Monthly Archives: February 2012

Playful, Dirty, and Free
Peter Birch
House of Erotica [link to buy]
ASIN B006OO9X68

Rating: 2 out of 5 Paddles

This book starts by asking a series of questions to the reader about the ideals and reasoning behind the concept of monogamous relationships.The beginning chapters are confrontational giving the reader a sense of being thrown into a social and culture battle between the kinky, monogamous and non monogamous . The author explores kink and the BDSM lifestyle through drawing on his own personal experiences. There are some interesting statistics cited within the book regarding the apparent increase of same sex and multi sex partnerships as of late. However, the book discusses the BDSM lifestyle in a manner that excludes the reader rather then include them and uses abrasive and shocking wording that is initially confronting to the reader, in my opinion. This book often uses shock tactics to get the readers addition.

Overall, Playful, Dirty, and Free is an interesting read. The book is thought provoking and a very short collection of ideas and opinions that could be very enjoyable to a reader who is looking to challenge and widen their perspective of kink ,but this book is definitely not for everyone.

Reviewed by Catherine

In the Red
Kari Gregg
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006U0L61Q

Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Brian Foster is a broken man, scared and alone. He was one of the FBI’s top forensic accountants, able to see patterns in money movement that nobody else could and taking down some of the most dangerous terrorists in the process. But a year ago he was abducted, brutalized to find out what he knew, and left for dead. Now he lives alone on an isolated farm in Maryland, with enough guns to create a small army and enough lights to chase every shadow from every room, all night long.

Even with his debilitating post traumatic stress (PTSD) the FBI wants Foster back on the job. Zachary Murdock is one of the agents they put on the job. But while Foster may be heavily damaged, he still has some fight left in him, at least in the daytime, and he rebuffs the agents’ appeal. The agents stay on guard outside the house, on the pretense that Foster is still in danger. Then, one dark and stormy night (don’t worry, the author didn’t put it that way), Murdock thinks Foster, spooked by a power outage, is in trouble and breaks in to help. He finds Foster balled up in a corner desperately trying to keep the demons at bay with a couple of flashlights.

Murdock goes to comfort Foster, and there’s a powerful attraction between the two men. Foster may be a snotty, bullheaded geek but he’s also a man with strong submissive urges that have been bottled up for a year. The big strong G-man, with dominant desires he’s never acted on, is exactly what Brian needs. It soon becomes clear that Murdock’s assignment to this case was no accident.

This is a sweet, sweet story, with just enough darkness around the edges to keep it from being saccharin. While both men acknowledge their attraction to each other, neither is ready to act on it right away. Zachary is still FBI agent Murdock, responsible for Foster’s protection, and Brian needs to learn to trust someone else again.

What follows is several chapters of what can best be described as drawn out foreplay. Fully around a third of the book is devoted to this mating dance, as Zachary discovers just how strong Brian’s need to submit is, as well as how strongly Foster is fighting to throw off his PTSD. When the two finally get some time alone in a bedroom, we get a glimpse into Brian’s tastes when he shows Zachary his toy box. Before his abduction, Brian liked to be tied down and used, and that’s a part of his life he wants back. But in what becomes a recurring theme, Zachary has to understand the difference between what Brian wants and what he needs. Another recurring theme is the degree of control that subs really have over their doms.

There isn’t really any hard core BDSM in this book, due to Brian’s condition. At most, there’s a couple of spankings. But this is a really strong D/s story that unfolds beautifully, which is why I’ve given it a 4 out of 5. This is easily the best work yet I’ve read by this author. The story-telling is strong and consistent. The ending seems to leave room for a sequel, so perhaps we’ll yet get to see Zachary play with some of the things in Brian’s toy box.

Reviewed by Michael Joseph

Nobody’s Hero
Kallypso Masters
self published [link to buy]
ASIN B006PA7UJS

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb:

Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four war zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart.With a twenty-five year age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla’s knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn’t a little girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.

Karla Paxton fell in love with Adam when she was a sixteen-year-old runaway and he rescued her. Now, nine years later, she’s determined to make Adam see her as a woman. But their age difference is only part of the problem. Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the defenses around his heart and help him put to rest the ghosts from his past? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart,can the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?

