Emily Tilton-The Oak Street Method: Heather

I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks past on one of Emily Tilton’s books and wrote about her particular style. Emily writes a very dystopian world with a very particular point of view. Many of the heroines in her books are 18-20 and have been raised in a world where New Modesty rules have kicked in and young women are taught to be very modest and to even think of sex is wrong. It puts a specific kind of shame and humiliation in place. The young women end up with a mix of innocence and naughtiness, one where they know what they want, but know that it’s not their place to give it to themselves. Emily uses a lot of clinical names for genitalia, which you generally don’t see in this genre, but it’s perfect for her books.

Anyway, she has a series with the Institute, which is where young women can go to be trained to be concubines in a dystopian timeline. In this world, the Institute has several different programs to turn out bed girls or concubines. The Institute has it down to a science, and I mean that in a literal way. They have studied sexuality, taught sexuality, created new programs, and can just about predict how the frog will jump. With that skill, they decided to start a new program, and placed it on Oak Street.

The goal of this program is to take young women who have gotten in trouble in one way or another, and then place them with Mommies and Daddies who will spank them, monitor them, and guide them. The entire point is to keep these girls on the boil, so to speak. Constantly horny, but without any way to satisfy it, and with that sense of submissive shame. Shame has such a loaded connotation in it, but it’s the word that Emily uses, and I think it’s the best word for it. You just have to read it and see for yourself.

Once the girls have reached a certain point, things start moving in a whole different way for them. The Oak Street Method: Heather is the 4th book in the series. Each book focuses on a new family, usually just one girl per family, but that isn’t a hard and fast rule. And while Heather is the heroine of her book, we see recurring characters from the past books and girls who will be in the next books.

Yeah, they are technically women, being over 18, but since the girls of Oak Street are purposely being treated as girls, and that’s the way that they act, I think it’s appropriate to call them that.

Anyhow, all of this to say that this is Heather’s story. It’s pretty short, so with all of what I wrote, I’m not telling you much about the story because I don’t want to ruin it.  I would personally read them all in order. I know that Heather is in KU, and I think the others are still there, but they are pretty inexpensive if they aren’t. I really love Emily and the way that she writes, I read her books as soon as they come out, if I can. Anyway, there’s no spoiler section today, so enjoy this lovely picture.

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Sue Lyndon & Celeste Jones-Papa’s Desires

Sue Lyndon and Celeste Jones are taking us back to Talcott House and our lovely little ladies in Papa’s Desires. This is the second book in the Little Ladies of Talcott House series.

Talcott House is run by Miss Wickersham. She finds unfortunate young women in bad circumstances and brings them to her academy. There, the young women are taught everything they need to know to be a proper lady. They are also treated like little girls and kept as close to a little girl state as possible. Miss Wickersham believes that every child deserves to have a happy childhood and her charges weren’t able to get that. So, she regresses them back to their childhood and gives them the happy childhood that they never got.

This book is about Hyacinth, also known as Cynny. Her best friend Camilla recently got married to Lord Cavendish, and now it’s Cynny’s turn. However, there are some worries about her status when it comes to marrying Lord Kensington. Cynny has had problems with stealing and causing mischief. We open the book to her sitting in the naughty chair and listening to a conversation that she probably shouldn’t be hearing. Hyacinth hears that Talcott House is having money issues, because one of their patrons hasn’t been paying the stipend that he pledged to. That makes Cynny’s wedding very important because Lord Kensington has already pledged a large bridal gift, which could help repair the Talcott House. Cynny vows to be as good as she possibly can so that she can get her new Papa, because she’s looking forward to having a Papa and she wants to make sure that Talcott House and all her friends are OK.

Lord Grayson is new to his role. His father recently died. In doing all the paperwork after his death, Grayson found out that his father had been sending a stipend to Talcott House. He’s bound and determined to get rid of that stipend. He figures that it’s some kind of scam or some such. One day, when driving down to London, he finds himself near Talcott House, so he stops there to find out what’s going on. First he sees and hears all the young ladies out at play and notices that they are all dressed quite girlishly even if they are all obviously very womanly. Then he finds Miss Wickersham who explains. Lord Grayson also gets a chance to talk to Hyacinth, who tells him part of her story, but he doesn’t believe her. Before he leaves, she relieves him of his pocket watch so she can give it as a wedding gift to her new Papa.

