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5 Star Review for Jordan & Rhys (Frankie’s Series) by Sue Brown #MM #BDSM

CoverTitle: Jordan & Rhys (Frankie’s Series)
Author Name & Publisher: Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 25, 2015 – 128 pgs

Synopsis
Eight months after the assault in which his sub and lover was killed, Jordan Nicholls isn’t making much progress in his recovery. Marchant and Ed, Jordan’s friends from the BDSM club, stage an intervention.

They employ a carer to look after Jordan. Rhys may be a sub, but he’s forceful, making Jordan eat and exercise rather than live on coffee and cigarettes. Despite Jordan’s protests, Rhys slowly forces him back to life.

But Rhys wants to be Jordan’s sub, and despite being protective of Rhys, Jordan’s not sure he can ever return to the BDSM lifestyle. In order for their relationship to continue, they’ll need to find a compromise that meets both their needs.

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FiveStars

If you have read previous books in this series you know who Jordan is and how fun loving and always moving he is. Jordan and his sub Mike were attacked one night, Mike didn’t make it. Jordan is barely surviving, he is the shell of the man he used to be. Jordan’s friends can’t stand to see him like this anymore so Marchant hires Rhys to take care of him, bring him back to life. Jordan hates the idea but gives in because his friends make him. Rhys is actually really good for him and even Jordan can tell an improvement after a while. Rhys knew Mike and now he wants to know Jordan and help him. It was a long process but Rhys brings Jordan back to life and in the process falls in love with him and wants to be Jordan’s sub. Jordan isn’t ready for that and is letting Rhys go, until tragedy strikes once again. This was was a beautiful love story and  I hope there is more to the series so we can see these guys again.

Angie

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5 Star Review for Anthony & Leo (Frankie’s Series) by Sue Brown #MM #BDSM

CoverTitle: Anthony & Leo (Frankie’s Series)
Author Name & Publisher: Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 25, 2015 – 112 pgs

Synopsis
Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant’s BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn’t him—too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony’s mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not averse to Tony’s lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys.

When tragedy strikes the club, Tony fears he can’t help the mourning club members, but Leo offers his unwavering support. After such a tough start, Tony believes Leo is the Dom he’s been looking for… until he catches him kissing another man.

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FiveStars

This is my favorite book in the series so far. Tony is depressed and lonely, he wants a Dom but no one seems to want him, he is too big, too old and too hairy, more bear like that sub. When a chance meeting on the freeway happens Tony finds Leo attractive but thinks he is straight and has a family. When Jordan and Marchant push Tony to call Leo and go on a date he is hesitant. Leo isn’t a Dom but he is a top and he thinks he can handle Tony and boy does he! This book has more sex than the previous books in the series and it is hot. These two guys are so good and perfect for each other, but Tony isn’t so sure. These two have things to work out and with everyone in their corner they can’t help but make it work.

Angie

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4 Star Review for Ed & Marchant (Frankie’s Series) by Sue Brown #MM #BDSM

CoverTitle: Ed & Marchant (Frankie’s Series)
Author Name & Publisher: Sue Brown (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 12, 2014 – 120 pgs

Synopsis
Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with—especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance, rather than work.

Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus’s spilled Coke. Ed’s humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant’s attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed’s mother and grandmother heaped on him.

Marchant is patient, but nothing he does seems to help until he discovers Ed’s secret love of dancing—a forbidden passion that might be the key to unlocking the confident, secure man Ed could be.

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FourStars

First off, I have to admit I read this book before reading Frankie & Al. I felt I was missing a little backstory so I instantly read Frankie & Al’s story and then Ed & Marchant made more sense. So I suggest you read the series in order unlike myself. I honestly hated Ed and didn’t think I could ever change my mind about him. Marchant is a saint and a great Dom, he knew just want to do to make things work with Ed and how to bring Ed out of his shell. The book wasn’t long but it was a good story and I can’t wait to hear more about this characters in other books.

