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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The General’s Treasure by Ana Star

The General’s Treasure by Ana Star
Publisher: Written Expressions
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (30 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Sex, Multiple Partners, Voyeurism
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Salima is a dancer for the sultan and his guests. She spends her days in a cage with the other dancers having servants paint her skin gold and glue sapphire gems in her hair, the sultan’s favorite stone. All dancers are destined to be courtesan when they reach eighteen.

Salima, however, has a different plan. She dreams of spending the rest of her life with the general, the man she’s always loved. On her eighteenth birthday, Salima is allowed to spend a few days with the general at his private home. She is determined to seduce him even if it means defying the sultan’s law; she must remain pure until her special night with the sultan.

Will Salima find a way to escape her fate and live with the man she loves?

Sometimes you have to give up a little to get the one thing you want the most in your life. Want to know more? Then you need to read The General’s Treasure.

This is a unique little story. Ms. Star has created intriguing characters that I wanted to know more about. This is a short glimpse into their lives, but I wanted to read more — where were they, why did they live with the customs, and could they act differently? Of course, the is a short story so I simply have to accept that the characters must act according to the rules of the Sultan.

I liked that Salima grew into womanhood before Rachid’s eyes. She doesn’t want to go to the Sultan—she only wants her General Rachid. When they got together, there were issues, but I loved how they worked them out. It was beautiful and emotional. The passion was overwhelming and I wanted to see them get their happily ever after.

But what wasn’t as pleasant for me was reading about her connection to the Sultan. I felt she was treated poorly, and it made it a little difficult to read, but the ending was good and satisfying.

If you want a story that’s sexy and has a few twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you need to read The General’s Treasure. I give it 3 cherries.

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