Review:

First, I have to say that this is the third book in Ms. Masters Rescue Me series and they should be read in order. Master at Arms is the first book and Nobody’s Angel is the second. These are not designed to be stand alone books and Nobody’s Hero picks up right were Nobody’s Angel left off.

Adam and Karla are wonderful together even as they struggle to give the other one what they think they want. The issues that Karla and Adam face are real and I think can touch all of us on some level. First, they have to overcome a large age difference (and 25 years is a big one to adjust to). Secondly, they need to come clean with what they really want. The third big conflict they have is to overcome their pasts.

I really enjoyed Adam and Karla’s story. Adam is one of those Doms that just has it. The looks, the voice, the touches –it is all there in once really nice package. Karla has a bit more to learn since she is a novice going into this, but her biggest mistake is wanting to give Adam everything even when it means sacrificing pieces of her she isn’t ready to sacrifice.These two really match well together in what they want and it’s refreshing to read a story that delves into the struggles of starting a BDSM relationship and learning what both partners want and if those wants can mesh together.

Nobody’s Hero is a compelling story that delves in 24/7 TPE relationships, a more simplistic D/s relationship, bondage (shibari and more). This story made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes as Karla and Adam struggle through issues that most of us have. I love that these characters are portrayed as average humans and not perfect fantasy beings. Adam has his flaws as I think any Master does. What’s important is how he overcomes and adjusts to those as he learns what they are as well as how they affect Karla.

Again, I can’t recommend Kallypso Masters as an author enough. Her stories are compelling, romantic, playful, erotic, and more. Just be sure to remember to read these stories in order or you’ll be missing key components to characters development and background. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series and see what’s in store for Damien.

Reviewed by Star

Impulse Control
Sypricon Masters
Sara Brookes
Decadent Publishing [link to buy]
ASIN B005DN1IP0

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Tired of dealing with bad guys? Tired of always being the one in control? Selene is a tough Planetary Deputy Chief Marshall. She deals with criminals every day. She needs to decompress and the only way she knows how is to frequent a BDSM club, Tawse. She keeps searching for that Dom who can make her fly into sub space. She’s not a painslut nor is she extremely submissive. She’s looking for a Dom who can top her.

Since this is obviously a fantasy story with sci-fi elements, I chose to ignore the bar serving alcohol to those just about to play. I don’t expect fiction authors to teach people the facts of BDSM clubs, but the alcohol mixed with a scene is a pet peeve of mine. As in, I don’t allow it. I digress. The club is upscale and could be considered a GlitterKink category since it’s obvious only the rich can afford membership to this club.
What holds me back from the GlitterKink category is the exquisite play between Vaughn and Selene. Selene finally meets her match with Vaughn. She cannot top from below with Vaughn. He’s an experienced Dom who puts her through her paces. He does a bit of mind fucking to keep her from seizing control. This one scene they played in this very short story was hot. It had me aroused and ready to play. I particularly liked the nipple clamps attached in a way I’ve never read or seen. I’m wondering if it is possible and want to try it in real life. The scene isn’t heavy into pain or filled with complicated toys. Instead, it’s a strong D/s play which clearly demonstrates who is in charge. Wowza, I want to submit to Vaughn. Still, as far as BDSM stories go, I would consider this light. This is a great book for new to BDSM readers who want a bit more than just handcuffs, a slap and a tickle.

Reviewed by Book Addict

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?

No, actually I had no idea- I began writing just gay romance, quite soft erotica. But gay sex became my drug of choice, and my little kissing scenes morphed into four-way BDSM porn. I have tried other genres, including straight romance, yawn, and found my latest books lean more towards hot, graphic sex.

Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why?

No. I write under my real name. G.A. Hauser. I feel my fans need to be informed of who I am. I don’t pretend to be a gay man, or hide who I am or what I look like. I am not a fan of authors who deceive their fans- Probably the cop in me.

At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica?

Well…I suppose like I said in an above question, I think I needed more juice to get off. I don’t write strictly BDSM but have begun to dabble in it with some of my erotica. My men do on occasion bind each other, and play rough with toys. I don’t label those BDSM simply because the scenes are few and I hate to disappoint my fans. If I label something BDSM I damn well give you something to chew on.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

Both- I couldn’t write about something that didn’t excite me. But I had several fans asking me to try my hand at something harder core. How could I resist? Born to Please is my first full length novel with complete Dom/sub overtones, but I still wanted to give them a story, and not just sex scene after sex scene. That book became my best seller. Which of course gives one pause. So I write for my fans, and for my own pleasure. Which is how Down and Dirty became my second BDSM novel. More men, more toys, more fun.

