Tagged: FemDomme

On Display by Lorelei Powers 



Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

I enjoy femdom stories.  In fact, I love them.  It doesn’t matter to me if the submissive or slave is female or male, it all works for me.  In this short collection by Ms. Powers, we are treated to a variety of femdom tales.  Each of the combinations from F/f to F/m are ones I’m excited to read.

This collection seems unfinished.  Some of the stories contained neither beginning nor end, just a middle.  It’s almost as if we are wandering through a BDSM party and only catching glimpses of each scene.  This is not my preferred writing style.  While the scenes were tantalizing, I barely tasted it before it was ripped away from me.  I couldn’t even feel yearning for more because I blinked and the scene changed.  At one point, I was sure some of the stories were missing pages.  I had to double check to make sure this wasn’t the case.  I recommend Ms. Powers focus on writing a story which contains a beginning, middle and an end.

The domming scenes were appealing to me.  My favourite one is the last one, the one with the artists.  I liked the older more experienced Domme who would take gifted artists on as apprentices.  Her methodology was definitely unconventional yet so bloody enticing.  When the words stopped for this story, it was more like a crashing halt.  Frustrating is an understatement to how I felt.

I do want to make a point that each of the BDSM scenes was very realistic.  I could tell Ms. Powers is in the lifestyle and most likely a Domme.  This appeals to me because I could feel the D/s exchanges.  For this, I definitely commend Ms. Powers.  This book is probably best for BDSM readers who want just a little sip of Femdom.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Branded Hearts
Shay Maclean
Sizzler Editions [link to buy]

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

I had never read any of Shay’s work before so was looking forward to seeing what she had to offer. The story is a MFF ménage, with BDSM as its underlying current. There is an additional futuristic component to the storyline, but the reader isn’t taken so far into the future that the story becomes un-relatable to the modern day.

The three main characters are nicely intertwined within the story. Margarit St. James is a woman with father issues and the need to be in control at all times. She is fighting for her father’s approval, and in the process denying herself the life she longs for, that of a Domme. When Margarit is placed in charge of Branded, the romance division of her father’s virtual publishing company she embarks on a journey of self discovery. Her Vice President of Operations turns out to be the man of her dreams, Alex Barrett. The two characters have crossed paths before and both know there is a deep attraction that is more than just lust. Jasmyn Carrara is Alex’s current girlfriend and holds part of Alex’s heart, but not all of it. It’s just lucky that she is also attracted to Margarit, because she knows her new boss is the woman Alex wants to complete his life and fill the remainder of his heart. Both Alex and Jasmyn set out to help Margarit discover her true self and overcome issues from the past that hold her back.

I liked the interplay between the characters but, at times, I was left feeling a bit confused about what BDSM orientation they actually were. Alex is very dominant in his pursuing of Margarit but then it is stated he is happy to be submissive to her. Jasmyn is submissive in her characterisation, but there is mention of her being dominant. Margarit is described as wanting to be a Domme but responds submissively to Alex throughout most of the story. By the end of the book I decided, rightly or not, that all three characters were Switches, although this is not expressly stated within the story nor is there any explanation of that lifestyle role.

The sexual action is light. There is some spanking and light bondage as well as intercourse and anal play (without toys). The style of erotica is consistent with the storyline as all of the characters are stated as having had ‘bad’ experiences within the lifestyle and are attempting to heal while still participating in the kink scene. The sexual tension is nicely portrayed, the author gives us an individual F/F play scene between Margarit and Jasmyn, but the other play scene involves all three characters (MFF).

The storyline concludes with a HEA ending, as is usual with most erotic romances. My only criticism of this novel is the poor editing in parts. If it had less errors I would have rated this book with higher paddles because the characters are likable, the storyline holds your interest, and on many levels, it is an enjoyable read.

Reviewed by JannyGee

I love submissive men, especially when they are outwardly Alpha to the world. I think it is incredibly sexy for a strong, powerful man to fall to his knees before a strong Woman and his only wish is to please Her, his Domme.

I wrote the following post over at the 1-800-DOM-help blog over the summer. I still feel it is true–submissive men can be Alpha. Not all submissive men are super thin weaklings. Its an over exaggerated stereotyped version of submissive men. Anyway read on and let me know what you think.

As I write Leather Becomes Her (a part of the 1-800-DOM-help series from Ellora’s Cave), my story is of a dominant woman meeting her submissive, but the submissive hero in the book is NOT a beta. My question is, can a man who is Alpha be submissive? Does submission change his role from Alpha to beta?

Alpha men can be macho to the world. You’d be surprised at how the power wielding men of society prefer to be brought down in private by submitting. (And some PAY professional Dominants to do it. It has nothing to do with sex, just submission.) They aren’t less Alpha for doing it; their ability to submit makes them stronger. Imagine the lawyer in court fighting a hard case, arguing for his client, butting heads with judges, lawyers, police, etc. Every day, all day, long hours into late nights, week in and week out. They aren’t out to please anyone. They want their way in all things. Win, win, win. These are men of sheer power and dominance–total Alpha males. Many times what does this kind of man wish for in private? Release. The joy of not making any decisions. Letting someone else take control and use him so he can relax. His only desire–to please a dominant figure (in my example, a Mistress).

