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Nobody’s Angel
Kallypso Masters
Amazon Digital Services [link to buy]

Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles

Extended Description:
Marc d’Alessio might own a BDSM club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damián, but he keeps all women at a distance. However, when Marc rescues beautiful Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first BDSM experience at the club, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel.

Angelina leaves BDSM behind, only to have her dreams plagued by the Italian angel who rescued her at the club. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can’t shake the feeling she knows him—but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel.

When Marc’s search-and-rescue partner, widower Luke Denton, confides he believes Angelina is the angel his wife promised to send him, Marc is convinced she is meant for Luke. A painful incident from his past keeps Marc from letting any woman drive a wedge between him and a friend.

While Luke can provide Angelina with love and stability, Marc knows his friend can’t satisfy her submissive needs. Marc offers one night to show her that BDSM is not about pain, but a power exchange with mutual trust and consent. But he knows he can’t commit emotionally to anything more.

When the abusive Dom from Angelina’s past threatens, Marc’s protective instincts kick in; he must keep her safe. Again at the Masters at Arms Club, she turns the tables on him—and turns his safe, controlled world upside down. (Book Two in the RESCUE ME series; follows introduction to series, MASTERS AT ARMS.)

All I can really say about Nobody’s Angel is wow. I haven’t read a BDSM themed book this well done or thought out in quite some time. I do recommend picking up the first book to get a background on all of the Doms at the Masters at Arms Club. The price of Nobody’s Angel is a steal as is the price of Masters at Arms.

Marc is a strong dominant who is not really into pain but simply more into control. And yes, most of us like that aspect – a lot. He knows who and what he is and isn’t ashamed or scared of it. After serving in the military and having several D/s relationships, he thinks he knows what he is looking for. That is until Angelina comes into his life. Although Marc has a commanding presence and way with words, I have to admit he is easier going that a lot of dominants I know, then again that may just be my perspective.

Angelina is curious about BDSM but thinks being labeled a pain slut is a bad thing. Personally, I got a real laugh out of that! She wants to try new things and when a “dominant” boyfriend asks, it leads to trouble and then unintentionally to Marc’s arms. She is a witty and fun Italian woman with quite a few brothers who is just trying to stand on her own two feet. It is nice to be able to reach back in my head to remember that feeling of anticipation and nerves at trying things in the lifestyle for the first time and Kallypso Masters really brought Angelina to life and allowed me to get that warm fuzzy newbie feeling again.

I loved the characters in Nobody’s Angel and can’t wait for the next book to be released and read about the supporting characters – Adam, Karla, Grant, Luke and more. Kallypso Masters is a very talented author and she had me captivated from page one. I had to stay up late and finish, which did not make for a good girl the next day!

Why are you still reading this? Go get this book and check it out!

Reviewed by Star

Loving Will
Eve Boston
Amazon Kindle [link to buy]

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Loving Will is a full-length contemporary BDSM romance that tests the physical and emotional boundaries of a relationship, as an experienced ex-dom lifts an emotionally fragile woman above her tragic past, and his. Their relationship is based upon trust, honesty, communication, and sexual submission.

Will is analytical and intellectual. Jane is talented in art and literature. They meet in a grief therapy group. They have a common interest in past lives and were once ancient lovers. Will, a researcher with a brand-new doctorate, believes in the science of genetic memory. Jane, a journaler of her past lives, takes a more esoteric, New Age spiritual view of destiny. Share this journey of two lovers from another life who find each other again in this contemporary novel of passion and desire. A look inside of their world of loving, caring domination and unconditional submission reveals the intricacies of love’s power exchange: it is a delicate balance of will versus desire.

Publisher’s Note: This adults-only book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language and physical and emotional situations that some readers may find objectionable. BDSM themes include: domination, submission, spanking, bondage, the word Master, role play, intercourse, and anal play/intercourse.

Jane is a woman with a lot of heart break in her past that meets Will at during a grief therapy session. After the course of their sessions, they sit down one night to get to know each other more and Will doesn’t hesitate to tell Jane that he wants to spank her. Surprised and intrigued, Jane agrees and their relationship begins.

Will is an experienced dominant man with his own issues but upon meeting Jane, he is ready to introduce her to a lifestyle he hasn’t been involved with for some time. Having met at group grief therapy sessions, they are both well aware of many past issues and know that trust and communication is the only way to move forward.

I think I liked Jane. She is a spiritual creative woman who goes into situations with all that she has. She fits almost too naturally into the submissive role that Will molds for her. Jane simply accepts and gives herself with very few concerns or questions for Will – this I found very hard to accept.

