I was raised in a community that still hums with folklore and superstition, and has a flair for drama that would put most to shame. Although that may not come across in novels such as these, I have a separate hard drive that holds my other work. I prefer to write stories centered around dark humor, drama and terrible circumstances mixed with folklore crashing into daily life. I'm thin as a rail, listen to music while I write and have been caught on multiple occasions dancing in my chair while I edit and proofread. I've tried many outlets for creativity, and the one that I enjoy the most is my writing, closely followed by my artwork.
I do not enjoy long walks on the beach, I am not overly fond of watching the sun rise or set and I have not yet traveled to see anywhere far off and fantastic. I am, however, a damn good shot in a FPS. I drink beer, hate bananas for no good reason and my favorite season is winter because someone needs to love it. I write fast and often, and if my first novel wasn't enough of an indication, I like to please everyone.
Sadie S. Forsythe
on July 29, 2013 :
I find that I really like Hart's writing and characters. Granted there is little to this story except A LOT of sex, but hey that's what I picked it up for so it's not really anything to complain about. The world building felt a little week, but especially so since there appeared to be some quite detailed races/peoples/societies involved. This book is apparently set in the same universe as Hart's Playing with Tigers series, which I haven't read yet. I get the feeling that a lot of the lacking social details are set out in those Tigers books, because the author has obviously taken the time to develop them even if not seen here. Either way I still found the story easily followable and I adored Loki and Kyo.
I had to drop a star because some of the earlier sex scenes felt almost like rapes even if Loki had consented. I had a hard time relaxing into that. That's just me though. Hart even warns in the introduction that the Swordmaster Dasan books arn't "meant to display safe or proper bondage practices," so I can't claim to have been unprepared. It's fiction afterall. I can appreciate that. But like everyone, I have my own personal limits.
A fun, well-written read.
(As an aside I actually couldn't help by imagine Kyo as the Onime-no-Kyo from Samurai Deeper Kyo. They really look nothing alike, but between the name and the constant cruelties my mind made the leap and wouldn't let it go.)
(review of free book)
on Aug. 05, 2012 :
Well-written, erotic and enjoyable, like her earlier books. It fleshes out parts of the story continued in Playing with Tigers. I am looking forward to her continuing the epic, building on and explaining the darker tale on Playing with Tigers: Broken.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 06, 2012 :
Really, really liked this. Haven't read the other books, so a little hard to follow in the beginning without a full setup for world building. The little twist at the end was a nice touch. Could use some better editing.
(review of free book)