Posts

Showing posts from January, 2015

Review: Saving Kane

Image
Saving Kane by Michele Micheal Rakes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars




Do you ever wonder if you are placed in this world to make a difference for one person? For Garrett Young, his moment in time is rescuing Kane Abel, a victim of a hate crime.

Kane is a sexy, young gay male working it at a gay bar. He's attractive and careful about who he goes home with. Relaxing his strict self-imposed rule, Kane goes home with a newer regular guy. Big mistake which almost cost him his life. With no family or friends to take care of him, how will he survive?

This story is heartbreaking on a couple of fronts. I must commend Ms. Rakes with a very well-created cast of characters. I loved Kane and Garrett. They are both such different people and she makes them come alive. Garret is the mixed up knight in shining armor. He's the boy next door who is also an eagle scout. His job isn't just a career. It's his identity. He is the one who derives happiness by helping others. His confusion is his sexua…

Review: Barrel of Monkeys

Image
Barrel of Monkeys by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars




With the world still heading straight for the apocalypse, people are still barreling into love. In Book 5 of this series, Ms. Dalton keeps the erotic ménage going with Gia Quick, Omega and Echo.

Gia Quick is in LA, California manning the station. She's keeping the peace best she can. When a riot turns ugly and her team goes in to squash it, she never expected to pull in two sexy military men. Omega and Echo are in the wrong place at the right time. Wrong because it cost them a team member; right because they find the woman they can share.

I'll be honest, the pairs of men in this series are totally interchangeable. I can't remember any of them very well. None of them are that distinguishing for me. The women on the other hand are more memorable. Ms. Dalton does a nice job of creating yet another strong woman who is going to do her best to keep the world together. Gia Quick may be a softie, but in these times, she ha…

Review: Snow Time For Love

Image
Snow Time For Love by Zenina Masters

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars


When your own shifter animal rejects you and all of shifters species rejects you as a compatible mate, it can really kill a woman's self-esteem. Whilst everyone else in her family is happily mated with children, Nova a Siberian tigress is by herself. This is until Crossroads is opening up to fae looking for a mate. What's the worst that can go wrong? Being rejected again? Been there, done that is Nova's thought.

This story was way too short. Ms. Masters introduces the fae into series as serious contenders for mates. This one is the first book where I felt rushed. In a blink, the mating occurred. There wasn't much character development in this one which is a surprise. Plus, the animal traits which Ms. Masters so nicely brings out in her previous books are missing. It would be nice to learn more about the fae here. It would be nice to have more conflict. Although the one scene where the fae annoy…

Review: Seeing Spots

Image
Seeing Spots by Zenina Masters

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The fae want in on the Crossroads? How will this work? The Crossroads is a safe haven dedicated to shifter finding their mates. In this one, whilst the romance is between a cute cheetah and a sexy tiger, I'm more interested in the proceeding going on with the Shifter Council. How will the fae be given a chance to find a mate?

Ms. Masters changes into a new and exciting direction. Whilst there are plenty of animals she has not used yet, the basic story line does see the same. With the threat from the fae and how they are going to be integrated with the shifter world, it will inject excitement into this series.

The world building is just so good here. It's nice to see an opening left for more than just fae entering into this society. I've always been intrigued with djinn Teebie. To see more of her family show up as well as her people will be exciting too. What it really comes down to, is Ms. Masters weaves a …

Review: Lucky Strike

Image
Lucky Strike by Jane Davitt

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Ménage m/m lovers who enjoy space operas, this is the story for you. For those who enjoyed the cowboy antics of Captain Mal from Serenity and liked Inara the expensive escort, Jake and Rill will feel familiar. Jake is a captain of a space ship he won in a card game. He's rough around the edges and blurs the lines between law abiding citizen and criminal. His partner is Rill. Rill is the lover he lured from a very expensive whore house. Rill's childhood is complicated because he is a designer baby - a Nova. Nova are perfect in body and mind. As a prostitute, they are unparalleled in skill, looks and cost. These two unlikely partners take on a job which is a bit more than they can handle. Lian is an alien "gem" baby. He's a rich boy who has never had to suffer in his life. When his surprise visit to a cousin is cut short, he desperately tries to make it home to deliver life threatening news. Lian bas…

Review: Fish Tails

Image
Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Political, environmental and social commentary is always expected from Ms. Tepper. In Fish Tails, she delivers with a knockout punch. For those who have not read the books in this series, it is still okay to read this one as a standalone. It is going to be easiest for those who have read Ms. Tepper books previously and those who enjoy fantasy. For those who have never read a Ms. Tepper book or read much fantasy, you will be lost.

