Tagged: female submission

The Accidental Sub
Mina Dorian
Total E Bound [link to buy]
ISBN: 978-0-85715-855-0

Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Catherine is hiding from her abusive ex at her new job but hears a voice that is pure Dom telling her to undress and kneel. Jon finds her in her office and decides he wants her.

The Accidental Sub
is an interesting book. I enjoyed reading about the interaction between the Catherine and Jon. Catherine was very well trained before her ex became abusive as well as obsessed. Though both Catherine and Jon start a relationship without really vetting each other, things do work out. As you learn more about what happened to Catherine, you appreciate the trust she gives Jon. I do sometimes wonder about what happens to a highly trained sub in dangerous situations. The facts that some subs don’t have safe words also bother me.

I appreciated that the author was knowledgeable about BDSM and how she presented this story. I fell in love with Jon because of the way he took care of Catherine as well as showing her how he felt. The ending of the story was interesting, especially the way Jon took charge of the situation. I will be reading this one again.

Reviewed by Iron Mistress

Informed Consent
Susanna Stone
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
ASIN B006RHHG2A

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paddles

This short story packs a lot of detail and a lot of emotion in just 80 pages.

Tara Calloway and Joe Corbett came close to making love six years ago, but were interrupted. Joe wrote Tara a letter promising that if she ever came near him again, he would “possess you, consume you, invade you and violate you any and every way I choose.” Now she’s back, to ask a favor on behalf of her father. She still carries the letter with her and wonders if he will make good on his threats.

He does-with Tara’s willing participation. In one very hot scene, he ties her up and possesses her entirely.

Later they talk, and she learns that he got into a fight with her father’s foreman that night and since he was already on probation, he knew he would be heading back to prison. Since Tara was on the brink of going to college, he wanted to drive a wedge between them.

As they talk, they realize the foreman deliberately provoked Joe to get rid of him because Tara’s father, Leo, favored Joe. In fact, the favor she asks is that he come back and help her father oversee troubled youth at his business, especially since Leo has had a heart attack.

The story ends with Joe reading to Tara what he really wanted to say six years ago.

This was a well written story, one that kept the reader turning the page to see what was going on. This would have been a good premise for a longer story and this is definitely an author to watch.

Reviewed by Karen

Valerie
David Weaver
self published

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb:

Valerie Burbon is a top ad executive who regularly puts in 60 hour weeks and relaxes her tensions by a really good weekend fuck. This weekend, she encounters Charles Vanquil, who introduces her to the sensuous and frightening world of domination and submission. Soon, she is descending deeper and deeper into this lifestyle,finding her submissive nature by submitting to Charles and the rest of his submissives. But will this life destroy her, or is the willing submissive, open to total control by a strong Master or Mistress, the person she was meant to be?

Review:

Valerie jumps into the lifestyle with both feet. A natural born submissive, she pushes her limits constantly in an effort to please. While BDSM is an all new experience for her, she enters it with an open mind that allows her to experience things that would push the limits of a lot of people.

I have to say, I really liked Valerie. She has a high profile management career yet sinks into herself and her submission with ease when introduced to the right people. It is nice to read a story about a woman who is successful and has to be somewhat dominant at work and turns around and embraces her submission with ease and pleasure.I could also relate to a lot of her feelings, desires, and experiences which helped in my enjoyment of her story.

There are a lot of secondary characters that if I tell you too much about, will spoil a few parts of the story. But, they all have an impact on Valerie’s journey and introduction to BDSM. Her journey does take her on a few unfortunate paths, but that doesn’t stop her from continuing to explore.

I would have loved to give this book 5 Paddles, but I just couldn’t based on a lot of formatting and editing errors that kept interrupting my enjoyment of the story. There are a lot of grammatical errors that just cause your brain to have to refocus on the passage. The errors aren’t so bad that I had to stop reading, but they are noticeable enough that I have to mention it. As for formatting things, I would have really preferred to see people thoughts in italics or something other than the same quotes as conversation – that got a bit distracting at times when I had to reread a section to determine if something was spoken or a thought.

