Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer’s Journey: Losing Control, book 1 by Summer Daniels

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Publisher: Self

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Rating: Dessert  - because it's so sinfully rich and decadent
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Summer is a fortyish, recent divorcee, who wants to rediscover and reinvent her solitary sex life. She is an average woman, not a porn star wannabe, not cover model gorgeous, or someone who thought they were overly adventurous. This is the start of her journey to erotic self awareness.
  I will be totally honest about reviewing this book. I ventured forth with a lot of trepidation. This was a “new 2 me” author, and a self published one at that. I have had some less than pleasant experiences going down that road. The story is also in first person, which for me is especially uncomfortable when reading erotica.  This was certainly a welcome surprise. This was absolutely one of the most beautifully written and tasteful pieces of erotic literature I have gotten my hands on this year.  It did not fall into the trap of using graphic language and terminology to cover up lack of imagination or writing skills.  Don’t get me wrong, the words aren’t sugar coated or Victorian euphemisms, they are just used appropriately and in the correct amount.
  In this first volume, we get to know a little about Summer, and her initial contact with Mark.  We get to watch the relationship unfold from the very beginning. I still can’t determine if this is fiction or not, and that just adds to the fun and mystique of the book. I was absolutely hooked and invested by the time I finished this book.  If you are tired of the same old, same old in women’s erotica, then I definitely recommend this book. It brings a very welcome freshness to a growing genre that desperately needs some new blood. 

4 comments:

Nikki said...

Hmm...Erotica is growing which I whole heartedly support! Sometimes you just need a little more. Im not big on 1st person writing but if you recommend it then Ill give it a shot.

Blue Shedevil said...

I'm not a big fan of first person myself, but Summer made it work. It is a very short novella though, only 30 pages. I hope the second volume continues to be as well written, although I don't think that will be a problem.

Julianne said...

Ditto on the first person, but It sounds interesting. Might check it out. :)

Blue Shedevil said...

It really is a terrific little read. Only 30 pages, and it just whets the appetite for the next volume.