Simply Romance Reviews
The Big 4-Oh!
Dave and Abigail have the perfect relationship. They are more than husband and wife, they're best
friends, with an active sex life to rival even the youngest of couples. The two of them can talk about anything, even their
wildest fantasies, but they're rapidly running out of ideas to keep things spicy in bed. When Dave broaches the subject of
attending a swinger's party Abigail is willing to give it a try. The end result is nothing short of disastrous. Abigail thinks
trying a threesome would be better. She even has a person in mind and with her fortieth birthday rapidly approaching she decides
to give it a go. Little does she know that Dave already has birthday plans of his own. When they both come home with an extra
partner their threesome quickly turns into a foursome and as the clothes come off the sexual intensity skyrockets. Everyone's
fortieth birthday should be this good.
SRR GRADE: B
The Big 4-Oh! is a birthday party that none of these characters is every likely to forget, and story leading
up to the party isn’t so bad either! *wink* Beth Wylde crafted a very interesting story for those of us in long term
relationships looking at add a little spice, and what can happen if maybe there is a little too much added!
Abigail is a business woman the takes no prisoners type. She is aggressive in the office, at home and in bed. But she’s
getting a little tired of the same old, same old. The last thing she wants is to leave her husband.
Dave also feels that things are getting a little boring with their love live, I man after almost 20 years together there
isn’t too much you don’t know about your partner. He comes up with an idea to attend a swingers party but what
should have been an interesting night of fun and frolic, became just the opposite.
Determined to fix things Abigail has a plan for her birthday to make it all up to Dave. She doesn’t realize Dave
is also cooking up a plan of his own. I tell you I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall in that living room when
the foursome realized what was going on!
The Big 4-Oh! is one of a kind – that’s for sure. The story is fun, the sex is steamy and
the characters are likeable enough to keep this fast read going. A great summer read, just keep the cold drink close you will
|~Reviewed by Lynda|
The Big 4-Oh!
Author: Beth Wylde
Publisher: Phaze Books
Release Date: May 11, 2008
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4
Abigail is about to turn
forty, and it is not something that she is looking forward to. Always one to be adventurous in the bedroom, she decides
to shake things up a bit for her birthday and try something new. Lucky for her, her husband is just as willing to give a new
possibility a go. Her fortieth birthday might very well turn into one she will want to remember, and never forget.
THE BIG 4-OH is a scintillating short story by Beth Wylde that is long on steam. Abigail and Dave branch out and
find that their already exciting love life can always use a little more adventure, times four! I loved the steamy love scenes
and the fast pace kept me hooked from start to finish. For a fun, quick read that really delivers, sink into THE BIG 4-OH!
Romance Reviews Today - Erotic
THE BIG 4-OH! - Beth Wylde
ISBN 13: 978-1-59426-717-8
Heat Rating: 4 Novas
RRTE Rating: Multiple Os
With her fortieth birthday fast approaching, Abigail decides to plan something truly memorable for her and her husband.
She comes up with the perfect idea to invite an old friend to the party. She gets her wish in the end. This is
a birthday she will never forget.
Extremely sexy and full of variety, this little quickie is a must read.
Ariel Summer - 6/5/08
05/28/2008 Entry: "e-Book Review: Switching Sides"
Written by Beth Wylde
Published by Torquere Press
Review by Linda Yau
Elizabeth enjoys sex with men, and is determined to sleep with her date. The only problem that
occurred was when he hightails it out of the bar-restaurant after Elizabeth made her intentions clear. Confused, Elizabeth
sits at the bar, barely able to afford for the drinks when Kara approaches her. She is a neighbor of Elizabeth's. What follows
is a night of intense fiery passion that made Elizabeth realizes that she may not like men as much as she use to.
This is clearly smut erotica in about 27 pages. Elizabeth toward the beginning of the night is
the submissive in this story, dominated by Kara, the clearly experienced one. However, as the night lengthens, Elizabeth shows
Kara a thing or two.
I wouldn't mind seeing more of this story, such as what would be the reactions of the people
who knew Elizabeth before she slept with Kara and then afterwards. Still this is a pretty steamy story.
Review by Rainbow Reviews
Lesbian Book Reviews/Erotica
TITLE: Switching Sides
AUTHOR: Beth Wylde
READ THIS BOOK
A young college student learns her sexual identity might be a lot more pleasurable than she ever
Our narrator Elizabeth, a college coed, introduces us in 1st person to her first Lesbian encounter,
a definite watershed experience for a girl who has been changing guys faster than her underwear since age sixteen. She doesn’t
come across as very self-analytical, so it’s entirely possible that she really doesn’t realize she’s gay,
until the latest guy (so not a hunk, she says) abandons her on the 3rd date, in a gay club, where she’s picked up by
Kara, a fellow college student.
