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Reviewed by Jim Lyon

The Mistress of Castle Rohmenstadt is the first of three novellas written circa mid 1990s now being re-released by Pink Flamingo Publishing as an anthology entitled The Classic Olivia Ravensworth. Although reasonably well-written, it is basically an erotic fantasy with very little plot but nearly non-stop sexual escapades. The story involves a twenty-year-old American woman who inherits the estate of her great-great uncle; the only condition of receiving her inheritance is that she resides in the family castle in Eastern Europe.

Although she is a chronic masturbator, Katherine is a virgin. Not out of prudishness mind you, she simply hasn’t found the right person or circumstance worthy of crossing that threshold. Upon waking after her first night in the castle, her twin French chambermaids subtly pleasure her to orgasm. This is the first time she has climaxed at the hands of anyone other than herself, and she has mixed feelings about enjoying lesbian sex despite being resolutely heterosexual. 

That first Sapphic experience proves to be tame compared to what is to follow. Not only are there numerous increasingly intense sexual adventures between Katherine and the naughty twins, Katherine indulges in suckling the lactating breasts of the castle’s cook and presiding over a lesbian orgy orchestrated by her servants. 

She immerses herself in her late uncle’s extensive collection of print and video pornography, and soon thereafter gradually begins openly masturbating in front of her staff and watching them while they engage in varied sexual activities with one another. She even starts inflicting light corporal punishment on her chambermaids, primarily because they refuse to reveal why her requests to have sex with a man are seemingly ignored. 

To appease her somewhat, they arrange a heterosexual orgy for her to watch. Finally, she gets her wish when Hans, a hunk who has been genetically programmed for longevity by Katherine’s uncle, shows up and tells her of her uncle’s hope for them to become a couple, and “Oh, by the way, I love you.” They have sex and post haste the story wraps up with a grand wedding – HEA implied strongly. 

Whereas this book has plenty of naughtiness – an important feature in an erotic book to be sure – it is lacking in substance. The story just drifts from one sexual scenario to another before ending suddenly. Many readers may find the somewhat florid language used to describe the details of the numerous sexual exploits a bit off-putting. To her credit, Ms. Ravensworth utilizes a vast array of euphemisms and metaphors with minimal repetitions. The bondage and corporal punishment kink is well done yet rather genteel. I opted not to read the remaining two novellas in this package after skimming them and determining that they appeared similar in quality to The Mistress of Castle Rohmenstadt, though with totally different themes.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

The Mistress of Castle Rohmenstadt is the first of three novellas written circa mid 1990s now being re-released by Pink Flamingo Publishing as an anthology entitled The Classic Olivia Ravensworth. Although reasonably well-written, it is basically an erotic fantasy with very little plot but nearly non-stop sexual escapades. The story involves a twenty-year-old American woman who inherits the estate of her great-great uncle; the only condition of receiving her inheritance is that she resides in the family castle in Eastern Europe.

Although she is a chronic masturbator, Katherine is a virgin. Not out of prudishness mind you, she simply hasn’t found the right person or circumstance worthy of crossing that threshold. Upon waking after her first night in the castle, her twin French chambermaids subtly pleasure her to orgasm. This is the first time she has climaxed at the hands of anyone other than herself, and she has mixed feelings about enjoying lesbian sex despite being resolutely heterosexual.

That first Sapphic experience proves to be tame compared to what is to follow. Not only are there numerous increasingly intense sexual adventures between Katherine and the naughty twins, Katherine indulges in suckling the lactating breasts of the castle’s cook and presiding over a lesbian orgy orchestrated by her servants.

She immerses herself in her late uncle’s extensive collection of print and video pornography, and soon thereafter gradually begins openly masturbating in front of her staff and watching them while they engage in varied sexual activities with one another. She even starts inflicting light corporal punishment on her chambermaids, primarily because they refuse to reveal why her requests to have sex with a man are seemingly ignored.

To appease her somewhat, they arrange a heterosexual orgy for her to watch. Finally, she gets her wish when Hans, a hunk who has been genetically programmed for longevity by Katherine’s uncle, shows up and tells her of her uncle’s hope for them to become a couple, and “Oh, by the way, I love you.” They have sex and post haste the story wraps up with a grand wedding – HEA implied strongly.

