Book Review: Taken by Everyone: Fun at the Concert

This is about Taken by Everyone: Fun at the Concert by Kendra Claire.

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Some people go to concerts for the music, but not Tobi. She goes for the action in the pit… her own special type of action. The band’s in town tonight, and Tobi’s going to ride the wave–and the gorgeous stallions in the mosh pit–for all they’re worth!

This 4,000-word erotic story contains a sexy young woman, two handsome men, and content so hot that we aren’t allowed to tell you about it in this blurb! Check the “Look Inside” preview for all the steamy details!

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My two cents:

This worked well. Nothing too complicated: an adventurous girl went to a live rock concert, picking two men she liked and seduced them to fuck her on-site during the show.

Some practical points were fishy: how security did not clear her and the two guys off the floor, how no one tried to interfere or to join in. But assuming the intercourse was over quickly enough, it could have worked.

This was a short story of 15 pages, Ms. Claire jumped into seduction and the action almost immediately. Nice, hot read.

4 out of 5 stars in my book.

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Book Review: The Siren

This is about The Siren (The Original Sinners: The Red Years – Book 1) by Tiffany Reisz.

Short description:

Some love stories you never forget. Some books will change your world. Be prepared… this is one of them.

She tore herself from the man she adored, who transformed her, who possessed her… who would have destroyed her. Now she is adored by a man she must not have. She thinks she knows what it means to be pushed to her limits. She’s wrong.

The Original Sinners Series: The Red Years

Book 1: The Siren

Book 2: The Angel

Book 3: The Prince

Book 4: The Mistress

The Original Sinners continues with The White Years

Book 1: The Saint

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My two cents:

This was a daring, controversial book. I loved it.

Just because this happened to be published after the 50 Shades, refrain from dismissing it simply as a “spin off” because that phrase means nothing. Love, sex, pleasure in darker forms have existed eons ago. If this is a spin-off, any and all books on any subject matter is a spin-off. Also, spin-offs do not have to be bad fiction. They can sometimes exceed the artistic values of those that preceded them.

The whole book was well-written. I loved the smart-ass dialogues and the sex scenes were scorching hot.

Not for the feeble-minded. Those who want a gentler introduction to BDSM might want to dig elsewhere, but this was spectacular.

Intrigue, passion, pain and history in each character’s past, and conflict: the way authentic people really are.

The only thing that made me knock off 1 star was the fact that Soren was a Catholic priest in service. Touched a difficult cord there.

4 out of 5 stars in my book.

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Book Review: Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training

This is about Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training (Brie, #1) by Red Phoenix.

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Short description:

Brie’s life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to The Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman’s world. The renowned school is famous for its submissive instruction. She has no idea the things that will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. Join Brie on her first day of training where true Subs are separated from the wanna-be’s.

This steamy novelette follows Brie as she is introduced to the erotic world of submissives and her own true desires.

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My review:

This was part 1 of 9 in the story of Brie. There is a full-novel set of the same story, where you can read it all in one go. I guess the author wrote it in parts to publish bit by bit as it was formed over time, but 9-part series is quite a stretch.

Part 1 was for free. That made sense: hook a new reader. I thought book 1 could include a bit more, but for what I read, it was tantalising. The narration flowed naturally. Brie was likeable and you could sense potential in her becoming a very expert submissive from the start.

The anal “teasing” scene was well-written, it was consistent with Brie’s state of mind at the time and the gradual awakening and her discovery of what she’s capable of made a satisfying read.

I would continue on to the next books; this holds promises.

4 out of 5 stars in my book.

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Book Review: Beautiful Mess

This is about Beautiful Mess by Lucy V. Morgan.

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Short description:

Working in a wedding cake shop sucks when you’ve just been dumped.

Bailey Frost has a recipe for disaster: one cheating ex, one big glass of liquor, and three well-meaning male friends who think her lack of a sex life is funny. Before she knows it, she’s confessed that she’s never had an orgasm with a man.

Now Bailey has to navigate sappy couples at work, while her friends are hell-bent on helping her get revenge on evil Craig… by dressing up as werewolves, on YouTube.

And one of those friends– the tall, shy-but-gorgeous Linc–might just want to help Bailey with that other little problem…

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My two cents:

It was a cute little thing. British, mind you, so if you don’t like the flavour of British vocabulary, you might want to pass.

A woman trying to get over her shitty ex always makes for good fun: license to be wild. What she did: try out that cute male friend she never thought of that way before. Bailey was likeable, and it was clear from the start that she and Linc were a possible pair.

The sex scenes were sweet; not as hot as I prefer but they were in line with the overall tone of the story.

There was humour in it, but not quite as roll-on-floor-laughing as some of Ms. Morgan’s fans have attested to. But then again, maybe I’ve got a high standard for what makes me laugh.

All in all, a satisfying, bubbly short read.

4 out of 5 stars in my book.

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