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What’s Everybody Reading This Winter?

It’s been a year since the last “What’s Everybody Reading,” post, and it was very popular, so let’s run it again!

Tell me what you’re reading (and it doesn’t have to be me, I swear!). Let us know what’s good out there. Last year I was into that manga by Konomi ShikiShiro, Netoraserare, and I just re-read it. Quick—because I’m supposed to be writing! I have Jason Lenov’s latest on my TBR and a new author, Travis Mayfair, has two books I want to read. I wish I had time to catch up on the new Matthew Lee books. Oh, and I’m getting a peek at a super-secret book some of you all will be very excited about when the time is right.

Anyway, post away—let us know what you think is good!

199 replies on “What’s Everybody Reading This Winter?”

There seems currently a drought on interesting cuckold\hotwife books for me. The Jason Lenov book is on my list. The last Matthew Lee books were just okayish. I’m not big on the womans perspective and not big on Red Knees. “Bad Girls: Sadie” by Lucian Cordray was a nice surprise in last November. In the mean time I read a couple of lesbian domination books by Jordan Church.

I’m wide open for some recommendations.

Yes. I read them with and without romance.

There haven’t been to many good romance bdsm books in the last couple of years. My personal favorit is still the Crossfire-series by Sylvia Day, which if I recall right had not that much intense BDSM or even sex scenes. I like the world of big corporations … every couple of month I look around on Amazon, but can’t find a book that interests me.

On pure BDSM Erotica I read Argus from time to time. His books can be very repetitive. If you have read a couple of them, there will no be big surprises anymore. But what he does, he executes very well.

I have about four big novels in BDSM that have been sitting around for years unpublished. They were complicated by things going on behind the scenes, but I decided to start releasing some of them. They have to be edited and all, so they’re not coming out regularly. They’re in my style; the one that’s out now even takes place at Farm (though it’s not called Farm), and involves a young virgin college girl getting swept up by her professor and her professor’s wealthy husband (think kind of like a pseudo- Carol and Martin from Maggie) in a double-Dominant bisexual adventure. I would love for you to have a look if you were interested. No pressure or anything!—but if you like Maggie, you might like this. (There’s no hotwifing, jealousy, cuckolding or anything, this is erotic romance). But there are Secret Societies, corporations, sex clubs, uber-wealthy families of old old money, etc. If you’re interested you can email me. Do you use Kindle Unlimited? Or are you on Booksprout?

Do I understand from the post below that you have published bdsm books under another pen name that we don’t know about? Why wouldn’t you tell us? We’re your fans.

Yes, I have BDSM books. They were for a thing. I have something like 200k+ words across some big novels. They need to be edited and clarified and touched up. I have to put them out—they were a lot of work and they’re just sitting on my hard drive. I like them a lot.

I don’t tell you guys only due to weird Amazon stuff that does. I don’t have any BDSM fans, so if I put out a BDSM book and all my hotwife fans read it, then Amazon’s algorithms detect your reading histories, see you all like hotwife books, and start showing my BDSM book to hotwife people who then don’t buy it. Amazon chucks it then, its computers believing the book is off the mark or unappealing and the book sinks.

I intend to let you all know eventually, and those who are interested can read them. But I need BDSM readers first, ha ha! So, absolutely, anyone out there who wants to read it now and has read BDSM books in the past, let me know. If you’ve read 50 Shades even. But preferably books by Cherise Sinclair, Red Phoenix, CD Reiss (oh wow, so good, my recent obsession), etc….

I guess at this point (there’s really only one book out and it didn’t do well), even if you’re just curious, let me know. There is no cheating or cuckolding (though later there will be sharing of young women with other Doms or sometimes menage scenes). They are about domination and scenarios and BDSM lifestyle; they take place in ultra-wealthy settings, the male characters (hot uber-rich brothers) are somewhat inter-connected, there’s a murder mystery, all kinds of neat stuff that I liked.

While these are erotic, they are supposed to be romance (the one book ended up in erotica, eyeroll), and they are feminine. But they’re in my style, too, so some of you might like them.

I love (big time love) CD Reiss. But also have read some Red Phoenix and Cherie Sinclair and EM Brown. Also like Loki Renard and Samantha Madisen.

Thanks for the recommendation tobetohave. I’m really enjoying the Claiming Brandy series Manus is writing… I can see how KT is an inspiration in the stories as there are some cross overs for sure.. I could easily see Kimmy Devlin and Josh aren’t too far off from Brandy Kurt and Miles.. Kimmy would just need to care a little less for Josh.

Glad you liked the rec, Chinookfan! I think you might enjoy ‘The Wrong Brother’ and ‘The Game’ was good. Both of those are completed series. My personal favorite short was the ‘Taken by the Rival’ story.

When you think hard about everything that happens it feels a little phony, but if squint your eyes it feels real enough. Good enough for me as it checks so many of my kink boxes.

I like when authors consult my kink list! lol

tobetohave.. Finished both the game and the wrong brother.. Both were good. I preferred the wrong brother as the husband is included to early in the game. I prefer my stories to be as netorare as possible. Otherwise I liked the premise of the game more.

I am starting the taken while hubby watches box set next.

Of course he (they) would, Irish people stick together …

Seriously though, good insight, didn’t know that. It’s no wonder there’s a venn diagrammic (I made up a word today) overlap between the two that draws me to both.

I’m adding Manus to my list as well.. To be honest when KT first pitched her patreon story ideas I was hoping, and still am, that Josh becomes an after thought. Like once he finally convinces himself Kimmy is cheating on him, but still won’t confront her because of his own pride. Then he really only exists to allow Devlin someone to bully, and eventually Kimmy gets on the band wagon and bullies him too… Personally I’d love it if once Devlin seduces Kimmy she goes embraces her inner alpha and non/sexually doms Josh… that’ll provably never happen, but it would be a fun universe.

I Highly, HIGHLY, suggest reading Parker Pascals Holly Hold on tight books the the final part coming Early this month. it’s sizzling, has a lot of risky, angst and naughtiness to it. the sex is incredible and the character relationships is very dynamic and intriguing. if you ever liked “Happy Endings” then you’ll probably love this as well. It’s nice and long too. Both parts are roughly 560 pages in total and very well written and probably Parker’s best to date. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084BNQVXY?ref_=dbs_r_series&storeType=ebooks

We were kind of stunned. When there was only one review, Parker wrote to thank us for our review and that he understood what we wrote about an unnecessary part. Still gave it five stars because it would have been an injustice not to. He was very gracious. Found out he’s a big ELO fan. We missed the ELO reference, though. We searched for the chapter title, but had we searched for the lyric quote, we’d have gotten it.

Good is not enough of a comment about this series, though. It’s really brilliant. Hiding intent the way he did was super. The ending was absolutely perfect, too.

We just hope he finishes or continues his spy book. That book is a work of art, so far.

DnD, I totally second your motion that Parker finish his spy novel. It was absolutely as good as mainstream spy novels, plus the erotica angle.

Parker’s Holly Hold On books are very good. Excellent examples of well thought out erotica.

E.M. Beastly while not hotwife or cuckold it’s monster sex! The author has created a alternative world that offers pleasure with no end. There are 60+ stories in the collection. I’ve Kindle text to speech the whole collection. Author does a good job of painting a picture of location the stories take place in. Most event take place in the town of Alpine surrounded by a mysterious forest. It’s not your typical tentacle monster story. Here is one that will appeal to some of you furies!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HCPWPS7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i3

I,m going back and reading books I haven’t read for a long time as I agree there is a sparsity of good new good books. Mainly rereading Kenny Wright & Ben Boswell.

I agree and face the same problem. I sometimes go back and look for titles I’ve already read but did years ago, before I started reviewing, so I can review them. I try new authors but it’s a bit scattershot whether I’ll like them or not. Although sometimes they surprise me. I didn’t expect to like the “Alpha Sex Virus” series by MC Sizematters (it’s hard to type that with a straight face) as much as I did. There’s a question of how much style variance you want. It’s nice to read only the best, most lifelike writers, but books that are a little more two-dimensional can sometimes still be good.

Paul Garland. He’s a pretty good writer. His latest, “Katie’s Casting Call” takes some turns. He say’s it’s out of his comfort zone, but we didn’t see much to worry about. Maybe we’re just jaded and it’s time to stop reading. Food for thought, I guess.

