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Mistress’s Release by Anastacia Vitsky mistressrelease

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Blurb:

Two women. Two pasts. One destiny.

Trinity survived an abusive fundamentalist father, needy siblings, an uncaring mother, and a lifetime of fear that she will go to hell for being a lesbian. Never mind her craving for kink and the intricate dynamics of BDSM.

Graciela, on the other hand, came of age following a picture-perfect childhood complete with 4-H, cornfields, and doting parents. Successful in her chosen field, she’s established a thriving overseas practice as a professional domme.

Now, with Trinity forgiven for cheating a decade ago, the two women are finally happy. But before returning to America, Trinity receives contact from her family: They want a reunion. Gracie hits the roof.

Her lover’s family almost killed her once. Wasn’t that enough? Graciela wants Trinity safe at all costs. She issues an ultimatum: No contact, even if it means cutting ties with her family forever.

But Trinity’s longed for this moment half her life. Family’s family, no matter what they do. She loves Gracie, but no one can replace parents. Why can’t Gracie understand? She has pledged to obey, but she can’t make this sacrifice.

Can Gracie and Trinity’s love for each other overcome this impasse? Or will happily ever after turn into a parting of ways?

Check out the first two books in the series!

Book one: Mistress on Her Knees
Book two: Mistress, Please

Review:

This beautifully written novella is the final part in a trilogy of lesbo-erotic BDSM romances, and examines the fragile relationship and fractured past of two dommes, one of whom has a deeply submissive side.

Having not read the previous two parts, I had a little difficulty at first in matching each character to their respective back stories, both pre and post meeting one another, and I never did work out why they were in a very particular location. Nevertheless, this presents a compelling and often moving depiction of their relationship, the insecurities and obstacles to overcome, and the love that binds them despite the difficulties.

There is kink too, mostly focusing on spanking and age-play, but often this is told rather than shown, or ran through quickly. The one scene which really does focus vividly and enduringly on the BDSM aspect comes over as heartbreaking and cathartic rather than overtly erotic, as the demons of a character’s harrowing past are painfully purged.

This is a bittersweet and touching story, and very well told. It is marked on story and sting, but the quality of the writing deserves a special mention over and above sheer numerical values. But a number I would recommend is Part 1 as a starting point, which I’m sure would make for a more satisfying experience than trying to jump in at the tail end of the series.

Reviewed by Jay Willowbay

taliaschildTaliaschild by Anastasia Vitsky

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 0 out of 5

Blurb:

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 

gemstoneGemstone by Anastasia Vitsky

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

For those who buy books simply from looking at the cover or reading the pre-story blurb may think to buy this book expecting hot, kinky lesbian sex in every other chapter. They will be sorely disappointed and complain about “Gemstone”. However, if you are looking for a multi leveled, slow build and burn (seems an appropriate analogy consider the figging talk), highly erotic love story, this is the right book to buy. There are no in intricately detailed major sex scenes in ‘Gemstone’. However, the entire book gives a feel of a slow boil taking place just below the surface, or perhaps just out of eyesight. Vitsky does a very good job of mixing narrative with “online chat” to flush out the hidden story of our two main characters. The chat parts ring especially true to anyone who has chatted online and wondered about the person at the other keyboard.

Gemma is the lead in this wonderful little story. She is a good church going lady who comes across to her friends in her small town as a little uptight. The fact she is a lesbian does not seem to garner even a raised eyebrow, from her friends or pastor, which is a welcome change. Add in her best friend, who spends time trying to fix her up with just the right girl, is also a lesbian, this seems like a very well- adjusted little town. Gemma though does have a secret life, which she lives out on “Kinklife”, a fictional web site for the BDSM crowd. There, Gemma is Mistress Lorelei, a BDSM Mistress who picks up and discards “baby girls” who want more than she is willing to give.

Enter Gemma’s neighbor, Celine, who accidentally discovers Gemma’s double life. Living just down the block from Gemma, Celine has discovered she has fallen in love with Gemma but can’t seem to find a way to get Gemma’s attention. Thus we end up with some good old fashioned “catfishing” done by Celine on Kinklife. Celine’s goal is to get to know Gemma better, and hopefully find a way in to her life. What she ends up with is way more than that.

While ‘Gemstone’ is most definitely a BDSM book, including punishment, spankings (with various items found around the house as well as hand), figging (If you don’t know, Google it, but be warned), at its core it is a love story. True, a love story for the 21st century; girl meets girl, virtual Mistress meets girl, girl loses girl, girl finds girl. It is a good, interesting read, that does not require a suspension of belief to believe in it.

