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  • The Slave Factory on June 30, 2013

    Book Review The Slave Factory by I.M. Telling Synopsis I purchased The Slave Factory a week ago, and believe it or not I never even bothered to read the book description. I got the book when a little Twitter tweeted me… to let me know that the new book was out. Of course that meant for me to go check it out. Mind you, it had been a while since I’d read one of Telling’s books…but let me tell you, was I ever glad I did! Six pages into the book I had to stop, go back, and re-read it from the beginning-thinking that I had missed something. Then I blinked and before you knew it, I was on chapter six. My initial intent was not to read, but take a peak, start my Sunday dinner and get ready for the NBA playoffs. But that didn't happen. I kept right on reading. It was a struggle for me to put it down. The story centers on a mild mannered and very inquisitive Tonya Wilson who suddenly decides marriage just isn't her cup of tea and that she’d rather indulge in pacifying an insatiable appetite than be tied down from 9 to 5. Then there’s Jim & Sheila, a couple which lives on the edge, the two of them together they’re almost impossible to satiate. Next, there’s Jerome his appetite is voracious and he’s just downright greedy. Annie has a ravenous desire but she has it all under control...And Bruce, well he’s just an average guy with a fetish for fun, who’s also proud to be gay. Put all six of these little pretties together and all that’s missing is a little BDSM. All they need now is a little Social Recognition. I love a book that has numbered pages. And this is an ideal book to get introduced to the world of BDSM. And like a reviewer before me put it… “Once you get started it’s a real page turner”, you’ll be close to the middle and trotting like Secretariat or Seattle Slew to reach the finish line, or rather, then end of the book. My Rating Scale 1 star - for interest peak…now you've got me…but can you keep me 2 stars - author tells a story that flows…it’s either good or not so good 3 stars – author makes you ask questions, questions and more questions…but doesn't stop 4 stars – story has the element of surprise or suspense… 5 stars – now what… a conclusions is reached or anticipation follows Review Telling writes the characters in a way that makes you wonder… (is he for real…or, are the characters really made up); This could very well be the boy or girl next door , with a side order of enhanced sexual elements, written in extraordinary ways. I really enjoyed reading about them and the book. Without giving anything away, there are a few twists here and there but you’ll find those inside the book. And that tattoo, let’s just say it’s on the cover for a reason. I was surprised quite a few times during my read, but that just made the intensity of reading that much fun. And the ending, I can honestly say I love a good whammy, I definitely didn't see that coming. Come to think of it, I didn't see that times 3…yeah, it was just that good! When it comes to storytelling, this is not a first for Telling. He’s definitely been around the block a few times. But I must admit he certainly knocked this one out of the park. Yeah, so he left me hanging…he’ll do the same to you. He has a tendency to make you laugh as he provides amusement to this entertaining piece, which just goes to show… by the way the story ended, he knew by then that he needed a Part II. I can’t wait to hear/read if he can actually top this. I hope we as readers get to travel more in part two. Either way, I've got my Amazon money ready, and I’ll only be 1-Click away! If you like The Slave Factory, and I’m pretty sure that you will, you’ll also like reading some of his earlier work; Or, for a variety and/or similar reads try reading works by: Leah Michaels, S. Renea Bates, Curtis Alcutt, Rayna Stone, Michelle Bellon, JC Emery, Morgan Ashbury, Kristin Nelson, Malia Mallory, Kendra Egert, Alexia Haynes, or Robert India. You can read more about I. M. Telling by visiting him on Twitter… his author pages on Facebook, Smashwords, ALL Romance and Goodreads. His books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ALL Romance, ITunes, Kobo Sony and eBay. Or you can contact him at >> Here on the Smashwords site and @ http://www.amazon.com/I.-M.-Telling/e/B007Q0ZGLK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
  • The Slave Factory: Exposed! on July 15, 2013

