Felicity Brandon-Taken

So, in Taken, Felicity has decided to go all meta on us. I loved it. One warning, it is a serial, but the next 2 parts will be out in December and January, so Felicity isn’t going to be all that sadistic towards us. Just a little bit sadistic.

Molly Clary is an author. She’s an author who writes capture fantasy books, along with noncon/dubcon, objectification, and pet play aspects. She’s tremendously popular. So, she does as many authors do, and sets up readers’ groups on social media where she can connect with her readers and goes to signings. Her latest signing is in London, which is really far away from her home in Pennsylvania.

As she’s packing up to go back to her hotel at the end of her signing, a beautiful man comes up and asks her if it’s too late for him to get a book signed. When Molly tells him that it’s fine, he hands her a book called Amelie’s Abduction, and she signs it to Connor Reilly, a self-professed superfan.

When Molly leaves, she ends up wandering the streets of London around where the signing was so that she can find her car. Instead, what she finds is trouble. A pack of young men tries to attack her, but then Connor comes to her rescue. But only for so far. He ends up abducting her and taking her to his house, where he ties her down and chains her. And oh yeah, forces her to write their story. (See, that’s where it gets all meta)

So yes, not only has she been captured and is being held by Connor, she has to write all about it, because he is her biggest fan.

OK, this one is ridiculously hot and filthy, and it may have one of my new favorite scenes ever in it. And I say this admitting that Felicity has one of my favorite scenes ever in one of her Viking books. We get both Connor’s and Molly’s POV, but sometimes it seems to really blend together, so there are times when it seems like you are in both of their heads at the same time. There are times when it is very distinct. It works really well here. I wouldn’t suggest it for everyone or in every book, but like I said, it really did work here.

I loved watching all of the struggles and confusion that goes on in Molly’s head. It’s fascinating to see her go through trying to figure out what she should do at any given point and how she feels at any point in time. I would love to see what she’s writing, because I think that it would be a great window into her mind and how she’s feeling, even more than her POV in the book. Does that make sense? It makes sense to me, but you know how it is. Things we think make sense don’t always. I just think that seeing how she processed it through her writing would deepen our understanding of her. I also wonder what Connor thinks of her writings.

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Ok, not so many spoilers here as much as a I love the fucking end of this story. I mean, WTF. I can’t wait to read it. And fucking hell, what a cliffie.

Go check it out. Happy reading!

Anthology-Ladder 54

So, you want some really hot firefighters that are also seriously Domly types? Yeah, me too. I’m always ready for hot, Domly firefighters. Well, Maren Smith, Raisa Greywood, Adaline Raine, Isabella Laase, and Felicity Brandon certainly are too. In fact, they are so ready for them, that they decided that they would share the boys of Ladder 54 with us.

Here’s the setup for the story. In the little town of Big Banks, Montana, there is an exclusive BDSM club called the Crystal Cabin Club. The Cabin is run by Walt and Sophie. Walt also happens to be the fire chief of the little fire department of Big Banks. But he’s just been diagnosed with cancer, and the insurance won’t cover all the bills, especially things like transportation, hotel bills, because the hospital isn’t in Big Banks, and other such things. So to handle that, Sophie organized a fundraiser at the CCC. They are doing several things. One is that they are going to have a $200/head dinner. Then there are the auctions. One is a silent auction for things like a fancy Camaro, kinky photo shoots, and other nifty things. The other auction is for 5 Doms who are all part of the fire department. The lucky winner gets to have 24 hours with the Dom of her choice. And so here we go.

Maren Smith-The Dance Card

Rylee has been a member of the CCC for a while, but she’s also a wallflower, she’s never scened, but she will sit in the dark corners and watch what’s going on. When she finds out about the auction, she knows that there is one person that she really, really wants to bid on, Walker. And she’s willing to do just about anything to get him. Just ask Tammi Lou. Although, Walker isn’t unhappy that Tammi Lou isn’t the one who won him. No one likes her very much. But at the end of the auction, instead of talking to Walker, she rushes out and doesn’t answer his calls or texts. You see, Rylee is painfully shy and awkward, plus she feels really guilty about what she did to Tammi Lou.

