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No Glitter Blown

Honest reviews of things that caught my fancy, or not.

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Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Paul Wood, Charles Harrison
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Gary P. Leupp
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Choices (Golden Collar #1) - Grace R. Duncan Sensual and hot 1st millennial political thriller.This isn't reality, it's romanticized sexual slavery. It is simmering with flashes of molten hot as Jasim and Teman become indoctrinated into the palace pleasure slave corp after being caught red-handed. This a gentle take on harem life with leisurely slave training focused on creating a happy and prepared slave. The good torture, aka bed play, is offset with a few short scenes of cruelty--not sadism, because done right Teman would have lit up like a Christmas tree. Bathasar respects the line his father, Malik Mukesh enjoys obliterating at every opportunity, which he deems his right and the slave's duty to endure. This is an epic edging and orgasm denial read that just keeps Bathasar playing Teman and assorted friends while you, the reader stews. Bathasar's lovingly devised frustrations for Teman just melt you. In fact, I upped the rating a half point just because of the incredible smexiness. Be advised that the story features multiple sexual partners, it is a harem setting after all, but with dedicated pair bonding.In the end, Teman has choices to make and in between all the teasing and caging there is an entertaining story with intrigue and assassins. Recommended for kinksters who like hot, sweet loving of the Mmmm...variety.Favorite passage:“Do you really feel free? Or do you feel trapped? What is freedom to you, Teman? What defines freedom?”~~ A copy was provided to me for a No Glitter Blown review~~Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews