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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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Review: Dangerously Charming

Dangerously Charming Consider me charmed by this dangerously taciturn anti-hero, Mikhail Day #mustread @deborahblake
Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Consider me charmed by this dangerously taciturn anti-hero, Mikhail Day. Ms. Blake kicks off another stunning series, the Broken Riders. This is a spin-off of her Baba Yaga series. This book can be read without reading the other series. Word of caution, reading this book first will most likely cause a reader to scramble and read the other series too. In this series, we learn more about these mysterious and sexy riders. Mikhail is the first brother to be featured.

Due to Mikhail's White Knight syndrome, he tried to save the wrong damsel in distress and ended up nearly costing the lives of his brothers. There are additional ramifications which the stories explores. The point is, Mikhail is badly shaken and he is now experiencing a crisis of faith as well as identity. His question of faith has nothing to do with religion and all to do with himself and what he can do. After centuries of doing the same thing over and over again and being near invincible, his new status in life makes him question everything. When a new damsel in distress literally knocks on his door, he is hesitant to help.

This tale is a wonderful journey for Mikhail to realize his new direction. The character growth for him is lovely to witness. He becomes a more complex character with more layers. His interactions with cursed human, Jenna, is hysterical. Even with this somber dark backdrop, Ms. Blake employs a fabulous comedic timing. Jenna is that proverbial monkey wrench that throws everyone's plan into a disarray. I love Jenna. She is a feisty character who is determined to fix a problem plaguing her family line. This plot device really worked for me and I loved how Jenna's problem pulls Mikhail out of his self-pity funk. His anti-social ways and broken down attitude slowly turns around and morphs him back to hero status. Loved it! There are so many different little gems Ms. Blake places into this story which is appealing. Cameo appearances for Baba Yagas and the Fae court are all a delight. This book is a must read. After finishing reading this rich colourful world, returning to reality is a letdown. I eagerly anticipate the next book in the series. This urban fantasy is highly recommended to readers who enjoy quests which involves a hero and heroine fall in love whilst they work to bring down a spiteful witch.

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