Monday, December 30, 2013

Another Year Gone By

2013 flew by. I posted on a lot of books, and I've mentioned even more in passing. I'm going to give you the list of all the books I featured, but I would like to highlight a book that has stayed with me, that I feel may have gotten swept under the summer rug.

Slave To Love by Nikita Black. I read it this summer and I believe it just got lost in the mix, which makes me sad. I'm still thinking about that book and the crazy ending, months later. With that being said. Here are the rest of the books I featured this year.

1.  Interstellar Service & Discipline or Star Series by Morgan Hawke
2. Jungle Feakn' Bride by Eve Langlais 
3. Basically every Clans of Kalquor or Kalquor related book by Tracy St. John 
4. Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha
5. Secrets Revealed (Eldritch  Legacy 1) by Katrina Strauss
6. The Promise by Allyson Young
7. Bend to His Will by Sam Crescent
8. Daughers of Terra (book one The Ta'e'sha Chronicles) by Theolyn Boese
10. Kaden's Breeder (Book One Galactic Breeders) by Emma Paul
11. Taboo Breakers by Lawrence Block as John Warren Wells
12. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna
13.  Still (FemDom Military Romance) (Long Slow Tease 1) by Ann Mayburn
14. The Kinky Girl's Guide to Dating by Luna Grey
15. The Dom with the Perfect Brats (Badass Brats 3), by BlackShaw and Silverwood
16. Destiny Calls by Samantha Wayland
17. Basically everything by Cherise Sinclair
18. Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe by Jennie Shortridge
19. Body Politics (Rod and Cane Society) by Cara Bristol
20. The Devil of Whiskey Row by Renee Rose
21. No Place Like Home by April Hill
22. Safe In His Arms by Renee Rose
23. The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women by Tristan Taormino
24. Belle Starr by Belinda McBride
25. Patton's Way (Cattleman's Club #1) by Jenny Penn
26. Haily's Game Cattleman's Club 2 by Jenny Penn
27. Ravenous Virtue by Tracy St. John
28. Blood Knot by Tracy Cooper Posey
29. Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
30. Undeniable (books 1-3) by Madeline Sheehan
31. The Power of Three by Kate Pearce
32. Breeder by Cara Bristol*
33. Hidden Passions by Emma Holly
34. Pets by Darla Phelps
35. Lucie's Two Step-Brothers by Jenika Snow
36. Uncle Dominic's Touch by Jenika Snow
37. Somthing Has to Give by Maren Smith
38. Christmas Joy by Patty Devlin
39. Everything Christmas by Maddie Taylor
40. Saved by Renee Rose
41. A Father for Nicholas by Dinah McLeod

As we go into a new year always remember...

Thank you all for reading with me!
Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Girl Friend Gift Bags

Christmas came and went like a hurricane this year. At least my living room looks like it. I don't know about you, but we ate too much sugar and I'm actually feeling tired from the level of lazy I achieved. I hope everyone has at least one good memory from Christmas 2013 to take with them through life. I collected a few.

A surprise gift that I greatly enjoyed was a present one of my besties got me this year. It's a compilation of things that were just too perfect not to share.

The Perfect Gift for a Dirty Girl

Inside my gift bag was quite a few things but the items that stood out the most were as follows;

1. Dirty Girl Spa Day kit, with bath salts, body spritz, delicious smelling creamy peach lotion, and organic lip balm for your 'over used' lips. 
2. Old Fashion Hore Hound candy drops. She's gotten these for me before and I adore them.  (I have no idea what hore hound is but they totally cure a sore throat, every time)
3.Vinnie's Mini Tampon Case. On the card that comes with it also suggests carrying anything you don't want stolen in this case, like money and chocolate. It's smart. Who wants to touch your case with TAMPON across the front.
4. My favorite, Wash Away Your Sins hand wash.

This is the perfect girl friend gift for any occasion and something I will be emulating. I'll call them my Girl Friend Gift Bags. They'll be given out for pick me ups, periods, birthdays, bridal showers, yeast infections, pregnancy scares, herpes scare, and getting dumped. I will of course add condoms and liquor to the Got Dumped gift bag, as well as the Herpes and Pregnancy Scare, but otherwise I'm keeping it about the same. I'll probably add erotica. I give the gift of naughty books often. 

My other g/f has already run with the idea and is busy thinking up porn themed gift bags. I'm pretty sure lube and a pizza box is going to be involved. I'm afraid yet also intrigued. 

