Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review of Jessa Calvaver's The Very Thought of Him

This short story is billed as true erotica and it definitely lives up to its genre, plus gave me more than I expected!  Although it is short (as fast a build-up as much erotica is), Dara's characterization and portrayal of her motives pleasantly fulfill my need for something beyond scorching-hot sex. Even my erotica has to have some type of point to it, and Callaver delivers! Very few grammatical or mechanical errors distract from the intensity of the sexual chemisty--something I absolutely require so that I can submerse myself in the fantasy. At times I could actually feel myself becoming Dara. There is even an awesome  plot twist! I was a little disappointed about the cliffhanger at the end of the story, but I hope that Calaver will write a sequel soon. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys graphically hot, but not totally gratuitous, M/F sex!

Oppression Book Giveaway

I wanted to let you know about a current giveaway of the book Oppression by Jessica Therrien. I have yet to read this book, but it looks really promising and is on my TBR list! Soumi (in Love with Puck) Roy is giving away this book on her blog "Pages From my Thoughts." See below for details!J

Current Giveaway : Win a Signed Paperback of Oppression (Children of the Gods, #1) by Jessica Therrien

GIVEAWAY OPEN : Internationally 
Date of Enter : 24/02/2012 to 02/03/2012
Winner Announcement : 03/02/2012 on Announcement section
Copy Available : One
Format : Signed Paperback
Note : The book will be directly send to you by the author herself

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.