THE ARNIFOUR AFFAIR by Gregory Harris

arniPUBLISHING INFO: Kensington, 1/2014
GENRE: Historical Mystery
SETTING: England, early 1900's
SERIES: A Colin Pendragon Mystery, #1
AUTHOR SITE: link
PURCHASE: link
MY GRADE: B

FROM PUBLISHER: Set against the fog-shrouded backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, Gregory Harris's new historical mystery series introduces tenacious sleuth Colin Pendragon, and a case that illuminates the darkness lurking in the heart of one of England's most noble families.

When a carriage bearing the Arnifour family crest--a vulture devouring a slaughtered lamb--arrives at the Kensington home of Colin Pendragon, it is an ominous beginning to a perplexing new case. Lady Arnifour's husband has been beaten to death and her niece, Elsbeth, left in a coma. Is the motive passion, revenge, or something even more sinister? Police suspicions have fallen on the groundskeeper and his son, yet the Earl's widow is convinced of their innocence.

Even as Colin and his partner Ethan Pruitt delve into the muddy history of the Arnifour family, a young street urchin begs their help in finding his missing sister. Ethan, regrettably familiar with London's underbelly, urges caution, yet Colin's interest is piqued. And in a search that wends from the squalid opium dens of the East End to the salons of Embassy Row, the truth about these seemingly disparate cases will prove disquieting, dangerous, and profoundly unexpected. . .

MY THOUGHTS: This was a somewhat interesting mystery novel. It certainly was a family affair, in more ways than one. I like thirty-eight year old Ethan Pruitt, the narrator, business partner and lover to Colin. They've worked together as detectives for twelve years. We don't have much backstory on either one. I really wanted to know more about Ethan since he's a recovering opium addict who grew up on the streets and that I find interesting. They're a gay couple who live together but who knows they're gay? Is that known by everyone they're close to, house servants included, or do people just assume they are? Those answers weren't given. Since this is the first in a series I feel all of that should have been established.

As for the murder itself, very interesting. All the secrets and drama that ensued near the end, ridiculous, mostly, and slightly farfetched.

There was a subplot involving a young missing girl. I was initially interested but soon became bored with it. Looking back I'm not sure what the point of adding that to a relatively short novel was.

One thing that irritated me in this novel, and this happens in most of the historical mysteries that I've read, was how one person figured who the killer(s) was/were right at the end and told everyone, then the killer(s) confessed to it all with no remorse.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


YOURS TRULY ADULT DVD WITH EXPLICIT TRAILER

Yours TrulySTUDIO: Wicked Pictures
SCREENSHOTS: link
RELEASED: 2006
LENGTH: 95 min.
RATING: XXX
MY GRADE: B

From DVD: Andy is a lonely guy. For the past year he's been committed to the same routine every day. Get up alone. Shower alone. Eat breakfast alone. Go to work. Come home, still alone. Then one morning, he receives a letter. A wave of memories come flooding back. The letter is from a former lover. A wild and sexy, funny and sweet woman who was everything he ever wanted. But shortly after they consummated their love for each other, she ran and he never saw her again. Now Andy must make a choice. To forgive her for breaking his heart or to cross his fingers that it won't happen again. In the end, they fall back together, madly (and truly) in love.

 
 
SCENE 1: Chris is in bed watching a porn that comes to life. Talon's sitting on a sofa. Roxy is kneeling on his left, blowing him. He stands up and she's kneeling, blowing him. He sits on sofa and she gets on his dick, facing him. Doggie position, then spoon position on their left sides. He comes on her face then she sucks him for a few seconds.  
 
SCENE 2: Chris is walking through the woods (why?) and stumbles upon Jasmine blowing Tony. Mika, the woman on the cover, shows up and Chris realizes she's the photographer and is taking photos of them while having sex. She lets him take photos. Tony's laying on a blanket and Jasmine's kneeling and blowing him. She licks his balls while he jerks off, then she blows him. He stands up, she kneels and blows him. He comes on her face.
 
SCENE 3: Chris is in bed with Faith. They're both from North Carolina. They're laying beside each other. He takes her red bra off and licks her nipples, then rubs her clit through her red underwear. He gets between her legs and eats her bald pussy and fingers it with two fingers on his left hand, then has her suck them. They kiss, he lays back and she takes his underwear off and blows him. Spoon position on their right sides. He was rubbing his dickhead on her clit. She rubs her clit hard and fast then he rubs it for her. She's laying near the foot of the bed, he's standing up, fucking her, her left leg over his right shoulder. He comes on her chest. During this, he slapped his dick a lot, as I've seen him do in other DVDs. Hmmm.
 
SCENE 4: Chris and Mika are at a restaurant. Mika asks their waitress, Jassie, if she'll have sex with a customer who's making eyes at her, Justine. They lean back facing each other and suck each other's toes. Justine eats Jassie's bald pussy and fingers her. Justine leans back and Jassie licks her way up her left leg, then sucks her right nipple, then eats Justine's bald pussy and fingers it.
 
SCENE 5: Chris goes to Mika's and spies her having sex on the sofa. Mika's on the sofa blowing Evan. He stands up on sofa and she's kneeling on it blowing him. They 69 next. Evan's laying with just his back on the floor with his ass and legs up on the sofa. Mika's standing up and sitting on his dick facing him and rubs her clit. She lays on the back of the sofa and Evan's standing up to her right, his right leg over the sofa, fucking her. Spoon position next on their left sides on the sofa. He pulls out and comes on her stomach and she rubs it around.
 
