Saturday, December 9, 2017

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

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An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule, while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot. An England utterly strange and utterly real.
 An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take power as their birthright. Teachers with mysterious ties to warring political factions at the highest levels of government.  Three young people who learn everything they’ve been taught is a lie – knowledge that could cost them their lives. A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories. A love triangle. A desperate chase. Revolutionaries and secret police. Religious fanatics and coldhearted scientists. Murder. A London filled with danger and wonder. A tortured relationship between a mother and a daughter, and a mother and a son. Unexpected villains and unexpected heroes. Cool reason versus passion. Rich versus poor. Right versus wrong, though which is which isn’t clear.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)



Title: Smoke
Author: Dan Vyleta
Pages: 423 
Source: Paperback advance reading copy
Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, historical

I really can't quite tell if I liked this book, or if I hated it. It's a mixture of sci-fi and alternate history which are two very strange genres to mix together IMHO. 

The beginning was really good. Imagine a world where you began to billow smoke out of your being whenever you felt intense emotions. All of your deep feelings on display for the world to see. 

The ending, or rather the last 200 pages dragged horribly on for me. It was dull, but at the same time I wanted to finish the book because it was such a strange one for me I felt like I needed to see it through to the end.

There was a lot of bouncing around of view points during every chapter, which kind of made it hard to follow what was going on, but I think I managed to keep things in order. I find myself liking the ending a lot better than the beginning or the middle.

I give this book props for thinking up a topic no one else has written about that I know of, so hats off to creativity and imagination. Took me about two weeks to get through because I had to take it in in small doses. 

2/5

DISCLAIMER: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Gillette Venus Swirl

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Disclaimer: I received this product free for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.
 I have been using a cheap $1 razor for the past few months because I've been too lazy to go out and look for a razor that I might like. I decided to sign up for Influenster and I somehow landed a VoxBox in no time. It saved me a trip to the store, which I am more thank thankful for.


Gillette Venus Swirl is purple with a cute design on it. It also includes a FLEXIBALL meant to help the razor contour to everyone's individual curves for a smooth and flawless shave. The first razor with a FLEXIBALL!
It has 5 blades that are very, very sharp. I had been used to using my cheap razor I forgot how easy it is to cut yourself on good razors! It also has a serum on the razor that is moisture-activated that helps it glide smoothly. Unscented as well.

Gillette Venus Swirl is recommended for people who have normal skin, if you have dry skin you can check this razor for an alternate product from the same company.

I don't recommend putting the razor face down on anything because it will ruin the moisture-activated film on the head of the razor, so it should be put down face up or in a dish without the head touching anything.

I got no razor burn with this which was a relief! And whatever the moisture-activated film is made out of didn't break my sensitive skin out, and that really surprised me.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pink B.O.B - Rippled Silicone Vibrator

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The Pink B.O.B. Rippled Silicone Vibrator is a whole new sensation for me! It's made out of silicone, so it feels smooth for a sexier feeling, but still firm enough to keep it on the right spot. The tip of it does have a little give, but I like that because I can't have something hard pressing into me or else it begins to feel uncomfortable. I never once felt uncomfortable using this vibrator. It was fun from the moment I turned it on to the moments after I was basking in the after-glow.

The angle of the end of the vibrator is perfect for stimulating the G-spot. The ripples of the vibrator also create a feeling I haven't felt before in the best way possible. 

With 10 different settings, there's a setting for everyone. This vibrator is perfect for people who don't need something too big (beginners), but still want a good amount of vibrations with not too big of a toy for penetration. The firmness of the ridges while it goes in and out creates a mind-blowing experience I don't ever want to come back from! I prefer toys with girth, but this toy is still a favorite of mine because it more than gets the job done.

It's firm enough to use as both a vaginal insert, just a normal vibrator, or if you're into it, anal. It won't pop out if you're a beginner due to the ridges and the firmness.

You do need your own 2 AAA batteries. I'm glad I read that I had to keep the piece of paper inside of the toy for it to work properly, because I was about to take it out and I would have been super sad had I not read that before using.

You can use water-based lubricant on this vibrator safely. It's also quiet enough to use in your bedroom without music or other background noise on if you live with someone else but the paper does need to stay on considering that's what keeps your vibrator quiet. The vibrations have both strong and soft settings for people who like one or the other, or even both for different times during the play session.
 It is not water-proof so a damp washrag with whatever you use to clean your other toys with will do.

It's a pretty pinkish/purple color, and super soft to the touch while maintaining the rigidity perfect for this specific toy. It looks a little flimsy when you connect the top half to the bottom, but I've used it every day since I received the product and have not had an issue with it breaking so far.

I love the fact that it's a good size to take apart and take with you on a trip secretly as opposed to other toys that may be longer.

Pros:
-Quiet and discreet
-Cute
-Perfect for beginners
-10 different settings so there's a setting or two, or all, for everyone
-Use for inside and outside, and can be used to anal

Things I'd change:
-The girth
-The length

This is only because I'm a seasoned toy collector! I loved the vibrator regardless of the girth or the length of it, but bigger for me would have been the icing on the cake!

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CalExotics Scandal Chair Restraint

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Bondage is something I've been slowly getting into over the past few months. I've always been a person who has a phobia of being held down. I took the plunge and finally tried the experience with CalExotics Scandal Chair Restraint.

These are absolutely gorgeous. They have a very soft, velvety feel which made me feel better about my experience because I wasn't at all uncomfortable with the feel of the product. The black and red are deep and rich, which sets the sensual mood and makes you feel super sexy. Not only are they beautiful, but they're long as well! I have a full sized bed, but these would definitely fit a Queen easily. Perfect for tying to chairs, wrists to ankles, wrists to the bottom of the bed, or the top of the bed post. You could come up with a ton of things to do with these, and I guarantee they'd get the job done, and done well.
They're also very strong and durable. I tugged on them a few times and they didn't budge. Double stitching will do that. I had just a small issue learning how to do the D rings as I've never dealt with them before, but it was easy to figure out after a few moments so it wasn't a downside to this product at all. Since these don't come with chains or clips they won't wear out or break on you, which definitely makes it a quality item in my eyes.

The packaging was discreet, you couldn't tell what it was from the outside. So shipping this item directly to your home if you live with someone else won't be an issue.

They came inside of two separate plastic bags inside of the box pictured above, but the bags didn't leave a bad smell on them so we used them without having to hand wash them due to an overwhelming smell like a lot of products you get that come in plastic bags. I could do without them coming in plastic bags because I'm a "green-ie", but that's definitely only a small downside to a rather enjoyable time and I understand companies have to keep things looking pretty for when they arrive to you, so I'm willing to over-look this due to all of the positives that came out of this.

All in all I really liked these. A perfect beginning to my bondage experience. They're soft to the touch, which put me in the mood to begin with. But not being able to get out of the positions I was put in sent me into over-drive. This definitely spices things up in the bedroom and will always come highly recommended from me.

Disclaimer: I was sent this product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by any outside factors.