What have you written in the past that you think your BDSM/kink fans might find interesting?

Yes, if you haven’t read Born to Please, I highly recommend it.

Do you do any “hands-on” research when you’re writing BDSM/kinky themed erotica?

Yes. I love to tie my men to the bed and play. Nothing hard core, just good pleasure and mutual enjoyment.

What is your favorite fetish? Why?

Uniforms- full stop. After working as a police officer, or even before, gave wing to my love of all things powerful; cops, firemen, military, I can go on and on. And I can’t tell you how many of my men wanted me to wear my police uniform to seduce them. A female cop patting them down and fucking them senseless is their own secret fantasy.

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica?

Yes. Beyond a doubt. I love it, and my fans do as well. It’s an area of sex I love to explore with my characters and my Action! Series boys do many four-way sessions with leather, toys, and handcuffs, not to mention the lead character, Mark Antonious Richfield, has a uniform fetish that drives him insane. Where he got that from I’ll never know! ;)

Website, links info:

Link to buy Down and Dirty
http://www.authorgahauser.com
https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorGAHauser
https://plus.google.com/115738142518957047015?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/ga.hauser
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GA-Hauser/152210341512278
http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/gahauser
http://gahausersblog.blogspot.com/

Permanent
Megan Slayer
Total E Bound [link to buy]

Rating: 2 out of 5 Paddles

River Cortland is severely damaged goods. As “Permanent” opens, he’s shivering in the cold outside a sex club, beaten, bruised and bloodied. The story of what happened only comes out in bits and pieces as the book unfolds. It seems that River has suffered under the attentions of a very bad domme. She wanted him to be a pain slut, which he’s not, but she thought she could make him one. She didn’t respect his boundaries, and when he tried to safe-word she gagged him. Then she let her friends at the club where they played do whatever they wanted to inflict the maximum amount of pain and humiliation. River is not only physically beaten, he’s also terrified. He was barebacked by he doesn’t know how many men, while others pissed and ejaculated on the open whip wounds on his back. He has no idea what kind of STDs he may have picked up.

To the rescue comes Tory, River’s roommate. He answers River’s panicked call to come to the club and take him home. River refuses to go to the hospital, so Tory helps him wash and holds him together through the night. The gay-identified River has always had a crush on his roommate, who he thinks is straight, and quite a player as well.

Tory, a sportscaster for a local television station, is a player alright, only he plays for both teams. He’s had his eye on River since the day he moved in. Once River recovers physically from his ordeal, Tory makes his move on the surprised River. The two start an intense physical relationship, but for River there’s a problem: Despite his bad experience, he’s still a man who needs to submit. He has to find out if Tory can dominate him before he can know if the relationship can go anywhere. So, he brings Tory to another club to meet his friend Griffin and his sub Tina.

Griffin and Tina introduce Tory to the D/s scene, and Tory turns out to have a strong dominant streak, which surprises him as much as it pleases River. The rest of the book is mostly consumed with a drawn-out will-they / won’t-they story line. Both men have reasons to hold back. River is still traumatized by what his domme did to him. Although he’s tested free of any diseases, he still feels tainted by the experience, unworthy of being loved and unable to open up to Tory about what was done to him. Tory is a man with real commitment issues. He’s never been in a long term relationship, with a man or a woman, and things with River are obviously complicated. He also has concerns about what coming out might do to his career.

While the scene in which River is brutalized was obviously intense, it’s never described in any detail. We get only brief glimpses of it through occasional flashbacks. The only BDSM actually described in the story is the light D/s scene with Griffin and Tina. There is lots of sex between Tory and River, and as a one-handed read “Permanent” isn’t bad. However, the author seemed to be going for romance, and on that score the book isn’t very successful. The storytelling is rather muddled. At times it’s hard to tell who is talking, or even telling the story, since the point of view switches back and forth between the two main characters. The story is drawn out mainly by having one of the characters undergo a major mood swing. This happens so much that it got rather annoying. The writer needed to find another plot device.

