May/December, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Languages Available: English
Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.
- This comes closer to depicting a true Leather relationship than most BDSM m/m novels I’ve read. I wouldn’t be surprised if I learned that the author has some first-hand experience with the Leather community.
- Deckard does an excellent job of illustrating his characters’ growing attachment without their ever communicating outright to each other how they feel. There’s no “I love you” here on the part of either man, but I could see the love clear as day.
- The sci-fi setting allows for an interesting backdrop for the developing relationship (perilous situations that force the men to face their growing feelings), and the military angle provides for a convenient vehicle to move the relationship along without seeming contrived (naturally soldiers on foreign assignment have to spend a lot of time together).
- This is something I always struggle with when the main characters share a dangerous profession and repeatedly find themselves in life-threatening situations: There’s a happy ending here, but I found it just a *little* bit difficult to buy into it because my brain kept saying, “Well sure, they’re happy. For now. Until one of them dies on their next mission…” This isn’t really a weakness of the book, though; it’s more a paranoia of mine.
Overall comments: The gay Leather scene is very different than the D/s relationships that are depicted in most m/m books, and the relationship here struck me as authentically Leather…only without the traditional trappings as we know them because the men are on an alien world the whole time. I loved the authenticity of it, but it might not be for everyone. Lovey-dovey the characters are not.