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April-June 2012 Gang Bang Challenge completed

I completed one for everyone and then some...

01. BookAddict     Robert's Story - 4/7/2012 ☆☆☆     Yuletide Greetings - 6/10/2012 ☆☆     Born To Be Punished - 6/8/2012 ☆☆ 02. Brooke     Chilled to the Bone - 6/8/2012 ☆☆☆     Sweet Silence - 4/28/2012 ☆☆☆ 03. Krista     Yellowstone Wild - 4/7/2012 ☆☆☆     Pure Sin - 6/10/2012 ☆☆ 04. Joellen     Room at the Top - 5/23/2012 ☆☆☆☆     Learning A New DisciplineCinderella Club 05. Dee Wy     Bound to HimKneel To Me - 5/22/2012 ☆☆☆☆☆     Lucky 13 06. Mandy     Holden and Yves – The Early Years - 6/16/2012 ☆☆☆     Bran's Story - 4/26/2012 ☆☆☆☆☆     Master's Dungeon - 6/16/2012 ☆ 07. Vivian     Gaelle and JeromeDark Xanadu (Dark Xanadu, #1) - 4/26/2012 ☆☆☆     The Gladiator and the Thief 08. Miss Asima     New Leather - 5/5/2012 ☆☆☆     The ChosenThe Game 09. SassySami     Always the Quiet Ones - 4/28/2012 ☆☆☆ 10. Carol     Lee's Story - 6/27/2012 ☆☆☆☆☆ 11. Cy     The SexBoss Man - 5/26/2012 ☆☆☆     Out of the Dungeon 12.…

Review: Safeword: Davenport

Safeword: Davenport by Candace Blevins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my FAVOURITE book by Ms. Blevins. In this lovely story, we are once again treated to some intense and arousing SM. No one does SM in a M/f relationship as good for me as Ms. Blevins. I can definitely tell by the way she writes, she's in the lifestyle. I do know the back history of why this book was written so for me, it moved me much more.

Dana is a widow. She submitted to her husband who was her world. He was a Dom with a sadistic streak. Some of the punishments Dana went through had me crossing my legs and going, "ow! NO! NO! NO!". I would never misbehave if I was Garnet's sub. As a result of Garnet's death, Dana has left the lifestyle abruptly, leaving all friends behind. She's even sold or given away all her lovely BDSM tools and furniture. I can understand this as the memories must be overwhelming.

For a couple who lived in each other pockets so deeply as Dana and Garnet…

Review: Brawn

Brawn by Laurann Dohner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brawn is one of the council. He's also loaned out to the human task team working on finding and rescuing other NSO who are still in captivity. I like Brawn. He's a feline most likely with panther mix. He's hawt and so sexy. He's also an all around great guy.

Becca, Tim's daughter, has never meet a NSO and doesn't know much about them. Tim is the former military man who leads the human task force. At this point, I'm a little incredulous. How the hell does Becca know so little? It's not like there isn't information in the news and such. This just goes to show the utterly dysfunctional her father/daughter relationship. I don't like Tim. I didn't like him when I first met him in Justice. I don't like him now in Brawn. He's a self righteous, overbearing and self centered father. He is a terrible absentee father.

This story is yet again about miscommunication which keeps Becc…

Review: Justice

Justice by Laurann Dohner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Justice is the leader of the New Species and he has to set the example for all his people. Reading about Justice's life makes me want to take a vacation. He's a total workaholic. The stress he is under is enormous. I can't fathom how he handles everything w/o more helpers. He needs to delegate and have more of his people step in and help out. I think that is where the council comes in. Why are the council men? This is a very male dominated society and it kind of bugs me. I love alpha males; I just don't understand why the women who are so strong are kept so silent.

