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/ ARC Book Review / Safe Haven / Red Phoenix /

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Release Date-12th June 2018
Genre-BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-250 Pages

 

Love has no limits…

At eighteen, I suffered a heartbreaking loss and began exploring my submissive side to escape the pain with kinky pleasure.

A chance meeting sets me on an exciting new path as a student of the Submissive Training Center. There I find Captain, a distinguished Dom I’ve totally fallen for—my safe haven.

But I have a problem. 
Captain won’t collar me.

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People know me as Captain. 

I’ve accepted my title as a war hero, but I’m still overwhelmed by guilt…until I meet her. Candy is like no other submissive I’ve ever met. In her eyes, I see the man I used to be.

She is everything I want, but I can never be what her young heart needs. 

Therefore, I must protect her—at all costs.

*A sexy tale about the saving power of love from USA Today Bestselling Author Red

Phoenix

 

Safe Haven

Safe Haven by Red Phoenix
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-12/6/18

So this was a new author for me and while I’m not ruling out reading more of this particular writers work in the future to see if I can find one overall that’s a better fit for me; This story “Safe Haven” I had a really hard time making an actual connection with.
I just couldn’t seem to feel much for the characters involved here at all; which was such a shame as this wasn’t badly written, just missing something vital for me overall and I’m still not sure what that was exactly.
I think it was maybe a collection of items that contributed ultimately towards my disconnect here.
First, the way this story was told; using two separate narratives to arrive at a final destination where Candy and Captains destinies eventually converge; this didn’t actually work for me.
I found it extremely long-winded and unnecessary; sorry I just wanted the main course and was getting really sick of the bloody appetiser; it was actually 75% before these two eventually crossed paths; And from the actual blurb itself, this was not what I was led to believe was the case here, at one point I even checked to make sure I was actually reading the correct book; I was obviously.
I do understand what the author was trying to achieve here, and it was very brave of her to think outside the box like this; unfortunately for myself, this style of storytelling was a bust.
Not allowing me to become emotionally invested in them as a couple rather than just individuals lost the majority of my attention if I’m honest.
Now if you’ve have read previous in this series, You will be already acquainted with Captain and Candy and this will probably work out much better for you being somewhat invested in there future and not just going in blind like I did.
I also didn’t feel any real chemistry between these two beyond there obvious shared kink.
There seemed to be a lack of bonding and deeper conversations overall and it made me wonder how can they profess to love what they don’t actually know; these two seemed still such strangers to each other, even by the end.
The age gap itself didn’t bother me here either; Captain needed to really let that one go; what he should have been focusing on was their lack of any conventional interaction rather than mere numerals after all age is just a number.
I also hated the name Candy; wasn’t totally convinced that some people would be so rude to a complete stranger over there outward appearance; think it, yes, but not actual voice it aloud.
I asked my partner about this and he disagrees completely saying, that YES!! people are dicks and they so would behave in such a despicable obnoxious fashion; I’m too nice and like to see the best in everyone and also that I’m too British whatever that actually means.
I did enjoy spectating in Charlies/Captain’s metamorphosis from boy to man; I think this was actually my favourite part of “Safe Haven” overall.
So there is a second book after this; one I’m sorry to say I won’t be partaking of.
I’m just not emotionally invested enough here to want to continue on this journey to the finish.
I will try again with a different book from this author; just to see if I can find one that’s maybe a better fit.
Don’t let me put you off though, this is just my own personal take on “Safe Haven” and as you can see from the reviews, I am definitely in the minority here, we are all individuals so what doesn’t ultimately work for me might well be totally different for you.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with a review copy of “Safe Haven” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

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/ ARC Book Review / Sub Mission / T.S. McKinney /

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☘ARC BOOK REVIEW☘

Release Date-7th June 2018
Genre- M/M BDSM Romance
Publisher-Painted Hearts Publishing
Kindle Edition

With subs being murdered at a Miami BDSM club, experienced dominant Agent Seth Wilkinson must find his own submissive to “entice” a killer. When he’s paired with Agent Baker Daley he wonders just how much a straight man can fake.

Baker Daley knows he can “play the part”; he just needs a chance to prove it to Wilkinson. Being a straight man should have no bearing when his Domme has trained him well in the practice and lifestyle of submission. After all, this is just a job, right?

One scene. One intuitive Dom. One sassy sub. The game is afoot…in more ways than one.

As passions ignite and both men grapple with their internal desires, the mission begins to heat up. In a race against time, confusion and danger, they may just discover the greatest threat is to their hearts.

