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Frankenstein’s Submissive

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Frankenstein’s Submissive by Trinity Blacio

Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I was not paid for this review, these thoughts are my own.

This is a story about Frank Stein, a werewolf/vampire/human/machine that was created over 342 years ago (because the original Frankenstein story that we know is completely wrong per Frank). He is “the chosen one” (cue tiny aliens from Toy Story)

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He has a ragtag pack of other werewolf/vampire hybrids and they decide it is high time to challenge the pack leader in New York (I think it is in New York). During the beginning of an outing, a blue haired witch named Whitney is noticed being chased down the street by said pack leader’s minions. Frank and his pack save Whitney and bring her back to Frank’s condo. Whitney had been bitten by the alpha Frank is going to challenge and turns into a werewolf in 5 seconds of being in the condo. Frank and his pack believe she is the queen and the 4 of them are her mates. Together. And it is HOT. But let’s not get too far ahead. They all go to the home of Whitney’s parents, pick up them and Whitney’s son and head off to a mansion that Frank owns. Whitney’s family is super happy that Frank has stepped out of hiding. They did not expect it to be in their lifetime, and the fact that Frank and his pack has selected their daughter to be queen is even better. This is followed by sexy times, talking, and some more sexy times (I will get into a further breakdown soon). So…who are the other 2 wicked sisters that name this series? Marci is part human part gargoyle…who at Frank’s mansion meets 5 brothers that are gargoyles who become her mates. Allie is part Fae. At the start of the early battle, Maci and Allie flea thinking the fight was their fault (they opened the doors which allowed Whitney to be capture by 2 vampire minions of Alfred, the pack leader).

First, I want to start with why I knocked 1 star off. For the first 1/3 of the book, I was really lost and had to reread some parts over. This is a relatively short story, 74ish pages, so I know a lot of information has to be packed into the overall story. However! Some things went waaaay too fast and I couldn’t keep up, again, this was really during the first third of the book. For me, everything flowed much smoother once they got to Frank’s mansion. I also thought the fight scene did not last long enough. Like seriously. One and done kinda thing. I also did not like that some of the sexual scenes happened in front of Whitney’s parents!!! I am usually not mortified by open sex scenes or having people around watching…but her parents!!! And they didn’t care! Her dad said “she needs to learn her lesson” lmao!!!! I know in the sexy paranormal world anything goes, but her parents?!?! And then! Dad threw mom over his shoulder, smacked her ass, and said he needed to go remind her who is boss!!! LMAO! I did get a kick out of that one though. Finally, the last reason I only gave it 4 stars was because the title indicates “submissive.” But Whitney popped off her mouth often and there was really only one punishment. Also, if this was a D/s relationship, couldn’t tell. When I hear submissive, that is what I think of in erotica.  I just wished it had a higher element to that. The description of the book is “the one and only Frankenstein who is more than willing to protect her if she submits completely to him. Talk about Scary Sex!”—I was really expecting something further out there than what it was.

Now! On to the good stuff– I really did enjoy the sex scenes that were in the book. I really like the chemistry between Frank, Cruse, Dana, Theodore, and Whitney. Also, Cruse can spank my ass any day! I liked Frank, but Cruse is def my fave. I also liked the characters as a whole. Though you do not get to fully know all of the characters, what you do get from them in the book makes you want to know more. I bought book 2 (Maci and her delish gargoyles) right after I finished this book because the author leaves you wanting more. Which, I love!!! I cannot wait to see what happens next! Aside from I mention before about not knowing what was going on for a while, I did like the author’s style. I like her creativity and imagination. Even though this is a smut filled erotic adventure, she also takes what we know from literature and gives them a sexy spin. I like that. I look forward to reading more of her works in the future.

If you want a quick, sexy, fix…I really do suggest this book. There are few typos, but I really did enjoy the book overall.

