Loki Renard-Captive

Loki is so prolific. Which means that there is pretty much always either a brand new release or one just around the corner. Well, today, it’s a brand new release, Captive: A Dark Cyborg Romance.

A lot of Loki’s books have left me just speechless when I’m done reading them. This one didn’t. Instead, it left me saying fuuuuuuuuccccckkk. It totally deserved that reaction.

Lilly is a scientist. She was on a project to help build a cyborg. She saw pretty much every step of the process, from the physical body and brain being printed, to helping to make sure everything functioned the way it should. When Adam, the first cyborg, opened his eyes the first time, she was there, and they had a moment when their eyes met. It formed a connection between the two of them. When Lilly finds out that the other researchers are torturing Adam, she tries to stop it, only to find herself getting fired. They gave her a huge payoff, which was good, because she basically couldn’t work in her field anymore, so she spends the next 3 years sitting around her house, just drifting through life. Then the government men show up.

After 3 years of torture, Adam has managed to escape. But before he did, he killed all the researchers. But the government knew enough to know that Adam was fixated on Lilly and that he would go after her. They are there to take Lilly somewhere safe. She doesn’t trust them, so she says she has to go to the bathroom, grabs her purse, and runs.

Too bad she can’t avoid Adam that easily. When he catches her, he drags her out of the safe room she’s hiding in, and then carries her off to his hidden lair, where he wants to breed her and make little baby cyborgs.

One of the things I wondered when I read this book is why Loki didn’t name Lilly Eve, but then I thought that might be a little too precious. Then I thought about it some more, and decided that I liked the name Lilly for this character. Then I wondered if maybe Lilly was somehow related to Lilith, who was Adam’s first wife and the most dangerous demon and mother of demons, in Jewish mythology. And I decided that if it is, that is really cool. I also decided that if it wasn’t, it was still really cool. These are the things that go through my head when I’m reading. It doesn’t matter if I’m reading a book to be blogged or one that is a pleasure book, these are the things I think, especially if I’m reading late at night, like I did with this one.

I love Lilly. She may not always think all the consequences of her actions through, but she really commits to them. She’s smart and stubborn and she knows what she wants to do and she is more than willing to go out and do what she needs to do to get what she wants. I think Adam underestimated her a bit. There is a lot of kinkery fuckery going on along with some spanking, chains, and cages. I mean come on, it’s a Loki Renard book. There’s got to be a cage somewhere. I loved this one. I mean, I pretty much love all Loki’s books, but this one is going to be close to my heart, I think. I never really knew what was going on, and every time I thought I had a good handle on things, Loki through a twist in there. And just wow.

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Of course, there is a reason that Loki chose not to call Lilly Eve, but I had already had my thoughts before I got to that point in the book, so that did explain that. I felt so sorry for Eve, just so sorry. I mean, what the people who created her did to her was just sheer evil. They should totally burn in hell. Definitely in the lowest, deepest, burny-ist pits of hell. They deserve no better.

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

Jennifer Bene-Corrupt Desires

Jennifer Bene once wrote a book called Of Fog and Fire. Now, Of Fog and Fire was a great book, and one I really liked. But, Jennifer, being the perfectionist that she is, decided that it could be better. So she took down that book and gave it some reno work. The bones of the story are still basically the same, boy meets girl, boy fucks girl, boy saves girl, boy and girl take on the world. But, there are new details and the story has been fleshed out, and now we have Corrupt Desires.

Phee is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, on in this case, the bottom of the hill where the fog never dissipates. Her home is always covered in fog and never sees the light. The people who live in the fog are poor, down-trodden, and oppressed. Phee spends hours on public transportation each day so that she can go work at a diner downtown. She gets to see the sun and blue skies when she goes to work, and she loves that. Phee also has a very rich interior life. Her mother told her stories and helped her create a land of make-believe and that world still lives inside Phee, even decades later. She knows it’s not real, but she loves to look at the world her way. One day, some suits walk into the diner and sit at her section. One’s a government guy, one’s muscle, and the other one has the eyes of a sea god.

Bryant is there with his uncle, who is a high muckety-muck in the government. He’s complaining about finding women who he wants to date, when Phee, who just can’t help herself, says that he might be looking in the wrong place. And thus, their entire love story is born. Bryant gets her number and calls her, asking her out on a date. She takes him up on it the next night and they have the perfect date, which ends up in some kinky sex. (Please, it’s Jennifer Bene, did you expect anything else?) Just as they are gearing up for round two, Bryant gets a phone call that he has to handle.

