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31Jul/13

The Morgana Scrolls: Journeys Of Enslavement And Freedom

Morgana Scrolls by Hannah Carrigan

Morgana Scrolls by Hannah Carrigan

Book Review by SweetGeekGoddess

(c) July 2013

“The Morgana Scrolls: Journeys Of Enslavement And Freedom” by Hannah Corrigan  is a darkly beautiful story of abuse and redemption.  The prose is both lyrical and magical transporting the reader into the tormented soul of a young woman whose journey out of the abyss of child abuse is both heart wrenching  and beautiful.

The sixteen-year-old  dancer rhia is enslaved by the Dragon-clan, a cult like BDSM group whose protocols are based on Gorean methodology.  Detached from her core identity  from years of abuse, rhia is targeted for rescue by another BDSM clan. Her struggles to recapture her core self are so well written, they read like tragic poetry both beautiful and sad.  Corrigan’s treatise on consent via her character Master James outlines some of the best principles for consent based BDSM I have ever read.  Corrigan  delivers her sermon powerfully, vividly and memorably.

This novella should come with some trigger warnings as it may generate emotional triggers in those who have suffered abuse.  Also, if you are used to a steady Hershey cheap chocolate diet of erotic pulp fan fiction you won’t find much in the way of masturbation fodder here.  Instead what you will find is very well written dark smooth expensive Belgian chocolate prose that melts on your heart the way you only find in good literature.

If you are fan of ’50 Shades of Grey’ you will be sorely disappointed in the novel.  If you are a well read BDSM practitioner who enjoys fine literature in addition to  a well placed flogger you will not be disappointed.  I myself, am looking  forward with much anticipation to the next installment.

29Jul/13

Playing Well With Others

PlayingWellWithOthersBook Review by SweetGeekGoddess

(c) July 2013

“Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Navigating and Exploring the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” by Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams is a well written well thought out ‘how to’ on navigating the BDSM communities.  It dishes out well thought out strategies on how to play nicely in a myriad of different situations, gives fabulous advice on negotiation and relationships and all handed to you in a fun playful manner.   Lee and Mollena don’t disappoint in giving not only the brand spanking new kinkster great tips on discovering their kink but give great tips to those who wear Master’s caps.

From walking brand new into your first play party, to online interaction to how to identify a cult. These two have covered it all without being preachy.  Excellent read!

You can purchase your own copy at Amazon.com HERE.

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29Jul/13

Serving Him ~ Sexy Stories of Submission

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serving him sexy stories of submission

by SweetGeekGoddess

(c) July 2013

Are you sick and tired of having your kink portrayed via poorly written fan fiction???  At last there is finally some smart, sexy and authentic stories about submission.  As a service and sexual submissive  I found these stories to not only be erotic but thought provoking.  Most of all they are AUTHENTIC.  How absolutely refreshing to read stories of submission portrayed with honesty and truth.  This is an absolute must read for anyone who wishes to explore the world of a BDSM erotically as well as authentically.  Did I mention authentic??

So ditch your ’50 Shades of Abuse and Poorly Written Tripe’ and reach for this beautifully written, smart, fun-filled erotic journey via the delightfully written stories in serving him sexy stories of submission.

You can get your copy at Amazon.com  HERE.

 

Here is one of our favorite kink educators Mollena reading an excerpt from the book.

15Jul/13

Book Review Wild Side Sex by Midori

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(c) July 2013

I have been fortunate indeed to listen to the one of the most awesome BDSM presenters, rope artists and icons: Midori.  Her book “Wild Side Sex” does not disappoint.  This small book packs a punch with some great information whether you are new to the BDSM/kink world or an experienced kink player.  Midori’s gives her advice wrapped up in a fun and easy to read delivery that is sure to entertain. This is one to add to your library.

This is now available at Amazon.com for your kindle.  Purchase your copy of  “Wild Side  Sex:The Book of Kink”  HERE:

07Jul/13

That One Book

Whether you like it or loathe it, the book 50 Shades of Grey  sparked a surge in the mainstream culture towards kink . What started out as Twilight ‘fan-fiction’, now has a rabid world-wide fan base eager to go out and buy those BDSM starter kits.

I was tasked to read it, as SweetGeekGoddess refused to after the first few pages. I am not going to get into how terribly written this series is–check out this for an amusing review . 

However, when I see meme’s such as this….

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I get fired up! 

Christian Grey is a narcissistic boy-child, who was sexually abused and therefore cannot trust and have a ‘traditional’ relationship. Anastasia Steele, is a naive, 21 year old virgin, who gets wet and is amazingly orgasmic once a cock enters her for the first time. In no time, Christian whips out a contract to make her His.

Seriously.  

As an avid reader, I can embrace the notion of losing yourself in fiction (even bad fiction) and the public ate it up. Being kinky was cool, edgy.  Not so cool? The notion that this book represents the lifestyle in the minds of the general public. Christian isn’t so much a Dom, as he is a predator. He wears his kink as a badge of abuse and strikes in anger. The relationship between the two characters is full of manipulation and no genuine trust is established before play.  50 Shades of Grey is  a cautionary tale of the kind of asshole to avoid in BDSM. So, if your inner goddess begins to scream red, do yourself a favor and bid him a “laters, baby” without the intention of going back no matter how fat his wallet and dick.  

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Next year, the much anticipated movie will premier in August. Wanna bet I will have to sit through it as well?

11Nov/12

Training For Pleasure

Training For Pleasure

Training For Pleasure by Julian Masters

“Training for Pleasure” by Julian Masters  was a great erotic read.  It follows the burgeoning dynamic between a curious Kate and an experienced Master James. Kate is hard working, successful, responsible and smart—yet something is missing from her life. The men she dates quickly bore her in and out of bed. A girlfriend loans Kate an erotic novel of dominance and submission that ignites a firestorm of longing and desire she cannot ignore. Perhaps she has been looking for the wrong type of man in all the wrong places her whole life?

Kate goes in search online, learning all she can about her need to surrender her heart and body to a truly masterful man. A chance encounter in a chat room leads to her eventually meeting James at a beautiful English country house and spending an exquisitely erotic week together that will change both their lives forever.

What makes this an especially great read, is that it realistically explores dominance and submission while still delivering on  some great erotic sex scenes.  I give this book a 5 cup of tea rating!

“Training to Pleasure” can be found at Amazon.com or  at Ellora’s Cave Publishing.