Grace R. Duncan

Bound by Desire

Bound by Desire - Tempeste O'Riley Review to come.


Sonata - A.F. Henley My brain is still coming down from reading it (I, literally, just put the nook down a moment ago). But I absolutely loved this story! I wanted to punch Aubrey, loved Ian and Jordan and really appreciated Cole's portrayal. I think I saw a bit of a friend in Ian. ;)

I thought the sex was very well done and I appreciated the variety of it. I liked the situation surrounding the kissing - what it meant to both of them (even if J wouldn't admit it right away).

Very well done, overall. :D Thank you, Mr. Henley, for a wonderful read!

Dangerous Beauty

Dangerous Beauty - Tali Spencer I thoroughly enjoyed this! I will write a longer review later, but I just want to say that I rarely read M/F anymore and this book makes me want to read the other one in the Uttor world.

I also hope to read more here. Tali, writer more Uttor! Please!


Honour - A.F. Henley Honour was not what I expected. I had the priviledge of hearing a bit about it before it was published and so when I set out to read Honour, it was with some pre-conceived notions.

However, the novel blew those notions out of the water. I found myself angry, laughing, and exceedingly worried over quite a few things.

I found myself endeared toward Emmett withing the first few paragraphs - of the second chapter, anyway. I love how he was with the boy and his insistence on taking care of and protecting him. It made me all kinds of warm and fuzzy.

Henley most definitely has a way with characters and I was very glad to spend a few hours with them. His sex is very hot, his plots intricate and his description and prose, beautiful.

His books and stories are always worth the time and money to pick up. Do yourself a favor and read them. You won't regret it.

Bound: Forget Me Knot

Bound: Forget Me Knot - H.B. Pattskyn I would like to add more to this later, and I will when I have it together better.

I just wanted to say that I loved this book. It was... amazing. I am very picky about the BDSM I read (despite, or perhaps because of some of the titles on my shelf, including the Beauty series). It got... pretty much everything right and that is an absolute requirement in any BDSM novel.

Mind you, there are things that have no real "right" or "wrong" when it comes to BDSM. It's a very individualized world and what is "right" for some is "wrong" for others. But there are some very basic things that are a must in my not-so-humble opinion, when it comes to writing about BDSM (be it fiction or otherwise) and H.B. Pattskyn got those things right. I am extremely impressed and sincerely hope to see more from her of it.

Jason is a wonderfully complicated character. I adore him. He's flawed and confused and scared and everything that someone new to the Scene should be. Henry is what I believe most Masters/Dom(me)s should be. Not just for his experience, but for the care he gives to those under his protection. For the fact that he expects things out of his submissive and goes about it all the right way.

A wonderful book, all around and I am very glad to have spent the hours reading it, even if I didn't get to bed until 3:30 am because of it.


Choices  - Grace R. Duncan Please note: This is a work of erotica. The sex and plot are inseparable. The plot is woven through the sex. If you read the sex, you'll get the plot. Thank you. :)

I am very proud of this book. I've put quite a bit into it and am thrilled that I am finally published.

Thank you to everyone who's stuck with it, finished it and appreciated it.

Blue Notes

Blue Notes - Shira Anthony Blue Notes was a wonderfully engaging book! I was pulled into the story immediately and was thoroughly engrossed.

I adored Jason and Jules. At the same time, I wanted to knock their heads together and cuddle them. They were both nicely well-rounded, both sympathetic and yet at times were stubborn enough to make me want to whack them over the head with Jules's violin (Not that I would ever harm such a lovely instrument, mind you!).

The setting of Paris was lovely and I found myself feeling like I was strolling the streets, smelling the bakery or feeling the cool air.

The story as a whole drew me in and kept me reading until I realized it was 2 am on a work night! Shira is a fantastic storyteller and I can't wait to get to the rest of the Blue Notes books!

Thanks for the wonderful story, Shira!


Înflori - A.F. Henley So, Sunday night, I sat down and brought up Inflori to read while I got some things installed and working on my computer. I figured I'd fill in around things I had to do.

That didn't work so well. Because before I knew what was going on, I was a third of the way through the book and I'd forgotten entirely about the things I was doing on the computer. I gave up on that and instead, simply enjoyed the book.

I actually found myself unsure about Dustin in the beginning, just as I was about Nicolae. Don't get me wrong, I adore both characters, but in the very beginning, I wasn't quite sure what I thought. But this was good, because it made me wonder why I felt this way. So, I read.

I found myself identifying with Dustin on something that also meant I was frustrated by Nicolae like Dustin was. It certainly drew me more thoroughly into the story and made me want to shake Nicolae to get him to stop being so damned cryptic and spell it out. I have to say that it is something that Nicolae should have had to work on a bit more. Because at times, he came across as a little to righteous because of it. He was always right and in the real world, that's just not how it works.

But the romance, in the end, was still very warming and I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary characters. Christine and Jewel nearly stole the show, in my not-so-humble opinion! And I absolutely love the little hint we get at the end.

If there was only one thing I wasn't really happy with, it's that I would have liked to see Nicolae's POV. I think that I might have liked him a lot better if I could have understood him more. I understand the narrow third person thing, but I honestly rarely like it and this was no exception. I like knowing both sides of the coin, understanding both characters as that makes me cheer for them much more readily to get together.

All in all, it was still a wonderful book and I am very glad to have spent the evening reading it!

We're Both Straight, Right?

We're Both Straight, Right? - Jamie Fessenden I thoroughly enjoyed this. Very fun read and I had a blast with Zack and Larry. I thought Larry was a great character and I found myself facepalming at some of the stuff he did.

The cameraman's daughter was a hoot. And ED! OMG! *shakes head* Is he the personification of every bad thing you've ever heard about a porn director or what? Awesome!

Thanks for the lovely read, Jamie!