Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Riding The Ether by KD Grace

This much awaited 2nd book of the trilogy has finally arrived and I'm so excited to have the opportunity to review it.
Plus I just had to post this on Halloween while everyone's in the super scary mood. A perfect read for this Halloween night!

I absolutely adored Body Temperature Rising, it enveloped me from the very first page and I can honestly say its my favourite ever paranormal erotica and Riding the Ether was no exception. The book starts directly where it left off from Body Temperature Rising, although its a stand alone book, to get the full effect and to understand the main characters its best to have read BTR.
BTR was about Marie and Tims love affair and a brilliant introduction into the world of magic and demons. You connect with all the main characters and cant wait to follow them through into Riding the Ether.

Cassandra Larkin keeps her ravenous and dangerous sexual appetite secret until she seduces Anderson in the mysterious void of the Ether.  Anderson is the sexy, insatiable ghost who can give her exactly what she needs.
But sex is dangerous in a place like the Ether…
When the treacherous demon, Deacon, discovers the truth about the origin of Cassandra’s powerful lust, he plots to use her sex magic for revenge on Tara Stone and the Elemental Coven, who practice their own brand of sex magic.
Cassandra must embrace the lust and sexuality she fears and learn to use its power. Will she stand with Anderson, Tara, and the Elemental Coven against Deacon’s wrath or suffer the loss of friendship, magic and love?

This amazing fast paced read introduces us to Cassandra Larkin and her special secret of why she has a ravenous sexual appetite and only 1 man, the gorgeous Anderson can satisfy her needs and is strong enough to ride into the ether to enjoy deep passionate sex.
We watch as their journeys for passionate sex become dangerous as the infamous Deacon is about to return as he discovers Cassandra's secret and wants to use it to plan revenge and the whole coven needs to stand together if they are to survive and stop this demon. 
.....But has Deacon found a new victim to taunt and torture to convince/bribe to make him into human form again?
We follow Cassandra as she learns more about her mysterious past but remains terrified of her own powers, but she needs to embrace them and learn fast with the help of the coven to help stop this evil before he finds his way back.
We also continue following Marie and Tim who are now fully fledged members of the coven at Elemental cottage with Tara high priestess teaching them everything she can, quickly transforming them into formidable witches. Familiar characters from BTR Sky and Fiori are also back and fully involved into book 2.

Wow what a great book another breathless read from the library of KD Grace, she has a magnetic way of drawing us into her books and not being able to put it down till the last page. We are pulled into this fascinating world of sex magic with dark forces lurking nearby.
Not only do we have great sex of every flavour with lesbian, gay, ménage and more ...oh and even straight; we have a brilliant plot and storyline, each and every character is relatable making it feel like it could be anyone of us, the sex is steamy hot and completely believable.
The ending is another great finish leaving you jumping up and down for the 3rd and last book of the triliogy..oh my how am I going to manage till March 2013 eeep.
Another great read, its a thrilling suspense and if you love the paranormal erotica this trilogy is for you, if you haven't read Body Temperature Rising grab this book first to learn the full depth of Riding the ether, its completely addictive.

Take a peek at my full review of Body temperature rising see here

Author Bio

K D GraceK D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, cuz otherwise, what would she write about?
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast route across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.
K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop, and her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011.
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All my thanks goes to KD Grace herself for sending me Riding the Ether to review.

More of my Book reviews by KD Grace

Body Temperature and Rising By KD Grace

Migrations By KD Grace
 Surrogates by KD Grace
 The Pet Shop By KD Grace
 The Initiation of Miss Holly By KD Grace

Happy Halloween from MidnightB xxx


I just wanted to wish all my friends and readers a really 
Happy Halloween and thank you for coming back regularly to my reviews and thank you for the wonderful comments and feed back that you have sent.
I love Halloween yes even more than Christmas and you can also extend your Halloween fun to sextoys with some really scary and gruesome exciting ideas.

