Genre: Erotica

Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire

Posted July 16, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire
Beauty Submits To Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire
Series: Once Upon a Dom #4
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Published by The Wild Rose Press Inc on June 26th 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 201
Source: Tour Host

Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Caitlin is a woman in control. Control of her own successful business, her personal life, and her family. Sometimes she is tired of having to be the strong one, the one who makes all the decisions. Even in bed with her ex-husband, she was the one in control. She has such a strong personality, not by choice but by her life experiences, that people automatically bow down to her. When a friend suggests that she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and decides to give it a try. She’s invited to Pleasure Manor to participate in their Fairy Tale event. She’s assigned the role of Beauty. Will she find her Dom to her liking? And can she give up control in exchange for the best sex in her life?

Damon is a Dom. He deliberately seeks out encounters where there is no strings attached. He doesn’t want the responsibility that comes with a full time relationship, especially the emotional responsibility. He’s a man in charge and he plans to remain in charge of his life and only his life.
Damon will have past issues that make him a tortured hero. Maybe too much responsibility too young when adults should have taken care of him, or a relationship where he failed to care for another that had disastrous outcome like death and now he will only care about himself. Caitlin will sense this and her own need to control and fix what’s wrong will clash with his need to keep others at a distance.


My Thoughts:

This book is the first I’ve read by Sydney St. Claire (or Susan Edwards, as the former is a pseudonym), and I have to say that this is the second review book in a row where I’m torn…

The beginning of the book takes place at Pleasure Manor, over the course of a fairy-tale-themed BDSM weekend. Damon Steele is the Beast, and Caitlin Olsen is his Beauty.

My first four notes for this book went as follows:

Highlight: When Damon & Bryce are discussing Damon’s guilt over his men dying in the war, while trying to save him; discussing this in the middle of another conversation, with another person in the room.
Note: “Do men — soldiers — actually do this, or is it a fantasy of women?”

Highlight: “Hunk.”
Note: “Stop calling them ‘hunks’.”

Highlight: “Bod”
Note: “Seriously, are we in the 90s?”

Highlight: “Prime, yummy man parts.”
Note: “How old are we?”

The beginning of this book is fluff, with minimal set up… sexy fluff, but fluff nonetheless. I wasn’t sure I liked it, although if you want to read some pretty steamy sex, then this is for you!

My interest came towards the end of the book when Beauty & Her Beast have left their fantasy weekend, and are seeing each other outside of Pleasure Manor… This is a small spoiler, but Caitlin somewhat forces Damon to come to her horse farm and heal/deal with life. It was from about 75% of the way through the book, until the end.. and I found myself wishing that Ms. St. Claire had taken more time to write this part of the story, rather than the rest. She had the beginnings of an amazing tale of redemption, self-forgiveness and healing. I wanted to read more of that.

As it is, again, this is a sexy story, with a few metaphors that should end SO much sooner than they do, and the word “hunk” a few too many times, with a rushed ending. Had there been more to the secondary story — or had the secondary story become the prime, it would have held my interest a bit more and earned a higher rating. At this point, I’m going to go with a 3.5 out of 5.

Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke

Posted February 3, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance / 4 Comments

Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke
The Word Master by Jason Luke
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Romance
Published by Self Published on February 3, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 256
Source: Author

Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

Imagine it – a sexy BDSM Master talking to thousands of radio listeners every night… giving women an erotic and sensual insight into the world of domination and submission.

Jericho James is the man – the man with the power and the voice to make women around the country swoon and submit. But his personal life is haunted by a dark tragedy from his past, and a mysterious listener to his program who wants more from Jericho than he can possibly give.

Because there’s one thing he just won’t do… One line he simply will not cross.

Erotic BDSM written by a man from a man’s POV. Jason Luke is an Amazon Top Ten bestselling erotica author.


Awesome Quote:
“By my definition, a spanking is an erotic experience that doesn’t focus on the pain inflicted. It focuses on the submissive vulnerability of the woman I am training.”

