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princessboundA Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women by Kristina Wright
Link to buy A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

I am a big fan of fairy tales and if you add in some kink and I am a goner. This anthology delights the reader with both of these. It deals with many different princesses from the tales that we grew up on and more. I truly enjoyed going back to those worlds and finding a different take on their stories.  Each story is a good read and together they make a wonderful anthology.

I have always had a soft spot for the stories that involve Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood like characters and tales so it was no surprise that the tales revolving around those characters are my favorites in this book. With each story we are brought into a wondrous world where you may recognize the people or place but you get to see them in a whole new light.  Sex is a big factor in these stories but so is trust and love, after all they are fairy tales and what would one be without them?  These stories are engaging and well written. They pull the reader into their numerous magical worlds and keep you entertained all the way to the end. I was take on an adventure with each story and loved it.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

besteroticBest Erotic Romance 2014 edited by Kristina Wright

Link to buy

ASIN B00H6UOJCM

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 0 out of 5

Review:

Don’t let the Sting Factor rating put you off of this book. True, there is no kink involved in any of the stories included in this anthology. However, each one includes a wonderfully torrid sex scene that is guaranteed to get the libido kicked in to overdrive and make you go looking for your mate to jump after each story. As the book includes sixteen steaming stories, make sure you have fluids close by as you and yours are bound to need them by the time you are done with ‘Best Erotic Romance 2014’.

Better yet, as there are sixteen stories in this anthology, and trying to get through them all in one night may end up getting one or both in traction from over exertion, keep ‘Best Erotic Romance 2014’ on your nightstand, read a story a night and have a very fun two plus weeks with your partner.

We will not be giving a synopsis of each story here, as no one wishes to read a novel posing as a review and there are too many stories in this anthology to keep it short and still do each story justice. Be assured, there is not a single clunker in this book and all sixteen have a wonderfully hot scene in it. The great thing about these stories is the main characters. We are not talking about millionaires, or pirates, or people from “TMZ”. For the most part, they are just ordinary, everyday people. As Lauren Dane says in her ‘Forward’: “In this anthology you’ll find sixteen stories of sex and love between all sorts of people. Because all sorts of people deserve sex and love.” Amen to that.

 While there will not be a synopsis of the stories here, I would be remiss in not at least listing each story and the name of the wonderful author who penned it. Each story is its own little gem, and whether you read them in order, or jump around, you will enjoy each and every one

 Happy horny reading:

     ‘The Shortest Day’ by Nikki Magennis

     ‘Competitive Marriage’ by Victoria Blisse

     Next we have ‘Professional, Knowledgeable and Very Thorough’ by Annabeth Leong.

     ‘Rules’ by Emerald

     ‘More Light’ by Laila Blake

     ‘Stay With Me’ by Crystal Jordan

     ‘A Singer Who Doesn’t Sing’ by Jeanette Grey

     ‘Show Me’ by D.R. Slaten

     ‘A Perfect Place’ by Catherine Paulssen

     ‘Something New’ by Giselle Renarde

     ‘Over a Barrel’ by Tamsin Flowers

     ‘Tuscarora’ by Anja Vikarma

     ‘Big Bully’ by A.M. Hartnett

     ‘Going It Alone’ by Lucy Felthouse

     ‘Closing the Deal’ by Kelly Maher

     ‘Whatever It Takes’ by Kristina Wright

 Reviewed by: Master Peter Raven

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Kristina Wright Bedded Bliss cover

While writing my relationship guide Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After, I wanted chapters for couples regardless of what stage of a long-term relationship they were in, from the newlyweds to the parents to the middle-and-golden years. I also knew I wanted to include a chapter on BDSM and kink, even though it’s not a specific “stage” of marriage. With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, I became aware of how many of my friends were curious about BDSM and but were unsure where to look for more information. I’ve been married for what seems like forever—twenty three years this month!—and with all of the erotica I read and write, I still find my curiosity piqued to try new things within my marriage. I knew I couldn’t be alone in my interests and so I created a chapter for my relationship guide that wasn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to simply open the door of fantasy and communication between couples.

