One thing I've been thinkig of lately in regards to the ste is a review thread. I believe it'd be a good idea, to give stories and authors a bit of a spotlight as well as maybe help curious readers find stuff that's right up their alley.
However, I think when putting a topic like this together, there needs to be a good set of rules, so here they are:
Rule 1: No negativity, be constructive. You don't have to like everything your read, but that's no reason to be a dick about it. That doesn't help anyone. Being constructive does. Focus on what you like and instead of saying "This sucks" in terms of how much you disliked something doesn't. What does help is using phrases like "This could have worked better" or offer an idea on how things could improve. Let's not try to jab at each other. Be excellent to each other.
Rule 2: Give at least a paragraph for a review in the thread. Five sentences minimum.
Rule 3: When reviewing a series, it is 100% up to the reviewer as to whether or not they want to do it as a whole, like an over view thing, or chapter by chapter. Also, if you're reading from one of the site's antholgy/multi-author stories topics like The Brevity Series or The Jukebox collection, feel free to review them on their own, as the stories are connected by theme rather than any kind of continuity.
Now, with all that said, I'm going to start us all out by reviewing Slyguy's excellent Era Erotica series, starting with chapter one, which can be found here:https://celebritystorysite.com/index.php?topic=68.0Era Erotica Chapter 1 by SlyguyReviewed by MaxwellLord
I don't think it would be much of a shock to anyone that I'm a huge fan of Talor Swift. Totally adore the woman. As a result, I have high standards for what I want out of a story featuring Ms. Swift. Slyguy always hits and exceeds those expectations, and the first chapter of Era Erotica is on different, which is a great feat as it is the first chapter of a currently twenty-four chapter story.
It all begins with a phone call. Taylor calling an old friend by the name of Cole. The scene is set wonderfully with a groggy Cole being awoken by a tipsy and apologetic Taylor Swift who gives him a question that would be sure to keep him thinking until the Sandman would return to take him back to dreamland:
What if they had been more than just friends? The question isn't truthfully fully asked by Taylor in the chapter, but the way it's written and the feelings it triggers within Cole makes it crystal clear that was on her mind. Especially with Taylor's use of the phrase "First time", referring to something in their past together. Which led to many other instances of them ending up in bed together, booty calls as Cole refers to the events, as the First time never led to a solid relationship between them, a romantic one at least. And we're given the idea that when the subject was approached, it didn't end all too well.
The phone call leads to a memory for Cole, which begins with another phone call between a younger, right on the cusp of college version of him and similarly young eighteen year-old Taylor Swift. The dialogue really shines here as we instantly feel the deep relationship between the two lead characters. It sweet and sincere right up until Taylor adds a little heat to it, dropping the info to Cole that she's a virgin. The topic is treated with a believable bit of trepidation from her telling him all the way into the beginning of the actual act. Cole's excitement and nervousness about the act as well, at least initially, is also endearing, adding to the sex scene that is to come.
And when that scene arrives, everything built up so far comes crashing together so well. From the sweet initial kisses to Taylor first experience even seeing or touching a cock to the actual act itself. It all feels genuine. Nothing about it feels off or like it's not supposed to be there. The sweet awkwardness of a first time. The kindness and tenderness with more than a good helping of young lust. It just fits together, even the abrupt ending to couple's orgasmic afterglow by the early return of Ms. Swift's parents to their home.
This is top tier Taylor Swift fun. It has heart and heat to it. You can't go wrong with the combination of Slyguy and Taylor Swift. If you're newbie to the series, get ready as you're in for a true treat, especially if you love yourself some Taylor.
Well, there we have it, the first review. If you feel up to one, please, add it. Hell, review the same thing I did if you want. Just remember the rules and it's all smooth sailing.
Keep in mind, this isn't meant to replace commenting in the threads of a story's origin. This is just to provide a more fleshed out review. Both forms are wonderful as a way to provide feedback to the authors you enjoy.