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Book Review: ‘On the Prowl’ by Ava Sterling

Title: On the Prowl: A Cougar Story

Published: 21st February 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

Patty has never tried being a cougar before, but tonight feels like a good time to start.

The only bad thing about having summers off is the boredom. She loves being a professor, but the months off can seem to go on forever. Her new housemate Rhonda, acquired after Patty’s divorce, provides some entertainment by bringing home male eye candy from her nights out at the club. Patty can’t help but feel a little jealous.

Patty could attract a younger man if she wants to. Just last semester, a college student named Kenny gave her his number, but he was too shy to follow it up with asking her out. If there’s anything Patty’s learned that summer, it’s that she can’t always wait on someone else to make the first move.

She calls Kenny and invites him over. It’s time for Patty to take what she wants.

(This explicit, 4,200 word story is intended for adult readers only.)

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – An erotica romance. I liked the flow of this one, had a good fun pace to it with Patty’s inner desires being awoken by her new carefree, wild roommates lifestyle. In turn making her want to take a chance on a missed opportunity with a younger guy she used to teach.

Rhonda is clearly a woman who has had enough of waiting around for a guy so is determined to go get them when the need strikes. From only being a roommate a week and having a new guy most of them Patty is thinking that there is something she is most definitely missing out on. Her confidence needs a boost and it looks like it’s going to get it.

After being kept up most of the night with Rhonda’s latest antics she is taken back to a moment where her teacher ethics almost went out the window. She had moments when younger guys would try to hit on her but none of them ever made her think twice. That was until Kenny. He was shy but made her feel things she thought she had forgotten. Giving her a book when he left her class was the last moment they were together. A book that happens to have his phone number in and temptation is never more at hand when she goes in search for it. She just hopes that he remembers her. Or more importantly that he was as into her as she thought.

Seems after a few tips and clues into how and why guys seem to fall under Rhonda’s spell she decides she is going to take a chance to see where it leads. Where it leads is somewhere very fun for both involved. It doesn’t take long for Patty to get the grips with her cougar role to take charge of what’s to come and turn her shy younger man into a bit of a wild beast. Seems Kenny didn’t really seem to mind finally getting what he had only wished for. Something both seem to be very happy with if the end result is anything to go by.

You quickly get pulled into the story and get a feel for the characters and their lives for a moment in time. Could this be the start of something new with Kenny, or maybe a new way of life in general, either way it looks like Patty’s inner desires have been ignited again and she doesn’t look like she wants them going out again any time soon.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Becoming Emma’ by Ava Sterling

Title: Becoming Emma: A Robot Erotica Story

Published: 8th February 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

The perfect woman. Isn’t that what every man wants?

Alan’s been on one date after another, and none of them have worked out. Apparently being a scientist isn’t the most sought after quality in the dating world. He’s never had any inappropriate thoughts about the android he’s been working on at his day job. That is, until she starts flirting with him.

He programmed the unit to have lifelike qualities, but this was far beyond what he intended. Now the robot he helped create wears tight-fitting outfits, revealing robes, and tries in every way to catch his eye.

He considers himself a man of integrity, but there’s only so much he can take.

(This explicit, 4,200 word story is intended for adult readers only.)

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with a person’s name in the title.

An interesting story showing an awakening of a different kind with the introduction of a realistic female robot beginning to learn and want to please her master. Alan is soon slipping into the world of taboo and it doesn’t take long before curiosity, and his libido, takes the lead. Especially with Emma at the held, seemingly calling his nature to the front of his mind. So who is really teaching whom in this creator creation environment?

So Alan has been in a bit of a dry spell at the moment with either no date or boring dates, namely him being the one to bore them. Seems he is just too wrapped up in his work to talk about anything different, to the point of taking his work home with him. The work in question is the creation of a lifelike female robot that is being trained to do basic chores to see how much it can learn. Seems this creation, M537, takes learning to the next level when it starts to think for itself and wants to create its own identity. Namely be calling herself Emma. At first Alan can’t see any harm in this but seems to be getting a bit more concerned about her behaviour when she starts thinking for herself and craving affection between the two of them.

Seems Emma wants to please Alan, starts with calling him her master. He made her so, from watching TV and studying manuals he left on his computer, wants to show her appreciation and act like she thinks women do. Seems the manuals in question have Alan starting to panic as they were from his personal computer and more to do with looking at what he has been missing out on the last six months. The longer he has her in his place the more he starts to see her as a ‘her’ and not ‘it’. Worrying him to no end. Coming home from work and finding her waiting for him with a meal and trying to seduce him has his head spinning. He goes to sleep thinking about how easy it would be to have her instead of someone real. But that’s the thing; he is starting to see her as something real. More so when she wakes him up and his restraint just snaps.

