Hajiri is a zonewarrior. A former gunwhore who once sold his body for money, he’s looking for the job that will let him move up in the live and die world of the Shinjuku Containment Area.
A chance meeting outside a popular Shinjuku club leaves Hajiri in the possession of a corporate high roller’s battlepet. A young human/snow leopard cross genetically engineered to be the perfect sexual partner and bodyguard.
The last thing Hajiri needs is a complication in his life. But how can he turn away a person who had been tossed out like so much trash, especially when that man just saved his life?
Hajiri doesn’t want responsibility. What Hajiri gets is a lot more than he bargained for when the young man shows him what it means to be a battlepet’s Master.
Contains graphic sexual encounters between men, strong D/s themes, toys, spanking and violence.
I got totally sucked in by the cover on this one. I really do like PL Nunn’s art work. The book has a gritty, futuristic feel and the premise was kind cool with the battlepets, gunwhores and nasty corporations controlling much of their world.
However, some of the writing was not as tight as it could have been, especially the ending which seemed a little unraveled. The repetition of speech by Zen grated a little and he seems awfully young in which pushed a few of my squick buttons.
For all that though, I did finish the book and found it surprisingly entertaining despite the bits that got up my nose. I’d be totally keen to see more in this series, as there are some interesting secondary characters that are begging for a story. The authors have created a very cool world and this appeals much!
I have had a few really good reads from Liquid Silver Books, but one thing I would like to see is bigger pictures of book covers in their pdf ebooks. They’re so small and I’d love to see larger images, especially if it’s artists like PL Nunn. Merow!