Angie

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3.5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for The Assassin’s Pet by Nana G. #MM #Paranormal @NanaGAmazon

CoverTitle: The Assassin’s Pet
Author Name & Publisher: Nana G.
Publication Date & Length: January 3, 2016 – 189 pgs

Synopsis

Gay erotic fantasy. Camille is a vampire who cannot kill, no matter how desperate his situation becomes. Faced with starvation and shunned by his natural family, he finds a solution to his problems in Damien, a professional assassin who belongs to the legendary Sulis Brotherhood. Camille offers Damien his services, his loyalty and his submission in exchange for regular meals and protection that the assassin will surely have no trouble providing for. Damien accepts the proposal, not realising how the vampire will change his life forever.

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ThreeandHalfStars

Unfortunately, this book just didn’t really do it for me.  It had an intriguing plot and some twists in there that I didn’t expect, but the story as a whole was not my favorite.

Camille was almost too docile throughout the story and despite his family shunning him, etc. he never really learned to live on his own.  He was constantly checking to make sure everyone around him was OK, but never really looking out for himself.  His character was just blah for me.

Then you have Damien.  While I liked his character more, again, he was almost too predictable.

The chemistry between the two was not great for me.  Sure, they had sex, but I never truly felt that they had a great connection.  It was a forced connection that kind of turned in to something more, but not in an organic way for me.

Sadly, I did not really like this one.

AvidReader

FourStars

Camille started out as a very pathetic vampire. He couldn’t even drink blood from a live person cause it made him queasy to kill anyone. Just as he was about to starve to death, he meets Damien, who is an assassin. I actually liked this story. The romance between Camille and Damien wasn’t shoved at our face, but gradually happened.
Camille made Damien softer, and Damien made Camille stronger. They complimented each other well. The plot was so-so, but I was drawn to the couple enough to ignore that it wasn’t a problem. They were certainly hot together. The ending kinda sucked for me though cause I feel like they didn’t get a HEA. They were together in the end, but it was a “happy for now” feeling.
Cookie

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4 Star and 3 Star Review for Top to Bottom by Delphine Dryden #FF #BDSM @deldryden

CoverTitle: Top to Bottom
Author Name & Publisher: Delphie Dryden (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 18, 2016 – 162 pgs

Synopsis

Drusilla Stasevich wants to leave the past behind and start the next chapter of her life. Returning to her hometown to open her dream kink club, Escape, seems like the perfect solution. But it can be tricky making dreams come true—especially when the person you want to share them with isn’t around anymore.

Amie Templeton is no stranger to tough times. She’s learned to make it on her own, and doesn’t do relationships outside the kink world. When her ex Dru moves back to town, old feelings surface. But that’s fine, right, since Dru has just opened the hottest new kink club in town?

Dru and Amie want to get the distracting spark between them out of their systems. Instead, their intense play sessions fan that spark into a flame. As if Dru didn’t have enough on her plate, an anonymous saboteur threatens to push her new club out of business. It will take the help of everybody at Escape to set things right again, and a lot of trust for Dru and Amie to start working toward a new life together.

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FourStars

This is the story of Amie and Dru, two women we first meet in Mara’s story, The Unicorn. In The Unicorn, Amie was the Domme who couldn’t give Mara the complete relationship that she wanted, and Dru was the club owner who matched Mara with the couple she became involved with. In Top to Bottom, we learn why Amie and Mara didn’t work. Amie has a whole lot of baggage. We find out that Dru is recovering from loss, and that Dru and Amie have a past. That past comes into play when Dru asks Amie for some business help, and the two women realize that they still have a lot of chemistry together. The scenes they had were hot, and it was nice to watch Amie start to realize that vanilla wasn’t necessarily a bad word when it was done with someone she trusted. There’s a subplot of sabotage that threatens their budding relationship, but once Amie calms down enough to realize that she has possibly overreacted to something Dru said, it clears the way for some honest communication, and possibly the route to happiness for them both. A very enjoyable read.

Amy P.

ThreeStar

I must admit I found this novel a little perplexing. At first I thought it was a beginners guide to S and M. Then perhaps a mystery. Finally I settled on a love story that eventually  succeeded between two strong women.
Not sure it should be classed  as erotica, especially as the conclusion almost verged on the normal regarding the women’s relationship.
Easy to read and interesting in parts.
However personally I found the whole thing a little chaotic and rather arbitrary.
Chris

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5 Star, 4.5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for Tasting (Beet and Clay #6) by Sean Michael #MM #Romance

CoverTitle: Tasting (Beer and Clay #6)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: June 7, 2016 – 99 pgs

Synopsis

Find out how it all began for Peter and Christian.

Before Toby met Damon, Peter and Christian found each other on the internet.

Still in the army, Christian was inexperienced in not only BDSM, but sex altogether. Still, he has yearnings and furtively explores them in online chatrooms.

Luckily for Christian, seasoned Dom Peter recognizes Christian’s lack of experience and a kindred spirit in the man, and they take their conversations to text messages and Skype calls.

After Christian’s last deployment and only a few months before his discharge, he takes leave and visits Peter so the two men can see if they are as compatible in person as they seem to be online.

This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.)

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FourandHalfStars

This was a story that I enjoyed a lot.  This was more of a discovery story.  You have Christian who is just learning what he needs and wants and then you have Peter, the established Dom in the relationship.

They have great chemistry and Peter is ever patient with Christian’s struggle both internal and external.

It’s a quick read, but one that packs a lot in to the short number of pages.  You get to see the relationship go from friendship to lovers, but it’s not necessarily rushed and most definitely not an insta-love story.

Overall, this was a great short story about finding out what you need and want and not being afraid of going for it.

AvidReader

FiveStars

I haven’t read the previous stories but now that I have read this book I will be going back and reading them. I loved this book. It did move a little fast and there were some things that were left out that I would have liked to know, like the internet conversations between Peter and Christian. All that aside this was fast paced and H.O.T. Yes Christian was hesitant and Peter was a little bit pushy but I think it worked for this couple and I simply loved them. I can’t wait to go back and read how they are currently as a couple.

Angie

FourStars

This was a really good BDSM story by an author I love. This is the first book in this series that I’ve read and I feel it can be read as a standalone. Sean Michael is an author that gives me my BDSM story but it is clearly entertaining. I would put this book in line with his Hammer Series; it was fun and loving type of story. I immediately had a connection with Christian (l love my military men) and quickly came to love Peter as well. These characters clearly had a connection to each other that fulfilled both of their needs. As I’ve read many books by this author I can definitely say that there is emotion, yet tenderness in the story as well as a lot of really hot sex. If you like BDSM stories then I would highly recommend reading this book.

Lynn

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TWO 5 Star, ONE 4.5 Star and TWO 4 Star Reviews for The Perfect Sub (Iron Eagle Gym #2) by Sean Michael #MM #BDSM

CoverTitle: The Perfect Sub (Iron Eagle Gym #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 28, 2016 – 220 pgs

Synopsis

While new couple Tide and Lance spend time deepening their relationship and further introducing Lance to the joys and vagaries of being a sub, established couple Tyrone and Bran discover that they still have a thing or two to learn as well.

A new job finds Bran run off his feet, and a visit to the eye doctor leads to the discovery of a brain tumor. Bran is terrified. He strives to be the perfect sub for his beautiful master and sees the tumor as a personal failing as he tries to handle every last phone call, e-mail, and text that comes in, no matter how early or late. When Tyrone finally finds out about the tumor Bran’s been keeping a secret, he realizes he’s been taking his sub for granted, and he works to rediscover his boy and their relationship. Of course, that’s easier said than done given that Bran’s job is taking up all his time and he would rather pretend the tumor just doesn’t exist than actually deal with it.

It’s going to take all of Tyrone’s prowess as a master to help guide Bran through these troubled waters.

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FiveStars

Chock full of hot steamy sex, this book also has lots of heart. We met both Bran and Tyrone and Tide and Lance in the first book of the series. This book seems to pick up right at the end of that book. We see Tide and Lance growing closer and closer. Bran and Tyrone who have been together for years seem to drift a little but nothing really noticeable for either of them or really even the reader until Bran gets bad news from the doctor. I just love how these two couples are always so loving and affectionate to each other not only as couples but as friends too. I hope there will be another book in the series, I love these two couples and I am not ready to say goodbye to them yet.

Angie

FiveStars

This book is basically a continuous of book one. It pretty much picks up where book one ended. The only difference is there is more of Bran And Tyrone’s point of view through out this book along with Lance and Tide.

In this book I was able to see that Lance and Tide where able to feel more comfortable in their relationship. I feel that theirs is more of a relationship and less based around the BDSM lifestyle. I feel like they practice parts of the BDSM lifestyle but they r definitely not 24/7. I feel like each day that passes Lance was more comfortable in his own skin and that Tide is really good for Lance because Lance feels like he has the freedom to be himself and enjoy his desires because Tide supports him in his choices. They really are a great couple in my opinion.

Tyrone and Bran have been together for a long time in what I would definitely say is a 24/7 Dom/Sub lifestyle. They know each other’s wants and needs but I feel like they have gotten complacent in their relationship and do not realize they are not meeting each other’s emotional needs any longer but instead only the physical needs. Don’t get me wrong they are still a very much strong couple in my opinion but I feel like maybe they are too comfortable with each other and I believe that Brans tumor scare is exactly what they needed even though I wish I could have happened in a better way.

Bran and Tyrone have to reevaluate their relationship and make changes and I believe this is a very good thing we’re their relationship is concerned and I have no doubt that hey will continue to be a very strong, loving couple in future books in this series.

I cannot wait till the next one comes out if their is a next one that is. I enjoyed getting to know these two couples and hope to read more about them in the future.

Tosha

FourandHalfStars

This was a really excellent book by Sean Michael. This is far from the first book I’ve read by this author and can’t say I was every disappointed. In this book we focus mainly on Bran and Tyrone but still have time seeing how Tide and Lance are building their relationship. This story didn’t just have BDSM and sex; it was quite clearly a love story. No it was not your typical love story but Sean Michael was able to show you that love can blossom anywhere as long as you nurture it. That obvious became the problem with Bran and Tyrone. It was great to see them work through their problems and overcome them. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves BDSM but HOT sex but you most definitely get both in this book.

Lynn

FourStars

This was a good story, but not great for me.  I really enjoyed the first book and was slightly let down with this one.

Tide and Lance’s relationship is a sexual as ever and they are still learning to trust in each other.  Despite Lance’s reservations, he learns that he can enjoy spending time with Tide at the Iron Eagle Gym.  I thought it was so sweet that Tide wanted Lance to feel comfortable with himself, in the knowledge that Tide found Lance’s physique appealing, despite Lance feeling like a bean pole.

I wish that we would have gotten more photo sessions in this one, as those were always hot.

Then you have Bran and Tyrone’s relationship.  They seem to struggle a bit more in this story, despite seeming like the more established relationship.  Bran has lost his trust in himself and his Dom.  When he finds himself in denial about what’s happening around him, it takes a strong, firm, loving Dom – Tyrone, to bring him back to himself.  Tyrone questions his ability to care for Bran when he finds out after the fact from Bran, about the health issue he is facing.  The scenes of bringing them back together – seriously hot.

What I didn’t enjoy about this story as much, and I can’t believe I am going to say this, is that there was almost too many sex scenes.  It seemed like they were scattered all over and that was the majority of the book.  I wish the story had been more in-depth – less about their pleasure and more about real life.

However, it was a good story and I always enjoy books by Sean Michael.

AvidReader

FourStars

This was more than just a BDSM story. The love and respect between these couples was amazing. I enjoyed how the story was multi-person POV. Bran was just adorable and his fears were real. It took Tyrone to go back to basics and show the love of his life, his true love. It was scary knowing the secret Bran was keeping until Tyrone stepped in. I enjoy that these two set of couples are friends and can open and honest and flirtatious with each other. You could feel the continuing developing relationship between Tide and Lance. The sex was not only hot but the compassion for each other could be felt. My only issue was that the actual problem of the brain tumor was identified late in the story and resolved quite quickly. I would have liked to have read more about the conflict and feel Tyrone’s fear of the possibility of losing Bran more than I did. I do hope we get to see more of these fabulous men.

