Drago Star & Slash Op (Toy Soldier, Bks 1 & 2) by J. Johanis ~ Book Review by Queue

slashopTitle: Drago Star & Slash Op (Toy Soldier, Bks 1 & 2)

Author: J. Johanis

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Indigo Forest Designs

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/29/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Erotica, Paranormal

Blurb:

Drago Star (Toy Soldier, Bk 1): Captain Gideon is a candidate at the Drago Star Academy and well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream—to be a Star Commander and fight the alien insurgency on Earth.

However, before he can complete his training, he is captured by an unknown entity who sells him to a sadistic alien master. He strives to follow his military training, but nothing can prepare him for the abuse he endures at the hands of his deviant captors.

Despite his disorientation, Gideon realizes things are not as they seem. Though his captors appear to be slavers, they have the resources of a government or rebel entity. To complicate matters, the air smells different, the people look strange, and the light of the sun is all wrong. Gideon’s only hope is escape, but if they’ve taken him from his home planet, is escape even possible?

Content Advisory: Graphic violence, non-con, & abuse.
Kink Tags: Dragon shifter sex, limited femdom, non-consensual BDSM, (bittersweet).

Slash Op (Toy Soldier, Bk 2): The White House has ordered the execution of a highly sensitive covert operation in dragon-occupied territory. Though a Slash Op has a zero percent survival rate, the commanding general is forced to enlist his most prized officer for the task.

Major Gideon is embarking on his first mission in the dragon district. Yet Gideon has hardly recovered from all that Drago made him endure. For the past three months, Gideon has been plagued with dreams of dragons terrorizing him, but his dreams have gradually turned into sexual fantasies. Despite coming to terms with his longing to have Drago in bed, Gideon cannot suppress his desire to beat Drago’s face in. When Gideon is called for a mission in the most dangerous district on Earth, what freaks him out the most is the prospect of seeing Drago again.

Content Advisory: Graphic violence, dragon sex, & non-con.

My View:

What does it say that it took books with non-con and abuse to get me out of a book slump? That worries me a bit. Oh, well.

First of all, these books are not for the faint of heart. These are dark, rapey tales. Extremely well written, but dark nonetheless. Pay attention to the warnings:

Content Advisory: Graphic violence, dragon sex, & non-con.

If that’s what you want these books are absolutely for you.

J. Johanis is a new to me author but I will definitely look for books by Johanis. Very talented author who can go dark and spin an intriguing tale and still throw in some romance.

The first book, Drago Star, features Captain Gideon being kidnapped and tortured by a dragon shifter. The torture and abuse scenes are intense and cringe inducing but I could not put the book down. I had to find out what was happening. There is non-con sex here. It’s rape even if there are drugs used to make Gideon crave getting fucked. And there are times Drago fucks Gideon in his dragon form.

Like I said. Intense. But amazingly written.

The second book, Slash OP, features Gideon out in the field dealing with desires he doesn’t know how to deal with. It’s just as intense and intriguing as well as dark. More dragon and non con sex. But there’s also romance. And I find it amazing that Johanis could write rough, dark actions and still throw in sweetness and it’s believable.

There’s an awesome surprise in book one so I can’t talk too much about book two with spoiling it. You definitely need to read this books in order.

I am so looking forward to book three. Thanks, J. Johanis, for an amazing story unlike anything I’ve ever read.

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Links

Drago Star & Slash Op (Toy Soldier, Bks 1 & 2) on Goodreads
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Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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