Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Diary of a Library Nerd

Diary of a Library Nerd: An erotic diary of one woman's metamorphosisDiary of a Library Nerd: An erotic diary of one woman's metamorphosis by Kyoko Church


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Provocative, innovative and creative describe Ms. Church's Diary of a Library Nerd.  The first chapter of this story is a bit off putting to read.  This is in first person, from Charlotte's point of view.  It's about a Charlotte aka Char, a librarian, who writes in her diary about her day.  Sometimes she writes about her boring day which includes calling her bitch of a boss, Pigface.  What is amusing is when Charlotte includes pictures to accompanying her diary entries.  What is hawt is when Charlotte reveals her sexual proclivities.  It's smoking hawt when the sexual scenes are accompanied by her sexual drawings. 

This is one of the few adult books I've read where there are applicable drawings interwoven throughout the story.  The style this story is written is quite appealing.  To read about Charlotte's life as she goes through her sexual journey with not one but two men is fabulous.  The kink in this story is delicious and intoxicating.  The power Charlotte feels when she orders Nathan to her bidding is so good.  She's just learning and coming into her femdom.  Charlotte is a dirty mistress getting off on her boy toy. 

When this story twists to include Charlotte's erotic exchange in submission to a sexual dominant, Edward, it kicks this story up a notch.  It's well done how Charlotte's character struggles to balance her desires as she's learning more about the kinky side of life.  Her experimentations and confessions of guilty desires brings her closer to the reader.  When she pulls together a ménage, a reader may become giddy with the carnal heat.  Definitely Charlotte is exploring erotic fantasies many women dream about in the privacy of their bedroom.  Here is Charlotte, letting go and exploring to her animalistic delight. 

I'm captivated by the writing voice.  I'm pulled in as Charlotte experiences highs and lows.  The kinky sex is bewitching.  The graphic pictures are tempting.  This is the kind of diary I wish I could have written as a young adult.  This is the kind of life I wish I had experienced as a college student.  This is the kind of life which many a reader will vicariously enjoy.  Honestly, I can see this as a movie or a mini-series on TV.  I hope an aspiring movie director reads this book and wants to product it.  I'd watch the movie.  Highly recommended to kinky readers who know the quiet ones are the ones to keep an eye on.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: Hungry like the Wolf

Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1)Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler


My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Give me more!  Hungry like the Wolf makes a reader hunger for more in this series.  Ms. Tyler is a new to me author and she kicks it off with a well written paranormal romantic suspense.  Mackenzie "call me Mac" is a nosy reporter.  She reminds people she is an investigative journalist not a lesser paid reporter.  Regardless, when she sniffs out a story, she will not rest until she exposes every little detail because the Public has the right to know.

Right off the bat, I hate this character.  Mac is a self-righteous busy body who thinks she knows what is best for everyone else.  I have very little respect for her and hope she is shot.  It is not to be.  She is saved by the Dallas SWAT team who she's tried to expose for taking some kind of experimental enhancement drugs.  What rubs me wrong about Mac is her belief that she can destroy other people's life and think that hers should be kept private.  Hypocrite much?  Gage Dixon is the commander of the SWAT team and also the Alpha of this pack.  This is the secret he is keeping from all.  When Mac threatens the pack, Gage takes a stance which is unpopular - he keeps his enemy closer.

The sexual tension between Gage and Mac is strong as pheromones and social constraints prevent them from copulating, even if Mac turns into a bitch in heat.  Gage may want to hump her leg like a horny dog, but he is keeping his hands to himself.  This is actually quite amusing as Mac can not believe her seduction to get what she wants is failing.  When the two finally get it on, it's explosive.  From an erotic standpoint, this story is good and the chemistry between the two main characters is decent.

The writing is smooth and the story is fast paced.  There are no big surprises here.  The story progression is as expected and the final conflict is resolved in a believable manner.  The real driver of this story is not the plot, it's the characters and their epiphanies.  It would be nice to learn more about this world as the werewolf mythos is barely touched upon here.  There are many questions as to how werewolves have learned about themselves if they are all lone wolves.  How do they know about packs?  If they are isolated, how did they hear about the urban legends of "The One"?  Ms. Tyler can strengthen her series if she spent a bit more time with the world building.  She is already talented with character development and erotic scenes.  Now if she ups her game with a meatier story, it will appeal to more readers.   This paranormal romance is recommended for wolf lovers who enjoy alpha men in uniforms.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review: Branded Irish

Branded IrishBranded Irish by Sara Brookes

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

  The Romance Review

Ms. Brookes is quickly becoming my go-to author for techie BDSM erotic. BRANDED IRISH is a stimulating mating dance between two highly functioning intellectuals. Whilst the physical sex is delicious, it's their mental foreplay which is erotically deviant.