 

Sub Mission

Sub Mission by T.S. McKinney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-7/6/18

I have not read anything by this author before so was looking forward to the new experience.
“Sub Mission” and loving the pun on words; was a magnificent addition to its genre.
From the second I started reading this fascinating novel; I was sucked right along into the BDSM lifestyle of Seth and Baker; almost sharing the special journey to there own personal HEA with them.
The brief premise of this story is that Both work for a private agency that has been hired to draw out and apprehend perpetrators who are targeting wealthy male submissives.
Seth is a Dominant and Baker a Submissive; the twist here is that Seth is Gay and Baker not so much.
Baker has always had mistresses in the past; never a Master and from the minute these two meet it’s not only Seth who is drawn like a moth to the flame.
“Sub Mission” is almost a journey of new depths and discovery for both our men and though we do have a suspenseful background here the main focus of the narrative I found was on the developing relationship between Agents Seth and Baker, and what a beautiful but of so kinky road they do travel; one that I equally enjoyed traversing along with them.
So this is plenty dirty and hot; with some very graphic descriptions, that got me hot under the collar; but were also incredibly romantic and heartfelt.
I could definitely feel the connection and threads that adhered these two lovers like glue.
I adored watching the ups and downs these two faced as they learned together through a series of miscommunications the importance of being honest with each other.
This is told in dual POV; has no OM or OW angst and though light on major secondary characters; I didn’t feel that this was a detriment at all.
I loved the finish and especially how nicely it was set up for Eli and Ari’s story; now that is definitely one I’m looking forward to.
This is one read that gets my seal of approval; it’s well written and entertaining; what more could I ask for.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Sub Mission” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3) / Annabel Joseph /

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🍂ARC BOOK REVIEW🍂

Release Date-4th June 2018
Genre-BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-241 Pages

Not all fantasies are safe, sane, and consensual. Welcome to the world of The Gallery…

Milo Fierro lives for two things, dominance and music. At The Gallery, where depravity rules, he’s known for his passionate desires, but on the outside, he’s learned to hide beneath a veneer of dark-eyed professionalism. It’s too dangerous to be himself. Most women don’t understand.

Alice definitely doesn’t understand. Her father was his violin teacher for years, and now that she and Milo are adults, she thinks they can be friends. The girl he knew as “Lala” draws him in with her grace and kindness, unaware of his ugly, hidden side. He can’t touch her, or even stand near her. He doesn’t dare reach out to her, no matter how much her talent and beauty inflames his lusts. She deserves better, deserves a man who’s nothing like him…

If only she wasn’t so impossible to resist.

 
Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3)

Dangerous Control by Annabel Joseph
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-4/6/18

I’m a big fan of Annabel Joseph’s books and though not my favourite of her works I still really enjoyed “Dangerous Control”
So first this can totally be read as a stand-alone; no issues whatsoever.
There are three books in this series all set around the gallery; a secret BDSM club with its own set of exclusive rules.
In this instalment, we are re-introduced to Milo; who is a hard-core sadist and dominant.
This is one story I was looking forward to and I did find this very entertaining.
There were just a few teeny issues that Pulled my enjoyment down slightly; I still found this a great read but with a few tweaks this would have a higher rating from me.
So here we have Milo and Alice.
As I said earlier Milo is a sadist and he has been in awe of Alice most of his life; placing her on an unreachable pedestal he loves and worships her from afar.
Alice; La La growing up has loved Milo forever but has no idea whatsoever of his perversions and kinks.
Family friends; who have literally grown up together; both from a musical background these two have so much in common.
There love for each other and violins being a start; Milo plays and builds them; Alice is a musical prodigy.
I was wholeheartedly rooting all the way for these two.
So my issues here; I would have maybe liked Milo to be a bit more pro-active in his attraction to Alice.
She was the one who seemed to do most of the pursuing; which Is fine; I’m a modern woman and all; it just seemed to me that she was doing the majority of the chasing at the expense of her self-respect.
Don’t get me wrong as a reader I was aware of Milos affections towards his lovely La La.
But considering he was constantly pushing Alice away she obviously wasn’t aware of his inner thoughts at all; she’s hardly a mind reader.
I was cringing a bit at her blatant honesty in regards to the constant rejection Milo sent her way.
And even when these two finally did connect; I was still slightly annoyed that he just couldn’t take Alice’s affections at face value.
Questioning and analyzing everything she said and did and acting all soft.
I like me a good old sadist in my fiction and got to say; I was a trifle disappointed in Milos wishy-washy demeanour; when he just let himself go; he shone and came totally into his own; it was magical to perceive; But when he got all guilt filled I just wanted arsehole Milo back; I liked him so much better than the lighter less sadistic version.
Despite my above gripes I still found this a worthy contender in BDSM fiction.
“Dangerous Control” was kinky as hell and hot as fuck.
The sexual antics between Milo and Alice were hardcore in their intensity.
There was nothing sweet about there interactions in the bedroom.
Milo shows his passion through pain and Alice though a novice to the scene revels and grows within Milos sadistic arms.
The then contrast in his actual feelings is obviously the reason he struggled so much in his attraction to Alice; wanting to love her but also hurt her; he finds this abhorrent and wants to save her from himself.
We also get the added bonus here of reconnecting with our previous couples; that was a nice touch.
I’ve read one of the other books but still need to read the second.
Got to mention as well before I go “Fuckable Hair” OMG; I have never heard a hairstyle actually described that way; so made me smile that.
So while this was not my favourite in the Gallery series I still really enjoyed myself here.
A greatly enjoyable read.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

