Monday, December 6, 2010

Tielle St. Clare, Marvin and the Three Bears

Title: Marvin and the Three Bears

Author: Tielle St. Clare

Rating: Three Siren Stones

Genre: Fantasy

Keywords: M/M, Ménage, M/M/F, BDSM

Length: Novella

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419928277

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave


Reviewer: Sally Sapphire


When a novice Fairy Godmother accidentally drops some sexed-up Happily Ever After Fairy Dust on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Marvin—second-in-command in Fairy Tale Land—jumps in to save the tale.

Taking over for Goldilocks should be simple, right? All he has to do is eat the porridge, sit on the chair and sleep in the bed. And when the Three Bears return home, run screaming from the house.

But the Fairy Dust has changed things…including the Three Bears. They’ve turned human. Baby Bear is no baby. Mama Bear wears black leather and wields a wicked paddle. And Papa Bear? Oh my…he’s going to make sure Marvin pays for the damage he’s done, inch by luscious inch.


Marvin and the Three Bears was a fun read. It offers up plenty of hot sex, a darling of a narrator/protagonist, and an intriguing premise. Unfortunately it’s a short novella that’s very light on plot, which means we never really get to explore that fairy tale premise as deeply as the reader might like. Not that the experience suffers from that lack, but it would have been nice to see Ms. St. Clare expand the story by a few chapters to really exploit the potential.

You can’t help but love Marvin. An innocent, chaste, stressed out trainer of Fairy Godmothers; he finds himself magically transformed by the very same Happily Ever After Fairy Dust, with Hot Sex Additive, that he was supposed to destroy. Suddenly, he’s a hot looking blonde twink, frantically looking to set the tale of Goldilocks right, even as he finds himself overcome with unfamiliar thoughts of sexual pleasure.

When he’s discovered by the Three Bears, magically transformed into sexy humans, thanks to the taboo Fairy Dust, Marvin knows his role in the tale is to run, but his newfound curiosity holds him back. What follows are three incredibly hot tales of sexual exploration, with Marvin as the innocent, inexperienced, yet extremely lustful recipient of the Bears’ affections.

No sexual experience means no inhibitions, leaving Marvin free to joyously embrace any act, oral sex, anal sex, bondage, toys, etc., with any partner, male, female, or both in a threesome, in any combination. Experiencing these scenes through his eyes is so refreshing that you can’t help but delight in the sense of virginal discovery.

Of course, this is a fairy tale, as sexed up as it may be, which means true love is destined to make a welcome appearance. To say more would be to spoil the rather satisfying conclusion, but it’s safe to say Marvin never disappoints, especially not with the Three Bears to teach him better manners than that!

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