Jessie is the daughter of a senator who is pro NSO. She didn't expect to fall for Justice. I found it amusing when she finds irony in falling for a man like her father when she told herself never to do so. She's a strong, kick butt woman and I like her. I wish she had more of a role in the book as a kick ass heroine instead of being releg…

Review: The Witness

The Witness by Nora Roberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Now this is the Nora Roberts I've come to know and love. I don't know how this woman turns out so many books. The quality of her books is amazing. These longer novels are fantastic. I can definitely see how her JD Robb writing is influencing this book. In The Witness, my heart hurt or Elizabeth Fitch. She's a super smart girl whose surgeon mother order her through a sperm donor bank. Elizabeth compares herself to an experiment. She is not far from the truth. Her mother is a sorry excuse for a human, let alone a mother. I have no children and I'm horrified.

What I do like about Elizabeth is how she is a Witness, but not a victim. Her brain is amazing. The way Ms. Roberts writes her so that she's very believable. Every little detail brings Elizabeth to life for me. She's a three dimensional character who is funny in her awkwardness. She's not perfect which makes her so perfect.

I have to adm…

Review: The Mayor's Daughter I: Draft Pony

The Mayor's Daughter I: Draft Pony by Will Versuch

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Jessica is a wild child and apparently a bit of a disgrace for daddy, the mayor. When Jessica is pulled over for speeding, she receives the shock of her life. Instead of warning or a ticket, she's hauled in to jail due to an outstanding warrant. Or is she?

Instead, Jessica is taken to a place and turned into a pony girl. Jessica is really not that bad a girl. Instead, she's a spoiled little brat who is a liability for her father. Jessica still hopes that daddy dearest will pay the ransom for her kidnapping. I kind of hope he doesn't, because I enjoyed every humiliation visited upon Jessica. This dark fantasy is AWESOME! Definitely a 3.5 star story for me. Every depraved act was hot. I loved how the kidnapper set her up for failure every single time. Jessica was also no dummy which I liked. I am happy Mr. Versuch created a character who was not a pitiful whiner. She's not som…

Review: Siren in Bloom

Siren in Bloom by Sophie Oak

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am HUGE Sophie Oak fan. I love her books. I was a bit surprised when I read this book and it took more than one sitting. I love Wolf and Leo and was eagerly anticipating their story. Plus, I enjoy the Bloom series for their BDSM. Specifically, I find Julian so bloody hot. His attitude, the way he runs his club and specifically his Dom-ness. (Is Dom-ness even a word?)

It was a huge shock for me to hate the first 25% of the book. I was so damn irritated. Wolf was a good guy. Leo had his head up his ass, but I could understand. Julian's manipulation drove me batty. What really killed it for me was Dani and Finn's comment when they spoke with Shelley. They perfected the art of "topping from the bottom" and implied that it's something Shelley needs to learn. Anyone who knows me, knows that this is a hot button for me. I lost all respect for Dani and Finn. I don't care to read any scenes with th…

Review: Master's Dungeon

Master's Dungeon by Alex Morgan

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There are so many things in this story that were wrong for me that I ended up settling with a 1 star. I want to ensure that everyone reading this book realizes this is a dark fantasy - not plausible nor recommended as an example of the BDSM lifestyle. Well, it would be a good example of what not to do and what the BDSM lifestyle is not.

Let's start with the writing. This is one of the most annoying writing styles I've come across. I'm pretty lenient too. Unless the author is a poet like E.E. Cummings, the lowercase usage was beyond annoying. It did not enhance the story whatsoever and instead, it distracted. Writing W/we in parts of the book was entirely unnecessary. For sentences to not start with the first word using standard capitalization is also very annoying. I understand the reasoning for it, I just find it pointless.

The characters were annoying. The only one I really liked was the character alph…

Review: Warrior's Cross

Warrior's Cross by Abigail Roux

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What could be so alluring about a professional waiter? Is it his subservience? Perhaps his cute uniform? I'm frankly just as baffled as Blake to why Julian is enamoured of Cameron. Cameron is a waiter at Tuesdays. He's very good at his job, but there really isn't anything about him that is super attractive. He is your average run of the mill working stiff. Julian on the other hand is something not so normal.

