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Dom Wars Round One
by Lucian Bane
Lucian Bane's inner Dom is out of control and hungry for things he can't name. When he signs up for Dom Wars, he meets Tara who is naive to the BDSM world. Her reckless dominance and puritan heart fascinate him. But when he discovers the pain in her past, it unleashes his true Dom within.
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Wow...oh...wow! Lucian Bane, where have you been all my life? This book was scorching hot and completely enthralling. I didn't know what to expect from this book and series in general, but my mind was blown and my knickers were set on fire! Lucian was not your typical Dom, which was quite refreshing. He has multiple complex layers that were thrilling to see being revealed as the story progresses. Even though the book is not long, it stills packs a crazy amount of sex appeal and emotions. The whole concept of a reality show filled with Doms of all shapes an sizes competing in an all time test of who is the ultimate Dom, really drew me in. It was a fantastic way to separate from the growing popularity of the Dom genre. Lucian Bane found a way to push the genre into a whole new effing amazing erotic level!
"I realized in that second, the tables had turned on me. I wanted what was buried far beneath that lovely skin of hers, beneath that strict disciplined will. I wanted beyond that protective wall inside her, that she didn't allow anybody, not even herself."
Lucian Bane was a Dom down to his bones, but hated what that label has transformed into today. When he decided to join the reality show, he had no idea that he would find something as deep as what was evoked in him by Tara. Tara was there for her own reasons, which involved only the monetary prize at the end of the competition to help out her family. She had some pretty deep down demons she still battled within herself that were fueled by a tortured past. Tara had built some tough seemingly impenetrable walls in order to protect herself from all the past and possible future pain. Somehow, during all the sexual "events" that happen during the competition, Lucian was able to momentarily penetrate those said walls. He gets a small glimpse and that motivates him to break them down for good.
"I'm going to imprison you in pleasure. Until you're crying. Until you're begging. Until your well kept secrets are on fire and dripping down your thighs. I'm going to crush your sexy resistance with my lips and tongue. And I'm going to be right at your scorching mouth, eating up the sounds of your mind blowing orgasm until you say--no, until you scream it. Lucian. Lucian Bane. That's what I want you to scream while I milk the ecstasy from your pretty little soul."
Hot damn! *Waves hands frantically* That was by far one of many hot scenes in this book. It's time to change your knickers. The hotness in this book definitely scorches with every page, but it really has so many more dimensions to it. Lucian and Tara battle it out on who is the better Dom...both resilient in their stand and refusing to submit. While Lucian begins to question the true meaning of his dominance, Tara refuses to confront any deeper emotions that are coursing just beneath the surface. Apparently, sometimes the ultimate Dom might just need to be able to submit...but will either of them realize it and be able to accept it?
"I mean, was I not a true Dom? Was she actually more of a Dom than I was? What the fuck was a Dom anyway? Who decided who I was? No fucking body. I did. I decided."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book on all levels. I loved that Lucian and Tara's relationship went beyond black and white...their journey was complicated and went far much deeper than the Dom/Sub relationship. The way it was written kept me reading and wanting more and more. I devoured this book and the next book, Dom Wars: Round Two in one day. That's right...I have no shame in my game. I can't wait to read the next round. I am a full on fan girl of this series and would definitely recommend this book and the entire series to my fellow readers! Go get your hands on the Ineffable Dom, Lucian Bane...you will fall head first in lust/love, whether you want to or not.
5 out of 5 Amazingly Consuming, Absolute Erotic Perfection, Tantalizing Stars!
Dom Wars Round Two
By Lucian Bane
Lucian Bane and Tara Reese have made it to round two in DOM WARS. The challenges now revolve around trust and while Tara's inhibitions in the world of BDSM are crushed by his passion, her deep rooted fears become the real obstacle he must dominate.
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One would think that the heat level in book one could not be topped...think again! Round Two went beyond all levels of extreme hotness. We were left off in the last book, with Lucian and Tara somehow pulling a rabbit out of their wickedly erotic hats and winning the first round of competition. Their connection was clearly seen to go beyond the game scenario and won over the audience vote. This nominated them to go on to Round Two and would represent the U.S. in a global Dom Wars. This becomes a double edged sword for both of them. Lucian is happy to be able to spend more time with Tara, but he also knows that being in the "game environment" was just going to resurrect her walls he had worked so hard to begin to break down. This round promised to be one of the hardest tests a true Dom will face...trust.
"Fuck, love. Don't look at me that way. Your fear is killing me." Hot breath melted me, so full of agony and need. "I want so badly to crush it. Let me in. Let me inside of you."
"The flames licked hot along my mind and body. Surrender. Surrender. I wanted to give in to his...whatever it was, whatever he was. He was a thousand suns in my eyes, I couldn't see anything but his blinding light, couldn't feel anything except his scorching heat."
