Category: 5 out of 5 Paddles

The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot by Violet Blue

http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Girls-Guide-G-Spot-Violet/dp/145875698X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339950752&sr=1-1&keywords=the+smart+girl%27s+guide+to+the+g-spot 

ISBN-10:145875698X

ISBN-13: 978-1458756985

5 out of 5 paddles

I found this book to be interesting in a lot of ways.  Be aware that there is a lot of biology as well as the author is gives you on a very detailed description of the internal anatomy around a woman’s g-spot.  This book is also a how to book as she also gives lots of instructions about finding and enjoying your g-spot.

The author also makes it very clear that not everyone will enjoy playing with their g-spot.  She also discusses toys, lubes, technique and female ejaculation. 

I found this to be a very informative book as most of us never learned about certain parts of our anatomy during the normal instruction we got in school.  The detail and diagrams make it very easy to find your g-spot if you haven’t already.  In addition, the discussions regarding lubes and some types of toys are extremely informative.  The author also includes some personal stories that make some points very interesting.

 Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Orion’s Way by DC Juris

http://www.amazon.com/Orions-Way-ebook/dp/B0065VPNBO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335328655&sr=1-1

ASIN  B0065VPNBO

As the owner of a private dungeon for vampires, Malagan, an ancient himself, does not tolerate those that break the rules.  When he is alerted by his dungeon monitors that a sub has safeworded and his Master continues the scene, Malagan steps in. When he was told who the sub was Malagan knew he would have a problem on his hands. This male submissive used to belong to one of his dungeon monitors, Orion, who happens to be on duty.

Orion lost Xavier to Clay when he couldn’t dominate him like he needed.  Finding him beaten and bloody, Orion’s blood bond is awakened and he is willing to fight to get him back.  Malagan helps Orion recover Xavier, but soon history repeats itself.  As Orion wallows in his doubt, Malagan explains it very cleary….either you are a Master or a feeder.  Allowing Orion to dominate him, Malagan awakens the Master.

Orion’s Way is a deliciously quick read. I could keep reading about Malagan and Orion.  Their scene together is one of submission and the need to regain control. Malagan’s willingness to kneel before Orion to show him that he can Master Xavier is emotional. For a Master to kneel, to submit and teach is a powerful act to witness.  I loved the dynamics of these two together. The give and take of between teacher and student. DC is an amazing author of the M/M bond.

5 out of 5 paddles

Reviewed by Michele

By My Side
Safe Word: Oasis 2
Michele Zurlo
Loose Id [link to buy]
ASIN B006U0KWIO

Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sean and Marcella have worked together for a year and Marcella wants Sean to notice her. Sean is a well known Dom that does exhibitions for a fundraiser once a year. Marcella is a submissive, but knows that some things are just not for her.

I could not put this book down once I started to read By My Side. The author keeps you interested throughout the book and takes you on a very emotional journey with both Marcella and Sean. One thing that was clear throughout this book, compared to others, is the negotiations before and during the scenes to make sure Marcella is comfortable with what Sean is doing even as he is also testing her.

Marcella is a very strong lady which she has to be in her particular job. The author did a good job of showing how a working relationship can change when things become personal, especially within the BDSM community. I liked the author’s concept of granting fantasies and then she used the service as a safe word. I will be getting the first book in this series, as this book has me hooked. This is one I will be reading again.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Head Games
Desiree Holt
Total E Bound [link to buy]
ISBN: 978-0-85715-851-2

Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Blurb:

International businessman Diego Valdez had a reputation as a Dom for never keeping his subs more than two years. Then came the big gift and the kiss-off. But sculptor Kaci Ballard has been with him for three years and is wondering when her time will be up. Because Kaci has done the unforgivable—fallen in love with him—and she’s not sure how she’ll handle the end when it comes.

When he tells her he wants to teach her how to enter subspace so they can raise the edge of pleasure/pain she agrees, hoping that will show him her total commitment—and give her the same in return. But neither of them is quite prepared for how this particular journey turns out.

Review:

Kaci has fallen in love with Diego, even though she is waiting for him to end things. She knows his subs in the past have only been around for two years, but they already celebrated three years together.

I wanted to slap Diego because of his treatment of Kaci. Diego loves her, but doesn’t want to take the chance because of his past. Ms. Holt takes the time to have Diego explain to Kaci what he expects as he takes her to some edge play. What is described is not extreme, but it is very intense. Not only are the scenes between the two very hot, but very emotional, especially for Kaci.

I like the fact that Ms. Holt’s knowledge comes through this story because it is obvious that even though Kaci trusts Diego, she is still a little apprehensive about what she is going to let him do. The fact that Kaci is also a very strong and accomplished woman outside the bedroom is something I really like.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress.

The Accidental Sub
Mina Dorian
Total E Bound [link to buy]
ISBN: 978-0-85715-855-0

Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Catherine is hiding from her abusive ex at her new job but hears a voice that is pure Dom telling her to undress and kneel. Jon finds her in her office and decides he wants her.

