Dear readers! The erotica publishing industry has been hard on my poor catalog of reviews here. Some publishers have gone out-of-business, others required the authors change the titles and/or even their pen-names in order to keep their texts published. Maintaining all these links up-to-date has been distressing, so I’ve been looking for a long-term solution.
Enter SecondLife. This is a “game” in which you create an avatar and explore worlds that can only exist in virtual reality. The great benefit to this world is that it’s easier for me to loan one of my books that’s been reviewed for a set time frame. Otherwise, well, the technological issues get into areas that most people won’t want to borrow at that point.
So if there’s a particular book that you’ve been curious about and is unavailable for purchase, go into secondlife and let me know!
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! Caught between a whip and a hard-nose, the heroine discovers her enemy is caring, attractive, and…not her enemy. The hero, in search of a spy to help overthrow their alien overlords, discovers his mate in the bleeding, bound woman left behind to face his wrath…of possessive sexual domination.
Codename Autumn by Cyndi Friberg
“How long will I remain…yours?”
His fingers tangled in her hair and he leaned down, brushing his lips against her cheek as he asked, “Do you really want to know the answer to that question?”
I recommend as enjoyable! Justifiably paranoid heroine makes a series of bad judgements which ends up leaving her happy and fulfilled. It’s a terrible morality. As is pretty much every character except the ones you don’t get to meet. The hero is a technologically-enhanced-emotionally-stunted assassin sent to collect her, but who collects whom becomes debatable the minute they meet. Sex scenes are awkward and great as these two characters just plow through the pretenses.
Driven: A Northern Waste Novel by Eve Silver
“Romance. Compliments. Gifts.” He gave an abrupt nod. “Understood.”
“Your eyes are appropriately spaced,” he whispered.
“Tomorrow, I will order you a set of titanium body armor.”
While seeing allromance.com close down was sad, *it’s been quite a staple in my life*, discovered that the good bye is going to be a lengthy one: 90 percent of my book links go to its *now former* website. *GROAN* And I had just updated all the Ellora’s Cave links to allromance when their authors vacated en masse *over-leveraged*. So for now, *dear followers*, if you are unable to find a particular book in this database, do not give up. 99 percent of these I have with no restriction on loaning. So consider this more of a library site than actual *link to* purchasing while this all gets worked out. Thank you *toodles!*
Oops, sorry. Magnet->Magnate. Anyhoo…
I recommend as enjoyable! Rich twit hero decides to
seduce rescue the one woman who paid more attention to an indigent than she did to him. So he then proceeds to get her attached and can’t figure out why she takes off after being acknowledged as “a sweet cunt” that’s “no one special”. Like a typical player, he moves on to another lovely acquisition yet feels lonely and unsatisfied. Then he discovers she was kidnapped…
Stark Pleasure; the Space Magnate’s Mistress by Cathryn Cade
“Great God beyond, Logan.” Joran’s lazy voice was exasperated. “Get your head out of your ass.”
And while this certainly isn’t the character of the hero, couldn’t help thinking of this when reading about his associates.