Tagged: Cari Silverwood

Yield by Cari Silverwood yield

Link to buy Yield (Pierced Hearts Book 5)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Yield is an extremely dark book, heavy with BDSM and seldom consensual. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. The reader has a choice of two endings, one much darker than the other.

Wren seems to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart and rich but she has issues. She’s a girl on a mission to find the killer of her father. So, with the help of Hugh, her mountain of a bodyguard she embarks on said mission. That’s how she meets Glass, the man she hopes will find her father’s killer. She offers Glass a lot of money to help her find the man called Vetrov aka Moghul. Moghul who is the reason her father is dead and he must pay. Glass has a counter offer, $200,000.00 and she must spend a night in his bed.

Sparks fly between Wren and Glass almost immediately. Glass, in typical Alpha-male fashion quickly takes Wren in hand as well as over his knee for a good old fashioned spanking. When they inadvertently, cross paths with Moghul, he decides he has to have Wren for his very own. He will stop at nothing to possess her, to keep her, to own her. Moghul, is a sadistic man who always gets what he wants and unfortunately for Wren, he wants her.

When Wren is kidnapped and given to Moghul, she is put through hell and yet is it really hell for her? She is always thinking about escaping from him to return to Glass but when the time comes and she is able to leave, does she yearn to be back with Moghul, to return to the life she had when she was with him? Can she truly be happy with Glass?

Yield is a well written book, which although it is part of the Pierced Heart Series it can be read as a standalone. The characters are well written, you should not like the bad men in this book, but you might find yourself feeling something for them. You might find yourself having a hard time deciding just who Wren would be better off giving her heart to. Although you can choose the ending for the book, I would suggest you read both.

Reviewed by Kim

seizemeSeize Me From Darkness by Cari Silverwood

Link to buy Seize me From Darkness (Pierced Hearts) (Volume 4)

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Blurb:

In this dirty, bloody world we live in, the answers to prayers aren’t always pretty angels. Retaken by human traffickers, Jazmine’s one hope is ex-cop, ex-mercenary, Pieter, a man with a glower that stops lesser men in their tracks. She prays he can save her. But this savior is far from perfect, and his flaws may prove as devastating to Jazmine as the torture of her captors. The fire of dominance never dies.

Review:

This is definitely the darkest book in the series to date! At first you’re cheering for Pieter, hoping by some miracle that he’s going to be able to free himself and Jazmine from the house where they’re both being held prisoner. You see a new side to him though; he’s definitely a sadist who enjoys what he does. Poor Jazmine doesn’t know it yet, but she enjoys that side of him, mixed with the cuddly teddy bear. Jazmine goes through a transformation from who and what she thinks she is to who she is at the end of the book. Pieter on the other hand only changes in the fact that he grows to love Jazmine and will not let her go for anything in the world. This book is definitely on the side of dark kink, but that’s what Cari Silverwood is so good at! Once again she’s written a page turner and then teases you at the end with a snippet for the next book. Keep them coming Cari!

Review by Cat

makemeyoursMake Me Yours Evermore by Cari Silverwood

Link to buy

ISBN-10: 1494709783

ISBN-13: 978-1494709785

Story rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price. Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees. But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance. More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything. Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom. Sometimes there is no choice.

Review:

Finally, Chris and Kat and the conclusion of their love/hate relationship! Kat has a reason for the way she is and why she does the things that she does, it just took until this book for the readers to finally get that insight. Poor Kat, so misunderstood. Absolutely love how she fights Chris tooth and nail. You can tell that at times she really does want to submit but something is holding her back.

Chris, he’s the Dom, he’s right…..right? Love the transformation that he goes through in this book. When he realizes exactly what he’s doing. And to drag his best friend Andreas along for the ride? Okay, Andreas jumped in the car, but we all understand why!

Hot scenes, lots of misunderstandings, and then finally, a revelation made by all of them! However, there are questions at the end of this book. Surely there must be another one? Once again Cari Silverwood left us hanging in suspense. The last section of the book Jasmine mentions ‘she was still alive. So there was hope.’ Somehow don’t think Jasmine is talking about Jasmine!

Another winner and well deserved for Cari Silverwood! Can’t wait for the next installment!

Review by Cat

The Dom With the Clever Tongue by Sorcha Black, Leia Shaw, and Cari Silverwood clever

Link to buy

ASIN B00F3OO3IS

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Reece and Scarlet have everything a loving couple could want, except a hot kinky sex life. Malachi, an experienced Dom, steps in to help them sort that out. Not only is he a terrible memory from Reece’s past, he’s a smartass and damaged goods too.

As they all learn to trust each other, Malachi becomes more than just their kink coach. It’s a full-on brat smackdown, and no heart gets out unscathed.

