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onlyhumanOnly Human by Candace Blevins

Link to buy Only Human (Kirsten O’Shea Book 1)

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Book one of an exciting new urban fantasy series… Someone is abducting women and killing men in a way to get Kirsten O’Shea’s attention. Luckily, she has some formidable friends and allies in the supernatural world, and she isn’t without her own defenses, either. A powerful master vampire romances her while the alpha werewolf flirts with her, and an ancient being who used to be worshipped as a god wants her dead, but Kirsten survives, even if she is Only Human.

140,000 word full-length Urban Fantasy, it isn’t a romance, but has romantic elements

Warning: Light BDSM, graphic descriptions, a sexy alpha werewolf, an even sexier were-dragon, and a panty-melting vampire.

Review:

This was the first time I have read anything by Candace Blevins.  I really enjoyed her writing style. There were so many different elements to this story and each was paid attention to, with just the right amount of detail to make me feel I understood about the ways of dragons, vampires, and supernaturals, plus the spirit world. Throw into that mix her detailed scenes involving BDSM and everything was covered beautifully.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and applaud her ability to so convincingly write with such varied themes.

I highly recommend this book if you like kinky sex and stories of a spiritual realm and warfare.

Reviewed by Foxy Loxy

Safeword Arabesque by Candace Blevins safeword

Link to buy Safeword: Arabesque (Safewords Book 9)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Cassie’s introduction to kink throws her for a loop until a friend and his slave give her a gentle introduction. Unfortunately, her friend has issues when it comes to kinky activities with women, so Cassie goes looking for someone else to teach her.

She knows how to be safe, but a disastrous adventure ends with an ambulance ride to the emergency room, and the three men it hasn’t worked out with all come together to nurse her back to health.

Two Doms and two submissives in one house should be a nightmare waiting to happen, though under the right circumstances could be a dream come true.

Warning: Contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, male/male sexual practices, bondage, male chastity devices, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, paddles, floggers, plugs, and gags.

Readers with a history of sexual trauma may find elements of this story disturbing.

Review:

There are so many things I’d love to say about this book, I know there are others out there with about the same theme. This one kind of caught me and took me for a ride and touched on a variety of emotions. Amazing job Ms. Blevins for writing a story such as this.

As you read along you will see and feel each character’s growth within themselves as well as a unit. I simply loved it. Each character fought themselves which made them fight each other. If I had to pick a favorite character I think it’d have to be Issac. I really think he was the glue in the unit. A situation rises that will push Cassie to her ultimate limit, her friends will only be able to help so much. Frisco has his own demons to slay, he will have to slay them if he wants the change. Cameron turns out to be the stories own super hero.

I found the story amazing, both the characters as well has the story line. It’s 430 pages of emotional roller coaster. Its book 9 in the Safeword series but it can be read alone. Enjoy.

Reviewed by Daria

safewordSafeword Arabesque by Candace Blevins

Link to buy Safeword: Arabesque (Safewords Book 9)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Cassie’s introduction to kink throws her for a loop until a friend and his slave give her a gentle introduction. Unfortunately, her friend has issues when it comes to kinky activities with women, so Cassie goes looking for someone else to teach her.

She knows how to be safe, but a disastrous adventure ends with an ambulance ride to the emergency room, and the three men it hasn’t worked out with all come together to nurse her back to health.

Two Doms and two submissives in one house should be a nightmare waiting to happen, though under the right circumstances could be a dream come true.

Warning: Contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, male/male sexual practices, bondage, male chastity devices, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, paddles, floggers, plugs, and gags.

Readers with a history of sexual trauma may find elements of this story disturbing.

Review:

There are so many things I’d love to say about this book, I know there are others out there with about the same theme. This one kind of caught me and took me for a ride and touched on a variety of emotions. Amazing job Ms. Blevins for writing a story such as this.

As you read along you will see and feel each character’s growth within themselves as well as a unit. I simply loved it. Each character fought themselves which made them fight each other. If I had to pick a favorite character I think it’d have to be Issac. I really think he was the glue in the unit. A situation rises that will push Cassie to her ultimate limit, her friends will only be able to help so much. Frisco has his own demons to slay, he will have to slay them if he wants the change. Cameron turns out to be the stories own super hero.

I found the story amazing, both the characters as well has the story line. It’s 430 pages of emotional roller coaster. Its book 9 in the Safeword series but it can be read alone. Enjoy.

Reviewed by Daria

Bangkok Noir by Lisabet Sarai Bangkok Noir

Link to buy Bangkok Noir

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Famous for its deeply entrenched corruption and anything-goes sex trade, Bangkok is an ideal locale for a murder mystery with a kinky subtext such as Bangkok Noir. When a couple of prostitutes turn up bound, gagged, mutilated and dead, life at The Academy, Bangkok’s premier tourist oriented BDSM sex club, is turned upside down. Although the victims were not associated with the club, constant fear and dread by its owner and her staff are inevitable.

The gruesome murders and ruthless corruption are balanced somewhat by exotic settings, unique characters, and expertly orchestrated BDSM scenarios. Written in the first-person, the point of view shifts every other chapter between the ex-pat former professor and her star switch. As the story unfolds, the police colonel investigating the murders initiates a femdom relationship with The Academy’s proprietress, who is a self-professed dyke domme, but seems to enjoy their arrangement anyway. This is definitely one of the most original D/s themed books I have read in a very long time. The exquisitely kinky and erotic BDSM play is just a bonus.

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

safewordSafeword: Rainbow by Candace Blevins

Link to buy

ASIN B00GC2LC8E

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Blurb:

Tyler and Viv have found each other again after a three day fling three years ago. Ideally suited for each other, they try to make a relationship work. However, they soon realize Tyler was expecting a 24/7 total power exchange and Vivian will never be a full-time submissive. As they try to find a compromise, Viv must deal with what a Total Power Exchange means, even if it’s only a part time power exchange, and Tyler must decide if he can live with a sometimes-Master and sometimes-boyfriend relationship.

Will they find their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Review:

Loved how this one started out. The mystery of who the Dom is, why he’s really there….and then boom he leaves! Three years later and what do you know….the Dom – Tyler a.k.a. Master James and Vivian a.k.a Katrina meet once more. There is a wonderful story line here that one wishes had been explored more than just the kink. Kink is all good and well, but a good story line is a must too!

Loved how Vivian is a strong woman and not really wanting to compromise her life and her dream job, even though she desperately wants Tyler. Tyler on the other hand, he thinks he wants 24/7 TPE relationship, he just has to get Vivian to agree. Luckily his dream job and hers both end up in the same city!

Although not opposed to TPE relationships, each person has their own kink after all, this book centered around that so much that it was at times difficult to read. Would have been nice to see more of the story line mixed in with the kink instead of primarily kink.

Review by Cat

Sin Alley: Gamble’s Whip by Parker Ford sinalley

Link to buy

ASIN B00BJAM98G

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Contains spoilers, read with caution:

Sadie’s husband gives her the go ahead to visit and enjoy Sin Alley (a red light district type setting in California). He can’t perform as he once could but he wants Sadie to be fulfilled, if only for one night.

Sadie loves pain and pleasure. She wants to go to Sin Alley but only of her husband comes along. Davis agrees and she visits the same man she saw in passing years before (when they visited Sin Alley but did not partake of the pleasures).Tonight is different. Sadie will be “whipped and penetrated”, as Gamble the Dom puts it.

This was a red hot book! I loved the tenderness between Sadie and her disabled husband in the beginning and Sadie’s fantasizing about Gamble in the middle. Towards the end when she was tied to his cross and about to feel the kiss of his whip for the first time. I almost wanted to flinch.

I thought I recognized the author’s name and I have seen reviews of her other stories on Amazon. I think I will pick up a longer book for my next go. This was a big hit.

Reviewed by Sizzling Miss Kim

 

Safeword Quinacridone by Candace Blevins

http://www.amazon.com/Safeword-Quinacridone-ebook/dp/B00AUIY2XS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362604659&sr=1-2&keywords=safeword+quinacridone+by+candace+blevins

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Tired of the cold, emotionally stunted billionaire going after the too young, naïve, untried virgin trope?  In the mood for a very realistic, deeply psychological, dark, BDSM romance? I’ve got the perfect solution for your problem: Read anything by Candace Blevins and make it a point to read her latest, Safeword: Quinacridone.

Fair warning: Like all of Candace Blevins’ Safeword series, this is heavy into sadomasochism and not for the faint of heart. Don’t let that scare you away, however. This really is the story of a loving, committed relationship between two broken people who find emotional awakening and growth that leads to a loving, almost symbiotic relationship in one another.

Travis is a true computer geek. He really does relate better to machines than people. He is also something of a prodigy. He was a millionaire before he was in high school and a billionaire before he could vote. He learned very early in life that money really could open more doors than wit and brains.  As a result, he is a walking case of arrested development with a very dark side. He is a deep sadist and recognizes this within himself in time to find a caring mentor who teaches him how to channel that side of his personality. Travis also knows there’s more out there and doesn’t have the first idea of where to start to find this elusive “something”.

Cara is a very introverted artist who expresses herself in her web designs and paintings. An incident in her past has essentially shut her down to the point where she refuses to allow herself any more than the most superficial friendships and absolutely nothing more than one-night stands to satisfy her physical needs.

Travis has frequented the coffee shop/internet café where Cara works for sometime and she has definitely been on his radar. He finally manages to approach her one day and convinces her to take a chance and go out with him.

As the story progresses, each one finds in the other something that unlocks the doors each has kept closed tight. Cara begins to force Travis to finally grow up and Travis shows Cara that the world might not be as hostile a place as she perceives it to be.

The story of how they grow, evolve, compliment one another and fall in love is riveting, disturbing and, for this reviewer, thoroughly enjoyable. The reader will definitely get a very intense, deep, detailed, very realistic look into the practice and psychology of the sadomasochistic side of BDSM. There is no doubt that Ms. Blevins knows her subject matter inside out.

Reviewed by Ekatarina

Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon by Candace Blevins

http://www.amazon.com/Safewords-Davenport-and-Chiffon-ebook/dp/B008S5XALU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358945990&sr=1-1&keywords=safewords+davenport+and+chiffon

ASIN B008S5XALU

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

This book is for the hard core aficionados of BDSM.  It is well written, and the story line is good, but for someone not into pain, some of the playing is way over the top.  It includes electricity, whipping, flogging, piercing, enemas, caging, painful bondage, humiliation, and more.  It also includes M/M play along with M/F play and even a foursome.

The story revolves primarily around Dana and Zack, who have both lost their partners and are entering into a Dom/sub relationship.  They set up a contract, to be renegotiated as needed.  Also participating in the relationship are Jacob and his Dom, Brent. Dana and Brent both top Jacob, while Zack tops Dana.

But both Zack and Dana have issues that don’t surface until she is injured in a car wreck.  When he pulls back from her offer of submission right after she comes home, she feels rejected and leaves.  Can they work past the hurt and fear to regain their relationship?

While much of the book was way beyond my comfort zone, I could accept that Dana needed the pain and Zach needed to deliver it.

Reviewed by Karen H

Safeword Davenport by Candace Blevins

http://www.amazon.com/Safeword-Davenport-ebook/dp/B008HYYCTQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345896437&sr=1-1&keywords=safeword+davenport 

ASIN B008HYYCTQ

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

When even the parts of the story that are not directly involving sexual acts are steamy, you know its going to be a STEAMY read! Candace Blevins really delivers a multi-layered BDSM novel in this book.

Dana lost her husband, who taught her everything she knows about submitting and her masochistic tendencies 18 months ago. She has come to terms with the fact that the part of her life that contained her submission for another was over.

The very first meeting with Zach makes her face her undeniable attraction for another man in ways she hadn’t felt since her husband. The more she learns about Zach, the more she is turned on.

Zach had to bury his wife and is in the process of making changes in his house so that her presence is not so strong in every single room. He has no idea the chemistry he will feel for the interior designer he hires.

The descriptions of the difference between Masochism and Submissiveness is great to read about. Often times its one or the other and authors don’t go as in depth as Blevins does. The journey of self-discovery for Dana really makes this story. She goes through so many ups and downs and second guesses everything while learning so much about herself and her needs.

Just when you think you understand where this story is going, Blevins throws you for a loop in the form of Brent and Jacob.  Being able to have a secondary relationship to dissect really adds to the story as a whole. The complicated relationships between all couples in this story really feels like just the tip of the iceberg and the sequel will definitely be on my “Next To Be Read” list!

There is some hardcore TPE (Total Power Exchange) that may not be for the faint of heart when it comes to BDSM, but everything in this story adds to it as a whole. Pay attention to the warning in the Synopsis on Amazon to make sure this is the story for you. (Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, bondage, intense sensory deprivation, extreme electrical play, enemas, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, plugs, cages, paddles, whips, and floggers.)  If you do not have an issue with any of these things, you will definitely find this a Fantastic Read!

Reviewed by Cami