Tagged: Bridget Midway

Woman in Chains by Bridget Midway womanin1

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

This was a well written story with an interesting premise and lots of emotion. It took me a while to decide why I struggled to finish it and I finally realized I just didn’t like the main characters.

Rebekah is a slave to Master Blade-but also an abused woman. Dak does part time work for a group that rescues abused submissives from their masters. Due to his own history with Blade, he is happy to rescue Rebekah from the sadist. But Rebekah doesn’t want to be rescued. And Dak doesn’t want a full time submissive. Ordinarily, Dak would turn the slave over to the rescue team, but no one is available, so he starts to teach Rebekah the difference between BDSM and abuse.

I found Rebekah to be self destructive and willing to run rather than fight. Dak took the strong silent type to  new levels, which makes it no surprise that his secrets threaten the couple’s relationship.  Can these two unlikely people find an HEA?

Expect extreme bondage, caning, flogging, anal play, waxing, and more.

Reviewed by Karen

licoricewhipsLicorice Whips by Bridget Midway

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ISBN-10: 1606597612

ISBN-13: 978-1606597613

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

What a roller coaster of emotions! A candy store owner and a health nut. A Dom and a vanilla meet on a picket line in front of his store. Both Sweet and Nikla bump serious heads when they meet. He pushes her and she doesn’t have a problem pushing back.

Sweet and Nikla have their own baggage to sift through, their past and present reflected in their actions. Sweet is a Dom but hasn’t felt like one since he let his other submissive go. His brother Masaun thinks he needs to get back into the lifestyle. Nikla had a pretty normal boyfriend until she caught him cheating via his cellphone.

They both have dreams of starting a business and each make an offer on the same property. The story was awesome and full of emotion. The BDSM scenes were great, and loved the ropes! Not many authors can get me so “into” a story like this. The sex scenes were hot and nicely detailed. There was enough backstory so you know what’s happening, but not so much to make the story boring. Enjoy!

Reviewed by Daria

When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre? LicoriceWhips-lg

First of all, thank you so much for interviewing me. No, when I first got published back in 2005, I had no idea I would be writing BDSM erotic romance, specifically interracial BDSM erotic romance. An author friend of mine, Laura Bacchi, shared with me that she was going to start writing BDSM erotic romance. I thought she was crazy, mainly because I didn’t understand the Lifestyle. She suggested I talk to people in my area in the Lifestyle. In my area of Virginia, I didn’t think any existed. Yes, I was that naive. After an Internet search, I found a local group who allowed me to join them for their munch. That’s been over ten years now, and we’re still friends. As a matter of fact, I convinced one Domme to write a nonfiction book about BDSM. Mistress Dama de Noche wrote and published The ABC’s of BDSM through Phaze Books, which I edited.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

When I first started writing it, I wrote it because I found it interesting. Writing interracial BDSM is a huge risk. You push mores and challenge people’s beliefs and what they carry from history. I thought for sure when I published my first full-on BDSM interracial erotic romance, Corporate Seduction, that I would have gotten some backlash from it. I received maybe one or two negative comments. Overall, people dug it. So I continue writing it because it still challenges me and because my audience wants it, which is great.

Do you do any “hands-on” research when you’re writing BDSM/kinky themed erotica?

The local BDSM group I learn from push me to learn everything by doing it hands-on. So I have done wax play. I’ve flogged a submissive. I’ve caned and paddled a slave. The only thing I haven’t done, and that’s for safety reasons, is use a TENS unit and done needle play. However, I have seen both done.

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

As I mentioned before, I write interracial BDSM erotic romance, mainly with white men and black women. I was so surprised that African-American readers e-mailed me to thank me for writing what they had been fantasizing about for a while.

Have you ever heard that a fan might have tried something from one of your stories and liked it? Did you take it as a compliment?

My friend and fellow author Alexis Ke tells people that after reading Fascination Street, that she shaved her pubic area clean of all hair. She said her husband loved it. So, yes, I take that as a compliment. I also love it when readers tell me that they tried some things, like light spankings or tying each other down, because of something they read in my works.

When you’re writing BDSM/kinky-related erotica, is there a particular movie or music that you might watch or listen to that helps you get in that frame of mind?

Nine Inch Nails! Every time.

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they read first?

Love My Way. The story is about a Dom searching for a submissive through a reality TV show. I affectionately call it “The Bachelor” with a whip. Because there are fourteen contestants, and there are reward challenges as well as elimination challenges, the Dom does a lot of BDSM play. Readers often comment that they learned a lot about BDSM through this book.

Do you attend BDSM, kink, or fetish conferences? Or do you attend any other “vanilla” type of conferences? Attending any in the near future you want to mention?

Yes, I have attended a lot of BDSM, kink and fetish conferences like Leather Fet in North Carolina, Fetish Fair Flea Market both in Rhode Island and in North Carolina, Charm City Fetish Fair in Maryland, and I’ve sold my books at the Leather Flea Market and Play Party at The Crucible in Washington, D.C. For my readers who enjoy my work but can’t make it to one of the BDSM-themed events I go to, I also do “vanilla” type conferences. Next year, I’ll do Romance Slam Jam in May 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’ll also do an Interracial Romance Readers cruise in September 2014. And for my more delicate readers, I’ll be doing another Hot M.A.M.A. Fly Hat luncheon. We are still working out the details right now.

What is your favorite BDSM/kinky website that you have shopped at online?

It’s not really a website. There’s a store on the Etsy site called Deadly Curves Corsets. I’m a big girl so I need a corset that’s made well and will fit me. They do great plus-sized corsets and dresses. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadlyCurvesCorsets

Who is your favorite BDSM/kinky author? Movie?

My favorite BDSM movie is “Secretary” with James Spader. I love the subtlety of it.