Arden is a woman who loves her job and is glad to be away from "The Company". When she bumps into a former colleague from the CIA, she renews their friendship with misgivings. Garvey used to work for the government and now he owns his own technology company. On top of this, he's a president of a motorcycle club.

Ms. Brookes is a mad scientist author who concocts a story with bikers, intelligence agencies, BDSM and speculative robotic technology. How she brings it all together, I have no idea. All I know is that it works and it works well. The second in this series is just as enjoyable as the reader is treated to great world building, engaging characters and hawt kinky sex. This story is smooth from beginning to end. The end is a little fast in the resolution and a bit of a stretch when the rest of the book is realistic and plausible.

Ms. Brookes writes great scenes and infuses it with eye catching dialog. This makes the book enjoyable to read and sometimes, a reader may spontaneously burst out laughing.

    "Barely said a word through the members meeting, and you're the fucking president. Now suddenly you're grinning like you tripped face-first into some choice pussy." (pg. 34)

This is vivid imagery and not only does it cause a reader's eye to pop a bit, it may raise a few questions. Such as, where are pussies lying around for a person to trip face-first into? And what exactly determines choice pussy? Are there grades to pussy, similar to meat grade? Like Grade A Prime meat?

When vivid dialogues are included in sexual banter, Ms. Brookes definitely turns up the heat.

    "Then stay and enjoy a day in hell." [Arden]

    "As delightful as that sounds, I do have to attend these meetings. And…" He [Garvey] gave in to the desire storming through him, dragging his tongue against her neck to luxuriate in her flavor.

    "When I do finally get inside you, I will not be rushed. Because when I do eventually fuck you, you will be restrained. Ass burning from the lashes of my belt or my hand. Legs spread wide. Your swollen cunt on full display. And after I've hurt you, after I've feasted on you, only then will I fuck you."

    He backed away until he'd put the length of the bathroom between them. "Enjoy your shower." (pg. 81)

All thoughts just leaked out of my head. The only thing I can focus on is this explicit detail of what Garvey will do to Arden. Ladies, copy this little piece out and provide it to your lover for inspiration because this script is pussy-wetting material. This is just one of the erotic tidbit Ms. Brookes treats her readers. This kinky erotica is recommended to sapiosexuals who love smart bad boys on motorcycles.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Review: Too Hip for Love

Too Hip for LoveToo Hip for Love by Sindra van Yssel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

  The Romance Review

Complacency can be the death of a relationship. Karen and Parker are play partners sharing intimate moments for years. The status quo is no longer fine for either one of them. They both seem to want the same thing yet are too hesitant to speak up or discuss it with each other. Karen is a submissive who wants a single masterful Dom. Parker is searching for a submissive of his own.

This story is painful to read because it is too realistic. My heart hurts for these two lovers who think they are just friends with benefits. Their relationship grows with their deepened intimacy through the years of erotic power exchange and trust. Ms. Van Yssel does an excellent job of bringing to life real situations between causal play partners who both want more. The fear and hesitation of each character is portrayed in a plausible manner. Their actions due to their misconceptions are distressingly familiar.

This character-driven story is lovely to read because it shows how a great friendship can break. It also shows the human side of people when they feel unwanted and unneeded. It lovingly shows how friends and the community can come together to reunite two lovers. Sometimes conflicted couples are staring at each other, eyes wide shut. Ms. Van Yssel does a great job of pulling the emotion through for the reader to vicariously experience.

The BDSM in this story is hawt. This is to be expected as Ms. Van Yssel's scenes are always accurate and arousing. In this one, there are a couple of scenes, specifically when Karen scenes with another dominant at the club, which are delightful. I nearly melt into a puddle of goo and wish to experience the same. This kinky romance is recommended to BDSM readers who want realistic contemporary romance with a happily ever after.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Dragon With the Boy Tattoo

Dragon With the Boy Tattoo
Dragon With the Boy Tattoo by Astrid Cooper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Romance Review

New-to-me author Ms. Cooper captures my attentions and holds it. This story is the eighth book in the series and whilst it can be read as a standalone, it is recommended to read the series in the correct order.

