Genre: BDSM

Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire

Posted July 16, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Beauty Submits to Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire
Beauty Submits To Her Beast by Sydney St. Claire
Series: Once Upon a Dom #4
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Published by The Wild Rose Press Inc on June 26th 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 201
Source: Tour Host

Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Caitlin is a woman in control. Control of her own successful business, her personal life, and her family. Sometimes she is tired of having to be the strong one, the one who makes all the decisions. Even in bed with her ex-husband, she was the one in control. She has such a strong personality, not by choice but by her life experiences, that people automatically bow down to her. When a friend suggests that she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and decides to give it a try. She’s invited to Pleasure Manor to participate in their Fairy Tale event. She’s assigned the role of Beauty. Will she find her Dom to her liking? And can she give up control in exchange for the best sex in her life?

Damon is a Dom. He deliberately seeks out encounters where there is no strings attached. He doesn’t want the responsibility that comes with a full time relationship, especially the emotional responsibility. He’s a man in charge and he plans to remain in charge of his life and only his life.
Damon will have past issues that make him a tortured hero. Maybe too much responsibility too young when adults should have taken care of him, or a relationship where he failed to care for another that had disastrous outcome like death and now he will only care about himself. Caitlin will sense this and her own need to control and fix what’s wrong will clash with his need to keep others at a distance.


My Thoughts:

This book is the first I’ve read by Sydney St. Claire (or Susan Edwards, as the former is a pseudonym), and I have to say that this is the second review book in a row where I’m torn…

The beginning of the book takes place at Pleasure Manor, over the course of a fairy-tale-themed BDSM weekend. Damon Steele is the Beast, and Caitlin Olsen is his Beauty.

My first four notes for this book went as follows:

Highlight: When Damon & Bryce are discussing Damon’s guilt over his men dying in the war, while trying to save him; discussing this in the middle of another conversation, with another person in the room.
Note: “Do men — soldiers — actually do this, or is it a fantasy of women?”

Highlight: “Hunk.”
Note: “Stop calling them ‘hunks’.”

Highlight: “Bod”
Note: “Seriously, are we in the 90s?”

Highlight: “Prime, yummy man parts.”
Note: “How old are we?”

The beginning of this book is fluff, with minimal set up… sexy fluff, but fluff nonetheless. I wasn’t sure I liked it, although if you want to read some pretty steamy sex, then this is for you!

My interest came towards the end of the book when Beauty & Her Beast have left their fantasy weekend, and are seeing each other outside of Pleasure Manor… This is a small spoiler, but Caitlin somewhat forces Damon to come to her horse farm and heal/deal with life. It was from about 75% of the way through the book, until the end.. and I found myself wishing that Ms. St. Claire had taken more time to write this part of the story, rather than the rest. She had the beginnings of an amazing tale of redemption, self-forgiveness and healing. I wanted to read more of that.

As it is, again, this is a sexy story, with a few metaphors that should end SO much sooner than they do, and the word “hunk” a few too many times, with a rushed ending. Had there been more to the secondary story — or had the secondary story become the prime, it would have held my interest a bit more and earned a higher rating. At this point, I’m going to go with a 3.5 out of 5.

Review: Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford

Posted February 19, 2015 by Ginny in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford
Midnight Run by Bailey Bradford
Series: Alphas #10
Genres: BDSM, Fantasy, M/M, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Published by All Romance eBooks LLC, OmniLit on February 10, 2015
Pages: 50
Source: Tour Host

Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Always the lone wolf, never the mate…

Alpha Jack Herman used to have a pack, but he's been alone for a long time. When he catches a whiff of another shifter encroaching on his preferred hunting grounds, he's determined to put a stop to that immediately. There's only room for one wolf in Jack’s territory—Jack.

Captured as a pup, Malakai is a shifter, but he's neither wolf nor alpha. What he is, is scared, exhausted, starving, and close to giving up. Hunted by a predator, Malakai fears his newly found freedom is about to come to a violent and abrupt end.

Instead, he finds himself in the arms of a man strong enough to do whatever he must to take care of Malakai.


My Thoughts:

When I received this review request in my email, I really couldn’t say no. I’m a sucker for anything paranormal, BDSM and I enjoy M/M romance… This short story hit all three!

At only 50 pages long, “Midnight Run” is a quick read but a good one. In a short amount of time you get a sense for both main male characters and you end up wanting to read all the books that came before this just to see how Jack got to where he begins in this story, and how he ended up without a pack. As for Malakai, I just want to hug him.

