☞ **Ella James is back with another Erotic Fairy Tale: Beast!!** ☜

I’m so excited about this series and now that it’s here I think that everyone should give book one a read.  The first book was utterly outstanding!  I didn’t think that I was going to like Richardo/Cal/Beast or whatever he is going by.  The fact of the matter is that he is so good at being bad.  The ante is definitely upped towards the end of part 1, so be patient if you’re wondering what the fuck is going on.  I’m hoping to get to book two within the next day or so and then we have to wait over a little under two weeks for the third installment.

Below are the links to the Amazon page where you can purchase the books.  Do yourself a favor and get them now! Book 3 is also available for pre-order. So do it!

Beast Part 1: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/18/14
Available NOW!!

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.
TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

 

Beast Part 2: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/25/14
Available NOW!!

Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

 

 



Beast Part 3: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99 / Pre-Order – Released 09/08/14
Pre Order yours today!

The third installment of Annabelle & Beast’s story

Ella Dominguez – 99¢ All Books

One of my favorite authors of all time has all of her books on sale for 99¢.  If you have just been thinking about getting her books, today is the perfect chance for you to pick up a novel or 4.  My recommendations include;


The Art of Dominance series

The Complete Trilogy:
The Art of Submission (Book 1)
The Art of Domination (Book 2)
The Art of Control (Book 3)

Approximately 315K words or about 950 pages. Contains moderate BDSM themes, detailed sexual encounters, mild edge play, and is intended for mature audiences and readers 18+. Not for the fainthearted.

Romantic, erotic, deeply emotional, and humorous.

This is the story of Isabel, a shy, submissive artist with an abusive past and a dominant streak, and Dylan, an entrepreneur, art collector with singular tastes in women and sex, and a sordid past in the BDSM lifestyle.

This is the tale of their love for each other, their trials in a world that offers nothing but obstacles, and the collision of two dynamic characters who struggle with their dominant and submissive tendencies and seek control in all things.

 

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Grace Street (Chapter 8, #1)

Warning: This is neither a conventional romance nor a traditional love story. There are no hearts and flowers on the pages of this book. The heroine doesn’t always make wise choices and though I’ve tried to make her strong, she’s often times weak in the face of the fierce hero. The hero is not a knight in a shining armor. He’s broken and frequently cruel, and what every woman in the real world should avoid. What’s contained in this book isn’t real – it’s fiction; dark, depraved and decadent make-believe. Contains detailed sexual encounters, profanity, uncomfortable situation, and erotic elements including voyeurism, oral and anal. INTENDED FOR READERS 18+.

Obsession, possession, resilience, insanity…

Seeking solitude and reprieve from her past failed relationships, Elsa begins her life anew in Richmond, hoping to find the change that she so desperately needs. Things are looking up for her, a new job, new friends… a fresh start.

But Victor has different plans for her. From the moment he heard her voice and set his eyes on Elsa, she became next on his to-do list; his Chapter 8. A well-known and respected criminal profiler, his mind is as dark as the people he hunts down. It takes one to know one, after all. Under the guise of making his subjects stronger, he intends to break Elsa down using everything in his arsenal, including pleasure, pain, humiliation, and things unspeakable. Everyone is fair game in his book and he discriminates against no one when he chooses his test subjects.

Lonely, still on the mend from a bad break-up and longing for sexual attention, Elsa consents to an odd proposition, unaware of Victor’s plans. However, she can’t be broken so easily and what he puts her through only fuels the fire burning within her, a flame that begins to blaze out of control as she becomes obsessed with everything about Victor and peeling back his cruel layers in search of the real man hiding beneath his heartless facade.

In Victor’s world, there is no such thing as happily ever after and Chapter 8 proves to be an infuriating challenger when she flips the tables on his selfish and twisted game, a game they both may end up losing their hearts and minds over.

 

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with all of her books so far and I just know that she has more amazing things to come.  Everyone should give her a shot, she is a really gifted writer!

Ella Dominguez’s Amazon page

 

Keeping it Dark

Am I in a dark place?  I have to wonder because some of what I’ve read lately has had some seriously dark/taboo undertones.  In some cases, they aren’t undertones at all, but rather neon flashing lights.

