- Evernight Publishing
- Release Date
- February 2018
BDSM, Erotic Romance
Dragomir, a magician with PTSD and a very inconvenient curse upon him, struggles to make a living, taking part in illegal boxing matches. Fighting is the only thing he's good at now. But how long can he keep it up? The illegal fights are dangerous, and he's untrained.
But a pretty witch he meets one night says she might change his life for the better. Is she really willing to help, or does she have her own wicked plans about him? And can she succeed where all the magicians of the Scholomance have failed?
Be Warned: BDSM, spanking, sex toys, pegging
May 26, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
86 people found the following review helpful
Sneakily sexy, BLACK CAT SECURITY catches a reader off guard in a most pleasant manner. After whipping through this book, all a reader can ask is, where is the rest of this series? Full disclosure, I didn't read the blurb for the book. The cover of the book also flew past me. The title of the book caught my attention and I thought, why not? I figured this book would be some magic thrown into a possible romantic suspense. Boy, was I ever wrong.
This tale grabs me by the short hairs from the first page and takes me along for an erotic ride. The richness of the story as the characters' past unfolds is impressive for such a short book. Dragomir is an angry magician who ended up on a mission he should not have been on and is collateral damage. Learning about how he's been treated by those who trained him enraged me. I can see why Dragomir is bitter and looking at just surviving, not living. His ideals have been ripped from him and stomped into the ground. So when he meets Ida, a "lowly" witch compared to his idea of how magic revolves around mages, he is not at his best.
I loved Ida. Her dominance through sweet pain to bring Dragomir willingly to his knees is awe-inspiring. I want to be like Ida. She's smart, resourceful and innovative. Her perspective of life and how to come at a problem is unique and how she treats Dragomir's curse is certainly unconventional. Without becoming a BDSM book, Ms. Ross easily slides into femdom in a positive light with an alpha male grudgingly yielding.
This short story is intensely amusing with its character dialogue and erotic scenes. The story does move in a fast pace and still packs a punch through its concise editing. This paranormal erotic is a gem I hope more readers can pick up and read. This erotic romance is highly recommended to kinky readers who enjoy alpha males and subtly stronger females.
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Aug 21, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
91 people found the following review helpful
I have to admit that when I picked this story, I had no idea what I would be reading, as I got hooked on the title and didn't go past it before clicking "request". This was a compelling story that I found intriguing and read it over two sittings.
Likes: The story premise. There are different fairytale aspects that caught my attention and I rather liked the snippets of Beauty and the Beast but you'll be left constantly wondering which is which. Katerina Ross did a great job seeming to drop us into the middle of the story (Dragomir's life) and we get an instant inkling as to who (or what) he is (or was) and I think you'll be intrigued by Ida (who doesn't pull any punches). Their relationship. I wasn't entirely sure what to think of it in the beginning, since we're in Dragomir's head and only get one side, but the way Ms. Ross doled out what she wanted us to know worked really well.
There's a certain dryness to the story that, since this is my first Katerina Ross story, I'm unsure if it's her writing style or if it was intentional, but it works. Dragomir is a tragic/tormented character and through the careful ministration of Ida, he comes to learn much about himself and what his capabilities are at the same time we do.
It goes without saying that there are some intense BDSM elements in this story including some dubious consent, intense power exchange, and an almost complete release of control. It isn't for the faint of heart but it is quite good. And now, my brain is eager to see this become a series.
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