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Monday, November 8, 2010

How To Steal Blade by Jade Archer

How To Steal Blade by Jade Archer
Publisher: Total- E-Bound
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (60 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by: Mistletoe

A disillusioned Dom and a bratty sub chafing against being a slave—oh! and those nasty cuffs that are cutting off the circulation to his wrists—this time making contact is going to require discipline.

Deminic’s not happy. He relocated to the fast paced, cut-throat business world of the Mebian system to try and find what was missing in his life. Instead, he finds his days an endless parade of sycophantic business owners, fawning hostesses and toadying charity organisations.

Even the joy he once found in dominating a sub has long since lost its appeal, as more and more often he finds they’re only interested in the tempting bulge of his credit chip. Surely, while he’s trying to figure out what he wants in life, it’s not too much to ask to find an honest sub? Someone who’s just the right combination of submission and challenge?

Blade’s smart mouth and disrespectful attitude are always getting him into trouble. But this time he’s really outdone himself. He’s naked, gagged and bound over a rather ominous looking black leather bench. And the cuffs are really becoming annoying. For a start, they won’t loosen enough for him to get away before whoever he’s being offered up to like a tasty little lubed snack comes in. If only being bound and gagged didn’t feel so…incredibly tempting.

When these two meet there’s bound to be some misunderstandings, but is the biggest one of all destined to drive a wedge between them forever, just as they finally manage to get free of the system that’s been dragging them both down?

This short story packs a punch. Deminic is once again quickly getting tired of this new world’s atrocities. It seems on every planet he goes to he may be able to amass a good amount of wealth but he is never happy. He can never find what he longs for: Someone to share his life with, someone to care for. Yet as he contemplates leaving another world to start over he is given a reason to hope: Blade. As a slave, Blade has no rights and his current owner has decided to let Deminic have his way with him while they negotiate business.

Deminic may be a demanding Dom but he cares about his subs. He may have money but he does not flaunt it or use it to advance himself -- he is a man with a conscience. Blade is a strong man who is worth much more than just a slave. He is smart and after being hurt so many times before he keeps his heart hidden. The instant attraction and then love between the two was a wonderful read.
The two form a strong bond in just a few days and when Deminic cannot take Blade with him we can feel the pain Blade goes through as he thinks once again he has been lied to. 

This story is well written and fast paced with characters that have depth and emotion. I enjoyed watching the bond grow between Deminic and Blade. The love and trust that developed was so emotional and got me completely invested in the story and the characters.  When Deminic has to leave Blade, I worried that there would be no forgiveness between them, and I desperately wanted them to have their happy ending.  I also enjoyed Alfonesea -- he was a great character and I can only hope that he can find someone to love himself. I cannot wait to see if this author continues this storyline and I will definitely be on the look out for more Ms. Archer.

1 comment:

Suzanne Graham said...

Congrats on the great review, Jade! Your Contact series is awesome. We want more, more, more!!! Puh-lease.