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Special guest Book tour – HEALING by Grace R. Duncan


In a world that’s gone to hell, will you let old fears keep you from the chance at more than just survival?


When Duncan stumbles into a pharmacy in search of something to fix his broken leg, he’s surprised to find someone else there. Like the rest of the post-pandemic world, it appeared empty. Instead, he discovers Mark, a former nurse who walked away from his profession after losing too many patients to the virus. Despite swearing he’d never practice medicine again, Mark patches Duncan up over Duncan’s protests. He even finds an abandoned house in the tiny town, and they settle in until Duncan heals enough to look out for himself. Much to the chagrin of both, they find themselves caring for each other.

Duncan welcomes it, thrilled at finding someone he can trust. However, he’s well aware of the shadows in Mark’s eyes and understands Mark’s reticence as he learns the story. But as he’s starting to do things for himself again, Duncan realizes he doesn’t want Mark to leave. He’s not sure if can get Mark to let go of his fears so they can stay together and love. But Duncan’s damned sure going to try.

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He should have known better. Under normal circumstances, it was a stupid move, but right here, right now, “stupid” didn’t begin to cover it.

Duncan glared at his leg for another moment, then leaned his head back against the wall. He needed to keep moving. It hurt like hell, but he had to keep going. It wasn’t going to get better on its own. The gash needed to be cleaned and bandaged, and even if the break wasn’t bad, it should at least be braced. And it wasn’t like he could call an ambulance. Or even go into an emergency room.

Well, he supposed he could go into an emergency room, if he was in the city. But like a lot of other people, he avoided the cities whenever possible. And when it wasn’t, he stayed as far on the edge as he could. But even there, it was a dangerous risk. As corrupt as the cities were now, the price of anything was higher than most could pay. He’d heard rumors that, in some of the worst cities, people simply got shot if they couldn’t pay what the thugs in power wanted. It was all rumor, but rumor he wasn’t about to ignore.

So he did his damnedest to stay away.

He’d been stupid to jump off the ledge. Even at only a couple of feet higher than he was tall, the risk hadn’t been worth it. He’d have thought, after nearly three years, he’d learned how to be more careful and not take those kinds of risks. It wasn’t the first time he’d fallen and hurt himself—though, thankfully, the last one hadn’t involved a broken bone. Maybe it should have; he might have learned his lesson then.

“Really fucking stupid, Dun.”

Duncan steeled himself and pulled to his feet, grimacing when the sharp pain shot up his ankle and through his leg. “Fuck,” he muttered, breathing hard through his nose. When he finally focused past the pain, he looked up and noted the position of the sun, the only real indication he had for the time, and figured he had another good hour or two of light. If he was right about where he was, he wouldn’t need all of it. He tucked the stick he’d found under his arm, grimaced when it dug into the soft flesh, but then leaned on it and hobbled along again.


Grace’s Bio:

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

Grace’s website: http://www.grace-duncan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GraceRDuncan2
Twitter: @GraceRDuncan


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BOOKS ‘n COZY SPOTS BOOK REVIEWS – The Marine by John Simpson and Robert Cummings -



5 stars


5~ Stars



Contemporary / Military-Romance / M-M


{ARC provided by publisher for honest review}


Reviewed by Jaycee ~ for Books ‘N Cozy Spots Book Reviews, www.Talon-ps.com


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Two young men, David Stauffer and Matthew Kendricks, meet while processing into the Marine Corps for Basic Training.  David is immediately attracted to the red haired, Matthew. As their training begins, David pursues Matthew to find out if the attraction is mutual.  To his great pleasure, David learns that his attentions are not unwelcomed, but rather feared. Matthew, unlike David isn’t as comfortable with his fellow trainees finding out he’s gay.

As training progresses David proves himself to be superior to the other trainees. As a reward, he is given   a short, on post leave and is allowed to take Matthew with him. This allows them a chance to explore each other’s bodies, rather than just glimpses in the showers.

From that moment the spark between the two burns hot and sets the stage for what is to come. When training ends, questions about their futures arise. Both men are forced to make decisions that will impact their futures, and potentially out them to the entire Marine Corps. 