On the free story side, Don Jetman. Anything by Don Jetman. He has some fiction, but most of his stuff chronicles his hotwife relationship with his wife “L”. He can be found on ourhotwives.org in the Library. You don’t need an account to read his stuff. He’s been around for a long time, getting his start in the Usenet newsgroup alt.sex.stories. Brilliant writer and a good friend.

Also on OHW in the library is a story called “Evolution” it’s about a couple where the male half has ED and is wracked by guilt over not being able to satisfy his wife. JRE2 is a very talented writer and weaves a great tale. More installments are promised.

Right now I’m reading a horror graphic novel by Joe Hill called Locke And Key. Not reading a lot of erotica at the moment, finding good stuff that I haven’t read yet has been difficult but I’ll find something soon. Will probably go back to stuff that I’ve been meaning to read but never got a chance to.

This is old news for most folks, I’m sure, but I belatedly got around to reading “Annie’s Affair” by Kenny Wright (with Kirsten McCurran), and I think it may be my favorite of all his books. The fact the wife is doing everything on the sly, believing her husband doesn’t know, gives it a slightly different flavor than most stories in the genre, while still honoring many of the same tropes and pushing the same buttons. I found the husband somewhat unsympathetic for reading Annie’s diary — of course, she was cheating on him, but as usual I find myself willing to forgive the women in these stories pretty much anything. McCurran gives Annie a distinct voice of her own, and she’s a memorable and bewitching heroine. Other recent goodies include Max Sebastian’s “The Truth About My BFF,” Bart Tracer’s “Lessons in Lust: Volume 1,” and all things Jewel Geffen.

Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, it looks like the few titles she released in paperback are no longer available. (Yeah, I’m “That Guy.”)

Something different I just thought of. A PC game for once: Being a DIK. I found it on Patreon, but the first season is now available through STEAM:
“Being a DIK is a choice driven adult Visual Novel focusing on the fun parts of college life. The game is packed with humor, sex, romance, drama and a rich story. Play as a young male attending college at B&R and guide him through the experience.”

It’s really fun. Sometimes crazy. (Like helmets with dicks crazy) It doesn’t have voice output, so you still have to do a lot of reading. 😉 Not sure how many gamers are here, but I highly recommend it. The storytelling is fantastic.

I’m always reading Matthew Lee, Jason Lenov, Kirsten McCurran and Arnica Butler. I hear Kirsten is working on the 5th book in “Carol’s Trinity.”. I’m on the lookout for new books by Kenny Wright, Max Sebastian, and Ben Boswell, and of those only Sebastian publishes with any regularity. I was actually rereading your “Scream Queen” books. I keep an eyeball out for Bart Tracer, Thomas Roberts, Gars Mechant and Parker Pascal. Pascal’s “Holly Hold On Tight” series was particularly good. I’ve noticed that several good erotica authors have lately vanished from Amazon, including Amy Marioux, Jenna Kelly and Madison Faye; Marioux and Faye still have some titles available at Barnes and Noble but I was wondering what that was about. People seem to just vanish into cyberspace. Lately I’ve checked out writers whose erotica is in different directions, like MC Sizematters’ “Sex Weed” and “Alpha Sex Virus” series. Books involving drugs and sex seem like a lot of fun lately; nothing like MILFs gone wild on piles of coke or clouds of pot smoke.

There’s all kinds of speculation why those authors may be gone, but I don’t think anyone knows for sure except Amazon and those authors. In better news, Madison Faye re-launched recently, including a store selling kindle ready mobi files right out of her own website using sellz. But, she has her haters and I guess someone complained about the nature of her books (this is according to her newsletter) and her sellz store has been down for a week and a bit. I hope she gets it going again—I love to see her business model figuring out the wide market. Also: Alexa Riley is returning to publishing as well—their books are available again on some other marketplaces.

I have wondered if it was censorship of some sort, frankly. Faye’s one book that I read had a barely-legal aspect to it, plus the babe in question was a friend of the daughter and lived with her and her divorced dad, but didn’t actually step over any red lines that I could tell. Marioux writes about cheating wives, usually about to leave their husbands. Couldn’t imagine why someone would censor her. In that case, given that the content of her books suggested to me a recent separation or divorce, I wondered if she had divorce or custody issues and had to, or felt it advisable to, eradicate her online activity as a precaution. On the other hand her books were still on B&N, so this could be just walking away from Amazon. Her account on Tumblr also disappeared, though.

I don’t think (but I don’t know!) Amazon would remove an account for a barely legal age (but actually legal age) book. They’d block the book if they didn’t like it, and send a message to the author. If the author kept violating maybe they’d remove the account then. AFAIK Amazon does not want to be in the business of censorship so they keep it simple: no rape bestiality underage or incest or pseudo-incest. Or snuff. Don’t do that and you should be fine. I imagine though that the landscape will always be changing.

IMO it’s KU that has created a venomous inter-author atmosphere, and motivated resentment, plus a whole host of other trouble . . . I could talk for hours about this ha ha, but I won’t here. I think if KU didn’t exist, MF would still be on Amazon.

It doesn’t sound to me like Marioux has any reason to not be on Amazon. Her catalog looks pretty good. Cheating wives is just plain sex so I don’t see the big deal. Tumblr did a sweep a while back and if she had dirty images on her tumblr that might be why it’s gone.

Oh, and I shouldn’t forget to mention CK Ralston, who has had some series of hotwife books but writes erotica that isn’t part of any particular formula or genre. Ralston appears to have been around forever, writing erotica back as far as the 1970s, but writes books that are utterly fun and usually involves some totally escapist rags-to-riches plot that is sold to the reader beautifully.

I was clicking around, in part trying to determine if CK was a man, woman, or possibly a married couple. I may have seen paperbacks on Ebay. It was a whole different era. Ralston’s characters occasionally have anachronistic sensibilities – they call each other “kitten” or “doll”, or some adult’s cultural references all coming from the Sixties or Seventies, but it’s fairly subtle and I imagine a lot of people wouldn’t notice it. Not too much in the way of texting, cybereverything, or tattoos, either.

My/our only complaint with CK Ralston is the overuse of the term “darling”. 🙂 Seriously. Some books it seemed like every other word was “darling”. 🙂 CK can get pretty edgy, too. Some of the titles have very unhappy endings.

Good to see you here, Libertyne! Your reviews are completely stellar and something to aspire to.

We really like Sebastian’s books, too. The trilogy is simply brilliant. We seem to read many of the same authors that you do, too.

I’m wondering if the super secret book KT mentioned is the mega collaboration between Kenny Wright and Ben Boswell? Hmm…

And in the meantime: poor Jonny is still in the cage. Despite initial game profits in the tens of millions Reza’s vig has been rising even faster . . . . Janie and Maceo have an art tour in the Southern hemisphere this winter (“Oh, John, I miss you, too, but I understand how severe the winter has been this year and how difficult it is for you to get away from you contract with the NY Throughway Authority . . . . Yes, my pictures are selling well in Argentina, and did I mention Maceo has family here? I will be back first week in April.”) . . . . . Wait, what? Carol has now been appointed China’s Minister for State Security? . . . .

Thanks so much for your praise! It means a lot to me. I don’t get much feedback.

Sometimes Ralston’s “Darling” is dead on. If someone is a fatuous Hollywood type, it’s perfect. Oh, Darling, you can’t POSSIBLY wear that. My other beef with Ralston is the characters’ dialogue during sex. They speak in complete sentences, including adverbs, and no one does that while getting railed. Plus, I wish I had a nickel for every, “Am I EVER coming!!!” in a Ralston book.

On the dark side – I actually like that, because it makes them less formulaic. There’s one in which a young couple starts hotwifing or swinging; the husband freaks out about it. I don’t recall if he beats her, but in any case he kills himself. (Freeing her to go be a hotwidow.) In another, a girl kills her criminal boyfriend and makes it look like justified self-defense. She’s been a con girl and lived on the wrong side of the law her entire life, so it’s in her skill set, but she does it to get free and live a better life. Controversial? Sure. Arguably the right move? Depends on the reader. But some might say, oh, hell yeah.

