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Awakening by Cassandra Carr awakening

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

This was a delightful little love story with a real plot, some hot sex scenes and mild BDSM.

Vanessa’s Psychology of Sex class leads her to doing a study on BDSM. When she goes to Club Decadence to learn more about the lifestyle, owner Rod is suffering from a migraine and she talks to his stand-in, Will. The connection between them becomes something they both enjoy and fear and Will leads Vanessa in baby steps to embracing her submission. But while they are still exploring each other, a traumatic experience intervenes. Can they move past the impact of the trauma, their age difference and their fear they might not be right for each other to establish a relationship?

I liked both Will and Vanessa. Both are strong people with a good sense of humor and a lot in common. The story is well written with few mistakes and good pacing. Expect some spanking, light bondage, anal play, and clamps.

Reviewed by Karen H

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My Secretary, My Mistress – Eve Langlais

Can a boss let go of his inhibitions and let his secretary take charge of him in the bedroom?

Yours to Take – Cathryn Fox

Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.

Against Company Policy – Mandy Harbin

Cassie Tucker and Ian Cope know they should keep things professional on their new assignment, but when desire is faced with physical boundaries and company policy, it’s time to get a little creative…and a little kinky.

White Collar Cowboy – Parker Kincade

Lauren Delgado has had a crush on Gavin Mathis for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting Gavin’s invitation to his vacation home on Galveston Island … where she learns the policy is definitely hands-on.

Seducing Chase – Cassandra Carr

When a doctor disappears with millions, can Val and Nate set aside their explosive attraction and save the hospital?

First Kiss – Ann Mayburn

Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma again, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time.

Flirting with the Camera – Ros Clarke

Brilliant, beautiful and bigger than your average plus-size model, Hattie Bell can do anything she sets her mind to. After all, she’s just landed her dream job, modelling for top photographer, Tom Metcalfe. So her next goal should be a piece of cake: getting Tom to break his strict rule against workplace romances…

No Restraints – Lilly Cain

Bad girl Selene Carter will do anything to save her business, even team up with the cop who stole her heart. But can Detective Tom Barker help when he knows she’s no innocent?

Pleasing Sir – Delilah Devlin

Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.

Shadowboxer – Cari Quinn

She’s in for the fight of her life…with the man who only wants to be her lover.

Unexpected Top by Cassandra Carr unexpected

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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Review:

The premise of Cassandra Carr’s Unexpected Top is a unique variation of a couple’s entrée into a female-led relationship. Cissy and Len Holden are dinks (double income no kids) whose marriage is devolving into a boring and sexually unfulfilled glorified friendship. Afraid that their marriage will end in divorce if nothing is done to change the current situation, Cissy takes the advice of a friend and attempts to spice up their sex life with a little kink by purchasing a variety of x-rated toys. Although Len’s negative reaction to this overture is frustrating, it only serves to encourage her to devise a plan B that will work.

Cissy revisits the websites that she used to research the toys she purchased and finds some useful suggestions on how to “sell” her husband on the concept of FLR, which by now she is convinced is necessary for her to receive the respect and sexual fulfillment she requires from their relationship. Her vision of FLR is not one in which she transforms into a bossy bitch that bullies and berates her husband into submission, rather it is one in which she encourages him to treat her respectfully, share the onerous tasks of maintaining a household, and attend to the sexual needs of his partner – not exactly revolutionary concepts!

The plan she comes up with is simple but effective. She proposes a system of rewards that involves sexual perks for Len in exchange for performing household chores without resistance or complaint. The only negative to this arrangement is that he can lose his rewards by using profanity in her presence or being disrespectful to her. The allure of earning as much sex as he can handle gets Len onboard with Cissy’s proposed deal.

An unexpected consequence from Len’s point of view is that he begins to feel guilty for having been such a boor that his wife had to bribe him with sex in order for him to be more considerate of her and to share household chores more equitably. When he allows Cissy to cajole him into having sex with her in the saddle while he is in spread-eagled bondage, he also realizes that having her in control is a big turn on for him. Ultimately, his growing guilt and acceptance of his heretofore unacknowledged submissive streak motivate Len to ask his wife to spank him soundly for his past bad behavior, and request that she punish him in the future if necessary to keep him from backsliding.

This story is more than just an object lesson designed to demonstrate the virtues of femdom relationships. It also addresses in a very general way the issues that undermine relationships over time. While the FLR solution offered is plausible, it is simply illustrative of the give and take and creative thinking that is necessary for relationships to succeed.