-Pending release-


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Of late, there are some exceptional romances by male authors, or at least they are finally getting due notice.   Because let’s face it, we women have a tendency to be a tad elitist when it comes to “our” genre, as though we alone have a lock on it.   Wrong!   Witness: “The Marine”, by John Simpson and Robert Cummings. 

“The Marine” is short, but on length only.   In fact, the lives of USMC recruits-to-Privates, David Stauffer and Matthew Kendricks, span a great deal of time in some 76 pages.  Yet in those 76 pages, Messrs Simpson and Cummings manage to do what most women can’t (sorry fellow ladies, but you know it’s true…):  they get to the point.  They do so with little-to-no undue angst yet with a mighty heart, and a truly warm and wonderful story unfolds in a full and fulfilling read.


David and Matthew’s character backgrounds, which could not be more opposite, are succinctly delivered in a minimum of narrative, leaving the reader to simply be in each moment of their subsequent journey; both as individuals and as heart-mates.  And while I was expecting at least a modicum of horror and hate, instead what is primarily a really exquisite love story in a military setting, unfolded quite without major obstacle and culminated in as perfect a HEA as any fiction/romance reader can hope for.

Now lest you think it was all warm and fuzzy on this journey, I can say there is enough real life happening, to be experienced and to be overcome, to more than satisfy both reader-genders.  But, in “The Marine” I appreciated the straightforward delivery.  It was, refreshingly, not in the least convoluted while being truthfully matter-of-fact.   Ah, the workings of the male mind!  

And while I’m not a spoiler-reviewer, I do have to go a bit girly, and jump up and down for the hit-it-out-of-the-park ending…Or maybe just fist-pump…Ok, just open a beer and squat in front of the game.  




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THE MARINE also received the following ratings:




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HEAT FACTOR ~ 4 Flames




BONUS FACTOR ~ Boot Camp Journey





                           ~ Inspirational


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ManCandy Monday – the Unrefined Man

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Themes to look for this fall:


Tattoos Galore

the Work Out


Leather Touch

I see right through to you

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Two Writers Rambling – Street Teams: keep them from the darkside


Two Writers Rambling



Art isn’t a sport, yet one might get to thinking it was when taking in the amount of competition some authors dribble out in the endeavor to make book sales and reach a certain status on the Bestsellers list. Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes a little competition is good. It motivates us to strive harder, keep focused on our work and evolve our abilities in order to obtain our goals.





But is there a line that we should not cross?   Probably more than one… and often those lines can define the difference between an author who is a story teller and one who is out to make a buck. That has always existed and to each his own. But at what point did the author world take up pawns to do divvy out the low blows?

That is what today’s rambling is about:




The way of marketing for authors has certainly changed over the years. What was once limited to the few who could afford to take out an advertising ad in a magazine or the newspapers has now opened up to the internet and leveled the playing field. With a web as vast as it is, and with as many bloggers, book reviewers, ecommerce retails, and social networks as there are, its a marketing smorgasborge. Only, how does one manage to hit them all or stand out among the thousands of other authors vying for the attention of the average browser in hopes to convert them into a fan reader?




Meet the Street Teams. It’s not a new term or idea. But normally associated with the music industry, using fans to help plaster flyers, and work up interest at local social hot spots for the next up-n-coming band.




The concept is the same for authors, with only a few variations. Instead of running around the city plastering flyers of one band over another’s on  billboards  and street poles. These streets teams have taken to the cyber world to  deposit  comments and heart emicons under the Author’s latest book release, hoping sway others into taking a closer look at what all the excitement is about.  




And WOW are they great to have. In a cyber-world where you can’t always see your captive audience, a Street Team helps draw them in. They’re an author’s cheering squad as well.

Most Street Teams are comprised of awesome people who just love to read and any author is lucky to have 1, 2, 5 or how many an author may have, take the time to pimp their favorite authors out to friends and book clubs.




But there is also a dark side to this. And this is where the line of scrimmage gets crossed. It’s beyond some friendly competition. Beyond the reach of etiquette.

When this line gets crossed, it gets shady and sometimes down right back stabbing. I’m talking about when Street Teams stop cheering and start attacking, while the author sits back and plays innocent by stander.




