The pace is fast. The tension is tense. The violence is horrific.
From the moment that a dysfunctional quartetPacey, tense, horrific and unpredictable
The pace is fast. The tension is tense. The violence is horrific.
From the moment that a dysfunctional quartet of hikers in the Scottish Highlands rescue a young, naked East European woman from her pursuers, they are in serious danger. It is not long before the blood is spattering all over the place.
It is very unlikely that you will predict the ending.
This is one of the better quick reads. You'll read it in one sitting as you won't be able to put it down until you've read the last word. ...more
Although I have rated this book as OK, which is two stars in my book, it was a huge disappointment to me. It came nowhere near to my expectations of aAlthough I have rated this book as OK, which is two stars in my book, it was a huge disappointment to me. It came nowhere near to my expectations of a great story wrapped around oodles of shifter(mainly bear)/human (mainly witch) sex.
There was a fairly good story, but very long and drawn out, but a lot was lacking.
For a start, the heroine of the piece, Elizabeth, is supposed to be a very powerful, "natural" witch. In the whole book, she only casts two spells! One of those is to "collar" her were-bear husband. The other! Well, I won't say because it comes near the end of the book and would be a spoiler, but I can tell you that it is very undramatic.
The first quarter of the book is devoted to describing the aging of witches at one witch year to every twelve human years, and the politics and relationships between the covens and the various were packs, their leaders, and who has mated with whom. YAWN!
Then there came an expression which irritated me, right in the middle of some flowing narrative. "Go figure." That could only happen in American English!
Later, I came across, "He growled into my office." Huh! What's that about.
OK. There was some good m-f-m sex buried in there somewhere, but the rest of the sex scenes and the vampire feeding on witch scene (singular) were all pretty tame.
The biggest disappointment of all, for me, was that there was absolutely NO shifter(mainly bear)/human (mainly witch) sex at all!!! In fact, there was very little shifting. It might as well have been all in human form with interactions between a variety of human sects and cults.
I would not love to read a great book involving a bear shifter and a human or witch. Can anyone point me to such a book? ...more
Turn Up the Heat is a great, appropriate title for this story. The pot simmers on smoldering embers for an almost intolerable length of time.
MackenziTurn Up the Heat is a great, appropriate title for this story. The pot simmers on smoldering embers for an almost intolerable length of time.
Mackenzie Jarvis is a restaurant owner from a farming community in Wyoming. She's made it through to the final of a TV reality chefs' show, and falls madly in lust with the show's slick, attractive, city-girl presenter, Gina Volto. She cannot understand the intensity of her feelings. as she has always considered herself a straight, hunk-loving woman. She also finds it very difficult to control her feelings and not make the physical move on Gina that she is so wanting to make. However, it is public knowledge that Gina has a well-established boyfriend.
As the two women come so close to contact, time and time again, and Gina seems to give positive signs, I was almost screaming at Mackenzie to reach out and touch the object of her desire.
Eventually, of course, it happens: the pot comes to the boil, and keeps bubbling at that temperature for almost the entire remainder of the book. Between the wonderful sex scenes, there is a fair amount of character and plot building, and few good descriptions of the restaurant business and the keeping of horses.
Once the pace picks up, it is relentless. It left me breathless, and quite exhausted.
As far as I remember, this is my first ever venture into F/F erotica, and WHAT an introduction! The sex was extremely arousing. If I were a writer of erotica, which I hope to become someday, I can think of no greater compliment than knowing that a reader has actually pleasured themselves whilst reading my story. Well, Randi Alexander, I can confess to you that your writing had exactly that effect on me. That is a dangerous admission to make, especially when I know that this review could be read by many of my GR friends, but your writing has given me the courage to admit to that level of arousal. So it must be better than good. What I won't say, in public, is how far that self-pleasuring went. Oh no! I shall not tell!
What I will say, without spoiling anything, is that there is one particular passage towards the end of the book, where Mackenzie and Gina get it together in the stables, that was so hot that I almost dropped my e-reader. The pages were burning my fingers!
In conclusion, I would recommend this book to all readers who already enjoy F/F erotica, and to all those who enjoy erotica more generally, and even to readers who have yet to venture into this genre. To the latter, I would say that this could be the beginning of a new path for you....more
This is a great story! A bit scary in places, as it is meant to be, but it is classic monster erotica and will appeal to anyone who enjoys this sub-geThis is a great story! A bit scary in places, as it is meant to be, but it is classic monster erotica and will appeal to anyone who enjoys this sub-genre.
You can tell from the title that it is all about Mona's encounter with a werewolf, so I am not spoiling anything for you there. In his human form, the werewolf becomes Lucas. His pervie uncle provides a creepy side-plot.
The sex is rough and tumble, and the chase scenes are as fast-paced as the sex itself. There is a lot of detailed description, which does not detract from the arousal levels at all.
There are a few typos, which I always find distracting, but these can be easily forgiven and forgotten as you read on through the text.
I found parts of it a bit repetitive, which was a little irritating, but I could cope. Early on, I was worried that the repetition of phrases would be too annoying for me, but this proved not to be the case. For example, "Mona felt a shudder run from the back of her neck down to her groin." Then, on the very next page, "Mona felt a shudder run from her throat down to her groin."
At this point, I thought Oh no! Spare me!" But I was relieved to discover that this style of writing didn't prevail as I read on.
I really enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves werewolf sex stories.
After so many recommendations from friends, I just had to read this. I was not disappointed.
This is a hilarious glossary of erotica. Brandi BurlingtonAfter so many recommendations from friends, I just had to read this. I was not disappointed.
This is a hilarious glossary of erotica. Brandi Burlington uses so many words, some of which I am sure she has invented, for sexual acts, items and anatomy in this book that it must qualify as a glossary. It is wonderful!
The story is great, original, and very amusing. I really loved it.
What brought it down from a five star read to a four star read, for me, were the numerous typos and errors in the English. These were just too irritating. However, I have become an instant fan of fun Brandi.
Here are just a couple of quotes from the book to whet your appetite without spoiling the story for you.
It was a good thing for Lake Monsters that they didn’t get erections very often, it made swimming difficult and worked like a rudder. A very large and unwieldy rudder, but with a mind of its own!
Her naked body was blasted with lake monster spooge.
I just love that word: spooge! It was first brought to my attention by Laima, when she reviewed this very book. However, I prefer my slightly amended version of the word: splooge.
In conclusion, I recommend this one to any fans of monster erotica, or anyone who lies a good laugh. ...more