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Subject 19

Subject 19 [Kindle Edition]

Todd Young
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Joel is young and lonely and a little oversexed. When a thief leaves him naked at the beach, he turns to Sean, a striking, dark-haired stranger for help.

Sean offers Joel a towel, and once they get talking, he tells him all about the Umberto Institute, a medical facility where they’re testing a new aphrodisiac. Sean is signed up for a three week, live-in trial.

A new aphrodisiac? It’s not something Joel really needs. But when Sean tells him they’re paying $4,500, he starts to think.

$4,500 and three weeks with Sean? That’s not an offer he can refuse. But once Joel is in the institute, will he ever get out?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 705 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mercurial Avenue (18 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Todd Young writes books that sit on the borderline between gay erotica and m/m romance.

Generally, I aim to write erotica that goes a little further than the average. I spend a lot of time on my characters, trying to make them as believable as possible. While my stories are sexual fantasies, I want them to have a deeper meaning, and a quality of unexpectedness. To some degree, I am attempting to write literature, but more importantly, I want my stories to be genuinely engaging. I want them to be easy to read, while at the same time leaving the reader with the feeling that they have read something meaningful.

I hope both men and women will find my stories satisfying. They revolve around romance, though there is often much more going on in the texts.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clever, interesting but weird. 4 April 2013
By Steve
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Joel, a young, gay, insecure university student, signs up for a medical experiment. But the experiment turns out to be the perverted brainchild of a sick, power hungry villain, who subjects Joel and other young students to a form of sexual torture. This wholly unappetising scenario is relieved by clever writing, some good gay sex and a burgeoning love affair between Joel and fellow victim Sean. But the book is too weird to be recommendable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare yourself for a wild read! 5 Feb 2013
By Madison Parker - Published on
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Prepare yourself for a wild, wild read!

Joel is a young college student who is naïve and sexually inexperienced. He has a very high sex drive and tends to take uncalculated risks when he's really horny (I'm not talking about safe sex, but rather safe times and places to engage in sexual behavior). Well, that and some really bad luck often leave Joel stuck in embarrassing situations. If you're familiar with Todd Young's work, you know how he loves to torture his boys in very sexy ways! :-)

When Joel agrees to participate in a clinical trial at the Umberto Institute, he really has no idea what he's getting himself into. And neither did I as I followed him on this wild adventure. I loved that I was completely sucked into the story and at times felt just as confused as Joel must have. Some very bizarre things transpire at the Institute. Strange, but super hot! This is definitely erotica.

But with a super sweet and satisfying ending.

I recommend this for those of you with an edgy sense of humor who are in the mood for something naughty.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wtf 3 April 2013
By ShinyNickel - Published on
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Wtf did I just read??? I feel like I was mind raped and suddenly 2+2=5 and up is down and tapioca is delicious. It started off so normally and rapidly fell down the rabbit hole. Excellently written, fascinating story and characters but so giddily intense and disturbing that it was nearly unbearable but I got to say the author knows how to write-- everything was so real; I could clearly feel Joel's feelings as though they were my own but it just didn't do it for me because 2+2=4, up is up and tapioca is nasty but to each their own, right?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised me in a wonderful way 14 Mar 2013
By Chris Castle - Published on
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I read a lot of erotica and romance, both het and gay. I have to say that most books within the genre are rather formulaic. There aren't many authors out there trying to color outside the lines and really push the boundaries of their fiction for the sake of creating something original - Todd does. I was genuinely surprised by the honesty and depth of this novel. I found it incredibly refreshing. Subject 19 is a very sweet man/boy with flaws many people can relate to; especially his fear of being empty inside. I enjoyed his vulnerability, his honesty, his voracious lust, and capriciousness. So much m/m erotica is written by women (and I love a lot of it), but it was interesting to have such an obviously male narrator. Men are just so much more straight-forward about sex it seems. I enjoyed the change of pace.

So why not 5 stars? Well, I probably won't read it again. The story had a lot of plot and the sex could be a little skimmed over (despite the copious amounts of semen - lol), so I don't even know which scenes I could go back and read for the sole enjoyment of the scene itself. A lot of people only read a book once, but I go back to my favorites time and time again. Those are my five star reads and if I'm not going to read a book more than once I don't feel right putting five stars on it. However, that doesn't mean this isn't a 5-star story.

I'd read this author again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Twist 5 Jun 2013
By Jason Fonville - Published on
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Subject 19 was my second time venturing into the Syfy aspect of M/M writing. I thought the idea was good but a tad bit disturbing. In truth, while the characters seemed "oversexed" it was also a bit exhausting. Underneath, I get it was kind of a love story with a happy ending. But everything leading up to that point was a little over the top to me. But not horrible. :)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 29 April 2013
By Mike Packard - Published on
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In some spots the story gets confusing. There are some plot holes. Maybe the book could have used a few less characters to follow. The author does own a vivid imagination.
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