Smashwords book reviews by Manoa888

  • In that moment on July 03, 2013

    A wondrous and well-written romance told in just a few pages. The only negative is that Eruidice doesn't seem to have more stories. I would love to read more about this couple and more from this author.
  • Sexed Up, Tied Down Book 1 - a SEXY erotic romance short on July 03, 2013

    Wow! Erotic AND romantic. Yup, gotta read the series.
  • Wet on Aug. 01, 2013

    A short story but it was well-written with a great balance of hot sex and romance. I am definitely interested in reading longer stories from this author!
  • It Lives In Dark Places on Aug. 01, 2013

    If you enjoy horror stories, you MUST read this. Considering it's a short story, I was amazed at the intensity. It's a gripping story that is reminiscent of 'Relic' by Robert Preston and Lincoln Child.
  • Highlander on Aug. 01, 2013

    I agree with the previous poster regatding the ambiguity of the title. With the description of tunics, the imagery to me seemed more like medieval England/ Celts/Saxons/Crusades. However, unless you're specifically interested in a historically accurate story, I didn't find the description or language to be distracting. Honestly, many historically accurate (especially short) stories are difficult to read because you need translations and cultural references for the time period. I would've loved to read a lengthier story providing more character background, but it was still a nice romance.
  • Taken by the Dragon on Aug. 01, 2013

    This story had so much potential but ended up confusing trying to fit too many genres ... Nonhuman, Romance, Murder mystery, Lesbian, BDSM, Swinging. The main story is about a smart, sexy, insecure heroine who is taken by a gorgeous, sexy, dangerous dragon. I would've prefered a "love story" about these two. But the author throws in another possible hero in the form of a hardened detective who happens to "have a thing" for chubby blondes like the heroine and is also a dragon hunter. But don't stop there, let's also throw in the detective's bisexual partner who is a swinger and also likes chubby blondes and dragons.
  • Dinosaur Sex: 3 Story Bundle (Monster Sex Gangbang Erotica Collection) on Aug. 01, 2013

    I was really curious since this was the first time I've seen any fantasy about dinosaurs. The stories seemed to have a sci/fi twist which made the subject matter more palatable. Anyway, the stories were well-written and were actually really good given the short length. I'd love to read a longer romance version! Definitely a must-read for sci-fi/fantasy beast fans.
  • Summer Fling on Sep. 04, 2013

    A very enjoyable story. The storyline and characters were very realistic and believable. In fact, the realism was a pro and a con. I found that it was extremely easy to lose myself in the story because I wasn't rolling my eyes at typical over-the-top scenarios. For example, there is no mentally or physically flawed female who is suddenly transformed once she finds love. Serena and Kyle have normal issues and hang-ups to conquer. I found myself nodding my head in understanding, empathizing with those feelings of not being in control and questioning all motives and actions. On the disappointing side for me, I found the sex a little too bland. I wasn't expecting erotica but I didn't feel any deep sexual passion between Serena and Kyle. Maybe it's me but I've always felt more fireworks and passion in a new relationship. A minor issue was the editing. There seemed to be a number of missing words or letters. Nothing that you couldn't easily make out and I will definitely look into the author's other stories.
  • Milkshake Shower on Sep. 04, 2013

    I'm on the fence with this story. Overall, I thought the writing was fantastic but I had a serious issue with how quickly Natasha agreed to meet Francoise. After 20 years Francoise sends an email saying he's back and she starts primping herself to meet him? I would've expected Natasha's hurt and anger to kick in immediately. I also would've hoped Francoise's first text to say that he wanted to explain what happened, not just a "I'm here, how soon can you come over" type of email. 20 years is also a very long time. The story mentions she's had two children. Is she still married? Is Francoise married? His texts seem awfully arrogant in assuming she wasn't happily married. The sex was hot but I wouldn't have been distracted if: A: Time passed was only 1 or 2 years, or B: Francoise started his email saying he wanted a chance to explain what happened.