Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spotlight on MASTERED: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender with a giveaway

MASTERED: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender

Contributing Authors: Opal Carew, Portia Da Costa, Madelynne Ellis, Marie Harte, Joey Hill,

T.J. Michaels, Kate Pearce, Carrie Ann Ryan, Sasha White, Emily Ryan-Davis and Jennifer Leeland

ISBN-13: 9781928115014


Publisher: Uncommonly Romantic Books

Publication Date: 7/21/2014

Print Length: 750 pages

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Adult Excerpt: from MASTERED:

His Secret - Portia Da Costa - Excerpt #1

Her heart thud-a-thudding, she opened the bathroom door.

Ben was lying on the bed, fully clothed and reading a magazine. He had a glass in his hand that contained an inch of amber fluid she guessed was whisky, and as she entered, he put it to his lips and took a leisurely sip. His eyes were on her though, staring over the rim at her intently as he swallowed.

He looked like a young god idly perusing his lowly subject.

“I thought we’d take a late dinner,” he said casually, then took another sip of his drink. “Unless you’re hungry now?”

Only for you. Only for you.

“I… er… I’m fine. Thanks.”

The answer sounded woefully incomplete, as if there should have been more.

It was astonishing how easy it would have been to add the word “master.”

“Good!” he said with a strangely satisfied smile, then he finished his whisky, set the glass aside, and sprang lightly to his feet. “I think I’ll freshen up. I won’t be a moment.”

As he walked toward the bathroom, he paused and looked back pointedly at the magazine on the bed.

He wants me to read it.

Then, with another small, knowing smile, he disappeared, closing the door behind him with a decisive snick.

For a moment, Sarah was frozen in place. Why was she afraid of a magazine? She’d read that book Maggie had been passing around, and this was only the same sort of thing, but with pictures. What was wrong with her, why was she being such a scaredy-cat?

But the shiny pages seemed to reach out and taunt her from across the room. Still not looking at it, she grabbed Ben’s glass, sloshed a little more whisky into it, and gulped the drink down, making herself cough. Panicking, she refilled it with water and sipped a bit of that, slowly. She didn’t want to get tipsy by mixing spirits with the champagne already in her.

When she sat down and started to flick through the pages, she discovered that the magazine was exactly what she’d feared—hoped?—it might be.

It was a bondage journal.

Full of erotic corporal punishment.

A high-quality, beautifully produced publication, but a spanking magazine nevertheless.

As she perused an image of an exotic dark-haired woman in a black corset draped across a stern-looking man’s knee and being spanked, everything about her confused feelings for Ben dropped perfectly into place. And her reaction to the tap on her rump made crystal-clear sense.

This is it. Exactly it. This is what he really likes. And so do I… I think.

The sound of the bathroom door opening made her jump physically into the air and sent the magazine slithering to the floor. Ben walked swiftly across, picked it up, and studied the same image Sarah had been looking at. He’d removed his tie, she noticed, and unbuttoned his waistcoat and rolled up the sleeves of his shirt.

Her heart did a flip as he closed the magazine, set it on the bedside table, and sat down beside her.

“I guess you know what I want now, don’t you?” His brown eyes were luminous, like the whisky with a brilliant light shining through it.

Sarah’s tongue cleaved to the roof of her mouth, but after a moment, she managed to gasp, “Yes!”

Ben’s eyes were unwavering upon her, searching, searching.

“It’s your choice, Sarah… I don’t want us to do anything you don’t like. We can simply have a delightful weekend here… relax, walk, enjoy good food and wine”—he paused for a second—“make love… Nothing more than that.”

She found her voice again. “But this…” She gestured to the magazine. “This is what you want, isn’t it?”

His shoulders lifted in the slightest of shrugs. “It is… it is…”

The air in the room seemed heavy and difficult to draw in. But Sarah pulled in a lungful of it, straightened her spine, and looked at him as bravely as she could.

“Then I want it too.”

His Secret by International and UK Sunday Times bestseller Portia Da Costa

Quiet storm…

Ben Chambers is the perfect handsome boyfriend. Sarah adores him, yet despite their delicious lovemaking and the fun they share, she senses he has a secret. But then, during a luxury weekend away, one casual pat to her bottom transforms everything, revealing Ben’s thrilling hidden dominance, and a world of decadent pleasure and deeper love.

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Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew

Sharing secrets has never been so exhilarating...

Nicole and Abel met in Paris and fell in love, but Nicole believes her secret lifestyle will drive Abel away. After the vacation ends, she decides to take a chance and share her secret, but little does she know he has a secret of his own.

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Remastered by Multi-Award-Winner Madelynne Ellis

A bad experience with a former girlfriend caused Spook Mortensen to repress his sexual urges, but when sound engineer Allegra Hutton is called upon to remaster Black Halo's first album, there's only so much attitude and stubborn refusal to listen to the bands' wishes he can take before he's forced to break his self-imposed vow and take her in hand.

