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Fast & Fun
on September 23, 2016
Jacqueline's mother is sick, and dying, due to the overabundance of rain in the land. Jackie is instructed to find a special root, which might help heal her ailing mother, but she is naive and very quickly trades the root for some magic beans. The satyr who tricks her into giving up the root, also wants a lick of her nectar. She manages to get away but feels utterly defeated when she finds out that she's been had. Not unlike the the original version of this English tale, the beans turn out to be far more magical than initially thought.
Despite the ultra cheesy cover and the awful name, this wasn't a bad read. It's not really my thing because the naive nymph coupled with the the kids' fairy tale premise feels a bit creepy, but I can see the appeal for others. I guess this sort of story, together with erotica involving other mythical creatures, feeds a specific market.
I was impressed with the fact that she didn't just call it "erotica" and then present regular old missionary sex, as many authors usually do. There was a bit of everything in this story and I think that the sexual encounters were particularly well-written. I liked that she was able to sneak in some tentacle play and also the use of restraints. It was an interesting and plausible mix of sexual encounters for the story presented to the reader. Most of all, I think that the sexual encounters being evenly dispersed throughout the story makes for even reading, rather than the story being heavy on the back end, making the reader feel like they've had to slog through endless narrative for a few minutes of actual erotica.