It doesn’t take long to spot them out either, in most cases. If you happen to be browsing the reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, chances are you’ve come across a full out attack on the reviewer who didn’t like the author’s book. And it’s not just the reviewers who left 1 or 2 stars. I’ve seen some of the 3 stars and a few 4 star review deposits get maliciously attacked by that author’s Street Team and everyonce in a while even the authors go after them.




Then there is the facebook bullying.   Wall rants often left without pointing the finger, but notes are passed under the table to insure the target is implemented, where not even the Street Teams go after certain author to retaliate a battle they aren’t even aware of. Even adoring fans have been misled to participate.




It’s a sad display of sportsmanship, if you send out your Street Team to illuminate the competition.

It bothers me when I stumble across it, and I can say first hand it sucks when you’re the recipient of it too. Because as I have learned, we don’t need to do anything to provoke an attack other than maybe have written a really good book.


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I know what you’re thinking: how do you stop the darkside from taking over?




**shrugs**  Use your force for the right reasons…



And that is, to get other people excited about your own books.


Don’t be a monkey and knock others down or scare off reviewers who maybe didn’t like your book, just because you see others do that.  And when you hear someone say  they don’t control what their Street Team does. Don’t buy into that mess. Its some bullshit salesman talking. Because if the Street Team members can’t play nice, you don’t keep them on the team. It’s that simple. So no author is innocent if their team’s actions.  




Sure there are going to be times when you wish (silently – no thinking out loud) that a certain book on the top ten would fall off a cliff so you might get a turn up there. But use that energy to write your own next bestsellers.



And keep your Street Team happy go lucky, and team friendly. There is no better reward to self-accomplishment than to score out of skill and hard work.


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BOOKS n COZY SPOTS BOOK REVIEWS – Finding Parker by Scott Hildreth


5 stars


5 ~ Stars

Review of ~ FINDING PARKER by Scott Hildreth


(Purchased at Amazon.com)


Reviewed by Jaycee ~ for Books ‘N Cozy Spots Book Reviews, www.Talon-ps.com


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“Life’s greatest treasures will never be held, purchased, or bartered for. They will only be felt.”


Parker Bale has is a gentleman is all respects. After graduating college and beginning the exhausting search for a job, he’s offered employment, unlimited expenses, and a new BMW by an extremely wealthy eccentric stranger. His new job?

Finding a woman to love. Not a particular woman, but he must look in a particular place. And he must sign a contract. Eagerly, he signs the contract without reading it.

Victoria Fisker’s father died immediately after her birth. Her bed-ridden mother’s addiction to pain pills requires her to be at home every moment she isn’t working as a prep cook. She has never been in love, nor does she feel loved at home. She doesn’t particularly trust people, has no faith in the male species in general, and lives a quiet life keeping to herself.
When Parker meets Victoria, he’s immediately intrigued by her lack of interest in people and her comfort in being alone. Victoria, on the other hand, only recognizes Parker as being a male and believes therefore he can’t be trusted.

Finding Parker’s characters embark on a journey. A journey in which they soon realize they’re finding love where they least expect it. Love for friends, love for family which may not be blood related, and for that one person…
The one who gives you reason to believe for the first time love just may actually exist.

“We fear what we don’t understand, and we find serenity in what we’re incapable of understanding…”
“Having the ability to feel is the greatest gift God has ever given…”
“Ask yourself through the course of each day, if this were my last day on earth, would I do anything different?”
“Live every day as if you’re going to die at midnight…”
“The greatest rewards in life are provided to those who take the greatest risks…”
“One moment of unwelcomed silence is more disheartening than a lifetime of incessant screaming…

And the silence deafens me…





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So, here is the thing:  those of you here Finding Parker as I was, don’t expect to find him in the usual places, or at least not in the usual modes for this genre.


Don’t expect to come away unscathed.   I doubt a card-carrying sociopath could do so.


Don’t expect…the expected. 


The story itself was touching in the extreme.  Filled with people who possessed a lifetime of rich character.  Each of them from not-so-disparate pasts, but present-days that were, seemingly, world’s apart.   The common thread was their ability- – no, their struggle to simply be.  To accept how they got to be who they had become and to be at peace with their best.   Their coming together as characters in various relationship configurations, forces them to see their individual strengths, but also the strength found in being loved in a part of a greater whole. 