I felt sorry for Rylee, well, maybe not sorry, but definitely sympathetic, because I’ve been the person who had a hard time talking to someone I liked, and I’ve been on Walker’s side of the equation too. It’s hard on both people. I like Walker, and I think he’ll be so good for her.

Raisa Greywood-Light Me Up

Selene isn’t a resident of Big Banks. She is a resident of Chicago, and grew up in Greektown. She had a crush on an older boy named Theo. A year ago, their mothers set them up for a date, only he decided to not go, but everyone else knew that before she did. Now, she has to go to a client meeting in Big Banks and she knows that Theo is a firefighter there. When she gets there, she finds out about the auction, so she decides to go, after Sophie invites her. Selene’s plan is to win Theo, show him what he missed, and then leave. She doesn’t need him at all. And oh yeah, she wants the tricked out 1968 Chevy Camaro too. If she wins that one, she’s planning on taking that one with her. Theo, she’s perfectly happy to leave in Big Banks, sucking her exhaust.

Theo sees a beautiful goddess with the tattoo of a Greek goddess, and he is thrilled when he finally sees her bid on him and win. It’s only when he hears Sophie announce Selene’s name as the winner that he is like oh shit. And then he turns into crazy overbearing Greek man.

I LOVE Selene. Raisa is really writing some great heroines lately. Theo needs a good, swift kick in the butt. Or two, or maybe even 3. But, I’m pretty sure that Selene could handle that, if necessary.

Adaline Raine-Rekindled

Troy is one of our firefighters and was more than happy to help out Walt and Sophie. Then he finds out that the woman who won him is Dakota, his ex-wife. Or, his legally separated wife. She ran out on him years ago, and now, she’s apparently back in town. Yay? There is so much history there that they are going to have to figure out and that could get in there way, but he’s more than happy to spank her since she did win him, and all.

I love a good second chance story, and this is a good one. There is so much in between them, and neither one of them are perfect or blameless. They went through some stuff that’s hard on marriages at the best of times, and I’m pretty sure they didn’t have the best of times.

Isabella Laase-Firehouse 54

Declan has seen 3 of his firefighter brothers go down, and he’ll be damned if he’s going to be number 4. In fact, he is planning on doing the bare minimum when it comes to his “date”. A couple of meals, a couple swats over the clothes, and he’s off to his fishing cabin. In fact, he’s so not into it that he didn’t even meet the woman who won him or look in her file. He just shows up at the Cabin, expecting to have a couple of free hours to look at the file, but then he sees the camper that his date is driving already there.

What Declan doesn’t know is that he doesn’t have A date. He has TWO dates. Claire and Claudia are identical twins. They’ve pulled the old switcharoo more than once in their lives, because no one can tell them apart, and so Claudia figures that they can do it for this too. They will just split the time and no one will be the wiser. But of course, we know that it never works out that way.

I really didn’t like Claudia. I don’t think that she ever really listens to anyone but Claudia. She will definitely need a good Dom to keep her in line. Claire and Declan are pretty sweet together though.

Felicity Brandon-A Hero For Lauren

Lauren is over from England, specifically for this auction. That’s because she has a thing for firefighters. Or rather, for one firefighter. When she was younger, Blake saved her from a fire, before her family moved to England. She’s crushed on him ever since, and now that she took the chance and won him in an auction, she’s finally going to get the chance to actually play with the man that she’s been dreaming and fantasizing about for years. Only she keeps getting phone calls that stress her out while they are supposed to be enjoying themselves.

That’s some serious crush that Lauren has. Not that I blame her. I mean, firefighter. But still, she went to some extremes to get to the auction and to win her dream date. Blake is very sweet to her though. I liked him a lot.

