Ava Sinclair-Big Daddy

For some reason, I really enjoy reading DD/lgĀ 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!

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Anthology-Mischief Under the Mistletoe

As Christmas is coming (imagine Game of Thrones-esque tone), it’s time to read Christmas stories. And if they are Kinkmas stories, so much the better. Now, I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty strict no Christmas before Thanksgiving policy, and I prefer to wait until December altogether, but here we are, it’s December and it’s 18 days until Christmas, so it’s the perfect time to have some Mischief Under the Mistletoe.

This anthology is packed full of 14 stories by some really talented authors. I was familiar with some of the authors prior to reading this anthology, some of them have shown up here before, but there were a few that were totally new to me. One of the totally new to me authors wrote one of my two favorite stories in the anthology, so I’m going to go looking for her stuff to see what else she has for me to read.

So, 14 stories. All but one of them have sex. All of them have spanking. Many of them have age play or DD/lg dynamics. There is one LGBT+ story. If any of those sound like they may bother you, then you may want to skip this book. I have a bunch of other Christmas books I can recommend to you. But, I do really like this book.

I’m going to mention three stories in particular, but don’t think it’s because I think that the rest of them were terrible. I enjoyed all of them. They are like precious gems, all of them are beautiful, but there are always a couple of stones that just attract your eye more than others.

One is Delia Grace’s story, The Chalet. Her’s is the aforementioned age play story with no sex. A lot of age play stories do have sex in them, because that’s the kink of the people in the story. And please remember, their kink may not be your kink, but it’s OK, and it’s nothing to do with pedophilia or having daddy problems. OK, off my soapbox. As I was saying, you see a lot of sex in those stories, but Delia’s story shows another side of the age play dynamic. It’s all about the caring and nurturing and the needing to be cared for part of the dynamic, and I loved that.

The other two stories I’ll mention after the spoiler picture. That’s because I want to make sure that I don’t spoil anything, and my comments may have more to say about the direct content of the stories. So, go grab this. It’s on KU and it’s only $0.99, so it’s not like it’s going to break the bank and get your Kinkmas spirit on.

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Alright. The other two stories I want to mention are Maren Smith’s The Doll-Maker and Marlie’s Christmas Keeper by Brandy Golden. Brandy is new to me.

I don’t know what it is about these stories that really attracted me to them, but they did, so there it is.

Maren’s story is really sweet. I mean, a fairy coming to life in a doll for a lonely man? That was nice. Of course, the poor guy thought he was crazy, but who wouldn’t if a doll you created started to move around and talk to you? But, of course, being Christmas, everything worked out really well.

Brandy’s story is a heavy story. She has all kinds of layers in it. It’s all about grief, healing, and renewal, which I found to be completely in keeping with Christmas. Marlie has been through hell but gets pulled out to the light. It was simply beautiful.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. I really do recommend this anthology. I think anthologies are a great way to try out new authors and to decide if you like them or not. So, more Lilly Holden tomorrow. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Zoe Blake-Daddy’s Home

Zoe Blake is spoiling us this year. Not too long ago, we got her dark age play book, Papa’s Prey. Now, we are getting her dark age play/Daddy dom book Daddy’s Home. This book is super-duper steamy and nice and dark. I mean, what more can you want in a story? Like I said, she’s totally spoiling us.

Chloe has spent the last two years in hiding from her dark and chaotic past. She lives in her uncle’s cabin off in the woods outside a small town. She stays in her cabin, minds her own business and creates beautiful jewelry. Chloe’s biggest goals in life right now are to keep her head down, stay hidden, and keep making jewelry. She may be bored, but it’s better than the alternative.

Logan has been sent to find Chloe. He’s spent a long time studying her so that he could find her. He’s searched her social media so that he can get an idea as to where she might be hiding. Logan is so obsessed with finding her, he even carries a picture of her in his wallet.

When Logan finds Chloe, he has to get something from her. He knows that she’s hiding this particular item, and he will do anything he can to find it. But more than that, he finds that Chloe herself is something that he needs. He wants to protect her, care for her, and discipline her as necessary. He wants to be her Daddy.

