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.