Monthly Archives: March 2016

eventideEventide of the Bear by Cherise Sinclair

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Talk about an emotional read. This book took me for a ride and I did not want to get off. The author does a wonderful job of pulling the emotions right out of you. Each of the main characters endears themselves to the reader and has you cheering on love. Emma is a sweet young woman who is wronged from the very start. Her mother has made sure that Emma will be an outsider for all of her life. When Emma’s mother dies she is lost and finds herself in a new territory with new shifters but can she ever find peace? Ben and Ryder have their own problems to deal with and when Emma is thrown into the mix the chaos begins.  Add in emotions and attractions and we have a wonderful adventure to read.

I am a big fan of Cherise Sinclair and I know that when I pick up one of her books I will be in for an emotionally satisfying read. This book hits the nail right on the head. I was laughing one minute and tearing up the next. While Emma is naive because of her upbringing she is still a strong and likable woman. Ben and Ryder are both good men underneath all their gruffness. Each man is special in his own way and I adored Minette. Watching both Minette and Emma grow stronger and braver was a wonderful read. The love between all of them was beautiful to see. I also enjoyed many of the supporting characters. They are great friends and the camaraderie was a nice thing to see. The people stood together to fight a common enemy. Emma and her men learn that some things are worth the risk and fighting for.  I hope that there is more from this word and its inhabitants.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Join us for next FB party of 2016 from 9am to midnight on April 22nd! There will be authors hosting, excerpts, and awesome giveaways. All times are Central time. *Please note* Our parties are always free for authors to participate because we love you all so much! BDSM Book Reviews

Authors scheduled to attend: Tasha S Heart, Erzabet Bishop, Nell Brown, Cee Jay Cassidy, Marie Tuhart, Thea Strange, Connie Shingleton Miconi, and Lisette Kristensen.

If you are an author and would like to participate email bdsmbookreviews@gmail.com

Times currently available are 11am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.

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Hiya! We are super excited to be hosting an awesome event for the Chicago North RWA Spring Fling again in May.

Hot Night Critiques con2

After an enthusiastic response from our 2014 conference, we are excited to offer Hot Night Critiques again in 2016. We’re even more excited to announce this year’s event is sponsored by BDSM Book Reviews! Hot Night is a popular Chicago-North RWA program that allows participants to bring up to 3 pages of a love scene—from sweet to scorching—for a small group critique. To participate, conference attendees (both pubbed and unpubbed are welcome) should plan to bring 25 copies of their scene*. Just want to listen? No problem, come join in the fun. This event will take place Friday evening. Feel free to  bring a cocktail, beer or other beverage from the hotel bar.

We will be giving away 100 goodie bags to the conference folks who attend our event. If you wanted to have any of your promo included in the bags we would need 100 pieces. We are also going to have a few raffles at the event too. If you wanted to send any print books or anything else for the raffles, that would be fantastic. If you would like to pass along this offer to any of your authors, please do.

Every Spring Fling there is also a silent auction with baskets donated by authors, publishers, and different writing groups. We had a fabulous basket from BDSM Book Reviews in 2012 and 2014 and plan on having another this year, so if you wanted to send something for that too, we would appreciate it. The money from the auction goes to a local literacy organization near Chicago. con1

We have a section on our website sidebar listing names of authors and publishers contributing to the event. Your name will be included if you decide to participate.

Spring Fling is a very popular bi annual conference that we’ve attended for many years, even before BDSM Book Reviews was around. In 2014 the critique event was packed so we know this is going to be a great promotional event. If you have any questions please let us know.

Books and promo items sent to us will need to get to us by May 7th, 2016. Let us know if you want to participate and we will give you our mailing address to send your items. Email info@bdsmbookreviews.com

Thanks so much!

Anastacia Lucretia

www.bdsmbookreviews.com

beyondBeyond His Control by Elizabeth Coldwell

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

James Monroe is a known dominant, one who needs a house cleaner three days a week. Lacey Kendrick, who just happens to be a submissive and a house cleaner, gets the job. The reader never does find out why James decides to leave a huge dildo by his nightstand when giving Lacey her introductory tour of the house. Also, what are the details of the lovely, collared woman in the photograph that mysteriously disappears from the bookcase? You’ll never know, that’s who! And the reader must suspend disbelief as to how Lacey thinks getting herself off in James’ unmade bed the first day on the job is by any stretch of the imagination a good idea.

Lacey’s main goal in life becomes earning a spanking from James:

“But now’s my chance. I can see so many opportunities to push his buttons. I know I only have to press the right one and he’ll give me the spanking I crave.

It’s a challenge this brat can’t resist, and I’m not going to stop until I’m the one who’s in control—whatever it may take.”

