Madame Gretchen by Kayla Lords madameg

Link to buy Madame Gretchen

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Six kinksters want to join the most exclusive BDSM club in the area, The Iron Maiden. The first requirement? Survive Madame Gretchen. Join them as they navigate six weeks of kinkiness led by a sadistic, crop-wielding Domme who loves forced orgasms and demands total surrender. Their limits will be stretched and their desires uncovered.

Review:

The novella’s blurb does not do it justice. Yes, the premise is as simplistic as it sounds; six newbie kinksters must undergo training before they are allowed into a specific BDSM club. However, Madame Gretchen isn’t anywhere near as stereotypical as she sounds here. The book opens with the readers privy to Gretchen’s thoughts, and they learn almost immediately that her cold exterior exists to keep her students in line and her own passions at bay. Of course, writing about a secretly softhearted character isn’t an especially original idea, but Lords took it one step further by making every character in the novella more than what they seem on the surface. By turning predictable characters on their ear, Lords changed what could have been a boring plot into an unusual ensemble piece, with intriguing backstories revealed and new relationships unfolding as it progressed. It was fantastic to see a variety of body types used in a BDSM novel too, and kinky sex described so lushly while including safewords and consent. This novella will be of specific interest to those who enjoy denial of orgasm and restraint scenes, as Lords writes both in a way that jump off the page. Madame Gretchen is a must read!

Reviewed by Ethan X. Thomas

Non-Negotiable by Declan Heyse nonneg

Link to buy Non-Negotiable (Lisabeth’s Property Book 1)

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

To be single, man and submissive can be very intimidating.  For Aaron, he is new to the lifestyle.  He tries to break the ice by going to munches and dungeons, but none of them are welcoming.  In fact, he’s treated poorly for the most part.  To experience the D/s dynamic he’s looking for, Dommes are looking for someone more experienced.  And they aren’t interested in loners, aka lurkers in this world.

This short story shows a glimpse into the mind of a young male exploring kink.  The perspective about cliques is accurate for many kinky organizations.  The nervousness and confusion Aaron experiences is also accurate and explained well.  The progression of the story itself is different than many I’ve read and it’s refreshing. Beyond this, I have some reservations.

The BDSM portrayed by Lisabeth is one which I can see in reality. Lisabeth is not the kind of dominant I would have engage in and her kink is definitely not my kink.  There are so many red warning signs with her smirking opinion how the lifestyle should be, that I would not encourage a newbie like Aaron to have her as his first experience. Honestly, from what little presented, if this was in real life, I’d expect in a year or so to find Aaron’s body in the hospital or morgue.  I’m not impressed with Lisabeth’s “one true way”.  This is not to say dominants like Lisabeth don’t exist in real life and are bad. They are just ones I’d avoid.

From a writing style, Declan is a minimalist. The story is straightforward from Aaron’s perspective. There is little character development. For those who are in the lifestyle, this short story will probably make more sense. It’s not a book for kinky romantics. Whilst I realise this is a fictional book, it is a contemporary setting with realistic representations. Which is why I make one last note, unless Aaron is completely physically unfit, there is a high demand in several areas in California for young male submissives looking for a Domme. This is based on a couple of female dominants in San Francisco area bemoaning the scarcity of available young male heterosexual submissives to me. This book is recommended to those who appreciate the insight of a young newbie exploring the world of kink.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Five Essentials for a Great BDSM scene! Pretty When You Cry 2

Welcome! I’m Keith Anderson and I’m very honored to be doing the guest blog for BDSM Book Reviews today. In addition to writing BDSM erotica, I’m also an active member in the local BDSM community where I live and I thought I’d touch on a few things that are essential to enjoying all this kinky fun you’ve been reading about. The absolute bedrock foundation is the principle of ‘Safe, Sane and Consensual’.  Safe, in that the activities involved have been gone over to mitigate as much risk as possible. Sane, so that the activities cause no mental or psychological harm and most importantly CONSENT. Consensuality is of utmost importance, if all the participants have NOT consented to what’s going on, it’s not BDSM anymore, its assault and abuse, period. There are no fifty shades of gray here.

On this foundation, I believe there are five essentials to a great BDSM scene. A lot of people mistakenly believe that you need to have expensive toys or equipment, a fully functional dungeon or porn star’s body to have nasty kinky fun.  But, the truth is, one can have an immense amount of fun with just their hand, a willing ass and a lap to bend them over.

