Zoe Blake-Damaged Doll

Oh, my sweet summer children, what a dark and chilling tale we have today. Zoe decided that Broken Doll, formerly My Name Is Jane from When the Darkness Wins, needed to have a sequel, and thus, Damaged Doll was born.

Warning, this is not a standalone. You have to have read Broken Doll in order to know what’s going on. You will be well and truly lost. Warning the second, this is not a pretty tale. This is not a light tale. This is dark. This is chilling. This may even be horrific. This is also a wonderful read, albeit one that’s going to totally fuck with your head, because, well, Zoe thinks it’s fun to do that. And since I apparently think it’s fun to read it, I don’t get to complain all that much when my head is completely done in. And really, I don’t complain all that much, because I really do like to read the mindfuckery stuff.

This picks up right where BD leaves off, which means I’m not going to tell you all that much about it, because I don’t want to spoil Broken Doll if you haven’t read it yet, and if you like dark and twisted, I’m telling you, you really should. We still get all Jane’s inner monologue, but now we’re also getting flashbacks of Jane’s life before everything happened. It’s really interesting to find out more about Jane.

Like I said when I reviewed WtDW, this plays into a very particular fear of mine, which makes it both chilling and fascinating to read. It’s like when you know that the horror movie is going to scare the pants off you, but you can’t walk away from it because you want to watch it so much? Yeah, that’s what’s happening here. I know that this feeds that fear, but I know that the story is just so good. It gives me the shivers in just the right way, if that makes sense.

There aren’t any spoilers down there, because it is a short read and any kind of spoiler will spoil everything. So, go read it. Happy reading!

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Emily Tilton-A Shameful Experiment

I love Emily Tilton. She writes such lovely, lovely words. They are lovely and dirty and just fun to read. Part of what makes them so dirty is the way that Emily uses language. Literally, there is no one I’ve read that uses language the way that she does when she’s talking about shame, humiliation, and objectification. She truly has no equal. So, let’s talk about A Shameful Experiment and the way that Emily uses language.

So, in this book, we’re in Emily’s Selecta universe. Selecta is a huge corporation with its fingers in all the pies of the world. They own politicians, police (literally), and basically the world, through various shell companies. The people in charge at Selecta are very into traditional gender roles, spanking, submissive sex, and all that fun stuff. You’d be amazed at how much they manipulate the world to make it ideal for their various enterprises, which generally involve training young women to be concubines and selling off their services for a period of time.

With this one, Selecta, along with 2 other big businesses, and some governmental stuff, have sponsored a space mission to Saturn. They are sending off a number of ridiculously hot people who aren’t allowed to have sex for two years into space. When they are there, they are going to do an experiment with some seriously delicate sciencey stuff. However, that’s not exactly what happens.

Tillie is a rebel, she’s worked hard her entire life to stay out from under the eyes of the government and corporations, but when she sees the authorities coming her way, she ducks under a fence and ends up in the spaceship, hiding in a box full of delicate sciencey stuff, which she ends up breaking.

When they find out that they have a stowaway, the astronauts are rightly pissed because everything got broken, and then Mission Control tells them that she’s going to have a job. Tillie is their new Sexual Relief Device. In other words, she’s their fucktoy for the next 2 years. Pretty much anything any of the men or women on the crew wants to do to her, sexually, is all good.

OK, so here’s where Emily’s genius with language comes in. She uses clinical language to describe having sex in a way that would be wrong when it came from anyone else, but is incredibly erotic coming from her. If I read a sentence with an older guy telling a 19 year old virgin that he was going to strap her bottom and then put his penis in her anus because that’s how naughty girls get fucked in any book other than one of Emily’s I would possibly cringe a little bit. But, the way that Emily does it and the way that she establishes her world from the very beginning, makes the language fit in.

In this book, when what’s going to happen to Tillie is being discussed, with her sitting right there but without her input, instead of talking about her vulva, her bottom, her mouth, it’s all about the vulva, the bottom, the mouth. I loved that, because it really emphasized what was happening to Tillie and what her new role was.

I know that I’m not doing Emily’s book or her talent justice at all. I don’t know that it’s anything that I can actually explain well. But, I tried. And I know that every time I read one of her books, I’m going to be in awe as to how talented Emily is and how the way that she uses language and the concepts of shame, humiliation, degradation, and objectification so well. And I will always agree with Rayanna Jamison, who says that Emily is the Queen of Filth.

Emily has a large catalog, much of it in KU, so it’s easy to get ahold of her books. If you like her and join her newsletter, you can also request 2 of her backlog books, as long as they are over 6 months old. She writes all kinds of books, from historical to age play, so you should have no problems finding the one that you really want to read.

