Provocative, well written much looking forward to the next part or parts. One of the best and bravest writers on here in my opinion. She can also write a coherent, syntactically correct and spell checked story. A bit of a rarity.
Well constructed, a great read. Now, what about part 3?
I doubt I would have read this had I not read the free part 1. I'm very glad I did. It does contain erotic and explicit scenes but this set would still be a good read if they were only implied. Profound respect for the author.
A good continuation and possible end to one branch of Cindy May's tales. As usual her book is well written (though the proof reader had a bad day :-)) and remarkably detailed. Maybe one day we'll see the Cindy May tour, with historical hand-out.
I'm feeling a bit like a stalker here; but, there are almost no well written, entertaining, edgy books out there for this genre, add to that the fact that Cindy May seems to be one of the few authors who hasn't apparently just gained an agent and increased their prices. You're left with ratings and reviews to inform.
If nobody tells you who they think are worth reading, you could easily spend a lot of money reading badly written rubbish. I have.
So, no, I'm not stalking.
OK. Cindy May continues to surprise readers (me) and continues to challenge convention. You don't have to like some or all of her content, that's entirely up to the reader. One assumes some level of curiosity or interest or you wouldn't buy the book.
She uses compelling arguments which demonstrate how transient social taboos are.
Yet another well written and informed book... I forgot the wonderfully salacious bit but that's a given with her books.
In this particular genre Cindy May is, at least in my opinion, about the best author out there. She's made me think and view some things with different eyes.
Extraordinary story to add to her many others. From a technical perspective the improvements in her proof reading have made her stories flow, in that respect this book is by far the best. Her stories have always been compelling and while raunchy and erotic, they do make you think (I hope).
I can't wait to see what comes next. Thank you Cindy.
Cindy's unique style continues to evolve. It would be nice to think we live in a world where her stories were pure lascivious fiction. Sadly what she writes about is true.
Her characters come across as real and, as with death, identification with one person is more powerful than with 100. We recognize the horror but have no framework in which to fit it.
By giving depth to her characters, Cindy helps identify with them, makes you want to reach to those that need help and want to castrate with a rusty wire, all those who use and abuse.
Her books are fun to read, raunchy, kinky and not for the faint of heart.
Historically pretty accurate. Erotically charged as well as pornographically so. This lady, like her heroins, is all too easily underestimated. Cindy May uses erotica like a spice, it flavours her work but doesn't define it.
Another good tale from Cindy May. The inside of her head must be akin to Hampton Court maze, one never knows which way she'll go next.
Her usual cotery of subjects are there, woven together in her own inimitable style. She sees the world with kinder eyes.
A good short story from the ever entertaining Cindy May. A nice Christmas present to us from her. I hope it wasn't a leaving gift and that all is right and well in her world.
I've not seen anything published since. I hope that's down to her hectic life.
Looking forward to more of her prose soon.
Result! She's back, and oh boy has she done it in style. This is perhaps not her best book, saying that it's still streets ahead of the majority of authors here. Her story telling has improved from very good to sublime. This story flows beautifully and demonstrates how women are so often seen as objects by individuals, institutions and entire nations. I'd love to discuss church and it's segregation of women with this author. I do wish there was a way of interacting with this author, she´s awesome.
Awesome, this lady's books read like a Tarantino film, with sex instead of bloodshed, mostly. Her characters come to life in all their beauty and heinousness. You'd have to be heartless not to feel for them; love for some, loathing for others.
As horrific as the situations are, you know that worse is happening every day in real life. I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't admit to enjoying the salacious parts of her stories.
I can honestly say I've learnt at least one new fact from each of her books. Educational pornography, wonders will never cease. Hopefully nor will Cindy May.
More! One of her best books for a long time. Now I have to wait till after the school holidays for the next(?) instalment. I wish one could leave interactive comments. Maybe one day in the future.
Her characters are acting like people, many of the situations they end up in are common and becoming moreso as more strings are removed from the safety net.
Her writing makes me realise more and more that the evils in the world are no different now than 400 years ago. We call ourselves civilized, yeah right.
Cindy, keep showing us the hypocrisy.
Whether it's written in a treatise or a wonderfully salacious novel, the basic facts don't change.
Interesting twists and turns both inside and outside the bedroom, though with Cindy a bed or room are optional.
She argues her points well but, I feel, for an argument to be valid one has to hear all or both sides. There are some good laws badly applied, often based on the current real politic rather than the issue it was originally enacted to resolve.
She's a voice for those below the radar. Keep up the excellent work!
Brave and well written. This was one of the first Cindy May books I read. Very erotic and downright hard-core pornographic in places, but, it has a cogent story, believable characters. There are good and bad folk in it. I was left with the devout hope that I'm not, nor will I ever be, anything like the bad.
If you look down on the stripper or sex worker YOU are the lesser person, how does the saying go? "Walk a mile in someone else's shoes..."
I've just seen the previous review and am stunned. It's a book. A story. How it can be called racist is beyond me. I reread it thinking maybe I'd missed something but no. Objectively there is no "ism" of any type. As for being a Southerner, I've worked with a few and met many others. On the whole I've found good and bad, more good than bad mostly. Some were downright bigoted. Basically, no different from here.
I'm guessing Ray Bradbury's books must sound awful to Martians, him not having been there and all.
In my humble and subjective opinion this book is good with strong characters and a good plot. Though the plot pales when compared to the reality of the young girls in the US that were kidnapped and forced to bear children, chained up for decades. To name but one event that would be dismissed if presented as fiction. Over here we have the horror stories of some of the rich and famous and their abuses, Ireland and the convent girls, Rwanda, Mexico, Austria. All have horror stories.
I was once told that if I had nothing good or constructive to say, I should shut up.
It's a good book, try the free taster and decide then.
She's done it again. Her style is evolving, her characters have depth. If you read a few of Cindy's books you'll note a couple of common themes. The most important is "who are you to judge another without understanding or knowing the context". She points out the hypocrisy and dichotomy, the double standards and the occasional bit of gratuitous sex. Looking forward to where the journey goes next.
This book is excellent. It's not erotic but does contain abuses and realities. Cindy has managed to convey the characters so they become three dimensional. Share managed to make me feel ashamed because I've chosen, in the past to ignore these same abuses.
Her historical research is excellent. Read this and you will learn things. Hopefully the first is respect.