Is submission the answer for strong men looking for relief? Is a role reversal the answer for a couple set in a BDSM relationship? Can a woman in control learn to savor submission? Here are six stories in the BDSM anthology switched which Switch is the key word. Come on. Take a walk n the wild side.
Top or Bottom?’ by Desiree Holt
When you think something is missing from your BDSM relationshiop, maybe it’s time to ask ‘top or bottom?’ Both Keith and Shea were looking for something a little different in the BDSM world. Their chance meeting in an adult toy store gave them the opportunity to switch for an afternoon.
But when their playtime was over, would they be fulfilled? And could they go back to their normal roles or would they still crave something more?
Reader Advisory: This book contains active BDSM play and a high degree of smuttiness.
’Mastering Maya’ by Lisabet Sarai
Behind the mask of control hides a spirit aching to surrender. Mistress Maya bears the nickname ‘The Ice Queen’. Her precision in administering discipline, her skill in evoking a submissive’s devotion, and her unshakable selfï¿½control are legendary in the small but active Boston kink community. From the moment newcomer Master Shark sees Maya flogging a sub at Club Inferno, he’s obsessed with her beauty and power. He’d determined to break through her defenses and bring her the same release she grants to the lucky slaves she tops. When Maya dismisses Shark as young and inexperienced, he offers her a challenge: a night together, during which he’ll show her what it means to be mastered. If he fails to bring her to new heights of sensation, he agrees to become her slave. What begins as a test of wills evolves into something deeper and more intense. As the younger man uses his insight and skill to coax Maya into submission, he comes to understand the wounded spirit hiding behind her mask of control. Can he make Maya trust him enough to surrender? Or will the flawless, untouchable dominatrix take possession of his body as well as his heart?
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to gangï¿½rape and the ignoring of a safe word, which take place prior to the start of the book. It also contains scorching scenes of D/s and pain play. ’
Wagers of Sin’ by Elizabeth Coldwell Selina will never be a true dominant until she learns to submit…and Marcus bets he can show her how. Selina prides herself on her skills as a dominatrix, with a string of pretty slave boys as her lovers. But these affairs never last, and her equally dominant best friend, Marcus, knows she needs something more. He claims she’ll never be a true dominant until she learns what it means to submit, and during a day at the races, he offers her a wager to prove it. If his horse wins, she must submit to him for a month. If it loses, he’ll switch and become her slave. When the horse takes first place, Selina’s world is turned upside down. Mistress becomes servant, as Marcus puts her through her paces, issuing instructions she’s forced to obey and making her endure the most public of punishments. But Selina can’t deny she loves the feeling of submitting to her gorgeous friend, even as he tests her to her limits. She might have lost the bet, but has she won the love of a true master?
Reader Advisory: This book contains anal play and all the excitement of a day at the races!
‘Still The One’ by Wendi Zwaduk
She’ll be his salvation if he’s willing to switch. Being stressed out sucks, especially when you’re in charge of a team. Just ask Eric Trask. The pit crew of the Fiftyï¿½Four truck team depends on him. The stress of keeping things running smoothly is wearing Eric down. What’s a guy to do to get a little relief? Janine Walters knows exactly what Eric’s up against. She’s the public relations face of the team. Pressure is all a part of the job. Her outlet for stress just happens to be wielding a crop. Can Eric embrace her methods for stress relief or will her suggestion tear their fragile relationship apart?
Reader Advisory: This book contains the use of a crop, spanking, a little bondage, a little pegging, some toys and a woman who knows how to use a strap on to pleasure her man. ’
Switching Off’ by Amy Valenti
With his collar around her throat and her pulse pounding through her body, can she switch off enough to submit to his every whim? Nina loves her job in middle managementï¿½her dominant personality and organisational skills make her indispensable to her employers. But, when her boss puts too many demands on her department, she finds it impossible to leave her job at her desk and enjoy her weekend with her sexy best friend, Jon. When Jon takes away her phone and tells her she’s not allowed to check her emails until Monday morning, Nina challenges his right to order her around. His response is to kiss her into silence, then to order her to her knees. What’s even more startling is that Nina finds herself obeying although not without a fight. Can Jon succeed in getting Nina to switch off her managerial self as well as her phone? Or will she safeword before she can reach the sublime subspace he’s promised to guide her into?
Reader Advisory: This book contains BDSM play and a woman who shirks her duties at work for a kinky two hour lunch tryst shocking!
‘Who Compels My Strength’ by Lauren Gallagher ’
Can switching roles restore their confidence in their Dom/sub relationship, or are these doubts happening for a reason? After some seemingly openï¿½minded friends turn up their noses at Bridget and Ian’s kinky lifestyle, both start having doubts of their own. Ian wonders if he truly is mistreating his wife, and Bridget can’t shake her friend’s accusation that she’s a wimp and a doormat for letting her husband beat her. To put their worries to bed, Bridget and Ian switch roles. Tonight, she’s in charge, and they’re each walking in the other’s shoes.
But what happens if those shoes don’t fit?
Reader Advisory: This book contains Dominance/submission, pain play (nipple clamps, flogger)