Off of what she was looking for Dana agrees to see where it may lead but cannot commit to a long term TPE with him She still has issues with Garnet s death and feels that she needs to work through them before committing Zach is willing to wait and work with her to bring her libido backI really do not want to give away much of the story here A lot happens between Dana and Zach There is wax play lectric play caging Pookie-Pie extreme bondage anxtreme scene in a swimming pool a double flogging and so much We are also introduced to Brent and Jacob a Dom from Dana and Garnet s past and his Submissive They will play a big part in bringing Dana and Zach together as one and they give Dana the xperience that she needs to totally understand ZachAs I said in the beginning this book is not for the weak minded or faint at heart If you don t know what a Total Power Exchange is you will know by the nd of Safeword Davenport I absolutely loved this book the power Dana had and the power she handed to Zach was unbelievable To know that you are absolutely loved and adored no matter what it a total high I Calling Home enjoyed the way the book was written There was no down time you weren t sure what Zach was going to do next to or with Dana There were strong dominant scenes and there were sweet loving scenes This book covered it all and showed me a side to BDSM that I had no idea about Thank you fornlightening me Ms Blevins This is my FAVOURITE book by Ms Blevins In this lovely story we are once again treated to some intense and arousing SM No one does SM in a Mf relationship as good for me as Ms Bl This is a deeply kinky BDSM super heavy on the M book It s interesting in it s apparent depth of knowledge xcept where it tumbles down hard in places specially in consideration of actual consent and safeword issues but I didn t feel at all connected to Dana or Zach There is very little plot here It s a deep dive into Dana finding herself again with props both bdsm toys and people including Zach Brent Jacob Max and Kirsten the therapist and repeated introspection and an abundance of orgasm and bruises Both Zach and Dana are on a very grief filled journey and as I read I had zero feelings of sympathy grief while reading along I was already struggling with the disconnected feeling I had from the couple so once Dana goes on her finding myself weekend and the instalust or whatever happens with Brent and Jacob and Max I was no longer njoying the book I m not going to go for the next book Maybe if they were KU but I don t have nough invested to keep reading I think I prefer this authors paranatural books better My review might skew the results here but this is what I felt about the book It was very clinical and seemed like a primer on how to have a BDSM relationship Every t crossed and i dotted Very dry I didn t find it sexy at all There was much about the heroine getting over her dead husband than anything The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents else really and the hero was very secondary in this story As an added note having accidentally hit anlectric fence too many times in my life the idea of lectricity being in any way njoyable sexually was beyond my comprehension Plus if you re interested there was a bunch of stuff about her learning to be a Domme which doesn t do a thing for me so was just pages I personally had to slog throughSo read other reviews to see if you might match with their feelings than mine before you turn down this book based on my review I wished I could give this a better review I really do I was rather hard on myself and it took me several weeks to decide on this reviewThe reason I am so reluctant is that I agree with Ms Blevins that we need BDSM novels which are about the real BDSM out there instead of just some figment of the imagination She tries hard to achieve this and in some areas she certainly has made the cutUnfortunately however there is so much lse wrong with this book that it almost ntirely outweighs the good I ll state the obvious firstThis book needs an Date Me editor a goodditor The diting process is not just about checking for typos and grammar
it s also about cutting out the fillers the bloat the surplus It s about making a story tight and s also about cutting out the fillers the bloat the surplus It s about making a story tight and about
TAKING OUT EXPLANATIONS AND TOO MUCH EXPOSITION WHERE NOT out xplanations and too much xposition where not it is about making your prose pleasant to read All of that is lacking in Safeword Davenport One could cut out some 30% of the word count and nd up still with way too much chatterEditing is also about voice Not just that of the author which is overly loud in it but also with the voices of the characters which are non Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health existant here No one has a distinct own voice with thexception of Jacob and he but marginally The rest is undistinguishableThese are the obvious faults For a romance BDSM themed story and a story about love and death I find myself left out there with zero motion There is none again with the minor xception of Jacob Everyone Cause Of Fear else was as moved andmoted as much as a block of stone Yes the author said these people Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows emoted but she never showed itWhich leads to the next two purely craft oriented faults there is absolutely no show in this book it is all tell I ve never fully understood this writer s adage until reading Safeword Davenport because it contained so much incessant boringly worded telling that it was very slow to read and I had to force myself repeatedly to continue reading This too is something anditor would catch and try to change though of this there is so much of it that I doubt it would reach the The Game of Love editing stage with a publisherSometimes fine funny or interesting dialogue can make up for the lack in prose but here as well this book fails The dialogue is robotic unlikely contains way too much bluntxposition and is wholly uninterestingAll put together this means that Safeword Davenport reads at the craft level like a first draft needing many many revisions before it is presentableOn to the subject matter and