First off, Id better declare an interest, as we say in
the UK, Karen is the one who has pushed, cajoled and threatened me into being an
Having said that, where do I begin?
How do you review an authoress who has more styles than you can shake a stick at and is
proficient in all of them? An authoress who really knows her stuff? Its a hard job,
but someone has to do it.
Her stories are believable and painstakingly constructed; they paint a vivid picture
and tempt the reader into them. Once hooked, you cant wait to get to the next word.
Her words dance along the screen and just when you are feeling comfortable, wham; you get
hit right on the forehead.
The only criticism I have, is that with some stories, she leaves you hanging in midair,
desperately trying to find out what happened next. You identify with the main character
straight away, feel their joy, pain and anguish. You want them to overcome adversities and
you cry at their misfortunes.
I would put Karen alongside the likes of Brandy Dewinter and Vickie Tern. If you want a
lesson in writing, then read any one of her stories, see the way the paragraphs work.
Marvel at her mastery of dialogue, gape in awe at her descriptive powers.
She currently has twelve stories and one part work under her own name and two under
Cynetta on the site. All of them are excellent reads and, depending on your fetish, you
would find all of them enjoyable. All of them are written from the soul and all of them
have the power to inspire.
In "Kristine Kyncaid," we have a guy whos out of work and his
girlfriend is paying the majority of the bills. They strike a bargain and Kristine
goes to work at his girls company, but as a receptionist. Okay as far as it goes,
but this is a domination and humiliation story. Poor old Kristine has to wear a chastity
belt and obey his girlfriend. A twist is that the key to the belt is kept by the boss, so
that both Kristine and his girl are under the control of the boss. I wont go into
all the details but I really felt for Kristine.
I was a passive reader, safe in the world of anonymity, but after reading that story, I
felt that Kristine would rebel. I even wrote a brief sequel of how I saw the rebellion
occur and then I sent it to her. She was gracious and suggested that I write a story and
submit it. It was a direct result of that story that I now contribute to the community.
Karens latest offering, "Melissa goes to School" is about a
girl whos not only starting at a new school, but also starting a new
life. You journey with Melissa through her first day, making new friends and joining the
cheerleader squad, then experiences her first slumber party followed by getting ready for
a dance. You get to feel what Melissa feels. One of the best scenes in this story, at
least for me, is how Karen deals with Melissa having to go to the toilet. No problem you
might say, but she is tied to another girl. The way it was written was brilliant, but then