Tagged: Angel Payne


Link to buy Wet For Her Warriors (WILD — Warriors Intense in Love & Domination — Boys of Special Forces) (Volume 5)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5


Lani is under pressure to sell her land. She finds Tait and Kellan trespassing and fighting on her beach while she is waiting for the man trying to get her land.

Wet for Her Warriors is love and relationship story, that focuses on the Lani, Tait, and Kellan’s relationship. Toward the end of the story it starts to become a very good suspense story as well. The author did a good job regarding this part of the story, and I am looking forward to the rest of it in the future.

Lani, despite her free spirit has a difficult time dealing with the fact that she wants both Tait and Kellan, and is also willing to be dominated. As the story progresses, she gets more into it once both Tait and Kellan show her what they expect. I liked that Kellan, even though he had questions and had only observed Tait in the past, decided that maybe he was a dominant when he realized Lani was receptive. It also helped that she was the first woman he felt that way about.  The scenes between the three are intense.

Be aware that there is a scene involving the villain that definitely shows how BDSM can be abusive even if a scene involving almost the same scenario is a consensual scene with someone else. The author did a good job with it.

I enjoyed reading this book, and it is part of a series. I look forward to reading more.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

No Prince Charming by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue imnoprince

Link to buy No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone) (Volume 1)

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 1 out of 5



“Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. When she was there, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love…”  Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore. My name is Claire Montgomery…and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready. Why doesn’t “ready” include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?

My name is Killian Stone…and they call me the “Enigma of Magnificent Mile.” That’s just the way I like it. Elite tycoons want into my bank account. Their wives and daughters want into my pants. They’ll all do anything for a piece of the enigma—until a crack in the castle is too huge for anyone to ignore. What they all don’t know is that I’m thrilled about the fissure. Their fascination with the scandal means nobody will look at the bigger secret of the Stone family. I’m safe. Until Claire Montgomery walks through my doors. Her honesty, her bravery, her humor…they pull me in, a prism against the gray walls of my tower. I’m captivated. For the very first time, I long to shed the enigma. To share my secret. But what the hell will that get me? Even if she fits the slipper I offer…I’m no Prince Charming


I enjoyed this storyline and where the authors were taking the book. A little hint, this is only the first in this series and apparently Killian and Claire’s relationship continues in the next book or more. I loved the characters and where each of them was coming from and going to. However, this book should be marked as strictly ‘Romance’ as there really wasn’t any BDSM theme to the book at all and .in that area it really fell flat. The book wasn’t bad by any means, just simply not exciting in the sex department. If you’re looking for a Romance, this could be your book!

Reviewed by Cat


Surrendering-to-her-Sergeant_SMSurrendering To Her Sergeant by Angel Payne

Link to buy

ISBN-10: 0988870177

ISBN-13: 978-0988870178

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5


This latest book in this series is full of intense emotion and action. Once again Angel Payne brings readers into the wondrous world that she has built. Her Heroes are alpha to the max and her women are just as strong and ready to stand up and for their men. Surrendering to her Sergeant gives us Ethan and Ava’s story.

Ethan is a good man who is not ready to give up on the woman that he loves. Ava is not as sure as Ethan. She has dealt with and been hurt by military men in her past and is not eager to have it happen once again. The two make a great couple and have a fight on their hands and fight they do. Neither one is willing to let love slip away from them. Along with Ethan and Ava we also get a look at Tait and Luna’s relationship. I enjoyed seeing the love and trust develop between both couples. Emotions are strong and you are pulled right into the story from the first page.

While love is finding its home in this story lots of action is going on as well. This author does a good job of intertwining both romance and action together to make this an entertaining and engrossing read.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

awilderA Wilder Wonderland- Sexy Stories of the Season by Angel Payne

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Story rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5


If you love The W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series by this author than this book is a must read.

This book brings you back into the lives of the men and women of this series. The first three books give us another glimpse into each couples lives and the last story brings back Tait, Luna and Kellan.

In RAZE THE BARN Garrett must find a way to reach and help Sage. She has hit a downslide and Garrett must stop it before he loses Sage and the happiness he has gained.

In TIE THE KNOTS Zeke must find out what he truly wants. As much as it will hurt her Rayna is willing to let Zeke go. She has given herself fully to him and waits to see if he is willing to give as much of himself.

