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A Butterfly’s Joy on Under Order and Social Service

Joy from A Butterfly’s Joy (a great blog you should follow) recently wrote up some of her thoughts about Under Order and Social Service.

I got all emotional reading them, to be honest. She’s such a passionate writer. It’s an honor that she took time to share her thoughts with the world.

From her review of Under Order:

I find Miss Sadey’s book a little bit closer to the “French school” since she isn’t making kink too smooth and justified for the audience. The scenes are sexy in a brutal way. The tests are hard, and the pains are so raw.

I won’t quote directly from her review of Social Service because it contains some spoilers for those who haven’t read Under Order. But I’ll quote a little aside at the end of her review that I found particularly interesting:

Finally one comment on the Under Order. Today my thought wandered to Fifty Shades of Grey and how different my world is from it–even from the time I read it a year ago. One of the most powerful scenes in the Under Order  is when Mark beats Heather with his belt. I wonder what the Fifty fans would think about this scene–reading it in comparison with E.L. James making Ana to leave when things become real. Maybe that’s why Ana and Christian never grow up. They are Barbie dolls in that billionaire fairy-tale. We readers should know better than that.

Thank you, Joy! I’m happy we became friends on the e-mail/twitter planes of the internet. 🙂 Perhaps one day in real life too!





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Fifty Shades Reading Lists

Happy Saturday! I just want to share a couple of links and a very strong, firm warning.

The Warning: Fifty Shades of Grey is touted as BDSM erotica, but it is, quite frankly, very fucking tame. So–if you love love love Fifty, you may not really love love love the books on these lists that are actually BDSM erotica. 🙂 You’ve been warned. Firmly.

OK, so one list is on Facebook: What to read after 50 Shades of Grey. It’s curated by erotica writer Summer Daniels.

And another list is organized by Bo Blaze, an alternative life coach and longtime practitioner of BDSM and sex positivism. What Other Books are like 50/Fifty Shades of Grey? – a kinky reading list. What I really like about his list is the non-fiction section. For curious readers who are just getting into BDSM and/or sexual powerplay, I recommend checking out some non-fiction books before diving into fiction/fantasy.

I’m going to spend a good portion of my day reading a couple of the books on those lists. I hope the links are useful to some of you!

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Like 50 Shades? You’ll also like Under Order

My first novel, Under Order, is happily listed as a book readers may enjoy if they also enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey.

EDIT: When I first posted this, I forget to include the link to the list! Among Under Order are other great indie-books. Please check them out, a few in particular sound hot!

And yes, I know, I know. Mistress Tracy‘s saga continues soon. Promise.

Love, love!



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