Blog Tour #Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway – Dragon and Crow by Alex A. Akira

Title:Dragon and Crow - Deluxe 2 Volume Set

Series:Dojo Boys

Author:Alex A. Akira

Genre:gay romance, contemporary, adventure

Length:novel

Publisher:Triple A Press

Synopsis

Twenty-three-year-old, Native American, Michael Black’s well-ordered life is disrupted one evening when he is ambushed at the dojo he frequents by a mysterious Japanese youth who goes by the name of Kiyoshi.

Soon circumstances have the gorgeous teen staying with Michael at his apartment. The gifted nineteen-year-old is an intriguing mix of angst, innocence and crafty intelligence, but Michael is honor bound by a promise to his sensei to keep his distance. Michael tries to keep his desire in check, but what can he do if the exquisite teen keeps kissing him?

Volume two finds Michael in deep water when, in trying to help Kiyoshi, he is persuaded by his sensei to participate in a joint government undercover operation to bring down a Yakuza lord.

Before long Michael is immersed in beautiful men, martial arts and espionage all to gain the trust and love of Kiyoshi. Secrets, lies, sex and action combine in this racy, romantic, adventure of two men, Michael Black and his sensei, Ichiro Kimura, navigating a dangerous path for true love.

Review

If you like Yaoi (manga or anime of the gay romance/ gay fiction variety) or any movie that includes martial arts, or preferably both, you will love the Dojo Boys series! The story is gripping, action packed, and although the mystery is not that hard to figure out (I beat Michael to a few realizations, but that happens a lot with me), and you won’t really be able to put it down. This is not an easy read though! There are memories and even things that happen in the present that have to do with abuse, kidnapping, Yakuza, and pretty much all the danger you can think of.

Enough to say I gulped this down like good cake! I loved Michael and Kiyoshi. Tanaka is absolutely delightful as well, and Ichiro… well, he’s all kinds of damaged in the best way possible. I loved the love stories unfolding and the spotlight put on what could have been, but wasn’t. Sometimes, missed opportunities are the best thing that can happen to a man.

I say pick a copy and start reading. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you a whole lot more without revealing too much and spoiling your fun. But this is a must read! It was right up my alley and I now miss my days in the dojo 😀

Giveaway

Three Winners get $25 Amazon Gift Card each.

Seven Runners-up get a free e-copy of the prequel to this series – DOJO BOYS: The First Misunderstanding.

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dragon-crow-2-volume-400x600-book-cover-tExcerpt

Michael groped for the light switch, a smile of triumph playing at his lips. Damn, I did it! I beat him! Flicking the switch, he turned, eager to view his skilled opponent and to bask in the accolades that he was sure to receive from Sensei Kimura.

His triumph descended to dismay in a flash. Who the hell is this?

A slight figure lay crumpled at the center of the practice room. Cautiously approaching the limp form, Michael’s heart sank even further. Lying unconscious on the gleaming bamboo floor was a Japanese boy. He looked to be about five-foot-seven, was very pale, and quite young.

“A kid? I beat up a kid?” Quickening his pace, Michael knelt beside the slim figure. Jesus, he’s like fourteen, fifteen? Beautiful. He looks like Ichiro. Better, actually, Michael admitted, surprised at his internal betrayal of his long-held crush on his sensei. He continued to stare down at the slight, fragile boy, eyeing the long blue-black hair that trailed sensuously around the figure’s unfamiliar gray karategi.

Who the hell is he? Why would they have me beat up a kid for my test? Puzzled, he glanced around the room, noting that he and the boy were alone. Ignoring his impending alarm, he gazed back to the unconscious figure.

The youth’s face was truly beautiful. Michael’s inner artist drank in the smooth, pearly skin, the long, sooty lashes, and the pale apricot color blushed across the boy’s delicate cheekbones. God… An aching hunger preceded the lurch of Michael’s cock, which nudged his lower abdomen telegraphing its interest. Get it together. He’s like … twelve! Suddenly realizing that the boy showed no sign of regaining consciousness, Michael snapped from his trance and shook his opponent’s shoulder.

“Hey!” He leaned over the placid body, hand stretching toward the longish neck for a pulse. The telltale thump throbbed beneath his fingers, but his proximity to the boy’s face had him pausing to stare at the youth’s sculpted lips. Christ, get away from him before you do something you’ll regret. Frowning, he started to shift upright when a relentless grip clutched his hair.

Caught off guard, Michael fumbled helplessly as his head was tugged abruptly toward the face beneath him. The beautiful mouth claimed his lips, stealing his breath and muffling his gasp as a hot tongue invaded his mouth. The agile member eagerly caressed its counterpart, igniting Michael’s senses. The tantalizing scent of ripe apricots surrounded him, dizzying him with sensual promises, and urging him to surrender.

About the author

Alex A. Akira is the author of the yaoi romance series Dojo Boys, racy tales of young, male martial artists navigating some unorthodox and adventurous paths to find love. The Deluxe two-volume box set of Dojo Boys: Dragon and Crow are available at Amazon.

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