Whereas this book has plenty of naughtiness – an important feature in an erotic book to be sure – it is lacking in substance. The story just drifts from one sexual scenario to another before ending suddenly. Many readers may find the somewhat florid language used to describe the details of the numerous sexual exploits a bit off-putting. To her credit, Ms. Ravensworth utilizes a vast array of euphemisms and metaphors with minimal repetitions. The bondage and corporal punishment kink is well done yet rather genteel. I opted not to read the remaining two novellas in this package after skimming them and determining that they appeared similar in quality to The Mistress of Castle Rohmenstadt, though with totally different themes.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon


A common storyline in BDSM literature involves some variation of the entrée into the lifestyle by an individual with a natural predisposition to become either a dominant or a submissive. While the theme of Lena Austin’s Black Widow definitely incorporates this basic scenario, her take on it is certainly unique.

A freelance writer with a background in law enforcement, sociology and psychology is presented with a lucrative proposal to write a somewhat scholarly article about the BDSM culture for a prestigious psychology journal. He accepts the challenge and cajoles his roommate from college, who is active in the local scene, to help him go undercover as a potential participant in order to observe the lifestyle in action unfiltered. Things are going well with his research until Calder realizes that the D/s dynamic appeals to him, as does Kelly, a beautiful domme who goes by the name Black Widow.

Unfortunately, Calder’s attraction to Kelly is problematic since he is in no way interested in becoming a submissive. As the reader is to learn, Calder is definitely dom material, and Kelly’s D/s radar detects it. But by good fortune, she has been seeking someone like him to be her equal partner, so at this point the story morphs into a BDSM romance progressing at lightening speed - but not without a few bumps along the way!

Within the context of Calder’s research, this book functions as a sort of BDSM primer for outsiders and newbies. In addition to showcasing basic protocols and conventions, some representative “scenes” are also highlighted. Since the Black Widow is a part-time pro domme, the author carefully differentiates lifestyle and play-for-pay activities and sensibilities. 

Whereas I mostly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to new and long term readers of this genre, it has some issues that should be acknowledged. First of all, if lots of kinky sex scenes are on your wish list, you will be disappointed by this book. Virtually all the kinky stuff is devoid of sex, and the really steamy scenes between Kelly and Calder are hot but fairly normal – equal partners, remember? 

In many respects the romance has a kind of high school giddiness to it, which seems at odds with the strong personalities of both lovers. Kelly transforms into a domestic goddess to bake a truly decadent cake as dessert for their first dinner date at her house. And within weeks of meeting her, Calder presents Kelly with his mother’s wedding ring and asks her to marry him.

Soon afterward Kelly discovers that Calder is a member of the press club - a fact that he failed to mention - and a major tiff ensues that temporarily scuttles the walk down the isle. After they patch things up and seal the deal with some naughty make-up sex, the story segues to an epilogue that primarily chronicles a slightly schmaltzy idealistic BDSM wedding ceremony in which the bride and groom and all the guests are decked out in fetish-wear while the “official” iterates the meaning of “the bond” and punctuates the occasion by reciting a version of the Apache Wedding Blessing. HEA then fade to black.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

A common storyline in BDSM literature involves some variation of the entrée into the lifestyle by an individual with a natural predisposition to become either a dominant or a submissive. While the theme of Lena Austin’s Black Widow definitely incorporates this basic scenario, her take on it is certainly unique.

A freelance writer with a background in law enforcement, sociology and psychology is presented with a lucrative proposal to write a somewhat scholarly article about the BDSM culture for a prestigious psychology journal. He accepts the challenge and cajoles his roommate from college, who is active in the local scene, to help him go undercover as a potential participant in order to observe the lifestyle in action unfiltered. Things are going well with his research until Calder realizes that the D/s dynamic appeals to him, as does Kelly, a beautiful domme who goes by the name Black Widow.

Unfortunately, Calder’s attraction to Kelly is problematic since he is in no way interested in becoming a submissive. As the reader is to learn, Calder is definitely dom material, and Kelly’s D/s radar detects it. But by good fortune, she has been seeking someone like him to be her equal partner, so at this point the story morphs into a BDSM romance progressing at lightening speed - but not without a few bumps along the way!

Within the context of Calder’s research, this book functions as a sort of BDSM primer for outsiders and newbies. In addition to showcasing basic protocols and conventions, some representative “scenes” are also highlighted. Since the Black Widow is a part-time pro domme, the author carefully differentiates lifestyle and play-for-pay activities and sensibilities.

Whereas I mostly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to new and long term readers of this genre, it has some issues that should be acknowledged. First of all, if lots of kinky sex scenes are on your wish list, you will be disappointed by this book. Virtually all the kinky stuff is devoid of sex, and the really steamy scenes between Kelly and Calder are hot but fairly normal – equal partners, remember?

