Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Bad Boys and Bondage by Powerone

http://www.amazon.com/BAD-BOYS-AND-BONDAGE-ebook/dp/B009QFSC00/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362061316&sr=1-1&keywords=bad+boys+and+bondage

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Who doesn’t like a bad boy with bondage?  Holy hot bondage bonfire!  BAD BOYS AND BONDAGE starts out a very small simmer and escalates into a flaming book of hawtness.  Sandy is a twenty five year old going on fifty. She’s the good girl stuck in a rut with her predictable boyfriend, Ben. Ben is not exactly the one to blame despite the way the book implies.  Ben is a nice guy who is a bit boring and enjoys his routine. Too bad he’s treating his girlfriend like a sure thing. Whenever a lover is treated as a “sure thing” the relationship can go awry.

Essentially, the sex between Ben and Sandy is terrible. Neither one pleases the other yet both think they are giving the other decent sex. The lack of communication between the two is all too realistic and rather depressing. The beginning of book is rather dull as the reader learns about these two lackluster characters and their unsatisfying sex.

When Sandy finally takes the proverbial stick out of her ass and sticks a dick in it instead, the story becomes smexy and fun. Powerone is not a stranger to the BDSM fantasy world. His writing is deliciously depraved when it comes to the carnal aspects. He writes about sexy bad boys who love to dominate and submissive feels loving every debauchery. In this story, the second half of the book is filled with these glorious descriptive scenarios. Sandy going from frigidity to wantonness within a few short fucks. With Misty as the catalyst, Sandy dives straight into a pool of bad boys who force Sandy out of her comfort zone. Misty is not left untouched.  Her whining for a sexual alpha male gives her a bit more than she could handle.

The hot sex is why the kink rating is 4. The writing is at a 3 because it does need a bit more work. The switching point of view between each character in the book is a no-no. It detracts from the reading experience because it takes the reader out of the story to figure out which character is talking. Within a span of a couple of pages, the point of view switches from Sandy to Ben and then to Misty. Misty is a secondary support character as Sandy’s roommate. In most cases, a secondary character’s point of view is irreverent. It doesn’t add to the experience, it only causes the book to lose focus. This switching occurs throughout the entire book.

For a more focused and tightly written book, the point of view should only be from the main character. This would be Sandy. It doesn’t mean that Ben and Misty can’t talk or respond to Sandy. What it means is that Ben and Misty would need to respond through dialog or actions.  Actions are generally better because it paints a clear picture for the reader to visualize. Some authors do like to have two different point of views. If that is the case, then it would be the two main characters, Ben and Misty. Even then, the point of view would only switch at the end of a chapter, not ping pong back and forth within several paragraphs.

Overall this book is a delightful read and recommended to kinky readers who want to see a submissive slut in the making.

Reviewed by Book Addict

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Test Shot by Cari Quinn

http://www.amazon.com/Test-Shot-Hot-Shots-ebook/dp/B0092V0Y5Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361977313&sr=1-1&keywords=hot+shots+test+shot

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

This book is what a romance should be-well written, full of emotion, and drawing the reader into the world created by the author. We sympathize with all three main characters, and their reactions and feelings are fully explored.

While there is a HEA for two of the characters, we are left sympathizing with the third for the realization that has been thrust upon him.

There is some very light bondage and discussion of dominance/submission, but the kink in this story comes from the ménage aspect, not the BDSM

The story revolves around Layla, an agent for an adult entertainment agency, her fiancé, Aiden, and one of her potential models, Sawyer.  Although their love life had previously been very active, since moving to New York from Nebraska, Aiden has almost totally quit making love to her.  In order to keep her happy, while she still remained his fiancé, he suggests bringing Sawyer into their relationship.

Layla and Sawyer fit together both in bed and out.  The heat between them-and very quickly the love-complicates the situation beyond what any of them anticipated. Aiden is hiding his true inclinations, with no desire whatsoever to come out of the closet. Rather than lose Layla, who is also his best friend, he offers her the option of playing with Sawyer. But can Layla and Sawyer continue to enjoy each other while Aiden stands by and just watches?

The story started a little slowly, but the author quickly draws the reader into the action. And the interaction between Layla and Sawyer will steam the cover of your e-reader. This was a full blown novel, a refreshing change from the run of short stories and novellas that have been given to readers recently.  It was delightful to see author fully explore the motivations and reactions of the characters.

Reviewed by Karen H.

Tokyo Sex Slave by Lou Antonucci

http://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-Sex-Slave-ebook/dp/B00AOUW9QO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361977612&sr=1-1&keywords=tokyo+sex+slave

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

In the age of digital publishing absolutely anyone can self-publish a book and have it available to purchase on Amazon. Unfortunately, often that route to becoming a published author is ill advised. Commonly these vanity press ventures are amateurish at best and suffer from unprofessional cover art, numerous proofreading errors, and an overall lack of objective editorial input.

A recent example of this sort of publishing misstep is Louis Antonucci’s Tokyo Sex Slave, a self-published erotic book that was definitely not yet ready to go to market and would have benefited greatly from oversight by a publisher that specializes in erotica. To its credit, this book has a refreshingly novel premise. It chronicles the misadventures of a struggling male model whose dream assignment to Tokyo turns into a nightmare when he discovers his Japanese handlers intend to force him to be a male prostitute serving wealthy and kinky women for an indefinite period. Alas, the execution of that potentially compelling story is woefully flawed.

To begin with, the writing style is somewhat pedestrian. And besides the prose being simplistic and unrefined, the author’s use of language indicates that he is not a native English speaker. The text contains many curious phrases and misuses of idiomatic expressions that interfere with the flow of the story. Plus, there is also unintended humor as a result of the breathless manner in which the narrator describes his sexual excitation and activities.

The sexual scenarios that the protagonist is thrown into are fairly kinky and are the best written interludes in the book, despite the above-mentioned flaws. Oddly, as they are transpiring the model is lamenting the Hell of his predicament even as he is performing with amazing ardor and stamina. After only a few instances of the protagonist being pimped out, that aspect of his ordeal ends when his last client, who has fallen madly in love with him, shows up on his day off to whisk him away from certain death because she has learned his handlers are planning to kill him.

From then on the erotica is over. After a daring escape assisted by his new lover’s trusted retinue, in which the assassins are themselves dispatched, they flee to the U.S. and go into hiding for the rest of their lives at a cabin somewhere within driving distance of Los Angeles. After many years, on one of their few visits to the local community, they both contract some unspecified disease and die – end of story.

This very short erotic book left me with the impression that someone with ADHD produced it. The story wasn’t developed properly, the characters weren’t fleshed out, the text wasn’t proofread, and it suddenly transitioned from erotica to a lame wrap-up as if the author got bored with the whole thing and wanted to end it. My advice to Mr. Antonucci would be to give up on writing if he’s not willing to put his full effort into it; and if he does stick with it, please avail himself of the services of an editor and a publisher.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

The winner of the January book of the month is Teresa Silberstern for The One Worth Finding. Congrats to Teresa from all of us here at BDSM Book Reviews. Her book will be eligible for 2013 book of the yearwhen voting begins later this year.

Voting for the February book of the month will be starting in just a few days on our Yahoo Group. Be sure to join the group if you aren’t already so you can vote!

Desert Captive by Jane Verlaine

http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Captive-Erotic-Adventure-ebook/dp/B009MZQNXW/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361906606&sr=1-2&keywords=desert+captive

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Charity is captured by Bedouins after they killed her aunt and uncle who were missionaries in Arabia. Instead of killing herself, she allows herself to be taken captive to become a slave to a sheikh.

This story about Charity and the decision she made to become what she needed to be to survive is a journey that, at times, can be disturbing. Charity learns what she needs to, but be aware that there are a lot of humiliation that she goes through, not only from the Sheikh but also her ‘rescuers’. I was more upset about the missionaries that kidnapped her from the palace than I was about her treatment from the Sheikh.

Along with everything is also betrayal and jealousy from others within the palace and the ship. I wasn’t too happy with the man she actually loved at first, but I think he understood Charity because of what she went through. Charity showed that she actually craved some of the treatment she endured. After all was said and done, her feelings of being lost were understandable once she found her way to her uncle’s back in England. I loved the way Ms. Verlaine took the reader through the steps Charity did to escape the missionaries. It was brilliant in my opinion.

This was a very powerful story of a woman that wants to survive and finds herself as she learns. I actually enjoyed the story despite the scenes that made me uncomfortable. I can say that I will be reading this book again and highly recommend this for every BDSM lovers bookshelf.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Birthday Licks by VJ Summers 

http://www.amazon.com/Birthday-Licks-ebook/dp/B009KNIMSU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361859280&sr=1-1&keywords=birthday+licks

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

What happens when an untrained submissive drops into the lap of a Dom who isn’t looking for more than a hook-up? Every “Happily Ever After” has to start somewhere. Master Thomas and his beautiful submissive Ryan are rock solid and completely committed—now—but things weren’t always so smooth. Before Thomas and Ryan could get to their Melting point, Thomas had to light the candles and Ryan had to take his Birthday Licks.

Review:

‘Birthday Licks’ by VJ Summers is the prequel to Melting. This was a hot and tantalizing read.  On his twenty first birthday Ryan goes in search for something at the local BDSM club. There he meets Thomas. Both feel the connection immediately. At 29 pages this story this is a quick and erotic read. Ryan was a strong character that felt the connection to Thomas the moment he meet him. He is very clear about what he wants in his life. Thomas seems to fight his desire for Ryan beyond the one night. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Reviewed by Melissa

Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman

In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?

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Knowing the Ropes by Teresa Noelle Roberts 

http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-the-Ropes-ebook/dp/B00A8PL3SA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361750269&sr=1-1&keywords=knowing+the+ropes

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink) 4 out of 5

Review:

After hearing a speaker at Grad school talk about the difference in  consensual BDSM and abuse Selene longs to learn more about the lifestyle in which she has read so much about and longs to explore. When a chance meeting brings Nick into her life Selene gets the chance to do some exploring and must find a way to deal with her own fears and demons. Just as the two begin to enjoy each other and their playtime Nick’s past rears its ugly head. Will this be the straw that breaks the two apart or can the sparks between Selene and Nick turn into something more?

This was an intriguing story about a young woman who begins to explore her sexuality and must make some hard and soul searching decisions.  Selene and Nick go through so much in this book and must learn to trust not only themselves but also each other. Readers are taken on a ride along with Selene as she struggles to understand her wants and needs and also as she comes to terms with her feelings. Nick deals with his past as well as trying to deal with what may come in his future. Both characters are well written and emotions are strong in this book. While I did enjoy reading about Selene and Nick’s relationship I did not find myself getting lost in their story. Not only do the main characters have a story to tell, the secondary characters shine as well and help make this story the interesting read that it is.

Reviewed by Gabrielle