Merry After Christmas to You and Yours
Relax and enjoy the next few days of 2013!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas

Remember Christmas before kids? I do. I don't know about you, but mine were glorious. If I didn't have to work (which happened on occasion) my husband and I would wake up late. Have some good ole Christmas morning sexy time. Then we'd open presents over coffee laced with liquor, snuggled together in a state of undress by the tree. Which was followed by watching movies and more sexy time. 

For a time Christmas was a sexy beast

But were we getting the full experience? Were we turning into the couple living next to the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation? Something was missing. The pitter patter of foot steps rushing to open presents. The joy of baking cookies for more than just co-workers and neighbors. Children. 

Now the holidays and how we experience them have changed. Before motherhood....

Horribly cold and emotionally unfulfilling  

Then you have kids and the magic and wonder truly being...

You get to get creative for holiday pics 
 to send out as your Christmas Card

The kids keep busy with fun winter activities

If you're inclined you get this creepy elf 
to move around your house every night

The kids help you decorate 

You stay up till the kids are good and passed out 
Then wake up from where you fell asleep on the couch 
to play Santa and inevitably 
break a toe on the coffee table while being sneaky

Then comes Christmas morning
Bright and early

The joy of watching the kids unwrap their presents

And then of course, knowing all those shopping trips
 to get just the right thing 
were worth every agonizing hour fighting the crowds
Just to see the look on their sweet little faces

May it be Merry & Bright and filled with 
Good Cheer Throughout The New Year!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Naughty List

I just finished reading a novella box set that completely set my mood for Christmas. All the stories are super heartwarming without being overly sappy. There wasn't one story I didn't enjoy. They are also spanktastic and  now I want my bottom to be as warm as my heart.

Something Has to Give by Maren Smith

Quint Rydecker comes home from the war to find Elsie Redding, a squatter, has made herself at home at HIS house. The two wage a war against each other that they both win.

One of the hottest, also a magnificent kick off to the set. I was experiencing serious warm fuzzies not even halfway through.

Most = Hero I most want to cuddle with. And do other dirty things with.

Christmas Joy by Patty Devlin

For Joy, life has been rough. After she hears about a job opportunity at the Double R ranch, she hops a ride in the back of Nick's truck. Sexy dominant Nick wants nothing more than to take care of Joy, but can she open her self and trust in the love and security he's offering?

This story needs to be a Hallmark Christmas movie. Seriously.  I cried five times, very unexpectedly, while reading this story. Even thought it's probably the tamest story, it may have been my favorite.

Most = Most likely to make cry and donate. Warning, it may cause you to 'make it rain' on the local charities in your area. I did after reading this story.

Everything Christmas by Maddie Taylor

Merry moves to Tennessee and is immediately intrigued by her sexy neighbor. To bad he's a jerk. Reese has certain ideas about what he wants in a relationship that tend to chase women off. Afraid his firm hand will be rejected yet again, Reese puts on an a-hole act in hopes of keeping Merry at arms length.

This one is sweet and spicy with some unexpected intrigue. Merry may have been my favorite heroine. She made me chuckle and greatly reminds me of one of my besties.

Most =  Most DD. Also, most creative implement used for spanking. It's hilarious, and something my husband would think of. I'm actively searching for one as a stocking stuffer.

Saved by Renee Rose

Wounded in the war, Jack has taken a job that has wounded his pride. The only bright side is the sexy little brunette behind the cosmetic counter. When a shoplifter throws Jack and Melinda together the sparks begin to fly.

I loved this love story. Lots of humor and super-duper sexy spankings. I've never been more turned on by Santa play. If I call out Santa during my next orgasm, it will be because of this story.

Most = Hero I would most like to give me a spanking.

A Father for Nicholas by Dinah McLeod

As a single mom and a social worker, Clara finds December the most depressing month of them all. This December is no different. When sexy EMT Adam starts invading her life, her son Nicholas is thrilled. Clara? Not so much.

Clara is as prickly as a porcupine, but Adam has some ideas on how to smooth out her rough edges. The question is will she let him?

This story pulled on all my heartstrings. Listen to Christmas, Why Can't I find You? sung by little Sally off The Grinch Who Stole Christmas sound track, at any time during this story and you will be scrunchy cry face for the rest of the book. Throw in some What Child Is This and you'll be wrecked. Days later those songs came on back to back and I was cry face all over again thinking about it.

Most = Made me the most sentimental. I pulled out my kid's baby pics. It got real at my house. Also, mostly likely to make you volunteer.

In total 430 pages of heartwarming holiday magic for the spanking lover. Since the stories are much more steamy romance than down and dirty, I offer a playful warning.

Warning: May fill you so full of holiday spirit you start hugging strangers and going way over Christmas budget. 