I didn’t see either of those coming, so they added surprise. Plus, you have to admit, most of Ralston’s stories are so totally HEA – yesterday they were struggling! Today they’re swinging with a millionaire couple who’s given them an incredible business break! New car! New house! And the kitchen is totally remodeled! and they’re going to top-end swinger parties now! – that a little darkness here and there is a nice change-up.

Personally, in darker cuck novels, I’d occasionally like to see the cuck break out of his cage and put the bull six feet under. Sean Geist’s “Going Down to Get Up” trilogy is set in the Southwest, I was watching “Breaking Bad” at the time, and I kept thinking, hmmm, that’s a lot of desert to bury Scott in. But that’s just me.

Piling on some Libertyne praise, I really like your insight in stories. I can’t remember at this point, but I think I have to thank your reviews of KT way back in 2016 for me to even pick up a story from her. I know you’ve been a resource for me to pick up authors in the past (including Matthew Lee).

KT, yes, you’re right about Tumblr. It cleaned itself up in December 2018, then, quietly over the next few months, resumed letting people post pretty much what they want. Doesn’t help the people they blocked, who had spent time building up thousands of followers.

And yes, I agree on KU’s affect on this. I corresponded with Matthew Lee about it; it’s affected his own relationship with Amazon, although I believe he’s now reluctantly deciding to get back on there.

I didn’t realize pseudo-incest had now become a target. Stepdaddy stuff is very common, particularly when people started using it to avoid the incest ban. And a lot of books that don’t highlight it, have an element or two buried somewhere deep inside.

The “Darling” thing… I don’t get it. Maybe it’s my age or something. I mean once in a while is cool, but continually? It kind of reminds me of “Green Acres” and the Gabors (and that’s from watching really bad OTA TV on sub channels at times). “Dahhhlink…” Then again, the first vampire movie I remember watching didn’t have “Dahhhlink…” It just had “Let me kiss you….” “I want to kiss you…” Christopher Lee movie, flowing white gowns on female vampires. I don’t remember the title, but it was way old… I get the “Hollywood” reference, though…

I’m rambling…

Matthew Lee being non-KU was a big reason I had the confidence to also go non-KU…

Pseudo-incest is not something you would want to publish on Amazon anymore. Even hiding the elements seems like a bad idea to me. Geez, I wish I started this back in the crazy days of bigfoot sex and full on incest. Talk about the Wild West!

I mentioned in the original “What’s Everybody Reading?” topic that Matt Coolomon has been doing some curious self-censoring lately — wonder if Amazon’s the reason? He’s reissued some older books with altered character relationships — sisters become BFFs so close they’re JUST LIKE SISTERS, stuff like that. Mind you, Coolomon never had anything actually happen between these characters anyway.

It’s interesting to get perspecitves. Sean Geist’s “The Things We Do For Lust” (Going Down to Get Up), was really good. The epilogue was good, too. Somehow, we didn’t think it was too dark at the time, but thinking back on it, I can see getting that close to the edge, especially before the bar scene, would be teetering. I think the perception we got from it was based entirely on the husbands attitude. Of course, the wife had a huge part to play when she moved away. Yeah, I guess that’s pretty dark! 🙂

Another reason to prefer paperbacks over ebooks: They can’t be electronically “disappeared.”

“They’re sisters, Coolomon! I have the proof right here!”

Tobetohave, thanks so much. I’m glad I could help. I see in 2016 I had just discovered KT and was ripping through the Cayman Proxy, the two Losing His Wife series (one now called Cherry Blossoms) and Obsessed. I’m still hoping for a denousement on Cayman Proxy – Kate is headed home after her affair with Omar ends but we need to see what kind of landing there is with Mitch – and Obsessed, where we were just getting to the good stuff with the innocent young couple our LA gigolo is about to ravage.

(Donkatsu: meanwhile, Finch gets distracted from the conquest of the innocent young couple because he’s administering sex therapy to an actress molested by Harvey Weinstein. And Kate has been AWOL from Mitch’s life for several years – and only now reappears after she was freed from being a sex slave for ISIS! That Omar . . . )

Matthew is a favorite of mine and I’m glad my reviews turned you on to him. He has a marvelous imagination and new scenarios just pour out of his head, plus he has a prodigious work ethic, around 5000 words a day. He’s also turned hotwife memes into something of an art form; check him out on Twitter. He’s had some ups and downs with writing, some real-life interference with his writing time as he changed careers, but I think he’s regular with it again. He had a great series concept to get him through that spell, short stories united under the theme of two psychologists meeting for drinks and sharing the hot stories their respective patients (unnamed, of course) tell them. There were three or so per volume. “Shared Secrets”.

Excellent ideas for Finch, et al, Libertyne. With KT becoming a mini-conglomerate, almost at Ludlum levels, I think she will need some editorial assistance in winding up some of her stories.

I wish I had a writing room like James Patterson. A bunch of Harvard grads I pay minimum wage to crank out my dirty stories till they’re all finished.

You do have a group at your command, KT. Your fan club contains a stable full of highly educated (and motivated) engineers, lawyers, and Ph.D.s, with vast experience in most of the back-story subject matters. A number of us are at or near retirement, so you can under pay us and we have time. OTOH, you might have to delay a publication date a bit for the occasional bypass surgery or chemo session.⏳

I love this idea. I picture a room we all rent at the country club. 9 holes in the morning as our meeting. Then we drink all day in a wood-paneled room. Things are fun. By sundown we’re in a conference room with papers all over the floor and a chalkboard with way too many diagrams and arrows and while everyone wants to go home I’m not letting them. One more drink I say but everyone has a sunburn and they’re drunk and tired and starting to think maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. Donkatsu rolls up his sleeves and orders another round.

Libertyne, you’re welcome! The Lee series we really liked was “Gabriela Gets An Education”. To take a good virgin girl, to bad girl, then to really bad, then to incredibly bad, breakup, reunion, incredibly bad, married… and do it so well, albeit a bit unbelievable, was incredible. He’s got so many titles that are really good. I think the first book of his we read was “Lilly Learns To Perform”, again a bit unbelievable, but really, really well done.

Thanks for being here!

KT,
It seems as if all the golf courses are located in Vaughn. So I guess we can get good Italian food, we just have to avoid crazy Italian wives who want to deliver some whoopass to their hubbys’ mistresses.

DnD, I actually thought about the Gabors when i was writing that post and thought of using them as an example, but with the foreign accents they were too unique. I’m thinking more of their American equivalents. (I encountered their nieces in college, also gorgeous, but didn’t talk like that.)

That’s funny, Libertyne! Great minds and all that… I do like Ms/Mr Ralston’s stories a lot, though. The edgy ones are very edgy. The current offering is quite a departure and is a welcomed departure.

Confession time… guilty pleasures. Karly Violet. We haven’t reviewed any work by Karly, but are amazed at the output produced–a story a week, and the search placement makes me wonder if there is a “pay for play” component in the Kindle world. Still, we read the stuff Karly produces.

Then there’s Lexy “Thank you very much” Archer. The current book doesn’t have much in the way of a plot or character development, but it’s well done.

I dunno, we’ve read a lot of titles since we started this back just before Christmas of 2017 (with the Maggie series), but I have to say we always come back to the same authors. For me, I really hope the new Kenny Wright book is great. His “Training to Love It” series, mistakes and all, remains the gold standard in hotwife books for me. I know it will never happen, but I’d like to see where Tom and Erin end up.

(And if you’re reading this KT, you know I’d also like to see where Sukie and Tommy end up, too! That epilogue… damn you! LOL!)

Thanks, Donkatsu.

Dnd, darlings, I’m also impressed with Karly Violet, but with reservations. Her output is prodigious and when we got into the thread above about writers hiring cheap writers to crank product for them – I’ve wondered if Violet does that, or is actually a pen name for a consortium of writers, like Franklin W. Dixon (the Hardy Boys). I do see certain Violet-esque usages across multiple books – referring to cum as “man sauce” or “man cream”, which was clever the first time but annoying when repeated endlesslly. But I suppose a style manual for those writing porn as Karly Violet could advise or require using it, for this very reason – to sound like a writer’s idiosyncracy, establishing its authenticity. I read a bunch of Violet titles back in 2018 or so, but got a little tired of them and have 8 or 9 unread in my Kindle. A lot of her couples seem to have bad marriages, with one or the other member doing thoughtless or selfish things that make me cringe. I know these are often plot-thickening devices – A lies about something, here’s the motive, but then it backfires, and B thinks . . . . – but it makes me like the characters less and think, they don’t need hotwifing, they need a therapist.

