Tagged: Lila Dubois

Red Ribbon by Lila Dubois redribbon

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review contains spoilers:

Our kinksters are Marcus Palmer ‘Marc’ ex-pro Football player and Elizabeth Brown ‘Liz’ high powered Venture Capitalist.

Liz is submissive only in the bedroom; she’s tried to bring BDSM into previous relationships which failed miserably, leaving her feeling like something was wrong with her. Marc is a big, strong guy and his past relationships have often left him feeling like an abuser. They are both looking for their perfect partner.

Set aside some time before starting this story, you’re not going to want to put it down and you may need some ‘private time’ afterwards.

Liz attends a BDSM mixer looking for a Dom that meets her needs and finds a lot of posers and Doms looking for quiet, demure submissives. Liz ends up leaving, hugely disappointed only to run into Marc, a friend from the past. While they reconnect over coffee, she discovers Marc’s a Dom and he just might be the Dom for her. They both agree to try things out and things get HOT and steamy very quickly.

Liz hasn’t completely accepted all her BDSM needs and past derogatory remarks by partners causes more than one misunderstanding with Marc. Marc’s past also causes some misunderstandings and the two have more than one blow out as they try to make this BDSM relationship blossom.

The BDSM is panty soaking! There’s bondage, anal play, double penetration, spanking, massage, nipple clamps, sensory deprivation and more!

Lila Dubois takes us through the initial meet and greet of a couple, checklist discussion and the learning to trust that happens in BDSM relationships, including the ups and downs and land mines that can happen along the way in any BDSM scene, all the while keeping things smoking hot.

Reviewed by: wyldheart

Red Ribbon by Lila Dubois redribbon

Link to buy Red Ribbon

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review contains spoilers:

Our kinksters are Marcus Palmer ‘Marc’ ex-pro Football player and Elizabeth Brown ‘Liz’ high powered Venture Capitalist.

Liz is submissive only in the bedroom; she’s tried to bring BDSM into previous relationships which failed miserably, leaving her feeling like something was wrong with her. Marc is a big, strong guy and his past relationships have often left him feeling like an abuser. They are both looking for their perfect partner.

Set aside some time before starting this story, you’re not going to want to put it down and you may need some ‘private time’ afterwards.

Liz attends a BDSM mixer looking for a Dom that meets her needs and finds a lot of posers and Doms looking for quiet, demure submissives. Liz ends up leaving, hugely disappointed only to run into Marc, a friend from the past. While they reconnect over coffee, she discovers Marc’s a Dom and he just might be the Dom for her. They both agree to try things out and things get HOT and steamy very quickly.

Liz hasn’t completely accepted all her BDSM needs and past derogatory remarks by partners causes more than one misunderstanding with Marc. Marc’s past also causes some misunderstandings and the two have more than one blow out as they try to make this BDSM relationship blossom.

The BDSM is panty soaking! There’s bondage, anal play, double penetration, spanking, massage, nipple clamps, sensory deprivation and more!

Lila Dubois takes us through the initial meet and greet of a couple, checklist discussion and the learning to trust that happens in BDSM relationships, including the ups and downs and land mines that can happen along the way in any BDSM scene, all the while keeping things smoking hot.

Reviewed by: wyldheart

A Is For… by Lila Dubois aisfor

Link to buy A is for… (BDSM Checklist Book 1)

Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

A is for… is a 29,000 word electronic novella by Lila Dubois. The cover art is striking but some viewers might not get the capital A superimposed on the image of the buff man in leather pants for what it is–part of the title.

The Title itself appears to be modeled on Sue Grafton’s mystery series which starts with A is for Alibi. No doubt there will be an entire alphabet of novellas to come from this prolific author.

A reader will need to be familiar with the BDSM lexicon from the first sentence. This is not an adventure story where the characters experience elements of BDSM in the course of a traditional storyline, this is purely a work set within the lifestyle.

The author knows her craft. The prose is rich in sensory and authenticating detail. She also establishes her bona fides at familiarity with the BDSM lifestyle in a few simple sentences:

She stared at the top of her own breasts, exposed to just above the nipple by the black corset she wore. Matching stockings, panties and a garter belt completed her ensemble. Outside Las Palmas the lingerie would have been exciting and racy. Here it was the equivalent of a t-shirt and jeans.

