Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Release blitz, giveaway & 3* review - Enslaved Valentine byA.JLlewelyn & D.J Manning

AuthorA. J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manning
Title:  Enslaved Valentine
Series Title and Number (if applicable): BDSM Voyages, #1
Publisher:  Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Les Byerley
Release Date: 2/17/16
Length20, 930 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, BDSM, Humor

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Hamish never thought he’d want to be dominated until Paul Murdock showed up with the key to his padlocked heart.

It’s been said that all a submissive can do when they are bound and tied, is feel. For former boxer Hamish Murdock, all he’s ever done is feel. Feel bad that is. He never took pleasure from pain until meeting Paul, whom he thinks of as his tikkun, the man who rights all the wrongs in his life. For Paul and Hamish, pain is pleasure in their most secret, private moments. On the outside, they are a normal, devoted couple with successful businesses…

But deep down, theirs is a strict D/s relationship that’s about to be tested in their first BDSM vacation. Paul’s chosen a secret destination for Hamish in their Valentine’s Day long-weekend. Can Hamish handle what Paul has in mind? More importantly, will Paul be able to keep his secret and keep his man under control? Or will their first BDSM voyage be their last?

In the house, Paul held me in his arms and kissed me. “Toy time,” he said and pushed himself away from me. He walked away in the darkness. Until I met him, I’d been afraid of the dark. Had been since I was a kid. Now I liked all kinds of light, especially night. I suppose because nighttime was when I got to have him to myself, when our workday was over. We’d fooled around with a couple of guys and it was always fun but I trusted him. I never got a sense that he was about to run off with some other guy, no matter how cute he was.

I followed him to our bedroom. He disappeared into the walk-in closet where he kept our most secret sex toys. My heart skipped a beat. Oooh, fun!


Enslaved Valentine is a short BDSM romance about a married gay couple. I did enjoy the book but I found the first half of it to be quite slow, with a lot of the content near the beginning not really adding anything to the story.  The characters were both interesting and were obviously deeply in love with each other. The sex and BDSM scenes were passionate, intense and very hot to read.

Former boxer Hamish loves his husband Paul very much, but Paul is not just his husband - he's also his Dom. They have quite a strict D/s relationship, and that relationship is about to be tested in their first BDSM vacation.

This is the first book in the BDSM Voyages series, so I'm assuming that we'll see more of this couple on another kinky trip in the next book. I think this is a unique idea for a series, and it is fun to read. Enslaved Valentine receives three stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Author Bios

A.J. Llewellyn

A.J. Llewellyn’s obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 200 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all. A.J. can be found lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clownbeing another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Pearl’s Peril and Farm Heroes Saga.
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D.J. Manly

I write not only for my own pleasure, but for the pleasure of my readers. I can't remember a time in my life when I haven't written and told stories. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming about writing. Eroticism between consenting adults, in all its many forms is the icing on the cake of life but one does not live by sex alone. The story of how two people find love in spite of the odds is what really turns me on.


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