I appreciate Lexi Archer and return to her stuff periodically. I should probably do so more, a lot of it isn’t that long. She writes decent plots. Her stories don’t tend to stick with me; her writing is good but not great. I complain occasionally in reviews about her highly introspective style, in which the narrator gazes into his or her navel for four pages and then speaks one line of dialogue. It feels like filler, and it might be. But Archer is a productive and steady porn writer, sort of like a career infielder who hits .275 and plays for 20 years, if I might use a baseball analogy.

Speaking of product placement, I am endlessly advertised Amanda Martinez titles. She writes short stories – TONS of them – and must be paying Amazon a lot for product placement. Some of her stories are pretty good.

Been reading a lot but I often lean into the crasser sides of things, not sure if its this crowd’s jam. It’s hard though when you love long and well-written, but dark. I keep hunting!

Glaucon, who do you like? I read crass stuff sometimes; sometimes the edge is hot, sometimes there are good twists and turns, sometimes it’s better than a lurid cover or title suggests. Like “Stoned Cheating Wives on Black Meat Orgy Beach” in the “Sex Weed” series. Hey! It’s art! 🙂

You know what’s funny? I read MCSizeMatters shit over a decade ago back when it was hosted on other free sites like mcstories. They told me their next story is probably gonna be a superhero novel so keep an eye out! I read a lot of stories by Patreon writers and others not monetizing through mainstream routes, but really it’s just KT that I would say I like without any reservation. It’s kinda my pickiness that makes me feel sometimes like I should write something, but I just overthink it all and give up haha. I did give Manus Dare a shot recently, seemed okay. hard to find good, dark NTR stories in my experience. Hotwife seems more popular and they use a lot of the same keywords/dogwhistle terms.

DnD, thanks so much. It’s nice to actually talk about this stuff; one doesn’t tend to do so in one’s real life. I’ve written more than 700 reviews of erotica, this stuff is swirling around in my head, but hardly finds an outlet. Thanks for being here to talk to! I enjoy your reviews as well.

I love all Matthew’s series. He worries about interest dropping off with successive stories in a longish series; I imagine readers seeing it’s series installment 3 or series installment 4, figure they’ve missed too much already and just skip it. So Red Knees and Ruby Lips aren’t packaged as a series, although, basically, they are one. KT, care to weigh in on the sales merits of series vs. standalones?

Gabriela and Lily were both creative tours of force. Matthew writes non-erotic fantasy under another name, and I enjoy how he’ll occasionally break with reality. fantasy style, just for chuckles. In the last Lily book, where the narrator is searching for her in New Orleans catacombs where a weird sex rite is about to take place, he comes across some odd werewolf creature in a cage. He notes it, passes it by, notes it again on the way out, no explanation given, no tie-in to the plot. Just a wink-wink. It was very funny. There’s fantasy freakiness in “San Francisco Nightmare” as well. The book wasn’t my style but some of you may enjoy it.

I really enjoyed “Jennifer Roams”, “Jenny Gets the Job”, “Plundered Treasure”, and “Scott Rolls the Dice”, all of them two-book hotwife series.

I haven’t mentioned Max Sebastian above, but he really merits a mention. I like his slow-cooking stories that gradually come to a boil. And two with show-biz hotwives – “She’s a Star!” and “Rock Her World” were particularly hot. I need to go back and read his “Killer of a One-Night Stand” murder mystery from some years ago; it’s longish, and I’ve procrastinated getting started. I haven’t been able to get through the “Obsessive” series. The combination of an aging Danish OCD sufferer and his hot, younger, black Danish wife he never touches, was a little too much.

I do wish Kenny Wright would get over whatever writer’s block he’s got. He blogs occasionally about various stories in the works, but they never come out. He’s so good when he’s on, but he’s been nearly invisible since 2016, it’s a pity.

I agree on all of the above, Libertyne. We did finish Max Sebastian’s “Obsessive” series. He went some places he usually doesn’t go. We thought it was great, especially the ending. Kind of scary for a while, but a great ending. We thought “The truth about my BFF” was sweet. Max kept mentioning “When Harry Met Sally” but we went to “Ross and Rachel”–especially at the airport scene. “The Madeleine Trilogy” was utterly brilliant. I think we read maybe 20 percent into “Killer of a One Night Stand” and just never got back to it.

So many writers out there. Thomas Roberts has some good stuff, too. Some of it is a bit “Ramboish”, though.

C.C. Morian has her “Vixen” series which is way different and very good. Then there’s some hotwife series books which are really well done–Awakening Her Needs comes to mind (done with Blaise Quin).

Too many to comment on… way too many!

And thank you for reading our reviews, too!

Sales Merits of Long Series: DON”T WRITE LONG SERIES is my message to myself and any budding hotwife and cuckold authors out there. The worst idea EVER if you’re trying to make a living. My most profitable books to date are Pool Party, Honeymoon, and Amazing Grace (even though it’s only been out a month or so). Least profitable are things like Separate Schools. When I write those books I put myself in jeopardy to be honest. The Patreon is possibly making them viable. The only reason I do them is because of the response of a core group. I love this website and this community here. Oh, another reason: I like writing them that way too. It suits the genre in my opinion. It’s hard to write anyone being drawn deep into sexual madness without going long. So, yes, I enjoy the hell out of writing long and thank God I have these folks here, but if I didn’t care and treated this more like a business it would be single books only. Maybe not even duos or three-parters. Beyond paying bills and putting food in my mouth, there is a certain joy to writing these stories. Just the act of writing. There are things I’ve written (maybe they’re shit, but I love them) that feel valuable, at least to me. This has to be a creatively rewarding endeavor. The opening scene of Open Hearts, as an example, where Kay and Taylor are in bed together talking, being friends, worrying about their future, does something weird to my heart that feels good and I don’t care if no one reads it, ha ha.

Kenny Wright: New series coming soon! Very soon. I have permission to say the book I’m proofreading is Kenny Wright’s new Bull series. It’s fantastic—total KW writing style, high quality, high class, and sensual. You’re going to love it!

On multi-part series. You know, I figured you didn’t make much on multi-part series’. There’s a thread on OHW about recommended books (I always recommend you, btw), where someone wrote that you wrote multi-part books so you could make more money. It’s nice to know the guy was wrong.

On budding authors. I’m over that dream. It ain’t happening. Ever.

If I wanted to make more money I would write something else, first of all, ha ha. Second: single books only. The taper off is huge on a series. Every first book sells well. The next sells less. The one after even less… keep going and you’ll see why the last Maggie book made beer money. 60k words probably represents a little over sixty hours of work. Not even close to minimum wage. So if first books always sell well, and the second sells less, the third sells even less…who the fuck would write seven or eight? This idiot right here, ha ha. Everyone’s a cynic, I get it, me included, but no, I do not write long series to make more money!

Honestly, sometimes there’s more to something than money. I love my books. I love this group of appreciative fans. That Maggie world I created is so real to me. The characters exist. It was the support of you guys that got me through that to finish it in whatever artistic or off-type way I wanted. Same with Cherry Blossoms. Sometimes I do this just to write. These Licorice Books allow me to write the way I want and not follow a formula aimed for a market. I get to really write.

Too bad on you not writing, though. Keep going; you don’t have to publish, you can do it for fun too. Never ever say never!

PS, KT, been meaning to ask. You set several stories in Toronto and the unfinished Janie-Maceo one in WNY. Do you have roots in that area? I’m from Buffalo originally. Your surrounding-area detail was perfect. (You could have the lovers nervously wondering what time John will get back, only he’s been delayed because Cuomo tripled the tolls on the Thruway and he didn’t have the money, so he gets off at the Buffalo end and has a beef on weck at Anderson’s, and then decides to stay there a little longer since it’s Anderson’s, so he gets their (best-in-the-world, IMHO) frozen custard.

Spent a lot of time in Southern Ontario, sometimes close enough to dip over the US border for the day, go into Buffalo. I use northern states because I feel like the people and terrain are similar to where I am now (still in Ontario) …

Love the Cuomo detail, ha ha, it’s something John would fret over for sure!

