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Over 18′s Review: Becoming Sage by Kasi Alexander

Submitted by on September 26, 2012 – 4:00 am2 Comments

Author: Kasi Alexander
Title: Becoming Sage
Release: April 2011
Series: The Keyhole Series #1
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Review Copy
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With a failed marriage behind her, Jill Marten was looking to start a new chapter in her life. She had no idea that running into her old friend, Jessie, would unlock a whole new world. When she accepts Jessie’s invitation to a party, in order to “try something completely different,” it awakens a need to discover her place in a new community.

Kasi Alexander’s debut novel, Becoming sage, is the first installment in The Keyhole Series. An active member of the BDSM community, Kasi brings a true-to-life realism to her writing. This is not traditional erotica, but the series offers an intimate look into the lives of the men and women who live the BDSM lifestyle, in particular, the Master/slave dynamic.

Sometimes wishes really do come true. A few months ago I listed the book Becoming Sage by Kasi Alexander on my Paperback Dolls wish list. As luck would have it, Ms. Alexander took notice of this and was kind enough to contact Paperback Dolls with a review copy for me. I couldn’t wait to get started.

As many of you have likely noticed from my recent reviews, I’ve really been diving into the versatile world of erotica reading. BDSM is something that I was vaguely familiar with but haven’t really read much about. The beautiful cover art and the captivating description caught my eye immediately. Fortunately, through the kindness and generosity of Kasi Alexander, I was able to delve into the world of Becoming Sage.

I loved this book! Everything about it was incredible. It is by far the kinkiest book that I have ever read. There were some aspects that were a little bit beyond my comfort zone (particularly the knife play) but this was one juicy read.

Becoming Sage is a real page turner. For readers who know nothing about the world of BDSM and polyamory I highly recommend this book. The author ensures that readers learn everything there is to know about the lifestyle as sage learns it. Everything is explained in depth and many of the aspects are surprising.
When one thinks of the terms BDSM and polyamory, love and tenderness are generally not associated. But Kasi Alexander disproves this common misconception and shows that there is perhaps just as much, if not more love in the M/s relationship.

The plot is original, the series of events are enthralling, and the characters are dynamic and emotion evoking. The sex scenes in this book are hot, hot, hot! They are very kinky yet contain an endearing quality associated with love and a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Becoming Sage is a nonstop emotional rollercoaster that examines the feelings and relationships among friends, lovers, and family and teaches readers that families can be made in the least likely of places. Kasi Alexander proves to be a master of her craft and has certainly made an impression with this reader. I look forward to reading the remaining books in this series.

If you have an aversion to kink, graphic depictions of sexual acts, and graphic language then I do not recommend this book for you. However, I suggest that readers keep an open mind even if you are not normally interested in this genre, and take a chance with this book. Read outside your comfort zone and you might be surprised at just how much you love this book.

Chrissy fell in love with books at an early age. It all started with Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. At the tender age of five she decided that she wanted to be a writer. Later, she graduated to books like A Wrinkle in Time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Goosebumps series, participating avidly in her school’s Book It program. High school brought on new challenges and loves. She began writing for the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. The works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson quickly overran her bookshelves. But when Chrissy was introduced to the world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, a grand love affair was set in motion. She is an avid reader of romance, urban fantasy, horror, erotica, and cozy mysteries. After working for the city library for six years and being surrounded by the works of greatly admired authors, she decided to devote her life to writing full time and hasn’t looked back since. When she is not devouring book after book, Chrissy loves to cook, bake, volunteer at the local animal shelter, and feed her addiction for horror movies. She lives in Maryland with her family and beloved pets.
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  • June M. says:

    I really liked this book too. It was my first poly-amourous book and I loved learning about that type of relationship. I thought the book showed how it would truly be in life, the struggles with adjusting and jealousy and the fact that each person needs to communicate their thoughts, feelings, needs, etc with everyone so that the relationship can succeed. Saving sunni (the next book of the series) is really good too :)

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  • Doll Chrissy says:

    Hello June. I’m glad to see that you enjoyed my review of this book. It was really fun to read. The author was also kind enough to send a copy of Saving Sunni so be on the look out for that review sometime in the near future. =)

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