meat of the story I am in the lifestyle myself a hard player so I would Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition expect a story to at least stimulate me a bit make me havemotions catch my breath reminiscence or want to do something myself Unfortunately this story is lacking here as wellI could not connect to the characters and I had trouble in ven believing their reality as human beings Things between them did not progress in a believable manner ither and I had several WTF moments where something they said or how they acted took me way out of the story They felt again with the xception of Jacob like soulless dolls played with by a listless puppeteerLastly the BDSM itself While above I applauded the fact that many times Ms Blevins tries very hard to represent BDSM as it takes place in real life she incorporates fragments and insinuations which I do not believe belong here and which can be dangerous for the reader to take for grantedOne of these is meta consent specially as given here without at least acknowledging that it makes an already illegal act not just factually illegal but also depriving the players The Lady in Pink especially the dominant ofvery mitigating factor they might have in a courtroom Consent has to be informed given by an adult in the full possession of their faculties and has to be retractable at any moment in time to be legally valid In a book trying that hard to be realistic I d like to see this addressed and not just as some lip service but indeed by showing not telling what is the conseuence of such a lackThe second problem is worse and comes on the heels of meta consent punishable safewords I ve no idea whether this is the latest fad but it shocked me. S considering the idea of finding someone who would Eyes enjoy hurting her without reuiring her submission her life is complicated by a Dom who pushes all of her buttonsSafeword Davenport is the first half of Dana's story it's the personal part of her journey and has a Happy for Nownding Safewords ,
Into putting the book aside for days Punishment of safewords reduces the concept to absurdity Not just that any and very submissive I have ver met already thinks hard and often far too long to safeword if they now have to xpect something very unpleasant on top of disrupting a scene and potentially upsetting the Dominant the whole thing becomes very unsafe Not just for the submissive also for the Dominant who might continue to play while the partner already goes beyond their health or sanity This makes consensual BDSM play suddenly ride on the dge of straight abuse both motional and physical To see this so off handedly proposed is uite shocking Add to that that negotiation during scenes just doesn t happen in my personal xperience Spirit of the Wolf especially if it touches important things like thisWhat also belongs here is the atmosphere of higher farther further which pervades the concept of BDSM in this book Instead of concentrating on pleasuringach other being A Vineyard Christmas emotional sharing true intimacy I had all the time the impression of competitors in some soulless game a game played againstach other but also against Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose everyonelse Maybe that s the different culture because I noticed this a lot in rotica from the USA but here it really bothered meI cannot recommend this book I d have liked to because it tried to be something which is very much needed and unfortunately the rrors and faults overshadowed the positive points far too much for comfortAll that said I would love to read a well dited story from Ms BlevinsEditAfter all put together 4 clear retaliation ratings on a short story of mine I ve adjusted this rating downwards from 2 to 1 Additionally I make available here the background for my criticism of the author s unhealthy take on BDSM which faciliates the perpetuation of abuse assault and rape Given that the author maintains being a BDSMer in real life this is uite unjustifiable Good lord no one writes kink like Candace Blevins Only someone who s BTDT can pull you in and push all your kink buttons so accuratelyLet me begin by saying that I almost didn t read this past the first couple chapters I could tell the kinks coming up were not my kinks but I was drawn in to the motional storyline so I continued on Good lawd I m so glad I did This books gets five stars because I got super sexy hot over scenes that weren t in my personal comfort zone of kink and that s something By super sexy hot I mean I had to stop in the middle and place an order for sex toys THAT kind of hot When you re reading a scene that you KNOW isn t No one does pain better than Candace Here is a world where pain lives Where it breathes strokes and caresses The feelings of the masochist are so deeply and well Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) explored here that you really do come out of it with fundamental understandings I love her books because she gets it on the BDSM RealMeter this comes in at the topInjoyed Dana and Zach Dana was rich and vibrant and somehow ordinary in spite of all the stuff that she had been through Someone who could be a friend No BDSM Club Doms that stepped out of G here although there is a sub who might haveyummy JacobI ll admit I didn t see the parts with Brent and Jacob coming and boy did that add a lot So many layers but for me it felt like Dana had been stripped down to nothing by her loss and now it was time to build back up so not peeling back the layers but carefully layering on until the picture is completelike artists layer color Although I seriously doubt my pain level tolerance is Math Basics 6 even remotely what Dana s was the feelings are much the same I am the opposite of BA much of the Ds stuff I was uncomfortable with but for the pain parts it was a complete Yes Yes for me The thing I loved the most is the sheer variety I cannot say I ve read many of the things that happened here before they are so uniue It is like Christmas morning with oh oh oh let me unwrap that one over there This one was muchmotional as well An xcellent story with amazing BDSM scenes and fun rich multi layered characters A