If you are looking for a more hardcore BDSM story, this one is perfect. I absolutely loved reading Valerie’s story and was sad when it ended. While there area lot of elements from whipping, bondage, shrink-wrap, orgasm control,humiliation and so much more, there is a lot of communication as Valerie tries to explain things to people outside of the lifestyle, she (and the reader) learns a lot more than just reading her thoughts. Some of Valerie’s experiences are beyond my limits, and some are sadly abusive – there are also many scenes with multiple partners, Male Dominants, Female Dominants, female/female, and so much more. Valerie’s journey will make you laugh, cry, and even ache to experience some of the things she does. This is a book that will be on my shelves for a long time.

Reviewed by Star

To Command and Collar
Cherise Sinclair
LooseId [link to buy]
ASIN B006G0VHAK

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Once again, Cherise Sinclair has knocked it out of the park with a suspenseful thriller, tender love story, and how to book on BDSM all rolled into one.

“To Command and Collar” is the sixth book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. All are stand alone books, but characters from each book show up in other stories. In this case, the Dom from the Shadowlands is Raoul, who only played bit parts in other stories. We also meet Kim, who was mentioned in the last book, “Make Me Sir”. You don’t have to read “Make Me Sir,” but it will make “To Command and Collar” more enjoyable to know the background.

Kim has been captured by a white slaver group, the Harvest Association, then sold to a sick sadistic master, Lord Greville. During a scene, she tries to stab him, only to have him stab her in return. The sadist faints during her subsequent beating and his servants send her back to the Harvest Association to be resold.

Raoul has received an invitation to preview some of the slaves the Association has for sale, and, working with the FBI, goes undercover. His goal is to wrangle an invitation to the annual auction so the FBI can shut down the entire operation. However, when he attends the preview, he recognizes Kim and knows he cannot leave her there. He flogs her as it’s expected, but then purchases her as his slave and takes her home.

Traumatized and fearful, Kim learns that because of a follow-up visit by the Overseer of the Association, she has to remain with Raoul for training as a slave. She slowly comes to trust and care for him and Raoul for her. But Raoul has his own painful history-his ex-wife has told people he is a sadist who beat her mercilessly. Raoul is not a sadist, but he does want a full time Dom/sub relationship and neither Kim nor Raoul is convinced Kim can be that sub.

Master Sam, the sadist at Shadowlands, also garners an invitation to the auction, and Raoul thinks he can bow out. What he and Kim don’t know is that Lord Greville has discovered she is alive and wants her back to kill her slowly. He pressures the Overseer to get her back and the Overseer insists that Raoul and Kim attend the auction.

At the auction, Sam discovers Kim’s friend Linda and participates in a scene with her, with disastrous emotional results. This episode leaves an opening for a book or short story about Sam’s romance.

Greville and his body guard manage to capture Kim and Raoul and the resulting fight is bloody and deadly. Both Raoul and Kim end up in the hospital, and she returns to her home when she is well enough.

The final scene brings resolution to their relationship and is a definite HEA.

For anyone old enough to remember the movie “Billie Jack,” there is a scene where the hero shoots the bad guy. Every time I saw that in the theatre, everyone cheered. I felt the same way about the fight scene in “To Command and Collar.” I was cheering out loud!

The only complaint I had about the book, was that Lord Greville and the Overseer should have suffered more.
All in all, a captivating story richly deserving of 5 out of 5 paddles.

Reviewed by Karen

Recipe for Submission
Sindra Van Yssel
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
ASIN B006H4PG7U

Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Kyra is an author who’s writing about BDSM so she decides to go to a local BDSM club for research. Plots similar to this one, where a total innocent but ultimately submissive girl wanders into a club, are pretty common. However, I am always looking for new authors to put their own style into the story. I did find a new twist in this story, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a good one.

See, Kyra thinks that all Doms are sadists and that all sadists are psychotic abusers. She also thinks submissives are all meek, battered women with mental issues. This is the extent of her knowledge about BDSM, gleaned from a newspaper clipping months ago, and why she decided to make the villain of her book a Dom. Because her book is missing that extra something, she visits the club where she is a little surprised to see submissives and Doms who appear sane and even nice.