Reviewed by Michael Joseph

A Very Demon Christmas
Evanne Lorraine
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006P1JWNE

Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Demons who are Dom? Demons running an exclusive BDSM club? How is this not flaming hot? This short steamy story enflamed my arousal. Holly is a quiet woman who receives a present to go to the BDSM club, La Ceinture Noire, for Christmas. Now, Holly doesn’t know anything about demons or even that they exist. All she knows is that her neighbor, Colin, is the rudest and anti-social man. She’s tried various ways to be neighborly which he’s rebuffed sharply each time.

Holly fantasizes about kinky sex, yet her mild vanilla life so far keeps her safe. Debating with herself, she summons courage and uses her Christmas gift. La Ceinture Noire is all she’s hope for and more. Her daring plan was to be auctioned off as a sex slave. Before this could happen, she’s whisked away by a very sex Dom. The bondage scene was HOT! Unable to see her Dom, she has to rely on his silky voice.

The story contains some great BDSM scenes as well as a demon world, hidden from the humans. The way the demons bond as mates reminds me of JR Ward’s Brotherhood series in a roundabout way. Basically, the men mate for life and these demon males are “brothers” fight the rogue demons. That is where the similar ends. I would have liked to learn more about these demons. They seem to have many various ones, similar to Kelly Armstrong’s Otherworld series. I’d like to learn more about the demons. Back to the characters – Colin is a solitary male since he isn’t exactly accept in either world fully. When he falls for Holly, a human, he’s distraught and behaves like a typical man – foolishly. It was kind of endearing watching a big tough guy lose it over a tiny female. Both Colin and Holly were appealing and engaging characters. The one character I want to learn more about is Duec who is part of the council of demon lords. I shiver thinking about how dominant he could be and what powers he may possess. I hope the series will have one book devoted to him. I recommend this fast read to BDSM readers who enjoy a bit of paranormal demon action.

Reviewed by Book Addict

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Life on My Knees
Louis Friend
self published [link to buy]
ISBN-10: 0557207096
ISBN-13: 978-0557207091

Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Life on My Knees is a collection of short erotic tales that explore different fantasies and D/s dynamics. The book begins with A Thousand Kisses, an intoxicating tale of a young men stumbling into his first gay and submissive relationship. The awe of this new found world is beautifully described by the author and makes a promising start to the book. Stories with themes of rape play and forced bisexuality reoccur in various tales along with cross dressing and gender blending. There is a selection of different kinks to capture the reader’s imagination and taste.

The writing style is descriptive in nature with a strong sense of the outside perception of the characters erotic adventures. Within the later stories the plot is often very formulaic and becomes less interesting. The descriptions and plots often became repetitive in nature. Within some of the stories I felt as though the sexual and erotic elements were almost forgotten. I couldn’t help but feel detached from the characters. The power play scenes were not described in a sexual or erotic enough manner to keep my interest. The writing style did however lend itself to some of the stories within the book more then others. The detached writing style was highly effective in the story titled Dinner and a Show.

Overall this collection of stories was an enjoyable light read with various kinky themes. I believe this is a good book for someone who is just exploring their interest in gender bending or is after some soft core D/s reading.

Reviewed by Catherine

Phoebe’s Desire
Nicole Ash
New Concepts Publishing [link to buy]

Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles

Phoebe’s Desire is not a BDSM themed novella. It’s not even what I’d consider kinky. It is, however, one clever little read. In my opinion the story line is amusing and unique.

Phoebe is stuck in a miserable existence as an acquisition editor for an unnamed publisher. She toils through her slush pile that never ends. She starts to read yet another manuscript that she is sure is going to suck. It’s then that she notices her name in the story. And from there she finds herself actually in the story she was reading. Now like I mentioned, this is a short read of only 44 pages, so I don’t want to give it all away. I will say the ending was exceptionally clever and it made me chuckle.

Phoebe’s Desire is a super easy read. And even when I realized there was no BDSM in it, it didn’t make me like it any less because it was such an enjoyable story. In fact, I found myself wishing it was longer because it ended too soon. My rating is based on my enjoyment of the story and I’m not giving it higher because there was no BDSM and it was submitted for review to a BDSM site. If you’re looking for cute and clever, this might just work for you like it did for me.

Reviewed by Elizabeth