Julian is a killer. I don't know who he works for or why, but he kills for a living and it pays very very well. It must pay well if he owns such a nice home and has a butler, cook AND maid. Julian is soft spoken and mysterious. What is mysterious about Julian is he is in love with Cameron. NO one understands why, least of all Julian. Yes, he claims Cameron's normalcy is what is attractive. Yet I haven't seen Julian do anything normal with Cameron other than screwing each other's br…

Review: Brimstone Blues

Brimstone Blues by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Do you have voices talking in your head? You might be crazy, or it could be someone else living in your head. Ever watch the movie, Being John Malkovich? This is sort of similar in some rather creepy ways. Taz is hearing Rafe's voice in her head. Is she going crazy from the guilt of inadvertently causing his death? It could be.

While she's trying to deal with Rafe randomly speaking to her, her powers are still growing as is her love for Matthias. The only problem is she still loves Rafe and in her dreams, she makes love to him over and over. This is definitely a different take on dream lover.

While Matthias is shut down and left out in the cold, his grandfather – Tobias - figures out what is going on. It really is two men wanting the same woman, but one of them is dead. How does this work out? Not well is what I think. The tug of rope game with Taz as the rope and Matthias clueless about the game is disconcerting for m…

Review: Tangle of Need

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I couldn't resist switching over to this book and putting it up at the head of my TBR pile. After all the hype, I get it. Finally we have Adria's story. And what a story it is. Her relationship with Martin is sad. I know how she felt. With her being more alpha than her husband, it caused way too many problems. As a headstrong woman myself, Adria's situation spoke to me. Specifically because I've been in two similar relationships and it ended poorly. Nowhere as scarring as Adria's situation, but it definitely left a mark and changed me.

I LOVED Riaz. Good lord, the whole soul mate thing and connecting on a deeper level yet being denied. His situation just about crushed me. I felt deep sorrow for him. The impact on Adria too - because she will always feels second best. It is crushing to feel as though she was the consolation prize. That is one way to look at it. Or, another way is that Riaz loves …

Review: His

His by Carolyn Faulkner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Possessive much? I know I can always count on Ms. Faulkner for some intense D/s or SM story. His certainly delivers in the TPE as well as the SM. When I first started this story, I thought perhaps Raina was just another submissive who had no life outside of her Master. I didn't read the story blurb because I like to be surprised. I was surprised. Raina is CEO of a company she built from scratch. She's tough and a self made woman. Does this make me like her better? Actually, yes.

I'm tired of the stories where the submissive is some down on her luck gal who can't get her life straight. Better yet, the usually TSTL female sub has some mental issues which should really be handled by a psychiatrist of some sort. In this story, I'm pleased to say, Raina is neither TSTL nor is she some fucked up mental case. Instead, she's a very powerful woman in her own right in the business world. In addition, her TPE wi…

Review: Chilled to the Bone

Chilled to the Bone by Sindra van Yssel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Doreen was evil the first time we met her, trying to kill off Kent. This time around, she's the one being hunted. What is so special about Doreen? Turns out, she's a submissive vampire. One who was created for a specific reason.

Charles, one of the Doms from Dark Xanadu doesn't remember Doreen but she's familiar. Why is this? Once the truth is revealed, Charles is surprisingly easy going about it. He's kind of sweet. He also wants to dominate Doreen.

This story was light on the BDSM theme. The BDSM was gently interwoven into the storyline with some hot flogging. The BDSM 101 lesson from Ms. Yssel is once again spot on and educational. She's never lecturing nor boring about it. I appreciate how she shows BDSM in a positive light for new to BDSM readers. I'm always impressed at how well she incorporates BDSM teachings in various non obtrusive manners.

This vampire world Ms. Yssel has…

Review: The Truce

The Truce by Maxine Marsh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Are you one to sacrifice for the greater good? Would you be willing to be taken to the dark woods to keep the peace your village needs?

Women are chosen every full moon as tribute. The woman is always a married woman. Those chosen come back different. No one speaks about it. No one prepares the women or their husbands for the tribute. No one talks about it and no one rebels.

