Author Name: Daryl Banner
Book Name: The Brazen Boys Series Box Set – Books 1-4
Release Date: September 6, 2015
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.
Pages or Words: 491 pages, approximately 77,600 words
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
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.
since i read the box set, i’ll touch on each story individually. each story has a high heat level and the writing is excellent – mr. banner is an expert in the art of teasing. i will say that i’m a big time romance and HEA fan and i felt a couple of these stories didn’t have that completely, although they had an HFN if not. all of the stories but the last one left me wanting a bit more.
dorm game – this was probably my least favorite of the 4 stories. i didn’t care for the mind games and it felt like their ‘relationship’ was completely impersonal. i suppose you could call this a HFN ending but it left me wanting a bit more from the couple.
on the edge – this one was better for me…still just an HFN but the characters seemed to be better connected and their banter was pretty cute. it felt more like a complete story than book 1.
owned by the freshman – for me, each story in this series is better than the previous. i liked this one more than the last as it seemed to have a little more romance. i would have liked to have a little more of thom and his potential boyfriend…that seemed like a dangling story line (although i get that’s not the point of this series). i liked that thom made a pretty big personality change and became more likeable as the story progress.
dog tags – this is my favorite of the 4 books – primarily because it had a bit more of the ‘romance’ and HEA that i like while still including the hot scenes. while there is still more that could be added/developed, this felt more complete than the others. both characters seemed more complex than the previous characters.
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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.
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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
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Publisher: Frozenfyre Publishing
Cover Artist: Daryl Banner (design) with Nick Duffy (model)
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