BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Mistress Severity by Alex Jordaine…

I have reviewed Alex Jordaine’s books on my blog before, I very much enjoyed the first two but struggled with the third and never got too far into it. This is the fourth one (though I do have the fifth one on my shelf already) and I must say it has been a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I like the simplicity of the story, featuring just five characters and set entirely in a dungeon the book plays out almost like one long scene, even though it’s set over several days/weeks. As you might expect, this scenario is facilitated by the usual ‘inheritance’ back story which is brushed over very quickly and not over analyzed and allowed to fester into an irritating cliche. Which it could, but that’s probably just me…
On occasion the descriptions of the sex and beatings are a little… one dimensional, but you could probably say the same about my writing. There’s only so many ways you can describe someone being flogged after all, and I’d rather that than the author getting terribly flowery about it, nothing turns me off quicker than an author eulogising like the very Bard himself. After all, nobody jerks off to poetry – do they?
Rather than give you the lowdown on the plot, it would probably be easier to post a photo of the back cover…

That tells you pretty much what you need to know to be honest, suffice it to say that I’ve enjoyed reading it and it makes me wonder whether I should now progress to book five or revisit book three and see if I get on with it better this time?
It seems I have got it wrong, having looked at my shelf, it seems Alex has in fact written six novels, not five. which are
Mistress of Torment 2009
Naked for the Mistress 2010
Mistress Extreme 2011
Mistress Divine 2012
Surrender to the Mistress 2012
Mistress Severity 2013
I think there’s one on Amazon from 2014 called Bound to the Mistress too, but I don’t have that one.


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