Here is an excerpt from the chapter “Different Flavors of Lust”:

 

Poor vanilla sex, it gets such a bad rap. There’s nothing wrong with traditional sex positions in familiar surroundings with no electronics, no ropes and no additional partners. There is nothing wrong with liking that kind of sex or being happy with it for the entire duration of your marriage. People use the word “vanilla” interchangeably with “predictable,” “routine” and “boring.” But “vanilla” sex is the most popular kind of sex—just like vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor. And vanilla sex—like vanilla ice cream—is popular for a reason: it’s delicious! It’s what most of us have most of the time. And most of the time, we are happy with our sweet, sexy vanilla sex.

But what if you’re craving something…different?

You know what I’m going to say here. The kinkiest thing any couple can do together is communicate their needs to each other. You don’t expect your partner to know what you want for dinner every night—why would you expect him to know you want to try bondage tonight? In truth, I think most people realize they need to tell their significant others if they want to experiment outside their sexual comfort zone and that’s exactly why they don’t—it’s outside their comfort zone. There is something scary about voicing your secret desire for a spanking, even when it’s you’re beloved partner you’re telling. But as I mentioned in Chapter 2, if you’ve ever taken the plunge (with or without a little liquid courage) and shared a particularly non-comfort zone kind of fantasy, you know it’s not only scary, it’s kind of… well, it’s hot. Sometimes just talking about something naughty that you’ve been fantasizing about is enough to get the blood pumping and the juices flowing. Sharing a sexual fantasy is the most cerebral form of foreplay and can be done whether you’re with your partner or on another continent—as anyone who’s ever explore the joys of phone sex, Skype sex or Google+ chat sex can tell you! (And that’s a fantasy to consider exploring, too.)

One person’s idea of kinky is another person’s idea of an average Tuesday night (or yet another person’s idea of too freaky to be considered). Don’t assume you know your partner’s sexual limits unless you have discussed it—and discussed it recently. People’s feelings and attitudes toward sex can change dramatically over the course of a relationship and it’s important to discuss what you like, what you want and what your limits are throughout your marriage. What may have made you feel uncomfortable or awkward or seemed unappealing when you were twenty-five might change five, ten or fifteen years later. I was uncomfortable about pornography in my early twenties; I’d been taught it was degrading to women and it seemed to reinforce negative body image issues I’d had since adolescence. About a decade later, after gaining the kind of confidence that comes with age and exploring the variety of porn available on the internet, I not only made my peace with porn, I discovered that it could be even hotter when shared with my husband. We all change and grow in a variety of ways, including sexually, and that’s one reason open communication is so crucial throughout a marriage. To put it bluntly: you’ll never know what’s possible until you ask.

Whether it’s watching porn together, using ropes and blindfolds during sex, exploring male or female domination, making your own sex video, having the occasional threesome or even opening up your marriage to include other partners for one or both of you, the only way you’re going to know what’s okay with your spouse is to talk about it. And once you’ve agreed that a particular fantasy can and should become a reality, it’s time to take it from discussion to action. Talking about it may be hot—but if you’re both ready to try something new, you should take the plunge together.

While I do dedicate a chapter to exploring kink in a relationship, there are stories throughout Bedded Bliss that include BDSM or kink in a committed relationship setting. Restraints, male penetration, golden showers, spankings and power exchange are just some of the kinks to be found in this cross-genre book of advice, memoir and erotica. And I’m happy to provide a copy of Bedded Bliss to one lucky commenter!

Bio:

Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with” and as one of the “legendary erotica heavy-hitters” by Violet Blue, Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) is the editor of a dozen published and forthcoming Cleis Press anthologies, including the best-selling Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women. Other titles include: Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance; Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance; and the Best Erotic Romance series. She is also the author of the erotic romance Seduce Me Tonight for HarperColiins Mischief and her fiction has been published in over one hundred anthologies. Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After is an October 2013 release from Cleis Press. In addition to being a cross-genre collection of advice, memoir, suggestions and erotica, it is a love letter to her husband of twenty-three years.