In many respects the romance has a kind of high school giddiness to it, which seems at odds with the strong personalities of both lovers. Kelly transforms into a domestic goddess to bake a truly decadent cake as dessert for their first dinner date at her house. And within weeks of meeting her, Calder presents Kelly with his mother’s wedding ring and asks her to marry him.

Soon afterward Kelly discovers that Calder is a member of the press club - a fact that he failed to mention - and a major tiff ensues that temporarily scuttles the walk down the isle. After they patch things up and seal the deal with some naughty make-up sex, the story segues to an epilogue that primarily chronicles a slightly schmaltzy idealistic BDSM wedding ceremony in which the bride and groom and all the guests are decked out in fetish-wear while the “official” iterates the meaning of “the bond” and punctuates the occasion by reciting a version of the Apache Wedding Blessing. HEA then fade to black.

Reviewed by Jim LyonAlthough it contains several well-written erotic D/s scenes, Dakota Trace’s Her Naughty Boy is not the standard femdom fare its title seems to suggest. This book is basically about a budding romance in a femdom setting, complete with a HEA following a fair amount of angst and emotional drama between nearly lifelong besties as they struggle to become a couple without putting their friendship at risk. Both Lily and Kyle have some baggage from past relationships that complicate matters, as does the fact that Lily is a lifestyle domme and Kyle is vanilla (mostly), his long-harbored yet unexplored submissive desires notwithstanding. 

As a rule I am not drawn to books that delve into the mechanics of complex relationships, but this one I found to be compelling. Anyone involved in the lifestyle, as well those who are BDSM-curious or wannabes, likely will benefit from the insights into D/s relationships explored within the narrative of this relatively short book. In many respects, Her Naughty Boy is also a good gateway book for novices because in the course of Kyle learning the ropes, much of the leather community’s sensibilities and protocols are touched upon in context, and in such a way that they don’t come across to readers as thinly disguised how-to lessons.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Although it contains several well-written erotic D/s scenes, Dakota Trace’s Her Naughty Boy is not the standard femdom fare its title seems to suggest. This book is basically about a budding romance in a femdom setting, complete with a HEA following a fair amount of angst and emotional drama between nearly lifelong besties as they struggle to become a couple without putting their friendship at risk. Both Lily and Kyle have some baggage from past relationships that complicate matters, as does the fact that Lily is a lifestyle domme and Kyle is vanilla (mostly), his long-harbored yet unexplored submissive desires notwithstanding.

As a rule I am not drawn to books that delve into the mechanics of complex relationships, but this one I found to be compelling. Anyone involved in the lifestyle, as well those who are BDSM-curious or wannabes, likely will benefit from the insights into D/s relationships explored within the narrative of this relatively short book. In many respects, Her Naughty Boy is also a good gateway book for novices because in the course of Kyle learning the ropes, much of the leather community’s sensibilities and protocols are touched upon in context, and in such a way that they don’t come across to readers as thinly disguised how-to lessons.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon


Welcome to Femanistria has the potential to be a good read for femdom enthusiasts. It is a story about a fairly successful man in his thirties who is deep enough into the femdom lifestyle that he owns a small wardrobe of female fetish-wear and a significant collection of BDSM accoutrements, which are used on him by the professional dominatrixes that he hires on a regular basis. Harry Tanhide takes a break from his electrical engineering consulting business and goes on a solo hiking trek through Eastern Europe during which he inadvertently crosses the border into Femanistria, an obscure country with a strict matriarchal society. 

For Harry, given his sexual proclivities, this development is an answer to his prayers. Soon he is lured into a life where he is essentially a non-person, a slave to all women and subject to harsh punishments at their whim. So far so good for hardcore femdom readers, but alas, the telling of this fantasy is where things go wrong. 

Perhaps there are readers for whom it is okay that very little progress in the story arc has been accomplished two hundred plus pages in, but I would hazard that they are a very small minority. An inordinate amount of the story is devoted to detailing the minutiae of day-to-day life at the facility where Harry is essentially imprisoned. The Femanistrian women are mostly portrayed as being shallow, petty, anal retentive and mean spirited. 

Even for an open minded femdom fan like me, it is next to impossible to see what the appeal was to Harry and his fellow prisoners. The punishments came off as brutal and often arbitrary, and the sexual components weren’t particularly arousing. Despite trying my best to tough it out to the end, I finally put the book down two thirds of the way through. There may well be some interesting plot developments in the final 100 pages, but I read for enjoyment and this book did not provide enough of it for me to continue. If after reading the above description and it still sounds appealing to you, then you are its target audience – read it and enjoy.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Welcome to Femanistria has the potential to be a good read for femdom enthusiasts. It is a story about a fairly successful man in his thirties who is deep enough into the femdom lifestyle that he owns a small wardrobe of female fetish-wear and a significant collection of BDSM accoutrements, which are used on him by the professional dominatrixes that he hires on a regular basis. Harry Tanhide takes a break from his electrical engineering consulting business and goes on a solo hiking trek through Eastern Europe during which he inadvertently crosses the border into Femanistria, an obscure country with a strict matriarchal society.

For Harry, given his sexual proclivities, this development is an answer to his prayers. Soon he is lured into a life where he is essentially a non-person, a slave to all women and subject to harsh punishments at their whim. So far so good for hardcore femdom readers, but alas, the telling of this fantasy is where things go wrong.

Perhaps there are readers for whom it is okay that very little progress in the story arc has been accomplished two hundred plus pages in, but I would hazard that they are a very small minority. An inordinate amount of the story is devoted to detailing the minutiae of day-to-day life at the facility where Harry is essentially imprisoned. The Femanistrian women are mostly portrayed as being shallow, petty, anal retentive and mean spirited.

Even for an open minded femdom fan like me, it is next to impossible to see what the appeal was to Harry and his fellow prisoners. The punishments came off as brutal and often arbitrary, and the sexual components weren’t particularly arousing. Despite trying my best to tough it out to the end, I finally put the book down two thirds of the way through. There may well be some interesting plot developments in the final 100 pages, but I read for enjoyment and this book did not provide enough of it for me to continue. If after reading the above description and it still sounds appealing to you, then you are its target audience – read it and enjoy.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

This book’s title tells it all. These five short stories are exactly that, “Strange Sex”.  They run the gamut from a retelling of Jekyll and Hyde to a tale of costume play and the world of Lovecraft and many things in between. Each of these stories are fast paced and pulled me in to their worlds. I especially enjoyed the twisted tale of what seems to be Sleeping Beauty.

This author has a great imagination and is willing to push the limits in these stories. The characters may be strange or enjoy what others perceive as strange but as they say to each their own. Each of these stories will bring you into another world and some will even have you wondering just what else could happen there. These stories may not titillate every reader but they will grab your attention and keep you engrossed in their happenings, I know they had mine.
Reviewed by Gabrielle

This book’s title tells it all. These five short stories are exactly that, “Strange Sex”. They run the gamut from a retelling of Jekyll and Hyde to a tale of costume play and the world of Lovecraft and many things in between. Each of these stories are fast paced and pulled me in to their worlds. I especially enjoyed the twisted tale of what seems to be Sleeping Beauty.

This author has a great imagination and is willing to push the limits in these stories. The characters may be strange or enjoy what others perceive as strange but as they say to each their own. Each of these stories will bring you into another world and some will even have you wondering just what else could happen there. These stories may not titillate every reader but they will grab your attention and keep you engrossed in their happenings, I know they had mine.

Reviewed by Jim LyonI found Hayley White’s pony girl novella, Trail Guard, to be technically well written yet kind of boring. Indeed, after getting about half way through it I had to stop reading - DNF. Probably what wore me down the most was the seemingly endless recounting of the day-to-day life of the pony girls. Although by and large pony play is a sexual fantasy, this story had negligible sexual elements up to the point that I bailed. And the minimal corporal punishment was far from being erotic.

The premise of this story is that a rural community puts on an annual Maypole celebration where young women, primarily daughters of the landed gentry and wannabes, vie for the honor of being selected for an eight-week pony girl training to prepare them for some kind of pony girl race and/or competition. Perhaps if it had been presented differently, it might have worked. Frankly, I was sorely disappointed by this book because generally I like pony play fantasies and therefore I am willing to suspend disbelief.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

I found Hayley White’s pony girl novella, Trail Guard, to be technically well written yet kind of boring. Indeed, after getting about half way through it I had to stop reading - DNF. Probably what wore me down the most was the seemingly endless recounting of the day-to-day life of the pony girls. Although by and large pony play is a sexual fantasy, this story had negligible sexual elements up to the point that I bailed. And the minimal corporal punishment was far from being erotic.

