Susi Reviews Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks #New Release @maya_banks

Susi Reviews Mastered, (The Enforcers #1)

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy comes the first novel in the Enforcers series—a bold new direction in erotic romance that explores the games men and women play, and the price they’re willing to pay for pleasure.

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.

 


 

My Review

I’d like to begin this review by telling you that this is my first Maya Banks book.  Intriguing, erotic, sexy are words I can use to describe it.  This is the story of Evangeline and Drake, two characters who are total opposites. Evangeline is a young innocent woman who moved to New York from a small town to help her parents financially.  Big city life is pretty new to her.  Drake is a powerful businessman.  He is the total alpha male. He is handsome, dominant, and relentless.  He is a club owner who lives a very private life.  Women are disposable to him, except for Evangeline.

Evangeline visited Drake’s club one night, and that one night changed her life.

Drake takes over her life and keeps her, controlling her every move in life.  His relationship with her, unusual for his lifestyle but one that I hope will become clearer in the next books.  I admit, it took me some time to really get into this book.  I didn’t care for Evangeline’s character.  I felt she was weak having allowed this man she just met take full control of her life.  However, I’m betting Evangeline’s character will flourish in the next book and surprise readers.

I liked the secondary characters.  Drake’s men, those that kept watch over Evangeline were intriguing and made me laugh on several occasions.  They have their own stories I wouldn’t mind reading about.

This book had plenty of sex scenes and some that made me squint and feel a bit uncomfortable.  It is a BDSM book so expect the kink.  All in all, I did enjoy this book.

The ending, a cliffhanger.  The last 20% of the book will keep you hooked for sure.

I look forward to reading the next book because I need to know what happens to this couple.  Maya, you have a new fan.

I gave this book 4 stars.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to add Mastered to your TBR list.  

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About the Author

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international

bestselling author of over 50 novels.

A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

http://mayabanks.com/

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Susi Reviews – Illicit Activity by J.R. Gray @TheOriginalGray

Susi Reviews Illicit Activity 

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The Christmas season is fast approaching. Jesse and George try to keep their connection alive with stolen late night dinners and secret meetings, which never seem to be enough.
Zac doesn’t take no for an answer, and has set his sights on George’s slave Elliot as his newest conquest. Determined to see Elliot and bring him some holiday spirit, Zac starts a battle of wits with George. But Will George be able to outsmart Zac, and keep him away from Elliot, for long?
Be Warned: m/m sex, BDSM, sex toys, fire play

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Interview with Author J.R. Gray @theoriginalgray

Interview with Author J.R. Gray

I love to interview authors and today and I thrilled to showcase J.R. Gray, the author of Legally Bound, Breach of Contract and Illicit Activity.

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Susi:   How long have you been writing?

JR Gray:  I’ve been writing since I was seven.

Susi:   When did your passion for writing begin?

JR Gray:  At about the same time I started writing. I needed a place to put all the characters in my
head.

Susi:   How many books have you published?

JR Gray:  Three

Susi:   Are all of your books BDSM? Are you interested in writing any 
other genres?

JR Gray:  I finished two books before Legally Bound, neither are BDSM. I love BDSM but I’ve always been more drawn to Sci-Fi and Fantasy. The book I recently finished is New adult Sci-fi. I plan to publish in those genres as well as continuing with BDSM.

Susi:   What books are you currently working on?

JR Gray:  I am working on Damages Incurred, which is the third book in the Bound series, as well as a Genderbent Cinderella.

Susi:  When do you write?  Any specific routines?

JR Gray:  I write in the mornings and then edit at night.

Susi:  When not writing, what are your hobbies or interests?

JR Gray:  I like to play water polo and run as well as read.

Susi:   What inspires you to write?  Music, a muse?

JR Gray:  I listen to music when I write, but it’s not a muse. I take my inspiration from everything around me, conversations, things I’m reading or watching, real events, and of course my favorite are the ideas that hit me randomly as I’m about to fall asleep or in the shower.