 These stories are also available to be bought separately. For those, and even more stories to warm the heart and bottom this holiday season, please visit

Thank You, 
Maren Smith, Patty Devlin, Maddie Taylor, Renee Rose, and Dinah McLeod!

For more on these ladies, please visit;

Maren Smith @

Patty Devlin @

Maddie Taylor @

Renee Rose @

Dinah McLeod @

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bringing Up Spanking

A while ago the ladies over at Spanking Fiction (authors and bloggers) had a round table discussion about who brought spanking into the relationship. Here is a link to a post containing all the links to participants in this discussion:

Turns out this conversation is often awkward, and can and probably will end in frustration and hurt feelings.

I have friends that are swingers and friends that on occasion invite a third party into their bedroom. At some point these folks had to talk to their partners about bringing in other people for sex. That's pretty major. By comparison I thought putting spanking on the table was going to be no big deal.

Easy right?

I'm the one that brought up spanking and it wasn't the easy casual conversation I expected. I did this when my husband and I were at an impasse in our relationship. I think every partnership goes through this. We were never on the same page. We agreed to disagree a lot.

None of our arguments were really about what we were arguing about. I was constantly busting his balls in private and in social settings, spending money I wasn't supposed to spend, and pointing out guys I thought were hot to get a reaction out of him.

I wanted to be dominated to feel secure and loved. We were in such a state of turmoil I needed that for stability but my actions were just creating a bigger rift between us. We had a ton of resentment and closed off feelings. I often got plenty of aggressive demanding sex I loved, because of my behavior, but there was something missing. At the time I didn't realize how many things were missing.

One thing I really craved at the time was to be spanked. I was just starting to realize this about myself. I was also coming to terms with how submissive I was to my husband. Finding a balance between my need to please him and be in charge outside of the bedroom didn't come easy. My control freak and inner submissive were not meshing well.

With all the feeling of being out of control, is it any wonder I just needed to be spanked?

To me spanking is a big part of being dominated, and I also knew it would help me with physical and emotional release. I was a licensed massage therapist for almost ten years. I did mostly therapeutic massage for those with chronic issues. That was almost a decade of people balling their eyes out on my table because the muscle release was what they needed to be able to release emotionally.

People hold physical, mental, and emotional tension in their muscles.
I'll talk about that another time.

Anyways, I mentioned spanking the first time earlier in our relationship when we watched the movie Along Came Polly. Ben Stiller is feeling his oats after his new wife cheats on him during their honeymoon and playfully spanks Jennifer Aniston's bottom during a playful romp.

I first put it on the table then. My husband gave me a raised eyebrow and the moment passed. About five, six years ago, (our year of discord) we started being much more open about sex and trying new things. I told him I really wanted to be spanked during sex, before sex. Any time. I just wanted to be spanked.

He treated it as though I had asked him to beat me with a metal pipe. He incredulously asked things like, "You want to be hit? You want me to hit you?" Then he looked at me like I was a freak and said hurtful things like, "I know you're into pain but I'm not into that shit." 

I was devastated.

How did a playful talk about sexy spankings go so wrong? He was pissed and I have never felt less understood. I do like a little pain when aroused. He was making it sound like I was a extreme masochist who needed to be bull whipped to be satisfied. Had I asked that I could see the reaction being so strong. Looking back I think he was just upset that I wanted something he wasn't providing and it made him scared.

He knew he hurt me, but it was a while before I could talk about it. It was a while before he experimented with spanking. When he did start, it was tentative at best. I was dying to give him direction but was scared he'd stop.

Our road to spanking was long. We've been together going on 12 years now and we are just starting to get into a comfortable place with spanking. It was this past year that we've made our biggest strides. The reason for the turn around? I have no idea. I kept the ball in the air. I praised when he did something I liked. I started asking for them and he'd tease me with a little and then deny me. He only spanks me if it's his idea. The man likes control in the bedroom.

When we hit the ten year mark of our relationship I was really sick. Immune system failing, organs atrophying sick. Things changed that year. Mundane arguments decreased. Our level of communication and understanding increased. My husband has always been loving, but I felt cherished in a way I hadn't ever felt before.

Last year, when I started getting better, it was like he needed our sex to be playful and upbeat. He needed me to be giggling and gasping every time. Spankings became a regular thing then.

Now he points out paddles when at the store and gives me an evil grin then pats my bottom. Now I get playful spankings, aggressive spankings, and the kind of spankings that turn me on beyond reason.

The other day I asked him to write a check for our son's school. He put it on his desk. I went in there and was leaning over his desk stuffing the check in an envelope and labeling it when he came in and asked, "Did you find the check?