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Working Out by USA Today bestseller Marie Harte

When lust turns to love, who’s really on top?

An ex-Marine with a kink for dominance, Mac is Maggie’s boss. But Maggie doesn’t seem to realize he’s in charge…until he shows her that Sir is more than a title. It’s a lifestyle that could suit them both. That’s if Maggie sticks around long enough to wear his collar.

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The Scientific Method by bestseller Joey Hill

Mastering her body was easy. Mastering her heart and soul will be an erotic science…

In the vampire-servant relationship, the vampire holds all the power. Being Lord Brian’s research assistant as well as his servant, Debra accepts that, but she craves her Master’s heart. When Brian notices his servant’s unhappiness, he uses methods they both understand to prove just what belonging to him fully means.

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Juicy by bestseller T.J. Michaels

Twilight Teahouse ~ Choose something decadent from our menu…

Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she’d gifted her heart to had smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs. All Solie has to do…is choose.

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No Limits by USA Today bestseller Kate Pearce

All bets are off when there are no limits…

Dr. Julia Reed deals with life or death situations at a California ER. When British businessman Alex Logan offers her a sexual bargain, she gets to share her darkest fantasies; he gets the power to carry them out. But who is the real winner in this high stakes game, and is Alex even playing fair?

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Ink Reunited by USA Today bestseller Carrie Ann Ryan

Only two men can give Sassy the happily ever after she craves.

Rafe, Ian and Sassy loved each other…until it all blew apart. Now both men are back for the woman they love. It will take more than apologies for these three to overcome their history. But once they take that step, the streets of New Orleans will never be the same.

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Unfettered: An Overwatch Story by Sasha White

You never forget your first love

Mechanic Ronnie Lang is tired of being "one of the guys". Chasing the fantasy of finding a dominant male to help her explore her sexuality she applies to Overwatch, a private BDSM club where her eyes are opened to a world that’s more than she ever imagined, and the man she’s never forgotten.

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Bondage on 34th Street by Emily Ryan-Davis & Jennifer Leeland

In knots over love

After years of searching, Tasha Sears finally finds the Master of her heart …on his knees in front of intimidatingly sexy bondage enthusiast Noah Dreyfuss. As sparks flare between the three, Noah’s ropes will either bind them together or pull them apart.

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My Thoughts:

I read almost all of these books and let me tell you, whoo wee! These are adult only reads if you haven't already figured it out!

If you want to try out various types of erotic reading this sample will be perfect for you. There are books with menages, spanking, alpha males, dominating females, bosses with balls, toys, secrets, etc.... Truly, there is something for every erotic book lover. Most of these books are about 4 chapters and very quick reads. There are a few that have more though and these were my favorites because I am greedy and you won't catch me complaining about more pages.

Working Out was my favorite and I believe the longest book in this selection. I liked each of the books that I read though. If I had gotten the book sooner or not been in the middle of reading it when a family friend passed away, I definitely would have finished. As you can imagine, receiving that news killed the mood and I can only read when the mood fits the material. If I try to force it, I end up not liking what I'm reading because it is not what I'm in the mood or mind frame for. Do you understand?

Anyway, what I was trying to explain was simply that the reason that I didn't finish was not because anything was wrong with any of the books. I highly doubt that when considering each of the ones that I did read.

These books were highly erotic, super sexy and great for getting you in the mood for some good lovin of your own.

If you like your reads fast and hot, or if you want to try something new and don't know if you'll like it, this compilation is a great choice for you. You can't beat the price or the selection!

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.  Have a fire extinguisher near when reading these books in case of self combustion! They are scorching hot!

Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. It is a great chance to win a book you'd like to have! The link can be found at the top of the page.


  1. i understand perfectly and it's the reason the variety of books is so vast in genre but also in length so that we can find the one we need depending on how we feel so really don't worry

    i fear it would be a littel too steamy for me but Joey W Hill is included and i absolutely loved what i read from her so just for her i could try it ( and teh fact you enjoyed them is rassuring as well) so on the maybe list for now

    1. LOL! I purposely skipped her book because I am familiar with her and am sure to like it. Otherwise I would calm your fears.

    2. I do that too! I usually skip the authors I've read in boxsets and read the new ones first then go back and read them later.

  2. Thanks for the chance. Have read, loved and reviewed each and every wonderful tale.

    1. I just knew they'd all be great! ;-) Believe me as soon as the mood comes back, I'll be reading the few that I haven't gotten to yet.

  3. I just bought this one actually! LOL I'm sure I'll feel the same as you and love it.

  4. MASTERED: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender look like great reads! Thanks for introducing me to these books!

  5. I think a box set is a great way to get to know new authors. I'm sure I'll have plenty to talk about when I'm done with all the stories in the set