Some Like it Bi: Erotic Tales of Bisexual Ménage, contains nine erotic short stories guaranteed to arouse even the most demanding human, spirit or shifter ! While I absolutely loved some of the stories there were a couple that just made me cringe. I realize that reading tastes differ among people and because of this I'll refrain from dissecting the stories that didn't appeal to me. There were 3 stories that stood apart from all the others for me and those were; Seducing Sunshine ( Jennifer Roberts) , Y'know They Come in Threes (Anthony Beal) and About Last Night (Dani Brown).
This was my 2nd time reading Seducing Sunshine by Jennifer Roberts and I enjoyed the second helping just as much as the first. Seducing Sunshine manages to change the readers mind about Sunshine's roomie once you're aware of the reasons behind his harassment of Sunshine. The ending will leave you with a smile on your face.
Y'know They Come in Threes is the 2nd short story I've read by Anthony Beal. I am now officially a fan and will no doubt put skid marks on my debit card buying up his works as soon as I am done with this review. Y'know They Come in Threes is a poignant short about love, loss and grief. The twisty ending literally left me with my mouth open. Bravo Beal. Bravo.
Have you ever woken up after a night of partying hung over and not quite remembering what happened the night before? Oh c'mon people I know this hasn't happened just to me! About Last Night by Dani Brown is something like one of my past experiences except the female character in About Last Night wakes up in her bed between two hunky guys she knows whereas I woke up with my hair in 4 pigtails and a sharpie drawn moustache above my upper lip. Dani Brown did good here and best of all the ending promised that we'll be hearing from Andy (the girl) and her two friends again.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, I would. It was well worth the price of the book just for the pleasure of reading Seducing Sunshine ( Jennifer Roberts) , Y'know They Come in Threes (Anthony Beal) and About Last Night (Dani Brown).
I really suck at reviewing books because I hate giving the story away by going beyond the author's plot description. If you've made it this far I am assuming you've read it already. However, since it seems to be required in a book review here's a lil' bit of plot for you...
Once upon a time a god became obsessed with a goddess. Unfortunately the goddess Xial wasn't fond of Zanji preferring her human husbands over his godliness. Zanji turned out to be a bunny boiler and made it his mission in his immortality to stalk Xial and eliminate his human competition. As a result of their actions he and Xial are banished to an island by their big kahuna of gods Rahal’Nu . An island that many life times later is now revered by those in the know for its sexual tourism. While vacationing on the island 45 yr old Esme due to her involvement with island resident Reynaldo becomes part of the legend's current history.
That is all I am going to reveal about the legend surrounding the island that The Escapists takes place on. I want you to experience the story as I did. I went into this book not knowing a darned thing about it except that it was an erotic fantasy written by Anthony Beal and that was enough for me. I am a huge fan of Anthony Beal's writing style. His writing is so phenomenal that when he describes something not only can you see it in your mind but you can smell it as well. Yeah, he is THAT good.
As The Escapists unfolded I found myself literally gasping as details were revealed connecting the characters to the legend especially Reynaldo and his friends. Just a note, I have never ever gasped out loud while reading a book before but I more than made up for that with this book as it all started falling into place for me. I had a hard time putting The Escapists down and think you will too.
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What do tarot cards, the fae and a hag have to do with Beauty and The Beast? We first met Lord Bastien Sauvage in Alianne Donnelly's "The Beast". "Bastien" tells the tale of exactly how the beast came to be cursed although to be honest I'm not so sure that it wasn't The Beast who was cursed into being Bastien. I'd read the first installment of this series "The Beast" so I was familiar with Bastien and totally prepared to continue wanting to kick him in the nuts in "Bastien". However, that was not the case b/c even though Bastien was still just as wicked as ever experiencing the story via The Beast's POV made me adore Bastien. I've always had a thing for the bad boys and trust me Bastien is as bad as they get. There's some hot sex going on so be warned you might also want to keep a hanky nearby if you're anything like me there will be times when you get misty eyed.
Ms. Donnelly did an excellent job putting a new spin on Beauty and The Beast. You won't even miss the dancing candelabra.
The BDSM genre is so not my thing plus I find they are formulaic. You know the heroine is gonna get a big ol' heaping of whup ass, humiliation and somewhere along the line an enema.
Anyway so as I was saying, BDSM genre not my thing but in 2011 I lost a bet and as payback my friend loaded Captive In The Dark the first book in the Dark Duet series onto my kindle. Turns out the joke was on her. I totally loved the book. I also wouldn't classify the series as BDSM at all or erotica for that matter. Not that there is anything wrong with those categories except that to categorize this series into the genre tends to narrow the audience it will appeal to and that is a disservice to the books and author because the series is so much more than what the BDSM/Erotica categories imply. I can actually envision this series as an action/thriller movie men would even want to see while still retaining its appeal to women. If you loved "mommy porn" 50 Shades of Grey you will absolutely go stark raving bonkers over the Dark Duet Series. Ms. Roberts is a phenomenal writer, the story is original, the sex is steamy and all of the characters come across as real.
If you're expecting in depth plot summary or spoilers then my review is not for you. There are enough reviews here to fill that need. I think that other than the author summary going into a book with no idea of what the story is about makes for better reading.
I didn't think it was possible but the sequel to the series, Seduced In The Dark is actually better than the first book ! From the very first book Ms. Roberts by giving us glimpses into Olivia's life has made the reader aware that Olivia aka "Kitten" is a kick ass heroine. When she is abducted by Caleb you know she is not just going to roll over and let him break her instead she goes into survivor mode. She lets those in charge think they have mastered in reality she has mastered her abductor.
Her abductor is just one big ol' mass of dysfunction. There are times when you will absolutely hate him and wonder why Olivia would even fall in love with him. Yeah, she falls in love with him despite all she goes through. Before you roll your eyes trust me he is worthy of her love even if he doesn't think so. Caleb is a conflicted man, motivated by love and loyalty. As a child he was kidnapped taken to a foreign country and forced to endure a life filled with physical, mental and sexual abuse. Seduced In The Dark is full of plot twists, fantastic characters and secrets...lots of secrets. This book will touch you emotionally. There were times when I despised Caleb and the people that surrounded him yet there were times when those same people managed to strike a chord of sympathy within me. When Caleb abducted Olivia she was meant to be an instrument of revenge a mean to an end instead she ended up being Caleb's salvation.
When I was done with the book the first thought that popped into my head was that it would be very easy for Ms. Roberts to spin off the series into other books. There were quite a few characters I was intrigued enough with that I'd want to see what happened to them after Olivia's story came to an end. I hope that CJ will write about them in the future. In a nutshell SITD was an emotional roller coaster ride, riveting, heart breaking, hard to put down and best of all no enemas! I know it will be one of those books that I will be reading over and over again.
Bravo Ms. Roberts, Bra-freaking- vo!
This book was pure fantasy heaven. Normally I am not into fantasy but The Royal Wizard just blew me away. The writing is phenomenal and the characters are intriguing. From the moment the king appoints (to dismay of others) a female as his wizard you know this story is going to be different and it is. I had a hard time putting this book down and look forward to the next book of this series.