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Apr 20, 2010

Reviewer Top Pick: The Bowdancer by Janie Franz


Title:  The Bowdancer
Author:  Janie Franz
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Breathless Press
Length: 31 pgs 
Other:  M/F
Pagan Elements: Yes 
Reviewed by: Kim Clune

About The Book: 
Jan-nell, a young healer and keeper of village lore, fears she will never find a worthy child to train and replace her as the next bowdancer. Nor does she think she will find a man worthy of her love. When a village wedding is interrupted by four strange men, one mawled by a mountain lion in need of help, Jan-nell treats his injuries. During the men’s stay, their arrogant, intelligent rogue leader, Bastin, questions the bowdancer's opinions on life, freedom and love. By doing so, he stirs her desire for these things and more.

The Review:
Janie Franz weaves a beautiful and intricate tapestry of duty, destiny, tradition and exploration of the soul into The Bowdancer. Her writing wastes not a single word and gives a strong, unique voice to Jan-nell, the loyal yet conflicted bowdancer and village healer. While stories of personal internal struggle are timeless, Franz breathes fresh life into this one, creating a rich and curious world among a non-specific tribe or creed.

All her life, Jan-nell is judged and defined by what she is not. During her tomboyish young adulthood, Jan-nell’s mother attempts to refine her femininity by keeping her chestnut hair long to balance her fair, thin and shapeless form. As Jan-nell matures, she learns to balance her physical insecurities with the confidence she carries in her bowdancing. Still, Jan-nell’s community sees her as an “other” when she colors her skin with dark, herbal oil rather than the traditionally colorful body paint of her predecessor at seasonal rituals. While her innovative and simple expression of connection with the earth and the One feels natural to Jan-nell, her mother-kin eventually asks, “Do you not fear you will make yourself so different that no man will approach you?” Jan-nell has hardly made herself different. She is different. Powerful, creative and intelligent with interests as varied and balanced as her well oiled bow, she simply has yet to find an equal to love within the confines of the village.

Embracing her community role, if not the community itself, Jan-nell attempts to resign herself to her life’s only known purpose, to be “the bow that sings the song of the One.” This devotion, although noble, conflicts with her fear of never marrying and having children of her own, a future she only half hopes to find. Not having found a child to train as her replacement for the next ten years may doom her to a fruitless marriage to the only typically available partner at that age, a widower.

It isn’t until Bastin and his band of bandits enter the village that burgeoning questions push Jan-nell to concretely define her desires. Bastin is the first to see her essence beyond her sense of duty and the first to demand her honest reflection. Uncharmed by his boastful stories, Jan-nell emotionally disarms Bastin and demands honesty from him as well. The two reflect each other like mirrors, one allowing the other to see his or her self plainly. This new dance is not that of a bowdancer nor of innocent love, but one of powerful equals vying for each other’s trust in a world of unlikely possibility. To say what happens next would spoil the story but it’s well worth finding out.

The Bowdancer is wonderful read and just short enough to devour every delicious word in one sitting. I highly recommend it and look forward to following Jan-nell’s next adventures in The Wayfarer’s Road.

Cover (Rated 1-10): 2 – A pretty face with frosted blue eye shadow would better suit the Twilight series than The Bowdancer. Jan-nell is a tribal-type woman rooted in all things natural,  prefering earthly pigments to decorative body paint and a doeskin to a black, velvet hood with red satin lining. Interestingly, this cover re-enacts the bowdancer’s struggle, pushing her to dutifully appeal to the greater romance audience yet denying acceptance of her true identity.


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The Camouflage Wife by Iona Blair


Title:  Camouflage Wife
Author:  Iona Blair
Publisher: Carnal Passions
Genre:  M/M Erotic Romance
Length: 46 pgs
Other:  M/M, M/F, Menage
Pagan & Pagan Elements:  No/ No
Reviewed by:  Kim Earley

About The Book:  When two male cops get the hots for each other in 1950s Toronto, they could face jail time if caught. A camouflage wife seems like the answer to their prayers, but ends up not being quite what either one expected.

