Thursday, May 9
The first BDSM themed fiction book that I read was Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series. And I have to say that I struggled with it...big time. In fact I really hated it and thought it was so demeaning and degrading that at times I had a negative physical reaction to the situations and how they were presented in the book. The series if fairly well received, but I hated them. I look back on it now and wonder why I ever finished the trilogy, but I'm like that...once I start a book I feel compelled to finish it. Needless to say I thought that BDSM romances were not for me after reading those books.
A while after I started hearing about this book called Wicked Ties and how hot it was. I was just discovering Erotic Romance at the time, and the description intrigued me so I got it, read it, and discovered that I did in fact enjoy BDSM themed romances, especially when they have an alpha hero like Jack Cole. Jack Cole was my reintroduction to Dominant men in romance and he changed my entire outlook on this sub-genre of romance.
I will forever be grateful to Shayla Black and her hero in Wicked Ties, Jack Cole...because of them and my enjoyment of that book I was willing to give other books with BDSM themed romances a try. I can't even begin to try and explain the aversion that I had to "those" books after my previous experience with the Sleeping Beauty series, and now I can safely say that some of the best erotic romances as well as some of my favorite authors that I've read have been BDSM themed, and the only reason I experimented with them again was because of Wicked Ties. That story and those characters truly opened my eyes to the type of intense and loving relationship that can come from that bond.
Thank you Jack Cole....my Wicked Lover from Wicked Ties :)
(Interestingly I wonder what % Jack gets as the favorite Wicked Lover from the blog hop...anyone care to guess?)
Between two brothers…
Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a Master in the bedroom instead. His older brother inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while the cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue.
Comes an irresistible woman …
Eager to rejuvenate Javier’s life, Xander shanghais him to Louisiana where they meet the beautiful London McLane. After surviving a decade of tragedy and struggle, London is determined to make a fresh start—and these sexy billionaire brothers are more than willing to help. In every way. And London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion…and desperately hoping that her love will heal them.
And inescapable danger …
But a killer with a hidden motive is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. And as fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.
To celebrate the release of the seventh book in the Wicked Lovers series, Ours to Love, author Shayla Black is giving away a Kindle Fire! Woot!! Enter to win and read any rules and restrictions in the Rafflecopter form below:
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