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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  438 ratings  ·  78 reviews
(This is not a romance. I NEVER write romances. If you're after one, please don't read this.)

When Jennifer left the cold and damp of London for the sparkle and bustle of Tokyo, she imagined she'd find a world full of cherry blossom festivals, ancient tea ceremonies and Geishas. What she got instead was a cramped, shared apartment, harassment on the subway and a mind-numbin
Kindle Edition, 76 pages
Published January 23rd 2010 by Burning Book Press
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Talk about the definition of a mindfuck! Being abducted and abused by a breathtaking piece of art...

From just beneath his collarbone, over the entire surface of his chest, to the black band of fabric at his waist, was a garden, a zoo, a kaleidoscopic riot. Across one shoulder and down the right arm, almost to the elbow, flaming peony petals rippled against the wings of Luna moths. On the other side, fat gold carp swam over his bicep in a sea of waving blue-green pondweed. On his chest, a storm
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From just beneath his collarbone, over the entire surface of his chest, to the black band of fabric at his waist, was a garden, a zoo, a kaleidoscopic riot. Across one shoulder and down the right arm, almost to the elbow, flaming peony petals rippled against the wings of Luna moths. On the other side, fat gold carp swam over his bicep in a sea of waving blue-green pond weed (16).

How do I begin to describe GAIJIN? After three reads, a perfec
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm-erotica
“Is there a fate worse than death, Gaijin?” he asked, looking out over the snowy city.“Would you prefer to end your life this way, over the side of my balcony?” Gently, he drew the edges of her ruined dress apart, pulling it off her shoulders and letting it drop to the decking. “If you don’t have enough courage, I can help you.” His whisper was like soft sand on paper.

Shindo-san! Shindo-san , can make anyone visit the four-finger deep wilderness. Gaijin is like a dainty firework waiting to b
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
4 Stars
WOW!!!..What a dark..short..distrubing little tale that I thought was very well written...This one will not be for there are scenes of non-consensuality...even though thats the case..let me tell ya..this one was...

Yes you heard me right this one was HOT!!!!...

This was my first book by this author and I can say without a doubt not my last!!!!
~ Becs ~
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to ~ Becs ~ by: Joy
This is another one of those books that’s described as ‘not for everyone’ – a description that I find so irresistible.

It’s a darkly erotic read with Jennifer, a British girl working as a bar hostess in Roppongi in Tokyo, drugged and abducted by Shindo San, a Yakuza henchman, in retribution for an apparent slight. He is no hero by any stretch of the imagination and she is held against her will, pierced and raped but horrified to find her own body betraying her with arousal and desire. So it’s non
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
This is going to sound..

BUT, this book was

.. Full Review to come.

Michelle [Helen Geek]
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Has non-con so be aware, but a very well written story.
Recommended to Michelle by: Becs paved the way...
5 Stars

This is a brutal story of a Gaijin’s abduction due to her own ignorance. Shindo frightened her and she avoided him. This self-preservation tactic was viewed as rudeness. In order to “save face” Shindo, a Yakuza leader, had Jennifer abducted and brought to him where he held her against her will and raped her repeatedly. He has no intention of letting her go until he tires of her, which may be never.

Jennifer had been a waitress at Blonde Chicks, a restaurant/bar in Tokyo. Three times she ha
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it

A dark lesson in letting go and thus being able to endure to survive.

The spare writing totally evoked Jennifer's situation. She did not know what was happening, were she was, why she was there and I could totally feel that, I had the same questions she had. The story kept building up and I was satisfied with the ending even though I was not ready for the cut-off.

Scary how Shindo blew hot and cold. Both the reasons for his actions and his actions were erratic, could not be pinned down. The contr
Bree Cheese
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A dark literary erotic novella that is lusciously written and beautifully melodic. A word of warning, this book is not for everyone and contains non-consensual scenes.
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
HOLY SHIT!! This is not my usual genre, BUT OH MY GAAWWD!!

and that's because i enjoyed it!
Now i need to go and rewatch the crying freeman.....

May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A reader has to exercise a lot of trust in an author. That they won't waste the time and money you invest to read the book. That they won't lead you astray through malice or neglect. That they won't take your mind to places where you don't want it to go.

As a result of personal experiences, there's nothing closer to my heart than the issue of violence towards women. So, it was with a lot of trepidation that I sat down to read a story containing even a fictional account of rape. You know what I wa

3.5 stars

The trope of this erotic interlude is familiar: a blond-haired, blue-eyed gaijin working as a ‘hostess’ in Tokyo is secreted away by a powerful Japanese yakuza to be his personal love slave...

Some of the visual imagery was lovely and I appreciated the straight-forward, clean writing. With an abrupt, startling ending this felt like a section out of a larger work. While the premise didn’t stand out as especially unique and we don’t have time to get to know the main characters in real dept
Zee Kensington
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story is not for everyone. It is, apparently, for me.

A dark tale, at times lush, at others cruel. Remittance Girl skillfully navigates the rocky waters of erotic non-con, never shying away from the ugly, yet unafraid to explore the loaded sensuality of the scenario.

The chemistry between Jennifer (the Gaijin) and her captor is a dangerous dance of lust and fury (on both parts), though the strange moments of brutal tenderness were surprisingly touching. Remittance Girl does a good job of not
Claudia D. Christian
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Gaijin is 76 pages long and hits 21,100 words. RG hooks you in from the first sentence and doesn’t let go. Her palette is swift, poetic, and violent. Strangers to Japan see this alien world through eyes marked with confusion, fear, fascination, and lust. Personally, I am repelled, fascinated, and adoring of Japanese culture. I feel RG intuitively allows the readers to express those very same emotions through Jennifer.

