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loveinanLove in an Elevator by Tessa Wanton

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5


Isabella has fantasized about her boss Catherine forever. Each morning they walk to work at Canary Wharf, a financial district near the City of London and each day, Isabella dreams of having her. Isabella is out of her reach, a cool and aloof suit in a realm far, far above her. Then an elevator malfunction changes everything. The balance of power shifts and Isabella finds herself mastering her boss in a game of Domination and submission f/f style. This delightful interlude in an elevator was sexy and very, very hot. Tessa Wanton does a good job of building up the sexual tension and showing just how exciting it can be for a subordinate to top her boss.

The f/f scenes were juicy and full of discipline. Isabella wastes no time getting Catherine on her knees, making her beg for fulfillment. This is a short snack that is perfect for anyone who may have had a secret craving to teach their boss a thing or two.  Naughty or nice, you decide. I for one will be reading more Tessa Wanton, especially if she has more f/f pieces like this one.

Reviewed by:  Erzabet

Menage a Tess by Tessa Wanton menage

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 1 out of 5


The third and final book in the first Tess series, Ménage à Tess weaves an explosive tale as the lives of four people collide in one fateful meeting, resulting in tragic consequences. Will Tess find love with Master Charles or her new vanilla boyfriend Johnny - or will she decide that neither of them have a place in her life.

Introducing the enticingly compelling Lady Isabella to the mix, Tessa finds that her attraction to the mysterious Lady opens the door to a world of pleasure she never thought she would experience. Join Tessa, Master Charles, Johnny and Lady Isabella as this novel length ebook concludes this chapter in Tessa’s life. Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotion and blazing hot sexual encounters.


Reading the third book in a trilogy without having read the previous two is always a challenge. However this book presented challenges from the get go. Regardless of what the ‘blurb’ says, the sexual encounters left a lot to be desired. They were not blazing hot, rather lukewarm.

One thing within the BDSM community that is constantly stressed is communication, trust and honesty. Tessa’s Master was not honest with her, not truthful with her and let’s just say that his communication skills leave something to be desired. The man lied to her from the get go, she should have cut her losses then and there. Of course Tessa was no gem in the communication department either. She wasn’t very honest with herself until the end of the book, finally deciding what it was that she really wanted.

Poor Johnny and Isabella get caught in the middle of this mess. Johnny because he loves Tessa and will do anything, literally, to make her happy. Isabella is stuck too because she truly wants Tessa but she can’t have her, Tessa is not the sub for her.

So many things that should not have occurred happened in this book. It was very difficult to read knowing that had Tessa’s Master been up front and honest with her from the beginning, a lot of what happened in the book never would have happened. Yes, it is a book, but it is difficult in knowing that a real Dom should have more control over Him/Herself than that.

Reviewed by Cat

Tessa’s Dilemma by Tessa Wanton



Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting FActor (kink): 5 out of 5


The story begins with Tessa explaining her connection to her Master. She loves him, of course, but he is married. He is in an open relationship so they will never “be together”. But as far as him owning her fully, he does.

Then the scene moves to Tessa going to hotel and meeting her Master there to play. She brings some toys and he brings the rope. Some of the toys used in the scene are a “pussy pump” and nipple extenders.

I have never seen an author get inside the head a character so adeptly during a love scene, more than Tessa Wanton. It is fun to have a hot, sexy scene that gets you excited but when your mind and body can be just as engaged as the character it’s more fulfilling. There are echoes of Claire Thompson in her writing. I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed by Sizzling Miss Kim



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Naughty Hot Shots – Becoming The Master by Tessa Wanton


As a development of the character of Master Charles from ‘The Training of Tess’ series of books, Charles Black recounts the tale of how he turned the corner from living the vanilla lifestyle, and taking the first steps toward being a Dominant Master. He is away for a two-day conference with his company, and a knock on his hotel room door just before midnight leads to an unexpected encounter.

Will he be able to maintain self-control in the face of temptation? Will he be able to separate love, sex and BDSM within his relationships, or will he be destroyed by guilt? A sensual recounting from the memory of Master Charles expands on his liaisons with Tess in his later life, and perhaps reveals a few more secrets that even Tessa herself, is not aware of. Yet…

Today NNP is giving away an ebook  copy of Tessa Wanton’s Tickled Pink to a lucky reader who leaves a comment below! We thank them for helping us celebrate our one year anniversary.

Tickled Pink!


