The Class 21/22 Giveaway on Prolific Works is offering 20 FREE stories from authors that have published for the first time in either 2021 or 2022.
Each of these 20k or fewer novellas are able to be read as a standalone, but you might find a new author that you love and want to check out their backlist!
Our review team is checking out a few of them and letting you know their thoughts. The link to the giveaway will be below.
Sarah C Read Bear Affair by Colin Dereham.
From the Blurb:
“Bear Affair” is a super-explicit, super-emotional and super-erotic gay drama.
This novella is a prequel to the first two books in the Bondi Bears series (“Hound” and “The Lookout”). It follows good-time bear Gary and his drag-queen bestie through a wild evening at a Sydney gay bar, where Gary meets a sweet ginger teddy named Angus. The electrifying connection between these two leads to a night-long marathon of unbridled, animalistic lust; a loving, sensual aftermath; and a painful, bittersweet decision.
Sarah C's Review:
Colin Dereham is a new to me author, but I thought the blurb sounded interesting and I was happy to be correct in my initial assumption. Angus and Gary were both very fun characters with their own damages, which we got to see bits and pieces of in this short novella about them. They had a strong initial attraction to one another and got to know one another on a surface level throughout the course of a night before giving into that attraction.
The heat and chemistry between this pairing were palpable and both of them seemed like such great characters that I'm very tempted to go out and read their full length novels - because even though Angus and Gary have fun together, they are not an HEA. Instead, they seem to be the person that gets the other ready for their HEA.
That did give the novel a bittersweet ending, but it felt fitting and right for the characters.
Rating: 5 Stars
An exciting prequel to Hound and Lookout packed with so much steam!!
As always, Colin delivers a realistic and carefree story, weaving in the reality of life as he has done in his previous books. His books are always real, down to earth, but most importantly, filled with spice and so much fire!
“𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝘅, 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲?”
Gary and Angus’ connection was instant! Colin takes his readers away, allowing them to escape within his pages. And these two characters left me breathless more than a few times. This novella is a perfect example of my earlier assessment of a man knowing just what a man needs!!
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩.
Another five star review for such an amazing author, with an added benefit of being a prequel to Hound and Lookout. Gaining insight on characters from each book was joyous, leaving me with a smile.
Rating: 5 Stars
You can pick up Bear Affair or any of the other stories that catch your attention at this link: https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/23ImNCja1KpXXXAbggpC