No, the story itself, while absolutely beautifully composed and presented, was not unusual in its course nor really unexpected in its conclusion.


The unexpected element will make the reader think.   Introspection and insight can be an uncomfortable and not entirely painless process.   And while the book is not an exercise in this, as that erroneously implies the reading process is work, the natural flow of the story leaves a reader little choice but to self-examine.  


The beauty of the natural history here is that, devoid of the usual sweaty-hanging-from-the-monkey-bars sex, a reader is clear and free to appreciate the clean lines of the lives, their foibles, and the fleeting beauty of all that is important.   And how one must grab it.  And because of that, this story will resonate on a level you would not have imagined, but will ultimately appreciate. 


…I’d just plan to appreciate it with a large investment in both a tissue and chocolate manufacturer…


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FINDING PARKER also received the following ratings:





TWIST FACTOR ~ the self-evaluative aspect.   Self-acceptance. 


BONUS FACTOR ~ an amazingly cathartic cry

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Talking Kink n Seduction – The Importance of a Collar

The Importance of a Collar




No cute title this time, the subject matter is far too serious. Collars. What they are, what they do and most importantly, what they mean to the very lucky subs to be offered one by a worthy Dom.


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A collar is a physical object used to show ownership. Some use necklaces, bracelets, rings or even tattoos but the most common and standard collars are a leather or chainmail length to be worn about the neck. There are low key “day collars” for everyday wear that can pass as a necklace among vanilla friends; glitzy dress-collars for high nights on the town to show off a pampered sub; but my favorite are the simple, straightforward leather straps like you might find on any mongrel dog. Because a collar is so much more than its physical appearance.







A collar will tell you a lot about a relationship and the individuals who have chosen it. Firstly, it lets you know the sub you speak to is owned and protected. More than that, the type of collar can give you hints to the sub or Dom’s personality. Is it pink, frilly or have words like “princess” or “baby girl” on it? Odds are, you are observing a Little Girl who most likely has a Daddy Dom just waiting for her to pout those cotton candy lips. (Oh, but does it have heavier rings on it too? She’s most likely a masochist too.) Does he wear ringed arm bands and a chainmail choker? Chances are good he’s into heavier pain or humiliation play, especially if you see words like “pup” written on his body or clothes. My point being that a collar is a very personal thing that reflects who we are in ways we hardly think about when we see something and say “Ohhh shiny!”




But what really makes a collar important, what really transforms a simple leather strap into a tear-inducing privilege is the emotion behind one. You would never feed a stray dog once and automatically assume complete ownership and control of him, so should you never be too quick to offer or accept a collar within a D/s relationship. Collars are a physical symbol or the love, adoration and devotion we feel towards one another and can only truly be worn when the feelings are there to match it. Many subs I know, myself included, feel our collars are a more true and important representation of our relationship than our wedding rings (if we have them.) I know in my heart I am a submissive first and a husband second in my relationship and my Dom reciprocates this notion. Collaring within our community is still a VERY BIG DEAL and I have been to collaring ceremonies that were more fancy and decked out than a wedding reception. Because it’s more than an accessory, it’s our commitment to each other. It’s our community’s form of marriage.

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Now many people, especially newbies do not understand the gravity of being Collared. They accept the term after a few chats on FetLife then take their release when someone gets bored. Remember how I said it was our form of MARRIAGE? Remember a certain Kardashian who was Married for 72 days and the world threw a fit? (I don’t think I need to elaborate further here.) I am not saying people shouldn’t continue collaring/being collared, but please consider the true commitment behind such an act. Collaring is a major milestone goal for a mature relationship. A Dom should feel loved, completed, proud and excited to collar their submissive. A sub should feel loved, completed, proud, excited, safe, warm, protected and encouraged when they accept the collar of their Dom.






I see a lot of shelter/rescue animal sites that advertise their residents as “looking for a forever home,” and the same is true of many of us here. Before you take that leash and lead us out on your arm think about it. Are you giving us a Forever Home in your heart? Will you take care of us when we’re lonely, play with us when we’re happy and give us lots of hugs and treats just because? When you show up with that collar in your hand, that’s the kind of commitment we’re expecting. That’s why our love is so sweet, so fierce and so strong. That’s why it hurts so much when you leave.

