Institute of Correction by Talia Skye
Story Rating: 1.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
I found this to be a truly terrible book. Not only is it confusing to follow, but there is no one to like, no softening of the plot, and no redeeming hope offered in a story of torture, subjugation, and pain. Quite honestly, I couldn’t finish reading it and skimmed the later chapters.
“Wanda” finds herself in an insane asylum, tortured by the guards, threatened by the other inmates, and suffering from total amnesia. She is taken under the control of Dr. Varata and eventually becomes his willing sex slave.
It turns out she was sent back from the future to stop the decay of the humans on earth, and is one of several Harbingers who have been sent back to protect the future. But Dr. Varata was the first Harbinger and when he found he couldn’t control the decay of earth, decided to enjoy it instead and implemented a tracking device that allows him to find other Harbingers as they arrive and turn them into his sex slaves, leaving the future to its own devices.
This is hardcore BDSM, involving true torture, sensory deprivation, extreme bondage, and other methods devised to control women. Not a fun read, and not an author I would want to sample again.
Reviewed by Karen H.
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Dragon Candy by Talia Skye
4 out of 5 paddles
Candice is a powerful female executive on top of the world. She possesses money and power. What more could a woman want? Sure she has neither sex life nor personal life, but her little boating vacation should do the trick. Except her boat is sucked into some dimensional warp and she’s in a land of dinosaurs! Well, there are reptiles similar to the dinosaurs described by human scientist and archeologist. Worst, some of these reptiles are humanoid in shape and want to eat humans!
Candice’s early journey starts from being stranded in desert, nearly eaten by reptilian men, rescued by former military and then prepared to be sold to the wealthy men in this backwater world. The first third of this book was capture, rape and nonconsensual sex. The former military men had gone off the reservation and were wild. Captain rescued her from being eaten yet he was no hero. He’s selling her off into sexual slavery as women are hot commodities in the Wild Lands. I wasn’t impressed. I thought about giving up on this book because Candice’s drivel nearly had me slapping her. First she’s outraged by her treatment. Then she’s all into being bound and submissive, but only on her terms.
When I nearly gave up hope for this book which was a debatable 1 or 2 paddles, the Kami Empire makes an appearance. Just as Candice now renamed to Candy is resigned to be a pampered sex slave of some rich man from the Wild Lands, she’s been ordered to be turned over to the Kami Empire. These are the people who rule this reptilian world. They are of Asian, more specifically Japanese decent and they seem to live in the Samurai-esque feudal times. This is when the story takes a turn for the better. The breaking and training of a female sex slave by the Kami is supernova hot!