The premise of this story is that a rural community puts on an annual Maypole celebration where young women, primarily daughters of the landed gentry and wannabes, vie for the honor of being selected for an eight-week pony girl training to prepare them for some kind of pony girl race and/or competition. Perhaps if it had been presented differently, it might have worked. Frankly, I was sorely disappointed by this book because generally I like pony play fantasies and therefore I am willing to suspend disbelief.

Reviewed by Jim LyonRose Thornwell is a well-established erotica writer whose books often venture into the realm of female domination. Her latest anthology, Tales of Male Submission, demonstrates her mastery in this genre with a diverse array of stories featuring dominant women, sexually and otherwise. While the themes of some will be familiar to longtime femdom readers, the majority of the twenty-two vignettes in this collection cover fresh territory - not in the least standard femdom fare. 

Although there is no acknowledgement on the cover or the inside credits, five of the stories in this collection are the work of Roxanne Gray, a lesser known colleague of Ms. Thornwell. With the exception of one very short piece written from the second-person point of view, her stories are comparable in quality to those of the primary author. Together their stories make this anthology a recommended read for femdom aficionados.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Rose Thornwell is a well-established erotica writer whose books often venture into the realm of female domination. Her latest anthology, Tales of Male Submission, demonstrates her mastery in this genre with a diverse array of stories featuring dominant women, sexually and otherwise. While the themes of some will be familiar to longtime femdom readers, the majority of the twenty-two vignettes in this collection cover fresh territory - not in the least standard femdom fare.

Although there is no acknowledgement on the cover or the inside credits, five of the stories in this collection are the work of Roxanne Gray, a lesser known colleague of Ms. Thornwell. With the exception of one very short piece written from the second-person point of view, her stories are comparable in quality to those of the primary author. Together their stories make this anthology a recommended read for femdom aficionados.

Reviewed by Donna LeighStory of L is a lesbian retelling of the erotic classic, Story of O, and I must say that I liked Debra Hyde’s version much more than the original. In Story of L, Liv is searching for a way to satisfy “The Void” she has within her. The casual kinky play she engages in at the lesbian BDSM club, Hippolyte’s, is only a temporary fix for what she really craves. Liv struggles with her kinky identity. Is she happy as a switch? A bottom?

One night at the club, she meets Cassandra, a well-known mistress who’s been in the lifestyle for decades. The scene they share together is powerful; Liv has finally found the person that can satisfy her hunger.

Cassandra has long been looking for a sexual submissive (or a “darling”), but no one has met her standards yet. She wants someone to be a permanent fixture in her life as she grows older, knowing that despite her status in the community, older faces in the scene are being replaced by new ones.

When Liv learns that Cassandra is interested in her, she is ecstatic. But, she knows that Cassandra will not be an easy mistress to please. With the help of Cassandra’s assistant Reese, Liv’s submission is put to the test.

I really enjoyed Liv and Cassandra’s unconventional love story. The characters in this book were strong and multidimensional, including the secondary characters. The story is told from Liv’s point of view, so we really get a sense of what she’s thinking and feeling as she’s tested. Liv is no pushover; she has her own hard limits and her own questions about Cassandra that must be answered. Even though we don’t get Cassandra’s perspective, we learn a lot about her. Yes, she’s a hard dominant, but she also has vulnerabilities she shares with Liv.

The supporting cast was important to the story too. I loved Quinn and Reese, in particular. Quinn was a close friend of Liv’s, and she stood by her even though she had doubts about Cassandra. And Reese? Well, Reese was a key player in helping Liv through her journey to Cassandra. We get to see Reese experience his own awakening as well.

In addition to the great characters and story, the kink in Story of L is very hot! Sometimes I have a difficult time labeling degrees of intensity, so I’ll say that this book contains more advanced BDSM practices, including fisting, electrical play and caning. The BDSM scenes were very well done, and the non-kinky love scenes were sexy too.

One of my favorite quotes from the book: “Because without personage, submission is nothing more than obliteration.” 

This is such a powerful statement! I love it. Story of L is a compelling look at a Dominant/submissive relationship with lots of emotion and plenty of heat. Highly recommended! Story: 4½ stars; Heat: 4½ stars.
Reviewed by Donna Leigh

Story of L is a lesbian retelling of the erotic classic, Story of O, and I must say that I liked Debra Hyde’s version much more than the original. In Story of L, Liv is searching for a way to satisfy “The Void” she has within her. The casual kinky play she engages in at the lesbian BDSM club, Hippolyte’s, is only a temporary fix for what she really craves. Liv struggles with her kinky identity. Is she happy as a switch? A bottom?

