Reviews for Two Moons - Book I
Charly T. Anchor, 5 April 2011 (Amazon)
A sexual submissive's
- I liked that Megan isn't afraid of exercising her physical desires but that
she still distinguishes between sex that matters and sex that's just for fun.
She's in love with a man who wants nothing to do with her at the beginning,
but she doesn't mope around, remaining celibate. She has fun with a couple of
different guys, and as soon as they show signs of wanting something more, she
backs off to avoid hurting them.
- I had doubts when I started reading that I would be able to truly like the
Dom character, mostly because the book is told in first person and I would
never be able to get inside his head. But Shepard manages to make Khiru both stern and approachable, so I loved him by the
end of the story, and I loved him and Megan together even more.
- Once Megan and Khiru finally come together,
there's a nice mixture of powerful BDSM scenes and romantic, gentle, loving
- The fantasy/sci-fi world is well-developed and includes a lot of little
details that I found unusual and intriguing. (Granted, I don't read space
stories very often.) It also allows for an alien population that is much more
focused on sex than most human cultures, which makes for a BDSM story that
doesn't have to depict any kind of societal disapproval.
- I really liked almost all of the secondary
characters. Even the ones who do stupid things later redeem themselves.
- Some of the action, especially at the beginning of the novel, occurs very
quickly without much elaboration. Megan meets the aliens on page 5 and has
decided to leave Earth for good by page 15. Okay, so the story simply gets
going quickly, but at times I wished that I could see more of Megan's thought
processes as important things happened to her and/or she made important
- Much of the exposition is intense because it reveals Megan's deepest
feelings about her submissive journey. (The book reads very much like a
submissive journal/blog about personal growth.) But then sometimes the author
throws in a little statement that's maybe supposed to be cute or clever that
I found kitschy instead. While describing an in-depth scene she's witnessing,
for example, Megan says this after having explained the sub's bonds:
"She was hooked, to say the least." I could have done without those
corny little statements sprinkled throughout.
Overall comments: I think this book is excellent: pretty hardcore (for me) yet still incredibly romantic.
I've read very few stories that depict 24-hour Master/slave relationships as
opposed to D/s relationships in which the games are restricted to the
bedroom. The reason I've stayed away from the more intense ones is that the
complete loss of control the sub suffers tends to freak me out a little. This
book does a wonderful job, though, of depicting a Master/slave relationship
in which the sub gives up CONTROL to her lover but doesn't lose her
PERSONALITY in the process.
By noir girl, on 9 August 2005 (Amazon)
Not just kinky sex, but plot, characterization and
I grabbed this book on a recent smutty fiction
shopping spree. This was the best of the books I ordered.
The basic plot is that Megan lives a humdrum life until kinky aliens (Khyrians) kidnap her and whisk her away to a planet where
everyone is sexually liberated and BDSM is considered not just normal, but
honorable. "Two Moons" isn't a bunch of sex scenes strung together,
but instead deals with Megan's attraction to the Khyrians
along with her fear and confusion. Additionally, we find out about Khyrian society without the author giving us a 2 page info-dump. I really enjoyed the characters and
plot, as well as the erotic scenes. I plan to purchase
more of her books.
Submitted by Lotus "connoisseur of kink"
on 26 December 2004
Sexy: storyline, characters, scenes
Wow, this book was great -- combining my two favorite genres, sci-fi and
An unlikely heroine, Megan, stumbles across some aliens on a secret mission
to study earth. Megan just happens to be a cute gal dealing with frustrations
surrounding her fantasies of being tied up, mistreated, and spanked... among
other things. Intrigued by the kind demeanor of the ETs, Megan asks to
accompany them (and abandon old terra firma
She ends up with a lot more than she bargained for, and she couldn't be
happier! It turns out the aliens are very open-minded when it comes to all
things sexual, and BDSM is one of their favorite past-times, involving whips,
chains, and anything which can be perverted into a toy.
The characters are rich and engaging, with fully fleshed-out (no pun
intended) backgrounds, motives, and needs. The storyline is fast-paced, fun,
and super-sexy. The book offers great kink scenes with the added twist of
life on an alien spacecraft.
I cannot wait to get the next book! I highly recommend this one!
Submitted by "street888"
on 6 February 2004 (Amazon)
Shepard is at the top of her game!
Finally! What an awesome 4-star read. Ms. Shepard
has a unique ability for true character development along with inventive
scenes. I was immediately pulled into the richly developed story line and
could hardly put this one down!
The "scenes" were well thought out and
practical. So many books of this nature create scenes that you know cannot be
possible. Along with that, they miss important details such as binding the
person one way then accessing them in a way not possible given their current
circumstance. I guess they think the reader is so immersed in the scene that
they won't notice those blatant errors. Ms. Shepard did not do this. She kept
her scenes realistic and made it easy to picture the surroundings, situation
and emotions of the character.
I truly hope this author is sequestered as we speak,
writing MORE!!! I am anxiously looking forward to the sequel which this book definitely deserves and hope she will be able to maintain
the high standard she has set for herself with Worthy of a Master. Kudos to
Chelsea Shephard and "look out" to Adrian Hunter!
Submitted by Indigo McMurphy:
"Good story, cool new world and lots of
wonderful sex, bondage and romance!!"
Submitted by Wendy Miller:
Many people have the "alien abduction"
fantasy, but the plot of "Two Moons" brings it to life perfectly.
After reading only a few pages, I felt as though I can close my eyes and
picture the characters as friends. And the bondage scenes are wonderful. Actually, I was very upset when I finished "Two
Moons." I want it to go on and on and on...
Two Moons drawings by Paul Sampang
Continue to Two Moons II :
The Freeman's Captive