Genesis by Kaitlyn O'Connor
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is going to be a hard review to write. I don't like to write bad reviews.
After seeing everyone else who loved this book I guess take what I say with a grain of salt.
The general synopsis of the book is earth females are taken and forced to breed with another race. (Like I said general)
The story moved way to slow, the Hirachi were easy to like but not well developed as characters. The sheloni are not really explained with any great details either. They are just kind of there hanging out in the background, you don't have a lot of interaction with them but you do with their "bots". Then you have the third set of aliens that pop in towards the end and honestly they are not explained at all. They are just accepted and there you go. The ending was extremely fast and honestly just fell kind of flat. I will read the second book to see if it improves over my impression of this one.
I guess my problem was that I was comparing this with other books of this genre that really just knock it out of the ballpark.
Genesis by Kaitlyn O'Connor
Falling Down by Selena Kitt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Let me start by saying that I LOVE Selena Kitt. When I want something really hot and a little twisted she is my go to gal. Falling Down is no exception. I will state up front if you have a problem with rape, forced consent (if you would call it that), unprotected sex, and gang bangs, then you really should steer clear of this one.
Lindsey is a character that is so over the top at times I don't know if I want to beat her or strangle her. She unapologetically loves sex. Not only does she love it, she loves it rough, and quite often. Her character could have been a little more developed for in my opinion, she ended up being a very complex character. Fleshing her history out would have gone a long way in people's investment in her character.
Zach. I would have LOVED to have seen him more dominant. All in all, though I really liked him. He complimented the whirlwind that is Lindsey. I wished we could have learned a little bit more about him as well.
I know, I know. When you are reading smut there is not really supposed to be a story. WRONG! That is why I love Selena Kitt. Her books provide twisted fun with a taboo story. All in all this was an enjoyable read that I was able to finish really quickly.
I was conflicted after the first book on how I felt about Jonas but man Ms. Cameron delivered a breathtakingly erotic male lead in Jonas. The set up at the end of the first book was a great start to this one. Jonas himself is conflicted about his feelings for Tori and now his formal relationship with his friend Michael. That really showed through out the book.
El was a good female lead, she didn't blow me over like Tori did but she was solid. What really did it for me and this book is Jonas's alter persona Luciano. I loved it when he came out to play. His interaction with El was hot and erotic. I LOVED the way the two personas blended with each other towards the end. I also liked El as a whole a lot better towards the end.
I only have two things that I wish would have been expanded on that was mentioned in the book. The first was the tense situation with Jonas, Michael and Tori towards the beginning of the book. The second was towards the end of the book were Jonas had to face his punishment and how that "should" have effected Tori.
So far I am loving this series and I can't wait to read the next one!
As a werewolf book this was a pretty hot book. I must say that I am not usually a fan of short stories. I like background and depth and the author usually mucks it up. I was pleasantly surprised. J.A. Saare writes beautifully. I really can't wait to read more. While there is not a whole lot of detail in regards to the couple itself I really think they could get another full length book to really flesh them out as a couple and Kass as a newly turned Wolf. I for one would love to read some more of Mrs. Saare's Wolfy love! If you like erotica and you like werewolves, then you should give it a go! Just remember it is a short story!!!!
Saving Grace by Stacey Espino
OK. I am giving this book 4 stars for one reason only. The sex was freakin hot. Ms. Espino, you can write sex like nobody's business. Menage sex especially. I love to read menage stories, they are one of my favorites. Everybody has something to do and something accomplish in the story. This book was not like that in any way. This is where some people may lynch me to no end but here goes anyway. I felt Grace was a whore. It would have been different if she didn't mow through all of those guys but she did. Just for sake of having sex. I just can't wrap my head around that. I can see maybe Trevor and Scot but the rest of them I just don't get. AT ALL. I really felt bad for Mr. Wagner. I mean I guess I understand the point of him being in the story but maybe not in the manner in which he was. As it was I didn't see he purpose and what exactly was so imposing about him when he showed up to pick Grace up. I also think Scot as a leading man was not man enough. Instead of fighting for what he wanted he stayed home having a pity party. Put on your big boy pants and go for what you really want.
