20 Aug '12

BDSM Event Day 19 : "Why 50 Shades? Because the time had come…." by Cherise Sinclair & Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to Day Eighteen of the BDSM Appreciation Event here at Scorching Book Reviews. So far we still have the BDSM Blog Hop which you can enter here,the wonderful Kele Moon giving away her Eden series,the lovely Cari Silverwood giving away a bookJoely Sue Burkhart giving away her latest release, Eve Berlin giving away the first book in a wonderful seriesSherri Hayes giving away a copy of Need, there’s a giveaway on Eliza Gayles post, the marvelous Bridget Midway is also hosting a giveaway, an amazing giveaway from Lissa Matthews, a fab giveaway from the amazing Kim Dare, a femDom giveaway from Lucy Felthouse, A Lexi Blake giveaway, A Portia Da Costa Giveaway, a Kelly Jamieson Giveaway, a Cassandra Carr giveaway, a HC Brown giveaway and there is also a fabulous article by Reggie and kasi Alexander on the BDSM lifestyle. Just Click on the name in the above paragraph to play along.

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Today, I am absolutely ecstatic to be able to host Cherise Sinclair. There is not a single book that this lady has written that is not on my keeper shelf and her Doms are amongst my favorite. I was first introduced to her work when the first in her Shadowlands series was part of the All Romance Xmas giveaway event. She was added to my autobuy author list and I have been captivated by her books ever since

Here’s what she has to say

Why 50 Shades? Because the time had come…

I’m asked over and over why 50 Shades took off the way it did. Seems like there are many explanations, but here is my take.

First, the author of 50 Shades had thousands of buyers following the story on the Twilight fan fiction site. Major kick-start, right? From that, her book gained an incredible amount of attention. But why did it continue?

Because the time had come. Over the last century plus, women have inched their way into equality with men. *cheering*  But the changes to society soon became “rules.” A woman and a man should be on equal footing at all times. A man should ask before doing anything, especially when it comes to sex. The man shouldn’t be ‘pushy’.

All very good. But personality traits—like dominance and submission—come in various strengths, and most people’s behavior and comfort levels change according to the social setting. For example, a woman may rule her friends, but be quiet among strangers. Another might boss her children, but in her job, prefer to be a worker-been and not a manager. Few of us want to be dominant all the time.

So… We have men always being careful not to be pushy, yet we have a lot of women who would really like a dominant man—at least at times. Are those women getting their needs met? Nope. Not needs and not their fantasies either. For decades, even our romance novels have been politically correct, written so the “alpha” guy never broke those so-called rules.

But then came paranormals—vampires, werewolves, dragons. Suddenly we had alpha males who didn’t have to conform to society’s dictates—especially when it came to their women. Anyone wonder why the Black Dagger Brotherhood series became so popular?

But… vampires are nice, but some of us would prefer to fantasize about a dominant lover with a warm body and normal teeth.

Along comes 50 Shades at just the right time.  Suddenly women see a power exchange in real life, and they realize that sometimes they don’t want their lover to ask, “Can I kiss you?” They discover that couples actually do this stuff. That a dominant man doesn’t have to have fur or wings. Whoa. And now the entire BDSM genre takes flight.

Because, yes, people really do this stuff…and it’s satisfying as hell.

[Of course, now that I’ve implied you should try it, I’ll say—do your homework. Find out *first* how to do anything (from bondage to spanking to flogging) safely. Seriously. Don’t make me come after you.]

Now, the discourse is finished, and since I have a book coming out on August 28th, I simply must show you the joys of role-playing, which can be a fun way to slide into a power exchange. Here’s a blurb and excerpt from My Liege of Dark Haven.

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Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope is to publish a provocative research paper—soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer. His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an emotional distance from him, he’s intrigued and digs deeper. She’s adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the fringe of her sexuality—and her life. As he draws her into fuller participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to fill his world. Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned everything she believes about herself. She’s falling for the stern owner of Dark Haven and thinks he’s beginning to care for her…until the day he learns why she’s in his club. 

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Excerpt from My Liege of Dark Haven

She turned in a circle, taking in the heavy, cinnamon-colored draperies, the king-size four-poster with the intricate Moroccan carvings, her Oriental carpets.

The contemporary room had been transformed into an Arabian Nights fantasy—hers. “What have you done?”

The corner of his mouth lifted, and she realized that with his dark coloring, long black hair, and black eyes, he looked far too much like someone out of her fantasy.

His expression changed. Cold face, hot gaze. “English women—they never know when to be silent. But I didn’t steal you from your caravan to listen to you chatter.”

Her eyes widened as she realized he wasn’t in jeans, but worn leather pants. His white shirt made him look even darker, and…was that a sheathed knife buckled to his belt? She retreated a step, her heart beginning to hammer.

“Ah, she’s quiet now.” He circled her slowly, making her feel like a quail chick face-to-face with a bobcat. He brushed his hand through her hair. “I have a fondness for women touched by moonlight,” he murmured. “With hair soft as the silks that I will have you wearing.”

“Xavier—”

He gripped her hair and yanked her head back. “Is this how you address your Master?” he asked, his voice harsh. “Shall I put red stripes up and down your fair skin?”