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The Erotic Adventures of Amy and Troy

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The Erotic Adventures of Amy and Troy by Red Phoenix

Goodreads Rating: 3 stars

Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

 

I want to start out by saying I LOVE Red Phoenix. If you want a great, erotic read, I ALWAYS recommend Red Phoenix. I believe The Erotic Adventures of Amy and Troy may be among her first novelettes (I read them all together in one book). Being a lover of Red Phoenix, it is easy to tell this is some of her earlier work.

When I first purchased this book, I was under the impression that it would be Amy and Troy’s erotic adventures together much like Brie and Sir’s adventures, however, I was disappointed to learn that it was actually about to people who love each other, but life seems to prevent them from being together. The Erotic Adventures are Amy and Troy’s separate adventures with various partners and the occasional chapter of Amy and Troy together.

Many of Amy’s erotic adventures left me needing a cold shower to cool down! They were spicy and erotic for sure. I wish the sexual relationship between Amy and Troy were as hot as their exploits. You can love someone passionately and have some heat in the bedroom. My other major complaint is that on the back of the cover it states “Can love survive the day Amy loses all her memories of her longtime love Troy Dawson?” The last 40 pages (of 267 pages) were about the incident which caused Amy to lose her memories. I felt that the scenes with Brad and New Troy were rushed but it was also easy to tell they were being deceptive in their information they were giving. It could have been made more clear that they were trying to win her over in her current state. And while I am at it, shame on them for doing that to Amy!!! I was excited to get a glimpse into the early Brad Anderson, and he was delicious in this story as he is in the Submission series. I do wish that he had bigger roles, or longer part in the story. For as much sex and story line as there was, some of the relationships were not as developed and it could be confusing. Especially feelings that were being tossed around.

At the end of the day, I did enjoy this book and read it fairly quickly. There were parts that made me smile, happy, wanted to punch someone, and again happy. My biggest wish is that it focused more on Amy and Troy together and not separate.

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Smart as a Whip

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Smart as a Whip by Judith Anderson

Goodreads rating: 4 stars

I received an email submission for Smart as a Whip in exchange for an honest review!

If Rebel Wilson and Albert  Einstein had a love child, it would be Kimber Cassidy.

Kimber Cassidy : If you think she’s too much for you, you’re probably right

Summary:

Coming close to giving up on her cherished dream of following

in her father’s footsteps, Kimber Cassidy, a plus-size

voluptuous beauty in her mid-twenties, jumps at the chance to

clear the name of a family friend, Manny. There’s been a

murder at a local BDSM playspace and Manny’s been framed

for the crime. In order to keep an innocent man from spending

his life in jail, Kimber needs to use the logical and analytical

skills taught to her by her father, a detective with the East Alton

police, who was killed in the line of duty when she was just

sixteen.

 

During her investigation into not only the murder, but also the

sexually provocative BDSM lifestyle, Kimber will need to use

her wits to gather all the facts and figure out who killed a

member of The Playspace; a local kinky club. But it won’t be

easy. During her adventure, she’ll come to know things not only

about her family, but about also about herself, that will shake

her to the core.

 

Things become even more complicated when Kimber meets

Jeremy, another club member who is as sexy as he is

dominant. As she delves deeper into the world of spanking and

bondage, she discovers her deepest dark desires, but will she

get lost in them? Only by relying on her father’s advice, facing

her fears, and realizing who she can trust and who she can’t,

will she be able to keep a man from suffering for a crime he did

not commit.

 

Review:

I was very excited to receive this book, I had been wanting to read it since shortly after it came out.

My overall opinion is that the book is original and can hold it’s own in the genre. This is slated as an erotica with an overall story beyond straight sex.  My qualm with this, I feel the rest of the story has more development and I find the sex scenes more lackluster. This story is a prime example. I felt the sex scenes could have been longer or at least in more detail. Or maybe I just wanted them to be longer and more detailed. I like to get worked up when I read erotica.  As far as the underlying story, I would have liked to learn more about the private investigation that Kimber was doing on the side of her actual job. I felt that, because this is a shorter story, that some aspects were glided over and became missed opportunities. It would have been nice to feel connected to Kimber instead of an observer of Kimber’s everyday life.