Veiled Innocence – a fathers shocking hatred of his daughter
Pleasure – a husband who beats his wife
Bang – I can’t even go there it’s just so depressing
The Girl in 6E – oh the gruesomeness!! Though an inexplicably fun read!

Did I spoil myself with the light and fluffy romance novels?  I was going to read the In the Company of Killers series next, but I don’t know if I can go there.  Do I want more darkness?  When will I start seeing the light again?   Maybe this is what I need though?  A little time away from the millionaires, billionaires, CEOs, the playboys and perfect, oh so perfect men.   The gushy lovey story with the will they, well of course they will, predictability.  Am I sure that I want to give that up for a while longer?  Can I?

I think that I can.  In fact, I will just a little bit more.  There’s something nice about having a change.  As long as the change is in the Erotic wheel house… I won’t be straying to far from that in the least.  Well, not on purpose.   So here we go again… what’s in store for Sarai?!

Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers) [kindle edition – $2.99]


Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…

Maybe after all of that, once I’ve gotten my fill, I’ll rummage my way through some friendly smut.  Well, maybe not too friendly.

**SPOILERS** Bang – e.k. Blair [Book Review – 2.5*]

Bang (Black Lotus #1) (The Black Lotus Series) – Amazon Kindle – $2.99

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.
But I’m not innocent.
I haven’t been for a very long time.
My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.

Gone.
Vanished.

I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
Until now.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.*

What the fuck!? This shit was dark. Actually that’s an understatement, it’s not just dark, it’s like a black hole of despair.

*SPOILERS*

I don’t think that I could write about this story without divulging major storyline elements. I feel like it would be simply impossible of me.  So I’m giving you a warning.  There are spoilers in my review.

Where shall I start? How about with the fact that I have never read an E.K Blair book before. I now don’t know if I will be able to again. Let me clarify though, this author, can write. Really well in fact. She certainly has a way of piecing a story together and while I still don’t know if I liked this or not, I can’t deny that it’s overall a really a devastatingly engaging story.

A little girl is ripped from her home, placed into the foster care system and has one of the most horrifying acts thrown against creating a severely broken and vengeful woman. She grows up with Pike, a brother (of sorts). Ends up marrying a man, Bennett, she doesn’t even love and begins an illicit affair with another Declan, all for the purposes of revenge.

So let’s see, I feel like I have to tell you that there is some serious and I mean really horrible acts of child abuse in this story. It was hard to read and honestly I was ready to put the book down because it was too much for me, but decided to just gloss over it quickly. I did that to understand the relationship more so between Pike and Elizabeth. In the grand scheme of things, I probably should have just put this story down and let it go. Looking back other than to implant some shock value, I don’t think it was necessary at all to go into that much detail. It was disgusting, it was sad, it was painful.

…and it didn’t get any better as the story continued into her present.  She actively brings a unknowing victim into her web of deceit and lies with the intent of her having her kill her husband.  The reason, well I won’t spoil that, was a little weak in my opinion.  The man though Declan McKinnon in a different type of story would have been the perfect type of Dom character.  He exudes control and power in his sexuality.  He had such presence each time he interacted with Nina and while I wasn’t completely invested in their relationship, I was invested in him and it was mainly because of things like this

“Now go back to your husband, but don’t you forget whose cum is inside of you right now,”

That’s were it all ended for me though.  With Declan.  I didn’t care enough about Nina, I was trying to.  I wanted to hate her husband as much as she did.  I wanted to cheerlead her cause, but she ultimately comes off as crazy.  Not the good, she shall over come, crazy either.  Just a bat shit lunatic, with a “brother” goading her whenever he’s allowed to.  It’s just depressing.  All of it.  Imagine if you will those made for TV, based on true events Hallmark movies.  It’s all just tragedy.  There are no winners here.  There’s no riding off into the sunset.

