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Friendly Friday Reviews!

I’ve not got a Friends Friday guest booked in for today so I thought I’d publish a couple of short, friendly reviews instead!

Rajasthani Moon by Lisabet Sarai Amazon UK Amazon US Total-E-Bound

Rajasthani Moon

Neither kink nor curse can stop a woman with a mission.

Cecily Harrowsmith, secret agent extraordinaire, is a woman on a mission. When the remote Indian kingdom of Rajasthan refused to remit its taxes to the Empire, Her Majesty imposed an embargo. Deprived of the energy-rich mineral viridium, essential for modern technology and development, Rajasthan was expected to quickly give in and resume its payments. Yet after three years, the rebellious principality still has not knuckled under. Cecily undertakes the difficult journey to the rugged, arid land of the Raj puts to determine just how it has managed to survive, and if possible to convince the country to return to the Empire’s embrace. Instead, she’s taken captive by a brigand who turns out to be the ruler’s half-brother Pratan and delivered into the hands of the sexy but sadistic Rajah Amir, who expertly mingles torture and delight in his interrogation of the voluptuous interloper.

Cursed before birth by Amir’s jealous mother, Pratan changes to a ravening wolf whenever the moon is full. Cecily uncovers the counter-spell that can reverse the effects of the former queen’s hex and tries to trade that information for her freedom. Drawn to the fierce wolf-man and sympathising with his suffering, she volunteers to serve as the sacrifice required by the ritual—offering her body to the beast. In return, the Rajah reveal Rajasthan’s amazing secret source of energy. In the face of almost impossible odds, Cecily has accomplished the task entrusted to her by the Empire. But can she really bear to leave the virile half-brothers and their colourful land behind and return to constraints of her life in England?

Reader Advisory: This book instantiates kidnap/captive fantasies. It includes robot bondage devices, animated nipple clamps, electric play, clockwork dildos, flogging, spanking, anal sex, double penetration in a dirigible, a small amount of F/F intimacy, scenes of MFM and sex with a werewolf in shifted human form.

I’m a sucker for fantasy, and this steam punk novel fits that bill and has a curvy leading lady too. It’s a hot, exotic introduction to Steam punk, you don’t even need to know what that is to enjoy this steamy read. I love the Bollywood twist too, set in India and full of the big style Bollywood twists that make the genre so sparkly and appealing, Rajasthani Moon will keep you on the edge of your seat (and biting your lip!) until the last line.
Kiss my Ass, Bad Ass and Smart Ass the Trilogy edited by Alison Tyler. Amazon UK Amazon US

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“Thank goodness for asses,” said a friend of mine over lunch the other day. “I just like to sit and watch them pass by.”

I nodded in agreement, thinking to myself, Thank goodness for friends, because they can give you the perfect opening for your trilogy on anal sex.

When we first decided to compile a collection of stories about anal sex, I was not sure how readers would respond. Five of us got together and decided to write tight, taut, literary, smutty stories that revolved around backdoor banging. What made the endeavor unique is that we were being bold, not coy and quiet, about our theme. There was no beating around this bush, we stood up tall and proud and called our first collection “Kiss My Ass.”

Within a few months, our sales were soaring and we were receiving reviews like this one from Aisling Weaver: “Each one held me on the edge of my seat, breathless and flushed, eager for every word.”

We knew we wanted to tackle a sequel, but spent some time debating the title. We asked ourselves questions: Do we like writing about anal? Fuck yeah. Do we hide our feelings? No fucking way? Why? Because we are bad asses, which is why we ultimately named our second collection “Bad Ass.”

“Bad Ass” won instant five-star reviews, such as the one that called it “Asstacular” and this one: “So good. It surpasses its predecessor. I read it one quick swallow, but at the end of each story I almost didn’t want to keep reading, because each one is its own little gem, even though they all fit so well together.”

What had begun as a one-off endeavor transformed into an “annual anal” series. Our third installment was “Smart Ass,” which readers were anxiously awaiting.

“I have yet to be disappointed by one of this dynamic bunch’s yearly anal anthologies, and ‘Smart Ass,’ as the third in the series, is certainly no exception. All are very strong stories, well written and with good depth of character,” states one reviewer.

I agree with my friend: Thank goodness for asses! We hope the fans of our annual anal erotica will continue along our erotic “asstacular” journey with us!

—Alison Tyler

I think you can work out what the running theme might be within this ebook. However all the stories are deliciously different. Hot and spicy with a great variety and featuring some of my favourite authors, Kristina Lloyd paints pictures with her words and Sommer Marsden just always drags me into what she writes and I feel like I’m there. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes to give the butt the good loving it deserves!
Gracefully Aroused by KD Grace. Amazon UK Amazon US Xcite

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A collection of ten erotic stories from the best-selling author of The Initiation of Miss Holly and the Lakeland Heatwave paranormal erotic romance trilogy.

Hired Hand Pretty city boy, Tim Harris, is the last man Suzie Sheridan would have hired to help her on the farm had he not been the only one who applied for the job. But with strict discipline generously applied in all the right places, even Suzie is amazed at just how good a hired hand Tim turns out to be …

Personal Trainer Penny Davis can’t afford to hire a personal trainer to get her fit for bikini season until ex-military hard man, Hawk Sturgis, offers her an unorthodox fitness regimen and an even more unorthodox payment plan, guaranteed to have her heating up the beach in her new bikini just in time for the summer hols.

Accidental Hitchhiker On a road trip across America, Liz Martin’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere South Dakota, and the ride a Good Samaritan lorry driver offers her is not exactly the one she expected.

Productivity Under the careful supervision of his unorthodox management consultant, a stressed company CEO learns a hands-on technique guaranteed to up productivity.

Flaws Love spells are the most dangerous kind of magic. Mick Denver learns the hard way when he enlists Sally Haddon, a witch who specialises in sex magic, to help him win the affections of his new co-worker, the exquisite and dangerous Darlene.

Hard Times at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility Sadie’s sexual appetite is out of control, and a spell at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility is intended to put it right. It isn’t long before fellow inmate Carol is showing her how to bend the facility’s strict rules, earning them both punishments that are more than worth the crime.

Confessions Confession is good for the soul, but Hail Marys and Our Fathers aren’t nearly enough to gain absolution when Jilly confesses to an unsuspecting priest that confession makes her come.

Excavations While volunteering on an archaeological dig, Gina and Mike discover new and exciting ways to help their workaholic professor relieve stress – and he introduces them to one or two methods of his own, which are far from academic.

Seeing Red We all give off body heat, but only Jenny can see the red glow it gives off, darker and more intense the more turned on we become. When she’s compelled to follow a fellow bus passenger whose scarlet desires are too powerful to ignore, she learns the real secret of her unique vision.

Pheromones An unusually powerful sense of smell gives Chloe the ability to sniff out the scents of people in lust. When she volunteers for a research trial into pheromones, she doesn’t realise the scientist in charge will have the perfect, sexy aroma she’s always craved in a lover.

Now this is an erotic anthology with the perfect balance of variety, fun and sexiness. There wasn’t a single one of the stories that I didn’t enjoy and several I could pick out as favourites. KD brings her characters alive and each short story gives you a glimpse into their lives. If you like the pick and mix approach to erotica I recommend this collection. Each story is completely satisfying in it’s own right.

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