OK, it’s that time. There is some conflict in this when it comes down to Lord Kensington and Lord Grayson, but it’s going to work out just fine, I have a feeling. There’s also some issues with Cynny’s past. We get a quick and hot look at Cammie too, which is really nice.

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Poor Hyacinth. I felt bad for her that Grayson didn’t believe her when she told him her story before they were married. She felt like she had to hide part of who she was, and that had to have been hard on her. No one wants to feel like that.

I’m looking forward to Rose’s and Daisy’s story. As a British TV fan, I have to wonder if there is a Violet hanging around somewhere. Points if you can get the reference.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. I recommend reading this book. Happy reading!

Kelly Dawson-Daddy Takes the Reins

I was lucky enough to read one of Kelly’s short stories in the Christmas anthology that I reviewed here. Daddy Takes the Reins is the first book in that series and introduces us to some of the characters in that story. So, when Kelly asked me to read and review her book, I was like oh yes, pretty please and thank you! It doesn’t hurt that they take place in my dream location of New Zealand.

This is a lovely little age play/Daddy Dom book. Bianca regresses to a Little state, but it is a relatively mild age play story, compared to some others that I’ve read and reviewed.

So, Bianca is a young woman who happens to have Tourette’s Syndrome. She has spent her life fighting against the stereotype that shows up around her disease and is always trying to prove herself. Her biggest cheerleader is her sister, Annie, who is also her best friend. The problem is that Annie is now losing the battle with cancer and won’t be around for much longer. As a side note, fuck cancer. Bianca’s dream is to be a jockey. She loves horses and just got a job working at the stables of a prestigious trainer. She was hired on as an apprentice jockey, which means that she rides horses around the track to exercise them and helps take care of the horses and stables. She doesn’t tell anyone about her Tourette’s at first but eventually tells her employer’s son, Clay, the stable foreman.

Clay is one of three brothers, the other two being Luke and Cody. They all either work at the stables or at the farm that is part of the family’s property. Clay is the stable foreman and he isn’t sure that the newest hire can hack the job, especially after he finds out that she has Tourette’s. However, when she assures him that most of her symptoms are well in the past, then he has no problem with her. In fact, he becomes impressed with her when an abused and neglected horse comes into the stable and she is the only person who can get near the horse.

The problem is that Bianca starts working very hard in between helping her sister and taking care of the horse, which causes her to have more problems with her illness. That’s when Clay decides that she needs a Daddy to take care of her and he is just the person to take on the job.

I really enjoyed this story. It’s a nice bit of life and joy that I really enjoyed reading. There are some rough spots and a couple of really sad spots where I cried. But, the ending more than made up for it, and I was glad to have read it. Also, I just have to say that it’s nice to see a positive portrayal of a person with disabilities in a romance novel and not as someone to be pitied or babied. It’s also nice to see a person with disabilities in a kinky situation. Representation, yo!

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OMG, I about wanted to kill Clay at one point. When you read it, you will see why. I’ll bet you get really mad at him too. Luckily, he learns his lesson and is able to redeem himself. That saved me from having to yell at him, but it was a very close thing. I did really want to.

I, too, had a sibling die of cancer, which is why the fuck cancer bit, so I really, really felt for Bianca there. Losing a sibling, especially if you are very close, is a terrible and tragic thing.

OK, that’s all for this one today. I really enjoyed it. Go over to Amazon grab it. It’s $4.95 and on KU. Happy reading!

Black Light Roulette Redux

The party in this book is the kind of Valentine’s Day party I’d like to attend. Participating would be even better. But since I don’t have $2.5K/month and Black Light doesn’t exist in my world, I’ll just have to make do with the sexy books that come out of the club.

Livia Grant originally gave us Jax, Chase, and Emma who started and own Black Light. It’s the most exclusive, most private, and hottest sex club in Washington, D.C. People come from all over to come play in the dungeon. Last year, for Valentine’s Day, Black Light put on a Roulette event which matched random Doms and subs and random kinks. It went so well last year, that they decided to put on another event this year.

