Both of these books were heavy on the animalistic side of eroticism.
In Birth of the Minotaur Queen, I liked the scenario Ms. Irons set up - this is not a story or retelling of the Theseus myth, but instead, a later story (when the Romans were the Mediterranean rulers) based on the existing labyrinth and still alive Minotaur. I really enjoyed the way she introduced the main character and the two guards. I was pleasantly surprised by the
Similarly, Taken by the Lion God starts off well and then just crumbles into one stupid adventure after another. I understand the author has a complete series in the works, but I have no compunction to read any of them. If her Lion God could transform into a man - a were-lion, of sorts - I could have gotten into the storyline more.
Yet, I did like the way Ms Saxx wrote the bestiality scenes. She kept it animalistic and wrote it well from the point of view of a woman being claimed by an animal. Ms. Irons tried to humanize her Minotaur too much. Ms. Saxx accepted the challenge of animal and human sex and with the Lion God as dominant, wrote it exceedingly well. Since, I am hoping to write a novella on the story of the centaurs, I greatly appreciated her take on the whole deal.
I will not claim to recommend either of these books, unless you find bestiality arousing, but I will let you know they are both available from Amazon for $2.99 and 99 cents.