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💔ARC-Book Review💔 War of Hearts (War of Hearts #1)💔 by Julia Sykes💔

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💔ARC-BOOK REVIEW💔

Release Date-January 30th 2018
Genre-Menage Romance
Kindle Edition-225 Pages

A Standalone Menage Romance from Julia Sykes

I was meant to be theirs: Joseph, my sweet first love, and Marco, his dark and dangerous best friend. After Marco steals me away one night, Joseph is waiting for me. They say they can’t let me go, or their enemies might hurt me.

They both want me. Together. The three of us.

I know it’s dirty, and I know Joseph and Marco are dangerous men.

But being with them doesn’t feel wrong. When they hold me in their arms, I feel safe, cherished. If I give myself to them, can they protect me? Or will staying close to them put me in more danger than ever?

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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ARC-Review
Release Date-30/1/18

So this was the main event “War of Hearts” By Julia Sykes and it was delicious.
This starts where “Battle for love” leaves us, With Ashlyn being kidnapped by the enigmatic Marco and removed to Marco’s family’s country estate where Joseph completely unaware is pining for his lost Angel.
The reason for this abduction, Joseph is heartsick and Marco wants his friend back to what he once was pre-Ashlyn.
So delivering Ashlyn seems the ideal solution to this issue.
So While this is set in the mafia world, there is actually scant interaction with the mafia undertone.
It factors only briefly in the background.
“War Of Hearts” main focus is on the dynamic between our three main characters. Ashlyn, Joseph and Marco.
And as I mentioned previously it’s Marco I am drawn to and I couldn’t wait to learn more about this guarded individual.
It quickly becomes apparent that the alpha personality here is Marco and also that The same thing that has drawn Joseph to his innocent angel Ashlyn and quickly turned into an obsession for him is happening again.
This time with Marco and for different reasons.
Also while Marco is drawn to Ashlyn, he also is aware and knows that she is capable of so much more and in fact that Joseph has vastly underestimated her resilience and strength of capacity.
But where Joseph wants to corrupt his angel and dirty her edges.
Binding her in his ropes and playing with her boundaries.
Marco wants to protect his princess, she is his darling precious girl, and he is also the driving force here behind the whole menage dynamic.
The driver if you will.
I was rubbing my hands together in glee when I realised the dynamic here was of Master, daddy and Ashlyn, I love love love this aspect so much.
So there is plenty more going on here to sell this and I was really pleased with where this took me and how this ended.
And I was ultimately right, there is so much more to Marco than what we were originally given and were exposed to in the short prequel to this “Battle for Love”.
“War Of Hearts” gives us some terrific likeable love interests and it doesn’t hurt that this is also hot and sexy as hell.
Quite a read.
So there we have it, folks, this was a good solid read with fantastic well-developed dynamics between its main three characters.
But, If I’m completely honest, Marco is hands down my favourite.
He is also the individual in this that for me really shone to the forefront.
Capturing that limelight.
So give this a go it is definitely one of the better menage romance I have read.
I was provided with an ARC of “War Of Hearts” By Julia Sykes of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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💔Cirque de Minuit💔 (Cirque Masters #1)💔 by Annabel Joseph💔

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💔BOOK REVIEW💔

Release Date-February 28th 2012
Genre-Erotic Romance
Publisher-Scarlet Rose Press
Kindle Edition-208 Pages

It’s no easy feat transitioning from the disciplined arena of competitive gymnastics to the artistic whirl of the Cirque du Monde. Kelsey Martin finds secret inspiration in Theo Zamora, a dark, taciturn trapezist–until his partner dies in a tragic accident and he decides to leave the circus for good.

Theo doesn’t understand why Kelsey reaches out to him, only that she compels him with her unique combination of innocence and recklessness. Before long the two are collaborating on an aerial silks act for a new production, the Cirque de Minuit. Theo’s impatience with Kelsey’s naivete is matched only by his passion for her, and the two soon become embroiled in a tempestuous, consuming romance.

But some still blame Theo for his partner’s accident, and danger wraps up the two performers as inevitably as the scarlet silk of their act. Theo and Kelsey must find a way to connect and trust one another as he leads her deeper and deeper into a dangerous world of control and desire.