Readers who are curious about or involved in the BDSM lifestyle likely will find the realistically portrayed scenarios in Unexpected Top interesting and erotic. But since the characters are newbies, the intensity of the D/s play may be a bit tame for those whose interest is more focused on the kink than the storyline.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

Public Displays of Eroticism by Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport, and Cristal Ryder

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

The secret fantasy, sex in a public place. One couple’s sexual antics at a local park inspires four other couples to bare it all in the open air.

Back to Nature by Cassandra Carr A sub and her Master play hooky to indulge their exhibitionism kink and unknowingly start an entire chain of events.

Hail Mari by Jami Davenport Meeting Mari Simms for one night of hot sex each year for the past four years is no longer enough for Wyatt Bedford, a ten-year veteran of professional football. This time, he plans on telling her he wants more. While waiting for her in a park, he stumbles upon a sight that changes his game plan and takes their relationship to whole new level. Can Wyatt and Mari find love in the final quarter with the clock ticking?

Taking it Outside by Cristal Ryder Val sets up an afternoon of play with long-time boyfriend Tyler at a secluded beach. After packing a goodie bag with playthings, she leaves a note for Tyler. While waiting for his arrival, through binoculars Val spots lovers on the distance shore, and when Tyler arrives, together they watch the couple. Voyeurism at its best. Turned on by watching the couple have sex, Val and Ty have their own public display of eroticism.

Taking their loving outside is a surprisingly erotic treat neither expected to enjoy as much as they do. But a bigger surprise awaits them, leaving them wondering if there is more to come.

A Whole New World by Cassandra Carr After witnessing some dirty deeds in the woods, Miranda finds she has some kinks she didn’t know about and discovers her boyfriend, Ross, is more than happy to help her explore them.

In the Open by Jami Davenport Once a year, Jaid Angelini takes a break from her demanding career as a criminal defense attorney for a night of passion with young, hot pro-football player Alex Greeley. Despite misgivings about their age difference, Jaid desires a more permanent relationship and concocts a scheme to brand her name on his heart. After witnessing an exhibitionist couple in the park, her plan takes a turn toward the great outdoors. Will Alex and Jaid finally go for the long bomb or settle for minimum yardage?

Review:

Public Displays of Eroticism by Cassandra Carr, Jami Davenport, & Cristal Ryder is made up of five stories. These 5 stories all had a central theme of voyeurism and exhibitionism. Each of these five stories was hot and steamy on their own but together they pack a punch.

What I loved best was that each of the authors did their best to make reference to the other characters in the other stories.  Each story was fairly quick running around ten to fifteen pages a piece. What each story lacked in length it made up for in content. They are HOT!

Overall, this is a great book with super hot and steamy sex scenes.  This book defiantly gives one ideas to spice up the bedroom!

Reviewed by Melissa

MASTER CLASS by Cassandra Carr

Publisher: Loose Id

ePublish date: 12/11/2012

ISBN: 978-1-62300-068-4

Word count: 47,250

Genre: BDSM Contemporary

Ryan Tomasi feels like a failure. His marriage is officially over; the ink dried on the divorce decree. His friend Jack introduces him to BDSM and he agrees to attend a Halloween party at a club. A submissive approaches him, offering herself, and how can he refuse the kneeling beauty? They do a whirlwind scene and Ryan is addicted—both to dominance and to her.

Lisette Rinaldo is returning to the BDSM club for the first time since ending a bad relationship with her former master. She spots Ryan and is taken by the combination of self-assurance and nervousness the man displays as he takes in his surroundings. And after he gives her an incredible re-introduction to the lifestyle, she knows she needs to see the man again.

Ryan and Lisette explore each other and the lifestyle, but what started out as playtime quickly evolves into something more. The problem? Ryan isn’t ready to get serious again and Lisette doesn’t want to fall in love with a guy who can’t give all of himself to her. Both of them are going to have to break out of the bonds holding them back from happiness.

Excerpt:

“What the fuck is an acceptable costume to wear to a Halloween party at a BDSM club?” Ryan Tomasi muttered aloud to himself. He did that a lot these days, since he lived alone after his recent divorce. “Sheesh.”

