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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Lottery by Alexandra O’Hurley



The Lottery by Alexandra O’Hurley
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
genre: sci-fi/fantasy, futuristic
Length: Full Length (177 Pgs)
Other: m/f, bdsm, multiple partners, masturbation, spanking, anal sex,
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Living in a world where men were treated like a rare commodity, Ethan Spears did what he could in order to survive. But when the proverbial rug was pulled out from under him, desperate measures called for desperate actions. To save his sister, he entered The Lottery, offering himself to one woman for a year.

Karlyn Bowman was a rebel in her family, choosing not to climb the corporate ladder in order to pursue her love of art. Lonely, ostracized by the family who should have loved her, she pushed forward trying to become a success. When her friend gives her a lottery ticket to cheer her up, she puts it aside and forgets it. Imagine her surprise when the knock came to her door and her life—and his—were changed forever.

“For every one male, there are thirty plus females on this planet. Men are chattel, plain and simple”, used to serve women. When Karlyn Bowman took a lottery ticket for her birthday, which was against the law, to please a friend she did not think she would “win one calendar year with a hot, sexy, man toy.”

I will admit I was not sure if this was a story for me with an orgy and the whole male sex slave thing in the first chapter. However, I had to give the book a chance by reading a few more chapters to see if it picked up and if there was some kind of unique plot in the works. Wow! Let me tell you I am so glad that I did. If I had not kept going, I would have missed reading a beautiful written, very emotional tale with a delicious and entertaining story line.

The hero, Ethan Spears, will pull you in to the story because of how he is treated and what he has lived with being born male. His life has been a whole degrading sex slave, "you are my property" from an evil witch.

You will love Karlyn who is a struggling artist trying to make a living and the last thing she needs is a boy toy. You can’t help but laugh as they banter back and forth or be enchanted with the secondary characters who add spice and a lot of layers to the plot. Ethan's sister and grandmother, as well as Karlyn best friend and her own mother will keep you on your toes and eager to see how the story will end.

Ms. O’Hurley has been added to my list of favorite authors after reading The Lottery and I will be looking for more of her books from here on out. The sex scenes are great but the story line is just amazing and well worth reading. Don’t let this one pass you by because believe me it is definitely a first-class read. I am so glad that I didn’t stop after the first chapter because it would have been my loss and I would have missed out on a literary tour de force.

1 comment:

Alexandra O'Hurley said...

Wow - I just found this - and am stunned and humbled. I am glad you enjoyed it, as so far, it has been my favorite one to write. It is definitely close to my heart.