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Tag: Red-Light District/Prostitution

These works take place primarily in the red-light district or feature a red-light district as a consistent setting. These works may also include areas where prostitution is commonplace, but not exclusively in a red-light district.

Giveaway Announcement | Dominate Me by Eve Healy – 100 Google Play Book Copies

The third novel from the Dominate Me series is about to be announced. To celebrate, I’ll be giving away 100 copies via Google Play Books. Unlike the Goodreads giveaways, thus far, this is a first come, first served giveaway. There are only 100 available, and once all 100 have been claimed, that’s it. If they haven’t, they’ll be available until February 28, 2023. No purchase necessary!

Manhwa Review | The King and the Paladin by IRINBI (Mature Version)

Title: The King and the Paladin
Author: IRINBI
Artist: Park JiEun


Ezekiel is a noble paladin. For years now, he has been steadily building up his reputation, wealth, and standing in society in hopes of one day reuniting with his long-lost love Calli and finally establishing a life with her. However, before finding her, he is appointed as the heir to a dukedom as the illegitimate son. Ezekiel accepts his role, and as the heir, he meets with the newly appointed queen of the kingdom. To his surprise, though, the bloody queen Calliope is none other than his long-lost love Calli. Before he can even express his joy, Calli captures him and forces him into a marriage ceremony right then and there.

Calliope has suffered for years under the power of her father’s concubine and her children. Her only reprieve from the suffering was the company of a mysterious man named Ezekiel, who was being kept and trained by the church. The two shared many sweet and intimate moments. After discovering the corrupt and salacious nature of the church, Calliope’s goal is to help rescue Ezekiel and take over her rightful place on the throne as its only direct descendent. However, upon making this decision for herself, she discovers Ezekiel has disappeared, and all she has to go on is the rumors that he has left to become a noblewoman’s concubine. Betrayed by her only love, Calliope goes on the warpath, ascends the throne, and with Ezekiel back under her thumb, she is determined to keep him by her side, even if it means destroying him in the process.

Manhwa Review | Siren’s Song by Clarju

Title: Siren's Song
Author: Clarju
Artist: Clarju


Yul has lived his entire life hopelessly strung along by others. “Lived” is a generous term. With his life never fully in his control, he has always been forced to follow the whims and commands of those around him. Even as an adult, that hasn’t changed. He currently lives in an apartment owned by his adopted brother, who has an unhealthy obsession with him that goes beyond a sibling relationship. In that home, alone and unable to leave, Yul spends his day under surveillance and composing music that is presented to the world under his brother’s name. His only solace is out on the apartment balcony, where he can sing and smoke to his heart’s content.

Yul’s small world is rocked, though, when one evening on the balcony, his singing is overheard by a neighbor on the balcony above. The neighbor Luan is immediately drawn to Yul for an inexplicable reason. However, Yul allows Luan to begin his plan for revenge against everyone who made his life hell, even if he has to destroy Yul in the process. Luan doesn’t expect that as he grows closer to Yul and begins to uncover the history behind his existence, Luan not only wants revenge for himself but for Yul as well. But what he fears more than anything now is losing or hurting Yul amid his vengeful warpath.

Novel Announcement | Dominate Me by Eve Healy

This is a boys’ love novel set in the omegaverse.

Liam is a dominant alpha. He’s earned himself a great job at a great company, and alongside his recessive alpha buddy Nathan, things can’t get much better. That is until after a night of drinking games with Nathan. Liam wins himself a fully paid evening at the nearby omega brothel known as the Omega House. Liam’s never been fond of brothels or omegas, but at Nathan’s insistence, he gives it a shot.

He has no intentions of actually participating with whatever omega he chooses. Still, upon meeting the mysterious and alluring Raven, a recessive omega, he finds himself inexplicably drawn back to the Omega House. While Raven and Liam grow closer and closer physically, their emotional ties are limited by Raven’s refusal to be owned or bonded to any alpha. Liam could easily dominate Raven and make him his, but surprisingly he would much rather be dominated by him.

Can Liam overcome the instinct he has to dominate and make Raven his? Will he be able to break down the walls Raven has built around his heart? Or will Raven slip out of his grasp?