SCENE 6: Chris reads a love letter from Mika then goes over to her house. They're naked on the bed. He licks her left foot then eats her bald pussy while kneeling between her legs then fingers her. He kneels on the bed and she's laying on her stomach in front of him, blowing him. They 69, then reverse cowgirl. She lays back along the foot of the bed. He's standing up in front of her, right knee up on the bed, fucking her while holding her left leg up with both arms. He kneels by her head and comes in her mouth and she sucks the head afterward.
 
BONUS SCENE: This scene is from the DVD 'Strangers When We Meet' and stars Mika and Randy Spears. It's 13 minutes long. Randy's laying on the bed wearing dressy clothes. Mika strips him, then herself. She blows him then puts a condom on him. She rides him for a few seconds then gets on reverse cowgirl then turns around again to face him. She lays on her back, he's standing up by the side of the bed fucking her really hard while holding her left leg up with both arms. He comes on here breasts then she licks his dickhead.
 
BONUS MATERIAL: BEHIND THE SCENES-  This is 18 minutes long and is pretty boring. The only interesting thing is Roxy saying she doesn't swallow semen because it makes her stomach hurt.
 

MY THOUGHTS: This could have been better without the silly plotline. Thankfully Mika is the only one with breast implants. The other girls' have A or B cup breasts and bald pussies. Pink condoms were used throughout and there was no anal play of any kind.

My favorite scene is #3 with Chris and Faith. Second favorite is with Roxy and Talon. I've seen all four of them in other DVDs and have enjoyed those scenes. I'm not sure why but I didn't enjoy Mika's sex scenes, especially with Evan. That's probably due to some of the positions. She's pretty. Chris has this awful habit of smacking the shit out of his dick. It's disturbing.



 
 

SIMPLY SINFUL by Kate Pearce

sinfulPUBLISHING INFO: Aphrodisia, 5/2014
ORIGINAL PUB: Aphrodisia, 2008
GENRE: Fiction/Erotic Historical Romance
SETTING: England, 1817
SERIES: House of Pleasure, #2
PURCHASE: link
AUTHOR SITE: link
MY GRADE: A

FROM PUBLISHER: Forced to wed at a young age, Abigail Beecham is tired of living in a sexless marriage. She longs to succumb to the delicious pleasures of pure carnal lust that she has only read about. And if her husband can't satisfy her erotic needs, she's ready to find a man who can...

Peter Howard is accustomed to unusual sexual requests. His ten years as a slave in a Turkish brothel left him skilled in sensual delights. But there is little that actually arouses him--until he meets Abigail. Now he longs to tease and torment her until she cries out with pleasure. Maybe then he'll finally experience that exquisite feeling of bliss he so desperately desires...

MY THOUGHTS: Boy, did I enjoy this story, which is book two in the series. This story begins two years after the previous book ended and spans 2 1/2 years. It was about Peter and Abby's husband James more than it was about Peter and Abby. This was a bit unusual too as in it's a ménage situation that stays intact throughout the story. It's not a marriage that turns into a threesome situation that goes back to being about Peter and Abby with James not in the picture via death or divorce. He gets the girl in the end, sort of.

There are at least 16 different sex scenes with five being strictly m/m. Those are always my favorite.

Thirty-four year old brown-haired and brown-eyed James is clearly more into men than he is women, specifically his own wife of sixteen years, whom he was forced to wed at 18. She was 16. They rarely have sex together and have no children. James has trouble being sexual with his wife so he invites Peter into their bedroom to help both him and Abby find some sexual enjoyment together.

Abby has very short dark hair and is built like a 'boy', which I find to be a total turnoff for a heroine. I find her to be kinda bland too, a 'go with the flow' type of person, too agreeable.

Peter first appeared in book one, Simply Sexual, as the heroes close friend. He has blond hair and blue eyes. I think he's about 32, same age as Valentin. In this story his relationship with Valentin and Sara, from book one, continues to be rocky. Val helps him learn about his mother and his past before he was abducted and forced to work in a brothel when he was eleven. That info doesn't help his low self-esteem much. I don't normally like when past characters reappear in later books in the series but I did like hearing from Val.

Overall I really liked two of the three main characters and the entire story except right near the end when James went to search for a man from his past. I friggin' love this series.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



IMPULS'O G-SPOT VIBRATOR

 

This toy, Impuls'O, is made by a Dutch company called Shots Toys. It comes in multiple colors. I'm reviewing the purple one, UPC SH7017PUR.

MATERIAL: This is made from top of the line material- silicone. Silicone is hypoallergenic, nonporous, waterproof, and odorless (usually).

MEASUREMENTS: This has an insertable length of 4 1/2".  It's just over 1 1/4" in diameter. It weights 6.5 oz.

LUBE and MAINTENANCE: Use hot soapy water on this. Silicone is also dishwasher safe and boilable (without the bullet inserted, of course.) NEVER use silicone lube on silicone toys or they'll be ruined. You also must use water-based lube with silicone toys. Silicone toys should never directly touch other silicone toys. If they're going to be stored in a box together, wrap each one in something first, such as plastic wrap.


MY THOUGHTS: Bullets in vibrators aren't usually any good and that was the case with this. That's alright though. I bought this to use as a dildo since it looks a lot like Bandito. The bottom part where you insert the bullet is hollow, obviously, and the rest of the dildo is solid silicone. That's why the vibrations can't reach the end of the toy, where they're needed most. Bullets are almost impossible to get out of the slot you put them in so put lube on bullet before inserting it. The bullet takes three LR44 batteries and this supposedly had 10 speeds. I could only get one to work.

This is curved perfectly to achieve a G spot orgasm and I had no trouble having some. I like the loop on the end for hooking my finger in while using it. The toy is a bit cheap and wobbly feeling. It doesn't compare to the afore mentioned Bandito.

I'll have to grade this a B because it's not a good vibrator but is an excellent G spot dildo.

I purchased this toy myself.