May 15, 2018 Play With Me - 5/5
"Set to be released on May 30th, Gerry Pelser’s debut novel, Discovering Leigh, is so much more than we expected it to be. It’s extraordinary. Homegrown and familiar, said like it is - it’s real. Gerry has a knack for the kind of writing that draws you right in as it takes you on a journey of self discovery. As far as erotic literature goes this is more than just a kinky book, this book is intriguing, terrifyingly real, but blissfully so."
There is nothing more rewarding than celebrating local talent. All Play With Me pre-orders placed between 20 May 2018 and 30 May 2018 will qualify for FREE delivery and a complimentary 10m silky bondage rope. The first 20 copies sold will be signed by the Author himself! T&C's apply.
It would appear as though it's not only the Play With Me team who are tickled pink by this book, here are the Goodreads reviews for your reading pleasure... Even more reason to get your hands on this fine piece of literature!
May 17, 2018 Dulaine Stander - 5/5
** spoiler alert ** ”I've read this book at least 3 times, probably over the last year. And I've been thinking abut how to review this book for a couple of months. So here goes... Gerry has taken me on a journey of discovery through this book, not only into the world of BDSM, but also on a journey of discovering oneself and, at the end of the day, finding love. I fell in love with the leading lady - the beautifully-written Leigh. There were times that I cried for her, times that I wanted to scream at her, and times when I was really jealous of her. She is human, with all the flaws, insecurities and infinite beauty that comes with being human. Mikey developed into a handsome character. He’s the definition of a nice guy, too nice sometimes. His role as a teacher was clearly grounded in excellent research and this made him real. He’s gentle, compassionate and respectful. Not only to his student (Leigh); also of the principles of BDSM. In his role as Dom, Sir Michael is not a guy to be messed with. I like that. A lot. I hate Wayne. And that’s all I have to say about that. This is not a “50 shades-spank mommy’s bum until it glows”- kinda story. There are elements of kink, but on the whole, it is secondary to the actual story that plays out. This is a love-story. A beautifully written love story, set in a truly South African context, with some kink added to spice things up. It is a journey of self-discovery. Of learning how strong you really are, and we are so much stronger than we think - and of how far one would go for love.”
Apr 18, 2018 Monet Smith - 5/5
“ So honestly, this is not a book I'd normally read. at all. But this is not a book you can classify in any type of genre, honestly. It's such a unique book, that it really is a one of its kind. Discovering Leigh. is definitely a book that I really struggle to put into words. It’s NOT just about BDSM and the laws and theory behind it. It is a book full of emotional conflict, questioning the mold society sets for you, discovering yourself and understanding your world better. Gerry creates a world where characters are relatable, understandable, and likeable. Not only can I see into the heads of the characters, I can also understand how and why they make the decisions they make. The part I love the most is the fact that his characters are completely human. Their good sides, and bad sides are put on display, and where you usually cringe when you see the flaws of the characters, in this book you love them. The book is not overly romantic. But it’s a beautiful romance novel. The way you fall in love, the way you start loving someone, the way you lie to yourself and the way you become honest with yourself is really well captured in this book, which makes it so special to me. As the book progresses, Leigh (obviously) discovers aspects about herself and she becomes comfortable with these new discoveries. You can see how it starts to influence her whole life, how she changes in small ways and eventually, she has to undergo the ultimate test to see if she stays true to herself…”
May 03, 2018 Nevina - 5/5
“I started reading this book with few expectations, except maybe to have new insights because I have never equated pain with pleasure or vice versa. I have completed my fourth reading of the book, simply because I wanted to understand it fully. And am I glad that I did. Being completely new to BDSM (and most naïve, I might add), I always knew there was something about it that I was drawn to. This book explained it beautifully. Not only, it is written well, and I must compliment the writer on the following: character development was excellent – I like how these characters became real to me with their past, their present, their frailties and human failings. I particularly like how their failures become their strengths and that it’s okay to not make it the first time – life or shit, happens. The simple, yet detailed explanations about BDSM brought it to life for me – particularly the rules. It was most insightful and I like how the ‘deviant’ (a word I don’t like as an adjective but works perfectly as a noun) is now becoming mainstream for me. I’m very interested in exploring more about this alternate existence because the book makes it real and normal. The book is an excellent read – a story about self-discovery, love, betrayal, with some violence thrown in for good measure. What it is mostly about though, is being true to yourself, whoever and whatever that may be! Embrace it…”
Mar 12, 2018 Angela Schurink - 5/5
“One of the most riveting books I have read in the last few years. It drew me in and made me want to explore this alternative lifestyle. Very well written. I await the sequel.”
Apr 04, 2018 Martin - 4/5
“EL James unleashed 50 Shades of Grey on the world. In an instant the world got the over-commercialized and popularized "Mommy Porn" idea of the concepts of BDSM. This is Pelser's second book, his first being a work of non-fiction, and his foray into the realm of fiction is pretty damn good for a debut. Pelser challenges the "50 shades" view with Discovering Leigh. This is a beautiful read. Leigh is described so beautifully that one can easily fall in love with her. A love story that is as kinky as a coil spring. Gritty and raw and true to the craft. Dear reader, if you are exploring your kinky side, feel free to read EL James first. Then watch "The Secretary" with Maggie Gyllenhal and James Spader. Then ground your newfound views with Discovering Leigh. An exceptional exploration of that which we don't want to talk about. As they say on the paperbacks: "Two Thumbs Up"