DIAMONDS IN THE RAIN brings us Ava and Archer. When a simple visit to Archer’s world turns into a painful experience for Ava things may be over before they have begun. Ava is ready to run away and archer must prove to her that their love is worth fighting for.

The last story MOONRISE gives us a painful look at Luna and Tait. This story is only the beginning and leads readers into the next book in this series. I don’t want to give any spoilers away so all I can say is have some tissues on hand.

This is not a stand-alone book. If you have not read the previous books you will not understand the feelings and the intensity of the characters. All of these stories are great reads and the last one will really pull on your heartstrings. I enjoyed revisiting with all of the characters and getting to see what has been going on in each of their lives. The love that they have shines through in everything that they do. Once again these men prove that their women have chosen correctly when they gave them their trust and love.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

handcuffedHandcuffed by Her Hero by Angel Payne

Link to buy

ISBN-10: 0988870150

ISBN-13: 978-0988870154

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5


No matter how hard Zeke tries to keep Rayna in the friend category, she keeps ending up in another category, one he keeps locked away and never opens until she entered his life. Somehow she got past his defenses and now resides in his heart but he knows he can’t let her and must do what is right.

This series just keeps getting better with each book. I loved Zeke right from the start and I am glad he gets his story told. No matter what he thinks about himself Rayna can see what a great man he truly is. He has done what he needs to survive and she does not fault him for that. She sees it as a good thing and will never leave him even if it means breaking her heart. The two make a wonderful couple and we are taken for a roller-coaster of a ride with their relationship. When the bad guys come Zeke is there to protect Rayna but when things go wrong they must hide but they can’t hide from their feelings.

This book keeps you on your toes and is more than just a hot read. Zeke is a Dom to be reckoned with and sometimes his tastes are extreme but Rayna is ready to prove to him just how much she can handle.

The author does a great job of mixing the action, sex and emotions making this a great read that not only pulls you in but has you wanting to return for more from this world.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

BDSM in books vs in real life. 

The “Real Deal” about BDSM vs. The fiction: what a terrific question, and thank you for asking it!

A great starting point for me is to say that the question has ALWAYS been an important one for me, too. I think it’s fair to say that every writer who creates stories around D/s, whether they are in the lifestyle in real life or not, wants to get their stuff straight about what rings true and what doesn’t.

That’s probably why this post might surprise you. ANGELFINALHANDCUFFEDBYHERHERO1 (2)

Because I’m going to say that as I’ve read more and more great writers in this genre, I am so excited to see that damn near everyone DOES get it right. And I am proud of the responsibility I and my colleagues feel about that essential kernel.

Okay, disclaimer: sure, there are elements that we all like to embellish a little so as to make the fiction more fun, the same way television writers want you to believe that Olivia Pope has a different outfit for every hour of the day, or Oliver Queen can heal from getting his butt kicked overnight.

For instance, in the dungeons I’ve been to (which are limited to my neck of the woods, Southern California), I haven’t seen any Dom who has a private room or an office bigger than the size of a closet. Land is simply too precious around here, and in a dungeon, every bit of play space counts. But that doesn’t stop me from giving that perk to my own guys. C’mon, they’ve gone out and beat the bad guys for our country! I think they deserve a glamorous play room, right? Another example: the time frame of a play scene. For books, we have to condense this sequencing into portions that won’t make the reader want to hurl their device out the window, screaming, “Get the he** on with it!” as they do. In real life, I’ve witnessed scenes that take up to two hours, with aftercare extending that time frame. When you’re working with someone’s real-life issues, things twist and turn in crazy directions…and that takes amazing patience on both sides of the D/s equation.

But the really important stuff about BDSM—the communication, the connection, the respect and yes, the love—that’s been the coolest reality to translate to the page (hopefully!) in my own work, and to see so beautifully said in other writers, as well. This style of interaction isn’t for everyone. It requires vulnerability (many times, more from the Dom than the sub!), accessibility, and complete honesty…and at times, at least from my own experience, a lot of soul searching. Many don’t seem to get this part. Even Rayna Chestain, the heroine from my current book, “Handcuffed By Her Hero,” does, in this little excerpt:


She needed air.

In a rush, she jerked the handle, shoved the door open and got out of the car. As she expected and dreaded, Z scrambled out, too.


“I’m okay.” She forced a light tone. “Sorry. It was just getting warm in there.”