Kara is all Lesbian and proud of it, and indeed she’s set up the date at the gay club because
she thought the narrator was Lesbian and concealing it. Whether she is or not, the narrator discovers a whole new world of
sensual pleasure in Kara’s caring.
Definitely steaming in the sensual and spicy sense, "Switching Sides" doesn’t present a
lot of character evolution. However, for light bedtime reading and titillation, it works really well.
Review by Frost's Fancy
Review by Enchanting Reviews:
Rating: 5 enchantments
Elizabeth is a frustrated college student who is tired of the jerks she has been dating
lately. The latest jerk turned out not to be a jerk at all, and he brings Elizabeth the best thing she could have asked
for, Kara Nouveau.
Kara is and has been a lover of women for a very long time now, and through serious manipulations,
she has a chance at the woman of her dreams, and for a real relationship. Now if only she can convince Elizabeth?
Switching sides is told in first person and written so well that you experience
each mind blowing and earth shattering feeling Elizabeth does. Beth Wylde has created a lovely tale of one woman finally
finding herself and meeting the Lover of her dreams. The sex, though vividly told, never gets too vulgar or distasteful
and strawberries will have a whole new meaning for anyone daring enough to read this loving tale.
Muse Book Reviews:
Girl meets boy - Boy dumps girl
- Girl meets girl
Frustrated by rejections and excuses
by men, college student Elizabeth finds herself warming up to the sexual advances of Kara Nouveau in Beth Wylde's "Switching
The story, told in first person
point of view by Elizabeth,
allows a reader to feel the awakening and exploration of this new sensation along with the main character.
Beth Wylde’s lesbian romance
is charged with a night’s passionate journey into one woman’s experience discovering how two people can truly
connect in more than one way.
If you’re searching for
a read loaded with non-stop sexual passion and release, then Switching Sides is the book for you.
Lea Schizas – Muse Book
Elizabeth goes through more men on her college campus than some people go through underwear
and finds herself mostly unfulfilled. When she learns that her newest flame Brad is gay, she’s about ready to throw
in the towel.
Kara, fellow art student, wants Elizabeth and she believes Elizabeth’s gay as well, or at least
bi-sexual. Why else does she go through so many dates so quickly if not to hide that fact?
Meeting Kara at a gay bar
was not in Elizabeth’s plans, but after watching Brad leave her there, Kara decides to come on to Elizabeth in hopes
that her intuition is correct. Will Elizabeth accept Kara’s invitation for a night of pleasure and more? Or will she
deny her very self?
Switching Sides is a very entertaining, quick read. Both women are very attractive in their
own rights, and their own characteristics easily complement the other. I enjoyed Kara’s dominance and the sensual equality
of Elizabeth once she allowed her inner lesbian woman to break free. The eroticism between the two was sizzling and compelling.
At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of the first person narrative, but thankfully, that proved to not be a distraction.
After reading the story, I’m sure that readers will agree with me that Switching Sides is a wonderfully saucy
Reviewed by: Bella
Genre: Short Story - Lesbian Erotica
Author - Beth Wylde
Switching Sides by Beth Wylde
Elizabeth is the party girl on campus who cannot keep
a man. Her latest boyfriend turns out to be gay. So what’s a girl to do to find true love?
Kara holds nothing back and goes after Elizabeth full
force. Can she convince her that she has something better to offer than any man?
After a long, hot night together Kara and Elizabeth decide
that being together is what they both want.
Fiction, Erotic Romance
Peter Rosier (TCM reviews)
Switching Sides is a Lesbian romance charting the seduction of a hitherto
straight but sexually highly-charged college girl right into a Sapphic lover's arms. First time and seduction stories
often make especially interesting themes and this is no exception. It is hot and explicit but tender, too.
I can see
it appealing to male readers but I hope that women will read this one, too. It contains some good pointers as to why
some may prefer Sapphic affairs and demonstrates how tender these may be.
Review by erotic Escapades
Switching Sides by
Category: Contemporary/ Non-Traditional Sexualities
is enjoying the sexual freedom of college life. However, keeping a steady boyfriend is becoming harder and harder. While
on a date with a new guy, she meets Kara Nouveau. Kara approaches Elizabeth offering her a new sexual experience. Elizabeth
has never thought about having sex with a girl, but Kara’s seductive caresses leave her trembling for more. Embarking
on a night of uncontrollable passion, these two lovers find the love of a lifetime.
Beth Wylde’s Switching
Sides is a heart pounding story filled with passion and love. Kara
awakens Elizabeth to unbelievable sexual satisfaction while showing her sex and love can come from the same person. I
look for ward to reading more of Ms. Wylde’s books in the future.
