Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cutaway, by Liz Borino

Two years after Steve Michaels called, “Action!” on a new phase in his career as co-producer on the television show Ben’s Life, the lights go up again on his Dom/sub relationship with actor Zack Greene, but Hollywood cameras don’t always capture the truth.
A mention of Steve’s past in the BDSM scene has Zack craving new ways for them to connect. All of the couple’s concerns fall away when Steve and his ex, Peter, are in a car accident. The last ones to know, Zack and Josh, Peter’s slave, rush to the hospital. The injuries from the accident force the dominant man to set aside his pride and accept help from Zack. 
Will the couple get to explore new boundaries in their relationship or will the dependency Cutaway the structure holding their relationship in place?
Warning: Spanking, D/s relationship, light bondage, two men who can’t get enough of each other

SLAVE’s Review
Wow, there is so much to say about CUTAWAY, the sequel to Liz Borino's ACTION. I hope it was the author’s intention to give this book the feel of a night time soap opera with several small episodes wrapped into one, waiting on the edge of their seats for the climactic conclusion because that’s what this book did. She hit that target splendidly.
Everything from Zack's long standing role as a lead T.V character getting killed off from the series, to Steve's almost fatal car crash. Then throw in a love struck young man, an outrageous scandal, add a cameo or two from ‘mama’ just for spice and mix it all into a BDSM atmosphere and you end up with an enthralling mini-series in book form.
This tale takes place several years after ACTION, but the author doesn't bore us with un-necessary back story, it just flowed into the now which I liked. At first I wasn't too sure about seeing this story to its end, but with the help of my outside conscience and reading muse, I finished. When this book finally concluded I was truly waiting for the theme music to begin and the closing credits to start rolling. LOL I had to remind myself that it was a book and night one of those night time dramas from the eighties.
Now with all that being said, I did feel the story hit a snag with one of the main characters. Steve had done something to violate the trust and love he and Zack share in the bdsm part of their relationship. Though the author addressed it, I still felt it wasn’t enough to correct what he had done in my opinion. This story was a little heavy with the spice for my taste, but I believe Cutaway is a good little meal for those with that type of pallet. I deleted a half point from my review for the slight against Zack, but overall I enjoyed this book very much.
3 ½ pens

Monday, October 15, 2012

Home with The Joneses, by Dana Littlejohn

After a stressful day at work in the world’s most aggravating city, all Reyna Jones could think about was getting home to her darling husband to unwind, but he was not there when she arrived. That was a problem.

SLAVE's Review:

 WOW. What can I say about this short intricately SEXXY story. I didn't know what to expect from the blurb, but I fully enjoyed the story when I read it and the tenacity of our leading lady Reyna. When it became obvious that she was actually Mistress Reyna, I was enthralled and immediately inserted myself into Marc’s, her husband’s, place in the story. To me this book was gave us a peek inside the life of a loving couple who found a unique and caring way to keep the sparks alive in their marriage. Maybe I can hint a little something like this to my GODDESS, and see what she'll grant me.  Ooh and as far as my review goes I give it the full 5 ½ pens plus refills.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tabou: Patience-book 1, by Suzanne Stroh

Tabou: Patience, Book 1

Jocelyn Russet and Patience Herrick. Two powerful, British-born American lesbians, fiery heiresses of different generations. Both coming of age at the same time. Are they destined for one another—or starcrossed? Follow their ten-year Odyssey in a sexy romp through the rollicking 1980s and 1990s. Discover how their fate turns on secret histories that bind the Russet and Herrick dynasties in business, politics and espionage. Meet an international cast of supporting characters who must all choose between love and duty in book one of the TABOU quintet.

Price: $2.50 ebook
Pages: 463
Publisher: Publish Green
Release: October 11, 2011
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Suzanne Stroh is a screenwriter and film producer, author of published case studies on family business. She grew up in Michigan where her family brewed Stroh’s beer for five generations. She studied art history at Wellesley College and Newnham College, Cambridge then worked in the New York art world before turning to writing. A mountaineer and field medic, she lives with her family in the Virginia countryside. TABOU is her first novel.
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 SLAVE’s Review:

This book confused me. I have read lots of books, but this book read like it was written by a 'proper' writer. The flow was an over kill of descriptive words to explain what was going on. I managed to push through anyway and found the story to be okay. It didn't thrill my socks off but it wasn't a bad story. Honestly, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have to push pass all the 'extra' to get to what needed to be said. In short, less would have been more. I give this book 2 1/2 pens.