Shocked, she shook her head frantically. Her mouth had gone dry, her breathing catching over and over.

“Better.” He cupped her chin, his thumb and finger pressing against her jaw mercilessly. His gaze was just as merciless. “If you do everything I say, I will be pleased with you.” His voice dropped, and so did the pit of her stomach when he whispered, “Do not risk my displeasure, English.”

This is Xavier. This is my fiancé. The reassurances weren’t working, not when he jerked her suit jacket off and threw it in the corner. He looked at her shirt and growled, “Remove that.”

Her fingers fumbled at the buttons, finally getting it open. One yank and it joined the coat. He circled again, and the cool feel of the air made goose bumps rise on her arms.

He stopped in front of her and frowned at her bra. “Disgusting device to keep a man from touching as he pleases.” When he unsheathed his knife, the blade far too long and sharp, a squeak escaped her, and she staggered back.

“Stand still,” he hissed. He fisted her hair, bringing her to a sudden stop. Cold metal touched her stomach, and she whimpered. The smooth blade slid under the front of her bra. A tug and it had sliced through the fabric. Very, very sharp.

“Xa—”

He shook his head slowly, holding her gaze with his.

I don’t like knives. No no no. The cool metal was warming…against her skin…as it slid down the inner side of one breast.

“Don’t annoy me, English, or I’ll discover if your blood is as red as your skin is white.” The flat of the knife caressed one breast, then the other, turned and scraped over the top as if shaving. Sharp as a razor. “Do you wish to remove your skirt…or shall I?” he asked softly.

“Me,” she whispered, barely able to breath until the blade lifted and he stepped back.

She unzipped the dignified straight skirt, shoving it to the ground, following with the panty hose before he could ask. He watched silently, a slight curve to his hard lips.

The light filtering through the heavy drapes shadowed his face and lent an ominous, reddish cast to the room. He studied her for a second before his hand closed over her throat in a light grip, holding but not—quite—cutting off her air. As the blade rested on her cheek, he leaned forward, his face only an inch from hers. His black eyes stared into her wide ones. “Tell me you’re going to please your Master, English.”

Afraid to even move, she said through stiff lips, “Yes. Master.”

He stepped away, leaving her shivering. “I thought so. Put your forehead on the carpet, your ass in the air. Show me what I risked my life to kidnap.”

A flush ran through her in a long stream of heat. Swallowing hard, she knelt, put her face to the soft Oriental rug, and lifted her hips.

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Known for writing deeply emotional stories, Cherise is the author of fourteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award in 2011 to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for Best Author of 2011. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

Dominant Males, Sizzling Tales

Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands series

My Liege of Dark Haven arrives August 28, 2012! 



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81 Responses to “BDSM Event Day 19 : "Why 50 Shades? Because the time had come…." by Cherise Sinclair & Excerpt & Giveaway”

  1. Great post! I am total a fan girl of Cherise's books. Her Doms are some of my favorites!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks so much for this giveaway! Cherise's books are among my favorites. I've read quite a few and have quite a few on my list of books TBR.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  3. I can't wait. I mean I really can't wait for this to be released. I already have my plan for an all night session to read it I'm that excited.

  4. *Sweet Jesus*swallows,and fans Cherise you have done it Again,and I can’t wait till I can read it *Brava!*

    beccaL

  5. I can not wait for the 28th! I have loved every single book by Cherise but this is the one I have been waiting for!

  6. Thanks for the excerpt. Love all of Cherise’s books. Just read the first two in the Dark Haven Series. Now ready to go back and read all the others again while waiting for My Leige. At first i borrowed her books, have since bought almost all of them. Must read them again and again.
    starsia_70@yahoo.com

  7. Love Cherise’s books! My first was Master of the Mountain and I love the Shadowland series!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

  8. Bonnie Reynolds

    Love these books. One of my favorite writers. Looking forward to the new book!

  9. Hi – Cherlise Sinclair's "Make Me Sir" was the very first book I've read in this genre. Loved it! 🙂

  10. Can't wait for another book from Cherise!! She id the ultimate! I have recommend her books I font know how many times. I have to admit I am NOT a fan of the phrase "mommy porn" either, I hate that with a passion and the person that came up with it was lazy and couldn't think of anything better to say!!!!! I am a mom and what I read is NOT porn!!!!

  11. Can't wait for another book from Cherise!! She id the ultimate! I have recommend her books I font know how many times. I have to admit I am NOT a fan of the phrase "mommy porn" either, I hate that with a passion and the person that came up with it was lazy and couldn't think of anything better to say!!!!! I am a mom and what I read is NOT porn!!!!

  12. Can't wait for another book from Cherise!! She id the ultimate! I have recommend her books I font know how many times. I have to admit I am NOT a fan of the phrase "mommy porn" either, I hate that with a passion and the person that came up with it was lazy and couldn't think of anything better to say!!!!! I am a mom and what I read is NOT porn!!!!

  13. The excerpt from My Liege of Dark Haven made me add the release date to my calendar! Will be going to Amazon that day for sure!

