for Two Moons - Book I
Charly T. Anchor, 5 April
A sexual submissive's dream world
- 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
- 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 ones.
- 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
- 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 decisions.
- 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
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
Not just kinky sex,
but plot, characterization and world building!
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 (Amazon)
Sexy: storyline, characters,
Wow, this book was great -- combining my two favorite genres, sci-fi
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
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!
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
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