Category: Reviews

Teach Me: Brie’s Submission by Red Phoenix

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Story rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

One card and one man will change Brianna’s life forever. Will Brianna’s curiosity get the better of her and take the chance at the Training Center? Is she brave enough to try or will Brianna let this opportunity pass her by?

Brianna’s story is an interesting read. A gentleman who shops at the tobacco store that Brianna works at and leaves her with more questions than answers. Soon we are along for the ride with Brianna as she begins her schooling to learn to be a submissive. This is an interesting idea and it was nice to see the young women at the school find their way and if being a submissive was truly for them. The friendships and rivalries that are made in this story are a good read. I enjoyed watching  Brianna’s journey begin. She is just starting to understand her needs and wants and how to go about getting them. This is a nice start to this series. Although I did enjoy meeting Brianna it was the secondary characters that grabbed my attention the most. Many of the men and Doms in this story had my attention as soon as they were introduced.I would love to see more from the likes of  Rystar, Tono and Mr. Gallant.  Brianna has already started to grow in this first book and I am interested to see where her life will go from here.

Reviewed by Gabrielle 

Master Charming by Jennifer Leeland master1

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Blurb:

For her birthday, Beth Jones was given a Newbie Package from the local BDSM club, The Iron Bar. Her so-called friends had spotted her submissive side and decided it was time she quit hiding it. But when the night comes that she finally gets to play her first scene, she is no longer sure who she is. Is she the sweet submissive in the borrowed Jimmy Choo shoes? Or is she the Goth chick with the black eyeliner and spiked hair?

No one could pin down Master Chris’s taste in submissives. He liked them in all shapes and sizes, but his favorite subs were newbies. The Iron Bar trusted him to introduce the Lifestyle to newcomers and he loved the chance to do it. No commitment necessary. But the newbie he knows as “Miss Jones” gets under his skin. When a crisis causes an interruption, Chris has to track down the elusive Miss Jones with only a Jimmy Choo shoe to guide him.

Review:

This is a relatively quick read that has a Cinderella vibe to it. One thing that stuck out to me was the “voice” of the main character, Beth. Smart and funny, I found myself really liking her and hoping she gets the happily ever after she deserves. If you are looking for something with BDSM and a lighter tone to it, then this is for you.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

The Borstal Mistress by Kivutar Amy Koski borstal2

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Blurb:

It is 1950 and Lydney Bridge Borstal institution is failing: miserably. A new governor is needed, to sweep away the corruption and rebellious behaviour. But the new governor is…a governess! Jillian Welland comes with the strict reputation of a martinet, but she gets results. She seems to enjoy inflicting punishments, as does the local magistrate, Lady Soames. With so many wild and frustrated young men under lock and key there will be all the strict discipline you might imagine. Sound intriguing? You can bet it is, especially when Miss Welland initiates the use of the cane and rubber strap to enforce her strict rule. The whipping horse in the Punishment Room is probably going to be very busy, and when she discovers her male assistant governor’s dark secret…

A tale of canes, rubber punishment straps and paddles, whipping benches, rubber corsets and gloves, and chastity tubes (amongst other things!) In a Borstal, as well as in everyday life, discipline is the key, and the key is best held by a strict woman.A

As an English Literature graduate, schooled in the classics, I kind of want to give this book a harsh review. However, as an obedient boy who craves the cane, just like every male character present here I have been well and truly beaten into submission by this spanking-heavy tale of hard femdom.

The plot is simple: a dominant woman is put in charge of a penal institution, and rules harshly over prisoners and male staff alike. And even that thin plot has a hole or two: the female characters inexplicably take great risks by confiding dangerous secrets in one another based on very little shared experience.

However, these little conveniences and short cuts can be forgiven for getting us to the good bits quicker. And they are very good: appropriately hard-hitting, exhilarating and utterly addictive.

There isn’t a lot of variety to the play, and certainly no maledom or even switching here – every woman (apart from one minor character, who is derided) is dominant, and every man is, willingly or otherwise, spanked into submission and slavery.

