The Brazen Boys by Daryl Banner Release Blitz Review






Author Name: Daryl Banner

Book Name: The Brazen Boys Series Box Set – Books 1-4
Publisher: Frozenfyre Publishing
Cover Artist: Daryl Banner (design) with Nick Duffy (model)
Pages or Words: 491 pages, approximately 77,600 words
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2015
Blurb(s):
Enjoy the first four books in the Brazen Boys series in this discounted box set collection. The Brazen Boys are standalone M/M romance novellas. They can be read in any order.
*** Contains: male/male sexuality, and adult language ***
INCLUDED IN THIS BRAZEN BOYS BOX SET:
#1 : “Dorm Game (The Brazen Boys)”
#2 : “On The Edge (The Brazen Boys)”
#3 : “Owned By The Freshman (The Brazen Boys)”
#4 : “Dog Tags (The Brazen Boys)”
DORM GAME (Book 1)
Andrew is the muscular dream boy from Intro to Psych. Michael is the lonely kid desperate for a new roommate. When a class project – and one very reckless decision – forces them together, an unstoppable game of teasing, torment, and pleasure begins. Michael will soon learn that Andrew’s sexual interests are far from ordinary …
ON THE EDGE (Book 2)
It is Derek’s birthday and there’s nothing he wants more than the mysterious, musclebound boy from the website who goes by the name Edge. When an accidental keystroke brings the dream boy to Derek’s house – in the flesh – Derek soon learns he’s in for a lot more than he would ever bargain for in a surprise birthday gift …
OWNED BY THE FRESHMAN (Book 3)
Thomas Kozlowski, the not-so-easily impressed acting professor, can’t get his hot new college freshman Justin Brady out of his head. Sexy bod, killer smile and a taste for taking charge, this cocky nineteen-year-old is Thom’s forbidden fantasy. The professor wants a lesson in getting owned, and the strapping young freshman is all too eager to give it.
DOG TAGS (Book 4)
Growing up, Jesse was lonely, bullied, and misunderstood. Brandon was the scary, messed-up boy next door. When Jesse hears that Brandon is home on leave from the military, he discovers his childhood neighbor’s Army training has turned him into a hard-bodied beast. Jesse can’t keep his eyes off of him. They are no longer children. They have different needs. The summer just became full of possibilities.

Excerpts:
Dorm Game (Book 1) excerpt:
His eyes narrow. Andrew looks so sexy when his eyes narrow. Especially wearing nothing but those loose, acid-washed jeans sagged just enough to show the black waistband of his boxers, the brand printed in giant green block letters across it. With a voice as hard and unforgiving as iron, he repeats the question patiently to me. He knows how deeply I’m breathing without even listening. I’d swear he even knows my heart rate, my thoughts. He knows the answer in my jagged sighs and can tell whether it’s reward or punishment I crave. His strong jaw working to produce the words of the question, I’m distracted by the beauty of this boy I’ve let into my life, this boy who drips sexuality. He sweats and I’m horny. He rubs a spot on his shoulder and I’m hard in an instant. I’ve wanted Andrew for so long and now I have him. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say, he has me. Fastened to a bed, at his total mercy, it’s pretty fucking clear I’m not going anywhere.
On The Edge (Book 2) excerpt:
I’m distracted so horribly when he raises his arms to throw open my cabinets, his shirt lifting up and giving me an intoxicating peek at his lower back, all the thick muscles curving and pointing and directing and flexing, leading their way toward the obvious piece of fucking Leonardo Da Vinci-caliber art that is his ass.
Owned By The Freshman (Book 3) excerpt:
He’s such a cocky fucker.
You know the type. He’s hot shit and he knows it. Overconfident. Strutting to class, he’s surrounded by his bros. His snug, hot shit clothes show off all the best parts of his body, which is perfectly proportionate and an obvious result of daily trips to the gym—or he’s got perfect genes, which is somehow just as likely. He kicks up his feet in my classroom, sporting his bright red-and-white high tops. Carefree and above it all, this tool. Even his hair’s cocky, swept up into a proud little tuft in the front.
What a cocky shit.
Dog Tags (Book 4) excerpt:
The first channel I come by shows a bunch of shirtless military boys marching through the rain. It’s a movie or a comedy or something, can’t say what it is and, to put it bluntly, I don’t care; the boys are hot and that’s all I seem to notice.
Their muscles firm, their bodies jogging in perfect unison—like they were part of one machine, synchronized, unyielding—I watch as their dog tags bounce on their proud chests.
And each of their faces is Brandon’s face.