~ baby Boy




(Questions are answered by either one of or a mix of responses from Growling Guru, baby boy and Princess S.O.)


I have a further question to your post of today, re: etiquette:

-what if you are not in the lifestyle, but you are in a social setting where most everyone else is?  I have been at Clubs, play parties and just in less formal settings and have been one of the few people not in the lifestyle.   I have the habit of calling the Doms “Sir”.  I just happens, quite naturally.   I didn’t even think about it until after, and I don’t want anyone to think I’m trying to be someone I’m not, nor do I want to insult/upset any subs.

Like any sub who is actively in the lifestyle choices to address a Dom/Dommes as Sir/Mistress is wholly up to you. Sir/sir is never inappropriate at a social when used out of simple respects. As for offending a subbie: as long as you’re not overstepping the bounds from manners to flirting, a trained subbie would usually find it flattering that you would respect their Dom, by referring them as Sir. But there is always a few that need a spanking to remind them that. So do stay at arm’s length. HA! Unless invited closer.



If I may, a new question, and input from both of you would be appreciated:

-I hear a lot that Doms/subs “are born, not made”.  What are your feelings on that?   And where does that leave people who spent most of their lives without a clue, and then had their eyes and minds opened to possibilities?   Doesn’t evolution work here too?

We both disagree that Doms are born. Alphas are born and there is no other way for them to exist than to be controlling and demanding, its nature and comes out whether they’ve learned to control their actions or not. Hence why they are often regarded as Assholes. It comes with the genes. Being a Dom, is the art of taking control, it’s a skill one learns. To read a subbie’s body and train them. Some may come very natural at it at the early stages of sex and relationships; others discovering it and embrace it further down in life. Then there are those who may take a slow liking to it, like an acquired taste. No kind of self-discovery, even in pleasure, is wrong. Like food, there are some things out there that you will love the moment it hits your tongue. Though you won’t know it until you taste it for the first.  

For the question about evolution: we are always growing and changing. In likes, activities, careers, hobbies and goals. What we did five years ago may not be the same we do now. This includes our relationships and sex lives. You may have never considered yourself a Dom/sub before, but as you have grown, had set backs and evolutions, you may find your journey has brought you to kneel before someone, or escort someone into unchartered territories of pleasure and connection.


If you have questions (curiosity, fun or serious) or would like to know more about a certain topic, leave a comment below or send to growling.guru@gmail.com, (your name will not be shared)

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ManCandy Monday – Jeans & Dress Shirts



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Themes to look for this fall:


Rugged & Raw

the Work Out


Leather Touch

I see right through to you

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BOOKS n COZY SPOTS BOOK REVIEWS – Domming the Heiress by Talon ps and Princess so


5 stars


5 ~ Stars!

Review of ~ DOMMING THE HEIRESS by Talon ps and Princess so

Romance / Erotica / Contemporary / BDSM / M/f

 (copy provided by author for honest review, I also have ordered a copy from amazon)


Reviewed by Terry ~ for Books ‘N Cozy Spots Book Reviews, www.Talon-ps.com


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DOMMING THE HEIRESS MASTERCOPYYou can’t depend on your eyes, when your desire is out of focus.”
Heiress Amelia Quinneth had always been known for topping from the bottom. Being Vice-President of the family fortune and firm makes letting go of control more than just complicated. Nevertheless, submission is the one thing she desires most at the end of the day and no amount of control over her life can get her to that unobtainable bliss. That is until frustrated by lack of satisfaction; she finally reached out to Dominus Trenton Leos to be paired up with a Dom that could take charge and satisfy her needs.

However despite her request, she never expected she would have to meet her new Dom, while remaining blindfolded for the next thirty-six hours with him.

Amelia’s Dom turns out to be a Head-Master who quickly shows her who is in charge and strips away every layer of hers, one by one, until she found the true euphoria that comes from understanding her surrender.
Her very walls that she kept to define her fantasies have been torn down, but in order to find out who her new Master is, there is one more wall she must let go of and she’s not sure she can.







