Ella Dominguez – The Art of Control

The Art of Control (The Art of D/s #3)The Art of Control by Ella Dominguez

Series: The Art of D/s #3
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning: Contains moderate BDSM themes, graphic sexual encounters, profanity, Dom/me in action, oral and anal sex. Intended for adult readers 18+. Not for the faint of heart or closed-minded individuals.

Having moved on from the terrible events of two months earlier, Dylan and Isa try to move on with their lives. Things seem to be going well as they grow into the roles of their unconventional D/s relationship, each learning the give and take of power and pain, accepting and giving love unconditionally, and respecting each other’s wants, desires and need for control.

But Isa has been fighting with the demons of her past. Recurring nightmares have begun to plague her and fear of the future overwhelms her on a daily basis. Her desire for control and independence prevent her from sharing her deepest fears with the man she loves, threatening to drive a wedge between the couple.

With gentle yet stern prodding from her cherished Dom, Isa confides in Dylan and their bond grows deeper. But their kinky fairy tale existence is all too good to be true when Isabel’s father sets forth a chain of events that will test their love and loyalty for each other, and Isa is forced to decide which is more important – Dylan’s life or her happily ever after.

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The final installment in the D/s Trilogy gave us a truly stunning conclusion to the whirlwind relationship between Dylan and Isa…

Just when I thought it was impossible to love him anymore, I do. I love him entirely, completely, eternally and infinitely, and beyond the stars and universe.

This book was a perfect example of how to balance panty-melting Erotica with an intriguing and thought-provoking storyline…
It featured emotional turmoil (for both the MCs as well as the Reader),
personal growth from both main characters,
heart-wrenching confessions,
nail-biting suspense…
and of course, the sinfully sexy interludes we’ve come to expect from this series…

DYLAN YOUNG

He’s a strict Dom with a vicious sadistic streak a mile wide, but I love it just as much as I love him. His hand is firm and he’s not afraid to use it when I’ve broken protocol, but his heart is soft and he’s gotten less and less afraid to show that side of himself.

ISABEL YOUNG

“I like the pain because it makes me feel alive. But more importantly, I surrender to the pain because it pleases my Master and I know he enjoys giving it to me and that he needs to give it to me in order for him to feel content…”

Many trilogies often stumble over themselves in the third book, rushing toward the end and struggling to tie everything up with a pretty bow, but Ella Dominguez had a beautiful rhythm to her timing… She kept me on the edge of my seat, a lump in my throat, turning pages like a mad woman without even realizing it…

Honestly, if I didn’t have Becoming Sir to look forward to reading next… I would have the biggest book hangover…

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Ella Dominguez – The Art of Domination

The Art of Domination (The Art of D/s, #2)The Art of Domination by Ella Dominguez

Series: The Art of D/s #2
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning: Written for mature audiences and includes profanity, graphic sexual encounters, moderate BDSM themes and mild edgeplay.

Romantic, erotic, suspenseful, emotional and humorous.

Five months into their intensely physical and BDSM-laced relationship, Dylan is ready to make a lifelong commitment to Isabel. But Isabel has reservations and for good reason as Dylan has continued to remain secretive and closed off about his past.

When someone from Dylan’s past makes an unwelcome appearance, he is forced to confront his demons head on as he is threatened with exposure about his sexual proclivities. More concerning is the threat of exposure about how his parents’ death rests on his shoulders. Forced into an awkward situation, Dylan must help the former lover and ex-submissive who threatens to expose him, all while trying to keep it a secret from Isa.

Dylan and Isa embark on a new journey as they take vows to never let anything tear them apart, a journey that tests Isa’s physical and mental limits as Dylan lets his true Dominant and sadistic nature out, giving Isa more artistic inspiration than she ever thought possible. But can Isa keep her own Dominant nature at bay long enough to allow Dylan to fulfill his sadistic fantasies?

With Isa’s upcoming debut gallery show and just when things are heating up, their relationship is threatened when Isa comes face-to-face with Dylan’s past activities with his ex and a woman from his past who won’t let him go.

To make matters worse, Isa’s father tries to force his way back into her life and she finds out just how truly cruel he really is as his secrets are revealed.

