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Blue Moon House: Kitten


**I received a complimentary ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

There are a good amount of readers today who do not realize that “erotic fiction” is not necessarily tantamount to “bad writing.” I blame this fact on crap like 50 Shades of Grey.

Angelica Dawson is, obviously, not the first author to prove that erotic fiction is not confined to mediocre, unimaginative writing. But her novellas, especially the early ones, have won over skeptics who never in their wildest dreams imagined they would find themselves intrigued (for a more polite word) by works of erotic fiction and BDSM erotica. Her novella, The Blue Moon House has been in the top ten best-selling titles at Naughty Nights Press for over six months. She has also written short stories, The Highest Bidder and Leave Taking, which were featured in anthologies.

She continues to impress with Blue Moon House Kitten, a novella of the erotic persuasion. Okay, so maybe it’s a bit more hardcore than that. Okay, it’s a lot more hardcore than that. Not everyone in this story is perfect, which adds to the realism. As a whole, it provides a great introduction the sometimes heartbreaking, often surreal world that comes with gaining control over one’s past traumas. I was a bit skeptical at first, when I discovered what her trauma had been. However, the more I read, the more impressed I was with her. What she did takes a lot of courage, self-control, and a lot of trust. The latter is a huge part of the BDSM lifestyle, and Angelica Dawson illustrates this fact perfectly.

Dawson has always been praised for her creativity and ability to write incredible erotic fantasies. What is interesting about hers is the fact that not everyone falls in love. There was no actual romance, per se in this novella, and that added to the scandalous nature and intrigue. I was a bit unsure about the clothing and social structure that would have accompanied life in the early 20th century, but this did not detract from the story.

Blue Moon House Kitten is a bit darker than some of her other writing, but in the best way possible. The story concerns a young woman who is unsatisfied with her current sexual encounters, and in desperate need for some more variety. She seeks out the Blue Moon House, and enters a world she could never have imagined to be real. Through the trust she places in her Masters, she is able to work past the fears that stem from her earlier trauma, an impressive feat to say the least. The world of BDSM is all about give-and-take, though, so she is entrusted with a secret that could bring down the entire household, should she prove to not be trustworthy.

Angelica Dawson continues to impress her readers, and bring them a little something to warm their beds at night. I give this a 4.5 out of 5 star book review.

Book Review by A. P. Bullard
Triskele Reviews
Date Added: 02/25/2015 by Alexia Bullard
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