So does submitting make an Alpha role switch to beta? (Urban Dictionary defines beta male as “An unremarkable, careful man who avoids risk and confrontation. Beta males lack the physical presence, charisma and confidence of the Alpha male.”)

I don’t think submission makes an Alpha man weak. I know quite a few Alpha personalities, men and women, who enjoy submission. Submission doesn’t make one weak. It takes a lot of strength to let go taboos, outward appearances and expectations.

Imagine the lawyer again, all conservative looking…strip off his outer layers (suit) and bare him naked. What do you see? Toned muscles? Tattoos? (Okay, my personal preference there…ahem.) He still looks macho yet he immediately feels vulnerable. Does he want to run? Yes. Will he? No. Why? Because he has strength to keep him there as his Mistress desires. His urge to please Her overwhelms everything else. He will take whatever She desires–whip to the back, spanking over the knee, bondage, clothespins to the cock and balls, cleaning her house, licking her feet, etc. He doesn’t say no. He doesn’t shove Her away. He wants to please Her. That takes strength!

Once his service is complete, he is once again in control. Wait? Did he really lose control? He was controlled by Her, but he had a choice. He remained subservient. Did he have to? No. Isn’t his choice to remain at her feet really just internal control as opposed to external?

He was released from his worldy responsibilities and outer appearance as the dominant male of power. His external control was stripped away like the clothes from his body, however, he internalized his power and strength to serve his Mistress, whatever her desire.

So, in my opinion, an Alpha male remains Alpha. He never loses strength or control, he merely changes the focus from outward power and strength in succeeding (money, career, education, etc) to internal control from running away like a coward.

Female submission....a schoolgirl fantasySo, what do you think? Do you think submission automatically makes a man weak? Can an Alpha still be Alpha even if he bows to his Mistress’s desires?

In turn, just for comparison, does submission make a woman weak? I don’t believe so, but I’d be interested to hear submissive women pipe in about the stereotyped image of submissive woman as weak.

Marianne LaCroix

See Marianne’s Author Page here at BDSM Book Reviews

I.G. Frederick
Xcite Books [link to buy]
ISBN-10: 1603814183
ISBN-13: 978-1603814188

Rating: 5 out of 5 Paddles

Dommemoir is a chronological diary told from the point of view of Lady Genevieve and slave nicholas. Each character reliving the anguish of searching for a life they craved, yet unable to bring to reality. The characters were thoroughly developed to the point that as a reader, I was able to sympathize and feel the pain and suffering. The author was able to realistically re-create the basic explanation of the lifestyle and how one could possibly find themselves in either characters shoes.

Lady Genevieve, a strong and successful woman in her mid-forties, finds herself divorced and downsizing all aspects of her life to fit into a condo. For the first time in her life, Genevieve is responsible for maintaining her life and home. After sometime she discovers that she prefers the company of a submissive man to maintain her home and feed a side she has yet to fully understand. Lady G struggles through many failed attempts to find a slave that is offering the level of service and devotion that she seeks. Her frustration is palpable as she screens through the large volume of men seeking to serve through an online BDSM site. However, she misses the true characteristics of someone right under her nose. Jared, a young co-worker, who propositions Genevieve with the thoughts of a young lover.

slave nicholas, a man who can trace his desire to serve and nurture back to the age of innocence, is married to a woman who refuses to accept certain characteristics of her husband. In an attempt to fulfill his inner most desires, nicolas seeks out other woman who appreciate a docile man in an online BDSM forum. His wife discovers how truly deep his need goes, but does not want to understand and files for divorce. Now alone in the world, nicholas’ depression spirals out of control plummeting him into utter despair. While contemplating his life, nicolas receives a response to a previous online request of consideration that in more ways than one save his life.

As Genevieve and nicholas begin their path together, both fear the possibility of once again being rejected. The strength she draws from his competence and desire to fulfill her every command is verbally relayed to the reader. However, she has a second soul to consider in her quest and wants to include both in her life. Soon the two become three and find a rhythm to life, only to be interrupted by nosy neighbors bent on objecting to something they know nothing about. Geneveive decides that it is time to move forward in her life with her slaves and put down roots in a safe environment.

Dommemoir was a true eye opener. It caused me to stop and consider the other side of the coin through the eyes of the opposite sex. Men allowing women to be the dominant force in the relationship harbors such taboo’s in today’s world. The author touched on how society views men who enjoy allowing their significant others to be in control and be subservient to another. I stopped and pondered many views that I previously thought to be un-savorable, and reconsidered them with a more open, educated mind. A life devoted to servitude and devotion is a life fulfilled.