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Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

My name is Shayna Renee and reading is my passion. I can’t wait to escape reality and dive in to a passion filled love story! I own a Nook, Kindle, iPad, and way too many paperback books to count. I never find myself without a way to read a chapter here and there. My favorite type of book is one that can pull every type of emotion out of me. The uglier the cry I get from reading, the better! It all started when a friend of mine urged me to read a little book called Fifty Shades of Grey. Have you all heard of it? Yeah, I thought so. I found myself wanting to see what else was out there, what was so fascinating about this particular genre. On my journey, I discovered authors like J.R. Ward, Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, and Sylvain Reynard and I was just hooked! After reading these fabulous books for a while, I discovered I really had no one close by to share my thoughts with. That’s when I decided to start a blog; a review blog that could help me get my thoughts out there and in turn get other people’s recommendations and opinions. I absolutely LOVE the authors and romance readers I have met through this journey, and I only hope to continue sharing my adoration of books with you!


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Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom

Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom - Red Phoenix As a HUGE fan of the Brie Series by Red Phoenix, I was extremely excited to read something new from her. I was deep in the middle of 'Red Phoenix Withdrawal,' and Socrates pulled me out, if only for a short time. If you are interested in the BDSM lifestyle, well, you definitely have to get this book ASAP! It's very instructional, and yet, there is a great story behind it.

❝ Before that day, I'd never realized the sensuous feel of opposing sensations - of fire and ice, of pleasure and pain. ❞

The book starts off in such a way, that you automatically feel like Kathryn, AKA Cherry Blossom, is talking directly to you, telling her your story. You feel her anticipation and desire, her curiosity and her willingness to try new things. Cherry Blossom was a great character, well-rounded, interesting, and very relatable. Pretty much through the entire book, my emotions mirrored Kathryn's. At times, she acted like a giddy school girl, and I found myself giggling right along with her. Excitement, trepidation, sadness, all of the emotions were there and ready for you to latch on and enjoy the ride.

As I mentioned at the beginning, Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom was a very good learning experience for someone who is new to the scene, or is just curious and interested in maybe learning more about the BDSM lifestyle. Even though this was only about 70 pages long, it was chock-full of juicy tidbits about the BDSM world. I found myself taking some notes of my own, and not just for writing my review.

I never doubted that Red Phoenix would disappoint at all. She always amazes me with her talent, and always gives her readers what they want and more. For those of you who would like a short, sensual, instructional read, this is definitely for you. Take the beautiful journey in to the world of Socrates. But be warned, it will be very hard to say goodbye to the 'Online Dom.'

*Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*