Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels was proudly standing as one of the popular 14-day loan books in my local library and the moment I saw it, I knew that I had to read it. I devoured the book in about three days, savoring the witty, intelligent commentary that Ms. Daniels so eloquently displays in her biography. But what I truly enjoyed from her memoir is not the ‘shocking’ retelling of her meeting with you know who; no, what I truly admired and loved was the way she was so honest and real. We live in a world that is obsessed and enchanted by sociopaths and narcissists that manipulate and hurt others just to achieve fame and success. Stormy is a genuine kind, beautiful soul that has gone through hell from the very beginning of her life to current times and I commend her for the strength and courage it took to share her story with the world.
Of course, this book review may be swayed by the fact that Stormy and I both adore books and writing; we both love Motley Crue and Pantera (the fact that she got to follow them around is so kick-ass and amazing and she will forever be one of my heroes for that); we both strive to be honest and real at all times. I think people will be shocked by this book, but in a good way; they will realize that yes, it’s completely plausible for a woman to be sexually confident, intelligent, and have value and worth. In Full Disclosure, Stormy bares her soul to us and she reminds us how life can be beautiful, daunting, silly, and dark all at the same time. Thank you, Stormy, for sharing your journey with us. I look forward to reading your next book and I can’t wait to meet you at Exxxotica in New Jersey in October.
Training for Gold is the first addition in Jane Caleb-Wood’s scintillating, delicious series titled Deep Desires. Even though it’s a rather short read, it is definitely one of the best and well-written erotic stories that I have read in a very long time. Taylor, Dana, and Ian are all sexy and believable characters and Ms. Caleb-Wood’s writing is so captivating and engaging that it felt like I was in the gym right with them while they engorged themselves in the pleasures of the flesh. I am extremely impressed with Ms. Caleb-Wood’s talent and I cannot wait to feast myself on the rest of her collection. Make sure to purchase this book and support an amazing erotic writer.
Love Looks Pretty on You is Lang Leav’s best poetry and prose collection to date. It is an exquisite yet painful rendering of the loss, betrayal, and wisdom that women must endure as they grow and blossom as women. I saw myself reflected in Ms. Leav’s haunting, lyrical words and it was very hard to not cry while I read the gorgeous poems and snippets of prose that are brimming with solace and comfort. It has always amazed me how the right books will always slip into your life during the most arduous of times. This week has been one of the most difficult for me in a very long time and I am sad to admit that I was harboring some very dark thoughts that pertained to self-harm and self-destruction. I saw Ms. Leav’s new book at the library and immediately all the corrosive, toxic thoughts evaporated as I sat down and voraciously read her book. Books have saved me from myself countless times and this is definitely one of those books that will always hold a special place in my heart for the simple yet profound message that I am not alone and that my words are needed. Thank you, Ms. Leav, for inspiring me to not give up.
Reading Ruby was like having the demons of my past cutting my chest open, exposing my viscera to the world of germs and viruses and then an angel coming to take out my scarred heart and planting it in a garden full of roses.
I consider books lovers that come into your life at the right time. That might be cliche by now. I apologize if it is. But I can’t help but notice that during my darkest times, the right book will come along and soothe my festering wounds that just won’t heal. I’ve finally come to the sad acceptance that I will always have this darkness, this emptiness in my heart and bones from the trauma that haunts my subconscious and shadow self.
I love that Ruby is a bruja (Spanish for witch) just like me. I love that she loves animals. I love that she is sensitive. I love that she is a survivor. I love that she is a fighter.
Ruby is another amazing, ethereal, visceral book by Francesca Lia Block along with Carmen Staton. I found myself gorging on their words and feasting on their beautiful, iridescent prose that read like poetry. This is a must for Block fans and anyone who seeks redemption and healing from a violent, suppressed past.
5/5 crimson roses.
Hello, my lovelies. I am honored to share Derek Keeling’s second book cover titled Nomad’s Island. Derek is an amazing, talented writer whose debut novel, The Umbras, can be found on Amazon. Check out the blurb to his second novel below and make sure to purchase it on March 2nd.
What was lost, has been found.
For Damon, his grand adventure is being alone on an island. His plan was simple: fly to a deserted island for a month, hone his survival skills, and return home. Unfortunately, on the way, his plane crashes and leaves him alone on an island with no chance of help or rescue. Damon must use his skills to survive, but something watching him from the jungle’s edge seems to enjoy his failures.
Damon’s fight for survival doesn’t come easy in this action-packed adventure that will leave you breathless. With twists and turns that will keep you guessing, take a trip with Damon to a ruthless place where life struggles to survive and eyes stalk your every move.
Will Damon adapt? Or will the unknown entity in the jungle become his biggest threat?
The lovely Miss Ava Sterling has a new story coming out soon titled Solo Mission: A Lesbian Spy Story. Check out the blurb below! Also make sure to check out her website where you can find more of her scintillating, well-written erotica: https://avasterlingauthor.com/
There’s only one way to handle an agent who looks that good.
The evening was supposed to be simple: hold an event, have the media over, celebrate a charity, and have a few martinis in the process. These days, that’s as exciting as things get for Pearla, and she prefers it that way.
Years ago, she gave up being an operative for the agency and hasn’t looked back. She created a company using her savings and life has been treating her well. Well enough to start giving back to the community. But on the night she hosts a party for all her colleagues, her past comes back to haunt her. When she enters her office after taking a break from the crowd, she comes face-to-face with a female agent in a rather tight dress.
Minutes later, it’s a fight for Pearla’s business, her livelihood, and her reputation. They are the only things on her mind . . . that is until a new desire overtakes her, one that will suddenly take precedence over everything else.
Pearla might not be getting back to the party for a long time.
If you enjoy steamy stories about lesbian women, tight dresses, spies, and fight scenes, then you’ll love Solo Mission.