  14. I just popped by to say thank you to everyone for commenting and for the lovely compliments. Y'all make me feel so good! I hope you'll enjoy My Liege of Dark Haven when the book comes out.

  15. Absolutely love the cover, great excerpt. Very excited to read this book. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  16. The Shadowland series was one of my first bdsm stories as well, and Cherise remains one of my favorite auto-buy authors.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  17. I have heard a lot of great things about Cherise but (hanging my head in shame) haven't read any of her books. I love the excerpt!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  18. Cherise you were my introduction to the BDSM novel! I have the 28th marked on my calender!
    Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  19. Would love to read your books. Heard good things about them, and they do intrigue me.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Best wishes, always!

    author.dianethorne(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. I have a couple of Cherise's books, but haven't had the opportunity to read them yet. Still working on it 🙂
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  21. Cherise has linked many of us to our inner sub, often kept hidden and long before FSOG ever came out. I can't wait to add this new book to my collection! Thanks, Cherise!

  22. Great post! I hadn’t thought about it before but part of the reason I love reading paranormal romances is because the alpha males are so dominant. I had been getting kinda tired of reading about politically correct guys and wanted to read about men who knew what they wanted and how to get it.

    I’m a new Cherise fan so thanks for the chance to win a book!!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

  23. I haven’t read any of your books yet, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. Can’t wait to try them!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  24. I love Cherise’s books! Adding this one to my TBR list. 🙂 Great article and wonderful giveaway!

    Best,

    Erzabet

    erzabetwrites (at) gmail dot com

  25. Da-yum, Cherise! That scene was smoking. I love role-play scenes!

    And the feminist in me applauds your blog post, too. I loved the “bodice-ripper” romances of the 70s and early 80s, because New York publishers squashed women’s fantasies and made our Romances all PC. I credit BDSM romances (yours in particular–because they were the first I read) for rekindling my desire to write Romances.

    You do know the release of My Liege is going to wreak havoc on my discipline to edit, don’t you? Grrrrr.

    Gawd, can’t wait!

    Kally (do not enter in contest)
    kallypsomasters.com

  26. Until I read Cherise Sinclairs book I was a BDSm virgin !! After reading alllllllllllllllllllllllllll her books, I told friends who told friends who now find BDSM a part of there everyday lifestyle 😉
    I agree with your post. But me being a reader having read Cherise’s books Fifty shades was mild for me and I def cant comment.

    Im looking forward to the next book !!! and thanks for the great post.. ** pst I love role play scenes tooooooooooooo ** grins

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

  27. Awesome, awesomely hot excertp. I cannot wait to read the rest of Master Xavier’s story, it’s gonna be a good one!

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. Cherise has my vote as the author I’d most like to read if I were on a deserted island. That excerpt is HOT!

  29. Cherise’s Shadowlands books started by love (obsession) of BDSM stories. I can’t wait to read more and especially can’t wait to go back to the Shadowlands and visit with all the Masters.

  30. I am not a fan of 50, but I understand why it’s popular. Thanks for the giveway and the article
    Pimpin’ Reads jokestner at yahoo dot com

  31. I am not a fan of 50, but I understand why it’s popular. Thanks for the giveway and the article
    Pimpin’ Reads jokestner at yahoo dot com

  32. I loved the role playing scene. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    rachaelmccully at yahoo dot com

  33. I've been a Cherise fan for some time and love your books.

    AvalieReads(at)aol(dot)com

  34. Ms. Cherie's awesome series
    Just finish Master Raoul and Kim book
    love it's:)
    Can't wait for Sally book
    And Master Sam

  35. Cannot wait for this book!!!! I have enjoyed every single one of your books!!! love them all!

  36. DarkBloodyVamp

    I loved the excerpt! Extremely hot!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

    DarkBloodyVamp

  37. Thanks to Kallypso for turning to another great author. I enjoyed this excerpt. Xavier frightens me a little but in a good way.

  38. I love Cherise Sinclair and her books! I am eagerly awaiting "My Liege of Dark Haven"!! All hail Queen Cherise and her Doms!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  39. Great cover for My Liege. I'm still licking my screen. 🙂
    I'm not sure if I'll even bother with reading 50 Shades, it depends. I've read some great BDSM written by some of the best authors of the genre, not sure I want to take the time to read a so-so book when there are a lot of better books out there. Now, if I should happen to the book for free, I might risk reading it.<

  40. Great excerpt. I can't wait to read Xavier's story. Your Shadowlands and Dark Haven series are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Looking forward to reading My
    Liege of Dark Haven –
    Books about the owners definitely
    include special perspectives –
    Thanks Cherise for taking on this one!!!
    Of course, ALL of your books are
    fantastic –
    such wonderful escapes!!

  42. When you read a Cherise Book, get ready to have a BIG Glass of Ice Water, A Fan to cool yourself…& an extra set of panties would be a good idea as well 😉 LOL I know, I'm soooo Bad!!!! Cherise is that AMAZING!!! I just Love reading her Books!!!!!

    I can't wait for August 28th for the release of "My Liege of Dark Haven", I will be getting this Book!

    I

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