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Friday, June 4, 2010

Bedtime Stories: Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin

Bedtime Stories: Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (26 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, anal sex, toys
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Jean-Paul, incubus editor for Bedtime Stories Press has been assigned a new author. Troll says Jean-Paul is the only one who can handle him.

Dominick may be a fantastic author, but when he gets aroused, he turns into an ogre. Then the situation gets ugly. Literally. Ever confident, Jean-Paul is sure he can handle Dom.

Ogre lovin’!

Got your attention, didn’t I? Well, it got mine, too. But this story isn’t a run-of-the-mill paranormal/fantasy story. Ugly Duckling is more than I ever imagined and worth the read.

Ms. Austin writes a hot story, no doubt. Jean-Paul is scorching, even when I wasn’t totally sure what type of being he was. And I couldn’t help but love Dominick. He needs that combo of pain and pleasure. I liked how Ms. Austin wrote it, not as blunt or bold, but as touching and loving. I wanted to see them get together and have the happily ever after. And the ending was just perfect because it was just how I’d expected, but not at the same time.

The sex in this story will melt the screen, but not because it’s graphic, but because I felt the passion growing between the two men. When they morphed to accommodate each other, it was really refreshing.

If I had any qualms with this story, it was that I wanted it to be a tad longer. I wanted to know what happened to them after the story and have little instances in the story explained further. Still, it wasn’t enough to keep me from devouring the tale.

If you want a red-hot tale of love, then you need to read Bedtime Stories: Ugly Duckling. I give it 3.5 cherries.

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