Keri

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5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for No Remedy (Bounty #2) by Christine d’Abo #MM #ScienceFiction

CoverTitle: No Remedy (Bounty #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Christine d’Abo (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 30, 2016 – 245 pgs

Synopsis

For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.

But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.

Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.

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FiveStars

Two is good but three is best or at least in this case. This book picks up a couple years after book 1. Faolan has taken a turn for the worst and even though him and Gar are now married and happy, he has basically given up on finding a cure for the poison that is coursing through his body and just wants to live out what little time he has left.

Mace will not except this and goes and looks for the one person who may be able to help her find a cure, Alec. But with Alec comes more trouble and one of those TROUBLES include a bounty hunter and head of the guild Byron. The trouble with Byron includes his past with Alec. They were lovers until Alec ran. Finding one another again is where the problems started to come and come in full force.

These people (Mace, Alec,and Byron) are so completely opposite of one another. Mace is part of the Pirates ship that Faolan is captain of. Alec is a scientist. And Byron is a bounty hunter. Can these three with different past all come together or are the three of them just two different?

I loved book 1 and I can say with all honesty that I Loved book 2 also. There is so much adventure, mystery, suspense, anguish, lost love, new love, lust, and heartache all within this book. There is not a dull moment in this book. Your are literally on the edge of your seat while reading what is going to happen next. Wondering who is the good guys and who is the bad. Wondering if they will be able to find the cure they are working so hard to find in time. And also wondering what is really going on that someone would want to kill them all. It’s is almost as if every page you turn in this book something new is happening but it is not so overwhelming that you lose sight of what is going on in the book. That is hard to accomplish with so many different things happening and seeming to happen all at once. That is what makes Christine d’Abo an amazing author and this such an incredible book.

Tosha

FourStars

No Remedy is a sexy and suspense-filled space adventure.

This book continues the story from the first book while introducing us to great new characters. Alec, Byron, and Mace make a great triad. Their bedroom power dynamic play adds an interesting element both in terms of their relationship and the steamy sex scenes. As with the first book, the characters are well-developed and intriguing.

I have one complaint about this book. In the first book, there is a plot device that throws Gar and Faolan abruptly into the start of their sexual relationship. I found the situation believable, and it flowed well with the story. In this book something similar was done to bring the three together the first time. To me, instead of flowing with the story it seemed somewhat forced. It didn’t feel like it really fit with the story.

I enjoyed this book but it didn’t thrill me the way the first book did. I still found it very engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next book.

I don’t recommend this as a stand-alone book. But I do highly recommend this series to anyone looking for an erotic, kinky, and romantic Sci-Fi.

Trigger warning: Multiple sexual scenes with BDSM.

Amanda

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5 Star and 4 Star Reviews for Chemical Bonds by L.M. Somerton #MM #BDSM @lmsomerton @PridePublishing

CoverTitle: Chemical Bonds
Author Name & Publisher: L.M. Somerton (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: May 17, 2016 – 141 pgs

Synopsis

Even the best-planned experiment can have unpredictable consequences.

Max Allenby loves his job as a chemist with Armacom, developing new protective materials. He harbours a secret crush for the CEO, the stern and distant Blake Winters, which makes dealing with his harridan of a boss, Dr. Ella Preston, bearable.

Blake Winters is a lifestyle Dom. He spotted Max when he first joined Armacom, but has kept his distance from the talented, young scientist. When his Head of Security, who also happens to be Max’s older brother, tells him about Max’s feelings, Blake decides its time to make the pretty young man his.

Blake proposes a dating experiment to Max. For three hours a night over five nights, Max will give Blake his complete submission. Max is conflicted but decides to take the plunge and get a taste of a lifestyle he secretly craves.

Each date night introduces Max to a new level of submission. He loves every minute but is also conflicted—unable to believe a man like Blake wants him as anything more than a temporary plaything.

Blake understands that experiments do not always turn out as expected. He takes steps to convince Max of his feelings and to reassure him that his submissive streak is a strength, not a weakness.

