Monday, June 22, 2009

Trade Reviews - Orion by Roscoe James

Three reviews.

Reviewing site : You Gotta Read
Rating : You Need To Read
Reviewed by : Heather

Amid the towering monuments of Manhattan's concrete jungle, Pamela Wilkinson wasn't looking for a white picket fence and roses. She didn't yearn for silk sheets and gentle caresses. She wanted something else. Something different. Something good girls aren't supposed to crave and good boys know nothing about. She wanted more than the pull of rope against her wrists, the smell of leather in her nose, and the loud clang of the dungeon door slamming shut on her heart. She wanted the forbidden dance of master and submissive.

Horatio Sloan, wealthy eccentric and not easily denied, demanded more from Pamela than just her body. From a small art gallery in SoHo to the cold marble floor of his study, he would take from her more than her soul, demand more than just her heart, and possess her darkest, most secret place...

Her mind.

In Orion you follow Pam through her journey of finding and experiencing a new way of life. You watch her struggle with knowing what she wants while knowing that most people would find it completely insane. In the opening scenes of the book, Pam tells you that she doesn’t want just the average sexual relationship but someone to dominate her mind.

I was mesmerized by Pam’s journey into submissive. I was one of those people who would look at the pictures of leather, chains, collars, etc and think… Nasty. James puts your mind into another frame, allowing you to understand what is going through the mind of a submissive. It’s not about the sex or kink, but about pleasing your mate.

Anyone that is interested in BDSM really should read Orion. This book was thought provoking to say the least. James has created a world in which you are allowed to learn the inner workings of the mind of a submissive and a dominant. Following Pam through her journey, her decisions to become a submissive, the struggle of finding a Dom, her inner turmoil, and eventually her trial as a Dom will keep you intrigued and turning the pages.

Loose ID
May 19, 2009

After spending an interesting evening at an erotic photography show, something deep within Pamela Wilkinson was stirred. A fantasy, a desire that she is just now aching to have realized. But all of her dates are complete failures at giving her what she needs and even her best friend doesn't understand what Pamela wants. During her birthday party, her friends give Pamela a dog collar and leash, which she promptly puts on. After teasingly leading Pam around on the leash, her best friend hands off the leash to a stranger while she powders her nose. Jolie has no idea what she has set in motion.

Horacio Sloan is immediately fascinated by the drunken woman at the end of the leash. He even warns Pamela that someone might take her seriously, but she doesn't deny that at all. Each week he finds himself at the bar, flirting with her across the distance until finally one week he brings his assistant along. Soon Pamela finds herself in a limo with a man who is a complete stranger and ends up spending the night at his isolated mansion. Frightened and fascinated, Pamela knows this is the one man who will give her fantasy life and he would not disappoint her.

I'm still catching my breath from this one. Each word flickers like a flame from the heat between Pam and Horacio. Horacio is a definite alpha master yet shows a gentleness in his handling of Pamela that borders on the exquisite. Pamela is a well fleshed out character, showing her internal struggle of wanting her fantasy at the same time as fearing it. If you like your stories hot, ORION by Roscoe James is not to be missed. The BDSM D/s elements are very strong in this book and elemental to the story but are written very well.

Wild and hot, you won't be putting this book down. ORION by Roscoe James is an exquisite story you won't want to miss.

Title: Orion
Author: Roscoe James
Publisher: Loose ID
Publisher URL:
Reviewer: Amanda Nelson
Rating: 5 stars
Heat level: O

Pamela Wilkinson knows she wants more from a man, but that man is hard to find. While visiting an art gallery in Soho, she finds what she is missing…someone to make her own. So far, none of her dates seem to understand what she is seeking, until she meets the man. The man has been watching her every Friday night, up until the night. It was the night that Horatio Sloan came to complete her. She did things that she never thought she would ever do, and not only did them but found herself to be totally turned on by them. Horatio took her on a journey that began with a single word.

I was totally blown away by this book. Mr. James has managed to intrigue, entice and mesmerize me with this story. Instead of being the usual punishment and reward book that so many BDSM books are, this one showed me what a true Dominant/submissive relationship should be. Mr. James had the terminology and the action that made me fully believe in this relationship and what love can do to a person who craves this lifestyle. When Pamela was without Horatio, I felt her pain and when she was with him, I felt her total obedience. The characters, plot and scene playing were all so well written that I was able to totally lose myself in the story. The analogies used throughout the book were totally unexpected in an erotic story, yet they fit like a glove. The sex was everything that I would desire in a D/s relationship, the anticipation was very exciting and the climax was even more so. If all of Mr. James’ books are like this, I have a lot of reading to catch up on. I can’t say I’d recommend this book for light summer reading, but I would highly recommend this book for some late night titillation.

Amanda Nelson
Just Erotic Romance Reviews

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Roscoe James


Nina Pierce said...

Duuuuuude - I have my copy and absolutely agree with these reviewers. Tell me where I can meet Horatio ;) ...

Oh, and yes, this one is on my keeper shelf!

Roscoe James said...

Out in print in August (or so I'm told).

And aren't you suposed to be writing something? A storm brain or something like that?

** where did I put Horacio's whip? **