I have neither excuse nor reason for this post. Except that this image by Ronald Searle, public domain via Wikimedia Commons, was so adorable I just wanted to share it with other pussy lovers. It made me think of ‘I Am A Cat’, by Natsume Sōseki. Which I must get back to reading. It’s not gonna finish itself.
I’m starting The Contortionist’s Handbook, by Craig Clevenger: I added this to the TBR and forgot that I’d already started on it years back, then abandoned it. I guess that counts as ‘currently reading’. The theme reminds me of Kate Millet’s ‘The Loony-Bin Trip‘ – the awareness that once you’re in the position of having to ‘prove’ sanity, or any other accusation/diagnosis with a circular argument – cf. alcoholism — then you’re pretty much fucked, that power is always going to be abused due to the nature of those who seek power in the first place.
Oh, The Loony-Bin Trip, what a wonderful book. A bit eye-watering regarding sexual imagery, though – sissies might need a quiet lie-down and a stiff g’n’t. Ride ’em, cowboy!
Francis is shy, bookish, a little bit nerdy – and he owns a bookstore. He’s also a werewolf. A sub werewolf, who goes into periodic sexual heat. And as he goes into a surprise heat at the end of the business day, he gets a visit from a very good client, Jonas Greyashe: rich, amorously interested and a dominant werewolf…
Henry’s rich as hell, but it isn’t doing a thing to help him find love. When his friend Minna suggests he intern as a barista and see if he meets someone, he thinks she’s crazy. But it might just take some crazy coffee-slinging action for him to find love…
Well, Penn is a slave – still. But now he’s a pampered pet, now he’s the master’s darling. You’d think he’d be satisfied with that, that he’d be content. But is he? Well, perhaps he might be – if it wasn’t for Lettice and Benedict Parrin, the dangerously liberal and political wolves in his master and lover Ree’s circle. If it wasn’t that Ree’s mother, the old Dam of the Hotstaat pack, is trying to get him married off to a suitable wolf-girl. If it wasn’t for his nature, if he didn’t hate being a slave, if he didn’t long to be free… Is love enough to reconcile Penn to being a slave? Is he willing to risk capture and death, for the sake of freedom?
Set in an alternative universe’s 1920s, with wolves.
SEQUEL TO WOLF SLAVE, AVAILABLE FREE THROUGH KINDLE PRIME!
Image – Seton and Thompson, no known copyright restrictions.
Mike is a contestant on the hot new quiz show gripping the nation, and he has a chance to win a lot of money – a lot. But when he can’t remember the answer, and the quiz show host helps him out, what price will he be expected to pay for cheating?
Book cover image by takomabibelot on flickr, public domain.