Prepare to surrender to the erotic art of restraint in Eden Bradley’s latest anthology on Shibari. Meet Desmond and Ava, then Marina and James as they explore their deepest fantasies.
Serving the Master
Doll-like and naturally submissive, Ava Gregory yearns to be fulfilled while bound by the perfect master. When Ava meets the very hot and masterful Desmond Hale at Club Pinnacle, she can't help feeling that perhaps all her dreams have come true. The intensity of his gaze, his soothing touch and sexy voice all add up to hot desire that Ava finds difficult to hide. Surely, he's the one to break through all of her emotional boundaries. Immediately entranced by this sweet and ethereal charmer, Desmond is ready to play; something about this beauty makes it hard for him to control his passion. Despite the instant connection, Desmond makes a foolish mistake that could cost him everything. Can he prove his love to Ava before it's too late?
Soothing the Beast
As a Shibari master, Marina Marchant is an expert dominant, but she never expected to meet the unbelievably delicious, dark-eyed James Cortez after her lecture on Japanese rope bondage. Something about this brooding man drew her interest and spiked her libido. As a journalist subjected to hurts that most can never imagine, James believes Marina is just what he needs to get some kind of peace. Breaking her own rule to never play a man, she gives in to his brooding and deep need to be bound. Unexpectedly, sparks fly. Yet the tables are soon turned as the relationship between Marina and James deepens. In order to sate their mutual desires, something must change. Will Marina be able to soothe James' horrific pain for the chance at a permanent relationship?
A wonderfully written two story anthology, readers will be intrigued by this new offering by Ms. Bradley as she paints a contemporary portrait of the art of erotic restraint with finesse and elegance. She does a great job of developing her female characters by changing the myths of what may be perceived to be true of dominants and submissive behavior. Ava is no doormat, and Marina doesn’t walk around with whips and chains. She’s equally successful when describing James and Desmond as the two lead heroes and they simply ooze sex appeal and sensuality. Even those who may not normally relate to BDSM will find that the emotional depth of the players and the graceful narrative create a believable and compelling storyline that's not over the top. Erotically edgy and highly romantic, Beauty of Surrender has the perfect amount of substance and heat to make your toes curl with anticipation and excitement. This balance is perhaps the secret to her consistent success as an author.
Shibari, the ancient art of erotic restraint…Its finely knotted ropes are a turn-on, a sexual experience…and, for some, an absolute necessity.
Serving the Master: Desmond and Ava
At a San Francisco sex club called Pinnacle, Ava Gregory seeks something she cannot quite describe. But of one thing she is certain: the moments when she feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tightly restrained in the Shibari ropes. At Pinnacle, she’s paired with a master: Desmond Hale, who thrives on control. But something surprising happens when Desmond binds Ava’s willing body and takes her to the edge of ecstasy. And now the two are taking their relationship out of the shadows of the club, sharing secrets unleashed and bodies unbound.…
Soothing the Beast: Marina and James
An art dealer and Shibari master, Marina has never hesitated to dominate anyone. Until she meets James, a dark, gorgeous, towering journalist who’s survived horrors around the world. James confesses that submission is the only way to clear his troubled mind, but Marina is instantly overwhelmed by his strength and magnetism. To share the pleasures of bondage, something must change between them. When it does, it will come with an explosion of unexpected pleasure—and a relationship that neither could ever have imagined.…