I write…I read…on occasion I opine on said reads. How pompous! LOL. If I’ve read it and reviewed it here it generally means there’s sex involved in the story. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little but it’s absolutely in there … and it better be good, and involve some imagination.
Asa Akira, Queen of Anal … and DP (double penetration) … That’s quite the title to own. Drawn first by David Choe’s cover art work and then by the possibility of a forbidden peak inside one of the world’s most lucrative industries I wondered what could this little gem of a book hold for me personally. Lots actually as it turns out. Not telling you exactly what that might be though. Asa Akira is funny, she’s brutally honest about herself and the porn industry. Whether you’re looking for the background of why she does what she does, or first hand graphic retellings that make you feel like you’re right there greased up with the cast … you’ll find it. It’s her story and I liked it.
Part of the Infamous Books imprint, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
To Swing – according to Merriam-Webster this means to shift or fluctuate from one condition, form, position, or object of attention or favor to another: also, to engage freely in sex. Author MIASHA successfully takes us right there to the dirty goings on at the Puss & Boots Swingers Club and then she takes us out on the road and inside the private lives of her deceptively innocent characters.
Swing is the tale of 4 couples whose secrets if exposed threaten to destroy more than their own relationships: Owners Lyssa and Jacob, regulars Danielle and Stewart, May December duo, Juju and Ferrari, and just getting into it couple ,Tori and Kevin. Just who are the innocent parties here and who will do whatever it takes to protect the one that they love?
Swing is a very entertaining read: devious characters, murderous lovers, plot twists, and plenty of hot sex. Who could ask anything more?
Dispatches From Paradise
Dispatches From Paradise
A Novel by Shelly Gitlow
Books & Books Press
ISBN-10: 0983937877 ISBN-13: 9780983937876
The apple does not fall from the tree and these three: Mother Elizabeth (fed up and pissed off), Grandmother Claudette (self-absorbed and sexually needy), and daughter Darcy (sharp-edged and not nearly as mixed up as her family believes) are more alike than they’ll admit to you, to me, or to themselves.
Told in the voices of each woman, Dispatches From Paradise takes us on a bumpy but sensual ride through Miami beginning with Elizabeth ditching her dead end banking job, Darcy returning to the family fold after a disastrous college experience, and Claudette re-appearing after the during dirty action passing of lover Alphonse.
At odds with themselves and with life, the family saga told here is fast paced, very smartly dialogued, and filled with memorable characters – think vegan man-whore, Drag Queens & Kings, lustful seniors, liars, cheats, exes, artist exhibitionists, and most everything in between.
Are mother, daughter, and granddaughter too far apart or can they find their way back to each other while still searching for their own versions of love and understanding? Author Gitlow’s suggestion here is that what one sees and hears, the other does not and that the distance between those two places can either make us or break us as a family.
Dispatches From Paradise is a well crafted and sexy read.