Sodom and the Phoenix

Ann Mayburn
Sodom and the Phoenix
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January 2012
Book 2 of Virtual Seduction
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

Tanwen Evans has traveled to the Sodom Virtual Reality Resort to re-find her passion. Her twenty-year marriage to her high school sweetheart has recently ended, and with both of her children out of the house she's herself alone for the first time in her adult life. Unwilling to trust her heart to another man, she believes that indulging in some racy virtual reality fantasies will help her find her long-buried sexual side without the messy complications of a relationship. When she arrives at Sodom she discovers she has been booked during the annual ‘Leather Kiss' BDSM convention.

Bryan Hamilton just needs to exercise his Mastery, but when runs into Tanwen all of his plans change. With her gentle disposition and her ladylike manners she calls to him like no woman has since the death of his wife. He discovers that she is a natural submissive and begins a campaign to win her heart, which includes joining her in a series of mind-blowing VR adventures.

Tanwen fights her growing attraction to the handsome Master who is supposed to be just a vacation fling. She has to decide what's more important -- protecting her heart or taking a chance on the kind of love she's always dreamed about.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse BDSM theme and elements, menage (m/f/m).

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Apr 18, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
Rising out of flames and ashes is one of my favourite images. I love Phoenixes which is why I picked this book to read. Of course, I also love reading anal which is why I couldn't resist the title SODOM AND THE PHOENIX. We return to the amazing resort of Sodom, located in Detroit, Michigan. Once again, I'm wishing this resort really existed as I live in Michigan and it would be so thrilling to drive down and enjoy some hot smexy VR role-playing.

Tanwen Evans is vacationing at the resort as a treat from her best friend. Two years after her divorce, she's still a bit broken up and this vacation promises passion she's only dreamed of in the privacy of her home. Imagine her surprise when she learns she's visiting at the same time a BDSM convention is held. Her surprise is Bryan Hamilton's lucky fortune. Bryan is an experienced Dom who is intrigued by the newbie Tanwen. Offering to be her guide in this kinky world of sexual fetish, Bryan is bewitched by the sexy Tanwen.

Rather than focus on the characters and how well the BDSM lifestyle is presented in this story, I'm going to gush about the world Ms. Mayburn creates. I can guarantee that the story is a lovely romantic story with a happily ever after. I can also confirm that in her consistent writing style, the sex is HOT and Bryan is a very dominant, mature and sexy alpha male. What I'd like to focus on is Ms. Mayburn's imagination.

The fantasy world she creates in the Virtual Reality environment is amazing. Her mix of a real life place – Belle Isle – and her version of a zoo blew my mind. The little taste she gave us had me creaming in my panties. I am going to be fantasizing about this zoo and wondering what kind of animal I can be my avatar. I'll also want to be part of the "hunting" game. *wink wink* This magical place Ms. Mayburn designs is a sensualist's utopia. She manages to weave in all the senses – taste, touch, smell, sight and sound. Reading this story, I feel like I'm in a virtual reality world.

There is one point in the book where I'm moved. The public demonstration scene was not what I anticipated and I just loved it. Well done, Ms. Mayburn! Life saving education in a very sexy manner. Perhaps this manner of examination will help more people catch it early on.

I'm recommending this examination style to all my friends. I recommend this story to kinky romance lovers who like a flight of fancy.
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