GREAT to hear about KW KT. I love that you write long series. My favourite books in all genres are series eg Lord of the Rings. It’s just great to be able to stay ina world you love for longer. It’s fast food vs degustation.

But kt you have to finish the series’s. You have us hanging on so many. However after this blog I’ll have plenty to read for awhile. This was a great idea.

Now, I can defend you with more than just, “KT doesn’t do that!” 🙂

It’s interesting that sales fall off. Part of that might be the wait time between installments. It can’t be your writing. People like us and those of us here are going jump right in and read what you write regardless of the wait time, but therein lies the rub.

I may be a bit presumptuous in writing what I’m going to write next and it may come across as critical, but it’s not. It’s made out of genuine caring.

Part of the purpose of Patreon was supposed to free you up to continue working on titles that have been waiting for new installments, right? Granted, you’re not making a killing on Patreon, and it’s still in its infancy–with your planned integration into this site, it’s likely to get you more patrons–it all comes down to priorities. If you had a higher tier in Patreon, we’d be all over it, but that’s just us. We want you to succeed and write exactly what you want to write. Right now, in our opinion you’re the best. Sincerely, the absolute best. Personally, I can’t imagine how you juggle your time, but I know it has to be rough. So, I guess the point of this paragraph is this: Is Patreon working out for you as you envisioned. We hope so.

As far as me writing goes… I’d love to continue and the first thing is done. I just can’t pull the trigger because I don’t need to. We don’t need the money. Damn sure don’t need any notariety (yeah right!), and definitely don’t need the praise or criticism, so we talked and decided it’s just not worth it. Besides, we don’t have a cover, yet. 🙂

Thank you so much, DnD! It’s always amazing to hear you’re the best!

And: You don’t have to defend me! (but thank you)—I feel like arguing on the internet rarely changes anyone’s mind anyway. I can’t picture someone on the internet saying “You know, I never really thought of it that way,” especially when it’s contrary to something they’ve stated, ha ha.

The taper off: it’s to be expected no matter who the author is. The drawback mostly lies in erotica because you’re not allowed to advertise it anywhere big. In other genres you can usually make up for the taper by broadcasting a wide signal letting people know you have a book they might want to read. If you cast a large enough net, then the taper off is cushioned simply by volume (if only 20% read through to the end, you just need to boost the number of people who read the first book). If you rely on word of mouth like erotica writers mostly do, then the outlook is narrowed.

Patreon: I don’t know yet, but it’s still in its infancy like you say. Doing a series there is worth it for sure. It hasn’t yet managed to afford me much more time (and in that time I’m trying to draw…), but it will work out somehow and I hope to make everyone happy with it, and use it to facilitate what I started it for. I’m definitely loving writing the story!

KT,

I didn’t see your response to my post about Patreon until just now. We’ve been incredibly busy with “Sheltering In Place”. Seriously. Occupying our time doing different things takes up a lot of time. The world is a different place. There’s only one other person we’re letting into our rented house and she’s staying with us now until it’s safe for her to go back to work (she’s working from home, here).

Here’s the thing about making everyone happy, and I think you know it: Best you’re going to be able to do is make a few people happy, more content, and a few are going to get lost in the haze. For us, KT, we’re going to be here, reading. We may not always like what you write (Chapter 3), but you’ve managed to capture what goes on in character’s minds like no other we’ve read. So much so, it takes me back to Maggie at times.

Please, please just do what want to do and don’t let anyone’s opinion steer you away. Go with what you feel, always. You’re the absolute best there is. Let it flow.

I’d defend you if I thought it would do any good. Keyboard warriors abound. What I will continue to do is recommend your work where possible.

More important than any of this is this: Stay safe, KT. Don’t take any chances with your health and that of your family.

Take care of yourself. Sincerely.

Daria and Dave

Thank you so much, DnD, I really mean it, and love hearing it right now. I hope you’re both doing well, and think we can all brave this and get through to the other side! I’m fortunately healthy, but have loved ones who could be in jeopardy. My main business will tank and I hope it will recover. In the meantime I’m using my time to write and push out some content to make people happy. We could all use some entertainment right now! For example: I don’t give two poops about Taylor Swift or Kanye but I’m finding this new beef a fun distraction and anything’s better than some of the doom and gloom prognostication.

Best to all!

KT,

Thank you. We’re doing good. Even our little guy is doing good. Sadly, our older friends in Michigan had to have their little guy put to sleep a couple of weeks ago. His little guy suffered with the same things our little guy has: Diabetes and Cushing’s disease. Thankfully, our little guy is fine and thriving. Knock on wood!

We hope your primary business rebounds when this mess is over. It has got to be difficult to see something you built wither and no choice but to let it do so. Just know, we’re here for you, we’ll support you any way we can.

Daria has been super busy most days keeping our assets protected–she has the money mind, I don’t. Our friend from Tampa is going to stay with us throughout. In fact, when it comes time to go back to Michigan in mid May, if things haven’t leveled out she’s agreed to come back with us.

I think I wrote about this before, but one of Daria’s old “contacts” checks out our house periodically–he’s really a good friend to both of us. Now, with things exploding in Michigan (probably due to more testing being available), we’ve told him he can live in our house if he feels the need. It’s out in the sticks so it’s pretty safe. The only down side to that is we took almost all the food with us to FL–we drove down in our motor home–and being in the sticks, grocery stores aren’t just around the corner.

Probably more information than anyone wants or needs, but the point is to all: This shit isn’t anything to laugh at. It’s real. It’s changing the world and the way all live. KT, stay safe and take care of yourself and your family. Those are the things that won’t change.

We care.

Daria, David, A, and our little guy.

PS When did Costco stop selling Emergency Food? 🙂

Thanks DnD (and A and little guy, ha ha!)

So glad your doggie is doing good! Did you stockpile his insulin?

Canada so far is doing alright during this, IMO. Not sure what will happen with the primary business when this is all over; if it survives financially not sure if there’ll be a market left for this business! It’ll depend on how bad the rest of the province is hit (it’s non-essential, so I need my population to have spending money). Time will tell—for now it’s the older amongst my family I’m very worried about. And I have best friends in frontline healthcare, and their health worries me. I’m doing my part, staying home, and truthfully, my lifestyle isn’t much affected by a quarantine, lol. But to stay positive, I’m donating blood, helping my neighbors, doing shopping for the older people in my life.

“Our friend from Tampa” is the most mafia thing anyone has said to me, ha ha. And I’m familiar with your “contact” in Michigan who checks on your house (you’ve talked before about him), and I find you guys amazing and fascinating in the best way. Thanks for checking in on me, and I’m so glad to hear you guys are safe with plans and fortification and are looking out for others. You are such good people!

Oh yeah, we don’t give two shits about those two people, either. Though, Daria did like it when Tay-Tay went slightly goth a couple of years ago. 🙂

And, sorry if I came across as doomy and gloomy earlier. We’re positive. Everyone stay positive, too! 🙂

I have to say, I find these two new buzz phrases kind of new agey “Social Distancing” and “Shelter in Place”. I think I have better phrases… “Keep the fuck away from me”, and “Stay the FUCK home!”

@Libertyne & davidndaria When you mention Max Sebastian, I just have to give Marriage 2.0 a shoutout. Going into it, I wasn’t sure, if I would like this anthology-like book, but it’s soooo good. Hope to see a Season Two. Just having a look at it, you both gave it 5 stars. 😉

@On Series
For most indie authors, series are gold. You can invest a lot more money into getting new readers into book 1, because a good chunk will read through the complete series. But that scheme doesn’t work for Erotica, because advertising is not a thing. There are just no opportunities to do it.

Another problem is, that a series can be a hit or a big miss. At least for me. My best money maker is a 5-part-series. It’s probably the cuckold group setting, that sells it. But than there are the other series, where book 1 didn’t sell and than you have to write a second book, while you already know, it will reach a limited number of readers. And originally you had in mind, that this could be another 5-book-series … now you are happy that book 2 has a decent end (and you decide to start your next german cuckold books with married couples only.)

I agree with you on Marriage 2.0.

You’re a hotwife writer? What’s your pen name? Have I reviewed any of your stuff? I’ll take a look if I’ve never gotten to it.

Marriage 2.0 was great! I especially liked how things got exposed. My wife liked the shorts a lot. It’s a wonderful premise. I wonder what Mr. Sebastian is up to, now?