The only negative about ‘Gemstone’ was the epilogue. It does not have the same feel as the rest of the book. It feels like the author wanted to recap the story, make sure it was obvious Gemma was a Christian woman, and that kink/BDSM and lesbianism can be accepted as good Christian values. It is understandable, in today’s environment to want to emphasis this fact, but the story all by itself does this wonderfully. The epilogue wasn’t needed. Is that enough to turn someone off from buying ‘Gemstone’? Not in the slightest. ‘Gemstone’ is worth the cost of admission and a great read. It is up to the reader whether they wish to read the epilogue as well as the book.

Reviewed by: Master Peter Raven

Mistress, Please by Anastasia Vitsky mistress

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

Despite its title, Mistress, Please is not an erotic book per se. It would be more accurate to say that it is an offbeat romance involving two long-estranged women who are wending their way through the minefield of lingering emotional wounds on the road to reconciliation. As it happens, the reuniting lovers are deeply entrenched in the D/s lifestyle and one is a Mistress and the other a sub, although the sub fancies herself to be a domme of sorts.

Unquestionably, this story is original.The setting is Seoul, Korea, where Mistress Grace has been in business for ten years as a professional dominatrix, based on the names of her clients, presumably catering primarily to British and American ex-pats. It is rather vague how Trinity came to leave her job as a pro domme in the states and ended up sharing Grace’s cramped two-bedroom apartment/dungeon, somehow without her passport or proof that she entered the country legally.

For the most part, all sexual or D/s scenarios between the lovers or involving Grace’s clients happen offstage or are presented in a matter-of-fact non-erotic manner. The lover’s split and pasts are rather complicated, so there is a fair amount of angst for the strong-willed pair to sort through before something akin to HEA or HFN can finally be attained.

Basically this story is mainstream fiction, and as such I enjoyed it. It is unclear whether or not the author intended it to be anything else. If this sort of fare appeals to your reading palette, I highly recommend it; just don’t expect to vicariously experience steamy BDSM naughtiness.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Mistress On Her Knees by Anastasia Vitsky mistressonher

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Domme with a female submissive plus ageplay is definitely a desirable kinky book to read. Full disclosure, this is a spinoff of another series which I did not read. This may be the reason for my confusion experienced whilst reading. Trinity is in need of help from another professional dominant. Unfortunately, this dominant is her ex-lover and former dominant, Graciela.

This story flips back and forth between the two time periods, when Trinity and Graciela become lovers and today’s current situation. There is still a festering wound between the two women because of a betrayal by Trinity. This betrayal is oft mentioned and only fully explained near the end. If this breach in trust showed up earlier in the story, it would help paint a better picture. The flipping between the two timelines can be a bit disorienting because the clips are so short. The story comes across as a patchwork quilt instead of a smooth transition to show a cohesive timeline. Still, it’s not difficult to follow, just a bumpy read.

Trinity and Graciela are characters which I did not like – at all. I felt no chemistry between the two in this story. The two don’t seem compatible with no mutual interests and total lack of understanding each other. Trinity appears to need mental help for her childhood abuses. Trinity as a professional domme requires me to suspend my disbelief. There is nothing in this book which lends any type of evidence she is a dominant. She possess no control over herself and she’s a hot mess. The book briefly mentions her training under Graciela but I must have blinked and missed that passage. Because if the training is just based on Trinity playacting as Graciela’s bratty submissive, then this is a travesty.

The BDSM in this book is not something I would recognize in real life and I’m not even quite sure how to explain what happened in this book. Apparently Trinity wanted Graciela’s love so she forces Graciela to take her on as a submissive. Yet Trinity doesn’t like the concept of obey and doesn’t want to really follow instructions. There is no erotic power exchange in this story from what I can tell. The rules of what a submissive should do with their dominant is unclear.  The forcing discipline of some mistake which is not apparent to the reader makes it difficult to grasp why this is a big deal and why being caned is such a problem. Furthermore, a romantic story which purposely violates a bottom’s hard limits is a heinous act and not something I can condone. If this story is a BDSM non-con sexual slavery fantasy, then forcing Trinity into ageplay is not only okay, but extremely hot.  Forcing a Trinity who is still psychologically fucked up by the emotional and physical abuse from her mother to become a little and call Graciela “Mama” is not okay. Purposely pushing a “button” for a trigger even to occur leaves me speechless. In fact, that one point made me lose all respect for Graciela and consider her a sexual predator who should be jailed for rape. Graciela comes across as a self-righteous bitch who knows the “one true way”. I have never interacted with any BDSM people in real life who would find this brand of BDSM acceptable. This is not to say that it isn’t possible. There are many different ways to live the lifestyle. The one in this book is one I’d sway people into avoiding.

