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Eighty Days Yellow

(Eighty Days #1)

2.92  ·  Rating details ·  5,075 ratings  ·  610 reviews
In the manner of Fifty Shades of Grey, Vina Jackson's compelling, pulse-racing trilogy is a mouth-watering feast for the senses.

Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mend
Paperback, 334 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Orion
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~ Becs ~
This ain’t your Momma’s Fifty Shades.

This is another book that has that annoying ‘If you liked Fifty Shades, you’ll love this’ sticker on the cover. Fifty Shades, besides all the kinky f*ckery really was an idealistic, starry-eyed romance and this book truly is very different from that. To compare it, is detrimental. It will either put you off or you’ll be expecting a hearts and flowers romance and that’s not what you’re going to find here.

Unexpectedly, I very much enjoyed this book but it’s a d
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica/BDSM
Series: Book #1 in Eighty Days series
WARNING- This book and review is for persons 18yrs and older. It contains strong adult themes. Reader Discretion is Advised.

What you need to know as a reader of Eighty Days Yellow.
- First and foremost I want to state that this book is not for everyone. As warned it has strong dark sexual content/themes and is not for the faint of heart.
- Second though it has been listed in the same company as
Eighty Days Yellow is an exploration into the dark, sexual yearnings of Summer Zahova and the reader is taken along into “each stage in her exploration of perversity.” If you’re seeking romance or intimate connections, you won’t find it here. What I found was loneliness and a self destructive path that soon spirals out of control.

The book opens giving us a very good description of Summer, her love of music along with the powerful effects she receives while playing the violin. The author did a g
(Review finished August 3, 2012)

I don't even know where to begin. I have to say that cover caught my eye. Black and white picture, woman looked mysterious. It didn't bother me that book didn't had any reviews, it was brand new. There have been a whole bunch of new and amazing writers this year, so I desidet to give it a chance.

As I started reading I found story mysterious. I thought it was interesting that she was so consumed by her music that at times it felt like she wasn't even there. Like sh
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Eighty Days Yellow is a very unique story which is rare to find in the Erotica and BDSM genre. Before your read my review, know that I rarely give bad 1 or 2 star reviews.

I found the lead male (and the other males) to be cold, unfeeling and controlling. The lead female is self-destructive and likes to be degraded. She will try anything. Naivety and stupidity are two different things and I don't tolerate women that put themselves in abusive situations.

There is no physical contact until you get ha
Aug 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
I got to page 110. This is utter rubbish. The writing is poor, I do not like the characters - nor can i relate to them in anyway. This reads without a hint of personality - as if someone has just documented what they did diary style. It's also a mixture of third person and first person - which not many can get away with - least of all these poor writers. The 'story' not that there is much of one - is full of gaps. Hate the main character Summer - she has no redeeming qualities. To say if you lik ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: F’ing Hot
Thumbs Up: 3.8
Overall: Really good at first but by the end I was at a total loss
Characters: Solid
Plot: A perverse trip done the spiraling tunnel of a messed up adventure
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Dominik

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This book was brought to my attention as comparable to Fifty Shades of Grey. So I leaped on it. Let me just say that this book is more like Fifty Shades of (vie
Nina ~ Social Butterfly PR
This should not even be in the same book shelf as 50 shades of Grey.

For anyone who wants a closer book to 50 read Bared to You or Naked....this book - to me - was a modern day Story of O and a bad knock off at that. The only thing that propelled me through this book was the fact I wanted to see what happened between Summer and Dominik, and they didn't even have a true romance per se. If they had no made references to it being in 2012, I seriously would have thought this story was decades old.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is a story which left me puzzled. Many of my friends have raved about this awesome love story and the great BDSM in here. What I found instead was a travesty in how BDSM is displayed. If this is what people believe occurs in a BDSM lifestyle, then it's no wonder those who are just getting their kink on, are getting hurt. In addition to protocols being violated through outed in public, there is a distinct lack of communication and trust. All of this is unappealing and leaves me a bit disgust ...more
Sarah Cartwright
Jul 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-reads
I'd give this .5 of a star if I could. What a dreadful, dreadful story. How this is supposed to appeal to fans of Fifty I'll never know. The reason I loved Fifty was because of the romance that made up 95% of the story. Yes there was a lot of sex but that's what couples do when they meet and fall in love. This, on the other hand is abuse. Dominick watches Summer have sex with another man with cold detachment. Something Christian would never do. Fifty shades was accused of giving people the wrong ...more
Aug 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
An absolute terrible book that's poorly written. What was this author thinking?