Like I said Ms. Espino's writing was fantastic. I didn't like some of the characters, but the concept was good. I would still consider reading other books of hers just because I think she has potential to just get better and better.....
Owning Wednesday by Annabel Joseph
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What to say about Owning Wednesday. Honestly, hands down one of the best books I have read in a really long time. Her understanding and relaying the workings of a power exchange dynamic was refreshing. Yes there was sex but that is not typically the basis for power exchange. There were several little things that added to this story that if you remotely understand the concept then you fall in love with the meaning. Rituals, protocols, even play on occassion. Vincent is easy to hate but honestly power exchange in that way is not always bad just different. Daniel, on the other hand was so grossly different than Vincent it was easy to love him. Wednesday, sweet, loving and sometimes awkward Wednesday. It was difficult for her to find her way in what she wanted and also needed. It was wonderful to watch her grow as a person and into her own. Coming full circle and confronting the big elephant in the room.
I would recommend this book to anyone PERIOD. It is well written and easy to read. It is hot when it needs to be and doesn't sit back and lounge around on the sex. There is actually a good plot and story. I found all of the characters to be interesting and unique and very easy to engage in.
At the Dungeon Master's Hand by Jennifer Cole
At the Dungeon Masters Hand- This was just a hot read because it was her first experience in the lifestyle. To honestly see how it can turn a person on and them never even realize it was something they wanted. Being knew to all of it, you feel just a little dirty and a little embarassed; you want to look away but at the same time you can't. The fact that she has no idea that someone is watching her or that it turns out to be someone she works with, well thats just hot. The sex is off the charts, the BDSM part is not too extreme. It was great!
Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I want to start off by saying that I love to read anything by Jacquelyn Frank. This book was no exception. I found the concept to be neat and a little different. With that being said,that quirkiness also made it a little difficult to really engage with all 4 of the personalities. Again I really love the concept and with this being the first in a new series it will take a bit to get it settled and really take off. Please let me state that this is still an awesome book, but in comparing it to her other work this one, was not a favorite of mine and I would not see myself going back to re-read it in the future.
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So what did all of you crazy people do this weekend? I went to the TLC bar night. That was awesome. I have not enjoyed just sitting and talking in such a long time. It was nice. The weather wasn't too bad. So what am I reading you ask?
Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank
It is the first novel in her Bodywalker series. So far I am really digging it. Not surprised though, Ms. Frank is one of my favorite authors.
I have some amazing ramblings that just keep poking around in my head. So be on the look out. :)
What happened to ethics? Responsibility of self? I mean really. Here lately there seems to be an overwhelming lack of it amongst submissive females. Just because I choose to have a poly lifestyle does not mean that everything is fair game. That does not mean swinging. It means that I have determined that being able to love more than one person for the same or equally different reasons is ok to me. That does not mean that I am due any less respect than the next person.
Also when you screw up, own it. It is yours hook line and sinker. Don't pretend to be the victim when I don't just roll over and say....oh its ok, I understand. No. More often than not I will tell you exactly what you don't want to hear. What is gained by not doing this? Nothing. It is not my job to try and fix your mistake.
Acting with respect, and integrity with regards to other people and how they feel and how your actions affect them is important. That doesn't mean you can't do what you want. Don't get me wrong. It just means when the crap hits the fan don't be surprised by it.
What lead me to read this book in the first place was the concept of the story. Who doesn't remember what it was like being a teenager and wanting to explore their sexuality? Who wishes they could go back knowing what they do now and start again? While there were some really good points throughout, all in all I found it very difficult to read. At times it didn't make any sense. It had poor structure and placement. While I did not like this particular story, I will however look at something else from the author and see how it fares.
It has some topics that are of a fairly intense nature i.e. watersports and the like. If you have delicate sensibilities I would skip this particular story. :)
Beauty is so much in the eye of the beholder. I know I never see myself the way that others do. Sir sees me in a way that I can not fathom. He sees beauty in me even when I don't. When I look in the mirror I see wild crazy hair that needs to be beaten into its own submission, really big boobs that make buying tops difficult to buy, and really large hips and an equally large ass. I am constantly reminded of how he loves everything about me just the way I am at this very moment.