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Madame Gretchen by Kayla Lords madameg

Link to buy Madame Gretchen

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Six kinksters want to join the most exclusive BDSM club in the area, The Iron Maiden. The first requirement? Survive Madame Gretchen. Join them as they navigate six weeks of kinkiness led by a sadistic, crop-wielding Domme who loves forced orgasms and demands total surrender. Their limits will be stretched and their desires uncovered.

Review:

The novella’s blurb does not do it justice. Yes, the premise is as simplistic as it sounds; six newbie kinksters must undergo training before they are allowed into a specific BDSM club. However, Madame Gretchen isn’t anywhere near as stereotypical as she sounds here. The book opens with the readers privy to Gretchen’s thoughts, and they learn almost immediately that her cold exterior exists to keep her students in line and her own passions at bay. Of course, writing about a secretly softhearted character isn’t an especially original idea, but Lords took it one step further by making every character in the novella more than what they seem on the surface. By turning predictable characters on their ear, Lords changed what could have been a boring plot into an unusual ensemble piece, with intriguing backstories revealed and new relationships unfolding as it progressed. It was fantastic to see a variety of body types used in a BDSM novel too, and kinky sex described so lushly while including safewords and consent. This novella will be of specific interest to those who enjoy denial of orgasm and restraint scenes, as Lords writes both in a way that jump off the page. Madame Gretchen is a must read!

Reviewed by Ethan X. Thomas

sirandbabySir and Babygirl: Bound by Love By Kayla Lords

Link to buy Sir and Babygirl: Bound by Love (The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl Book 2)

Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Sir and Babygirl definitely had its hot moments, but unfortunately the story seemed overworked at times, then fall flat. When Sir is making his way to Babygirl anything that could possibly stop him did, the number of roadblocks put in his path had me cringing by the time he found his way to her.

This shorty story has several sudden, and at times hard to follow, POV shifts. At one point I had to go back a couple of pages due to getting lost in the change of point of view. I truly wanted to like this book, and the plot sounded truly engaging, but I was left with a feeling of “That’s it?” when I was done. The story jumps scene to scene with nothing that really connects them besides Sir and Babygirl. Just when I started to get into the final steamy scene, it just ended. There was nothing that truly ended this part of their story, it just ended.

Reviewed by Jillian

kaylaWhy I Submit – Kayla Lords

I am so excited to have the opportunity to visit BDSM Book Reviews today! I have agonized over this guest post for days now, weeks even. The opportunity to guest blog for a site dedicated to BDSM books – a site that caters to people who want to read BDSM erotica and more – was exciting and overwhelming. First, I wondered if I should promote my current book. Then I wondered if I should fall back on what I do on my website – write about sex. Both would be fun – for me to write and hopefully for you to read. But that didn’t feel right to me. So I figured I’d just be brutally honest and be myself.

Hi, I’m Kayla Lords. I’m a sexual submissive in the Dominance and submission (D/s) lifestyle who identifies as a masochistic babygirl in the Daddy Dom/little girl world of D/s.  I happen to run a sex blog and write erotica. To say that my thoughts center around sex, BDSM, and specifically D/s is an understatement.

Not everyone who writes about BDSM lives the lifestyle, although some of us do. The thing I find myself wanting to explain to people is why I submit, why I live this lifestyle, and why I write about it exclusively. I attempt to explain in my stories and on my blog. The desire to be understood is strong especially since the thing that makes me feel complete (submission) is often vilified by those on the outside looking in.

So why do I submit?

The easy answer is that it’s sexually gratifying to engage in kinky sex where I submit and he dominates. I enjoy the power play and the apparent lack of control. I say apparent because I firmly believe in having a safe word – with one word, all sex and play stop. The safe word is often the reason people say that a submissive actually has all the power in a relationship. We can stop everything with one word and a good Dominant complies immediately.

For some people, the kinky sex is all they need out of the D/s lifestyle. For me, I need and want more – much more. I want to live by rules. I want to follow protocol. I want to trust someone that I believe is stronger than I am. I want to be under the care of someone who wants me to succeed in all that I do.

From the outside looking in, it may appear that I don’t want to accept responsibility for my own life. That’s wrong on every level. I am capable of taking care of myself. Have you ever had a moment where you realized (after the fact) that you should have done something – eat that extra piece of cake, buy those shoes you couldn’t afford, whatever? The moment you did it, you knew it was the wrong thing to do.