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The tag line “I’m about to make you wet.” Is so true *sighs* but, it should also include “I’m about to take you on one of the most emotional roller coaster rides of your life!”

Here are a few of the things that make this a story you are not going to want to put down. Amelia is not only beautiful she is also a 46 years old, intelligent, strong and a powerful woman. Her power does not only come from her position in life but in the knowledge she has and accepts about herself as a woman, person and submissive. Even with all of this going for her, Amelia isn’t perfect. Talon and Princess have given us a leading lady who will become near and dear to our hearts.

This story is told from both points of view, Amelia’s and her mysterious Head Master. A man who when approached by the Dominus, Trenton Leos, about taking a contract for the weekend with a hard to control woman, he was ready to turn down the offer. That is until Trenton said the magic words: “Amelia Quinneth can be quite the handful. Though, I assure you, she would be well worth the effort and the rewards.” With those words this Head Master decided he was up for the challenge.

Because of the knowledge and experience Talon and Princess have with this lifestyle we are given some of the rawest emotions, both good and bad, that these characters experience. Be prepared to also feel each and every one of them.

There is also the bonus we are given with the inclusion of characters from the other stories from this series. Because this story is out of order we do have a little bit of extra knowledge of at least one of these characters. We also, if you have read Becoming His Slave, get to have a little more knowledge/information on the characters we already know and love. This doesn’t take anything from this story or the others in the series. It is a wonderful skill of the authors and special treat for the reader to keep tabs on our characters.


These stories can be read out of order but trust me you are going to want to read them all *wink* So if you are reading this out of order in the series here is a little intro for you.

 We all think we know what we want. We just sometimes have trouble obtaining it. Amelia has been searching for some time now and has finally realized she needs help. Not an easy thing to do for Heiress Amelia Quinneth, Vice-President of the family fortune and firm. She has always been the one in control, making the decisions. She yearns, longs and desires to let all the power go. Not as far as her career and position as head of the Quinneth fortune of a global business but as a woman with a desire and need to submit.

 Amelia is searching for a Unicorn of a different breed than the one The Dominus, Trenton Leos and his brother search for. Her Unicorn is a Master. One who can control and tame the powerful, feisty woman she is, a Master who desires and deserves the submission of a powerful woman. So she goes to the one man who can help her, The Dominus and breaks down the first wall of her defenses that keep her from her desires and asks him for a favor. To match her with a Dom that can do the one thing no other has been able to do. Master her.

 Take the phone off the hook and lock the door because, Now the story begins!


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DOMMING THE HEIRESS also received the following ratings:


ROMANCE FACTOR ~ 5 Hearts the Fancy hearts


HEAT FACTOR ~ 4 Flames


STING FACTOR ~ 4 kink not for just the physical but also for the power exchange


TWIST FACTOR ~ 3: social taboos, hitches in the plan and for unexpected sabotage

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BONUS FACTOR ~ a box of dark chocolate softening in the sun,


                                 ~ flowers with a note,


                               ~ a limited view of her mysterious Head Master on the monitor screen


                               ~ a storm for the raw emotions felt



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BOOKS ‘n COZY SPOTS BOOK REVIEWS – Safeword Trilogy by Candace Blevins



5 stars

5 stars for the series

 Review for the Safeword trilogy by Candace Blevins

 Contemporary / Erotic Romance / BDSM


Reviewed by Jaycee ~ for Books ‘N Cozy Spots Book Reviews, www.Talon-ps.com

Purchased at Amazon.com


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Safeword: Matte

Matte, pronounced mah-tay, is the word used in some forms of martial arts to stop a fight. It’s the Japanese word for stop or wait. Sam (short for Samantha) has made a hobby out of learning the various fighting disciplines, but she also happens to be a sexual submissive. What better safeword than matte? 
Sam wants to find someone to submit to who she can’t beat in a fight. She’s tried to make it work with men from the scene who know nothing about fighting, but it doesn’t feel real to her – she needs someone who can truly control her. However, after dating from the fight scene and discovering not all guys like to spank their girlfriends, she’s decided to just back away from the whole dating thing for a while… until Fate decides to step in. 
Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, bondage, and use of toys including crops, clamps, canes, and floggers. 