Tessa Wanton


Ellie Cassidy is a confident and efficient Executive PA with an extremely demanding boss, Mark. Ever capable, she knows that he would be lost without her, but what Ellie doesn’t realise, is quite how much he does need her. One day when she is locking up the office for the evening, she is abducted and subjected to an experience which changes her life forever. Mysteriously tortured in a most unexpected way, terrified beyond anything she had ever felt before, she discovers that some agony is sweet enough to stir her, even against her will.

Shocked by the turn of events, Ellie grows closer to her captor – her boss –and a torrid love affair sizzles between them, showing just how deep Mark’s passion for her runs. Experimenting with new and exciting erotic situations, she is shown a world of delight, filled with laughter and tickling, and other kinky pleasures. Wrapped up completely in Mark, she falls deeply in love with him, until one fateful weekend when he reveals a deep, dark secret which threatens to destroy everything between them – and everything she had ever known about him.

Laughter, terror and high-heeled shoes abound in this tale of discovery and love, never before has tickling been so appealing! But, one final question stands in the way of their everlasting happiness. Will Ellie be able to overcome the shattering revelation that Mark has to declare?


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

Well hello and thank you for having me on your delicious site I simply love what you’ve done with the décor – especially those chained lovelies against the wall. *studies intently* Perfect… absolutely perfect… Ah, now where was I? Did I ever think I’d be writing BDSM? I honestly didn’t ever think I’d be writing OR published, so to write in a genre is also incredibly new to me. I write about what fascinates me, what captures my imagination, what makes my heart race, what makes my mind want to explore and understand and question more and more. So, as I have always been completely entranced by D/s relationships, hypnotised by bondage situations, eventually it was all too much to hold in and Tess was born. I love researching my topics, my scenarios, they might not be happening to me in reality, but I can tell you, I certainly feel every last stroke, caress, kiss and heartache of my characters.

 Is there an area that is BDSM/kink-related that you haven’t written about yet that you’re interested in?

Oh yes, the genre is so huge that I’m sure I’ll be exploring different aspects for years to come. The one facet burning deeply within me at the moment is a spark of a story called ‘The Genteel Domme’. I have a yearning to write about Lesbian and Bisexual encounters within the power exchange relationship, and my lady protagonist is whispering sweet nothings about the lovely things she has in mind to tell. Tess hasn’t quite completed her journey as yet, but my genteel Domme will have her say soon enough I’m sure! I wonder, will Tess experience her first same sex scene with my lady? Hmmmm now there’s a thought, and here’s everyone thinking Tess is such an innocent woman…

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

It’s going to sound incredibly selfish of me now, but I truly write for myself. For my own sanity if you will! When I sit and write, the emotions and thoughts that whizz around my mind just pour from me, what you read in my work is every intimate thought that I have at that moment in time. Not to say that the more that I learn and the more that I see won’t change that perception eventually, I never ever say never. I have a complete obsession with human interactions and human emotion, and I try to understand why sex is thought of so differently to the huge range of emotions that we all experience. What it is that has society labeling anything sexual as rude, lewd and to be avoided etc. Everyone has sex at least once in their life. So why do we frown so harshly on the breathtaking act which can bring intimate bonds of emotion, intellect and much, much more?

 What might be something of interest to your fans that you don’t think they know about you?

I’ve mentioned my creative background a few times before in interviews, but it’s because it means a great deal to me. My first great love was composition, it was what filled most of my youth and early twenties, but I always seemed to have difficulty getting it all down quick enough and noted how I wanted it to be. I could hear what was supposed to be there, but when it was played back it just wasn’t right. So, something new? I adore astronomy. In fact anything to do with astrophysics and the like. I don’t understand a lot of it, but therein lies the fun. The learning, the expansion of understanding – I love thinking about the implications of say, bending time, or time travel, or indeed just how the universe began. Winter time is the best for observing the skies too, stargazing really is one of the most humbling things you can do to identify your place in the universe. Now, I suppose I’ll save my story about Aurora hunting in Iceland for another time.

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

Definitely, as I write more and more, characters seem to want to have their stories heard! I started off with an idea, my Tess, and then Master Charles seemed to come to have thoughts of His own, and now my Domme, and well, I won’t spoil the surprise for the other characters I have waiting in the wings, and not all of them enjoy kink, even in the slightest…

What’s the most surprising piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a fan of your writing?

Wow, well, I’ve had some really lovely feedback from many surprising places, but the one that touched me the most was when a lady contacted me and said she felt she had finally read a story which related to her, that she could understand Tessa’s feelings and fears and thoughts and that she had felt that she wasn’t strange or weird anymore, but normal. We talked for a long time about various aspects of what she felt and how she thought society looked down on her for what she longed for, and my book had given her a release of emotion that she craved. To be honest, even thinking about that moves me now. I simply hope people enjoy what I create, but to know that it affects them so deeply – gives me yet more incentive to carry on writing.

