Author: Kat Austen

Educating Emma by Kat Austen

Educating Emma by Kat AustenEducating Emma by Kat Austen
Published by Amazon Digital Services, Amazon Publishing on June 12th 2016
Pages: 54
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three-stars

Emma’s had it bad for Professor Faraday all semester. Despite her best efforts, Luke Faraday seems immune to the brilliant blonde who sits enthralled in his lecture hall every day.

When Emma decides to confront her enigmatic professor and confess her feelings, Luke has a confession of his own to make. Will his confession send her running? Or will it send her running straight into his arms?

Either way, Emma’s about to get more of an education than she bargained for.

It isn’t quite my style to go for erotica but having actually had a good time with ‘Savage’, I decided to try ‘Educating Emma’ for the hell of it. And I found it a short and quick(ie), fun read, that did initially skirt too uncomfortably closely to degrading kink which got my hackles up, but the twist at the end framed the entire story in a whole new different light.

In short, the whole tale is about getting tail – done in a way so dirty that it’ll get more than several erotica novices blushing – with some questionable practices…had it not been for the entire setup that sort of made it alright in the end.

In fact, I did wish we saw a bit more of Emma’s and Luke’s history fleshed out (what’s with the carnal metaphors?!) in a full-length novel I know I would have wanted to read.

three-stars

Savage by Kat Austen

Savage by Kat AustenSavage by Kat Austen
Published by Amazon Digital Services, Amazon Publishing on August 25, 2016
Pages: 97
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four-stars

He’s been alone for years. Marooned on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he long ago let go of the pleasantries and mannerisms of civilization. He’s become a savage, driven by instinct and impulse—more animal than man.

Then she washes up on his island, and everything changes. Her survival becomes more important that his. Her needs more essential than his own. Her pleasure more imperative than his.

This woman becomes his whole life. Not because she’s the first woman he’s seen in years, but because she’s the one he’s spent his whole life waiting for.

But will she feel the same? Will she be able to bring the man back from the savage? Or will she bring even more of the savage out of the man?

Either way, this tropical island’s about to get even hotter.

The recent slew of the (re)interpretations of the Tarzen/Jane story has gotten me hot and bothered…in a good way.

Books or rather, novellas like ‘Savage’ play happily on archetypes, varying only slightly in the way the Tarzen-type character and his lady get stranded and then get hot and heavy in a place that erases the trappings of modern life – and reduces man to beast and primal urges. But because I know exactly what I’m getting into from the beginning, it’s easy to overlook the cheesy bits of the story and just indulge in this guilty pleasure.

There’s a slight twist in this story though, at the end and it surprised me enough to make erotica like this memorable.

four-stars