A stranger in a strange land who shuffles into a world within a world, proving
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: recco-from-buddy
This will stay with me for a while.
Beautifully written, a dark story about people whose lives seem to exist in a vacuum. I liked the imagery, it was very vivid and seemed to speak of an inner strength and cleverness from Jennifer's point of view. A survivor who could assimilate even the unknown, she intrigued me and for anyone who has stood at the crossroads of life where turning in either direction is enough to make your stomach churn can appreciate that she was remarkable woman. Anyone who ha
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
well that was fucked up.....i liked the dark aspect of the story..It was interesting with unexpected twists and end.....but I didn't like the bad feeling I got from it,I traveled to japan before and it was one of the best times ever and I didn't like what this story did to thoses good scard the hell out of me!
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Seems wrong to say I enjoyed this but I did. I liked the story - it was interesting and absorbing. Tragic with an ending I didn't see. The pearls are a nice touch. Wouldn't mind experiencing those LOL.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I read this one a while back but after reading Comfort Food, I felt compelled to come back to this book and do a quick review. This book, while explicit, and a bit extreme for the average reader, is as much a psychological read as it is a sexual read. Remittance Girl takes risks and succeeds.
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome short read with many twists and turns.

Jane Doe
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent writing, story was interesting as were the characters. It was a short story that felt complete and not rushed. Will read more by this author.
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read-2012
Gaijin starts off with a bang and never lets up. Very well written story.
Such a good dark erotica short story. Unique, strange, exciting...and the pearls! So interesting, lol
I came across this by a pure fluke, looking at some reviews for another book; a reviewer recommended Gaijin. The word hooked me, even though it only means foreigner, in Japanese, I find it beautiful; it becomes the He.'s name. The author warns us this is not a romance but for me it was exactly that; it was truly agapi, αγάπη. It was not romantic in the conventional sense, but had it not ended in the way it did, it surely would have been. Part of me wanted to deduct a * due to its abrupt ending, ...more
Cherrie Lynn
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In my grand tradition of jumping all over something when I see the "it's not for everyone" label, I jumped all over this after the review at Dear Author. Bought it, devoured it, loved it. I'm still thinking about it, which is quite a feat for such a short story. I admit, I tried to flip the last page on my iPad several times, saying out loud, "What? No. That CAN'T be the end." Definitely a one-sitting read.

Again, not for everyone. This is not a romance. The sex is non-consensual. There were some
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I don't even know where to start. I read this after seeing Silent Count's raving review and just wow.

Short, but definitely not sweet, RG's writing style is clear, concise and flowing. The story did not sound like something that would normally appeal to me, but I swallowed this story down very quickly, at times even finding myself uncomfortably... hot and bothered. I don't even know what else to say about this, but that THIS is what writing should be. If you want to know how to write well,
'Q' aka CoCo
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Don't understand the warnings...

I have read so many warnings about this book and, especially, this author. Yes, it was dark but I have certainly read darker. In the end, I was mildly entertained by the story. I felt like so much more could've been done but it ended so quickly. She's taken, kept for a little while and released but all in all, nothing is really delved into real deep. I feel like the author had a fantastic idea for a story and barely scratched the surface of what could've been done
For a short erotic novella with gritty non consensual themes, this book certainly packs a wallop. It is not a romance, but the writing is haunting beautiful, evocative. To my mind nobody writes dark erotica quite like this author.

Jennifer is working in a bar in Japan when she unwittingly crosses paths with Shindo who kidnaps her. Shindo is a Yakuza and it is bacause of Jennifer that he has lost face and he wants her to pay. Shindo was a mesmerising character in turns mocking and violent, filled
Laz the Sailor
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a tightly written short story of kidnapping, rape, and survival. Although the guy is a "bad man", he has personal ethics which are both honorable and evil. Based on "face" and honor, and West meets East confusion, this is more than just a culture clash. Since he's a yakuza under-boss, he can do what the regular salaryman can't: exact his vengeance.

I read this book as a result of a thread here on GR. I didn't find it that different than other dub-con books I've read. Sort of a James Clave
Cari Silverwood
A simply told story for much of the journey though where it matters the words in this story rise to wonderful heights of description. Superficially this is about the downfall of a woman kidnapped by a Yakuza boss because of an insult to his honor. It becomes much much more than a catalog of misery however and like the best stories, it takes you into her mind in a very evocative and memorable way. Excellent, but not for the faint of heart due to non-consensual scenes.
Cat The Curious
Four solid stars. I needed a bit more meat on this bone to give this a five. I think this is the darkest short story that I have ever read and one of the few I actually liked. I'm not talking about those bodice rippers of which I never take that seriously. My nights have been sleepless and this was something I didn't have to commit to more than two nights to read. Alot of dark theme books are just disgustingly stupid, preachy, just not done right, or worse yet, turned in to romance. This story t ...more
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Remittance Girl is a writer of erotic fiction. NOT ROMANCE OR EROTIC ROMANCE. Most of my work is short stories, but I do write some longer pieces – serials, novellas, etc. I live as an expat in a small Southeast Asian country, where I teach, write and grow orchids. I live with a cat called Seven. Although writing is not my main profession, it is the focus of my life. I hope that shows in the quali ...more
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