The Review:  I have read Iona Blair before, and enjoyed the book I read immensely. So when I saw her name on this book, I decided I needed to read it. I found this one slightly disappointing. Not due to subject matter, her writing, or even an ending I don't care for in my erotic romances (but is believable), but mainly because I felt that the depth in this one was lacking. Some sex scenes were in-depth, and charged, putting the reader right there. Others were glossed over, or cardboard. I read the entire book, hoping for more of the in-depth stuff that fantasies are made of, but never quite got the satisfaction I desired. I'm giving it two cards, because some of the scenes put me there.  I'll try another book by this author, but it won't be because of this one.

Pagan Elements:  None
Cover (Rated 1-10): 9-The cover indicates what the story is about.
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Jen's Tale by Christopher Newman


Title:  Jen’s Tale
Author:  Christopher Newman 
Publisher: Red Rose™ Publishing
Genre: science fiction, futuristic, romance, erotica 
Length: 97 pgs.
Other:  M/F
Pagan & Pagan Elements: no/no
Reviewed by: Karmyn Klein

About The Book: Is love enough to save us?
Jennifer Allen is not who she seems to be. Her friends, family, and neighbors all think they know the twenty-six year old automobile engineer, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Jen isn’t even human. Sent by her government to explore Earth and its global warming crisis, she is to report back if conditions are right for her aquatic species to colonize the world.

She is dedicated to her mission, until she meets Brent Ashcroft, a handsome and sexy biology graduate student. Jen can’t deny her attraction to him. Will she endanger herself by loving Brent or will she help usher in an alien invasion?

The Review:
Christopher Newman’s book, Jen’s Tale, is quirky, funny, and sexy. There were places in this book where I laughed out loud at the main character, Jen’s, observations and actions. I became completely immersed in the story. Christopher Newman did a great job of throwing me off the scent of how it would end, as well as keeping me fully engaged and wanting to read more.

The mix of quirky romance and sexy science fiction is well balanced and a lot of fun to read. And while the science fiction and romantic elements are wonderfully detailed, the main attraction is the all-too-human voice and heart of Jen the alien. A fully developed character who will make you laugh, groan, and sniffle. While there were times when Jen’s voice became a tad bit overbearing (interruptions to the story in the form of puns), she still totally won me over. This book was a wonderful read. I definitely recommend it.

Pagan Elements: None

Cover (Rated 1-10): 6 The font is awful, but I appreciate that the cover shows this book is clearly a science fiction romance novel. No guesswork here!


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The Gingerbread Tryst by Nichelle Gregory


Title:  The Gingerbread Tryst
Author:  Nichelle Gregory 
Publisher:  Noble Romance Publishing
Genre: Fantasy/Erotica
Length: 22 pgs 
Other:  M/F * M/F/M * Ménage  
Pagan & Pagan Elements: No/Yes
Reviewed by: Brandi

About The Book: Meet Marisa, a restless homemaker who spends her time baking, masturbating and dabbling in magic. Happily married, Marisa only wishes her husband Don could keep up with her insatiable need for sex. She craves orgasms daily and her sex drive has become a sore spot in an otherwise happy marriage.

Determined to find a solution to ramp up Don’s libido, she turns to magic. After trying magical amulets and oils, Marisa discovers a book that contains wish spells. Throwing caution to the wind, she decides to experiment with an incantation that could make her naughty gingerbread man cookie a real flesh and blood man.
Taken by surprise . . . literally, Marisa indulges in a delicious sexual rendezvous that ends up going further than she could have ever imagined. This delightfully sexy tale offers up hot thrills sure to please any sweet tooth!

The Review: Nichelle Gregory has created a fairy tale-like story in The Gingerbread Tryst.  It seemed like a cute idea from the blurb, and perhaps could have been a decent title.

