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What to try something a bit different and maybe outside your comfort zone?

I recently read two books that were definitely a bit out there and maybe not everyone’s cup of tea but sometimes it’s worth trying something a little different and being a bit uncomfortable doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing!

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Gamble Everything (Gamble Everything, #1-7)Gamble Everything by Cari Waites

My rating: 3.5  of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Eighteen year old Danny sells himself to Peter Archer to repay his father’s gambling debts.

This 36,000 word novel includes explicit content, including: m/m, dubious consent, oral sex, anal sex, sounding, plugging, fisting, BDSM, and ass play. All characters are 18 years or over.

Note: This is a complete compilation of all 7 volumes of the Gamble Everything series.

So What did I think?

I read this book, intrigued by other reviews – some loved it, some hated it – after all, I guess daddy kink isn’t for everyone. And this is definitely daddy kink in a big way. We’re talking dinosaur pajamas, teddy bears, peanut butter sandwiches and juice boxes!

But it wasn’t what I was expecting and the story didn’t pan out the way I thought it would.

Strangely compelling, the story held me from beginning to end. I was fascinated to see the journey that Daniel was on and just how far Archer could push him. The treatment Danny received wasn’t pleasant but it was intriguing to see the changes in his response to Archer as the story progressed.

Kept in a cock cage and denied orgasm, whipped and subjected to massive amounts of ass play and sounding, Danny got more than he expected when his father ‘sold’ him to pay off his debts. Alternating between scenes with Daniel and Archer (and the others that Archer invites in) and scenes that give insight into Danny’s upbringing and relationship with his father, it is an interesting look at his psyche.

And the ending was certainly unexpected.

3.5 stars – a bit uncomfortable but entirely original!

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KrakenKraken by M. Caspian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Kraken: A gothic erotic horror with tentacle non-con.

When boyfriend Parker gives him an ultimatum Will never dreams his heart is about to be ripped out: move to a remote off-shore island with him, or call it quits. But Will picks wrong, and now he’s heading into the unknown to fix his mistake. But why do the locals think they recognise him? And why can’t he seem to leave?

Reader advisory: This work of fiction contains explicit sexual activities between men that may offend some people. It also contains scenes of rape, extreme violence, tentacles, and reference to sexual abuse of children.

So what did I think?

I gave this 3 stars but really it was probably nudging on the “Just a bit too weird for me” side. Another strangely compelling story that I won’t say too much about as the blurb/reader advisory really says it all!

“You’re a fucking monster!” Cyrus laughed, and Will felt the vibration run through his stinging skin. “Why, yes I am Will. You’ve only just noticed?”

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