The names of the characters in this book may be hard to remember, but their personalities are memorable. Ms. Tepper does a good job of building each character to be individual voices with their own style of talking, behaving and thinking. This book is filled with several different players and it's easy to keep them straight because of their uniqueness. There are also subplots within plots. This is a trademark of Ms. Tepper which makes her book a bit meatier to read. In this latest one, I'm…

Review: The Saint's Wife

Image
The Saint's Wife by Lauren Gallagher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


People with a terminal illness seem to receive a pass for all their bad behaviour past, present and future. In this story, Joanna McQuaid is a woman of amazing resilience. Her marriage of hell cannot end any faster. In wedding vows, there is a clause with "until death do us part" and it is never more true for Joanne.

This is a very frustratingly upsetting story. I'm so angry reading this one and I want to kill Chris, Joanna's abusive husband. I've always found that emotional abuse is worse than physical ones. For the most part, physical abuse will heal. With emotional abuse, it's more sinister because it's not easy to see the evidence in addition, it is harder to heal from. What is worse about this abuse is that Chris doesn't even see it. He doesn't realize what he's done to his wife and denies it ever happened.

From a character perspective, Ms. Gallagher does a lovel…

Review: Flying Fur

Image
Flying Fur by Zenina Masters

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Sugar gliders are seriously cute animals who can fly from one tree to another.  A sugar glider shifter who also works as a covert agent with the Shifter Council to find "collected" shifters, it's a great mix of animal shape and skill sets.  Misty is one of the hunters who can get into fae homes and seek out trapped shifters.  Her family is "indentured" into service for a criminal mistake generations old.  This one piece of the story didn't make much sense to me, but it worked for the story line.

This book is another one which takes a darker look into the fae who like to keep shifters trapped as animals.  Ms. Masters writes only happily ever sweet romances so this book wouldn't go too dark.  But seriously, if someone wanted to write a dark book on what happens to these enslaved shifters, it would be smoking hawt.  It would be of course non-con and probably a lot of depraved sexual torture going on, but…

Cover Reveal ~ Blue Persuasion by Blakely

Image
Blue Persuasion by Blakely Bennett
Bound by Your Love Series, Book 3
Genre: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Publication Date: February 1oth
Cover Design: Yocla Designs
Editing: Harper Jewel aka Suze

Synopsis:
Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.

Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place.  Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.

When she finally succumbs to Cat’s artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.

Thankfully, Blue’s close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women’s…

Review: Dark Watcher

Image
Dark Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


High magic trained or untrained will attract the dark side. For those who liked the show, Charmed, this story is for you. Theodora is a witch with a little bit of training. She is happy with her little shop and her few close friends. Always on the move, this witchy gypsy finally finds a place where she may want to settle down and grow some roots. The problem is, her constant move is what help protect her from the evil Crusade, determined to suck her powers dry.

Fortunately for her, she does have a tough guardian, Dante. He's a Watcher from a secret society, Circle Lightfall. With Theodora and her friends caught between these two opposing forces, which one will succeed in bringing them in? What if there was a third option neither side has considered?

Ms. Saintcrow creates another world of magic, mysteries and the fight between good and evil. Her forte - straddling the line and blurring it. From a character buildi…

Review: Wait For Me

Image
Wait For Me by B.J. Grinder

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


Human trafficking, rape, forced cock sucking, double penetration spells a dark book and delves into the BDSM fantasy genre. This is fantasy not in the sense of science fiction, but more what BDSM lifestylers avoid and BDSM dark readers use for "alone time". Susannah is a young idealistic twenty five year old, just out of the FBI academy. She's attracted to her neighbor Jasper. She wants to tie him up and have her wicked way with him. Too bad he is only 18 years old. Even if he is legally old enough to date, she feels like a dirty old woman.