On the positive, it was still a great story. I liked Kimber, and would like to know Kimber better. Hopefully there will be other stories with Kimber so that readers can get to know her better and hopefully build that connection. I wish there was some more BDSM, and I feel this book was a good opener if one has not read a BDSM style book before.  I like that Kimber has confidence and an “in your face” personality. I feel there is a lot of promise in her character as she is further developed. And I of course loved Watson ❤ and am glad he was okay!! Or this would have gotten one less star!! 😉

 

 

About the Author:

Judith Anderson lives in the Midwest and has been living

the BDSM lifestyle since 2000. She has attended munches and

BDSM events for several years and is well versed in impact play

(spanking, paddling, caning, etc), fire play and rope. She has also

taught classes on aspects of the BDSM lifestyle within her local

community.

 

In 2015, she self-published Pretty When You Cry, an

anthology of her short stories, available on Amazon. It was

nominated for a Golden Flogger award by BDSM Writers Con for

best BDSM book in the “Anthology” category. She also had a short

story included in Riverdale Ave Books “The First Annual Geeky

Kink Anthology”. Her first novel, “Choice”, was published

by Blushing Books in Janurary 2016. She enjoys going for walks,

reading mysteries, listening to music and the sound of begging.

She particularly enjoys the begging. Especially accompanied by

tears.

 

Check out these links:

Facebook

Judith Anderson’s blog

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Dominated by Two Dragons

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Dominated by Two Dragons by Cynthia Mendoza, Narrated by Melissa Barr

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

I received this audiobook through Audiobook Boom in exchange for my honest review.

I really like dragon shifter romance/erotica. Not sure why, I have never really liked Dragons in general. I was pretty excited to listen to this book, but it was too short!!!!

I do enjoy short stories, really, but I like when there are multiple parts, or like a mini series. This was not that. I have looked, so maybe I am wrong, but the book was just too short! 😦 I felt it could have been a little longer in order for the reader/listener to understand and fully appreciate the base of the story. I also felt the sex scene wasn’t as fantastic as it could have been.

I did find it entertaining when the brothers went to the dragon club. I thought the scene when the possible “entertainment” for the night, found out he was one of the twins and backed up and ran out!

I will definitely give more of Mendoza’s books a go, she definitely piqued my interest!

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Crave

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Crave by Erzabet Bishop

Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

 

I was given a copy of Crave by the author for my honest review. I was really excited to start reading Erzabet Bishop’s books. I started with Crave first. I never read the preview of the book on Goodreads, so the story line was an honest surprise.

Overall, I liked it. I liked that it was erotic, bdsm, and a suspense/crime story all in one. Linnett starts out as a sub of an apparently gorgeous Dom. One evening while waiting for her Dom to show up to their favorite BDSM club, Crave, Linnett was forced into interacting with a visiting Dom. This Dom hurt Linnett and once she was released from the hospital, she disappeared, became a cop, and then became a Domme that visited Crave masked and hidden from any of her friends. Over the 7 year period from the incident up to current, the Dom that hurt Linnett got away. Every year around that date, this Dom went to random BDSM clubs and killed a woman who looked similar to Linnett. Linnett became a police officer after the event and eventually was put on this case because she lives the lifestyle and could understand the crime scenes better than the coworkers currently working the murders.

As a mini spoiler, I ALWAYS take a star when an animal dies in the story, especially if the animal was MURDERED. When the pet is a predominant character, I deduct more stars (here’s looking at you Patrick Ness!!!!). So, I almost stopped reading when Linnett’s cat was murdered by a serial killer out searching for Linnett. Not okay.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this story. I liked the bedroom scenes, I liked the overall character sketches of each character. I am very glad of how it ended. I look forward to reading more from Erzabet Bishop!

