Dark Romances to Read on Valentine’s Day with your Adventurous Lover, It’s a rainy Tuesday Valentine’s day, and you don’t want to drive to the theater to see 50 Shades Darker, or maybe like me, Christian just doesn’t spin your windmill. Here are other books with similar themes, followed by a few rules that everyone needs to follow if they want to exchange power or take control of your lover’s sensations.
Destiny’s Chance by Carol Bristol (kindle) – Not really a true BDSM or D/s story, but a fun “spanking” romance with a sort of reincarnation twist… After she and her best friend have a tragic car accident, she changes bodies with her thinner, blonder friend. She’s been in love with Chance, and this is one chance to make him hers, if she is willing to give into her desires and his. I reviewed an ARC of this. It wasn’t fantastic, but it was sexy in that rocky road, licorice kind of way. The Dom is very respectful of his sub.
Top of Her Game by Emma Holly (kindle and paperback) A Dominatrix on vacay falls for a cowboy and finds that for once she may be the one who has to give up control. This gives the world view and inner life of a Domme, and there are burn the house down sexy scenes that are also very informative for the man in your life!
Velvet Glove by Emma Holly (yes this will be a slight trend!) (kindle and used hard and paperback) A sub on the run from her abusive Dom hides out with Patrick Dugan, who teaches her the true meaning of “desire becomes submission. Submissions becomes Power”. Warning this is not your mama’s bodice ripper, there is some MFM fun so it is for adults only, 18+
Beyond Innocence by Emma Holly(kindle and paperback) Edward Burbrooke thinks marriage is the only way to save his brother Freddie—and their family—from scandalous ruin. As head of the family, Edward has vowed to find Freddie a bride—and fast…Thrown together by Edward, Florence and Freddie make a perfect pair—until Edward realizes he has feelings for his brother’s betrothed. The sight of her nubile young body makes his blood burn with lust. The sound of her voice makes his heart warm with love. And the sweet taste of her kiss makes him wonder if he isn’t making a terrible mistake… There are some beautiful scenes involving velvet ropes that will make you shiver.
Anne Rice: She gets her own paragraph here.
Exit to Eden – (trade paper, kindle, and audio) Rare entry into this genre as there is a Domme (a female Dominant) and a male submissive This is very unlike the Rosie O’Donnell, Dan Akroyd movie by Gary Marshall (the movie is fun and sexy in its own way but very campy).Very much for 18 and over as there are scenes of pleasurable torture and multiple partner scenes. Meaning very hot stuff
The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy – which is actually 4 books originally written under her pen name
A. N. Roquelaure
The Claiming of Beauty
Beauty’s Kingdom is an additional novel published 2015
His Human Slave By Renee Rose (originally appeared in the adult anthology Human Surrender)
Combining the exotic thrill of an Alien Warrior with dark romance and erotic tension that is more exciting and passionate than 50 Shades, His Human Slave displays the true dynamics of a BDSM relationship and power exchange without the whole silly contract. Contracts are good for short terms and you always need to negotiate what is going to happen. But in fiction, with ripped, purple Alien Princes who abduct their perfect mate … We can cut them a break
Zander is an alien prince in exiled, the youngest of his race, their only hope to breed. Lamira is a human slave, his genetically perfect mate. But she has a secret. An ability that she must keep secret, or it could cost both her and her mother their lives.
Zander has to come to terms with a relationship he is not quite ready for at the same time Lamire must find a balance between her will to survive and her body’s reaction to his domination of her body, mind and soul.
At some point, the relationship matures and becomes a sexy, sweet, loving power exchange as emotions Zander tries to beat back take over. His enjoyment of punishing her gives way to his actual pleasure in her pleasure of his touch and domination.
And the Top 2 are from Sweden Reece
From the Dominant-Heroes-Collection – The Southern Gentleman Books
I covered these before in reviews and still can’t get over the beauty of the relationship and the hotness of the play and sex. The D/s relationship in all its glory is displayed as it develops. Contrary to some people’s thoughts, Doms and Dommes (their female counterparts) do not think that submissives are lesser beings Instead, there is a deep need to care for them on all levels, to give them everything even though they are capable of doing so themselves
There are hundreds of others, some of they are great others, including ones that appeared in Human Surrender tend to think that rape and beating are BDSM behaviors instead of crimes. And that these crimes can be forgiven because the assailant is an alien and he can giver you black out orgasm. That’s not how the ‘game’ and the ‘scenes’ really work. In the end, a submissive has the utlimate right to say “Oh Hells No!” and the absolute responisbility to mean it. The sub and the Dom/me have one thing in common they are there to protect what belongs to the Dom/me – the sub. In cases where there is a male sub and a famale Domme, he is also responisbile to protect her. For your own safety, use code words – yellow for slow down, red for stop, and green fr go are easy ones, You can customize. If you lose the use of your mouth, tap out. Amd keep tapping if they don’t get it. Last resort, s/he is being a bad TOP, grab their groin and twist. The only things that should keep you from using your mouth are professional gags, prefreably ball ones. The dentist type is too dangerous if something falls ine
I use velvet rope, You can get this by buying stretgh velvet and pull into ropes. It prevents ligatures. Somepeople like handcuffs. Make sure someone has the key around their neck during the whole session.
No excessive booze, no drugs at all unless they are part of a plan your pain control doctor set up. If you want hot wax, you much use Bees Wax. The synthetical wll burn you. You can get beeswax candles at craft stores or occult stores
It’s dark and you want to be blindefolded, something silkie. Joanne Fabrics has hundreds of collors and texture.
Food is alwsy fun. Chocolate fondue hovering over you lovers open mouth and closed eyes. You can see the possibilities. If you can, rent the movie Fetish and enjouy