Category: 3 out of 5 Paddles

abductionThe Abduction Agreement by D. F. Krieger

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Blurb:

I’m tired of my life being nothing but downs, so I’ve decided to cut loose and disappear. My job no longer exists, my bank account is on the verge of being zeroed out, and I’ve already moved out of my apartment. Now there’s only one piece of paper left to sign–my abduction agreement. My sister has had ties into the BDSM community for years, and now I’m committing myself to the lifestyle in every way. I’ve decided to sign a paper that takes every right and freedom I’ve ever had and become a service sub. But will my new Mistress be the solution I was hoping for, or the ultimate letdown? *Contains F/F

Review:

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.+

Reviewed by Book Addict

anothercoverAnother Creature by Valerie Brundage

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Blurb:

Luanne and her husband were planning to renovate a seaside cottage together, but she has moved in alone after discovering Alan’s infidelity. Not that she doesn’t have sexual secrets of her own. But now, distraught by her loneliness and the mystery of the open sea, her dreams are haunted by the vision, voice, and touch of a tentacled creature, the Melusine of lore that has always been rumored in the region. Is its unnatural touch on Luanne and the seduction in its voice real? Luanne’s lesbian friend Karen comes to console her, and the heat and promise of their past illicit relationship return. But the legend is real, and the Melusine wants Luanne for itself. But Luanne can’t resist Karen’s sexual advances, and she’s not sure who (or what) really loves her, and whose arms will protect her forever.

Review:

This is a very short story that is also very confusing. And although confusing, there is some hot lesbian sex. And tentacles. I read the story, liked the sex, but ultimately in the end wasn’t entirely sure what it was that I read. Confused? Welcome to my world. Read the story. Maybe you’ll understand it more than me. And if not, there’s still the tentacles.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

Kitten’s Initiation by Evelyn Bliss kittens

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

This is purely a cock-teasing short serial story. For those who are expecting some nasty dirty f/f dominance, prepare to be disappointed. This is only part one of three. Not a fan of a book broken up into three short pieces, this may be frustrating. However, for those who enjoy a graphic detailed scene of a female submissive being woman-handled by two lesbians whilst sucking cock, this is the book for you.

 

Ms. Bliss is a new to me author who puts my horny humiliation and training fantasies with ink to paper. Kitten is a female who wants to obey her male dominant. As part of this obedience, it means a short two week training with two female dominants. It hints to be intensive, humiliating and perhaps all too sexually exhaustive. This story is focused on just Kitty’s good-bye fuck with her lover before they separate for a short time. This is just one long drawn out sex scene from Kitty’s perspective. It is hawt and perhaps a bit too much for some. For those who are jaded, it is a bit mild and one can only hope there is more sadistic training for Kitty.

 

Ms. Bliss’s storyline piques my interest and I can only hope she writes more dark erotica. Debauchery and deviance seems to be the theme for the next two books in this series. I am intrigued and after reading this book, want to read the next two. They promise to have more sexy shenanigans for Kitten. Recommended for kinky readers who enjoy pet-play and sexual training themes.

 

Reviewed by Book Addict 

virginThe Gazillionaire and the Virgin by Lisabet Sarai

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Load up on batteries and make sure your vibrators are charged – Ms. Sarai is in the house. When I first picked up this book, it was purely because of the ridiculous title and the author. A fan of Ms. Sarai, I could not help but want to see what she would do with this overly cliché subject. I expected to have steamy spank-worthy scenes leading to some “me-time”. What I did not expect is to have the gazillionaire to be the female and the male to be the virgin. This is not a femdom story, it is still maledom. Caught off guard, the story hooks me in.

What I enjoyed and liked about this story is that it pokes fun at a trite theme and makes it fresh. The tongue in cheek presentation of uber rich wanting a dewy eyed ingénue is masterfully done in this story. For one thing, there is character development. Rachel Zelinsky may be very rich, but her work ethic and how she thinks is relate-able from a business woman’s perspective. Theo Moore’s character flirts with the current popular misunderstood Asperger male. Right now, these types of men are hot and sexy. I cannot explain this phenomena, but Ms. Sarai does a good job of showing why someone like Theo is attractive to a woman like Rachel. The conflict in this story may be a bit hard to understand for those who do not work in a fast paced IT business world. For me, it makes total sense and helped me appreciate the situation better.