I smiled at him over my shoulder and said, " Yes. Thank you," and kept writing. Before I knew it he had a hand in the back waistband of my pants and he says, "Say it again."

Perplexed, I look over my shoulder, "Thank you?"

Whap on the right butt cheek. My eyes go wide staring at his stern face when he again says, "Say. It. Again."

I bite my lip. "Thank you." Whap on the left butt cheek.

Again and again he commands me to say it, and again and again I say 'thank you,' followed by the thrilling whap. Left, right, left, right. Over and over. I could feel the zing of the spanking coursing through my entire body. My knees were weak, my breathing went erratic and my panties were past damp.

I could have orgasmed from just that.

Then my son calls from the hallway, "Are we going to the store or what?"

Bang, bang, bang goes my head on the desk as my husband groaning says, "Yeah, we'll be right there."

I really wish we had come to our place of understanding with spanking during the years we were childless.

I thought long and hard about all the books out there that I could recommend for the people who want to bring up spanking. Domestic Discipline stories, couples communication non-fictions, BDSM Dom/sub journey type books and books on bringing up kink. They all can bring something to the table. The thing is, it's a crap shoot. Who would have thought my husband would have had such a horrible reaction to me asking for a spanking? You just have to throw it out there, as tactfully as possible, and hope for the best.

If you are someone that's been thinking about bringing up spanking, what are you waiting for? I warn you, it may not turn out exactly how you imagined, and the spankings may not be all you'd dreamed of at first or second, but you'll never know unless you put it out there. 

I can feel it. ;)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Books I Found Thanks To Amazon's Witch Hunt: Part 2

The peak of Amazon's witch hunt had every erotic author discussing which books of theirs had gotten targeted. At this point I perked up, took notes, and started downloading the most taboo of taboo in bulk.

Two of the books I bought are great examples of how ridiculous that witch hunt really was. Uncle Dominic's Touch and Lucie's Two Step-Brothers by Jenika Snow.

Thanks George R.R. Martin

No they aren't full on GoT incest books. Admittedly taboo titles, these books are between consenting adults that are in no way blood related. They have the hot naughty aspect of a not often discussed popular kink, while remaining PC. I'm kind of impressed.

Lucie's Two Step-Brothers by Jenika Snow

Lucie is eighteen, finishing her senior year of high school when her mom decides to remarry ex-military man Edward. Lucie doesn't like Edward and doesn't need to meet his sons Quentin and Emery to decide she doesn't like them either. She's set on not liking them, no matter how good looking they are, or how seductive they are becoming. As her arousal for these two builds, her walls against them come crumbling down. 

Soon it becomes apparent she had good cause not to like or trust Edward. Her step-brothers will protect her at any cost and but who will save her mother?

When I was in my early twenties my best friend's dad got remarried. There were many reasons this was a devastating event for my friend, but something magically hot happened at that wedding.  One of her equally upset, incredibly sexy Marine, new step-brothers decided to console her brains out... all night long. Starting at the reception, moving to her hotel room, their elicit night of loving was stuff of legends. 

She was as ashamed as she was proud of that night. I could have built a statue in her honor. That was one of the spiciest scenarios I had ever heard about happening in real life. Sadly, they went their separate ways, keeping it a one night deal, but I always thought it would have been crazy hot if they had kept things going. 

Lucie's Two Step-Brothers doesn't delve into the spicy talk of other incest titillation books. Meaning you wont get lines like, Let your big brother in to that tight little pussy, or Open wide and suck big brother like a good girl. Don't get me wrong. That is hot. I think steering clear of that makes this book enjoyable for both, those that enjoy the incest titillation, and those looking to avoid the over-the-top incest aspect. The book rides on well written naughty scenes, the emotional angst of some deep family issues, and a wonderfully taboo scenario. 

I'm thankful to say I got my torid step-sibling affair happy ever after with Lucie's Two Step-Brothers. This book makes for a very steamy afternoon read. There is plenty of spice and intrigue that kept me turning pages. Jenika Snow books can always be relied upon to not fill up too much time while never letting me down. Thus far, I've enjoyed every book I've read from Jenika Snow

Warning: anal sex, menage, violence, and incest (not between blood relation)

Uncle Dominic's Touch by Jenika Snow

Chloe has always loved spending time with her Aunt Clara and Uncle Dominic but now graduated from high school her feeling for Uncle Dominic have grown into a strong attraction she doesn't want to deny. 