This year, they decided to open it up to more participants and open it up to M/m, F/f, and F/m couples, so everyone can play. We don’t see any of their stories, which I would’ve liked to, especially the F/m couple and Sybian orgasm torture. That would’ve been a fun show to watch.

Black Light: Roulette Redux is made up of 9 kinky authors who have gotten together to write 9 hot, sexy stories that are brought to you by the letters BDSM, the number 69, and the color pink.

We get to see a little bit of everything from our players and get to enjoy all the dark and delicious things that happen. The book starts and ends with Jax, Chase, and Emma, written by Livia Grant and Jennifer Bene. That ties each of the stories together and makes it a cohesive whole, and turns 9 stories that all take place in one 3 hour time slot into one book. One of the things that I like about these stories is that the introduction gets all the couples set up and certain events happen, and in the stories, you still see those certain events happening, but you get them from the POV of the featured couple. It really emphasizes that all these stories are happening simultaneously.

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We get a nice set of bookends with the intro and conclusion. The intro sets us up for the upcoming event and the conclusion wraps everything up quite nicely. Make sure that you read everything before you read the end because you there are spoilery spoilers in it and you don’t want that. Trust me on this.

Jennifer Bene-Unrestrained 5*

You know how I feel about Jennifer Bene and her stories, right? Well, I got to read this one in beta and told her how much I loved it. It was hot then, and it’s even hotter now.

Bianca is really excited about this year’s Roulette event. She wasn’t around for the previous event but has heard that it was fantastic. She’s looking for the right Dom, one who can give her what she needed, and one who can control her. Meanwhile, Silas is looking for the perfect and elusive sub. He likes to deal out pain and he wants someone who can handle the pain that he wants to give them. He’s not expecting anyone who can stand up to what he likes to do, but he’ll be happy if he can get a good scene. When they get together, will they realize what they have together?

This is a filthy story that will leave you aching on Bianca’s behalf. It was very hot and very sexy. I’d love to see more of Bianca and Silas, because I think they have so much more to show us.

Livia Grant-Brat 4.5*

Gabriella is used to getting her own way. She’s a socialite who is always in the public view and has gotten into trouble more than once. When she needs more money than she gets from her allowance, she just goes to see her “uncle”, who is the trustee of her trust fund and wheedles more money out of him. The only problem is that he’s now retired and left it to his son, Connor. Connor has resented Gabriella for years. His father was always running out to clean up Ella’s messes, and he’s not about to fall for her tricks. While she’s waiting to prove to Connor that she’s an adult, she sees an invite to a party that she decides she’s going to take and go to.

Livia is so devious with this story. I love the scenes she gives Connor and Ella, and how well they fit into the existing dynamic that the two of them already have. I thought that it worked really, really well.

Renee Rose-Forced 5*

Mariana has decided that she’s going to go visit her little sister in D.C. for V-Day. When her little sister tells her that they won’t be able to sit around and watch romcoms because she’s going to a sex club and is hoping for a good spanking. Mariana isn’t about to let her little sister go to a sex club without her, so she signs up for Redux too. Victor is standing outside waiting to go into the club when he sees a very confident woman saunter up to the entrance. He talks to her for a minute and is fascinated by her. When he rolls her name in the event, he’s quite delighted. Mari doesn’t know what she’s in for when she leaves the stage with Victor.

I loved reading Renee’s story and the three-hour tour that Mari takes in the world of BDSM. Victor was really careful with her and really did pay attention to what she needed and had no problem doing what was necessary.

Sue Lyndon-Doctored 4.25*

Natalie discovered 5 years ago what it feels like when all your secrets are poured out to the public. When kinky pix of her show up and ruin her chances of a beauty queen title and possibly mess up her father’s political career, she decides that she’s going to hide. The only thing that made any of that bearable was Hunter Knox. He was running against her father and he was nice to her and told her that he wouldn’t use her against her father. She’s had a crush on him ever since. When she shows up at Black Light for Roulette Redux and finds out that he’s there and rolls her name, she can’t quite believe it.