Will is the type of Dominant not afraid to show his weaknesses or to give a submissive a strong element of control over him. While I liked a lot of things about Will – such as his ability to balance the pain/pleasure thresholds for Jane and the firm control he takes when necessary. I have to admit that he seemed to give too much control to Jane for me to full enjoy him as the dominant in their relationship.

Loving Will is a very sweet story that fits in the BDSM genre mostly for its D/s aspects. It does include some spanking with a few different implements and a little bondage. I will say that Loving Will read very much like poetry for me rather than a novel – and that is a huge credit to Eve Boston and her skill as a writer. Overall, I would recommend picking up Loving Will if you like to read more about a loving dominant with an almost equal footing submissive and their journey together. The BDSM in this one is somewhat tame but well written and erotic.

Reviewed by Star

The House of Jack: Tales from an Illegal BDSM Sex Club
A.M. Wyckid
Amazon Digital Services [link to buy]

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paddles

A tantalizing title such as The House of Jack: Tales from an Illegal BDSM Sex Club, sets the reader up for a boundary-pushing literary romp that, sadly, never happens. The “House of Jack” short tales collection begins with a decent premise: Pro Dom Jack and his female team entertain wealthy and curious clients in various arenas of the BDSM scene. Anyone searching for illegal activity or scandalous action will not find it in these pages—all is safe, sane and consensual; no illegal activity here (and on the grand scale, pretty tame action).

Just about every facet of BDSM is at least touched on by Jack and his team: pony play, corrective instruction with no touch, public scene-ing, kidnap scene, pain play, wax and heat play, rope work, e-stim, etc. However, the book becomes just the above, a list of BDSM activities, and one after another. Some of the activities so unrealistic and so outlandishly portrayed, that they break the fantasy barrier and become almost silly (the haunted house on the hill vignette with the Sisters of Terror was just plain ridiculous).

Other stories have high-brow attempts at literary connection: an ode to the “Story of O” has promise, but ends up being a long and drawn out BDSM Coming of Age story that almost whimpers out when the final climax occurs, rendering the journey a fizzle instead of fission.

Characters, including Jack, lack sophistication and are one-dimensional. Jack is the perfect and calculating Dom; married housewives become instant public pain scene princesses in less than an hour under his tutelage, and he can beat you at chess too. The females are unrealistic and just present as decoration (which is a fine occurrence if the author did not try so hard to make them appear relevant, educated, and human).

Consequently, The House of Jack fell flat. Wyckid has potential as an author, with an obvious store of authentic BDSM experience and knowledge. The stories, aside from the content, are structurally and grammatically sufficient. Hopefully future endeavors will capitalize on this writing talent, and an erudite editor can wrap up the final presentation.

1.5 Whips, for effort and a new voice to watch.

reviewed by MadFey

I.G. Fredrick
Amazon Digital Services [link to book]
38 pages
ASIN: B005CX394E

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Erotic author I.G. Frederick’s latest collection, “Love Hurts”, offers up five quick tales of modern BDSM encounters, each previously published, but available for the first time as a consolidated purchase.

The first two tales, “Pussy Whipped” and “Knife Play”, share the same formula: mid-to late twenties male has first BDSM experience with petite, busty female Dom who, after having him sign a waiver, proceeds to run through the standard gauntlet of cuffing, paddling, whipping, gagging punishment; finally granting permission for the BDSM novice to cum. While “Knife Play” was an exciting premise, it did not follow through, and was almost vanilla in its execution.

A seedy hotel room framed “B&D Trainee”, which definitely pushed some kinky boundaries including a juicy pegging, doggy play, and more! Some readers might find the first three tales’ directness and distinct male voice off-putting; it does not, however, feel out of place in the context of the stories.

The author changes pace with “FemDom Fairy Tale”, which is told from a female’s point of view, and offers a quick foray into the head of a strong woman asserting her dominance over a willing, and deserving, service male. A seriously hot whipping scene is just the beginning…

The final addition, “The Auction”, returns to a male protagonist, this time of the Dom/Daddy persuasion, in a delightful tale of submission. Frederick’s understanding of the lifestyle shines through in the character of Crystal and her desire to please a Master: masochism, whipping, exquisite clean up scenes, and a girl who knows when to be on her knees.

The last three tales in “Love Hurts” qualify as one-handed reads, and easily justify the purchase of this collection.


Reviewer: MadFey