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FiveStars

Chemical bonds is such a perfect name for this book because Max is a scientist research assistant Armacom, where he met the Ceo of the company and has harbored a huge crush on him for two years. Little does he know but Blake has been half in love with Max for the whole time that he has worked at Armacom but he is unsure of if Max is ready for him because he is a Dom and though he believes that Max is a natural born submissive he knows that Max is very innocent and has not a lot of experience, much less with a Dom/sub relationship. But Blake is about to change all of that and find out once and for all of him and Max are compatible.

This book is a perfect example of what a true Dom/ sub relationship is all about. Blake takes Max through what is like to be in this type of relationship by gaining his trust. Teaching him about sane, consensual, and safe truly means. Along with a safe word. He teaches him what it means to be rewarded and what it means to be corrected the proper way. But not only that he teaches Max what it means to be truly loved and Max teaches Blake the same.

Max is not all that willing at first to give his submission to Blake but it is not because he does not want to it is because he is scared. I love that Blake made Max feel safe enough to let go and that Max allowed Blake the opportunity to earn his trust.

L.M. Sommerton did an amazing job on this book but honestly I expected know less because L.M. Is an amazing author.

Tosha
FourStars Blake and Max, even Justin were wonderful characters in this story.

Max had a naivete that sometimes got on my nerves, but overall, he was the traditional submissive.  He was shy, but wanted to be dominated, he just didn’t know how to ask for what he needed and wanted.

Then, you have Justin.  I love the dynamic that he has with Max.  They are playful, but you can see the love their share for each other.  I wished that Justin had a little more to do with the story, but understand that he’s just a secondary character.

Finally, you have Blake.  He is a Dom through and through – he longs to teach Max the way to submit, but knows he must tread lightly.  He is patient and kind, but wicked and tricky too.  Not only does he show Max how life as a submissive can be, he longs for more than just the dates they have agreed on.

Blake and Max didn’t have the best chemistry for me – they were almost too sterile when it came to their relationship.  Maybe that was because of the arrangement, but I just had a difficult time with their relationship.  Despite that issue, you could see where Somerton wanted their relationship to go.

Overall, this was a sweet story that was very quick to read.

~AvidReader

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4 Star, 4.5 Star and 5 Star Reviews for His Rules Anthology by Sean Michael, Morticia Knight, L.M. Somerton, Lily Harlem, Samantha Cayto, S. Dora #MM #BDSM @PridePublishing

CoverTitle: His Rules Anthology
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael, Morticia Knight, L.M. Somerton, Lily Harlem, Samantha Cayto, S. Dora (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date: May 24, 2016

Synopsis

‘Time Out’ by Sean Michael

Val and Chaz broke up after Chaz safeworded unnecessarily during a scene. Can they find a way to come back together?

A few months ago, Chaz safeworded during a scene, just because he was feeling neglected and bitchy. Val was understandably upset that his sub lied, and the two of them split up. Now it’s months later and Val is miserable to be around, so his friend sends him to his private lake house to vacation and get over himself. At least, that’s what Val thinks is happening. In reality, Chaz has also been lured to the lake house and is waiting there so they can hopefully get back together.

Despite his shock at finding Chaz at the lake house, Val decides to do a scene. Will it be the last scene they share or will they find a way to move past what happened?

‘Strict Consequences’ by Morticia Knight

One proposition, one night. Could it be the beginning of a forever after for a Master and sub?

Garson teaches poetry and literature at the local college, but what he does on his own time is much different. His need for pain and dominance is strong, but his fear of letting go is stronger. He won’t let any Dom touch him sexually, and his other hard limits are even more extreme. But lately, his one hour a week sessions haven’t been satisfying him anywhere near enough.

Jarvis finds the bookish and reserved Garson captivating. His love of extreme pain is thrilling. But there’s also a hedonistic wanton hiding beneath the surface of the detached sub, and Jarvis aches to be the one who sets him free. After waiting for a year to crack Garson’s carefully controlled surface, Jarvis conceives of a plan.