Cirque de Minuit (Cirque Masters, #1)Cirque de Minuit by Annabel Joseph

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARS
J’adore Cirque de Minuit (Cirque Masters, #1) by Annabel Joseph, like really really love 💞this.
From the moment I started reading this incredibly unique story, It grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go until It had consumed me in its entirety.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a set of BDSM stories set in the circus and this pulled me in with its sheer individuality.
So Cirque de Minuit is set in the world of Cirque du Monde and Kelsey Martin a former Olympic reserve gymnast is one of its newest employees.
From day one she is overly fascinated by Theo Zamora a foul-mouthed French dominant trapezist.
and when Theo loses his trapeze partner Mina in tragic circumstance Kelsey steps forward determined to pull him out of his despair with an offer to work with him and his bad hands.
Apparently, circus folks are superstitious so Theo’s career is now on the out.
Theo in true mean derogatory style stamps all over Kelsey’s offer.
But later has a change of heart offering to partner and train her in Ariel Silks for a finale act in the new midnight show being put together.
So I loved this twisted tale of submission and domination set against the splendid backdrop of the circus.
both of the main characters were extremely easy to like and identify with.
Theo himself was a sexy bundle of man flesh and every time he uttered the words come and called his Kelzee Girl I melted into a gooey puddle.
I could just imagine his sexy gorgeous broken accent as he laid out his wants and wishes.
In fact, I think I might be giving him a bit too much leeway on account of my total infatuation.
He was a bit of a mean naughty boy at times.
Kelsey herself grew so much through this tale, she started out as quite naive and sheltered and came across to me as such a wholesome blonde American cheerleader type.
As this book expanded so did Kelsey growing so much in her character.
It seemed the more she identified her wants and needs the more she grew as an individual.


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This from me would have been a total five-star rating, but there were some minor niggles that pulled this down slightly for me, so I removed half a star for this exact reason.
Whilst I adored the pull and push of this developing D/S relationship and I didn’t even mind the club antics as it was a scene mutually agreed upon and I was fine with that.
What I objected to was Kelsey having to visit Michel’s office I thought that was just a step too far and Theo as Kelsey’s Dom should have put a stop to it.
That is my only reason for removing half a star.
Over than that I cant recommend this book enough, I have KU and as a result, I don’t buy many individual books, this one I made an exception for.
One Hell of a read.

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The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone (Flames of Olympos #1) by Eris Adderly

Release Date-September 22nd 2017
Genre-Dark Fantasy Romance
Kindle edition-278 pages

Catch me, Darkness. Again and again. The life of a virgin goddess might suit Artemis or Athena, but Persephone, daughter of Zeus, wants no part of it. While the rest of the immortals cavort, she grows restless in the shadow of Olympos.

Rules, rules. Always the rules. Her mother’s edict forbids her the company of any male god. She can’t speak to them, can’t look at them. Can’t even attend the Olympian feasts. As far as Demeter knows, her daughter remains a maiden.

But Persephone leads a double life. She finds her affection elsewhere, and in plentiful supply. If only the sons of Man made her happy. If only she could put a name to this need she feels. It grows by the day, dark and unfulfilled. An eternity of enforced loneliness looms, and Persephone contemplates a drastic choice to escape it.

Only one thing stands in her way.

Hades.

Where earthquakes rend hill and vale asunder, and the abyss yawns to devour falling screams, the black halls of the Underworld await. The Lord of the Dead follows only one set of rules: his own.

And he expects Persephone to obey.

Eris Adderly draws you into a spectacular world of dark mythology, where legends bloom with sensual new life and the stories you thought you knew turn out to be just the beginning.

This scorching hot romance takes the reader on a journey of discovery and submission, including graphic descriptions of sexual acts, and is intended for mature readers only.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I Picked this up after an author I love recommended this on Facebook, this was a win-win for me as my second major love (Books being my first of course) is history and mythology, so I really couldn’t wait to get stuck into this story.
So Initially I didn’t think we were going to gel at all, the writing style used here is so very different to what I’m used to, not sure how to explain it but it’s like its got a more formal feel to it.
But I really didn’t need to worry as a couple of chapters in I got used to the style and was soon majorly engrossed and in love with The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone by Eris Adderly.
I should also probably mention that I have a major soft spot for anything underworld related, It must be my attraction to the ultimate bad boys and the king of the underworld certainly ticks all the criteria for that scenario.
So everyone roughly knows the story of Hades and Persephone, well Eris Adderly has taken this mythical tale of old and put her own erotic slant to it and it does actually work.
No matter I have heard it before The Eighth House felt fresh, giving us a new slant to this popular myth.
Even knowing the ending before-hand didn’t take anything away from this experience I was still enthralled throughout, reading this in record time.
Having The rich tapestry of the gods as a background was one of my favourite aspects of this, not only was I reading a Stella book, I also got to immerse myself in such fascinating surroundings and learn a bit of culture along the way.
This seems to be the first book in a new series and I will definitely be checking out the next offering, will be interesting to see where this goes next.
So, in conclusion, The Eighth House is well written, it’s also very obvious that a major amount of research has gone on here regarding the gods, so well done there I’m suitably impressed Eris.
It also kept my attention throughout and I would definitely recommend this to other readers.
So if you like a bit of mythology with your fiction give this a try.


