Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mastered: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender

Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender
Uncommonly Romantic Books
Print Length: 750 pages

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
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Review by pearls
I would have gladly bought each of these books individually!  I love each of these authors. 

The first title in the collection is  The Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill.  While this novel stands alone, it is part of her Vampire Queen series.  In this book, the relationship between two established characters: Top scientist Brian and his servant Debra.  But she is more than that, she is his equal in the laboratory where they use their shared intellect to save the Vampire race.  Now, she wants to share his heart.  In a world that frowns upon love between Master and servant, their research has proven this needs to change.   How can he change the fate of the vampire race if he can't change his own actions?  The two scientists try to rationalize their feelings and logically approach their new boundaries, only to find that the heart works independently of the brain.  Steamy love scenes embedded in the methodical storyline really spice up what is, at its heart, a romance between two people that love and respect one another deeply as equals. The Scientific Method is a great addition to the Vampire Queen universe.

Check out this excerpt

From The Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill

A Vampire Queen series standalone novella

          Debra slid into the bed. Feeling brave because her Master was fast asleep, and he’d asked her to do something as intimate as share his bed, she tugged the sheet down.

He wasn’t wearing anything. Usually he wore a pair of brief shorts, a snug garment that hugged him in very appealing ways. He often made jokes about how, if not for vampire metabolism, he’d be a typical soft-bellied nerd, but she had her doubts about that. All vampires trained to protect themselves, to ensure their strength and stamina was enhanced beyond what the gods had blessed them with. So his muscles weren’t all supernatural-made. He had an aristocratic bearing, six feet tall with a good breadth of shoulders, tapered waist and fine buttocks and thighs. She let her fingers slide over those areas, barely touching him, but it was too much to resist. She let her hand settle fully on him.

When awake, his intellect gave his mouth and brow creases that emphasized his emotional maturity, making it easier for him to deal with vampires much older than he was. But asleep, those lines smoothed. Pretty, some would say about him, especially with his sandy-colored hair and those punch-right-to-a-woman’s-heart hazel eyes. She thought of the times they’d rested on her with total absorption. It happened during sex of course, sometimes during feeding, but it also happened in the lab, when their minds tangled together and they built on one another’s theories until they reached the same conclusion. She cherished those moments of melded intellect, even as she thought they were as addictive as a drug, leaving her wanting more and more.

She followed the upper rise of his buttock down to his lower back, trailed her fingers up his spine. He was sleeping on his stomach, arms wrapped around the pillow. She was a woman who was attracted to a man’s mind first, but her Master had quite a body. Though she agreed if he was mortal and therefore not in need of a vampire’s defense training, he probably would be a bit chunky, because he had a sweet tooth and a craving for junk food. One night, she’d seen him sit down to a vampire-sized sampler of gourmet fare and only pick politely at it. Later that same evening, she’d found him in the lab with a snack bag of Cheetos. He was savoring the mere two or three his vampire digestive track could absorb, before he offered the rest to Maggie, the elderly Irish wolfhound who was smart enough to follow around a vampire carrying a surplus of food.

She curved her fingers over his shoulder, slid them down over his biceps. Where his other hand emerged, wrapped around the pillow, she outlined his fingers. He kept his nails short and impeccably clean, a typical scientist.

Now she curled her fingers into a loose ball so she could run her knuckles down his side, over his rib cage, the layer of firm flesh stretched over them. He was beautiful, and it made her heart hurt to look at him. She was so tired.

I love you, Master. I’m so sorry I do. I would be a better servant if I didn’t feel that way, or if I could figure out how to love you without wanting…more. If I could figure out how to remove want and desire from my heart, I would. I just don’t know if I can do this for three hundred years. Love you without you loving me back. I always thought I could be an unconditional love kind of person, but I’m more selfish than I realized.

With a sigh, she curled up next to him, pillowing her cheek in the small of his back, her head cradled in that dip between chest and taut backside. She nestled her hand under his chest, finding and clasping his other hand, tucked beneath the pillow. It was sweet heaven, just to lie here and hear his heartbeat, feel his heat against her. Hold his hand and imagine he was holding hers back.

All while wishing they could sleep forever, where the dream would never be disturbed.

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.



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.

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.



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.



Three Secrets
 by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal CarewSharing 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.



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.


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?



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.


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.

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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  1. Since it just released, I've only had time for one story Can't wait to read them all!!!

  2. I can't wait to read this baby!!! Hot!

  3. So many great stories really looking forward to reading them.

  4. I really want to read all the stories from this anthology/boxed set

  5. Just a great collection of authors. Thanks for the blurb and the chance on the giveaway.

  6. Can't wait to read! Thanks.
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  7. So enjoyed every story...This was a delicious boxset.

  8. I love several of these authors. I picked it up so thanks for posting.