Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW Paranormal Novella by Asta Idonea AND GIVEAWAY

The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.

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About the Author
Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages. 

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind! 

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing. 

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Monday, February 20, 2017

REVIEW! of 2 WPW Stories

I picked up this anthology as part of my desire to get to know the writings of my fellow Wicked Pen Writers. "Erotica After Midnight: Supernatural Sex Stories" gave the opportunity to read stories from two of the WPW, along with the work of other talented authors. This review reflects the stories by WPWs Patient Lee and JC Winchester.

"Ghosts Have Pride" by Patient Lee is the first story in this anthology.

The Plot: This is a story about a young woman named Lex who can see ghosts, and is continuously visited by her late grandmother who apparently does not approve of her current lover, a man named Matt. The physical relationship the main character has with Matt lacks in the pleasure department, despite liking him for other reasons. She finds herself thinking of her former friend Jenn during a self-pleasure session, recalling an innocent juvenile same sex exploration between them. Later she reflects on a same sex encounters from college. Feelings of shame overwhelm her for enjoying these encounters, and Lex dumps her boyfriend in her confusion  Lex remains confused about her sexuality until her grandmother reveals her own same sex orientation, guiding her to old photos, and eventually to a visit with her former lover, who visits, and explains her relationship with her grandmother. Inspired, Lex contacts Jenn from high school, learning that yes, Jenn was a lesbian, and that she had every desire to explore what they had begun so long ago.

My Take: This story is unbelievably beautiful. I'm a sucker for stories of self discovery. The sex scenes were spicy, varied, and well described, and Lex's character was relatable without being a cliche. The grandmother visiting to offer support and a push toward happiness was a great plot driver as well as a sensitive, original concept.

My Rating: This is probably my favorite Patient Lee story to date! The writing flows effortlessly, builds in tension nicely, and provides a happy ending that so many readers crave. I rarely give anything 5 stars, but this story deserves it!

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"A Night in Hell" by JC Winchester took me by surprise. 

The Plot: This story explores the revenge of a female vampire in pursuit of freeing her master by collecting enough evil souls. The souls she goes after are those who live in exquisite debauchery, exploring and exploiting both her (their staff member) and others in their lives by means of sexual manipulation. After a few centuries of this type of hunting, she's become an expert at setting up scenes and performing whatever role is demanded of her. Status and wealth are not enough to save her victims from horribly erotic deaths.

My Take: What's interesting about this story is that it pushes boundaries without actually appearing taboo. Most erotic scenes that end in the death of a partner(s) is considered snuff, and generally not publishable in traditional outlets. However, because this story centers around the actions of a mythical creature--a vampire--it gives a reader who enjoys revenge and fantasy the best of both. This story includes several different scenes that would appeal to multiple types of readers, offering a girl-on-girl as well as a male-female-male menage. Descriptions of sex were both creative in language as well deliciously erotic. 

My Rating: Blood and death aren't my personal fantasy in erotic fiction, but I did enjoy the creative language and unusual goal that drove the protagonist. I found myself fascinated with her goal, making me want to read further and discover what horrible end she had in mind for each victim. Points for using the viking Blood Eagle. Further points for believable descriptions of internal human anatomy. I give this story 4.25 stars.

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Note: As with any information appearing on my blog, all opinions are my own. I highly suggest you engage in your own quest to fulfill your literature cravings and form your unique opinions. Reviews are the best feedback for an author! Please take the time to review any and all books that you enjoy.

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Release! Hanky Panky by July Cumming

The females go crazy when word gets out that Violet's in town. After receiving an invite to hang out with a couple of women for an evening of bottom play, Violet's thrilled when more decide to join the party.

*NOTE: This is the 5th part in the Violet the Organ Grinder series but can be read as a stand-alone story. This book contains 32,000 words of kinky explicit bottom play scenes, lesbian dominance, submission, spankings, bondage, and other kinks that cannot be mentioned here. Intended for 18+ readers only.

Read my Review of Violet the Organ Grinder: Love is a Battlefield 

July Cumming is a dirty girl with an even dirtier mind. Living in Western Canada, she hides from the snow and frolics in the sun. When she isn't writing out her naughty taboo fantasies, she's plotting them wherever she goes. She enjoys singing '80s tunes at a local karaoke pub and loves to create scrumptious meals.

July's stories are vivid, highly charged smut with a twist.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

REVIEW! Patient Lee's "Muffin's Change: In the House of Flies"

Professor Thompson stumbles upon his student's blog and discovers her latent submissive tendencies. He engages her in an inappropriate sexting relationship, leading Nadine to her first orgasm. His online Dominance draws her in and when he proposes a makeover and a frat party, where he'll direct her interaction with frat boys, she goes for it. The makeup acts as a mask, giving her the freedom to be anonymous and to let her fantasies come true.