Safeword: Matte In Training

The wedding is four months away, and Ethan has promised to train Sam to handle a planned honeymoon activity. He’s calculated the math to figure out her goals each week. When she reaches the weekly target she gets a massage and lots of fun orgasms. But if she doesn’t, it’s the stainless steel cane. 

All this along with navigating her clients’ drama, planning a wedding, dealing with her mother while planning the wedding, and having lots and lots of wild and kinky sex. 

And we haven’t even mentioned the bachelorette party. 

Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM some may find objectionable, anal sex, bondage, and the use of toys including crops, clips, clamps, plugs, and gags.





No Safeword: Matte, The Honeymoon

The wedding ceremony is over, and the couple is on their way to Hawaii. After so much build-up for the big night, how will Ethan handle it? Sam has no idea, and while she’s pretty sure she’s ready, she’s still a bit nervous. Who wouldn’t be?

Most newlyweds don’t ride bicycles up and then back down dormant volcanos for fun on their honeymoon, but Sam and Ethan aren’t the average couple. They find lots of fun things to do on the islands and in the ocean, and Ethan’s creativity knows no bounds when in the privacy of their secluded beach house.

If you’ve read Safeword: Matte and Safeword: Matte – In Training, you’ve been waiting for the honeymoon. Here’s hoping you enjoy it as much as Sam and Ethan.







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What do you get when you cross a masochistic divorce attorney with a sadistic cage-fighting businessman?    Sounds like either the beginning of a really bad joke, or a teaser to a really good book—or series of books.   Fortunately, it’s the latter.  I have never combined multiple books to one review, but since I voraciously read one after the other, I figured I might as well review them that way as well.

Ms. Blevins wastes exactly zero time in detailing just how the “sadist with the perfect tool” gives the un-toppable divorce attorney proof-positive that she can indeed, be topped.   And not just topped, but loved in the process; her perfect Dom/life-partner. 


5 Stars!!

Book 1 ~ Safeword: Matte does use a case that Sam(antha) is working on to amp up the storyline to beyond the D/s angle.  But it also serves to quite perfectly outline, in my mind anyway, the difference between a healthy, consensual kink and a pathologic existence with an abusive jerk.  It’s all in the Consent, with a capital C.


5 Stars !!

Book 2 ~ Safeword: Matte In Training Well, suffice it to say that Ethan’s idea of pre-wedding activities in NO WAY resembles the wedding showers with hats made from bows, and the  ubiquitous deviled eggs of my own pre-wedding experiences!   And ain’t that just a shame.   ‘Nuff said, though there is also enough background life and family drama going on to keep the overall story well fleshed out.   You are not getting any spoilers from me!   So, ‘Read on, MacDuff’…


4 Stars !!

Book 3~ No Safeword: Matte, The Honeymoon largely takes place in Hawaii, on, you guessed it: the Honeymoon, though I am willing to bet most of our hubbies did not use UPS to illustrate “What Brown can do for You” on our honeymoons!   Again, read for yourself people…   If there is a weak spot in the series, I think this may be it.  Book 3 struck me more as a primer for “How to Navigate a week of SM” than it did as a continuation of the life and love story of these two very engaging characters.   Nothing wrong with that, except for this reviewer, the relationship is always key.  It was missing that personal connection; that zing to the heartstrings for me.   But it was also wicked-awesome, so I’m torn. 

Lest I sound entirely negative about the third book, I believe it also serves as a set-up for the final chapter.  I am hoping for an HEA that ties up the court case, the family issues and danger provoked by the professions of both main characters and their families.   And who am I kidding?:  I’m also hoping for more crushingly hot sex!   All from an author with a gift for dosing out fact cloaked in deliciously perfect fiction.

Heartiest of hearty recommendations.


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The SAFEWORD TRILOGY also received the following ratings:




HEAT FACTOR ~  5 flames


STING FACTOR ~ 5 paddles


TWIST FACTOR  ~  let’s hear it for absolutely ZERO angst!


BONUS FACTOR  ~ a lawyer you can love to love


                                  ~ a sadist you can fear in all the right ways


                                  ~ some wickedly inventive sex!






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