(Review by Ophelia
@ Erotic Escapades)
Switching Sides by Beth Wylde
Elizabeth has just gotten back to her dorm room after a night
she will never forget. Before she goes to bed for some much needed sleep, she just has to write in her diary about her
night. The evening started with a disastrous date, but while trying to figure out what happened, Elizabeth is joined
by Kara whom she knows slightly from shared classes. Kara wastes no time in letting Elizabeth know that she wants her,
but isn’t sure if Elizabeth will share her passion. One kiss starts the night of firsts for Elizabeth and she
is determined to never go back.
Elizabeth and Kara are young college students who meet at
a local hang out near the college. The erotic night that they share is so well written that it drew me right into Elizabeth’s
experiences with her. While I realize that the subject matter can be controversial, I found that the characters and
their passion for each other is so well presented that I found it very enjoyable. If you have not read any female/female
stories but are willing to try one, I would highly recommend this story as a great one to start with.
JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews)
By Beth Wylde
Reviewer: Tasha Fischer
Heat Level: S
Elizabeth is a woman that is use to getting any guy
she wants, until tonight; she discovers that the one that she wants is gay and she's in a gay bar. Now a whole new world is
about to open for her with the help of Kara Nouveau. Elizabeth can finally find love; all she has to do is switch sides.
Switching Sides by Beth Wylde (3.5 crowns)
(Realms of Love Review)
Elizabeth goes through boyfriends at high speed. Sometimes
is the one to leave; sometimes it’s her boyfriends who do. In truth, she simply has not found what she is searching
for. Could the problem have been that she was searching for what she needs with the wrong people?
Kara is open about
loving women. She makes a seductive invitation to unlucky-in-love Elizabeth and opens the latter’s eyes to new horizons.
generally well written, the plot left something to be desired. However, the tenderness between the two characters was
Sides” by Beth Wylde revolves around the one-night sexual awakening of Elizabeth by her lesbian lover, Kara Nouveau.
The sex is very explicit and will offend readers not interested in female/female relationships.
Full Moon Madness Reviews
(Although Full Moon Madness
no longer has a place to call home I am leaving up the reviews because I'm very proud of the book and hope to find it
a new publisher in the near future)
Title: Full Moon Madness (This book is no longer available
is a policeman who loves his job. A man totally devoted to his family -- until a nearly fatal accident changes his life forever.
Now in order to protect those he loves he feels that he may be forced to leave his wife and young daughter behind. However
his wife decided to put in a monkey wrench into his plans.
After she discovered her husband’s plans to leave, Tara decides to confront him.
In a battle of wills the truth behind his deception is revealed. Tara thought she was hallucinating the moment she saw both
her husband and another officer transform into creatures of legend right before her very eyes. Werewolves! As Bryan fights
for his wife’s life, Tara realizes that what she is seeing is real. To make matters worst, she discovers that she too
has been infected with the werewolf virus as well.
As Tara come to terms with the new changes in her life, she finds herself in a fight not
only for her life but the very life of her daughter. Now she is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family alive and
safe. Will she succeed is the question.
Pink Hats Off Salute!
I love a good werewolf story and "Full Moon Madness" by Beth Wylde was great! I could have wished for
a longer story but what I got was enough to wet my appetite for anymore books by Beth Wylde.
Bryan is a policeman who loves his wife Tara, but he has a secret that he hasn't told her. While on
duty six months ago he was bitten by a werewolf, and as you can imagine this has made for a complicated life. However, he
is soon the Alpha of the pack and the previous Alpha wants revenge. Tara is captured and assaulted by the ex-leader and once
she is rescued, Bryan has some fast talking to do. But Bryan had accidentally bitten Tara the morning before her capture during
a bout of lovemaking, and now Tara is infected. From here the story just gets better. I hope there is more of this type of
book by Beth Wylde as I will be happy to add her books to my to-be-read pile. I think that is the best recommendation I can
Reviewed by: TRW
Full Moon Madness
Bryan loves his wife and daughter with all his heart and soul. He is willing do whatever it takes to keep
them out of harm’s way. So, after Bryan wakes up from a hellish nightmare with his hands tightly wrapped around his
wife’s throat, Bryan knew he needed to leave his family as soon as possible. However, before could proceed with his
plans, his wife Tara, puts up a fight and demands he stays with her so they can conquer the problem together.
knows that something is deeply disturbing her husband Bryan. Six months ago he almost lost his life in a near death accident
on his job as a police officer. Every since that fatal night, Bryan has never been the same. Instead of allowing Bryan to
break up their happy home, Tara decides to confront him head on and to learn the true reasoning behind his need to abandon
them. Tara is shocked beyond belief once she discovers the truth behind Bryan’s mysterious behavior and to make matters
worse, now she has become tangled up in Bryan’s secret life. Will Tara be successful in her new way of life or will
she hate Bryan for what he did?
