3 Chicks After Dark is happy to participate in the blog tour kicking off a brand new erotic romance BDSM series from Sherri Hayes called Serpent’s Kiss. Today we feature the first installment in that series, Welcome to Serpent’s Kiss. Thanks for stopping by!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Five years after the doors opened, the club is everything she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of its members have become friends.
The one thing Katrina didn’t expect when she’d decided to open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
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This novella is a really great introduction to the world of Serpent’s Kiss. This first foray lays it all out and efficiently introduces the cast of characters. It’s a quick and dirty – very dirty – short that conveys the potential for just how naughty this series could be. I really enjoy Sherri Hayes’ contemporary romances, so I’m anxious to see what she will accomplish in the realm of erotic romance BDSM.
We get well acquainted with the owner of Serpent’s Kiss, Katrina. She’s had some ups and downs, and I like her commitment to live life to the fullest. It shows that she’s learned from her experiences, and I think most readers will relate to her desire for something more. She lives in the moment, and those moments are filled with experiencing those things she truly desires.
If this story’s any indication, no connection will be off limits for Hayes. We already have some potential May-December pairings as well as employer-employee arrangements in the works. I’m curious to see how these play out and whether or not Hayes will continue to explore atypical, less common relationships. I really like the idea that this isn’t your run of the mill fetish club, and it’d certainly be interesting to see how many different combinations and configurations she can come up with.
If I had any complaint about this novella, it’s that it changes direction frequently with all the potential plot set ups. This disrupts the flow a little, but never makes it feel completely disjointed. I could tell how the various scenes interrelated, so there’s method to the madness. It’s like planting a million little seeds so they can grow into full fledged stories over the course of this series.
Overall I feel like we get a good feel for Katrina, her staff, the members and the mission behind Serpent’s Kiss. This story spends a fair amount of time setting things up for book one, Burning For Her Kiss, Drew and Beth’s story releasing in February 2015. I definitely think the world will be more than ready for more Serpent’s Kiss by then.
RATING: ONE SNEAKER, ONE BAD ASS BOOT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Six years later, Sherri is the author of six full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. She is most well known for her Finding Anna series about a young woman rescued from being a sex slave by a wealthy Dominant. The third book in that series, Truth, released July 25, 2013.
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