There she meets Drew, who is an experienced Dom with a catch-and-release approach to his submissives. He teaches her about BDSM, which is the high point of the book. He talks to her about pain play and switches, etc. Kyra says to him, “You’re trying to convince me that I shouldn’t make the Dom the villain.” And Drew responds, “No. I’m trying to convince you that the villain isn’t really a Dom.”

Their relationship progresses from there in a pretty straight-forward manner. They both have their hesitation, her prejudice about BDSM and his prejudice against commitment, but those barriers come down fairly quickly as this is a short novella.

Unfortunately I could never get past the premise of the book. Kyra was extremely unlikable in my opinion. Not only is she extremely prejudices against BDSM but we see her make snap judgments, often negative ones, based on looks all throughout the book. Her character arc in the book is to learn that BDSM is not inherently evil, and she does that, but she remains the same shallow person who would judge and condemn someone for something she doesn’t understand.

Also, we are told that she is a writer devoted to research that she once picked up and lived in London for a month just to assimilate the details. And yet when she goes to the BDSM club she knows nothing at all about the life, not even counting her prejudices, but not even the terms “vanilla” or “slave” or any of the equipment, etc. I am left to believe that she is only a diligent researcher in her mind.

Reviewed by Cleo Patra

Submission Becomes Her
Paige Tyler
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
ASIN B006H4PGC0

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Ever meet the almost perfect mate, but he just wasn’t exciting in bed? Even though he had a great body, there just was no chemistry there because his vanilla ways were too boring? Josie feels this way about her ex-boyfriend Gavin. They ended their relationship amicably months ago because they agreed there just wasn’t that sizzling spark.

Now this is why on-line meetings can be beneficial. Behind the anonymity of a screen name, dark deep secrets can be revealed easier than in person. This is what happened to Josie and Gavin. To their surprise, when they schedule a real life blind date, they already know each other.

This short sweet smexy spanking story brought a smile to my face. SUBMISSION BECOMES HER, light BDSM definitely qualifies for the tasty SugarKink category. The story presented a simple plot which flowed at a fast past. We are treated to a smoldering spanking conclusion. I recommend this teaser story to those who enjoy couples reunited under the kinky banner.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Robert’s Story
Kissa Starling
Red Rose Publishing [link to buy]
ASIN B003YH9I8G

Rating: 2 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb:

Robert owns Nicole by mutual consent. She would do absolutely anything to please him-except for the one thing he really wants. His submissive’s aversion to needles is worrisome in more ways than he cares to admit. Bringing others into the relationship proves to be only a temporary fix. Not even the love of his sweet submissive can break down the barrier that’s come between them.

Trust and patience can only last so long… can he push this limit and force her to face her fear before it’s too late?

Review:

Okay, first I have to say this is the worst typo in a BDSM themed book and when it happens on page one, it is such a turn off –“…even practiced with another Dominate on his submissive…” Okay, I see enough of this on other sites and it is irritating!

I have to say that to me this story wasn’t even really a turn on. It is another quick story (about 30 pages) and is mostly one night within Robert and Nicole’s relationship. They have a committed D/s relationship and she surprises him with another woman to play with one night. She also gives him a gift of needles to use on this woman since Nicole has a limit with them.

I don’t see enough stories with a male dominant and two female submissives, but this one really didn’t do anything for me. I am very curious about needle play and haven’t experienced much myself but this didn’t make me want to go out and try it.

I hope someone else gets more from Robert’s Story than I did. Other than the first typo I mentioned, the writing is okay. It flows well but didn’t feel descriptive enough for me. The story includes needles, bondage, spanking, f/f, M/f/f, and M/f interactions.

Reviewed by Star

The Contract
Book 1
[link to buy]
ASIN B0051VGSWW

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Blurb

Before the end of ‘The Contract’ ..Sondra will make her decision. Does she trust Nick enough to proceed with such a huge step in their relationship for as new as it is? They are getting closer outside the office and get along well. Both of them are workaholics so the time constraints can be tough to squeeze in a getaway here and there. Nick is enjoying the fact that he can sway her toward his lifestyle but can she handle all that may entail?

Review

The first book in the series is a very short story at only about 35 pages. We learn how Nick and Sondra meet and how he slowly introduces her to his lifestyle – something he has kept secret from a lot of people and the office. As Nick starts to introduce Sondra to several aspects of BDSM they begin to negotiate a contract between the two of them.

