Go Down Swinging

Erotic Romance for Professional Women

Romance - Sizzle
111 Pages
Reviewed on 05/19/2017
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Author Biography

I am a busy professional during the day and write at night. While my genre is else where, I do like the challenge of writing fiction that closely resembles my life. Not entirely resembles my life but pretty close at times. I hope you enjoy.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Go Down Swinging by Joseph M Erickson is an Erotic Romance for Professional Women. Carlos Rodriguez has everything he ever wanted – a great job, a successful wife and three lovely daughters. Things go downhill when he discovers his wife in bed with another man. Cousin Colleen takes control and together they come up with a plan that will ensure his future and that of his daughters. Colleen runs a successful escort business and, over the course of the plan, Carlos spends his free time satisfying the sexual fantasies of rich professional women as the only male in the escort agency. Follow Carlos and his cousin as they hatch a surprising plan to wreak vengeance on his wife and ensure that he gets to keep his daughters with him.

Go Down Swinging: Erotic Romance for Professional Women by Joseph M Erickson is definitely not a book for anyone easily offended by scenes of a graphic sexual nature or swearing. That said, this is a tastefully done story, fun to read and, unlike many books of this nature, with a proper storyline. This is action all the way, in more than one sense of the word, with a great plot that ties in with the sex scenes. The whole story flows naturally to a conclusive twist over the course of two novellas with no rushed ending and plenty of surprises along the way. The characters were well developed, definitely in more than one sense and suited to the story perfectly. I really enjoyed this and will definitely be looking for more from Mr. Erickson in the future.

Ankita Shukla

Go Down Swinging - Erotic Romance for Professional Women by Joseph M. Erickson is the story of infidelity, the planning of revenge, parenthood, and, as the title suggests, erotica. Carlos Rodriguez is a family man who is married to a very rich woman, Jessica. Together they have produced three beautiful daughters. One day before their anniversary, Carlos comes home early to surprise his wife; however, a bigger surprise awaits him. He listens to his wife moaning and screaming in pleasure with another man. He would have killed them both, but his cousin, Colleen (who had come to drop him at his home), stops him and drags him back to the car. She shakes him back to the reality that he mustn't do anything he might regret for he has his daughters to consider. In order to get rid of his rich wife, he needs lots of money; Colleen comes to his rescue by offering him a position in her business, Dream-Catcher Fantasies.

Although it is an erotic romance, the focus is not entirely on erotica. The author has cleverly added multiple emotional factors: Carlos' undying anger towards his wife, his consideration for his kids' well-being above anything else, Jessica's concern over the lack of their sex life, a cousin's concern over his happiness -- to name a few. The descriptions of sexual scenes are quite graphic and definitely meant for adults only. I am not a fan of erotica; however, the effective story-telling by the author kept me interested in finding out how Carlos would plan his revenge on his wife. The climax of the fiction, an abrupt ending, did not sit well with me, but I enjoyed the journey of reading until the last page. I would recommend this book to fans of erotica.

Arya Fomonyuy

Go Down Swinging: Erotic Romance for Professional Women by Joseph M. Erickson is a slim collection of two erotic novellas, featuring the therapist Carlos Rodriguez. Carlos has the perfect life any man would dream of; a beautiful wife who is a doctor, a great practice as the only male therapist in his neighborhood, and a nice home. But then he surprises his wife in bed with another man. Watch as he and his cousins create a master plan for revenge and how he revels in a lifestyle filled with beautiful women who frequent his office and how he indulges in sexual games. This is erotica, and readers are treated to intense and passionate sex scenes. This is not a book for young readers and not even one for those who are not into erotica. I think this is a fair warning. That said, let’s look at what works well in this book.