So, we get the desire part of the book, what’s the corrupt part? Well, some people may think that the kinky is corrupt, but not me. What is corrupt is the government. The government of Lakehurst are up to no good. They want to get rid of the people in the fog and line their pockets. They do all kinds of terrible things, and there’s a resistance that’s out to get rid of them and fix the world. That’s all going on at the same time as Phee and Bryant’s love story and the two parts are wound together into a glorious whole.

I loved this book. There are so many, many reasons for that. One is that Phee is a subby girl who knows that she’s a subby girl who likes hanky-spanky, and she’s joyously kinky. A lot of times you get the heroines who don’t know that they like being spanked or that they are submissive before they get to the hero, so they are dealing with that journey of discovery, but that’s definitely not Phee. Phee very much knows who she is and what she likes. She has no problem telling Bryant what she likes and that she wants him to give it to her. She’s just so gloriously herself. She sees herself as a queen to Bryant’s fire king, as a forest queen, as a warrior, and so many other things. But she is all those things and more, and her interior life and world doesn’t diminish from her strength and exterior life. Bryant is a good man. He really is. He tries his damnedest to do the right thing in all situations, even with the situation is pretty shitty. He wants to take care of Phee, but it’s not always as easy as he’d like for it to be. Phee is stubborn, smart, and sassy. Seriously, I love Phee, and I may want to be her when I grow up.

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OMG, I was so angry at Alex. I mean, what a scumbag. Some people, I swear. They just can’t be happy for others.

And Bryant’s uncle? I wish that Phee had been able to empty at least one more gun into him. Maybe run him over with a steamroller. Rip off his dick and fuck him with it. Am I bloodthirsty?

I love the description of the park at the end. It’s so beautiful. It was the perfect way to end the book.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. If you love Jennifer Bene, and you really should, you really need to pick this one up and check it out. Happy reading!

Ava Sinclair-Daddy’s World

Ava thought that she was done with Daddy books, but she found that there were still some in her. Since I love her Daddy books, as well as anything else she writes, I am happy to see that she is sharing with us. Daddy’s World is a post apocalyptic, dystopian, DD/lg story. So much awesome in just one story.

So, here’s how our story goes. The Earth was hit by some asteroids, and it wiped out a lot of stuff. The majority of the people who remained went into New Bethel. New Bethel is an extremely patriachal society. Men have all the rights, and women have none. Women are severely restricted as to what they can do. I mean, it’s to the point where a woman can’t hug her own brother without her husband’s permission. It is illegal for that to happen. The women are all forced to be happy, submissive women, who only do whatever their husband wants them to. I’m sure that there are some women who are happy with that, but the one woman we see in that kind of relationship isn’t really happy. Her name is Felicia and is the twin sister of the hero of the story, Senator Roman Delaney.

In New Bethel, you have to be a homeowner in order to marry. That limits marriage to the upper classes and the ruling class, since it can be expensive to marry. A friend of Roman’s was trying to make it easier for the laboring class to own a home and marry, but he lost all his money and his home, which nullified his marriage. Roman, in his position of senator, didn’t think that was right and is more progressive. So he came up with a program called Paternas. Paternas is a way to bring rebel women from the Warrens and let men who might not otherwise have a chance to marry to marry. But first, those men become Daddies and give their future wives a chance at a childhood so that they can learn to act appropriately.

The Warrens is a dangerous place. It’s all ruins and there are no men, and no real adults. First all the men were taken away and disposed of, and then the adults, so there were a lot of girl children left around. These young women who have grown up in the Warrens are rebels. They don’t want to live in the patriarchal society of New Bethel. Roman wants to make sure those women have a chance, versus what his enemies want to do, which is give them a long walk out of a short airlock.

Kit is one of those rebels. In fact, she’s a rebel leader. But when Roman saw her file, he knew that she was the one. She has fire, intelligence, spunk, and energy. He wants someone who is going to be strong and stand up, not just be a thin, pallid, submissive woman who is going to pretend to be happy. He wants his wife to actually be happy, and he’s pretty sure that Kit and the Paternas project will do that.

I loved Kit. She doesn’t trust anyone at all, and isn’t willing to put down her walls. She is strong, very strong. She has had to be. I thought that she’s a fabulous character, and I’m hoping we get to see more of her. I liked Roman too. I think he went into the whole thing with his eyes as open as they could be, but he did underestimate Kit somewhat. Of course, I don’t think that was because he was blinded by his upbringing or anything, I think it was more that he just didn’t realize how incredibly strong and motivated that Kit would’ve had to be. I mean, she had to survive a whole lot of crap and then she led the resistance, so she had to be smart and clever and strong. There are a lot of layers going on in this story. There’s the nice surface layer, but once you get down, you get into conspiracies. There are several conspiracies though. There are bad ones and good ones and ones we don’t know a lot about. I’m really hoping for a lot more in this series so we can track what’s going to happen.