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Stolen (Alpha’s Control #1) by Addison Cain

Release Date-September 26th 2017
Publisher-Blushing Books Publications
Genre-Dystopian Dark Romance
Kindle edition-146 pages

He stole her off the streets in broad daylight—the first Omega discovered in Bernard Dome in generations. He took her with violence while none intervened. He broke her, swearing he’d put her back together.

Brenya Perin was ordered to submit.

Bernard Dome is the jewel of Europe, a bastion of art and culture, pleasure and decadence. But life in the city depends on the occupation chosen for you at birth. There is no subversion, no question of who rules. There is no freedom.

Peace has a price, a price the Commodore of Bernard Dome is willing to pay… so long as the Omega remains his.
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Shepherd’s influence is on the rise. His machinations are subtle, his hands full tending to his recovering mate. Her safety is his priority, and something he’s willing to risk war to assure. Bernard Dome has what he wants, and they will all be dammed if they deny him.

Publisher’s Note: The Alpha’s Control series, is a dark Omegaverse tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

Stolen (Alpha’s Control, #1)Stolen by Addison Cain

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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OH, MY GOD!!!!!
A Massive five Stars from moi!!!
What a read this was, still wrapping my head around it but the verdict is I absolutely adored Addison Cain’s new book Stolen (Alpha’s Control, #1).
So where shall I start, Let’s start with our New Alpha Mate Jaques, Commodore of Bernard Dome and all round assole!!!
I bloody hate him HATE HATE HATE!!!! he is an obnoxious, selfish, egotistical douche.
at least with Shepherd, I could find some initial quality’s that eventually could be redeemable, Here I just want to bitch slap Jaques, like really really hard !!!


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So a brief description of Stolen is we have Brenya Perin, Beta grunt in Bernard Dome recently discovered only actual known Omega under this Dome.
Brenya is stolen off the streets by Jaques An alpha and Commodore.
Made to submit, Brenya’s every move is controlled and watched her only purpose in her new life is to serve her new Alpha master, however, he decides.
Problem is Jaques is a Dick GRRR
Not sure how Addison is going to redeem this big jerk but will definitely be interesting to watch.
I had so much trouble with wanting poor Brenya to accept the mate bond, as I felt like screaming NO!!! you tell him where to get off girl, he’s a big doofus Jerk.
Brenya herself, well the way life is constructed under this particular dome you are born to your station, Brenya, as a lowly grunt has had her food and lifestyle, conditioned to leave her compliant, obedient and unremarkable.
Becoming omega changes that and Brenya gets to see the corruption and selfishness that thrives at the top of the food chain as she slowly changes and becomes aware of the real agenda flowing beneath the surface of Bernard Dome.
The world building In Stolen was as usual fantastic, you can actually picture it in your head and although beneath a different dome the parallels in corruption are so visible, just as they were in Tholos, it’s just under a different regime, the masses are still kept subservient and in the dark, controlled from the top, but in Bernard Dome the lowly beta masses seem more like puppets almost slavelike.
The relationship between our Alpha and Omega eventually comes to a head in a shocking mate bond that made me grit my teeth and seethe NO!!!
I so didn’t like where Stolen eventually took us, but I really didn’t see it coming, so bravo Addison.
it Still peed me off though and I am so mega sulking here.
I have absolutely no idea how Jaques is going to bounce back now, but I’m assuming he will, I will be watching and waiting eagerly with bated breathe for this seemingly impossible event.
front row tickets for sure.


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We also get to revisit Shepherd and Claire again, finding out what happened after the end of Reborn, I so needed this closure.I was jumping with anticipation here, so so excited.


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I’m not really going to say that much about these two just how great it was to catch up and continue with there beautifully tragic tale.
It was amazing to see the love and care, especially on shepherds part as he tries to help and heal his broken mate.
truly captivating I was mesmerized.

and this is where I will leave you, some of stolen is not easy reading, and I will warn you it is very graphic in places, with dubious consent throughout, this is dark fiction at its best if you are easily offended it’s probably best to give this a miss.
Me I loved every word and devoured Stolen.
If you have read Addison Cain before you will already have an idea of what to expect so happy reading, I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Thank you To the Author for providing me with an ARC of Stolen (Alpha’s Control, #1) this is my own honest unbiased opinion.


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Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1)

Release Date-June 30th 2016
Genre-Erotic BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-370 pages

She was his boss at work and his submissive at all times.
LINA
I’d never noticed him before.
He was just a lonely, scared boy when I hired him.
I was too busy to notice the lust in his eyes.
Now I’m at his feet begging for every bit of pleasure and pain he’ll unleash on me.
THOMAS
She enthralled me.
Her body. Her mind. Her wicked laughter and unreadable eyes.
She was out of my league yet I knew what she longed for.
I only had two months to kill her nicotine addiction and make her crave me.
I’d use every trick I had to claim her as mine.

Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1)Unorthodox Therapy by Lilah E. Noir

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟 1/2 STARS

 

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So Unorthodox Therapy By Lilah Noir was very much swings and roundabouts for me.
Some things I loved and others, well not so much.
Because of this, I struggled with my rating a wee bit.
The first half of this for me was definitely Four material, then much to my disappointment, the second half I struggled with, pulling this four down to a three for me.
So I have settled somewhere in the middle of these two ratings at a three 1/2.
So the plot goes that Lina, CEO of her own software company is desperately trying to ditch the old cancer sticks. (Cigs) (without much success, I might add.)
Enter Thomas Much younger than our lovely Lady Boss, eleven years to be precise, he sees something in Lina that she hasn’t even recognised herself, a submissive nature, now Thomas is all raring to cure Lina’s smoking addiction with very unconventional methods.
He’s had fantasies about his sexy boss for years and plans to replace it with a different habit, a craving for the kind of control only he can offer Lina as beloved and adored Pet.
Thomas & Lina entering into this partnership agree to keep their arrangement on the low. Lina is Thomas’s boss which makes it difficult to openly fraternise with each other outside of work, also the nature of their involvement as master and pet is something Lina really doesn’t want to advertise.
So what did I think of our leading Man & Lady?
Well, This is where some of my grievances start to rear their head.

We have Thomas, twenty-Five, a bit geeky in a sexy lovable way but also surprisingly to Lina a Dom in all his personal involvements. I found him an extremely affable character, very well liked by his co-workers and an all round nice guy.
I personally loved Thomas, I adored how human and unsure he could be, in my eyes this only made him seem so much more real A genuine, human persona behind the Dom mask.
This contrast to his Dom personality, made for intense sexy reading, the softness and humour towards his Sub only adding to Thomas’s very unique charm.
I suppose this is why I was so shocked when all hell broke loose and he broke all the rules and went Psycho on his pet.
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So Bar that one instance where Thomas went crazy with his jealousy, Our leading man tries to be a calm, methodical fun master.
And about that one episode, Thomas indulges in, A tantrum if you must call it something, well it really didn’t sit quite right with me.
I have read some extreme stuff over the years so I’m really not that shockable, but this occurrence, well it really smacked of abuse rather than control and humiliation, and I suppose that’s what made it so extreme in my eyes as it was quite tame in nature. I think this was because it didn’t seem quite consensual at all.
and the golden rule when it comes to kink is SAFE, SANE, CONSENSUAL.

Thankfully there is only this one scene from Thomas.
A bit like the Hulk ay! ANGRY!!!! You Wouldnt Like me when I’m angry!
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Lina, Well all I can say here is I really found It difficult to understand how she has got to the grand old age of 36 while still being completely naive about the so-called characters of others. Lina was a very hard woman to relate to, I really wouldn’t have blamed Thomas for dumping her irritating ass at all, that girl could seriously give you whiplash with her lack of trust and issues to commitment.
Personally, I am also seriously offended on Thomas’s behalf at Lina’s disbelief of His overall character. this is what I mean by lack of judgement and respect she says she loves him dearly but believes he would actually do awful things to her, WTF so not LOVE!!! Whatever has poor Thomas done Lina to make you lump him in such an unflattering category?
Also, D/S is all about the trust, there is no trust on Lina’s part for poor Thomas, she automatically thinks the worst of him every single time, when he’s done nothing to warrant this.

So what worked for me and what didn’t float my boat

1/ I loved the overall concept, the age-gap and boss status of lina and then the balance of power switching towards Thomas as the Dom outside of workplace was a stroke of genius, this really worked with Thomas although younger really holding his own.

2/ I found the added tension and angst was not needed and in my opinion detracted from the story.
There doesn’t always have to be DUH DUH DUH Moment!!!! sometimes simple is best.

3/ Lina was not a very nice character NO LIKEABILITY FOLKS!!

4/Without giving away any spoilers I think her reactions to her ” experience” we shall call it, with Seth, were was a little extreme, yeh I get it traumatising, but Lina was meant to be made of stronger stuff, I just found it a touch let’s add some drama here to Jazz it up a bit.

5/ Trust! Trust! Trust! THIS IS AIMED AT YOU LINA!!!!

6/I loved this until all the angst came into play, for me exploring the connection between these age gap lovers was intriguing, you don’t always need big plot swings to attract and connect with readers, simple concepts can work just as well.I would have much preferred unorthodox Therapy to continue more along this vein.

7/And finally those Red leather boots, OMG!!! The mind visuals these gave me, way hot!!! Fanning myself here folks, Kinky Boots for sure !!!
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So, in conclusion, I did enjoy this, It was very well written and the interaction between Lina and Thomas was off the hook in terms of the heat factor.
it just sometimes failed to connect with me and there were a few little niggles that bothered me some. Like not being able to stand Lina at all, Now, Thomas, I loved him, well most of the time, so overall in the grand scheme of things, this was a fascinating read that kept my interest and I would definitely recommend this to my fellow readers who like this type of genre.

