Review: Unbound (The Entwined Series, Book 1) by Debra Hyde, Lacey Michaels, Cecilia Tan, and Lissa Trevor

entwined unboundReview by Lynn Reynolds

This is a new type of book that will have you going back for more – it’s interactive. There are four stories to choose from. But I warn you, unless you have no feelings these stories are going to get your blood flowing – and possibly other things as well. And even your partner may benefit. You may want to read in bed, or other comfortable spot, but you definitely won’t need a fire – this will get you plenty warm enough.

Unbound is written in the first person. Charity McCormick is all about wanting to find romance and yet she already has her own Prince Charming. His name is Drew. But something happens to her after she returns from a trip. This is where you can become adventurous – which story will you choose first?

Hers by Debra Hyde

Charity gets an adventure she never dreamed of when she travels to Ireland. She’s ready to explore the unknown and see where it takes her. Debra introduces a character in her story named Riordan. I found it interesting that Riordan happens to work in my neck of the woods.

If you have never personally experienced the BDSM lifestyle, Debra gives you a little background information. Don’t be shy, experience this tale that Debra has written – you know you want to. It’s not all about the sex. Debra builds a relationship between Charity and Riordan.

You don’t realize how quickly the story goes by. With this book being interactive, you can read one story in just a short amount of time. You can also decide whether you want to start reading another one or save it for another time.

Dear Girl by Cecilia Tan

Right from the start, Cecilia shows the reader how technology has affected Charity. I wonder how many others are affected the same way – what would we do if all technology was here one day and gone the next. Charity has to work the old fashioned way. Cecilia shows how sometimes the lines can become blurred between what is reality and what is fantasy.

This is a story of finding your sexual being – now don’t be shy. We don’t necessarily need a name to be fulfilled by our partner. It’s all about sensation and pushing the limits of what you’re used to – your deepest desires. But don’t despair; Cecilia will reveal her male character’s name eventually. You’ll just have to make sure to read her story if you want to find out his name.

Eight Days in May by Lacey Michaels

In this tale, Lacey takes Charity back to Ireland where she meets her tour guide and his wife. It’s another tale of sexual adventures. This tale shows that sometimes sex can be emotional. It can also push you out of your normal comfort zone.

One thing that I liked about Lacey’s story was that I got a chance to “see” more of the Irish countryside. I felt that I got to experience it right along with Charity. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, maybe this will give you some ideas. And depending on how adventurous you are, you may or may not want to be reading this at an airport. It depends on whether or not you want someone reading over your shoulder.

Wild Oats by Lissa Trevor

Lissa takes the reader on a very different journey. Charity gets to choose which way she wants to travel. Her adventure starts at the airport like the other stories but she doesn’t quite leave the same way. Lissa puts in a paranormal twist but it’s more time travel than paranormal.

I feel that her story is the hottest of the four tales – although they are all smokin’. Her story pushes the boundaries of what’s comfortable. Lissa adds in another male character that helps Charity with that. I will say that I was a little disappointed that Charity didn’t choose him in the end but it left me hoping that Lissa’s next story will take care of that issue.

I hope you will choose to get this interactive book and when you are finished, or even right now, stop over to http://www.entwinederotica.com/ and join this series web site. And you will be happy to know that there is a volume two coming. The bad news is it’s not out yet – coming out Winter 2013.

Rating: ★★★★★

buy: Unbound, The Entwined Series: #1

Review: Great Escapes: Valentine’s Day by Linda Wisdom and Lynda K. Scott

Great Escapes Valentines DayReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

Personalized Erotica Series

This is a new type of download that will have you going back for more. It’s a story that you can personalize and there are so many choices on how to change the characters or how explicit you want the text to be. You want to make sure that you pay attention to their directions. And once you get comfortable, start playing around with your preferences.

Great Escapes: Valentine’s Day is a story that you can go back and change how the male character looks, his age, what actor/actress you want him/her to be like, and how kinky you want the story to be. I have never read an interactive story before and I am very thankful to Coliloquy for giving me the chance. The first time I read this, I did it with “no customization” just so I could get a feel for how the story reads.

Rose Chambers is in a suite at a Bed and Breakfast. Her fiancé broke off their engagement just before Christmas. It’s the same old story – what meant more to Rose, her job or their relationship. As she’s getting things put away, she sees a man in the mirror – or does she? As you change the male character some of the interactions between Rose and the male character will also change.

Clay Walker is going to the same Bed and Breakfast with his girlfriend. Just like Rose, he ends up going there alone. Clay has a similar interaction that Rose does. But some things change as you change the female character.

If you like short romances, you will want to add this to your collection. But what makes Great Escapes so much different from other books that you have purchased is the fact that depending on your mood, you have control over how the book can change – I love the concept. At the end, the publisher wants your feedback. Make sure to stop over and be honest. I have to tell you that this is my first review where I gave the book a 5 star rating – it’s that good.

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: Great Escapes: Valentine’s Day