When you’re writing BDSM/kinky-related erotica, is there a particular movie or music that you might watch or listen to that helps you get in that frame of mind?

Music, music, music. Without music I can’t do anything! So, what genre do I listen to to write? Well, I love ChillDAB on the internet radio, plenty of amazing chillout tunes and very very little talking to distract me. But then, I also love ‘classical’ music, Philip Glass being a huge favourite, the minimalist music flowing like a river, carrying you along, it gives me shivers down my spine to listen to it. As an aside, everyone should give Einstein on the Beach, Knee Play 5 by Philip Glass a listen, the words, the music, just blank your mind, lie back and *listen* to everything that is going on. Trust me, you’ll never look at ‘classical’ music the same way again. Other than that, there is SO much music that I love, I would say give my YouTube channel a glance, I often put up my favourite videos and of course ANY music I reference in my books. Which funnily enough is all of my favourite music…

What is your favorite flavor ice cream? And since this interview is for BDSM Book Reviews, vanilla is not an option!

Pistachio! but then, how can you go wrong with a nice bitter chocolate gelato, hang on, I can’t miss Honeycomb out… oh but then, there’s a wonderful café just down on the beach from my house which sells the most amazing Turkish delight flavour. Sorry Lady Lucretia… do I really have to pick only one? *grins*

 Website, links info:

Fans can keep up with Tessa Wanton and find buy links for her soon to be released e-books ‘Tickled Pink’ and ‘Tessa’s Dilemma’ on her Blog pagehttp://tessawanton.blogspot.com/ and also on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DesireDarkly on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tessa-Wanton/198545566882194 and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TessaWanton where you can find the music and media that inspires her.

BDSM is all about pain right? A good whipping, spanking, flogging, lots of bruises and marks as a badge of honor? For some yes – but there’s more. Much more than just the focus on pain. Through my conversations with those in the lifestyle, I have come to realize that at the core of everything BDSM is the intense mental connection between partners. It’s funny really as my stories have been labelled as ‘soft BDSM‘ due to my focus on mainly the mental and emotional connections that are forged between my protagonists. I agree, whilst I do not write about hard pain, the mental and emotional power exchange between partners, is for me, a much more potent marker of what BDSM represents.

Power exchange happens every day in so called ‘vanilla’ life but it is seen as acceptable if it is even noticed at all. Bullies try to enforce their dominance on people without their consent, others dominate in more subtle ways, and naturally submissive people happily work away to the commands of others. When I realized I was one of these natural submissives a lot of questions about my happiness slotted into place. For example the jobs I’d found most difficult, most stressful, were the jobs where I had no one to please. Making decisions, giving orders and planning wasn’t the problem for me as I am a very organized person, but if I was just managing my own workload, I became unhappy, depressed almost. And then I realized what was happening. I went back to being a PA, and the more people I had to look after, going just that little bit further to make them happy – I was happy. Deliriously so. So where am I going with this line of thought? Dominance and submission within personalities isn’t essentially a sexual thing. It is a marker of our innate characteristics, it is only when we exaggerate these characteristics that the sexual boundaries are explored.

Quite often I feel that the first four terms of BDSM are forgotten in favor of the more glamorous, perhaps salacious and more gossip-worthy last two. Bondage and discipline. Dominance and submission. Where is the beating and whipping and bruising in that? Pain is involved in the Sadism and masochism. Just because pain isn’t involved does not devalue or nullify an experience. I’m not in the lifestyle 24/7. I do not profess to be – but I would point out that astrophysicists do not have to experience the affect of a black hole first hand to know what effects they cause. I observe. I research. I dream. I am a big believer in free choice and keeping your mind open, and through my research I have found that the powerful mental connections associated with bondage, discipline, Dominance and submission are so strong that I am amazed there is so little mainstream written about this.

I have a feeling this debate will carry on in many forms. Anything but pain and severe markings will be nay-sayed as true BDSM, and then there will be those who live a vanilla lifestyle who can’t understand why they don’t feel whole, why there’s something missing from their lives who suddenly find BDSM but can’t understand why it seems right but they don’t have the urge to whip or be whipped… What’s the answer? There is no easy answer – I just have a theory, the start of a theory, it appears to be the answer for me and I explore it in my writing. Some readers have said that what I describe is realistic, and I’ve been asked if I write from experience. Conversely, others have said what I write bears no resemblance to reality. All we can do is explore different perceptions of what the lifestyle means to each of us, and more importantly than anything, continue to learn and to educate others to the diversity of practices that constitute BDSM so that each person can safely find their way to what is right for them. Maybe one day a choice to participate in BDSM will be seen as a respectable life decision, not perceived as an underground, secret and sometimes feared lifestyle.

