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Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: Night Watch

Night Watch Night Watch by Iris Johansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kendra is back and stronger than ever. This story takes us back to the beginning with flashbacks of Kendra when she was a blind teen with no hope of seeing. When her determined mother forces an experimental procedure to be used on her, it allows her to see. The leading scientist to help bring sight into her eyes is Dr. Charles Waldridge. His research which is part of the Night Watch Project in merry ole England is supposed to help the world become a better place. When he visits Kendra out of the blue in California, her spidey scenes go into overdrive.

I love Kendra. This character is so well designed and I love how observer she can be with all her senses. Ms. Johansen does a marvelous job of creating a plausible character through existing science and a bit of fringe science. Kendra is a multifaceted intriguing character who inspires me to do better and to observe more. She is thankful of every day she can see and appreciates even the littles things. Her cognitive abilities are off the chart. She is an over achiever whom makes me want to do more and strive to be better. I love her character and each time I read about her, I am more impressed. This time around, she further demonstrates her loyalty to friends. She is not perfect and I also enjoy that about her. She is human in the same way as we are with relationships. She creates strong friendships and she also is leery of romantic entanglements. It is quite amusing to watch her be fox to Adam Lynch's hound. She leads him on a merry chase which only brings exhilaration and excitement. The sexual tension in this tale is well done and I enjoy how Ms. Johansen continues to build and tease the reader with it.

This lengthy novel is to be savoured like a fine wine as the reader follows along in this suspense thriller. Chasing down the reasons why Charles is kidnapped and saving him makes this story action packed. It moves fast and keeps me engaged. This is a page turner which is physically painful to put down the book when it is time to work. It is best to set time aside to read this book from beginning to end, otherwise any interruptions make cause the reader to become a growly monster. Ms. Johansen's writing gives a reader the shotgun seat, riding along with Kendra and Adam as they solve this mystery. The emotions invoked in this story are sharp and real. The anxiety Kendra feels as she is searching desperately for Charles leaps off the pages. Ms. Johansen is a masterful storyteller who captures the reader's attention and holds them in thrall until she deems time for release. This story is so good that after I finished reading it, I immediately started reading it again to re-live some of the highlights. This is one of my favourite books in this series' universe. I cannot wait to see what new adventures Kendra will take us on. One only hopes Adam will continue to appear and woo her with his special mercenary connections and skills. This book is highly recommended to everyone for reading. It can be read as a standalone.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review: The Master's Toy

The Master's Toy The Master's Toy by Jason Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Screwing up has never been so good as it has been for Ashley Wallace. Ashley makes the mistake of running over a person's lawn and totally ripping up their sod. She is not able to pay for it through money, but she does meet the home owner who has a very different offer for her. No, it isn't sex for repayment but it is pretty darn close. Daniel and Evangeline are in a TPE which is not unfamiliar to Ashley. When they make her an offer to become a toy for them, she leaps at the chance.

This story is a little over the top and a lovely fantasy. For those who want a sexy threesome and the ultimate revenge upon a mean girl, this book is for you. For me, it was a bit too hokey at times and I may have rolled my eyes more than once. Still, I enjoyed the book. Mr. Walker is a new to me author who writes out the fantasies women tend to have in their mind when they are just daydreaming.

Who wouldn't want a millionaire to bring them into their close circle of friends, rising them up from the brink of poverty? Who wouldn't want a new home which is totally out of their means along with a brand spanking new job and a luxurious new car? There are all hallmarks of a dream for a sugar daddy. I confess when I was in my teens, I had these wishful dreams too. Which is why I ended up enjoying where Mr. Walker took me in this BDSM romantic fantasy where a woman is swept off her feet and lives the good life.
Daniel comes off as a perfect rich dominant. He is the kind naive females dream about. His brand of BDSM is a nice blend of fantasy and reality. Some of the things he does to Evangeline are spot on. Others are an exaggerated author's creative license. One thing that bugged me about him was the locks of hair he cut off of Evangeline. This really irked me and I neared ended the book there with a did not finish. However, I pushed through and Mr. Walker redeems his character at the end with a nice twist. Daniel turns out to be not that perfect, which I like. The hero worship he receives from Evangeline and Ashley was too much for me though. I wanted to gag several times as they went over the top in almost romantic prose about how domly dom he is compared to the lessor mortals fawning at his feet. None could compare to his majestic kingly state. All he needs is a crown and a gold riding crop to rule over all the little kinky people. As I said, some of the story was a bit exaggerated which produced unintentional hilarious moments for me.