In the turn of a page, she goes out on a date with him, moves into his house as his sub, and is still trying to finagle a spanking out of the guy. But James now has a full-time sub and a very clean house, so he’s probably a pretty happy-go-skippy guy, with no motivation to change the status quo. He warns her to cut out the intentional bratting, issuing admonishments such as, “Woe betide you if I come back and find you’ve moved [out of position].” Being woe-betided ought to put the fear of god in any sub, right? But then Lacey earns her most severe punishment when she makes an entirely unintentional mistake, not a bratty and contrived one. Go figure…

James reveals his belief that a Dom who resorts to physical punishment is a Dom who has lost control of the situation. Little does he know, he lost control around page twenty. A can’t-sit-down-for-a-week spanking just might do the trick in reining in Lacey’s bratty attitude, as it never seems to occur to him that his other punishment methods haven’t worked. He reveals his fear that a spanking might hurt her, leaving both Lacey and the reader to cry out in frustration, “Isn’t that the point?”

This is a very short read, one you could finish in about an hour. And therein lies a problem, because the sex scenes are over in the blink of an eye. There’s no erotic build-up, or the feeling that you’re part of the encounter. There’s no time to anticipate, no time to get worked up by descriptions. But there’s plenty of bratting, cursory punishments, and of course some finger-wagging warnings from a woe-betiding Dom.

The ending called for a “Huh?”

Reviewed by Summer Sterling

Excerpt from Initiation Prometheus In Chains by Clair de Lune

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Jane tried, she really tried to be still, but it was fucking difficult with his fingers exploring her, and she knew if she could just get him to concentrate on her clit she would come. It seemed he had other ideas. Slowly, he circled her clit, never touching just where and how she needed. She was shaking with need by the time he pushed one long, strong finger inside her. She gasped and whined as he withdrew it, to bring it to his mouth and suck it clean. The expression on her face must have given her away because he said, “I told you I wanted to taste you. You are so sweet and spicy. I want more…Now!” 010

He picked her up and put her on the bed.

“Lie back on the pillows and keep those thighs open.”

He began to strip. She was going to find out! His shirt and jerkin were neatly folded and placed on a chair. The buckles of his kilt…but no. He smiled at her and took off his shoes and his white wool socks oh so slowly. He was teasing her, doing a striptease, and she was drooling. He was lean and muscular, though not very hairy on his body, what she could see of it. She wondered if it was natural or waxed. His arms and legs were hairy. All thoughts left her head as his hand went to the buckles of his kilt. He unfastened the buckles, turning away to fold the heavy kilt carefully and laid it over the back of the chair. His backside was poetry in motion, compact and bijou. As he bent to pick up a stray sock that had fallen on the floor, his balls poked through his legs. Had he done that on purpose? She ran her tongue over her suddenly dry lips and waited, containing her soul in patience, for him to turn around. Eventually he did, but it seemed to take him forever. His cock was long and thick and hard. How was that monster going to fit inside her. It had been so long. There were subtle signs of aging on his body, but in spite of them he was so hot. It was so unfair. She had more wrinkles and saggy bits than he had.

He crawled on all fours on the bed and settled himself between her legs then he pushed two fingers inside her.

“God, but you are wet!” He smiled then he pulled out and circled her clit again. She writhed and moaned.

“Be still, all in good time.”

He pushed his fingers back inside her and proceeded to fuck her with them. As he withdrew each time, he curled them and stroked her G-spot. She moaned in appreciation. He took his fingers out and sucked them, smacking his lips in appreciation to her stunned disbelief. Then he started to lick her inner thighs, up nearly to her clit then over to the other thigh and licked that one almost to her clit. He was going to drive her mad. She fought to keep still but was losing the battle when he dropped to his elbows, opened her with both hands, and oh, God, he was going to…he couldn’t be. But he could and he was.

Join us for our first FB party of 2016 from 9am to midnight today! There are authors hosting, excerpts, and awesome giveaways. All times are Central time. *Please note* Our parties are always free for authors to participate because we love you all so much! BDSM Book Reviews

Authors scheduled to attend: Tasha S Hunt, J Richards, Clair de Lune, Morticia Knight, Grace R Duncan, Kallypso Masters, Princess S O and Talon P S, Julie Shelton, Sherri Hayes, Thea Strange, JD Carabella, and Lisette Kristensen.

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beingfreecoverBeing Free by Sylvia Ryan

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

Lightly kinky, Being Free nicely concludes the New Atlanta Series. Journey Doe is part of the Resistance ready to take down the power hungry Hitler wanna be, General Morgan. This is the end game and it is fitting that the book is numbered four. This story nicely wraps up the breakdown of the zones and the crazy rantings of General Morgan. Journey Doe is ready to lay her life down to ensure a better life for all. She is perfectly placed to take down the head of this evil government.

