August 31, 2012

Masked Blusher: Licked, Cuffed + Spanked by Erotica

Hi, I am the Masked Blusher, I am anonymous unless you figure out who I am, then maybe not so much. 

We never thought we'd ever tag a Guest Blog post with 18 and up... guess there's always a first time for everything. Proceed with caution. 


Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James was my first foray into the world of BDSM and all things out of my comfort zone. I had decided after reading many wonderful positive reviews I would dive in and have a read too. E.L. had sold massive amounts as a self published writer and then she became published, the Curious George side of me was raising its head.

I had never read a character like Christian Grey and I must say I really LOVED this trilogy. I know a lot of people don’t, and that is ok. It isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. What I loved so much about this trilogy was how E.L. drew me into this world that was a tad frightening and a character that was quite frightening at first and had me wondering WT!!! a lot, in Fifty Shades of Grey book # 1. But, I kept reading and by the time I was half way through Fifty Shades Darker, I was getting to see what was making Christian tick and his fears. By the end of Fifty Shades Freed I thought E.L. James had written a character that was very powerful and who really got under my skin. * whispers* He made me cry.

All three books made my eyes boggle on more than one occasion, and for a newbie into this world, I was left thinking that I was rather a naive person, LOL! 

The one thing I would like to say is if you start Fifty trilogy , you have to go all the way . Don’t stop at book one as you aren’t seeing what E.L James is trying to show us, the character Christian who is learning to love and be loved by Ana and his family.
Now I am not a prude, and I love Black Dagger Brotherhood and all those awesome Adult Urban Fantasy books that get the ol’ heart fluttering, but, BDSM is a whole different thing for me to read. 

What I liked about Fifty is, if you took out all the BDSM ( which at the time I thought was OMG and all things blush worthy....later I will tell you about Hostile Takeover, now that made Fifty Shades look like a walk in the park) there was a story about an abused little boy who was again abused later in his teens who had lost the ability to love or be loved, and this was how Christian coped. Not saying it was a good idea what he did. But, this is a fictional character people, and based on it being words in a book I really loved what E.L. James did. 

I give the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy 50/10 Blush Worthy Rating

Then , I decided to give Bared To You by Sylvia Day a read. Well, hello Mr Gideon Cross. I love Gideon. What I will say is I found Bared To You’s story very , very similar to Fifty Shades Of Grey but a much less heavier version.  We haven’t gotten to the bottom of Gideon’s story and he has a story of abuse at the hands of somebody. We don’t yet know who. It hasn’t gone into that side of it like Fifty did, but I am not sure if that is to come or not? Don’t get me wrong. 

Gideon is HOT!! HOT!! HOT!! 

I give Bared To You 10/10 Blush Worthy Rating. It may have to do with the fact I read Fifty Shades first and that paved the way for less blushing.

Now next on my ‘ Blush Worthy Read Out of My Comfort Zone Journey’ was a WHOLE different kettle of fish. Hostile Takeover by Joey W Hill is the fifth book in Knights of the Boardroom series. 

OMG! I am going to repeat, this made Fifty Shades of Grey look like a walk in the park on a sunny afternoon with the flowers in full bloom and a girl singing a pretty song while dancing through the park.

Holy Mother of Pearl!

Now this was a challenge for me. If you thought there was BDSM in Fifty....think again.....well, there was....but.....this is more , much, much, much more. Oh and darker!!!! 


I read this book through Netgalley. After more snooping I saw that you could read it as stand alone. I also understood the character Ben O’Callahan, was a Master Dom who was extreme.


There are five guys and they are all Master Doms and they each have a book. Ben’s is apparently the most extreme due to his nature. I would like to read the other four books in order as you learn about Peter and Dana , she is blind and African, Lucas and Cass, Jon and Rachel, Matt and Savanah ( pregnant) .

I thought this book was written very , very well , but it took me so far out of my comfort zone. At times I was reading through my fingers.  I don’t think I could read anything more than what I read in these pages. I am really glad that I have taken myself out of my comfort zone as I have read several books now that I would never have read and never given myself the opportunity to appreciate the writing skills of these ladies. Joey writes very boldly and she sure as hell frightened me with where BDSM goes. I must admit I had a wee bit of trouble getting through the last couple of chapters as it went to another level . I rate this book 5 stars as it will bring all sorts of things out. It was a challenge in parts as basically I had no idea about this life people live. In saying that I also understand better how seriously this is taken and what it means to them. It’s not for me. But that is ok. This is very consenting sex that is very extreme in my eyes and oh dear the pain of it, but who am I to judge. 

Marcie is Cass’s sister and she is on a mission to be Ben’s sub. She has known Ben and the guys for a long time and Ben was like an older brother to her when she was going through her teenager years. He was there to talk to........but then Marcie grew up! 
Marcie is fearless in her endeavours to be the one for Ben. The things that girl will do in this book. The things Ben and Marcie do. Ben is breathtaking, but I am no Marcie. This is a book that is written very intelligently and from the acknowledgments page I saw Joey had named the people who had helped her to get her facts right. It shows in the writing. To me, and I have no idea, but it felt like I had stepped into a real BDSM world. Not a half baked one. The things I read could have flayed the paint off a wall.

I can never hear Jeannie from ‘I Dreamed of Jeannie’,  say ‘Yes Master ‘ again without thinking of this book.

I give this book 100/10 Blush Worthy Rating .

I did really enjoy this book as the story will blow your mind, and in my case, in places frightened the pants off me. You have to remember I was very naive to all this so the impact was like a deer in headlights and then I was peeking out from under a pillow, lol!

My last Blush Worthy read was Double Time book # 3 in Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning. I have not read the first two books. I just came in cold turkey and found it on Netgalley and dove in. 

Trey is the guitarist for Sinners and he is bisexual. Yes I have read a bisexual book people. Who knew I had it in me? I loved Olivia’s writing. She will convince you that love comes in all forms and to not hold prejudice. Not that I did anyway. She also taught me a thing or two about rock bands, and a thing or two about...errr....that whole world.  
Trey is unashamedly bisexual and he can’t even make it out of the hospital room where Brian’s wife has just given birth before he is knocking about with a nurse in the Supply Closet. 

Enter Reagan who has won the contest to be the next rhythm guitarist for Exodus End, Trey’s brother Dare’s, band.

Trey is infatuated by Reagan and tries to hide his bisexual side. Then he meets Ethan, Reagan’s ex and room mate.  To say this book is steamy is an understatement. To say I learnt Trey’s favourite position that has now been replaced by another fave position, OMG!!

Man, I have been living under a rock. The first favourite position you needed a road map to get to, the second one ,  my eyes did a looney tunes boggle out of my head.

There was a great mystery thrown into the story that actually got me, which I really liked.   
I am well and truly ready for Blay and Quinn in Lover At Last by J.R. Ward. 
I give this book 60/10-70/10 Blush Worthy Rating.  

I do recommend all these books as they all brought something different to the table and I am not so much the naive person anymore. I think Hostile Takeover was the most YOWZER! for me. I think I was flaming beetroot for a great majority of the book especially when it came to ... and the girls...!!!!

The Masked Blusher


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