Category Archives: BDSM

The Erotic Dark by Nina Lane

Kindle Edition

Released 3/5/12

“And punishment takes many forms. Seeking escape from her criminal past, a woman agrees to enslave herself to a trio of men who own an antiquated Louisiana plantation.

Known only as Lydia, she becomes controlled by three very different men – the malicious Preston, the inflexible Kruin, and the gentle Gabriel, all of whom introduce her to a world in which the lines between pleasure, pain and shame are irrevocably blurred. The plantation becomes both Lydia’s haven and her prison as she surrenders to the desires of her unholy trinity.

Lydia’s submission is fraught with tension and hunger, but what happens when the outside world enters her dark, anonymous sanctuary?”

This was an interesting premise.  The three men Lydia is submitting to vary greatly. Gabriel is sweet and probably the most “vanilla” of the group. He is the one Lydia is drawn to the most. Kruin is into discipline and it is his driving force.  Preston is into humiliation. It was Preston who knew Lydia as they were growing up. He has always been obsessed with her and this arrangement is his opportunity to get even for Lydia never giving him, Preston, the time of day in their youth.

The arrangement Lydia agrees to creates a huge number of scenarios and the story never gets boring with all those different personalities.

 RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS

Honor Student by Teresa Mummert

Honor #1

Self Published

Purchased Copy

“Emma lives a very self-destructive life, barely making her way through college. Her world is turned upside down after meeting Mr. Honor, her new history teacher whose idea of discipline may be a little too much for Emma to handle. While trying to figure out their new relationship, they also have to deal with the very real possibility that someone has discovered their secret and is trying to hurt them. But Mr. Honor is keeping a few secrets of his own from Emma.”

UGH! Where do I even start?

Straight off…this is self-published, which I really don’t have a problem with as long as you are someone you trust proofreads the document. The spelling, grammatical and contextual errors were enough to drive me batty. I almost put the book down as a result.

Second, there are just too many “50 Shade” knock offs out there. Every girl is a college student. Every guy is independently wealth with a Dom streak. There is always some threat to create conflict, etc. Some are good knock-offs others are not so good. I guess my point is that we’ve done this to death already…can somebody come up with a new and different formula?

This “Honor Series” is a proposed 6 book series. I read the first book, “Honor Student”, which is from the girl’s perspective. The second book is the first book from the guy’s perspective. Apparently it is the same with books 3 & 4, as well as 5 & 6. I’m sorry, but for me to be interested in revisiting the first book from another perspective, the first book better be really really good. I did skim the second book and very little new information seemed to be included.

I think I have read all I am going to on this series.

RATING: FLATS

Devoured by Emily Snow

Devoured #1

Self Published available via Amazon.com

Released October 9th, 2012

Purchased copy

“Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can’t get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.”

Another book with a very contrived plot, only this one took on the whole foreclosure issue…and did it in a very unrealistic fashion.

Ultimately Sienna is the “one that got away” and actually resisted, *gasp*, Lucas’s charms. He, naturally, has never forgotten it. (side note: can a person BE that arrogant?) Lucas comes up with his plan to get Sienna to work for him for 10 days, doing ANYTHING he asks, to save her grandmother’s house.  This allowed for some very vanilla, almost-BDSM, as well as the usual miscommunications and misunderstandings. Really the story was very forgettable.

RATING: FLATS 

Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes

Dominated by the Billionaire #1-5

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: November 27, 2012

Galley Edition

Lucy Delacourt’s temp position isn’t quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he’s way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? 

Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn’t know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn’t nearly enough to satisfy his need.  As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender.  But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she’ll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.”

This was originally published as a 5-part serial e-novel.  It’s since been picked up and the 5 parts that makes this book will be published in paperback format in November.

Fawkes grabs your attention on the first pages with a really hot elevator scene! After reading that scene I thought, “You have my attention!”. Frankly, Fawkes didn’t let me go until the last page and I was still thinking about this book long after I’d finished.

Lucy thinks herself rather plain, boring, and inexperienced…and she can’t for the life of her, understand, how she managed to garner Jeremiah’s attention.  Jeremiah, meanwhile, is older, at the top of his game, and had an incredibly dysfunctional upbringing.

While this is very reminiscent of “50 Shades of Grey”, this was decidedly better written and there was an element of mystery running throughout. The huge cliffhanger finish left me screaming for MORE! I am hoping/assuming there will be another “Dominated by the Billionaire” installment.

If you read 50 Shades and thought it could have been done better, or maybe you loved it…either way, read this! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: Stiletto