Kathryn Sparrow; Robert Cage
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Storm Moon Press
Release Date
April 2015
Book 1 of Submit for Redemption
BDSM, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

When Army Ranger Captain Everett Palmer enters gay BDSM club Cuffed Links, he is seeking brutal punishment for what he perceives to be an unforgivable failure: allowing an entire squad of men under his command to die while he worked to defuse a bomb at his base. Everett initially wants only pure pain, which professional interrogator and jaded British aristocrat Colonel Phineas Bainbridge is more than prepared to give. Their meeting, however, is not at all by chance.

Phineas has been contracted to coerce a false confession from Everett, implicating the captain in planting the bomb. Phineas has tortured many men in the past, but there is something different about Everett Palmer, a man whose sheer purity of soul causes the colonel to question his every selfish, devious act and legion of war crimes.

InáSubmit for Redemption: Book One - Submission, erotic romance and spiritual redemption come from the most unexpected places - from the seedy extremes of a smoke-laden, neon-drenched bondage den to the tropical, hedonistic pleasures of Phineas' private Greek island.

On this unbidden psychosexual odyssey, Everett and Phineas find exactly what they don't expect: a chance to redeem their troubled souls and fulfill their every romantic ideal. But the clock is ticking. The deeper Phineas falls in love with Everett, the harder it becomes to finish his assigned task. If he succeeds, the consequences may be far more explosive than he ever anticipated.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Sep 28, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
164 people found the following review helpful
Consensual non-consent is becoming more and more popular in BDSM dark tales. In SUBMISSION, Army Ranger Captain Everett is a lost soul who seeks redemption through physical punishment. Unfortunately for him, the combination of his masochistic tendencies and rock hard body attract the wrong kind of attention. Searching for a way to satiate his need for self-flagellation, Everett ends up in a seedy BDSM leather club. Unbeknownst to Everett, Phineas Bainbridge already scoped out Everett and wants to turn him into his pet gimp. Perhaps even sell the na´ve heterosexual Everett as a sex slave.

For those seeking for a sweet m/m kinky BDSM romance, this is not the book for you. For those who enjoy consensual rape and enjoy it one step further to non-con straight up, this is the book for you. This book is filled with conspiracies, rich men with god-complexes and sexual deviance. It's a dark gritty book which at times pulls in multiple directions. Is it a book about a man looking for redemption? Or is it a spoiled powerful playboy getting his rocks off sexually torturing heterosexual men? Or is it a crime thriller?

From a plot and story building perspective, this book is murky and hard to read. It's jarring at times with sudden change in scenes. It's disjointed when transitioning between Phineas's developing relationship with Everett, and Phineas's business. The characters are a bit shallow. There isn't anyone in here who is admirable or likeable. Even Everett is a bit troublesome when it comes to liking him. He isn't the golden all-American hero. He comes across more like a whipped puppy desperately looking for a loving master to hold his leash. His childhood experiences with his father and brother only make him come across more pathetic. He isn't a survivor; he's a victim just trying to get through life.

The BDSM in this book is dark, nasty and guiltily arousing. Forcing a heterosexual man into accepting m/m sex is a theme which is thoroughly enjoyable for me. The turmoil a man goes through when taking a dick up the ass or begging to suck a cock when he prefers women just flat out arouses me. The rope bondage and the beatings are heavily in the SM fantasy side. The interrogation scenes and the defilement of a young boy are all non-con and not to be repeated in real life, even if it does happen in the real human trafficking world.

From a spank bank view, this book definitely does it. The sex scenes are well described and filled with debauchery. Even the sadistic tortures are done just right for a non-con masturbation session. None of this is kinky romance. Most of it is sick twisted fantasies of a sexual sociopath, which makes it that much more wrongfully erotic. What may be disturbing for some is that this story does try to be a romance between Phineas and Everett. It may be a train wreck to witness but it will be a thrilling ride as Everett's ass is ridden hard.

This book is recommended for dark erotic readers who enjoy non-con, torture and taboo situations.
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