Master Me is released by Total-e-bound today, and once I’ve read, marked, learned and inwardly digested the stories from the other talented writers in this delicious collection of tales about male domination and female submission, I’ll be giving my verdict. But to whet your appetite, here are the teasers for each story:
‘The Understudy’ by Lisabet Sarai
Is there a future in playing stand-in to a slave?
Sarah Gladstone was thrilled to be offered her first real acting job at the Berks Summer Playhouse. She never expected to be working with theatre legend Geoffrey Hart. The charismatic actor quickly brings her under his spell, not to mention his control, as he initiates her into the dark delights of BDSM. He offers her far more than physical pleasure; they share a level of intimacy and trust beyond anything Sarah could have imagined.
According to the rumours, though, Geoff’s heart is taken. Renowned actress Anne Merrill, his long time partner and submissive lover, has severed their relationship and Hart has escaped to the Berkshires to lick his emotional wounds. With her youth, inexperience, and girl-next-door persona, Sarah knows that she can’t compete with the glamorous theatre veteran. She fears that she’s just a substitute for the real object of Geoff’s affections. As he draws her deeper into his intoxicating games of dominance and submission, Sarah wonders if she’s willing to settle for the role of understudy in this perverse passion play.
‘Paradise of Pleasure’ by Trina Lane
Elaina Roman is at a crossroad. She’s split with her boyfriend after his refusal to try something new in the bedroom. For some time Elaina has wondered if there could be more to sex than pleasantness. She thinks she’s found the answer, but where’s a girl to find the experience?
Derrick Collins owns a resort catering to couples in the BDSM scene on a private island in the heart of the Florida Keys. When Elaina steps off the boat onto his island, he finds himself longing for the opportunity to dominate the stunning woman. Her wide grey eyes and quiet demeanour call to a part of his soul long thought dead. Circumstances work in his favour when a little misunderstanding has deposited Elaina right at his feet and not in the arms of another Dom.
When a week of exploration and discovery turns into love the pair must make a choice. To stay and experience a lifetime of pleasure in paradise or return to their former existences.
‘Neil and Obey’ by Elizabeth Coldwell
Neil will be Liz’s perfect date – as long as she does exactly as he tells her…
When Liz Webster receives an invitation to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, she needs a date to take with her. Neil Stafford seems to fit the bill. He’s handsome, intelligent – and very dominant. He agrees to accompany her, as long as she obeys his every instruction for the whole weekend. Liz is soon plunged into a scenario where underwear is forbidden and sex in public is a distinct possibility.
Introduced to bondage and an unexpected threesome, Liz gives full rein to the submissive side of her personality. But playing these games for a weekend is one thing. What would it mean to become Neil’s full-time slave?
‘Ever Unknown’ by Charlotte Stein
He’s everything she didn’t know she wanted, and more…
Molly Hunt has spent most of her life playing it safe, and never expected anything more from her humdrum existence. Until she starts getting mysterious and very suggestive anonymous emails, from someone in her office.
He calls himself Ever Unknown, and he has some naughty and commanding demands he’d like her to obey. Molly’s not sure if she can meet his expectations, but as the stakes get higher, she discovers the submissive in her can’t resist him.<
But will he turn out to be all she expects?
‘Fresh Start’ by Jane Davitt
When you’re already living with the man of your dreams, what do you do when it isn’t enough?
Helen’s found the man of her dreams and she’s living with Connor and discovering how fulfilling it is to be his sub. When Connor leaves on a business trip, that happiness is shattered by a letter he gives her. Connor wants more from Helen, but can she give it to him?
‘A Very Personal Trainer’ by Justine Elyot
Lara lacks self-discipline but Dexter knows how to give it to her.
Lara’s life is in a mess, and she needs help to sort it out. But when she hires a personal organiser, she has no idea just how personal his service is going to be. Together, Lara and Dexter work out that she needs that little bit of extra motivation to keep her on track, and the way that motivation is delivered introduces Lara to a world of painful pleasure she has only previously dreamed of.
And if that’s not enough, here’s an extract from Neil And Obey, to give you a flavour of what to expect:
“So, Tina tells me you’re looking for a guest to take to a wedding,” Neil said once they were seated. “How does a beautiful woman like you find herself in a position where she’s on her own?”
The compliment could have been corny, but Neil made it sound utterly sincere. Liz felt a swift rush of lust pass through her body to settle low in her belly, and she squirmed in her seat. “The man who’s getting married is my ex,” she explained, “and since we split up—well, I guess I just haven’t been in the mood to meet someone else. And it’s very important that I find the right man now, because obviously I don’t want people to realise we’re not actually a couple.”
“You know there are escort services, which could provide this kind of thing?”
Liz couldn’t work out whether or not Neil was joking. She settled for saying, “I dread to think what they’d charge for an overnight stay. And I’d prefer to go with someone who was there because they actually liked me, rather than because I was paying for their company.”
Neil took a thoughtful sip from his bottle. “That makes sense. And I’d be more than happy to accompany you. But on one condition.”
“And that is?” Liz knew this was the moment when the whole plan could fall apart.
“You do exactly as I tell you, from the moment we get on the train at St. Pancras to the moment we arrive back there.”
Liz twirled the straw in her cocktail, mulling the idea over. She was sure there were plenty of women who would turn such a bizarre request down flat, but she had already been doing everything he’d asked since she’d replied to his e-mail. Though she couldn’t admit it to herself—not just yet, at any rate—something deep within her was responding to the idea of being subtly controlled and made to follow Neil’s orders.
“I think I can cope with that,” she said. “As long as you don’t ask me to stand in the middle of a busy road, or throw the wedding cake at my ex.”
Neil smiled, those dark eyes seeming to burn into her. “Don’t worry, Elizabeth, there’ll be nothing like that. But you need to know what you’re letting yourself in for, so let’s see just how good you are at following my instructions.”
“Okay,” Liz replied. “I’m game if you are.”
“Very well, I’d like you to undo a button on your blouse.”
She had already left the top two buttons unfastened. Opening another button would give him a hint of her creamy cleavage, nothing more. It didn’t seem like too much to ask, so she obeyed.
“Very good,” Neil said. “And another.”
Doing as she was told would open the blouse as far as the front catch on her bra. Still, it could have been worse. Her breasts were small enough that some days she went without a bra, depending on what she was wearing. She was suddenly glad today wasn’t one of those days.
Master Me is available from Total-e-bound. How can you resist?