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Saturday, September 29, 2012

September Book of the Month Poll Winner ~ Kissin' Tell by Lorelei James

Kissin' Tell by Lorelei James
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (420 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Dogwood

She once led him around by a string. Now he's the one holding the reins.

Rough Riders, Book 13

Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband and his pregnant wife? Showing up to the reunion without a date. Fate smiles on her when she runs into her former classmate and current cowboy hottie Tell McKay. With his infectious smile and fun-loving ways—not to mention his banging body—he’s the perfect solution to her problem.

Tell McKay had it so bad for Hot Lips Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he is no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name. He agrees to escort her to the reunion with one stipulation; that Georgia proves she has left behind the goody-goody cheerleader of the past—by sharing his bed.

Their sexual chemistry flashes so bright, they barely notice that the reunion has come and gone, and now they’re tangled up in another dreaded “R” word—relationship. But if Tell wants to get the girl this go-around, he’ll have to come up with a whole new set of knots to tie up her heartstrings.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Scarlet and the Three Bears by Stacey Espino

Scarlet and the Three Bears by Stacey Espino
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (57 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Clover

Scarlet is separated from her camping party, lost deep in the northern wilderness. When she comes across what appears to be an abandoned cabin in the woods, she takes refuge for the night. Inside there are three of everything, but no sign of any occupants. Scarlet falls asleep in one of the large beds, dreaming of a knight in shining armor that she learned long ago doesn't exist.

When wild bears break in during the night, she thinks her life is over. But when she opens her eyes again she's surrounded by three of the hottest men she's ever seen. They demand to know why she's in their house, a desperate hunger in their eyes. Will Scarlet submit to their sexual appetite or return to her unfulfilling life beyond the forest?

If you go down to the woods tonight…! Remember that fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Yes? Well forget it, this is something else entirely!

Scarlet heads off to the woods on a camping trip with a group of friends, one of whom seems to think he has a chance with her (though this never comes to anything). She is pretty indifferent about the whole trip, but it’s something to do. She’s kind of bored with her life and has no one special to share it with.

When the so-called friends come across a cute little cottage in the woods and drunkenly start to mess the place up, Scarlet pleads with them to stop, horrified that they could be doing this. Her innocent declarations however, fall on deaf ears when the owners of the cottage, three drop dead gorgeous bear shifting brothers, discover only her around.

Scarlet and the Three Bears is one seriously steamy ménage story. I liked Scarlet from the beginning, though I did find there were quite a few other characters to get to know at this point with all the friends names popping up. She is feisty, knows what she wants and stands up to her friends drunken behavior. As for the brothers, wow, great characters. Conner, Brell and Leland were all different personalities and I felt I got to know them quickly and easily. I enjoyed how the author switched points of view a few times, it made for a well-rounded read.

Did I mention the sex? There’s spanking, anal, oral, threesome fun galore. Scarlet gets to really enjoy her time with the brothers, and then, when the story closes, you’re left with a nice thought of her still continuing her erotic fun with them deep in the forest somewhere.

If you enjoy a little fairytale fantasy with a meltingly hot ménage read – Scarlet and the Three Bears is a book for you.

Twice by Chance by Susan Laine

Twice by Chance by Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (121 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Clover

As a teenager, Addy Monroe had a life-changing experience—although technically the “experience” was happening to someone else in the steamed-up backseat of the taxi stuck in traffic next to him. Six years later, at a club in LA, Addy meets rock singer Zak Roscoe—the man who unwittingly taught him who he is—and gets a shot at experiencing Zak for himself.

A private and guarded person, Zak finds Addy’s determined advances both annoying and intriguing, and he allows himself to be seduced for a night of pleasure. Unfortunately, some old habits die hard: Zak’s postcoital nature leaves something to be desired, and Addy quickly realizes that sometimes fantasy and reality don’t have much in common. If wishes were second chances….

Sometimes getting to really, truly know someone takes a while.  In fact, do we ever?

These thoughts are exactly what go through Addy Monroe’s mind as he falls into a relationship with Zak Roscoe. As a teen he sees Zak by chance, making out in the back of a cab. He's completely fascinated by the two men, well one of them in particular, so when he encounters Zak several years later, he's more than happy to jump into the sack with the guy who has become the star of all his fantasies and wet dreams. From there on in the story romps along and I won’t give it away, but I appreciated the fact that the author didn’t throw in lots of external conflicts to the couple; it was all about them.

