Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Audiobook review: Bangkok Noir by Lisabet Sarai

I love thrillers, I also love erotica, and this week I had the opportunity to listen to an audiobook that delivered wonderfully on both counts. The book is Bangkok Noir by Lisabet Sarai, narrated by Jazmin Kensington.

Shaun's rating:

Set in the red light district of Bangkok, this story is told from the perspective of the owner of, and one of the girls who work at, the only S&M bar in the city. Someone has begun gruesomely murdering girls who work in the district and all of the murders have some sort of bdsm connection. The police lieutenant who is leading the investigation has hidden bdsm desires of his own, and begins a relationship with Dianna, the owner of the club. At the same time Nok, the girl who works in the bar, begins a relationship with Sam, an American who seems to have dark secrets of his own.

This is one of those stories that stands out from the rest. A thrilling plot, compelling and very well developed characters, a fascinating setting, and outstanding narration that brings the characters to life all combine to make this a book that I didn't want to leave for a second from start to finish. Really, my only complaint about this book is that it leaves us with a cliff-hanger and I really want to know the rest of the story.

I'm giving Bangkok Noir five out of five paddles, I highly recommend this book.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Review: A Midlife Makeover by Sally Bend

This week I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on A Midlife Makeover by Sally Bend the subtitle of this book is A tale of sissy submission and transsexual domination which quite aptly sums it up.

Shaun's rating:

This is the story of Candace, a middle aged cross-dresser who managed to make it through his/her own midlife crisis relatively unscathed but his wife's midlife crisis is a disaster. Candace and his wife end up getting divorced and Candace decides it's time to use her new found freedom to get back in touch with her sissy side. That means getting back in touch with Sharon, a transsexual goddess she had known in the past. This book tells the story of their reunion and of Candace's submission to Sharon.

There's a good story here and it is loaded with down and dirty hot erotic content. This is one of those books that you will want to add to the spank bank if you're into sissy and/or transsexual bdsm erotica. The author does a wonderful job with her descriptions of the action, the reader is most definitely shown as the story unfolds. 

So... the reason why I am giving this four and not five paddles in my review is that there's almost too much sex. I know, I can't believe I just said that either. It's just that even though the author does delve somewhat into Candace's emotional experience, I would have liked to go deeper into that.

There were a few glitches that slipped through the editing process with this book, but nothing major and nothing to cause me any problems with my reading flow.

I highly recommend this book for fans of sissy/feminization and transgender bdsm erotica, it's a keeper. I'm giving A Midlife Makeover four out of five paddles.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Eight Days in Japan as a Girl by Zoe S. Figueroa

I'm a fan of Zoe S. Figueroa's work and I have wanted for ages to read Eight Days in Japan as a girl: A Gender Transformation Travelogue but just never seemed to find the time; until this past week. 

Shaun's rating:

Shahin and his girlfriend Melissa are taking a vacation to Japan. Melissa has a surprise for Shahin shortly after they arrive: Shahin had always fantasized of being a girl. An old college friend of Melissa's works for a company that has developed a drug which, working at the cellular level, can transform a person's gender. Melissa arranges for Shahin to take this drug and experience their vacation as a girl.

This is a really wonderfully told story. I love the detail of Shahin's experience as she experiences so many new things. The gender transformation part of the story is very well done, there are plenty of erotic scenes which are also very well done, and the descriptions of Japan and the sites the two visit are fascinating. Having all this combined into one very well told story is really a treat.

I'm giving Eight Days in Japan as a Girl five out of five paddles, I highly recommend this book.