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Readers Benefits of registering Where are my ebooks? Ask it above. Adult Erotica Rated 5. Though he cannot take her virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way, stripping her of all her resistance. If Amarantha can resist, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.

From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance. If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.

Petals and Thorns would probably fit under that parasol if there was one. As I was thinking about it more, I realized my ideal ending for the novella would have been for Amarantha to dump Sir Beast after she liberated him from his curse. Then she could have gone on to explore her erotic interests with someone or ones more deserving.

Sir Beast would have been left to ponder what he should have done differently. Janine : Loved your review. It sounds like the prose is good but that you faltered with the execution. Jane : Wow, thanks! That part was an F. Someone recommended this to me on my blog and I promised to buy it. So I just did. Great review, thanks.


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Jill Sorenson : I hope you enjoy it, Jill. It just occurred to me that some people might feel more comfortable discussing it in email, in which case, I can be reached at janineballard at gmail dot com. He takes these sex discussions pretty well, considering. The depiction of romance, love, and intimate interaction in the series disturbs me profoundly. But it occurred to me that if the forced seduction were presented as rather mild, actually BDSM erotica, if it were explicitly a game, or limited to a scene, I would have no problem it.

The broader context bothers me.

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Her vigilantism is a personal penance for her past as a child assassin, under the control of the evil consortium. The evil scientists told her that her targets were child abusers in order to secure her cooperation.

So…now she murders her own targets sometimes for hire , of whose guilt she is sure. Painful past experience has not led her to question the justice of her actions, or to worry that she might be wrong about the guilt of her current victims. Nothing in the text gives the impression that her lack of introspection is a deliberate character flaw, and so I think that the corollary was unintentional.

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The mating heat creates a weird scenario, in which it seems that both characters are being raped, although it is made explicitly clear in this series that the man is dominant and more powerful. The tension of the mating heat later evaporates when it turns out that, surprise, they are in love. I wish that the style and tropes it uses were not so popular.

Is romance literature? Or are they strictly entertaining fantasy? And if I vociferously criticize and object to the fantasy, am I objecting to the women who like it? Liza Lester :.


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Yeah, I think so. You can criticize it and point out all the reasons you personally dislike it, but if you object to its very existence then you are objecting to the women who like it, IMO, and questioning their correctness in liking it. If such-and-such is wrong, then by definition those who participate in it are wrong. In this kind of situation, I believe correctness is a matter of opinion. I know there are readers who could pick apart books I enjoy and point out hackneyed plots, overused themes, and unrealistic happenings of all kinds.

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All this talk of what is and what is not acceptable for women to read is not feminism. The idea that women are so weak minded that their reading material has to be carefully controlled by people who know better. The themes and messages that romance novels contain that get missed in this talk of what should and should not be in them. Prior to the 90s, a large number of romance novels used rape as a substitute for consensual sex.

This resulted in a message, largely unintentional I believe, that it was normal for men to express sexual desire through violence. I do not believe that this was purposeful on the part of authors. I believe they were trying to deliver stories their readers wanted, of sexually adventurous heroines, at a time when such heroines could not be open about their sexuality.

This is the broader context that bothers me.

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When the hero and heroine achieve a partnership of equals, a little bondage or forced seduction plays as part of the courtship conflict, the struggle, literally, to see who will come out on top. But when forced seduction takes place within the context of a relationship that ends in the diminishment of the heroine—and I think The Sins of Lord Easterbrook is a great example of a book in which the heroine ends with a smaller world than she started with—it takes a disturbing turn.

Perhaps you could guest something for DA? How the reader responds to them, of course, is different. Her work reflects a real struggle as she vacillates from one book to another depicting different power dynamics. Maybe it is all in the execution? She once said that an alpha male is one who takes care of things for you, who is so dependable, so capable, that he even takes care of your orgasm. You just sit back and relax.

In her three contemporary books, you can see this played out over and over. I need to do a post on this. For me, this is a great fantasy. The idea that I could lie lay? But it is only a fantasy because in real life, I would go nuts after a day of lying on the sofa; but the escapism is magical. Jane : I hope dm takes you up on your offer!

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Hi Janine — thanks for the really thoughtful review! I also find this discussing fascinating. I could absolutely see Amarantha breaking the curse and walking away.

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Though I suppose we could make it be whatever we wished. Like Jane, I grew up on those rape-tropes of the early romances that I find frankly horrifying now. I hear you about the fairy tale setting and I could see where the structure of Beauty and the Beast, which this story follows, might lead readers to expect a HEA ending. I like working partnerships, I even like some struggle for control and what TV Tropes calls Slap Slap Kiss, but the idea of being taken care of on any but the most temporary and superficial level leaves me…worse than cold.

Liza: Absent anything else, the equation of adulthood with maternity would squick and offend me.