I’m sure that you can guess what kind of kink they get on at least one roll. If you’ve never thought about medical play, Sue may change your mind with this. And the pump that gets pulled out? Yes, please. I need one.

Maren Smith-Shameless 5*

In the real world, there are a lot of “doms” who take advantage of subs who just want to find their place in the world. In Maren Smith’s world, there’s one too. Hadlee had the bad luck to run across one and spent months in a very bad, very abusive D/s relationship with him. When things went sideways, she called Gareth, a DM at Black Light. He came and got her and has watched out for her since. She decides to go to the Roulette event to try to get back the joy of submission. When Noah rolls her name, he decides to ask Gareth to help him with the scenes.

There is a lot in this story. There are several layers going on, which is really impressive on Maren’s part since it can be hard to pack all that stuff into a short story. She’s a tease though, and when you read it, you’ll see why she’s a tease.

Alta Hensley-Edge 4*

Once upon a time, Melinda spent a lot of time at Black Light. She ran a successful business, and was pretty happy. Then she ran away from it all and got married. Now, less than a year later, she’s divorced and decided she’s going to go back to Black Light. Dean was her Dom and when he sees that she’s playing, he arranges it so that they are partnered up. He wants answers and he’s determined to get them.

OMG, while the sex is hot here, the real part of the story is the exploration of submission and trust. That part is breathtaking and makes the entire story. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the sex, but I loved the rest of it.

Measha Stone-Confessions 4*

Dani’s beloved brother was killed in action. His friend Grayson promised to watch out for Dani. The problem is that Dani doesn’t always want Gray to watch out for her or tell her what to do, especially when he tells her to stop going to sex clubs. So, she decides to sign up for Black Light’s V-Day event. She knows that’s where Gray plays, so surely he can’t disapprove of it. Except he does when it comes to her. Gray wants Dani to go home, but she refuses. When he draws her name. he’s prepared to make sure she listens to him.

I got a real zap out of this story. Measha is very creative when it comes to her Doms and their devious plans for their subs. She’s written some of my favorite D/s stories, and she brought that to Dani and Gray.

Maggie Ryan-Surrender 4.5*

Marty is a returning player. We met her last year and we discovered that she likes to top from the bottom. She hasn’t gotten over that habit. She knows how she wants a scene to go and heaven help the Dom who doesn’t listen to her. Owen, Black Light’s rope master, has been telling her that that’s not how you treat a Dom. This night is the night when he decides that enough is enough and decides to put his money where his mouth is.

I love the scenes they do, and I love that we get to see a master shibarist at work. Too bad we don’t have pictures of his work, because that would be totally awesome. Marty takes some hard lessons, but Owen makes it worth it for her.

Jane Henry-Taken 4.5*

Della is a type A person. She’s very controlled, very regimented, and makes sure that everything is done just so. She’s also a sex columnist and has decided to try the Black Light Roulette Redux event this year. When she gets there, she sees a person she never expected. Brayden, one of the Doms, looks over the subs and recognizes Della. She’s his ex-wife. He doesn’t know whether to hope he gets her or to hope that someone else gets her. There is a lot of history between the two of them and a lot that has to be worked through.

I have a deep and abiding love of second chance stories since I was divorced and then years later remarried my ex. It’s possible to be the right person at the wrong time. This is a great second chance story, and the epilogue really made it.

These are great stories, and a good way to get ready for Valentine’s Day, no matter how you are spending it or who you are spending it with. You’re going to be able to read it any time though, and I’m planning on reading it back to back with the first anthology, and really hope that there is another one next year.

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Ava Sinclair-Rugged Daddy

Ava Sinclair has once again brought us one of her big, bad, Alpha, loving, and caring Daddies. This Rugged Daddy is a mountain man who is in an isolated cabin up in the mountainy woods, complete with a bearskin rug.