Unfortunately, the author failed to follow the first rule of fiction writing: show, don’t tell. The book is a short read but is difficult to get through, as the reader is simply being told about who the main character is and what she likes to do, instead of using imagery or dialogue to tell the story. As a result, the story reads very amateurish: “and then, and then, and then…” If the author had taken the time to provide a few details and dialogue in the first few pages, it would have made this book much more interesting.

The idea of the main character casting a spell to have sex with a cookie is admittedly disturbing and too silly to take seriously. I laughed out loud when said cookie came to life as  a handsome well built man, and began to chase Marisa around the kitchen saying “Run, run, run as fast as you can; I’m going to catch you . . . I’m your gingerbread man!”

The addition of Marisa’s husband to the sex play is confusing, as one minute he is calling her a whore and the next guiding the gingerbread man in a threesome with his wife. The story just seemed to go all over the place.

On the bright side, Nichelle Gregory definitely knows how to write an erotic scene. If we forget about the cinnamon flavored semen and other food-licious descriptions, the sex in this book is well written and very hot. I would be interested to read other titles by Ms. Gregory, as she seems to have a knack for creating a sensual mood.

Pagan Elements: yes – spell casting

Cover (Rated 1-10): 7-The cover is nicely done and includes all elements of the story.


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Reviewer Top Pick: A Kiss Before Dying by J.A. Saare


Title:  A Kiss Before Dying  
Author:  J.A. Saare 
Publisher: Amira Press 
Genre: Vampire, contemporary, erotic
Length: 21 pgs.
Other:  M/F
Pagan & Pagan Elements: No/No
Reviewed by: Strega
Card Rating: Reviewer Top Pick

About The Book: Katja Morgan has committed the ultimate taboo in the life of a blood slave; she has fallen in love with her master.  Vampire Lord Sebastian Arsov is everything she has ever wanted - gorgeous, sexy, intelligent, kind.  As their time together nears an end, she carefully constructs the ruse that will allow her to belong to her shellar in both body and soul.  

But sharing an evening with her beloved comes at a high price - the cost of her life.
Disguised as a bed slave, Katja enters Sebastian's chambers to experience the pleasures she's been long denied.  Including the bite that will ultimately kill her - what slaves refer to as a kiss before dying.  As the night fades into the day, will Sebastian discover Katja's true identity before it's too late?  Or will he lose the slave he's come to love above all others?

The Review:  This is one hot read and I loved it! Although this is a short story, only twenty-one pages, I don’t think I could’ve taken it if it had been any longer. Written in first person, this story grabs you from the first few lines and doesn’t just hold you, but grips you and forces you to devour each and every word.

I was mesmerized by the story, the sensuality, the exotic and erotic story line that is one of the best vampire stories I’ve ever read. J.A. Saare strokes your body with words and enflames your soul with desire. The only possible conclusion to this one is a very cold shower.

This is definitely a reviewer top pick!

Pagan Elements: None

Cover (Rated 1-10): 7 The cover was interesting, though I found it difficult to tell what I was looking at. But I would pick it up off the shelf to examine it more clearly.

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Reviewer Top Pick: Heavenly Pleasure by V. Mark Covington


Title: Heavenly Pleasure

Author: V. Mark Covington 

Publisher:  Aspen Mountain Press

Genre: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Humor

Length: 279 pgs.

Pagan & Pagan Elements: No/Yes

Reviewed by: Violet Harper

About The Book: Strange things are happening on Perilous Parkwood Avenue, where the inhabitants include Kali Sen, exotic dancer and potential savior of humanity, Eve Savage, quantum-physicist and inventor.  Ted and Eric run Heavenly Pleasure, a little Christian adult bookstore that will be the next battleground in the eternal war between good and evil.

And just who is the Ice Cream Man, peddling such weird flavors as Wicca Wild Berry, Holy Mary Cherry and Zen Zinger that do a lot more than satisfy your sweet tooth?  Then there’s Angel, a new arrival to the community who has been sent to make sure things happen according to the grand design, but all she’s been told is “she’ll know it when she sees it”.