OK, that’s all for me for today. Really, go check out Emily’s books. You won’t be sorry! Happy reading!

Here’s some pretty stars to look at, since today’s book takes place in space.

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Sara Fields-Feral

Remember how I said that Measha’s book got caught in King ‘Zon’s foolishness last week and that she wasn’t the only one? Yeah, it hit Sara too. Her newest book, Feral, fell into the black hole too. But it’s out now and you can get this filthy little book right onto your Kindle, so life is good.

So, here we go. Cosima is a journalist. More than just that, she’s a journalist with an advanced science degree. She’s heard rumors about Echelon 67 and that there are weird experiments going on out there, and as a scientific journalist, she has a huge bump of curiosity when it comes to things like aliens, genetic experiments, and other scientific stuff. So, the fact that she managed to breach Echelon 67 and get some information was just perfect. What Cosima doesn’t realize right off is that what she did was just too easy. She doesn’t know that there are other things going on. But, then she gets caught by some soldiery types and taken to their headquarters.

After that happened, the guys are talking about various subjects when in runs a huge red male who literally slaughters everyone in pretty much the nastiest way possible, and then he turns to Cosima. He has plans for her, but not the same kind of plans as everyone else. He’s going to fuck her. Of course, it may still be fucking her to death, but he still is going to fuck her. He grabs her and starts stripping her. Then in runs another huge red male who grabs the first guy off of her, and starts to beat the crap out of him right before he grabs her and runs, runs so far away. They had to get away.

Sorry, ’80s moment.

Anyway, it turns out that guy number 2 is Axel. He is an experiment. One hundred years ago, an alien spaceship crashed on Earth, and the government has taken tech and genetic information and used it. They wanted to create super soldiers, so they tried really hard, and did a lot of experiments, and killed a lot of their experiments after torturing them. As of right now, there are only 2 left, Axel and his much, much, much crazier brother, Saleos. And Cosima is the very last human left in Echelon 67, because Saleos killed all the rest of them.

I really enjoyed reading this one. It’s pretty hot and sexy, and it’s got a nice story to it, which I always enjoy. I mean, there is nothing wrong with a hot story that’s all sex and then some, because you know that I will read the fuck out of that, but a woman can’t survive on books that are pure sex alone. She does need some story, and Sara was more than willing to put that into this story for us. I have to admit that I did feel a little sorry for Saleos. His backstory is so sad, of course, he has agency and he could make different choices, but considering what happened to him, I can see what makes it hard for him to not and how it’s much easier to just be the way that he is.

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Of course, Saleos is still nucking futz, and the way that he herds Axel and Cosima is just beyond totally insane. He had some serious subscriptions going on.

I would love to see more of Cosima and Axel.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Sansa Rayne-Enslaved

I ran across Sansa when I read Erased, which totally gave me a new appreciation of straight jackets. Then I got to ARC Exalted. It’s on here somewhere. And today, I’m reviewing Enslaved by her. Enslaved is the third book in the series, which isn’t really as much of a series as it is a series of standalones that are connected, if that makes sense. There is some crossover from book to book, but the characters are secondary at best.

Quinn Harris is in trouble. She’s sitting in an interrogation room, just waiting for the police to come talk to her. You see, she assaulted a Senator’s son. She pushed him, he fell out a window. Of course, he was trying to rape her and her best friend, so she was totally justified. But, he’s now in a coma and probably in a persistent vegetative state. Can’t have happened to a nicer guy. But now, the Senator wants vengeance. First, in comes a judge to offer her a prison diversion option. She would go to Walker for a year, instead of a prison. Of course, Walker is a private prison owned by the Senator. Then the Senator comes in and tells her that he’s going to use his son being in a coma for his election for years and years. And she’s going to Walker, no matter what, because he forged her signature. And he’ll see her when he wins the election.

Reed Nolan is Lance’s, the Senator’s son, friend. He’s also a guard at Walker. And the Senator and the warden have made Quinn his especial project. He’s supposed to break her. He’s good at that. And, did I mention that he’s an unrepentant sadist?

Walker isn’t a prison diversion program. It’s the annex to Hell. The guards all beat and rape the women. Every so often, they sell the women to sponsors, or, you know, rich men who want their very own sex slave. All the guards like it, because hey, all the pussy they want, just right there. Quinn is introduced to Hell by being put in a stockade and whipped, then left. All the other women are told that if they talk to her, they will be punished, and that’s that.

I love Quinn. She’s fucking fierce. She isn’t going to go down without a fight, and she will use everything she can to fight. No matter what any of the guards or any of the other men who come there are going to do, she’s going to fight them. In fact, what she does to the Judge is fucking epic.

There are times when Nolan is just too fucking stupid to live. I wondered if he had Breathe tattooed on the inside of his eyelids. OK, he wasn’t quite that bad, but he was definitely naive and didn’t think things through. And yeah, he was definitely stupid about people. He believed Quinn about what Lance tried to do, but when she tried to point other things, he didn’t believe her. I mean, why would she be telling the truth about all these other things that he believes her on and not this one particular point? Dumbfuck. But, he does smarten up and catch a clue.

I am glad that he chose to believe her and that he started to think and act differently because of her. I feel like he grew up because Quinn pushed him.

Because I feel like warning people every now and again, just in case we have new readers, remember, anything under the picture is a spoiler. I don’t generally get too spoilery, but you have been warned.

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Oh my motherfucking god! Why would the Senator not be bent when it’s his fucking prison, the warden is his friend, the judge is his friend, and he’s making massive bank by selling women? I mean, come on Reed, use a little logical thinking here. It’s not that hard, really.

And Quinn? Oh yeah, everyone she hurts totally deserves it. Totally. And I wouldn’t feel bad about it either.

I did get mad at Jacquline for a hot minute, but then I understood the spot she was in, and the name Bitch finally made sense. Fucking Senator. He was a twatwaffle.

OK, so that’s all I have to say on this one. Check it out. Happy reading!

Measha Stone-Redemption

OK, yeah, I know I promised double for today, but I got involved in a gazillion things, and when I sat down to write this, I noticed it would be too late to write another one. So, today you get Measha, tomorrow you get Sansa, Friday you get Measha, and Saturday you get Sara.

But today, Redemption, Measha’s sweet, light, and laughter filled Christmas story. And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in the Atacama. LOL. It’s darkish, dirty, and full of Measha-y goodness. And it’s the perfect amuse bouche for her book on Friday, trust me.

Celeste is on the Naughty List, in a big way. And if she doesn’t get cleared off it, she’s going to end up stuck there permanently, and then there will be an empty voice in her life and she will never be happy. But Santa, being a good, kind, and loving Santa, has people who are there to help with that. He has special elves whose only job it is to get people off the naughty list and get them back on the Nice List. Adam is one such elf.

Adam’s job, should he choose to accept it, and he does, is to take Celeste, and help her. He needs to get her off the Naughty List and get her to understand what she did that caused her to be there. So he goes off to meet Celeste, at a bar, where she’s busy drinking because she’s pretty sure that she’s going to be fired the next day. He escorts her out of the bar, and the next thing she knows, she’s naked and in a stable. Seems like Adam may be a little bit kinky.

I love how Adam doesn’t let Celeste get away with anything, no matter what she tries. He’s doing it out of such a place of caring with her. He truly wants her to be happy and he’s willing to do whatever he has to to make sure that happens, even if that means he’s going to have to strap her ass raw. And that may just be one of his options. I had a harder time with Celeste. But, that’s because of personal things on my end, not her as a character. Some of her choices are things that people close to me have done and it was really hurtful to the people involved and took a lot of work to get things straightened out. So, looking at it as me, I had a hard time with her because of that. Once I could get away from her actions and into her as a person, it was easier for me to like her.

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OK, reindeer are just so very, very cute. Especially when they have jingle bells, right?

I was mad for a minute because I thought that Adam and Celeste were going to be separated. I didn’t want that to happen.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go read it and see all the kinky goodness for yourself. Happy reading!

 

Renee Rose-Ace of Diamonds

Renee Rose is taking us back to Vegas and the Tacone Family with Ace of Diamonds. It’s a great addition to her Vegas Underground series.

So, this is the 3rd one in the series. While it’s a series, it’s not a serial, so you can read it without having read the other two. The couples from the others do show up in this one, but they are pretty secondary.

Pepper Heart is a popular singer. She started out as that alt-goth-rock chick back when she was 16. Now, 7 years later, her manager and her record label turned her into a pop princess and she hates it. That’s not the only thing that her manager has done. He managed to really fuck up her last album release and got her almost a million dollars in debt to the Tacone Family. So she now has to appear at the Bellissimo in Vegas in order to pay off the debt. Because heaven forbid that Hugh, the scuzzball, comes up with the money or, you know, even take the blame for his actions. Generally, this wouldn’t be a huge problem, but you see, Pepper’s voice is pretty much completely gone. She’s been touring a whole lot lately and she’s been sick, sick enough that she actually collapsed after leaving the stage and since then, her voice has just been getting worse and worse. Now, it’s so bad, she can barely talk at all, so she has to lip sync her performances.

