WITHIN: Graded primarily on heat and narrative
WITHOUT: Graded primarily on narrative
Possible spoilers below …
Bite Me (mc ff) (new) by amy riddoch
–2.5/5 (not great, had some redeeming qualities)–
Vampire themed club? Oh, I’ve done that, you know, because the theme can be awesome! Anyway, this starts with an all too common issue for me: starting on a negative note. Like I always say, I need to know the fictional character for more than a paragraph or two to even attempt to feel something toward them … Otherwise, though there were one or two grammatical hiccups, I like the way the shifting perspective was done. It’s not an easy narrative technique, I know! Did seem a little too convenient that Anna was already bi-curious, though. Takes some heat out of it for me, her not being MC’ed to like women. No real surprises here, overall very much a hypno genre piece. Though I like unreality and hallucination, it felt like a cheat here for the “vampire” to only be a vampire as a hallucination. Underwhelming for me.
(ReReadability: low / follow: no)
The Riders (Tang) (mc mf ff ft sf) (new) by Tang
–3/5 (decent, not perfect)–
Written quite vividly, while I was perhaps not as pulled in as I hoped. I think that was partly because of the rather slow pacing of this longer than average piece … Objectively, I will go as far and say this is excellent. However, I’ve grown far more particular with what I read/watch in the fantasy genre over the years. The old sword and leather sandal has just grown stale for me …
There Goes the Gloom (mc mf md gr hu) (new) by Paladin
~~2/5 (so-so, maybe a good story to others but didn’t mesmerize me)~~
If you’re reading MC Erotica, I’m not sure how much you care about modern morality! Anyway, I’m not sure how I felt about the names and titles of things here. Looked liked the writer just randomly pressed keys. The thought of that does amuse me, but as always, humor in MC is usually lost on me. I think its because I always separated humor from sexual pleasure. One can lead to another, yes, but I think my subconscious sees both as happening at the same time when I read comedic erotica. Anyway, this was written just fine for what it was, and I know others will love this, no matter how in your face this was.