In this book, you really see the struggle that Tara has with accepting her feelings and the fears and insecurities that run a rapid mess through her. Lucian tries his damnedest to show her that this is far more than just the competition, but he quickly becomes frustrated with her damn walls. She tries to focus on accumulating the most points in order to move on to the next round. Lucian hates with a fiery passion her obsession with the points. You can feel the frustration from both of them jumping out of your Kindle.
"I didn't like that she acted like it was all part of the game. I didn't want it to be a game. Fuck. I wanted it to be real. A desperate void opened within me, threatening to devour, to pull me in, if I couldn't have the real Tara."
How could either of them truly know if the other was being real, or if it was all part of the game? Blind trust is something that doesn't come easily for normal people...so add in Tara's past and you come up with one hell of a war to fight. Was Lucian strong enough to win this particular war with in a war to get to the true prize he desperately desired...the real Tara?
"The cry she gave pierced my fucking heart, Jesus Christ. I kissed her, if you could call devouring another person that. But I'd never been so hungry to have every part of somebody the way I wanted her. And the way she seemed to return the feeling, holy fuck, it undid me."
This round of the competition had a whole new set of rules, which not only put more pressure on both of them, but forced them to push beyond their boundaries. While they both continue to fight for the right to be Dom in every event thrown at them in and out of the bedroom, the new participants and rules threaten their connection at every turn. I was rooting for them both like a little sideline cheerleader. I found myself at odds with myself, because I truly appreciated Tara being a strong willed woman (I am woman...hear me roar and all that jazz), but at the same time I was screaming for her to let go and allow herself to be vulnerable.
"Don't fear me, don't ever fear me. I'm not your fucking enemy." I placed tender kisses on her temple then sucked along her cheek, her frantic moans hitting my lips. "I'm not your enemy, baby" I whispered, kissing the edge of her mouth. "I protect you. Adore you. I fucking love you."
After reading the first book, I worried that the next book would just be a bit repetitive. Well, all my worries were tossed aside into the wind. I loved all the new rules and characters thrown in to further test them on their journey. The new found love and popularity for the Dom/Sub genre has been tossed together in a nice little box...so it is hard to break free from the box and distinguish your story from all the others. Lucian Bane has shattered that box and elevated this series to a level of its own. I appreciate all the ways the author finds to break down the preconceived notions that the general public has thrown on the terms Dom and Sub. With every hot bit of naughtiness, there is an equal part of deep emotion that goes along with it. I heart this series hard and can't wait for Round Three! If you haven't gotten the gist yet...go read this series!
5 out of 5 Wickedly Hot, Gripping, Sizzling Stars!
I'm an Ineffable Dom. That just means, do yourself a favor and please don't try to describe me or fit me into your categories. Complicated Dom, Intricate Dom, Confounding Dom work too.
I love very much the soft side of a woman. Not just her body, but everything on the inside-- her passion, her intelligence, her convictions, her delicate tenderness. But the one fetish that might be a part of what makes me an Ineffable Dom is that I love her strengths. I love a woman that isn’t afraid to look me in the eyes and say ‘make me’. But I need it to be real, not staged, not pretended. She has to be a fighter at her core the way I’m a Dom at my core. I want an equal that is willing to come hard against me in every sense of the word, exhaust me. I want her so deep inside me that we’re lost in each other. I want her to never doubt that I will always use my power to adore her, protect her, liberate her. I don’t want a woman I can break, or overpower, or exercise my dominance over, I want a woman I can come undone with. I want a woman I can jump off the cliff with into that abyss of holy hell, this is beyond me, beyond my control. The greatest fear of most people is losing themselves or unravelling their roots. My greatest fear is not finding a woman I can take that plunge with. Yes, it’s a huge risk. That’s the yin and the yang of it. And while the risk titillates my Dom, it’s the ineffable fruit of that risk that moves him. He knows he has to have it. He knows he’s supposed to have. And he’s prepared to dominate for it.
I think there are many men like myself, and I hope my writing will be a map for them. A map for women as well, to let them know Doms like this exist. I’d like to call them out of the woodwork. Help men join with their natural inner Doms in a way that I think is one of the most fulfilling experiences there are. I want to challenge them all to go for the complete power exchange with a woman, but don’t be a coward and not give the same that they demand or expect. And consider that when you give one hundred percent of yourself to a person, there is no more of you to give away. You now belong to them the way they belong to you.
Inner Doms are dogs that need a master to train them. I once bowed to my Dom's reckless and tireless desires, but when I gained control, he bowed to my will. The transformation made me into what I am today. What many would call an Ineffable Dom. But its equal term in the Vanilla world, in my opinion, is a real man.
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