Smart as a Whip

smart as a whip

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

Secrets of Desire Cover Reveal

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I Have been asked to host a Cover Reveal for L.K. Shaw’s book, Secrets of Desire, sequel to Secrets of Submission (Scroll down for my review)

Super excited!!

 

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*****BLURB*****

When secrets surface…

Bridget Carter seems to have the perfect life. She’s happily single and has a career she loves as a fashion designer at a local boutique. She enjoys playing at Club Eden and bounces from one Dominant to another. She’s not looking for love, even though she’s more than intrigued by Connor Black. When a secret from Bridget’s past surfaces, Bridget and Connor are forced to work together to protect an innocent.

The battle begins…

Scarred inside and out, Connor Black fights to protect those who can’t protect themselves. He also hides behind a mask of confidence. Battling against his own insecurities, he secretly envies the boldness Bridget exudes. He watches her with a look of longing he thinks he’s kept hidden. And when Bridget comes to him for help, he realizes he can no longer keep his desire secret. But an enemy is ready to strike and Connor must battle his inner demons to protect the people he is coming to love.

 

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***ABOUT THE AUTHOR***
LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. It wasn’t until within the last seven or eight years she tried her hand at contemporary romances. While historical romance remains one of her favorite go-to genres, romantic suspense, especially with a little kink thrown in, have become a first pick from her TBR list.
She initially began writing in November 2015 as part of National Novel Writing Month, when, suddenly, the story became something more than just a “sure, I’ll try to put some words together”. The vision for the story snowballed and, before she knew it, she began taking steps toward publishing. Each book in her first series feature Romantic Suspense and BDSM combined.

LK loves to interact with readers. You can follow her on any of her social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LKShawAuthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LKShaw_Author
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01EZ0X4DA
Blogger: www.lkshawauthor.blogspot.com

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!

Exploit Me!

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Exploit Me! By Nicola Diaz

Goodreads Rating: 2 stars

Audible Rating: Overall 2 Stars, Narrator Rating: 3 stars

I was given this Audiobook free for my honest review. I have not been paid in anyway for this review. This opinion is my own.

First, I want to say, the narrator, Sunny Tusker, was great, but the story was a little off for me. This is supposed to be in the realm of BDSM, and though some of the acts were BDSM, it was less D/s and more bondage and masochism. When I read the description, I guess I expected something completely different, that included more D/s in it, but there isn’t any of that at all in it.

This story actually is about a girl who gets fired from her waitress job, she then finds out she is 2 months behind on rent and will be evicted if she doesn’t cough up the cash fast. So she goes to the local coffee shop and looks at the help ads posted and comes across a bdsm type photo magazine ad. She tears the back ad page searching for new models, and the remaining part of the story are 2 live sex shows in which the boss takes photo/video. Reminds me of the Live Sex Acts club on Bourbon Streets. I have never been there…but similar concept, minus the some guy taking pictures (well I guess maybe except they have PR people that might).

It felt missing a lot. I believe this story continues on, but I am not sure how promising it feels. The flow of the story was a reflection. It starts out with Kelly going out on stage for a show and she is reflecting back on how she got her start. The bondage scenes were not very hard and could use a little more excitement. More character description would help as well. It is hard to visualize what is going on when you do not really know what the characters look like.