The Accidental Sub
is an interesting book. I enjoyed reading about the interaction between the Catherine and Jon. Catherine was very well trained before her ex became abusive as well as obsessed. Though both Catherine and Jon start a relationship without really vetting each other, things do work out. As you learn more about what happened to Catherine, you appreciate the trust she gives Jon. I do sometimes wonder about what happens to a highly trained sub in dangerous situations. The facts that some subs don’t have safe words also bother me.

I appreciated that the author was knowledgeable about BDSM and how she presented this story. I fell in love with Jon because of the way he took care of Catherine as well as showing her how he felt. The ending of the story was interesting, especially the way Jon took charge of the situation. I will be reading this one again.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Nobody’s Hero
Kallypso Masters
self published [link to buy]
ASIN B006PA7UJS

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb:

Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam Montague has battled through four war zones, but now finds himself running from Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart.With a twenty-five year age difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But Karla’s knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn’t a little girl anymore—something his body reminds him of every chance it gets.

Karla Paxton fell in love with Adam when she was a sixteen-year-old runaway and he rescued her. Now, nine years later, she’s determined to make Adam see her as a woman. But their age difference is only part of the problem. Adam has been a guardian and protector for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the defenses around his heart and help him put to rest the ghosts from his past? In her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart,can the strong-willed Goth singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to herself?

Review:

First, I have to say that this is the third book in Ms. Masters Rescue Me series and they should be read in order. Master at Arms is the first book and Nobody’s Angel is the second. These are not designed to be stand alone books and Nobody’s Hero picks up right were Nobody’s Angel left off.

Adam and Karla are wonderful together even as they struggle to give the other one what they think they want. The issues that Karla and Adam face are real and I think can touch all of us on some level. First, they have to overcome a large age difference (and 25 years is a big one to adjust to). Secondly, they need to come clean with what they really want. The third big conflict they have is to overcome their pasts.

I really enjoyed Adam and Karla’s story. Adam is one of those Doms that just has it. The looks, the voice, the touches –it is all there in once really nice package. Karla has a bit more to learn since she is a novice going into this, but her biggest mistake is wanting to give Adam everything even when it means sacrificing pieces of her she isn’t ready to sacrifice.These two really match well together in what they want and it’s refreshing to read a story that delves into the struggles of starting a BDSM relationship and learning what both partners want and if those wants can mesh together.

Nobody’s Hero is a compelling story that delves in 24/7 TPE relationships, a more simplistic D/s relationship, bondage (shibari and more). This story made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes as Karla and Adam struggle through issues that most of us have. I love that these characters are portrayed as average humans and not perfect fantasy beings. Adam has his flaws as I think any Master does. What’s important is how he overcomes and adjusts to those as he learns what they are as well as how they affect Karla.

Again, I can’t recommend Kallypso Masters as an author enough. Her stories are compelling, romantic, playful, erotic, and more. Just be sure to remember to read these stories in order or you’ll be missing key components to characters development and background. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series and see what’s in store for Damien.

Reviewed by Star

Dom and Domme
Sindra van Yssel
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006QO70WU

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Betsy and Gray have loved each other for years, but separated because neither wanted to be the cause of resentment since both had promising careers. Betsy became a professional Domme and Gray is one of the most popular Doms at a club. They meet again at a reunion.

I loved the back and forth between Betsy and Gray as well as some of the scenes in their struggle about who would be on top. The way the author presented their inner struggles as they both tried to find a way to keep their relationship this time around. Both have to overcome jealousies and Gray did some major no-nos at the club that could have actually gotten him kicked out.

Both characters are very strong and I liked that eventually they were able to come to a meeting of minds about their relationship. The ending was great and a great compromise. The author is very knowledgeable and showed great insight about how some of the possible scenarios could play out if neither was able to give a little. Granted, it took some soul searching on both parties and I really think that Betsy was a switch at heart in my opinion. This is a book I will be reading again and the author has definitely kept the heat going in this one.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

A Perfect Storm
Cameron Dane
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006QO6YHC

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddle

In A Perfect Storm, Cameron Dane has crafted an intense story that draws you in and forces you to stay up late reading it. Lucien Cabot is a man haunted by the death of his brother and the lust for revenge that gnaws at his soul. Sophie Emerson is a TV news producer who’s been offered the chance to produce the story of her career. The last thing either expects is to fall in love, certainly not with each other. Can a love that starts in desires for deception and revenge survive?

Normally, I’d say more about the story itself,. But the discovery of just what and why Lucien is doing is the meat of the story. This is a romance that manages to step beyond the usual formula of the genre, while holding to the crucial elements that make it a romance. Lucien and his staff, more friends really, are involved in the BDSM lifestyle and work to draw Sophie into that lifestyle. Sophie is quickly and enthusiastically drawn in, even when she can tell there is some secret plan involved in her inclusion in some way.