This book is a nice long novel. Be forewarned, the reader does need to suspend disbelief. First, a fresh recruit on a human trafficking case is probably not going to happen in real life. This isn't Covert Affairs on cable station USA. Second, just how many rich people are there in this world? And why are they so young? Third, not only is Jasper young, rich and a gen…

Review: Beyond the Compound

Image
Beyond the Compound by Claire Thompson

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


BDSM sexual slavery fantasy lovers, this is the book for you. The Compound is a training ground fantasy come true for those who want to be trained full time in sexual submission. Hailey Davenport knew she was missing something in her life. She wanted that connection with a dominant through her submission. Tired of playing around, her acceptance to The Compound is the first step to finding a Master. The Compound not only trains a submissive, but finds a matching master. For Hailey, she's auctioned off to Ronan Wolfe and it is a dream come true.

First, let's be clear, this is straight up romantic fantasy for female submissives. For those who wish a training center exists and can match a submissive to the right dominant, this is the book for you. Second, even though this is romantic and quite the fantasy, the BDSM is so good. This is expected because Ms. Thompson pens erotically hawt BDSM scenes. Third, …

Review: Broken Open

Image
Broken Open by Lauren Dane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Second chances at love is not for everyone. For someone who loved their husband deeply, Tuesday is longing for the closeness of her lost beloved. It is years, but for her, it seems like just yesterday her best friend and lover left her to a world coloured in shades of gray. When a chance meeting with Ezra Hurley results in a kiss, Tuesday's world cracks open just a little bit to let in some colour. Ezra is no saint. He's alienated family and friends in the past and he's still paying for his sins.

Normally, I don't mention this in a review, but lately I've been asked for more recommendations on interracial romances. This would qualify as Tuesday is a beautiful black Amazonian woman. Did she really come across as a woman of colour? This I'm not sure I can exactly confirm. For those who love bad boy rockstar, Ezra will satisfy this need.

Tuesday and Ezra coming together is a slow dance. They both have hu…

Tame a Wild Human blog tour

Image
Let's welcome Kari Gregg on her Tame a Wild HumanBlog Tour! Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit.
About Tame a Wild Human
Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.
Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his capt…

Review: Tame a Wild Human

Image
Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Betrayed by a family member is not a surprise by Wyatt. It's the timing which threw him off. Wyatt is an up and coming lawyer in a good firm. His earning potential is high. He will be in that corner office soon. Unfortunately for him, he's now thrown into a situation which has no good scenarios. Either he's fucked to death or he's fucked to death - one is literally and the other is figuratively.

WARNING: For readers looking for a complicated plot or a complex world building, this is not going to happen. This is a short book of gang banging rape where the human is used as a sex toy for horny knotty thick cocked werewolves. In other words, spank bank material. For those who love the non-con, this is the book for you.

From a world building perspective, Ms. Gregg seems to have changed over the years to a more extreme. Let's explain it in Lord of the Ring style. It used to be, she was one of the River Fo…

Review: Bound to Break

Image
Bound to Break by S.E. Jakes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Finally after teases of Josh in previous books, the answers are here. The latest book in this series had me sniffling and in need of some tissue paper close by. Amnesiac Lucky knew one day someone at the bar would be see him and recognize him. For four years, he had been recovering in a buffered zone of no memory or past baggage. He took one day at time enjoying his simple life and "adopted" family in South Africa. Now with a stranger claiming to know him and his adopted family's prodigal son returning, it's hell in a hand basket.

Ms. Jakes writes some heart-wrenching stories about military men. She just pulls out my heart, slices it up, rub salt into each gaping wound and then returns it to me with a smirk. Seriously, how does a reader not feel for Lucky aka Josh? First of all, I'm a hypocrite. I seriously have no problems with this label. Second, it is because of my sometimes judgmental ways. For a…

Review: Rich Pickings

Image
Rich Pickings by Ashe Barker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars





Summer thought she left Dan behind and when they are reunited through a mutual friend's wedding, the fireworks are explosive. Summer is still confused about her interest in BDSM. Dan is still a pushy dominant.

While this story's grammar, plot development and world building are fine, it's the character building which let me down. This is specific to the way the characters relate to each other. In addition, the way BDSM is portrayed in this one rubs me the wrong way. There is no one true way for BDSM. Still, in this story, it's not the BDSM I prefer, and if the dominants in here come across as jerks, it's because they are.

Dan is not smooth and suave. He's a domineering asshole who doesn't care about limits and comes up with trivial excuses to "punish" Summer. It's not even Dan and Summer's icky relationship that bothers me. It's Summer's best friend Freya's situation. From an outs…

January 2015 Book BDSM Recommendations

Image
January 2015
It's a new year and recommendations are back! There are several books I'm recommending.