So I have tried to be as fair as possible with this review, I will say that some of the initial D/S scenes between Lina and Thomas were some of my faves in as far as kink play is concerned,really hot and beautifully written, so when this worked for me it really pushed my buttons in all the right ways.
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I received a free Readers copy of Unorthodox Therapy By Lilah E. Noir from the author
This is my own personal opinion.

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Breeder (Breeder #1) by Cara Bristol

Release Date-June 19th 2017
Publisher-Loose Id
Genre-Sci-Fi ERotic Romance
Kindle Edition-283 pages

She was only meant to be the Alpha Commander’s slave…but she became his everything.
High Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra strictly as a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner, Corren. Any infractions of the rules by her will be harshly punished.

But as Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, Dak begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Dak has enemies, men who will not hesitate to exploit his fondness for Omra, and use it to portray him as unfit to rule as Alpha. Can he expose the rampant cruelty and corruption in Parseon culture… or will the protocol he’s spent his life defending, be the weapon used to destroy them and their love?

BreederBreeder by Cara Bristol

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

🌟🌟🌟🌟Twinkling Stars


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Well, Well, Well.
Every so often a little gem you were so not expecting to rate much surprises you with its unique perspective and vivid world building.
Breeder by Cara Bristol is one such little nugget, a story that once started is so strangely addictive that even with its surreal surroundings it just has to be finished.
So a bit of background Breeder is set in a male dominated world.
The males are split down the middle into two camps Alphas & Betas.
Alphas are top of the food chain, with all the advantages this title holds, they get all the best jobs and basically are top dog in all things.
So Alphas marry betas who in a way are like the wife and are subservient to their alpha husbands.
Alphas can beat, punish and well basically totally dominate their betas.
In my opinion being a beta is a pretty shit deal only a few steps up from a female breeder.
Now the lowly female of this delightful planet are kept in containment facilities waiting for when the alphas on the planet Parseon are ready to produce the next generation of Alphas, Betas & Breeders.
So are you following along so far?

ALPHAS / TOP DOG
MARRY BETAS / DOMINATED PARTNER
WOMAN / FOR BREEDING

The woman on this planet are so low in importance that the livestock has more value than these poor females.
So the story goes that Commander Dak, one of the main ruling alphas on the planet is ready to procreate so he purchases Omra a breeder slave to impregnate and then hand over to his beta husband.
Only Alphas are allowed to breed and the breeder can still be used at alphas discretion by other alphas and their beta partners, but traditional breeding is only an alphas right.
So some observations about our commander & Omra.
Dak was so blatantly hetro, his suspected struggle with his low sex drive was just an attraction to the wrong gender, basically, he just liked girls not guys
DUH!!! ROLLS EYES.

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From the moment Dak encounters Omra, even in her dirty bedraggled state he feels an intense connection and protective instinct towards her.
I felt he was actually being very sweet and caring while still trying to follow protocol.
His struggle to balance his feelings with his ability to lead was fascinating to watch.
and When Dak, loses it with his beta for his appalling treatment of his omra, I was so applauding from the sidelines.

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I really Don’t think Dak or Omra were expecting to feel so emotionally attached to each other

“He grabbed her head in his hands and crushed her lips under his mouth, plundered with his tongue, wetness dampened her face and she realised with a shock the tears didn’t only originate from her, Alpha was crying”

I loved also the fact that omra though very submissive in her nature also portrayed a quiet strength and dignity that shone like a beacon from her, She is easily pleased and it takes very little to satisfy and keep her content and happy.
And now just when your grounded let’s add to the mix a little bit of corporal punishment.
YAY!!!
Oh, I do love a spot of spanking.
So Dak had an implement of some sort, can’t remember its name, but it sounded bloody unpleasant and painful in nature.
really Not a titillating escapade here, but a real chastisement Ouch!!!!!

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Throughout this storyI found there was an underlying vein of humour that made me quietly smile.

” I can walk, she protested, wiggling her feet “not tonight he said. she felt light and fragile in his arms, a delicate injured bird, “Although if you would like, I could sling you over my shoulder like a sack of tubers”

Another little gem that had me chuckling to myself was

“Monto” he said ” The pleasure was so intense, I feared it might kill me” she sprang up with alarm, ” coupling can cause death?”

Now that one made me spit out my coffee.

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So There we have it a breakdown of all that is Breeder.
In conclusion, this was an amazingly imaginative piece of writing, a very enjoyable read that was a lot more than the bit of slap and tickle that I was kind of initially expecting, a very
thought-provoking piece of fiction.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with free readers copy of Breeder By Cara Bristol, this is my own personal opinion.