Warning: Contains unrepentant brats, surprise orgasms, a Domme with training wheels, and a Dom whose tongue is registered as a weapon of mass seduction

Review:

When Black, Shaw & Silverwood write a book, you know it’s going to be a good one! The Badass Brats Series is probably one of the better written series, by multiple authors, that anyone who enjoys erotica could read!

The relationship between Reece and Scarlet is something that a lot of people aspire to. Their openness with each other, their faults, likes and dislikes, and then you add kink into the relationship and they get just a bit lost. Enter the goofy Malachi. Ah, but there is past history between Reece and Malachi, he has to get her past that to see him as the man he is today, especially when he starts falling for her.

Then Malachi starts falling for Scarlet too, now what’s he going to do? Luckily for them they get that figured out for the most part. Reese realizes she really and truly is a sub, but a brat at times too. This is part of the Badass Brats series for a reason! You will never view a clothespin the same ever again!

The entire story will keep you on the edge of your seat, or bed, or whatever! One of the best scenes in the entire story has to be Scarlet and Malachi and who is stronger. You knew that this was building up to a smackdown and you know who’s going to win, but still, it is so hot that you’re glued to the book and won’t want to put it down!

Once again another spectacular read from the trio! I can honestly say that I love the Badass Brats series and can’t wait for the next one because I know that I’m going to enjoy it just as much as I have the rest of the books in this series! You gals rock!

Reviewed by Cat

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Dark Erotica and BDSM

I’m slowly, at the present time, sliding into the bottomless abyss of dark erotica. This after writing numerous novels that have consensual BDSM at their core. I’ve been concerned about my morality, and even more concerned about kinksters lynching me, because smack bang in the middle of my new books are Doms going bad. Think Breaking Bad with Doms. Instead of a chemistry teacher making illegal drugs you get Doms doing nasty things to women and all without their clear consent and zero safewords.

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I wasn’t sure this was allowable. But I do love doing these stories. They have that nasty illicit thrill to them. BDSM romances are tame in comparison. In those everyone gets permission and checks things for safety and…yawn. Sure in the real world it’s a wonderful way to go about things, but in a book it makes the story predictable. To me predictable is boring. With dub con books I can end the story without romance being the BIG front and center focus.

But…it’s immoral to do that, I thought, chewing my fingernails. Aren’t I promoting rape culture by indulging in things like Doms dragging women into their basements and chaining them up for some completely dubiously consensual yet mind-blowing orgasms?

Meh. No. If you’ve ever thought about role-playing rape with your partner, these darkly erotic dub and non-con tales are the equivalent of those except you get to role play your fantasy inside a book. And let’s face it, books are even safer than Doms or husbands who are totally capable of tripping as they climb through the bedroom window with that balaclava on, thus impaling themselves on the umbrella, or squashing your pet poodle that was peacefully sleeping at the end of the bed.

Then the poodle bites them somewhere nasty and low down. And then you have to go to the hospital…have to explain to the nurse how he got that dog bite on his penis. It’s ever so NOT safe or sane.

So, anyway, I’m writing some of these now. Utterly non-safe and non-sane dark erotic books. My only problem so far is this urge I have to add a smidgeon of romance to every story. I think it’s because I have to live inside the minds of the Doms I’m writing and I can’t stomach too much meanness. I am trying hard to overcome this and I will succeed, straight after I toss the next feisty virginal sub to a Dom with loose morals, loose pants, and a twitchy whip hand.

Bind & Keep Me by Cari Silverwood bindand

Link to buy

ISBN-10: 1492725722

ISBN-13: 978-1492725725

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Blurb:  How far would you go to protect your love and your life?

When two deaths turn his world upside down, Klaus must wrestle with a problem that goes soul deep. With Jodie it was capture fantasy but now he’s made the fantasy real, dragging her along as his accomplice. No one should feel so good about something so wrong.

Maybe his soul is darker than he feared. Maybe the rules shouldn’t apply to him.

Warning: Dark erotica Mff with BDSM themes, capture fantasy, and dubious consent.
Contains spanking, bondage, caning and piercing, and one alpha possessive man about to toss aside his morals and take what he wants.

Review:

Welcome back to the intriguing world of Klaus and Jodie! This book picks up where Take Me, Break Me leaves off.  We get to see how much the relationship between these two has grown and matured, which is nice. Insert the new character…Steph….poor thing doesn’t know what she’s in for! Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, then at the mercy of…..a Sadist! Good thing Jodie is there to help temper out Klaus. The dark tendencies that were seen in the first book really expand in this book. The darker side of BDSM is sometimes difficult to read, but enjoyable nonetheless.  Steph learns that the feelings that she had for Jodie are nothing compared to how she’s going to feel. That the life that she thought she loved is nothing compared to what is being offered.