Maledom

Always a fan of Tiffany Reisz, The King is a delicious one. For those interested, we will be doing a gang bang read of this book. This book is all about Kingsley.

New break out authors


Author B.J. Grinder and T.S. McKinney pen a delicious book of non-con and con. The mix of sexual slavery and consensual femdom is fabulous.

Kinky smorgasbord


Kay Jaybee is the one for smoking hawt erotic sex. If you haven't ever picked up one of her books, do so. This is the final book in here Perfect Submissive trilogy. This final book finishes with erotic scenes one after another. Panty wetting goodness

Femdom


Joely Sue Burkhart brings a fourth and final book to this lovely series. I started reading Ms. Burkhart years ago and will continue to do so in the future. This is a lovely Femdom piece.

Transgender


Cat Grant really does a great job in this book. This one broke my hear…

Review: Bad Things

Image
Bad Things by Varian Krylov

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Buy this book and read it now! Ms. Krylov writes a masterful piece of line blurring non-consent. In Bad Things, Xavier possesses a hero complex. His inability to make the males who raped his sister pay for their crimes fester in him. He's a big guy who keeps his body in peak shape as well as his mind. When his sister is once again threatened due to her job, Xavier can't stand by and watch. Since he comes across as a dumb thug body builder, he easily slips into the shadier side of life to secretly help her out.

This story is truly about bad things. The bad things humans do for fun. People who have too much money and without moral can cause the worst things to happen. These are the people Xavier wants to help his sister take down but to do so, he too steps into the dark side. The question is, does the ends justify the means? From Xavier's perspective - yes. It is up to the reader to decide if they agree.

Ms. Kryl…

Review: Dr. David's Hospital: An Age Play Medical Fantasy

Image
Dr. David's Hospital: An Age Play Medical Fantasy by Jennie May

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars


Medical ageplay is sweet and fun with Ms. May. Ms. May is one of the first ageplay authors I could find in my early explorations. Her medical ones with a doctor's office is catered for those who likes Medical play.

Dr. David's hospital is in a remote location, ideally situated for Littles general medical needs. Ms. May delights the readers with enemas, shots, spankings and punishing anal corrections. From a character development, it's a bit sketchy. David is a curmudgeonly old man. His informal and peppy nurse may grate on him a bit, but she's good with the Littles and their parent.

It would be nice to have some fresh material with medical play. Ms. May's stories are predictable and the world building is light. It could be because the expectation is to have read most of her previous books to piece the world together. My recommendation is for the medical ones to …

Review: Not Her Type

Image
Not Her Type by Kay Jaybee

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Smoking hawt wham bam thank you ma'am, this is the book to read. Ms. Jaybee writes sexy scenes using every body part. She even makes chest hair alluring. She doesn't need fancy toys or equipment to turn up the heat in her books. In Not Her Type, it's a fantasy about the delivery guy dropping off more than the customer's packages. He slips his package in too. Jenny works from home and every Tuesday, John stops by at one o'clock in the afternoon to drop off her films. John is not her usual type because he's hairy and has a dick. So when he becomes irresistible, is it because it's him or because she's been in a dry spell? Regardless, the sex is mind blowing for her.

Each sex scene builds the heat between Jenny and John. Between the sex scenes, Ms. Jaybee does explore the characters a bit. The focus is on the erotic positions and partners. As Jenny plays out John's fantasy's and vice v…

Review: The Little Guide to getting tied up

Image
The Little Guide to Getting Tied Up by Evie Vane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This book is a quick read and enjoyable.  It's enjoyable because it feels as if it Ms. Vane is sitting next to the reader helping them explore the world of rope bondage.  For those who don't have readily access to classes or mentors in rope play, this is the book for you.  I'm impressed with the little nuggets of information Ms. Vane packages up in easy to understand pieces.  Most of this book is a repeat of information for me since I've attended several classes and experienced both suspension and standing bondage.  I learned quickly that bondage is not for me.  It doesn't do anything for me.  I wish I had a book like this when I first started learning about ropes. This is an excellent one from a rope bottom's perspective.

In addition to good insights, Ms. Vane also brings in her experience from things gone wrong.  She also advises how to help quicker healing for those who don't want to h…