Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bound to Submit (Blasphemy #2) by Laura Kaye: Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.


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Excerpt:

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to share an excerpt from my new release Bound to Submit, the first official book in my brand new and super hot Blasphemy series! This is a steamy second-chance romance with a tall, dark, and tortured Dom and a kick-ass veteran amputee heroine, and I just loved writing these characters. I hope you’ll grab your copy of Bound to Submit, and the prequel, Hard to Serve—now available at all retailers—too!!

Now, enjoy this little taste Bound to Submit!

“Use your safewords if you need them, Kenna.”

Griffin hesitated only one more second.

And then he was on her. His mouth on hers. His tongue sinking deep. His hands in her soft blond waves. The moan she unleashed shot straight to his cock and made him want to wring every moan he’d missed these five long years out of her beautiful, curvy body.

“Put your arms around my neck,” he said. When she did, he cupped her ass in his hands and pushed off the couch. “Hang on, little one.”

He made for the adjacent door to the play room, but, good as it was, that one kiss hadn’t been nearly enough. Not when he was absofuckinglutely starving.

Pinning her to the wall, he dove back in again. Kissing, claiming, devouring. He ground himself against her pussy, the strangled cry she released around his tongue making his balls heavy and full. “I’m not sure you realize what you’re getting into with me, Kenna. Because I’ve missed the hell out of making you come.”

“Oh, God,” she rasped.

“God can’t save you. Not from me. Not tonight.”

He swung open the door, the motion-activated lights coming on as they moved into the play room. Others occasionally used this space, but he used it most. He’d designed and installed the furniture, suspension hooks and shackles, and pulley systems in the room for all different kinds of bondage play, and he’d outfitted the storage cabinets with every possible implement he’d need, too.

And he had just the thing in mind, for tonight.

“Feet down,” he said.

The way she slid down him nearly drove him insane, and then he stepped back and considered her body suit. It was so fucking sexy that he hated to ruin it, but PVC was a bitch to get on and off.

“I fucking love and hate that body suit right now,” he said, planting a stern expression on his face.

Amusement flashed across her eyes. “Sorry, Sir,” she said, not sounding sorry at all.

A thought came to mind and he retrieved a roll of red Kinesio tape from a cabinet. Tearing a length off he said, “I’m going to allow you the suit. This time. But I need you to tell me where the prosthesis ends and your arm begins. Can you do that for me?”

“Yes,” she said, lifting her arm as he moved in. “The stump extends about two inches below my elbow.”

“Here?” He held the tape over the black of her suit. When she nodded, he gently applied the red marking around her forearm. “Once we start, you have carte blanche—for tonight—to speak. I want you vocal. I want you telling me how I’m making you feel.” He nailed her with a stare. “Don’t let me hurt you. Don’t even let me get close.”

“I won’t, Master Griffin. I can handle this.”

“I doubt don’t it, Kenna, but I will cut the scene if I have even an inkling that I’m causing unintentional pain that you’re not owning up to.” He arched a brow. “Are we clear?” She gave a fast nod. “Good. Then spread your feet and put your hands at your side. Now.”

Her ready compliance fucking slayed him. After all this time, it really did.

“Mmm. Very good. Now, don’t move a muscle unless I tell you to. Because the scene begins right now.”


About the Author:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in paranormal and contemporary romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Review by Yvette:

One of my favorite tropes is the always-enjoyable second chance romance and one of my favorite authors is Laura Kaye. Together? That’s a combination impossible to pass up! After reading (and loving) Hard to Serve, I was eager to get my hands on the next book in the author’s Blasphemy series, Bound to Submit. Admittedly, part of the allure was getting the chance to delve into the mind of the brooding and mysterious Master Griffin Hudson, a.k.a. one of the twelve co-owners of the BDSM club, Blasphemy. The story of Griffin and his lost love, Kenna Sloane, is rife with longing, passion, and a heaping amount of sexual tension. It’s a raw, provocative story about second chances and letting go, which fans of the author can easily devour in one sitting.

Who doesn’t love the built-in history of a second chance romance? The fact that the protagonists are already intimately acquainted with one another – emotionally and physically – which provides the perfect reason to skip those getting-to-know-each-other pleasantries and get right to the good stuff (i.e. the sexy times). Kenna and Griffin’s reignited romance is a fast-paced whirlwind that goes from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. There's so much history between them, which they both look back on with equal parts reverence and regret, yet there’s relatively little conflict between the commanding dominant and his willing submissive. Their interactions are undoubtedly sexy and risqué, which kept me flying through the pages of the story, although I did wish for a bit more emotional depth between Griffin and Kenna as they rebuilt their trust in each other. Between them, there are lows but no highs and, while I kept expecting something big to happen – something that would set my pulse racing – the story continued without such a loss of control.

The narrative instead focuses more on Kenna’s psychological and emotional recovery from an accident in her former life as a marine. I thought the author did a brilliant job putting the reader inside the mindset of Kenna, who’s a captivating contrast of fierce and fragile. With such attention on her issues and her progress, I naturally gravitated more towards her character, appreciating how she bared more of her soul with each chapter of the book. Her pain is palpable and real, and it’s impossible not to empathize with what she’s going through. For its honesty and rawness, Kenna’s is a story that I’m grateful to have read.

Overall, I found Bound to Submit to be an emotionally-charged, relentlessly erotic romance that found a unique way to highlight a serious issue. Fans of Laura Kaye will find it a quick, enjoyable read that’ll leave you satisfied while whetting your appetite for more. With Master Quinton up next in the Blasphemy series, I can’t wait to see what else is in store.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 4 Stars

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