Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review: My Husband's Adventures by Alex Hathaway

Alrighty dear readers, I buckled down and read another book today just so I could post a review here this weekend for you: Wow, am I glad I did. Allow me to give you my thoughts on My Husband's Adventures: Confessions From The Wife Of A Cuckold Bull by Alex Hathaway.

 Shaun's rating:

Let me just put this out there right now: This book is scorching hot! If you are into cuckold/hotwife erotica this is a definite spank bank book. It also delves into the cuckqueen side of things which added another layer of steaming hotness. There is also a good deal of erotic humiliation in the stories, which while not for everyone, I thought was very well done.

My Husband's Adventures is the story of Corrie and her husband Jackson. Corrie and Jackson have been married for several years when Corrie catches Jackson having sex with one of her acquaintances/friend while the husband watches. This rocks Corrie's world and her marriage, even though Jackson had told her from the beginning that he would not promise monogamy to her. The story then takes the reader along as Corrie and Jackson try to make their way through this world of cuckolding and cuckqueening and find their place as individuals and as a couple.

The character development in this book is outstanding for an erotic piece. I felt like I came to know the characters very quickly and more than just knowing, I cared about them. The author shows the reader the scenes in a way that allows you to see it without being overdone. There is a engaging plot that draws the reader in, keeps interest, and flows smoothly throughout the book. As I said above, the erotic scenes are blisteringly hot.

The only reason this book did not earn five paddles is that it did have a few copy editing problems. There was nothing that really drew me out of the stories, but I was paused momentarily at least a couple of times when an incorrect name was used or at some other minor editing hiccup. 

I'm giving My Husband's Adventures four and one half out of five paddles. If you are into erotica with themes of cuckold/hotwife, cuckqueen, and erotic humiliation (especially small penis humiliation) this is one you will definitely want to read. 


Exciting news: Audio editions of Love Undiminished and A Sissy Diary coming soon, oh yeah and a dillemma.

First the dilemma I find myself facing this morning. I came in here ready to review a book that I had read this past week, not a very good book but still... 

When I began finding links to said book I noticed that the name attached to it was listed as an editor not an author. I looked around a bit at some of the editor's other 'work' and I found one review (of a different book) that claimed the 'Editor' had stolen the story from Literotica. I've decided not to review this book here. I have already posted a short review on Amazon and Goodreads which I will leave up. If this 'Editor' is stealing works I certainly do not want to be a part of promoting, even with a less than positive review, their deed.

I will leave that there and move on, perhaps I can get another book read this weekend and get a review posted.

Now for the exciting news! The great folks at Wordwooze Publishing have been working on audiobook editions of Love Undiminished and A Sissy Diary. The audio editions of both books should be released sometime toward the end of November. 

I am so excited about this! I love audiobooks and can't wait to hear my own works in audio format. I have listened to several audiobooks produced by Wordwooze and they have all been wonderfully and very professionally done.

Below are the covers for the audiobook editions of both books, of course you can get the ebook editions anytime from Amazon (just go to my Amazon Author Page) or most other retailers.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review: I Can Do It Better by Rob Matthews

I didn't have much time for reading this past week, however I had the good fortune of choosing a particularly good piece of cuckold/hotwife erotica for the time I had. Here are my thoughts on I Can Do It Better (A Cuckold Odyssey #2) by Rob Matthews.

Shaun's rating:

I Can Do It Better is book two of the Cuckold Odyssey series. I have not read book one (Come Home With Us), but I was pleased that I Can Do It Better worked fine as a stand alone piece. 

Rob and Tina (our protagonists) had apparently met some difficulties in book one but they have overcome those challenges and are continuing forward in the cuckold/hotwife lifestyle. They have met a couple (Emma and Ben) who are new to the lifestyle and while they begin to build a friendship and offer advice to the new couple there is also a bit of competition that develops between Tina and Emma. Tina has designs on the stud that Emma has chosen to cuckold Ben, but maybe Tina isn't the hottest wife in town anymore. At the same time Adam, a man Tina and Rob met at a club and who Tina was not attracted to, is subtly working his own seduction of her.

This is a terrific piece of erotica that is hot, sexy, and fun to read. The characters are well developed with depth and complexity. The emotions experienced by the men and women in the story are explored in a way that brings the characters, and the story itself, alive to the reader. I very much enjoyed how the author managed to allow us to see a glimpse into the emotions experienced by the women in this story even though it was told from Rob's point of view.

 The erotic scenes are very well done, steamy without being overdone. It's a definite spank bank book, if you're into cuckold/hotwife fiction. 

The editing was terrific. The book read smoothly with nothing that caused me even a moments pause from the story.