Mr. Silver, I actually bought one of your books and tried to translate it… I took German for a couple of years… yeah… no go… not even with Google Translate. I figured we translated a book from Spanish to English, and it was published by the original authors. I/we figured it would be a fun exercise. After two pages, umm… no. 🙂 You really can’t tell you’re German from your online writing.

The funny thing about translating that book… we never read it to see how they translated our translation. We looked at a few pages… got way too close to the book.

Yes, the series method I use works really well in non-erotic indie publishing. But it’s not any good if you’re writing erotica because you’re not able to advertise anywhere. And when a book misses (sometimes not your own fault!) it can be devastating.

You have a cuckold group setting? That sounds interesting…

I had a look at translating one of my books myself. It would have been interesting to see, how the reactions would be, but that’s just so hard work. You have to know a language really well, to get the subtleties right. That’s a car … nope a truck, van, jeep, pickup, wreck on wheels or whatever. Otherwise it will show in your prose big time. In the end I came to the conclusion, that I will need more time to translate a book than to write a new one, and it will never be as good. So I shelved that project into a far away future.

When I wrote my first Cuckold book, I didn’t have a clue, if this will bring in notable money. So I decided to not care and make it a personal galore of my favorite tropes. The group setting is a big one for me. Most may know “Circle of Cuckolds” (can be found on Literotica), but there are not to many good stories with group\club settings out there. So I had to write my own one: A married couple lives in the last house on a long street. A few hundred meters down the road is an old mansion, which gets suddenly renovated. The wife reports the scandal: It will be a brothel. (A legal profession in Germany … ) But that’s wrong … and the new mansion owner Victoria sets her eyes on them. 130k words later they have a very different marriage. 😉

Ah. I’ve been reading, in the non-erotica world, “Babylon Berlin” in English translation from the German, as new titles are published. I also just heard the 3rd season of the TV show just come out online. It’s already on Amazon Prime for a fee, and will premiere next week on Netflix.

Glad we can be a community here. I just created a WordPress blog for the sole reason of having a WordPress logon so that I can “like” stuff here. Now I’ve got to decide whether to actually post there – “Libertyne’s top hotwife novels” or maybe a hottest scenes list. There are so many . . . I think, though, KT’s page itself seems like a wonderful chat place on the subject.

I’ll have to look into the “Babylon Berlin” enjoyed the series. Are the books better? I found it interesting to see into the failing German republic and the beginning rise of the Nazis.

Tim, are you referring to VT Vaughn’s “Uncertain Cuckold” series? I read it, plus the prequels, plus stumbled across it slightly repackaged and reissued. I think the author additionally changed pen names at one point. I always wished it was finally finished. I wanted to see the bull coming along on their honeymoon.

We bought that title (all seven parts) last night and found out we had read it before. 🙂 Go figure. 🙂 Still would like to know who the “Master” is. 🙂

It’s good and unfortunately unfinished. Probably forever. It was one of the first long cuckold books that I found on Amazon. Before that I wasn’t aware that Erotica on Amazon is a thing. I would advise to read the originals: The uncertain Cuckold by V T Vaughn. Not sure if the two other publications of this series are from the author or a thief.

My career of Cuckold reading started big time with “The One Less Traveled” by JayCuck. Than on Literotica. These days under the Name J.C. Wittol on Amazon. Still a good read.

We read the “One Less Traveled” series. Interesting reading. Sad, ultimately, though.

I guess we have a thing for stuff not getting too shaken up. That was the big reason I couldn’t finish the Maggie series for a while.

JayCuck/J.C. Wittol was one of my favorite writers too! I looove the ‘One Less Traveled’ it’s fantastic. And it’s actually a great suggestion for KT, because it really does feel like it’s something she would appreciate.

Forgot about that story’s existence!

Oops, I’m actually mistaking ‘One Less Traveled’ with his other series ‘Friends with Benefits’ which he hasn’t totally released (based on what he originally wrote on Literotica that he since took down to make some money). THAT story is one of my favorites, ‘One Less Traveled’ was good, but lost me over time.

Kamilla Murphy, “Unwrapping Wet Amber” and “Entering Madison”. Libertyne has reviewed these, we have, too. Our reviews were really short, but we gave them five stars. They’re out there a bit. Lots of twists and turns. “Unwrapping” is book one, “Entering” is book 2. I actually wrote a sequel to this series and wrote the author for permission to publish, but never heard back, but when it got into the supernatural (spirits/angels/visits from beyond/simultaneous visitation, etc.), it was difficult to keep it on the rails, so to speak. Anyhow, it’s one of those series where you want to see it go on just a bit longer.

Kamillia has a lot of books on Amazon. “Watching January” was interesting, but kind of sad.

Kamilla writes a wide-ranging assortment of books. I have taken her to task occasionally, but keep coming back to her, and recently enjoyed her “I Need It” series from some years back. She’s really talented. And in that last series I salute her for her daring in hinting that a middle age woman hiring a male escort was in fact autobiographical. I’m not entirely sure that’s true; the character Kamilla is so disparaging of her husband that if this were a true look into Kamilla Murphy’s own marriage, I doubt she’d have remained married.

On JC Wittol, “The One Less Traveled” was good, and so was “Friends with Benefits”. The third book on that one recently came out, tying up the series. And yes, it did have a sad twist, although there’s a certain moral justice to it. I like how the characters come together at the end, though.

RCH, Babylon Berlin is one of the rare cases I’ve found of the TV being better than the book. (Although maybe it won’t be a rarity; high-end television, with long-running series, doesn’t have to cut out or oversimplify as much as films do when adapted from books. A film is only 2 or 3 hours long.) The BB novels are solid, absorbing detective novels exploring different aspects of German life from about 1929 to 1932. In the last one, Hitler’s about to take power, our hero goes to East Prussia on a case with his hold on his own job tenuous. I think he’s trying to conceal working on something he’s been ordered to drop. I’m curious how much further the series goes. If you’re familiar with Philip Kerr’s legendary Bernie Gunther series about a German cop in the Weimar, Nazi, wartime and postwar eras, Kerr makes Gunther a private detective during the mid 1930s as he leaves the force when Hitler comes to power. At some point he’s drafted back into the military to be an MP or something, and ends up ordered to do various sleuthing around by top Nazis who trust him despite his being a Socialist because they so distrust each other, and they know he’s not allied with any of their intraparty rivals.

The TV is wonderful because it piles the post World War I angst, the Depression, drug-addled veterans, political turmoil that doesn’t even involve the Nazis yet, monarchists, White Russian emigres, Trotskyites, Stalinists, nice German women whoring themselves out from desperation, the Roaring 20s, jazz clubs, drugs, kink, into one gloriously intense pile of television. Americans particularly need to see it. The jazz club scene at the end of the first season’s second episode? Oldsters tend to think of Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret” epitomizing Weimar decadence, but watch the above episode of BB and I guarantee you’ll forget all about them. I’ve watched that scene, standalone, repeatedly.

FYI, wordpress wants me to be libertyne1 so some of my replies here will show that. I’d rather be just Libertyne, but as we know, computers rule.

Be who you are most comfortable being… there is no need to reinvent yourself. Be who you are and the rest will fall in place. One or no one means little in the grand scheme, simply just be.

You like that?

I completely blew the review we posted for “Bull’s Eye”. As I wrote it, I got the brunette and Manhattan mixed up. As a result, I had a ton of speculation regarding who Manhattan was (former Kenny Wright character, Erin Smith). Still could be if she didn’t have blue eyes, Erin had green eyes. So, I edited the review heavily. My wife even let it slip. That’s even more odd. Still think the song choice is appropriate! 🙂

What you hope for versus what is. 🙂

DnD, I enjoyed your Bull’s Eye review and gave it a vote. You remind me: I completely forgot to look for characters from other books in it. I need to reread it with that in mind. Is Max the bartender? Are the hotwife couple Chloe and Greg? (Not if Max is the bartender . . . )

Animated Sci-Fi Netflix recommendation that is not hotwife/cuckold oriented in the slightest (not yet at least, that would be perfect lol).

Love Death & Robots

Each episode is standalone and 10 to 20 minutes long, and has really cool visuals and trippy/surreal storylines.

This recommendation might not have resonated with folks, but if you liked Black Mirror you’ll like this series. In particular I recommend Episode 7 “Beyond the Aquila Rift”, which is tripped out like I mentioned, but leaves you unsettled. Thoroughly enjoy.