Susi:  How long does it generally take you to write a book?

JR Gray:  Each book is different for me. Breach of Contract took me two months. But I have written some in less than a month.

Susi:  Describe a typical writing day for JR Gray.

JR Gray:  Wake up, run, lots of tea or coffee and writing.

Susi:  There has been a recent explosion in the genre of erotic/bdsm. 
What are your thoughts on this?

JR Gray:  I think it’s great. It has pushed a once frowned upon taboo practice into mainstream. It’s not looked at as weird or abusive anymore. People should be proud of who they are and what they enjoy, not embarrassed by it.

Susi:   Do you have any advice to offer to any writers wanting to get into 
this genre?

JR Gray:  Practice makes perfect, as with everything else in life. The more you write the better you’ll become. And if you don’t know BDSM well, research!

Susi:  Many writers use a pseudonym for writing. Do you?

JR Gray:  I do, although the J.R. are my real first two initials.

Susi:   What is your biggest mistake as a writer?

JR Gray:  Going against my gut with edits.After all, they are only suggestions.


Rapid Fire

Pet Peeve: Over description

First thing you notice about a person: How they speak and then eyes.

Hidden talents: I can fight properly with any sword you put in my hand. Yes I am a nerd.

Prized possession: It’s the heart and trust of someone who loves me, and it’s worth more than anything material.

Currently Reading: – The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein

Fave drink: Iced tea

Fave TV Show: The Walking Dead

Star Wars/Star Trek: Both!

Batman/Superman: Batman – Sorry, to my writing partner M.

 

Thank you JR for letting me interview you. It’s always fun to get to know authors better.  I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future.   To show my appreciation,   I’ve got some wicked Créme de Vie with your name on it.  ~Susi

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Stay tuned for my review of Illicit Activity by JR Gray.  It will be up on blog next week.

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Evernight Publising Illicit Activity  Free!

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BLOG TOUR – Review – How To Reprimand Your Rock Star by @MinaVaughn #DommeNation

How To Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn

 

I am so excited to share this review today.  I’ve been dreaming about a blue eyed rock star for days.

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In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?


 

My Review

Clever, Witty, Fun, Naughty and Oh sooo good!  Those are the words I can think of to describe Mina Vaughn’s second book  How To Reprimand Your Rock Star.  Let me tell you, I loved this book and am excited to share my review.

Mina writes amazing stories.  There is always something unexpected in her writing which is one of the reasons why I love to read her words.  From the moment I started this book, I couldn’t put it down.  Her characters are refreshing and different.  Pair a beautiful female basketball player with a hot rock star, throw in some kink, and you have a 5 star read.  From the first page to the last, you will enjoy every moment.

I loved Thea and enjoyed discovering a new word along with her.  She is not the typical fragile female.  She is focused on her athletic career and education.  Yes, she is an athlete.  Thea meets Keaton Lowe and he is totally swoonworthy.  Appropriate nicknamed Baby Blue, he “rocks” her world.  This sexy rockstar enters her life and gives new meaning to the term “Rock God.”

This is not your typical love story.  The Rock God may be used to taking the lead on stage,  but Thea proves to be the one in charge.

I highly recommend this book.  Be sure to add it to your TBR list today. You will love it!

It is a spanktastic read! #DommeNation

I gave this book 5 stars!

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“Baby Blue”

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About the Author

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Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she’s not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she’s plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina’s debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014.  How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.

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Buy Links  How to Reprimand Your Rock Star:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/19541oN

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1j9kvRn

Other Formats: http://books.simonandschuster.com/How-to-Reprimand-Your-Rock-Star/Mina-Vaughn/9781476770239

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Goodreads! http://bit.ly/1bWIpM6

 

 

Giveaway – Win a copy of Interview with a Master by Jason Luke

This is one giveaway you don’t want to miss!