must read for BDSM fans specially for those who perhaps don t understand the masochist frame read for BDSM fans The First Ghost especially for those who perhaps don t understand the masochist frame mindven if they do a Ds one Highly recommended Three and a half starsI have waited uite a while after finishing this story before writing this review I was really ready to thoroughly njoy this story I have a great deal of respect for the author who writes so authoritatively about the contemporary BDSM scene and I liked her arlier books very much I don t want to sound overly critical because I don t think this is a bad story just for me it was an unsatisfying one so far I haven t finished the second half yetI had difficulty relating to the hero and heroine and found it hard to sympathise very much with Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential either one Zach in particular made it very hard for me to like him and in thend I didn t He came across as completely self absorbed and I found myself wondering at times if he cared very deeply for Dana at all He seemed determined to always have his way whatever Dana wanted and very often he knew she didn t want what he was doing or about to do and it seemed to me that several times she allowed herself to be taken a lot further than she would have liked to go I had difficulty with the concept between two people who were lovers of consent to one thing and you consent to all which Zach seemed to insist upon as well as the times he only accepted her safeword if she agreed to be punished for using it dgeplay maybe but then than once he seemed to deliberately set her up to fail purely so he could punish her I know she s a masochist but she was already having problems accepting the submission he wanted from her and I couldn t see how that would help her Nor did it seem very fair or honest of him after all of the frank negotiating they had doneAs in the author s previous stories there seemed to me to be telling than showing in the story Although both of the main characters said they felt affection for the other neither appeared to do much to demonstrate it and I couldn t help feeling Dana was too wrapped up in seeking the pain she wanted and Zach in getting the level of submission and control he reuired for them to feel anything very deep for one another There was something clinical and detached about their conversations and attitudes around ach other including during their negotiations and it left me feeling somewhat detached from their story instead of fully involved and really wanting them to get their happy Humanism ending For me Dana s relationship with Brent and Jacob had warmth Jacob came across as the most sympathetic character in the book to me I liked Max too an honest up front and considerate sadist who could have given Danaverything she was seeking By the nd of the book I found myself wishing she had waited until he had sorted his life out and gone with him instead of ZachI don t want to give the impression I didn t like the book I did hence the rating I just felt it could have been better if I could have bought into the idea that real love was developing between Zach and Dana and that is not the impression I have so far It is important to remember this is only half the story and the outcome still unknown to me so I may
well discover I am judging them too harshly I was undecided whether to discover I am judging them too harshly I was undecided whether to both books and then review the whole story but ventually have done this with only about a third of the other read so far I have to add that a book which I find so thought provoking for such a variety of different reasons could never be considered as anything but well worth reading. Avenport and Chiffon is scheduled for release August 3 2012 and will give the rest of her storyWarning This title contains graphic language consensual BDSM bondage intense sensory deprivation Placing Memory extremelectrical play and the use of toys including clamps canes plugs cages paddles whips and floggers.
summary æ Lasombra eBook,PUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Candace BlevinsThis was an xploration of something I hadn t really thought of before a few months ago I used to think of submissiveness and masochism as two sides of the same coin I have come to realize lately that there really is a difference you can be a submissive without being a masochist it just isn t always asy But this was a very serious look at the reverse can you be a masochist without being a submissive Dana wasn t sure but I think in the Wanton Nights end she found the answer she was looking for as well a whole side of her personality she hadn txplored beforeIt took me a while to really find my way through thisI have to be honest I didn t like Zachary at first at all If the story had been about his relationship with Bethany I never would have finished it too many of the things he described pushed all my buttons in just the wrong way And actually I wasn t a big fan of Garret While My Soldier Serves either punishing someone for using their safeword to me is much worse than not having one at all I think it was the pool scene that finally got me to calm down When it was just about sensory deprivation and he didn t try to drown her I finally decided their relationship might have a futureI got to thend of the weekend and didn t see where we were going at all I have to say I really njoyed the second half I really liked Brent Jacob and specially Max And by the nd I actually found myself liking Zach although he still has a ways to go for meThere is some real motion in this book I was prepared for the The Fiend Next Door ending but the infirmary scene really caught me off guard with themotional impact vokedEarly on I was having mixed motions about the seuel Now I am looking forward to it I loved this book the first time around It blew me away back in June of 2012 It is interesting how six and a half years has changed me and how I read this book This new பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் edition is polished in subtle ways and reminds me why I loved this book when I first read it The story flows a bit smoother and surprisingly the BDSM scenes are no longer as intense for me Make no mistakes the BDSM in this