Raxon is a disgraced dragon slumming it with other outcasts on Earth. There is one way for him to bring himself out of the mess--he needs to spy on the renegade Monsters inK circle. This filthy group of supernatural beings are hiding amongst humans and they are also mingling with others instead of staying pure within their own supernatural groups. This is unacceptable and must be destroyed. No exiles may find happiness. Raxon is in a unique position to bring this misguided group down.

Raxon's mission as a spy starts to feel wrong after he makes his first friend, Damien de Marco. Let's be real. Damien is adorable and irresistible. He embodies the best in humans which also includes a certain naivety. Raxon and Damien's mating dance is what pulls a reader in. The two of them are talking different languages in so many ways it is fun to watch as they try to figure each other out. The chemistry is definitely there and Ms. Cooper paints a vivid picture when these two finally come together. The conflict and struggle the two go through in this story pulls a reader further into this magical world.

The descriptions in this story are well done as I can easily see the scenes and characters in high definition. This well-established world is one to marvel and explore. For those who are just starting this series with this book, there is going to be a strong urge to rush and buy the preceding and following books to this one. This is the kind of paranormal romance which brings a satisfied smile to the reader's face when all conflicts are resolved. The characters are enchanting, the humour is good and the sex is hot. Recommended to m/m dragon lovers who seek happily ever afters.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: His Canvas

His Canvas
His Canvas by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

The Romance Review

Rope bunnies, this is the book for you. Mallory is ready to move into the next phase of her life. Her controlling uncle and legal guardian is pushing her into a direction she doesn't want to go. Instead, she wants to try interning at companies interested in her art skills. Her uncle tries to force her to get a PhD she is neither interested in nor could afford. Fortunately for non-confrontational Mallory, her bestie Chelbie is able to help her out.

This story captures my attention from the beginning. Mallory is adorable. She's shy and unassuming. When she catches the attention of Kel, this is when Mallory starts to blossom. Kel is several years older than Mallory. He's been around the scene for a while and loves rigging. Burned by his latest submissive, he isn't interested in any female with drama. When he binds Mallory up and finds his feelings all tied up about her, he doesn't realize the additional baggage she brings along with her.

The characters in this book are fabulous. Those reading the loosely connected books in this series will recognize Tilly amongst others. This book really brings forth a sense of family and community. This is what really makes the story so good. The way the people who are not blood can pull together and support each other is great to see. Mallory may be an orphan but she's rich in her friendships. Chelbie is the comic relief in the book. It's a nice balance from the stress and seriousness of Mallory's situation at home. With Chelbie on a person's side, anything can be accomplished.

The BDSM in the story is fabulous. The focus is on Shibari as well as rigging. The surprise injection of needle, knife and blood play is delightful. Ms. Dalton does a great job of showing the negotiation of new fetishes as well as making three edge-plays less intimidating. The little taste of each may whet the appetites of those who are curious about all three. As someone who enjoys receiving two of the three, I can state the scenes are accurate and arousing.

This series is extremely attractive to me because it brings out the best in people and doesn't hide their flaws. People make mistakes and it is okay. No one is left alone. Instead, through friends and family, people can do what they never thought they could before. Mallory goes from possessing a low opinion of her body to someone who is happy with herself. This metamorphosis is a pleasure to witness as Kel helps brings Mallory's vibrancy for all to see. Recommended for kinky readers who love a happily ever after.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Safeword Interrupted

Safeword InterruptedSafeword Interrupted by Dakota Trace

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Friends to lovers stories are sweet and hit the spot.  Deacon Willis is a dominant whose been keeping his friend, Bethany, at arm's length.  He didn't want his depraved kinky ways to drive her away.  When Bethany catch a scene of a woman sexually submitting to Deacon, it's no holds bar for Deacon to come after her.  Bethany is confused.  She shouldn't like what she saw, especially since she needs to be the alpha dog as the head bartender.   If she is known to be not only shacking up with the boss but submitting, won't it hurt her standing at work?  All realistic fears for a person insecure with their own sexuality.

The conflict Bethany experiences as her heart and head war with each other is similar to many people first entering into the kinky lifestyle.  The guilt, the fears, the confusion all come up as it goes against societal conditioning.  The one step forward and a couple steps backwards must be frustrating for Deacon yet so accurate to real life.  Ms. Trace does another great job of showing how the kinky lifestyle can be.  It is intimidating for some.  It's also freeing and exhilarating. 

Deacon and Bethany are easy characters to understand.  They didn't do much for me though.  Their story didn't move me as much as some of the other ones by Ms. Trace.  Whilst it was sweet and romantic, I felt little for either of them.  It's still a well written story and the BDSM element is good.  This story is for kinky romance readers who love the friends to lover theme.

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