As arousingly as they are described, for a while there does appear to be a danger of these hard femdom spanking sessions becoming repetitive. However, that welcome variety is added later on, with enforced chastity, body worship, and unauthorised cumming being added to the mix. And on one occasion, the mistress allows herself to be restrained, but be assured, she is still very much in charge.

So overall, not much to say about the storyline, but I could count on one calloused hand the very few times I’ve been this turned on by a book before.

Reviewed by Jay Willowbay

 

Mistress’s Release by Anastacia Vitsky mistressrelease

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Blurb:

Two women. Two pasts. One destiny.

Trinity survived an abusive fundamentalist father, needy siblings, an uncaring mother, and a lifetime of fear that she will go to hell for being a lesbian. Never mind her craving for kink and the intricate dynamics of BDSM.

Graciela, on the other hand, came of age following a picture-perfect childhood complete with 4-H, cornfields, and doting parents. Successful in her chosen field, she’s established a thriving overseas practice as a professional domme.

Now, with Trinity forgiven for cheating a decade ago, the two women are finally happy. But before returning to America, Trinity receives contact from her family: They want a reunion. Gracie hits the roof.

Her lover’s family almost killed her once. Wasn’t that enough? Graciela wants Trinity safe at all costs. She issues an ultimatum: No contact, even if it means cutting ties with her family forever.

But Trinity’s longed for this moment half her life. Family’s family, no matter what they do. She loves Gracie, but no one can replace parents. Why can’t Gracie understand? She has pledged to obey, but she can’t make this sacrifice.

Can Gracie and Trinity’s love for each other overcome this impasse? Or will happily ever after turn into a parting of ways?

Check out the first two books in the series!

Book one: Mistress on Her Knees
Book two: Mistress, Please

Review:

This beautifully written novella is the final part in a trilogy of lesbo-erotic BDSM romances, and examines the fragile relationship and fractured past of two dommes, one of whom has a deeply submissive side.

Having not read the previous two parts, I had a little difficulty at first in matching each character to their respective back stories, both pre and post meeting one another, and I never did work out why they were in a very particular location. Nevertheless, this presents a compelling and often moving depiction of their relationship, the insecurities and obstacles to overcome, and the love that binds them despite the difficulties.

There is kink too, mostly focusing on spanking and age-play, but often this is told rather than shown, or ran through quickly. The one scene which really does focus vividly and enduringly on the BDSM aspect comes over as heartbreaking and cathartic rather than overtly erotic, as the demons of a character’s harrowing past are painfully purged.

This is a bittersweet and touching story, and very well told. It is marked on story and sting, but the quality of the writing deserves a special mention over and above sheer numerical values. But a number I would recommend is Part 1 as a starting point, which I’m sure would make for a more satisfying experience than trying to jump in at the tail end of the series.

Reviewed by Jay Willowbay

Teach Me: Brie’s Submission by Red Phoenix teachme2

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Story rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

One card and one man will change Brianna’s life forever. Will Brianna’s curiosity get the better of her and take the chance at the Training Center? Is she brave enough to try or will Brianna let this opportunity pass her by?

Brianna’s story is an interesting read. A gentleman who shops at the tobacco store that Brianna works at and leaves her with more questions than answers. Soon we are along for the ride with Brianna as she begins her schooling to learn to be a submissive. This is an interesting idea and it was nice to see the young women at the school find their way and if being a submissive was truly for them. The friendships and rivalries that are made in this story are a good read. I enjoyed watching  Brianna’s journey begin. She is just starting to understand her needs and wants and how to go about getting them. This is a nice start to this series. Although I did enjoy meeting Brianna it was the secondary characters that grabbed my attention the most. Many of the men and Doms in this story had my attention as soon as they were introduced.I would love to see more from the likes of  Rystar, Tono and Mr. Gallant.  Brianna has already started to grow in this first book and I am interested to see where her life will go from here.

Reviewed by Gabrielle 

The Master’s Toy by Jason Walker master1

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Screwing up has never been so good as it has been for Ashley Wallace.  Ashley makes the mistake of running over a person’s lawn and totally ripping up their sod.  She is not able to pay for it through money, but she does meet the home owner who has a very different offer for her.  No, it isn’t sex for repayment but it is pretty darn close.  Daniel and Evangeline are in a TPE which is not unfamiliar to Ashley.  When they make her an offer to become a toy for them, she leaps at the chance.