Garson knows he shouldn’t give in to Jarvis’ proposition that they spend an evening getting to know each other, but the reward of unlimited time in Jarvis’ dungeon is much too tempting. Or is it actually Jarvis who’s the most tempting thing of all?

‘Tagging Mackenzie’ by L. M. Somerton

Achieving a Dom’s undivided attention can have unpredictable consequences.

Steele Denton’s business doing custom paint jobs for fast bikes is booming. He’s in demand and has a reputation for being a perfectionist. Tattooed and intimidating, Steele is also in demand as a Dom at his local BDSM club, Chain of Thorns. He requires perfect submission from any sub he deigns to play with.

Mackenzie Soames is desperate for Steele to notice him, but might as well be invisible. He has no idea how to get invited into the VIP members’ area that Steele rarely strays from, so he concocts a plan to get Steele’s attention. Kenzie is a talented graffiti artist with a secret identity, known only by his tag, a pair of handcuffs. He spray-paints a BDSM scene on a wall at the side of Steele’s workshop, hoping Steele will see the security footage and track him down. However, Steele is working late and catches him in the act.

Steele recognises Kenzie from the club and demands twenty-four hours of sexual slavery as penance for the graffiti. Kenzie has no choice but to agree and soon discovers that being Steele’s sub will either make him or break him.

‘Bad Idea’ by Lily Harlem

Bad ideas can sometimes be the best!

Roughneck Riders are not an MC club you mess with, least of all their rough and tough gang leader Heavy. But Heavy has a secret that has to be kept, no matter what—his heart belongs to a man. It shouldn’t. He’s supposed to be into women, like the other guys in the club. Junk is just too cute to resist, though. Add in his delectable body, his sweet submission and his willingness to accept Heavy’s sadism, and the couple are a perfect match.

Junk’s a probie, proving his worth to the club and demonstrating his mechanical know-how. He’s lived on the edge for a long time, flitting from one place to the next. But now that he’s settling in as a Roughneck, life is looking up. Not least because he’s in love—soul-eating, cock-thickening obsessive love. He can’t tell anyone about his desire for Heavy, but what he can do is push his lover’s buttons, all day, in full view of everyone, until he’s damned sure the night will bring a whole host of sinful delights and wicked punishments that will leave him marked, bruised and most of all, wholly satisfied.

‘Safeword’ by Samantha Cayto

A dangerous game turns into unexpected pleasure…

Carter’s dream of running from his abusive family into the arms of the perfect Dom has been shattered. Virtually enslaved by a vicious arms dealer, he has to submit to any man his master gives him to.

Undercover agent Damien Crow is close to putting away the arms dealer he’s been hunting for years. All he has to do to gain the man’s trust is ‘play’ with the pretty boy with the frightened eyes and alluring corset piercing down his back. Being straight and not a practicing Dom, he has doubts he can pull off the effort. One look at his playmate changes his mind. The stakes are high, and he must put on a good show.

At first, Carter assumes Damien is just another brutal Dom to survive. But the big, brooding man reignites his passion and gives him something Carter hasn’t had in years—a safeword. It might be his last chance to enjoy being a sub and he embraces the role no matter what the consequences.

‘Earning His Leathers’ by S. Dora

Call him old-fashioned, but Connor believes a man should earn his leathers.

Connor Lee is very much into both men and BDSM. He already knows he’s a dominant within the game of sex and power. He just wants to become a damn good master. When he gets the opportunity to become part of an exclusive group of men who share his philosophy, he’s willing to submit to their rites of passage.

His appointed tutor isn’t Connor’s cup of double espresso by any stretch of his imagination. Stone Carver is dark, tall, muscled and he has the face of a man who has seen one fight too many. Stone notices Connor’s hesitation and sends him away to find someone to have fun with and return when he has made up his mind.

Connor meets Jesse, who is everything he has ever dreamed of, and he wants nothing more than to stay with the sweet—potential—submissive. He decides, however, to meet the challenge of submitting to Sir Stone and promises to return to Jesse after he has earned his leathers.

