Monday, October 9, 2017

In the Arms of Love by Bryce Calderwood (#romance #futa #tentacles)

In the Arms of Love is the opening chapter of Futanari Loves Octogirl, a story about outcasts and monsters. It is explicitly sexual and full of intense fetishes, but it is the characters (and the romance between them) who make it such a compelling read.

As is usually the case, the ever-astounding Bryce Calderwood weaves a tale that crosses genres to create something magical, and something truly memorable.

In an America that is scientifically responsible for the futa mutation, but still too stubbornly puritanical to accept the accountability that goes with it, Jaelyn has been banished to an island of misfits and monsters for daring to exist. It is there that she meets Liana, an octogirl who washes up on shore, on the run from a different sort of religious tyranny. With these two young outcasts cruelly expelled from society for the crime of being different, they will prove to be each other's salvation.

The romance that develops between the two women is adorably sweet and wonderfully developed, and the sexual exploration that fuels it may be some of the most imaginative Bryce has ever written. The level of detail in his stories is always exquisite but In the Arms of Love takes things to a whole other level. The sights, the sounds, the smells, and the sensations are all explored in intimate detail, making it easy to imagine how all futa appendages, octogirl tentacles, and more traditional feminine sexual organs interact. In hindsight, it probably was not a good book to be reading in public, especially with my habit of biting my lip and moaning softly, but it was simply too delicious to put down.

Of course, this would not be a Bryce Calderwood story without a litle darkness, which brings us to the latex-clad, sadomasochistic, female dominant, futanari nurse! Her more-than-clinical obsession with Jaelyn not only serves to remind us of the darkness of their island prison, but it provides the challenge needed to test and strengthen the bond between Jaelyn and Liana. While I struggle to classify her entirely as a villain, since she clearly has needs and desires of her own, it remains to be seen just how important a role she will play in this erotic adventure.

In the Arms of Love is a truly wonderful story, with plenty of imagination, strong characters, and a distinct passion for some unusual fetishes. I fell in love with all three ladies, and I think you will too.

Bryce Calderwood is an award-winning, top-100 Amazon author who has been publishing strangely hot erotica since 2015. His stories usually combine paranormal elements with either futanari or BDSM (or both). Bryce likes to explore the boundaries between sex and violence, between pleasure and pain, and between the human and the monstrous.

1 comment:

  1. I've tried but I can't find the appeal or sense in this tentacle thing. Was the author scarred by seeing 20,000 leagues under the sea at too young an age?