Sarah is the latest one prepared for the truce offering. She's bathed and then hauled off naked by two men from another village. This is all while her husband and several other men watch her being bound and thrown into a wagon. Sarah ends up in the woods tied to the trees and whipped. Not too long after, a monster arrives and has his wicked way with her. Sarah now knows what happens to the women given as a tribute and she can't get over it. Why? Because her deviant sexual desires have been taken to heights she can't replicate with her husband. Joseph, o…

Review: Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance

Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance by Kristina Wright

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Spark

Sting (Kink) Rating: 4 Stars

Story Review Rating: 4 Paddles

Do you fondly remember fairy tales read to you before bedtime? Even if you don’t, these lustfully delightful reinterpretation of fairy tales are a delicious read before “bed” time. After a few of the stories, it’s time to get busy with your lover.

In Lustfully Ever After, the popular fairy tales of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Twelve dancing princesses, Pinocchio and more are tastefully twisted into maledom, femdom and even transgender sexiness. It is hard to pick just one I enjoyed most. Each story stroked my desire just a bit hotter. I enjoyed every lick, stroke and especially the bondage. There is flavour for everyone to enjoy. Red Riding Hood started it of with a hot F/f/m ménage. Little Red Riding hood is not so little. Her grandmother is not so helpless either. I wish there was a bit of shifter…

Review: His For The Weekend

His For The Weekend by Marie Tuhart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When will the Sexual Freedom Act be passed? Wait, when will one be written and brought to Congress? I want to work for a sex company like the one in HIS FOR THE WEEKEND. Forget the characters and the plot; I want access to this R&D group for Fantasies Incorporated.

Marcus and Cassie work for a sex company which develops all sorts of awesome sex toys! They also fulfill sexual fantasies. Ladies, get in line, because if this company were to really exist, I'm going to push my way to the front so I can be in their user test groups. That is, if I can't get a job there. Best job on earth!

This world Ms. Tuhart created is fascinating for me specifically because of this company. The sexual toys she tosses out are just teasers. I want more! I want it all. I feel like Charlie in the Chocolate factory except this one contains adult treats that I'd like better. Back to the story, it's a rather predictable; co-workers f…

Review: Valiant

Valiant by Laurann Dohner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm hooked. While this is very similar to the Lora Leigh Breeds, it's still very good and enjoyable. Actually, since this is only book 3 instead of book number 26, it feels fresh.

In book three, we focus on Valiant. Valiant is more animal than human. Even among the New Species, he's an outcast and feared. We learn more about the atrocities committed against these hybrids. We are also beaten over the head with these "pure" human groups. This is the main conflict causing the "suspense" part of this romance.

I like Valiant. He knows what he wants. Mine. Mine. Mine. M.I.N.E. At one point I was writing the word "mine" on my items. (This was when I was 25. I stopped when it was pointed out to me.) Hence, I understand Valiant's mindset.

Tanny is a sweet character. She has common sense which makes me like her. She's thinks things through. She's also a tenderhearted woman. I…

Review: Of Magic and Engineering

Of Magic and Engineering by Lyn Brittan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Who is this man? Prudence is blown away when her husband returns after abandoning her for three years. One would think that she'd be happy to have her husband back. This would be wrong since her husband, Lord Balloc, physically and emotionally abused her. He wooed her sweetly right up until the marriage. From then on, it was living hell.

Braced for the worst, Prudence tries to deal with her errant spouse. Imagine to her surprise, he's completely different. Did he have a lobotomy? Why is he so nice? She's been trying scrape by through selling everything in the house as well as living off the land. His return is an unexpected boon as he's loaded with money and immediately starts putting the house and land in order. This is a dream come true for Prudence, yet she's apprehensive, waiting for the other shoe to drop. And drop it does! Roland, Lord Balloc, explains why he's so different. Everything he tel…

Review: The Whored's Prayer

The Whored's Prayer by Lucy V. Morgan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lei-lei, what are you doing? Are you on drugs? Are you on an acid trip? We return to Leila's train wreck of a relationship with Joseph, Matt, Aidan and Charlie. Joseph is still her boss and his nickname is "Chairman of the Whore". Seriously, who dates a man known for whoring around and is proud of it? That would be Leila who is uniquely qualified as her alter-ego Charlotte, a high paid prostitute, er…escort.