Tony is Nico Tacone’s best friend, bodyguard, and general right hand. His job now is to deal with Pepper and collecting her debt. He wasn’t expecting anything like the real Pepper to show up. He expected some entitled, privileged twit, what he got was a lovely young woman who was so real, and had horribly painfilled eyes. But it’s when he realizes that she had to lip synch her concert that he hits the roof. And smacks her ass.

I loved Pepper. She really was sweet. She really wanted to make sure that her fans were happy, and she was more than happy to engage them so that they would have a fun time. Even when she couldn’t speak, she would do all kinds of things in order to make her fans happy. The nice thing is, she got to make her happy at the same time, which was nice. I also felt sorry for her, because it really did feel that there wasn’t anyone there to help her out. I have always liked Tony. He is an honorable man. He’s also a good man, within his particular standards of good. Are those the standards of the world in general? Nope. Do they work for him? Very much yup. He’s protective, he’s caring, he’s willing to do what needs to be done to make sure that the people he loves are safe.

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Oh, I love her trip to the punk concert with Tony, that sounded like a lot of fun, and it would totally be something that I would love to watch.

I never liked Hugh, not from the very beginning. He was such a yuck. I don’t particularly care for Pepper’s parents either, they seemed so much more concerned about what she could do for them, rather than what they could do for her.

I think, hands down, one of my favorite scenes in the whole book is when she’s out to lunch with her band and Hugh shows up. It was funny af.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check out all of Renee’s books. Happy reading!

Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison-Santa Daddy

We all know that I will read the fuck out of a good Daddy book, and when it comes to Ally and Rayanna, I know that their books are going to be good. Ally’s stories tend to be on the lighter side of the street and relatively clean. Rayanna will go darker and dirtier. But when it comes to Christmas, they came together perfectly on Santa Daddy. And I will never look at candy canes the same way again.

Yule Claus has a rather famous father, and now that’s turned 39, it’s time for him to take over his father’s business. He is now going to be Santa Claus. There’s just one tiny little catch. He has to choose his Mrs. Claus from the non-believers before Christmas. Normally, that wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but Yule’s birthday is 2 weeks prior to Christmas, so he has 14 days to find the perfect woman off the non-believer list, convert her, and get her to marry him. Christmas magic means that this should be no problem, right? Well…

Luckily for Yule, there is only one woman in his age bracket on the non-believer list, and oh yeah, on the naughty list too. Her name is Crystal and she lives in Las Vegas. She thinks that Santa is made up by the toy companies and that Christmas is just a commercial holiday that has become way too much and only encourages over-consumption. (So, OK, she does have a little bit of a point there.) She’s never really celebrated Christmas and she says she’s never wanted to. So, when Yule pops into her house, literally, in full Santa regalia, she thinks he’s a crazy man who is assaulting her by spanking her.

Yule and Crystal take a journey to help her learn to enjoy the magic of Christmas and to find the joy of the holiday. Of course, that means that he’s about to become her Daddy, but hey, that works really well. I mean, what Daddy doesn’t want his little girl to love Christmas and have a good time. One of the nice things about this story is that while there is sex, it isn’t as down and dirty as it could otherwise be, and it never happens while Crystal is in Little space. I’ve seen it done both ways, and I have no preference either way, but it’s not often that you see it separated out, so it’s a very nice difference. And it’s a very definite choice to not do that, we see that decision being made. And I think that the choices about sex in this story work really well to the story’s benefit. I’m never going to turn down hot and steamy sex in a story, but this is not that book. Does any of that make sense? It does to me, at least, so hopefully I was able to translate it over to other people.

I like Yule. I think he has a sense of humor and he’s very kind and caring, which of course, you would expect Santa to be, but he’s so nurturing to and careful of Crystal, the perfect Daddy. I mostly like Crystal. There are a couple of times when I thought she was a little cynical and jaded, which made it a little hard for me to like her, but they aren’t big sections of the story.

I do believe that this will definitely join my Christmas book lineup every year.

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OK, Vixen sounds like someone I’d love to get to know. And Marcus was too funny. I love his comment about how he’s still as gay as gay can be, but he’s planning on getting back on the naughty list next year, lol.

Crystal’s letters literally made me cry. And I loved that there were tear marks on the one. It gave me a happysad.

OK, that’s all I have on this one. Seriously, do yourself a favor, and check it out. Happy reading!