Thursday, 26 March 2015

Book blitz, giveaway & review - Owned by M. Never (dark erotic romance)5/5 stars

Title: Owned

Series: Decadence After Dark #1

Author: M. Never
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: October 3, 2014


"I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” 

Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he firstwalked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo’s most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn’t just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts.

In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she’s about to be Owned.

Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.


"Come," he says, crooking his finger at me. I move to stand.

"Crawl, kitten. Crawl to me." 

I pause on all fours. He's being fucking serious. 

"I'm waiting." His eyes are cold, hard. 

I begin to crawl across the room, over the plush white rug and past the bed to the chair he's sitting in under the large circular window. The night sky is dotted with stars, and the moon is full and bright behind him. Once I reach him, I stare up on my hands and knees. He cracks a small smile. I want to spit on him. Then he leans forward and places a finger under my chin, forcing my face up to his. 

"That fire in your eyes will dim. I promise you, kitten. I know it’s hard to give up control. But I want you to understand house rules. Listen carefully, I'll only say this once. I tell you what to do, you say yes, Kayne. You will please me. End of story."


Owned is not a fluffy, hearts and flowers romance.  It's dark, it's raw, it's gritty, it's so hot you could get burnt and it's ...... absolutely fantastic!  This story drew me in from the first chapter, and kept me hooked until the end.  Now I really, really need to read the next book in this series as it ended on a cliffhanger and I have to know what happens next!

Ellie has lusted over her boss' client Kayne for months, and Kayne is equally as enamoured with Ellie.  She enjoys an evening with Kayne at a work party and agrees to go home with him - something she may come to regret.  Unfortunately Ellie has caught the attention of an evil contact of Kayne's, and unknown to her she is a grave danger. To save her Kayne ends up kidnapping and enslaving her, but of course Ellie doesn't know that he is doing this to protect her.

This is a dark Master/slave story with scenes that may make you uncomfortable.  As the story unravels the relationship between Ellie and her captor develops, and she can't understand how she feels about him.  The chemistry and connection between these two is undeniable and it makes for some seriously hot scenes.  

The emotions in this book are deep and complex.  This story grabbed me by the throat and at times had me in tears.  I loved that we had alternating points of view, so we knew what both our hero and heroine were feeling.  The big bang and twist near the end was explosive and exciting.  I just need to know what happens next now!  I feel really attached to these two characters, so I will definitely be reading the next book in this series.

I was really impressed with this book, the author has woven a powerful story which will have you gripped until the end.   Owned definitely gets five out of five stars.  


M. Never resides in New York City. When she's not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.

She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.

She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn't trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!

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