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Monday, June 13, 2011

Master of Mine Anthology

Master of Mine by Lauren Gallagher, Jenika Snow, Alexandra O'Hurley, Pepper
Anthony, Rachel Clark, Ashlynn Monroe, London Saint James, Melissa
Hosack, Angelina Rain

Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full length (180 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism, Forced Seduction
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Pleasure is just a smack and gasp away, as men and women push their boundaries for sexual satisfaction in ways many can only dream of fulfilling.

A collection of BDSM short stories, Master of Mine will take you on an erotic escape with characters you won’t soon forget. From forced seduction to the tried and true, let the authors of this anthology take you on a ride screaming with pain and pleasure.

This anthology is full of stimulating and entertaining stories. It runs the gamut from a story about vampires to a man looking for the right Domme who can help him with the pain he longs for. With an abundance of stories and plots to choose from there is bound to be a story for just about everyone.

Mistake by London Saint James is a story about a rich woman and a man from the wrong side of the tracks. The two may come from different worlds but the attraction that they feel for each other is real. Even as hot as the sex gets between these two, you can see that the love that they feel for each other is strong and true. Xavier may be a rough man but his heart belongs to Sienna. Sienna is a strong woman who knows what she wants and is willing to go after it no matter what the costs. The two make a wonderful couple no matter how different their worlds are the love that thy have for each other out shines it all.

Denied by Lauren Gallagher we find a sub who likes it rough but he cannot seem to find the right Domme. When he does a scene with Lady Roxanne, Elliot’s dreams may have come true. She knows just how to tease and how to hurt. Could she be the Domme for him? I enjoyed the way this story was told from the sub's perspective. The emotions that he goes through are very strong and the bond that the two begin to feel is a good one. Elliot is a man that is searching for what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. Seeing his persistence made for a good read.

In Tempted by Jenika Snow we get a paranormal story. Athena finds herself tied to a bed with four vampires to satisfy. The author sets the scene right from the beginning pulling me into Athena’s world with all her details and imagery. Athena is full of emotion as are the four men making this an intense read. With an interesting twist at the end of this story, I found myself wanting to know more about Athena and her men.

Spice it Up by Alexandra O'Hurley brings us Kellee, an office worker looking for something more. As she begins an online conversation with an anonymous man she gets braver and braver until she finally agrees to meet him at a bar. Sparks fly right from the start between the two and they continue their fun into the night. I liked this story and the feelings that Kellee has. She is a woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. Jed is a great man always taking care of Kellee’s wants as well as his own. This was a nice romantic story with a surprise ending that made the story even more magical.

In Lady Blake’s Tales for the Queen by Pepper Anthony we are introduced to Lady Blake who has been imprisoned and must treat the Queen to nightly tales. In this nights tale we learn about the couple Arrabelle and Sir Devon. As we see the innocent Arrabelle find her true self and give it freely to Sir Devon there is no mistaking the love that is building between the two. I enjoyed meeting Lady Blake and would love to see more stories about her and her plight. Lady Blake weaves a wondrous tale for the Queen and in the end I could only hope that we get to read more stories about her tales in the future.

After the Honeymoon by Rachel Clark is about Keith and Michelle, a couple who is on the verge of divorce. They've lost that spark and neither of them know what to do. When Keith decides to show his true self to Michelle he only hopes that being a Dom will not scare her away. He could never imagine that she might enjoy it, but enjoy it she does. Then Michelle begins to mix up her feelings and becomes confused and runs away until their best friends try to help her understand the lifestyle. I liked seeing the bond of love and trust that Michelle and Keith have. Watching Michelle find herself and understand her wants and needs was a great read. The emotions were high in this story and the friendship with the other couple was a nice touch. Not only do we see Keith and Michelle lean on each other but we also see that they can lean on their friends as well.

Hidden Pleasures by Ashlynn Monroe brings us Jill and Ty, a married couple who find that they may not know each other as thoroughly as they thought. When Jill catches her husband watching BDSM movie she not only is intrigued but willing to try it with him. I enjoyed seeing the love that the two share. Jill never once thought less of her husband and wanted to enjoy him in every aspect. The intense love that these two had for each other made this not only a hot read but a sweet one as well.

Taken for Pleasure by Angelina Rain brings us Duncan’s story. He is a strong man who loves with all his heart but must decide if he is willing to put that heart back on the line once again. When Alyssa interferes in his latest relationship he has had enough and kidnaps her. While trying to find out Alyssa’s motives the truth comes out and surprises Duncan. I liked Duncan right from the start. He is a good man who deals with all that life throws at him and picks himself back up without missing a beat. Alyssa and Duncan are a great couple that love each other deeply.

Bad Romance by Melissa Hosack is a great story. Ashe is a woman who finds out that her family is not what she has always believed it to be. When she finds out what a mistake she has made she is more than willing and ready to make amends, especially after she meets Jason. Jason is a strong man who fights for those that he cares about. The two make a strong couple and the love that blooms between them is a wonderful read.

This anthology was a pleasure to read. It was nice to be able to read these short stories from new authors and find out if I liked any of their writing styles. I found many characters full of emotion and depth that were more than ready to have me hear their stories.

I will remind readers that this is a BDSM anthology and that some of the sex may be intense and could offend some. In reading this anthology I found new authors that I enjoy and will be sure to look for more from them in the future.


ashlynn monroe said...

Mistletoe, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. This really made my day.


Angelina Rain said...

Thanks for the great review. It made my day!