While surfing the Internet, meandering from website to website during an episode of insomnia, Jody ends up on an esoteric blog about virtual reality software and accoutrements, where an ad for an intriguing product catches his attention. A stunning femme fatale boldly proclaims that Jody can live out all his sexual fantasies in the privacy and safety of his own home by purchasing the Virtual Reality Mistress. To the sleep deprived Jody that sounds like a pretty good idea, so he places an order and a few days later a FedEx package arrives that changes his life forever. Using information gathered from a battery of assessments and questionnaires filled out by Jody, this product provides him with customized virtual reality fantasies based on his core sexuality. The only trouble is he is not aware of how dark some of his true desires are. Jody embarks on an always erotic but sometimes unsettling journey determined to make peace with his demons.
©2015 Jim Lyon (P)2015 Jim Lyon
I received this audio book as a complimentary copy. Jody orders a machine which provides him with different fantasies ranging from mild to severe BDSM including body altering. I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed how Jody increased the intensity level each time he used the machine. I found myself thinking, what will happen next...
A word of caution...this is not a love story.
Xavier Roman's performance was a perfect voice for this book. He made me believe I was right there with Jody.
The story is about an imaginary product that there’s a market for: virtual reality that learns about your sexual desires as you use it so that it can provide you with personalized interactive experiences.
Jody is sleep deprived, having difficulty with his insomnia. So, he surfs the net. One night he discovers an interesting product for sale – the virtual reality mistress. This looks like the perfect thing to while away the midnight hours and also to safely explore his sexual desires. Please note, this is most definitely erotica. The virtual reality mistress is a machine with lots of probes that the user attaches or inserts here and there. The user is then pulled into a virtual reality where the fantasy can be lived out in all the senses.
This erotica is not for the faint of heart or the hesitant. If you are easily offended by sex, then this might not be for you. The book consists of one erotica scene after another. The virtual reality mistress is a plot device that allows Jody to easily maneuver from one fantasy to another. There’s no messy emotions or concerns with pregnancy or STDs. This is just straight up sex scenes.
In all the scenes, Jody is the recipient of actions that are for the woman’s pleasure. Most of these are some form of BDSM. The first few scenes start off rather tame. As the book continues, the scenes get more and more creative. In fact, there are some sexual acts that I had not heard of. I definitely wonder if some of them would be pleasurable to either party involved, but Jody enjoyed them and that’s what counts. I want my main character to be having a good time in an erotica.
The writing focuses on the pleasure, the anticipation, the exploration of the unknown. I liked this aspect of the story. Jody certainly has some emotional reactions to some of these fantasies as his comfort boundaries are pushed. Of course, the virtual reality mistress becomes something of a drug to him and he keeps diving back into the fantasies, pushing those boundaries ever further. Personally, I found several of the scenes titillating. Not all the fantasies were for me, but I was able to sit back and enjoy the story, seeing how Jody reacted to the fantasy. I think this book is a fun way to explore your own boundaries.
I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost via the author in exchange for an honest review.
Narration: Xavier Roman started off just a ouch hesitant but quickly got the swing of it. His voice is rich and his pacing excellent. He definitely added another dimension to this book with his narration providing that emotional anticipation and pleasure to many of the scenes.
I'm posting this on behalf of my colleague, S F Hopkins, on whose behalf I bought it because she lives in a country that would not permit such a purchase. This is what she says:
The first thing that needs to be said is that this is not a book for the kind of person who says, “Well, I might go for that or I might not”. If you’re going to enjoy it, you have to be a committed enthusiast for BDSM from the point of view of the dominated male. If that is not for you, I don’t believe this book will be, either. It’s not the easiest thing for me as a woman to get into; we’ve struggled a long time to get men to treat us as equals and I, for one, don’t want to replace female subjection with a male version, in life in general or in bed.
That said, if you do think you’ll find that viewpoint to your taste, you should enjoy the book. It’s an amusing idea and well done and the narrator’s style is well suited to the material. This is a well produced audiobook.
A man who believes that, sexually, he’s just like most other men buys a device that first examines his deepest and most hidden desires (what the author calls his core sexuality) and then allows him to act them out in fantasy. The result is that he discovers that his most deeply held fantasies have nothing in common with the rampant Romeo – in fact, he’s a submissive who wants nothing more than to be mentally and physically dominated by women and to give up his maleness completely. The rest of the book shows the acting out of these desires and, as I said, this will either be to your taste or it will not. If it is, you’re unlikely to find many better books.
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Not something I would normally pick up for my self but I am glad I got the chance to listen.
I finished this a few days ago but I am struggling with how to write this, because I liked her fetish for rubber but she is a bit of an odd ducky. Yet I liked it.. Ok see I am confusing you.
I even wrote a note and said the one CBT, ouch not sure how that would be pleasurable but she seemed to like it. Fun to listen to. My mind is Blown.
Take a chance what could it hurt :) I am glad I did.
This is definitely a listening of hotness. Be careful driving, it will be a major distraction. Enjoy in the comfort of your own home. And you will enjoy.
I live and enjoy life enthusiastically. I love kinky things, exploring sexuality, and bending gender.
Lots of hotness and variety here, all smoothly narrated. I enjoyed this book, especially the variety of kinks and fetishes in the story. It was well read and smoothly presented. My only critique is that there were at least two stories repeated from one of the author's other books. Not a huge deal as I didn't mind listening to those stories again.
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