Here is your chance to win one of 2 e-book copies of Interview with a Master by Jason Luke.

I reviewed this book last week.  You will love it!  It is an interview like no other!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

This contest will run through Saturday evening.

The two winners will be chosen by randomizer.org and notified via email.

No purchase necessary to enter.

Good Luck!

~Susi

About the Author: Jason Luke

Jason Luke enjoyed several years involved in the BDSM lifestyle – but he is quick to point out that his experiences don’t qualify him as an expert, any more than knowing how to drive a car makes him a qualified mechanic. ‘Interview with a Master’ is a novel about how one man became a Master. The book is a work of fiction, but Jason has drawn heavily on encounters from his own real life. He won’t say which parts of the book are fictionalised, and which parts are auto-biographical.

Erotic BDSM fiction written by a man from a man’s point of view.

You can find Jason Luke on Twitter @JasonLukeAuthor and on Facebook.

Interview with a Master is now available in 9 countries! 
Here they are …
• Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Germany http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Austria http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon France http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Italy http://www.amazon.it/ /dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Spain http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00IB32RZY

Review- Interview with a Master by Jason Luke

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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)

My Review

If you haven’t read Interview with a Master by Jason Luke yet, then you need to get this book right away.  This book was not what I expected when I first read the title.  Honestly, I was intrigued by the title and some of the comments I had read on social media about the book.  Well….the book turned out to be an extremely interesting and brilliant read.

First of all, I love books written in the male point of view.  I think the male mind is fascinating.  Sometimes, comments made by men are surprising.  With that said, Jason Luke does a spectacular job of explaining his BDSM experiences from his point of view.  Not only is his book well written, he builds suspense for the reader.  I never wanted his interviews with Leticia to end.  He definitely builds “anticipation” throughout his book.  Additionally, I learned about BDSM. I can see the roles of the master and his sub through different eyes now.

The story was enlightening.  There were several lines that stood out as I read that were my favorite.

“Being taught the skills and thrills of sex by an older woman was one of the best things that could have happened to me, Leticia. I learned so muc h from her, and they were important lessons – lessons I stll remember and apply even today.”

“Leticia, there are no rules – apart from the safe, sane and consentual requirements I have already mentioned.  If those conditions are met, then a BDSM relationship can be as extreme or as borderline-vanilla as the people involved want it to be.”

“I understand what women need to make BDSM work in the bedroom.”

“A Master without a submissive is a guy. Just a guy. He needs someone who wishes to submit to him.”

“It’s not one thing about a woman that makes her sexy in my eyes, it’s a collection of things – an intoxicating fusion of the obvious and the subtle that merge together.”

“Anticipation is more potent than a whip and more compelling than handcuffs. The ability to tease and arouse a woman is a subtle skill few men ever bother to learn.”

“Being a good Master, in my book, is much more than meets the eye, and it’s much more than people outside of the lifestyle seem to really understand.”

Now, the ending was quite surprising.   Since I have learned that there will be another book, I am excited and am looking forward to more of The Master.

I recommend this book. I think readers will experience BDSM through different eyes.

I gave this book 5 stars.

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About the Author: Jason Luke

Jason Luke enjoyed several years involved in the BDSM lifestyle – but he is quick to point out that his experiences don’t qualify him as an expert, any more than knowing how to drive a car makes him a qualified mechanic. ‘Interview with a Master’ is a novel about how one man became a Master. The book is a work of fiction, but Jason has drawn heavily on encounters from his own real life. He won’t say which parts of the book are fictionalised, and which parts are auto-biographical.

Erotic BDSM fiction written by a man from a man’s point of view.

You can find Jason Luke on Twitter @JasonLukeAuthor and on Facebook.

Interview with a Master is now available in 9 countries! 
Here they are …
• Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Germany http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Austria http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon France http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Italy http://www.amazon.it/ /dp/B00IB32RZY
• Amazon Spain http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00IB32RZY