Meet Daryl Banner:
Daryl Banner is a writer and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology.

He does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Daryl Banner writes science fiction / urban fantasy, M/M romance, and post-apocalyptic fantasy. He cannot wait to hear what you think about his stories and welcomes (and responds to!) all feedback.

Follow him on Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWriter

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner. He also composes original soundtracks that accompany some of his books. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com
Where to find Daryl Banner:

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Rafflecopter Prize: 2 separate (US ONLY) winners of a signed paperback of any Brazen Boy of their choice. 2 separate $5 Amazon gift cards (4 winners total)

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REVIEW

The Brazen Boys Series Box Set Books 1-4 (M/M Romance)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dorm Game
I’ve found the world’s greatest source of renewable energy, and it is horniness.
Daryl is one of my all time favorite authors. Up until now, what I have read from him has been more fantasy storyline and less arousal based. When I found out he was going to write a sexy M/M contemporary, I couldn’t wait to get my eyes on it.
I was not disappointed. He brought the sexy while still delivering that differently awesome ‘Daryl’ way of wording things.
Michael is kinda nerdish. He has the hots for Mr. big and muscular aka Andrew who loves to turn everything into a game. When they become partners on a project, the battles known as the dorm games ensue. Who will win, and does winning or loosing really get you what you want?
I found it to be a great read, fun and saucy.
On The Edge
This is a sexy little story about fantasy coming to life. Edge is just an idea in the eyes of Derek. After meeting Edge, he learns everyone is only human. It brings Derek out of his shell. The encounter is also sizzling. Edge’s speciality is reaching the level right before orgasm and staying there.
“Edge with me,” he whispers. “Stay on the edge with me.”
I am in love with the way the author writes. I’ve read several different genres from him, and he just has this special ‘Daryl speak’ that is so unlike anyone else. Sometimes a story isn’t as good to me because it uses the same words and phrases that I’ve read many times before. That never happens when reading something from this author.
I think this story is delicious and actually quite sweet. The characters are identifiable to the everyday man or woman, and the story brings home the fact that everyone has feelings and hangups.
If you’re looking for a sexy romp that flows smoothly with lots of points that make you laugh and others that turn you on, this is a book for you. I enjoyed every word.
Owned By The Freshman
In my opinion, this is the farthest this author has went into the direction of depraved erotica. It isn’t taboo by my definition, but it deals with the idea of being dominated and even shamed somewhat for sexual pleasure. Also it has the student/teacher element.
Thom is an angry, bitter, hateful, controlling college professor. He finds fault in everything and can’t seem to feel happiness or fulfillment in anything. All it takes is one sexy, confident student taking charge of him to change his entire outlook.
Although, the book is about the act of following through with a sexual fantasy, I believe the point is to not dwell on the negative, but rather to take a chance when opportunities arise in life.
Dog Tags
Jesse is a band nerd type who spends his free time playing video games. Brandon was always the big scary kid in school. After high school Jesse went to college and Brandon joined the Army. An even bigger well-muscled Brandon returns for leave and stars in Jesse’s fantasies. Obviously, the boys have some catching up to do. *grin*
This was a super enjoyable read for me. I never know what to expect from this author. He keeps me on my toes. Even though it’s a novella, a complete story is told incorporating a unique spin on the everyday while giving us hits at military life. This author always has an underlying message whether he’s writing about zombies or futuristic superpowers or men doing the sexy with other men. I think the point to take away from this book is to always take the time to appreciate what you have.
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