Been a While…

The Dark PoolThe Dark Pool by Monika Carless

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have mixed feelings about book reviews that I’m sure I do not hold alone. I read many different books from various gendres. If I begin to read a book and am not into it, what does that mean? Does it mean the same as reading a book that is pure shite? NO.
This is not a rant.

There are some books that are written in a style that has yet to generate a gendre. It could be a sub-gendre, no matter. This book, The Dark Pool, by Monika Carless is one of them. If you are used to reading fluff erotica or Penthouse Forum, then maybe stay to that… this book is in an entirely different league! I believe that a general gendre does not yet exist that this work could sensually slide into. Putting it ‘status quo’ under the vast umbrella of ‘Erotica’ is a protocol, yet an injustice. This series of books (there will be more!) will grow it’s own tribe of like minded souls and will be powerfully connected to the creation of a new gendre of writing.

I believe that I have become a member of that tribe… by compelling choice! I did not merely read this book, I lived every syllable, every intonation, travelled to those places in my dreams… I am certain that I am not the only one to ‘experience’ Monika’s work in this way! The love, passion and life with which Monika magikally infuses her words mandates the greatest high a reader could ever expect! The incredible intensity of the ache of desire to read more is almost numbing…

The Dark Pool is not some trite, sex-fluff material to be used to masturbate in a closet. That’s why we have material like Penthouse Forum, etc. There is a need and a place for all. Indeed, The Dark Pool is a culmination of lifetimes of relationships, magik, intense loves on a soul level, a deep non-conventional exploration of ‘forbidden’ human sensuality and sexuality. Reading Monika’s work allows us to experience all of these things on a different level. This book is so real it will have you examining your own life, sexuality and level of existence. Take a risk… put aside your trepidations… for an instant cut the shackles and chains that bind you to the altars of convention, and slide sensually into the depths of The Dark Pool yourself… dare you, you may become a member of the tribe!

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Long Time… Does it matter…

It’s been a stretch. What have I been doing? Living.

Ok, doing my best to continue to enjoy the quality of life I have…

I used to be the person who took the life they had for granted. Yes, I lived, but I lived excessively and gave nothing back! I did extreme – and then some, I explored,  pushed my limits past their limits… way past medical limits… now, I have no regrets!

Or do I?..


This is where it gets tricky. I’m at that place now where my body is boldly telling me where to go and good doctors, ones whose words I trust to be as close to truth as can be, are telling me to stop. Stop doing. Stop ‘extreme sports’ now! they say, no, they exclaim!

Well fuck!      No!     What, you mean sit down, lose all my muscle mass and wait to die of your next expert diagnosis! Thank you from the most tender places in my heart, but no thanks. Sincerely.

“Ok, we can make an appointment to have you fitted for a knee brace that will help stabilize your knee… there are no guarantees…” Me, “does it do ok in saltwater?, Can I still surf?” Doctor, “I recommend that you discontinue surfing”. Me, “are you authorized to deal the death sentence in the province of BC, Canada? Doctor, “I’m sorry, I don’t understand?” Me, “it’s ok, give me the referral to the people who build knee braces.”

Well fuck… I refuse to lie down and give up! I will keep you posted. I’m sure there are some out there who identify with this… I hope I pass on the strength I need right now… much love ❤️ …and by the way, yes it does matter! It matters that we can choose to be who we want to be and to pursue doing the things that we choose to do. It also matters that I write more regularly to share with all of you. It’s that balance concept all over again, it’s so easy to break free and careen away from that elusive state of equilibrium. Here’s to sharing more of the moments and loving more within them. Namaste my friends.