[PDF / Epub] ⚣ Mere Mortals ✈ Erastes – Pccare247.us

Mere Mortals Orphaned Crispin Thorne Has Been Taken As Ward By Philip Smallwood, A Man He S Never Met, And Is Transplanted From His Private School To Smallwood S House On An Island On The Beautiful But Coldly Remote Horsey Mere In Norfolk Upon His Arrival, He Finds That He S Not The Only Young Man Given A Fresh Start Myles Graham And Jude Middleton Are There Before Him, And As Their Benefactor Is Away, They Soon Form Alliances And Friendships, As They Speculate Upon The Sudden Transformation Of Their Circumstances Who Is Philip Smallwood Why Has He Given Them Such A Fabulous New Life What Secrets Does The House Hold And What Is It That The Doctor Seems To Know Trust Acclaimed Author Erastes To Tell A Moving Story In The Field Of Gay Historical Romance.

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  1. says:

    Before I talk about the content of this historical, I just want to mention how beautifully done that cover is in my opinion It s also very apt It s not often that a cover manages to capture so well the ambiance and themes within a book, so hats off to the cover artist for doing such a good job here.This is the third Erastes historical I ve read so far and I have to say she just keeps getting better and better Mere Mortals begins with our first person narrator Crispin travelling to the home of his new benefactor, Philip Smallwood Crispin has been an orphan from birth and has never known his parents or any family, although he suspects that his father is influential because someone has been paying for his schooling A year previously Crispin had been caught in a compromising position with another boy, but instead of being expelled to what would have been a life of poverty, Crispin gains a new guardian on the condition that he see out his final school year Crispin s obviously curious about the man and is even surprised when he discovers that there are two other young men at Horsey Mere who are also orphans and now wards of Smallwood The th...


  2. says:

    I can t seem to stop picking up books that I later have to rate based on principle, because they leave me feeling so ambivalent I give this one four stars, as my vote of confidence in Erastes This is the first book of hers I ve read and even though it had its problems, I m going to seek out of her novels Here s why.I believe Erastes is just what I ve been looking for in the historical romance genre, gay and heterosexual alike She s very deft in her writing although I couldn t help but notice that there were some typos and minor mistakes, but I blame that on the editor , her prose style is perfect for the historical setting.The pacing in this book is one of its strongest suits, and one of its weakest, at the same time The best thing for me is that the romantic plot is never rushed or put there for titilation But make no mistake, when it happens, it IS hot Erastes just hands it to use in small doses like medicine that we need to relieve the sexual tension And when it happens, it fits its place perfectly But pacing is also one of the biggest problems of this book I think that it could easily be 80 pages shorter, bec...


  3. says:

    This book is a perfect example of why I will never, EVER attempt a historical First, I hate research, so I d get all the details wrong Second, my prose is serviceable enough for getting one from point A to B, but certainly not as lush and gorgeous as what we find here.In short, Erastes does everything right in this book, and then some I devoured the whole thing in one long Sunday afternoon, which is saying something, since I haven t ...


  4. says:

    Excellent Gothic novel reminiscent of Jane Eyre or Rebecca The romance is a bit of a slow burn, and the sex scenes are somewhat abstract, but they aren t really why I read the novel I was looking for a well written Victorian novel with an air of mystery, and on that level it delivers beautifully The prose is beautiful and the setting is wonderfully atmospheric, with a slowly building sense of menace and a suspenseful climax The ending might not be terribly surprising...


  5. says:

    4.5 stars Mere Mortals is an excellent Gothic story filled with drama, intensity, romance, and a vivid setting that stands out in almost every scene The mystery is somewhat surprising in that the clues are slowly laid out along the way and the reader is left to interpret them You can either see through the disguise as Myles does, remain innocently clueless like Crispin, or indulge in the fantasy like Jude The characters all represent vitally important but different personalities that together form a complex yet fascinating story Historical drama is not always a favorite genre among readers but you won t want to miss this one.The plot starts with first person narrator Crispin as he arrives on the cold, isolated shore of Horsey Mere, his new home He is soon greeted by two other orphans, Jude and Myles, and the three soon realize they have many similarities As Crispin tries to adjust to his fortunate new surroundings, he and the other boys can t help but wonder what their generous guardian has in store for them As the eerie elements start to add up and take over even Crispin s blissful inattention, the answers may be the hardest truth to survive Right away the cold and deso...


