Dragon’s Don’t Love, book review

I actually discovered this book first, but decided to read book 1 in the series first. Sadly, the writing style deteriorated in this book. Almost to a cave-man type talk. Not sure if a new editor was hired or the characters were just being depicted as dummer than those in the first book. Either way, after reading the first book and going directly into this one, I had adjusted to the writing style and it wasn’t a problem.

My complaints from the first book follow over to this one. But thankfully the “earth realm” and characters from the other series by this author are mentioned much less in this book.

The story is even more original than in the first book. I loved the refreshing take on having a dragon take a virgin sacrifice, and the woman turns on the dragon and tries to kill him. The interaction between the two characters is priceless as it’s obvious she is incapable of harming the dragon, and his amused reaction to her attempts. I loved how instead of being upset at her, he embraces her attitude and teaches her to how to be a better warrior.

Again, as with the first book, I wish this story was more appropriate to children because I know it would be hugely popular. As it is, I can only recommend it to adults who enjoy reading about dragons and are interested in an erotica twist.

Dragons Don’t Love by D’Elen McClain


Dragons Don’t Cry, book review

I was skeptical of the high reviews this book has received. I discovered it on a blog and I’ll admit, I started reading it because I thought it would be good for a laugh –shape shifting dragons- hilarious. But, also tons of potential for a great tale.

I am happy to report the praise for this novel is accurate and deserved. This is an original twist on the classic tale of a dragon taking a virgin sacrifice. The writing style was a bit choppy, and get’s even more so in the second book in the series, but I managed to adapt to it and didn’t find it too distracting.

A quarter of the way into the novel it did take a weird twist where these human servants were introduced from Earth. From reading about the author, I believe this was done so she could include characters from her previous series into these books. To me, it didn’t fit and was very off putting. Both traveling to Earth for human servants and the casual mention of vampires and other shape shifters. But I’m sure this was an exciting addition to fans of those previous novels.

My only complaint is that this book is very X rated and I think a huge a fanbase could be found in the younger crowd. I know when I was twelve, I would have loved reading a book about dragons. If this book was more kid friendly, I could easily see it becoming as popular as Harry Potter. Instead this book is heavy on the romance, erotica side, and I that limits your audience.

So sadly I can’t recommend the book to as many people as I’d like. But if you enjoy eroticas and dragons, you will love this book. The positive reviews are correct, it’s a great read.

Dragon’s Don’t Cry, by D’Elen McClain


Ex Machina, movie review

The trailer doesn’t do this movie justice. Yes, you figure out that a man goes to a remote location to test whether or not a robot has achieved artificial intelligence. But what you don’t expect is the depth of the plot and the surprising twists at the end.
This is not your normal artificial intelligence movie. And it does not have a happy ending. Throughout the film there is a dark foreboding feeling. This is by all means, a horror movie.
It’s the interaction between the two main characters that make the movie as good as it is. I was chuckling often at the remarks made between them.
The plot is a little slow, but I was never bored. I’d recommend the movie to anyone who wants to see something different and is okay with a thriller kind of horror. It’s not a blood and guts horror. It’s a get in your mind and mess with you kind of horror.


Hot Pursuit, movie review

I was expecting something similar to “The Heat” and other comedies where the leading characters are two women. Such movies seem to be gaining in popularity. This movie did not disappoint. The humor was throughout the plot, jokes were plentiful and worry not, there are additional jokes beyond what you see in the movie trailers.

Yes, there are some crude jokes, some sexual content, but none of it goes into the “Anchor Man” level of perversity. If you’ve enjoyed other comedies centered around women, then you are likely to enjoy this, and I would highly recommend it. It has a story, great humor, and even a moral.


Off Balance, *book tour* and book review

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For me, this book was a relaxing read. No supernatural aspects, some moderate drama, and very realistic characters and problems.
The story centers around ballerinas. One who suffered an injury at the high point of her career and now, some ten years later, is a successful business woman in the finance department of the ballerina company. The second main character is a woman who is just starting her ballerina career. These two people meet and lean upon each other for support. Trails are encountered by both, all of which are relatable to the average reader.
If you are looking for a well-written book about the ballerina world, this is the book to pick up. You’ll learn about the theater plays and the stresses the ballerinas endure through the eyes of two very flushed out characters that are easy to sympathize with.

Off Balance By Terez Mertes Rose


Going Home, by Kris Ripper, book review

Normally I read a book in one day, three days if it’s a long book. If it takes me longer than that, it usually means there’s something lacking in the story.

It took me six weeks to finish this book.

Quite frankly I’m surprised I kept at it. I read five other novels during these six weeks, lol.

I’m not sure why this novel was a slow read for me. I got it on kindle, so I can’t tell you how many pages it is. But I’m thinking it must be longer than your average novel. It’s also a novel that you have to “read”. You can’t speed read through it. I can’t tell you how many novels I speed read through cause it’s just full of fluff. Yeah, that’s right, I skip all that super descriptive stuff.

This book did not allow for such time savers.

Now you might be thinking this is leaning toward a negative review. But actually it was quite the opposite. Yes, I had to put in some extra time in order to finish the book, but it was worth it. That’s right, this book was worth taking my time and actually reading. Which is super rare these days with an internet spammed full of self-published novels.

The story parallels the slavery that America experienced with black people. Only in this world, the slaves have nothing to do with race. They are men and women, who were either born into this life, or opted for it over jail. And most are used as sex slaves.

America has abolished this slavery and we the reader are taken along on the ride to recovery, focusing on a male slave and male master who were in love and are now separated.

The story does not focus on the sex, although there is some. It’s focused on the emotional journey these characters take. Every character has a very distinct voice and is very believable. The amount of realism in this book is astounding to me.

The story does come full circle and has an ending with closure. I looked to see if there were more books in the series and was delighted to find there are. But the author is taking an untraditional approach to the sequels. The couple who traded off narrating the first book do not get the spotlight in the second book. Which has made me even more excited to read them, I am interested to see how the world is viewed from other characters in the novels.

I would mark this book as a must read for anyone who is willing to read a male/male romance. The messages and themes in this book are deeper than what you’ll find in your common erotica.


New Edition of Amaranthine: Heart of Decompose

A new edition of my novel Amaranthine: Heart of Decompose, is available today on kindle! Only $0.99! It has a new cover by Eternal Dream Art.

If you’ve purchased the paperback you can have the ebook for free!
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