Monday, July 25, 2016

Review - The Inquisition by Jacintha Topaz

Uncaged: First let's start off with the fact that Uncaged does not truly have a review team that is going to read erotic/gay/BDSM on a normal basis. If I get reviewers that are up to the task, I'll definitely let that be known. This novel was read and reviewed by my daughter, Kaitlin Olson.

The Inquisition
Jacintha Topaz
Genre: Erotic/BDSM/Gay
Adults Only

Blurb: After a quick stipend to pay the rent, July Greenfield agrees to put herself on the spot and answer some very personal questions … in front of a rolling camera. 

Filmmaker Thalia Akasidou is about to wrap up the last segment of her documentary when an irresistible addition derails her from completing the project as she had initially envisioned. 

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Uncaged Review: The Inquisition by Jacintha Topaz is a short erotic novel with lesbian and BDSM themes. It was very well-written, which can be a pleasant surprise within the genre; the vocabulary was intelligent and unobtrusive, the descriptions made for good visualization while simultaneously remaining concise, and the characters and their behavior seemed well-thought out and consistent.

In a short story, the bar isn't set very high when it comes to background and character building, but Jacintha Topaz made each character feel substantial. There is insight into their thought processes provided, which feeds into their behavior and actions in realistic ways. This adds to the immersion of the story, which is a cornerstone to a great work-- especially in one that seeks to stimulate the reader.

On to the meat of the story; the sex scene. The Inquisition lacks the nonsensical verbiage employed by many erotic novels or scenes and instead uses descriptors that do not detract from the overall atmosphere. Something else worthy of praise is the realistic depiction of BDSM by the inclusion of verbal consent, clear boundaries, access to a safeword and the use of aftercare. It's a shame that more related mainstream novels don't present such an excellent and clear example of what true BDSM should be like.

All in all, The Inquisition was a pleasure to read. It succeeds in what it sets out to do, which is provide an immersive and titillating scene to bury oneself in for a short time. The writing itself is coherent and easy to both understand and follow, and the characters are relatable and realistic. Finally, the erotic scene at the heart of it is what all authors should aspire to match when seeking to represent a safe, sane and consensual BDSM encounter.

5 stars

(A copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review)

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