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Taming the Mistress by Sindra van Yssel tamingthemistress

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

This extremely well written novella is the sixth in the authors Bondage Ranch series. The ranch, owned by a kinky couple, normally hosts ballroom dancing events but twice per year, the ballroom becomes a dungeon and a wide variety of kinky participants pay to attend their BDSM themed weekends.

The books don’t need to be read in order and while each one follows the journey of a particular couple, other familiar characters play recurring supporting roles in each book.

This particular series is not aimed at the reader looking for glamorous escapism. There are no millionaires or secret agents but rather the sort of people one might meet in a dungeon or Munch and they feel very realistic.

This is Sue’s story. Years ago, Sue was a submissive, very much in love with her Dominant, who sadly wasn’t ready for commitment. Sue reinvents herself as Mistress Sue and the Mistress role, like the latex and corsets she favors becomes part of the armor that protects her heart.

Over the years, many of her friends in the lifestyle marry or form committed relationships. Rarely without a male submissive or two in tow, Sue is becoming frustrated with the transient nature of her relationships and for her, “the kinky is becoming mundane.”

Arriving alone at the Bondage Ranch, Sue meets Dane, a Dominant whose primal approach to BDSM is far removed from the formal protocols that Sue is comfortable with. What follows is a dance of Dominance and submission, improvisational in style, which allows Sue to rediscover her long buried submissive self. Dane is a very attractive personality, witty, kind, empathetic and a natural Dominant.

A most enjoyable read which left me wanting to read more about this couples journey.

Reviewed by Ariadne

Claim by Sierra Cartwright claim

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Blurb:

It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her. Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering. When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with. Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy’s attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she’s vowed never to walk down the aisle again. It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome Dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer. But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk.

Review:

This was a sexy addition to the author’s Bonds series.

Kennedy Aldrich isn’t looking for any long term relationship, but he has jumped in to save McKenzie before. When he meets her again in his BDSM club, the attraction he felt then was increased. Just dancing with her to show her ex she had moved on had set off sparks for both of them, but neither had acted on them. But now Kennedy was of a mind to move forward with Zee.

However, McKenzie is wary of relationships after a bad breakup. She trusted Kennedy with her body, but can she trust him with her heart and allow him to claim their future?

This was a lively, emotional read with a vulnerable heroine, yummy hero and intricate plot.  Expect a variety of BDSM play, both in and out of the club.

Reviewed by Karen H

Happy Endings by BA Tortuga happyendings

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

This collection of short stories is a quick read. Each story pulls you in to another world and characters.  I enjoyed these stories but did not fall in love with the characters.

The first story Cooking Up Trouble is my favorite. I found Charlie and Grant pulling me in to their story. Grant is adorable and watching the relationship begin between these two made for a good read.

Getting Out More was a cute read. I loved that the two young boys wanted to see their father happy and decided to do something to make that happen. Darren and Rowdy find that their friendship can be so much more.

Tanned is an interesting story about a young man coming back to work on his grandfather’s farm. Danny is a good man and prevails against the prejudices of others.  It was nice to see him stand up for himself and find help in the last place he would ever look.

Hell Bent For Leather gives us Dominic and Garrett’s story. The two are a good match. Dominic finds more than just a drink at the local bar. Garrett realizes that sometimes it pays in more ways than one to work at a bar. Garrett takes a chance and enjoys his night.

Beginnings and friendships is what lays in wait for readers to enjoy in this collection. Each story is a sweet read about taking a chance and seeing just where it might lead. While the couples in this collection may not be favorites of mine I did enjoy the writer’s style and will be sure to look for more from them in the future.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Breaking Free by Cat Grant breaking

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Buy this book now! This is a book which will be read and never forgotten.  It is a book that is more than just hawt BDSM kinkiness. It’s a story of change and acceptance. This moving story of a person who finally comes into their own is breathtaking. Richard Carr is married to a wonderful man who loves him. He is a lawyer who makes oodles of money. The D/s dynamic between Richard and his husband Robert is delicious.  What more could Richard want?

