I Am Bathsheba


Romance - Sizzle
432 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2018
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Author Biography

L.J. grew up in a conservative religious home; a blend of Catholicism and Christianity. Seeking to discover the truth, later on in life, L.J. studied theology and philosophy. After a life-changing experience, L.J. began a new search for eastern religion. It was then L.J. started to blend ideas and blog experiences that were avant-garde to family and peers. Soon after that, L.J. studied BDSM as a form of spirituality and now maintains being two-spirited. Today L.J. enjoys writing about sexuality and spirituality – mixing the sacred and profane.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite

I Am Bathsheba by L.J. Minx puts a profound spin on the ages-old story of King David and Queen Bathsheba. The biblical story of David and Bathsheba includes nuances of adultery and promiscuous sex, but L.J. takes that tale a dozen steps further to draw out eroticism heretofore found only in underground publications that describe taboo acts locked away as secrets among the royals of the world. Ms. Minx adds flavoring to the story with a mix of magic, fantasy, imagination, and the erotic love to be found among the practitioners of BDSM, especially Dominant/submissive relationships. Postulating the Bible stories to be historically factual, L.J. Minx has written a superbly detailed and plotted erotic/alternate history novel that will surely resonate with its audience and arouse not only the interest, but the libido among those of both secular and religious circles.

I Am Bathsheba unfolds through the points of view of the four main characters; King David, Queen Bathsheba, their son Solomon, and Bathsheba’s selected heir-apparent, Abishag (aka Abby). While not a thriller, the suspense and the eroticism will keep readers turning the pages as fast as they can read. I was completely enamored of all four characters, empathetic or sympathetic as the situation dictated, and fascinated by Ms. Minx’s talent in describing sexual scenes without the use of a single “F” word or any of the vernacular terms for human genitalia. Bathsheba’s philosophy and belief in several gods was impeccably portrayed and I believe many readers will connect with this concept over that of the relevant omnipresent God of the Abrahamic religions. While erotic love and sex are prime elements in the story, there are equal amounts of drama, intrigue, mystery, and suspense to satisfy all fans of those genres. The story concludes satisfactorily and the major plot lines are wrapped up, while leaving a tiny cliffhanger leading into what will surely be a sequel. I hope so and I can’t wait for it! I am deeply impressed with L.J. Minx and with no reservations recommend I Am Bathsheba to all mature readers.

Jenny

I am halfway through and I can't put it down. Who would have ever thought that bible characters and BDSM/porn went so well together! This novel is thrilling and realistic in every way. I love the plot and the characters that the author developed. Highly recommend.

Peter

Very cool. A Christian friend gave me this book, at first I was like 'what the heck'? But then I got pulled in after the first few chapters. This is a very creative work. 440 pages of intrigue. Taking historical events and people and turning their lives into what really could have been. I mean who knows? People have guarded the lives of men and woman in the bible through the years. LJ Minx turns them into ordinary people with addictions to power, greed and sex. Just like the common person today. But beyond the idea of its creation, I Am Bathsheba is a work of art. The plot is thick with polytheism, occult, traditional Judaism, BDSM, suspense, and royal secrecy. Bathsheba is a rising star! The time of this book is perfect. Coming out when woman need to lead and show off their dominance in a world run my weak men. I'm in love with Bathsheba, gotta find myself a woman like her!

Helen

I was initially introduced to this author by a friend. After I read the Amazon description, I was curious. I downloaded the book on my kindle, what a great choice. SHOCKED! I'm reading it again and waiting for the paperback. The author really did her homework, she knows Bible history. Even though this was a fictional account of the romantic love affair and marriage of King David and Bathsheba, all the events intertwined took place in the scriptures. But beyond all of that, I love Bathsheba's dominant character and the way she so passionately trains Abishag (her Queen to be) in erotic sex, spells and the worship of a variety of spirits and gods. Should I mention Ashmedai, the spirit of lust that Bathsheba calls upon to seduce her victims? This woman is the bomb in every way. Beautiful & manipulative.

I'm a reader. LJ Minx is an incredible author, mysterious herself (peek at her social media). I'm not sure how this book is being marketed but it should be picked up by a viable publishing firm yesterday. As a devout religious person, I have to admit I loved 50 Shades. But I Am Bathsheba was far more relevant to me because of its true origin and familiar racy story. Also, Minx created a plot that was filled with detail and dark characters that sometimes kept me awake wondering.

As the reviewer mentioned, it's a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the sequel. Bathsheba is who woman need to be in 2018!

Great job LJ Minx!