 In order of appearance in the image above
The Death by orgasm Werewolf silver bullet..what else would you have for a werewolf but a silver!
the Death by Orgasm Black Widow spider its such a shame the spider doesnt come in these fab gravestone tins like the scorpion,

In the image above you will see Frankenstein's hand freshly cut off to go and hunt for my escaped bullets.
You can see the 
Death by Orgasm 10 speed Scorpion bullet captured and squashed under Frankenstein's finger and 
the Death by Orgasm Black Widow spider attacking his finger to save his friend Scorpy.

 I love this Death by orgasm range, the packaging is amazing,please manufacturers please take note we love unusual fun packaging.

Background and animation by Midnight Boudoir.

So have a wonderfully spooky 
Happy Halloween 
Midnight Boudoir

Monday, 29 October 2012

The FiSHiN-iNG - Toy with me Tuesday #20

This weeks entry on Toy With Me Tuesday #20 
which is hosted by the lovely Nymphomaniacness

 On Midnight Boudoir I love to offer you fun images that will hopefully make you smile, this year for Halloween we have entered several photo sextoy competitions.

This image was inspired but the famous "Heres Johnny" Image above from the Shining, for those that remember this film when it first came out....eeep.

Included you will see 2 famous toys from the Big Teaze range, starring as Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.
If you compare Shelley Duvall's mouth with the I Rub my Fishie (Sorry Shelley) you will see why I used him. And Jack Nicholson's face was perfect for my I Rub my Penguin, well they hunt fish dont it all fitted in with the image.

 I also couldn't let Halloween go by without a Witch on her Broomstick and of course my trusty pet cat! This rabbit was my Eve Body responsive rabbit vibrator which miraculously turned into a cat or did he eat the bunny!

Anyway Im looking forward to seeing the many Halloweeny images on Toy with me Tuesday this week.
Please check out all the other entries

Toy with me Tuesday

If you like these images please take a min and give us quick vote on 
We have entered on numbers #9 and #10 and take a peek at the many other brilliant entries for the competition.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Wake-Up Vibe

Wake-Up Vibe

I was really excited to be asked by Lovehoney to try out the NEW patent pending Wake-Up vibe, you know I love my gadgets and its a fun novel idea too.

I have tried so many sextoys over the years so I was really looking forward to trying something extremely new and unique.

The packaging for the Wake-up is fun and quirky showing the vibe in a cardboard box with a window cut out. The great thing is no one will know what it is, it simply looks like a fun little alarm clock completely discreet, until they look closer and see the word vibe, by then you will have whisked it away to try.

 On the back you have a clear fun explanation of the basics of what this unique toy does.

 What's in the box!

Inside the box you have a well packaged beautifully feminine Lilac Wake-Up Vibe, an excellent quality padded matching lilac sleep mask and charging unit with 3 adapters for anywhere round the world as you cant be without this fun toy. You also recieve an excellent quality storage bag which is made of thicker silky black material to give it some real protection.

Plus of course the Instruction leaflet

The Wake-Up Vibe is made of silky smooth silicone in a gorgeous lilac, it also comes in black and pink, but I absolutely adore this colour.

Your new rechargeable alarm clock is perfectly shaped to the female form to be worn in your knickers over night, with its C shaped.

 On the top is the LCD screen so you can see the time and the small white control panel with 4 arrows and an OK button in the centre to set the alarm and adjust all the vibration settings.

Underneath the vibe the V-shaped wakeup tapers to a rounded bump which of course will stimulate the clit or if you wear it lower the entrance of the vagina. There is slight embossing at the top to show you cant dispose of it in a dustbin and the CE logo.
The clit bump is quite pronounced to really add pinpoint stimulation to your clit or vagina, but beautifully rounded to give a wider surface area of vibes to our body.
There is also a very slight seamline surrounding the whole toy.

 At the wide end you have a small matching lilac coloured bung to protect the recharging port.

