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Bound for the Forest by Kay Berrisford
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Oct 08, 11

bookshelves: bdsm, fantasy, m-m, romance

This BDSM romance is an intriguing romp through a fantasy alternate history of Britain, where washed-up debauched Brien turns up at his ancestral pile in the greenwood to discover fey young Scarlet, and a whole heap of trouble.

There's heaps of UST as Brien and Scarlet struggle with their antipathy and attraction, but don't worry because there's tree sex to keep you entertained while you wait for the two heroes to get it on together! Brien and Scarlet are a good match for each other, and while Scarlet might be sexually submissive, he stands up to Brien in a delightfully bratty manner.

The mythology behind this world of nature magic is never overexplained, but it all seems to make sense and fits in with pagan legends. Scarlet is a sacrificial creature and born submissive, with Brien as his destined guardian. Those elements of being fated to be together might annoy some readers, but I didn't find it overdone. Indeed, the scenes where the wise women explain things to Brien were among my favourites, as Kay had done such a good job at fleshing out those secondary characters.

I must warn, there's a graphic scene of sexual torture carried out by tree wraiths, which could disturb some readers. I found this story was so far into the realms of fantasy, though, that it didn't disturb me in the slightest.

Recommended to anyone who fancies a bit of fantasy BDSM with added tree porn!
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message 1: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann I just found this, I can't wait to read it!


message 2: by Josephine (last edited Nov 12, 2011 01:27PM) (new) - added it

Josephine Myles Cole wrote: "I just found this, I can't wait to read it!"

I thought it was great fun - not all that dark, really - excepting the tree rape.


message 3: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann Eh, I'm cool with tree rape :) I'm not nearly as squeamish as I used to be!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) This sounds so good. Well, not the tree rape part...but the rest.


message 5: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann You sayin you aren't looking forward to some good ole fashioned tree rape? I am!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Lol! All I keep thinking of is how scratchy branches and bark are....I shudder at the thought.


message 7: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann I know! Hopefully the author went easy with a nice birch instead of a pine *shiver*


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Now im thinking about what kind of tree would be more comfortable for sexual activity. Not a redwood.


message 9: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann LMAO. Gives a whole new thought to the name Arboretum!

Not a Holly Bush!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Lol! I wonder if there's a group of people who have a tree fetish....


message 11: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann There's got to be, right? There's a fetish for everything.

Poor trees.


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) I would be so surprised if there were people who thought trees were sexy.


message 13: by Josephine (new) - added it

Josephine Myles Laddie wrote: "I would be so surprised if there were people who thought trees were sexy."

I dunno - I've definitely seen beautifully carved wooden dildos before... And what about hazel switches?!


message 14: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann I bet these are the games kinky elves play...


message 15: by Jordie.R (new) - added it

Jordie.R kinky elves??? I never read about kinky elves, I'm gonna have to check this out, lol.


message 16: by Cole (new) - added it

Cole Riann This book sounds so strange! I can't wait to read it, lol. You gotta make sure you read the "Publisher Warnings" at the end of the blurb Jordie, they're hilarious!


♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee) Josephine wrote: "Laddie wrote: "I would be so surprised if there were people who thought trees were sexy."

I dunno - I've definitely seen beautifully carved wooden dildos before... And what about hazel switches?!"


Hazel switches? What are those?


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