Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Divine Cruelty - Lee Ash

Rating : 3.0/5
Number of Pages : 233
Format : Erotic Fiction
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge

Rachel is a slave who reads tarot for her Master. To do this she needs to blank out all other thoughts and feelings and this is done by a mixture of pleasure and pain. She has never lied to her Master but when a slave trader named Pearl arrives she deliberately misinterprets the cards as she is worried that Pearl will cause chaos to her and her Masters world. She keeps drawing the same three tarot cards, The Lovers, The Tower and The Devil. Pearl brings some new slaves into the mix who have body modifications that mix the grotesque with the beautiful and sensual.

Meanwhile Rachel spends illicit time with her Master’s brother who has always had a thing for her. He wants to buy her and add her to his own stock and there seems to be some genuine feelings between the two amid all the bondage and pleasure parades. Not all is as it seems and Rachel in her arrogance believes she knows the motivations of her Master, his brother and Pearl but in truth nothing is as it seems.

This is slaves and masters in the erotic fiction variety of course and this is very focused on domination, submission and humiliation. Some of it was very sexy but other parts just made me say ewww. The sex was constant but there still managed to be a decent story running through it. I would say it was written for women to read rather than men just because of the language and descriptions. Oh and I hate the cover, the woman looks like a transvestite.