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Archive for August, 2015

What we mean by the term “rape culture”

Jamie Fessenden's Blog

holding handsI’ve recently been watching a Netflix series called Hemlock Grove, and while there are several moments in it that make me cringe and wonder if I really want to subject myself to it, one in particular stands out. The next paragraph is a spoiler, for anyone who hasn’t watched it yet.

It’s a scene in which Roman—one of the two viewpoint characters—is devastated about his best friend and cousin having sex, so he goes to find a girl who propositioned him earlier. They start to have sex, but he then insists upon tying her up. She’s been having a good time, and she goes along with that. Then he gets more aggressive, manhandling her and yelling at her to tell him he’s “ugly” (because Roman has issues). She becomes frightened and struggles to free herself, begging him to stop while he hammers into her. Then, when it’s over, he…

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Book Review: Saving Kane by Michele Michael Rakes

A new review for Saving Kane! Just on cusp of its one year anniversary and pending release on audible, amazon, and itunes!

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Reviewed by JustJen

22907477Title: Saving Kane
Author: Michele Michael Rakes
Heroes: Kane Abel/Garrett Young
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 235 Pages
Publisher:Loose Id
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf:Goodreads

Blurb: A twenty-something paramedic suffering from PTSD and a failing relationship with his high school sweetheart becomes embroiled in the tragic life of a young, gay man brutally beaten, raped, and left for dead.

Kane Abel can’t help falling for his caregiver, the handsome paramedic who saves his life, but he’s resistant. The one time Kane threw caution to the wind, he was left with a wired jaw and a tracheostomy. He can’t take much more hurt. But with his attacker’s promise to return, Kane lives in a constant state of fear, and with the ever-present paramedic, arousal.

Garrett Young struggles with the question of his sexuality, unable to…

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