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3 Ratings
Avg - 5.00
Spanked Into Submission (MF) by Ravenna Tate (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$3.99
Categories: BDSM, Rubenesque, May-December

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Spanked Into Submission is book #2 in Ravenna Tate's newest series, The Spanking Experiments. It's another beautifully emotional story told in the first-person I absolutely adored. As with the first book, I very deeply identified with the heroine from the minute I started reading. To say I was riveted would be an understatement. This book is told entirely from the heroine's point of view, and Ms. Tate does this so very well. She once again proves her expertise and ease at moving through writing styles and genres. Macie Brooks is a 27-year-old woman working as a legal secretary. While she's fantastic and full of self-confidence at her job, her romantic life is nearly non-existent. She's had few dates, fewer boyfriends, and even fewer lovers. She's always known she's different. She has impulses, thoughts, feelings but was never able to put them into words. But after being called a "freak" just once, she feels like one. She also has an interest in BDSM, even having visited a few clubs. Because of her perceived "imperfections," she's never believed there was the slightest possibility of being involved in that lifestyle. Then a friend tells her about Sensations, a BDSM club conducting experiments concerning impact play. Of course, she's skeptical. But this is something she can't pass up. After doing an enormous amount of research and paperwork, she makes the decision. She heads to Sensations to meet Dakar Garcia, the Dom she's been assigned to. Dakar is a 40-year-old Dominant, one of the three co-owners of Sensations. The experiment scenarios haven't been designed to take advantage of inexperienced women who've fantasized about being submissives. These are truly interactions between experienced Doms and women who are intrigued by, but have no experience with, BDSM. Dakar, his partners, and the other members of the club want to learn from these potential submissives, not take advantage of them. Macie's more than apprehensive, especially after meeting Dakar. He's the most gorgeous man she's ever met. She has to keep telling herself, "This is only for one night." That's what the contract they both signed says. Although Macie keeps feeling a pull, like the moon on the tides, she knows there's nothing beyond tonight. She's been through this before. She won't let anything ruin this night. From this point forward, I was treated to a reading experience unlike few I've ever before enjoyed. As I previously said, I identify very strongly with Macie. She could very well be me. I felt her every emotion. To say that my tears flowed from the beauty and pathos of the story would be another understatement. But it's not just Macie and her experiences that drew me in. Dakar is totally believable in every way. Seeing him and their shared interactions through Macie's eyes made me acutely aware that the things aren't always as they appear. The feelings, emotions, history and background of both characters are all so intensely and beautifully written that you can't help but feel the anticipation, happiness, desire, despair, hopelessness, disbelief, and reality of everything that occurs. As Macie learns what submission is, and isn't, as well as what she can and can't accept, you learn right alongside her. It's a beautiful story filled with poignancy and deep emotion. One final note. This is an ADULT book. It contains sexual/BDSM themes and explicit language. If you don't enjoy erotic romance with these elements, PLEASE carefully think before buying a book you won't enjoy. There are always synopses and reviews available on Goodreads, Facebook review pages, and every booksellers' website. PLEASE use these resources so you're certain the book you're buying is one you want to read. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to the subject matter before you buy a book, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice. But Spanked Into Submission is another truly incredible novel in this series. Ravenna Tate is a superb and extremely talented author, and she continues her excellence with this book. I highly recommend Spanked Into Submission, and give it my highest rating! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!

Reviewed by: Pam S. (Date: 07/02/2017)
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3 Ratings
Avg - 4.67
Paddled by the Teacher (MF) by Ravenna Tate (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$3.99
Categories: BDSM, Rubenesque, May-December

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Right from the first page of this book I could relate to Chelsea. Having grown up a somewhat introverted plus size female, I had many of the same insecurities. Ms Tate walked us through a reinvention of Chelsea- from her fantasies of being spanked to her actually signing up for survey by a local BDSM club. Slade, a co-owner of the club Sensations, is the Dom who is to administer the paddling, assessing how much she could take for the survey.. It was interesting how the book progressed and I appreciate Ms. Tate for explaining, through Slade, some of the ins and outs of submission... and, in the end, I love a good HEA. I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed by: Mela1953 (Date: 06/24/2017)
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3 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
The Alpha's Forbidden Mate (MF) by Ravenna Tate (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$4.99
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

The book blurb doesn't state this but it's part of a series AND you must read them in order to be able to understand what has happened in the past to understand what the heck they are talking about in this book. Needless to say, I got lost (a lot) and was expecting more angst & drama. A bit disappointing overall.

Reviewed by: AussieGirl (Date: 12/01/2016)
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3 Ratings
Avg - 4.67
Hardwired for Ecstasy (MF) by Ravenna Tate (Published by: Evernight Publishing )
$4.99
Categories: Science Fiction, Futuristic, May-December

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I absolutely LOVE this series and while I can't wait to find out "who did it", I'm sad that this series is coming to an end. Ravenna is a genius and I can't wait to read the next book. Each one is better and better!!!

Reviewed by: rhondavb (Date: 04/01/2016)
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