Well, there we go. Five fabulously fiery fapping reads about five fierce firefighters. Go check them out and pick your fave. Happy reading!

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Anthology-N.E.R.D.

Wait, hang on, let me switch out of 80’s movie mode. OK, N.E.R.D., that’s what I meant. N.E.R.D. Naughty, Erotic, Romantic Doms is an anthology with 8 hot, sexy, funny, spanking stories by 7 authors. Golden Angel gets a double bite at the apple. The stories are all pretty short and the entire book is a super quick read. That means that you are going to only get my reactions to the stories, because I don’t want to spoil anything. Trust me, you don’t want me to spoil anything either.

Felicity Brandon-Zoe’s Impetus

Poor Zoe, she’s going to fail botany, but her professor decides to offer her a hand. I tell you what, if I had a professor like Neil, then I would probably have passed some of my maths classes. LOL. I would definitely think about switching my major to botany. Definitely seems to work as a good focusing method.

Jack Crosby-Of Demons and Nerds

I’ve never read a story that Jack Crosby has solo written. I’ve read a couple that he co-wrote with Jaye Elise, and they were pretty awesome, so I was really excited to read his story. Remember how I said that the stories in this book were funny? This was pretty much the funniest story. It’s very tongue-in-cheek and self-referential. I’m definitely going to be tracking down more of his stories.

Katie Douglas-The Doctor’s Companion

This is Katie’s second entry on the blog today. Hi Katie! And I think this story is my favorite story. I love long multi-colored scarves, know what celery is good for, love Jelly Babies, think fezzes are cool, and love crotchety Scottish men. In short, I am a Whovian, so I may be predisposed to like this story, but it’s all very spoofy, in the very, very best way. I have to say, if a man with a flying police box, whether it’s red or blue, comes up to me and asks me to come with him, I’m forgetting the ice cream altogether.

Rue Raven-Walking Disaster

Rue Raven is another new one to me. I’ll be tracking down more of her work, because I really enjoyed this story. I can relate to Grace. There are often disasters around me too, and I’ve done things like give myself a concussion by walking into a glass wall, and pulling my shoulder washing my hair. Yup. Graceful to a fault, that’s totally me. I totally think good structure and ADHD medicine would help Grace a lot, as well as Jake’s spankings. And I hope Gina chokes on her fake tits.

Golden Angel-Alien Online

This is Golden’s first entry in the book. You know how they say you never know who’s on the other side of the computer screen when you’re talking to them? Well, sometimes you really don’t know who’s on the other side of the screen. Let’s just say, I’m up for this kind of probing.

Sassa Daniels-Elise in Wonderland

Yeah, not everyone is into video games and comic books, and there are a lot of purists out there who are disconcerted by seeing how something they love has been changed to suit pop culture. Not that I’ve ever sat and nit-picked a movie for costuming or sword fights or anything. No really, I haven’t. And I don’t have any co-workers who are going to take me to task for it either. Although, I think Elise should’ve gotten a little pass, because the guy was asking for it.

Morganna Williams-The Mugged and the Restless

Clueless boss and focused assistant is a pretty common trope. However, Morganna kind of flips it around and turns it into something a little different. Personally, I really like Morganna’s version better than I like some of the others I’ve seen. And I think pocket protectors are completely overrated. I get why people wear them, they have a use, but still, who wants them?

Golden Angel-Cosplay Connection

Hi, my name is Clara and I went to cons when I was younger. I cosplayed back before they called it cosplay. Yeah, I’m talking OMG, 25+ years ago. Fuck, I’m old. There are no pictures of it anymore, but I used to dress up like Death from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I rocked it. And I totally rocked the cloak I wore. Damn, I miss those days. Of course, the cons I went to weren’t all that big, and I don’t think one of them exists anymore. I don’t remember any of the cons I ever went to having speed dating, but I suppose it could’ve happened. I did have a con hookup that turned into a long-term relationship. It wasn’t as good as this one though. I would definitely have preferred Diana’s hookup.

