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Playback, Jury of the Heart  (Ivory Snow)

Playback, Jury of the Heart  by Ivory Snow

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    • Average 4.5 from 2 ratings

She swoops him, knees him, throws him, chokes him… Leaves purple bruises bigger than grapefruit on his skin. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has plenty in it, especially when linked to therapy: adults only. Caution, the heart. It takes radical measures to heal drastic pain – Liam Keen knows.

Product type: EBook    Published by: Fiction4All    Published: 12 / 2017

No. words: 10165

Style: Fantasy Romance, Erotic Romance

Available Formats: MobiPocket (MOBI)  EPUB  PDF  MS Reader  This book has a format which can be downloaded to Kindle


Playback, Jury of the Heart: Extract

She returned dressed in a daffodil-yellow kimono of slinky silk. Lemon drops sprigged with crimson baby spade-leafs. They danced on the cloth. A topaz necklace swayed above smooth honey-coloured breasts. A heady scent, clover and wild, wrapped around her, as she moved.
She pressed a small shot glass into his hand. ‘Malt Rum,’ she said. Her hands were rough as a farmer’s, the nails on them clean and trimmed. But her touch on his fingers was like a spinal tap. It shook him all over.
‘Drink,’ she said. He hesitated. ‘You’ll need it.’
He took a gulp.
‘You look comfortable,’ he managed through a tight throat, wary of what was on offer.
She threw her head back and laughed, that loud-as-a-sneeze laughter, perhaps louder. It spread, it tinkled. One couldn’t ignore it. He couldn’t.
‘Comfortable,’ she said again. ‘I’m comfy, darling. More than.’ Candy eyes appraised him. ‘Now you need to be.’
She led him by the hand to an inside chamber, a room that smelt of lavender, primulas and cyclamens. It, in fact, had those very flowers in colourful array in a vase.
Liam noted a leather head on a Rustler king bed of solid timber in the Pharaoh suite.
And though he worried about that part of his body no longer being capable of caring, Sugar sensed his severe mental baggage. She treated him like one on the critical list.
She touched him, gentle finger strokes. And then it was a full hand riding up and down his length. Faster, faster. And then her warm mouth found his tip, even as she continued stroking with her hand. She flicked a tongue across the head, and he moaned. He exclaimed, closed his eyes and faded into a calm sleep.


Delightful, depressing, delicious, desirable, fulfilling. This short story took me through a range of feelings, emotions and desires. I felt for Liam, I was hopeful for Liam and I was cheering for Liam. Then seeing him reach paradise was the final release for him and self realisation. Eloquently written piece by the author, thank you for the journey. 5 out of 5 (BeTrue)

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Playback, Jury of the Heart, Review by Kris Ashton (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine Issue #70) This is a curious novella indeed, one that is almost impossible to classify. It has numerous erotic scenes, but it is not strictly erotica. It uses soft sci-fi trappings, but they are incidental and could be deleted or replaced without harming the storyline. And while at its core Playback, Jury of the Heart is an everyday story about recovering from a broken heart, author Ivory Snow uses off-kilter dialogue and descriptions to imbue it with a disconcerting sheen of otherworldliness... The narrative becomes tauter as the story develops, and the reader empathises with Liam as he goes on his unconventional journey to seek happiness. The ending, which is foreshadowed in the first chapter, does not disappoint... a very satisfying read... Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine Issue #70)

Playback, Jury of the Heart is playful, earnest, ironic, intimate, bittersweet, surreal and most inventive. Love the way the author inverses power relationships (bruises as big as grapefruit, though stretch the imagination, but convey the bile and bitterness), and does sex well. It's a gift. Not many writers achieve this. The dialogue is perfect: honed and clipped. Character and place names are witty and most enticing. The use of colour is unusual, and so exciting to this reader. More, please! (Dominique Hecq)

Author Information

Ivory Snow has a PhD in writing, and has published over 150 short stories. Her stories have won, been shortlisted, long-listed or commended in national and international competitions.


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