Richard is not comfortable in his skin. Since his childhood, he feels like an imposter because what he wants to do is dress up in corsets, dresses and wear make-up. His outer shell may look like a man but he really wants it to look like societal perception of a woman’s image. This in the pain part of the book. For me it is frustrating because I’ve always felt that how a person dresses is dictated by society, not by XY or XX chromosome. Why is it a man must wear what society deems as masculine clothing?  This is a false construct thrust upon people for no logical reason.  To me, it makes no sense, especially when there are other cultures where males do wear what is considered a skirt. How is war paint different than cosmetics at its base level? How does the outside of a person change how we feel about the person inside? If as a society, we are always told that it’s personality and how a person behaves that matters, then what difference does it make if the person dresses how they prefer? And this is what pisses me off about what happens to Richard as he transitions to his alter-ego, Renee. Why can’t he decide to wear what he wants to wear and still be considered a man? I see no problems with this because he hasn’t changed where it matters most. He is still able to construct a good case as a lawyer. He is still a great friend to his current friends. His morals have not changed. Yet Ms. Grant shows just how much people judge him by his exterior.

What is even sadder is how this impacts Robert. I get it. I really do. Some people are just wired to find a certain body type attractive. There is nothing wrong with this. Unfortunately for Richard/Renee, his husband really wants a man, not a feminine one either. The struggle for Robert to accept this drastic and rapid change is disheartening for Renee. There is no wrong or right in this instance. It’s heartbreaking as Robert questions if he can continue to be married to a person whose outside is no longer appealing.  Is this shallow? Perhaps for some, but really, one must be sensitive to Robert’s needs too. I feel for him. I don’t have as much of an issue as a reader because I am pansexual so a person changing their out appearance makes little difference for me.

I must commend Ms. Grant in how well she shows each person’s perspective in a nonjudgmental way. She also shows how difficult it is for each person in this relationship to adjust to the changes. She underscores how marriage is not easy and it takes work. When a life changing event comes, it could break them or bond them closer together.  It’s beautiful how Ms. Grant explores both avenues. I loved this book especially as I have a relative who seems to be going down the path of Richard. If he ever decides to take this difficult path, rest assured, Breaking Free will be a book I recommend to him.  This book’s message of hope and acceptance is splendid. Highly recommended to all readers to see how hard life can be for some and how we can help them be welcomed.

Reviewed by Book Addict

temporaryTemporary Dom by Holly S. Roberts

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Blurb:

Luke Isaak, the drummer for Blood Rights, is on a mission. Machala Winters got away once and Luke is determined it will never happen again. She’s perfect for his sadistic proclivities though the first time she held herself back and drove him crazy.

Machala knows what she wants and if Luke would accept her submission and stop prying into her past, he would be at the top of the list. Some things are meant to stay buried and a certain Dom needs to respect her privacy.

Sometimes love hurts in more ways than one. And sometimes a Temporary Dom holds a girl’s heart forever.

Note: This is Book III of the Bad Boys of Rock and a spin off from the Club El Diablo series. It can be read as a standalone novel.

Review:

Holly Roberts took a risk with Isaak and Machala. While most romances open with the couple in question meeting for the first time, she chose to feature main characters who have not only met but are already in love with one another. On one hand, the pre-existing chemistry between them helped heavy sex scenes make sense early in the story. However, it also made their happily ever after seem inevitable fairly early on in the story despite the hurdle of Machala’s past that they had to overcome. They were so wrapped up in each other from the very beginning that no other outcome seemed possible. The only mystery that remained was how Isaak would encourage Machala to open up to him.

Some readers may not agree that ‘encourage’ is the right word to chose in this case, considering Isaak’s style of dominance. Although he comforted and held Machala each time one of their scenes led to a tearful breakthrough, he also used pee and enema-play to humiliate and break her will. He employed breath-play without consulting her in advance and then went on to repeatedly ignore her safeword. Regardless of whether part of him was truly doing this for Machala’s good, he was also hoping she would break through that trauma for his own benefit so they could be together forever. In the process, he continued scenes without her consent and risked making the situation even worse. This is not what a good Dom would do, or a good partner, and readers with abuse histories may find themselves triggered by this plotline. It’s with these consent issues that Roberts took her second risk with the novel, as she potentially alienated some of her reader base.

Reviewed by Ethan X. Thomas

Woman in Chains by Bridget Midway womanin1

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

This was a well written story with an interesting premise and lots of emotion. It took me a while to decide why I struggled to finish it and I finally realized I just didn’t like the main characters.

Rebekah is a slave to Master Blade-but also an abused woman. Dak does part time work for a group that rescues abused submissives from their masters. Due to his own history with Blade, he is happy to rescue Rebekah from the sadist. But Rebekah doesn’t want to be rescued. And Dak doesn’t want a full time submissive. Ordinarily, Dak would turn the slave over to the rescue team, but no one is available, so he starts to teach Rebekah the difference between BDSM and abuse.