Reviewed by Ginny:

Jason Luke has come back into the world of erotica and he has come back swinging!

After a brief leave of absence to work on some of his horror novels, he comes back into erotica with The Word Master. And. I. Loved. It.

Jericho James is an Australian in America, responding to an ad put out by a radio station in Boston for a BDSM Master. As soon as he walks in the door and speaks to Nancy, the general manager, her words are “Are you serious?” — because, let’s admit it, we American ladies love an accent. And, in promotion of this book, Jason Luke gave out a small audio clip of himself reading the opening of the book. I’ll link that here so you can hear it and then continue to read the book, with that voice in your head.

You’re drawn in by Jericho’s accent, the way you can imagine his smooth, silky voice coming at you through the radio, with the sensual instructions; by his burgeoning friendship with April, and his protective streak towards her, and all women. You keep reading to find out who the mysterious caller is, and what he will do when he meets her.. You turn the page to find out how he dominates in real life, and not just over the radio.

Jason Luke, as always, entices all five of your senses so you get a full-body experience just through a book.  And the fact that it’s written from a man’s point of view is…. insightful, amazing, and very helpful. I’ve found that all of his books can be read by both men and women and everyone will learn something. Grab this book for your man (or woman, for that matter) and see if it doesn’t spice up your Valentine’s Day. Either way, I’m 95% sure that Jason Luke can somehow improve your understanding of relationships — at both a friendship and a sexual level.

Grab this book, along with his other four, turn down the lights and enjoy!

 

Update: It took a bit, but Amazon has FINALLY released the book to go live as a Kindle version! My link for the eBook has been updated!! Grab it now!

Review: Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret

Posted January 2, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret

Extreme Close-up by Julie Jaret Series: Perspectives #1 Genres: Erotica, Fiction, Romance Published by Createspace Independent Pub on March 10th 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 134 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Extreme Close-Up contains sexually-explicit scenes, adult language, and is recommended for readers over 18. Approx. 40,000 words; standalone novel He’s hot, young, and way off-limits… But he might be just what she needs to get over the past and on with her life. Lisa Taylor’s life stalled after her divorce three years ago, and she never got it started up again. Now her shit-paying catalogue photography job is boring her to death, she can’t bear to look in the mirror, and she hasn’t had a man since her asshole ex left. When a gorgeous younger man reappears in her life, he promises to be the solution to all […]

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Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted September 22, 2014 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt Series: Life of Anna Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on September 6, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 202 Source: Author Also in this series: Embraced Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Anna's entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn't have her best interests in mind. She is to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President. Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect sex slave for Devin's use. Devin will use Anna's unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself. When Devin took her for himself at […]

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Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 9 Comments
Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Torrent by Gemma James Series: Condemned #1 Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance Published by Createspace on July 22nd 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 210 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now. Now that he’s holding me captive on an island. Rafe has his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and if I’m honest, I can’t blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. But now he’s free and the tables have turned…now he’s the one driven by obsession. TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content that includes sexual situations and violence. Intended for adult readers 18+ only. Part one of the […]

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Review: Bethany’s Awakening Part 1 by RJ Redlynn

Posted August 11, 2014 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Bethany’s Awakening Part 1 by RJ Redlynn

Vignettes: Bethany’s Awakening Part 1 by RJ Redlynn Series: Vignettes Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Erotica Published by Self Published on June 24, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 109 Source: Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Bethany and her husband Tim had recently heated up their sex life. Now with the help of an adult home toy party, Bethany hopes to help her friends spice up their lives as well. As the drinks flow and as the group gets more comfortable with each other, erotic stories abound as each of the ten guests share their tawdry tale. Their stories will excite you as much as it did them and with a such a variety of guests, the stories are varied as well. “A carnal carnival for the ladies to enjoy the men…” Ginny’s Review: Aside from a few editorial bits, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. […]

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