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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sodom and Detroit by Ann Mayburn

Sodom and Detroit by Ann Mayburn
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (109 pages)
Other: Light BDSM, Ménage, M/F/M & M/M/F, M/M, F/F, Anal Play, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Moonflower

Workaholic Maeve Burgundy avoids any relationship where she might fall in love. She's forced by her best friend to take a vacation she won to the exotic Sodom Resort. They specialize in turning any erotic fantasy into reality. Virtual Reality. What Maeve doesn't know is that Angel, the owner of the Resort and her old college boyfriend, has rigged the contest in an effort to reconnect with Maeve. He wants to persuade her to become part of a committed ménage à trois with his best friend and lover, Luke.

The three embark upon a sexual adventure that takes them from the sultry pleasures of a sheik's harem, to the forced seduction of a royal lady by two highwaymen, and the fun of having a handsome biker hanging chained from the ceiling-just begging for a flogging. During each fantasy Maeve falls a little more in love with the men she thinks she knows, and begins to trust them with her heart.

Luke warns Angel that they may lose Maeve because of his deception, but Angel will take any chance to win Maeve back and convince her how good a loving ménage à trois can be.

If you could build your perfect virtual lover, what would he or she look like? My man would be tall, dark haired, well built in ALL ways. If you could fulfill your wildest fantasies, what would they be? Head to Detroit and find out!

Detroit has become the virtual reality capital of the world. Boasting nineteen resorts for every taste and desire, it is now the place to go for adventurous people worldwide. Maeve is on her way to Sodom, the world’s largest five star VR resort. She has won an all expense paid vacation for four days. Unknown to Maeve, she is on her way to reconnect with a man that shattered her heart. His plan is easy. Seduce Maeve into loving him again. The hard part is getting her to fall in love with his lover too.

Maeve Burgundy has it all or so she believes. She has a successful career, a great best friend and countless lovers. In the past, she has allowed men into her life and they have stomped her heart to pieces. Never again will she allow that to happen. Hard working and determined Maeve will have all she wants in life and what she doesn’t want…is a man.

Angel regrets throwing Maeve’s love away from the very beginning. Rejected at every turn, Angel moved on but never forgot his first love. Now he is a wealthy man with an amazing lover, but he wants more. After seeing Maeve on TV, he is determined to win her back into his life. Angel and Luke work together to seduce Maeve into their bed and hearts.

The passion is nonstop in this novella. While there is same sex interaction, it is brief and used well within the plotline. That is the same with the spanking, flogging and voyeurism. The activities were lightly used and essential to the story.

I really enjoyed this story! It was a perfect length, extremely well paced and it was even believable. Maeve’s fantasies were fun-filled and hot scenes. I’m very happy with the ending. While some authors in short stories just end with all is forgiven and they live happily ever after, Ms. Mayburn ends Sodom and Detroit in a more realistic fashion. Hurt, pain and tears are present, but with a bit of time and groveling the men break down Maeve’s defenses and win her back

Bravo Ms. Mayburn! I ended up finishing the book with a great big smile on my face and a cold shower.

1 comment:

Ann Mayburn said...

Thank you for such a great review, Moonflower! You did a fantastic job of summing the story up...wonder if I could get you to write my blurbs. ;) I'm glad it made you smile and need a cold shower, for an erotic romance author there is no bigger compliment.