Friday, July 18, 2014

Jill's Coffee Corner - Reviewing the recently released Lab Rat's Love by Ana Phoenix - Published by Loose-id

I thought it might be fun to host a review each week of the best out there in the erotica genre. But let me just say this - I'm not Gordon Ramsay, and I would prefer to focus on what does work (at least for me), rather than literary disasters.  Therefore it goes without saying that not every book I read is going to get a mention. So read on only if you're looking for the best of the best. Who am I to judge, you might say? Hell, we all know this is a subjective business, so all I can offer is my time and humble opinion. That said, now to the cream...

Lab Rat's Love by Ana Phoenix - Published by Loose-id (review below.)

Lab Rat's Love is a M/M erotica/romance with some light bondage and graphic language.

Book Summary: When Nex blows all his money on drugs and gambling, Kane offers to pay off his debts. But his generosity comes at a price: Nex has to become his lab rat. Kane’s company has developed a sex chip, and Nex is the only eligible test candidate.

Nex doesn’t mind having kinky sex with a drop-dead gorgeous CEO for testing purposes. Even less so when Kane turns out to be all Nex ever wanted in a Dom and in a boyfriend. There’s only one problem. Kane used to live with Nex’s deceased twin, someone who Kane may still be hung up on, even if he denies it.

Still, Nex wants Kane, and he knows there’s only one way to get him: kick the drugs and stay clean — before his addiction ruins the experiment and their budding relationship.

Content Warnings: Graphic sex, kink, mentions of self-harm and suicide/death

: He kept his eyes shut and his mouth open. At a particularly hard strike, he winced. Kane paused, and Nex caught his breath.

“I think you’ve deserved these,” Kane said, crawling over Nex and making him lift his hands up to the headboard. Eyes still closed and thoughts swimming, Nex breathed him in. His cock was painfully hard as it brushed against the sheets. Kane took something else out of the drawer. Something that rattled. Nex’s heart skipped a beat. Was it…?

Cold metal closed around Nex’s wrists, and he sighed, content, sinking into the feeling.

“Someone likes chains,” Kane said as he attached the metal to the hook with a clinking sound. “Someone likes chains a lot.”

Nex wanted to tell Kane to shut up and go on, but he felt too boneless to put his thoughts into words. Taking a deep breath, he tested the give of the chains. He couldn’t lower his hands, and the restriction gave him all kinds of funny, good feelings. Kane slid his hands down Nex’s naked body as Nex lay in the chains, shivering at the touch.

“They look good on you,” Kane said, appreciative. Another piece of metal was attached to Nex’s legs. A spreader bar, Nex realized with a jolt to his cock. Jesus, Rich Guy really did have it all. Nex’s dick jumped as Kane spread his legs, and he exhaled into the sheets.

“Fuck me,” he mumbled.

"Patience, sweetheart.”

Looking back at him, Nex saw him pick the flogger up again. Nex swallowed, his eyes glazing over. Kane smiled. And struck. Nex sank back into the sheets, feeling the sting more intensely than he had before. He didn’t have to focus on not moving anymore, that responsibility was taken from him, and it left him free to focus only on what Kane was doing to him. He pulled on the chains as the hits came harder, but they held, and Nex moaned at the bite of metal on his skin and leather on his ass.


Jill's Coffee Corner Review: The thing that stands out most for me in Ana's novel is the depth and dimensions of the characters. The protagonist Nex is a wash-out, a junkie, someone who if you saw him on the street you would automatically cross over to the other side. Think Renton in Trainspotting, and you might be on the right track.
Yet though your first instinct is to hate him, Ana teases you with his passion and humanity, and before you know it, you're in a love~hate relationship with a most unlikely partner. And you don't even feel her going in! Kane is his dead brother's business partner. Drawn to Nex by an unexpected need, there is sexual tension between the two men from page one, that continues right through to the last page.

The sex is hot and well written, as you would expect from any offering from Loose-id - but this one is a little bit special, because she puts you right in bed with both characters on an equal footing. This is Ana's first book with Loose-id and I would award it four chili's on the JJ heat scale.  For more about Ana herself, please visit her on her blog,

Overall - the book gets five stars for content and readability.

So, to those who love, and love to read,
I thank you for stopping by! JJ


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cover Reveal and New Release - Lady Charity and the Guilty Pleasure

It is with much excitement I announce the launch of my book, Lady Charity and the Guilty Pleasure, published through Blushing Books. This book explores the difference between fantasy and reality, seen through the eyes of a young lady. As a woman born in another time, Charity has little control of her life, which becomes evident when her affections fall in an unsuitable direction.

Her weakness is exploited by an unscrupulous suitor, who suppresses a true love of his own to aspire to her rank and title.  Not your usual erotica, Lady Charity and the Guilty Pleasure is primarily a traditional Regency romance, and the erotica is represented in a forbidden book she reads.  If you love passion, intrigue, and a strong plot that falls outside the usual mold, then check me out on the links below :)

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Now available at Blushing Books

Enjoy with my best regards! Let me know how you liked it!

Jill Jackson