Review: Frozen Mermaids (Murder Games) by O Gränd

Frozen Mermaids (Murder Games Book 2)

 

How to turn a dead woman into a mermaid?

Neil Preston is part of an online group where the members compete in performing perfect murders each month. This month’s challenge is to, as fast as possible, create a scene with a mermaid.

Neil believed he’d found the perfect victim, he believed he finally would beat all the other members, but then a black cat ran across the road and jinxed everything! Can he win the challenge despite cats, uncooperative mermaids, and old men snooping around?

Note: This is a 15-minute read

 

REVIEW

 

I’m loving this series so much. This, the second story, was so much more interesting. I got what I was looking for, get to know more of the contestants, which was magnificent. I don’t really know if this is a willing pattern about the main characters, but so far, they both were very unlikable. I don’t know which of them to dislike the most, maybe the price will go to Neil because of how misogynistic he is, but also because he is a little impulsive. Sure, he seems to be a little smarter than we can give him credit to but he might ruin everything for acting impulsively. I can’t wait to know the other characters.

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Review: Killian and the Silver Spoon (Hubert’s Christmas) by O Gränd

Killian and the Silver Spoon (Hubert's Christmas Episode #2)

 

Hubert fucked up. He can admit it…well, it was Frank’s fault really, but Hubert can admit to having made things a little complicated. Now, he has to find a way to appease Frank and what better way to do that than to bring a gift.

But when the gift jumps out of the Christmas sack and attacks Frank, Hubert finds himself facing a set of problems he didn’t see coming…at all.

Note: This is a (short) short story

 

REVIEW

 

I liked this one so much better than the first story. It was so unexpected. I’m not going to lie, I was very troubled with this stories because I love the author’s writing, but I don’t really like Christmas books and also this main character isn’t helping much by being so unlikable, but I kept reading, and I will keep reading the next ones because, If I wasn’t sure before, the turn of events on this instalment got my attention. It is really short and it wouldn’t work as a stand-alone but it was great maybe not for every reader since it is a little dark.

Review: The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

The Cybernetic Tea Shop

 

Clara Gutierrez is a highly-skilled technician specializing in the popular ‘Raise’ AI companions. Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise hummingbird.

Sal is a fully autonomous robot, the creation of which was declared illegal ages earlier due to ethical concerns. She is older than the law, however, at best out of place in society and at worst hated. Her old master is long dead, but she continues to run the tea shop her master had owned, lost in memories of the past, slowly breaking down, and aiming to fulfill her master’s dream for the shop.

When Clara stops by Sal’s shop for lunch, she doesn’t expect to find a real robot there, let alone one who might need her help. But as they begin to spend time together and learn more about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on…

 

REVIEW

 

This was nice. I wasn’t really expecting to like it since is not in my favorite genre, but it was really good.

Both main characters were very likable. Even though I liked them both as much, I think Sal was a more interesting character because of her particular origin and it had my attention from the start guessing how would she react to some events or what things might make the reader noticed that she was different.

The plot was good, but I didn’t appreciate some of the events near the end. I kind of hope things would worked different, I didn’t enjoy unnecessary suffer and there were some things that just feel that ways. Other than that, I really liked the book.

Review: The Gift of Children (Hubert’s Christmas) by O Gränd

The Gift of Children (Hubert's Christmas Episode #1)

 

Hubert’s existence sucks. It’s not a pleasant reality on an average day, but now he’s trapped in a cell below ground, and he’s hungry enough to fantasise about drinking his own blood—foul as it is. But being trapped and starving isn’t all. It’s Christmas, and his Maker, Frank, has decided that the only way he’s gonna let Hubert out of the cell is if he dresses up as Santa.

All Hubert wants to do is eat, Frank says he can’t, but all those children with their untainted blood are calling for him to have a taste…

Note: This is a (short) short story

 

REVIEW

 

I’m really not sure about this one. There was something that didn’t really caught my attention. I wasn’t expecting to like Hubert but I did expect to have some kind of sympathy for him, and that didn’t happened. I liked how twisted it was, but other than that I couldn’t care much for this one. I guess it also had something to do with the fact that I’m not really much into Christmas stories, but I thought a little twisted one wouldn’t hurt. I still want to give Hubert another chance and I think I’ll be reading the next stories on the series.

Review: Picture-Perfect Murder (Murder Games) by O Gränd

Picture-Perfect Murder (Murder Games Book 1)

 

Joshua Ingram has been a little lost since Mother died. Luckily, he found a group of like-minded online—men and women who, just like him, like games and puzzles.
Every month, they receive a challenge in an envelope, a murder to replicate, and Joshua has found the perfect mannequin for this month’s challenge. The question is if he can execute his murder with enough skill to give him the highest points, and he really hopes the kid in the convenience store didn’t see the specks of blood on him. What would happen if he got caught? Mother wouldn’t approve.

 

REVIEW

 

This was interesting. I have few word to describe what I think about it. It was a good read, maybe not one of my favorites from the author but surely one intriguing story. I liked it. I’m mostly interested on getting to know the other people mention, I don’t really know if I would get tot but it would be amazing to know all of them

The thing that I didn’t like about it was that I feel like I couldn’t connect any emotion with the main character. I still enjoy reading it and I think the plot, and mostly the promise of more, was fantastic.

Review: Crazy Kinky Dirty Clowns (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love #4) by K.A. Merikan

Crazy Kinky Dirty Clowns (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love, #4)

 

— It’s clowns. It’s a gangbang. It’s helium balloons. —

Some nights just don’t go as planned. It’s Halloween and Kyle’s rushing home to see his boyfriend after a late evening shift at work. As usual, he takes a shortcut through the local park, but a poster informing about a killer clown in the area makes him apprehensive about being alone in the dark. It’s only when he discovers there is a man in a clown costume following him that he panics. Soon, it turns out his cackling shadow isn’t the only circus freak hiding in the dark, but what does a bunch of crazy clowns do when they catch you?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: clowns, kidnapping, Halloween

Genre: erotica, contemporary

Erotic content: sizzling hot graphic language, gangbang, humiliation, role play, bondage, toys

Length: ~10,000 words

 

REVIEW

 

This was nice but is a little bit out of my comfort zone. It did have some moments that I enjoyed, but this is among the ones I didn’t liked that much from the series.

I liked the way some parts at the beginning seemed very realistic but there was a moments when I lose a little the interest. It was great to see the descriptions of the clowns and to guess what the plan was, but other than that I wasn’t too interested on this story.

I think most of my indifference towards this particular instalment had more to do with the fact I don’t really like some of the kinks portray than the plot itself. I still feel very intrigued by this Crazy Kinky Dirty Love and I’m about the start reading the last story from it.

Review: Crazy Kinky Dirty Home Invasion (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love #3) by K.A. Merikan

Crazy Kinky Dirty Home Invasion (Crazy Kinky Dirty Love, #3)

 

— How to make a house a home —

Dan and Kyle have just moved in together, but to make their new place cozy, Dan wants to make friends in the neighborhood. And what better way than to invite the guy next door over? Dan’s dirty minded boyfriend has been mentioning his interest in a threesome and Dan is ready to take the plunge. He’s willing to invite someone new into their bedroom, but it will only be happening on his own terms.
Terms that involve handcuffs, duct tape and a fake gun.

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: Home invasion, threesome, established couple, housewarming

Genre: erotica, contemporary

Erotic content: sizzling hot graphic language, humiliation kink, rape fantasy role play, bondage, toys, spanking, dirty talk, threesome

Length: ~11,000 words

 

REVIEW

 

It is amazing how great time I’m having with this series. Even the instalments I didn’t liked that much, have something great about them. But I did liked this one a lot, surely I would like other things to happen, but I was very pleased with it, it was great.

I sort of liked Kyle’s acting. There’s something about the fact that it was all acting but still felt realistic, that I just loved. One of the things I liked the most were the moments when Dan is about to break character, he’s having so much fun that it was contagious, I couldn’t stop grinning while reading.

I also liked how short it was. It is perfect for times when I’m looking for something around this length. I liked the kinks included, just right in my favorites area, maybe that’s why I liked this one so much. I guess it could work as a stand-alone but I think it could be better for the reader if they already understands Dan and Kyle’s relationship.