To start with, if I am honest, I wasn’t sure of this book, but then, once Zak and Addy got chatting I was hooked. Ms Laine is a master of dialogue, it’s snappy, witty, funny, profound and completely moved the story along. The way Addy chats so much, Zak’s frequent closing down, it was a real treat to listen to their banter and conversations. The sex was hot, super hot, but their relationship and the problems Zak in particular had with letting someone close was the theme of this story. A theme that was well handled and didn’t always give me what I expected.

I would have preferred not to have two characters with the same letter for their first name, Zak and Zane. I appreciate they were brothers, but as a reader I had to go back a couple of times to check who was who. But other than that a good read, a length that made it possible to get your teeth into, and really three-dimensional characters, who despite their faults, I was still rooting for to get that HEA. Recommended if you like m/m that doesn’t focus on the gay issue, but instead explores the relationship of two strangers, with baggage, coming together in a physical and emotional way.

Retraining the Sub by Jennifer Denys

Retraining the Sub by Jennifer Denys
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (82 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, F/M/M/F, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 stars
Review by: Thistledown

When submissive Ann misuses her safe word once too often she is told to attend a retraining program. However, the only Master prepared to train her is hard, inflexible Luke, the man she jilted eight years previously.

Dominated by her parents, shy Ann left home because there was something missing in her life she wasn’t getting from her sweet fiancé, as he was then, and is introduced to BDSM.

Shocked to see each other at the club, but stunned at how they’ve both changed, Ann has to be trained by Luke, or leave. It becomes a battle of wills to see who will lose control—the battle being about trust. Can Ann give up control and trust a Master? Can Luke trust Ann not to run away again? The emotional victory for each battle flies back and forth between them. Who will ultimately win?

Retraining the Sub is fast paced and filled to the brim with bratty sub antics and a Dom that is determined to have the last word.

Stories about Doms and the subs that love them abound. In this story, Ann is a sub with some serious trust issues. Jilting her then fiancé, Luke, at the altar all those years ago has left a few scars. Hanging out at the local BDSM club, Ann cries wolf and overuses her safe word one too many times. The Dungeon Master has little choice but to force Ann into a remedial BDSM class with a new Master. If she refuses, she will be banned from the club. It just so happens that the one Master willing to tangle with this bratty sub is the man she walked out on. Master Lucas has entered the building and all Hell is about to break loose.

The angle of the bratty sub was done pretty well, but I found myself getting annoyed with how mouthy Ann was toward Lucas. Being in a BDSM situation, you must have a certain kind of personality that invites public display of the body and sexual activities. That is why you go to a club. Ann balked at every step and gave absolute Hell to every Master she encountered, including Master Lucas. As the events progressed, you could see she wanted to trust him but the constant whining made me want to stuff a gag in her mouth myself.

The tension in Retraining the Sub was well done. The trust and abandonment issues were prevalent and you could see how early events in the book shaped the character growth of Lucas and Ann. The fact that they both ended up at the same club trying to work out their issues was interesting, as were the exercises Lucas put Ann through to strengthen her skills as a sub. Ann’s overall journey was harrowing, but I wanted to hear less complaining. The dialogue was strong and the sex scenes were terrific. Writer Jennifer Denys did an excellent job of expressing to the reader exactly what was taking place, especially in the ménage scene.

The cover art on this book was absolutely yummy. Master Lucas clad in leather pants, a studded belt and a single tail whip was sexy and made me want to read this book before I even knew what it was about. Sour Cherry Designs did a superb job.

If bratty subs and the Doms that tame them are your game, then Retraining the Sub will be right up your alley.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Undone Rebel by Lila Dubois

Undone Rebel by Lila Dubois
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Taboo
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (101 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Plumeria

When amateur fetish model and rockabilly princess Adelita “Addie” Sanchez is asked to model for an instructional BDSM book, she turns the offer down—she’s not a porn star. Then she meets the three male Dominants behind the project, including Lane Therres, who convinces her the book is more art than porn, and she’ll be safe in his hands.

The rules of the photo sessions are clear—there’s no sex, and Addie can call a halt to anything she’s uncomfortable with. But self-reliant, strong-willed Addie doesn’t count on liking what the powerful Doms do to her body with their ropes, chains and toys. Enjoying Emory’s touch after falling for Lane, Addie turns away from both men, scared of what they’re making her feel. She’s worried that a relationship built on a BDSM contract can never be anything but whips and chains.