I couldn't even make my way through the whole book. Stopped half way!

Don't waste your time reading this unless you like reading trash.
Sláinte Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 5 out of 5.
Favorite Line - "I found it jerky and monotonous, but for a classical slot on a real stage, albeit a small stage, i would have played Justin Bieber and found a way to look as though i was enjoying myself"
Favorite Character - Summer

I found this story very interesting. I wasn't sure whether I would like this book as I read quite a few bad reviews before i started. I honestly think a lot of these bad reviews are because the book is not suited to the reviewer. I do not
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-fiction
There's a lot of books out there being compared at the moment to Fifty Shades. So this one may slip under the radar in favour of some of the bigger titles, but believe me when I say this one is not to be missed. I'm not a big erotic fiction fan but I really enjoyed Eighty Days. The main problem I had with Fifty Shades of Grey were the disappointing characters but I almost instantly fell in love with Summer Zahova, a feisty violinist from New Zeland who catches the eye of Dominik, a University pr ...more
Jun 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The story went south for me when the Domme came into the picture. If you want a detailed explanation of why I made this book a DNF at 63%, please check out Her Majesty's review.

Sorry I didn't listen to you! Happy now? :P
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
4 Stars

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This book is a beautifully written, enjoyable mindfuck. The prose was amazing. My favorite was "Steadying the rhythm of his pelvic assualt." Eighty Days Yellow is not usual BDSM by any stretch of the imagination. Summer is a starving artist, Kiwi-transplant to London, violin player.  She has a hearty sexual appetite that has been left on low heat for far too long due to her overly hygienic boyfriend.  Once she gives him up, Dominick enters her life
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Readers are introduced to Summer as she is lying naked on the floor of her boyfriend’s home blaring Vivaldi on the stereo. Having found her in the provocative position her boyfriend is not too happy, to say the least. He’s an uptight man who has no patience for Summer and her sometimes unconventional behavior. Ugh. Luckily, he didn’t last for long. Girl should not be having to ensure her own pleasure during sex. Ever. A newly single Summer -- not that what she had before could really have been c ...more
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EIGHTY DAYS YELLOW is an erotically dark and at times frustrating tale of Domination and submission.

A native of New Zealand, Summer is now living in London and aspiring to play the beautiful music she creates with her treasured violin. Lately, she has to make do with waiting tables and busking on the streets to make ends meet. In addition to the less than stellar career, her love life is also suffering as she is in a repressive relationship with vanilla man – though she cannot put her finger on
Jan 12, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
J'aimerais mettre 0 étoile si c'était possible.
Première partie classique, deuxième partie juste immonde, j'ai du zappé des passages tellement c'est à vomir. C'est un livre porno, pas érotique et encore moins romance vu qu'il n'y en a pas. J'ai limite besoin d'une douche pour me débarrasser de cette impression.
Merve Akıncı
Apr 25, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Chrissa Vasileiou
Θα θεωρώ για πάντα τις "50 αποχρώσεις του γκρι" μία από τις πιο κακογραμμένες και υπερεκτιμημένες τριλογίες ever, από κάθε άποψη. Αυτό όμως δεν σημαίνει πως δεν υπάρχουν κι άλλες, ίδιες ή χειρότερες.

Είχα ακούσει για την τριλογία των "80 ημερών", δεν είχα διαβάσει όμως σχόλια. Όταν είδα διπλά και τριπλά αστέρια, άρχισα να υποψιάζομαι πως κάτι δεν πάει καλά. Τελειώνοντας το βιβλίο, το κατάλαβα.
Το erotica είναι ένα είδος που μπορεί να απογειώσει ή να καταποντίσει έναν/μία συγγραφέα, ανάλογα με το
Yelania Nightwalker
Reseña cortesía de Book's Minon

ADVERTENCIA: este libro tiene escenas de BDSM, M/F, M/F/F, lenguaje gráfico y situaciones que algunos lectores podrían considerar desagradables.