Seems she is more than willing to demonstrate all she has learned and given her reactions she has gone above and beyond. Something he is very pleased about. She might even have some insights into why Alan is single in the first place. Seems taking his work home with him might have helped him out with what was troubling him. His bad luck with the opposite sex and his current lack of libido use. Two birds, one robot – let’s see where he goes from here and how much more Emma wants to learn and with whom.

Another fun quirky short read with a difference to get wrapped up in.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Carnal Desire’ by Sebastian Ex

Title: Carnal Desire (The Onyx Club #3)

Published: 22nd November 2015

Author: Sebastian Ex

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorSebastianEX

Twitter: @sebastian_ex

 

Synopsis:

My name is Nathan Stone, and I’m part owner of a BDSM club called The Onyx Room – and I’m not like any other man you’ve ever met. I own the club with my two best friends, Matthew and Brandon. I’m the dungeon Master who runs The Onyx Room. Matthew and Brandon support me. I’m also in love with my girl. Bianca and I have been together since the night she got in my car to sell me her body. She thought I’d take her for an hour to sate my carnal desire, but what she didn’t know was that I’d seen her before and purposely bought her to save her from herself. Bianca needed more than a Dominant. She needed a Master. My name is Master Nathan Stone, and welcome to my world.

*Possible triggers, coarse language, graphic sex and adult themes.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from your Goodreads ‘to-read’ list. Delve into a different kind of love story with this Master/Slave relationship.

This story is definitely darker than the others with Bianca’s back-story, which is quite bad when you find out all the facts. A trigger warning with this one due to child abuse and self-harm issues raised throughout. All I can say is that Bianca had one fucked up childhood and you thank god that Nathan found her. He saved her in more ways than one and continues to do so with trying to keep her safe from anything that could harm her, including from herself.

Nathan and Bianca’s relationship is one of Master and Slave. He controls everything that she does and for her it’s freeing. One example being when he puts her in a safe jacket and her response to why she wants it tighter is that she feels its like having him hold her completely and because of this she knows nothing can hurt her when she is in that mind space. She lets go of control knowing that everything he does is for her best interests because he loves her completely. She needs this level of control to be able to cope with what happened in her past but even this can sometimes get the best of her. The darkness that slips through to the surface can have dangerous results with her going into a downward spiral. Nathan has started to learn the tells she gives that memories are starting to pull her back under to somewhere she doesn’t want to go. One sure way to pull her back to the present is to do a scene with her. Within a scene he can control her pleasure and pain. Her pain being a key thing, for this is something that she has tried to do to herself when in a dark place. To cut the bad out so it can’t touch her. With Nathan controlling this she can get the feeling of the darkness being released in a safer environment knowing that he will take care of her throughout and after. The aftercare being a very big part of any scene that he does as it is another way to show her how much he cares for her. To be his slave is that safest thing for her and she has never felt more complete but her past is about to come crashing into her present and the ramifications could be dangerous for those involved.

Now these men clearly would do anything and everything for their women. Not only that but Nathan, Matthew and Brandon see each other as brothers and with that they all have a need to protect everyone close to them. When dangers of Bianca’s past come back to haunt her they know that they need to tread carefully to be able to handle the situation once and for all as it may not present itself again. Now their way of dealing with things may take them on a darker route sometimes but when you find out everything that happened to Bianca you really want them to get even and then some. Also good that Nathan’s real brother Jason has certain skills that could come in handy when the time comes. He was a fun character that definitely managed to hold a scene no matter how long he was in it for.

Yes this story has its darker turns but still manages to get some hot and heavy scenes in too. The Master/Slave scenes you may find a bit hard-core but the dinner party at Nathan and Bianca’s that all our favourites turn up to – Matthew, Ella, Brandon and Penny – definitely gets more than steamy enough for those involved. Dessert anyone? Let’s just say that these men really enjoy eating pie, no matter where it is placed.


4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from Give Me Books for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Saskia Walker

Title: Double Dare

Published: 12th May 2011

Author: Saskia Walker

Twitter: @saskiawalker

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/104558.Saskia_Walker

 

Synopsis:

A truth or dare game.

A mutual desire for erotic discovery.

Investment broker Abigail Douglas has got it all, but Abby—the woman—longs for a secret affair, a playmate who knows nothing about her high-powered business world, and Zac Bordino might just be the man. He’s mysterious and sexy—just right for Abby’s walk on the wild side—but very soon she finds that she wants more, and his mysterious, evasive nature makes her curious. Is there more to this sexy, entrepreneurial club owner than meets the eye? And why does she suddenly feel as if her every move is being watched?