One night at the club, she meets Cassandra, a well-known mistress who’s been in the lifestyle for decades. The scene they share together is powerful; Liv has finally found the person that can satisfy her hunger.

Cassandra has long been looking for a sexual submissive (or a “darling”), but no one has met her standards yet. She wants someone to be a permanent fixture in her life as she grows older, knowing that despite her status in the community, older faces in the scene are being replaced by new ones.

When Liv learns that Cassandra is interested in her, she is ecstatic. But, she knows that Cassandra will not be an easy mistress to please. With the help of Cassandra’s assistant Reese, Liv’s submission is put to the test.

I really enjoyed Liv and Cassandra’s unconventional love story. The characters in this book were strong and multidimensional, including the secondary characters. The story is told from Liv’s point of view, so we really get a sense of what she’s thinking and feeling as she’s tested. Liv is no pushover; she has her own hard limits and her own questions about Cassandra that must be answered. Even though we don’t get Cassandra’s perspective, we learn a lot about her. Yes, she’s a hard dominant, but she also has vulnerabilities she shares with Liv.

The supporting cast was important to the story too. I loved Quinn and Reese, in particular. Quinn was a close friend of Liv’s, and she stood by her even though she had doubts about Cassandra. And Reese? Well, Reese was a key player in helping Liv through her journey to Cassandra. We get to see Reese experience his own awakening as well.

In addition to the great characters and story, the kink in Story of L is very hot! Sometimes I have a difficult time labeling degrees of intensity, so I’ll say that this book contains more advanced BDSM practices, including fisting, electrical play and caning. The BDSM scenes were very well done, and the non-kinky love scenes were sexy too.

One of my favorite quotes from the book: “Because without personage, submission is nothing more than obliteration.”

This is such a powerful statement! I love it. Story of L is a compelling look at a Dominant/submissive relationship with lots of emotion and plenty of heat. Highly recommended! Story: 4½ stars; Heat: 4½ stars.

Reviewed by Jim LyonGemma Parkes’ erotic anthology, Submit To Me! – Three Tales of Sexual Submission, is a well-written, if short, collection of sensually-oriented BDSM vignettes. The first recounts a prolonged sexual liaison that the woman initiated by provocatively declaring two days previously, “Tie me up, I want to be your slave.” The naughty coupling includes elements of ice, wax and impact play that are mild enough to not run off readers with somewhat genteel sensibilities. 

The second story is a sort of fantasy femdom scenario in which a young man is brought to the chamber of a mysteriously powerful woman to account for bedding her “beautiful maidens”. Basically his comeuppance entails being humiliated by being stripped, bound, sensually flogged, sexually teased, and brought to orgasm via anal penetration by a beguiling mistress. Oh the horror! Doubtless he’ll never do that again now that he knows the consequences. 

The final tale has a little more substance to it than pure erotica. It chronicles the early stages of a romance that begins with a chance meeting at a medieval convention. A newly acquainted man and woman are enraptured by an exhibit with a female dummy kneeling with her head and wrists secured to a wooden stock. That vision fuels their growing sexual attraction and soon they retire to Brad’s apartment to consummate their lust. Becky never goes home and before long they commission a carpenter to build a wooden stock for their personal use. Prior to the curtain falling, Becky and Brad take their new toy for a trial run in grand style.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Gemma Parkes’ erotic anthology, Submit To Me! – Three Tales of Sexual Submission, is a well-written, if short, collection of sensually-oriented BDSM vignettes. The first recounts a prolonged sexual liaison that the woman initiated by provocatively declaring two days previously, “Tie me up, I want to be your slave.” The naughty coupling includes elements of ice, wax and impact play that are mild enough to not run off readers with somewhat genteel sensibilities.

The second story is a sort of fantasy femdom scenario in which a young man is brought to the chamber of a mysteriously powerful woman to account for bedding her “beautiful maidens”. Basically his comeuppance entails being humiliated by being stripped, bound, sensually flogged, sexually teased, and brought to orgasm via anal penetration by a beguiling mistress. Oh the horror! Doubtless he’ll never do that again now that he knows the consequences.

The final tale has a little more substance to it than pure erotica. It chronicles the early stages of a romance that begins with a chance meeting at a medieval convention. A newly acquainted man and woman are enraptured by an exhibit with a female dummy kneeling with her head and wrists secured to a wooden stock. That vision fuels their growing sexual attraction and soon they retire to Brad’s apartment to consummate their lust. Becky never goes home and before long they commission a carpenter to build a wooden stock for their personal use. Prior to the curtain falling, Becky and Brad take their new toy for a trial run in grand style.