The erotica is blazing hawt. The sex is fun, kinky and a breath of fresh air. Why? Because it involves two people who are human and trying new things together. From a jaded reader, seeing through the eyes of someone exploring their fetishes makes me fall in love with kink all over again. What I also liked is how Ms. Sarai did not make this a “BDSM” story. It is a romance where two people get a little frisky. They try new toys and they like bondage. The kink is fluid and all about how the Rachel and Theo enjoy it. There is no right or wrong. There are no munches or classes. In fact, when Rachel wants to bring Theo to a BDSM club, it all goes south. It is interesting to see from Theo’s perspective why he responded so negatively to the suggestion and Rachel’s previous involvement in the lifestyle. This kinky erotica is recommended to those who enjoy a well written story with smexy good scenes.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Trapped in Her Nylon Web and Other Tales of Fetishism and Erotic Humiliation by Gray Fisher Trapped Cover-FINAL

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Where is the rest of this book? For femdom readers, this is a tantalizing teaser from new to me author, Mr. Fisher. After reading each story, I hoped for more.  All too quickly, this book can be devoured by a hungry reader. This short book contains six tales where the women rule and the men willingly submit. The femdom in here is more realistic in the sense that the women may be cruel, but they are not bat shit crazy abusive.  For the most part, the erotic humiliation is what gets each of the men off.  Some of kink involves public scenes. The men may express their displeasure as when one man’s tasty prized deli meat is given away others. However, each of the men are still aroused and ready to serve.

There is little character development and basically a rough sketched out plot to these stories. There is little need for world building as all are set in easy to understand contemporary settings. What captures a reader’s attention is the description and set up of each scene. Most of the stories are from the submissive male’s perspective. This is different and quite enjoyable. These fantasies can easily be seen as ones featuring in Penthouse Letters, the male submissive edition. Mr. Fisher does a nice job of picking six different stories all equally steamy.

My favourite one is the Boy Toy Furniture. This one I can completely see happening. In addition, the objectification is done in an appealing and seductive manner.  What I like is that these stories may prompt a female dominant to try these scenes in real life. I can easily see the Boy Toy Furniture at a CFNM party in the community I am in. This stimulating short collection of six stories is recommended for femdom readers who enjoy the submissive male’s perspective.

Reviewed by Book Addict

showShow Yourself to Me: Queer Kink Erotica by Xan West

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Story Rating: 3 out of 3 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 3

Review:

If you want it edgy, rough and no holds bar, this is the book for you. New to me author Xan West brings an erotic collection that will enhance, arouse and maybe push you beyond your limits. Each of these stories are bite size pieces showcasing how people enjoy their kink. None of this is for the newbie looking for some light reading. These are the fantasies which sound so wrong and yet feel so good. This is not a romance and this is not a fluffy happily ever after. Instead, we take a peek into the wilder side of kink with some intense rough body play.

For example, in some of these stories, there is punching and kicking. Does this happen? Absolutely. Is it very prevalent in real life? It really depends upon the kink community. What I did appreciate is how West indicates where the punching and kicking contacted – specifically muscle groups. If it were face, stomach or ribs, I’d have called bullshit and considered this BDSM hostile. Instead for those who are in the lifestyle, they may easily recognize scenes that occur at a play party. For those who want to see how needle play can be erotic and scary, there is a delightful story showcasing this one. For those who enjoy humiliation and mind fucks, there are plenty of stories covering these aspects too. What you will not find in this story is a single vanilla scene.

This being said, there are a few scenes in this book which could cause triggers. For those who have been abused as a child, there is one story in particular which may put you ill at ease. I want to be clear, at no point is there child abuse in here or glamification of it. What is in here is a bottom who was abused as a child and is into ageplay. This may squick a few readers out.

What may be confusing about this book are the characters in each story. If you are a person who requires clearly defined gender roles, this book is not for you. The gender fluidity in this collection is what makes the book different and refreshing. The categories of maledom and femdom apply loosely. What we do experience is erotic power exchange between two or more individuals who accept each other for who they are, not what is dangling or not dangling between their legs. Because honestly, does it matter a person’s sex if you are able to share intimacy with that person who cares about you?

It is clear each of these stories is specially picked to be in this collection. It is a pleasure to see so many different variations. It is rare to have so many flavors yet have two specific themes consist throughout the book: gender fluidity and rough intense kink. Recommended for kinksters who want a courtside seat into the wilder side of kink.

