I’ve always dug Dustin LaValley‘s fiction so it’s no surprise that I enjoyed his newest book Swallowed: A Hypersexual Romance. Now this is a bit of a departure for LaValley since he usually writes horror and weird fiction, but he brings his talents to the erotic genre in spades.
Our main character David is trying to get over a rough break-up and drowns himself in pussy. So we follow David as he fucks a multitude of women everywhere from the car to the library. One woman in particular manages to wiggle his way into his heart and he thinks about possibly pursuing a relationship.
In between the sexual encounters are flashes of crime fiction and you have to wonder where is this leading. Will he win back his ex? Will he get jacked up by an angry husband or will he and the girl at the library get together and live happily ever after?
I won’t ruin in it, but the ending comes from left field and will leave you reeling. I thought I knew what was going on, but realized this is LaValley we’re dealing with. The sexual descriptions never get boring and as the narrative progresses I found myself ripping through the pages.
Swallowed isn’t your typical erotica novella. It’s so much more than that. LaValley takes the romantic genre, flips it on its head and injects it with shots of crime fiction and thriller elements. Pick this up if you’re looking for something sexy, intelligent and raw.