Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hold My Hand by Paloma Beck holdmyhandfinal

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ASIN B00C2RDSSA

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Wow. I don’t have enough good things to say about Hold My Hand. This book really hit home for me in a lot of ways. It’s an intense emotional story that will leave you thinking about it for days. I really enjoyed the characters in the story since they are created perfectly with just the right amount of back-story to keep it interesting.

The author presents word-pictures of scenes and events by giving specific details that appeal to the five senses, perfect for our imagination. The book is written in the first person from the perspective of Aubrey. The language is extremely simple and the point of view is very consistent for its time. The book moves at a relaxing pace and is extremely absorbing without being dull or loose. Plot points are tight and the other characters are complex and completely fleshed out thus adding to the well-crafted feel of the book.

If you are looking for hardcore BDSM literature, this one is not for you. If you are looking for a romantically sweet story with some BDSM kink and characters that are easy to relate to, this is probably just what you are looking for. Be warned, once you start reading you will not want to put it down until you have read it from cover to cover and you may want to read a few scenes twice ;)

Overall, Hold My Hand was an excellent, enthralling read that I highly recommend. It was a fantastic book with a wonderfully creative plot.

Reviewed by Sapphire

Out of the Night: Book One by Joelle Casteel joelle

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ISBN-10: 1300706457

ISBN-13: 978-1300706458

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Out Of The Night: Book One by Joelle Casteel is a story filled with sadness and the rebirth of Mearr as she finds herself for the first time in her life through submission to The Queen. Over the years The Queen has helped those who are now within His care find themselves through submission. Each of His slaves in his stable has their own stories as to how they came to be with Him. However, no story is as touching as that of Mearr’s. A young girl whose life has been one let down after another and one abuse after another until she overdoses and The Queen saves her and gives her a new life.

The BDSM scenes are phenomenally written and in my opinion could only have been told through a submissive heart’s point of view. In this particular book it is that point of view that makes the story all that much more touching as Mearr finds her way back to the land of the living instead of hiding behind drugs. Though the scenes are definitely full of domination and as you read you will definitely feel the power of the Master.

In conclusion this book covers everything from submission to punishment in true BDSM style. Kudos to the writer on this outstanding book I look forward to reading more of Mearr’s story. In accordance to the scale of ratings this book receives a five out of five paddles. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Reviewed by Unrequited Spirit

Sierra Cartwright, author of the bestselling Mastered series is here to give you an insight into her new title Over the Line, out now. sierra5

Welcome to the Den, where limits are shattered…

I invite you to get Mastered, at the Den, an exclusive BDSM house in the privacy of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Six sexy, relentless Doms will stop at nothing to ensure their subs have their needs met and their boundaries tested.

Sydney Wallace loves travel and adventure, and she craves BDSM scenes. What she doesn’t want, however, is a Dom who will tie her down emotionally. (Physically, with ropes, is a different story, though!)

Master Michael Dayton isn’t just a Dom, he’s a cowboy, a rancher with deep roots. Dom and sub couldn’t be more different.

One magical summer in high school, I fell in love with cowboys. My best friend was a barrel racer, and I travelled the local rodeo circuit with her. I will always remember sitting in the grandstands, baking under a relentless Western sun, cheering for her. The days were long, hot, dusty, and filled with anticipation, great success, and terrible disappointments. She hauled a horse trailer behind her aged pickup truck, and it was a lot of work to load and unload her beautiful brown horse.

As part of the rodeo festivities, there were also dances held either on a Friday or Saturday night. The cowboys I met were real gentlemen, with fabulous manners. They’d tip their hat in greeting, and I’d nearly swoon.

So it was natural that I’d want to write about a cowboy, one as intriguing as the men I’d fallen in love with.

The Mastered series from Total-E-Bound Publishing is set in Winter Park, Colorado, and there are still working ranches in the nearby area. The land is rugged, and untamed, much like Master Michael. He’s everything Sydney wants, and because of his commitment to his land and way of life, he’s terrifying to her, threatening the freedom she’s sworn never again to give up.

It’s interesting to me that we’re often attracted to people who are so different from who we are. And that’s exactly what happens to Sydney. She’s a single child, born to world-travelling parents. She only keeps a small condo to call home, and to her it’s simply a place where she can regroup and plan her next adventure.

To Master Michael, home isn’t simply a place, it’s a part of who he is. Sierra Cartwright

But Master Michael understands Sydney in a way no one else does. He has one belief about being a good Dom. He must be the best Dominant possible in order to allow her the freedom to be the submissive she wants to be.

For the first time in her life, Sydney is with a man who gives her what she craves sexually. And he’s certainly creative. Because he has hundreds of secluded acres of land, they’re able to scene outdoors. No matter how imaginative Sydney is, Master Michael is even more daring. After all, he knows all about various knots, and he knows how to tie a lasso. (Okay, deep dark confession…I had a cowboy lasso me once, and it was everything I thought it could be!)

Master Michael is as tough physically as he is emotionally, and he needs to be in order to deal with a woman as headstrong and fiercely independent as Sydney.

She learns he’s a man she can rely on, someone she comes to trust. The trouble is, he also demands everything she has to give.

The experience of trying to create a relationship challenges them both, leaving them forever changed…

Have you read it yet? Over the Line, book three in the bestselling Mastered series, by Sierra Cartwright is available now from Total-E-Bound Publishing and Amazon as well as other retailers.