The two novellas are well-crafted with great storylines. One doesn’t feel like it is just sex for sex’s sake. There are characters who are well-developed, involved in a conflict, and readers can watch as they evolve. It is incredible to see how Carlos Rodriguez is transformed, and Colleen, his cousin and an escort, has a great influence in his life. These two novellas are emotionally charged and the reader will feel hot and warm and aroused in incredible ways. Go Down Swinging: Erotic Romance for Professional Women features great writing. Joseph M. Erickson has a style that makes readers feel like they are participating in the sex scenes through vivid and powerful descriptions of the scenes, the action, and words that awaken the most powerful sexual feelings in characters. It’s sizzling, hot, and utterly absorbing.

Clarissa Douthit - US Review of Books

"He prefers women over forty-five years old who are articulate, intelligent and bright working professionals in need of attention and fun. Be careful ladies, Jett is addictive and you will want to take him home!"

There is nothing sexier than a well-written adult story. This book has it all: infidelity, sex, emotional drama, soul searching, and revenge. Ellis grasps the reader’s imagination with a gripping, heart-wrenching tale of infidelity, descriptive sex, and emotional torment. The writing is intense and slick with erotically vivid language.

The novellas’ main character, Carlos, faces the reality of a failing marriage that he thought was built on love, but was in fact build on lust, wealth, and power. After returning early from a business trip to surprise his wife a day before their anniversary, Carlos is devastated when he arrives home and hears his wife, Dr. Jessica Davenport, having sex with another man. He is furious and wants to harm his wife and her lover. However, Carlos’ foster sister, Colleen, convinces him to consider the consequences: losing custody of his three daughters and prison time. Instead, she suggests sweet revenge.

Fast forward two years. Carlos has refocused and gotten himself in shape. He and his sisters, Colleen and Kristen, and a few select staff create a sex fantasy business for mature women. The money earned from this venture is to fund his impending divorce and custody battle. Anger can be the best motivator. Carlos has difficult decisions to make leaving him at the cusp of good and evil.

Although intense, the story is classy and romantically erotic. It’s fast-paced and reads like a television soap opera. Ellis’ narrative is excellent with an emotionally charged conclusion, leaving the reader yearning for more.

RECOMMENDED by the US Review

Darla Ortiz

Wow,this book was hot, Hot, HOT!!! "Go Down Swinging" by J. Ellis is very well-written, fast paced, and so descriptive and intense (in certain places,ahem)...really exciting to read. I loved the unique setup, with the guy working as the 'escort' for the women and fulfilling their fantasies, and that he was getting his revenge on his cheating wife made it even better... something a bit different than we're used to in this genre. Liked that Carlos is such a good dad and has a good heart, and his cousin is so smart. The chemistry with "Jett"and his clients is off the charts sizzling. Lots of sexy, exciting romps to keep us totally hooked through to the end, and it ends with bit of a satisfying twist. Recommend for mature readers only as there is lots of adult scenes and very graphic sex.(4-5 stars) Darla Ortiz--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble;Indie Book Reviewers

Steph Coleman

A terrific, fast, and sexxxy read! I consumed this delicious tale in the course of an evening, and when I reached the end I was hoping there was another book to follow as it does seem to end pretty abruptly and maybe with more to come? The writing is so passionate and descriptive, and the erotic element of the story(stories - this is 2 novellas in one) and plot twists only added to the overall awesomeness of this sexy, enticing book. It actually surprised me with its level of complexity and adventure and interweaving plot lines, as most erotica books tend to be a bit shallow in this regard, and especially because it is so short. But the characters have great depth and personality, and the plot is fun to follow. Revenge is sweet indeed! Ready for more from J Ellis! (Adults only)(5 stars) Steph Coleman--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Megan King

I really enjoyed this book! So hot! "Go Down Swinging" is one of the most fun,sexy books I've read lately and I love that it mostly takes place from the guy's which is pretty rare I think. I like watching Carlos go through his transformation and plan his 'revenge' in a way that is sexy hot! Yummy chemistry with him and his ladies just leaps off the page and into your lap(tee-hee). Loved the character of Colleen too. So many of these erotica books are really poorly written and edited, it is nice to see one that isn't. J. Ellis is a gifted writer and storyteller and I'm very interested to see where he takes these characters in more books (if he does... he should!). This is a shorter novella divided into two parts so it's a quick read, but worth it. Highly recommended for older readers and readers of erotica/romance/drama. Try it - you won't be disappointed. (4-5 stars)Megan King--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Laura Clarke

I must commend author J. Ellis for taking a very saturated genre filled with overused clichés and stereotypical stock characters and adding his own unique spin to it. It feels different because Carlos is a normal husband with a good job and family when his life takes an unexpected turn because of his wife. So he gets into 'the business' in order to save his children and his home, and I liked that this made him and his choices more sympathetic. Solid writing and interesting characters, and lots of delicious sexy parts... oh, my... hang on to your hats,ladies and gentlemen. Carlos/Jett is a great lead character, and I liked the other characters as well. This is more than just an erotica... it is a smart,exotic, scandalous drama with some of the hottest sex scenes I've encountered since, well, ever! Fans of Sylvia Day and JR Ward will love it. (4 stars) Laura Clarke--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Gillian Hancock

What a delightful treat. "Go Down Swinging" by J. Ellis is a smart, enticing and seductive read and the author does a good job of keeping the reader invested in the story and the characters, especially Carlos, but also what will happen with the rest of them (like the wife). We are on the edge wondering about how things will develop and what is going on with them, and it takes us by surprise at some twists and turns especially at the end. I enjoyed reading it and it kept me entertained all the way through. Liked the creative story and setup with thes ex scenes with "Jett" and his women, and I thought there was great chemistry and passion, and I loved reading them. But there's more to this book than just the sex (shocking, I know) and I appreciated that this novel was not only written well, but edited well (I notice these things) sadly many e-books these days aren't, but this one felt polished and professional. A big plus in my book. A great combination of sex, drama, and revenge. Descriptive and intense.Loved it! Adults only. (4 stars) Gillian Hancock--Goodreads; Barnes &Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Marcella Gonzales

I liked this book more than I thought. I expected it to be another cliché typical erotica book with more sex than substance, but surprisingly for such a short book (this is 2 short novellas in this story) it had a really fleshed out and believable story line that makes Carlos's foray into this sexy world believable and fun. Revenge is best served HOT! It was really fun and sexy, and the author J. Ellis creates such great chemistry in all the scenes, and they are nicely described but not to repetitive, which is something that happens a lot in these books, I'm afraid! I only wish this novella was much longer, because I felt like I wanted to keep reading much more!! A sexy, fast-paced story that I read in one sitting and really enjoyed Recommend for fans of romantic erotica. For adults only. (4-5 stars) Marcella Gonzales--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Nicola Flood

Very fun and hot! Gotta read more hot. I am a newbie in the world of erotica, my regular fare being historical Romance and I was hooked on this story the whole way through. I enjoyed this book because it was written well with snappy,genuine dialogue and the characters felt real and relatable - especially when Carlos is faced with losing a big part of his life because his wife is unfaithful. He is smart and comes up with a great plan to save himself financially, and have a really fun and sexy time while doing it. "Go Down Swinging" is easy to read and lose yourself in the fantasy world. I found myself unable to put the book down until I'd finished reading it which means it's awesome! (5 stars) Nicola Flood--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

Eliza Brown

"Go Down Swinging" is a riveting, dirty, sexy, sweet, funny, risqué, did I say SEXXXY novella. My only complaint was that I wish it were longer because I wanted MORE! It was so easy to read, and you just lose yourself in this fantasy land where Carlos has all sorts of exciting encounters with sexy women(sometimes more than one at a time!) In this world anything goes, and Carlos takes full advantage of his abilities to please his women. I can't believe how hot and steamy these scenes were, and told in great creative and explicit detail! I was enthralled the entire time and think this is definitely worth the read for erotica lovers. I would recommend it to others. (5 stars) Eliza Brown--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers