As of 16th January 2021 Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin has been added to the other erotic masses of Smashwords to see how I go with sales on a non-Amazon only model. It’s also been added to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo adult and Scribd as part of signing up for Smashwords.
You can pick up a copy in .mobi or .epub version from Smashwords for USD$0.99.
If you’ve had some experience on Smashwords I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Synopsis: Nik Adersol harbors a dark belief after the death of his first wife, Lira. Having loved him from afar for years, Sirene Dulantz is thrilled when contracted to become his new bride.But Nik’s not at all pleased to be presented with her, and Sirene wonders if she’s up to the task of healing the wounds Lira left behind. (An erotic novellete)
Bookish Things: 26 pages. The cover is pretty basic.
The first of G.L Drummond’s (A.K.A Gayla Drummond) stories I’ve read, this was merely a teaser.
The story is light, the characterisations not much heavier, but the writing was pretty solid and as such the story read easily.
This could easily be fleshed out and given much more depth of character. Doing so would allow the reader to care about Sirene and Nik.
What didn’t sit so well with me was the language used during the sex scene with Sirene. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with the c-bomb being used in erotica, but it didn’t fit the tone of the scene and really threw the whole thing off. Everything else about the scene was gentle and tender but throwing in the c-bomb says the complete opposite. Talk about a cold shower!
I noticed one typo: 71% – Sirene had vaguely becpme (become) aware that she…
Synopsis: Jake Turner committed the ultimate mistake of falling in love with his best friend’s wife. The distance he puts between them costs both him and Ellie Matthews dearly. Jake will never forgive himself for not seeing what a bastard his friend was. Now that Ellie is free from her nightmare, Jake waits, needing and wanting. He’ll be there when Ellie is ready to spread her wings.
Bookish Things: 83 pages. The cover is gorgeous but sadly it doesn’t go with the story.
The characters felt like cartoon caricatures more than real people, the plot was practically non-existent and the sex scenes bland and unevokative. The writing also had many adjectives and adverbs that could have been culled to give a cleaner and more enjoyable read.
While Jake’s character may have been somewhat interesting (if used in a different story with a different woman and perhaps some serious kink), Ellie left a lot to be desired. After the abuse she went through at the hands of her ex-husband, there’s no way she’d be ready to move on into another relationship (which is evident by her sporadic emotions and child-like behaviour).
Add to Ellie’s behaviour and fragile emotional state, the almost smothering need to own that frequently comes out of Jake’s mouth and it should have sent Ellie packing for real.
Definitely not for me. Wouldn’t recommend it and probably won’t read anything by the author again for quite a while.
Synopsis: For the past six months, Jared’s been selling sex at Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. But business is slow in the run-up to Christmas, when businessmen and bankers are too busy bickering over bonuses to rent themselves a little high-class action.
Though Jared’s wallet finds the downtime unnerving, the rest of him rather enjoys the opportunity it gives him to admire Tristan, an old hand in the club whose reputation usually sees him well-booked. Jared has been crushing on Tristan for months—he’s no more immune to Tristan’s cockiness and confidence than the johns, and those are just Tristan’s inner qualities.
Just as Jared’s about to chat Tristan up, a businessman asks for something a little different: he wants to book them both. They agree—and Jared finds himself going from crush to mind-bending lust as he’s made the pawn in a sexual power game. Tristan shows him how a pro handles a john while delivering the top-shelf sex for which the Market Garden is so rightly renowned.