This time the forces of dark and light are facing off over the next jump in human evolution, universal bliss and the end of terrorism, road rage and fighting over the remote control.

The Review:

Fantasy stories have traditionally been about, at their heart, the battle between good and evil. The best stories, fantasy or not, have protagonists that aren’t completely altruistic and antagonists that are complex. This makes everybody interesting and it removes predictability from the story. I loved hearing the Devil’s take on Dante’s circles of Hell, especially since they came during the Reverend’s sermon and they were delivered to a scandalized, pious young snake charmer fated to fill the role of the Antichrist.

In Heavenly Pleasure, Mark Covington has created a riveting cast of characters and has woven a masterful, intricately-detailed tale. I loved the author’s sense of humor, an important device when dealing with fate-of-the-world issues. I laughed out loud—real laughter, not just little chuckles—several times. His humor strips events to the bare bones, laying dogma naked and removing all apologies. He skillfully uses a host of literary devices, including allusion and irony. He mocks his own imagery. He portrays the dregs of society in a completely human and humorous light. He makes us see the people behind their appearances and labels.

Covington’s ability to handle multiple characters and multiple viewpoints while maintaining a cohesive plot is amazing. I felt as if I knew each one of them, and I liked them, flaws and all. The cast of characters—Eve the inventor, John the chronicler, Kali the ‘Mary’ figure, Clay the antichrist, Angel the angel, Ted and Eric the sex shop owners, Theiron/Poole the vampire, God the ice cream man, Devil the consultant—each of these people play critical parts in the fight between good and evil, which turns out to be more of an ideological disagreement. 

However, it’s an ideological disagreement at the heart of all dogmatic battles, and that’s what appealed to me. Like Mikhail Bulgakov’s literary masterpiece The Master and Margarita, Heavenly Pleasure takes aim at what’s wrong with society using God and the Devil as literal interpretations of a metaphorical critique. Covington’s God doesn’t care about organized religion. He doesn’t care about religion at all. Behavior matters. Morals matter.  Choices matter. At the heart of the Pagan belief system, we throw away all outward trappings of dogma to concentrate on what really matters—who we are, what we do, and how we treat life around us. Heavenly Pleasure speaks to the heart and soul in a way few things ever can.  

Pagan Elements: The central ideas of positive and negative energies, the focus on community involvement, and the theme of living by a moral code that respects life around you are all important to the various Pagan belief systems. Even though this depicted a Biblical fight, it had more Pagan mores than many Pagan novels. There’s another irony for you. 

Cover (Rated 1-10): 3—It made me think of a children’s book or something mainstream contemporary (except for the title). I probably wouldn’t have picked this up based solely on the cover art.


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Reviewer Top Pick: Spirals by Beth D. Carter


Title:  Spirals
Author:  Beth D. Carter 
Publisher:  Loose Id LLC
Genre: Futuristic/Multicultural/Menage/Erotica/Romance
Length: 133 pages
OtherM/F, Menage (M/F/M)
Pagan & Pagan Elements: Yes/ No
Reviewed by:  Kim Earley

About The Book:  Kaori Carnelian was only sixteen when Los Angeles was hit by an
earthquake that devastated it. With the world trying to recover from a plague that has wiped out half of the population, she learns how to survive by her wits and a great ability to hide, scavenging through what is left of LA. Years later, the government sends in recon  men, Sergeants Tobias Noble and Orion West to find any survivors before another earthquake destroys everything. They find her pleasuring herself and instantly both want her. Her world spirals out of control in a very delicious way. But when the men have to go find two others in their regiment that are missing, Kaori has to decide if her love outweighs her instinct for surviving.

The Review:   I had not previously read Beth D. Carter's work, but her believable (and sexy) writing has put her on my favorites list. She paints a picture of a life very different from ours today, and makes you feel as if you're there. The characters pull you in, as Kaori did when she shows you how she survived for so many years, and as Noble and Orion did when they teach her what love is about. The love the characters feel is pure, unmarred by jealousy in a believable way, and the sex is hot, hot, hot. The story moves quickly as the men work to save as many people as they can, and protect Kaori at the same time. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it ended. I wanted to read more!  This book is a must-read, and a Top Reviewers Pick for me. 

Pagan Elements:   None.

Cover (Rated 1-10): 9.  The cover effectively shows us what LA looks like in the book, as well as gives us a picture of the three main characters in the book. It's also kid-friendly, if the book happens to be lying on the coffee table.
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Duck Fart by Jade Buchanan


Title:  Del Fantasma: Duck Fart
Author:  Jade Buchanan 
Publisher:  Aspen Mountain Press
Genre: Human/Supernatural; GLBT; Menage
Length:  117 pages
Other M/M/M
Pagan & Pagan Elements: No/Yes 
Reviewed by: Russ Allen

About The Book: Keith Malone is incredibly content. He loves coming around Del Fantasma…great food, great company, and a decent place to rest his soul when he needs to. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Cody lets him dust off his carpenter skills with the odd job here and there. 

Bailey Mitchell is incredibly nervous. He's come all this way to San Diego, following up on a chance encounter that happened months earlier, and now he doesn't know what to do. One glance and it's obvious Adam's already taken. What's a lonely Siamese shifter to do? 

Drake McKale is incredibly grouchy. He's sick and tired of every shifter he's run across making fun of him. Hey, duck's have feelings too! So what if he's smaller than everyone else? Spoiling for a fight he can actually win, he decides to pick on the shy, little kitty in the corner. Only, Drake never reckoned the diminutive cat would proposition him. Or that the big human in the corner would want in on the action. 

One part burly human, one part shy Siamese shifter and one part twinky (and kinky) duck shifter… layer together and enjoy

The Review:  I would strongly recommend this book for several reasons, and weakly discourage folks from reading it for a few others.

The story is multi-layered. The first layer involves a world in which supernatural beings like vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters who appear as cats and a duck, live amongst humans, though most of the latter are unaware of the actual existence of the former. The three possible exceptions are: Keith, initially mistaken by Baily, a shape-shifting cat, for a shape-shifting bear, but he's actually a bear-sized human fully aware of the supernatural beings around him; his father, whose second wife is a vampire yet often seems unaware of the supernatural world in which he lives; and Sally, a female friend of Bailey, who appears only as words that are reported by him during their telephone conversations.

The second layer is permeated with homosexual drive and activity.  Keith and Drake, a shape-shifting Mallard duck, are  both driven by a desire to get laid by a male, fulfilled in time by each other and Bailey, who, initially seeking to become the lover of his childhood friend Adam, who gradually becomes a full partner in a menage with Keith and Drake.

A third layer has to do with human issues of personal self-regard, emotional maturity and vulnerability, self-fulfillment, purpose and life goals, conflicts with parents, and the development and pitfalls of relationships, most being modified to fit the realities of supernatural persons.  This latter becomes strongest in the non-human, but natural for animals, urge to mate that in time brings the three together. There is also a minor sub-theme related to the homosexual habits of animals in nature.

The story weaves between these various strains, with each moving ahead in its unique segment.

The story is well developed and well told, but there are some weaknesses.  A minor one is the author’s tendency to mimic a person who belongs to a “Word Of The Day” program, using the same word almost excessively and without definition or explanation.

A second issue has to do with the interaction of the two worlds, human and supernatural, which sometimes get confused, possibly stemming from the identity of some of the characters as shape-shifters, beings that can emerge as human, animal, or however they want.  From time to time attributes of their animal existence appear when the shape-shifters are human, especially in Drake’s colored feather-like hair. This negative element becomes most apparent in the homosexual activities of Keith, Baily, and Drake.

