87 from Mrs G

From Mrs Giggles review of His Intimate Submission:

First things first, yes, the naughty scenes are pretty good. What I like here is how well Ms Douglas manage to integrate the awkwardness felt by both characters as they try out various sex toys and all in a realistic manner without destroying the momentum or the heat level of those scenes. But what I also enjoy in this story is the insight offered by Ms Douglas into the psychology and dynamic behind the Domme and male submissive relationship. Now, I don’t know how authentic such details are as I’m not familiar with the scene, but I do find them convincing enough in my opinion. It is interesting to learn that being a Domme isn’t just about becoming Xenia Onatopp and punishing the submissive – the Domme also has needs, I learn, and the very act of punishing a submissive sometimes isn’t enough to satisfy those cravings. Ms Douglas goes beyond the stereotypical portrayal of BDSM typical of CSI episodes to introduce the emotional intimacy aspect of such a relationship, and I find the whole thing a most interesting read indeed.

Fun and educational – not bad at all, in my opinion.

While reviews might be for the readers, as the writer I’m feeling pretty happy right about now!

Interview & Tidbits

Come over to Lynn Crain’s blog to find out more about me, and about His Intimate Submission

The first review for HIS from BookBinge:

“Douglas is very effective at building the foundation of mutual respect and desire between Lucy and Jason. It’s clear in how carefully Lucy researches the lifestyle that she really cares about Jason and wants the experience to be fulfilling for him.”

“…the story features very hot sexual encounters between a couple who are both likeable and clearly seem to care deeply for each other”

And from @girrlitsbooks on twitter: ‘Loved it! Want another story with them! ‘ & ‘loved the characters and the learning IYKWIM’ & ‘It worked for this reader’

And Bookbinge on Curious Intimacies:

‘Anne Douglas has a strong imagination, and while this novella is only 44 pages, it’s well written. Douglas does a nice job of giving the reader enough information about Shane’s friendship with Jason, as well as laying the foundation of Lucy and Jason’s relationship, so that the encounter is plausible.’

Seen around the net…

  • Anne’s Addictions was mentioned on Teleread Mar 23rd
  • Huntingdawn 1& 2 got some nice mentions on a reader blog. What Kim had to say: “This was a nice, lighthearted read and the opening scene alone, with Pearl being chased through town by every randy canine in town was worth the price of downloading it.” & Another, funny, lighthearted read. I loved Shaun’s feistiness, and the scene involving Rob and Jakov spying on her through her bedroom window, from a tree: Priceless!”
  • I had no clue that Accidentally Were? was nominated in the 2008 Australian Romance Readers Book Awards in the Favourite erotic eBook category until Google Alerts let me know much too late.  It was an instant upper/downer knowing I’d already lost out to the talented Bianca D’Arc.
  • This was another interesting tidbit from Google Alerts: Tea for Three (avail only in eBook, unless I wasn’t told something lol!) has a page at B&N. Possibly some follow through already from the FW / B&N merger?

An 86 from Mrs Giggles…

I can’t say I’m complaining on an 86 and a hilarious review for Curious Intimacies from Mrs G.

“If a guy likes taking it up his behind, with “it” being his girlfriend’s strap-on, does this mean that he will like taking the real thing? Curious about this question after reading Anne Douglas’ Curious Intimacies, I picked up the phone and asked a friend of mine. He’s a certified doctor specializing in this kind of thing, so I’d like to believe that he knows what he is saying. He said that some men like it when their lovers play with their rear ends, from using one’s tongue to stimulate the tissue around their… you know… to even the act of penetration using fingers or a strap-on device. However, this does not necessarily translate to the man being gay.

He then asked me why I want to know about this and, what do you know, all of a sudden the kettle is boiling and I needed to hang up on him. I have better warn my husband the next time we visit this friend of mine and he starts getting odd looks from everybody.”

“Erotic, unforced, and just going with the flow, Curious Intimacies is all about the lighter and enjoyable side of kinky sex. The characters are adorable and they clearly like each other. They also enjoy what they do with each other, and as a result, this is a fun erotic story to read. If you are tired of all those tedious threesome stories bogged down by weird plots or neurotic characters and are looking for a story that just wants to get down and dirty without making any apologies, this one may be what you are looking for. “