    Book Review The Slave Factory: Exposed! by I.M. Telling Synopsis: Moments after receiving the second book of this masterful tale (where Telling describes it as the second volume of a planned trilogy) my work for the day was put aside. As soon as I received various email’s and social media messages announcing its release…I thought to myself…”REALLY-Already!” Hmm, well why it was just twenty days or so ago when the first volume The Slave Factory was released. Anyway…with that being said, let me just add… “Here we go again!” From the Preface and into the first couple of chapters we’re reminded of the stunning ending that the first book left us as readers in a quandary over. After sampling what The Academy wonderfully crafted and skillfully served, we quickly return to New Canaan, Connecticut where one man’s anger has ignited into a roaring blazing fire; one that Smokey the Bear can’t even stamp out. I love the way the author re-introduces us to his character. He refers to him as the malevolent Conner Brennan, AKA-Mr. Green and it is here where the story begins. To get you caught up where the story left off…well just say this guy went from looking green like Jim Carey did in “The Mask” and turned to a more extreme darkening…Bruce Banner like as “The Incredible Hulk”…metaphorically speaking that is. The reason, well it all stems from what happened at the end of book/volume one. Mr. colorful feels like he was cheated…actually beat out of the property that he so rightly purchased. Unable to release his anger…in fact, his constant thoughts about what happened had continued to play and replay in his head; it was enough to drive him to do the unthinkable. For him the anger deepens and in his mind he convinces himself that he has no other choice but to take matters into his own hands. Those people at that so called-non-existent “Slave Factory” had forced his hand and now he believes he has to take back what’s rightfully his…”by any means necessary”…and that’s exactly what he does. No, this isn’t one of the normal everyday BDSM Telling novels that we’ve come to know and love…this is one of those… “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” mixed with “Revenge”… a little “Julie Newmar”… “Taken” “Die Hard” “Assassin’s Creed” with a little “Hawaii-Five-O” and “Driving Miss Daisy” all rolled up in one. Review Where do I begin? Well of course I have to answer my own question and put an end to the wonderment from my previous review and that was…”If the author could indeed, top the first volume of book one. And after reading Part-II, let me just say…”I take my hat off to you Mr. Telling, for a magnificent read…that was…is…well written. I know many readers will want a more detailed description from this review of what’s actually going on in the story…well, I’m not one that likes to give anything away. But however today, I’ll make a slight…and I do mean a slight exception. After-all, that’s what buying the book, is all about. But you didn’t need me to tell you that. Well, in the first chapter, the plot is set in motion. The “green spider” spins his web and everything and everyone connected to The Academy gets a chance to feel his wrath. Going back to that night, the events of the evening have come to an end and there is a change taking place at the academy. That beautiful tattoo, the one on the cover of book one, well the body who owns it is now in charge and she proudly carried out the duties and responsibilities of her predecessor. The students are all in their respective places and it from there that we learn of the journey that each student undertakes. Okay…enough of that! Within the walls of this awesome cover jacket’s design is everything a spider can catch when it set outs to catch a fly; the spider… the malevolent Conner Brennan, AKA Mr. Green. There’s something in each chapter for every Telling fan. The sex well reading about it…is greatly written but it’s the other additives…with all the action as I mention earlier in the Synopsis, that throws you off guard and then slaps you with the unexpected. So, if you are wondering which slave it is that is so uniquely tied in red rope on the cover…well…? Buy the Book and see! Although it may appear to be an obvious choice, looks can be deceiving, especially they all like to be tied up occasionally with a little naughty knot or two. Once again, being impressed by this author and with this entertaining piece of reading material that he created goes way beyond anything I could (ever…ever) have imagined. I was an emotional reading wreck from the beginning…and damn near entering a comatose breathing state after reaching the end from reading The Slave Factory: Exposed! Volume- II. Well done, Telling…well done indeed! My Rating Scale 1 star - for interest peak...now you've got me...but can you keep me 2 stars - author tells a story that flows...it's either good or not so good 3 stars - author makes you ask questions, questions and more questions...but doesn't stop 4 stars - story has the element of surprise or suspense... 5 stars - now what... a conclusions is reached or anticipation follows You can read more about I. M. Telling by visiting him on Twitter... his author pages on Facebook, Smashwords, ALL Romance and Goodreads. His books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ALL Romance, ITunes, Kobo Sony, eBay and Kindle eBooks. Or you can contact him at: http://www.amazon.com/I.-M.-Telling/e/B007Q0ZGLK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
  • If I Was a Woman... on July 19, 2013