OK, that’s what you’re getting from me about N.E.R.D. Go check the book out! Fun, quick, easy, sexy reads. Perfect for that 20 minute break.

Felicity Brandon-The Viking’s Possession

I may or may not have a thing for Vikings. It couldn’t be because I’m married to a Viking or anything. LOL. So, that means that I just have to read Felicity Brandon’s Viking books, right? It’s a tough job, but I guess I can force myself to do it. I’ll sacrifice myself for the greater good. Not that it’s a huge sacrifice. I mean, who doesn’t want to fantasize about some huge Viking dude who looks just like Alexander Sarsgaard? I fell in love with Aurelie and Anders back when we first met them, so finding out that Felicity was writing a sequel to it called The Viking’s Possession, I was all like yes, please!

We’re back with Aurelie and Anders, who are now on the way to his home in the north. It’s been a long journey, full of horses and longboats, and more and more hours of riding, but they are finally almost there. Anders is thrilled to be home because who isn’t thrilled to come home after a long journey. Aurelie is thrilled to be with Anders, but nervous about going to his home. It’s someplace all new to her, she doesn’t know the language, and she isn’t sure how Anders’ father is going to treat her or how any of the people are going to treat her. She’s also somewhat homesick. It’s not that she actually wants to be home at Donrose, but she misses it and her family, even if her brother did want to kill Anders. It’s complicated.

Then they reach Anders’ home in Lundborg and meet his father the king. The first thing that Anders does is ask his father for permission to marry Aurelie. He loves her so much and he wants her to be his wife and the mother of his children. King Daddy is thrilled by that. He’s charmed with Aurelie and is happy to have a new daughter.

But not everything is peachy keen and neato. Magnus the Strong, who has already been overly familiar with Aurelie and has been punished once by Anders, is back. And now he’s been making threats against her life. He was supposed to be off in the south, but he came back way before he was supposed to, and he ended up being banished. Aurelie was supposed to stay in her and Anders’ room for that, but she just wanted to hear him being banished, and accidentally ran into Magnus, who called her a whore, once again.

I love Aurelie. She’s smart, wise, compassionate, and fierce. Those things are all good. She’s also impetuous and doesn’t always think through what she’s going to do, which is less good. It means that she gets in trouble on occasion, on lots of occasions, more like. But hey, those are pretty exciting. She likes them, Anders likes to give them, and I like to read about them. It’s a win/win/win. The story is great and I love reading it. Sometimes I get mad at the heroes because they can be a little heavyhanded and don’t always listen to the heroines, but I didn’t get mad at Anders at all during this one, so good job Anders. It looks like the book may have a set up for a sequel, and I really hope so, because I love these guys.

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I can’t wait to find out what’s going on with Eustace. I mean, did he just decide to randomly raid the Vikings so that he could get his sister back? I would think that Aurelie made it pretty damn obvious that she was happy with Anders.

I cried when the King died. He had been so good to Aurelie and was so sweet. I would’ve loved to see him more. Oh well. Beggers can’t be choosers, I guess.

I never liked Magnus at all, so I wasn’t surprised to see him being a dick in this one. I’m pretty sure that’s his default setting.

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

Anthology-Six of the Best

We have a fun little anthology today. Six British authors got together to bring us some short stories out of British history. We have stories from the Restoration to the late Victorian period. While they may all take place in different points in time, they all include an Alpha male spanking his wife. I wouldn’t strictly call them Doms and subs, but closer to domestic discipline, I think. Well, until you get to Katie Douglas’s story, but that’s a whole other tale. LOL.

So, without further ado, let’s look at the 6 stories that go into making up Six of the Best.

Ashe Barker starts us off with her story, A Scandalous Career.