Lane will exchange Dom leather for shining armor to prove to his rockabilly princess that even the most gallant knights sometimes prefer dungeons.

What do you get when you cross a rockabilly chick with a computer geek Dom?

Lots of dirty, dirty sex! Not what you were thinking, was it? Me either, but boy was I glad to be wrong. Here we have Addie, who is a clothes designer, tailor, retail employee and model all rolled into one. During one photo shoot while posing in retro lingerie, she recreated the now famous poses of Betty Page thus thrusting her into the category of “fetish model”. This of course snags the attention of media outlets looking to make a book featuring elements of BDSM.

After being approached she immediately shuts down the idea of posing, calling it porn which was not at all what she was into. But thanks to the negotiating skills of one very sexy Dom, Lane, who shows her the beauty and power in submitting, Addie decides to pose. As the project unfolds, neither were expecting the feelings that followed or that fact that Addie is a submissive. But while Addie fights her submissive nature, she can’t deny her growing feelings for Lane.

This was a really fun story as the idea was unique and interesting. Lane was a great character, sexy, nerdy and just overall yummy. He decided dominating submissives would be a great way to get over his social awkwardness. Really? I loved that idea, even if it seemed far fetched. Addie was a strong character, sexy, classy and original for a romance novel.

But the reason I didn’t rate this five stars was because her immediate dismissal of the BDSM lifestyle, calling it porn. People who live and breathe the “Rockabilly” lifestyle are typically much more open minded then Addie portrayed at first. Also, I felt the blurb for the book was a bit misleading. It lead me to believe there might be a menage element that just wasn't there. Then again I could just have been hopeful.

Other then that, it was an excellent read and would suggest to anyone who really digs the retro vibe, sexy Dom’s, bratty subs or the dirty, dirty BDSM flavor.

Angels, Demons and Doms by Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley

Angels, Demons and Doms by Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (85 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/M/F/M, Menage, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

When a D/s virgin with an angel tattoo decides to gatecrash a BDSM party, she gets more than she bargained for. Lexi meets four masked Doms with devilish tattoos who give her pleasure beyond her wildest dreams. But when the scene is interrupted, she flees the club.

“Master Demon” Sam refuses to give up on his angel. He puts away his mask and decides to prove that he can be the perfect vanilla boyfriend. But how long can Sam hide his true nature? Will vanilla be enough for Lexi, now that she’s explored her deepest desires? And when Lexi finds out she’s been deceived, there’s going to be hell to pay!

Angels, Demons and Doms is a book that makes you dream about sinful Doms with wicked talents long after the last page is read.

What would you do if the air conditioning went out at work? What if you were the only one there and you thought you were alone? Would you strip down to your undies to keep cool? What if someone was watching and called you on the phone with suggestive things that curled your toes and left you in a panting heap of naked desire? That is what is in store for our heroine Lexi as she encounters Sam, a Dom at the Hades Club.

This book was a page turner that was riddled with plot twists and some wonderful forays into the BDSM world. We journey with Lexi on her maiden voyage to Hades, a local BDSM club and revel in her first experience. Authors McCall and Gormley do a great job of breathing life into Lexi and her issues with her weight. She takes on “Master Demon” and his fellow Doms at his club, and when things go wrong, you really feel for her as she tries to put her world back together. How do you do that when you have had a brush with the incredible?

Sam is an interesting character. Also known as “Master Demon”, he failed to provide Lexi with a safe virgin D/s experience, so he tries again to stay in her life as plain old Sam, a vanilla style boyfriend. Let’s just say that Lexi isn’t fooled for long and karma can really be a nasty boomerang when you are looking the wrong way.

This story was a rollercoaster ride that had me turning the pages and rooting for Lexi and Sam to get together and make it a go. The stick insect friend and Sam’s ex-wife make a great foil for this story. So do the three delicious Doms that pal around with Sam at the Hades Club. The dialogue is natural, the sex scenes are hot enough to scorch my fingers as I turned the pages and I loved the way the book began.

If you want to fall in love with an angel, and read about some hot phone sex and a few doms with demon tattoos, give this hot read a try.

