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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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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.

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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.

DIVINE SOLACEReviewed by La Crimson Femme




Femdom lovers, this is divine trinity coming together. The ménage here is truly a triad between Gen, Lyda and Noah. It is said the strongest formation is a triangle. These three characters create a beautiful triangle which makes some of us yearn for such a balanced give and take. It didn’t happen overnight, which is what makes this story so good. Every relationship takes work. For three, it’s even harder.

Gen is a time female working in a tea house. She’s just passing through life, protected under Marguerite, her boss. After meeting Lyda who sparks a first female sexual attraction, Gen is confused. Lyda’s personality is more than she can initially handle. It’s overwhelming and yet makes Gen feel good, if a bit afraid. Meeting Lyda’s “boy toy” Noah only causes more confusion for Gen. Noah and Gen are compatible with each other and after a weekend spent together, more questions arise for Gen. Does she want Noah or does she want Lyda? I say, why not have both?

Joey W. Hill is a mistress of BDSM erotica. Her characters are three-dimensional and all too real to life. The way she builds each character, it’s as if you can see them and they become your friend. Their hurts become your hurts. Their excitement becomes your excitement. What I really like about Ms. Hill is how she portrays femdom. There are many femdom stories where the female dominant is into sadistically cruel and humiliation. There is nothing wrong with sadism or humiliation. Both kinks are something I get off on. What is missing in those femdom stories is a healthy view of BDSM. Many of the stereotypical femdom stories out now are used for spank material. It’s a fantasy and few would ever want a woman in those stories. Ms. Hill’s female dominants are different. In each new book released, her female dominants are on par to the much lusted after male dominants prevalent in current maledom novels.

Lyda is an alpha. She exudes sexual energy and easily seduces a submissive male or female. She cares for her submissives and she also creates erotically hawt scenes. The edging in this story is amazing. The orders she gives Gen and Noah make me weak in the knees and eyes glazing in lust. I am in love with Lyda. A couple of examples of why Lyda is attractive to me are as follows.

Lyda’s lips curved. “Don’t taunt me, rabbit. It’s not a place you’re ready to go.”

Her gaze swept Gen again. “As we were driving home, I would have ordered you to spread your legs and put two fingers inside yourself, your thumb on your clit. No movement of those fingers, no playing with yourself. Just your hand on and inside your pussy while I was driving, to remind you I’m in charge, that your body belongs to me. It’s my plaything tonight. I’d want you to feel how wet you were getting, not from the stimulation of your hand, but from the thought of how I’m controlling you, commanding your arousal.” Her gaze shifted.

"Once we pulled into my driveway, I’d have you pull your fingers out of yourself, show them to me. I would tell you to suck on them, clean them with your mouth. Then I’d kiss you, taste your pussy on your lips, and think about what I’m going to do with that tasty little cunt to keep it wet for me. You’re a squirter and—" (pg. 107 - 108)


Foreplay galore! Tell me! Tell me what Lyda is going to do to my tasty little cunt! Oh wait, this is about Gen and Lyda.

Then when Noah is in the mix.

"Don’t play with your food, Noah. Eat her pussy, and be ruthless about it. I want her begging for mercy." (pg. 290)


Oh the dilemma - is it “mercy” or “eat me”? Which should Gen scream out? This full length novel is filled with these delectable scenes. Yet Ms. Hill doesn’t end it there. She continues on with what happens after the “Happily Ever After”. This is what really made the story fabulous. There are ups and downs and it’s how the characters handle them together which moves me.

This erotic ménage is highly recommended for femdom lovers who enjoy Ffm and love smoking hawt D/s scenes.
DIVINE SOLACE

Reviewed by La Crimson Femme

Femdom lovers, this is divine trinity coming together. The ménage here is truly a triad between Gen, Lyda and Noah. It is said the strongest formation is a triangle. These three characters create a beautiful triangle which makes some of us yearn for such a balanced give and take. It didn’t happen overnight, which is what makes this story so good. Every relationship takes work. For three, it’s even harder.

Gen is a time female working in a tea house. She’s just passing through life, protected under Marguerite, her boss. After meeting Lyda who sparks a first female sexual attraction, Gen is confused. Lyda’s personality is more than she can initially handle. It’s overwhelming and yet makes Gen feel good, if a bit afraid. Meeting Lyda’s “boy toy” Noah only causes more confusion for Gen. Noah and Gen are compatible with each other and after a weekend spent together, more questions arise for Gen. Does she want Noah or does she want Lyda? I say, why not have both?