During one long day of pain, pleasure and a smidgeon of humiliation, Sir Stone teaches Connor more than he had bargained for. But has he learned enough to be the Dominant Jesse deserves?

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Review

FourStars

OK, I must admit that I am always wary of anthologies.  I have not had the best of luck with them.  However, this one was fairly decent.  I enjoyed a lot more than one story in the group and that was a miracle.

Each story is quite short, so I don’t want to write too much about them – that would give away their qualities.  However, I will say that I enjoyed the story by L.M. Somerton especially.  It had bad boy, artist/geek and it was my favorite of the bunch.

I think my least favorite was by Lily Harlem.  I believe that I didn’t like the story mainly because it left me feeling like the characters needed a longer story.  It just left me feeling like the story wasn’t finished.

Overall, this was a decent set of short stories.

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FourandHalfStars

As you can probably tell by the title these are BDSM short stories. I have read books by some of these author and some I have not so I was able to get me fix of BDSM stories from authors I love and get a taste for others I have never read from. I love anthologies especially when it includes new author as I can get a taste of their writing style without have to spend money on a full length novel when I might not like it. In other words, I got the best of both worlds on this book.

Time Out by Sean Michael – 4.5 Stars

This was a really great story by an author I love. Sean Michael writes some really great BDSM stories and this one was absolutely great. I loved the situation that brought Chaz and Val back together and loved the ending. Great job!!

 

Strict Consequences by Morticia Knight – 4 Stars

This is another author I read often as I read her Sin City Series. This is another author I have come to love as she always manages to bring a new story with amazing characters.  This was a story that just captured my attention right from the start. I loved both Jarvis and Garson and loved how Ms. Knight brought them together. This was an amazing book that in a few pages takes you into the world of BDSM all in the comfort of your home.

 

Tagging Mackenzie by L. M. Somerton – 4 Stars

I’ve only read one book by this author and found this one to be as good as a full length novel.  I always loved biker dudes. I loved how the author was able to take a graffiti artist and bring him together with a Dom who he’s wanted for a while. This author was able to share with us their story and I can really see the couple making it long term.

 

Bad Idea by Lily Harlem – 3 Stars

This was a new author for me, although the authors writing style was easy to read there seem to be something missing from this story. I think a full length novel would have been better as I just couldn’t seem to get into the story. Before I knew it the story was over yet I never really got to know the characters. I would consider reading a full length novel just to see if I could connect with the characters better.

 

Safeword by Samantha Cayto – 5 Stars

Warning: Dark Read

This book was just wow. This was again another new author for me. I only read dark reads on occasion yet this was a short story so I out my game face on. This author was able to bring me into the story almost immediately and for a dark read I find that pretty incredible. Ms. Cayto just captured my attention from the first lines of this story. That was pretty amazing as it usually takes me a while to get into a story from a new author. I will definitely be looking for more books from this author.

Earning His Leathers by S. Dora – 4.5 Stars

This was again another new author, although I’ve consider purchasing some of her books before. This story will defiantly buying them soon. This author immediately pulled me into the story and I just had to keep reading. Then before I knew it, it was over and I’m thinking, “NO, I don’t what it to end.”  I loved the story background and can’t wait till I pick up some more of her books.

Lynn

FiveStars

If you enjoy a book that is full of BDSM then this is the book for you. There are several different stories in this Anthology that is based around BDSM.

These short stories are not just based on BDSM, it is also about finding that one person that connects with you on all levels. It is about finding your Dom to your submissive, about finding your friend that can relate to the lifestyle that you lead and it is about finding the person that you end up falling in love with.

This book has Dom and submissive that had a miss understanding and that misunderstanding led to them splitting up. Thanks to a nosey friend that may have the chance to reconnect. There is a short story that involves a motorcycle gang and hiding their relationship so no one finds out about them. There is a short story about an artist that is in love with a motorcycle artist that does not know if the sub is strong enough to handle him. There is even a short story where a sub is a sex slave that is rescued by an undercover operative. And there is so many more those are just a taste of what this book has to offer.

I enjoyed reading these short stories. They are hot, sweet, and very Dommy. Such a great read that is full of excitement.

~Tosha

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