Best Read [ Stoned] by [ Shelley Munro ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Stoned Life is a chariot race for Marc Angelo and Tarquin Navona Friends, rivals and rock stars of Circus Maximus in ancient Rome, they wow the fans with their daring driving and take their choice of lovers A fine life indeed if Marc weren t harboring feelings for Tarquin It s difficult to behave normally when he craves physical contact with his friend s muscular body, but Marc resists, too afraid of losing Tarquin entirely.He needn t have worried Fate has plans for them.Very long term plans When a powerful sorcerer catches Marc and Tarquin with his wife, he curses them to imprisonment in stone Centuries pass, and Marc s love and lust for Tarquin only increase His friend doesn t have a clue, but that s the least of their problems They have no idea how to escape their predicament and may be doomed to spend eternity Stoned. Free Read [ Stoned ] By [ Shelley Munro ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 2.5 stars This was a kind of sweet, kind of odd short about two Roman chariot racers who are cursed to spend eternity trapped in stone statues It was an strange mashup of themes and feltlike a first or second draft than a final story The ideas needed to be fleshed out wayfor my liking like their adaption to modern technology, financial considerations, the mechanics of it all I also didn t get a sense of chemistry between the two main characters The story wasn t bad, but it j 2.5 stars This was a kind of sweet, kind of odd short about two Roman chariot racers who are cursed to spend eternity trapped in stone statues It was an strange mashup of themes and feltlike a first or second draft than a final story The ideas needed to be fleshed out wayfor my liking like their adaption to modern technology, financial considerations, the mechanics of it all I also didn t get a sense of chemistry between the two main characters The story wasn t bad, but it just didn t do much for me I ho...

  2. I received this story as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a fun, short love story I liked seeing how the friendship between Marc and Tarquin sustained them throughout the curse, and how it developed and grew into love A nice change from so many of the instant love stories out there today I would have liked to know a bitabout the sorcerer, his wife, and the curse in general, but that s probably just the fantasy fan in me There is something to say about I received this story as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a fun, short love story I liked seeing how the friendship between Marc and Tarquin sustained them throughout the curse, and how it developed and grew into love A nice change from so many of the instant love stories out there today I woul...

  3. Marc has been in love with his best friend Tarquin, who is also his main competitor on the chariot racing circuit Tarquin has no qualms about bedding any conquests, male or female, it s all just sex to him.Sometimes they share a woman, although that isn t really Marc s preference, but he does it as a way to get closer to Tarquin One night they woman they ve chosen is not one of the regular courtesans at the brothel, masked and hooded, they suspect she s a married woman.She is indeed married, t Marc has been in love with his best friend Tarquin, who is also his main competitor on the chariot racing circuit Tarquin has no qualms about bedding any conquests, male or female, it s all just sex to him.Sometimes they share a woman, although that isn t really Marc s preference, but he does it as a way to get closer to Tarquin One night they woman they ve chosen is not one of the regular courtesans at the brothel, masked and hooded, they suspect she s a married woman.She is indeed married, to a powerful sorcerer and when he catches Marc and Tarquin with her, he turns them both to stone statues and after centuries they end up in Las Vegas as a statue in one of the hotels, probably Ceasar s Palace They return to their human form for a day on the anniversary of the curse and they ve spent the intervening years ...

  4. I quite enjoyed this short story, mainly for it s uniqueness It was a sweet story with a happy ending that tried to cram in quite a lot of content.Reading a book with a time travel component was a bit of a first for me It was an interesting concept and an interesting combination contrast of the historical and the modern I liked the view of homosexuality in Roman times and how that coloured the main characters views on their feelings for each other, or rather if they would act on their feeling I quite enjoyed this short story, mainly for it s uniqueness It was a sweet story with a happy ending that tried to cram in quite a lot of content.Reading a book with a time travel component was a bit of a first for me It was an interesting concept and an interesting combination contrast of the historical and the modern I liked the view of homosexuality in Roman times and how that coloured the main characters views on their feelings for each other, or rather if they would act on their feelings.The story focused on the situation the men found themselves in, cursed for eternity, or so it would seem, but lacked some depth into the whole situation I think a longer story was warranted, something that would answer all the questions exactly how did they end up stoned , why did the curse break specifically ,details on how they kept abreast of the times. There are lots of things...

  5. STONED is a story of being stuck, literally, having feelings for someone who is unaware and does not reciprocate.Best friends and chariot racers Marc and Tarquin are competitive on the race course and in the bedroom They often share in their posts, race conquests which works out fine for Marc who secretly craves any shared contact with Tarquin While they can share women, Marc is afraid he will lose his best friend if he tells Tarquin he would rather just have him in the bedroom When Tarquin a STONED is a story of being stuck, literally, having feelings for someone who is unaware and does not reciprocate.Best friends and chariot racers Marc and Tarquin are competitive on the race course and in the bedroom They often share in their posts, race conquests which works out fine for Marc who secretly craves any shared contact with Tarquin While they can share women, Marc is afraid he will lose his best friend if he tells Tarquin he would rather just have him in the bedroom When Tarquin arranges for them to share a particular beautiful woman, he does not realize that the wom...