Once again the changing of point of views in every chapter was great. Seeing things from the Dom’s point of view, the thoughts that are running around in his head! The constant thoughts of “Am I doing the right thing?” Klaus is constantly checking himself. Jodie, the calm one, the buffer between Klaus and Steph! And Steph, seeing things from her point of view from scared victim to the beautiful submissive possession, the beloved pet, of Klaus and Jodie.

Another job well done Cari Silverwood!!

Reviewed by Cat

Voting has ended and the book of the month for July is The Dom With the Perfect Brats by Leia Shaw, Sorcha Black, and Cari Silverwood. domwith

Blurb:

Godfrey Cross is a big, tattooed Dom with no tolerance for brats. But when he meets two mouthy vanilla girls, he begins to see their charm.
Gemma and Izzy seem more into each other than into him and he wonders if he’s wasting his time. Yet despite the clash between his strict version of BDSM and their rebellious natures, he finds himself growing to love them.
When his need for control tears their relationship apart, they must learn to compromise or they will lose each other. People may not be perfect, but could these two be perfect for him?
Warning: this book contains a saucy tattoo artist with a love for the strap, a Dom who turns bratty girls into sex zombies, and a Big Evil Bed that’s used to tie up unsuspecting subs
Contains BDSM elements, M/f/f, and f/f

The Dom With the Perfect Brats by Leia Shaw, Sorcha Black, and Cari Silverwood domwith

Link to buy

ASIN B00COS4B1K

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Godfrey Cross is a big, tattooed Dom with no tolerance for brats. But when he meets Gemma and Izzy, two mouthy vanilla girls, he begins to see their charm.

These bratty girls seem more into each other than into him and he wonders if he’s wasting his time. Yet despite the clash between his strict version of BDSM and their rebellious natures, he finds himself growing to love them.

When his need for control tears their relationship apart, they must learn to compromise or they will lose each other. People might not be perfect, but could these two be perfect for him?

Review:

The attraction between Gemma and Cross is almost instantaneous. Gemma trying to tattoo the big guy while getting all hot and bothered at the same time. Good thing the big guy is lying down!  Then in walks Izzy, a quirky mouthy Australian with a cute accent. She can’t decide who she’s more attracted to, Gemma or Cross and is she going to have to choose?

Reading how the two mostly vanilla girls get together with a big bad Dom, lots of good laughs. Their bratty behavior is completely natural to them. But are they ready for him and what he wants from them? Watching the attraction grow not only between Gemma and Cross, but Izzy and Cross and then Gemma and Izzy!

They all grow, individually as well as a triad. The ups and downs and the absolute chaos at one point that their relationship goes through!  A good relationship is about give and take, making compromises, and that’s exactly what this triad does, through trial and error. An enjoyable story and a really good read!

Reviewed by Cat

Congrats to May book of the month winner Cari Silverwood and her book Take Me, Break Me.TakemeBreakme_COV_large

Link to book

Jodie is scraping the barrel trying to stay afloat. An idea arrives that could rescue her finances and bring her together in a kinky way with a man she never gave up on. She’s terrified and fascinated, and tempted as hell.

Capture fantasies rule her eBook. Re-enacting one in a documentary would surely be irresistible viewing to millions of women?

But Jodie and Klaus discover that underneath an ordinary man dark desires may lurk. What will win in the end? The man and lover, or the monster?

Warning: Capture fantasy; dubious consent; anal play; M/f as well as one m/f/f/m scene; BDSM themes including caning, spanking, bondage, and needle play. Also contains one beginner Dom who is exploring sadism but is still working out how and when to stop.

 

takemebreakTake Me, Break Me by Cari Silverwood

Link to buy

ASIN B00BOVL2CE

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

This book was hot and made me think. I absolutely loved how Cari switched the point of view at every chapter. Getting to see and feel what Klaus was thinking and feeling was fantastic. It’s hard to get into the mind of a Dom. I always wonder what they’re thinking when they work on a sub. This was fantastic and insightful look into the makings of a new Dom. And then there’s Jodie, a strong woman who thinks she knows what she wants, to make a documentary on what it would be like to be kidnapped and be a slave. She got the slave part right even if that wasn’t what she’d initially intended. I loved how she internalized and was able to think about things the more she wasn’t allowed to talk. I agree….sometimes it is really hard to know what to say and when to say it. To have that choice taken away from you and to just BE .is interesting. The story got me hot and I enjoyed reading it so much I hated to put it down. Wonderful ending and a beautiful new couple!

Reviewed by Jennifer