Uncle Dominic's Touch is definitely a unconventional love story. Nothing seemed trumped up for the sake of titillation. Uncle Dominic's Touch has the type of story line that feels very real. Chloe is spending the summer before college at her Uncle Dominic and Aunt Clara's lake house when she discovers Aunt Clara has been cheating on Uncle Dominic, and they are getting a divorce. Aunt Clara is her mother's sister and she is in no way blood related to Uncle Dominic. That doesn't stop this book from feeling extremely naughty. 

Chloe is still very 18 to her uncle's 36. She has also grown up as his sweet little niece. Things happen that cause her parents to leave, so after Clara leaves it's just Chloe and Dominic. The arousal builds between these two until it com-busts into some throw down, knock out loving. After that Dominic gets freaked out and feels he's violated an innocent. 

Years pass, Dominic's in guilt and Chloe's in longing. Eight years later they have a chance meeting that send enough sparks flying to kindle a relationship. Shocked and dismayed, Chloe's family does not approve, but Chloe learns she needs to live for herself and Dominic learns you can't always help who you fall in love with.

Warning: attempted rape (not by the hero), anal sex, and incest (not between blood relation)

For more hot reads by Jenika Snow, please visit @

Thank You Jenika Snow!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Books I Found Thanks To Amazon's Witch Hunt

The peak of Amazon's witch hunt had every erotic author discussing which books of theirs had gotten targeted. At this point I perked up, took notes, and started downloading the most taboo of taboo in bulk.

Recently I remembered Maren Smith, author of Masters of The Castle series, saying she had written her most risque books under the pen name Darla Phelps. I of course had to look her up. Just scrolling through her first few books like Daddy's Girl, Lucy's Checkup, and Baby Sara, I almost closed the page. I'm not into the heavy age play, but then I stumbled upon a series of books that's title and author's warning made me stop in my tracks and say,

My curiosity was peeked. I immediately started looking into these books. Reviews, pricing, samples. These are hybrids books running the theme of two fetishes that aren't normally in my kink family, but with great reviews and forewarning,  I couldn't resist. Reading the sample my fascination with this new fictional world was born.

*Cue Rocky theme music* Have it in your head? You're ready.

Pets by Darla Phelps

The first two are pet/baby play hybrids, the last mostly pet. All three are sci-fi. Do I have your attention yet? Are you freaked out and ready to bolt? Hear me out. 

I devoured these books in a can't-put-down manner. When I wasn't reading these books I was talking about them. My friend's interest was peeked, so she downloaded these books and now is as hooked as I am. Never have I ever been so in love with a series that I wasn't even slightly into the kink theme. They are simply like nothing I have ever read before. 

Pets 1 Bach's Story
114 pages

The book that started it all for me. Bach's story.

Bach is from a giant (8ft tall average height) alien race that for centuries have kept humans as pets. Humans, looking so similar to them, are often used for recreation (sex), others are just cherished pets, while others are service pets for the elderly, blind, and or deaf. Some humans are brought from Earth, others are bred in captivity and know nothing outside of being a domesticated pet. The aliens see humans as substandard animals capable of mimicry and training, but lacking any sentient intelligence. 

Bach has lost his family in a horrible accident. Needing companionship Bach starts the process of adopting his very  own human. Here we are introduced to his pet Pani. Bach at first is leery of using Pani for recreation. Much of the story is him trying to figure out how to properly care for this new little creature. There is lots of naughty behavior from Pani causing her to have a sore red bottom through much of the book. 

While Bach dresses Pani like a baby doll, (a popular theme among human owners) feeds her from a bottle, and spanks her, I actually got more of a pet feel from this one. 

As soon as I was done with the very long sample of book 1, I began reading Pani's story, then switched to reading these books somewhat in tandem. I had discovered the two run parallel and I was dying to get some of Pani's POV.  

Warning: Contains graphic sex, including anal, discipline, medical play, age play (some forced) and spankings. Caution is strongly advised. 

Pets 2 Pani's Story
180 pages

I actually read a little farther past where I left off in Bach's story before I headed back to finish it. I'm glad I read most of Bach's story first, but I'm also glad I stopped and got Pani's POV. I kept getting to places in the first story where I just needed to know what the other was thinking and feeling in that moment. 

Although their tales run parallel, and are intertwined, they read quite differently. There are some days that are major events for Pani that aren't in Bach's story, and vice versa. Pani's story opens up to Pani on Earth when she is still Judy, just a regular human living in New York. That morning she's going for a jog that is going to take her to places she's never been. 

After Pani is adopted we discover many of her naughty misdeeds in Bach's story were the misunderstandings of a human trying to get a giant alien to communicate with her. We also get to hear from the other pets she had interactions with. Many of those scenes aren't in Bach's story because they just weren't relevant to him. 