I did tell myself I wouldn't read the follow up book to Leila's whoring ways because it was a hot mess. I'm glad I changed my mind because this book was better and the conclusion satisfied me. In this second installment, Leila is now dating Joseph. They are into a bit of edge play with some blood play. It's not really knife play because knife play doesn't usually involve blood. When there is actually blood dripping, then it is a bit more than just knife play.

The writing style of Ms…

Review: Owning Wednesday

Owning Wednesday by Annabel Joseph

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Wow, I ended up loving this one. I was a little annoyed the hinted "fucked up" little girl with Daddy issues. When the truth came out, I'm thinking, WTF. That's not really so fucked up. Then when we find out Wednesday is only 25 at one point, I'm just confused. I mean, seriously confused and a little disturbed.

Walk with me on this one. She actually met Daniel on her 24 birthday. But she's been with Victor for 5 years. 5 bloody years! That means he had her at 19. We know up front that Victor is in his 50s. Are you creeped out? I am. I appreciate age differences, don't get me wrong. There is quite a large gap between my DH and myself. More than a dozen years. The gap between Victor and Wednesday is over 30 years. He's more than twice her age. Yes, it bothered me. Why? Because I think he did her a disservice as a Dom. The women he trained after? They were all around 18 an…

Review: Rogues

Rogues by Ava March

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fitting conclusion to the romantic Brook Street trilogy. Linus and Robert are love them and leave them types. Linus is focused on male hook ups. For Robert, a woman lasting more than a week is a long term relationship. Robert sleeps with all sorts of women, except when it comes to his friend, Linus.

The meaningless sex makes sense once it's revealed that Linus and Robert want each other. The fears they each have hold them back from talking to each other about it. When Robert makes the first move, predictably, Linus backs away. Robert's stalker attitude is cute. His jealousy is understandable. Linus's fear of being the flavour of the week is believable. The conflict in this story is based on lack of communication. This is a trope that I'm not particularly fond of reading. Still, the romance is sweet.

I liked both Linus and Robert. The characters are what made the story for me. Linus is the protector type. Robe…

Review: Fortune Hunter

Fortune Hunter by Ava March

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Julian is one of THOSE Parkers. The sins of the father are visited upon him. He fears rejection and he is tired of being compared to his late father, the gambling drunk wastrel. Instead, he's looking to be different. He wants respect and thinks this means acceptance from specific aristocrats and marrying the right woman. Yes, he's getting married to a woman so he can be kept in the lifestyle he believe he deserves. One minor detail - he's attracted to men.

Oscar is a the poor rich boy. He's orphaned and abused by friends and relatives alike. He's also very young. I feel for Oscar because he wants that special someone where he is the number one person. Who doesn't want this type of a relationship? He gives so much and yet at each turn, he's left out in the cold. His desire hit home for me because it's something I struggled with in my youth. Fortunately, I found my special someone.

The story …

Random non BDSM post - Nathan Fillon

I'm a big fan of Joss Whedon.  This influences me on the actors he picks for his shows and movies.  Nathan Fillon is one of them.  He's a pretty cool guy on TV, in real life, I think he's not the same.  Regardless, this post I came across from another blogger is hilarious.  What is even funnier are all the actors sending in pictures based on twitter.  I guess, am I the only one left who isn't on twitter?  I think so.

If you can't see the humour in the post above, it's a sad sad day.

Review: Thief

Thief by Ava March

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cavin Fox is a thief and prostitute from necessity. As a young kid in the streets, he survived only by finding a protector. This male protector taught him how to steal as well as forced him to bend over for payment. My heart cries for children abused in this manner. Cavin is no one's victim. He's trying his best to get out of this hell and save another boy with him. His time table moves up a bit too quick for him when the young boy who is still in his early teens is already propositioned for prostitution.