What I think some people will like is the plotting to bring about the destruction of a nasty person. This is something I think many people can relate to and enjoy witnessing. Is it a juvenile pipe dream? Most definitely, but this is a fun story where it seems to just "all work out". Overall, this is a BDSM fantasy which tickles some kinky fantasies as well as pushes some pet peeves. It is a fun read and recommended to kinky readers who enjoy erotica with a vengeful twist.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review: The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Wonderland

The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Wonderland The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Wonderland by J. Blackmore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Suffering submissives and seductive sadist abound in this erotic-fest. Warning, this book is not for the prude or the romantic. This book is smuttastic shenanigans for those who enjoy everything kinky. For those who think this is a romantic fairy-tale retold, move along. For hedonist who enjoy twisted sex with anthropomorphized animals, this is the book for you.

Most of the stories in this collection are right up my alley. The tales are depraved and creative in the way the author sexualize characters and scenes from Alice in Wonderland. A special nod to the Wasp in the Wig was a delight to read. Some of the stories are highly eroticized with vivid imagery which provides excellent fapping material. Others are a bit more out there, like the Walrus and the Carpenter using pot and LSD. There is a wide range of fetishes explored in this collection. Each story is well crafted with the intent to provoke a heated response from the reader.

There are some rather taboo fetishes featured in this collection so for those who only enjoy kinky romances with dominants in a members only club or a bit of handcuff fun, this may be a bit over the top. For those who are jaded, comme moi, this is a joy to read. I did feel a little like Alice, falling down through a rabbit hole and not sure where I would end up. Each story is lovingly crafted with nary an introduction. There is no foreplay for the most part. It is diving straight into bondage, whipping, flogging, sort of animal sex and orgies galore. It does help to have read some of Alice in Wonderland to grasp the nuances. If one does not know the Cheshire cat, the Red Queen, Mad Hatter, Caterpillar and the Pansies to name a few, these tales may miss the iconic references. Still, each of the erotic tales can be savoured in bite size pieces or devoured quickly one after another with relish. After reading this collection, I am intrigued to see what other well-loved classics Ms. Blackmore twists for reader's salacious cravings. This wicked erotic collection is highly recommended to jaded sexual deviants who want try something different.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: My Addiction

My Addiction My Addiction by Cassie Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Erotic, suspenseful and sweet, Ms. Ryan is a new to me author who catches my attention. This is the second book in her series. Full disclosure, I did not read the first book and I was just fine. This book can be read as a standalone. My guess is the first book would help with some of the characters mentioned in this book.

With exclusive club membership, this type of story immediately hits my glitterkink category. With an impressive description of the second high end club in Phoenix, this is definitely glitterkink all the way. Let's start with the BDSM aspect to this book. Ms. Ryan's BDSM is well researched. Based on how the club is designed and the scenes, my guess is that Ms. Ryan is not in the lifestyle. All this means is that this kinky book will be sweet with a bit of rosy coloured glasses effect. The compare and contrast between the two clubs and how dominants "should" be is pretty typical of how most perceive the lifestyle. What is sad to say is that reality is in between the two types and probably leaning closer to the LA club example. The BDSM scenes in the story are more or less accurate. Both the good and bad scenes are technical accurate as they are possible to renact. For those who are new to kink, this is a good book to spark more interest and lure a reader to the kinky side of life.

From a character perspective, this book is engaging as the characters are likable. Kate Fretwell is a submissive in the high end club catering to powerful men. She is an admirable character with spunk. She represents what many submissives yearn for and she works a job that is plausible. The rich part is a bit of a stretch, but this is L.A. not the Midwest. Kate reaction to Dex, an undercover FBI agent is electric. The dynamic between the two is silky smooth and honey sweet. What is most attractive about this erotic romance is how Dex provides aftercare to Kate. This is the rosy coloured glasses part which is so fun to read and enjoy. In reality, after the first couple of aftercare sessions, a lot of dominants start to leave it off or skimp. This is not to say all do this, just that most are not as fabulous as Dex. I really wish I had a Dex aftercare session because I'm lucky if I even get a cuddle or a drink of water.

The suspense in this story is light and easy to guess. This story is more erotic than it is suspense filled. The mystery is easily solved and the plot development is a bit rough. The case came together a bit too easily. Still, it did add a nice element to the story and enhanced the dynamic between Kate and Dex. This erotic romance is recommended as a BDSM Gateway book.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Slave Hunt Blog Tour

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Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and I’m touring the internet to talk about Slave Hunt, Book 5 in The Subs Club series. Thanks so much to the blogs that are hosting me on this tour, and be sure to leave a comment with your contact info for your chance to win a $15 Riptide Publishing voucher.

 About Slave Hunt

Thirty people. Two hours. Only the strong will survive.

When Riddle decides to put on a slave hunt, the Subs Club is on board. Tops hunting bottoms in the woods with paintball guns? Yes. Captives strung up on whipping posts, at the mercy of their captors? Hell yes. But on the morning of the hunt, nothing’s going according to plan. Miles and Drix are at odds over Miles’s reluctance to move in together. Dave is determined to show up D, who thinks Dave won’t last two minutes in the woods. Gould finds himself torn between obeying his master’s orders and living out a longtime fantasy. And Kamen inadvertently becomes a double agent when he aligns himself with two different parties.

