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Published by Self published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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Six kinksters want to join the most exclusive BDSM club in the area, The Iron Maiden. The first requirement? Survive Madame Gretchen. Join them as they navigate six weeks of kinkiness led by a sadistic, crop-wielding Domme who loves forced orgasms and demands total surrender. Their limits will be stretched and their desires uncovered.
After reading Madame Gretchen by Kayla Lords, the first thing I had to do was take a cold shower because this was one of the sexiest, most erotic stories that I have ever read. Then as if writing such steamy sensual scenes wasn’t enough, Ms. Lords made the story so sweetly emotional that I felt it in my very soul.
Madame Gretchen is a Domme at the most exclusive BDSM club in the area, The Iron Maiden. In order to receive your membership in the club, you must participate in her six week course designed to not only teach you about the BDSM lifestyle, but also to help you get in touch with your wants and needs. The class began with six students – a mix of Dominants, submissives and switches.
With such a diverse group of characters, there was someone and something to relate to for every reader. As Madame Gretchen challenged each participant sexually, she challenged them emotionally. Watching each person overcome their fears and find their inner peace was actually inspirational and touched me deeply. I understand the fear of baring your body, I understand the fear of being judged and found lacking, and I understand the reality of self-doubt. Ms. Lords touched on each one in such a way as to help you conquer those fears just as the characters did.
What is amazing is that Ms. Lord, despite the limitations of a novella, was able to create three-dimensional characters that I believed in completely. Each of the class participants was authentic and I found myself cheering them on in their quest to find happiness. The glimpses into their lives away from the class as well as their inner thoughts just pulled me further into the story until I was so intertwined in their lives that I was sad for the book to end.
The story flowed so naturally that time flew by while I was reading. I am so glad that I read this book in private because I was so turned on by the time it ended. I enjoyed every part of this story and can only hope that Ms. Lords has more in store for Madame Gretchen and the Doms and subs of The Iron Maiden