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I recommend as entertaining/enjoyable! Haphazard witch accidentally undoes one of her ancestors’ spells and releases an “evil” faerie. Who is pretty upset at having been imprisoned for over three hundred years. So somebody is going to pay. Preferably the nearest closest relative…who smells nice, is smoking hot for a walking disaster, and is the most stubborn woman he’s met in centuries.
Bewitching The Faerie by Cynthia Rayne
A sickening green cloud enveloped him that smelled somewhat like rotten eggs but he remained uninjured by her efforts.
“This has ceased to be amusing, witch.”
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I recommend as enjoyable! The naive heroine and ape-man hero are drugged, forcing them to either endure intense pain or hold it off by having sex with each other. Despite all indications to the contrary, it turns out that this is the one time her luck with men doesn’t suck. It’s actually an ecstatic life saver. And a life-changer. You see, the drug’s intended target, the ape-man, decides she belongs to him.
The hero has a plan. First, he’s got to help her escape from the kidnapping ex-fiance. Second, he needs to move himself in with her like that’s perfectly normal. Ta da.
Smiley by Laurann Dohner
“It’s the drug. Go ahead and pull my hair, tear my shirt and bite me all you want.”
I recommend as enjoyable/entertaining! An honest title would be, “Gynophile’s Adventures in Polygyny” or “XXXXXY Teenage Fantasy”. Heroine, paying off family debts with a lifetime indentured companion contract (to wit, sex slave with a no-death-or-dismemberment clause) is gifted to a green space merchant…Who comes from a long line of reprobates. Despite the glitz and excitement, space travel is actually super boring, so he proceeds to make her kinks his down-time study. This happens to include the zaftig Zeena-like warrior they rescue during their travels who, of course, is a sexual submissive. So, put your spacecraft on autopilot, pull on some leather, and toss a vibrator into the cage. It’s time to play…
“Freedom in the Sky” by Jaylee Coglin
He clapped his hands, a sign she’d discovered meant he was about to take off in some new direction with appalling amounts of energy.
I recommend as enjoyable! What do you do when your unrequited lust finds himself naked outside of your quarters?
The hero claims to have no memory of how he got there, but is conveniently unconcerned about getting a medical checkup. The heroine is properly discombobulated by the hero’s mixed signals, and on becoming trapped with him, lets him know the extent to which he’s disregarded. He decides getting laid regularly is worth some well-earned abuse…even including reality programs.
“Magnetism” by Kim Knox
Favorite quotes (various fuck buddy references):
Ms. Overenthusiastic Biter
Mr. Bombard You With Messages
Ms. Multiple Scratches
Mr. Hang about the Hangar
Ms. Strange Pattern of Bruising
This story has hands’ down won the Bettie Zyx Award for Nerdiest Erotica!
I recommend as enjoyable! Heroine demonstrates that no amount of intelligence can undermine the urge to be stupid. Hero’s an asshole with apparently the correct pheromone makeup and testosterone expression to get away with it. Damn you, biochem! At least, that’s what she’ll probably be saying in two months time. Three max.
“Biochemistry” by Martine Albert
“We’re out of Taq polymerase.” [First line and hook. Reeled me right in. -BZ]
“I waved and went back to the J-Bact paper, finding consolation in ATP binding sites and antibiotic resistance.”
“…removed my pants as confidently as if he were unsandwiching a Western blot.”
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I recommend as enjoyable! Hero takes the paranormal gift of empathy into zones that surpass fantasy worlds such as Darkover (Ridenows) and Star Trek (Betazoids). And for anyone who finds the…messiness…of human behavior to be disquieting, this read FEELS…amusingly uncomfortable. It’s 300+ pages of digging through the unacknowledged subcortical sexual stimuli (a.k.a. kinky desires) of normal-looking people. Ahem. Such as the blood-sucking fetish of the heroine. Perfectly normal. Apparently. On that note, I’m going to look through my smut library, shake my head, and be thankful Hani is merely a fictional character.
I Know How You Feel: The Sensate by Nicole Minsk
“Oooo. Dirty girl. Is dirty what you like?”
This time, the pleasure came as a spasm.
Recommend as enjoyable! Author torments reviewer who can’t deal with arousal generated from forced seduction. Oh, never mind; that’s not the plot.
So heroine is trapped in psychopath central, and can’t figure out if the attraction she feels for hero-psycho is from Stockholm syndrome, nightingale effect, or sensing a genuine kindred spirit. Hero-psycho hates himself for keeping her trapped (but at least alive) and constantly teetering out of control in possessive infatuation. You get the picture. Rest of the series is an enjoyable read too, but of course the author killed off my favorite character. Bitch.
Monster by Julia Sykes
Angel by Julia Sykes
“I’m taking advantage of you, Claudia,” I snapped at her, determined to make her understand just how depraved I truly was. “And you’re letting me.”
What kind of relationship was based on the fact that one partner couldn’t escape another?
An abusive one, I admitted the truth to myself.
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