Zac Bordino is perplexed when he realizes that the woman managing his business investments is the same woman he’s having an affair with. She’s pretending to be a little nobody out for a good time, and because she’s a red hot number he plays along, cautiously observing her to get to the truth. From high-powered offices in London to pulse-pounding nightclubs in Paris, they find an insatiably perfect match in business and in pleasure. But when Zac begins to fall for Abby, he has to decide whether to reveal the secret link between them, or try to win her heart first.

80,000 words in length, contemporary erotic romance.

Please note: this novel has been previously published with an alternative cover. This title contains explicit language, frequent graphic m/f sex scenes and a small amount of f/f content.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by a female author. Seems Abby’s way of getting herself geared up to do something is to dare herself. When she meets Zac for the first time she has quite a few banked to follow through with the chemistry bubbling between them.

So the chemistry between Abby and Zac when they first meet could be called electric. He holds the lift for her and while first looks get both their attentions it’s the fact that another couple in their are getting a bit frisky that seems to heat things up. Seems her looking at them and then seeing him looking at her watching them is turning them both on to no end. Her floor arrives and she thinks the charge between them will end. Not so much when he gets off after her to deliver some papers. Now here you would think she’d say who she is and what she does but as the result usually intimidates men she likes she says she’s a new receptionist. He seems interested all the same, enough to give her his card for somewhere new to check out called The Hub. Now he’s made the impression he’s just the delivery guy so this misdirection of jobs does go both ways. Could another chance meeting be on the cards to sort things out?

Seems the papers were from Zac’s mother for her investment package trying to be pulled together by the company. She wants him to take over from her now she’s retired but he’s not too keen with his own business starting. Well that is until he sees a certain face within the company brochure that is. Seems Abby may have lied but he doesn’t know why. She’s now looking after the account and he can’t figure out if she is playing some kind of angle to get ahead. He needs trust but trust is earned. Well it should be anyway but our girl Abby seems to feel the pull for Zac too much to step back and question things straight off.

She and her friend Marcy go to a show at The Hub – one that starts to awaken inner desires she never knew she had – and bumps into him again. He all but insists they should meet again and it doesn’t take long for Abby to crave him enough to distraction by returning the next night. Seems she gets what she came for, him too, but its not enough to fuel their need for each other. One taste was never going to be enough with these two. He wants the truth but goes about it wrongly when getting his friend Nathan to look into her life by following her. The longer they are together the harder the tension bubbles with him as he has dug himself a hole by not saying who he really is and how they are now connected.

Loved the fun that Zac and Abby had in Paris though. A romantic place to explore, along with how they feel about each other, where they go forward and how fun it is to open yourself to new pleasures. Its like Zac wanted to do everything he could think of to show her how he feels knowing that at any moment it could come crashing down.

Seems they aren’t the only ones being dragged into a world of fun and games with a couple of lies thrown in for good measure. When Nathan looks into Abby he goes to her office and bumps into Suzanne. He’d usually be the one to pick up a woman but seems the tables have turned and she’s the one looking for control. But by what they get up to later that night I don’t think he minds one bit.

Thought Ed was a bit funny at the end with how he almost wanted Abby to be broken hearted that that he’d got with someone else. Then the confused face he has when he still doesn’t get that she really has no feelings on the matter either way. Now Abby’s boss Tom on the other hand was just a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. What a creep! Thought the part with her friend Marcy, with how they progress when talking about how hot and bothered Zac makes her, was completely unnecessary and just felt a bit randomly placed. They could have still talk but didn’t really need to go further.

Double dare this girl and she’s likely to do anything, seems to be her thing. Zac certainly knows how to bring out her creative sexual side. He’s more than happy to oblige. It’s just the elephant in the room that’s going to cause a bit of chaos. Lets see how it pans out.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Virgin and the Beast’ by Stasia Black

Title: The Virgin and the Beast: A Dark Erotic Beauty and the Beast Tale (Stud Ranch Standalone)

Published: 30th July 2017

Author: Stasia Black

Facebook: www.facebook.com/StasiaBlackAuthor

Twitter: @stasiawritesmut

Instagram: www.instagram.com/stasiablackauthor

 

Synopsis:

They say good things come to those who wait.

Bullsh*%!

My whole life has been about waiting. Playing it safe. Be the good girl, don’t color outside the lines. Put in the hard work trying to prove myself to Dad, then to my college professors, then to my boss at New World Media. Just waiting for the day when it will all pay off.