“Yeah,” he agreed after a moment. The wet ground squished beneath his boots as he approached. “You sure you’re all right?”

He let her have a long moment to respond. When she didn’t, he shifted closer. Her breath hitched from his warmth, so familiar and strong…such a perfect fit with the deepest fibers of her body. It was likely why she let him latch one of his hands into hers and pull her around to face him. He circled his other hand to the small of her back. With semi-automatic instinct, she lifted her hand to his shoulder.

One side of his mouth tilted, along with the corresponding eyebrow—just before he swept her into a perfect waltz.

“What the—”

“Did I mention that Mel also used me as her ballroom dance lessons partner?”

Rayna laughed then squealed as he spun her even faster. After they circled once through the clearing, scattering wet leaves as they went, Z slowed their pace into a more sedate step, similar to a back-and-forth prom night sway. But as his dancing calmed, his stare didn’t. Once more he drilled a searching scrutiny down at her, his dark lashes dropping, his irises filled with glittering bronze intent.

“What?” Rayna finally stammered.

“What what?” He curled her hand in against his chest. Even through his thick jacket, he warmed her skin. His fingers enveloped hers in unflinching strength.

“Why are you looking at me that way?”

“In what way? Enlighten me.” His voice dipped lower, as focused as his gaze now. She turned her gaze down. If she looked at him now, she’d blurt something ridiculous. Something that stemmed from what she hoped his intent was, and nothing of the truth.

“What is it, Rayna?” He squeezed her fingers tighter. “You can tell me. But I’ll be clear about something. I’m not buying the ‘it’s too hot in the car’ excuse anymore.”

She forgot his fingers as the timbre of his voice seeped into her. The authority of it, mixed with such deep protectiveness, sounded exactly like the order he’d given her last night. Kneel for me, honey.

Just like then, her heart raced. Just like then, she was a little afraid and a lot aroused. She closed her eyes, savoring the strands of heat and ice in her blood.

She took his hand and pressed it to the side of her face. When she opened her eyes, letting her gaze lock so deeply into his once more, she almost formed her mouth around the words again.

Please. I know it can’t be forever, but I need…all of it. Your bondage. Your body. Your control. Your strength.

I need you.

Instead, she clenched her teeth around a smile before gently kissing his knuckles. “I’m fine. Thanks for your concern. Let’s just get going, okay?”

Be reassured that Zeke doesn’t let her get away with this evasion for long. *Wicked grin.* He’s real good at helping her to remember that the hard work of knowing yourself better often yields immense, intense, and oh-so-satisfying rewards.

I hope you enjoy “Handcuffed By Her Hero,” and thanks for the chance to share a bit with you today!



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Three Part Harmony by Angel Payne



Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5


Dasha Moore commands the world’s stages as one of pop’s reigning stars, but finds her ultimate joy at the feet of David Pennington, as his willing new submissive. In one night, her charismatic career manager becomes the Dominant of her body as well — and the owner of her heart.

David is blown away, in all the good ways, by discovering D’s submissive streak. He can’t wait to brand her deeper with his domination, but a lunatic fan has other, deadly plans for Dasha.

Consumed with keeping Dasha safe, David gives the FBI a full-access pass for their investigation, headed by Special Agent Kress Moridian, a guy with an unnerving protective streak. David’s initial instincts about Kress are accurate: the agent is another Dom, and his definition of “full-access” includes Dasha herself. Being shared with Kress is a new tune for Dasha, but she finds herself loving its rougher strains — and she begs David for their three-part harmony again.

But while her Doms make her body sing, Dasha’s heart and soul are torn. And what will happen to their song when they finally find the madman who wants her dead? Worse: what happens if they don’t find him?


Loved this book! It started out a bit slow but quickly sped up.  I loved the multiple story line, Dasha and the stalker, Dasha, David, and Kress, and Dasha and her father.  Angel Payne did a great job balancing the story lines, heat, and sex.

I was not fond of how the author glossed over Dasha and her father coming to terms.  A big deal was made of the fact that Dasha does not stand up to her father, but the author did not put any of it in the book.  In one chapter they were not getting along and then in the next chapter everything was fine and they made up.

I did not like how fast it came across that David was willing to share Dasha with Kress.  Kress was a stranger. I also was not fond ofhow slow it seemed to take David and Dasha to get together. 

Reviewed by Melissa