Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review of Living Out of the Box by Kallysten - 4 stars

Author: Kallysten

Title: Living Out of the Box
Series: On The Edge
Release date: 18th of August 2011
Published by: Alinar Publishing
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: 18+ Erotica, Romance
Pages: 233 pages in PDF
Source: From author for reviewing


The very first time Virginia spent a night with the vampire Anando, she couldn’t have begun to imagine all the sensual and sexual games she would experience with him. She also couldn’t have imagined that she would fall in love with him, or he with her.

As she moves in with him and they find their places in each other’s lives, the discoveries start again. A few of them happen through old games revisited: role-play, public sex or a familiar dildo in a different hand. Other discoveries come through new toys, some battery-operated, others custom-made to fit just right. And yet more discoveries come from playing with old and new partners.

But in the end, the one lesson that remains the same might be the most important of all: love.

My review:

It was a serious erotica book! Serious in that sense, that Living Out of the Box included lot of explicit sex scenes, M/F, M/M, M/F/M scenes. I have read some of Kally’s short stories, so I had an idea what to expect when started Living Out of the Box. What I wasn’t prepared was how hot and steamy it was!

It was well-written erotica book. The writing was colorful and detailed, leaving nothing out and it was easy to read. The characters were interesting and captivating.

Regarding the plot:

It was story about human woman Virginia moving in to her boyfriend, vampire Anando and exploring her sexuality. While I think, that the writing was excellent, then the story and the narrative were weaker. The story was about Virgina trying out different sexual experiences and finding out where her sexual limits went, but what I missed was something else – a story which had some more action besides the sex scenes. There was not enough plotting in it. I missed some conflicts and the story developments in the book which was otherwise really well-written. I would have wanted to see more challenges besides the sexual challenges.

I did enjoy how the structure of the book was built up. Each chapter had a different game or experience which Virginia and Anando tried, so chapters had clear start and ending of the story. I think it was a good idea to use Virginia’s point of view and therefore I was very surprised and little disturbed by the last chapter where the story was described by Anando’s point of view. It confused me.

Regarding the characters:

Characters were captivating. I enjoyed Virginia’s curiosity and her courage to experiment and also Anando’s support to Virginia. Both characters were nice and sweet and hot. I think that the supportive characters like Leo, Lisa and Brett gave extra spice to the book.


If you like pure erotica books, then Living Out of the Box is definitely recommendable! Kallysten is very good erotica author. It’s hot and sexy!

5 Flowers!

4 stars.

Kallysten is one of the authors participating in the 1000+ giveaway.
Thanks goes to Kally for providing the book for reviewing!

Happy reading!


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