The actual play and sex, which are synonymous in this novella, is incandescent. However, we are occasionally subjected to unrealistic plot devices such as a Dom being so close as to be able to hit the sub with a riding crop but the shadows being so deep in a day lit room that his face remains hidden. This contrivance is carried to an absurd and obvious conclusion.

Those in the lifestyle who believe strongly in informed consent will have problems with this: “I warn you,” Mistress Faith said, “the offer will not be made again. By remaining here you consent to the…activity.” Even though the author backpedals from this later in the work, this reviewer would counsel anyone who hears someone use such evasive language in real life to get up and walk out of the room. Don’t look back.

Although the novella contains nothing that isn’t BDSM it is a misleading portrayal of the lifestyle. Therefore the BDSM rating is a four and not a five.

The story here is rated as a three with a question mark because this is this reviewer’s first BDSM Book Reviews effort and where this novella falls in the spectrum of works presented on this site is unknown. In the general universe of storytelling this would be a two.

The gist of the plot is that the leaders of an exclusive BDSM community have decided that they had all become complacent and the remedy was to impose a program of experiences based on the alphabet. Being complacent is considered a bad thing because it diminished their feelings of superiority to the world at large. One even says “We are Gods.”

The characters are all personifications of roles and little else. The Uppercase folk are all paragons. They talk in high flown BDSM-speak as if translated from German.

Anna, the not quite eponymous lead character, is a submissive who never does anything other than experience those things a submissive should feel in a perfect BDSM world. All her angst and internal conflict is whether she meets the expectations of those placed over her. We never know much of anything else about her. She’s not a person, she’s an object. This may be the deliberate intent of the author, as the character does consider how she has left all the cares of the outside world behind.

The setting is a cliche of BDSM literature: An exclusive estate entirely dedicated to BDSM. This one is called “Las Palmas” and is set in Southern California.

As for the action, nothing ever happens in the BDSM scenes that isn’t perfect or unplanned. It’s “Hollywood BDSM” at its worst (or best if that’s what the reader is looking for.)

Reviewed by Ted

Checklist_A is for...When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre?

There’s a saying about writing: “Write the book you want to read but can’t find.” That’s what I did, not because I couldn’t find the book I wanted to read, but because back when I discovered digital books in 2004 and 2005 I read every BDSM Romance I could get my hands on. When I ran out of books to read I had no choice but to write my own. The first books I wrote were high fantasy with heavy BDSM elements. I love high fantasy and always hated it when there were these sexy situation that lead to…nothing. Once I’d finished my high fantasy trilogy I moved on to another genre, again bringing BDSM elements to the stories before finally writing a straight BDSM contemporary story. I currently write BDSM, paranormal and straight contemporary romance.

Is there one area of BDSM that you tend to write about more? Why do you think that area creeps into your writing more than some others?

I like to write about strong characters whose sexuality, including their kinks, are an outlet for them. I rarely write about people who live a BDSM lifestyle 24/7, only because what fascinates me is the difficult balance that people have to strike between the darkness and intensity of their sexual desires and their life outside the bedroom.

Do you write BDSM/kink erotica based on what you find interesting or sexy, or do you write more for your audience?

I write what I find sexy, with the caveat that there are very few things I don’t find sexy in the right context. I wanted to push myself, and in some ways my readers, out of the comfort zone (and into the sexy zone!) by exploring some of the less common kinks and toys. That’s one of the reasons I started writing the BDSM Checklist series of books, which are centered around a BDSM club in LA which has a sexy new “game”—each member of the club is assigned a letter of the alphabet and a partner (or two). Together they have to try every kink, toy or position listed on a BDSM Checklist. Traditionally checklists are used to help players negotiate a scene, and I’ve reference it before, but this is the first time I’m going to take the checklist itself and use it as the driving force in storues. There will be items on the checklist that I won’t address in the books because they’re either hard “no”s for me or because they are such complex issues that I wouldn’t be able to do them justice in a book where I’m also addressing several other items.

Do you do any “hands-on” research when you’re writing BDSM/kinky themed erotica?

“Don’t answer that!” – Lila’s husband (who is a gentleman in the street…).

At this point in your career, do you think you’ll write more BDSM/kinky erotica? Lila Logo_two line

Yes I will! I’m determined to go through every letter of the alphabet with the BDSM Checklist series, which means there are 26 BDSM books I will write over the course of the next few years. Maybe fewer than 26. There aren’t a lot of items for the letter “Q.”

