he/they, 23, trans + gay.

Ezra's favorite authors on Smashwords

Anna Wineheart
Latest book: Forced By His Wolf Brother.
Published February 29, 2024. (4.67 from 3 reviews)
Beckett Layne
Latest book: Accidents Happen.
Published June 3, 2024. (4.50 from 2 reviews)
Chara Croft
Latest book: In Daddy's Care.
Published February 16, 2024. (4.33 from 3 reviews)
L J Greene
Latest book: Obedience School 2: Parts 4-7.
Published May 12, 2021.
Micki Drake
Latest book: Forced by the Hellhound.
Published February 14, 2023. (4.78 from 9 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Ezra

  • Tentacled by the Toilet on Oct. 28, 2021

    Really hot, and well done!
  • Twisted Together on Dec. 16, 2021

    This was both a hot read and surprisingly emotional! I came into it expecting it to be an erotica read and nothing more, but caught myself staying up reading and even crying when Bennett was feeling at his lowest. I won’t go on tons and tons about this because honestly, if you’re alright with the above topics, just read it. Odessa Hywell’s writing is superb. I’m scared to read her next series because then I’ll have nothing else to read! I hope she continues to write more and more because it flows so nicely.
  • Henry the HuCow: A Gay Lactation Fantasy on Dec. 16, 2021

    This was wonderful to read! I love HuCow and hadn't seen it down in MM, and well, R. Phoenix always writes what I'm looking for!
  • Henry the HuCow 2 on Dec. 16, 2021

    I like how this novella picks up the pace, so to speak, in the story of Henry. The first book leads us up to the point we want, and now we get some "udderly" delicious lactation play and cowplay (?).
  • Henry the Hucow 3 on Dec. 16, 2021

    I loved this and also wish for more forever because I love this story. The breeding scene was hot AF!! I also loved the twisted connection between Henry and his bull.
  • Forced by the Wolf on Dec. 16, 2021

    The wall-to-wall noncon was delicious, as well as the breeding kink of it all. Logan, you could tell, did care for Sean and just didn't quite have control over his wolf. Loved reading this!
  • Pretty Things on Dec. 16, 2021

    This was both emotional and steamy. Bodhi felt so much pain being left behind by his twin, and then finally they reunited. The sex was amazing and Croft's mastering of feminization quick was just great! I hope she writes more feminization.
  • Three Times As Good on Dec. 16, 2021

    This was okay for me, not the best. It might just be that I don't jive with the writing, but it wasn't as erotic as I thought it would be. If you like the thought of triplets though, I would recommend.
  • Punished, Disciplined, and Locked Up by My Brother: Impregnated by My Brother the Complete Series on Dec. 16, 2021

    Maybe I'm just desensitized to dark and taboo, but this did not feel as dark to me as I expected. Mostly because the brothers already have the hots for each other in the beginning and he essentially consents to what he knows is going to happen. I'm interested in the story of father/son dynamic, though. The pregnancy sex was hot, but not a fan of the sex-to-labor birthing.
  • Always Oskar: Sinful Delights #1 on Dec. 23, 2021