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Secrets of Submission- Blog Tour

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Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

This story is about Penny, who never seems to find happiness in her relationships. Each one is the same, unfulfilling, boring, vanilla, relationship. Penny finds herself just going through the motions in relationships and in life. One day, Penny decides to go to a vanialla, BDSM picnic. There she met Marcus.

*Side Point* This is my vision of Marcus:

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Marcus, like most Doms, can easily spot Penny out for what she is. Over the next week or so, Marcus and Penny begin a D/s relationship. Penny falls in love with Marcus, which, sometimes happens in a D/s relationship.

I won’t go more into the story, because it will provide way too many spoilers. I will, however, talk about how I feel about this story.

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One, I feel like MORE in depth sex scenes would have been nice. I feel that it is a little too Light BDSM for me. I know it was an “intro” for Penny, and Marcus, as a good Dom, really was trying to introduce Penny slowly. But, sometimes, you just kind of have to jump in and go for it 🙂 Second, the “climax” of the story, I wish there was a smidgen more. There are certain scenes that just kind of happen, and we never really know. Again, I can’t go into it without giving spoilers.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast and easy read. There were some grammatical errors, but the story was still enjoyable. I think it is a great intro story for D/s relationships. It also touches on briefly determining the difference between abuse and appropriate in D/s relationships.

My only wish was that there were more D/s non-vanilla encounters. I felt that it was a little PG13 for what it could have been. I feel it is okay to really dig into some of the toys and aspects of BDSM beyond some spanking and tying up to the bed. I also thought the menage encounter was good, but again, wished it had a little more BDSM. It is a light BDSM story.

Overall, I really did enjoy it. I could picture Marcus as this rustic, gorgeous, older man. I like that this story had an older man, and was not really NA Erotica. The same for Penny. I do like that she was older and that she had her life together (ish).

 

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LK Shaw lives in South Carolina with her highly spoiled and extremely needy beagle-mix pup. She began reading at an early age and devoured as many books as she could. Her favorite authors as a young teen were Christopher Pike and RL Stine. During the summer between her junior and senior years of high school, she ran out of books and asked her mom to loan her one of her “stupid romances”, and then she regretted ever calling them stupid. Because from that first book, she was hooked and hasn’t stopped reading them since. At one time, she owned over 1000 romance novels. Some of her favorite historical romance authors include Christi Caldwell, Courtney Milan, Mary Balogh, and Tessa Dare. Some of her favorite contemporary romance authors include Julia Sykes, Ella Dominguez, Skye Callahan, and Meghan March.

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Three Kings For Sarah

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Three Kings for Sarah by Noa Xireau

Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

I received this book in exchange for my honest review:

I really enjoyed this book. I want to point out, it is MMMF/menage/ erotica. If you cannot handle sexy scenes, then this book is not for you. BUT! If you do like some pretty sweet sexy times in an alternate reality full of vampires, native american dream walkers, werewolves, and magicians, well my friend…this book is for you!

I know what you are asking yourself, “If you liked the book, then why only a 4 star rating?” For majority of the story, I was super sucked into it. HOWEVER, there were a few things that made it somewhat difficult to me while I read. First, there were times I did not know who was speaking. I had to re-read some dialogues a few times and try to figure out who was speaking. Sometimes, someone who was not a part of the dialogue, suddenly appeared in the there. Second,there seemed to be some sentence structures that did not make sense. I believe this is because maybe translation from Spanish to English might have been the cause of this. It didn’t occur often, but when it did, I had to read a few times to get it sorted.  Finally, I felt the climax of the story could have had more to it. It just kind of ended. I would have loved to know why the Wizards were trying to siphon out Sarah’s life force anyways.

Overall, the story was interesting, entertaining, and sexy as hell! And personally, that is the most important. No one is perfect and the story was entertaining as a whole. The summary of the book provided on Goodreads is pretty spot on so I won’t go into it any further. If you are a fan of erotica, or would like to try some new erotica, this book is definitely recommended.