I liked the slow beginning of Nick and Sondra’s relationship. But, I didn’t much like how fast everything seemed to fall into place. Being such a short story, there is a lot that feels like its missing in terms of background. Sondra falls into being a submissive a little too easily but, it seems to work for them. The first book does go into the pain/pleasure relationship, a little anal play, some bondage and contract negotiation (very little). (more…)

Handcuffs and Roses
Laura Hammond
Sizzler Editions [link to buy]
ASIN B000WQ11FA

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Lisa Mayne is a beautiful cop with psychic abilities. Rather than being pushed into cold cases, her boss makes use of her ability. This is surprising and a change for me when it comes to how psychics are treated by law enforcement agencies. It does help that her boss is a family friend and father figure. The latest case Lisa is placed on comes with a new partner, James McGuinn. James is a pretty boy who has anger management issues, to put it kindly.

I like James. He’s dominating and not by the book. His bending of rules helps him with the new division he’s joining since they are known for some leniency when it comes to the rights of criminals. Read this as, criminals possess very little rights in their eyes and sometimes the criminal may accidentally run into a door or fall downstairs when being interrogated. In this story, there are vile and vicious criminals. This story is more a murder mystery than a BDSM book. The BDSM element only helped make the story erotic and hot.

While I’m mixed about the combing BDSM play at work where there can be serious repercussions, I have to admit it made the scenes hotter for me. The fact that James is a caring Dom who researched Lisa’s preferences with her old Dom speaks loudly to me. He is trying to build a relationship. It isn’t just a sexually kink for the two of them to get off and forget. The fact that they can have a 24/7 D/s relationship because they work together is almost too good to be true and pretty hot. I’ve fantasized about this before and Ms. Hammond does a good job of balancing the work and play. I recommend this fast read to BDSM lovers who fantasize about a strong cop in uniform being a big bad Dom.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Dana’s Release
Laura Hammond
Sizzler Editions [link to buy]
ASIN B000FC0YOU

Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles

Dana’s Release by Laura Hammond is a story about three people in an unusual triangle. Dana, thanks to a modest lottery jackpot, is able to pursue her dream of writing with only minimal work as a temp, and has been attracted to BDSM ever since reading one of her brother’s porno mags. Michael was brutally murdered by his wife years ago during a D/s scene and haunts the house where Dana lives. Peter Weston (aka The Lieutenant) is the most sought after Dom in the Toronto scene. Michael entices Dana with dreams of glorious submission that manage to just precede Dana’s first meeting with Peter at a fetish club.

Dana’s relationships with both men, the dead and the living, is complex. Dana has scened, in her dreams, with Michael, and finds that Peter is the Dominant of her desires. This is a complex, rich story. A lesser writer might have told the same story in half the pages, but it would have been a lesser story. To be honest, some people won’t like this story. Several threads weave through the plot, seemingly unrelated at times. Laura skips over significant periods of time in a few paragraphs at times. Through it all, however, we are told the eternal story of dominance and submission through Dana’s growth as Peter’s submissive. Unlike as simple story, this journey is interrupted by jealousies, fear, real life, the hunt for Michael’s killer, and mistakes.

Technically, the story is sound. There are no glaring errors to distract us from the enjoyment of the story itself. Ms. Hammond’s use of language is superb, painting visual pictures that are truly enjoyable. While I’ve read better wordsmiths, I can count those on one hand with fingers left over. The erotic scenes are not stroke worthy; they are better than that. They set a mood and aura of eroticism and D/s. You don’t just sense and feel the arousal and sexual pleasure the characters enjoy, but all those intangible elements that make great D/s; the fear, the longing, the glorious helplessness, the painful ecstasies and the crushing despairs of having disappointed your Dom. For those who exist in the world of BDSM for more than just great sex, this is a story you’ll be able to sink your teeth into.

I only had one disappointment with the story; Michael’s killer. The identity of the killer was too obvious and revealed too soon in my opinion. A little bit of mystery and misdirection would have made this an excellent mystery as well. Overall, I give this story 4 out of 5 paddles. This one is well worth your time and money.

Reviewed by David