Transgressions: An M/M Romance

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1642, England: David Caverly’s strict father has brought home the quiet, puritanical Jonathan Graie to help his dreamer of a son work the family forge. With war brewing in Parliament, the demand for metal work increases as armies are raised.

The fair David is drawn to his father’s new apprentice. And though his father treats them both as if they were brothers, David’s feelings toward the shy Jonathan develop as they hide their growing physical relationship. Until the fateful ...

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Overview


1642, England: David Caverly’s strict father has brought home the quiet, puritanical Jonathan Graie to help his dreamer of a son work the family forge. With war brewing in Parliament, the demand for metal work increases as armies are raised.

The fair David is drawn to his father’s new apprentice. And though his father treats them both as if they were brothers, David’s feelings toward the shy Jonathan develop as they hide their growing physical relationship. Until the fateful moment when local gossips force David’s father to banish him, to protect the family name.

Freed, directionless, and whimsical, David is eager to experience the drama and excitement of war, and follows two soldiers headed for battle, but the reality is a harsh awakening for his free-spirited nature. Seizing the opportunity to desert, David heads to London to lead a secret life, unaware that Jonathan too has left the forge in search of him. Lost and lonely, the vulnerable Jonathan quickly falls in with the Witchfinders, a group of extremists who travel the country conducting public trials of women suspected of witchcraft. Jonathan is drawn to the charismatic Michael, finally embracing a cause for truth so wholeheartedly, he doesn’t recognize the danger—physical and emotional—that Michael represents. For the fanatic puritan is desperate to purge Jonathan of his memories of David in any manner possible....

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With the bloody English Civil War (1642–51) as an intrusive backdrop, two handsome men with different allegiances form an unlikely romantic alliance. Thrashing against historical tidal waves, they strive to renew their ties and resolve their differences, forever yearning for more tranquil times.
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Library Journal, 4/15/2009
“Set during the Royalist/Roundhead conflict of the mid-1600s, this story exudes historical detail and will please historical fans.”
Library Journal
Blacksmith's son David Caverly is taken with his father's new apprentice, Jonathan Graie, but it takes Tobias, an army soldier separated from his troop during the early days of the English Civil War, to make David understand the nature of his attraction. Jonathan also feels for David. For a brief while, the young men are happy until they are forced apart by misunderstanding. Each enters the conflict, and each finds dangers and others of their kind. David becomes a hardened soldier and has a positive relationship with Tobias, but Jonathan becomes ensnared by Michael, who uses his position as a witch hunter to torture and kill. Period detail rounds out this tale of star-crossed lovers. Erastes is one of the best known M/M authors in the UK. — "Bodice Rippers Without the Bodice", Booksmack!, 12/16/10.
Library Journal

In Transgressions, David and Jonathan meet as teenagers when Jon works as an indentured apprentice at David's father's forge. Awakened to his true sexuality by Tobias, a military man, David eventually realizes his feelings for Jon. War and misunderstanding separate the two, and Puritan Jon must endure a sadistic stint with a group of witch-hunters before he and David are reunited. Set during the Royalist/Roundhead conflict of the mid-1600s, this story exudes historical detail and will please historical fans. Erastes (Standish) lives in the North Broads, UK.

False Colors is set at sea and links neophyte captain John Cavendish with Lt. Alfie Donwell as they are sent to deal with the slave trade off the Algerian coast and somehow manage to avoid triggering a larger war. Kidnappings, violence, intrigue, piracy, and an abundance of naval detail drive the action in this intriguing, relatively sweet romance. Beecroft (Captain's Surrender) lives in Cambridgeshire, UK.


—Kristin Ramsdell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762435739
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,434,013
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Erastes is the penname of a female author who lives on the Norfolk Broads, UK. She’s a member of the Historical Novel Society and Director of The Erotic Authors’ Association. Please visit her at www. Erastes.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Badly Written

    This book was, honestly, one of the worst books I've read. The book suffers from telling instead of showing. The characters are unbelievable with David being a complete Mary-Sue (not Gary-Stu). The only likable character is David's dad, but we are suppose to hate him. Despite the story's claim that it is a 'forbidden romance', there's nothing forbidden about the romance between David and Jonathan.In the end, the story is forgettable.

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