Named and Shamed by Janine Ashbless
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Named and Shamed Book Blurb:
Once upon a time, a naughty girl called Tansy stole a very precious manuscript from a kindly antiquarian. But all of the world’s ancient and powerful magic, lost for centuries, has returned…and now there is much more at stake than a few sheets of parchment!
Thus begins a rude and rugged fairytale the likes of which you NEVER read when you were little! Poor Tansy is led though the most pleasurable trials and the most shameful tribulations as her quest unfolds before her. Orgasmic joy and abject humiliation are laid upon Tansy in equal measure as she straddles the two worlds of magic and man.
I’ve just finished reading the most amazing book that has graced my e-book reader in a long time. Named and Shamed by Janine Ashbless is a fairytale filled with the most decadent acts of, debauchery, lust and erotica. The female character finds herself stuck between two worlds, human and magical, searching for the answer she need to release herself from a curse.
The book is superbly written, the storyline is captivating on more than one level and the presentation of the book is unique with its included illustrations, by John LaChatte. I did wonder whether the inclusion of sketches would be distracting but found that, if anything, they added to my reading pleasure by providing a visual link to the scenes unfolding before me. There were no noticeable editing errors which sometimes occur in e-book formats and the story was pacey and drew me in from beginning to end.
The BDSM and sexual acts included in this story left nothing to the imagination and increased in intensity as the storyline progressed. The book was so full of down and dirty encounters if I tried to list them all I’d fail, but to give you an idea of what’s included I’ll list a few. Dubious consent, ménages, group sex, acts of humiliation and shaming, gangbangs, Dominance and submission, whips, bondage, slavery, and the list goes on. The author of this book incorporated the kink superbly into the plot. Yes, there are a multitude of acts but they all manage to enhance the storyline and develop the heroine’s character until the climatic (no pun intended) end where she must face who she is.
Named and Shamed is an excellent read but some of the acts are pretty hardcore. It’s possibly worth mentioning there is also F/F, M/F/F, M/F interactions throughout the book and that doesn’t include the acts performed with non-gender-specific magical creatures. So, if you like a sweet and pleasant BDSM read with nothing shocking in it you might give this one a miss. However, if you’re like me and don’t mind a read that borders on the wilder side of sexuality and the BDSM lifestyle, then rush out a grab this book now.
Reviewed by Janny G.