5.0 out of 5 Stars

Start to finish, this book is well written! Finished in two readings because I wanted to see the story to it’s conclusion. Ninya writes with raw emotion, humor, and puts to print those “inside” thoughts that so many of us keep inside. Her description of scenery and food makes me want to hop a plane today! This is a must read memoir!

5 out of 5 Stars

Great, fast-paced read. Well-structured in alternating between the trip itself and the very personal events which built up to it. Plenty of humor (self-deprecating, my favorite kind), along with descriptions of Scotland that will inspire many future trips. Introspective without navel-gazing, and demonstrates journeys toward acceptance of self and peace with past disappointments. There’s something here for everyone. I’ll read this author again!

5.0 out of 5 Stars: A Perfectly Crafted Memoir that Keeps You Reading

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The premise alone hooked me and then delivered in a way that surpassed my expectations. Detailed, emotional, and even suspenseful, Scotland with a Stranger is a page-turner that shows that embarking on your dream trip doesn’t mean you won’t have your share of bumps along the way, but it’s what you take from it that counts. I highly recommend to anyone who wishes they had the nerve and opportunity to escape the pressures of their life the way Ninya did and come out of it better despite its rocky, tense, and even dangerous moments.

5.0 out of 5 stars Tragedy and Comedy go Together


5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful character development
Thoughtful character development that is usually lacking in this type of romance novel. Also keeps a breakneck pace that has the reader on the edge of her seat the whole time. Even people with little patience for reading will be enthralled. Ninya takes you into a new world where the woman is finally empowered to be the leader in a BDSM relationship, instead of a weak, innocent, doe-eyed dolt.

5.0 out of 5 stars     Finally – the reality of BDSM
Can I just type ‘Love it’ 100 times? Cause I do! Can’t wait to read the next installments. This book illustrated BDSM on a real level – the facts. Not abuse and “freakish”, but the emotions, the power, the deep enjoyment from things that don’t necessarily have to be painful. Great stuff!

5.0 out of 5 stars       Definitely hooked!  Pre-ordered the next one. Really enjoying this series and can’t wait for the next installment. Love the concept of a school of BDSM, too. Great character development as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars      Riveting example of BDSM!
The author gives a terrific explanation of the BDSM lifestyle. It is an awesome read. Well written, informative and hot. I loved it. Greatly anticipating Velvet Guild 2. Although it is extremely well written I find it difficult to endorse the price of the book considering the limited number of pages. That said, it is a super read.

5.0 out of 5 stars  Love the idea of the serialized novel — I’ve pre-ordered the 2nd “Episode”!The most important thing to know about this story is that it is well-written, with developed characters, good dialogue and an interesting premise and plot. Because (let’s be honest), I wouldn’t necessarily expect those things from most self-published erotica. This author has chosen a unique approach to a niche genre and she has knocked it out of the park. I’ve pre-ordered the 2nd Episode!

5.0 out of 5 stars   
Great first work!
A page turner! Intriguing characters! Effortless to read which is appreciated these days! Ninya showed she can write and that she has a continuing future as an author.

5.0 out of 5 stars      
Hooked after the first pages!
5.0 out of 5 stars! Unique and steamy fun! 
I usually don’t like serials, they get on my nerves really quickly, but this one has me hooked. It’s a hot little slice of spice. The characters are interesting and the storyline unique. It’s sexy and realistic enough to get you hungry for more. I already got the second one.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Very well written, great characters!
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally hooked now
Ok now I’m hooked! I enjoyed the first installment enough to go ahead with book 2 , but now I want it in sets. It’s addictive, high-octane, hot and steamy fun. The different storylines all showcasing unique lifestyles work well together. It’s an excellent representation of the best lifestyle- something for everyone. This is definitely a winning combination.



5.0 out of 5 stars
 Great for a quick easy read

Velvet Guild

Friends Don't Let Friends Stay Vanilla

Desperate times…call for sexy solutions.

Aimee is panicking, feeling like a middle-aged failure, barely scraping by, raising a teenager alone. She is also a submissive who yearns to be dominated in the bedroom.

Scotland with a Stranger:A Memoir

“Who goes to Scotland for two weeks with a stranger they met over the internet?” 

At forty-three, Ninya was depressed, out of shape, and filled with crippling anxiety after addiction, cancer, and divorce had destroyed nearly everything. One day, she received a message from a stranger.


This is the story of one life, lived two different ways.

In one reality, “Stasia” is the beloved daughter of doting parents who spare no expense in supporting her ambition and talent. 

In another reality, “Ana” washes dishes at a nursing home to buy her carefully-budgeted art supplies, waiting until her alcoholic father passes out before creeping downstairs to paint.  

First You Then Him

A Former Trainwreck’s Guide to Becoming then Finding a Healthy Partner

Wish you had a big sister to take you by the hand to tell you why things aren’t working in your life?

After two decades of making all the wrong decisions when it came to life and men, Ninya has learned a lifetime of valuable lessons about both.

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