About Tessa
Throughout her life Tessa Wanton has always had her head buried in a book, spending much of her time in a fantasyland. She constantly looks to immerse herself in new experiences, meet new people and explore new lands, fictional or otherwise. Having had an extensive musical background from early childhood, both performing and composition, she has always enjoyed creating art that stirs the emotions.

Her debut Novella, The Training Of Tess, leads an expansion of her creativity from her music into literature and she has many more incredibly passionate and titillating stories for Tess in progress, to be revealed shortly.

Tessa has been fascinated with the BDSM scene for many years, researching the content for her stories with close friends, who have been kind enough to be so open and share such intimate experiences. The influential information that inspired her most was the recollections her friends revealed. She realized that what we all hear and see in the media about BDSM is always so violent and often times sadistic. However, in reality, there is so much more of an emotional and intellectual connection, a willing and completely consensual trust and communication between partners, and this was the basis for the creation of her protagonists.

Is her namesake her? Perhaps she is. She certainly has the depth of emotions that Tessa feels and she hopes that Tessa’s experiences may perhaps change the reader’s views about the world of BDSM. Allow them to realize that there is so much more to explore within our sexualities than the mass media would have us believe.

Fans can keep up with Tessa Wanton on her Blog page: http://tessawanton.blogspot.com/ on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/DesireDarkly on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tessa-Wanton/198545566882194 and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TessaWanton where you can find the music and media that inspires her.

The Training of Tess
Tessa Wanton
Naughty Nights Press [link to buy]

Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles

You never really know what sort of reading experience you will get when you pick up a story from a first time author. The Training of Tess is the first publication by Tessa Wanton; it’s a novella and is a good example of the diversity of practice within the BDSM community. The character Tessa has always been fascinated with the BDSM lifestyle, and even though her work and vanilla life demand she be a woman in control and far from submissive, Tessa feels that inwardly she needs to do both, relinquish control and become a submissive. Enter Tessa’s Dom, a man she has met online, (who we never really get to know) but who leads Tessa into a training routine that finally allows her to gift her total submission to him.

This novella is written from one point of view, that of Tessa’s. The author gives you unlimited access to Tessa’s mind as she delves into three sessions of training with her new Dom. Those three sessions are the basis of the book, which is broken into three parts, The Gift, The Long Walk, and Enticing Master. The reader gets very little information about Tessa’s life outside the scenes depicted, and even less information about her Dom. My initial reaction to the first few pages was one of panic; I asked Tessa how can you meet this man you know so little about? I wanted her not to do it, get off the train, and don’t meet him. However, the more I read, I realized I needed to trust that Tessa had made the right decision in choosing her Dom, just as Tessa had to learn to trust him within the sessions she was describing to me.

The BDSM scenes described, are mild but sensual, after all Tessa is only a new submissive who doesn’t like pain and this is the beginning of her journey. There is some light bondage with the use of leather cuffs, sensual teasing and tickling, denied or forced orgasm and sensory deprivation via a blindfold and ear plugs. Tessa is not into pain and therefore the scenes rarely involve her being struck in any form. Her final session does involve some physical punishment with a belt, but even then, Tessa’s Dom is cognizant of the fact that she isn’t seeking a pleasure pain and reads her reactions to the activity clearly, stopping at the appropriate time. The scenes, although gentle physically, make use mental challenges extremely well, the meeting place for training being one example.

My only negative in regard to the book is I wanted more information which I realize is hard to do in a novella. I would have liked to hear the Dom side of the story and get to know him as a likable character rather that the instrument of Tessa’s training, much like a flogger or cane, her Dom was nothing more than a piece of BDSM apparatus.

The Training of Tess is a journey to submission with minimal pain; it portrays a softer side of BDSM, showing that submission can be achieved without leaving a mark or bruise. The author walks you through the cognitive side of submission, the choices made, and why they are made in relation to this particular character. I would recommend this book as an interesting and quick read, especially to anyone who has an interest in exploring their own submissive side or who is looking to enter the BDSM lifestyle but feel they don’t fit the stereotypical roles of Dominant and submissive due to their aversion to pain.

Reviewed by JannyGee