This f/f kinky book promised so much. The story turned out to be something completely different than I anticipated which may be why I’m disappointed. From a writing perspective, it’s fine.  From a story development it’s fine. From a Femdom perspective it did not work well. And from a romantic f/f romance plot, it failed for me. This story is recommended for f/f readers who love when second chances bring lovers back together.

Reviewed by Book Addict

miracleMira’s Miracle by Anastacia Vitsky with Maren Smith

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Blurb:

Re-visit Maren Smith’s “Castle” in a unique melding of two great talents. In collaboration with Ms. Smith, Anastasia Vitsky places Hana and Mira, a couple first introduced in “Desire in Any Language” in the “Masters of the Castle” world where Mira’s secret, shameful desires will come true – whether she likes it or not.

Vacationing at Master Marshall’s world-renowned Castle should have spelled Fantasy Land, but for Mira the trip means paying a debt. She promised to work hard at her translator’s certificate course while her advisor went on maternity leave, but distraction arrives in the form of her first love. Diplomat Hana Takahashi, from Desire in Any Language, captures Mira’s total attention. Between Hana’s stringent embassy security and Mira’s draconian school dormitory curfew, their stolen kisses drive Mira wild with desire. Hana makes a bet with Mira: keep up with her schoolwork or take a trip of Hana’s choice, according to Hana’s rules. No veto power.

When Mira presents her inadequate end-of-term report, Hana books a dream vacation – of Hana’s dreams. Safe within the Castle, the elaborate role playing kink haven, Hana turns Mira into her little girl. Complete with a private nurse, playroom with its nanny in charge, and a schoolroom filled with naughty pupils and a stern teacher, the Castle’s ageplay wing reduces Mira to a child from the moment of her arrival. Hana’s word is law, and all of the Castle employees carry out her orders for Mira.

However, Mira’s natural resistance leads to tantrums, defiance, and spankings from every adult who assists with her care. When she encounters a tutor who triggers her deepest fears, she must face her residual trauma over the duplicitous “Mistress Susan.” Is Mira ready for the maternal nurturing offered by Hana, or will her unhealed wounds drive everyone away? Can she become Hana’s little girl, or will she safeword out of the Castle to return to everyday life… without Hana? Will there be a miracle for Mira?

Review:

This short book focuses on f/f type BDSM with touching on age play, using names like “little girl” and over the knee spankings for being naughty. It appears as if this is a book from a series so I wasn’t sure of the history of the characters and that made me feel pretty lost. There’s dressing up and some bratty behavior along the way by a few characters. If you are into this series than maybe this would make more sense than trying to tackle it as a stand alone.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

becomingcBecoming Clissine by Anastasia Vitsky

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 0 out of 5

Blurb:

Betrothed at birth to the daughter of one of the most prominent Houses in the totalitarian theocracy of Bastia, soon-to-be-college-graduate Clissa isn’t sure whether she is ready to undergo the Mar. Once she becomes the Nur, or the submissive partner, to her betrothed she will have to submit all major decisions of her life to the beautiful Helaine, whom she has met once. She must marry a woman, according to the decrees of Bastian law.

Caught between a desire to “get along” and the growing awareness he is “het” and is attracted to Clissa, her childhood friend, Destral, kisses her one day as they study in their college library. Shocked at the feelings the kiss awakens, Clissa begins to question everything she has been taught. Did Basti, their deity, condemn relationships between a man and a woman? Will her growing feelings for Destral cost her everything her parents have worked hard to give her?

After a mad attempt to subvert Bastian authority, Clissa is assigned to new parents for “reeducation” in the doctrine of Bastia. Her new parents are given one mandate: bring her back to rightness with Basti.

Clissa, lost in a system threatened by her very identity, must make her choice. Will Bastian authority break her, or will she find a way to break free? Can true love overcome a harsh regime?

Review:

Book one of the Bastia series

This book is a quick read. It’s based in a society of M/M and F/F only relationships. If you are looking for kink, there is none. Be sure to reference the glossary and index of characters, this may help improve the reading experience

This is the story of Clie. Well, the reeducation of Clie. After defying society’s expectations of a F/F relationship and falling in love with her best friend, Clie is farmed off to a new set of parents. The remainder of the story goes on the compare her old life and new situation. By the end you see how Clie has been reprogrammed.