 

Website: www.sierracartwright.com 

Mastered Series website: http://www.total-e-bound.com/series/mastered/

Facebook: facebook.com/SierraCartwrightOfficial

Twitter: @sierrawrites

 

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Wild One by Ann Jacobs wildone

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ASIN B00AWPDNYI

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Summary:

The black sheep of an aristocratic Creole family meets the Bar C’s princess.

Disgraced doctor Les Fourchet has come to the wide-open spaces of northwest Texas looking to stay away from the BDSM lifestyle that may have cost him his heritage. That idea goes out the window when he discovers kink club the Neon Lasso—and hot Texan Deidre Caden.

Deidre is the submissive of Les’ wildest fantasies. Their play at the club is scorching, but before he can offer her the life she deserves, Les must confess his humiliating past—and convince her powerful family of his worth.

Review:

This story held my attention from the get go. While I am not usually a fan of prologues, the one in this book was needed to introduce Les into a series full of well developed characters. It was upsetting to read the painful past that brought Les to Caden County, but brought to life a man that is complex and believable. The flow of the story is natural and relaxed, you don’t feel forced into a time line of events that take more time to develop in real life, which is something that I love and made this story just a bit more special to me. Deidre is a woman that struggles with her life, wanting more and unable to find the courage to voice those wants, you get a female lead that is easy to identify with and route for.

When Les and Deidre meet, the flirtation is a great mixture of sweet and sexy and the chemistry between them jumps off the page at you. It was great to read a book that took a step back from some of the more typical formulas of quick meet to sex timing, this story allows you to experience a more “traditional” development. There is no rush to the steamy sex scenes, there is no drop from story to smut. The author instead blends them together into a flow that, as a reader, comes across more realistic.

However, that does not mean that the story is lacking in the steamy-sex department. From self-sounding scenes that are short, accurate and hot; to anal play that will threaten to melt your Kindle right out of your fingers, this book has a little bit of everything. The first time these characters come together is exactly the word that the author uses for it. Its not sex… it’s a Claiming. The discussions of BDSM play, when it finally came, came out natural. The conversation felt like a conversation that two people would have, not one that was thought up in another persons mind. The confessions were hard to read, but for all the right reasons. The way the Les reveals his past to Deidre makes your heart hurt for him and leaves you feeling proud of him for not letting it get the best of him. Deidre shows with her sharing that she is a strong and capable woman with a solid head on her shoulders that transfers to her being a strong sub that is a perfect compliment to a sensual Dom.

The meetings of the family went better than I was thinking it would from the beginning of the story. I was happy to see a lack of conflict from both sides. Over all this story was a sweet and sensual story. The HEA is well deserved for both characters and is easily a story I would recommend to others

Reviewed by Darlene

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Every year, the great authors at Torquere Press put their money where their mouth is, donating their time writing stories for our chosen charity. Those same authors donate any royalties earned on their stories to the chosen organization, with Torquere matching those donations 100%. In the past we”ve raised $5000.00 for Lambda Legal, over $3000.00 for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and more than $10000.00 combined for organizations such as NOH8 and Doctors Without Borders.

For the 2013-2014 Charity event, which will premiere in September 2013, we” ve chosen OutServe-SLDN as our donation organization. OutServe is an non-profit that provides legal services and support to LGBT military individuals and families, working toward equal representation and benefits.

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Beltane Fires by Erzabet Bishop BeltaneFires_ErzabetBishop

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ASIN B00CCWWNZY

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Blurb:

A recent breakup has left Ceri alone on her birthday. Her friends, Alex and Fiona, spirit her away to a Beltane festival guaranteed to light up her night. When everyone at the event seems to be a couple, Ceri ventures out for a walk along a wooded path.

In the darkness, the Forest Lord has come to find his May Queen. He is everything she ever dreamed of in a lover, but is she willing to take the leap?

Review:

Ceri, alone, on her birthday, attending the Beltane pretty much on her own, what is she going to do? Beltane is about fertility, so there’s going to be plenty of couples around, getting all excited and what not. But Ceri is alone. Slow moving to start, lots of explanation which is nice for those who don’t know what Beltane is all about.

Finally she gets tired of sitting at the fire and listening to all of the couples in the fields, so she heads out for a walk. First smart thing she does, asks for a man. Who does she get? The Forest Lord and some nymphs, who get her ready for the Forest Lord. She doesn’t even think twice – good for her! Quick and not all that exciting, but at least she got some!

Then back at the fire, who shows up? Happily ever after! Now THAT was a good BD present!

Review by Cat

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The Billionaire’s Unwanted Virgin by Doris O’Connor billionaire

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ASIN B00CMTKDSG

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

This was a much better book than the title indicates. More of a novella than a full length novel, the characters are well drawn, the suspense continuous, and the sex hot.

Alice Wunderland works hard to try and pay off her niece’s medical bills but keeps falling further behind. She finally gives in to her friend’s suggestion to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.  Winning bidder Lakota Kemnay finds her a total surprise and her spirit and passion open his cold heart. But there are forces that don’t want their arrangement to succeed. Can the two of them actually find a way to develop a long lasting relationship?

Alice was a virgin, but not naive, and I liked her spunk and attitude. Lakota is a hunky alpha male, but one who is sensitive to his woman’s happiness. There is some light BDSM, including bondage, spanking, anal play and wax play. Be aware, the author is English and some of the terms are not familiar to American audiences.

Overall, I’d give the book four paddles for story and three paddles for kink.

Reviewed by Karen

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