Joey W. Hill is a mistress of BDSM erotica. Her characters are three-dimensional and all too real to life. The way she builds each character, it’s as if you can see them and they become your friend. Their hurts become your hurts. Their excitement becomes your excitement. What I really like about Ms. Hill is how she portrays femdom. There are many femdom stories where the female dominant is into sadistically cruel and humiliation. There is nothing wrong with sadism or humiliation. Both kinks are something I get off on. What is missing in those femdom stories is a healthy view of BDSM. Many of the stereotypical femdom stories out now are used for spank material. It’s a fantasy and few would ever want a woman in those stories. Ms. Hill’s female dominants are different. In each new book released, her female dominants are on par to the much lusted after male dominants prevalent in current maledom novels.

Lyda is an alpha. She exudes sexual energy and easily seduces a submissive male or female. She cares for her submissives and she also creates erotically hawt scenes. The edging in this story is amazing. The orders she gives Gen and Noah make me weak in the knees and eyes glazing in lust. I am in love with Lyda. A couple of examples of why Lyda is attractive to me are as follows.

Lyda’s lips curved. “Don’t taunt me, rabbit. It’s not a place you’re ready to go.”

Her gaze swept Gen again. “As we were driving home, I would have ordered you to spread your legs and put two fingers inside yourself, your thumb on your clit. No movement of those fingers, no playing with yourself. Just your hand on and inside your pussy while I was driving, to remind you I’m in charge, that your body belongs to me. It’s my plaything tonight. I’d want you to feel how wet you were getting, not from the stimulation of your hand, but from the thought of how I’m controlling you, commanding your arousal.” Her gaze shifted.

"Once we pulled into my driveway, I’d have you pull your fingers out of yourself, show them to me. I would tell you to suck on them, clean them with your mouth. Then I’d kiss you, taste your pussy on your lips, and think about what I’m going to do with that tasty little cunt to keep it wet for me. You’re a squirter and—" (pg. 107 - 108)

Foreplay galore! Tell me! Tell me what Lyda is going to do to my tasty little cunt! Oh wait, this is about Gen and Lyda.

Then when Noah is in the mix.

"Don’t play with your food, Noah. Eat her pussy, and be ruthless about it. I want her begging for mercy." (pg. 290)

Oh the dilemma - is it “mercy” or “eat me”? Which should Gen scream out? This full length novel is filled with these delectable scenes. Yet Ms. Hill doesn’t end it there. She continues on with what happens after the “Happily Ever After”. This is what really made the story fabulous. There are ups and downs and it’s how the characters handle them together which moves me.

This erotic ménage is highly recommended for femdom lovers who enjoy Ffm and love smoking hawt D/s scenes.

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REBECCA’S WAY

Reviewed by DJ


I love this book! The first time I read it for the steamy sado-masochistic sex. The second time I read it for the psychological subtleties of the evolving dominant/submissive relationship… and the steamy sado-masochistic sex.

The plot has elements of romantic comedy. Rebecca and Mackenzie begin as antagonists. Mackenzie comes on to Rebecca in an arrogant, boorish manner, like the spoiled man-child he is. Rebecca has nothing but contempt for him. But when Mackenzie persuades Rebecca to show him how to become worthy of her, she takes him on a voyage of sexual and emotional self-discovery that leads to true love.

The story has all the elements one would expect of femdom erotica: bondage, corporal punishment, enforced male chastity, pegging, sexual and domestic servitude. Rynna Cress serves up these elements in a way that is both witty and arousing, as Rebecca bends and stretches Mackenzie (literally and figuratively) to her will, shaping him into a man worthy to be her lover and slave.

But Rynna Cress goes beyond mere description of sexual acts. She explores the psychological dynamics of domination and submission. As the submissive partner in a full time dominant/submissive relationship with my wife, I can attest to the realism of Mackenzie’s feelings as he learns to embrace his subservient status.

How does it feel for a man to submit to corporal discipline at a woman’s hands? To be treated as an errand boy? To lick her boots? To have his penis marginalized in the bedroom so as to better focus on her pleasure? To put his tongue in the crack of her butt, knowing that she would never reciprocate in a thousand years because this is more than a humbling sex act, it is a symbolic expression of his status in the relationship? When a man is sexually wired for submission, as Rebecca reveals Mackenzie to be, the psychological effect goes beyond masochistic arousal; it can lead to an almost spiritual state of “devotion” and self-transcendence, as this book shows.

Sado-masochistic erotica is often degrading, showing submissive men to be worthless wimps deserving only to be humiliated by women. This story is different. Mackenzie is a smug and spoiled jerk at the beginning of the novel, but Rebecca decides to break and conquer him because he is an attractive man and a talented writer who with proper training could be a worthy partner.

