Three Short Stories involving middle-aged couples who've 'lost the spark' and are looking to spice up their sex lives with a little pharmaceutical help. And boy, do they spice it up. From a mid-life couple who rekindles their relationship by making a porn video to a menopausal wife who lets the threesome genie out of the bottle, these stories ought to come with their own pharmacy label complete with dosage instructions and warnings of possible side effects!
The dialogue and situations portrayed in this book are on one hand preposterous (I'm unaware of any 'pink pill' for women currently on the market) but wildly hilarious and entertaining on the other! Either way, you won't be able to stop reading!The writing style is straightforward and the author pulls no punches in describing explicit sexual acts. This book is refreshing with its blunt language and unique subject matter. No holds barred! There are several typos but they don't get in the way of the stories. I like the book because it made me laugh! The 'pills' are fictitious so its kind of a fantasy piece. If a quick fix is what you need, there's no better prescription than Pink Pill Blue Pill!
Title: Chain Reaction
Author: Keiko Alvarez
Genres: Futuristic/Paranormal/Multiple partners
TBR Reviewer: Cecile
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic
Welcome to Pleasant Valley, what initially appears to be the most sexually active town in the world before one makes the discovery that it indeed is something in the water that makes the residents unable to resist having sex with each other. Aliens have been placing a substance in the water supply that works as an aphrodisiac with some interesting side effects for the men of the town. The problem with this is soon the alien’s start ingesting their own tainted water and soon fall victim to the same insatiable needs of the human residents.
The title is very descriptive of events in that what begins as a few couples having extramarital affairs soon turns into everyone having sex. While this is definitely something new in the way of an entire town having sex with one another, I found the writing entertaining. There was a good amount of humor in the correct places and the author avoided taking the characters too seriously. I gave this book 3 stars due to the fact that there were so many characters and so many sex scenes that I had little or no real buy-in to the characters individually. While the story is entertaining in a general sense I didn’t have any attachment and couldn’t identify who the main characters were. If you like reading stories with multiple sex scenes and multiple partners and are willing to try a newer trope this book is for you!
Goody Two Shoes
Author: Keiko Alvarez
Page Count: 98
TBR Reviewer: Jessica
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read.
Heat: 5 - Orgasmic.
Goody Two Shoes is an erotic story about a pair of co-workers who are the least likely people to cheat on their spouses. But a business weekend away has one thing leading to another and both Laura and Dan realize the other is not at all as they seem. Laura, a straight laced, uptight woman is married to Bobby, a
large, tattooed mechanic who appears to be the controlling party in the marriage. Dan is married to Connie, the beautiful mother of their two children, but since having kids has stopped giving Dan any attention in the bedroom.
I'm not completely sure how I feel about this book. If you're looking for a book with a compelling story line and well developed characters, this isn't really for you. While there's a lot to learn about all of the
characters in the books, no one is really who they seem to be, and you're left with more questions than answers. However, If you're looking for a sexual ride, well then look no further. This book is page upon page of sexual escapades between spouses and lovers. And when they aren't actually doing the deed, they are plotting when the next fling will happen and who else they can invite along.
While there's not much plot going on in this book, I still couldn't stop reading it because I was genuinely interested in where it was going. Who was going to end up with who? What was going to happen next? By the end you realize that this book was written for the sake of pushing sexual boundaries and exploring sexual fantasies, not to really engage the reader in a compelling plot. However, that works too when that's exactly what the reader wants. I was a tad confused about the ending...it's either a cliffhanger alluding to a sequel to this story... or its just an ending to this story and you're just left guessing. Either way, it's an entertaining, highly graphic and steamy book.
Futuristic - novella
TBR reviewer: Brutally Honest
I’ve read a book by this author before, two stars, so why did I chose another? Simply - the blurb. It was a fantastic idea of a man cryogenically frozen and waking up to a crazed world with a machine that proves he did not murder his wife. They need him to help repopulate the world but all he wants is to find his sons.
This world is dark, filled with disease and death. I enjoy futuristic stories that portray such. The Innocence Machine had so much potential. The scenes needed to be fleshed out. Some scenes were perfect with details and surroundings while others had none. There was a twist toward the end that I did not see coming. It really pulled me that much deeper into the story.
Now to the 3 stars. I thought for sure this would have gotten a 4. There were issues but the majority of the story was entertaining and a really interesting tale. Then we come the conclusion, after the startling twist, there are a bunch of sentences smashed together in some kind of closing. It was a string of thoughts, events, an outline and in no way to be considered
an ending. That, for me ruined the story. It was a jumbled mess and as such was downgraded.
Mystery, thriller - novella
TBR Reviewer: B.H.
The Ghetto is the hottest attraction in Atlantic City, an adult fun house where the frights aren’t supplied by skeletons and goblins popping out of the dark, but by ghetto scenes
played out in front of the audience. When a loud mouth patron and his companion are executed, the audience howls with delight. After all, it was all part of the show. Or was it?
I thought this was such a unique concept. New and dark, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I think it could have been great if only the author and editor knew a little something about POV and head hopping.
Oh my God, I hate head hopping. The author, unless this is their first publication and even then, should know not to head hop. Now if she didn't know, the editor should have! This was such a disaster as far as editing goes and it cut a brutal gash into the story. Then there's all the character introductions, add that to the head hopping and it's a mess.
The bottom line: cool plot, but needs a lot of work.