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Uncharted Territory: A Story of Femdom Kismet


An intriguing new femme domme romance and a treat for fans of brilliantly written erotica! Basically this is a story of kismet in a femdom setting. Through different paths two people discover their affinity for BDSM and set out to find a compatible partner. Uncharted Territory follows the journey of Samantha and Matt from the twists of fate that enable them to acknowledge their true sexual nature through their star crossed romance.

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Reviewed by Jim LyonTroy King’s first foray into femdom erotica, One Bad Hand, is essentially a fairly long vignette that details a couple’s sexual adventures during the two days following a lost poker bet in which the husband is required to submit to his wife’s every whim. As the story plays out the reader learns that John and Rebecca are happily married, sexually adventurous and sometimes dabble in BDSM, trading off the submissive and dominant roles as the mood suites them. This particular female dominated episode differs from their past ones in its length and by the introduction of enforced male chastity. Both of those features heighten John’s awareness of the extent of his submissive side, possibly opening him up to further exploring that aspect of his sexuality down the road. 

The author does a good job of portraying the couple’s healthy and playful relationship, thankfully mostly by showing rather than telling. In addition to the near-marathon of sexual exploits during the spotlighted time period, there is a great deal of teasing and playful flirtation. Rebecca delights in tormenting her temporarily chaste husband by sending him salacious selfies that show her in naughty lingerie, pleasuring herself or swallowing an exceptionally long dildo deep throat style. 

The story briefly follows the transition back to John and Rebecca’s normal sexual relationship, and even includes an epilogue of sorts to tie up loose ends with ancillary characters; but realistically, this book is a vehicle to showcase kinky sex scenes, not unlike a well-made x-rated film. One Bad Hand is highly recommended to readers who enjoy femdom and BDSM with medium intensity and absolutely no angst or manufactured conflict.
Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Troy King’s first foray into femdom erotica, One Bad Hand, is essentially a fairly long vignette that details a couple’s sexual adventures during the two days following a lost poker bet in which the husband is required to submit to his wife’s every whim. As the story plays out the reader learns that John and Rebecca are happily married, sexually adventurous and sometimes dabble in BDSM, trading off the submissive and dominant roles as the mood suites them. This particular female dominated episode differs from their past ones in its length and by the introduction of enforced male chastity. Both of those features heighten John’s awareness of the extent of his submissive side, possibly opening him up to further exploring that aspect of his sexuality down the road.

The author does a good job of portraying the couple’s healthy and playful relationship, thankfully mostly by showing rather than telling. In addition to the near-marathon of sexual exploits during the spotlighted time period, there is a great deal of teasing and playful flirtation. Rebecca delights in tormenting her temporarily chaste husband by sending him salacious selfies that show her in naughty lingerie, pleasuring herself or swallowing an exceptionally long dildo deep throat style.

The story briefly follows the transition back to John and Rebecca’s normal sexual relationship, and even includes an epilogue of sorts to tie up loose ends with ancillary characters; but realistically, this book is a vehicle to showcase kinky sex scenes, not unlike a well-made x-rated film. One Bad Hand is highly recommended to readers who enjoy femdom and BDSM with medium intensity and absolutely no angst or manufactured conflict.

Three Shorts By Roxy Katt:
The Ant Queen; The City Pony; The Trumpet of Destiny

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Roxy Katt writes kinky lesbian erotica with femdom overtones that generally contains a fair sampling of wicked humor. She recently began releasing some of her stories, which originally appeared in anthologies featuring stories by a variety of authors, as stand-alone Smashwords publications. It is important for readers to be aware before purchasing them that these are short stories - 4000 to 5000 words - so as not to be disappointed by their brevity and relatively thin plots. The good news is that they are exceptionally well-written short stories that are both kinky and funny, a rare treat indeed.

My favorite of the three shorts given to me for review is The City Pony. It is an unconventional pony girl tale that chronicles the budding relationship between two women who work in the same building in Toronto; one is an office worker with an unfulfilled pony fetish, and the other a maintenance worker and recent transplant from Alberta (apparently a largely agricultural province). The affair begins with a series of “chance” meetings in the building’s elevator and the playful bantering conversations that take place between them there. Ultimately the women arrange to meet socially and the Albertan turns the outing into a publicly humiliating and arousing adventure for the wannabe pony girl. The interlude is laugh-out-loud funny and thoroughly enjoyable.

