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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

At Your Mercy: Tales of Domination - Rachel Kramer Bussel, Chrissie Bentley,  Penny Birch,  Kat Black,  Primula Bond,  Elizabeth Coldwell,  Valerie Grey,  Courtney James,  Sommer Marsden,  Heather Towne Interesting, pleasantly surprising and well-written collection of bdsm-themed erotic short stories. I must disclose that I skipped four of the stories (3 F/m stories and one F/f story) as they are not my thing. I suspect, however, that these stories are similar to those I did read, at least in quality. Some of the stories were a bit edgier and grittier than run-of-the-mill sugarkink bdsm and the focus seemed to be more on the psychological lead-up to sex rather than on sex itself as well as the psychological aspects of bdsm. (There is not a lot of use of toys and bdsm paraphernalia and what there is was sometimes ... different.) I think a couple of them will stay with me for quite a while, not just because they are hot but because they left me thinking.