Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou

In this review I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on a book that's a little different than the usual erotica I discuss here, this is a murder mystery: The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou.

Shaun's rating:

So, even though this book is a departure from the usual erotica I review here, it is a murder mystery set at a BDSM convention; that's gotta count for something, right?  If that's still not kinky enough for you, just go read The Marketplace series (also by Laura Antoniou); the entire series deserves five paddles in my opinion and it's filled with plenty of delicious kink.

The Killer Wore Leather is set at a BDSM convention in a New York hotel. Mack Steel, the current Mr Global Leather, has managed to make a lot of enemies during the year he's held the title and now he will be judging the current contestants. However, on the first night of the convention Mack turns up dead in his hotel room, wearing nothing but a pair of yellow panties.

Detective Rebecca Feldblum is assigned the case, after all she's an out lesbian so these must be 'her people' according to her lieutenant. Not so much in reality, Rebecca and her new partner are more than a little mystified as they delve into this world of Dommes, Masters, subs, and Zodians.

This is a terrific book. The murder mystery is pretty good and well thought out, especially considering this is Antoniou's first foray into the genre, but what is really fantastic is the tongue in cheek glimpse into a kink convention. Antoniou knows kink conventions and contests well; and her wit and humor bring this particular one, and the participants, to life in a way that had me chuckling and laughing out loud throughout.

This is a great read and gets five paddles from me, I highly recommend.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Audiobook review: Goddess by R.J. Castille

This past week I listened to an audiobook, Goddess: A Femme Domme Erotica Novel written by R.J. Castille and narrated by Erin Bateman.

Shaun's rating:

This is the story of Leilla King (AKA Goddess); Leilla is a young woman who works as an assistant to a high powered lawyer, Gordon Roth. Gordon is also an overly demanding and highly critical boss who is a nightmare to work for.  Leilla is a trooper though and even though her boss makes her work life a living hell she has her own time to look forward to when she can take on the mantle of Goddess and escape into her secret world with her pet and friends. Her secret world is shaken to the core one night when Gordon Roth appears in her sanctuary. Leilla always wears a mask in her secret world though and Mr Roth doesn't recognize her, which opens up new possibilities for Leilla as Mr Roth begs to submit to her.

I enjoyed this audiobook very much, it's a strong story with interesting, well developed, characters.  While the erotic scenes were well written they are not the focus of this story, this story is about Leilla King's life, not just the erotic moments of her life. I did find the authors writing style to be a bit too formal (especially the dialogue) and a bit wordy. I thought that the amount of detail and the number of adjectives used were a bit extraneous and sometimes rather tedious. I'm sure that some readers will enjoy this attention to detail but it just kind of caused the story to drag in places for me.

Erin Bateman's narration was quite good, although her Canadian pronunciation of certain words was a bit disconcerting since the book is written in the first person voice of Leilla King who is a Los Angeles girl.

While this book is not exactly my cup of tea, the quality of the story is such that I did indeed enjoy the listen, and I do think it will appeal to many Femdom fans; it is certainly a quality piece of BDSM erotica. I am giving Goddess four out of five paddles.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Review: Crawl Wimp by Teddi Lawless

I just finished the book Crawl Wimp by Teddi Lawless and thought I'd share my thoughts.

Shaun's rating:

So, I have to admit that I had serious doubts about this book based on the title and cover. I thought it was going to be another volume of ridiculous femdom fantasy fluff with the standard over-the-top bitchy shrewish dominatrix and the obnoxiously wormy milquetoast slaves. I am happy to report that my preconceived notions were entirely wrong.

While the action in the stories is fairly standard femdom fair; the stories themselves are actual stories with a plot that was interesting and entertaining and the action, while somewhat standard, was quite well written and was definitely hot and sexy.

I definitely enjoyed this book and recommend it to femdom erotica fans. I'm giving Crawl Wimp five out of five paddles.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Audiobook Review: My Heart Belongs To... by R. Greco

First I feel I must apologize for my long absence here, there have been some demands on my time that had to take priority over this blog and even over my writing. Hopefully I will be able to get back here more often, though I'm not sure I will be able to post weekly in the near future.