If someone new to your work is going to start with a story, which one would you recommend they recommend they read first?

I’d suggest starting with “Undone Rebel” a contemporary BDSM romance with a heroine who is new to the world of BDSM, but catches on fast. The Undone Lovers series also explores the connection and overlap between BDSM and pinup. For readers who know their way around a playroom or dungeon please check out the BDSM checklist books.

I’d like to thank BDSM Book Reviews for having me as their guest!

Website, links info:

Lila’s Website: liladubois.net

Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorLilaDubois

Twitter: @crzybutcutelila

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BDSM Checklist series: http://liladubois.wordpress.com/bookshelf/bdsm-checklist/

“A is for…” April 17, 2014

“B is for…” May 1, 2014

“C is for…” Summer, 2014

Betrayed by Love by Lila Dubois betrayed

Link to buy

ASIN B00CBX7X68

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Blurb:

Five years ago, a terrible betrayal tore Roman and Savannah apart. Roman’s burgeoning interest in the world of BDSM and his desire to master Savannah led them deep into the heart of sexual fetish. A weekend at the house of a high-powered Dom was supposed to be the next step in the exploration of their Dominant/submissive relationship, but when their host convinces Roman to turn Savannah over to him for training, their love is stretched beyond the breaking point.

Savannah—believing Roman has given her away forever—flees, but not before suffering at the hands of the sadistic Dom. Roman knows nothing of what she’s endured, believing Savannah left him because of his desires.

When they meet again five years later, they must decide whether lies will continue to keep them apart, or if what they had is enough to rekindle a once-in-a-lifetime love.

Inside Scoop: This story contains descriptions of nonconsensual sexual acts, hard-core BDSM play and graphic violence.

Review:

Roman and Savannah had it all. Kink blossomed in their life, bringing them closer together than ever before. When a sadistic madman intrudes into their bliss, can they ever recover what was lost?

Betrayal haunts Savannah as she gives every ounce of feeling to her art. When that isn’t enough, she pours her rage into her role as Dominatrix at a local club. Playing the Lace Dominatrix, she can turn pain into pleasure and back again. When her old lover Roman falls back into her life, her routine is shattered and she has to face demons that she has been trying to slay for years.

Roman loved Savannah with all his heart. She was his sub and his lover. Being her Master was what made life worth living. When he brings her to a weekend retreat and hands her over to a more experienced Master at his urging, he will lose her. Just not for the reasons he thinks.

Present and past collide as Roman picks art for his new building and the artist is his Savannah. Slowly, he learns the truth about what she has become and what happened in the past to lead her in the direction her life has taken. Could his sub be the Lace Dominatrix? How? What fuels the rage behind the beautiful and trusting eyes he once knew?

Lila Dubois has been one of my favorite BDSM authors for years now. Her Undone series curled my toes and so did this book. Here, you see what an unscrupulous Master can do to a sub. Trust is paramount and when two people very much in love trust a high powered Dom for Savannah’s training,  they booth lose big time. D/s is not the same thing as abuse and this wonderful author shows how a loving Dom/Domme can take away the pain by measured steps in control and caring. I loved this book for the depth of emotion and intrigue. Art, emotion, bondage and discipline: a wonderful combination for a story that gripped me from beginning to end. The spicy sex scenes were smoking hot!

Reviewed by:  Erzabet

Undone Diva by Lila Dubois

http://www.amazon.com/Undone-Diva-Lovers-ebook/dp/B00AFVRAQG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360991086&sr=1-1&keywords=undone+diva+by+lila

ASIN B00AFVRAQG

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting FActor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

This was a quick, fun read, with hot sex scenes, a bit of adventure, and a likeable hero and heroine. Sasha is the star of a number of action movies, but she is blackmailed when she makes a mistake and finds out one of her secret Doms has filmed a scene with her submission. She takes the issue to her lawyer, Emory.

Emory not only takes care of the threat in an intriguing, non-violent way, but offers Sasha something she really needs-a Dom who knows who she is and with whom she can be herself.  Their first session is steamy and satisfying, but to both their surprise, they also enjoy spending time with each other outside the bedroom. After some misunderstandings, they begin a real relationship. But there is a threat in Sasha’s past and it could tear the lovers apart.