I watched it and loved it. I was happy to read a couple of weeks ago, that they are producing a second season.

Episode 7 has the highest rating on IMDB. Personally I like the first two episodes the best. Episode 2 ist just a fun little episode (with the robots and cats), and the story of episode 1 could make an interesting movie.

That’s cool that we can relate on that, David! I only just heard about that series a couple weeks back, but when I saw it was going to be coming back this year I was pretty excited, too! I’ll check out your recommendations because I think someone was watching this series before me on my Netflix account, because I started watching episodes on the 3rd one (also a great one by the way, but again I swear that it isn’t because it involves naked women, I am being deadly serious,lol).

Okay, I’ve got a good one for you guys: “The Very Bad Wife” by Dylan Chase. It’s billed as “A female-POV cheating novella,” and that mostly describes it accurately (though the POV shifts on a few occasions). It is mostly cheating, as opposed to hotwifing, and in fact Chase gets a lot of semi-humorous mileage out of the hapless husband’s gullibility and seeming cluelessness. (This is not a book for those who don’t like to see hubby disrespected. Personally, I find the way our heroine Zoe treats him very hot. Whoever uptopic was saying they wanted more NTR will find a lot to like here.)

The writing style is part of what makes the book a stand-out. Even most of the better books in this genre (KT excepted) are written in a prosaic manner, intended simply to communicate the story as clearly and cleanly as possible. And that’s fine. But Chase writes Zoe’s POV in this kind of witty, breathless, rambling stream-of-consciousness that is very different, not to mention hard to put down — I had planned to read the book in a couple of installments but ended up plowing straight through. The stylishness, the flair for imagery, and the intensity of Zoe’s ardor for the big business at hand (“She wrapped her hand around it to begin the arduous process of guiding it free of its domain. The skin was smoother than marble and hot as a garden hose left in the sun”) reminded me of KT at times, though the book doesn’t have or even attempt her complexity of characterization and emotion.

But then, not everything has to. “The Very Bad Wife” is a fast, filthy, superhot read. I would say it’s highly recommended, but I think I already made that much clear.

I loved reading this too! Really really liked it.
Definitely agree though, if I say that the husband is an afterthought in the Manus Dare series, the husband is not existent as a thought in this book. I’m more than okay with that type of story though, so I enjoyed it. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea here for sure!

We’re going to read “The Very Bad Wife” this week some time. I glanced around for format. I guess I have a thing for shorter paragraphs. I think being on the Internet since I was a kid has done that to me. Reading a blast of electronic text is just different. It doesn’t happen with paper books, though. Odd.

The big unbroken paragraphs in “VBW” can look imposing, but you may be surprised how quickly and entertainingly Zoe’s tumbling thoughts sweep you along. As I said, despite the walls of text, I couldn’t stop reading, in part because you get caught up in the pace of her selfish, self-justifying, desperately horny little mind.

Your rave review is up on Amazon, Libertyne. Intelligently observed and well-written as always. And I appreciate the closing shout-out.

I’m thinking about writing to Chase and inviting her to look in here. Think she might enjoy the comments.

It’s an acronym for a subgenre of Japanese erotica called “netorare” — basically cuckolding, often of a fairly dark/intense nature. I mentioned it in the context of “VBW” because somebody uptopic was talking about it. It’s applicable insofar as the husband in Chase’s book is duped and disrespected, as opposed to the softer and more mutual approach of hotwifing stories.

Got another one for you all (been busy this weekend): “Offered & Taken” by Riley Keal. I’ve actually bought a bunch of Keal’s books, but this is the first one so far that I’ve read to the end. I started a couple of others, but for some reason they weren’t doing it for me. There seemed to be too little conflict, the husbands tended to be too virile and too involved in the action for my taste, and the writing, while polished, seemed to lack a certain heat.

I really liked this one, though. It’s basically from the bull’s point of view, as he’s seduced by his hot Asian neighbor, Jules, who reveals that her husband likes her to dominate him and wants her to cuckold him. She’s into all that, but she has a submissive streak herself, and she needs to have that itch scratched, too. Nick, the bull, is surprised at first (especially since they’ve all been friends for years), but quickly adapts and settles very naturally into his dominant role. He even comes up with new ways for Jules to torture hubby, like making hubby buy and wear condoms while Nick gets to take her bareback (and Jules adds the bonus that hubby is still not allowed to cum, condom or no).

None of this is as mean or harsh as it may sound, however. All the participants enjoy their roles, all remain friends, and Jules loves her husband dearly. But she understands that this is his thing, which she happens to discover she enjoys, too. And certainly Nick has no reason to complain.

There’s another character introduced toward the end, leaving it wide open for a sequel. Think I’ll write and encourage Keal to give us one.

Has anyone here but me heard of “Gorean Submission”? It’s a flavor of D/s favored by a fantasy book series by John Norman–a combination of science fiction (Counter Earth) and D/s, of sorts. At home, I’ve got my Dad’s original copies with original art work. I’ve read them… Just wondering if there are any other books, fiction or non-fiction about this?

I had to google it, and it took me down a wormhole! It sounds awesome. A whole Gorean subculture and everything. Guy that wrote it is from Princeton, way into my stuff, like Freud and Nietzsche. Sounds like my kind of thing!

I don’t know why I brought that series up. As I recall, it’s really good–deep in many ways. The D/s and slavery stuff, as I recall, wasn’t to demean a woman, but rather for a slave to revel in her true potential and to experience her true self. I recall two classes of slave, “White Silk” and “Red Silk”. I do remember the male lead’s name, though: Tarl Cabot.

I remember the writing style, though. John Norman used phrases like, “… not unlike that of…” regularly. I think I was maybe 14 when I read the series. I remember there was a movie made but it was reallly horrible.

I know the artwork for the series was done by Boris Vallejo, but that’s because I looked it up.

Hey-o on Boris Vallejo. Awesome fantasy stuff. Sometimes I wish I had a cool old van for camping with a Vallejo muscle dude painted on the side, maybe a centaur.

Yeah, some of his work is very… um… detailed. Frank Frazetta is in a similar vein, but now that I’ve looked at both, I find Vallejo to be more to my tastes. Frazetta did do Molly Hatchett album covers though. I’ve seen photos of vans you mentioned. If you ever want to go off the grid, that is the way to go. One thing I find incredibly dangerous is single women livng in Sprinter vans and making videos about it. They don’t have cool artwork on the van’s. They reserve that for their bodies.

I just finished Kenny Wright’s new Bull’s Eye and it was one of the best hotwife books I’ve ever read. I can find a problem with almost anything (even books I like), but I thought it was flawless.I’m reading The Force by Don Winslow now. The writing is a little intense, but I like a good cop story.

We liked the preview of Trinity 5 at the end of 4. Lots of potential there. Wonder where it’s going to go?

All of Don Winslow’s books are good and The Force is a particularly powerful one. Makes one think seriously about the symbiosis between cops and robbers and the price the former pay in keeping the peace. Read Savages if you havn’t already.

It is difficult to have a discussion of ongoing changes in housing patterns here in DC without recalling your book, “Gentrified.” More than once I have been caught out smiling during one of these earnest sessions.

You also mentioned a large work beyond T5, which the fan club eagerly awaits. Care to tantalize us?

I agree with Libertyne! Gentrified…the rain, the blown fuse, the washer… One of the best slow burn stories ever!

For Winston’s homies gentrification was a grave crisis, for him an opportunity, both financially and sexually, to say nothing of better restaurants. And women always appreciate a man who is good with his hands.

Donkatsu, you asked me to direct you to my espionage novel reviews. Thanks for your interest. I keep that pen name separate from Libertyne, but if you give me an email address I’ll contact you privately. Thanks again.

On the subject of people being censored, which we got into somewhere above, I noticed today that, in my real name Amazon account, in which I am a Vine reviewer, at least 8 reviews of the last year are blocked, with the legend “hidden by sensitivity filter”. I’m giving customer support what-fer about it now in a chat.

And I can’t imagine what they’re finding objectionable in a bunch of book reviews on spy novels, World War II novels, what-if technothrillers and the like. I mean, I’ve figured out how to write reviews of erotic novels without getting bounced (usually, I occasionally have to go back and change a word). So what could they possibly find objectionable in my analysis of a Stephen Coonts or Philip Kerr or Richard Wake novel?