Cecily is the only sensible member of her family. Her mother and her sister are both feather-headed, and her brother is too young to take care of the family. After her sister got married, Cecily is trying to handle all the debts that the lavish affair accrued plus trying to keep her mother’s lavish spending under control. The problem is that there just is no money coming in, which means that King Charles can’t come stay with them. Cecily goes to a neighbor’s house and tells the neighbor that they are passing over hosting duties to them. Benedict Avery is the neighbor’s prodigal brother. On his long-delayed trip home, he’s robbed by a highwayman.

This is a fun little story, and I have to admit that I really like Cecily. She’s stubborn, resourceful, and sometimes a little too smart for her own good, but she’s also loyal and loves her family.

Felicity Brandon’s The King’s Vice brings us up close and personal with King Charles II.

Lady Jane Pembroke has been told by her mother and uncle that she needs to go to court, snag a rich husband, and keep them in the manner to which they would like to be accustomed. She’s accepted to work as a lady-in-waiting. And she’s brought to the attention of the King. Now, King Charles II had a reputation in real life. He had a number of mistresses and illegitimate children. He was a party boy and wanted to eat, sleep, and fuck. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, not at all. King Charles is enamored with Lady Jane and takes her down to his little sex rooms, where he introduces her to the pleasures of the flesh, including being spanked.

Even though I’m not British, I tend to have my favorite English royals. I’m a real fan of the Tudors. Charles has never really done anything for me, but that’s OK, Felicity’s version of Charles is better than the one I ever imagined. She does take some liberties with history, but that’s all good. Altogether, a pleasing story, and one I’ll read again.

Gracie Malling’s His Impertinent Wife brings us up to the Regency.

The Regency is the time period of Jane Austin and the Scarlet Pimpernel. Good manners and high fashion were all the rage. So, what happens when those manners start to run against two deeply unpleasant people? Well, if you’re Lettie Hunter, your arse gets paddled.

Lettie has recently married Andrew. They have a fine house and live near his half-brother who is married to her sister. Lettie is impetuous and has a temper. However, she’s generally very polite. But, when new people move into the neighborhood and they are rude to her, her husband, her sister, and her brother-in-law, Lettie’s mouth runs away from her and writes checks her bottom has to pay. The Nicholsons do deserve every word that Lettie said to them. I’m not kidding, they are really fucking rude by today’s standards, which is even worse back in the day. Jane Austin would’ve eviscerated them. I think, of all the heroines, Lettie is the one I identify with the most, mostly because I have problems with my temper, I’m deeply sarcastic, and I do not suffer fools gladly. I do love this story a lot, and was really pleased with how it came out.

Vanessa Brooks takes us back a step from Regency England to Georgian England with Petticoat Tyrant.

Owen Rackham has just found out that he is the new Lord Rackham. And not just that, but he has also just inherited an almost 18 year old ward named Cassandra. The majority of her family died in a fire, and her grandmother arranged with the previous Lord Rackham to be her guardian in case something happened to her. Well, dear Grandmama shuffled off the mortal coil much sooner than anyone expected, leaving Cassandra with a stranger, living in the country in isolation. She’s got issues, and she tries really hard to take control as she can and to make everyone feel as miserable as she does. When Owen decides that he’s going to marry her off as soon as possible, Cassandra does everything she can to drive asĀ  many of the men away as possible.

Jaye Peaches brings us back up into the Victorian era with The Accused Wife.

Caroline Dewhurst is a beauty but doesn’t have a large dowry. She needs to find a rich husband so that her family can continue to keep her mother in the hospital. Maximillian Hampton sees her and tells Alexander he’s going to marry her. Alexander doesn’t think much of it, since he’s getting ready to go to Greece. However, when he comes back, he finds out that she’s in jail for murder. She stands accused of murdering her husband, Maximillian. Alexander knows she didn’t do it and is determined to make her his bride.

Poor Caroline, she has such bad luck. But, Alexander does what he can to help her with it and to help her feel better about everything that’s happened. I feel sorry for Caroline. She really was in between a rock and a hard place, and they kept moving towards each other. She just ended up squished in the middle, no matter what. Alexander, though, was a blast of dynamite that let her free. Very awesome story.