Eva is on the run. She stole from her employer and is now trying to get as far away from him as possible. He creeps her out and she’s afraid of what will happen if he finds her. So, she decides that she will take to the woods to get away from him, even if it’s in the middle of winter. She’s pretty experienced as an outdoorswoman, so she should have no problem hiking out to another town a few towns away and then getting transportation out from there. It’s a great plan, right up until she falls down, hits her head, and hurts herself. She crawls into a cave and curls up into herself, shivering, cold, and disoriented. None of these things are good for survival in the middle of winter.

Zane has dedicated his life to the outdoors and protecting it. These days, he lives out in the back of beyond, with little to no human interaction. The rangers come check on him occasionally, but most of the time, he’s by himself. One day, when he’s out checking his trap lines, he sees a flash of color that shouldn’t be where it is in the middle of winter. When he goes to check it out, he finds Eva curled up in a cave. He carries her back to his cabin the woods (spoooooooky), and begins to nurse her back to health.

When she finally wakes up, Eva lies to Zane about her name, because she’s afraid. He hands her some old-fashioned drawers, complete with drawers instead of panties, because that’s all he has. He tells her what’s happening and gets her story, full of omissions and half-truths. When she tries to leave, after being told it’s not safe, Zane has to take her in hand and lay down the law to her.

While Daddy Dom stories and spanking kind of go hand in hand, this one tends to be somewhat lighter on the spanking and punishment than some other stories in this genre do. They do still happen, but Zane seems to fall more on nurturing than punishing, even though he will when she does unsafe things. I really enjoyed that dynamic. I like the wide variety of DD/lg/age play stories out there and how they may all be the same dynamic but each couple handles it differently. Pretty awesome, right? Zane also listens to Eva’s worries and they work together towards a solution instead of him just unilaterally laying down the law.

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Zane’s lovely little cabin in the mountainy woods. Don’t you kinda want to be there? Imagine the fantastic view.

So, I love how Zane’s backstory and Eva’s backstory connect up and weave in and out of each other. They each have some kind of impact on each other in the past without knowing each other. That’s pretty awesome, right?

And I’m pretty sure that no one should ever underestimate the marvels of modern plumbing and coffee shops on every corner. Around here, they are all Dunkin’ Donuts, because New England runs on Dunkin’, so that’s what I imagine they see when they want to go out for coffee.

OK, that’s enough for this one. Ava has kindly gifted us with a brand new story coming out on Saturday. This one is an RH. I’ll have that one on my blog too. I’m very excited.

Sue Lyndon & Celeste Jones-Papa’s Rules

I really enjoy reading, in case you haven’t guessed that fact by now. I spend as much of my time in other worlds as possible. Sue Lyndon is one of those authors whose worlds I visit a lot. Celeste Jones is a new one to me, but I figured that she would be an author I would like if she were writing with Sue. I was right.

Papa’s Rules is a Victorian-era age play story. I know I’ve asked it before and I’ll wonder it again, what is it with age play stories being set in the Victorian era? I’ve read many that aren’t, but it seems like I’ve read more that are. Maybe it’s because of all the frilly, ruffly, lacy dresses? Who knows, and it’s really here nor there, I guess. Just one of those mysteries. I’ll still read them.

I’m choosing to believe that everyone is familiar with my lecture on age play and DD/lg so that I don’t have to go through it again. Just remember that it isn’t necessarily your kink, but it is their kink, and that’s OK.

Anyway, off to the book.

Years ago, Miss Wickersham ran across a boy dragging a young girl up the stairs of a well-to-do house. She was screaming bloody murder. Miss Wickersham knew something about the inhabitants of that house and it wasn’t anything to their benefit. She stopped and discovered that the boy was trying to sell his sister as a scullery maid. That way she would at least have a roof over her head and food in her belly. Miss Wickersham took one look at the girl and knew that she would be perfect for the special school that Miss Wickersham ran.

At Talcott House, Cammie has spent years being educated and trained just like a proper young girl should be. Miss Wickersham and her staff have trained all the girls there to be ladylike while not getting rid of their little girl side. When the girls have finished their education, Miss Wickersham finds the perfect husbands for them.

Lord Alexander Cavendish is looking for a wife. Not just a wife, he also wants a little girl that he can cherish, love, and adore. He heard that Miss Wickersham’s school has young ladies that have still kept their little girl side and who need papas as well as husbands. So, he decides to go see what is up with Talcott House and meets with Miss Wickersham. She tells him that she has the perfect little girl for him and arranges for him to marry Camellia.