The other two stories, The Trumpet of Destiny and The Ant Queen, involve situations that inadvertently evolve into sexual liaisons and relationships via a humorous and humiliating turn of events. One features a jilted woman who goes to the studio of “the other woman” under the pretext of inspecting her artwork and winds up venting her anger and frustration by spanking the woman soundly. Unexpectedly, this action leads to both women embracing their latent lesbian tendencies and ditching the cheating man in their lives. The second details the beginning of a D/s relationship between a young lesbian and her best friend’s mother after the younger woman takes advantage of the sexy and somewhat imperious mother who has accidentally locked herself into a rubber and plastic ant costume. To enjoy these stories, it helps to have a naughty streak and an appreciation of devilish humor.

OVERPOWERED MENReviewed by Jim LyonOverpowered Men is a voluminous anthology consisting of 50 femdom stories of varying lengths. This book definitely is not intended for a general audience or even the odd reader looking for adventure. Realistically, one would need to be an aficionado of this genre to consider reading all the stories it contains, regardless of their quality. 

The author, who uses the pen name Orlando – perhaps a reference to the title of a gender-bending fantasy novel by Virginia Woolf – has incorporated the majority of the most common femdom themes within these stories. A significant number of them involve some variation of a man being tricked into a life of substantive submission by a woman in his life. None of the stories are poorly written, although as might be expected in an anthology of this size, some are much better than others. 

Curiously, my favorite story in this collection, “A Letter to K-Y Lubricants”, is not the least bit erotic. It is a slyly humorous complaint letter written by a man in 24/7 chastity, basically whining that the claims about the product by the manufacturer did not live up to his expectations as they pertained to convincing his wife to release his penis from captivity. This story demonstrates the true skill of the writer beyond the limited realm of femdom erotica.

OVERPOWERED MEN


Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Overpowered Men is a voluminous anthology consisting of 50 femdom stories of varying lengths. This book definitely is not intended for a general audience or even the odd reader looking for adventure. Realistically, one would need to be an aficionado of this genre to consider reading all the stories it contains, regardless of their quality.

The author, who uses the pen name Orlando – perhaps a reference to the title of a gender-bending fantasy novel by Virginia Woolf – has incorporated the majority of the most common femdom themes within these stories. A significant number of them involve some variation of a man being tricked into a life of substantive submission by a woman in his life. None of the stories are poorly written, although as might be expected in an anthology of this size, some are much better than others.

Curiously, my favorite story in this collection, “A Letter to K-Y Lubricants”, is not the least bit erotic. It is a slyly humorous complaint letter written by a man in 24/7 chastity, basically whining that the claims about the product by the manufacturer did not live up to his expectations as they pertained to convincing his wife to release his penis from captivity. This story demonstrates the true skill of the writer beyond the limited realm of femdom erotica.

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WHAT YOU NEEDReviewed by Jim LyonLandra Graf’s femdom novella What You Need is a bittersweet story of serendipity. A man discovers the mistress-for-an-evening that he hired through an agency is his estranged best friend, who disappeared from his life after he rebuffed her attempt to become lovers because he was embarrassed to admit his submissive proclivities. Although the likelihood of such an encounter transpiring is fairly remote, it is not so beyond the realm of possibility as to defy credulity. 

The author deftly balances the emotional minefield inherent to the situation so as not to create a buzz kill for the erotic scenes that ultimately unfold. In the course of an evening the former besties make up and decide to take their friendship to the next level, now that the imagined obstacle to that happening has been dispelled. The D/s in this story is accessible to less seasoned BDSM readers without being outright BDSM-lite – more emphasis on sensual than impact or bondage play. Overall, this is a well-written and sexy read.

WHAT YOU NEED


Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Landra Graf’s femdom novella What You Need is a bittersweet story of serendipity. A man discovers the mistress-for-an-evening that he hired through an agency is his estranged best friend, who disappeared from his life after he rebuffed her attempt to become lovers because he was embarrassed to admit his submissive proclivities. Although the likelihood of such an encounter transpiring is fairly remote, it is not so beyond the realm of possibility as to defy credulity.

The author deftly balances the emotional minefield inherent to the situation so as not to create a buzz kill for the erotic scenes that ultimately unfold. In the course of an evening the former besties make up and decide to take their friendship to the next level, now that the imagined obstacle to that happening has been dispelled. The D/s in this story is accessible to less seasoned BDSM readers without being outright BDSM-lite – more emphasis on sensual than impact or bondage play. Overall, this is a well-written and sexy read.