    5/5. This is one of the most romantic, swooniest reads I have read this year (and just in time, considering it is almost January). Odessa Hywell is an amazing author. Her writing gets me invested, the POVs between each characters are clear in their difference, and the sex scenes are hot and steamy. I didn't know what exactly to expect from this book except a generational-gap of incest I haven't read before, and it was not what I was expected. It was everything and more. On the surface, this has a lot of enjoyable tropes and taboo: grandfather/grandson, size difference, a 35-year age gap, mafia. Yet this story is more than the sum of its parts: it is a story of love that is all-consuming, so gentle between them, and there is an amazing sense of how possession and love and comfort comes with the bond these two have. How each breath they take is for one another. For the mafia plot, it was on the lighter side, but I know it will develop more between all the books. We get a glimpse into a life lived like this, from the strong opening to some darker story beats, where no, Ian is not a 'perfect' person or even entirely moral. Yet it was all situated in a way that flowed well, and as it is reflected on in the epilogue for Oskar, I think Hywell creates a balance between the immoral underbelly and the almost pure love between these two. Sex wise, this isn't wall-to-wall sex, and nor is it particularly kinky. There are panties and there are quite erotic scenes, but you won't be seeing power exchanges, roughness, or things such as that here. I think it makes perfect sense for them. The real intimacy between Ian and Oskar is the soft touches, the reaches for each other in the night, the bathing together that shows such a blissful love. However, there is one somnophilia-ish scene, for those who want the touch of kinkiness! As far as side characters, I worry for Holden and love Arlo. I know Holden has a book, and I hope Arlo might get one himself. They weren't heavily featured but I like how they filled out the world some and can't wait to see it continue to build on. The epilogue was sweet, even if a tad 'unrealistic', but you're reading a taboo incest book with an HEA. What did you expect? I loved how it all came together for them, both in the comedic bits and how there was a version of picket fences for them both. I was glad Oskar was able to step into his own. I feel like I could rant about this book about how good it is, or fill it with my favorites quotes, but I won't. If you're comfortable with the incestual taboo, read it.
  • Monster-Forced: The Monster's Forced Breeding on Feb. 18, 2022

    This was some great monsterfucking noncon with so much somnophilia and breeding kink. Damn. Wineheart does not disappoint.
  • Family Values: Sinful Delights #2 on March 24, 2022

    3.5/5. Content Warnings for book: Incest, brief mention of parricide, fratricide, grief, sex trafficking of a minor (off page), murder, gun violence, discussion of cannibalism, brief but explicit description of underage sex Kink: Light, unnegotiated D/s, exhibitionism, public sex, group sex, switching "They're night and day, the shore and the ocean. But just like every night meets dawn and every day meets dusk, and the ocean kisses the sand beach at high tide, they . . . go together. You can't have one without the other. They are one half of a complete whole. And I want them both in equal measure." Family Values is the second book in the Sinful Desires incest mafia series, that weaves the story between twin brothers Theodore and Jasper, and the Sterling family head Abaddon. This is mostly, a story about the bond twins share, and how to find happiness while processing grief. Theodore and Jasper are already twins who have been lovers - one of them is not whole without the other. Throughout this story we are shown time and time again how Jasper, the one who is seen as braver and better built for a life in the Family, feels he is the weaker out of the two of them. This is because Theo is his spot of goodness, his sunshine amongst all the dark he ultimately comes to cope with. Theo isn't built for this world of bloodshed and death, but it is not so simple that he could just walk away from it. Instead, we come to see how both Jasper and Abaddon protect him by shouldering the painful parts of their business, while his own job is to love. To give love fully, and to hold them and caress the wounds that still remain. He is honestly my favorite character. Throughout the book we see the hurt and grief Abaddon holds, and how the twins help him process through it. While the past cannot ever be undone, new perspectives can be shed over it, and through the twins Abaddon is able to learn that you can love once again, and it doesn't undo the love you held for someone else before. I find a lot of books Hywell writes tend to touch on deeper topics beyond the relationship she is conveying, and I think this is done here too within the pages of this book. Grief and love are sometimes so difficult to put to words and understand, but these three find their way together. The course of their relationship is slow... and unfortunately for me, there was no burn. There is no tension that pulls them together as a trio - Jasper and Theo had plenty to want to stay together, but the same couldn't really be said for Abaddon with the two, individually or as a pair. Perhaps this was on purpose, but Abaddon was very closed off and hard for me to connect with as a reader, even in his own POV chapters. Jasper and Theo were a lot easier for me to see as full, well-rounded characters, though I believe that is aided in the fact that they are character foils to one another. There is no tension, so when they do get together, it feels rather anticlimatic because nothing was released. It just was. There is a scene later in the book where it touches on how Abaddon was holding back from the twins, but did anything really change between him and the twins on page? It's hard to say, though I did appreciate the clarity when it is noted that the pairs - Abaddon and Theo, Theo and Jasper, Abaddon and Jasper - all needed to have special time together too. How polyamory triads do not have to be all three of them together, always. Another issue that comes up, is because of this slowburn, it feels like the sex scenes are packed in for the later 40% and are more checklist - one with Theo and Jasper, one with Jasper and Abaddon, one with Theo and Abaddon, a couple with the trio. I feel a few of them could've been cut and it wouldn't have really changed anything, and while that's fine to have sex just for sex, it did just make the narrative feel disjointed. A lot of page time was dedicated to Abaddon's grief. I don't want to spoil so I won't go too in depth, but while I think this was important for the character growth and the journey for Abaddon - I do fear the page time given to all of that, throwing in time skips and this sort of overall 'stillness' in the book, it caused the romance to suffer. I didn't really feel excited for these three to finally get together, and my emotional responses were more just on the aspects of Abaddon's suffering than anything to do with his connection to Theo and Jasper. The mafia content in this book was also expanded upon from Always Oskar, which made sense considering who the characters were and their roles in the Family. I am seeing the plot thread that will tie this series together, and I am definitely interested to see how much more it will be expanded on in the final book with its own grand finale. Writing wise, I do always love Hywell's writing. The sex scenes were hot, the prose was there, though I felt there were more choppy sentences than usual in her work. Sometimes I felt things were unnecessarily repeated or too many filler words in a sentence marked by commas. I suppose I just wanted the writing to be a bit snappier and not bogged down. Overall, this was a good read, but some aspects just didn't work for me. **I was given an ARC in exchange for my written review.**
  • Blood Bound: Sinful Delights #3 on June 22, 2022

