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Subject: Any suggestions for a really good BDSM book?
Date Posted: 6/20/2014 4:41 PM ET
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I'm really getting into reading some good quality BDSM books (like Interview with a Master). I'm wanting to read books that are by people who have lived the life style, or have really researched it and understand it. Any suggestions on what are some good books that I can get my hands on? (I think Barnes and Noble is running out of stock as I keep buying them out of books when I go when it comes to this type of stuff lol and honestly I'm surprised the cashier doesn't give me one of "those" looks!)

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 5:58 PM ET
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E- books. many of this style are self-[published.

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 8:41 PM ET
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Cherise Sinclair.  I'll read anything she writes!

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 8:48 PM ET
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Love, love, love Annabel Joseph.

And Tymber Dalton.  Nothing beats The Reluctant Dom.

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 9:00 PM ET
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Thank you so much and please keep the suggestions going. It's so hard to find good BDSM books around where I live (it's not really welcomed here..). I've tried a lot of e-books but I find some to be either really short or really far out there with their ideas etc. I think some people just jump on the bdsm train to make a few bucks. I did find several books I liked from each group so thank you so much!

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 9:23 PM ET
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Oh, and....Kitty Thomas!

Date Posted: 6/21/2014 6:23 AM ET
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Did you see that In love with a Master is out now too?

Date Posted: 6/21/2014 6:29 AM ET
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I don't read a lot of that genre but I loved Kitty Thomas' Tender Mercies. I also liked Joey W. Hill's Nature of Desire series, and Cherise Sinclair Masters of Shadowland series.

I think I have a few of those that Kindle lendables. If you're interested, you can check out my bulletin board and send me a PM.

Date Posted: 6/21/2014 12:07 PM ET
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Sierra Cartwright writes some really good BDSM too.

Date Posted: 6/21/2014 6:00 PM ET
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Yep I grabbed In Love With A Master already. Haven't read it yet as I was already told how it ends and not ready for that yet lol.

Date Posted: 6/22/2014 6:32 PM ET
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Yep I grabbed In Love With A Master already. Haven't read it yet as I was already told how it ends and not ready for that yet lol.

Oh no....I need to hurry up and read it before I ruin the ending myself by reading through JL's FB page. Apparently there's been a lot of spoiling going around and he says he's going to pull the book from Amazon for a bit and redo the ending. That really bothers me. I don't know how it ends yet, but however it ends, its HIS book and I wish he would leave it the way he wrote it. angry

Date Posted: 6/22/2014 10:42 PM ET
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I'm not real big in the genre either but I second cherise Sinclair. 

Date Posted: 6/23/2014 9:52 AM ET
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I agree Missy. I've actually emailed him before and his response to me was very kind etc, so I know all the people running around screaming that it's a ploy are wrong. He's very deeply hurt by them ruining his hard work. He wrote the book because the fans wanted it, and now that it's not exactly how they want it, they're throwing a hissy fit and basically slapping him in the face. Don't read the amazon reviews either as apparently that's where someone spilled it. I read the spoiler on good reads so don't read it there either lol. 

 

Again, thanks everyone for the suggestions. Still open to more. I find it funny, years ago I said I'd never read a romance novel. I pick up Fifty to see what the hype was about, then found more realistic BDSM books and haven't stopped. 

Date Posted: 6/24/2014 9:38 PM ET
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Ok so I read it. LOL   I really liked it. I hope he doesn't change anything and I hope he writes more in the future.

Date Posted: 6/26/2014 9:17 PM ET
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I have to really second and third Cherise Sinclair and Joey Hill's titles.  I've read most of them more than once. Joey Hill's sometimes leave you a little more uncomfortable - but they have really different story lines and I find myself going back to them, even after thinking - not sure if I liked that.  In addition to the Shadowlands series, Cherise writes a shorter Master of the Mountain, Master of the Abyss and has crossover stories between the two series in the Doms of Dark Haven 1 and 2.