This story carries a somber note from beginning to until almost the end. There is a sense of hopelessness because Journey is a woman well experienced with being left behind and unwanted. Her tale from a childhood orphan to her single status adulthood is sad and explains her desire to die for her cause. She really has nothing to live for and this is when a person becomes most dangerous. Ms. Ryan does a good job of building her character and showing both Journey’s strength and vulnerabilities. What Journey desires more than anything is to have a place in someone’s heart. To be wanted for herself and not be a stand in seems to be so little to ask for yet so hard for Journey to receive. When Silas Morgan, the brother of the evil dictator takes interest in Journey, it isn’t clear if this is a good or bad thing.

Silas is odd for me. He seems to come out of nowhere. He reminds me a little Rock. What confuses me about Silas is how he is close to his brother, General Conrad Morgan. Is G. Morgan so delusional he does not understand the threat he is under? One would think after numerous attempts at his life, he would be more paranoid and have his brother, Silas killed. The fact that G. Morgan also likes to take Silas’s things and break them, does that not mean Silas would be in more danger and not likely to be in G. Morgan’s inner circle? Some of the set up in this book just didn’t work for me. It didn’t make sense.

From an erotic standpoint, this story is lightly kinky. Once again CALM Therapy is mentioned. Unlike in a couple of the previous books, it is only mildly shown. It is almost clinical in a way to help Journey experience a cathartic moment as prescribed by a former lover. The lack of intimacy between Silas and Journey makes for a toned down sexual interlude.

The ending comes swiftly as crazy Conrad Morgan loses it and strikes out. The resolution is a bit anticlimactic after all the pain G. Morgan has perpetrated upon a broken society. The epilogue is a sweet conclusion to a lost girl finally found. This happily ever after wraps up a Lord of the Files dystopian world with a message of hope and love. Recommended for dystopian readers who enjoy a kinky twist.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Hiya! We are super excited to be hosting an awesome event for the Chicago North RWA Spring Fling again in May.

Hot Night Critiques con2

After an enthusiastic response from our 2014 conference, we are excited to offer Hot Night Critiques again in 2016. We’re even more excited to announce this year’s event is sponsored by BDSM Book Reviews! Hot Night is a popular Chicago-North RWA program that allows participants to bring up to 3 pages of a love scene—from sweet to scorching—for a small group critique. To participate, conference attendees (both pubbed and unpubbed are welcome) should plan to bring 25 copies of their scene*. Just want to listen? No problem, come join in the fun. This event will take place Friday evening. Feel free to  bring a cocktail, beer or other beverage from the hotel bar.

We will be giving away 100 goodie bags to the conference folks who attend our event. If you wanted to have any of your promo included in the bags we would need 100 pieces. We are also going to have a few raffles at the event too. If you wanted to send any print books or anything else for the raffles, that would be fantastic. If you would like to pass along this offer to any of your authors, please do.

Every Spring Fling there is also a silent auction with baskets donated by authors, publishers, and different writing groups. We had a fabulous basket from BDSM Book Reviews in 2012 and 2014 and plan on having another this year, so if you wanted to send something for that too, we would appreciate it. The money from the auction goes to a local literacy organization near Chicago. con1

We have a section on our website sidebar listing names of authors and publishers contributing to the event. Your name will be included if you decide to participate.

Spring Fling is a very popular bi annual conference that we’ve attended for many years, even before BDSM Book Reviews was around. In 2014 the critique event was packed so we know this is going to be a great promotional event. If you have any questions please let us know.

Books and promo items sent to us will need to get to us by May 7th, 2016. Let us know if you want to participate and we will give you our mailing address to send your items. Email info@bdsmbookreviews.com

Thanks so much!

Anastacia Lucretia

www.bdsmbookreviews.com

Join us for our first FB party of 2016 from 9am to midnight on March 19! Last year our parties were a great success and dates filled up rather quickly. There will be authors hosting, excerpts, and awesome giveaways. All times are Central time. *Please note* Our parties are always free for authors to participate because we love you all so much! BDSM Book Reviews

Authors scheduled to attend: Normandie Alleman, Teresa Noelle Roberts, J Richards, Clair de Lune, Morticia Knight, Grace R Duncan, Kallypso Masters, Princess S O and Talon P S, Julie Shelton, Sherri Hayes, Thea Strange, and JD Carabella.

If you are an author and would like to participate email bdsmbookreviews@gmail.com

Times currently available are 9am, 4pm, and 11pm.

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