Per the author’s bio, Ariana Page is a lifestyle dominant who actively “lives and breathes” the BDSM lifestyle. When offered the chance to review her new book I gladly accepted. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
BDSM kink is all the rage these days and is a frequent star of romance and erotica stories. This was a nice change because it came from the perspective of an experienced female dominant. It also felt like a slice of life from BDSM practitioners. Another aspect that was SO refreshing is that there was clear informed consent every step of the way. It wasn’t like many of the so-called BDSM romances where one more powerful partner pressures or tricks a less powerful and less experienced person into BDSM activity without the weaker person having full information and freedom to decline. It showed autonomous adults making clear decisions to give or receive power and shows a healthy model for how consent can work. Bravo!
But I don’t mean to make it sound like Two In Hand is a clinical tome….As a story it was engaging and HOT.
As an experienced dominant, the main character exudes power and control. After being heckled by 3 young professional men in a bar, Lisa bets that she can bring one young man to his knees in under 30 seconds. And she does. Even more surprising is that the young man begins to awaken to the thrill of being dominated and receiving pain from a powerful woman. And once his desire is awakened he begins the road fully submit to her control.
This was a fascinating read and felt like a very realistic portrayal of how one might enter and practice the pain and pleasure of consensual BDSM play. I know I said this already but it’s pretty HOT! ; ). Has F/F, F/M & FFM pairings.
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Weird Book Alert! Weird Book Alert!
I’m starting a category of Book Reviews for the Weird, Quirky and Strange books of the world. For me, “weird, quirky and strange” does not imply “BAD.” I realize that I have a hard time passing up a book that looks or seems *REALLY weird*!!!
“Delinquent’s Survival Guide To The End Of The World” by Edua Erasmus.
Rated: 3 Stars! (3 out of 5 Stars)
From the author:
“Justin and Jason are delinquent friends in a small boring town where nothing ever happens… Until the day a nuclear explosion goes off just outside of town.”
“Delinquent’s Survival Guide” is an interesting and very unusual story. If you are easily offended then you should skip this one- not because of the m/m sex but due to the boys’ juvenile antics. It is told from the voice of a very immature young man as he and his best friend suddenly find themselves survivors after a cataclysmic and devastating nuclear attack.
FYI, I had to crop the cover photo in order to display it here because I was concerned it might violate WordPress’s Terms of Service!
This definitely does not fit cleanly into a traditional genre. It is quirky and cute- if you can forgive the two boys for being “stupid kids” who probably act like jerks most of the time. (They act *pretty bad*). If you can accept that part, then you can enjoy their escapades as they find themselves confronting the end of the world, their awakening sexuality and the “friends to lovers” angst.
These boys are TROUBLE, but even trouble makers need love and affection, too!
This story/novella is available for free on smashwords.com.
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