This story is a little over the top and a lovely fantasy.  For those who want a sexy threesome and the ultimate revenge upon a mean girl, this book is for you.  For me, it was a bit too hokey at times and I may have rolled my eyes more than once.  Still, I enjoyed the book. Mr. Walker is a new to me author who writes out the fantasies women tend to have in their mind when they are just daydreaming. 

Who wouldn’t want a millionaire to bring them into their close circle of friends, rising them up from the brink of poverty?  Who wouldn’t want a new home which is totally out of their means along with a brand spanking new job and a luxurious new car?  There are all hallmarks of a dream for a sugar daddy.  I confess when I was in my teens, I had these wishful dreams too.  Which is why I ended up enjoying where Mr. Walker took me in this BDSM romantic fantasy where a woman is swept off her feet and lives the good life. 

Daniel comes off as a perfect rich dominant.  He is the kind naive females dream about.  His brand of BDSM is a nice blend of fantasy and reality.  Some of the things he does to Evangeline are spot on.  Others are an exaggerated author’s creative license.  One thing that bugged me about him was the locks of hair he cut off of Evangeline.  This really irked me and I neared ended the book there with a did not finish.  However, I pushed through and Mr. Walker redeems his character at the end with a nice twist.  Daniel turns out to be not that perfect, which I like.  The hero worship he receives from Evangeline and Ashley was too much for me though.  I wanted to gag several times as they went over the top in almost romantic prose about how domly dom he is compared to the lessor mortals fawning at his feet.  None could compare to his majestic kingly state.  All he needs is a crown and a gold riding crop to rule over all the little kinky people.  As I said, some of the story was a bit exaggerated which produced unintentional hilarious moments for me.

 What I think some people will like is the plotting to bring about the destruction of a nasty person.  This is something I think many people can relate to and enjoy witnessing.  Is it a juvenile pipe dream?  Most definitely, but this is a fun story where it seems to just “all work out”.  Overall, this is a BDSM fantasy which tickles some kinky fantasies as well as pushes some pet peeves.  It is a fun read and recommended to kinky readers who enjoy erotica with a vengeful twist.

Reviewed Book Addict

abductionThe Abduction Agreement by D. F. Krieger

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Blurb:

I’m tired of my life being nothing but downs, so I’ve decided to cut loose and disappear. My job no longer exists, my bank account is on the verge of being zeroed out, and I’ve already moved out of my apartment. Now there’s only one piece of paper left to sign–my abduction agreement. My sister has had ties into the BDSM community for years, and now I’m committing myself to the lifestyle in every way. I’ve decided to sign a paper that takes every right and freedom I’ve ever had and become a service sub. But will my new Mistress be the solution I was hoping for, or the ultimate letdown? *Contains F/F

Review:

Hiding from life by selling oneself into a slave auction is generally not recommended. Paige is a screw up.  There is no way to mince words about her life.  She is unable to cope with her life because of unresolved issues from her past.  This set up for her to delve into the BDSM lifestyle is a train wreck waiting to happen.  I rated this a three star because the story is well written even if I didn’t enjoy it.  In addition, the BDSM is more or less accurate even if Paige goes in with an abusive mind set.

I did not like Paige at all. She is dismissive of the BDSM lifestyle and feels it is just a way to get a sugar momma. Her lack of respect and bratty attitude would have me showing her to the door. For me, she is a loathsome character with no redeeming qualities. She goes into BDSM for all the wrong reasons and she proceeds to bring down a dominant with her messed up issues. Delilah is an admirable dominant. She is loving, strict and appreciates the lifestyle and what it has to offer. She makes the best of a bad situation. Her downfall is the toxic relationship with a selfish brat who is only out for herself.