    Blood Bound is the final book in Odessa Hywell’s mafia incest series, featuring Holden and Marcus, a nephew and uncle. I think out of the three books, this one is my second favorite. Not only do we have Hywell’s smooth writing and editing, but there is plenty of humor as well in the form of Holden. In terms of romance, I enjoyed the development of Marcus and Holden. We once again miss out on the usual tension of incest because they already have an established sex life. However, I enjoyed the angst within this one, because Holden felt like Marcus didn’t trust him. As actions play out in the book you can see where there are weaknesses in their relationship (which wasn’t even truly committed) and how they grow to overcome them and become stronger together. The sex scenes? Hot hot hot. The author says this book isn’t daddy kink and while it’s not, I do think Daddy is used enough as a joking, teasing title by Holden that it may turn some readers off who avoid that term in their books. Take this as a warning! Also the returning nickname of “peanut” might get to someone. It personally wasn’t my favorite at first either, though it grew on me. Their backgrounds and the way they paralleled themselves really were interesting and heartbreaking. I enjoyed getting those little flashbacks and how these two got to be who they were today. Unlike the previous couples where the younger MCs were more out of the mafia fray (or in it, but not totally by choice), Holden enjoys what he does and being part of the #killsquad. I liked that aspect to him. In general there is a lot more mafia plot due to the way it is wrapping up the overall plot line for this series, so expect that. Overall, for a surprisingly low-angst but bloody mafia incest story, I recommend this book!
  • Forcibly Knotted by the Shifter: Mate on Sep. 25, 2022

    Very good and hot! Shifted sex and mpreg, what more could you want?
  • Forced by the Hellhound on Feb. 17, 2023

    So, how much do I have to pay for the author to write more of these two? And in this town in general? Don’t get me wrong - this is noncon erotica, yes. However, Drake is able to give us a taste of world-building, a tease of the sweet romance that could blossom between the two characters, that I want more of it! I want more Ben and Isaac. I’m begging at your feet, author! If you want to write more in this town in general, that’s fine too. For a new author, especially in the taboo genre, this was a hit for me. My only small criticisms are the formatting (there were some Very Long Paragraphs) and that I just wanted more. Highly recommend checking it out if you like noncon, shifter sex, and erotica that gives a swoony HEA.
  • Say You Love Me: Forest & River on Feb. 17, 2023

    This was a cute little romantic erotica with some praise kink! I have to admit that the names Forest and River made me laugh, BUT, Puddle is the cutest pet name ever. Odessa never fails me when it comes to smut and her impeccable writing — so I really enjoyed that aspect. Overall, if you want short and sweet. I would definitely pick this up from Smashwords!