Trail of Lust by Em Petrova

Trail of Lust by Em Petrova
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (167 pages)
Other: M/F, anal sex
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Carnation

When Kathleen Allen sets eyes on the man she’s known since her youth, Graham Hollis, she learns what being a woman is all about. She can’t tear her gaze off the rugged and brooding cowboy. After she throws herself at him, he refuses to take her unless they’re married. A secret wedding wasn’t exactly what she’d expected, though every heated touch gives her exactly what she wanted--and more.

An ex-Cavalry officer in the war for the South, Graham still fights his demons daily. When Kathleen enters his life, he finds himself resurrecting memories of the wife he’s lost, as well as needs he’d thought long dead. However, an ex-spy is fresh out of prison and Graham is certain he’ll try to reap revenge by harming the woman he’s grown to love.

Together, Graham and Kathleen must face perils, posses, and passions as they fight to hold onto the one thing they need to truly live--each other.

Civil War Veteran, Graham Hollis has a past that threatens all those he cares about. He will stop at nothing to protect his new love, Kathleen, even when danger comes at her from unexpected sources.

Graham and Kathleen are the kind of lovers who are destined to be together. Every moment they spend with each other is more heated and intense with love and desire. Kathleen is a strong, yet sweet young woman who follows her heart and trusts the consequences to fate. It was impossible for me not to adore this fresh, loving character. Kathleen meets every challenge with courage and heart.

Though it has been many years since the two have set eyes on each other, the power of their attraction gives the illusion that they have been together for all time. In fact, Kathleen was still a young girl when Graham last saw her. The consuming emotion and lust they have for each other is immediate and undeniable. There is no doubt in either mind that there can be no other love in their lives.

This story has everything any captivating adventure romance could offer… an emotionally powerful love affair that truly leaves a singeing ‘trail of lust’; strong, unforgettable characters who are easy to relate to; and such adventure that you’ll find yourself holding your breath. Graham is the powerful, sexy man of any woman’s dreams and he doesn’t disappoint.

I have nothing but good to say about this well rounded and expertly written tale. I recommend it to all romance lovers and eagerly await the third installment in talented Em Petrova’s, Hollis Boys series. This one is not to miss!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Matter of Pride by Marie Harte

A Matter of Pride by Marie Harte
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length Full Length (150 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

Pride goeth before his fall.

A Cougar Falls story

Dean Chastell has a reputation for being a troublemaker and something of a lady’s man. It’s not his fault he’s attractive, funny and hell on wheels between the sheets…or that his pranks often leave his victims smarting. But not even he deserves to get saddled with Stacey Bermin for his sins. There’s no denying the woman is gorgeous. She’s sexy as hell and aggravating in the extreme. She’s also prideful, pampered, calls him hillbilly and needs a swift kiss…err, kick, in the pants.

And she’s in grave danger.

He never thought they’d manage to spend a few hours, much less a few days, alone without going for each other’s throats, but when trouble comes calling, Dean finds he’ll do anything to keep her safe. She’s not nearly as cold as she seems. In fact, the princess brings out the prince in him he never knew existed. And he’ll move heaven and earth to keep her safe, out of danger…and in his arms, no matter the cost.

Dean Chastell and Stacey Bermin might be the same species, but that’s about all the resident pride prankster and the ice princess appear to have in common. This is the fifth installment in Marie Harte’s Cougar Falls series and while it has enough of the right background information to be read as a standalone, the real richness of the world comes from having read the preceeding four books.

With that in mind I easily found myself wondering what Dean, a character I’ve come to love, did to deserve the abuse of the lady who by his own admission was too good for him. Through Dean’s eyes I began to see the real Stacey and found myself not hating her too much, I even loved her by the end. I attribute that to the way Ms. Harte let me inside Stacey’s head so that I knew what she was actually thinking because her outward actions alone would have left me hating her. The play by play in Dean’s head as he starts to realize that she might not be as frozen as she appears also went a long way to my loving her.

The relationship between Dean and Stacey was hot and exciting and believable. The events that throw these two together and the banter just made the quick bonding perfectly plausible for two people who’ve known each other for years and have been harboring secret feelings for each other. I found myself caught between laughing and sighing every time he called her “princess”, because who doesn’t want to find the man who treats them like a princess. I look forward to updates on the princess and the prankster in future books.

I definitely give Ms. Harte credit, she’s built an amazing world in Cougar Falls Montana, I want to hike those woods and see if I can find the mysterious Ac-taws myself, and I’m not a huge outdoors person. So if you haven’t discovered the wonderful town of Cougar Falls, feel free to explore it with this hot and funny addition, you won’t be disappointed.

