Waiting For Him by Natalie Dae
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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
As a sub, Shara wants to prove to herself that she’s the one who is really in control. Shara is about to get a paddling, one that will test her pain threshold and take her to new levels. The stud-covered paddle will undoubtedly hurt, but she’s determined to show her Dom, John, that she can take whatever he can give her. John is determined to show Shara that saying their safe word when she can’t take any more is an act of trust, not one of her being weak. Her safety is his primary concern and he will stop play if he feels she’s approaching the point where even subspace won’t save her. Together they go on a journey of discovery, where Shara battles with relinquishing that final nugget of herself she’s always held back. Will she trust him enough to admit he was right and she was wrong?
Hot! I love this story and the message it sends. Shara has wanted to test her pain threshold and tonight she gets to do just that. John is worried that she will not safe word if the pain becomes too much.
The chemistry between Shara and John was explosive. The sex scenes were hot. I enjoyed the message the short story seemed to tell at the same time. Having your Dom know you will safe word if it’s necessary is an important part of safe play.
The writing was great. The story was well formed. At forty-five pages, this was a great short story that packs a punch.
Reviewed by Melissa
Rude Awakening by Sam Crescent and Natalie Dae
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
One man, one woman…both having a rude awakening. Will Ruby’s ex—Master succeed in his kidnap plan?
Harry Knowles has taught subs for years but hasn’t found a subservient woman he’d like to spend the rest of his life with…until the beautiful Ruby comes into his life, stumbling onto his property in the snow and collapsing from exhaustion. He takes her into his home and nurtures her, showing her that the BDSM lifestyle she’d previously been living wasn’t what BDSM is all about.
Ruby has run from an abusive relationship. Having shared the past few years with a sadistic man, she’s skittish and unsure of herself, but Harry encourages her to blossom. He teaches her not only the true meaning of BDSM but also to love herself—something she’s failed to do in the past.
Their life has the promise of being idyllic, but her former lover, a man known only as Master, has other ideas on that score…
It was great that the authors Natalie Dae and Sam Crescent showed how a bad BDSM relationship can be and a good BDSM relationship should be. The authors did a fantastic job showing how strong Ruby really is.
One of the things that bothered me was when Ruby left Nigel she runs and finds another man into the same lifestyle. Also the ending seems to be cut off. (Either that or there is another story coming.) What happens to Nigel?
This story shows that sometimes things have to go through bad to get the good. Overall, this was a great read.
Reviewed by Melissa
That Filthy Book by Lily Harlem & Natalie Dae
Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Many years ago that filthy book imprinted itself in my erotic subconscious. Now it’s reared its head and is about to drag me along for the dirtiest ride of my life.
Out of sight, out of mind. Or so I thought, but it turns out an old, dog-eared book with contents so filthy and so depraved that I’d been forced to hide it after reading, has sank deeper into my erotic subconscious than I’d ever imagined. Luckily though, Jacob is up for exploring the new side of me that has risen to the surface after all these years.
In a whirlwind of wanton adventures that push us to the limits of our sexuality, we begin to re-discover what it once was that had us screaming with pleasure and how to accept that nothing will ever be the same again between us.
What happens to a relationship when you’ve been married for years? Things start to get stale and Karen refuses to accept what has happened between her and Jacob. So,she takes a chance and pushes past her own fears one night as she learns to talk dirty to her husband once again.
Karen and Jacob are great. They have a good marriage, but life has gotten in the way of intimacy. I think it happens to the best of us. But, after all these years That Filthy Book Karen read years ago is giving her ideas now. So when Jacob encourages her to talk dirty, the words come tumbling out. Now that Karen has shared her secrets, what will Jacob do?
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles
Book two in the Fantasies Explored Series
Anna has another fantasy. Can Kline take her to the place she wants to be?
With another weekend away due, Anna requests that Kline take her to sub-space during sex, somewhere he’s been several times but something she has so far failed to achieve. This time she’s intent on getting there, and with the help of her sexy-as-hell Dom, there’s no room for entertaining the fact she might not.
Kline wants to satisfy Anna’s every need and takes her to a new kind of hotel—one with a dungeon so he can use the facilities there to enable him to grant Anna’s latest desire.
Will they experience an off-the-charts-hot sexual experience that they’ll never forget?
Thinking Kinkier is more emotional and psychological than physical. I really enjoyed reading about Anna and Kline as they try some new things in their relationship. This is a short story(under 50 pages) that delves into Anna’s desire to reach subspace and Kline’s attempt to take her there. Natalie Dae’s descriptive writing style for emotional development is phenomenal. I would have liked more feeling of the physical aspects from Anna, but Ms. Dae’s ability to describe Anna’s thought process and desires is profound and poetic.
The story is told in some chapters by Anna in the first person and then the other chapters are from Kline’s point of view in third person. This made it easy to read and keep track of who was thinking and doing what. I really liked Anna and her desire to experience something new and her descriptions as she reaches hew heights are wonderful. Kline on the other hand was interesting. He is less in control than I would have expected, but he works hard to get Anna where she wants to be.