If you are interested in reading.  It does have quite a few good sex scenes.  There are elements of BDSM, but I don’t think that it’s really put to good use in this story at all.  I’m not sure it was being used as tool to help Nina/Elizabeth understand herself better or what.  If that was the intent, it was clearly lost on me.  There are so many elements to the life style that can help people feel a sense of liberation.  This story doesn’t do the lifestyle any justice.  Instead, it’s used as a poor mans therapy.   I think it would have been such a better story, if the focus was on Declan using BDSM to help free her from her past.  That would have been a far more engaging story.

There’s more to come from this series and I don’t know if I could do it.   I don’t understand after reading that ending, what there is left to tell.   There’s not even a little synopsis available to tell me what could possibly be coming next.

Restraint – Erica Chilson

This is Part 1 in the multi story arc “Mistress & Master” Series by Erica Chilson.

Mistress & Master of Restraint series begins with Katya Waters’ Journey of Self-discovery in Restraint. 

Katya Waters moves to a new city for the job of her dreams. Her need to explore her darker-side leads her to the club, Restraint, where she meets the mysterious “Boss”. The Boss pulls her into a thrilling game of Kat & Mouse. Follow her exciting journey as she connects the mystery of her past with her thrilling present. 

I was not impressed.  First and foremost; it is not a love story in any sense of the word.  That is fine.  I don’t mind that.  It’s more a story of self discovery, acceptance and learning to deal with the harsh shit that life sometimes throws at you.

OK! This book started out fine, pretty good in fact and conceptually, I like this book.  Overall however, it’s terrible.  Is it wrong of me to review this book clearly from a clerical point of view?  I can’t help it, it’s all I thought about the entire time I read the damn thing.

Let’s start with this… upon reading the book description from Amazon it tells you that  it was

*** Freshly edited & expanded*** July 3rd, 2013

By who?  Whoever did it, did an exceptionally poor job and I feel like that’s me being kind.  I at times, had to throw in the odd word here or there, just for things to make sense.  I shouldn’t have to do that, but there I was doing it ever few pages.  There were grammatical errors everywhere and the tone and voice of Katya, at times didn’t match the overall tone of her character.  She threw around the word “ya” when really “you” would have been so much better and fitting.  It didn’t feel like the other characters were running into this problem.  Which was why I was at loss as to why she was so scattered.

What frustrated me the most however,  was that there was a specific event in Katya’s life, the true focus of the story, that was repeatedly told throughout.  I don’t mean a mere mention of either.  It was literally copy and pasted again.  Through out.  While, yes I could understand the overall need for it’s repetition, it just felt like it weighed the book down unnecessarily.  Each time it came about the piece was expanded to shed light on the event. It took up pages.  I ended up skimming those pieces all together, looking only for things that maybe where added to flush out the scene.

It’s a shame really, because like I said conceptually, it’s really good. It’s so totally fucked up. These characters live in a really screwed up bubble, that just works for them. There is no romance here.  Not in the traditional sense at all.  But for this story, it’s okay.  It doesn’t need to be.  I get why there is no love.  I get why there is a need to fix something so horrible.  While the fixing piece is extremely unconventional, who cares.  None of this is real anyway.   Did I pick up this book because I was seeking that HEA.  No I got it because I wanted Dark Erotica.  I like that stuff.

But here’s my problem, it took me a shocking 4 days to get through this.  I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people.  I just didn’t want to be subjected to the massacre of it’s writing.

Now, the writer was nice enough to include a preview of chapter 1 from the second book, Unleashed, into this book.  I did read it (which I don’t typically do).
It did make me want to read the next book  however, I don’t think that I can do it.  Yes, I want to know more.  I do.  So much.  But if I find out that I’ve paid for another book, littered with grammatical woes and discombobulated tone, well, I’ll be really pissed off with myself.  Yeah, I know that I should read a book and enjoy it for it’s story, but at what point does it’s poor editing ruin it for you?  I know I found mine with this.

I can’t even give it a proper review because it’s pissed me off that much.  I’m just going to walk away now.  I’m irritated.  I’ll go read something else.

If you do want to read this book.  Find it here from Amazon it’s selling for $3.99.  Tell me if I’m being unkind?