Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DARK CITADEL by Cherise Sinclair

Series:  Masters of the Shadowlands #2
Author:  Cherise Sinclair
Publish Date:   04.07.09
Publisher:  Loose Id
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, BDSM theme
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  a gift from a friend (thank you Pat!)
Goodreads link: Dark Citadel
Date completed: 08.26.14

Description from the publisher:
After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner's Night at Club Shadowlands, she's given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion...or her love.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and content (including/not limited to bondage, caning, restraint, spanking, tethering), exhibitionism, voyeurism.


This is the second book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series.  Each does stand-alone (so far). 

Soon after Kari arrives at Club Shadowland to take part in the Beginners’ course, her date shows himself to be domineering instead of dominant and frightens her.  She is given the option to be paired with an experienced Dom and continue the course.  Master Dan only does one-night play dates.  He will not take a sub long-term.  This works for him…. Until he meets an innocent school teacher with a hidden fire that brings him back to life.

As opposed to FSOG, abuse is recognized instead of being glorified.  The offender, being a beginner, is given the opportunity to learn how to dominate properly and his submissive is removed from training with him.  Instead Kari is paced with Master Dan…. sigh, Master Dan.  In this dungeon, all of the DM are hard-bodied beefcake (trust me, not the same in real life!) wearing leathers and providing a commanding presence.  Kari is a curvy girl.  She is insecure, excited, and nervous. 

Ms. Sinclair has perfectly captured that chaos of emotions that embodies the novice submissive, while providing a romantic love story to capture the heart.

I love this series and I have one more on my Kindle.  Thank you to my friend, Pat, for the wonderful birthday and Christmas presents that I am (finally) reading!

Masters of the Shadowlands series:
1.     Club Shadowlands
2.     Dark Citadel
3.     Breaking Free
4.     Lean on Me
5.     Make Me, Sir
6.     To Command and Collar
7.     This Is Who I Am
8.     If Only
9.     Show Me, Baby:  1001 Dark Nights
Also from Cherise Sinclair
  • The Starlight Rite
  • The Dom’s Dungeon
Mountain Masters & Dark Haven Series:
          1.     Master of the Mountain
          2.     Doms of Dark Haven
          3.     Master of the Abyss
          4.     Doms of Dark Haven 2: Western Nights
          5.     My Liege of Dark Haven
          6.     Edge of the Enforcer
The Wild Hunt Legacy Series:
          1.     Hour of the Lion
          2.     Winter of the Wolf


originally posted 08.29.2014 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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