The novella was well written and well plotted. BDSM elements include bondage, clamps, spanking, caning, wax play and anal play. Rougher elements are hinted at, but not described.

My only complaint is that it is a novella when it could easily have been developed into a full length book.

Reviewed by Karen

 

 

Undone Dom by Lila Dubois

http://www.amazon.com/Undone-Dom-Lovers-Book-ebook/dp/B0082B3FA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341437475&sr=1-1&keywords=Undone+Dom 

ASIN B0082B3FA6

Story rating: 4.5 out of 5paddles

Sting factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Lulu can just feel that her life is about to change. As the owner and main model for “LuLu L’amore” along with her best friend Addie Sanchez, Lulu doesn’t really have time for anything more than waking up working her butt off than going to bed just to repeat the cycle again the next day. When a surprise visit from Master Alton to see Addie stirs Lulu’s blood it’s his parting comments that leave her on the edge “Ill come back for you”. Taking a leap and going to Alton at his request, took almost all of Lulu’s courage, what she sees behind his mask trips her heart and makes her willing to do anything for this man. Can Lulu be everything that Alton needs both in and out of the bedroom to prove her worthiness or will Alton only want her as his slave at the end of the day?

Master Alton is used to only seeing women as something to control. After so much time alone (even in a crowded room) he is in need of a new challenge. That challenge just came gift wrapped in Lulu. She is so different from all the other women from his BDSM world that she draws him into her light without even trying. Her willingness to dive head first into his world makes him feel things that he has never felt before. Can Master Alton learn to just be Alton around Lulu or will his hard earned control break her before he can change?

What an amazing follow up to “Undone Rebel”. Lila Dubois has done it again. Both Alton and Lulu were great characters to get to know. I loved how Dubois picked up right where the first book ended making reading them in order a necessity. Tying all the characters into each other across the books not only made me fall for Alton and Lulu more, but reintroduced my pleasure at Addie and Lane’s union. I can’t wait to read the story of Emory, and hopefully many more in this series to come. If you are looking for a great love story with BDSM as a catalyst than this is a series that you don’t want to miss.

Reviewed by Mz Hyde

Undone Rebel (Undone Lovers Book One) by Lila Dubois

http://www.amazon.com/Undone-Rebel-Lovers-Book-ebook/dp/B006X0JV9W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333856867&sr=1-1

ASIN B006X0JV9W

3 out of 5 Paddles

Review:

Amateur fetish model and rockabilly princess Adelita “Addie” Sanchez is not into porn.  She modeled some nice kinky lingerie for a website and now she receives unwelcome solicitations for trashy porn magazines.  Just when Addie thinks she has a real modeling job, she finds out the job is for BDSM photos.  Without learning more, Addie turns up her judgmental snotty little nose to it because as everyone knows, BDSM is just nasty disgusting porn.

At this part of the story, I’ve pretty much had it with little miss hoity toity.  Addie is not a main character I like.  She is shallow in ways because she is designed with a huge chip on her shoulder.  Her persona is an “in your face, accept me for my difference” yet she is judgmental of others.  These are the worst hypocrites around.  I don’t like her nor did I ever warm up to the snotty little snit. Lane on the other hand is amazing.  He is just the right amount pushiness as a Dom to bring Addie around.  Lane helps Addie learn about the facts of BDSM instead of the myths and fears she’s created in her crazy little brain.  Lane is funny and I think too good for Addie.

What I found captivating about this story wasn’t Addie or Lane, it’s Ms. Dubois’s book concept.  The concept of taking a vanilla girl through a learning journey of BDSM and photo documenting it is sheer genius.  I love it!  I also enjoyed how she showcased three different Doms.  While there wasn’t a Domme involved which disappointed me, the three versions of Doms are pretty accurate as far as levels of play in the BDSM lifestyle.  While not everyone has attitudes like the three Doms, they are very common ones.  The scenes Ms. Dubois used in this story were hot and smexy.  I enjoyed them and could see each one of them clearly.  I particularly enjoyed the role playing scene.  To be interrogated in the manner Emory executed gives me happy goosebumps.  The only one I wasn’t too thrilled with was Alton.  It will be interesting to read about him and his fall.  I’m predicting he falls for a woman.  Overall, I found this book to be a positive read on BDSM and enjoyed it.  I recommend this book to BDSM readers interested in seeing different Dom styles laid out side by side.

Reviewed by Book Addict