Just who’s qualified to write a review? Certainly this is a legitimate question isn’t it? This has come up more than once and personally who’s qualified? The answer? Anybody is qualified. Why? Because reviews are opinions, and like assholes we all have them.
Does it make some reviewers better than others if they are book bloggers like me? No, because I have read book bloggers
I am planning so many things this year. I have a bunch of side projects in addition to Cabin Goddess, one of which is a variation of 365Project. It is a variation of many since really it needs to be made your own. Sure there sites like http://365project.org/ and Fat Mum Slim who does monthly photo prompts: http://fatmumslim.com.au/ (which I am sure I will be using and will add January’s prompt image for you to use if you want too). But what I really want
Erotica & Romance come together with Sugar & Salt
I am thrilled once again to have Pavarti K. Tyler, one of the most amazing authors I literally stumbled upon a couple years ago with her serial novels and later with her other novels which always push boundaries. Sometimes just a nudge and sometimes pick up the whole kit and caboodle of what you consider normal and defenestrate it, as was the case of Consumed by Love - A Short Story (I will let the review speak for itself.) If Pav were to write a book about Civic Planning in the Sahara and I would read it to front to back and love it. Her voice is one that speaks to more than just my brain, but my heart and my mushy insides, and in this case, some very specific warm and soft mushy insides… ohhhh ya. The book is for 18+ and I can guarantee since this is a panty melter, the review is too.
I can count the times I have reviewed an Erotic Romance on all my nipples … ummm nipples of which I promise I only have two! Yep! That is right, because I never have reviewed erotica, romance or any of the like, only the above, Consumed by Love, which actually is erotic horror and trust me one of the most powerful and moving stories I have read. But erotic romance? Nope! Sure I have read them, in fact I have a rather large collection of straight erotica from the Victorian era and female erotica from masters such as Anaïs Nin and many of the pieces from the mid 19th century. Yes, I will admit it, it gets lonely here in the cabin and my Lelo is well used and always charged!
One reason that I actually am more inclined to read an erotic romance, such as Sugar & Salt, and not just straight romance, other than the obvious one, is that Erotica, and in this case, erotic romance, is going to to also include some satire and social commentary. Sugar & Salt has plenty, but I will save that for later. Right now, I have to go clean a toy *grin* and get a cup of tea. Continue reading for my thoughts on this wonderful story and also make sure to enter the giveaway Pav has put together with free paperbacks and eBooks from some of the best Indie Erotica authors around.
I have read this a total of four times now. The first time was when I beta read it during Camp NaNoWriMo last spring, the second time was when I got this for review. The third was this morning, and I read it again tonight. Why you ask? Ummm, well, one because I fell asleep during the second time I read it and wanted to make sure I did finish it because it evoked bizarre dreams. And the last time? Well, because it was so good, I was needing to feel better after being sick all weekend and I still had that wonderful warm feeling you have when you read a good story. Since it was a short read, why not? But let’s get to the meat of this review, why is this book better or what makes it stand out among a sea of erotic romance?
First, as I mentioned above, I don’t read most contemporary erotic romance on the indie publishing scene. I frankly have not found many authors that can break out of the set rules and boxes which have been set up and are proven formulas for romance (which include erotic romance). In the world of genre “marriage” Erotica and Romance have been merged to blend both the complexity of Erotica and the happy endings of romance allowing for a sexually terse and focused story. This story certainly has it all.
Without spoilers let me break it down why I feel it succeeds at both being an erotica and a romance. (this is my list and by no means am I even close to being an expert, but I read literotica all the time and I know what I like.)
- Sex, lots of hot steamy “gotta-break-out-the-toys” sex: Yep, there is sex in spades, darlin’, in spades. Ms. Tyler dives right in with the tension needed for the the reader to be taken right along and feel Salt’s tongue as he glides it up her thigh and tastes her. To feel his skin under our own nails as Janice runs them down his well defined back and ass…
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I retired in 2004 from restaurant equipment & supplies business. Prior, in no specific order I furthered my education at Kensington University, became a helicopter pilot in the army, a commercial pilot in fixed wing aircraft, spent twenty years with a national food service chain, another nine years with a nationally recognized
The Perfect Edge Triumvirate — with Capes
At some point in time, everyone growing up wants to be a superhero, or a detective (I wanted to be Nancy Drew), and most of us wanted to fight the bad guys and win the day.
When I saw this book roll through from Novel Publicity and realized not only was it from a publisher who has given me lovely goodness in the past but it had three of the most interesting genre’s rolled up into one. I bounced just a wee bit! Science Fiction, Noir thrown into a dystopic world, in the last city on earth Melbourne and blended together with the new genre on
by Pavarti K. Tyler
Celebrating Womanhood 2013
I have thought long and hard about what to post about for my Celebrating Woman Post for 2013 and I decided to write a review, yes seriously a review! The book is Shadow on the Wall by Pavarti K. Tyler, one of the women I consider not only a friend but someone I highly admire and respect. For one, she is courageous; always willing to take chances in life no matter how hard it can be at times. I know a hint of her past, and I know her enough to know
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective
by Christine Amsden
on May 15, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
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Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
I received this book for free from AToMR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A lovely Paranormal fantasy whose leading lady has nothing paranormal about her!
You may remember a while back when I reviewed Christine Amsden’s Immortality Virus. I loved the book not just for the unique story, but because the author was able to give me a wonderful experience of a paranormal nature served up in such a nonchalant and casual way! Welp, she didn’t let me down with her New Adult Paranormal