The way Rebecca wipes the silly smile off Mackenzie’s face is sexy and humorous, but as Mackenzie submits to the pain and humiliation to which she subjects him, he becomes a better man. Too often femdom erotica leaves me feeling as degraded as the guy in the story. This story actually feels ennobling. It shows that a man can be sexually wired to serve his woman and still be a real man as well as an admirable human being.

There is one aspect of this story that isn’t entirely realistic. To make the story hot - and it is very hot - Ms. Cress emphasizes the explicitly sexual aspects of femdom D/s: the corporal punishment, the chastity control, the butt and boot licking, etc. Rebecca also puts Mackenzie to work as her domestic servant. The description of Mackenzie’s service is 80 percent sexual and 20 percent domestic. In real life, the ratio would be reversed: after all, given real power over their men, most women find it more useful to have them scrub the floor than to lick their boots.

But Ms. Cress can be forgiven for emphasizing erotic activities in a work of erotica. After all, the main purpose of erotica is to give the reader erotic thrills, and this book certainly does that.


Reviewed by Patrick Whitehurst

Whenever Billierosie takes on a new project, her fans sit politely in anticipation, all the while squirming inside - hot for her words of erotic passion.

While her newest contribution to the erotica genre may be short, around 30 pages or so, it packs an impressive punch. Her descriptions of musculature, pulse rates, and facial features lend an intimate understand of Reuben’s physiology before we readers learn his name. In Rebellious Slave, Billierosie explores the dominant and submissive lifestyle from the unique view of a male submissive. As most readers of the popular sub-genre can attest, that particular role is typically left to a female. Here, however, the dominants are members of the cruelly sensual organization known as The Coterie, operated entirely by female dominants. It’s this reversal from the norm that gives Rebellious Slave an edge.

In her newest story, Reuben commits a cardinal sin against his alluring Mistress, Melissa, something she does not take lightly.

Light, historical, clever, and oh-so-raunchy, Rebellious Slave is sure to linger in your mind after reaching the conclusion, which comes all too soon. But those waiting to learn more about the sexual women of the Coterie can always look to the past. In 2012, Billierosie produced the wonderfully erotic Enslaving Eli, which takes the point of view of another male submissive, Eli, after he falls for the wrong (or right?) girl. Jasmine shares her wild secret life with the eager young man, introducing him to The Coterie organization and its charter of full male domination. Can Eli escape their clutches? Or will his addiction to relinquish control overwhelm all else?

Billierosie’s short works have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Love That Never Dies: Erotic Encounters with the Undead, the Sherlockian erotica book My Love of all That is Bizarre: The Erotic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and many others. Her first collection of wonderfully smutty BDSM stories, Fetish Worship, raised the bar for quality erotic fiction.


Reviewed by La Crimson Femme

Yes, Ma’am is an anthology comprised of six sizzling femdom stories with women and men submitting to a powerful dominatrix. Swoon. This collection from Kay Jaybee is a good sample of her erotically hawt work. She is the go to author for cock teasing D/s female dominants. The females in each of these stories are controlled, slightly sadistic and so good at commanding their submissive.

Ms. Jaybee mixes it up with authority through work and control through erotic power exchange. Sometimes the viewpoint is from the distressed and tormented submissive male. The yearning one of the males goes through while he watches two women play with each other and yet not touch is teasingly tension building. Another male is forced into a dub-con with a no win situation from his superior. Something about a military man at the mercy of wicked women is just deviant and erotic.

One of my favorites is a boyfriend tied up, blindfolded and left for a roommate to do as she wills. This one is narrated from the perspective of the female roommate crushing on the handsome hunk. What to do with a restrained male, condoms, lube and spanking implements? So many things and so little time.

Each of these stories will appeal to femdom lovers. The combinations of multiple women to one man or just an intense one-on-one will all satisfy. For those who enjoy a bit of F/f, there is a little treat for us too. This sexy femdom shortie is recommended for kinky readers who love a woman in charge.

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Reviewed by: Erzabet Bishop
Kink Rating: 5 Stars

Femme Dom literature is fast becoming one of my favorite types of BDSM fiction. In this collection by Jim Lyon, we are given a window into ten very beautifully done visions of what submission can mean. The stories in the collection are: “A Night of Firsts”, “In the Limelight”, “The Recreation Executive’s Assistant”, “Obsessive Compulsive Behavior”, “Bait and Switch”, “A Niche Business”, “A Gift for Veronica”, “Phone Sex Gone Wrong”, “Tennis, Anyone?” and “A Night at Club Noir”.