Katie Douglas rounds out our 6, and she gives us His Reluctant Bride, set in Scotland in the late Victorian period.

Laura and Andrew have just been married for 3 weeks. You would think that everything would be great, right? Well, not so much. They still haven’t consummated the marriage. Laura has come up with an excuse every night. She has a book that is all about married women keep their modesty, in other words, their maidenhead. Laura’s heard horrible things about sex and how men are ravening beasts and no woman ever likes it. Andrew’s not willing to not have sex with the woman he loves and is attracted to. With the help of a friend, he’s bound and determined to show his wife that sex isn’t a bad thing. I think that this was my favorite story of all. Mostly because of the sex scenes, which are very, very hot.

So, that’s all of our stories. It’s hard to talk about short stories because I don’t want to spoil anything, so if it seems like I’m not telling you much about the story, well, I’m not. You need to go read the book and find them for yourself. They are a great bunch of stories, and you are going to read sweet, hot, sexy, and romantic stories.

No spoilers, today, but an appropriately themed picture.

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Felicity Brandon-Goldie’s Surrender

I have never loved the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears more than I have when I read Goldie’s Surrender. Felicity has done really well with Goldie and her 3 dominant bear shifter boys. The story is great and the sex? Well, I had to fan my computer off while writing this blog just in memory of the story.

Goldie is the quintessential rich girl. Her daddy is a huge developer who is trying to raze the forest so he can develop it. He’s always given her everything she wants, but never any boundaries, discipline, time, or love. She spends most of her time with Harry the servant at the house. One day, Harry tells her to stay out of the forest. The forest is wild and mysterious. Of course, that means that she’s going to go right out into the forest, wild and mysterious be damned. Goldie likes the great outdoors, she used to go out and hike and took survival courses and everything, so she figures she’ll just go out there for a hike while she’s there and while the forest is still there.

Goldie wakes up early the next morning and is off on her hike. She leaves Harry a nice little note telling him that she had left early to go hang out with some friends. And off she traipses into the woods. (I may need to watch that movie again, the songs are in my head now.) She sets a waypoint on her GPS so she can find her car when she’s done and goes for a lovely hike. Except, she doesn’t get a signal in the forest and she gets terribly lost and ends up spending the night out in the wild.

Logan, Ethan, and Heath are three brothers who live deep in the forest and take care of the woods. And oh yeah, they’re bears. Logan is the oldest and is the Alpha of the bunch. Ethan is the middle child and has some real issues with Logan. They love each other, but they also butt heads a lot. Ethan doesn’t always want to do what Logan says. He wants to be in charge and make the decisions. Or at least he thinks he might want to. Mostly he just has anger issues and doesn’t want to have someone telling him what to do. Heath is the baby of the group. He’s also the most mellow of the three brothers. He often acts as the peacemaker and helps to keep things working smoothly between his brothers. On this particular morning, he is making a nice soup for them to eat when they get home from working on reinforcing a waterway.

When Goldie wakes up with bugs crawling all over her, she is understandably a little upset. She’s lost, her phone’s dead, and she’s cold and hungry. So she wanders off to see if she can find someone to help her. Instead, she finds a cozy cottage in the woods where there are three chairs, three bedrooms, and a lovely pot of soup bubbling away on the stove.

OK, so since we’ve all heard the story of the 3 bears, so we know basically what happens next. But, I’ll bet the version you heard as a kid didn’t include Goldie getting spanked or screwed into next week. The interactions between the brothers read as really realistic of siblings. (I’m 16 months older than my brother, and he was totally Ethan.) It’s a great dynamic there. Goldie and the brothers really worked well. Since each brother had their own strengths, they all met different needs, so it worked really well. I love this fairy tale and want Felicity to write many, many more.