Overall, not a terrible storyline, but not great either. I wouldn’t go out of my way to read additional books in this series. 

Reviewed by Maggie

Editorial Board by Anastacia Vitsky Editorial-Board

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

For the first half of Anastasia Vitsky’s Editorial Board, had the copy I was reading not been given to me to review by a publisher that specializes in kinky books, I would not have known that the book contained erotic content. It seemed to be no more than a mildly interesting tale about an author suffering from writer’s block and performance anxiety who is making her boss’s and new editor’s lives miserable with her prima donna attitude and excuses for not completing her assignments. The closest thing to a clue that there might be some sexual naughtiness afoot comes fairly deep into the story in an emailed rant sent by Spring in which she implies that Rachel probably secured her job as editor by sleeping with Merry, the owner.

Soon after that episode Spring quits and begins wallowing in self-pity, fully expecting that her writing career is over. To her surprise, Rachel shows up to save her from herself. Thankfully for the smut junkies who are the potential buyers of this book, she doesn’t just use reason or threats to prod her errant writer to get with the program. Indeed, she uses something much more compelling, the editorial board, a small paddle that fits comfortably in her hand and commands strict compliance from recalcitrant brats such as Spring.

Sadly, most of this motivational activity is only touched upon lightly. The balance of the book primarily involves Spring struggling with her writing issues and Rachel “encouraging” her to stay focused. Alas, she reaches another impasse in her writing and begins to despair. Rachel comes to the rescue and as the story winds down she announces that they are to be lovers, which precipitates the literary equivalent of fade-to-black.

Overall, this story is well written and fairly interesting. But from an erotica standpoint, it is rather tame. Whether or not this is intentional, it seems to be written to appeal to a reader with little or no experience with this subject matter. Whereas I am a proponent of using restraint and subtlety in erotica, this is way too genteel to hold the interest of a large contingent of erotic literature readers, including the readers who frequent this site.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

The Way Home (Kat and Natalie Volume 1) by Anastasia Vitsky thewayhome

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Review:

Kat and Natalie meet at college and Kat learns what it means to be in a domestic discipline relationship. Both need the relationship, but don’t know if it will survive.

I wasn’t sure about reading this book because I usually don’t read f/f stories. However, this book has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with spanking and domestic discipline as well as friendship. I will admit I had to find out what domestic discipline meant and the author does a good job with that particular part of the story.

The relationship between the two women is more of a dependency that they have with each other. Natalie has a need to control and help Kat, while Kat has no self-confidence which leads to some very bad moments. Suicide is also a big subject matter in this book along with the spankings that Natalie is constantly giving Kat. I did have a small problem with the fact that Kat did not question Natalie at all when that became part of the roommate agreement, however, Kat doesn’t seem to mind once the spankings start.

There are a few light-hearted moments that had me laughing. But there were almost as many tears as well, so be prepared. The story ends too soon and there are a number of unresolved issues.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Desire in Any Language by Anastasia Vitsky

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

When a foreign student goes abroad to study post college, she finds a culture of taking up the rod. Now that is a story I can get in to.

Spanking stories are a particular favorite of mine. When Mira agrees to attend a language school overseas, she is unaware of some of the cultural differences that don’t exactly translate into American life. One of those is physical punishment when a teacher is not pleased with a pupil’s work. It is used to motivate and encourage by showing consequences for actions. I should point out that this is a tale of post college age students and no one underage was spanked or throttled.

One of the particulars of this story is that it never exactly says where the story takes place; whether it is in Japan or China. It is decidedly Asian in culture and mannerisms and has a rich background of world building and artful prose. The build-up to the spanking scenes was truly erotic. Mira is horrified at what her hidden desires are costing her after she witnesses another student being punished. She can’t focus on her school or her life and fantasizes about her teacher spanking her with a rod. Knowing in her heart this is what she deserves is a gut wrenching journey of self-actualization and sexy self-awareness.

I enjoyed the texture of the writing, the smooth descriptions of the lessons in a language that is beautiful and ornate and how the main character strove to meet her teachers’ demands. The gradual realization as to what she (Mira) needs is an awakening and in some ways a birth by fire. Passion runs hot in this short novel and I found myself pondering about its nuances even when I wasn’t reading it at that moment. If a book makes you think, that is one of the highest complements you can give it. While there was no outright sex in this book, the erotic focus on the spankings and the kiss between two young ladies left me happy and satisfied at the book’s end.

Excellent spanking scenes and a radiance that went beyond a typical school room drama. This short book was sexy, smart and quite delicious.

Reviewed by: Erzabet