Slave of the Goblin by Vashti Valant
Elloraís Cave
Erotic Fantasy/BDSM
ISBN: 9781419909405
Reviewed by Talia Ricci



Laya, the elf known as Nemesis, lies in wait for her enemy, a goblin named Akraz.  She is going to capture him and force him to become her slave.  With one shot of an enchanted arrow to the heart, Akraz finally falls and in turn becomes Layaís prisoner.  Her victory becomes short lived when her goblin turns the tables on her and she becomes prisoner to the most powerful goblin general in the kingdom that is ruled by Akrazís master, Zathstragomal the Malicious. 

Akraz is an imposter in disguise.  Forced to do the bidding of his master, Akraz puts on the persona of a ruthless killer when deep inside he hates what he is.  When he awakens imprisoned by the beautiful Nemesis, he wants nothing more than to be with her and forget about the plan his ruler has in store for the elven kingdom.  In order to save his Laya, Akraz must in turn imprison her and show her domination like nothing she has ever experienced; domination that Laya craves with every beat of her heart if it will keep her by her loverís side forever.

Slave of the Goblin is not a pretty story, nor is it filled with pretty sex and flowery love.  It is raw and often times completely earthy in the sexual encounters between Akraz and Laya.  While I am a huge fan of the BDSM genre, I have to admit that some of the D/s scenes in this book even made me wince.  In fact, I donít think I will ever be able to use a taper candle again as long as I live. 

Not for the faint of heart, Slave of the Goblin pushed a lot buttons that I didnít realize I still had.  While I liked the story and even thought the characters were likeable and realistic, the use of sexual props for various love scenes had me squirming in my seat one minute and wincing the next.  I can honestly say that this book made me sweat, just not in a good way.  I would recommend passing on Slave of the Goblin this month.


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