Sorry that this post is a day late. My internet went down on Thursday and so everything got pushed back a day, hence the review yesterday and this post today. I'm feeling somewhat bleary eyed this morning because I went to a wedding yesterday and may just have partaken in too much red wine during the reception. So stomach is a little queasy and head is a little fuzzy. Please excuse any glaring errors in the post! Had a great time though with friends and even managed to get some dancing in before the kids made me go home.
My Reading Week
I'm hanging my head in shame again this week because I've hardly had time to read anything.
Opening Moves by Sean Michael
Tam did a post a few weeks ago about menage m/m books featuring more than three guys and this book came up as an example. I'm always up for trying a m/m/m/m menge so I thought I'd read it an see whether it works. Well, as to be expected from this author it was pretty much a sex fest with some BDSM thrown in the mix. Rook, a typical SM bouncy bottom, Bishop, a typical SM stern Dom, and Knight, a tortured artist who needs tying up to release his pent up emotions/anger issues, all live together in m/m/m harmony. However, they want a fourth to play with and so they approach Jason who is not gay and not interested in sex (yeah, right). A short time spent with Rook and Jason is converted and agree to sign a contract to live with the other three and be their sexual plaything. From then on there's pretty much lots of sex, although not as much in a four as I was expecting. Jason seems to be there to be a companion for Rook who feels a little left out of the intense relationship shared by Bishop and Knight, so although they all want Jason, he mostly spends time having sex with Rook. There was lots of interesting themes going on such as Knight's former drug habit, Rook's rich boy lifestyle and Jason's insecurities but unfortunately everything was overwhelmed by all the sex. Set aside your skepticism about how many a times a man can really ejaculate in one day, and any notions that this is related to true life and have fun with it. That's what I did in the end. The book skipped along nicely and passed the time in a pleasurable fashion. The book ends with very little resolved which suggests it's going to be a series, and I'll happily read the next book. Grade: Good.
I also reviewed the Very Good Graceland by Ally Blue and the Excellent Changing Worlds by Cari Z. Plus for those who missed it I did a post on blog tours from an author's perspective with the help of five authors who kindly sent me their views.
Over at BER we are just in the process of wrapping up our Canada fortnight. Tam's done a fantastic job of organising this, and I loved all the different responses from our Canadian authors. Do pop over and have a read.
There's a bit of a change around next week because I've got Aleks Voinov coming to the blog to do a guest post called Enter the Polymorph on Friday. This means I shall do the round up post on Saturday instead. In the meantime I'll have two reviews: Sight Unseen by Hunter Raines and The Long Con by Lori Toland.
Have a great weekend everyone. Yesterday with had a month's rain in 24 hours here in the UK so it's nice to see the sun today.