This book was like a cross between The Patriot and The Vow in a good way I m finding myself really liking historical romance with the way the author portray the characters in her books They re still
This book was like a cross between The Patriot and The Vow, in a good way.I'm finding myself really liking historical romance with the way the author portray the characters in her books. They're still masculine but sensitive; Has a sense of humor without going overboard; Erotic but intimate. And even though the plot may be predictable, the chemistry between the characters Rudolph and Mathias was a pleasure to read. There's just something about men falling in love during the medieval times and the Victorian age that's so romantic.The author also seem to be quite conservative when it comes to featuring central female characters in her story. This would be the first book I've read of Erastes that featured a woman, through the character of Augusta von Ratzlaff. Don't get me wrong, I love that the story focuses a lot on Rudolph and Mathias but adding a positive female figure was quite a refreshing element to the story. I liked her character a lot.This is my third book from this author and it seems like I'm working my way backwards to her earliest books to compensate for not discovering her books sooner. I'm happy to say I'm enjoying the experience so far.Popular Muffled Drum By Erastes is a Kindle Bohemia, 1866They met in a port side tavern, their lust filled moments stolen from days of marching and madness After eighteen months, Captain Rudolph von Ratzlaff and First Lieutenant Mathias Hofmann have decided to run away from everything they hold dear Resigning their commissions is social suicide, but there s no other choice Someone will eventually see Rudolph s paBohemia, 1866They met in a port side tavern, their lust filled moments stolen from days of marching and madness After eighteen months, Captain Rudolph von Ratzlaff and First Lieutenant Mathias Hofmann have decided to run away from everything they hold dear Resigning their commissions is social suicide, but there s no other choice Someone will eventually see Rudolph s partiality toward Mathias.Now their plans have gone horribly awry When Mathias goes to Rudolph s tent after their last battle, his lover looks at him without a hint of recognition Mathias can hardly believe the man he knew is gone He wants to fill in so many of Rudolph s missing memories, but the doctor says a shock could result in permanent damage The pain of seeing Rudolph on a daily basis, when Rudolph doesn t remember their love, is excruciating Now Mathias must decide whether he wants to fight for the man he loves or forget him completely43,000 words. Born in Essex, England in 1959, Erastes attended Southend High School for Girls.Erastes is the penname of a female author who lives in Norfolk, UK She drew her inspiration to write historical fiction from works such as Gaywyck by Vincent Virga and the novels of Mary Renault Erastes was the Director of the Erotic Authors Association for two years and is an active member of the Historical Novel Society She is the moderator of Speak Its Name, an influential blog dedicated to gay historical fiction.Erastes has been writing since 2003, and details of all her books and short stories can be found on her website.Her second novel, Transgressions, was one of the flagship releases by Running Press in their M M Historical Romance line which is being marketed directly at the existing romance market and was shortlisted for a Lambda award in 2010.Her releases for 2011 are Mere Mortals Lethe Press in AprilMuffled Drum Carina Press in JulyJunction X Cheyenne Press in NovemberErastes is represented by The Schiavone Literary Agency, Inc.BibilographyNovels NovellasMere Mortals to be published by Lethe Press in March 2011Muffled Drum to be published by Carina Press in July 2011Tributary published in Last Gasp by Noble Romance Publishing novella Transgressions published by Perseus Books novel Frost Fair published by Cheyenne Publishing novella Hard Fast published in Speak Its Name by Cheyenne Publishing novella Chiaroscuro published in Night Moves by Aspen Mountain Press December 2007 novella Standish published by PD Publishing November 2006 novel Short StoriesRight Hand Man published in Unmasked II, erotic tales of gay superheroes by STARbooks.Whatever the Risk published in the Queer Dimensions anthology by Queered FictionThe Snow Queen published in the I DO anthology by MLR PressIf you can t stand the Heat to be published by Cleis pressDrug Colours published by Lethe Press in Best Gay Short Stories Show Don t Tell published in MEN Magazine March 2008Fire Ice published by Cleis Press in their Erotic Alphabet series J is for Jealousy Lifeline published in Alyson Book s Cruising anthologyDrug Colours published in Cleis Press s Where the Boys are Urban Gay Migrations AnthologyRibinks published by The DrabblerThe Bird published in Alyson s Fast Balls Baseball AnthologyMatelotage published in Alyson s Treasure Trails Pirate AnthologyLucky published in Love in a Lock up by StarbooksIn the Dark published in Ultimate Gay Erotica 2007 by Alyson BooksTen Kisses published in Connections by Iris PrintMy Best Customer published in Travelrotica by Alyson BooksPetard published by Clean SheetsHis Story Teller runner up in Torquere Press Do it yourself competitionBright Souls published by Alyson Books in Ultimate Gay Erotica 2005Sin of the Tongue published by Torquere PressLifeline published by Torquere PressBright Souls published by Torquere Press. A viral Ebook Muffled Drum I never quite connected with this book. Nothing in this book surprised me, except one scene and that was more of a WTF? surprise than a good thing. I liked Matthias, Rudolph was meh, I liked the setting in Germany/Poland, but everything got solved so smoothly that the story just didn't grip me. And then it got stupid. I was pretty much done with it when (view spoiler)[Rudolph finally somewhat remembers that he and Matthias have been lovers before he got his amnesia and what does he do when Matthias comes to see him? Does he fall into his arms and tell him he remembers that they were lovers? Does he thank him for sticking by his side even though it must have been so very painful when the man you've been going steady with for 18 months now addresses you as Herr Hoffmann? Does he apologize profusely for mistakenly falling into bed with his ex on his first evening back, and assure him that said ex is now out of the picture? Of course not: Rudolph decides to extract 'vengeance' on Matthias for not telling him before now that they were illicit lovers, even if he's done nothing to let Matthias know he is attracted to him. He does this by pretending he still doesn't remember and to tease Matthias with said ex, even insinuating said ex may still be around. Seriously, Rudolph?!? That seemed like a good plan to you? Oh no! Now Matthias stomps off and leaves town heartbroken. Now Rudolph wrings his hands moaning that that conversation did not go as planned. No shit, Sherlock. You must be more brain damaged than I was let to believe. Fast forward to Matthias beating himself up and wallowing in guilt for 'abandoning' Rudolph. Blah blah blah, wife dies, children conveniently out of the way, happy reunion.(hide spoiler)]I'd better shut up before this book loses another star.
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