The theme of Daddy/bad baby runs heavier in this story only because of Pani's inner dialogue. There are things in both stories that are an acquired taste. That was a bit harder for me. I had to ignore the age play and embrace the pet play so I could fully enjoy the size difference sex. That of which I'm totally into. Huge guy, regular sized girl. That's a big turn on for me. 

Also, I enjoyed the sex scenes from Pani's POV more. What I found super ick in the first story is skimmed over with hands on arousal being more prominent. We get Pani's feelings of slickness between her thighs and her growing need to orgasm. Her build up of lust and longing is much stronger than what we see from Bach. 

Some of the reviewers talk about much of the world building being a cop out because it's so similar to Earth, (they serve coffee, tea and cookies, just much more nasty tasting) but I think that's what makes so much of the story carry a powerful underlining message. Intentionally or unintentionally these stories may make you reevaluate how you see things and how you treat other people as well as animals. Many times in Earth's history humans have been arrogant enough to enslave other humans they deemed lesser. Dwarfs, little people, were actually kept as pets and given as gifts in ancient Egypt. 

Anyways, I don't want to give away too much but Bach does discover Pani is a sentient being and there is a HEA that leads to twenty seven years later.

Warning: This book contains graphic sex including anal, discipline, medical play, age play (some forced) and spanking. Caution is strongly advised. 

Pets 3 Bebe's Story
246 pages

No, Bebe is not Bach and Pani's love child. Bebe is a house pet that was bred on the planet. She knows nothing but being a pet. Early in the story her owners cruelly abandon her at an animal preserve. She has never been in the wild and nearly dies before being found by Bach's nephew Tral. He's a nerdy scientist living on the preserve, studying wild humans. 

I love Tral. His dry self deprecating humor had me chuckling out loud quite a few times during this story. Tral looks at being with humans as bestiality. He sees this as a perversion he is definitely above, and has always wondered how anyone could abuse a human animal in such a way until he comes face to face with the perky lush figure and crystal blue eyes of Bebe. Completely freaked out, Tral has a hard time coming to terms with being turned on by a human. 

The reason why communication between these two species is so hard is explained and we again get to see Bach and Pani, who have now been together twenty seven years. Tral's interactions with his stern no nonsense uncle Bach are delightful. While this story starts heartbreakingly deep, it's quickly tempered by Bebe's sweet naivete and Tral's offbeat humor. 

We meet a wild pack of humans, whose leader I want  more from. We get closure for the over all story line but it could easily continue and be a bit of a spin off. I would love, love,  to see Ben's story. I'm sure the last book wasn't as popular for the age players but as a strait up sci-fi erotica it was awesome. I think sci-fi erotic readers may be missing out on Bebe's Story because of the category it's placed in. My g/f that doesn't usually read these types of books concurs. It's definitely more general public sci-fi erotic reader friendly. 

Book three is all pet themed, and even that is much more down played by the midway point of the book. Though the longest it seemed like the quickest. Maybe because I didn't want it to end. I loved this story, maybe even more than the first two.

I know my opinion isn't the popular vote. Most people who read this series are into age play and want more from Pani and Bach. I get that, but I'm all about seeing a reformed human preserve with Ben getting a gal after his 18 years without a woman. 

Maybe a Maren Smith sci-fi spin off from her Darla Phelps persona perhaps? Humans in a giant world maybe? Just putting it out there. 

Warning: Contains graphic sex, some uncomfortable sex, rectal thermometer reading, but no anal intercourse. 

One last time:


I'll tell you now, if you get sucked into the sample you're going to want to read them all. 540 pages, $9.99 and totally worth it. 

For more on Darla Phelps, aka Maren Smith, please visit her @

Thank You Darla Phelps!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hidden Passions

Gay m/m erotica is here and it's taking over women's reading lists. That's right. More women read and write m/m gay romance and erotica than men. You can look up any random m/m erotic romance on Goodreads and it will have hundreds of rating and reviews from mostly women. 80% of m/m erotica authors are women.

Is it any wonder?

The scenarios are fresh. The tension is hot, and believable angst is easy to come by. Even better, there are no annoying heroines. Women everywhere are discovering reading about two hot heroes falling in love with each other is pantie melting.

Honestly, I owe an apology to all the guys in college that could so easily be captivated by nothing more than two women making out. I get it now. On Jedi level. 

Two guys making out..

Is absolutely 


But nowhere near the heart stopping awesomeness of reading about two guys making out and falling in love. In other words, the book is ALWAYS better than the movie. Very recently I read a book that stars two scrumptious specimen who will be in my naughty mental files for a while to come.