 

New release: I’ll have a contemporary interracial BDSM erotic romance coming out on November 12, 2013 through Phaze Books called Licorice Whips. It’s the second book in a Decadent series along with author Yvette Hines. Her book is the first book in the series, and it’s called Red Hots.  Her story is about the older brother, and my story features the younger brother. They both co-own a candy store called Decadent Treats, hence the candy-themed titles. For more information on Yvette’s book, go to her website at http://YvetteHines.com

Here’s the blurb: “Sweet” Hawkes is a BDSM dominant who has lost his smile. Although he loves the candy store called Decadent Treats that he co-owns with his brother, Masaun, he’s lost the passion he had for making treats for his customers.

After releasing his last submissive, Sweet decides to dive in head first into business and forget about love and disciplining. He wants to open up a second Decadent Treats and a store that would sell quality BDSM toys and apparel. Sweet never expects to find an obstacle outside his door.

Nikla Dearwood has made it her mission to picket outside of the Decadent Treats store to warn customers about eating too much sugar. Although as a Pilates and yoga instructor, it would seem as though her protests have to do with leading a healthy lifestyle, Nikla has other motives. Besides this protest, she wants to open up her own exercise studio in downtown Virginia Beach.

Nikla isn’t scared away from her picketing mission when a tall and sexy man from Decadent Treats tries to get her to stop. When she finds that same guy checking out an open storefront in downtown Virginia Beach that she also wants, she’s now interested in him.

The two check out each other’s businesses. Sweet subjects himself to a yoga class. When Nikla goes to Sweet’s candy store, she finds that the man has a different way of tempting her with candy.

When things get out of hand in the store, the two make a deal with each other: they’ll agree to play and have sex until a decision on the suites is made. After that, they agree to go their separate ways.

When Nikla starts to have feelings for Sweet, can she give up the fight for this man? Can Sweet open his heart enough to let the right woman in?

Website, links info:

www.BridgetMidway.com

https://www.facebook.com/bridget.midway

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midway_lowdown/

Carried Away by Bridget Midway

http://www.amazon.com/Carried-Away-Taken-Series-ebook/dp/B007NJG550/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345341001&sr=1-1&keywords=Carried+Away+by+Bridget+Midway 

ASIN B007NJG550

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Blurb:

What happens when you can’t face your perfect man?

Summer Carter faces that dilemma as her two best friends, Kathryn Maynard and Leya Greenwood, convince her to honor their pact and take her adventure. She flees to a tropical Hawaiian paradise when she can’t face her online Dom, Xander. The reality of the relationship and what she really wants in a man is too much for her to face.

 Xander Houston never saw himself as a Dom who would need to look for a submissive on a personals site. But when he encounters a witty and intriguing profile for a submissive named End of Summer, he strikes up a fast friendship with her. Months later, she still refuses to meet him face to face, and he tells her he’s going to take a break.

Coincidentally, both end up in Hawaii on separate vacations. When Xander finds her and figures out who she is, he cooks up a plan to sweep her off her feet, not as a Dom, but just as Xander.

 When Summer discovers the truth, will she runaway from her secret Dom or will she allowed herself to get carried away?

Review:

Summer is curious about the BDSM life but is terrified to come out from the anonymity of the computer screen.  She meets Master Z through a kinky site, but they have never even showed their faces on camera, always keeping their identities hidden.  When he pushes a little to meet for coffee or something simple, she runs scared and decides it’s time for a vacation.

Xander, Master Z, needs a break as well.  He cares for Summer more than he is willing to admit just based on their online chats. When they both end up in Hawaii, things take a different turn. Xander introduces Summer to those things she craves very methodically and carefully.

Summer has some issues, as we all do, but while she can be a bit wishy-washy and insecure, she is also endearing.  So many people have some form of insecurity that it just makes the character seem so much more realistic.  Xander is a caring and experienced Dom that handles Summer with the right mix of tenderness and sternness. These two characters play off of each other very well and he introduces her to her fantasies. Overall a very satisfying read that is sure to leave you hot and bothered and wishing for a Xander to call your own.

Reviewed by Star

Corporate Seduction
Bridget Midway
Phaze Books [link to buy]
ISBN-10: 160659995X
ISBN-13: 978-1606599952

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb:

Winston Biggers wanted a woman he couldn’t control, nothing like his secretary. May Davenport thought that commanding alpha heroes only existed in her steamy romance novels,the opposite of her uptight boss. But when fate brings these two together, they learn that truth is kinkier than fiction.

Review:

I have to give Corporate Seduction kudos for twisting and turning and not taking the plot where you might think it will go. It is filled with humor and intensity as these characters clash and butt heads more than once.

May is a strong character that refuses to be pushed around – too much. Her boss drives her crazy, but she needs the money and benefits to take care of her family. She doesn’t know much about the BDSM lifestyle other than what she has read in romance novels until one of her friends takes her to a local club where men pay to be dominated. I kind of liked May. It was nice to get a glimpse at her emotions and thoughts as she tries to figure out who she is.

Winston needs to do something different and decides to try out this new club someone told him about. When he sees a woman that looks like May, he can’t help but submit –he’s wanted her for more than three years. But, can he suppress his natural urges and give into hers? I’m not sure I liked Winston, but again as he switches from Dom to sub and back again, it is interesting to get a glimpse into the thought process

For most of the book, these two don’t seem to know what they want. These are not natural born submissives or dominants, more like just a place they ended up. For a while, it was difficult to tell what Winston really wanted – a submissive or a dominant. May is still learning the ropes so to speak so she wasn’t sure either. This is an interesting foray into the BDSM lifestyle and how two people see it. There is some bondage, M/f, F/m, clamps, and more.

Reviewed by Star