I found Full Moon Madness by Beth Wylde an intriguing, thrilling read.
Readers please note horrible things happens to Tara that you might find a little disturbing; however, these events along with
the support of her loving pack-leader husband Bryan, mold Tara into a true, powerful alpha-type female werewolf determined
to defeat the evil villain who caused her pain. With that said, this novel is swarming with kick-butt action that is sure
to cause great excitement. The sexual encounters between Bryan and Tara are raw and lustfully passionate. If you would like
to explore a good werewolf read, then pick up Full Moon Madness. You will not be displeased!
Reviewed by: Contessa
Full Moon Madness
Submitted by Elizabeth on Sun, 2006-11-26 13:27. Erotica | Paranormal
Full Moon Madness is my first tale by Beth Wylde, though after finishing it, I am sure it will not be my last. Currently
Beth has only one other story available, Switching Sides, a short lesbian novella available from Torquere Press, but
she does have more works in the pipeline. Currently a stand alone, Full Moon Madness has the potential to be developed
into a great series, though at present the author gives no indication that this is her intent.
Full Moon Madness is an electrifying read and kept my eyes riveted to the screen. Though not for the faint of heart,
this is a simply superb paranormal novella that I am glad I took the time to devour – I think you will be too when you
also read this great tale, as you should. Make no mistake, Ms Wylde has a way of putting a story together that has a little
of everything: high emotions, steamy sex, suspense, some violence and a tad of the paranormal, all coming together to make
one fabulous, fast-paced read.
Tara's life had been perfect up until six months ago. She had had a devoted husband, Bryan, and a wonderful four year old
little girl. Then Bryan was shot in the line of duty, and he hasn't been the same since. Their relationship is not what it
used to be. He's more distant, unwilling to share himself, but she still loves him as much as she ever did. Awaking from a
nightmare one night, she is concerned when she notes Bryan also in the throes of struggling with his own night terrors –
until she finds his hand wrapped around her throat, squeezing the very breath from her. Then her concern becomes her very
life. When he wakes in the nick of time, he's horrified and determined to leave, without explanation or justification. Just
like that, this once gentle and loving man is going to throw away their marriage. Tara cannot allow him to do that. But even
she is unprepared for the secrets Bryan has been keeping from her, or the consequences these secrets are to have on her own
life. The reality of Bryan's existence is brutally forced on Tara, but she is determined to pull through for the sake of her
family. Revenge is sweet, and protecting one's own is all important. Will Tara manage either?
Full Moon Madness has proven to be a stunning story that captured my attention from the get go and didn't release
me until it was ready to. Much in the story came as a complete surprise, largely because the author, Ms Wylde, has a talent
for keeping her plot secret from her readers until ready to reveal all, but also because the publisher does not advise us/the
reader of the violence or rape contained herein (*frown*). Full Moon Madness is a rapid paced novella with a dash of
everything, including suspense, hot sex, werewolves and much more. Please be warned that whilst this tale is sure to get your
heart pounding and keep your gaze firmly affixed to the screen, it is not for everyone. There are multiple scenes of violence,
some of which result in murder. There is also a brutal rape, though there is also consensual sex which is de-li-cious. All
of this does get described, rather than glossed over, so if you cannot bear to read this then sadly you'd best give this tale
a wide birth. There is nudity and some sex in front of other individuals, which is all part of being a werewolf. If you're
willing to risk it, like myself (although I didn't know any of this was coming and at first was a bit taken aback), you should
find yourself enjoying a novella that is so much more than it's length or synopsis promises and I doubt you'll regret picking
up this fabulous tale.
Reviewed By Elizabeth
© September 2006
Full Moon Madness
Tara wakes up from a nightmare to discover that she's not the only one having a
bad dream - her SWAT-team husband, Bryan, has his hands gripped around her throat, and he's snarling at her to leave his wife
and child alone. He wakes, at the last minute; only tell her that in the morning he'll be leaving 'for a few days'.
Tara can't understand what's going on. Bryan's behaviour makes no sense at all, and just as they seem
on the brink of having a proper discussion his pager sounds, calling him to an emergency at work. Several hours later, her
worst fears come true when a pair of uniformed officers arrive on her doorstep, announcing that Bryan has been killed. She's
escorted to their car, and it's at that point that everything she thought she knew about the world starts to fall apart at
This is an interesting were-wolf tale, with a SWAT-team cast and context that seemed to have a strong
influence on the style of writing - at times reminiscent of a witness testimony. If deliberate, it was a clever device: the
already disturbing elements of the story - abduction, rape and domestic violence - were emphasised further by the documentary-style