  6. says:

    In my hunt through modern literature for controversial themes amongst books, i found myself giving this book a chance Because books that are different, are much memorable, and in this case, i was right.The book however, wasn t quite what i hoped for As its missing a star Which isnt a terrible crime at all 4 stars s bleeding good alright And i will tell you right away what stole that star I was hoping for something revolutionary in literature OK, not revolutionary, but, something to recommend to someone who was homophobic I would not, in my dizziest day dreams, recommend this to someone who was homophobic I can imagine that they would find nothing in this novel to convince them to see homosexuals in a different light In all, this book was a historic thriller mystery, with a dash of romance it had a fantastic setting, which was its strongest point it was a quick read as well And it wasnt too much on the ol brain perhaps a holiday read For some reason i read this over christmas, as i got a kindle, and wanted to buy some books Unfortunately, if i bought this book in paperback, i would no doubt have ...


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    Erastes is truly gifted in bringing a historical setting to life The novel overflowed with detailed description, but never felt bogged down by it And the language was completely on the mark for the time period Plus, the characters warmed me and the mystery intrigued me It was not an in your face mystery with a dead body on the first page it was built slowly with subtle clues and misdirection Philip Smallwood has taken in three orphan teens as his wards, all in disgrace for being inverted The three boys were not raised to privilege, so as they learn about what society expects, so does the reader The author gave the story and the romance some unexpected twists, keeping readers guessing through most of the tale There is some sex It is, thankfully, not fade to black, but it is also not explicit Readers should note that there is also a scene of non con that is directly tied into the mystery The story has a refreshing unpredictability that is often missing in gay romance The story is told by Crispin, the youngest of the three As he adjusts to his new life as a young gentleman, he begins to feel that something is wrong and wonders just why Smallwood took them in This novel easily deserved five stars, but for one major issue The ending was disappointing It was unnecessarily rushed into 2 3 pages, and ruined all the carefully built dramatic...


  8. says:

    Erastes is one of those authors who seems to be a reader favorite across the board In the world of M M romance, her stories are considered an industry standard and even those in the GLBTQ community who have issues with the genre, find little to no fault with her stories or theor execution I m not one to believe the hype or jump on the bandwagon for the few times I do, I end up very disappointed.Well, Erastes has nothing to fear This is a author who knows how to craft an engrossing tale that feels less like M M romance and like literate erotic fiction Being a huge fan of the gothic novel, Mere Mortals reads like something that could have been written by Ann Radcliffe or Horace Walpole if they d been inclined to write about gay male characters I love Erastes elegant language and the way she creates a mysterious and forboding atmosphere Her characters live and breathe and even the darkest motives are presented in a sympathetic light.My only quibble is the ending, which wa...


  9. says:

    Wow, just wow You want eloquent review Ah, all rightThis is the first Erastes book I ve read, mainly because I m not a fan of historical fiction It s often overwrought and inaccessible, preachy and, quite honestly, boring This is the reason I like my historical fiction to be spiced up by something else usually mystery Although there is a bit of suspense in the story, there is much to recommend it.From the moment I opened the book I was sucked into it I really liked Crispin s voice It was simple and it was a joy to experience everything through his eyes, to be thrown from one impression to the next as Crispin is introduced to his new life, new friends, tutors, his benefactor He is a bit fanciful, which is understandable for someone so young, but also not prone to drama He describes the events that lead him to Phillip s home quite calmly and without remorse except for being caught In fact, all three boys seemed to accept who they are and, while they don t want to cause Phillip any embarrassment and are very aware of the possible consequences, there is no agonizing over being gay As we get to know Jude and Myles through Crispin s eyes as well, we also get to experience how his feelings for the new friends waver and change It was a clever decision on...


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    Reviewed By BlackTulip for Booked UpErastes has nothing to prove to anyone any, we know for a fact that she is a magician with words She delivers here a captivating story that will keep you on tenterhooks from start to finish With a wealth of details she paints a fascinating landscape of Norfolk, which in itself is a very important part of this book Very quickly, a unique and palpable atmosphere full of shadows and mystery hovers like a veil of mist.From the start she has found a clever way to set up the scenery of her tale by making us discover it through the eyes of one of the main characters, Crispin, as he begins his journey.Patiently and delicately she weaves an intricate story where everything and every body has its place and its importance but where nothing and nobody is what it seems Everybody here has a secret Crispin Thorne is a young and penniless orphan who has been sent from his boarding school to a remote place in Norfolk Horsey Mere is owned by the very intriguing Philip Smallwood who is Crispin s mysterious benefactor When Crispin arrives on the island, Philip Smallwood is conspicuously absent but there are two other young men like him Jude Middleton and Myles Graham Very quic...

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