1. Dark Secret Love - A Story of Submission by Alison Tyler

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    1. Product Description

      Based on the author's real-life experiences, this erotic novel takes you on a journey of dominance and submission to arouse your imagination. Craving what she wants most, this kinky tale will follows our leading lady on her quest for the perfect lover.

      'A sulphurous personal memoir of past sexual activities which puts Belle de Jour's timid exploits in the shade' - The Guardian

      230 pages.

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    1. Take a Walk on the Dark Side

      Reviewed: 23 December 2013 by Scorpius12, a Straight Married Female

      This book has to be one of my quickest ever reads - I devoured it from cover to cover! This is a fictionalised account based on the author Alison Tyler’s real life experiences. It’s a story of a Masochist submissive, who is searching for her Sadist - someone to give her the pain she needs to find the pleasure beneath. The depth of the writing is excellent and I got totally swept away by her story.

      I would highly recommend this book - it was emotional - deep and full of very hot kinky sex scenes! I was very pleased to read that another book in this series is due to be released very soon too.

      I myself am a sexual submissive and love some pain with my pleasure - but I am not a Masochist and some of the whippings that she took were quite severe and left the main character Samantha bruised for over a week! This is therefore not a book for the faint-hearted….

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Very deep and fascinating story.
      Cons
      Absolutely nothing!
      Bottom line
      Very easy to read and can’t wait for Alison’s next book!
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    1. Fantastic

      Reviewed: 13 November 2013 by lubylou13, a Straight Going Steady Female

      This book had me hooked from the very first word to the very last.

      It is very well written, very honest, very educating and the sex scenes are extremely hot.

      This book is based on the authors real life experiences and it really does show. This didn't feel like I was reading a story. I actually felt that I was reading someone's personal diary for the most part. And for the other part, I felt that I was having a conversation with someone. It engages the reader by asking rhetorical questions just at the right time, when those thought are going through your mind.

      While I don't share the same fantasies or desires as Samantha the main character, it gave a real insight into the world of submission and what it was about.

      I was also surprised, not sharing the same fantasies, how much her journey and life and past was spookily familiar. I won't go into to much detail about that, as I do not want to give the story away. What I will say is that this a book that I can see most people if not everyone being able to relate to in some shape or form.

      This was the first erotic book that I have read. It will not be my last and I can only hope the others live up to the standards and enjoyment Alison Tyler's Dark Secret love has set.

      I was introduced to this book by Lovehoney's book club and I am so glad that I was as it really is a must read.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      3 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Engaging, enlightening, well written and very hot.
      Cons
      When I realised I had read the last page.
      Bottom line
      Brilliant book. A must buy.
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    1. Realistic and fantastic

      Reviewed: 12 November 2013 by SubReiSkyeM, a Bisexual Going Steady Female

      This is a brief and spoiler-free review of Dark Secret Love by Alison Tyler. I was sent a US copy by the USA publisher Cleis Press in exchange for my honest review, which you can find on my blog. I bought another copy (the UK version by Black Lace Books) from Lovehoney during November as it was their 'Book of the Month'.

      Dark Secret Love is a novel I struggled to put down when I began reading it. I loved everything about it; the brutal honesty of the main character, her interactions with the men around her and the way that she tried to stay true to herself despite what everyone thought.

      The sex scenes are both kinky and arousing both due to the acts in them and the way that Alison Tyler describes the thoughts and feelings of Samantha while she does them. Some scenes mirrored things I have done in my life and it was almost scary how closely it resembled my experience.

      The only thing I didn't like about this book was the fact that it had to end. I wanted to keep reading it forever. Luckily for me (and perhaps you as well) the sequel, The Delicious Torment, is coming out early 2014!

      As for why I bought a second copy... My UK copy is going straight into the hands of my Daddy when I see him next. I want him to see how amazing it was without letting my other copy out of my sight. That's how good this novel is.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      9 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      Everything - it really gets in your head.
      Cons
      That it ended.
      Bottom line
      My new favourite BDSM fiction book!
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    1. Must read book

      Reviewed: 04 November 2013 by Jenne

      If you only read one erotic book this year I implore you to make it this one. Miss Tyler's skilful pacing and story makes for a read that I know I couldn't put down.

      Even though I have never ventured into the world of kink personally, I got a true sense of what it might be like from the words on the page.

      Add to that the bonus of it turning me on and this was a win, win book for me.

    2. Overall Rating:
      10 out of 10
      Story:
      10 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      3 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      10 out of 10
      Length:
      10 out of 10
      Pros
      The entire book from the first page to the last.
      Cons
      Ummm nothing.
      Bottom line
      Awesome! Sexy and spellbinding is the only way I can describe this book.
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    1. Good not great

      Reviewed: 14 November 2013 by Regatta

      I can pinpoint the exact moment when I knew I’d enjoy the book. It was one line, three short chapters in. I knew from then that I shared something in common with the author, and for a book written in a memoir style, that can make a big impact.

      I thought the introduction was brilliant. It really pulled you in and made you want to read more. I am easily bored by books. If I can’t get into them properly within a couple of pages I throw them away. This I read from cover to cover within the space of a couple of hours. It is quite short but I didn’t want to put it down. It was well written and well-paced; I didn’t find myself bored by endless description or fake sounding dialogue. Reading like a memoir, you really get inside Samantha’s head and get a feel for her character, discovering it for yourself with the actions she takes and her thought patterns. You aren’t told a lot about her explicitly, but are shown her in such a way that you find you know her very well by the end.

      But, and it is quite a big but, the sex scenes didn’t really do it for me. Now this purely comes down to personal preference of course, ‘my kink is not your kink’ and all that. I read a lot of BDSM but this was a slightly different flavour to my usual stuff. There was an awful lot of spanking (which was very nicely detailed going into both the emotional as well as the physical side of it) but any other sexual act was sort of glossed over and a sentence or two at most.

      Whilst I enjoyed it, despite not really being me, I don’t think I’ll be reading the sequel or looking at any of her other books if they follow a similar vein. I would still recommend it though as it is a good read.

    2. Overall Rating:
      8 out of 10
      Story:
      9 out of 10
      Sex Tips:
      2 out of 10
      Sex Scenes:
      9 out of 10
      Length:
      9 out of 10
      Pros
      Very well written, interesting multifaceted characters.
      Cons
      Sex scenes weren’t for me.
      Bottom line
      An enjoyable read.
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