Birdie of Paradise by Jane Nin

BIRDIE
Birdie, Of Paradise by Jane Nin
Publisher: Silk Words LLC
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (33 pgs)
Other: F/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

Whorehouse runaway Birdie, a singing trapeze artist, must decide whether to perform for a mysterious stranger. Will her choice lead her deeper into mystery, or to tempt a young seminary student?

A Birdie in a cage is a glamorous thing…

Alelaide is sick of stepping in elephant poop but loves her life with the circus. She is Birdie of Paradise, an erotic dancer for Zane Carter’s Spectacular Vagabonds. Her life is a good one, but now that the circus has been taken over by one of Zane’s relatives, things have gotten a bit bumpy. Not to mention times are hard and folks don’t have the coin.

Birdie gets an offer from a mysterious man to do a private show in her tent and performs her act. Twirling and singing, she is magnificent as she lights up the swing. Covered with a mask, this mysterious benefactor pays her and leaves.

I love choose your own adventure stories. In this one, you get to pick your path. Go this way for one adventure…that way for another. In my path, Birdie gets another offer for a private show at the benefactor’s house and chooses to go. She is promised a dinner if she will perform for the reclusive wealthy man. A little afraid, she does it, but in the middle of her act, she discovers something about her new patron that sets her on her ear.

This is a sexy short work of fiction. The writing style is florid and full of description, taking you back to a depression era traveling circus and what life might have been like for a girl in Adelaide’s social standing. Things are not always what they seem and in this tale it is more true than most. I loved the ending—but I won’t say more because I don’t want to give you a spoiler.

Jane Nin is a wonderful writer and I look forward to more of her work. I think Silk Words may be on to something with the CYOA stories. Being able to choose…now that’s what I call sexy.

Romance how you want it…

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