From his Internet research, he knew people who practiced BDSM—the term “practice” cracked him up every time—already dressed in some pretty outrageous outfits. Between the leather daddies and the pony play, as well as the other strange getups he’d seen online, Ryan wasn’t sure what to think. Full-body latex encasement? He shuddered.

But one thing was clear. He couldn’t keep fucking random women and feel good about it or himself. The whole mess had started after Ryan’s now ex-wife had blindsided him with divorce papers about a year ago, saying she didn’t love him anymore. The fact he’d loved her and had wanted to work on the marriage apparently wasn’t good enough, and Ryan found himself living in a rented house with nothing but his recliner and a futon to sleep on. Over the past year, he’d done what he could to rebuild his life, and now it was time to take the next step.

Ryan needed to find someone for more than a one-night stand and, it seemed, someone who wanted to submit to him, since he’d found he really liked some of this BDSM stuff, especially the dominating side. He felt like a fool on the bar scene, and he really wasn’t a one-night-stand kind of guy, though that had been his MO lately. He’d never even known there was a whole formal “thing” like BDSM until his friend Jack, a fellow professor at the college where Ryan taught English literature, had asked one day, while Ryan was lamenting his pathetic sex life, if he’d ever engaged in any BDSM activities. Ryan had been taken aback, to say the least. He’d thought that kind of thing was limited to porn. Real people didn’t get kinky like that, did they? Hell, he’d gotten married at twenty-two and had been with his ex-wife for almost fifteen years. It appeared he didn’t know shit about sex—kinky sex scene in particular.

Ryan had been shocked when Jack offered to let Ryan see what his submissive, Callie, and Jack did in some of their “scenes” so that Ryan could get a feel for what domination was all about. Jack didn’t allow any actual intercourse or other sexual contact between him and Callie when they got together, which Ryan totally understood, so there was a little bit missing from what he wanted to experience after reading how great the sex could be.

But just watching the way Jack dealt with Callie, and then having the opportunity to try a bunch of things out himself during subsequent play sessions with the two of them, had given Ryan a light at the end of what had been a very dark tunnel since the ex had walked out on him. He believed he’d finally found what he was looking for; what he’d been missing his entire life. The high from a woman submitting to him was the most natural, yet most powerful thing he’d ever felt, and Callie wasn’t even his submissive. What would that feel like?

Shaking out of his reverie, Ryan decided reinforcements were in order and called Jack. “Hey, man.”

“What’s up?”

“Am I interrupting anything?” He was almost afraid to ask.

Jack laughed. “If you’re asking me if Callie is tied up somewhere waiting for me to fuck her six ways to Sunday, no, you’re not interrupting anything. That’s later.”

“TMI, dude, TMI. Anyway, I need help.”

“You need a lot more than help.”

“Yeah, yeah. Seriously, I need to know what a Dom should wear to this Halloween party.”

“Uh, clothes? Usually only the submissives are naked.”

“Are you going to help or not? You’re the one who said I should go to this.” Ryan knew Jack was just messing with him, but as this Halloween party was his “coming out” of sorts as a Dom, he didn’t want to make a fool of himself.

“All right. I’ll take pity on you. What types of costumes are you looking at? What will make you feel comfortable?”

Ryan snorted. “Not sure anything can do that. I’m nervous as hell.”

“Remember, a Dom needs to portray an air of confidence. If you don’t, no sub is going to trust you enough to play with you.”

“I know. And by the time I get there, I’m sure I’ll be a lot calmer. I’ve been pretty good when I’ve played with Callie, haven’t I?”

Ryan could practically see the smirk on Jack’s face.

“Yeah, but I was there too. She knows better than to disobey me and that I would keep the play safe. Goes back to that trust issue. Plus, you didn’t have any sexual contact or anything that might’ve freaked you out. Speaking of that, you got your medical test results, right?”

“Yeah. Sent them to the club the other day.”

“Good. They won’t let you in unless you can prove you’re clean. Now, back to the costume. How about something easy like a police officer or a soldier? Some take-charge type of thing would be fitting.”

“Oh, I like the idea of a soldier.” Soldiers were powerful, respected—everything Ryan thought a Dom should project. It was the perfect costume to convey the image he wanted during his first public play. Ryan quickly typed that into the search engine of the costume store. “Awesome. They have a pretty cool one.”

“See how simple it is, once you’re not freaking out? I know this is all new and a little scary for you, but remember, kinksters are people too.”

“Yeah, yeah. You guys are going to be there, right?”

“Of course. I wouldn’t let you go into the big, bad world of BDSM all by yourself. Also, I’m your sponsor, so you can’t get in without me anyway this first time.”

“Okay, cool. See you then. And thanks for talking me off the ledge.”

“Anytime.”

Jack hung up, and Ryan looked over the costume specs. It had a camouflage shirt and pants, along with a set of dog tags. He had black boots already for when he did stuff around the house. Though he wasn’t imposing by any means at five-nine and one-eighty, he wasn’t tiny either. Hopefully the costume would make him look like a bit of a badass. He flexed his bicep. Maybe allow him to show off the muscles he was just starting to develop with regular workouts at the gym over the past several months.

* * * *

On Halloween night Ryan dressed in his costume and drove to the club. Jack and Callie were waiting just inside the doors, and when Jack saw him approach, he spoke to the bouncer, who waved Ryan through without a word. Jack was clad as Zorro, and Callie’s dress, if you could call it that, was liberally scored with slashes. It looked more like a bunch of black bandages than anything else, and Ryan wondered how long Jack would allow her to remain clothed. If he knew Jack—and he felt he did after playing with him several times and spending hours talking to him about BDSM and a whole host of other topics—not long.

He wasn’t sure what was appropriate to say to Callie, so he forced his gaze away from her and greeted Jack, who grinned.

“You can tell her she looks hot. It’s not like you’ve never seen her naked.”

Ryan smiled, relaxing. He pivoted back to her. “You look hot, Callie.”

“Thank you, sir.”

“Shall we?”

Jack gestured toward the door at the end of the short hall, and Ryan could hear a bass beat pounding from the other side. He nodded, swallowing thickly. Ryan needn’t have worried, though. As soon as he stepped into the room and looked around, his nerves settled.

I’m home.

The people around him were engaged in all manner of things, but even a cursory glance at the various scenes playing out before him made him finally feel like he was normal. He wasn’t a freak for wanting sex and control like this, despite what his ex-wife had said when he’d suggested some pretty mild stuff to spice up their sex life.

“What do you think?” his friend shouted over the music.

“It’s fucking perfect.” Ryan couldn’t have kept that note of awe out of his voice even if he’d tried.

Jack laughed. “I figured you’d say that. I’ll give you a tour, but we need to do one thing first.”

“What’s that?”

“Lose the shirt. You’ll look way more Dom-ish without it.”

“Dom-ish?” Callie repeated with a chuckle.

“You behave before I decide to leash you,” Jack threatened. “Or maybe we can give Ryan here some more practice with that paddle you hate so much.”

She looked down. “Whatever would please you, Master.”

“Seeing your beautiful ass bright red and ready to be fucked would please me greatly, but we need to babysit Ryan for a bit longer before we can play.”

Ryan pulled off his shirt and stuffed it into his brand-new toy bag. Who would’ve thought a duffel bag he got at an academic conference would come in handy to hold the instruments of pain and pleasure he’d spent a small fortune on?

He followed Jack through the club as the other man pointed out the public play area, the theme rooms, and the staircase to the private rooms upstairs. Then they all went to the bar, which served no alcohol so as to keep the clubgoers sober for play, as Jack explained in answer to Ryan’s puzzled question. They procured soft drinks—drinks were included in the price of the membership—and found a comfy couch that was close enough to the public play area that Ryan had a good view of several scenes taking place. Jack and Ryan sat, and Callie settled on a cushion in front of her Dom.

“That girl,” Jack said, pointing to a submissive tied to a St. Andrew’s cross as a man whipped her from thighs to shoulders, “is a hard-core masochist. As you can see, she’s not wearing a collar, so she’s not owned, but stay away from her. Until you get more comfortable with impact play, all you’ll do is frustrate both of you.”

Ryan nodded, forcing himself not to wince as the man laid another welt on her ass.

“That one,” his friend continued with a jerk of his head at another submissive, “is a horrible topper-from-the-bottom. She’s definitely not a good fit for you as a beginner. I’m not really sure why any Dom would play with her. It would drive me batty to have a sub questioning my every order.”

Jack dismissed a few more for one reason or another as they sipped their beverages. There weren’t a ton of subs running around without collars, and Ryan was beginning to believe none of them would pass Jack’s muster.

“She’s a pretty one,” Jack remarked, and Ryan followed his gaze. He nearly swallowed his can of soda pop whole. Pretty didn’t begin to describe the woman. She was a few inches shorter than him, from what he could tell in his current position, and had enough meat on her bones to be curvy. If he was going to be tying a woman up and fucking the hell out of her, he wanted to be sure her ribs wouldn’t crack at the slightest provocation.

Her long brown hair was piled on top of her head, leaving the slim column of her neck exposed. Ryan loved to nibble on women’s necks, and if he had this one restrained, he’d happily spend hours torturing her in that spot. She was wearing what looked like a harem girl outfit, with a jeweled bra and flouncy, gauzy pants. From the looks of things, Ryan was pretty sure she was naked underneath them.

Jack had been speaking with Callie but straightened up. “Callie said her name is Lisette, and she’s an experienced submissive who hasn’t been to the club as far as Callie knows since her split with her Dom a while back. She’s not owned, as you can see from the fact she’s not collared. The lack of a collar doesn’t always mean a sub is not owned, but at open parties like this, all owned submissives must be collared. As you know,” he continued with a grin in Callie’s direction, “some of us can be possessive bastards, and it cuts down on potential problems.”

“Makes sense,” Ryan murmured. His friend’s eyes suddenly widened a little in anticipation, and Ryan turned in the direction of his gaze.

“Hey, do you mind if we go take advantage of that spanking bench? At these parties, equipment doesn’t stay empty long.”

“No, go ahead.”

Jack helped Callie up and landed a hard swat on her ass. “Go get it for us, pet. I’ll be right over.” He turned to Ryan. “Feel free to watch us or anyone else. We should be back within a half hour or so. Callie’s been naughty lately and needs a good dose of the belt.”

Winking, he walked away, and Ryan laughed. Before Jack had agreed to bring Ryan here for public play, he’d insisted on several private sessions at the house he and Callie shared, so Ryan knew Callie’s favorite implement was the belt. He doubted she would be too upset if Jack used it tonight.

A completely naked woman, save for a collar, came by and took their empty soda cans. Ryan gave her a small smile but kept his attention focused on the scenes unfolding around him. Jack was busy tying Callie to the spanking bench, and the masochistic woman was still being whipped—Ryan couldn’t hold back his wince this time at a particularly hard strike—and a male submissive was going to town on his Mistress’s pussy like he was mining for gold. Turning away from them, he saw a female submissive strapped to what Jack had called a bondage table with cane marks decorating her ass in perfectly spaced lines and her Dom’s dick in her mouth. He’d never tried caning, but it looked interesting, if a little scary. Hell, almost everything looked interesting right now.

Ryan continued to watch as Jack bared Callie’s ass and started out lightly flicking the belt across it. He’d explained to Ryan how important it was to warm the bottom up by bringing the blood to the surface to prevent bruising, and Ryan had spent long hours in the past couple of weeks practicing with a pillow and the strap he’d ordered along with the other stuff Jack had said he’d need to be able to play. The club had a nice selection of implements lined up on the walls of the public play area, but Jack had recommended he get used to his own so he didn’t make a mistake and hurt a submissive.

He was just about to rise and make his way back to the bar when he caught movement out of the corner of his eye. The submissive Callie had called Lisette knelt directly in front of him, a bottle of water laid on her upturned palms. Ryan raised an eyebrow.

 

Copyright 2012, Cassandra Carr

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Master Class by Cassandra Carr

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Master Class offered a unique perspective on the BDSM theme-how does a new Dom know what to do?  If he is responsible, he wants to make his subs happy, but how does he know how to start, how far to go, and learn what a sub needs?

Ryan Tomasi is just coming away from a bitter divorce-one he didn’t want.  Talking with his friend Jack about BDSM made him realize just what he was missing in his life, and Jack invited him to learn from sessions with him and his wife, Callie.  They have decided Ryan is ready to proceed on his own and take him to their local BDSM club.  At the club, Ryan meets Lisette, who is just now returning to the BDSM scene after her own bad relationship with a Dom who became abusive rather than just controlling.

The two begin exploring what they have together and find they are a great fit-both inside and outside the BDSM scene.  But is either of them really ready for a true relationship.

I very much enjoyed this book, even though it lacked drama.  It was a satisfying read and asked and answered questions that certainly aren’t included in most BDSM books.  The BDSM includes spanking, caning, and wax play, and there is actually some vanilla sex as well.

Story 4.5 out of 5

Kink 4.5 paddles out of 5

Reviewed by Karen H

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The struggles of a new Dom 
by Cassandra Carr
 
I have a book coming out in early December from Loose Id called Master Class, and it’s about a man named Ryan who’s divorced and despondent until he befriends one of the characters from another of my books, Caught, and discovers BDSM. Ryan goes to a Halloween party with Jack and his submissive Callie and meets an experienced sub, Lisette. He and Lisette play and the story develops from there.
 
There’s a reason I’m giving you this background (besides hopefully making you salivate for the book, lol). Ryan is pretty new to BDSM when he goes to the party. He’s played with Callie a little under Jack’s watchful eye, but that’s as far as he’s gotten. And well, he’s watched videos. Hey, guys like porn! So as he meets Lisette, does a scene with her, and then continues to see her, he struggles with the different aspects of being a Dom.
 
Does playing with Lisette make her his girlfriend? Is he dominating her “right”? Is she happy? Why does she sound funny on the phone the next day and what the hell does he do about it? Is he even supposed to do anything about it or would that be perceived as too “boyfriend-like”?
 
Should BDSM and love mix? Would Lisette ever look at him as more than a guy who can give her a good spanking when she needs it? Is she going to kick him in the nuts if he spanks her too long or too hard?
 
Ryan wonders when he can Dom Lisette. Can he do it when they’re out to dinner? If they have sex at her place after a date? If he crosses a line he didn’t know was there, what will happen?
 
These are all legitimate questions and concerns, and ones that many Doms face when they journey into BDSM. How is a new Dom to know what’s expected of him? Ryan spends a lot of time talking to Lisette. So much so that my critique partners made me cut out some of it, saying they thought it slowed the story down. But communication is important, especially when dealing with a new or novice Dom, and I wanted to make that clear.
 
As an author, it’s hard to blend the realities of BDSM with putting forth a hot, sexy love story. I hope I did so without boring the readers. On the final read-through my critique partners thought so (one of them said Ryan and Lisette’s first scene was a 47 on a scale of one to ten in hotness, so I guess I’m doing all right…).
 
What challenges do you think face new Doms that I haven’t mentioned?
 
BIO:
Cassandra Carr is a multi-published, award-winning erotic romance writer with Ellora’s Cave, Siren, Sybarite Seductions and Loose Id who lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Cassandra’s book Caught was recently named Best BDSM Book 2011 by LoveRomancesCafe and Impact was named BDSM Book of the Month for May 2012 by BDSM Book Reviews.
 
For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.
 

Loaded Question by Cassandra Carr

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting factor (kink): 3 ot of 5

Blurb:

Rob adores his girlfriend, Daisy. She’s a Southern belle girly-girl, which is perfect, except for one thing. As much as Daisy likes sex, she draws the line at oral. She’s not good at it, and Rob has resigned himself to doing without. That is, until Daisy offers to get a tutor. Is this a great idea or the worst mistake Rob has ever made?

Review:

The blurb above pretty much descibes this short story. A couple hire a Dom to teach the girlfriend how to give her boyfriend a blow job. The boyfriend Rob watches while his girlfriend learns the fine art of sucking cock by performing on the Dom. The premise is a little strange and you have to wonder just how bad was she that Daisy had to pay someone to teach her to be better. Of course Rob’s heads (and I mean both heads) almost explode watching his girl sucking another guys dick.

I’m rating this a solid three in both story and kink although neither really thrilled me. But I know that this writer can and has done better than this. I think you should be a big fan of bjs if you are going to read this because otherwise you’re left with a kind of “meh” feeling in the end. If you aren’t into reading about bjs then I suggest you try something else by this author because she really is a talented writer.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

Congrats to Cassandra Carr for having Impact win Book of the Month at BDSM Book Reviews! Our readers voted and this book is the winner for May. Impact will be up later this year for the title of Book of the Year. Congrats again to Cassandra and thanks to everyone who voted!!

Impact is available at Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Impact-Buckin-Bull-Riders-ebook/dp/B007575YNO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339129921&sr=1-1

Join our Yahoo reader group and vote for our May Book of the Month. This time we have four titles to choose from. They are:

The Ultimate Guide to Kink by Tristan Taormino

Impact by Cassandra Carr

Protegee by Dakota Lynn

The Society of the Golden Rose by Breanne Erikson

Join our group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bdsmbookreviews/join 

Voting ends on the 7th and winner will be posted on the 8th. Winning title will be eligible for Book of the Year.