Vassago’s Reckoning by Ravenna Tate

Vassago’s Reckoning by Ravenna Tate
Demons on Wheels, Book 6
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (113 Pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play/Sex, Public Exhibitionism, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

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Digger and Vassago have plans to take care of rival Mob boss Roberto di Stefano on their own. But when the real reason Marie tagged along with Digger from Brooklyn is revealed, it throws the entire MC club into danger, and puts a major kink in Vassago’s plans.

Marie worshipped Vassago from afar when she was younger. But once he discovers the mess she left back home, she’s convinced she will never be more to him than a casual fling. And that’s if he survives the danger she brought along.

This is the 6th book in the series. Though it could be read as a stand alone my suggestion would be to start from the beginning, if you want a better understanding. The characters or couples who appear in this have already had their story told in the previous books. It gives the background info that can help a bit with the characters. That being said I just wish their were a few more scenes between Marie and her ex or even her life before she came to Demons on Wheels MCs.

Jimmy (aka Vassago) and Marie have known each other since they were children.  Vassago and Marie has a fiery chemistry. Vassago was really understanding and was somehow what grounded Marie. Vassago was a lot more in touch with Marie’s emotions than she was. I loved seeing the talks between them. This book gave these two the chance to develop with each other and that I loved watching.

It had romance, friendship and brotherhood, and a bit of action. For me it was a well rounded book which had enough of everything.

Gentling The Submissive by Zoey Marcel

Gentling The Submissive by Zoey Marcel
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story (115 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Sex, Toys, Flogging, Public Exhibition, Double Penetration, Spanking
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Miranda Langley is still in love with her first boyfriend, Jason Adkins, years after they’ve gone their separate ways. She gets involved briefly with a professor who charms her, only to learn he’s darker than he seems. Miranda ends it and focuses on the two Doms she met online.

When a trip to Mardi Gras results in her being kidnapped, Jason Adkins and Armand Laurent go looking for her. After escaping, Miranda swears she’s fine, but her cyber-Doms, Jason and Armand, see the scars she tries to hide.

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Jason and Miranda had been young and completely in love with each other. Jason wanted to marry her, but he was going away to college and Miranda had decided to stay and get a local degree. Jason wanted to believe their love could survive the long distance, but in the ends doubts assailed him and they broke up. Years later and all grown up Jason takes an online pseudonym and with his best friend they initiate a cyber BDSM relationship with Miranda, but before the three of them can meet Miranda is kidnapped. Can the three of them make their relationship work?

I found this to be an intense and tricky book to read. While the chemistry and connection between Jason, Miranda and Armand was believable and strong – I found quite a few points in the story took me some time to get comfortable with. A lot of the circumstances surrounding Miranda’s kidnap and abuse was gut-wrenchingly believable. It was far too easy to believe how realistic and simple it would be for this sort of situation to happen literally every day to any woman – or young adult/teen. In that sense I found this quite heavy reading and not to my usual taste of romance or erotica. I don’t mind reading something that is erotically intense or that deals with strong emotion, but serious baggage like abuse and kidnapping are usually subjects I don’t like to read about in too much depth. I also found it somewhat confusing that Miranda was clearly struggling to deal with some of the facets of her kidnapping and abuse, yet she could simultaneously feel intensely sexual feelings for both Jason – whom she tried to convince herself she still hated for breaking up with her when they started college – and Armand. The whole hot/cold/hot/cold changeovers from Miranda feeling sexual to recalling various acts of abuse that had occurred when she’d been kidnapped didn’t feel very sexy or erotic to me and I struggled to follow with what felt to me like fast changes emotionally in the story.

I truly feel the author handled these issues very well. Readers who enjoy deeper, more complex and realistic stories should find this a delight. I feel the subject of Miranda’s abuse and kidnapping were written respectfully and tastefully (there was no titillation or over-the-top descriptiveness about the actual time she was locked away and hurt/abused) but I did just find it a little too difficult for me to say that I enjoyed or was even comfortable with that aspect of the story and the ramifications that followed.

I feel readers should also be aware that while there’s no heavy or detailed description of it – in one scene toward the end of the story Miranda takes another person in a BDSM scene past them using their safe word. While that particular BDSM scene is not really described, refusing to stop when a safeword is spoken is a very strictly held thing in the BDSM scene/lifestyle. I personally found it very difficult to read about her breaking that part of the code of conduct, and especially her rationale and explanation surrounding it just didn’t patch it up for me, personally. This action of hers very seriously dinted my personal enjoyment of the story as a whole.

I did enjoy watching Miranda, Armand and Jason work through their issues, develop their ménage relationship and help Miranda heal and come through her trauma. This book has a lot of strong positives, but I just don’t feel it’s a comfortable or easy read and I absolutely feel this will not suit every reader’s taste. I could easily see it becoming a “love it or hate it” style of story as many aspects are polarizing. I believe some readers will love the depth and complexities and the tasteful ways very deep issues are explored – others will feel the total opposite.

Strongly emotional with quite a few dark pockets this story won’t be to everyone’s tastes. That said, the characters are complicated and very interesting, the plot is deep and I feel very well written and the sex is steamy hot.

Bear’s Beauty by Elyzabeth Valey

Bear’s Beauty by Elyzabeth Valey
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Short story (111 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking, Public Exhibition
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Moonflower

A rare mix between a pixie and a human, Melody Beacon is not your ordinary woman. Challenged all her life for not being one or the other, she considers herself unlovable. So when Magnus Koldklaw tries to seduce her, she can’t help but think he’s mocking her. After all, why would a man like him want to be with a woman like her?
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One look at Melody Beacon was all it took for bear shifter Magnus Koldklaw to decide he wanted her. One whiff of her scent, and he’s certain she’s his mate.

Unfortunately, Melody doesn’t seem to feel the same way. However, when they’re forced to work together on a secret project for Santa, they are irrevocably drawn to each other. And when Magnus discovers it’s her insecurities keeping them apart, he becomes determined to show her she’s worthy of love and so much more.

Melody is convinced no one would want a pixie/human mix. After all, past relationships seem to have proved that beyond any doubt. She wasn’t expecting her reaction to Magnus though. He knows she is his mate, but gives her the space and time she needs to work through her doubts and fears.

This was a brilliant story from start to finish. Although this is the second book in the Christmas Realm series, I don’t feel it impacted my enjoyment of this book at all, even though I haven’t read the first one. The realm is exciting and intriguing, with many other couples and species to enjoy. This story is smoothly paced, and flows exceedingly well. It takes place during a relatively short period of time, but it doesn’t feel rushed in any way.

A thoroughly enjoyable story with a hint of BDSM, but with a romance that will light up the room. Absolutely recommended by me.

The Arts of Love by Harley Easton

The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity by Harley Easton
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (179 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, menage, spanking, public exhibition, voyeurism, masturbation, BDSM
Rated: 3.5 stars
Review by Poppy

You know what they say about those creative types…

Playful, rebellious, sensitive and passionate, nobody loves like an artist. These sixteen stories set the stage for racy encounters with bad boy rock stars, sensual actors, and artists seeking their muse. Inside this collection you’ll find:

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Whether you’re looking for a playwright provoking her friend’s uptight cop neighbor to help with blocking, two choir men battling for the affection of the girl-next-door, or a struggling writer finding an unusual muse in the Japanese countryside, this collection will have you ready for romance.

Look for some quick, titillating stories? This might just be the perfect book for you.

I went into this anthology thinking I was going to be reading erotic romance, but I think that’s a little misleading. These sixteen stories are all just a few pages long (from three pages to twenty-something) but the common thread is sex in many forms. Though some of these end with a “happy for now” type ending, the focus is definitely on the physical. These character have few inhibitions right from the start and waste little time before getting down to business.

Some of these stories worked better for me than others. I particularly enjoyed “Talk Elizabethan to Me” which was a clever bit of public seduction. And those that included characters who were already acquainted with one another felt more believable, like “The Dividing Line”. Some had a stronger focus on the art they represented, like “Tempo Changes” where the hero describes the changes in the speed and intensity of their sex by use of musical terms, and “Resonance” which used music seductively, even more arousing than the sexual act itself.

In many cases, I did wish for even more description of the sex, though. While the author certainly included many behaviors that reflected the erotic tone of the stories, the intimate details were occasionally lacking. And, I have to be honest and say I don’t really like erotica (as opposed to erotic romance) and these stories definitely danced along that line. I missed the intense emotional connections that I craved. I think many of these stories would provide an amazing jumping off point for longer, more in depth stories–in particular “Mistaken Identity” which left me wanting more–but the author clearly has a wonderful imagination and I admired her ability to wrap sixteen short stories in such a clever trope of art.

So, all-in-all, I appreciated this anthology. It did exactly what it was supposed to do, and should satisfy the reader who is looking for hot sex in small bites. I hope the author creates longer versions of some of these stories. She has a way with words, and managed to create interesting characters in only a few pages, many of whom I really came to care about. Not easy to do with so few words!