And right when it was all starting to—I finally had the house, the job, I was even thinking about getting a cat—boom!—my life explodes and suddenly now I’m here and—

“All done,” the doctor interrupts my thoughts, pulling off her gloves with a loud snap.

Even from the bed where I’m lying, my legs spread like the Thanksgiving turkey, I can hear the impatient growl of the man standing in the doorway. If you can even call him a man. More like a beast out of a friggin’ fairytale. “Well?”

Her pronouncement echoes throughout the room while the speculum is still inside me. “She’s a virgin.”

Intended for mature audience. Steamy romance with dark themes.

 

Review:

Full disclosure this is a story involving Master/Slave roles not Dom/Sub. The slave, or pet as he likes to call her, must submit completely and trust her Master to take care of her every need. The feeding from his hands, him leading her around, telling her what to do/not do and beyond controlling things in the bedroom department you can just about get your head around but the tampons thing I think was a step too far. I mean there’s close and then there’s too close. If you are looking for a sexy twist on the classic this could be for you. However if you are just thinking it will be a sweet Beauty and the Beast romance you should step away. The theme is there, basics with her father being in trouble, Xavier keeping her and him being a beast of a man with scars, buts that’s as far as it goes. Well he does also have a big library so that is something.

So Melanie is not having the best of days. In the wake of her fathers impending court case with him on trial with fraud she thought that would be the worst of it. Not so much when she gets fired from her job because of it. No matter how hard she might try to get them to change their minds seems she’s out and now going to be in trouble with having no income. Chances of getting another job also being very slim. So when she gets an unexpected visitor who offers her a way out you may just think she would take it. This mystery person the lawyer is representing says his client is willing to get her father out of the country and set up somewhere safe. In exchange she just has to give up a year of her life to spend with said mystery man, oh and also be the mother of his future heir he wants. You know nothing too crazy right? To say she sees red and wants to throw him out the nearest window would be an understatement but he seems to think she will come around in the end. Seems he was right to think that when she gets home and realizes just how much trouble her father is really in, her also with death threats coming in from some very bad people. So she does the unthinkable, she calls that number and signs on the dotted line thinking it’s just a year and a baby (ok breath Melanie), what’s the worst that could happen? Well…

So her father gets carted off to place unknown for his safely while she is transported to god knows where to meet her mystery man. She gets a shock and some second thoughts when she meets him. Not just from his scars but from the size of him and his persona. Dominance pulses off him and she can do nothing but shrink into herself. As the blurb suggests the first thing that happens is she is examined. Seems mystery man is very pleased that she is a virgin, something she is now a bit scared of thinking of the size of him. For the first few days she just thinks he is going to pounce on her with no say so but he just vanishes. Seems to put her into a false sense of calm because he was just waiting until he had proof her father was someone safe. This is his green light but she just wants to slow things down and actually talk. Before that moment I think she thought this baby was going to be made with a turkey baster, um wrong. From this moment the energy between them changes. He knows she is a virgin but doesn’t say anything to put her at ease it’s more about knowing her body and reading her responses to him, which she has plenty. This first time is very much forced submission, something she never thought she would want to do but can’t seem to, or want to, say no.

It’s from this moment on that things start to change for her and not in a great way to begin with. Melanie doesn’t want to lose her own independence and feels she is losing herself the longer she is with Xavier. He is asking things of her that she doesn’t want to do, well at first anyway, submitting and being fed from the floor by his feet being a few. He wants to become her Master and have control over her to keep her safe but he doesn’t always go about it the right way. Perhaps if he had explained why he is the way he is sooner things may have started differently, you know without feeling the need to punish her by putting her in a dog cage outside when she broke a rule, but that’s his shortcomings. One thing that is clear is that he wants her to come to him. He needs to break her down to see whether he would be able to keep her. He runs a horse sanctuary and sometimes has wild horses he needs break so is using the same tactics on her. Not that she realizes this straight away. One thing he makes clear is that after that first time if she wants him again she is going to need to beg. He has ways to get her to the point of madness, as everything is so new to her. He does get a bit creative with what to get her ‘off’ with when refusing her what she is slowly craving. The longer this progresses the more she starts to crave his way of life he has made for her. Though on more than one occasion she does think her feelings could be that of Stockholm which is worrying but she made her bed and seems to like having Xavier lying in it.

Xavier calls Melanie Precious in moments when he feels she is slowly starting to let her guard down and let him in. This is a bit of a clue to how he feels about her even if he can’t say it yet but his own demons our holding him back from seeing where it could go and if he could really keep her for good. Trust has to go both ways and until that happens they can’t move forward.

4 out of 5 stars

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