The Great Outdoors by Becky Moore

The Great Outdoors by Becky Moore
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (40 pages )
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Aster

Tallulah Murphy is a busy woman. As the newly appointed Director of Education for the Atlanta Art Museum, she has a thousand and one things to do on any given day. Dating is not high on that list; in fact, it’s not even on the radar.

Three hundred miles away in Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant Mitchell Weaver is gearing up for his promotion to be the youngest police chief in the city’s history. And unfortunately, as a prominent city official with all eyes watching his every move, a quality date seems untenable. But when good friends and good fortune set Tallulah and Mitch on a fateful adventure with Madame Evangeline’s high-end dating service, 1Night Stand, they may find a little matchmaking magic can reset their spirits of adventure and open their hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Finding that right person to spend your life with sounds like an insurmountable task, but sign up with Madame Eve's 1Night Stand service, and that task can become effortless!

In this tale, we meet Tallulah (Lou) Murphy, a beautiful young woman from Atlanta who has spent the better part of a year piecing her life back together after her ex broke off their relationship and did his best to ruin her career. A good friend signs her up for Madame Eve's service, and Lou, who's ready to find someone who makes her smile again, anxiously answers the multitude of questions and then waits to find her ideal match.

Mitch Weaver has just received a promotion to the Chief of the Charleston, South Carolina Police Department, making him the youngest chief in history. Just when his professional life was seemingly in place, however, his personal life has stagnated. Divorced for three years after finding out his wife had slept her way around the department, he's mailed his last alimony check and is ready to move on. Thankfully, his good friend has signed him up for the 1NS service in hopes that his life can change.

As always, Madame Eve made a great match in Lou and Mitch. They both love the outdoors, have been burned by past relationships, and each want a family. A long term relationship is a definite for these two, and there is little doubt it would work.

The sex is hot, and definitely helps to strengthen the connection between Mitch and Lou. Their immediate physical attraction is enhanced when they realize they share similar interests and each is so different from the people that have hurt them in the past. Their only stumbling block? They live in different cities and different states. They quickly realize the obstacle they need to overcome, but refuse to allow it to overshadow their short time together.

I loved both characters and in a short few pages, the author conveys their past hurts, the way they overcame them, and their desire for new partners. In such a situation, a rebound is a natural assumption, but not for these two, and I credit that to the talent of the author.

As always, I'm left wanting more, but that's because these characters are so likable. It's hard not to root for them! If you want a quick, hot, and enjoyable read, definitely check this one out!

The Submission by D. F. Krieger and Sonia Hightower

The Submission by D. F. Krieger and Sonia Hightower
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (57 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, F/F, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

The editor is always right... Katia Lane, a down on her luck writer, finds this out the hard way. When she submits an erotic tale to Daring Desires Publishing, one head strong woman meets another as an author/editor war ensues. There's no room for a diva in the publishing industry...and Sylvia L. Avers means to demonstrate this to the fledging writer. When you submit a manuscript to Daring Desires, you submit more than a submit yourself.

As a BDSM conference nears, both women prepare to face off. Which one is going to be on top?

Give me an erotic romance with characters that leap off the page and have me snorting into my coffee and you have made me a reader that will not stop flicking the pages until the last scorch marks are cooled on my e-reader.

A story about a struggling author trying to change her genre from pirate romances into erotica should sound boring, right? Sure, it could but not in this book. From the first sentence, I wanted to know why Katia was slinging her coffee cup in frustration and cursing like a sailor. Her daily grind of balancing her waitress job and passion for writing really hit home for me. As a writer, I understood her irritation when her romance editor told her the newest book she had slaved over was crap. Can you say furious and heartbroken? Oh yes. You feel everything that Kat feels as she experiences it and I love books like that. Her awkward foray into the world of BDSM authorship is a bumpy journey that was joy to read about.

The second main character in the book is Sylvia, the editor at the erotica house that Katia submits her new BDSM story to. Little does Katia know, she will be submitting to more than just a copy edit. Sylvia is a force of nature with a dominant streak a mile wide. Right away, fiery emails banter back and forth between the two women. There were moments when I burst into abject laughter at the battle going on between author and editor as Katia’s education into the world of BDSM takes off in directions I just don’t see coming. The steam heats up as the tension between the two women mounts and flairs into an all-out fire storm. These two ladies are matched for a battle of the wills that will have you thinking about it for days after you finish reading the last page.