Benjamin is a Lord of the realm, but the youngest of five children. Whether he marries or not is immaterial. Benjamin is conflicted. Does he like men or women? After a chance one night stand with Cavin, Benjamin is no longer conflicted. What he does want, is Cavin.

I enjoyed this story by Ms. March. The historical pieces rang true for me. The class rigidity in England did prevent people from finding jobs easily. The des…

Review: Jamie's Merman

Jamie's Merman by Daisy Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(I'm the second one even though I turned my review in on 4/22/2012.)

Jamie, a knight in shining armour, is here to save the day! He's protective and gives everything to his lovers. His trend of lovers has been piss poor. He seems to home in like a heat seeking missile on the hot mess men who take and never give back. Even though Jamie is a sweet bartending guy, his character can easily be swapped out for a female character – the one who wants to "save" the guy and help him become better. Once the proverbial changed man is on his two feet, he dumps the emotionally invested gal (Jamie in this case) and finds something better to suit his needs.

I cringe at this type of character. Still, I think since this is an m/m book, I'm more forgiving and found Jamie to be rather loveable and funny. Jamie is accosted by Marin who is a merman or better yet, a Selkie from another dimension. Pause. Yes, from another dimens…

Review: In the Middle

In the Middle by Sindra van Yssel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. van Yssel's smexy BDSM ménage writing is BACK! This latest book, IN THE MIDDLE, flat out did it for me. It could be due to the main character, Louise, who is a switch and didn't know it. Louise is conflicted. Her boyfriend, Daniel, is perfect for her in every way. He's handsome, strong, gainfully employed and quite the dominating presence in court. Hoping for some kinky fun time, she approached him to Dom her. The couple of times ended up in disasters. Why? Daniel is no Dom; he's a sub. What to do when a couple is almost perfectly compatible yet both are subs?

To Louise's shock, she takes the reins and enjoys Domming Daniel. She's new to it and it shows in her trial and errors. She still misses that little something in their sex life. Since Daniel loves her, he allows her the freedom to explore a submissive lifestyle with an online Dom. Rob Randall is a Dom in every sense of the word. I love this cha…

Review: Spider’s Revenge

Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gin Blanco is back! I wanted to read this story for a while and finally got around to it. It was all I hoped to be. The very first scene, I'm pulled in. Since I have a book in my hands, I can tell that Gin's assassination attempt in the first chapter is going to go sideways. If she succeeded the first time, what would be in the rest of the 300 plus pages?

     The entire cast of characters are back (except for that asshole ex-bf of hers) to help destroy Mab. We learn more about the rise of Mab and the collateral damage which caused this Greek tragedy to breathe into existence. Yes, Ms. Estep went there! She compared Gin to Oedipus Rex and I'm so thrilled! Yes, yes yes! That is what I thought too. Mab caused all her own problems. The fact that Mab wanted Gin's father is irrelevant. The tangled web of friends and family all come together at the is end game - Mab against Gin in an elemental magic dual…

Review: Jesse's Story

Jesse's Story by Maculategiraffe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am blow away at how good this series is written. The characters are so engaging. I love Bran; I really do. I adore Holden, he is just amazing. I understand this is Jesse's story and it is in a way, but I think it's more Holden and Bran's story. The emotions which come through for these well developed characters has me speechless. I really needed this story as the last few books I read have been terrible. This book brought me out of my funk.

Jesse is an angry, arrogant and slightly frightened child. He is petulant in my mind. When something doesn't make sense in the pattern he expects, he has to keep picking and picking until he understands. I get this. I'm similar to Jesse. At times I want to curl and blush with embarrassment. I think, "Am I like Jesse? Do I say things the same way?" I can only groan in my on discomfort as I see pieces of Jesse as reflections of my own flaws.


