REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY! HER MASTER’S KISS BY VIVIEN SPARX (@viviensparx)
EXCERPT FROM AMAZON:
When Renee decides the only way she can save her relationship with a hurtful boyfriend is to become submissive, she enlists the expertise of a dark and brooding master.
However, Renee’s training soon has her falling for master Stefan, and as she becomes immersed in the spellbinding erotic world of domination, Renee realises she’s infatuated with a man who remains mysteriously out of reach; a man who refuses to be loved.
Behind Stefan’s cold, remote facade is a man dealing with his own past and his own pain.
“I am aroused. I’m very aroused.” Renee could feel her face flushing red.
“And does that surprise you? Are you shocked that being stripped to your underwear and then tied with your arms and legs spread in front of me should prove to be such a sensual turn on for you?”
Stefan sighed. “Be honest.”
Renee bit her lip. “I’m not surprised that I am aroused,” she admitted. “Because being restrained like this, and being… vulnerable… like this has been a secret fantasy of mine,” Renee blurted. “What surprises me is that I am more aroused than I have ever been in my life.”
Stefan considered this. “And I still have not touched you Renee. I have not caressed your body, nor have I dragged my hands across your breasts. I haven’t kissed along the inside of your thigh, or pulled your hair back and bitten your neck. I’ve merely left you there… anticipating such things…. wondering… what I might do.”
God! I know!
“And how is this arousal affecting you?”
“What do you mean?” Renee asked softly.
“You know what I mean,” Stefan’s voice grew harder. “Describe how your body feels. Exactly.”
Q&A SESSION WITH VIVIEN:
I had the pleasure of requesting questions from my followers on facebook and having Vivien Sparx answer them!
Did you always want to write in the erotic genre?
No. I initially wrote a fantasy story. But my partner has a lot of experience in BDSM, and when I started to think about it I realized I had a wealth of knowledge at my fingertips. He has become one of the sources for my stories to ensure authenticity.
How do you get in the zone to write your sex scenes?
I wish I could say something intriguing here, but the honest truth is that it’s not any different to writing any other scene. It’s all just hard work!
Has it ever affected your personal life?
Life is getting pretty crazy now. With the ongoing success of the books, I feel a constant need to keep supplying my readers with fresh stories. I am writing almost constantly to keep up with reader demand. That makes life challenging sometimes…!
Where do you get your ideas for your books?
The storylines often come from my partner… and then I add my own ingredients and twists. I have a pretty vivid imagination, and I also have several submissive ladies around the world who I refer to. They have a lot of great, sexy stories to share.
Do you find that the misconception of weak women is found in all levels of erotica/BDSM or just in mainstream fiction?
It is a misconception that I feel runs right across the board or mainstream literature. It is especially true in BDSM stories, but I don’t feel that a woman who enjoys submitting sexually to a man is weak! She can still be a strong independent woman, and enjoy the thrill of surrendering herself…
How do you meet the subs and Doms that you talk to as resources?
My partner is easy to talk to. He is always there. He had several good connections when he was involved in the lifestyle and he has put me in touch with a few of them who have been most helpful. But I also get an amazing amount of fan emails from submissive women from all around the world who offer their encouragement and suggestions.
Your love scenes are scorching. Are you writing from experience?
No comment! I am a happy girl.
Where do you picture your next story taking you?
My next story is going back to genuine BDSM. It’s what most of my readers seem to want. I got away from that a little bit with ‘The Falcon Falls’. Well now Vivien Sparx is returning to what she knows best- BDSM, with perhaps the best, sexiest storyline I have yet to develop.
Do you plan on stepping outside of the erotic genre or are you content with the breathtaking stories you create in this field?
I don’t know if my readers would follow me if I stepped too far away from what they expect a Vivien Sparx story to be. But if I ever could write in another genre… it would be horror!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions from the readers! Oh, and the handwritten manuscript thing is awesome!
It helps me feel connected to the story. Re-writes are dreadful(!) but even though the process is a little longer, I some how feel closer to the characters and the action when I write that way.
REVIEW BY BRANDY:
I was given a copy of the book in return for my honest review. I was not compensated. Hery Master’s Kiss was broken into 4 stories and I read them all for this review.
This is probably one of the most believable sets of erotica books I have read. I mean how many Billionaire Doms and virgin subs can we read about?
Renee was just like us. Scared, unsure and desperate to keep the man in her life satisfied. She was searching for something and found…Stefan. My toes are curling because this man makes me want to explore the lifestyle.
Stefan knows that Renee is going to be difficult and he tells her from the beginning that she is training for all the wrong reasons but something convinces him to try it. He is angry when he realizes that this woman has managed to get under his skin and does his best to get rid of her.
Master Larry is a “friend” of Stefan’s and I use that term loosely. He is the type of person that feels you owe them and it is easier to go along with it to an extent. This character is all the dark and twisted that people can sometimes relate to BDSM. He hurts and brutalizes and his treatment of his sub, Tink, broke my heart. That girl deserves more than the life she has been forced to live.
When Larry (sorry, I don’t think he deserves the respect of Master) takes his brutality out on Renee that is when we see the Stefan that we knew he could be.
I fell in love with this cast of characters. I have read a lot of erotica from Michelle Hughes and Karl Jones, to E.L James and Sylvia Day. They are all wonderful writers and I enjoy their work, but Vivien has real characters that reach deep into your soul and pull out the emotions that link you to them. These are everyday people that you could look at and say that is my neighbor or that is me. You can bet that this talented lady is on my kindle and will stay there. Enjoy, Kittens!
Vivien has agreed to participate in a giveaway for the complete ebook set of Her Master’s Kiss! Click HERE to enter!
Rated 4 Bookworms