Getting back to the earlier discussion of “what are you reading now”?, which led into a little bit of reviews of past possibly overlooked favorites, wanted to register a vote for Shalamara Jax’ Gavin Shares His Wife. This one pushed all my buttons: a wife who gets a little full of herself, perhaps, suffers bad judgement, puts marriage at risk. A husband who comes to regret “what he wished for”, but has enough self respect to push back; and a plausible (if a little rushed, probably my only criticism) ending, which is mostly happy.

TexasHoosier, I agree. I enjoyed that Jax series, particularly for the husband-pushes-back aspect of it. I’m sorry Jax has currently abandoned erotica for other genres. Hope she will return one day.

If you can read Spanish, you might want to check out the third book in the saga of Gema and Daniel. We translated the second book from Spanish to English and I have kind of kept in touch with Daniel. I don’t think we’ll be translating the third book because it’s 600 pages. The second book took us about six months to translate and by the end, we were done with it. This book picks up where book 2 leaves off and chronicles the relationships between Gema, her cuckold husband Daniel, Gema’s boyfriend Sylvestre, and Silvestre’s roommate.

If they ever decide to start up a new blog (they shut down their blog when Tumblr went puritan), if you’re into BDSM, cuckolding, and all that entails–I’m sure I’ll get a link from Daniel–Google Translate works well enough to follow, check it out.

Gema is currently looking for a new guy to pick up where her boss, “Gerardo” left off. In an interesting turn, Gerardo’s son is interested.

Just search on Amazon for “Gema Esposa Caliente” or “Gemma V. Avril”.

Earlier today, we were offered the English translation of this book. I don’t know about doing it. We have the potential to be parents in a couple of months, so I know we will not be finished by then. Chances are we will not be parents by then, but the potential is there and we’d hate to have to stop halfway. Besides, it’s a ton of work, I mean TONS.

Jewel Geffen, “The Cuckold and the Concubine”. Get it. It will warm your heart. Maturity. Love. Committment, all around.

“C&C” paperback arriving today. Am going to try to read tomorrow.

Currently 2/3 of the way through Geffen’s “Queen of Tahiti: The Complete Collection.” Loving it so far — potentially my favorite of hers to date. Will report upon completion.

Based on our limited experience reading Jewel Geffen titles, I will say “The Cuckold and the Concubine” is quite a departure–if it’s just the one book. Something, based on the last sentence in the book, hints at more.

She apparently wrote it as a reader commission, so that may be why you find it different from her other work.

My copy did arrive today, and I still hope to find time for it before the weekend’s out. I’m frankly a little apprehensive based on your description — heartwarming is not really what I come to this genre for. But Geffen has not let me down yet.

Fair enough. 🙂 It’s only heartwarming near the end. But it remains as quite different. It’s not one of QoS series.

Cynthia Sizemore is throwing haters with her latest ‘Her First Bull: Jessica’

She really encapsulates what I respond to really well, I think the only thing she really lacks is the grace that KT brings to the table.

DnD, another one you might not like too much.

No problelm, James. Thanks for the heads up! Actually, KT’s patreon thing is about the only thing we’re reading right now. Daria’s nose is burried in CNBC, keeping abreast of the markets. This whole thing has been ugly. Canada has closed its borders, too.

Tried to reply once, so if this is a duplicate, my apologies. Thanks for the heads up, James. Actually, we’re only reading the stuff on KT’s Patreon, now. My wife had her nose buried in CNBC to keep up on things that might affect us. We have a friend from Tampa staying with us while she is workng from home for at least 30 days. Canada has closed its borders. Back home in MI, they’ve closed schools and some places where lots of people gather (bars, etc.). Pretty crazy stuff.

I see both replies, for what it’s worth. Working from home where I’m at, shaking my head at the people that are back home who just a couple days ago were looking out their window saying, “I dont see any coronavirus” and letting us all know their disdain for the media because of it. Now it’s in bay county they can confirm, because, you know we FINALLY have more tests available.

Scary, stay safe, my 401k is fucked as hard as Kimmy is (see what I did there?) but it wasnt that great to begin with given my age.

James, we hope you, and everyone else is safe and stocked up. Here, we can’t do much other than go to the grocery store (an independant I found that’s fully stocked), and out to the pool. Social distancing looks like it’s going to be a way of life for the next couple of months. Anyway, y’all take care and stay safe!

Arnica Butler… Back when we first started reading stories and not reviewing much, if at all, we read “Well Laid Trap, the story of a professional hotwife”. We re-read that over two days this week. Wow, just wow. On KT’s Patreon, I made a case for “One and Done”. Well, in this book it’s two and done, but man, what a GREAT two book series. Reader’s can literally feel the husband losing it, and man does he get close, really close to losing it. It’s hot as all get out, too. Slow burn done right. If you get a chance to pick this series up, it’s worth it.

Whoa, another suggestion for everybody (no caveats, I think theres something for everyone in this) is Riley Keal on Amazon. Wow, the stories are a bit stripped down to its erotic core, like mostly every bit is designed to set up the next sex scene and is relatively straight to the point (there are pros and cons to that of course lol), but this author checks a ton of boxes for me …
1) nice length of story, and the story has progress and written with attention to detail for each moment
2) wife character and hubby truly care for each other. I know most all the time I make it seem like the hubby doesnt matter to me, and to be honest, he doesnt, lol but ironically I enjoy an author that pays attention to this character. Attention to this character makes me respect the author more, even if I dont particularly care about that element receiving attention, figure that out I continue to confuse myself, lol. Husband characters are deeply involved in the wife’s games and wifey cares about hubby throughout, but …
3) … sometimes things get out of hand in a way neither expects, emotions start to get involved.
Still, this author seems to make things safe for everyone.
4) Theres often a central focus for wifey’s attention outside of the marriage, even if she sleeps with multiple guys. I dont like stories with multiple bulls, and it’s been talked about how I enjoy the bull character being a decent guy who even has connections with the hubby, check!
5) There is a lot of effort to write creative (often obviously fictional) ways for wifey to tease or otherwise get off.
6) Physical contrast between bull and hubby is necessary!
and 7) passionate sex scenes with undertones of romance, lots of eye contact (eyes matter!), and sex without protection is a game that’s played often in the stories, often built into a story’s progress.

I just had a Riley Keal KU story binge fest, some of these need more attention from their reader than I gave them, but my first recommendation is “Obsessed with her Trainer,” but that’s because I really read that one. Others were great, havent finished all of them.

Strong recommendation if you’re looking for quality, yet kind of silly, but definitely hot, erotica.

Which one did you like best? We liked “Weekend With The Guys” and “Hotwife’s Losing Bets”. Well written, lots of sex. 🙂 Tropes abound. Still We/I agree with your assessment!

You have good taste, aside from those I liked the ‘Obsessed with her Trainer’ and really like the start of ‘Offered and Taken’

Glad to hear you guys are both fans too!

Love it! I’m glad I stocked up on toilet paper before the overreaction started!

Ever listen to the backstory of My Sharona by the way? Creepy stuff, she was like 10 years younger and 17, I can’t listen to that song the same knowing the truth …

No “bad,” tobetohave! I don’t have dibs on Keal just because I posted first. Glad you’re enjoying!

My excuse is being overwhelmed by the sheer recommendations above, theres a lot of thought in your post, and I agree that one thing I wish would happen in their stories is needing more angst. Hubby is too into it for me.

TB, DnD, agree about Ms. Keal: hot, smutty, lots of sex, little angst. But we cannot live in KT’s world full time; it would kill most of us.

Coincidentally, we watched “The Guru” last night, in which Heather Graham plays a porn actress named “Sharonna.” If you haven’t seen it it is an fun Bollywood-NY fusion pic.

Just read the latest Matthew Lee story “Knockout” and I quite enjoyed it. Usually don’t go for the hotwife stuff but I found the premise interesting enough. Husband fights in the ring and wife learns he fights harder when he’s jealous (though she of course enjoys the attention for its own sake), so she starts flirting with a rival and taking things progressively further. It’s a bit short and almost criminally underwritten for my tastes, but I’m greedy as hell. Would’ve loved to see the four book KT version of this haha.

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