You know what time it is. I’m going to go my way and you can choose yours. Logan is intensely focused, but from the moment that he meets Chloe, his focus goes from the recovery of what he was sent for to keeping Chloe safe. We don’t get to know him much, other than he is seriously Alpha male, very taciturn, and very protective. I’m perfectly fine with that. He’s not the kind of hero where we need to find out every little bit of his backstory in order to like him. That mystery suits him well and makes for a better story. Chloe is a strong woman and has used that strength to try to get away from her past. Of course, being strong doesn’t mean that you don’t need a Daddy to come and take care of you. It’s totally possible to be both. I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait for more from Zoe. If you like dark and kinky af stories, this is another good one for you.

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There are so many, many, many great things about this book. Too bad I’m not going to tell you most of them. Like the other two books I’ve blogged this week, there are some serious twists and turns and I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone.

I can, however, tell you how much I love Logan and how well he takes care of Chloe. She really does well under his care and she’s able to grow from it.

One scene in this book gives me some of my favorite lines. Some bad guys are threatening Chloe, and they are talking about being scared of the big, fucking dude. Chloe says, “That big fucking dude is going to kill you for touching me.” See how much faith she has in her Daddy to take care of her? Knowing that he’s there to help her out lets her be feisty and feel safe. Later on, in the same scene, we get this from Chloe, “Before the bleached gangland Barbie over there slapped my face, that one kicked in the shin. What kind of schoolyard bullshit is that? You know how much it hurts to be kicked in the shin?” Those lines left me laughing out loud, and not just that LOL you tell your friends, actually laughing. My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I tried to explain to him why I was laughing. I love that entire scene and that Chloe was able to have some of her own power during that.

OK, that’s all I have to say about Daddy’s Home, other than that you should immediately visit Amazon and 1 click it. You definitely won’t be sorry that you did. We have more interesting books coming up this week, so don’t go too far. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Dani Rene-Whisper

So, a couple of weeks ago I reviewed Kneel, the first book in the Sins of Seven series by Dani Rene. Today, we’re getting into the next one with Whisper. Whisper is darker than Kneel, with some parts that made me cry. My poor husband doesn’t always know what to do when a book makes me cry. I won’t put it down, most of the time, otherwise how will I know if it comes out alright, so I just cry and he asks 14 times if I’m OK. So, let’s dive into the book, and then you can go read it and see if it makes you cry too. If it does, you totally have to tell me.

Once upon a time, Eli was a happily married man and a happy Dom with a lovely sub. Then he found out that his wife Raquel had been keeping secrets and that she is dying. His wife keeps trying to make him promise to find someone else to love so that he will be happy. She’s just being a good sub, always thinking of her Dom and his happiness. She even goes as far as pointing out a young woman who is also in the hospital and telling him that he should go talk to her.

Giana was that young girl. She was just 17 at the time and had already lived in the antechamber of Hell. Raquel talked to her and made her promise to watch out for Eli and to take care of him.

Eventually, Gia and Eli hook up. They spend a year being friends and making each other come. Eli walks away from an 18 year old Gia, thinking that he’s too old for her and wanting her to go and have a happy life.

Fast forward 7 years, Gia changed her name from the one Eli knew her as and looks different. She spent 2 years living in the deepest, darkest pits of Hell and has come through the other side. With Carrick’s help and a good psychiatrist, she’s managed to put her life together again. And she’s found Eli. She sees him every day serving as a barista at his regular coffee shop and most nights, working as a bartender at the local BDSM club, Seven Sins, owned and run by Carrick and Mason. She’s played with different Doms and occasionally shown up on stage in various shows. She’s also watched Eli play with various subs and then heard them come back and talk about him and try to get him to play with them again.

For his part, Eli has worked very hard to not have any real sub. He may bring the subs from the clubs home, but he’s never let them into any part of his home except for a room he’s set up to entertainĀ subs in and his playroom. He’s bound and determined not to love anyone, not since Raquel died and he walked away from Riley.

One night, at the club, he hands Gia his card and tells her that he wants to play with her after her shift and to show up at his house. They scene, everyone is happy, and he sends her home. Mostly what Eli is looking for is a little girl he can love and cherish but also tie up, spank, and make cry. Gia is looking for someone who will love her.

Gia and Eli are two profoundly broken people who have serious shards and bits and pieces. Together they are less broken and they help to hold each others’ broken bits together. But when the past comes back to haunt them, can the hold they have on each other go on?

