Matt is everything that Petey is not. He is self-confident and brave. Matt is tall and masculine and athletic. He is a natural-born leader. Puppy Love is their love story, their romance. It is both a coming-of-age and coming-out story, but sexual orientation is not the primary focus. Petey struggles with his identity both as a homosexual and as a submissive. What do you do when you love someone who is truly superior to yourself in every meaningful way? How do you feel, and what if these feelings are not what everyone tells you you're supposed to feel? We are taught that every individual is equal, but what if you know, through experience, that this is not the case? What if, in a society in which everyone is supposed to be a leader, you discover that your passion, your destiny, is to submit? In Puppy Love, Petey Drinkell discovers the true nature of power, its role in sexual relationships, and his own role in the power structure. Puppy Love is perhaps the world's first gay BDSM coming-of-age novel. This erotic epic is more than classic erotica; it also challenges the fundamental assumptions we make about human relationships and democracy.
Puppy Love 2: Building a Family
Matt and Petey are the central characters in Puppy Love. They are a representation of an ideal which few (if any) other BDSM romances dare to present. They are a couple who identify as Dom and sub, not merely as a form of sexual roleplay, but as an innate identity. By nature Matt is dominant. He is decisive and self-confident, and he's a born leader. Petey, contrarily, is shy and timid. He is submissive by nature and craves the guidance, affection, and control of a man he regards to be of superior status to himself.
Those who have experienced and understood the theme of this story recognize that the Dom/sub relationship presented is not one in which abuse or bullying is tolerated or glorified. The story is about the evolution of two very unique characters, one Master and one sub. Based upon outward appearances, one would regard the couple as being rather mainstream. They are not clad in leather. They have no piercings or outlandish tattoos. They do not engage in torturous or sadistic sex play which involves beatings or wild sexual fetishes. Matt and Petey are a young gay couple in love. They're a Dom/sub couple. They're an Owner and his pup.
Puppy Love 3: Reawakening
Puppy Love is the story of Matt and Petey. Not only do they identify as a Dominant-submissive gay couple, but they also defy many of the stereotypes of this type of relationship. They rarely dress in leather; they don't hang out at sex clubs, and they have little interest in many of the heavy BDSM sexual practices. There is no denying, however, that Matt is the Master and Petey is his pup. Reawakening, book three of the Puppy Love Trilogy, is the much-awaited conclusion to Matt and Petey's story. After the tragedies of book two, more agony and ecstasy await Matt and Petey-a shooting, an unexpected pregnancy, a big gay wedding, and tons of passionate, kinky sex scenes. Will they find their happily-ever-after ending together, or will Petey's reawakened independence lead him down another path entirely?
You might remember Ryan Connor, Petey's nemesis in the Puppy Love series. Now he's back, and this is his story. At Matt and Petey's wedding, Ryan danced with Petey, and it appeared Ryan had at last reformed himself. He'd become a new person and was beginning a new life with a Master who truly loved him. Now, three years later, tragedy strikes, and Ryan again finds himself alone. Will he revert to his old ways in order to survive. And how will he handle himself under the strict control of a new, sadistic and selfish Master? Everything you loved in Puppy Love and much more again comes to life in the pages of this all-new tale of romance, heartache, revenge, and forgiveness. Oh...and hot BDSM sex.
Praise for The Puppy Love Series
"The story of the relationship between Matt & Petey had me in tears quite a few times while reading it, mostly because of the intense love Petey had for Matt that nobody, not being in the same situation, would ever be able to even remotely comprehend. When I started reading it, this story really changed my life. It inspired me to accept who I am and to really be who I am in spite of what anyone might think, and to not hide my feelings somewhere deep inside myself where they can’t be ever touched by anyone for fear of being hurt again. It inspired me to go out and say: “World, here I am. I’m me, and I’m not gonna be pushed into the depths anymore by anyone not accepting me just as I am!!" Thank You Jeff. Your story really inspired me."Kobus, Reader
“I instantly fell in love with Petey. He is a sweet, sensitive, vulnerable young man who becomes infatuated and falls in love with manly-man Matt. I smiled when Petey smiled, laughed when he laughed, and cried when he cried. Jeff Erno is a master at creating sympathetic characters.” MORE...Madison Parker, Author of Play Me, I'm Yours
“Mr. Erno has created an intricate and interesting look into how two men open to their feelings as they begin to express their needs, one for subservience and one for dominance. This was a very interesting look at how the BSDM world works and Petey's initiation into it. Thanks go to Mr. Erno for an incredible story.” MORE...Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews
“The one thing that the series did for me was to change the way I feel about BDSM relationships. I have really never felt comfortable with this kind of relationship and so when I read, I had to clear my mind from my own feelings. I actually paid little attention to this as I got to know the wonderful characters that Jeff Erno gives us. There is a lot of love here... but there are also some shocking moments… The sex scenes are hot and wonderfully written... The story is in first person and therefore we are allowed to experience what Petey experiences. Although I am sad to see the series end, the author did so with a wonderful book and believe me when I say that Jeff Erno can really write. It is not just the story that is so good, but it is Erno’s characters that give life to the story.” Amos Lassen, Reviews by Amos Lassen
“Petey is one of a kind, and I’m actually quite sad to leave him and Matt to their happy ending. If you looking for a set of D/s books which chart the progression, and maturity of a relationship between two young men – a real ‘coming of age’ for both of them, then you can’t go wrong with this series.” MORE...Jenre, Reviews by Jessewave
“This series will make you laugh, cry and have supreme bouts of anger—at least that was my experience. This is the third book in this wonderful series, and man was it a joy ride. I am talking shocking moments, moments of laughter and oh so much love.” Darien Moya, Three Dollar Bill Reviews
“Puppy Love 3: Reawakening is the final installment in the story of Petey and Matt, and author Jeff Erno saved the best for last…. As always the sexual relationship between these two is hot and intense. While the BDSM scenes are not as raw as in the previous two stories they still pack a punch. It is the growing non-sexual relationship between Petey and Matt that really drew me in however …. Mr. Erno soon had me caring about both men and by the end of the story I was crying … All in all the Puppy Love series is a wonderful group of books that I am happy to have had the chance to read. Book three not only shows how much the two young men have grown as individuals but as a couple, it also winds the series up perfectly.” Rainbow Book Reviews
"Petey has a very energetic outgoing personality among his friends, you can just feel the love in that boy. However, around outsiders, he's quiet, shy and so innocent you just want to be with him to keep others from hurting him. You'll be sure to cry with him, laugh with him and want to hug him as he discovers who he is and what it is to answer his true calling to be a submissive in a gay relationship to a very hot Matt, his master. MORE...Michele L. Montgomery, Author of Dammit!
"Just wanted to thank you for sharing your wonderful story-telling ability and writing talent on Nifty. I am a 60 yr old very closeted grandfather who will never come out at this stage of my life. Stories such as yours give me a wonderful glimpse into what might have happened in my life if I had gone another direction 40 years ago. But, being gay just wasn't an option in my "world" back then. In fact, gay meant "happy" back then. I would have been just a dirty queer or pervert. Guess I thought this was something I would outgrow... :-) and still be able to live a NORMAL life. I have just finished reading all of the chapters of Puppy Love and Puppy Love II and have loved every minute of it." Anonymous, Reader