  1. Good clear communication – Having strong communication skills is very important for an enjoyable scene. The Dom/Top needs to check in periodically on the sub/bottom to make sure things are copasetic and conversely the bottom needs to be able to gauge their condition and communicate that to the Top.
  2. A thirst for knowledge – Certainly all the participants in whatever activity they are engaging in need to have as much knowledge about as they possibly can, the burden being on the Top. They not only need to know the ins and outs of spanking, flogging, caning, etc, but they also need to be as well-versed as they possibly can about any issues that can arise. But the learning does not stop there. Anytime you play with someone new, you are starting from scratch, learning their responses, watching for clues, checking in with them and taking in all that information and using it to give the best possible experience for both of you.
  3. A strong desire for fun – If you’re not in this for the sheer unbridled fun of it, then you need to get out. Even though we may mete out seemingly merciless pain, whispered threats in the ear and binding inescapable restraint, its all to bring the most pleasure we can and also, to have hot orgasmic fun.
  4. Adaptability – Run out of rope? Handcuffs won’t fit? Did you break your rattan cane against their ass (probably the most intense mix of excitement and disappointment you’ll ever have ;))? Well, I’m afraid you’re gonna learn pretty quickly to adapt. It never ceases to amaze Me how creative kinky people are and how our devious little minds are always working out ways to torment and excite. In addition, in case something doesn’t quite work out like it should, it helps to be quick on your feet and adapt to the new situation.
  5. A sense of humor - This is something I’ve learned from the group I go to here in town. I personally think BDSM works best when you take your Kink very seriously, but not yourself. In other words, you should take what you do seriously, taking care of your partner’s needs, knowing all you can about what you’re doing, etc. But at the end of the night, you need to realize you’re not really Lord Master DragonSlayer the Third. Because sure as fuck, one of these days during one of your scenes, things are gonna go sideways and its all gonna come crashing down that you’re just Joe Smith from accounting. And at that moment, you’re gonna have to decide, are you gonna get upset or are you gonna just laugh at yourself and move on? Trust me, the second option is not only the best way to make sure you can salvage the scene, but in the long run, is just the healthier way to go.

With these five essentials, you’ll be well on your way to having a very enjoyable and fun time exploring your kinky and sexily derpaved interests.

I’ve written several short stories and collected them in an anthology called, “Pretty When You Cry”.  It’s on sale now on Amazon.com and is also available FREE to borrow on the site if you subscribe to Amazon Prime!  Six short stories, plus a special advance peek at the first chapter of my upcoming novel, “Kinky in Flatland”!

One of my stories, “The Game”, tells the story of Lisa and Casey, two office workers who have been discreetly flirting with each other for awhile.  While Lisa works late one evening, Casey suggests a riskier game, one with a subtle nuance of control.

 

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I shook my head, giggling. “Hardly, it’s just I’m still here and I don’t want to be, but I need to get this paperwork finished, so I’m just stuck and if I keep getting phone calls like the one I just had, I’m never gonna get finished.”

“Well alright,” he said, as he grabbed the very ineffective stress ball off my desk and started tossing it in the air. “If that’s the case, then why don’t we play a game?”

“A game?”

“Yep, one I know you’ll enjoy.”

“Okay,” I said, pushing my keyboard drawer in and sitting back in my chair. “What are the rules, Mr. Hoyle?”

“Well, it starts with you sitting at your desk working with your spreadsheets…“

“Sounds incredibly boring.”

“And I’ll sit under your desk.”

I blinked.“Okay, sounds slightly less boring.”

“But I’m not doing anything…“

“Okay, now I’m back to being incredibly bored…“

“Until the phone rings, then I start making things interesting.”

“How interesting?”

“VERY interesting.”

“Well, okay, I just use my ever-reliable ninja phone skills, get off the phone and enjoy the…“

“Oh no no,” he interrupted, shaking his head, “when the phone calls ends, so do I.”

My jaw dropped. “Well, that’s just evil.”

“I know. That’s what makes it fun,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye.

“I don’t know.” I started, but then he put down the stress ball, swung his legs over the desk and ducked underneath. I had to stifle a giggle at the absurd suddenness. I took a quick glance around to make sure we were the only ones there.

“Hey, I didn’t say I was going to do this,” I weakly protested, “besides just watch, with my luck I won’t get another call for the rest of the…”

And then the phone rang.

It rang again and again.

A muffled voice came from under the desk. “Umm, are you gonna get that?”

I took a deep breath and turned on my headset.