Review: Angel Town

Angel Town by Lilith Saintcrow

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

      Is anyone else feeling like this is the last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer here? Jill wakes up in a grave after a huge sacrifice and doesn't know what is going on? It kind of felt like that to me. I have to say, I had to read through my review of book 5 and I honestly don't remember a damn thing. I can't even remember the review I wrote. How odd is this? I think it has something to do with the way Ms. Saintcrow writes - all f-ed up.

     At times it is hard to follow the storyline because I have no idea what is going on. I think this is a series better suited to be read one right after another. Or it's for people who don't read many books. While I remember the characters and specifically Jill, some of the events don't seem to ring a bell. There always seems to be so many questions left unanswered in these books. Kind of frustrating.

     This book really felt more like a TV episode wher…

Review: Taken

Taken by Lilith Saintcrow

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

     I never thought there would be a day that I'd rate a Ms. Saintcrow book as I hated it. I did. Maybe it is because she published it under the Harlequin line. I'm not sure. I've read other Harlequin and liked them. The concept of this story was good. The world that we are in is interesting too. What killed this for me were the characters.

     Never underestimate the power of annoying characters. They can completely destroy the book for a reader. I loathed Julia. She's the spoiled little shit in this story. She's the one who's been allowed to grow unchecked. I kept hoping something would kill her so we'd stop having to read about her awkward behaviour. Zach, the main character had some kind of split personality. He was great sometimes and other times, I just wanted to slap him upside the head - hard. He character was all over the place. The one I really despised was the main character - …

Review: Honeymoon in Bondage

Honeymoon in Bondage by N.T. Morley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a big fan of N.T. Morley. There is something about the way he writes which just hits all my kinks. His sadistic stories are hot and usually have me all wired up and horny. While I don't ever want to dominate my spouse, I do love reading about other women dominating their men. In this story, it's one of the more depraved cuckold ones that is just so damn good.

Generally I don't like cheating stories but I do enjoy cuckold ones. Generally the sadistic humiliations the husband receives from the cruel wife, I wince at, yet the way Mr. Morley writes it, I revel in it. Here's why. It's because at each point, the cuckold is still getting off on it. He is enjoying it. Because of this very fine line, I can also enjoy it.

These stories are excellent spanking stories with a focused plot. It's not all over the place, one sex scene after another. Yes, there is plenty of debauchery in high definiti…

Review: Red Tide

Red Tide by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

     Friends who become lovers is a storyline I enjoy greatly. In RED TIDE, Michelle "Mitch" Jackson is interested in her business partner and good friend, Ed Grey. The problem, Mitch is married. Is she really married though? Two years into her marriage to John Tyne, it came to a screeching halt with his flagrant infidelity. Three years later, she is still married to him.

     At this point I'm stumped. Why would a woman who neither needs financial support nor shares children with a man want to stay married to a chronic cheater? They don't even live together. The excuses given are weak. Still, it did help set up the story for scenes to unfold logically.

     The romance in this story is a lot lighter than others I've read by Ms. Dalton. It's more of a sweet slow simmer rather than an intense explosion. The hesitance is realistic, especially for two people who have been previously burned in their first marriage…

BDSM A-Z 2012 Challenge

This is a popular challenge from several other groups which we are going to borrow and use here. For those who enjoy a longer challenge, we are going to do a yearlong one for BDSM too. This is the A-Z challenge.

1. Sign up is any time in 2012.
2. Book should be a BDSM theme.
3. Books have to be read in the calendar year 2012
4. Sign up in this thread with a post listing all your books
5. Titles of the books have to start with the letter of the alphabet
6. Reading starts January 1, 2012.
7. Reading ends December 31, 2012.

If you complete this early, you can run through it again. 

I'm done!

Read 26/26

Autumn's Fuck Toy
Blushing Violet
Chairman of the Whored
Dark Angel Sounding
Erotic Stories of Domination and Submission: Taking Jennifer
Forbidden Room
Gingerbread Dungeon
Honeymoon Perversion
Jesse's Story
Keep Me Safe
Lady's Maid
Marked for Surrender
Nursing A Grievance
One Worth Finding
Purple Passion
Quick Study
Red Lust
S&M 101
Take Your Ple…