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That first matron? She was such a bitch. I’m glad she got what was coming to her, and I wish it could’ve been even worse, because she deserved so much more.

And ugh. Felicia’s husband. What a fucking pig. Asshole. Nasty pig-fucker.

I really do want to see more of this verse to see if Roman’s plans go through. I want to find out who Jenny is. There are so many questions I need answered.

So, go check out Ava’s return to Daddy Doms. Happy reading!

Loki Renard-Savages

Loki Renard loves us. How do I know this? Because she has given us another hot and sexy story filled with 4 hunky men. Yummmmmmm.

Savages is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian RH. It takes place in a time where there is only one city, sex doesn’t really happen, and procreation is strongly discouraged. Outside of the walled city is the wilds, and in the wilds live the Savages.

Riley is 19. When she was little, her father used to go out and lead tours outside of the city walls. He and she would talk about the wilds and such. But one day he disappeared. Riley always blamed her mother for driving her father away. Now, she wants to leave and go outside the walls, but her mother keeps her medicated so that she is still and watches TV. That lasts only so long before Riley is near to exploding, stops taking her meds, and wants to go outside. So she does.

Riley packs her pink backpack with some water, some cookies, and her stuffed bunny. She’s only planning on being gone for a little while because she just wants to take a walk. She tells the guard that she’ll be back. The guard doesn’t believe a word of it.

She goes walking around, gets lost and is nearly attacked by a bear. But that isn’t the most life-changing thing. That thing is what happens when she meets the bear. She’s saved by 4 Savages, Maverick, Ice, Hans, and Stryker. They save her, Maverick is wounded, and they tell her that she is now theirs.

Riley is strong and feisty. I really like her. She wasn’t about to take anything laying down, literally. She fought hard and was bound and determined to make sure that no one, especially Ice, had a reason to look down on her or disrespect her. She wanted very much for everyone to respect her, but Ice is the one she really wants to be respectful of what she can do. I have to admit that I liked most of the guys, but Ice made me mad a lot of the time. Of course, I think part of that is because we only see the world through Riley’s head, so we don’t get to know much about her guys that she doesn’t know. I’m fine with that though. With an RH, it’s hard to get all the POVs in there and make it possible to connect with everyone.

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I knew that I didn’t trust that chief. What a scumbag. Ugh. Bastard. Of course, he got what was coming to him, so I’m happy.

I really liked when Ice explained things to Riley. It let me really understand him better and like him a lot more. I was still mad at him from before, but it worked out well.

OK, go check this out. I loved it so hard. Happy reading!

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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Cari Silverwood-Branded Possession

Cari Silverwood does some amazing world building. If you read any of her series, you are going to find a world that is detailed, intricate, and nuanced. All of these things come together to create worlds that I love to find myself in time and again. Today, we get to visit Aerthe again in Branded Possession, the third book in her Machinery of Desire series. So, background on the Machinery of Desire world.

There are three groups of people who live on Aerthe, the Mekkers, the Scavs, and the Grounders.

The Mekkers are the remnants of invaders from space who attacked Aerthe. Aerthe hates the Mekkers and will chase them off the face of the planet if they stay in any one place for too long. So, they live in ginormous landships and those ships create Swathes. They travel across the face of Aerthe, harvesting and mining as they go. There are several Swathes, including the Royal Swathe, which is the one we’re concerned about today. The Mekkers have lost the knack of creating the technology that they had and what tech they do have is slowly falling apart.

The Scavs are nomads and scavengers. They travel Aerthe, searching through the ruins of ancient cities to find things that they can use. They also raid Grounder villages so that they can take slaves that they may sell to the Mekkers or keep for themselves. There is some trade between the Scavs and Mekkers and the Grounders and Scavs.

The Grounders are the settled people on Aerthe. They have their own villages and try not to bother anyone, doesn’t always work, the Scavs will occasionally raid villages or caravans, but they try. They will trade with Mekkers and Scavs. We really don’t see a lot about Grounders in any of the books.

Humans exist on Aerthe as slaves. They were brought to Aerthe through portals. As they came through the portal, their hair and nails became all polished and shiny, making it impossible to disguise who they are. The Mekkers are right happy to have the humans for a couple of reasons. One is that they are fantastic fucks. The other is that Mekkers need something called Factor H. The best source comes from human blood, so all human slaves (as far as we know), have a collar that has a port that goes down into their bodies so that they can bleed whenever that port is opened. Some people like to take the blood straight from the source, others wait until it’s been processed and the Factor H has been concentrated.