Best Erotic Romance 2013 by Kristina Wright and Saskia Walker

Link to buy Best Erotic Romance 2013

ASIN B00A9OH2W6

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

When sex meets love, there should be some hot sexy scenes which appeals to both the mental and emotional parts to a reader. One would expect to feel really good between the warm fuzzy love and the arousing sexual scenes. In this book, BEST EROTIC ROMANCE 2013, it falls a bit short. Each of the short stories is well written. There are no grammar issues. They are smoothly edited by Ms. Wright which is expected. What is unexpected is the lack of heat and arousal.

There are a couple of stories in this book which deal with infidelity which doesn’t exactly arouse. While one woman did end up leaving her apathetic husband for a more exciting and passionate man, it was rather sad.  Several of the stories leave the reader wondering where the love existed. There were a few cute ones such as the white knight rescuing a damsel in distress from a bathroom in Vegas or a Yoga partner assisting a new lover to reach unchartered heights.  Still, the overall book did not illicit heated desires with passionate flames of love. This is surprising as previous Ms. Wright collections have been delicious filled with smexy hot stories.  This collection of stories recommended for the romance reader who enjoys contemporary settings with reality endings.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Duty and Desire edited by Kristina Wright

http://www.amazon.com/Duty-Desire-Military-Erotic-Romance/dp/1573448230/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360851999&sr=1-1&keywords=duty+and+desire+wright

ISBN-10:1573448230

ISBN-13: 978-1573448239

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Review:

This book is about military erotic romances by eighteen authors and a forward by Cat Johnson.  The stories range from World War II, contemporary, futuristic, heterosexual and LGBT scenarios. While I enjoyed reading them, I wanted a few to be longer as I wanted more about both the storyline and the characters.

Some of the stories were very steamy but some were also the very sweet romantic ones. A few were definitely BDSM.  I was really surprised by the variety of stories in the book. I will say that there were quite a few that knew about the military and some of the rules and regulations. I appreciate when an author does as I served in the Marine Corps and this happens to be one of my pet peeves when an author does not get it right so I tend to get very critical when that happens.  One story bordered on this as it revolved around two enemy soldiers. I’m not sure this would have been feasible during that time period, but the story itself was interesting.

Some of my favorite vignettes in this book included “Night Witch”, “Wilco” and “Snake Dance”. These were also among those I wanted more information. All in all, each author did a good job with a sometimes difficult subject.

 Reviewed by Iron Mistress

 

Lustfully Ever After by Kristina Wright

http://www.amazon.com/Lustfully-Ever-After-Erotic-Romance/dp/1573447870/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343045557&sr=1-1&keywords=lustfully+ever+after 

ISBN-10:1573447870

ISBN-13: 978-1573447874

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Do you fondly remember fairy tales read to you before bedtime?  Even if you don’t, these lustfully delightful reinterpretation of fairy tales are a delicious read before “bed” time.  After a few of the stories, it’s time to get busy with your lover.

In Lustfully Ever After, the popular fairy tales of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Twelve dancing princesses, Pinocchio and more are tastefully twisted into maledom, femdom and even transgender sexiness.  It is hard to pick just one I enjoyed most.  Each story stroked my desire just a bit hotter.  I enjoyed every lick, stroke and especially the bondage.  There is flavour for everyone to enjoy.  Red Riding Hood started it of with a hot F/f/m ménage.  Little Red Riding hood is not so little.  Her grandmother is not so helpless either.  I wish there was a bit of shifter sex in it with the wolf.  Alas we are teased with stories of debauchery about the big bad wolf.  It seems he is in high demand in every woman’s bed. 

One that surprised me was the story of Pinocchio.  This was a nice reinterpretation of becoming a real boy.  It began a bit slow with a very angry and ungrateful child who disrespects poor adopted father Giuseppe.  Pinocchio did go wild, in the heated nights of Miami.  I like the blue fairy.  Where do I find one of her? The ending was fast and sweet. 

All the stories follow a pattern which brought a consistency I enjoyed.  They all held an enough of the original story to make them easily recognizable.  The author artfully perverted it with hot kinky sex.  The ending left us wanting more.  These fairy tales are tart and sweet with a lovely happily ever after ending.  These are not the Grimm fairy tales of non con and sadism.  It would be in interesting collection if the next one is filled with the grittier and more intense sides of BDSM.  I recommend this kinky collection of fairy tales to those who enjoy it steamy and sexy.

Reviewed by Book Addict