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Truth or Dare (The Dominator #2) by D.D. Prince

Release Date-August 15th 2015
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-460 pages

If you liked The Dominator you’ll want to read the story of Dario Ferrano falling in love. Dario is Tommy’s younger brother and after seeing his brother fall in love Dare’s new motto is MAN WHORE NO MORE!
***This story is told in multiple POVs and also updates you on Tommy & Tia with several T&T chapters!***

Dare wants his own happily ever after.
But after Dare comes home from his brother’s wedding and celebrates his 25th birthday he gets a posthumous gift from his father, one that’ll change the course of his life.
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Before my father died he arranged for my brother to get married, gifted him with a girl. After I saw the impact of that girl on my brother’s life I joked with him that I wanted a mail-order bride for my upcoming birthday, joked about it with emotions about my now sister-in-law that I should not EVER have been feeling.

My father joked back that he was already shopping around and would find me a perfect fit. At least I’d thought he’d been joking. But when I got home from my brother’s wedding I found out that before Pop died he had gotten that ball rolling. He’d gotten things rolling in a way that could not be stopped and that was going to be a problem. A messy problem.
See, my Pop was deeply involved in a human trafficking ring, one of the many involvements he’d neglected to tell me and my brother about as he prepared us to take over the family business. We never knew that what he’d had in mind for us was just the top skim off a cesspool of filth he’d been too happy to be wading in. We had suspicions but we had no clue just how filthy it truly was.

A little less than two months before my birthday he had asked me what I wanted in a bride.
“What’s on your wish list, son?” Pop asked.
“Beautiful. Redhead. But she has to want what I want from life. She has to have an insatiable sexual appetite but want kids and a picket fence, too.”
“How about if she’s all those things because she does exactly what you tell her to do? How about if she’s been schooled in all the ways to please a man in and out of the bedroom?”
“That’s too good to be true, Pop. Too bad such a woman does not exist.” I’d laughed it off and our conversation got cut short.

I’d always wanted a wife and kids. I wanted the picket fence and enough kids to start my own soccer team. But when I caught my fiancée cheating on me with the DJ we’d hired for our wedding my heart went cold and what my sister dubbed my ‘man whore years’ began.
After seeing Tommy’s life change because of falling in love I decided that maybe it was time to open my mind up to the possibilities of connecting with someone again beyond a one night stand. But when I got home from my brother’s wedding, ready to start the massive job of cleaning up the family business so that I could move on with my life and think about finding my own happily ever after I found out that Pop had already ordered my mail order bride. And I couldn’t cancel that order.

She’s waiting for me to pick her up in Bangkok. She’s been told she has been sold and is going back to North America. She’s about to turn 23, she’s a beautiful redhead, and she’s been in captivity for 2 years. There’s no way I can accept this gift, keep a woman who was bought for me. I need to pick her up and set her free. Don’t I?

Warning:
Explicit sex scenes. Profanity. Dark themes.
This book’s heroine is a sex slave that gets rescued. She’s broken. The book does not spend chapter after chapter describing her abuse in detail but be warned that there is some explicit content related to her memories.

Reading The Dominator first is highly recommended. http://bit.ly/tommyandtia
Book 3, Unbound, is also now available as well as a Dominator spin-off called Saved.

Truth or Dare (The Dominator, #2)Truth or Dare by D.D. Prince

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second book in D.D. Prince’s Dominator series, Truth and Dare was a delight to read.
The story carries on immediately after the events of Book one.
With Tommy and Tia over in Costa Rica, while the dust settles and Tommy’s Younger brother Dario, Dare to his friends, handling and sorting out the family’s business options back home.
Truth and Dare is mainly Dare’s tale but with a sprinkling of the rest of the clan as we are kept up to date with this on-going saga.
Getting immersed in the everyday dealings of their father. Dare discovers that pops has obtained him a gift.
Like his brother Tommy, Dare is to get a wife, but not just any wife a trained Kruna slave.
and shes already been picked out for him.
This second book in this fabulous series has a slightly different flavour than the first instalment.
I would say that Dare like his brother while possessive and hardened by the lifestyle has a much lighter personality. Don’t get me wrong he is still prepared to do whatever it takes to protect his nearest and dearest, he just seems to have a more gentle approach to the whole courtship than his hard-faced brother.
So when Dare acquires His Angel from Kruna he has no intention of keeping her.
But all the best-laid plans go to waste, don’t they.
This story was ever so sweet in places, the way Dare cares for his Broken bird, his Angel, just wanting her to fix her and help make her whole again.
It was just so heartfelt and charming.
He was practically a prince compared to his Dark Devil of a Bro.
I also liked the way the rest of the family were woven into this book especially Tommy and Tia.
Was great to revisit with them, was fabulous to see Tommy trying to deal with some of his issues.
After devouring The Dominator and Truth or Dare again, I am now oh so ready to sink my teeth into Unbound.
Oh Boy, am I ready!!!
This series is so wonderfully written and such an epic page turner.
I don’t think theirs anything D.D. Prince has written that I haven’t loved and devoured with great gusto.
This lady is definitely an auto-buy fro me.
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