Reviewed by Book Addict

stealingStealing His Dangling Jewels by James Cox

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 1 out of 5

Review:

Phoenix is in dire need of money. A lot of money. It’s not for himself, he wants to get his mother into rehab, although it probably won’t do her any good. Phoenix reads about Lucas, a very rich man, thanks to a lottery winning, with his own private island and a genital piercing sporting sapphires and diamonds that has to be worth several thousand dollars. Phoenix conceives a plan to meet and seduce Lucas, steal the jewelry, and get off the island with it. What could possibly go wrong?

“Stealing His Dangling Jewels” is a fast-paced little novelette that doesn’t spend too much time developing its characters. A chapter-length prologue gives us both characters’ essential back-story before the book plunges right into the main event, with Phoenix’s arrival on Lucas’ private island as part of a weekend fundraiser. Yet, despite its short length, the book manages to tick off most of the romance clichés: two people who are practically head-over-heels in love the moment they lay eyes on each other from across a room; a bad boy with a heart of gold; dirty secrets in their pasts; and the seemingly unforgivable act that is nonetheless forgiven.

While the basic plot elements may be familiar, the writing is competent and the main characters are believable. You’re not going to get too much depth from a book this short, but that is one of the advantages to sticking archetypes. Phoenix and Lucas are both likable men despite what they may have done in their pasts.

Kink doesn’t play much of a role in the story. What little kink is depicted is really just a little off vanilla, a Tahitian vanilla, if you will. Just a tiny bit of pain play and a spanking. However, the private — and sometimes not so private — encounters between the two are hot. The scenes also build over the course of the book as well, starting with kisses and not really reaching a full consummation until near the end.

Reviewed by Michael Joseph

britBrit Boys: With Toys by Ashe Barker, M.K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sara Masters, Tabitha Rayne, and K.D. Grace

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Story rating: 3 out of 5

Sting factor (kink): 2 out of 5

This anthology of eight stories by British authors explores the role of toys in relationships between men. In some of the tales the notion of what is a ‘toy’ is stretched a bit, but almost all feature some object, to some degree, which plays a part in the plot.

The level of kink varies from essentially none to being a central part of the relationships depicted. Since these are short stories, don’t count on well developed characters or intricate plots. Most of these get right down to business with little or no introduction.

Hard Riders By Ashe Barker

Jackson and Liam meet through a mutual love of motorcycles. It soon turns out that’s not the only common interest they share. Jackson owns his own small chain of sex toy shops, and Liam enjoys having Jackson use parts of his selection on him. However, the two are from very different worlds. Can they resolve their differences?

“Hard Riders” is a tidy little kinky story. Despite it’s relatively short length, it has all the requisite parts of a typical romance plot. There’s the mutual attraction that seems undeniable, along with enough differences to create tension. The kink definitely lives up to the “boys with toys” theme, with Jackson providing a stream of items from his shop.

All Roped Up By M K Elliott

Reporter Alex is looking to uncover the illegal gambling believed to go on around the local underground bare-fisted fight clubs. He sets up an interview with Conner, the top fighter in one of the clubs. Alex plans to just use Conner to get inside the scene, but the fighter has other ideas.

Just in case it’s not obvious, “All Roped Up” explores rope play. In a couple of hot scenes, Conner ties newbie Alex up and takes him to places he never thought possible. Here again, a short story manages to create a somewhat realistic drama in a very short format. The shibari ties Conner uses are well described, painting a vivid picture of Alex all strung up.

Doctor’s Orders By Lucy Felthouse

Aaron and Blake have been together for a few years, with Aaron happily submitting to Blake in the bedroom, although with both of them working in a hospital their time together is often quite limited. Fortunately, they have a whole weekend together to celebrate Aaron’s birthday.

The essence of “Doctor’s Orders” is a long weekend away in a Bath hotel for Aaron and Blake. It’s more or less one long scene, with Blake introducing a few new toys to their play. This is really a rather sweet story of two men who have been together long enough to be very comfortable with each other, yet with a little spice from the BDSM play.

Toys for Boys By K D Grace

Caridoc ‘Doc’ Jones is looking forward to his long walk across England from coast to coast, collecting material and reviewing outdoor products for the special Christmas edition of the online magazine Toys for Boys. What he doesn’t count on is the magazine coming up with the bright idea of having their technology reviewer Will Charles tag along on the trip to record their adventure using the latest smartphone. That’s all Doc needs, having to babysit some geek on a 12 day trek. Only, Will isn’t the scrawny, whiny neophyte Doc expects.

The main toy featured in “Toys for Boys” is the fancy smartphone Will brings along, which the two use to video their various escapades. These include some rather hot scenes where the two prove nature provides some very good toys of her own. The only drawback is that the author seems to be one of those with a weak understanding of anatomy. Her characters would need to have freakishly long arms, that also bent backwards, to get their hands to some of the places described in the scenes. It’s not all fun and hot scenes with willow switches though, as the weather turns ever more miserable, and the boys’ spirits with it.

Mile High Kink Club By Lily Harlem

Rhodri is a powerful man with certain tastes. He’s frustrated trying to find someone who will submit to his brand of domination, so he enlists the aide of a gay matchmaking service, which sets him up on a date with Darius. The man immediately piques Rhodri’s interest, and seems more than willing to give up control. The date is a resounding success as far as Rhodri is concerned, but when he next meets Darius a week later, he finds out the man isn’t exactly who he thought he was.

The title “Mile High Kink Club” may give you an idea of where the main scene between Rhodri and Darius plays out, but the main kink takes place in the pages leading up to it. Rhodri’s favored form of domination is chastity. Enforced chastity, and he doesn’t mind teasing his sub while Darius is locked up.

Open Mike By Ashley Lister

Aspiring poet Ken is looking for advice from local celebrity Mike on how to improve it reading skills for a big upcoming event. He gets more than a few helpful hints from Mike, as the two hit it off. There’s not really anything kinky about “Open Mike”. The story stretches the toys theme a bit, since the only significant object the two men share is a notebook. It’s a somewhat interesting story, but not very hot.

I Get You By Sarah Masters

Morton has a bit of a crush on his chief accountant Warren, but he has never dared act on it, since the young man is his employee. But when Warren gives him a rather flippant opening, Morton somehow works up the nerve to take him seriously and the two of them go off on a week away at the Cornish coast.

“I Get You” is an interesting story about two men who are in the habit of pretending more confidence and experience than they really have. While it’s rather sweet, it’s not very kinky. The sex toys are almost an afterthought and don’t really play any role in the plot.

The Guitar By Tabitha Rayne

Kel is an average-looking guy, shy and introverted, with the corresponding low self-esteem. The only place he truly comes out of his shell is when he plays his guitar. It’s the one thing he believes he is really good at, and apparently he is. For Kel, playing his guitar is almost as good as sex. For several gigs, Kel has noticed a man in the audience who pushes all his buttons and fills his fantasies. The shy guitarist would never make a move on his own, but then the man, Damien, makes a move for Kel.

Although it gets a bit twisted, there really isn’t any kink in “The Guitar”. However, it is a rather good story about looking beyond surface appearances. Just as both men in “I Get You” are not quite as confident as they act, neither Kel or Damien are quite the people you might guess from the way they look.   

Reviewed by Michael Joseph

taliaschildTaliaschild by Anastasia Vitsky

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 0 out of 5

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Six years after the mysterious talisman brought Queen Vina to Talia, it chooses a new owner in Sonna, a child of the streets. Unprotected by her amputee father and beaten by her mother for failing to bring home scraps for the family to eat, Sonna runs into the self-assured Kira, daughter and heir to Vina’s queendom.

Weary of endless rules and duties involved in training to become the future queen, Kira leaps at the chance to escape with a new friend. When she places the priceless talisman around Sonna’s neck, neither can remove the jewelry.

Alarmed at Kira losing the talisman’s protection, Vina and Talia take drastic steps to protect the princess. In the process, the entire earth descends into chaos.

Five years later, nineteen-year-old Sonna forages for two-day-old fish heads while dodging street pimps. The talisman leads her to the mysterious Nicodemus, who offers one command:

“Go to Kira. She needs you.”

Baffled, Sonna embarks on her journey. What can a pauper offer a spoiled princess? Will the street child end up surprising them all?

Review:

If you like fairytales about young girls this book is for you. This is a story about a Princess of heaven waiting for her throne, with a boring life, needing to find freedom and excitement. Enter a young peasant girl and love awakens. Warning, girl on girl love blossoms. But what can you expect when the queen of heaven herself takes a young woman of her own. In this book you will find magic necklaces, evil wanna be queens, and other kingdoms. The book is very nicely written and does contain lesbian love minus any graphic details. It is a very short story.

Reviewed by Foxy Loxy 

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