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 entertaining!
VIRTUAL SEX is the latest threat to mankind, because it’s waaaay better than the real thing. But there’s one small, intangible problem with those glorious explosions of the orgasmic kind: that whole lack of any emotional contact. Which kind of drives the hero and his fellow programmers crazy in a special way. And by special crazy, I mean bunny-ears crazy. This is the kind of crazy that can only express itself by disturbing the adorable, subverting the bliss of happy memories, and throwing a blanket of insecurity across a stalwart safety symbol from childhood: this is the cray-cray that distorts reality and spreads like a mental version of the flu.
So sit back, get a nice glass of some hard alcohol, and prepare to fly your spaceship into the Interplanetary Twilight Zone.
Holoxdeck Adventures by Chris D. Transit
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I recommend as entertaining! FIRST romance/erotica book that I’ve come across without a hero or heroine. Lets see…husband goes psycho, wife goes lesbo, king is all rapey, and his wives…unsurprisingly pathetic when not murderous. And then there are the magical people whose antics are about as crazy as the main wizard pulled out of the torture chamber after 20 years. (*They’re NUTS*) So for those of you who’ve always wondered what putting the inmates in charge of the institution looks like (besides D.C.), ENJOY!
The Branches of Time by Luca Rossi
He wished he could help him instead of manipulating him into murdering another person.
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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