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Goldie was a brat and she did have issues with being a brat. She’s a likable brat though, so not too bad. I didn’t like Ethan all the time. He’s kind of a dickbag sometimes. He does manage to pull his head out of his ass, but it takes a lot of time for it to happen.

I love how each guy does something particular for Goldie, in the form of meeting needs. Logan is safety, Heath is the soothing, calming one, and Ethan is the one who scares her, first in the wrong way, but then in the best ways.

Everyone loves each other, which is good and there’s a very nice HEA, since it is a fairy tale. We all know that they have HEAs.

Hold onto this lovely, light RH/menage dearies, because we are going to be rolling in the dark again next week, and you may need Felicity and Goldie to get you through. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Felicity Brandon-The Viking’s Conquest

I’ve read a few of Felicity’s books, but this is the first time that I’ve put anything of hers on the blog. When I had some nice empty space, I told her that I wanted to put something of hers up and asked what she suggested. She wanted to know if I like Vikings. Oh yeah, I like Vikings. Vikings are hot. I like Vikings so much that I married me one. So yeah, Mama like. I really like Felicity’s Vikings too.

So, on to The Viking’s Conquest.

Aurelie of Donrose is the only daughter of the king. She has two older brothers, who, along with her father, are out battling the Viking invasion. Her brother Bowen comes to her and tells her that the Vikings are going to be attacking their castle, but he can’t stay to protect the castle or her, which means it’s up to her. Luckily, Bowen taught her how to fight with a sword and she’s pretty good. That means she’s going to be OK fighting the Northmen who are coming to invade her castle. Yeah, can you see what’s going to happen here? The title probably gives you a good idea.

Prince Anders is the one leading the battle against Donrose. He’s a successful invader and is successful when it comes to fighting and taking Donrose. As he is invading the castle, he finds Aurelie fighting and decides that she’s going to be his captive. He asks one of his men, Magnus, to make sure that she gets back to the camp OK. Of course, that’s right after he stops Magnus from killing Aurelie. Anders decides that he’s going to keep Aurelie as his captive and insists that she calls him my Lofdungr, meaning my prince, which is hard for Aurelie to swallow.

You know what time it is. I’m going to go one way, you can go to the other. But some thoughts before we split. This story is totally hot and totally OMG. It’s a pretty good example of a power exchange when it comes to a D/s relationship. In a power exchange, the submissive gives their submission to their Dom, and in exchange, the Dom gives their domination, care, and protection. Notice how I say gives. A good Dom never forces or takes submission from their sub, they earn their sub’s trust and submission. How much power the Dom has over the sub is generally negotiated beforehand (not so much in this book), and can range from the Dom having control over every aspect of their life, to a more relaxed plan. To go along with the PE aspect of the story, there are a lot of BDSM punishments, some very humiliating to Aurelie and some that some people would consider seriously hardcore. But, there’s also a great romance and good historical fiction. I totally liked this story. Go check it out.

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I love how Aurelie struggles to figure out who she is and what she wants. She’s been a strong and proud person all her life and what Anders demands of her can be really hard for her, especially some of the really, really humiliating things that he has her do. However, she figures out that she likes it and maybe even needs it.

Anders, super hot and super alpha and Dom-ly, is hard for me to get a read on sometimes. Probably because I’m not a Dom-ly Viking prince type. Sometimes his thought processes elude me. The things that he does he does to teach Aurelie some kind of lesson, but that doesn’t mean that I necessarily understand his choices. Of course, it doesn’t help that we never see his POV. The story is written entirely from Aurelie’s POV, which isn’t a bad thing, but we can’t see what he’s thinking. But maybe that’s also a good thing, that makes him a better character. He’s probably not one of the characters that we would want to see monologuing. This is probably one I’m going to debate for a while.

Anyway, I’m going to be reading more of her books than I already have. Spoiler alert, more Felicity will show up on my blog in the future. We have two more posts today. One from Jaye Peaches and one from Sophie Kisker. More from Sophie tomorrow too.