Technically, Mr. Dane is excellent. Nothing gets in the way of the story and the readers’ enjoyment of it. Cameron is an excellent wordsmith and paints vivid pictures of both the physical and emotional scenes. His carefully crafted plot allows him to seamlessly introduce the sex scenes into the story. The story is strong, strong enough to tempt you to skip through the sex scenes to see what happens next.

That, however, would be a mistake. These scenes are not just hot, they capture the essence of BDSM in the midst of steaming sex, bondage and sensation play. Even better, these sex scenes are an integral part of the ongoing plot. Skip them, and you miss part of the story. Mr. Dane clearly knows the lifestyle and let’s that knowledge benefit his readers.

A Perfect Storm is, for this reviewer, the perfect BDSM story. I give it an enthusiastic 5 paddles. This story is well worth your time and money.

Reviewed by David

Want to Go Private
M.A.Ellis
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
ASIN B0060WNRX4

5 out of 5 paddles

Isabel promised her husband that she would mourn for six months, and then move on with her life after he was gone. Being the older of the two, he exposed her to many things, especially a taste for the kinky side of life. Now that he was gone, she was left with desires that were left unattended, but not for long. Isabel has befriended a bartender at her favorite hang-out. Chris, being true to the bartender persona, is a very observant man and he notices certain tendencies in Isabel. Of course, it could also be the Dom side that is interested her too.

Overhearing Isabel telling her friends that she is considering using some online singles sites to get back into the dating world, Chris devises a plan to draw her to him and give into her submissive side. Offering to help her meet some eligible bachelors, he slips a card for his blog, “MySecretMaster” into the mix hoping he is right about her. Sure enough, she logs into the blog and as moderator,Chris has to approve her request to join. She spends a lot of time chatting with MSM, discovering things about herself and BDSM. Agreeing to meet in person at her favorite bar, MSM/Chris plans to reveal himself to Isabel, but things don’t go as planned. Consumed with confusion and anger, she runs out. Chris enlists the help of some friends to arrange a surprise evening with Isabel and show her what he has to offer.

Want to Go Private was a quick read at 99 pages.I really enjoyed this story and the reality of meeting people of similar interests and the leap of faith it takes to go for what you want. Chris’s Dom side was smoldering and worthy of a re-read. The BDSM element was realistic with realistic characters.

Reviewed by Michele

To Command and Collar
Cherise Sinclair
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006G0VHAK

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Once again, Cherise Sinclair has knocked it out of the park with a suspenseful thriller, tender love story, and how to book on BDSM all rolled into one.

“To Command and Collar” is the sixth book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. All are stand alone books, but characters from each book show up in other stories. In this case, the Dom from the Shadowlands is Raoul, who only played bit parts in other stories. We also meet Kim, who was mentioned in the last book, “Make Me Sir”. You don’t have to read “Make Me Sir,” but it will make “To Command and Collar” more enjoyable to know the background.

Kim has been captured by a white slaver group, the Harvest Association, then sold to a sick sadistic master, Lord Greville. During a scene, she tries to stab him, only to have him stab her in return. The sadist faints during her subsequent beating and his servants send her back to the Harvest Association to be resold.

Raoul has received an invitation to preview some of the slaves the Association has for sale, and, working with the FBI, goes undercover. His goal is to wrangle an invitation to the annual auction so the FBI can shut down the entire operation. However, when he attends the preview, he recognizes Kim and knows he cannot leave her there. He flogs her as it’s expected, but then purchases her as his slave and takes her home.

Traumatized and fearful, Kim learns that because of a follow-up visit by the Overseer of the Association, she has to remain with Raoul for training as a slave. She slowly comes to trust and care for him and Raoul for her. But Raoul has his own painful history-his ex-wife has told people he is a sadist who beat her mercilessly. Raoul is not a sadist, but he does want a full time Dom/sub relationship and neither Kim nor Raoul is convinced Kim can be that sub.

Master Sam, the sadist at Shadowlands, also garners an invitation to the auction, and Raoul thinks he can bow out. What he and Kim don’t know is that Lord Greville has discovered she is alive and wants her back to kill her slowly. He pressures the Overseer to get her back and the Overseer insists that Raoul and Kim attend the auction.

At the auction, Sam discovers Kim’s friend Linda and participates in a scene with her, with disastrous emotional results. This episode leaves an opening for a book or short story about Sam’s romance.

Greville and his body guard manage to capture Kim and Raoul and the resulting fight is bloody and deadly. Both Raoul and Kim end up in the hospital, and she returns to her home when she is well enough.

The final scene brings resolution to their relationship and is a definite HEA.

For anyone old enough to remember the movie “Billie Jack,” there is a scene where the hero shoots the bad guy. Every time I saw that in the theatre, everyone cheered. I felt the same way about the fight scene in “To Command and Collar.” I was cheering out loud!

The only complaint I had about the book, was that Lord Greville and the Overseer should have suffered more.
All in all, a captivating story richly deserving of 5 out of 5 paddles.

Reviewed by Karen