This is where I go one way and you may choose to go the other, there are definite possibilities that you may be spoiled if you keep going with me. Dani Rene creates wonderful characters that make you really cheer for them or hate them. This is a dark book, with BDSM scenes, capture and torture, and sadness. There is also happiness and lots of secrets. There are a lot of layers that go into this story and I loved being able to find them and dig into them. It was also nice to get a peek at older characters and see old friends.

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The layers and connections in this book are delicious. Everything is tied into everything else and into everyone else. I have to admit, that there was one thing that I kind of guessed, well, not really guessed, but more like thought wouldn’t be interesting if… And it was, and it was interesting.

Poor Gia. I mean, fuck. I mean, she worked as hard as she could to get away from her past and then it found her, and it nearly destroyed her. I spent that whole section of the book crying and cried while Gia and Eli were apart. I know why Gia chose to do what she did, and I even support the idea of her taking the time to heal after what happened. That doesn’t mean that my heart didn’t break for them both, especially since Gia was bound and determined to let Eli go. I love the way that it ended though. I felt very satisfied and my tears dried up.

I really loved this book. Not just for the kinky, kinky, sexy fun, but for all the layers of the story and the rich story-telling that goes into this book. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love books that are just sex for the sake of sex, I own several of them and enjoy reading them, but I also love reading stories that have real substance to them and that make you think and feel for the characters, and this one did that.

Anyway, that’s enough for today. We have a break tomorrow and then we’re back with more Parker Sinclair and a fun week ahead of us. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Allysa Hart-Katie’s New Daddy

Allysa Hart has written a different kind of age play story for us today. The age play books we’ve looked at in the past have included a highly sexual aspect to the age play. However, that’s not the only version of age play. Like just about everything, age play isn’t exactly the same from couple to couple. Or from family group to family group.

In this kind of age play, the Little regresses back to whatever age, in Katie’s case, 7, and their Big cares for them. The Little gets the peace and freedom of being a child, shedding all the worries of being a grown-up, which you gotta admit sounds pretty damn good sometimes. The Big gets the satisfaction of nurturing and caring for someone. It’s a mutually satisfactory relationship. Like all other relationships in the kink world, there is negotiation and agreements before anything happens. Communication is key in any relationship, no one can read your mind except you, and if you don’t tell them what you need, then your needs don’t get met.

In Katie’s New Daddy, the dynamic changes around from the start to the finish.

Katelyn lives with Rose and Keith, along with her newborn son, Noah. She’s a recent widow, her cop husband having been killed in the line of duty. Not only was Mark her husband, he was also her Daddy. He allowed her to be Katie when she needed to and gave her the space to be Little. Before Mark’s death, he, along with her Aunt Rosie and Uncle Keith, cared for Katie’s Little side. They played with her, spoiled her, guided her, and when necessary, spanked her. After Mark’s death, Keith and Rose have stayed as her Aunt and Uncle.

Now that she’s a mom in her own right, Katie tries to not fall into that Little space too much, after all, she’s a mom. The problem is that being Little isn’t really something that she can just stop doing, it’s part of who she is. She needs to let go sometimes. That’s when her Aunt and Uncle step in and more or less force her into Little space.

Complicating matters is Jeff. Jeff is a friend of Keith’s and was introduced to Katie. They are both attracted to the other, but Katie feels she isn’t ready to date yet. She’s not sure if she will ever be ready to date again, but she knows that it’s not now.

Of course, being a romance, we know that isn’t going to stay around for very long, don’t we? Yeah. They do start dating, and Katie starts getting all twisted up in her head.

OK, here we are, at that point in our story. That means that if you want spoilers, keep going. If you don’t, then stop when we get to the picture. You all know how I feel about pictures, right? So, there is absolutely no sex outside of some kissing. There are minimal bad words. The story is sweet and light. The age play is entirely innocent. There are spankings, but that goes along with the dynamic. You could probably even let your mom read this book. Well, not my mom, but maybe yours. My mom is happy not knowing what I read.

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There are a lot of things I like about this series. One of them is that Jeff is willing to do his research and figure out things about age play and doesn’t just jump right in. He’s willing to wait and go at Katie’s speed for the whole relationship, which yay.

I also like that there are lots of negotiations as to what the relationships around Katie and her Bigs are going to look like. Jeff isn’t expecting to just walk in and end relationships altogether, and Rose and Keith are willing to take a step back and let Jeff and Katie work out their relationship, and Jeff is willing to talk about having Rose and Keith work as Aunt and Uncle again. All in all, really well done, I think.