With everything that comes to light, can Isa stay true to her vows of for better or worse?

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Holy Crap! The second book in the D/s Trilogy soars above the first and firmly solidifies Ella Dominguez’s ability to write intense, intriguing fiction with an Erotic BDSM twist…

“There are far worse people than you and I in this world and being a little dirty minded never hurt anyone, so fuck anyone who has a problem with it.”

I had firm words to say about the first book in this series, and I’m here to tell you that continuing this series was my absolute pleasure. Every issue I had with the first book was nonexistent here, and has been wiped from my memory by the outstanding writing from book two. The continuation of Dylan and Isabel’s journey was an edge-of-your-seat-while-squirming triumph.

DYLAN YOUNG

Dylan on why he thinks he became a Dominant:

“It’s hard to put into words. It makes me feel wanted and needed, like a God, and like I can accomplish anything. I like the trust that’s given to me when I’m in control. It’s because it’s who I am.”

ISABEL IBANEZ

Isa on why she thinks she became a submissive:

“I like being under your control and pleasing you. I like the feeling of surrendering myself to you and the trust we have that comes from that. I already told you that my curiosity for sex like this came from the lack of excitement from vanilla sex, not for any other reason…”

There was just so much more to this book:
More honest love between the Dylan & Isa,
more character development,
more action and intrigue,
more suspense…

Plus, the author ramped up the Erotic Intensity:
The BDSM element was stronger in this installment,
Dylan let out his sadistic side,
Isa discovered her masochist side,
There was more hard-core bondage & discipline,
anal play,
knife play,
fire play,
public displays…

I stand before you completely blown away…

I absolutely loved it, and I’m thrilled to be moving on to Book Three!

Red Phoenix – Brie Surrenders her Heart

Brie Surrenders her Heart by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #8
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Brie’s submissive journey has been marked with self-discovery, humor, and sexual exploration. To her delight, Brie is about to enjoy the best scene ever with Master, carrying her to heights never imagined. Friendships deepen, a challenge is accepted, and her film career is launched. But life is a balance… judgment and vengeance are waiting in the wings to steal the one thing she desires above all.

This last of Brie’s After Graduation series sports the hottest sex and the deepest depths. There is no middle ground for Brie now.

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Brie’s final installment comes to an epic close, enchanting all the senses. From birthday presents to mind-blowing sex, untold fun awaits our little submissive. Equally potent are the challenges Brie must face. Nothing of great worth comes without sacrifice. Join Brie in this spine-tingling conclusion to the After Graduation series.

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Red Phoenix – Brie Visits Master’s Italy

Brie Visits Master’s Italy by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #7
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brie has many exciting lessons yet to learn. There’s a session on belts, an introduction to Master’s new skill and the unwelcomed challenge of jealousy. Master shares his father’s Italian hometown with his little sub. While exploring the island they discover something that has remained hidden for years, waiting for Master’s return. This is a beautiful journey of passion, healing and sacrifice.

This seventh novella in the After Graduation series is a tantalizing ride as Brie experiences arousing Domination, hurtful rejection, and the strength of ‘condor love’.

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Brie must face her parents, among other things, before traveling to Italy with her Master. There Master introduces her to his father’s charming hometown and large Italian family. All seems well until an old lover enters the picture. It becomes a struggle for Brie as she attempts to balance her natural jealousy with the deep love she has for her Master. Even more surprises are in store for her, including a birthday party that is uniquely Brie-licious.

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Red Phoenix – Brie Discerns Master’s Heart

Brie Discerns Master’s Heart by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #6
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Master has revealed himself in small doses, only hinting about the tragedy in his past. Things are about to shift as Brie comes face to face with Master’s greatest adversary. Huge changes are rushing towards our young submissive. The wolf must be confronted, her documentary is about to discover its fate and Master will bare a part of himself kept hidden until now.

This sixth novella in the AG series is a sexual adventure as Brie is reunited with Master and discovers the healing power of love.

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Brie has unknowingly befriended an enemy of her Master’s and it is about to complicate both of their lives. Crunch time has come for the documentary as Brie finishes with a revealing chat between Lea and Mary. A visit with Master Anderson leads to the long-anticipated reunion with a passionate Dom. Nothing is easy where Brie is concerned and yet… she has never known such joy.

