Y’all I have something new for you today. Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from your childhood? Well, they are all grown up! Check it out below.
SilkWords is the go-to source for interactive romance and erotic fiction.
With gorgeous custom covers and a clean, sophisticated design, the SilkWords site offers a secure, upscale reading environment. In addition to content on their web site, they offer stories for purchase in the standard e-book formats.
SilkWords is owned and operated by a full-time mom with a background in genetics and an RWA RITA-nominated, multi-published sci-fi romance author.
Their technology guy and site designer was the founder of Microsoft Xbox Live.
SilkWords features two formats that allow readers to choose how the stories will proceed.
Pick Your Path:
Will she or won’t she? With which man (or woman) in which location? With Pick Your Path romance, you decide. Romance and branched fiction are made for each other, like picking your favorite flavor of ice cream…positions, partners, and paraphernalia, oh my!
Readers vote at choice points and decide how the story will continue. These stories are a great way for readers and authors to connect. It’s exciting to be part of a developing story!
by Brandi Evans
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
When Gen learns her best guy friend is going back to Afghanistan, she arranges a sendoff he’ll never forget. Will it be an intimate dinner at her place or an adventure at an exclusive erotic club?
This is my first time reading one of the books from SilkWords and it was a very interesting experience. My choice, A Soldier’s Seduction, was a short read with 4 possible story lines (this is the order I read them in but with its choose-your-own style, the order is up to you):
*The sexy girl-next-door and an intimate night in + Take Liam straight to my bedroom
* The sexy girl-next-door and an intimate night in + play with the melted chocolate
* The kinky seductress and a night at the Erogenous Zone + Stay on the platform and see what happens
* The kinky seductress and a night at the Erogenous Zone + Leave the platform and let Liam show me the club his way
(Can you tell I wasn’t feeling very adventurous?)
Thanks to its short length, it doesn’t take very long to go thru all of the options. But, maybe because I read them all at once, I did notice a little bleed through as I read it – I remembered things that were revealed in one path and applied them to the subsequent paths. Sometimes that helped me understand the characters and their actions better, sometimes it caused a little confusion on what happened in the path I was reading. I think maybe it is a personal preference though and I did find this type of story-telling to be a ton of fun. It’s a fantastic way to take a short reading break (and maybe next time I’ll take a breather between paths to see if that helps).
As I’m sure you can tell by some of the paths, this is a VERY hot read, but doesn’t skip on the heart. The characters were intriguing, even with the really short number of pages for each path. Evans does a fantastic job of succinctly and fully providing her readers the connection and background for Gen & Liam’s relationship. And she smoothly shows the transition between the two from friends to more. I definitely had my preferred paths, but each one gives its own look at the deepening relationship between the two.
If you are up for something a little different, but wholly entertaining, I recommend checking out A Soldier’s Seduction (or any of the SilkWords stories). Sweet but spicy, it’s unique format won’t appeal to everyone (and isn’t something I’d look for in every story) but is definitely something I will try again.