Tagged: Dakota Trace

safewordSafeword Interrupted by Dakota Trace

Link to buy Safeword Interrupted

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

This was a strangely unsatisfying story. The premise sounded good-a young woman walks in on her boss-who is also her best friend-dominating a woman in his office. Although intrigued beyond reason, she flees, only to find her boss wants her, too, and he gets what he wants.

 

They embark on a weeklong vacation where Bethany serves as Deacon’s submissive. But can Deacon convince her to continue as his submissive when they return? And can Bethany commit to a man who doesn’t want kids, and who goes through women like water?

 

The biggest problem with the book is the beginning-it goes back and forth in time in such a way as to make it totally confusing. The second issue is that some of the sex scenes seem a bit lackluster. There is some BDSM, but it is minor and does not really add to the story.

 

Having said all that, this was not an awful read. Both Bethany and Deacon are likable characters and the plot is intriguing. I would be willing to read this author again.

 

Reviewed by Karen H.

Her Naughty BoyHer Naughty Boy by Dakota Trace

Link to buy Her Naughty Boy: A Velvet Fist Novel

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Review:

Although it contains several well-written erotic D/s scenes, Dakota Trace’s Her Naughty Boy is not the standard femdom fare its title seems to suggest. This book is basically about a budding romance in a femdom setting, complete with a HEA following a fair amount of angst and emotional drama between nearly lifelong besties as they struggle to become a couple without putting their friendship at risk. Both Lily and Kyle have some baggage from past relationships that complicate matters, as does the fact that Lily is a lifestyle domme and Kyle is vanilla (mostly), his long-harbored yet unexplored submissive desires notwithstanding.

As a rule I am not drawn to books that delve into the mechanics of complex relationships, but this one I found to be compelling. Anyone involved in the lifestyle, as well those who are BDSM-curious or wannabes, likely will benefit from the insights into D/s relationships explored within the narrative of this relatively short book. In many respects, Her Naughty Boy is also a good gateway book for novices because in the course of Kyle learning the ropes, much of the leather community’s sensibilities and protocols are touched upon in context, and in such a way that they don’t come across to readers as thinly disguised how-to lessons.

Reviewed by Jim Lyon

healingHealing Hark by Dakota Trace

Link to buy Healing Hark (Doms of Chicago Book 8)

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Pick up this book and read it now. This is book eight in the Chicago Doms series but can be read as a standalone book. Harkalone aka Hark is an intimidating former special forces man who can move like a ghost. After losing his dominant and submissive in a horrible accident, he’s never moved on. Three years later, he still pines away for what he once experienced. As a switch who enjoys both sides of D/s, he needs are oft ignored due to his physical presence. His concerned friends decide to try one last time to pull him out of his funk, before he dies of a broken heart, all alone. This ploy could majorly backfire.

Ms. Trace is an amazing writer when it comes to BDSM. Either she’s in the lifestyle or she does thorough research. This book exudes BDSM testosterone which will make a submissively inclined reader whimper and moan in desire. With three males forming a true triad, it’s delicious. To add three males who are all alpha in their own ways to form a D/s relationship where one is dominant, one is submissive and the last one is switch just kicks this book up the hawtness rating.

This story is beautiful to read because it really is a book about healing Hark. He is suffering from a broken heart. He also never got over his first dominant and lover. While Hark is amazing at fixing problems, his own emotional needs are left as festering wounds. Hark places everyone’s needs above his which makes him a good dominant caring for a submissive’s needs. It also makes him a good submissive because he wants to please his dominant. This amazing character trait is also a flaw for him because it leaves him with nothing left to give. And as a reader learns more about his past relationships, a different picture emerges and makes a reader feel even more for Hark. Hark is the white knight who saves the day and doesn’t have the white knight syndrome. Instead, he’s the one who doesn’t expect accolades or even to be recognized. He does it because he can and he loves to protect.

It’s hard not to fall in love with Hark. When a D/s couple takes him into their home for healing, it’s all too apparent how this story will go. There is nice added conflict because the couple includes Hark’s former master who couldn’t accept all of Hark’s desire to top and bottom. Ms. Trace does an excellent job in showing how people can grow. She also shows how D/s dynamics can change. Her BDSM scenes are panty wetting goodness especially when Bryan, Diachi’s current submissive behaves a bit bratty. The rawness of emotion expressed during the BDSM scenes as well as in the non BDSM scenes is almost physically tangible. It makes this book even more enjoyable. The characters are all individuals. Many times, in a m/m book the characters are so similar, it’s hard to remember who is who. Ms. Trace does a good job of creating different personalities with unique voices and thoughts. What this does is make each of these characters pop out and almost become a friend of the reader. The bond between the reader and the characters feels intimate and personal. This book is highly recommended to kinky ménage lovers who love m/m triads.

Reviewed by Book Addict

bdsmcover*peeks head into room* “Wow! Check it out. This is a slave’s nirvana. Look at all these hunky men in leather.”

*wanders further into the room to check out the covers on the side bar*   “Damn I wonder how many of these books, slave would like to read.”

 *pauses* “Oh hi.  I bet you’re wondering who I am.  I’m Livvy and I happen to be Dakota Trace’s muse or as she calls me…her pain in the ass. But I prefer Mistress to the girl next door.” 

*smirks* “But I suppose her view is true enough since I get results.  But today I’m not here to talk about writing techniques. I’m here because of her newest release, Healing Hark.“

 *glances around* “But before I get too far off track – have you seen a six foot blond submissive? He’s got these to die for curls and blue eyes? No? Well damn, he’s supposed to be here with me. I wonder if slave will give me his reward…”

“Not a chance.”  Bryan Sterling walks into the room, trailed by a huge male with a long black braid. “Sir thought it might be a good idea if he accompanied me today.”  

*swallows hard at the massive Native American* “Ah, okay.  It’s good to see you, Hark. I’m surprised Bryan was able to pry you away from your work -“ 

Hark gives her a faint smile. “He didn’t have to pry anything. Unlike you. What’s this I hear he had to cart you off at the last stop because you were going to steal some poor woman’s Easter Bunny? That’s not in the holiday spirit.”

*flushes*  “Well – it’s not fair! Slave is giving everyone else chocolate and BOOKS!” 

Hark nodded. “Of course she is. Like today she’s offering up a free copy of Myrna’s Submission to one lucky commenter.”

*glares at the men* “And let’s not forget the 8 book set of books she’s giving away at the WRAP-UP Party next week.”  *mutters under breath about irresponsible authors who gave away everything for free*

“What do you think, Sir? Is the muse being an ungrateful little wench?”  Bryan sets down a huge platter of double chocolate fudge cupcakes.

“I do believe you’re correct, little one.”  Hark brushes a kiss against Bryan’s temple.

Bryan nods sagely. “I think she needs a spanking. When I sass off like that, I get my bottom warmed.”

Hark chuckles. “Of course you do.”  He lightly swats Bryan on the rear.  “Master warned me about your tricky ways, subbie.” 

“He did?” Bryan leans heavily against Hark’s side before the other man tips his head up for a kiss.

“Aw, come on. Get a room you two.  We’re supposed to be talking about the book.” *muse stomps foot* 

Hark sighs. “Yep. A spanking most definitely.”  Then lunges for the muse. bdsmreviewsmemecard

“Shit!”  *flees, barely evading Hark’s grasp.* 

Bryan chuckles as Hark chases the muse out of the room.  “Worked like a charm. Now I can finish up this stop.  As mentioned before Ms. Dakota is giving away a complete set of her Doms of Chicago series on the 25th.  So be sure to record the number in the corner of the meme card in the rafflecopter form for a chance to win. “Smiles. “And don’t forget to comment for a chance to win Myrna’s Submission.” 

Loud feminine squeal distracts him.

“And that’s my cue to head out.  Enjoy the cupcakes and I hope you have a great start to the week!”   

Author note:

Thanks to the lovely peeps at BDSM Book Reviews for allowing my crazy muse to stop by with her usual antics. For those who are interested…below is a blurb and buy links for Healing Hark which released last Friday.  And don’t forget to stop by Ellie Potts tomorrow for another chance to enter for the grand prize drawing.

Blurb:

 Can their love survive healing him?

Despite being in a long-term relationship with his Master and lover, Diachi Rai, CEO Bryan Sterling is feeling restless, and it all has to do with his Master’s former submissive. Ever since Harkalone “Hark” Akula entered their home, Bryan’s life has been turned upside down. He’s acting out, standing up to his master – even courting punishment. All because of his need to help Hark.

Diachi is a man of many secrets, and Hark happens to be one of his darkest. As his first submissive, Hark was partially responsible for molding him into the powerful but discerning Dom he’s become. But when he was unable to give Hark what he needed, Diachi let Hark go, rather than share him. Now Hark is back, scarred and darker than Diachi could ever remember him being, and in dire need of a healing touch.

Hark is at the end of his tether. After losing his family: his Dom, their submissive and child along with his home, all he wants is to be left alone, not dropped in his former master’s lap like a child. But now that he’s there, he’s not only tempted by Diachi and Bryan, he’s also being drawn into their world. The question now, is will he be able to stay?

 

BUY LINKS

Publisher : http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=696

ARe:

 https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-healinghark-1482824-354.html

Amazon:

 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JRMED28/

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healing-hark-dakota-trace/1119261518

Bookstrand:

 http://www.bookstrand.com/healing-hark

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wykssurrenderWyk’s Surrender by Dakota Trace

Link to buy

ASIN B00FA8ASTA

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Wyk has it bad for his very bossy assistant. What’s a guy to do but set himself up to see if he can handle what she very much wants to dish out.

Venus longs for a man to submit to her darkest desires. She dreams of taming her very sexy boss, but he is not exactly amenable to being dominated-or is he?

Overhearing phone conversations will do nothing but get a person into trouble. That is just what happens when Wyk overhears Venus, his assistant talking about having a certain man submit to her. Putting his foot neatly in his mouth, he comments on the lifestyle, putting a terrible distance between himself and the very woman he is dying to have. Too many afternoons pleasuring himself in the executive washroom are about to push him over the edge. He has to do something and fast.

Venus longs to feel the whip caress Wyk’s sexy backside. When he made a disparaging comment about BDSM, she knew he could never be a part of her life in the way she needed and it is starting to get under her skin. Sinful dreams and hot fantasies bring her close to exploding-the only thing to do is find someone to work out her frustrations on until she can find herself a man to submit.

The 1 Night Stand line has match making down to a science. Madame Eve pairs Venus (Mistress V) and Wyk for a one night stand date they will never forget. Wyk enters the room determined to see if he has it in him to be a submissive. Venus thinks she is in for a simple game, but when she sees her boss kneeling in front of her, she almost loses her Domme control. Can she master Wyk before he realizes it is her? Is it too late?

This round and round passion play was delicious. Each party learns to submit to the other in one way or another leaving both feeling masterful and well served. This date is one that has the power to be life changing and completely works the idea of a power exchange. Venus has to top her lover and Wyk needs to be a man big enough to take it. It made me shiver with delight watching the cat and mouse game in this story. Cock rings, oral sex, anal play, withholding orgasm and a nicely placed blindfold make this short read a smoking hot one. Femme Domme stories are some of my favorites and this one was very enjoyable. Dakota Trace knows how to curl my toes in just the right places. I’m ready for the next one-now.

Reviewed by: Erzabet

Amazon link to buy DT_Wyks Surrender_MD

Decadent Publishing link to buy

Blurb:

She wants to mark him and make him hers…

Mistress “V” lusts after her boss. She wants him at her mercy, begging for her touch, but he only knows her as his very capable assistant Venus. When an off-hand comment dashes her hopes, the sexy domme turns to Madame Eve at 1Night Stand for help.

He isn’t sure he can handle the dark pleasure she promises…

Living up to his father’s expectations has driven Wyk Havas to the edge. His curvaceous assistant Venus wants to push him past those limits, and he’s damn near attracted enough to try. But Venus’s preference for men to submit to her threw him for a loop. Can a date from 1Night Stand show him if he’s able to submit to a woman?

Can Wyk truly surrender to Mistress V’s pleasure or were they doomed from the start?