WITHIN: Graded primarily on heat and narrative
WITHOUT: Graded primarily on narrative
Possible spoilers below …
Plié et Cassé (mc mf ff md in) (new) by J. Darksong
–2.5/5 (not great, had some redeeming qualities)–
To be honest, dancing, especially ballet, is not my thing. When the Sochi Olympics happened, I would not have understood the vast majority of the opening and closing ceremonies if there wasn’t a rolling commentary! Anyway, FF and IN suggested there may be something very interesting here I must admit that there was some skimming at the start, feeling little for “Swan Lake” performances and not really knowing what the are on a deeper level. It’s hard for me to say if this was overlong or too short. On the one hand, I’m clearly more than naive on ballet, not getting much from the description given, but on the other, the plot of a woman (a ballerina) finding herself MC’ed to be better seems almost too straight forward for 8K words. The heat wasn’t bad for what it was, at least! Not really my thing, as should not be a shock. Would work much better if the reader had any interest in ballet!
(ReReadability: low / follow: no)
Wild Thing (mc ff mf fd gr la sf) (new) by Half Shim and Zyzzyva
–4/5 (pretty good, not perfect but enjoyable)–
Might have been kinder to not throw these chaps up all at once, being aprox 15K words. Still, I haven’t done reviews in a while! Besides, I do enjoy a good SciFi tale with distinct eroticism! Nicely written start, if albeit a bit standard. One step away from “It was a dark and stormy night …” Overall, this was actually incredibly well written and well paced. Can’t say this propelled itself beyond a genre piece at first, but simply got better, albeit really weird, as it went. The transformative heat was wondrous, no matter how weird it got! I was loosely reminded of a crazy movie called The Killer Tongue, but this story was a lot better narratively. My only real complaint is the impregnation thing, but I guess it was leading to that … Granted, this got a bit over the top, but it was unapologetic about it. The author did not hold back. I’ll keep an eye out to see where this fever dream goes.
(ReReadability: high / follow: yes)
Back and Forth (Jukebox) (mc mf fd) (new) by Jukebox
~~3/5 (decent, not perfect)~~
Jukebox! One of the few authors I’ll always find time for. Rather straight forward, but well written. The synopsis and website kinda give it all away. No frills, no thrills. It is what it is. If you’re into pure hypno pieces, it’s just fine. For me, it’s a minor diversion.
(ReReadability: low / Follow: no)
I’m sure it’s an interesting debate on the kind of depth erotica should have. Of course, I’ll just say it depends on the story!