A really nice touch is the gorgeous excellent quality sleep mask, which is beautifully sewn and slightly padded and soooo very comfortable, it actually is designed to come down slightly lower over the eyes and nose than a normal mask, so its a complete black out mask.

Total length of the wake-Up is 4.75 inches/12 cm long,
Widest point is 6.6cm/2.6 inches,
Thickness of the whole vibe approximate is 2.2cm,
Thickness of the clit bump is 2.2cm

This lovely little alarm clock is fully rechargeable and comes with a whopping 76 inches of cable. The toy arrives locked so you simply press the 2 arrow buttons togther to unlock or lock again if travelling. 

Next just plug in the jack connector to the end and affix your chosen plug attachment depending on which country you are in.

 Four plug attachments

I could not find anywhere on the box or instructions to explain charging times, but once you plug in the charging unit an LED glows red and it changes to green once charged, this took approx 4 hours.
Please leave the full amount of time to charge.
You all know my pet peeve is when people complain their toy doesn't have the full charge or power, as they just couldn't wait to use it and try it straight away; you then will never gain the full charge of your product, this goes for every rechargeable product not just toys; have patience people.

The smooth curved underside of the wake-up.

There are 2 ways to use your wake-Up, one is the alarm clock and then manually as a sextoy when you want to lie in and continue on to enjoy an orgasm.

On Alarm mode
This clever little gadget has 6 patterns which when you have chosen your pattern it will wake you up on low vibrations, then it will increase the more you ignore it...just this idea!
The vibrating strength changes over time, from slow and low to fast and stronger. So choose from one of the 6 patterns below to wakeup to. Then on waking simply turn off or wait for it to reach full and continuous power or press and hold the middle button to quickly switch to manual to carry on enjoying the vibes to orgasm (see below).

Manual Mode
This allows you to just pick it up on when you feel like it to use as a sextoy and enjoy the vibrations, simply press and hold the on/off button (the middle button) and it stitches the toy from alarm mode to using it right away, then you simply use the up and down buttons to scroll through your 6 patterns shown below.

Vibration patterns

1. 3 Pulses every second,
2. 3 short, 1 long, 4 Short, gap,
3. 3 short, 1 long,
4. 2 short, gap,
5. Short, long,
6. Short, short, long, long pulses,

Alarm mode timing sequences
  • 6 seconds- 20%
  • 5.5 seconds - 30%
  • 5 seconds - 40%
  • 4.5 seconds - 50%
  • 4 seconds - 60%
  • 3.5 seconds - 70% 
  • 3 seconds - 80%
  • 2.5 seconds - 90%
  • 2 seconds - 100%
In total there are 9 steps of vibration over 3 minutes. The last step 100% power doesn't change after 20 seconds it stays till you turn it off. The vibrations are fairly buzzy and also quite noisy when it gets to higher strength, but its dulled in your knickers and under the duvet of course. But the vibes do sound like an alarm clock so in that fact alone no one would know it was a vibrator.

Using my new fun gadget my decibel meter which I will be using on my vibrating products from now on to get a good baseline of actual noise.

 Not actual reading, just as an example. Here is my post explaining all about my fun new review gadget Sound metering

Wake-Up readings
The Ambient noise in the room measured a 33.3 decibels using my sound meter.
The Wake-up on its quietest vibration was 54.1 decibels which went up to 56.7 on its loudest.

Which means you could almost hear it through a door or wall but with a TV or radio on it would drown out the noise, you would hear it over the duvet despite muffled underneath in knickers.

 Ready for bed!

This great new toy is so easy to use, simply slip it into your knickers, pop your mask on and dream away.
I found the instruction manual was a bit of a pain as it is printed very faint so its really difficult to read plus its written in different languages, so for every point you have to hunt through to find the next instruction. I also found the instructions were quite complicated to read but once you sort them out its easy to understand.

