An Editorial Review
Reviewed for the Author Resource Centre, by Grant Leishman
All her life Nina wanted nothing more than to be a dancer, or more precisely, a ballerina. When she grew too tall and statuesque for a serious career in ballet, she’d swallowed hard, studied business and achieved her MBA degree. Still, the business world let her cold. She knew in her heart dancing was where her bliss was. In “Nina, The Fallen Ballerina”, by Larry Archer, the opportunity to dance and maybe even slough off her “good girl” image presents itself, when she answers an advert for dancers at a local Las Vega strip club.
The Fox’s Den was something unlike anything Nina had experienced before as she slowly came to the realisation this was what she was born to do – to dance and to show off her incredible body to the adoring public. The opportunity to reveal her “bad” side and participate in the free and easy swinging lifestyle that inhabited The Fox’s Den certainly didn’t go amiss either. Nina quickly discovers she has a latent desire for other women, whilst still retaining her love of men and their equipment. When she meets Linda, the club’s manager, the die is cast and there is little doubt Nina is bound for fun, excitement and loads of steamy, hot, consensual sex.
Erotica is, in many ways, a unique genre. Looked down upon by some writers, it fulfils a niche market and in my experience good erotica, is every bit as compelling as good action/adventure or romance. Good writing is good writing, whatever the genre and there is no doubt that Larry Archer is capable of delivering good writing – in spades. Nina, The Fallen Ballerina is a fast-paced and exciting story about one woman’s discovery and exploration of her secret desires and latent tendencies. There is no coercion, no force and all the action is totally consensual, which makes this story, not only readable, but also extremely enjoyable.
For those readers who love erotica simply for the thrill, excitement and the turn-on it gives them, they won’t be disappointed with Nina, The Fallen Ballerina. Archer brings the many characters; Nina, Linda, Foxy, Cherry, Larry and many more, alive and places you right in the story, in the midst of their self-indulgent love fest. The erotic writing is compelling and non-repetitive. Unlike many erotic stories, you won’t find yourself yawning and turning the page looking for something new and exciting. Archer manages to keep the intensity right up to the very end. A bonus, in the Kindle version of this book, is a summary of many of Archer’s other works, with brief blurbs. He is clearly a prolific erotic writer and one well worth reading, if this is your genre.
With the caveat, that within its genre, Nina, The Fallen Ballerina, is an exciting, hot, and steamy winner. This isn’t compelling, great literature, but then, it was never intended to be that. Larry Archer clearly knows his audience well and caters to them admirably. I applaud him for that and unreservedly give this book the five-full stars, within its genre. Well worth the read if erotica rocks your boat.