  6. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.I enjoyed this short read by author Shelley Munro It was quick, light and a lot of fun.The story was set in ancient Rome and modern day Las Vegas Which I thought gave it an interesting twist I appreciated the author s research of ancient Rome I m a bit of a fan of the history of sex So when our charioteers were going to the brothel and saw the cravings of what each prostitute had to offer, I was like Yes fist pump Histo I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.I enjoyed this short read by author Shelley Munro It was quick, light and a lot of fun.The story was set in ancient Rome and modern day Las Vegas Which I thought gave it an interesting twist I appreciated the author s research of ancient Rome I m a bit of a fan of the history of sex So when our charioteers were going to the brothel and saw the cravings of what each prostitute had to offer, I was like Yes fist pump Historical accuracy I found it quite amusing as well our cursed victims had quite large bank accounts because they had opened them years ago and their money had grown over time I loved that Marc and Tarquin were charioteers instead of the classic gladiators that most writers seem to use It gave this story a bit of an edge I did enjo...

  7. I got this title from NetGalley for an honest review This is also the first book I have read by author Shelley Munro This was a very short read for me, the kindle copy was only like 1100 locations that being said the story started out that Marc and Tarquin are in ancient Rome, Racing Chariot s Then through a series of events after the race they are both imprisoned in a stone statue now located in a hotel in Las Vegas in the present time they are only allowed to come out the statue for 1 24 I got this title from NetGalley for an honest review This is also the first book I have read by author Shelley Munro This was a very short read for me, the kindle copy was only like 1100 locations that being said the story started out that Marc and Tarquin are in ancient Rome, Racing Chariot s Then through a series of events after the race they are both imprisoned in a stone statue now located in a hotel in Las Vegas in the present time they are only allowed to come out the statue for 1 24 hour period once a year on the anniversary of them being put in stone well now that the anniversary is upon them again Marc knows that Tarquin will do what he always does during the free time, but this year Marc wants something else, he was Tarquin for himself, but he doesn t know how he will take it but when something happens to Marc and they aren t returned to the Statue and are free to live their lives Tarquin ...

  8. I personally love books set back in Ancient Rome or Greece, I have always wondered at how they lived, the things they did or didn t do for a living I m a curious person by nature so I gobble up books such as this on a daily basis if I can This was a really good book, yes it could have been a tad longer, but it got the point across in the short time frame it had These characters are both manly men, which I also love Dominating men are just so sexy, there is just something that sounds so wild I personally love books set back in Ancient Rome or Greece, I have always wondered at how they lived, the things they did or didn t do for a living I m a curious person by nature so I gobble up books such as this on a daily basis if I can This was a really good book, yes it could have been a tad longer, but it got the point across in the short time frame it had These characters are both manly men, which I also love Dominating men are just so sexy, there is just something that sounds so wild and untamed about chariot slave racers I wish there had...

  9. I have read a few books by this author before and I haven t been let down yet This book certainly kept my interest and I actually was left wantingof the story.We get to meet Marc and Tarquin in this story, and are able to follow their story from before they are Stoned, until after they are free I think that considering the short length of this story, there was enough back story and interesting facts about the characters that it was still a fulfilling story.The only thing that I am sligh I have read a few books by this author before and I haven t been let down yet This book certainly kept my interest and I actually was left wantingof the story.We get to meet Marc and Tarquin in this story, and are able to follow their story from before they are Stoned, until after they are free I think that considering the...

  10. Originally reviewed for The Book VixenI enjoyed this light novella It felt like a mash up between a historical novella with the initial part set in ancient Rome, and a paranormal one with the men s curse Though short, the emotional connection between Marc and Tarquin is tangible, especially in the last part of the novella Sorry for the vagueness of that but I don t want to spoil anything I also enjoyed how the men s sexual intimacy mirrors their emotional relationship.To be honest, though, Originally reviewed for The Book VixenI enjoyed this light novella It felt like a mash up between a historical novella with the initial part set in ancient Rome, and a paranormal one with the men s curse Though short, the emotional connection between Marc and Tarquin is tangible, especially in the last part of the novella Sorry for the vagueness of that but I don t want to spoil anything I also enjoyed how the men s sexual intimacy mirrors their emotional relationship.To be honest, ...

  11. 1.5 Received this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review It was an ok story and i liked the friendship between the two guys and how it developed intoThe details of the curse and the sorcerer were ne...

  12. The Ellora s Cave Quickies are a great way to spend an hour or so, especially when waiting for the doctor or dentist Sexy, fun, and imaginative, Stoned is no exception Best friends Marc and Tarquin are former Roman slaves so how did they end up in present day Las Vegas D...