I want to share my thoughts on an audiobook I was able to recently finish, My heart Belongs To... by R. Greco, narrated by Jazmin Kensington.

Shaun's rating:

In this story we meet Kay and get a peek into her life as she meets Jon and discovers a new side of herself. Kay discovers that she enjoys submitting to Jon, and that she enjoys being his little girl. Kay also has a dominant side which we get to see as she plays with others. 

I really enjoyed the variety of dynamics, and kinks, that we get to see in this book. There's a bit of something that will appeal to almost anyone with a kinky bent.

This is a well written story that is both interesting and hot. Jazmin Kensington's narration is fabulous, her silky voice adds to the steaminess.

I'm giving My Heart Belongs To... four and one half paddles, I highly recommend.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Audiobook review: Sissy Rachel Earns Her Collar by Sally Bend

I had a chance this week to listen to a wonderful audiobook, Sissy Rachel Earns Her Collar by Sally Bend narrated by Audrey Lusk.

Shaun's rating:

I'm always pleased when I find a BDSM story that takes me outside of the standard cookie cutter plat and arc; this is one of those stories that surprised me and went beyond my expectations. I love the humanity of the characters: I love how Mistress Scarlet is a caring human being, not a cold heartless bitch, and how there is so much more to her than the reader might at first expect. The same can be said for Robert/Rachel as he/she discovers and sets free her true self with Mistress Scarlet's help.

The narration by Audrey Lusk is outstanding, her rich voice adds greatly to the ambiance and to the sexiness of this story. Her voice makes this story a listening experience.

This story is short but it's also very well written; oh, it's also damn hot. I highly recommend for fans of quality femdom, sissy, and BDSM erotica. I'm giving this story five out of five paddles. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Black And Blue: An Interracial Cuckold Tale by Rob Matthews

I'm always excited when I learn that Rob Matthews is releasing a new book, in my opinion he is absolutely in the top tier of cuckolding fiction authors and I have greatly enjoyed each and every one of his books that I have read. I have to admit though that upon hearing the title of his latest book I felt a bit of trepidation. Mr Matthew's latest release, and the subject of this review is Black And Blue: An Interracial Cuckold Tale.

Shaun's rating:

Interracial cuckolding fiction is generally built upon racist stereotypes and objectification, I am not a fan of such things, thus my trepidation as I began to read this story. Mr Matthews, however, approaches the subject in a way that is different, and much more interesting, than stories I have read previously in this genre. I am not going to get into the details of the story here, I don't want to spoil anything for the reader, but I was quite pleasantly surprised with where the story went, and with how Mr Matthews takes the reader to that destination.

As always, Mr Matthews weaves a terrific story that draws the reader in and keeps them engaged throughout. The character development is outstanding, the description of scenes and action paints a picture for the reader as the story unfolds. This is an erotic tale and the erotic scenes are steamy with fantastic descriptions and details that ramp up the sexiness without being over the top.

I'm giving Black And Blue: An Interracial Cuckold Tale five out of five paddles, I highly recommend this book for cuckolding fiction fans.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Giveaway: Audible copy of Transported: Transgender BDSM Erotica

I recently had a chance to listen to the Audible edition of Transported which was narrated by Jazmin Kensington, it was absolutely fantastic. I was thrilled when I found out Jazmin was narrating Transported, I've listened to several audiobooks that she narrated and have thought she did a fantastic job each and every time. Her voice is just amazing and she adds another awesome level of sexiness to the books she narrates.

 I have enjoyed each of the audiobooks that Wordwooze has published for me, but to be honest each has sounded quite different from the voice I heard as I wrote; this one though, it comes very close to matching how I imagined it should sound. 

Wordwooze has sent me some codes for free Audible copies of the book and I would love to give you one; if you would like a copy please email me at shaunputaine@gmail.com or contact me through any social media and I'll get a code and instructions on its use to you. A review on Audible would be greatly appreciated but is not required.