October 10, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Bound to Submit (Blasphemy #1)


If it's a Laura Kaye book, I'll read it. A Laura Kaye book with 12 sexy masters who practice BDSM an find love in a crazy awesome club? I'll read it again and again and again...

Check out my review and an excerpt from Bound to Submit. And don't forget to enter the giveaway!



Bound to Submit (Blasphemy #1), by Laura Kaye
Publish Date:
October 11, 2016
Publisher: self-published
Format: ARC, provided by the author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult erotic romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 5 STARS


(Synopsis) 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.

I have to say, the description of Bound to Submit tripped all my triggers. Masters. BDSM. A scarred military hero. A second-chance romance. My only complaint about this book is that it was over too quickly. 

I absolutely loved Kenna Sloane. She was in a serious relationship with Griffin when he told her he wasn't ready to settle down. So, she set off for the Marines, and subsequently war. Where she lost her arm. And now, she's out of the military, but her desire to serve hasn't gone away. So, she's willing to swallow her pride and come crawling back to Griffin, hoping he might be willing to at least give her back the physical part of their relationship. 

THAT had to have been so hard for her to do. Griffin not only broke her heart, but he destroyed her pride. And she now knows enough about herself to know that, if she wants to start to feel like herself again, she needs to be of service. And Griffin can give her that. 

To Griffin, Kenna has always been the one who got away. He realized about two seconds too late that Kenna was it for him, and he has spent the last five years waiting for her. I swear, the moment he lays eyes on her the first time was one of my favorite parts of the book. That, and when he discovered her missing limb. 

There were so many "favorite parts" in Bound to Submit. Watching Griffin bring Kenna back to life. Watching Kenna Help Griffin come to grips with his guilt. I wasn't kidding earlier when I said my only complaint was that it was too short. It's only about 150 pages, which is closer to novella length than novel length. I finished it in just a few, too-short hours. I hope the rest of the novels in this series are longer and delve deeper into the characters stories. Because we met a few more of the masters in this book, and they're all intriguing. 

Later, in the car on the way home, with happiness and two rare cocktails flowing through her, Kenna’s joy made her so damn horny that she couldn’t stop shifting her legs. The second they got in the door of her apartment, she was gonna climb Griffin and ride him until neither of them had bones left in their legs.

“You’re killing me, Kenna,” he said from behind the wheel of the sleek Audi A7.

Her eyes flashed to him. “What?” she asked, though she could hear her arousal in her voice. No doubt he could, too.

“You turned on and it’s driving me insane.” He cut a knowing look her way.

“I can’t help it. You make me want you.”

“Fuck, baby. That’s the best thing I’ve heard all day. Push your pants and panties down and make yourself come. I want to watch. I want to hear you. I want my car to fucking smell like you.”

A thrill shot through her, and she did as he told her. She slid down in her seat and let her knees fall open, and then she touched her pussy, her fingers immediately finding evidence of just how turned on she was.

“Fuck,” he said under his breath. They came to a stop at a light. “Finger yourself for me.” She did, throwing her head back on a moan.

“Christ, Kenna. I don’t know how I’m gonna wait to get in you.” He adjusted the bulge in the front of his jeans.

“Keep touching yourself like that,” she whispered. “Squeeze your cock and think about fucking me while I masturbate for you.” The groan he unleashed added urgency to the sensations spiraling between her legs. “God, Griffin.”

His gaze flashed between the road and her, his mirrors and her, and the road and her again. He turned off the music so that only her breathing and the wet sounds of her hand’s movements filled the luxury sedan.

And then it was all too much. “May I please come, Sir? May I please come?”

“God, yes, Kenna. Come. And know that I’m gonna be on you the second I park this goddamned car.”

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. 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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Inkslinger PR said...

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