One could say that Paige is a troubled girl and because of her past, she should receive a pass. Oh, boo hoo hoo, get a therapist, don’t screw up someone else’s life. Paige view on BDSM is hostile and with a holier than thou attitude. She grates on me as she brings those around her down. This sexual awaking journey should really be more of a slap her out of her own pity party intervention. Her responses to BDSM scenes are as expected for someone who isn’t into it and just wants to be in it for the sex. She’s all about the pussy and what she can get out of it. Ms. Krieger does an excellent job of representing the type of people flocking to the lifestyle after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. It is a sad commentary and all too real.

The conflicts in this story are well done and resolved by the end of the book. The kink scenes are done in a realistic manner, down to when something doesn’t go right. The abduction part is a bit much for some, however, I have friends in the lifestyle who have done abduction scenes similar to this one. It is usually pretty hawt and terrifying in one. This one made me feel a bit dirty only because Paige is such a screw up. Can you tell I do not like her? Overall, this is a more down to earth representation of how BDSM can happen in real life. Sadly, it is not all whips, floggings and roses. This BDSM tale is recommended to kinky readers who want read when things are not perfect and still turn out fine.+

Reviewed by Book Addict

Master Charming by Jennifer Leeland master1

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Blurb:

For her birthday, Beth Jones was given a Newbie Package from the local BDSM club, The Iron Bar. Her so-called friends had spotted her submissive side and decided it was time she quit hiding it. But when the night comes that she finally gets to play her first scene, she is no longer sure who she is. Is she the sweet submissive in the borrowed Jimmy Choo shoes? Or is she the Goth chick with the black eyeliner and spiked hair?

No one could pin down Master Chris’s taste in submissives. He liked them in all shapes and sizes, but his favorite subs were newbies. The Iron Bar trusted him to introduce the Lifestyle to newcomers and he loved the chance to do it. No commitment necessary. But the newbie he knows as “Miss Jones” gets under his skin. When a crisis causes an interruption, Chris has to track down the elusive Miss Jones with only a Jimmy Choo shoe to guide him.

Review:

This is a relatively quick read that has a Cinderella vibe to it. One thing that stuck out to me was the “voice” of the main character, Beth. Smart and funny, I found myself really liking her and hoping she gets the happily ever after she deserves. If you are looking for something with BDSM and a lighter tone to it, then this is for you.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

Skin Effect: More Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy Erotica by M. Christian skin

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Blurb:

At Last! M.Christian’s Highly Anticipated Sequel to His Legendary Erotic Science Fiction collection The Bachelor Machine!

With The Bachelor Machine, M.Christian set the bar for erotic science fiction stories. Now he has returned to the genre with a brand new collection that will amaze as well as arouse: Skin Effect – tales that push the envelopes of both science fiction as well as erotica in innovative and stimulating ways. Here are stories voyaging to the near as well as the far future, exploring the ultimate limits of sex and arousal.

With an introduction by the Chicano science fiction legend Ernest Hogan (author of High Aztech and Cortez On Jupiter), the stories in Skin Effect – some never before seen – are beyond BDSM, beyond fetish, beyond kink … and even beyond the limits of science fiction!

Story contents include:
[Title Forgotten]
Prêt-À-Porter
The Subsequent State
The Bell House Invitation
The Potter’s Wheel
Double Toil And Trouble
A Kiss Goodnight
–and more!

Plus a special, and very thoughtful Afterword by the author:
IT’S “NOT” THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT – AND I FEEL FINE

Review:

Going in to this book I knew I was going to find quality writing as I’ve read this author previously. While I’m not the biggest fan of science fiction I am a fan of M. Christian’s sex scenes. When they happen, they are hot and sexy. These stories are well written and clearly the product of an amazing imagination. A recommended read.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

If Only In My Dreams by Keira Andrews ifonlycover

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.

Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.

As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?

Review:

This is a wonderful holiday m/m Christmas love story. Both characters are incredibly likeable and have very distinct voices. I found myself rooting for Charlie and Gavin to get together. And boy do they! The sex is way hot and once they start fucking I found myself hoping they would end up with a HEA. They are such a great couple. If you like m/m or are looking to dip your toes into the m/m genre I highly recommend this.

Reviewed by Elizabeth