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Monday, July 9, 2012

Review/Giveaway - Maid For Pleasure by Lucy Rodgers


Title: Maid For Pleasure
Author: Lucy Rodgers
Format: Ebook provided by Dark Mind Book Tours for review

Insurance actuary Libby Beckett is the epitome of a successful, independent, modern woman. With her six figure salary, she has a condo overlooking the beach, a BMW, and a closet full of fabulous shoes. So why isn’t she happy? And why do her fantasies always involve whips, bondage, and sexual slavery? Her desires are impossible to explain her buttoned-down accountant boyfriend, which is why when she stumbles across a website for a quasi-dating service for submissive women called Maid for It, she signs up. She’s quickly “matched” to Gavin Huntley, an engineer and inventor possessed of a small fortune and his own private island in the Caribbean. After carefully weighing the risks and rewards, as any good actuary should do, Libby breaks it off with her boyfriend and heads to Gavin’s island for what she promises herself will be two weeks to explore her darkest, dirtiest desires. When her time is up, she’ll say her safe word and, as outlined in Maid for It’s contract, Gavin will be required to release her.


But Gavin knows what Libby truly needs, and it’s not to be free. She’s made for pleasure—his pleasure—and he intends to put her to good use. Forever.

Wow, I am really becoming a fan of dark erotica!  It is books like this one that just draw me in.  It’s not just about sex, although sex – naughty sex – is a major player.  But authors like Lucy Rodgers really know how to make the story realMaid for Pleasure has absolutely made it to my favorites list!

It starts off with Libby on a plane to a private island owned by Gavin Huntley.  They’ve been matched together by an online service called Maid for It.  She is in her maid’s uniform, as requested.  She has no luggage, everything will be provided for her during her stay.  Here is the catch: Gavin is under the impression that she will be staying indefinitely.  Libby knows she has a two week vacation from work and will be leaving at the end.  So right away she is entering into this situation with a lie.

But Gavin, oh so creative and extremely intelligent Gavin… he is on to her.  He knows more than he lets on.  Sure, Libby needs a change; she’s trying to fulfill a fantasy.  But Gavin wants a real sub because he is a real Dom.   And within ten seconds of meeting her face to face, he makes her call him Master.  He just commands respect in a way that makes you want to give it to him.  I’m willing to bet nearly every woman reading this book is ready to call him Master!

                “Consent is King”

Oh yes, consent is king in the D/s world.  There are safe words and dropping the scarf, and all sorts of precautions to keep the sub from doing something he or she doesn’t want to do.  But is that really a proper D/s relationship?  If you always have your “get out of jail free” card, are you really giving it your everything, are you really submitting or just playing a role?  Gavin knows this.  He knows that if you truly can change your mind at any moment then you aren’t really giving yourself to him completely. 

I really loved this story.  I loved how Gavin was so strong and yet so caring.  I loved how hard he pushed Libby to her very limits, and then a bit more.  The sex scenes in this story were hot hot hot.  They were fabulous, really.  If you are into dark erotica or even just erotica, there is a little something for almost everybody. 

Of course, I’m sure no one is really revealing the big twists in this story.  The twists that will make your jaw drop.  The twists that will make you fearful, have you repeating “no no no no no no!!” just like I was at the parts you’d never think you’d be saying that to.  The twists that make you think, “yep, that’s perfect.”

This story, albeit short, really packed a punch.  It will leave you reeling, and then it will kiss the wounds and make them better.  This story is the Dom and you are the sub.  You find yourself submitting to Gavin and he is a fictional character…isn’t he?  I can say without a doubt that this is one of those stories that I will be rereading from time to time.  It has exciting moments, fearful in its clutches moments, tender moments, and of course, heated moments.  I think the characters are dynamic and enigmatic.  I think that Libby didn’t realize what she was getting herself into, but that she got exactly what she needed.  This story will definitely take you on a ride you won’t forget. 


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Lucy Rodgers

Lucy Rodgers writes dark erotic tales that explore the three C’s: consent, coercion, and captivity. Her stories always include some combination of forced seduction, questionable consent, lack of safe words, indoctrination, and slavery/ownership. Lucy’s books are intended for mature readers who understand the difference between fantasy and reality and who are looking for erotic literature that explores not just the physical but also the psychological and emotional elements of sexual bondage and domination.

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39 comments:

  1. This book looks so good! I'm with you - I'm becoming a huge fan of this type of erotica. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. I swear, I just want to read more and more lol. It's all so captivating! Good luck!

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  2. I've seen this book floating around and it sounds really good. Reading your review makes me want to read it even more. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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    1. Thanks, glad I could influence your decision lol. Thanks for coming by! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  3. Love this, =) looking forward to reading it!

    best wishes, Linda xo

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for coming by! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  4. Thanks for a great review! This book sounds fabulous ;)

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    1. Thanks for coming by Erin! I hope you like it. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  5. Hi Liz! Great review and I, also, am becoming a fan of dark erotica!!! I enjoyed the scenes and the way the author describes them. Love the ending and all the little twist!!!

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    1. Hey Proserpine! :) I swear, you and I have identical tastes in books. Any time I need a suggestion, I head over to your site! And yep, those scenes were ahem, wonderful! I need to find this island LOL

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  6. Wonderful review, I think I have been a fan of dark erotica for a while :O)

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    1. If you have suggestions, I'm open! :) Thanks for coming by!

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  7. Wow, that is hot! I think I enjoyed reading Liz's review as much as the excerpt from the book. I want to read this one!

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  8. Thanks for the review! I have got to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  9. Great review. I am reading more and more dark erotica and really enjoying it. This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Dark Mind Book Tours is a great tour company to follow. They do a lot of dark erotica, and they are fabulous to work with!

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  10. Great review and I'm just getting into dark erotica and I love it, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com

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    1. It's great, I love it! Like I was saying up there on Tanya's comment, follow Dark Mind Book Tours! They really work with some great authors who write dark erotica!

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  11. Wow! This book sounds fantastic!! And don't we all want a guy who has his own island??

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  12. Great review. Maid for Pleasure seems very interesting. I am definitely adding it to my wishlist.

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  13. You got my attention with your review! Will definitely add Maid for Pleasure to my TBR list. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your interview. Lucy is a new author for me and will definitely checking out her books. Thanks for a chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. This book is part of a series, so there are more just like it. I can't wait to read them, myself!

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  15. Thank you for the review! This books sounds amazing!

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    1. It was so good and so unexpected! Definitely among my favorites!

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  16. Sounds intriguing!

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  17. Your reviews are always in depth and fun. I would follow your advice any time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! That is incredibly nice to hear :) Good luck on the giveaway!

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  18. Sounds great! I'm a bit of a prude but trying to give well written erotica a chance. Wuld love to win it x

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  19. looks and sounds great! great giveaway

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  20. I have seen several reviews for this book recently so it was already on my want list! It sounds like one I would start reading and not want to put down...well except to maybe cool off for a bit!

    Thanks!

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  21. Maid for Pleasure sounds absolutely wonderful! And I can't wait to read it. Although I hate that it's being labeled as "dark" erotica. I don't see anything dark about a beautiful, D/s power exchange relationship.

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  22. this cover very sexy and make me speechless...cant wait to reading..
    thanks

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