The weakness is in the obviously human portrayal of their sex. One might expect supernatural persons, esp. ones that appear as animals, to be more animal-like in their sex.  But, apart from an occasional reference to the smell of sex, most of their homosexual activity, while well-portrayed, is human, not animalistic. Perhaps it needs to be. Keith may not be a bear shape-shifter, but he is built like a bear, and neither the anus of a cat nor a duck would survive intercourse with his penis.

It  maybe too strong to call this a weakness, but I would have like the emotional and sexual aspects of the story to be less human and more supernatural.

Nevertheless, this is a good book, well-written, that tells an interesting story, though perhaps the inclusion of a supernatural dimension did not work as well as the author thought it did.

Oh, by the way:  A “Duck Fart” is a drink that combines three separate alcoholic beverages that are not usually served together, representing the mating of Keith, Drake, and Bailey.  Both the mating and the drink are fostered by Cody, the vampire owner of the bar whose name appears in the book’s title.

Pagan Elements: Central to the book are supernatural beings: vampires, a werewolf, and shape-shifting cats and a duck, as well as a human whose step-mother is a vampire.  Much of the story takes place in a world where supernatural persons interact with each other and humans, though the latter may be unaware of their presence.

Cover (Rated 1-10): 2 – the cover has virtually no connection to the story. It is a generic beach scene with a shot-glass resting on a shelf.  Nothing in the story fits that scene. I would not be drawn to investigate the book by its cover, though I might by 


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Reviewer Top Pick: Lush Velvet Nights by Tina Donahue


Title:  Lush Velvet Nights
Author:  Tina Donahue
Publisher:  Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 135 pgs.
Pagan & Pagan Elements:  No/ No
Reviewed by:  Kim Earley

About The Book:  During the day, Adriana's a lonely corporate heiress, helming a supermarket empire. At night, she hires escorts, scripting provocative fantasies of kidnapping, lust, submission and endless longing. It's all she has to excite her until she meets Nathan Wynn. Tall, blond and muscular―like a modern-day Viking―Nathan's a labor relations attorney representing Adriana's union employees. His imposing presence intensifies her basest desires. When he protects her from an escort he believes is an attacker, she knows he's wonderfully dominant and unrestrained. Fascinated by Adriana's underlying sensuality, Nathan brings her to his secluded mountain estate, determined she submit fully to his hunger. At a gentleman's club, he makes certain she denies him nothing. Engaging in a seductive sexual journey, Nathan's caught off-guard by his stunning need for Adriana. An attraction he fears because of past events in his life. A growing emotional connection she will not let him deny.

The Review:   When I see a title from Ellora's Cave, it doesn't take much thought to snatch it up.  I've never read anything by Tina Donahue before, but after reading Lush Velvet Nights, she'll be on the top of my must read list! 

The characters jump off the page and straight into your heart, and the story line is romantic, pulling you in from the first page.  Adriana is an heiress, but far from spoiled.  Tired of dealing with men that want her for her money, she makes a first attempt at hiring an escort service to fulfill a kidnapping fantasy.  Nathan unknowingly rescues her from her would-be attacker, and instead of being repulsed by her hiring the escort service, he finds his attraction to her such that he decides to step into the kidnapper's place, and takes her to his mountain estate. 

Adriana is flawed, she's strong, and she believes wholeheartedly in the love she's found with Nathan.  Nathan is a hedonist, fearful of any sort of commitment.  His words tell her from the first moment that this is a non-relationship, that it's no strings.  She agrees, but longs (at one point weeps, saying to her father figure, “I lied, I want strings.”) for Nathan to return her love.  Will Adriana change Nathan's mind about love, and reach his heart?

Lush Velvet Nights has made it to my Reviewers Top Picks and is likely to stay there for quite some time.  Steamy sex, fantasy pleasures, and characters that pull you into their lives and their hearts will have you reaching for Lush Velvet Nights again and again.  This one is a must-read!

Pagan Elements:   None

Cover (Rated 1-10): 9-The cover is super sexy, and leaves no question as to the heat you'll find inside.
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