    Book Review “If I Was A Woman” by I.M. Telling Synopsis Passion and desire are things that women often crave. But what is it that craves this emotion in men? Is it the heat of the moment? Is it an unusual excitement that triggers emotion for them? Or is it a context of romance or sexual desire? Women want to be overwhelmed by it…consumed by it), for them as far as relationships go… passion is a standard requirement. The term is usually applied to a lively or eager interest in a cause or in an unusual excitement or even a compelling emotion. Mix that with a little magic and poof…instant patī. This is an odd but hilarious… quirky…eccentric, unusual but entertaining story where one guy is filled with a deep and encompassing emotion and unexplained desire that constantly makes him question and wonder (What If…). He fantasizes more than the average Joe and he is then labeled to be coveting a simple fornication with his wife as well as a more complex one of fantasizing about other women that is implied by the term LUST! For Justin, lust is his intense desire or craving to experience, and even crave to know what it would be like to be a woman. This powerful psychological feeling produced such an intense wanting in him that it attracts the attention of Barney who after hearing Justin’s plea, can’t pass up the opportunity to mingle and meddle. After all, what else does this little demon have to do? As you read further into the story, Justin begins to feel that he had been missing out on something. But once he starts to feel the passion, the desire…the need to make him succumb and give in to the temptation, he literally finds it hard to remain in his own skin. As his hunger for eye increases he suddenly realizes that his thoughts are allowing him to cheat. He’s never been unfaithful to his wife Christine, but he just can’t seem to let his fascination and infatuations go. One night while he was on one of his rants on observing his favorite species he makes the “What If I Was A Woman” remark again…then adds “the things that I would do” one time too many, for little does he know that-those very words would be a constant reminder that you can in fact get the things in life that you want especially when you take the time to ask. You just never know who is listening! Review Barney’s not like any of the other creatures. He’s a demon on a mission. And well… the pit wasn't a place that he liked being in every minute of the day and then every second and minute of the night. Hell…that’s exactly what it was, and well unlike his fellow demons, he needed a break. After zeroing in on the latest thoughts of repetitive sexual imaginations he soon noticed that those imaginations were developing into a pattern. They were starting to pop up more frequently…they were indeed sexual fantasies. And that was all he needed. So being the little demon that he is…he followed the trail. “If I Was A Woman” has definitely become, without a doubt one of …if not now one of my favorite I.M. Telling stories to date. Where does he come up with these scenarios, these plots...he, it and his mind, as far as story telling goes, he is indeed capable of say that (I AM Telling a good story?) The further I read it made me realize how easy it is to open your mouth and just let the words fly out. Reading this will make you watch what you say… and definitely appreciate life as it was intended to be for you! In this story Justin was a man that liked to drink, hang out with the boys and just look at women. He had a habit of expressing to his drinking buddies how lucky women were, and in fact, he even makes a comment telling them what he would do and how he would do things if he was a woman. It was like sowing new seeds and watching the little dandelions’ pop up out of nowhere, the way they do all over your lawn. Before he knew it…Barney had found his next target. Yep, messing with Justin’s head would definitely keep him upstairs and out of the fire for a while. Anyway, he felt that Hell was just too hot for him. And so Justin would become the next intended target or rather victim to Barney’s next and newest game; and he knew exactly which one of his latest goodies to pull out of his back of tricks. The fun begins after Barney asks Justin if he wanted to take his fantasy for a test run and he in turn jumps in with blinders on to take the plunge. Thing is, he forgot about one important thing. And when he realizes what it is…he couldn't believe how selfish he had been when he did. His curiosity gets the better of him and he never bothers to consider that what he was about to do was like making a deal with the devil himself. For this couple, things would never be the same. My Rating Scale 1 star - for interest peak...now you've got me...but can you keep me 2 stars - author tells a story that flows...it's either good or not so good 3 stars - author makes you ask questions, questions and more questions...but doesn't stop 4 stars - story has the element of surprise or suspense... 5 stars - now what... a conclusions is reached or anticipation follows You can read more about I. M. Telling by visiting him on Twitter... his author pages on Facebook, Smashwords, ALL Romance and Goodreads. His books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ALL Romance, ITunes, Kobo, Sony, eKindle, and eBay. Or you can contact him from his contact pages at the end of the books that you purchase. Or from the Author pages on each site mentioned above.