Summer Zhova es una violinista neozelandesa que vive en Londres y tiene trabajos a tiempo parcial. Su violín remendado es todo lo que realmente le importa en la vida. Cuando lo toca, todo el mundo desaparece y sólo están ella y la música.

Una tarde, mientras toca Las Cuatro Estaciones de Vivaldi, en la estación del metro,
I'm finally done with this one. This is not what I expected to be. This book is just not for me.
Emily Baxter
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this, a great read.

The first thing to say about this is that the only similarity between this and 50 Shades of Grey is the title, which I suspect was selected for commercial reasons, and I can't blame the publishers nor the authors for wanting to sell books, though I hope they have made the right decision here, as some of the other reviews show that fans of FSOG may find this not to their taste. It's erotica more than it is romance, in that this is a story which explores desire an
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
hmmmm i had never heard of this book before. i had gone into the shop to get another book and saw that there was a deal on this one and it was cheaper to get it all together. ok here it goes

i didn't find this book romantic in anyway. instead i found it so hard to finish it. i had to force myself to read all of the book cuz i had already started it and couldn't stop half way. this book is an interesting read but VERY disturbing. i didn't understand the reason why any woman will want to be used i
Paris        (kerbytejas)
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-to-2012
This quote seems to sum up the whole book for me

It’s not that I needed a man, or particular men, to own me, use me; it was this yearning for something else, for the zone of nirvana that I reached in those moments of senseless sex and even degradation or humiliation, and which made me feel more alive than at any other time.

Jackson, Vina (2012-09-18). Eighty Days Yellow (Eighty Days Tril) (Kindle Locations 3431-3433). Open Road E-riginal. Kindle Edition.

I felt nothing between any of the character
Oct 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
I received this novel as an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so here goes:

Eighty days Yellow was… interesting. The beginning had me hooked and I loved how it started. I really liked Summer in the beginning of the novel. I also found her passion for playing the violin to be very unique. As the story went on however, I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I am not opposed to reading dark erotica, in fact these have been some of my favorite books, but i just didn’t enjoy this one.

Nov 07, 2012 marked it as will-not-read
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Είναι γνωστό της πάση, ότι η ερωτική λογοτεχνία, έπειτα από αρκετά χρόνια που βρισκόταν στον πάγο, έχει πάρει τα πάνω της. Την αρχή έκαναν οι εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο, επανεκδίδοντας μερικά από τα αριστουργήματα του είδους. Ακολούθησαν οι εκδόσεις Πατάκη, που με το "Πενήντα Αποχρώσεις Του Γκρι", έκαναν την επιτυχία της χρονιάς που φεύγει, για να ολοκληρώσουν τον κύκλο οι εκδόσεις Τουλίπα και η τριλογία "Crossfire". Και ενώ όλοι οι υπόλοιποι εκδοτικοί αναζητούν το βιβλίο εκείνο που θα μπορέσει να κάνει ...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog

3.75-4 Stars

These were the moments he lived for. The quiet before the storm. The ritual of unveiling. Knowing the point of no return had been reached, breached, and the fuck was now inevitable.

The above line from the book has got to be one of the most sexiest quotes ever. I don’t know what it is about it, but to me it held a certain type of promise. It describes the rawness, the carnality and the anticipation of what’s coming. The images that start to form in my mind are disturbing, yet breath
Maria Stefanou
Μερικές φορές αναρωτιέμαι ποιος είναι ο πραγματικός σκοπός ενός βιβλίου. Στην προκειμένη περίπτωση για παράδειγμα, ο στόχος ήταν να δούμε ίσως κάποιες πιο σκοτεινές διαστροφές που μπορεί να αισθάνεται και να βιώνει ένας άνθρωπος ή να δημιουργηθεί ένα άκρως προκλητικό κείμενο που θα καταφέρει να κάνει τρελές πωλήσεις ώστε να βγει όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο κέρδος;

Πολύ φοβάμαι και πραγματικά λυπάμαι γι’ αυτό ότι ο λόγος που γράφτηκε η συγκεκριμένη σειρά συνδέεται αναμφίβολα με το δεύτερο.

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Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together for the first time. One a successful author, the other a published writer who is also a city professional working in the Square Mile.

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