25 May 2010
Warning: !!Uncensored adult images!! Review - Ahoy to Black Wade
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh (August 2009)
Genre: M/M Erotica - Graphic Novel
Main Characters: Black Wade & Lieutenant Jack Wilkins
Book Origin: Personal Library
The rough and merciless pirate Black Wade and his band are the scare of the seven seas. And just like his greed for gold is insatiable, his sexual craving knows no boundaries as well: When they board a British ship, Wade takes Lieutenant Jack Wilkins as a prisoner to satisfy his lust. At first Wilkins struggles with all his might, but soon he has to acknowledge that he actually has pleasure in the eager sexual encounters with the handsome pirate. In the meantime his fiancée Annabeth is waiting wistfully for the return of Jack, not knowing if he’s still alive. And on the pirate ship emotions are running high as well: Buccaneer Marak keeps a jealous watch over the prisoner Jack. He would love to polish Wade’s gun barrel himself. Due to the rising nervousness Wade realizes that he cannot allow himself the tender feelings he begins to have for Jack. To prove how merciless he is, he maroons Jack on a raft and relinquishes him to the forces of the wide ocean. But that’s nowhere near the end of the story…
My Review: I’m going to wing it with my review of BLACK WADE. As I have no clue what you would like to know from me regarding this graphic M/M Erotica I’m just going to start rambling and hope you get the gist of what my experience was like.
From the moment I started to read in the Erotica genre I was interested in all aspects of the genre and it would be just a matter of time that the graphic novel and I would cross paths. It took one very wicked woman, talking about one very wicked pirate, to give me the incentive for buying my first graphic novel; BLACK WADE. It isn’t often I say: “She made me do it.” But in this case KC from Smokinhotbooks really made me click the buy button with her hilarious post on Black Wade.
The minute I received this graphic erotica novel I got comfortable on the couch and opened to page one. I consider myself a very visual person and both artists delivered a rich graphic splendor on each page. The story in and on itself might not be very innovating but it is the combination of the character’s profile, their facial and body expressions, the atmospheric backdrop going from rich to subdued coloring tones that had me mesmerized. I knew right there and then that Franze and Andärle set the bar really high for me to get this kind of visual pleasure again.
I have to make a confession here though; I think in the span of that evening I read Black Wade three times cover to cover. The first time it took me less than twenty minutes to devour the graphics and the story told. As this is M/M erotica there was of course very explicit content and I can tell you that it made my throat more than a bit parched! I was left nothing to the imagination and with my heart beating wildly my eyes devoured the scenes displayed on the pages. I will warn you that if you don’t like forceful sexing growing in to love then you might want to pass up on Black Wade. Normally Pirates aren’t “my thing” but who can resist the rough-around-the edges, devious minded and arrogant pirate like Black Wade? I loved it when he ripped the shirt of Jack’s back, especially since Jack has hidden desires of his own. Black Wade demanded all, his virility leaped of the pages with his dark looks. Jack was stripped of his denial in his desires, confronted with what he wanted, what he needed, and it all came to me in graphics that were a seduction all on its own.
All in all my first graphic novel experience made me squirm in my seat with the explicit erotic level and the male/male heat that blasted of the pages. At the end I only wanted to dive after Black Wade and Jack into the ocean to cool off. BLACK WADE showcases an artistic talent that made the two leading males come alive via the graphics to tell/show an erotic tale that scorches the retina. I was in visual bliss and I wanted more the minute I closed this novel!
Disclaimer: Significant other’s might see you in a whole other light when confronted with you reading BLACK WADE. They might not pick up your M/M book to read but a graphic novel = pictures. Men understand pictures! Their facial expression might be a health hazard as you’re ability to laugh and breath at the same time might be temporarily impossible to do. Be warned is all I’m saying!
Here you all have Black Wade and Jack full frontal! You can click on all pictures - which are my quotes for this book - to have them enlarged if you want *achem* a better look!