Two strong black female protagonists will save the worlds in Sharolyn G. Brown’s “The Heaviness of Knowing.”

Two strong black female protagonists will save the worlds in Sharolyn G. Brown’s “The Heaviness of Knowing.”

From the Author/Publisher:

You can’t unknow the truth.

Roxal has spent her life using her Dream Traveler ability in service to Trebor’s gods, The Keepers. Even after she learns they aren’t all powerful like she was taught, she dutifully continues to manipulate an Earth woman named Lauren to do their bidding. Roxal’s content pretending to be a loyal follower, until her mate’s activities with a rebel faction put both of their lives in jeopardy.

Meanwhile on Earth . . . Lauren discovers that not only do aliens exist, but that she’s been in contact with one for most of her life. And that’s just for starters.

Now Lauren’s world is turned upside down. And Roxal has to figure out if she can harness the survival instincts which before told her to hide and use it to now fight for her survival.

The Heaviness of Knowing is an Excellent Debut Novel in a Classic Sci-fi Tradition!

This fantastic debut novel is very enjoyable and well written. The stars of the story are two young black women, Roxal and Lauren, who are growing up in two different universes. They are complex characters, beautiful, intelligent and determined to make a difference in their worlds. The story line is multi-faceted and multi layered. .

Although it started slow, by the time I made it 1/3 of the way into the book I LITERALLY could not put the book down. Ms. Brown skillfully and methodically builds her 2 worlds, one on planet earth and one elsewhere. By the time the book ended I was immersed in Roxal’s universe and had such a palpable feeling of having visited her world and experiencing it first-hand. Ms. Brown’s writing and her world building are reminiscent of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and other classic sci-fi stories. The two main protagonists have strength of character and mind. Both are motivated by kindness and love. I am pretty sure these 2 young women will end up becoming the salvation of both Earth and Roxal’s world.

At least that is what I am hoping! I am very excited to read the next one and will not miss it!!!!

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Required #FemDom Reading for your Weekend.

Required #FemDom Reading for your Weekend.

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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