Lainey Reese has a few titles but I liked the first the best - maybe cause I hadn't read.  Subsequent ones not quite as successful.  Agree with Sierra Cartwright.  Shayla Black/Lexi Blake share a series "Their Virgin....." which aren't too bad I guess and each have individual series and titles.

Others with varying degrees of success are Lynda Aicher, Angel Payne, and Kallypso Masters ... JS Scott.

A recent one I found somewhere is by L Dubois "A is for"  "B is for" ... the start of a series and both quite interesting with different story lines around the same club.

If you have an e-reader and don't already belong you could join "All Romance"  They have freebies and frequent sales and a 1 free for every 10 (even .99 ones count and just not brand new releases usually).  The emails give you some good ideas of authors to try to.  Think I have some other authors/standalones but will have to check my e reader more.  Good luck

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 8:29 AM ET
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Long-time lurker, but I have to comment to second the Annabel Joseph suggestion.  I started with the Mephisto books:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Club-Mephisto-Annabel-Joseph/book/1456468324/

And loved them so much!  It is rare that sexy books end up on my reread shelf but these have.

I have also read Tiffany Reisz's series starting with The Siren and . . . I have really mixed feelings about them.  Mixed feelings, but I read them all so they did keep my attention!

And if you like short fiction, Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of many, many anthologies - I have Yes, Sir and Please, Sir and really love them both.  She also has edited some female dominant ones if you prefer the other side.

 

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:17 AM ET
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I can't stress how amazing Joey hill is. You can try her duology  ice queen and mirror of my soul, which you must read in order or you will be lost. There is a little bdsm if I remember correctly in Lisa Valdez book patience, which is also a really good book.I just ordered cherise Sinclair's dom's dungeon even though I didn't like her book make me sir. Anyone else read dom's dungeon?

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 11:07 AM ET
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Thank you every for the suggestion. I keep adding and searching and finding more. I've got an ipad but am saving up to get a kindle so I can get free books on prime (cause that'll save me money in the long run lol!)

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 5:40 PM ET
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I agree those two of Joey HIll's are also my favorite for that whole series.... had to immediately buy mirror of my soul when I read the first.  Dom's Dungeon was pretty good .. one of Sinclair's standalones.  And maybe try her Master series if you haven't --  and the first Shadowlands book is pretty good too if you didn't read the earlier ones.

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 5:54 PM ET
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Ashley, take a look at the books available on prime before you go that route. You can buy a LOT of books for the $69 for a Kindle and $99 a year for Prime. A lot of the stuff on prime is meh.

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 7:08 PM ET
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I've already got prime and the reason I'm thinking of a kindle is because I've got the old ipad and am ready for an upgrade so figured I'd go the route of kindle as the graphics are a ton better and it's super light weight (I hate carrying my ipad around). 

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Date Posted: 6/28/2014 8:28 PM ET
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Saving money... try the library.  Brooklyn Public Library is $50 a year, lets you check out 15 books at a time.  I just requested they order one of the Joey W Hill books and they did after a couple of days.  most of their book will work on the kindle but not all (e ink reader, not sure if there is a fire app for the epubs)

Of course some books are not available to the libraries to buy, so it does depend what you are looking for.

 

On the other hand... the kindle is so easy to use compared to the kobo I had for epub files.



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Date Posted: 6/28/2014 9:11 PM ET
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I'm trying to decide between joseph's firebrand or mercy, which one do you guys think I should read as my first book by her? I don't like that both books are so short though.

Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:14 PM ET
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Ronda I live out in the middle of no where and our library is pretty much hand me down books from the 90s. The nearest book store is almost 2 hours away. So the library is kinda out as I pretty much read through lol. It's pretty bad when I go to the library sale and I'm going read it, read it, read it, wow that's from the early 1900s, read it, read it... 

Date Posted: 6/29/2014 6:02 AM ET
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I've found some good kindle books through prime, but usually I struggle to find a decent loan each month. But I did see that In Love with a Master is available to loan through Prime. Not sure how long that will last though.

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