Biton is a dom who lost his slave, Erik. Erik was is only partner for the last ten years, and they love each other, but cancer took Erik from Biton. Now Biton aches for another partner, another sub.
Cavan is a slave abused by his former master. He didn't choose to be gay or to be a slave, he was sold to his master when he was sixteen years old. Now he only knows the lifestyle of a slave and only wants a master.
Biton is willing to be the Cavan's master but only if it is a choice of Cavan, and before Cavan can make a choice, he must heal his wounded soul.
This is an heartbreaking story who hold you from beginning. When step by step you learn the life of Cavan, you want to help him and Biton is a wonderful person who choose to abandon his former behaviur of master to help Cavan to heal. But Cavan love so much Biton and finally the decision will be his.
If you don't like the D/S story, this is a little hard to appreciate; but it is also a tender story, with two beautiful characters.
Forever by Shayla Kersten
Forever is the sequel of Thirty Days, a story I have loved very much and maybe one of the first D/S story I have read. Cavan is an abused child sold like sex slave to an evil Master who, after beating him nearly to death, has abandoned him. But Cavan, even if he is free now, is not able to live a normal life, and Biton, an older man who has lost his former lover, takes pity on him and offers him an home and a Thirty Days D/S contract. This is more or less the previous story and now months are passed from the finish of the Thirty Days period but Biton has not yet written another contract, even if has promised to Cavan that their relationship is Forever.
But Cavan is still very fragile and even a piece of paper could make him feel better. He is like a child who needs boundaries to know what is good and what is bad. But not physical boundaries, but more those which you give with love: when you love someone you know what is good or bad cause you know what will make happy or upset your beloved. And so Biton tries to give Cavan all the love he needs, and on the same time, give him enough freedom to take his own decision.
I like very much both Biton than Cavan. They are a whole together, and between them I only feel easyness and a total comprehension, even without words.
Forever, like Thirty Days, is a tale that deal with arguments like D/S role play, but it manages to make it an intimate matter between the two main characters, and not something to be shown outside their home. And this is the reason why I like it a lot.
Amazon: From Thirty Days to Forever
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 3, 2011)
Cover Art by April Martinez