Wow! A blazingly hot collection of tales that explore the steamy world of BDSM written by six very talented authors. This was a fascinating look at the different aspects of submission seen through the eyes of those who are familiar with the ‘Life’ as well as those who are being introduced to all of the joys that can be found with the proper guide. That elusive state of subspace can only be achieved under the right circumstances with the right person(s) and these sizzling stories give intriguing glimpses of various paths to that delightful goal. Particularly entertaining was the glimpse of people in all walks of life who choose to explore this aspect of their intimate encounters and the delightful experiences that are available to those who are brave enough to try new things although some situations require a suspension of disbelief. A nice selection of spicy tales that introduced me to several new authors while reminding me of how much I enjoy the tales of one of my favorites.
“Subspace” is a collection of erotic tales by Sierra Cartwright, Desiree Holt, Jan Irving, Justine Elyot, Elizabeth Caldwell, and Mina Dorian. Various techniques used in Dominance/submission relationships are described in tales that vary from a pair of deliciously dominant males helping a small town woman reach a new level of arousal to a scientist exploring the effects of different forms of corporal punishment as well as a younger dominant male introducing an older woman to a new lifestyle (that must be quite a strip mall!) and a poignant struggle to keep a D/s relationship from deepening beyond the master/sub connection. A description of candle play that is introduced to someone exploring the role of submissive as well as an intriguing tale of a well-trained submissive who flees into the arms of a caring Dominant round out the collection.
Three-Way Tie by Sierra Cartwright
Lindsey wins a weekend with renowned Dom Master Rafael, and when she arrives, she is stunned to discover he’s invited Master Eric to join them. One sexy Dom is beyond her experience, but two?
Head Games by Desiree Holt
Dom Diego Valdez has a reputation for never keeping his subs more than two years. After three years, Kaci is wondering when her time will be up. Because Kaci has done the unforgiveable—fallen in love with him.
His Landlady by Jan Irving
Diana can’t see a warrior athlete like her tenant Sloan and an earth mother like her having much in common. Any anyway, he’s too young to be her master…isn’t he?
The Science of Submission by Justine Elyot
Ailish’s is fascinated with the shadowy figure known as The Scientist. So when Rod suggests she assist him in his research into some of the lesser-travelled roads of human sexuality, she is too intrigued to resist.
Away From It All by Elizabeth Coldwell
Alyssa’s tired of playing by the rules. But when she meets handsome American Drew Jefferies, he vows to teach her what it means to be dominated. Can Alyssa learn to play by his rules?
The Accidental Sub by Mina Dorian
On the run from her abusive husband Catherine has learned not to trust anyone—especially no one in the BDSM lifestyle. But will she be able to resist a powerful Dom like Jon?