I found Rebekah to be self destructive and willing to run rather than fight. Dak took the strong silent type to  new levels, which makes it no surprise that his secrets threaten the couple’s relationship.  Can these two unlikely people find an HEA?

Expect extreme bondage, caning, flogging, anal play, waxing, and more.

Reviewed by Karen

Twisted by Lola Smirnova twisted

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 1 out of 5

Review:

Twisted is an astonishing first novel, which chronicles the experiences of Julia, an 18 year old Ukrainian girl, in the sex trade, during the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It’s a compulsive read, I finished it in a day, fast paced and blackly comic but it is not an erotic novel. Unless, that is, you find scat arousing. I don’t but her description of the scat obsessed yogi had me weeping with laughter.

Julia is 18 when she makes her decision to join her two older sisters as an ‘entertainer’ in the Luxembourg champagne bars. These young women are not naive victims of sex trafficking but are well aware of the risks involved in the European sex trade. The work is often dull and arduous and the clients are a mostly repellent bunch and I did wonder why three well educated young women from a stable and loving family would choose this particular occupation. The author gives the following explanation;

“You never know what lack of money, poor social security, alluring TV shows with their fabulous people and luxury things, a desperate desire to have a decent life and young age can do to you”.

Julia’s sisters attempt to advise and protect her but she is stubborn and willful and soon finds that copious amounts of alcohol and cocaine are the aids that help her deal with the realities of sex work.

Broke and without the protection of her sisters, Julia moves to Istanbul, where she negotiates a much more hostile environment than the Luxembourg champagne bars. A second novel by the author is due for publication in 2015, this time set in South Africa. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Reviewed by Ariadne

Becoming the Dominus by RJ Cree becomingthe

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Story Rating: 1 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Josh is having a bad day.  His friend convinces him to meet a woman named Kim who he likes a lot and he takes her home intending on seeing her again. While dropping Kim off, Josh meets Rayne, Kim’s Mistress. They clash, but Josh shows her who is boss and becomes part of a menage that involves Josh dominating everyone while Rayne dominates Kim and her “pets”.

He becomes involved in the dark world of “Edge Play”, a group that is headed by a “goddess”, Amber.  Josh loves Rayne and Kim, and becomes as sexually insatiable as they are.

First of all, I almost didn’t finish this book.  If I had picked it up on my own, I would have thrown it against the wall almost immediately.  There are so many triggers in this book I don’t know where to start. Josh’s first encounter with Rayne is pretty much non-consensual with the only “Yes” being given was his observation that she was “turned on” by his vicious claiming and her passive agreement. He makes her suck his cock and she pukes when he gags her, which he punishes her for.  Edge play indeed. And that was in the first 20 pages.

This book reads like male Domination porn with humiliation and compliant women who will agree to be fucked at all times. There’s very little actual negotiation and Josh seems to take whatever he wants whenever he wants. If you have triggers about men calling women cunts and bitches, then this book isn’t for you. The story is filled with kinks of all kind (which was very hot and very cool most of the time) but the practices in this book are dangerous.  Safewords are used, but as kind of a toss away to imply consent. There were a few times that a safeword was only a sign to “get off and finish it” which is not what my understanding of a safeword is.

The kink scenes are well written and they are very, very hot. But I had a tough time getting past the lack of safe, sane and consensual part of the kink. Also, I didn’t quite understand why it was perfectly okay in Josh’s mind to fuck some people without worrying about hurting Rayne’s feelings, but not others.  He fucks everyone and has amazing recuperative powers. If you have any issues with extreme play, this book will trigger them and more. Some of what’s done is not done for pleasure and there, I draw the line. The last scenes of the book are the ones that put a nail in the coffin for this story. I don’t care what contract is signed or how much of a piece of shit someone is, if it’s violent and abusive without their consent, it’s not right.

Now, having said that, I want to say that this book IS for the right kind of reader and you may be it. It’s filled with edge play sex and humiliation and some of the scenes made me squirm in a good way.  Josh, or Dominus, is a mean, scary Dominant with definite sadistic tendencies that may be just the kind of character you want.  For me, I’m just going to say that there was way too much in this story that was “not my kink” and perhaps that effective my enjoyment of the story.

Reviewed by Jennifer Leeland