A Dominant’s job is to make sure that feeling of having done the exact wrong thing doesn’t occur. Depending on the relationship, a submissive can give over a little or a lot of control. Every relationship is different. For me, I’m comfortable giving over control of several everyday life decisions to my Dominant, but there are plenty I still make for myself. In other relationships, all decisions are made by the Dominant. It’s different for everyone.

The big question most people have is how. How can I let someone else control my life?  How can I forget about equal rights, equal treatment, feminism, and bra burning. Isn’t submission degrading?

The answers aren’t always easy to understand. But I’ll try.

I allow him to control parts of my life because I trust him to take care of me. We have constant and open communication. If I don’t like a decision that’s been made or the direction something is headed, I have the right to speak out – politely, respectfully, and at the right time. Every time we add a new element to our relationship, we discuss it in great detail first to set the expectations and then we discuss it after the first time to determine how we both felt about it. Depending on how we feel, we adjust what we’re doing.

I place myself in his care because he took the time to prove to me that he had my best interests at heart. I know what I need to do, but oftentimes, what I want to do wins out. By giving him control over parts of my life, I always do what I need to do, and my wants become treats that give me great joy.

I haven’t forgotten equal rights – and I absolutely consider myself a feminist. What many people don’t realize is that a Dominant doesn’t exist without a submissive, and vice versa. Without someone submitting, there’s no way to be a Dominant. When those of us who are submissives and Dominants are single, we tend to feel like something is missing, a piece of ourselves. I believe it’s because we aren’t doing what we’re meant to do – completing a circle with our other half.

And the reason I call myself is a feminist is because feminism isn’t about complying with what the majority of people think women should do. It’s about choosing for ourselves what we should do with our lives. At home and in my relationship, I submit and hand over a certain amount of control. In my professional life, I’m a take-charge, type A personality who wants to control every detail. Both sides of my life are my choice.

Submission isn’t degrading. Abuse is degrading. Someone being beaten or forced to act in a certain way when they don’t want to – that’s degrading. Choosing to submit, choosing to embark in kinky sex and experimentation, choosing to push the limits and bounds of what others consider normal – well, that’s anything but degrading. The difference between submission and abuse is about consent and choice.

As a submissive, I choose to submit. The moment I withdraw my consent, it’s over. If a Dominant doesn’t respect the lack of consent, that’s abuse.

Under the care of my Dominant, I feel treasured and special. I am one of the most important people in the world to him. All that he does within the confines of our relationship is for me – to help me achieve goals, to help me be a better woman, to show his love for me. I am held securely in his grasp, knowing that he’d never truly hurt me. In return, I hand over control. I submit to him, and allow him to lead wherever we shall go – whether that’s in life or in kinky sex.

D/s doesn’t exist in a bubble. There must be a strong relationship between two people who are willing to communicate with one another. Trust must be earned – from both sides. Fears, insecurities, and past issues must be dealt with – for both parties. Good relationships, whether D/s or vanilla, require work and commitment.

And for the record, I use the male Dominant and female submissive perspective because that’s what I know. All gender pronouns are transferrable. Dommes and male submissives, Dommes and female submissives, Dominants and male submissives, switches, and every type of sexuality under the sun can experience D/s in their own way, at their own comfort level. And as long as everyone is safe, sane, and consensual, I say have a good fucking time!

Links:

Website – http://kaylalords.com

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/KaylaLords

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kayla.lords.1

Tumblr – http://a-sexual-being.tumblr.com

Amazon – http://amazon.com/author/kaylalords 

adventuresThe Adventures of Sir and Babygirl by Kayla Lords

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl by Kayla Lords is the story of a young submissive who needs to find the right Dom. The Dom in question starts their relationship up as a friendship that eventually led into something much more. Babygirl needs run a bit different and Sir knew exactly how to help her come into her own as his submissive.

All in all this very short story is a fabulous sneak peek into the world of BDSM. This book touches on the fact that clubs are not needed in order to enjoy various aspects of the BDSM lifestyle. Yes the reader waits a while for the BDSM to begin, however; the scenes are phenomenal. This short story deserves a great deal of kudos for actually approaching the story from starting a relationship as a non BDSM relationship that works its way into one. Simply beautiful.

Reviewed by Daria