Hidden Passions by Emma Holly

Charismatic sexy werewolf/cop, Tony Lupone, is newly out of the closet and not sure what to do with himself. Chris Savoy is a huge beta weretiger/fireman, who is experienced with men, but has no plans on coming out as gay. Especially not to his super macho, somewhat homophobic, crew. Ever. 

Due to friends and some mysterious dragons, circumstances keep throwing these two together. Although strongly drawn to each other, Chris knows fooling around with the openly gay Tony will lead him to nothing but trouble. And, of course, the hottest sex he's ever had. But that's besides the point.

Tony desires Chris more than anyone he's ever met yet keeping him at arms length seems much safer than chancing a broken heart. 

Hidden Passions sizzles and sparks as these two men realize nothing they do could keep them from loving each other. Even if they are essentially a dog and a cat. 

Yep, that's right. They aren't only hot for each other, they're shifty shifters.

Back when my love for cock knotting was overcoming my fear of shifters, I read Emma Holly's Hidden Crimes. A m/f erotica, that is book 3 in the Hidden series, set in fictional Resurrection. A mystical pocket city for magical creatures located in New York state.

I've loved Emma Holly's books for a long while now. I began reading her historicals and moved onto her contemporaries, but can't attest to really getting into any of her paranormals, until now. 

The Hidden series as a whole is great but I've been dying for Tony and Chris's story ever since meeting the characters in Hidden Crimes. Emma Holly has written some of my all time favorite bi and gay heroes. Billionaire Bad Boy's Club anyone?

Hidden Passions did not disappoint. I was drawn in from the first page and was in love before they were. 

Tony and Chris are everything you could want in a man. Besides them being gay. That doesn't slow my wicked thoughts involving them down at all. I would love to cuddle down with those two nightly. These guys were made to be fantasized about. 

There are five Hidden stories. They can all be read out of order, mostly without spoilers, except the last two. Hidden Dragons runs parallel to Hidden Passions and has a much broader plot, chalk full of mystery and intrigue. This is all in the back ground of Hidden Passions. So if you don't like spoilers or the mystery to be ruined, make sure to read Hidden Dragons first. 

250 Pages

Warning: This story contains explicit details of the love life of two smokin hot male shifty shifters. Reader discretion is advised. 

Thank You Emma Holly!!

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Monday, November 11, 2013


I've said it before and I'll say it again. Reading is subjective. One man's treasure is another man's trash. What ruins a book for one person, will be the reason another person loves it.

Can you get into an erotic story and really enjoy it yet not really be into the sex or does that ruin it for you? I have read a few book I love and I adore the characters but the sex does nothing for me. 

There are books I may love but my girlfriends may not be able to get into at all. Then there are books that I'm not into at all other people are raving about. (That book I will not name. I just don't get it!)

Then there are the hiccups. Little minute details that make you pause while reading and can pull you out of the story.

The most common hiccup for readers is poor editing, and behind that is crazy spellings to names. These statistics come from years of reading reviews. Those are just the two most common complaints I see. There are a lot of, I loved the book but I wish there weren't so many errors, or I kept stumbling over the heroes name. How is it pronounced?

I'm currently agonizing over a Rhian. I believe it's supposed to be Ryan, but my brain is all, Ry-ann? Rain? ReeAnn? Every time he's mentioned. I settled on Ryan only for my mind to switch it over to Rain.

I once read a first person that was written like a third person. Yeah. I couldn't lose myself in what was a pretty good story because I kept mentally editing each line and paragraph. Every single review mentioned this.

There is a reason we have a first, second, and third person narrative standards. It isn't to hold writers in their creative box and not allow them to be different. The standard is how 99% of readers comfortably digest the written word without hiccups. 

That was a pretty big hiccup, everyone who read it had the same reaction, but we each have some small ones that are own personal hangups.

The following are some of the weird random things that make me hiccup while reading.

Big Meals Before A Sex Scene:

I personally have to digest for at least an hour or more before I'm able to orgasm. I can get aroused after I eat, I can not orgasm. (swimming if fine) Characters depicted eating a hearty meal or foods that would cause me indigestion  before a sex scene slows me down. I often have to walk away from the story at that point and give the female character time to digest her food and maybe use the fictional potty. Then I can pick the book back up and actually enjoy the sex scene. I know. Weird.

Specific Flavored Beverages: 

I have a strong gag reflex only made worse by a turbulent  pregnancy. I can't even think about someone drinking a strong smelling fruity sports drink or Mountain Dew without my stomach churning. No orange soda, no grape soda. No specifics.

