I shy away from BDSM and ménage, but here I was reading a series with both! I made an exception because author Kallysten recently sent me another one of her books (Anterograde) and it rocked my world. So I didn’t hesitate to give the His Sire books a go.
Kallysten created The Demon Age, a dark dystopian world where humans allied with vampires to battle against demons invading our dimension, for her stories. Everyone must live in walled cities that are guarded and protected by fighters using only swords and axes. Kallysten uses this bleak backdrop to craft stories about love surviving and conquering the darkest of moments. In the stories I’ve read, she hyper focuses on the relationship. The world and secondary characters are in the periphery while you are submersed in raw emotions, and characters you can’t help but root for.
His Sire is a series of novellas about a Master Vampire, Alan, and his Childe, Jeremy. They have been together for over 20 years fighting demons, and as lovers. Alan is Jeremy’s Dom and they are extremely happy together. There isn’t a lot of information about the past twenty years, because this is the story of Alan, Jeremy and Taylor. In book one, His Sire’s New Pet, we meet Jeremy’s human lover, Tyler. Alan doesn’t mind because it gives Jeremy a chance to act as a Dom. Tyler likes pain, and feeling he can’t give him what he needs, Jeremy introduces him to Alan. These first three stories are about how Tyler changes Alan and Jeremy’s sexual and emotional dynamic.
Keep in mind this is a continuing series, I don’t know how many novellas will make up the complete story. Each one doesn’t end on a cliff hanger, but you will want to jump into the next one just to read more of the story.
You are thrown right into the story with no character background information. I need to feel a connection with the characters to appreciate sex scenes so I wasn’t comfortable with the quick jump into the BDSM with Alan and Jeremy. But the internal dialogue of both characters during their play drew me in, especially Jeremy. He has the most to lose and gain by bringing Tyler home. By the third book Jeremy’s fears and insecurities were shattering my heart as well as his. Alan, who can at times be a little harsh on Jeremy, even grew on me. I never thought the sound of a “clucked” tongue could be so sexy. Don’t worry, the emotionally rough scenes are brought to a conclusion so your heart isn’t left bleeding for too long.
I’ve read enough of Kallysten’s work now that I can trust her to give me memorable characters, break my heart and put it back together again.
His Sire’s New Pet (Book #1)
Genre ~ Erotic M/M/M BDSM, Paranormal, Short Story
Length ~ 52 pages
Published ~ 13th February 2012
As Master vampire Alan returns from a fight against demons, he is furious. His Childe, Jeremy, acted foolishly on the battlefield and was hurt by a demon. For this, Alan will punish him, and Jeremy knows and accepts it, kneeling at his Sire’s feet as soon as he enters their lair. A human accompanied Jeremy home, however: his lover and submissive, Tyler.
Right away, Tyler claims responsibility for Jeremy being wounded and asks to be punished in his place. Alan is initially reluctant to bring a novice into the relationship he shares with Jeremy, but the appeal of playing with a new sub for a night wins him over – and it doesn’t hurt that Jeremy and Tyler look very pretty kneeling next to each other.
Will Tyler endure Jeremy’s punishment until its very end, or will it prove too much for him? And how does Jeremy feel about sharing his lover with his Sire for one night… or maybe more than that?
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His Sire’s New Game (Book #2)
Length ~ 66 pages
Published ~ 10th February 2013
After a night spent with two vampires – a night that left him sore from a spanking… and more – Tyler tries to sneak out without disturbing them. Doing so, he earns himself another punishment from Master vampire Alan. Only after a new spanking does he have permission to leave, as well as permission to return later in the day.
Before dealing with Tyler, Alan ordered his Childe Jeremy not to intervene. Jeremy, however, can’t stand being left out and breaks his Sire’s orders. His punishment, although entirely different from Tyler’s, turns out to be just as agonizing, especially when Alan draws a painful confession from him.
It all started as one night, but all three men were quick to decide they wanted more. For that, they’ll have to be honest with each other and themselves and together figure out the rules of this new game…
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His Sire’s New Rules (Book #3)
Length ~ 73 pages
Published ~ 5th November 2014
The first night Dom Alan shared with Tyler and Jeremy was all about punishments for the two submissives. It was also the first time in years that Alan, a Master vampire, had played with two men, each one so different from the other: human and vampire, novice sub in the world of BDSM and experienced switch, one who enjoys pain and one who’d rather avoid it…
The second night quickly became a first step toward establishing new boundaries between the three of them. And while Tyler can’t stay the night, Alan has just the toy to keep his new pet’s mind on what happened so far… and what will happen when they meet next.
In a world where otherworldly demons attack every night, there’s a time for games and a time to fight, and as it turns out the three men work just as well together on the battlefield as they do in the bedroom. At work or at play, though, it all comes down to the same thing for the three of them: following the rules, and trusting the men standing—or kneeling—next to each of them.