Posted by Unknown on 23rd Apr 2010
Female Prey & The Elusive Prey by S J Lewis
Reviewed by Back to Bagdad
For outdoor activity enthusiasts, this pair of novels is extraordinary. The idea of actually hunting an athletic female submissive, followed by “to the winner go the spoils” sexual scenes, is irresistible. This fantasy comes vividly alive with SJ Lewis’ words and seems quite believable, like he was describing action he witnessed, rather than imagined. I am completely hooked.
Both stories focus on Kimberly, who is surprisingly adept in a mountain forest environment.
In the first, Kimberly is new to the game, but experienced in the woods. She leads her hunters on an incredible chase, but incites her chasers to “make her pay” when she is finally caught. She manages to unknowingly provide an eyeful of her beautiful, well-toned body at various intervals. The skilled, veteran hunters become more and more determined to catch her and when they do, Kimberly pays a heavy price for her “insolence.” The reader experiences the rush, first of the chase and capture, and then the brutal but arousing captivity. There is lots of punishing treatment and rough sex, with tantalizing scenes for the voyeur and even fans of female-on-female sex. This author has a real knack for making brutality sexy, when his protagonist “victim” chooses her path and ultimately her fate. The ending climaxes the story smoothly and precisely, about what I have come to expect from this author. I could not put this story down until I had it finished and it left me wanting more.
Well, I got more with the sequel, Elusive Prey. In the second story, Kim and her good friend Barbara, another one-time gamer, decide to relive the chase. Kim decides to make her hunters earn every second they spend with her upon capture. This time, Kim knows what she wants and goes after it: A man capable of “winning” her and making her deliciously submit. Although the author follows the same general “hunt the female prey” theme as the first story, the sequel stands on its own. I loved the scenes of cowboy towns with captive slave females, caught in cages in rustic barns like animals. I imagine places like the western slope of Colorado in the summertime, with quaint mountain towns and real “westerners” who know how to abuse a sexy female slave. I will never again look at hiking mountain trails in the same manner.
These were my second and third SJ Lewis reads and like my first, these stories are so vividly realistic, I firmly believe they would make excellent X-rated movies. Where are the producers?
The Elusive Prey by S. J. Lewis
Reviewed by Lancelot Knight, (c) 2005
Is The Elusive Prey meant to be a picture of the real world? Or does Lewis mean it in some sort of symbolic way, using some kind of alternative world scenario to illustrate his or her thesis? Probably a little of each is a plausible answer.
Lewis transports the reader to a Twilight Zone-like world where vacationers can hunt women and women can choose to become the prey. The operative word of course is “choose”. As the novel opens Kimberly and Barbara are trekking to a hotel where the next day they will choose to become the wanted, the prey. Once captured, they can be used in any manner by the man or men who snare them—indeed, they can even be sold into slavery. (And what they bring from the slave sale is fastidiously deducted from their vacation expenses, of course!)
Kimberly, having played the game before, looks forward to being captured again. The feeling of helplessness is a tremendous turn-on for her. She brings with her a friend, Barbara, who has the same fantasy of being pursued. But Kimberly has bit more of a wide-ranging fantasy, however. She wishes to become known as Elf-Girl, the elusive prey who cannot be captured, who becomes something of a legend.
The first night Kimberly betrays Barbara to a group of four men, because she realizes she cannot achieve her goal with the somewhat dull-headed Barbara. Kimberly watches from the shadows, and gets excited and masturbates, as she observes her friend being used by the four men “like a cheap whore” Barbara later enthusiastically says.
One of the interesting ideas of this book is that perhaps being a prey answers some women’s basic needs as much as being the hunter mentality is important to males. This might be hard-wired into our brains from a few million years of evolution, and the “vacation” is merely a response to those needs.
However, I don’t mean to imply that The Elusive Prey is a heavy-handed tome. Quite the opposite. It is a good old fashioned adventure story as much as anything, fleetly told and briskly moving.
S. J. Lewis is a brilliant stylist who brings the reader into Kimberly’s world of hunters and prey, of slaves and slave owners. Elf-Girl seeks to elude Greg, a master hunter who resolutely and relentlessly tracks her. She visits a mysterious place called simply The Farm, and every adventure brings her more renown and fame in the game preserve. But will she succumb to the wily hunter who seeks his elusive prey?
I started off this review by asking if Lewis meant to suggest there actually could be such a place as depicted in The Elusive Prey. In one sense that is a foolish question. The answer to that is, as Aristotle would say—if there isn’t such a place, there should be.
Reviewed by Lancelot Knight