Leather Spirit Stallion by Raven Kaldera leather

Link to buy Leather Spirit Stallion

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Just wow.  I was intrigued by the description of this story but I had no idea what to expect. What a fabulous surprise. Erlick Solongo is an unexpected Dominant. He is in communication with the Spirits who guide him into becoming a Mongolian Shaman or buu. But in case you’re thinking this is a paranormal that spends its time in the ethereal spirit realm rather than the earthly plain, you would be mistaken. Erlick is a grounded, brave person who knows himself and what he wants in life. The Spirits who guide him lead him to save the life of Paj Vang, a Hmong student from a hostage situation.Their journey is one of discovery and understanding that brings them both to a deeper relationship together.

It’s funny because I wouldn’t have called this story “romantic” and yet, there is a beauty in the way Erlick claims Paj as his own. The sex in this story is dirty, gritty and smoking hot. The kink is extremely well done and fits with these two characters. This isn’t the sterile club environment for BDSM.  Erlick takes Paj everywhere he can have him. Surprisingly, the story is all about the relationship between Erlick and Paj told not only through Erlick’s point of view, but online journal entries by Paj. There are several other couplings, but the emotional connection between Erlick and Paj are the core of the story.

The story has a perfect happy ending and made me cheer for both of them. The author doesn’t back away from the difficulties faced by gay men in many traditional cultures. I was highly impressed by this book and enjoyed reading it. When I had to go to my Evil Day Job in the middle of reading the story and found myself anticipating finishing it when I got home, I knew this one was a keeper.

Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland

We have a ton of books to review and we need more reviewers! Reviewing is easy so if you’ve thought about maybe reviewing now is the time.

Step 1: Be a kinkster or BDSM lifestyler who loves books and/or a kinky author or blogger in search of a large, adoring readership.

Step 2: Complete the easy online application at http://www.bdsmbookreviews.com/reviewer-application/

Step 3: Get free books from us and write reviews for them. thesergeant

Step 4: Your reviews are posted on BDSM Book Reviews.

Step 5: People around the world see your name and your reviews.

Step 6: Your reviews are re-posted by the books’ authors and others who love what you have to say.

Step 7: Readers go crazy for your reviews and flock to your website and/or blog for more. They buy your books and invite you to appear at conferences. Colleges clamor for you to speak at graduations.

Step 8: Bestselling authors send you roses as thanks for reviews. Bestselling authors Tweet about your general awesomeness. Bestselling authors dedicate their next book to you. Bestselling authors thank you even for bad reviews because they force them to stay sharp and produce the best work possible.

Step 9: Oprah. It’s unclear what she’ll do for you, but it will be something good.

Step 10: Top literary agents compete to sign you as a client. Top editors hold cage match-style bidding wars for your next book contract.

Step 11: Enjoy your fame and fortune!

Don’t wait another minute for your dreams to come true. Go apply at http://www.bdsmbookreviews.com/reviewer-application/ and start reviewing today!

A Woman’s Servant: The Second Semester by Chris Bellows A Womans Servant - The Second Semester

Link to buy A Woman’s Servant: The Second Semester

Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor: 3 out of 5

Review:

A Woman’s Servant: The Second Semester is Chris Bellows’ sequel to his femdom tale chronicling the immersion of a college freshman into a world of feminization, sexual humiliation, forced chastity and total submission to “women of governance.” In many respects it is a more complete book than A Woman’s Servant, which ended abruptly and included prolonged and distracting scenarios detailing Nurse Cumming’s work at The Institute, a diabolical over-the-top sperm extraction facility where the story’s narrator works. The story resumes with Christy returning from winter break and once again submitting to the control of his mistress.

This story focuses on the decent of the submissive and the wicked delight of the person facilitating that process. Whereas there are ample sexual interludes of a D/s nature in it, they are not depicted in a particularly erotic manner. Rather, mostly they come off as perversely humorous.

The author has the kinky nurse expand Christy’s training by implementing Pavlov’s behavioral modification techniques for erection control and by enlisting others to assist in diversifying her experiences. A budding age-appropriate mistress introduces Christy to pony play dressage regimens; a strict dance instructor prepares her for a private ballet performance in humiliatingly revealing feminine attire; and the nurse’s occasional lover provides a vessel for Christy to learn the art of fellatio.

Although well written and imaginative, this book is not for everyone. Not even all fans of femdom literature. Readers who have read and enjoyed other Chris Bellow books likely will enjoy this one. All others are advised to consider some of the key points of this review to determine whether or not it will appeal to their sensibilities.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

rockstarRock Star by Nan Comarque

Link to buy Rock Star

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 0 out of 5

Review:

Maggie Ward is Finn Carter’s lawyer, with him since he was a fifteen year old unknown rocker just hitting the big time. Now, he’s an international star with a belt full of conquests and a wall full of gold records. I love the give and take in their interactions, the way she sets him down and yet, gets flustered (without showing it). I love the way the respond to each other. This is a fabulous love story about two people who know what they want but think it’s out of reach. A motorcycle accident places Finn in Maggie’s house where the smoldering sexual tension finally reaches fever pitch and the hot sex ensues.

This is NOT a kinky book at all. There isn’t any. Unless you count the one byplay where she says “Whatever you say, Finn.”  and he replies “That’s what I like to hear”.  No BDSM. No real kink. It’s erotic. It’s a good story. I enjoyed it, but if you’re expecting any kinky stuff here, then you’ll be disappointed. The only other issue I had with the story was the unprotected sex was way beyond stupid knowing what she knows about him. He sleeps with a lot of women and having sex with him was inviting all of them into her bed. It’s addressed, but not enough for me.

Onto what’s great about this book. I loved the way Finn pursued what he wanted. He knew from the beginning and set out to get it. Maggie’s reluctance is completely understandable and very real. And the characters?  Perfectly drawn. Finn is, as expected, a little dysfunctional and screwed up. Maggie is uptight and job centered. I liked both of them and I rooted for their happy ending.

This book isn’t about over the top angst or anything. It’s a simple love story with some great sex and great characters. I’d definitely read this author again, but this time I’d be ready for the lack of kink.

Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland

Boo by B A Tortunga boo185

Link to buy

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

This book contains seven stories about things that go bump in the night and it seems that even those things that haunt the night long for company and maybe even love. Each one of these stories brings readers an intriguing story about finding ones other half.

Levels of Hunger is a story of two beings who love each other and we are given a glimpse at their private time. Blood and sex go together quite well in this story.

Free Blow Jobs has a young man finding more than he bargained for at a Halloween party.  Just how far is Scott willing to take things?

In Interest Paid Paul finds more than he bargained for in an out of the way pawn shop. What will Paul give up for his heart?

His to Save  has Jasper fighting for his soul and with the help of Tanner he hopes to keep it. Two cowboys ready to fight the world for each other but will that be enough?

Finders Keepers is a wonderful story of finding and keeping love and comes with a twist that I did not see coming. Rene finds his love when he lasts expects it yet others are hunting him and he must decide where his heart belongs.

Come Back Home brings two men together with life altering events. Life will never be the same for either of them. It takes a life threatening event for Cyn to show Luke how much he cares but is it too late now?

Fuck Forgiveness brings readers into the world of werewolves. Two mates torn apart until fate steps in and brings them back together but will they be able to forget and forgive the past?  When Danny comes back to see Declan one last time he doesn’t know what to expect and certainly not Declan ready to fight for him.

I enjoyed each of these stories. Each one was an intense read that pulled me in to a new world. I do not have a favorite but I can say that the last three stories grabbed my attention more than the others.  The author does a good job of fleshing the characters out and building their worlds. Trust and love shines through brightly in all of the stories in this collection and many made me want to revisit their worlds to see more from these characters.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Astrid’s Awakening by H. E. Stillwater astrids

Link to buy Astrid’s Awakening: Part One of the Finding Submission Series

Story Rating: 1 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 1 out of 5

Review:

Usually I start a review with a rundown of what a book is about. For this one, I can’t. From the beginning of the story to the cliffhanger ending, I was confused. It begins with a very short F/f scene that actually captured my attention, but then wanders back six years….then two years…then…yeah, I got completely confused about where I was in the story of Astrid’s sexual journey. There’s a rape scene but I’m not sure I understand who is being raped. That sounds strange, but it seems there is a lot about this book that is problematic editing wise. There’s an overabundance of italics and a few underlines that make the book seem written by a child. And that may have been, for all I know, the author’s intention. Or it may have been a formatting issue. It was very distracting.

There are massive triggers in this story. The rape scene is not fantasy material, bordering on distasteful, yet not really showing the brutal violence to condemn the action. There is drug use, questionable consent and mommy issues. I’ve always said that to read a book told in first person, I have to relate to the character. I found very little about Astrid that was heroic or redeeming or readable. You may respond differently.

The writing is awkward and seems rambling. There doesn’t seem to be an actual story, but one random scene after another and not in order. Astrid has sex with her high school boyfriend, apparently drunk so she doesn’t remember it. She is (I think) raped by a man she meets at a party. And then, she has a relationship with Kaitlyn, a fem Domme who was the best character in the book.

The collection of scenes ends with David showing up as Astrid is showering and masturbating while Kaitlyn is taking her economics final. And that’s the way it’s left hanging.

I usually end a review with whether I would read the author again (if they’re new to me). In this case, I’ll regretfully have to say “no”.  I have no desire to find out what happens to Astrid.  Which is a good indicator that this style of writing isn’t for me.

Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland

Domming the Heiress by Talon P.S. domming

Link to buy Domming the Heiress (Dominion of Brother: book 1.5)

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

This was one of those rare books where the sex scenes almost got in the way of a good story. Amelia Quinneth is heir to a large corporation that she has been running for years. She is sexually submissive, but  since she is so much in charge of all other aspects of her life, she can’t seem to let go. She finally approaches the head  Dom of her BDSM Club and asks him to find her a Dom.

The man he sends is actually able to bring Amelia to a level of submission she has never achieved before. But the identity of the man is an absolute secret. She doesn’t realize it’s because she knows the Dom and believes he would be completely unsuitable. The sex between the two of them is white hot and arousing, but it would have been nice to see the story developed a little more, including why Amelia had the hang ups she did.

In spite of that, this was an enjoyable read, well written, with interesting characters, a nicely developed plot and incredibly hot and explicit sex scenes. Expect lots of BDSM activities, a strong yet vulnerable heroine and a hero who can’t resist his sub.

Reviewed by Karen H.

ridingRiding Irish by Sara Brookes

Link to buy Riding Irish (Sinners & Saints Book 1)

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

Avery Decker meets rescue swimmer Kane O’Hanlon when he saves her best friend from drowning. The sparks fly immediately and they become passionate lovers fairly early into the story. Avery is a surfer with an alias and she’s taking advantage of the solitude in Sunset Beach. Kane is the owner of Performance Rescue Ohana, a company that provides water rescue for the local beaches and surfer competitions. But Avery has a secret and she’s hiding from her four brothers.

Kane and Avery grow closer, despite the fact that she keeps their relationship on a sexual basis only and he balks at his kinkier side. Of course, her distance and his reluctance collide and they part ways, only to have their lives smash into each other again when he finds her almost dead from a car accident. He saves her, but her four brothers stiff arm him at the hospital and she disappears.

Three years later, Avery comes to Kane to save one of her brothers who has been shot. Things are different now and Kane is fully aware of his Dominant nature. All Avery’s secrets are revealed and Kane becomes her protector, her Master and her lover no matter what her criminal minded brothers might decide.

First of all, there were some really great parts to this book. The author’s description of subspace, the breath play, the sex scenes were hot and steamy. If you don’t like prologues, though, this book is not for you. The first seventy-five pages are a prologue. The plot is complicated the scenes went one to another abruptly. It’s a wild ride (literally) involving two motorcycle gangs fighting over turf, kidnapping and gunfights.

This is a book with a lot of characters, none of them felt fully developed, though their personalities were described. I loved Avery in the beginning, but it seemed as if she lost her confidence by the end of the book. She kicks ass in the action scenes, but she seems a lot less aggressive in bed. After the initial relatively vanilla sex scenes, I was looking forward to Avery’s fight and spunk when Kane finally discovered his Dominant kink. Instead, she seemed to submit fairly easily.

Kane seemed to be a mystery to me even as the book ended happily. There’s two years in Australia that seems rushed over, and his involvement in security versus rescue swimming seems odd but your mileage may vary. It’s clear he never found any woman to compare to Avery, and that makes his feelings for her believable.

The BDSM in this book has a light touch and isn’t too hard core. There’s cuffs and bondage. The breath play is nicely done. I like the safeword discussions and that Kane is a caring Dom who takes care of his sub. I usually rate books for myself based on whether I would read the author again (if it’s a new-to-me author) and I believe I would.

Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland

Pagan Dreams by Lizbeth Dusseau Pagan Dreams

Link to buy Pagan Dreams

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Where better to begin a lesbian relationship that eventually drifts into intense BDSM territory than a university library in Los Angeles. Graduate student Cassie becomes infatuated with a fellow library regular nearly to the level of becoming a stalker before screwing up the courage to approach the object of her lust. Fortunately, the stars are aligned in a favorable configuration and the bold step by the normally shy academic results in a passionate and sexually satisfying romance with Peach. And so begins Lizbeth Dusseau’s somewhat edgy erotic novella Pagan Dreams.

On the surface, aside from the Sapphic nature of their couplings, there is nothing particularly unusual about their sex lives. However, each woman has secret D/s demons that stem from prior relationships, which, of course, they have not divulged to the other. Their kinky pasts come to light during an extended summer trip along the northern California coast. An encounter with some aggressive biker babes at a remote dyke bar sets the stage, but things escalate significantly when they arrive at a B&B that caters exclusively to lesbians with a taste for pagan passions blended with S&M – The Edge is a place where Peach has some history.

During their stay at the B&B the couple temporarily separate and each of the women engage in liaisons with both tops and bottoms, effectively purging their demons and allowing their psyche’s to reach their natural comfort level on the D/s spectrum. The kinky scenarios depicted during the course of their respective dalliances are exceptionally well written and erotic, providing you enjoy that particular brand of naughtiness, which I do. The overall storyline is entertaining but not exceptional. For the most part it is a slice of life tale with lots of kinkiness but no definitive denouement.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon