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FictionCraft
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The Beautiful People
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2007 Smutters Lounge

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Blog
An Apology to Salespeople


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About Secrets
The Perfect Fuck
About Choices
The Age of Consent
The Kingmaker
Kids and Sex
M.Y.O.B.
The Price of Beauty
The G.O.P.
All Worked Up About Hate
Real Men


Pondering Porn
With Ann Regentin
Good Sex: A Physics Lesson
Meet Frankenstein
Thoughts on the Orgasm Gap
The Very Bloody Marys
The Doomsday Erection
Online Threesome Porn

the boss
by Monica Belle


Book Review by Angelika Devlyn



Fizz is a wild child, retro-punk bitch with a no-nonsense carpe diem attitude. She won't think twice about stealing a car, having sex with whoever is more deserving, and as a drummer in a band called Rubber Dollies, doesn’t shy away from playing topless if the mood takes her. And it does, quite often.

One minute she's applying for jobs only to please her mum, and the next she winds up as a respectable looking receptionist for Black Knight Securities, a company she should avoid, since they are taking part in a major 'facial recognition' CCTV project, one that if the tender to the council goes through as planned could put her own illegal actions, and that of her equally unruly friends at risk. No more illicit booze runs or sex al fresco for starters.

Armed with a neat hairstyle, a pleasant manner and borrowed office clothes, Miss Felicity Cotton's first day at work brims with excitement. Being thrown over the lap of her new boss and taught her first lesson on subservience is a shameful, humiliating, yet hugely arousing new experience.

Of course, strict Stephen English doesn’t know about his employee's unruly side nor how desperate she is to keep it covered up. He is far too interested in taking control and uncovering Felicity's bottom, much to her surprise and secret delight.

I adored reading about Fizz, as I could feel a real meeting of hearts with this inherently submissive character. Much of this girl I could see in me, or at least how I was when I first discovered the pleasures of power play. Feisty Fizz might think she is in control of her life but as soon as Stephen steps in and takes the lead there is no way to fight her urge to please him, much as she tries to deny it.

There's a very good male/male scene, which I found both comical and stirring, not an easy feat, I can tell you. In addition, I enjoyed the power play between (straight) Fizz and her lesbian friend as they experiment on each other in the most convivial and natural manner, despite Fizz not 'batting for the same side.’

Even the music Fizz is into forced my eyes to wander across my old record collection with a spark of regret, as one does when an old flame reappears on the scene looking twice as handsome as when you dumped him. Has it really been so long since we last moshed in unison? Looking at the layer of dust (on my vinyls), I guess it has. Thanks Ms Belle, I owe you two - one for such an entertaining story about the tender evocation of love amidst the perils of submission, and another for reminding me of the pleasures of a three chord thrash!

Angelika Devlyn
March 2007


the boss by Monica Belle

(Virgin Black Lace; April 3, 2007; ISBN-10: 0352340886)
Available at: Amazon.com / Amazon UK


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© 2007 Angelika Devlyn. All rights reserved.

About the Author:  British born Angelika Devlyn, as her pseudonym suggests, is half a shy and angelic soul, and half a naughty little devil. Her good side reviews smut for Sassy Brit at Alternative-Read.com, and here at Erotica Readers and Writers Association. Her devilish alter ego writes a column, 'Ask the Spanking Mavens: Advice to Spankophiles' with Professor Devlin O'Neill, author of several erotic novels and a self-professed expert on spanking. Oh yes, and she also works as a sex toy reviewer, and writes a bit of erotica herself.
Visit Angelika at: myspace.com/angelika_devlyn



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