Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Book Review: 'Raven's Seduction' by M.T. Stone

Author MT Stone states in the bio portion ‘I've always thought of fiction as a way for both authors and readers to explore worlds that they will never be part of in real life. As I began to write fiction I found that I really enjoy writing stories that are filled with passion, intrigue and suspense. I also love to put ordinary people through extraordinary circumstances just to see how they can handle it. My goal is to provide an escape for my readers, allowing them to be swept away for a few hours and taken on an emotional journey. If you like page turning stories that you can't put down, then I think you will like my books.’

An interesting aspect of Chick Lit authors who do not identify whether they are male or female is that ambiguity of writer makes the story more fascinating. Go to Facebook and MT Stone is pictured as a beefy hunk male, but read the book and we feel as thought this is a female perspective. Nice twist. Nine books to date and strong sellers each.

RAVEN’S SEDUCTION is the first book in BDSM The Pleasure Pros series and it is about as steamy and edgy as stories go. There is a bit of philosophy in the brief Prologue that hints at eh action - “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” - Bob Marley – ‘ No one should feel old at age twenty-nine. After being stuck in a rut for nearly five years, I was willing to try almost anything. From the moment I heard Gunner’s voice, my hormones took over and led me on the wildest ride of my life. Within the first few days, I realized it was all an elaborate trap. Unfortunately for me… there was no going back.’

Move on to the plot synopsis to understand the steam coming – ‘Jillian Price was once an ultra-successful real estate professional who has fallen on hard times in her career and was left to raise a child on her own. Approaching her thirtieth birthday she is prematurely feeling old and longs for the exhilaration of a new relationship. After endless disappointments, she decided to go out incognito hoping for a change of luck. She's using the name Raven and out of desperation her mind is open to new ideas. Gunner was not the type of guy you find through an online dating site. His model good looks and incredible sexual skills have earned him a spot as one of the Pleasure Pros at a kinky little club on the outskirts of the city. Fortunately for him, Jillian is just desperate enough to take the bait that has been laid out before her. Once she responds to the invitation, all Gunner has to do is reel her in. Instant attraction leads to incredible chemistry as he takes her through ever more challenging levels of Bondage, Discipline, Humiliation and Extreme Gratification. The only problem? It's all a trap and unfortunately Jillian doesn't find out until it's too late. She's forced to dig deep and find the strength from her younger days in order to make it through all ten levels and preserve what's left of her once high-profile public image.’

Strong BDSM writing from an author who ‘knows the ropes.’ Grady Harp, April 18

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.