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Red Phoenix – Brie Learns Restraint

Brie Learns Restraint by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #5
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brie is given the opportunity to work under the mastery of another Dom – an expert in bondage. During the unique arrangement she discovers truths about herself and several of her past trainers. A new passion is ignited when she participates in an erotic class of Kinbaku. Loyalties are challenged, but a clear winner emerges. Can Brie resist the seductive call of the rope?

This fifth novella in the AG series explores the sensuous allure of bondage and the power of love that binds.

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Brie’s Master leaves her under the care of a trusted Dom, but serving another is not easy for the young submissive. The new arrangement challenges the developing relationship between Brie and her Master. Emotional ties, as well as old desires, are tested. Brie gains clarity from the experience, but faces an unforeseen complication neither anticipated.

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Red Phoenix – Brie Faces Her Master’s Fears

Brie Faces Her Master’s Fears by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #4
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Brie is thrilled by the secret Master reveals. Their D/s relationship and love deepens as he teaches her his preferences and shares another aspect of his past. Tragically, a meeting with her nemesis starts a disastrous chain of events. The aftermath of which leads her Master to make a decision Brie never sees coming.

The fourth novelette in the ‘After Graduation‘ series will tantalize and surprise with its naughty twists, laugh out loud moments and scorching encounters.

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Brie is excited her dreams are about to come true. Unfortunately, only one thing lies in the way… Mary. In a cruel twist of fate, Brie is forced to confront her nemesis. Along the way, a tragic event is averted, but Master is faced with one of his greatest fears. Brie will gain insight into Mary’s betrayal, discover Baron’s compassion, understand Tono’s heart, and uncover ghosts from Master’s past.

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Red Phoenix – Brie’s Russian Fantasy

Brie’s Russian Fantasy by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #3
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Russian intrigue, startling revelations, and submissive enlightenment… Brie’s trip to Russia exceeds her wildest dreams. The bond between Master and Brie grows deeper as he opens up about his mysterious past. While the Russian Dom, Rytsar Donkova, reveals his true nature, introducing the young submissive to a different side of BDSM.

The third novelette of the’ After Graduation’ series takes Brie on a journey overseas where unspoken desires, exploration and love know no bounds.

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Brie is thrilled to join Master on a trip across the ocean. Before she leaves, Brie is given insider information about Ms. Clark, tries to impress Marquis Gray, and takes her Master to meet the parents. The excitement doesn’t stop there as Master reveals more of his painful history and Rytsar challenges her darker desires. The trip to Russia would not be complete without her ultimate fantasy coming true…

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Red Phoenix – Brie Submits to Her Master

Brie Submits to Her Master by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #2
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brie’s Master has special plans for his submissive at the Training Center, giving her the chance to see her former trainers and visit with her best friend, Lea. Brie’s education continues when she scenes with her new Master at The Haven, but the Wolf has returned and will not be deterred. His deception threatens to tear away everything Brie holds dear, but Master is not a man to be trifled with.

This second novelette in the ‘After Graduation’ series introduces Brie to several new BDSM experiences, highlighting why Master is worthy of total devotion.

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Red Phoenix – Brie Pleases Her New Master

Brie Pleases Her New Master by Red Phoenix

Series: After Graduation #1
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Find out what happens after the elevator doors close… Brie and her new Master are now free to explore life as a D/s couple. Although Brie graduated from the Submissive Training Center top of her class, she soon finds she still has a lot to learn. A rival Dom cannot accept her choice of Master and will not let her go without a fight. Brie’s generous heart steers her in the wrong direction when the Wolf comes to call.

This first novelette of Brie’s ‘After Graduation’ series explores the lessons, love, and lust unleashed upon the newly collared sub.

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Brie is euphoric after choosing her Master. Now the two can freely explore their love for one another outside the walls of the Center. Master teaches her the meaning of true possession. He also opens up to Brie, sharing a painful aspect of his past. She is shocked to learn his secret, but is determined to love him through it. Unfortunately for Brie, things start to get complicated when Faelan reenters the picture.

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