I don’t have much more to say about this story. I liked it. I liked the premise. It worked well.

Tomorrow is a Dani Rene book and Friday is one from Shanna Handel. Next week we have posts about Parker Sinclair, as well as Sansa Rayne and May Archer. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Zoe Blake-Papa’s Prey

Oh my darlings, have I got a treat for you today! By now, I’m pretty sure that we all know that I like dark and intense. And I have discovered that I enjoy reading about age play. Zoe Blake has brought us a lovely treat that is dark, intense, and full of age play. So, I present to you, Papa’s Prey.

Hopefully, I don’t have to go over my whole age play lecture today. I’m going to assume that you all remember it and if this doesn’t interest you, that you will just pass this blog post and book by. Just remember, your kink may not be my kink, but it’s all good.

Fair warning, this book is dark. It’s not the darkest I’ve ever read, but it is full of non/dub con goodness, spanking, and nurseries.

This book is set in Cornwall, England, during the Victorian era. For some reason, a lot of age play books are set in the Victorian era, which is neither here nor there, but just saying. So, let’s go on to our story.

Corinne has spent the majority of her life in a small, sheltered convent. When she turned 17, she was just about to go out to be an apprentice in Bath and get on with her life. However, while she out wandering the countryside, she was seen by a mysterious gentleman. That gentleman tracked her down and paid money to her convent so that she would be there for another 2 years, for her education. She’s sweet and innocent, and incredibly sheltered.

Lord Lucian Talon is her mysterious benefactor. What he wants, he gets, and he wants Corinne. Not only does he want her, he wants to own her, posess her, and to control every little thing having to do with her. In the 2 years he’s been waiting for her, he’s been getting his house and servants ready. He had a special room created just for her and hired new servants and made sure that they wouldn’t say anything about anything that happened in the house. When everything was ready, he went to go get his prize.

Corinne gets woken up in the middle of the night, taken out of pajamas and put into a delicate white dress. Then she’s accompanied downt to the chapel where there is a priest, the Mother Superior, and her mysterious benefactor. When she finds out that she’s about to get married, she freaks out slightly, or more than a little slightly, and Lucian throws everyone out, bends her over the altar, and spanks her bottom. Then he calls everyone back in and they get married.

When Lucian gets Corinne home, he introduces her to her nanny and takes her to the nursery. Lucian tells Corinne that she is to be his precious little toy, his treasure. He will control everything she does, she eats, she wears, everything. He will no problem with punishing her if she misbehaves, and her nanny can too. Corinne gets her first taste of his punishment and his rules when she refuses to get her enema.

OK, if you don’t want spoilers, then this is the time for us to part. I really liked this story. I got dragged into it and went right alon. I may even have had some tears in my eyes at points. I read it twice before it came out. (Have I mentioned that getting ARCs rocks?) I highlighted quite a bit of it. It’s dark, it’s intense, it is a hot mix of sexy, sexy, kinkiness. If that bothers you, pass this one up. I have some books coming up in the near future that you may like better. But, yeah, I loved it. I love Zoe’s books.

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Corinne does not adjust well at first. That’s because she didn’t have a clue as to sex or anything, and then she was very modest, having been raised in a convent. She also has problems because she is being treated as a very young child.

Lucian has a very interesting use of a camera. He wants to take pictures before he does anything with Corinne and then afterward. Since cameras are pretty new tech in this book, does this count as sexting? He has the pictures printed out and hangs them up in Corinne’s nursery.

One of the things that Lucian does that I love/hate is that he makes Corinne ask for her punishment. He tells her that he’s going to spank her, then she has to ask him Papa, please. I love the humiliation aspect of it. I would probably kind of hate it if I were her.

The original chase scene in the book is pretty exciting. I’m not a huge fan of stuffed trophy animals, but they sure work in this case.

Lest you think that Lucian is a total dickbag, he does truly care for Corinne. He may not have started out to fall in love, but he did. When Corinne is sick, he is beside himself. There are times I want to smack him anyway, but that’s true for any dark hero. I like them, I hate them, I want to smack them, I want to jump them. You get how it goes.

So, I recommend this book. A lot. I will say that the age play is intense, and Lucian is very strict. The intensity may bother some people, even people who like to read dark.

Tomorrow, we have Cari Silverwood’s new book. It is another great one. Meanwhile, happy reading!