Aerthe is a magical, mystical place. It’s somewhere just south of sentient, but very much north of completely lifeless. It’s very aware and doesn’t like Mekkers because they raided the planet and aren’t natives. But, Aerthe also has its own agenda, and we aren’t all that sure what it’s up to. I’m sure that Cari will clue us in further.

Now that we’ve gotten all the way through that background, let’s get into Branded. Gio is a human. She’s the one who has been opening portals that have been bringing the humans to Aerthe. She’s been trying to reverse engineer the process so that she can send the humans home. On her first try, Gio lost the tips of some of her fingers. But, she persevered and was able to send Sawyer and his Grounder lover back to Earth. She also managed to kill Drette, who was her owner during the Scav attack in the last book. Gio wasn’t able to get away and was taken prisoner and was tortured and then sent to a blood snack room to die. In those rooms, Mekkers go crazy and drain the slaves while fucking them. Gio has tied a tourniquet around her arm to keep the drug that the Mekkers injected her with away from the rest of her system because she sees that it turns the women into very horny, very mindless slaves. Just before she’s going to get taken, in bursts a man in a coat and hood. The mystery man shoots everyone there, cuts off the tourniquet and takes Gio away.

Ryke is the King’s Own Lawgiver. He’s a phantom. There aren’t a whole lot of people who are sure that he exists, and they are mostly the people who have been his “clients” or the people in charge of him. Ryke is only answerable to the King, but he gets the King’s orders through the King’s advisor, Gyle. Ryke is the person who gets the answers from the people who don’t want to give them. He does all kinds of things to get those answers, including using sex. He really, really likes breaking women. He doesn’t generally fuck them, but he uses his fuckspears, which yeah, are exactly what they sound like. So, when his newest client is Gio, and the goal is to find out the secret of making portals, he’s got all kinds of dark, dirty, obscene, filthy, and darkly delightful things to do to her body. And he’s going to start with medicine that will drive her out of her mind with desire and a large fuckspear.

OK, it’s that time. Cari’s world is a slaveworld, which means there’s a lot of noncon/dubcon and discipline going on. And because it’s Cari, there are some really imaginative sex scenes. Really imaginative. They are also very intense. If you are a fan of the lighter side of things, then this is probably not the best book for you. Not only are we getting all that lovely sex going on, we’re also learning a lot more about the Mekkers and Aerthe. We get to learn more about Aerthe’s agenda, but not a whole lot, just enough to figure out that there is one. When it comes to the Mekkers, we get a good look at their society, which isn’t anything we’ve seen in the other books. Mekkers are divided into those who are Above Deck and those who are Underdeckers, which is where Ryke comes from. Ryke has a brother named Badh. Now, if you’ve ever looked at my Goodreads, you’ll notice that Badh is my user name there, and it’s the name on an account I keep for when I end up in FB jail. Cari decided that she needed to use it. I think I made her mad at one point. Well, not really mad, I hope. And so, Ryke’s brother got his name. I’m so glad I could help Cari. This book also had a lot of changes going on, changes which are going to affect all the people on Aerthe and can really upset the status quo. It’s going to be really interesting to see in the next book, Exquisite Possession, which will also be the last book.

I know that I’ve had a whole lot to say about this one and that it’s a lot longer than many of my other reviews, but trust me, I’ve barely touched on the book or even the world.

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The whole religious aspect around Ryke is fascinating. I really enjoyed reading about that. You don’t often get to read books with the beginnings of a religion going on, so that’s fascinating to watch.

It’s also really interesting to watch Ryke’s evolution in general and how it comes to Gio. Gio has her own evolution, but I don’t think her changes are quite as drastic as Ryke’s are. And I don’t know that Ryke’s are an evolution as much as they are a de-evolution, bringing him back to where he was before he went Above. But, there’s the fact that he embraces things that he never really did before, so maybe it’s a combo of both.

I can’t wait to see the next book. I have questions and I need them answered and I know that it isn’t going to happen until the next one comes out. I just hope it’s soon. Of course, it’s not going to happen until after we get monster cock story from Cari, but since I’m excited to read that story, I’ll be happy(ish) to wait.

So, go check out all these stories, you won’t be sorry. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend a binge read. Happy reading!

Natalie Bennett-Deviants

So, a few weeks back I reviewed Savages by Natalie Bennett. OMG, a serious mindfuck of a crazy book. Loved it. Left us on a cliffhanger. Today, we have book two in the Badlands series, Deviants. And yeah, it works really well as the sequel to Savages. If you haven’t read book 1, immediately stop reading this blog, go read these books and then come back. I’m going to put a jump here so that if you haven’t read the first book, I’m not spoiling it for you. Trust me, if you like dark books, this one will make you happy, go read it.

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