There were a few continuity errors which brought the rating down a bit, and I’m hoping those were worked out before it went live, but overall a good read for anyone who enjoys these three genres as I do.

Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz

Posted January 28, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance / 8 Comments
Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz

The King by Tiffany Reisz Series: The Original Sinners #6 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage Published by Harlequin MIRA on November 25, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 443 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom. Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. Kingsley’s plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can’t subdue […]

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Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted January 7, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Menage, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on December 28, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 394 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Devin has achieved his goal of becoming Chairman and all seems peaceful…until Devin performs an act of cruelty that pushes Anna to fight back for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, Alex is working hard to give her something that Devin can never take away. As her Masters work around her, Anna must navigate a life she never wanted. There is a subculture within our own world that you’ve only heard whispers of. The conspiracy theorists wish they knew Anna’s story. What the conspiracy theorists think they know is only disinformation, put out there to keep them from the real story. ***NOTE*** This is not a stand-alone novel. This is the […]

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Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted September 22, 2014 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt Series: Life of Anna Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on September 6, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 202 Source: Author Also in this series: Embraced Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Anna's entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn't have her best interests in mind. She is to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President. Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect sex slave for Devin's use. Devin will use Anna's unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself. When Devin took her for himself at […]

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Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 9 Comments
Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Torrent by Gemma James Series: Condemned #1 Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance Published by Createspace on July 22nd 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 210 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now. Now that he’s holding me captive on an island. Rafe has his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and if I’m honest, I can’t blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. But now he’s free and the tables have turned…now he’s the one driven by obsession. TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content that includes sexual situations and violence. Intended for adult readers 18+ only. Part one of the […]

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Review: In Love with a Master by Jason Luke

Review: In Love with a Master by Jason Luke

In Love with a Master by Jason Luke Series: Interview with a Master #2 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance Published by Self Published on June 17, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 186 Source: Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: How high a price will one man pay to know love? For Jonah Noble, life has always been his world – his way. But now, confronted with his own mortality, and staring certain death in the face, he realises his one regret… Will Leticia be his last chance? He knows she has feelings for him, but can he ever feel the same strength of emotion for her? Can Jonah make the leap of faith that will put his heart in danger? It’s his world. His way. But now his life is on the line… Fantastic Quote: “It is far better to love […]

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Review: The Professor’s Play Thing by Normandie Alleman

Review: The Professor’s Play Thing by Normandie Alleman

Professor’s Plaything, The by Normandie Alleman Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance Published by Stormy Night Publications on November 22, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 68 Source: Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Twenty-one year old Colette Ellis has done plenty of daydreaming about Professor John McGill, but after a spur-of-the-moment decision to seduce him in his office turns her fantasies into reality, she is left longing for more. She soon learns that this handsome academic can be as firm as he is passionate, and when her bratty behavior earns her a sound spanking she sees a side of him she never expected. Before she knows it, the beautiful young woman finds herself tied up at his mercy, naked, exposed, and more aroused than she could have ever imagined. As she grows closer to him, she cannot help but wonder […]

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Review: Becoming His Slave by Talon PS

Posted February 27, 2014 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Becoming His Slave by Talon PS

Becoming His Slave by Talon PS Series: Dominion of Brothers #1 Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage Published by Self Published on March 30, 2012 Format: Ebook Pages: 546 Source: Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: ~Your desires have never been so explored until you have submitted them to the control of Dominus Trenton Leos.~ BDSM & D/s / MF / Erotic Romance / Some MM & FF~ explicit language The four months that went into the rigorous editing plus an additional 10K+ words has finally paid off and you get to reap the rewards!!!! As a writer, Katianna hovers at the alluring edge of bringing what she creates with exquisite eroticism into her very concealed life. Her books seduce her readers with stories taking them into extremes of erotic pleasure that have never been her own experience. […]

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Review: Interview with a Master by Jason Luke

Posted February 7, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Interview with a Master by Jason Luke

Interview with a Master by Jason Luke Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance Published by Self Published on Feb 8, 2014 Format: eARC Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: It’s the interview like no other. It’s the interview of a lifetime. It’s THE Interview with a Master. When Jonah Noble reveals details of his life within the world of BDSM, the tale he tells is intensely erotic, profoundly sensual, and brutally honest. This is His world. His way. There is only one question the man will not answer… (BDSM erotica from a man’s POV, written by a man. Contains some explicit language) Quote: “Women don’t want to be forced to their knees. They want to be made to feel weak at the knees. Husbands and lovers need to make the woman in their life feel conquered…. Every woman who is aroused by […]

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