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Yes, Master: a BDSM story collection by Sean Michael at Torquere Press

Genre Mixed Orientations / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-April-2014

Book Blurb

From first timers to hard core lovers, this collection of five BDSM themed short stories by Sean Michael has something for everyone who loves hot m/m action and a great love story.

Stories include: Playing for Keeps, The Twelve Kinks of Christmas, Payday, Following My Heart and Finding Kasey.



Stories previously published individually.

 

Book Review

This is a nice collection of snapshots and impressions of a varied group of men in BDSM relationships that are as different as the individuals concerned. Their preferences range from the very kinky to hardcore submission, and their situations from first meetings to existing couples and tearful reunions. Some of these I had read before, and it was great to get to read them again, and a few were new to me. All of them are hot, focus on the men’s different relationships, and if you’re looking for a “BDSM sampler”, this collection might be a good introduction.

Playing for Keeps
Beginning with a bang, this first story is about a very pushy bottom who needs his Top to reign him in occasionally. As soon as Kody is in Sam’s hands, he can stop worrying about the rest of his life and focus on the sensations Sam makes him feel. From a spanking to more, these men know what they want and though their play seems harsh at first, it is clearly something they both enjoy.

The Twelve Kinks of Christmas
This one is very hot! Two friends who secretly lust after each other finally realize what’s going on after Kit sends a series of naughty photographs to Jasper, one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas. The reality, once Kit admits to being the photographer, is even hotter than the pictures, and I suspect these guys will find a million more excuses to play with all the interesting toys Kit has in his repertoire.

Payday
This story is a bit rougher, as a demon is in charge when he comes to collect his three days of servitude from the two men who have signed an agreement with him. He makes them rich and famous and they become his playthings once a month. Very hot indeed – with Mark who is more obedient, and Alan who pushes the limits to get the punishments he craves but cannot ask for directly. And while there is no happy ever after here, even the demon (who has similar deals with many men) does not remain unaffected…

Following My Heart
This story is probably the harshest of them all, with Jimmy wanting Scotty to submit completely to his will. The idea of letting Jimmy shave him – everywhere – as a sign of ownership has Scotty scared shitless, and I can’t say I blame him. While I cannot imagine letting someone do that to me (we’re talking including the eyebrows here!), Scotty needs Jimmy too much to stay away, and Jimmy is too in love not to want to make sure everyone knows Scotty “belongs” to him. At the more extreme end of the submission spectrum, these two men clearly love each other to distraction and that was beautiful to watch.

Finding Kasey
Out of the five stories in this collection, this is probably the lightest one. More sexy and kinky than BDSM-y, it focuses on the first meeting of a man looking for a partner for lay and maybe more. This could just be a casual encounter, but Curt makes it very clear he wants more. The men are very compatible, and if it weren’t for Kasey’s hesitant attitude, they’d probably commit to each other straight away. As it is, I can well imagine Curt putting forth a few more great efforts to make Kasey see they’ll be good for each other. With chemistry like theirs, I have no doubts they’ll manage to do a lot more than hook up within a few weeks.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Collection/5 Short Stories, 80 pages/21600 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-March-2014
Price
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