Disclaimer: This book contains descriptions of explicit sex and should only be pursued by mature adult audiences.

REVEIW: 4.5 out of 5 Yes Sirs

This is a book I picked up at the end of last year. It's no secret that I'm a Patient Lee fan *faints*, but I have yet to read all of her work.

Cover: This cover is engaging. I especially like the various font play and the shout out to the Deftones. It's wonderful when a reader can understand and identify with where an author is coming from. The image is also well balanced with both red at top an bottom. I can't complain about black and white photography, or half nude women either :)

Plot: This is a story about a young introverted college student named Nadine who secretly writes her erotic desires on her blog. With the help of a male fan, she slowly crumbles down the wall of safety she's made for herself, putting her trust in him. Through this trust, Nadine is freed from both the persona she's always outwardly displayed, able to unleash her inner sex goddess. Unbeknownst to Nadine, the Dom she's put her trust in is no stranger, but her writing professor. After encouraging Nadine out of her shell and allowing her to taste a sub/Dom relationship, Nadine is left unsure of what to make of the relationship once her Dom reveals himself as her professor. Albeit strange and difficult to accept, the draw of this type of relationship is what Nadine truly craves, and ultimately wins out.

My Take: I enjoyed that this story got the sub/Dom relationship right. I've seen so many storytellers do it wrong. Although a Dom gives commands, it's the sub who determines what's allowed and when. Everything was consensual without manipulation, and panty twisting to boot. I'm a total sapiosexual, so this story appealed considering the Dom was an older, intelligent type. It was also interesting to read from the perspective of both the professor, Nadine, and a lucky frat boy. This isn't always easily achieved, but Patient Lee writes seamlessly. This story, although playing into multiple fantasies (BDSM, vouyerism, student/professor), is very believable, due to its modern flare to include the technology that so many of use regularly, and in a way that most of us do use, even if we won't admit it ;) Anyone looking for a spicy new-to-the-Dom-sub-relationship book will definitely enjoy this one!

About Patient Lee

When love wins, we ALL win!

Erotic Realism- stories based in reality, infusing the mundane with the erotic. Yes. I made it up. I don't write about billionaires or presidents, nobility or celebrities. I write stories about real people inspired by the real people I see around me. I write about depressed teenagers, blue-collar workers, teachers and custodians, the middle-class, people living in trailer parks or in campgrounds, crab fishermen and college students. 

My ideas come from a variety of sources-- an overheard sentence (a student declaring "I have tasty fingers!" in the middle of class became "The Side Effect."), a song, an announcement ("Come with a friend and save two dollars!"). I select the kink for the story based on what best works with the characters, which is the main reason I write with variety. The other, of course, is my short attention span caused by raising children and teaching high school.

My work reflects the duality of my nature. Regular, boring job, quiet, laid-back disposition, but lustful and sensuous in the bedroom. My stories often deal with unpleasant themes- depression, bullying, environmental issues, natural disasters- but in a manner that leaves the reader uplifted, hopeful, and satisfied.

I work full-time and have a husband, and three children. I write when I can, sometimes balancing the laptop on my knees and a cat on my chest. I enjoy my seasonal camp site that overlooks a beautiful creek in the mountains. In the summer, I spend many hours at a folding table under a canopy, writing and sipping chardonnay or a super-hoppy IPA. 

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Monday, February 6, 2017

New Release from Erotic Author Zak Hardacre!

From humble beginnings, the innocent Irishman Cillian O’Brien had begun a journey of self-discovery.

Over an interim period, he has experienced the pain and pleasure of being a dom and a submissive in equal measure.

Returning to the UK after a trip to Spain, he decides his new found experiences might enable him to make a living as a professional male escort.

Working for a top London escort company, and rising quickly through the ranks was something that he had never believed possible.

The only complication to the situation: his personal relationship with his boss. This is the driving theme behind the story. Will Cillian choose love over money, or indeed find his true self at the end of his personal journey?

About Zak Hardacre:

I’m Zak Hardacre. I live in the North East of England. I am a former member of the British Army, now turned IT Slave. My father would often tell me stories when I was growing up, which captivated my imagination. In 2014, I embarked on writing a semi-autobiographical trilogy about the life of an ordinary British soldier. To this date, I have published those books under another name. Whilst promoting myself and books on social media, I happened across a fellow Wicked Pen Writer, Dakota Storm. She persuaded me to collaborate on a piece of work titled “Explosive Chemistry”. I enjoyed the experience so much I decided to write one on my own. Well guys and girls, as they say, the rest is history. Although I am a new erotic writer, I learn quickly and take advice whenever I can. The stories I write are what could be classed as Erotic Romance, at least for the moment anyway. Up to this point, they are based on experiences I have had during my life, with a little artistic license thrown in.

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