One of my favorite authors, who is always nondescript with her sodas and sports drinks, recently made her poor characters drink Strawberry sports drinks and Mountain Dew.  Even worse the hero kept sipping at the Mountain Dew through out a scene. The whole time my tummy was roiling and churning while I was mentally screaming, WHY, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?!?!?!

The After Intro Description: 

I've read quite a few stories lately that don't describe the characters until a scene or two after they are introduced into the story. One book didn't name any specific character traits of the main character until the third chapter. Then we got the full run down. Nothing was vague. In the third chapter.

Are you kidding me?

That's too late for me.My imagination has already decided that the heroine is a chubby redhead a chapter ago and the hero is blond. I can't come into full descriptions at the end of chapter two or three, followed by appearance details through out the book, without constantly having hiccups.

When my blond hero runs his fingers through his black hair I get thrown off for a moment. When my skinny brunette is sad about being a chubby blond I hiccup.


I love beards. I even enjoy a goatee, but I'm not about the lone mustache. Every time a mustache is mentioned on a hero I either have to stop reading and mentally have the character go shave or turn it into a goatee.

I recently read some books written in the eighties and nineties by an author I really enjoy. In one of these books the hero had long dark hair and a mustache. This was the eighties. The author was probably picturing more in the line of Tom Selleck with long hair. I had my hot beef cake of a hero mentally in place, but every time she mentioned the mustache all I could think of was....

Ron Jeremy

Under-prepared Assholes:

Okay, fantasy is generally fiction for a reason. Some stories sweep up the reader and are meant to be light. They eliminate the negative and extenuate the positive. Therefore proper stretching of virgin bottom holes doesn't always happen in erotica. These tantalizing reads caused me, and others like me, to make a gross error of judgement. Which is silly. It's an erotic novel. Not an instruction manual. 

I now know from experience that things need to be prepared. For a long time after this discovery I couldn't read these quick flow anal scenes without wanting a disclaimer or warning at the bottom of the page. 

Warning: Written for titillation only. Sticking a massive cock in a virgin rear hole after only minimal fingering will result in discomfort and possible injury. Please consult a A Guide To Anal Sex for real instructions. 

Now I just think, Enjoy fictional characters. Take that huge meat stick like a seasoned pro. 

Cage Time and Fisting:

..You can thank me later for choosing this pic. 

These aren't my kinks, they are both hard limits for me, but I can read something that's not my kink. As long as it goes with the flow of the book, and feels appropriate for the characters and scene, it's fine. Most of the books I've read with either of these elements have seemed forced. Like the author needed something different or wanted to make the book more edgy. I'm always left wondering what the author was thinking at this point in her writing.

If I have to reread a scene, and things that lead up to it because I can't figure out how it got placed there, it's a hiccup with a capital HIC. 


Fisting is actually pretty big in BDSM. I know this because Google image search has pages, and PAGES, of fisting for his and her pleasure. Ironically, the above pic, was the only one that didn't put me in the mind of barnyard animals getting examined. I grew up around a lot of farmsI can't read or see a fisting with out thinking of livestock getting checked over. used to have a link to nothing but fisting videos on their Site search. They took it down a while ago for new shinny kink sites. Maybe fisting is going out of style. Either way when it's in an erotic tale I'm usually thinking, Oh no! They're not about to have a fisting scene are they? Dammit. Is the calf breached? If not get out of there!

I've only read one fisting scene that didn't pull me completely out of the book and that was Allyson Young's The Promise. I still didn't think it was hot, but it fit the characters and the scene. No other book I've read thus far can claim that.

Anything that makes me have the same visceral body reaction I had to watching a birthing video is going to draw me out of a book. 

Cage Time:

Now, here's the thing about cage time. Cage time doesn't seem nearly as popular, yet it keeps getting forced into stories it doesn't seem to fit. And I'm not talking about reasonably scary kidnapped slave books. I'm talking about consensual, fun time, BDSM type dynamic. I've yet to read a consensual cage scene in a BDSM themed book that didn't make me scratch my head. Every time it comes off as superfluous and unsuited to the tone of the book. I believe cage time scenes can not be used to enhance or make a book emotionally stronger. The book has to already have a strong emotional current to be able to carry a cage scene. 

Somethings just aren't that sexy or sensual in written out description. Many people have different ideas of what those things are. In my world fisting and cage time fit in that category. For me they are just much more enjoyable filling the back drop of a scene.


Any of my hiccups strike a cord? Any weird things that make you hiccup in your reading? Please feel free to share.