story are intense Ms Blevins descriptions of how a scene flows is accurate and what I have seen and nowxperienced Many of these scenes are considered The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 edgeplay and do reuire both knowledge practice andxperience I caution any new to BDSM reader using this as a how to manual It is not This is for readers to take a glimpse into the dark side Ms Blevins offers something better than cookies out of your mind orgasmic nookie For those who need a bit spice to their kink Ms Blevins is one of the top go to authors Her special blend of plot character development with the pivotal BDSM scenes are her forte The past few years have only honed her skills as this reboot of a fantastic story is A Meditation on Murder even betterThis story isn t just about BDSM It is about what happens when your intimate connection with the love your life is severed in a dramatic and traumatic way How does one survive after thisvent For both Dana and Zach they are in a similar place of loss and displacement Will they ver be able to achieve this kind of power xchange they Travis experienced with the one they thought to spend the rest of their life with And do they really want to recreate that old bond or forge something newThe BDSM is definitely a highlight of the story for me as it makes me so hawt and now instead of screaming and running away from the scenes I still run away from the punishment scenes I m intrigued and want to try the ones I haven t What moves meven now that the initial shock factor from the kinky is acceptable to me is the love story and the growth This is a time of growth for Dana to learn how to become an individual again after so many years as part of a whole And when she discovers herself other people s perceptions are still thinking of her stuck in a role that is no longer thereFor xample when I read the first time Dana s sister in a law and an old acuaintance s derogatory comments of her having a life again I was disappointed in them This time around as I focus on Dana s recovery I m incensed and want to slap both of them upside the head for their unwanted and unsolicited opinions Who are they to tell Dana how she should be Who died and made them God Sometimes the connections of the past are best severed because they can only hold a person back And yet Dana s past connection with Brent has helped her grow and develop in ways she never xpected These differing xperiences stemming from similar sources is what makes Ms Blevins such a strong writer Because there is no one answer It is not black and white What seems bad from one way can be good from another This thought provoking set up makes me appreciate her stories Why Because it helps me see multiple view
and not rush to judgment without considering all anglesI loved this book first time and I m thrilled to see that I loved it as much if not the second time around This romance is highly recommended to kinky readers who njoy intense scenes with strong characters I received an advanced copy Kitty s review posted on Guilty PleasuresI started this book knowing just by the title that I would be reading a BDSM book First let me tell you that Ms Blevins writing is The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? extremelyxplicit Second I am as Vanilla as the flavor says so I went to some BDSM sites to make sure what I was reading was authentic before I started this review Third hold on breath and prepare yourself for a wild ride through a true Ds Ms relationship between Dana and ZachWarning This book is not for the faint at heart It is a heart wrenching heavy read with xtreme BDSM play If you are looking to see what a true Total Power Exchange TPE involves this is the book to read I did have to put the book down several times and absorb what I was reading and try to get into the total mind set of what Dana and Zach were doing With that saidDana is recently widowed and was married to her Dom They did not live as 247 MasterSlave but their sex was xtreme and Dana dwells on pain an absolute Masochist After Garnet passed she left him and the life behind started her own design business and refused to think that she would The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online ever be Submissive to another person She left that life behind and did not intend on going backZach is also recently widowed The difference he is a true Dominant He lived in a 247 MasterSlave relationship with Bethany He is an inventor of sortsworking with solarlectricity But in reality Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet electricity is his turn on He is not a Sadist He s ready to move onfind someone to share his life with he thinks Dana may be the one She told herself if Zach weren t a Dom they might have a chance but a little voice in her head whispered she wouldn t be drawn to him if he were vanillaTaking a seat on a nearby sofa Zach looked up and said I want someonelse to love to share my life with grow old with I m a Dom so they ll need to get off on submitting to mycontrol in the bedroom and playroom but otherwise I don t have any specific reuirements inmind He wasn t giving her nough to work withpoints and not rush to judgment without considering all anglesI loved this book
She tried another tack Bethany was twenty Fourseven Do You Want That Do you want that Not necessarilytried another tack Bethany was twenty fourseven Do you want that again Not necessarily said shaking his head as he leaned back and rested his arm on thesofa s armrest Not at first for sure I want twenty fourseven availability for sex but I prefer apartner for verything Design Research: Methods and Perspectives else Maybe pick an occasional week or two for a full time dynamic where I spend brief periods micromanaging her but not on a permanent basis He shrugged However if we fell forach other and she needed an Owner I could do it again Realizing what Zach was offering wasn t too far. Please see the second dition at has never submitted to anyone but her husband he trained her taught her to submit He's been dead a year and a half though and she's beginning to consider the possibility of dating again She sticks to vanilla at first but uickly realizes she's going to need As she'.