Sunday, February 28, 2016

Review: Mastering Her Man by Margeaux Adler

I'll be giving you my thoughts on Mastering Her Man by Margeaux Adler this week. 

Shaun's rating:

This is a short story, twenty five pages according to Amazon, that introduces us to Jenna and Brandon. Jenna and Brandon seem to have lost the spark in their relationship, then one night a frustrated Jenna takes a peek at Brandon's laptop and discovers pegging and femdom porn in his browsing history. Jenna finds it turns her on, and thinks she sees a way to reignite that spark between her and Brandon. Yes, it's a bit cliche, but it's also very well done by the author.

I had read this story the first time a year ago or so, but enjoyed it enough to read it again so that I could give you my thoughts on it here. I very much enjoyed it again with this second reading. It's a very well written story, the characters are quite likable and easy to identify with.  The author does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the story with great descriptions of the scenes and action.

If you're into light femdom and pegging I think you'll find this book very enjoyable. The action is hot. The femdom is rather mild, but it should be as this is our couple's first step into this type of play. The mildness does not take away from the eroticism in my opinion.

The editing in this book is very good, it is very easy to read with nothing that caused me even the slightest pause.

I definitely recommend Mastering Her Man, I'm giving it four and one half paddles. Also, this story is offered for free on Amazon, as a freebie it's outstanding.  I'd like to say that I'm rushing right into the next book in the series, I would very much like to read it, but to be honest I probably won't. The next book is only twenty five pages as well, but the kindle price is $2.99. I'm cheap, I admit it, I have a hard time paying that much for such a short story. For those of you who are not cheap bastards like me, this might be a very good series to take a look at.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Review: Calendar Girl by Kylie Gable

I'm afraid life got in the way last week, I was too busy and wasn't able to post a review here, but this week I'm back at it with my thoughts on Calendar Girl by Kylie Gable.

Shaun's rating:

 Calendar Girl is a fun frolic into the world of forced feminization. The girls of the Delta Theta sorority have for years been producing a calendar, which features one girl each year, to raise funds for charity. The catch, that not many people know about, is that the calendar girls are not really girls. This year their calendar girl (or calendar victim) is Brandon. Jennifer is the new pledge who seductively ensnares Brandon, and the girls begin his transformation into Brandi.

Kylie Gable manages to tell her story in a way that is fun and not too mean.  Okay it's a little mean, but it is forced feminization after all. The characters are all likable and fairly well developed for such a short story. The story flows nicely and kept me engaged the entire time. This is not a story of extreme or graphic eroticism, it's rather mild, kind of a good 'dip your toes in the water' story.

There are a few editing glitches, wrong or misspelled words that kind of thing, but not so many as to pull the reader out of the story.

I recommend this book for those who are forced fem fans, especially since it's offered free on Amazon. I did get it from Amazon for free myself, and after reading it I'm sure I'll read more books by Kylie Gable in the future.  I'm giving Calendar Girl a three and one half paddle rating.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Review: Dancing Backward by Thomas Lavalle

I was very excited this week to have the opportunity to read and give you my thoughts on Dancing Backward by Thomas Lavalle.

Shaun's rating:

I'd been seeing this book pop up on my Amazon feed over and over. It had ten ratings, most of which were four or five stars, which is quite good for a book in the femdom erotica genre; so I was really looking forward to reading it. I had been holding off on purchasing it though, since I already had a pretty good back-log of reading material. However, I saw on Twitter this past week that there was a promotion on the book. It was available for just $0.99, so I jumped on it and added it to my Kindle.

It was a couple of days before I actually had a chance to open this book up and begin reading; I was practically rubbing my hands (and thinking about rubbing some other parts) in anticipation. 

Things started out pretty good. Chris (the male protagonist) and Kelley (the female) meet at a ballroom dance class while they are in college. She takes the lead while they are dancing, and eventually explains to him that she wants to take the lead in life with her man. This appeals to Chris and they get together and eventually marry. The story jumps to a couple years later when Chris is a househusband (and a slacker), Kelley is getting tired of his slacking off and decides some changes are needed. As things move forward she begins to push Chris into deeper submission. 

All that sounds pretty good, right? It is a bit formulaic I grant, there's even Kelly seeing some other woman dominating a man, and the friend (who it turns out happens to be experienced in the femdom lifestyle) that tells her how to increase the depth of Chris' submission, all things that you see often in femdom erotica; but they work, that's why you see them so often. 

My problem with this book is that I soon came to just absolutely despise the characters. Chris is a weak willed, slacking, milquetoast with low self-esteem. Kelly, who is described in the blurb for the book on Amazon as "spoiled and born bossy," is also a narcissistic, mean spirited, bitch. Characters such as these just turn me off. I like dominant women who actually like the men who serve them. I also like submissive men who take pride in their service and themselves. Kelley had "contempt" for Chris, she viewed him with "disdain". She was also a shrill nasty piece of work. Chris was just pathetic.

Mr Lavalle writes a decent story, his ability for setting the scene and drawing the reader in is impressive. However, aside from characters that I didn't care for, the female supremacy tone of this story kind of turned me off. I get that for many readers the female supremacy fantasy is a big turn-on, and I'm sure those readers will enjoy this book. I find female supremacy every bit as ridiculous (and distasteful) as male supremacy, or white supremacy and just really didn't care for that theme in this book.

So, the writing is good, the editing is good. If you are into dominant women who have no regard for, even despise, the men who serve them and  sub men who are pathetic grovelling worms; and if you enjoy a female supremacist tone in stories, hurry to Amazon and grab this book right away. If those particular things don't float your boat, I'd recommend avoiding this book. I'm giving Dancing Backward two and one half paddles.