Each story is a pearl in a crown of thorns. In “The Recreation Executive’s Assistant” we are privy to a bit of a sci-fi flair, BDSM twist that gives new meaning to filling all the voids. This story stuck out for its individuality and experimentation.

In “Phone Sex Gone Wrong” you meet a phone sex operator with a penchant for destructive conversations and in “A Niche Business” you meet a woman of unprecedented talents for sculpting beauty.

In several of the pieces, body modification is a central theme. How far would you be willing to go for your mistress? What if you had only just met? Just signed a contract with barely speaking? What about if you were taunted into a scenario that you just couldn’t win? Would you say mercy or would you give your mistress that ultimate surrender, that physical part of yourself that you never, ever thought you could ever give up. Castration, both female and male, chemical treatments, hair removal, genital cages are all things you will find within these pages. Although the book is only forty six pages, the journey it took me on left me sighing in wonder at the images presented. These ladies demand respect and will take it, even if it means tearing your hair out by the roots to get it. Jim Lyon gets to the meat of the story and makes you feel every scalpel edge along the way. The fun part is, you learn to like it and when you flinch, you always go back for more.

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Dandyland Diaries: Volume 1

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

D.M. Dewey’s Dandyland Diaries chronicles the journey of a newly divorced middle-aged woman as she relocates from the Midwest to Los Angeles and begins dabbling in the sort of BDSM that exists at the periphery of the leather community. Upon her arrival in southern California, an eagerness to get back in circulation prompts her to join a dating website. Before long this foray leads to her becoming an online dominatrix, despite not having any real life experience as such and having only a superficial idea of what being a mistress entails. As it happens, her lack of experience does not prove to be a hindrance since posturing and fantasy is the coin of the realm in the wannabe BDSM netherworld in which she finds herself.

Intentionally or not, this book portrays a comical adventure through the unsophisticated fantasy world of newbie subs and dominants trying to come to terms with their dark and sexual needs in the Information Age. The narrative is told in a manner that blends self-deprecation and snarkiness, which takes the edge off some of the pathetic and sordid scenarios depicted. Readers unfamiliar with BDSM could possibly mistake the glimpses of it here as how BDSM really is, when in fact they merely show a fragment of that subculture. Hopefully BDSM lifestylers won’t be put off by this well-written and amusing book that seeks only to entertain and not to judge.

Submitting to Alexis: Artist in Training

If you’re looking for sexual gratification of the heated rush variety, look elsewhere. But if you appreciate nuance and psychological insight in your erotica - along with all the smoldering pleasure - please consider reading Submitting to Alexis: Artist in Training. It’s physically stimulating and intellectually engaging, offering surprises and challenges to your expectations.

The submissive artist is initially portrayed as egotistical and overconfident in a typically male way, but the writer is being brutally honest rather than merely stereotyping. We really comprehend David’s need for growth as an artist and man, how his talent and masculinity must be refined by Alexis’s loving discipline, how his dependence to a strong female is much more satisfying than his formerly selfish independence. It’s not an easy change, though. On his journey from budding sub to full blown sub, the writer constantly reveals David’s struggling inner voice in a believable way.

It was also fun to meditate on some of the lovely details that Ariane Arborene supplied. For example, I searched for images of “Burberry leather trench coat” and “Tudor style mansion” since I only had a hazy visual grasp of those things, and seeing their concreteness definitely enhanced my involvement in the prose.

With an always assured voice, Ms. Arborene sheds a lot of light on the dark urges of D/s.

Submitting to Alexis: Artist in Training

If you’re looking for sexual gratification of the heated rush variety, look elsewhere. But if you appreciate nuance and psychological insight in your erotica - along with all the smoldering pleasure - please consider reading Submitting to Alexis: Artist in Training. It’s physically stimulating and intellectually engaging, offering surprises and challenges to your expectations.

The submissive artist is initially portrayed as egotistical and overconfident in a typically male way, but the writer is being brutally honest rather than merely stereotyping. We really comprehend David’s need for growth as an artist and man, how his talent and masculinity must be refined by Alexis’s loving discipline, how his dependence to a strong female is much more satisfying than his formerly selfish independence. It’s not an easy change, though. On his journey from budding sub to full blown sub, the writer constantly reveals David’s struggling inner voice in a believable way.

It was also fun to meditate on some of the lovely details that Ariane Arborene supplied. For example, I searched for images of “Burberry leather trench coat” and “Tudor style mansion” since I only had a hazy visual grasp of those things, and seeing their concreteness definitely enhanced my involvement in the prose.

With an always assured voice, Ms. Arborene sheds a lot of light on the dark urges of D/s.