 I'm giving I Can Do It Better four and one half out of five paddles. I highly recommend this for cuckold/hotwife fans. I Can Do It Better is due to be released December 1, 2016. You can pre-order the paperback version now.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: Her Domain (Extended Version) by Goddess Victoria Black

Happy weekend everyone. It seems like lately I've been reading mostly books that deal with some form of gender bending, lesbian bdsm or male Dom/female sub erotica. This week I felt like getting back to the Femdom/male sub genre, so I picked up a copy of Her Domain (Extended Version) by Goddess Victoria Black.

Shaun's rating:

This is a collection of short stories, all are femdom and there are very strong themes of puppy play and boot fetish throughout. I'm trying to remain objective with this review, but I will admit that puppy play is not something that interests me particularly and I found it to be a bit tedious and repetitive for my tastes. If puppy play appeals to you; you may find this book more appealing than I. Now, I kind of like boots; I wouldn't say it is a fetish of mine, but still a bit of boot worship is titillating to me. However, the boot fetish I felt was overdone in this book as well. Frankly, I just got bored of it.

 Some of the stories were pretty good. Many of the stories I thought had great potential. I found myself beginning to get drawn into certain stories. I hoped the author was going to take me someplace new and exciting and wonderful. I wanted to go there, really I did, but each time I thought we were headed there- I was disappointed. There were some interesting twists to some of the stories, but they were just never really fleshed out. The very first story was a good example of this, and was perhaps my favorite story of the book. As I began reading I was thinking  'Gawd, it's just another formulaic cruel bitch Domme story', but it ended with a wonderful twist that gave me great hope for the rest of the book. Unfortunately my hopes were never realized.

After the first story the rest of of the book continued to be rather formulaic, cookie cutter, femdom fantasy fluff. It's the kind of stuff you can easily find for free on any number of story sites online. There just was nothing there that made me feel like I had spent my money wisely in purchasing this book. There wasn't a great deal of character or scene development, and I was not drawn into any of the stories.

Just a note, this book is supposed to contain a number of photos of Goddess Black and scenes from her dungeon or sessions. None of the images were present in my Kindle copy (I read the book on the Kindle App on my Ipad, not sure if that had anything to do with the images not showing up or not). I'm not taking that into account in my review, I purchased the book for the stories not the images, but I want to make potential purchasers aware of this issue.

The copy editing of this book left a great deal to be desired.  There were many misused words, spelling and grammar errors, and continuity problems. I found it impossible to get into a flow reading, I was constantly being tripped up by editing problems.

I'm giving Her Domain two out of five paddles, I can't recommend this book.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review: Beauty And The Bitch by Shawna Hunter

I had a bit of a crazy busy week, but I did manage to sneak some reading in. This week I read Beauty And The Bitch: A BDSM Lesbian Romance by Shawna Hunter.

Shaun's rating:

 This is the second book by Shawna Hunter that I have read recently, well actually the first was an audiobook that I listened to, and I must say I really enjoy her writing. Ms Hunter once again manages to tell a story that is not only sexy but that actually has an interesting plot and characters as well.

Beauty And The Bitch is the story of a small town librarian who finds it necessary to improve her physical fitness. She joins a gym and engages a physical trainer whom she begins to find very attractive. As her relationship with her trainer develops whole new worlds are opened up to her.

This is just an enjoyable and entertaining story to read, the hot erotic scenes are delicious icing on the cake. The characters are interesting and likable. The descriptions draw the reader in with enough detail to paint the picture without becoming tedious. The editing was excellent, with hardly a flaw and nothing glaring enough to disrupt the flow of reading.

I definitely recommend this book, and I'm giving it four and one half out of five paddles. 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: Loosely Women by Iain Benson

Happy October everyone. This week I'll be reviewing Loosely Women by Iain Benson.

Shaun's rating:

While I normally review erotica here, this week I'm stepping away from that and and reviewing a piece of transgender fiction.

Loosely Women is a tale of several transgender women. It chronicles a period of time when their lives intersect and the two main characters, one transsexual and one cross-dresser, are struggling with the need to come out to their families and friends so that they can lead a more authentic life. 

This is a well written and interesting story that delves into some of the fears, and emotional conflicts, that are a part of the transgender experience. The story flows smoothly, keeps the reader's interest, and is peppered with a bit of humor. I thought the author did an excellent job of allowing the characters to express the emotional conflict that is a part of being closeted and having to live in a way that is not authentic to one's self.

I did find the character development to lag a bit at first, perhaps because the author is introducing us to several characters who play a big part in the story very quickly, and I had a bit of trouble keeping track of them all at first. As the story went on I was able to get to know all the characters and came to like (or dislike) them as familiarity grew.

 With the above said, this story never truly gripped me. I enjoyed the book, but for some reason I was never really emotionally involved with the characters or story. 

The editing was so-so in this book. It was well enough edited to be readable, but there were problems and times where the problems were serious enough to pull me from the story. This was, perhaps, a contributing factor to my never being able to become truly involved in the story.

I'm giving Loosely Women three paddles out of five. I do recommend it if you are interested in transgender fiction, while not a great book is certainly worth reading.