This is a sweet, lovely little story. There is instalove, which is always nice. There is some spanking, but not overmuch, but you can’t have an age play story without spanking. Alexander truly cherishes Cammie, and that’s wonderful. This is a nice way to get someone interested in age play stories if they haven’t read any before and think that they sound interesting. Then they can move into the more intense stories.

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I liked most of the book and thought that it was great. There was just one part I didn’t like, and that was the fact that Cammie kept being told that if she didn’t behave, someone else would be sent to her Papa, and when she met her Papa, she was terrified that if she did something wrong, she would be sent back. That was the only thing I didn’t really like. Of course, I know that it gives Alexander a chance to comfort Cammie, but I just didn’t particularly care for that little bit.

I do like that we get all threads tied up at the end, it’s a nice, tidy end that is quite satisfactory, which is always a nice thing.

Anyway, that’s all I have to say about this sweet lovely story. Go check it out! Meanwhile, happy reading!

Ava Sinclair-Big Daddy

For some reason, I really enjoy reading DD/lg and age play stories lately. So, when Ava Sinclair, who has written some beautiful books in this genre comes out with a new one, I have to be all over that. Big Daddy is her newest entry into the genre, and I thought it was a great story.

Jill is a hot mess. She drinks to the point of blacking out on a regular basis. She has burned through job and job after job. Her best friend and roommate has reached her breaking point.

One day, Jill wakes up at home, but she doesn’t remember what happened and how she got back home. All she knows is that she is home, her clothes are neatly folded, and she’s pretty sure she didn’t have sex. She tells her roommate that she doesn’t feel well and doesn’t want to go out. Her roommate gets pissed off at her because she’s once again gotten drunk to the point of blacking out. She tells Jill that she is sick of all the drinking and that she’s not going to carry Jill again is she somehow blows her job. Jill needs to suck it up and straighten up. One way to do that is for Jill to do really well at this huge presentation.

When she gets to work on Monday, Max Iver is there. He gives all the women at the office the screaming thigh sweats. He’s hot, he’s rich, and he’s the perfect daddy. Everyone wants to be his friend. Her presentation is for him.

Max went to a PR agency to get a new ad blitz for his company. He wants something that will attract younger people. Jill has worked really hard on a presentation that she thinks will work for him. Sadly, it’s not what he wants and he tells her so. When Max tells Jill that, she goes off on a tear and ends up getting fired.

As she’s walking out the door and to her car, she gets a message on her phone. A video of her, boozily answering questions. She also gets a message telling her to be in a certain place at a certain time. When she gets there, Max is there and he tells her that she needs a Daddy and he makes her an offer. She can come live with him and he will take care of her, including helping her to get her life back under control.

OK, now it’s time to choose your own adventure. I’m going to go one way, you can go the other, or you can follow me, it depends on you. Max is a good Daddy and he does take really good care of Jill. He spanks her as necessary and rewards her as necessary. One of my favorite things about Max and Jill is that they both push each other to be better and do better. You don’t always see that, but it made me really like their relationship because that’s the way a real relationship works. It’s a lovely relationship, in my opinion.

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Just a warning, if you don’t want spoilers, definitely pass the next paragraph up.

One way in which Jill pushes Max to do better is that she pushes him to meet with estranged family. There is a lot of pain surrounding family in Max’s life and he really doesn’t want to handle it, but Jill makes him do it and it’s better for everyone involved. It fit in really well with the story for her to do that and for him to listen to her. It wouldn’t work in every story, but it does here.

I love that Max pushes Jill to be more responsible and that she is able to talk to people in her past who she may have hurt and is able to apologize and tell them that they were right to do what they did. That takes a lot of emotional maturity and not everyone can get to that point, no matter how old they are, so for Jill to go from where she was to that point is pretty amazing.

OK, that’s all I have to do for today. Go check out all Ava Sinclair’s book and find out why I like to read them so much. See you next week! Meanwhile, happy reading!