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Review: The Queen's Assassin

The Queen's Assassin by Jaymi Hanako

@JaymiHanakoMy rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hiding in plain sight is the way to prevent assassins from killing royalty. Raine is more than meets the eye when Madoc crosses her to kill his target--the Queen. When the two wrestle for survival, it morphs into an erotic power struggle. Unfortunately for Madoc, he loses and is taken prisoner.

The erotic heat between Madoc and Raine is good. There is an undertone of kinky femdom dominance which makes their sex more appealing for me. The chains, rough sex and dungeon inquiry are all well written and generate a certain exciting thrill to those who enjoy forced submission.

This story is a short intrigue with enough world building for a reader to crave more. There are questions left hanging which leads a reader to believe there could be a follow up book. The plot and conflict are familiar to stories revolving around kingdoms with a young Queen trying lead. There are conspiracies, surprising allies and friendships…

Review: Desert World Allegiances

Desert World Allegiances by Lyn Gala

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Deserts conjure up images of desolate wastelands, sparsely populated with vegetation or life. In this world, not only is this accurate, it is also a depressing place of soul destroying elements. Temar Grazer is a young man who makes a youthful mistake of trusting the wrong people one time too many. He follows his sister's foolish plan only to find himself enslaved. His proof of corruption is stricken from his hands and he is left in a world where good and bad seem to have been flipped. And there is no one who will pull him from the depths of this violent hell.

Ms. Gala is one of the authors who creates intricate characters. Few are exactly who they seem to be. The main characters are flawed. She even spends time on secondary characters to ensure they are just as complicated. From a character building perspective, this book is amazing. The way Temar and Shan have to overcome great odds and how the people they turn to are …

Review: Glass Houses

Glass Houses by Helena Maeve
@HelenaMaeveMy rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sometimes our view of ourselves is not the same as how others view us.  This becomes increasingly apparent as Miriam Chase reconnects with friends and a past lover.  Miriam is the one who people believe would succeed in life.  She knew what she wanted and she worked towards it.  When she is jobless and ends up being a nanny, she believes she hits rock bottom.  She's wrong.  It gets a little worse because she's excluded from her best friend's wedding and her passionate one night stand shows up even sexier than before.

This is a story which many readers may wince in sympathy.  Miriam's view of her life and herself is gloomy and rather depressing.  She is embarrassed to some degree, of her job.  It's sad because it's so easy to see this scenario because many people do look down upon certain jobs.  A nanny or "au pair" is a job which impacts lives. Specifically it impacts young and impressio…

Review: Riding the Storm

Riding the Storm by Candace Blevins
@CandaceBlevins My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Quote from the author "It's BDSM light, but it *is* actual, negotiated BDSM this time"

Seriously, I don't think Ms. Blevins uses the same measuring stick as the rest of us.  Now I hang with some heavy SM people.  To me, most of the edge play is normal.  I didn't even realize stapling, knife play, fire play and breath play are considered heavier BDSM.  What can I say?  Apparently here, sounding is light BDSM.  Granted for a Ms. Blevins book, there is a small amount of BDSM in here.  And the intensity is a lot less than her Safeword books.  Relative to other BDSM books by this author, this is BDSM lite.  If you were expecting a slight flogging or maybe SIX spanks on the ass and that's too much, this book is not for you.  For those who want a complex story with BDSM sensual to sadistic and politically boggling switching, this is the book for you.

The characters in this book are awesome.…

Review: Lesbian Lovers

Lesbian Lovers by Berengaria Brown

@BerengariaBrownMy rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sapphic sex is always alluring and sensual for this kinky reader.  Ms. Brown elicits hidden f/f desires with her three short stories in this collection.  The writing is smooth, silky and smoldering.

In Stubborn Attraction, the primal chase is on as Jaelle lets her randy side out.  When she meets another mystical female, the two of them enjoy au natural to its fullest.  This paranormal erotica kicks the book off to a great start.

Switching to a historical piece, Lady Caroline's Reward, is naughty yet proper.  Initiating a virgin into womanly delights is sweetly done.  The conflict with a potential forced marriage at a time where women are property is nicely done.

Finally, Fist Me is a punching end when an angry woman, Taryn, decides men are pigs.  Maybe switching to bat for the other side would be better for her.  Who better to show her then good friend, Maeve? 

In each of these stories, Ms. Brown does a goo…

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