“Hello, McIntyre?”, said the voice on the other end.

Oh god, it was Mr. Wesson again.

At first, Casey’s fingers slowly slid up from my ankles to my calves and then to my thighs, his hands spreading my legs, they were firm but gentle and slow. I didn’t feel like I was being manhandled and I could feel my skirt slowly inch up my thighs as my legs separated. I had to take a deep breath as I felt myself start to get wet from his gentle attention. His fingertips softly tickled around my inner thighs like feathers. I had to keep from squirming too much so it wouldn’t affect my speaking tone.

“I just wanted to go over some of the figures in the second spreadsheet for the Amalgamated account,” Mr. Wesson said.

“Yes, sir.” I tried to concentrate on bringing up the appropriate files as his fingers traced back down my legs to my calves, gently massaging, tickling around my ankles. I thought this might not be too bad to maintain, but then he did it. He kissed me on the inside of my leg, just above my left knee.

“Now it seems like the figures for the third quarter are a little wonky, I want to make sure the equations are set right.”

I could feel his mouth gently kissing my skin, his breath warming my thigh and his goatee tickling as his lips slowly nibbled their way up my leg, which helplessly started to shiver. “Um yes sir, well, I did double check those macros.”

Casey’s fingers gently ran up my right leg, his fingertips tickling their way to my knee and then further past. It was very hard to keep from squirming. I couldn’t help scooting my butt down to the edge of my chair, to give him easy access, knowing I was gonna pay for it and honestly, I really didn’t care.

In addition to trying to keep an ear out for the phone conversation, I wondered which would reach my pussy first, his lips or his fingers. I about lost it when I felt him slide the wet cotton of my panties aside and realized it was going to be a tie. His tongue licked up my lips below and took its time licking around my clit while his fingers teased around my wet folds and easily slid in. Two, I was guessing, very slowly making their way into me, deeper as his tongue settled on licking my clit from side to side. I arched in my chair slightly, bearing down on the sensations and pressing my pussy against his tongue. My free hand balled into a fist, trying to maintain composure on the phone.

 

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brokeredBrokered Submission by Claire Thompson

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

D/s kinky romance lovers will enjoy Brokered Submission. Zoë is a smart business analyst who wants to broker a deal to show her business savviness to her boss. When a deal is jeopardized due to lack of funds, her reputation is on the line. Her knight in shining armor is not as she expected. He’s a slick business man with unconventional methods of making deals. In addition, the strings he attaches to the funding money may be too steep for her to pay. Dylan is a jaded dominant. Rich and bored, he decides to break his own rule, taking a vanilla girl and tying her up for his pleasure.

This BDSM story is pure romance delight. For female readers who fantasize about a more powerful man to sweep them off their feet and out of boring missionary sex, this story will meet those kinky desires. Ms. Thompson pens a sweet romance with the right amount of rich male dominance and stubborn submissive. The D/s in this story is sweet. The SM part is erotic and arousing. It’s just the right ratio of a “seen it all” dominant and a “wide-eyed newbie” submissive.  At one point, even Dylan’s friend Louis points out the fascination for Zoë and how their group is experiencing kinky ennui.

“New sub infatuation,” Louis said knowingly. “Based on past experience, I predict you’ll be over her by the end of the week.” (pg. 81)

This is a Ms. Thompson story so a reader can expect a smexy romance with a tasty side of kink.  The characters are easily relatable. The world building is set in a contemporary to make it easier for kinky readers to vicarious live through Zoë’s whirlwind affair. The story will be quickly consumed with a reader wanting more. This Gateway to BDSM story is recommended to romance lovers who enjoy kinky erotica.

Reviewed by Book Addict

The Appeal by Christina Thacher theappeal

Link to buy The Appeal: A BDSM Romance (Lawyer to the Doms Book 3)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

The Appeal is the third volume in a linked series of Novellas called, Lawyer To The Doms. It can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone, although as there are recurring characters in all three, it makes more sense to read the complete set.

The Appeal features the love story between, Mackenzie (Mac) Lyon, the Lawyer to the Dom’s of the title and Diana, a younger lawyer who comes to him for assistance in bringing down an abusive Dom, who is up to his neck in criminal activities.

The setting is Washington DC and their meeting place is The Club, an exclusive BDSM club, which caters to the Washington elite.

Circumstances separate Mac and Diana and when they are finally reunited, they have to find out if they are truly compatible beyond the first heat of sexual attraction. Mac is dominant to his core and although he considers a purely vanilla relationship with Diana, he knows that ultimately this wouldn’t satisfy him.

