Tarin Peterson's sex life takes a turn for the surreal when she begins climaxing by shooting blue bolts of energy from her hands. These are serious releases of energy, ones that burn down houses or take down small planes.
Before one can suspect a case of universe's worst 'hot flashes', the story shifts from sexual comedy into a story with real stakes. Tarin's one of a very few gifted individuals who can manifest and manipulate sexual energy, and there are those who want to control and use it.
The book follows Tarin's attempts to control and utilize her power - for me, it was a highly entertaining variant on what the X-men's Cyclops must have had to go through as a teen - and how she deals with the two main men in the story. One's a hunky sex magician who has her best interests at heart. The other secretly wants to use her power to facilitate an alien invasion!
The Pearl Witch is at turns touching and surprisingly erotic. It definitely falls in genre of 'hot romance'. Yes, there's some S&M material in here, but it's handled tastefully and may even serve to introduce the reader to some situations that they find a turn-on. (Rest assured, most 'doms' are not seeking to exploit their 'subs' in order to open a portal between universes.)
(reviewed the day of purchase)