Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The audio edition of Trust Undiminished!

The audiobook edition of Trust Undiminished is now available on Amazon and Audible!

Tom and Lisa have always had a special bond and a special love for one another. Since they met Tom has felt a desire to submit to Lisa, his love and devotion to her have only grown over time. Lisa has embraced Tom's submission and grown to love and respect him more as her own dominant nature has flourished. 

Now as their second anniversary as husband and wife, as well as mistress and slave, is celebrated they begin to delve more deeply into dominance and submission. They begin to explore the world of cuckoldry. 

Lisa is a bit worried at the pitfalls that may be encountered as they undertake this journey, but she is also thrilled as new possibilities and wonderful experiences are opening up for her. Tom is finding that while a part of him is thrilled another part is struggling to deal with the conflicting emotions that are far more powerful than he imagined they would be. Tom and Lisa are learning just how important trust is in a marriage, especially when that marriage involves cuckoldry.  

on December 7, 2016
This is the second volume of Shaun Putaine's Undiminished series. It opens with Tom and Lisa, the BDSM couple we met in Passion Undiminished, celebrating their wedding. In a nice touch, it's Tom who promises to obey as they exchange their vows. Now that they're married, Tom's thoughts soon turn to cuckolding. He realizes he can't satisfy Lisa sexually, so he encourages her to find alternative lovers. Lisa is a highly alluring woman, so it's not long before she snags herself a couple of hot studs.

This is a more straightforwardly erotic story than the others in the series. There isn't the emotional intensity that made Love Undiminished so disturbing. In this story, Shaun Putaine is more interested in turning the reader on than in exploring the complex feelings that attach to a BDSM relationship. It's none the worse for that, though. It's an enjoyable, arousing tale and the author has an uncanny knack for finding the perverse little details that ramp up the sexual excitement. A very good piece of erotic writing.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Living in Stealth 3: Breaking Cover

This week I tried to read Living in Stealth 3: Breaking Cover by Debbie Ballard, Debbie Lawrence, and Lee Ballard.

Shaun's rating:

 I almost never review a book that I was not able to finish, but I'm making an exception in this case. This book is estimated to be six hundred sixty nine pages long by Amazon, I made it through about ten percent of that and there was just no way I was going to be able to stand reading the other ninety percent. 

The editing was not well done; this book sorely needed another proofread. I found the writing style to be confusing or confused; or maybe it was both? At first I thought that this confusing style was a device the author was using to show the reader the confusion that Debbie/Rex (the protagonist) dealt with in life, but I don't think that was the case. Whether it was purposeful or not is moot, at least for me, it made the story almost unreadable. It was a struggle to get through ten percent of this book and at that point I just really didn't care about the other ninety percent.

I'm giving Living in Stealth 3 two out of five paddles, I can't recommend this book.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review: Swapship Troopers by Walker Long

This week I had the pleasure of reading a fantastic scifi/military/thriller/gender swapping/erotic/romance story ( I know, there are a lot of slashes there, right? This book contains all of those things and manages to do it all very well). The book is Swapship Troopers by Walker Long.

Shaun's rating:

 Swapship Troopers is a futuristic story about marines who are tasked to defend human colonies and infrastructures from ferocious giant spider like aliens. The marines have recently come up with a DNA modifying serum, that can change a male into a female and back again, as a way to help boost morale for these units that are deployed in space for long periods of time. The troops all enjoy this chance for a bit of fun, but for two marines it becomes something more meaningful.

As I mentioned above this book has elements of scifi, military thriller, and gender swapping erotica with a bit of romance to top it all off. The amazing thing to me was how well the author managed to mesh all these into one terrific story. The scifi/military thriller part of this story is very well done, and with the added fun of the gender swapping erotic elements it becomes an absolute joy to read. There are thrills, laughs, and sexiness all enmeshed throughout this terrific story.

The character, plot, and scene development are all first rate. I was totally drawn into the story, I connected with the characters, and thoroughly enjoyed the story arc from beginning to end. 

Since I generally review erotica here I suppose I should touch on that specifically: The erotic scenes in this book are fantastic. The sex was hot and steamy, described very well and the author absolutely shows the reader rather than telling them (that is true for the entire book from the battle scenes to the romantic scenes, to the sex scenes). I loved the gender swapping, it was written in a fun and, I thought, rather insightful way. 

The copy editing was quite well done, there were a perhaps two or three small things that caught my eye as I read, but nothing that interrupted the story flow.

I'm giving Swapship Troopers five out of five paddles, I highly recommend this fun, exciting, sexy, and entertaining book.

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: The Nail Ring by Zoe S. Figueroa

The subject of this week's review is The Nail Ring: A Gender Transformation, Sexuality Swapping Novella by Zoe S. Figueroa.

Shaun's rating:

 The Nail Ring tells the story of Nick and a ring he finds at a swap meet. The ring is free to take, but it costs twenty dollars to take it off. Nick tries it on and is incensed when he can't remove it. He refuses to pay the twenty dollars to remove it, sure that it's just a trick and he can figure it out himself. In fact the ring has magical powers and Nick is not able to remove it, the powers go beyond just not being able to remove the ring however. When Nick is wearing the ring and touches another person he is transformed into the object of that person's sexual desire.

This is a really fast paced story with lots of action, and lots of variety. Nick is turned into both males and females, he experiences gay, lesbian, and hetero sex; there's even a bit of pegging involved (I leave it to the reader to discover if Nick is the pegger or pegee). The erotic scenes were quite hot and I really enjoyed the variety.

There is not an over abundance of character development or scene setting in this novella, however there is just enough for it to work and to help the reader see and be drawn into the story.

The editing was pretty good, a few mistakes slipped by but they didn't interrupt my flow as I read.

I really enjoyed this story, it was fun and sexy. I highly recommend to fans of gender swapping/transformation especially those who might enjoy fluid sexuality. I'm giving The Nail Ring four and one half out of five paddles.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Free Audiobook- Love Undiminished: An Erotic Femdom Cuckold Romance

Hopefully you are all aware that, thanks to the great folks at Wordwooze Publishing, there is now an audiobook edition of Love Undiminished available. I'm very excited about this offering. The book is narrated by William Sullivent who did a wonderful job, its so fun to hear the story come to life. 

Wordwooze has sent me some promo codes that I can offer to you for a free Audible copy of Love Undiminished, all I would ask in return is that you post an honest review of the book. I have a limited number of promo codes but I will be happy to give out what I do have. You can contact me here through the blog or through email.