Although Diana is 29, she is not sexually very experienced and has never found vanilla sex to be very pleasurable. However, she has also experienced the worst aspects of non consensual kink at the hands of the Criminal Dom and is wary of BDSM. Mac endeavours to discover whether she will respond to his brand of gentle and refined Dominance.

Their sexual encounters are beautifully described and highly erotic but the kink level is quite low, as Diana says when their negotiating a scene, “I’m a crappy masochist” to which Mac replies, “I’m a crappy sadist, so no worries”.

I’m not generally a great fan of the novella format, too often it doesn’t leave room for character or narrative development but Christina Thacher’s writing style is literate and accomplished and she manages in 11 chapters to develop an intriguing and well researched plot, peopled with well rounded and sympathetic characters. I hope she will consider publishing all three novellas in one volume, they would make for a very satisfying reading experience.

Reviewed by Ariadne

Poor Little Daddy’s Girl by Normandie Alleman poorlittle

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

There is nothing poor about Charmaine Bainbridge, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Texas. Infamous for her wild ways, Charmaine gets everything she wants, any way she wants. Everything but the one thing she has never had, someone to love her. She had a taste of a Daddy Dom once and it was the closest she ever came to feeling cared for.

Another out of control night of drinking and unsatisfying sex with yet another boring man she can manipulate, Charmaine stumbles home. She doesn’t mean to be reckless, but really, who cares? Oh, wait, it’s not my fault my apartment caught on fire, I just fell asleep!

Enter dominant fireman Hunter Baldwin. Now he has her attention. Big, hard, sexy and try as she might she can’t control him. Hunter can’t believe this incredibly beautiful and spoiled woman can be so irresponsible, she is just begging to be spanked and he is just the man for the job. During a night of passion she begs him to give her what she wants “please, Daddy”.  Hunter understands dominance and submission, but what’s this Daddy Dom / Little Girl stuff all about? Can he be what Charmaine needs, does he even want to?  Charmaine is such a bad little girl; will she get the discipline she needs to feel loved from her Daddy?

The story was somewhat light hearted (not to serious). Charmaine had needs and I enjoyed the way those needs where met. The concept of daddy’s girl was a little new for me but it grew on me. It was fun, playful and did meet both of their needs. The kink wasn’t too serious, but it was sexy. It was also interesting to see how Hunter adapted to this new concept and found that his own needs could be satisfied. I enjoyed this book.

Reviewed by Foxy Loxy

maskSurrender’s Mask by Vonna Harper

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Porn stars are frequently considered as whores because they make money having sex. When BDSM is added to the mix, it only makes people assume the worst about the BDSM porn star.  Ferron Cooper considers herself to be a bondage model, even if she is filmed in bondage whilst enjoy multiple orgasms. Whatever she wants to call herself doesn’t mean squat when a male fixates on her and plans for her abduction and sexual slavery.

I’ve read a couple of Ms. Harper’s earlier non-con stories and they didn’t do much for me. The reason was because she blurred the lines between non-con and romance of it so that it became conflicted and unsatisfying. In this one, it’s wonderful to see how she’s straddled the line and created an erotic non-con romance. Is there such a thing?  Yes, there is and it’s not because the female experiences Stockholm syndrome.

The BDSM scenes in this story are definitely spank-worthy. For those who fantasize about forced orgasms and bondage, this story is for you. Ferron is bound, gagged and sexually violated to the orders of her owner. This bastard is from her past, waiting for just the right time to mete his revenge out on her. Because there are two different men involved in this story, it draws the boundaries between the non-con and the erotic sexual assaults. Even the erotic sex are deliciously rough. The BDSM heat is about medium in intensity and well written. Ferron’s inner dialog and her responses makes the story more enjoyable. From a non-con perspective, Ms. Harper could have upped the cruelty more and it would have made the book more guiltily arousing.

The characters, Ferron and her captor, Mayer, are both simple characters. There is a little character development to help explain why Ferron decided to go into bondage modeling. Just as the reason for Mayer’s part in this kidnapping and breaking is revealed. Whilst this builds some back history, it doesn’t really develop the character by showing a flaw which they overcome or somehow grow from their experiences. Still, this doesn’t detract from the story since the focus is really on the depraved non-con scenes. This erotic sexual slavery is recommended for kinky readers who enjoy kidnapping fantasies.

Reviewed by Book Addict

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