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Monday, May 28, 2012

Club Esoteria Christmas by Cooper McKenzie

A Club Esoteria Christmas by Cooper McKenzie
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (82 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M/F, M/M, BDSM, Flogging, spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria

You are invited to Club Esoteria’s Christmas Party
Friday, December 23, 2011, 8 p.m. until ?
Entertainment: A Sub’s Talent Show
RSVP required; floggings will be administered to those who do not

Antony returns from an eight-month deployment and wonders if Jenna will let him return for good. Gentry worries that he will be kicked out now that Antony is home. Whitney gets new toys for Christmas as Taurus pushes her boundaries. Sloan, Dane, and Merlin make their appearance though Sloan is seven and a half months pregnant. They leave early when Sloan goes into labor after she and Merlin dance for the talent show. Jackson is juggling bartending and keeping his lovely submissive satisfied. He grows more nervous about proposing but he is determined that she will marry him.

Will Jenna let Antony back into her household? Will Sinclair agree to Jackson’s proposal? Will everyone have a spanking good Christmas party?

What Christmas at a BDSM club would be complete without a tree decorated in balls, whips, handcuffs and chains?

This book is about Club Esoteria’s Christmas party which features a talent contest involving all the subs. The acts must be non- sexual in nature, which I found kind of charming.

This book is number seven in the series and focus on couples/groups from previous books. We revisit Dane, Merlin and Sloan from His Sub’s Submissive, Taurus and Whitney from Caught by the Master, Jenna, Antony and Gentry from Minding Mistress which are books one through three respectively. And finally we see Jackson and Sinclair recently from His Beck & Call Girl. Cooper McKenzie was able to bring a lot of her characters together in this installment and never let any one set overshadow another. Each couple or group had their own scenes that led up to the other. I was able to invest in everyone even with this book being a short read.

I had not previously read the prior six books, but in no way did I feel lost or at a disadvantage reading A Club Esoteria Christmas. I personally believe that takes a great deal of talent, and it made me want to go back and read the books to experience how all these couple came to be where they are in this novella. Fans of Ms. McKenzie or the Club Esoteria series will not be disappointed at all.

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