Manga Review | Bad Boys, Happy Home by SHOOWA

Title: Bad Boys, Happy Home
Author: SHOOWA
Artist: Hiromasa Okujima


Akamatsu is a bit of a wild child. Chocking it all up to puberty, he finds himself pent-up with rage and frustrations over life. One day, he passes by the park and sees another young delinquent hanging out there. The guy looks tough, and Akamatsu brimming with energy, feels compelled to fight the stranger. So, he calls the guy out and starts a brawl, which leads to Akamatsu being knocked out. Satisfied with this new outlet, Akamatsu returns day after day to fight this mysterious man, and he is only happy to oblige.

Akamatsu is pretty happy with this setup until the day his sparring partner is forced to leave the park because his sleeping place, some large pipes, has been taken away. Faced with the reality that he won’t be able to let out all of his pent-up energy on the man anymore, Akamasu does the only thing he knows to do: offers the man to stay with him. The man ends up agreeing, and finally, after all this time, he introduces himself as Seven. So begins Seven and Akamatsu’s awkward life together. As Seven and Akamatsu grow closer together, their pasts start to haunt them, but even so, it only seems to bring them closer and closer together. Can these young men overcome their complicated pasts and forge a new future together?

Manhwa Review | The King and the Paladin by IRINBI

Title: The King and the Paladin
Author: IRINBI
Artist: Park JiEun


Ezekiel is a noble paladin. For years now, he has been steadily building up his reputation, wealth, and standing in society in hopes of one day reuniting with his long-lost love Calli and finally establishing a life with her. However, before finding her, he is appointed as the heir to a dukedom as the illegitimate son. Ezekiel accepts his role, and as the heir, he meets with the newly appointed queen of the kingdom. To his surprise, though, the bloody queen Calliope is none other than his long-lost love Calli. Before he can even express his joy, Calli captures him and forces him into a marriage ceremony right then and there.

Calliope has suffered for years under the power of her father’s concubine and her children. Her only reprieve from the suffering was the company of a mysterious man named Ezekiel, who was being kept and trained by the church. The two shared many sweet and intimate moments. After discovering the corrupt and salacious nature of the church, Calliope’s goal is to help rescue Ezekiel and take over her rightful place on the throne as its only direct descendent. However, upon making this decision for herself, she discovers Ezekiel has disappeared, and all she has to go on is the rumors that he has left to become a noblewoman’s concubine. Betrayed by her only love, Calliope goes on the warpath, ascends the throne, and with Ezekiel back under her thumb, she is determined to keep him by her side, even if it means destroying him in the process.

Novel Announcement | Marble, Warm Under My Fingertips by Eve Healy

“Something about him made me want to touch him.”

Matthew Evans works the overnight shift at his university’s nearby museum. He’s never been great with people, so he finds solace in the company of the sculptures and statues present there. They don’t speak, they don’t react, but Matthew has never wanted any of that. He was happy enough just to be able to touch them as he pleased. His nightly ritual with his beloved sculptures goes wholly unnoticed by everyone until the night Gabriel appears.

Now faced with a living, breathing person who knows about his secret, Matthew is no longer sure where he stands in society. However, Gabriel makes it clear he has no intention of divulging Matthew’s secrets, and in reality, he would like to make a few more with him in exchange for a night out of the cold. Matthew soon learns there is a big difference between a sculpture of a person and the real thing, warm under his fingertips.

For the first time in his life, Matthew wants nothing more than the company of another person. He wants Gabriel.

Manga Review | Pink Heart Jam by Shikke

Title: Pink Heart Jam
Author: Shikke
Artist: Shikke


Haiga is experiencing many firsts. It is his first time in college, it is his first time living in the city away from his rural home, and it is his first time faced with his sexuality. While touring his campus for the first time, Haiga sees Kanae, a beautiful man and Haiga’s upperclassman. Haiga is immediately attracted to him, but he isn’t sure if he simply admires Kanae or if he really is attracted to him as a man. Without any real reason to find out, Haiga is left on his own to wonder.

That is until his peers give him money to visit a box spa after a night of drinking. However, this particular box spa is located in the gay district, which Haiga uses to his advantage to help answer the question: does he like men or not? Of course, Haiga doesn’t expect that the person servicing him is none other than Kanae. So this is a chance for Haiga to discover his sexuality and determine if his feelings for Kanae are more than simple admiration for his upperclassman. While he is figuring that out, another question lingers in the back of Haiga’s mind: how does Kanae feel about him?

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