This series hits my sweet spot for near perfect erotica balance - my inexplicable oviposition fetish, just enough characterization, just dubious / reluctant enough consent, an attention to detail, and perfect length. The author says they wrote these stories because they wanted to see more of this style of work out there, and I do too. Excellent stories.
This story is easily my favorite, probably because it's dark, and involves insects and web bondage. The author's note says it was written first and it took a long time to find the right balance of darkness. I think the resulting work is just dark enough, but in the middle of the story, the hints of how dark it could go interested me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)