By the end of the hunt, alliances will be forged and broken, loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strengthened…and someone will barrel roll. Narrated by ten different characters, Slave Hunt tells the story of two hours in the woods that will change everyone forever. Or at least, remind them that love is the greatest victory of all.

Slave Hunt is available from Riptide Publishing: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/slave-hunt

About The Subs Club Universe

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

Check out the universe at Riptide Publishing: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/subs-club

About J.A. Rock

J.A. Rock has worked as a dog groomer, knife seller, haunted house zombie, standardized patient, cashier, census taker, state fair quilt hanger, and, for one less-than-magical evening, a server—and would much rather be writing about those jobs than doing them. A lover of m/m BDSM romance, J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.


To celebrate the release of Slave Hunt, one lucky winner will receive $15 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 22, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

Review: The Abduction Agreement

The Abduction Agreement The Abduction Agreement by D.F. Krieger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hiding from life by selling oneself into a slave auction is generally not recommended. Paige is a screw up. There is no way to mince words about her life. She is unable to cope with her life because of unresolved issues from her past. This set up for her to delve into the BDSM lifestyle is a train wreck waiting to happen. I rated this a three star because the story is well written even if I didn't enjoy it. In addition, the BDSM is more or less accurate even if Paige goes in with an abusive mind set.

I did not like Paige at all. She is dismissive of the BDSM lifestyle and feels it is just a way to get a sugar momma. Her lack of respect and bratty attitude would have me showing her to the door. For me, she is a loathsome character with no redeeming qualities. She goes into BDSM for all the wrong reasons and she proceeds to bring down a dominant with her messed up issues. Delilah is an admirable dominant. She is loving, strict and appreciates the lifestyle and what it has to offer. She makes the best of a bad situation. Her downfall is the toxic relationship with a selfish brat who is only out for herself.

One could say that Paige is a troubled girl and because of her past, she should receive a pass. Oh, boo hoo hoo, get a therapist, don't screw up someone else's life. Paige view on BDSM is hostile and with a holier than thou attitude. She grates on me as she brings those around her down. This sexual awaking journey should really be more of a slap her out of her own pity party intervention. Her responses to BDSM scenes are as expected for someone who isn't into it and just wants to be in it for the sex. She's all about the pussy and what she can get out of it. Ms. Krieger does an excellent job of representing the type of people flocking to the lifestyle after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. It is a sad commentary and all too real.

The conflicts in this story are well done and resolved by the end of the book. The kink scenes are done in a realistic manner, down to when something doesn't go right. The abduction part is a bit much for some, however, I have friends in the lifestyle who have done abduction scenes similar to this one. It is usually pretty hawt and terrifying in one. This one made me feel a bit dirty only because Paige is such a screw up. Can you tell I do not like her? Overall, this is a more down to earth representation of how BDSM can happen in real life. Sadly, it is not all whips, floggings and roses. This BDSM tale is recommended to kinky readers who want read when things are not perfect and still turn out fine.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Picture Imperfect by Cindy Procter-King

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Genre: Humorous romantic suspense, Romantic comedy mystery
Just when she thought she had her life on autofocus...
Photographer Ursula Scott is six short months from buying her boss’s studio and helping her family knock down a massive debt. She can put up with his hairball antics for that long, right?
But, oh, he makes life difficult. She can barely restrain herself when he hogs credit for her assignments, and now half-naked weirdos are responding to his ad for her first magazine photo spread. On top of that, someone is sabotaging the studio. Worse, she discovers her sexy apprentice is a former cop practicing his newbie PI skills on the case—and she’s a suspect!
Suddenly, Ursula’s dreams and hard work seem about to go up in smoke. In more ways than one.
Well, not on her watch.
When Gabe McKenzie moves home following the shooting that kyboshed his career, he doesn’t expect to get sucked into finding the culprit wreaking havoc at his uncle’s photography studio. He certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Ursula Scott, a long-legged brunette with a definite motive and a desire to play Nancy Drew. Even as he clears her, the sabotage escalates into a bizarre stalking, placing Ursula...and Gabe’s hopes for their future...in danger.
If only he can convince her to stop snooping around and let him do his job as a PI, before an unknown menace threatens not only her dreams—but her life.

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Cindy Procter-King writes sassy suspense, rollicking romantic comedy, and heart-tugging small-town romance. To sum it up, feel-good fiction! A Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart finalist, Cindy’s mission in life is to see her surname spelled properly—with an E. That’s P-r-o-c-t-E-r. Never, under any circumstances, should you spell it with two O’s (shudder).

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