The plot development in this story was spot on. It was not predictable and each chapter was separated by character, so no issues of head hopping arose. The sex scenes were scorching and left me wanting this book to last for way more than fifty seven pages. The thing I enjoyed the most was the acerbic wit and the all-out real reactions from the characters. This was a one sit read that actually had me going right back to the beginning to start reading it again, I loved it so much. Authors Hightower and Kreiger have done an outstanding job of creating a character dynamic with a flair that really stood out as one of the best books I have read lately.

If you want an original story with a BDSM theme that will have you laughing out loud while simultaneously reaching for a pitcher of ice water, then The Submission is the book for you.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Redemption For The Hypnotist by Hypnotic Dreams

Redemption For The Hypnotist by Hypnotic Dreams
Publisher: Hypnotic Dreams
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (85 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/F, F/F, Ménage, Forced Seduction, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by Fuchsia

A demonstration of erotic hypnosis leads to two relationships: one inspiring and creative, the other abusive and destructive.

Darren Braid was a respected psychology professor until a student accused him of trying to hypnotize her into sexual slavery. The accusation was recanted, but the university dismissed him anyway. Feeling betrayed, Darren retreats into seclusion. But the FBI believes that his exceptional skill with hypnosis and his tainted personal history make him the perfect undercover agent to infiltrate a sex slavery ring.

Latoya Douglas is a beautiful black woman and one of L.A.’s hottest rap producers. Latoya will do almost anything to support her artists, including bringing them women. Her sister has been missing for four months, and now she is working for the studio that’s fronting the slavery ring. Latoya also has a HUGE hypnosis fetish and sees Darren’s erotic hypnosis recordings as a new art. She becomes Darren’s lover and muse. She encourages him to produce recordings that will make women be more sexually free, and she eagerly brings Darren subjects to test his erotic hypnosis recordings. After three years of solitude, Darren finds the relationship more inspiring and rewarding than anything he imagined. But he doesn’t know if he can trust her. He has to figure out if she’s part of the slavery ring or trying to infiltrate the ring to find her missing sister.

Marisa Martinez is a hotheaded young FBI agent. She allows Darren to hypnotize her to act submissive and obedient so she can get close to one of the slavers. But the hypnotic programming works too well. Marisa is in danger of losing herself to the submissive role and becoming a mindless sex toy who doesn’t care how she is used. Can Darren restore her mind before she’s actually sold into sexual slavery?

Imagine having someone, through the power of suggestion, control your actions, feelings and emotions by just saying one or two words. Now imagine that all you want to do is please the person who has thatcontrol no matter what. That is the power that Darren Braid, ex Psychology and Behavioral Modification Professor, had to offer. Through his tapes, Hypnotically Seduced, he's able to completely hypnotize women into being what would be referred to as ‘fuckbunnies’ for anyone. One such person is Lamar Breaux, owner of Luv Bandit Muzic, who wants to hire Prof. Braid for a very special project he's involved in. However, first he wants a demonstration of Darren’s work so he brings in three girls; Latoya, Jackie and Marisa. They each listen to the tapes and each are affected differently, Marisa more so than the other two. After watching, Lamar is happy with the aggressive sexual behavior of the girls and decides to use Darren for his project, especially if he can make them more docile and obedient.

Latoya is the CEO of Luv Bandit Muzic and is not as affected as Marisa, but she does want Darren and enjoys the sexual freedom being hypnotized brings. She also knows that Lamar is somehow mixed up in the disappearance of girls, her sister being one of them, and she's determined to find her.

Redemption For The Hypnotist is a whirlwind of sex, mystery and a look into the human mind. Darren is trying to redeem himself after being falsely accused by one of his students. He, along with his FBI cousin, Mike, and undercover agent Marisa are working together to put Lamar away and find the missing girls. Marisa becomes sexually aggressive when hypnotized which Darren had to tone down.  This caused complications for Marisa because she is, by nature, anything but docile.

Redemption For the Hypnotist made this reader see how easily it is to take control over another persons mind and turn them into whatever you want them to be. In this case, Darren Braid’s specialty was turning women into uninhibited sexual slaves. I could not imagine someone being able to take that much control away from another person and that’s why this story was so intriguing.

Pick up a copy and you may find it as interesting as this reader did.