You simply set the time and then set the alarm clock for the time you want to wake-up, you then set the pattern you require to wake-up with...easy as that. The fun novel idea is that this vibe changes speed and strength the longer you leave it on, once you get to 3 minutes it stays on till you cancel it.

The vibrations feel really nice, the first few mornings it did make me wake with a start wondering what the hell was vibrating between my legs, but once you get used to the idea its ok. The only slight problem is that the whole toy is rather large, it would have fitted neater in my knickers if it were slimmer and if it had a central ridge to sit between your lips, you could squeeze your thighs and hold it together.
It was a bit too wide to be comfortable in my knickers overnight continually and the seams were scratching my skin when I closed my legs. Just maybe if you sleep on your back or tummy this would be comfortable, but I cant do either.

You do need to wear knickers girls to keep it in place overnight, bring out your Bridget Joneses girls, no good wearing your thongs, you need something with a gusset and more elasticated to support it, but its worth it I can assure you.

The great idea is that if you want to lie in and enjoy the vibes to orgasm you can quickly switch to manual mode by holding down the middle button.
Sadly for me the vibrations were not quite powerful enough for me to reach orgasm, but it certainly heats things up, I just needed to grab an extra toy to hurry things along. But despite this I would still recommend it as its such a fun gadget and to warm things up with your OH.
I did also enjoy using the mask that comes with this vibe; most masks that come with sets like this are usually so thin and the elastic uncomfortable, but this sits perfectly around your eyes and is a complete blackout mask, I dont normally use a mask to sleep but since using this I have slept so well. Its slightly padded and ever so comfortable.

Design suggestions
After using toys for so many years I am now adding this extra paragraph as often I can see where a product can be improved.
The shape of the wake-up would have been better if it had a thin ridge down the centre to sit between your lips, also the whole design needs to be slimmer.
This little wake-up would be brilliant if it came with its own recharging dock rather than just the plug, the base would allow you to use it as a normal alarm clock if the clit bump sits in the base and it remains upright, it then also keeps the bump clean and you can use it as a normal clock, who would have any idea what this little gadget is actually used for.

Cleaning and maintenance
The wake-Up is such an easy toy to clean, simply wipe clean the silicone underneath where you have worn it and spray with sextoy cleaner and allow to dry, do not submerge this toy it isn't waterproof, due to the charging port and the LCD screen itself. Then after use I put my wakeup on charge and slip it in the storage bag.
TIP: This silky soft silicone marks easily and is something to be aware of.

The wake-up is a brilliant novel idea for anyone who collects sextoys, its elegant, feminine and light and the silicone is silky smooth. Sadly for me the vibes were not enough to bring me to orgasm because they were slightly underpowered and on the buzzy side; but it was enough to heat things up. You will certainly be waking your OH up for some before work fun with this toy. I love that it has a manual mode too so you can switch it to a normal toy whenever the mood takes you.
I did find it slightly uncomfortable to wear overnight due to it feeling a bit on the wide side and the seams were a bit scratchy but these can easily be filed down.
The sleep mask though is excellent quality and so extremely comfortable to wear, its the best mask I have and will be using it regularly.
Despite a few niggles I now have a fun new clock which is an amazing new concept and excellent quality silicone toy and luxurious gift for any girl. This is an ideal gift for anyone from beginners to advanced toy collectors, just because its so novel. If you want a powerful toy this isn't it, but if you want something fun and unique you can forgive its middling buzzy vibes, afterall its only underpowered for me as I enjoy blow your socks of vibes.
Its so unique and adds a great quirky fun twist to your bedtime routine and certainly allows you to go off to work with a big smile on your faces, what can be better than that.
The only problem you will have is not wanting to turn this off and get out of bed as this vibe will lead to much

Feminine colour,
Gorgeous slim modern design,
Innovative idea,

Slightly on the large side to wear comfortably, could be thinner.
Marks easily,

You will be able to buy your own Wake-up Vibe SOON from Lovehoney

All my thanks goes to the lovely girls at Lovehoney for sending me this vibe for this review

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