Title: Timeless: Pharaoh’s Kiss
Author: Michael War
Length: 5,000 words
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: m/m time travel erotica
Tired of listening to his ex-boyfriends tale of time traveling eroticism, brilliant scientist Daniel decides to go on an adventure of his own. However, after landing in Ancient Egypt, Daniel gets more than he bargained for when the Pharaoh himself shows an interest in this exotic time traveler.
At 5,000 words, Timeless: Pharaoh’s Kiss blends just the right amount of romance and gay erotic fantasy for any summer or bedtime reading.
This story is the sequel to Timeless: A Sensual Time Travel Adventure which I reviewed a couple of days ago. This time the focus is on spurned lover, Daniel. He’s upset that he’s been dumped by ex, Marcus, for being boring and frustrated that there’s not much he can do about his analytical personality which means he’s slightly dispassionate during sex. He’s also fed up that Marcus gloats about the fabulous sex he had with the caveman. Daniel is determined to see whether a trip back in time can be just as much fun for him.
I accidentally read this story before the first story in this series, so I was a little confused at first as to what was going on. There was little in terms of how Daniel had managed to arrive in ancient Egypt, as we are thrust straight into the action. This was my fault for not noticing that I’d picked up the second story first, rather than a fault of this story and I found that after reading the first story it all made a lot more sense to me in terms of the time travel aspect so I urge people not to read the series out of order.
Pharaoh’s Kiss is a couple of thousand words long that the previous story and this allows more in terms of background on Daniel. This extra time spent on getting to know Daniel meant that I quickly became absorbed with the story. I felt rather sorry for Daniel that he had been rejected by Marcus, who he obviously still loves and it set the scene nicely for the erotic sex which follows. The book contains two sex scenes, and like the previous book these are hot, ideal for those looking for a steamy read. The first scene in particular with the palace guard made me quite hot under the collar and will appeal to those who like a bit of bondage play in their sex.
Although this story is tighter in terms of prose and typos, there was still some confusion with the tenses, switching from past to present on a couple of occasions. However, this wasn’t as jarring as it had been with the previous story. I also wished that the story could have been a little longer with more time spent between Daniel and the pharaoh, but I think that’s more to do with the romantic in me wanting a romance story, rather than erotica, although I can see scope in the future for a possible reconciliation between Daniel and Marcus.
Overall, if you’re looking for a hot piece of erotic writing with a science fiction twist, then this could be a good story for you. I was pleased to see how this author is developing in his writing and I shall look forward to reading more stories by him.