Review: Coming Out with Pride by H.C Brown

Coming Out with Pride by H. C Brown
Series: Pride Brothers (# 5)
Release Date: February 11, 2015
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Pages: 69
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Prince Jannus of Knight Watch turns his back on tradition and seeks a male for his mate. His preference is for a human to submit to him in and out of the dungeon.

Once a year at Samhain, he opens the gate to his world and sends his faithful Elf to collect suitable men for him and the other Doms seeking delicious subs for mutual pleasure.

Brad Archer’s desire to come out and find a strong handsome Dom has become an obsession. Heading to Stonehenge to join a festival, he meets a stranger who lures him to another dimension crammed with Doms more than happy to take him for a walk on the wild side.


Review: This was an enjoyable short read. It’s an M/M short story and is within the paranormal genre.  This book is number 5 within the series. This is a standalone book and reading the other books prior to this one is not necessary to appreciate this book.

Jannus and Brad are in for some serious chemistry, unexpected feelings, lust, and a whole host of other feelings when they meet up for the first time.

I liked Brad. He was a pretty average guy. He just came out of the closet, and is looking for a casual hook up. Boy does he get more then he bargained for. In a totally good way of course. He was very trusting and naïve. I worried he would be taken advantaged of. He was, but in a totally delicious way.

Jannus is a more complex character. He doesn’t want to get his feelings involved and feel more then lust. He’s a very sensitive man, he just doesn’t want anyone to know it. I was surprised by how powerful his emotions are, I suspect Jannus was as well.

I didn’t like the Elf character. I couldn’t discern if he was there to help, hinder, make Jannus and Brad jealous of each other or of the Elf himself. I felt sorry for him, and at the same time I didn’t like some of the things that he did. There was another character that I didn’t like as well, but you’ll have to read the story to understand why I have such an intense dislike for these two characters.

I hope that if you enjoy M/M romance, that you give this short story a try and see what happens between Jannus and Brad. I think you’ll like the outcome.