Graceful Submission [NOOK Book]

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Graceful Submission

Plus-sized Grace Kinison lives a dull life. She's a teacher and aspiring author who does nothing but work and then write on her novel. That is, until she becomes a cyber submissive.

Grace has agreed to help her childhood friend's husband plan her surprise birthday party. Grace thinks her fellow party planner, Toffer Shelley, is a writer on a TV show. What she doesn't know is that he's the ...

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Overview

Graceful Submission

Plus-sized Grace Kinison lives a dull life. She's a teacher and aspiring author who does nothing but work and then write on her novel. That is, until she becomes a cyber submissive.

Grace has agreed to help her childhood friend's husband plan her surprise birthday party. Grace thinks her fellow party planner, Toffer Shelley, is a writer on a TV show. What she doesn't know is that he's the show's sexy star, Drake Dawson. He's a Dom, and he wants to work his magic on her.

When Grace runs into trouble at work, her cyber relationship turns into the real thing after she travels to Hollywood to meet Toffer. She's thrilled to be meeting her Master, until she realizes that he's the most gorgeous man in Hollywood.

But Toffer won't let Grace judge him by his looks. He takes her on a sexual journey full of bondage and submission, which give her strength to overcome challenges in her own work.

Graceful Mischief

It's their third Halloween together, and Toffer and Grace are in England. They're staying in an old castle complete with a moat and a maze. Grace thinks her Master is taking her to a fancy restaurant in London so they can be alone together on Halloween. Hidden underneath her beautiful new dress is the sexy corset her Master bought in London a few days earlier.

The trick is on Grace, though, when her Master takes her to the maze and tells her to strip down to her corset. A costume party is going on just hundreds of feet away, and Toffer plans on giving Grace a head start, then hunting her through the maze. If he catches her, she's awarded the trick, and he gets to have his way with her in the maze. There's always the chance that anyone couldwalk up and see Grace being topped. If she makes it to the middle without him catching her, she gets the treat: dinner and dessert.

Only Toffer's not playing fair -- the treat's also a trick. But with what he has in mind, even if Grace loses, she wins.

Publisher's Note: This book is a nontraditional love story that contains sexual content that may be offensive to some readers: Anal sex; strong BDSM theme and content (bondage, domination/submission, spanking, punishment); and multiple partners

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596324022
  • Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 142,097
  • File size: 346 KB

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Toffer4U: Hello, Gracie. Are you naked?

Graceful: Yes, Master.

Toffer4U: Good girl. How are you feeling today?

Graceful: Nervous.

Toffer4U: And how did your writing go?

Graceful: It was a little difficult. I gave it a lot of thought.

Toffer4U: That was the idea. This little exercise serves several purposes. It will give me a better understanding of what you want in a D/s relationship. It will help us get to know each other better as we discuss the ins and outs of our relationship. It will also help us build trust; that's the most important thing in a D/s relationship. You have to trust your Master. Do you trust me?

Graceful: It seems weird to say yes, since we haven't met face to face. But, yes, I trust you, Master.

Toffer4U: I'm glad to hear that. Now, upload your paragraphs to me and we'll see what's what. While I'm reading, I want you to play with your nipples and clit. But don't come. Every orgasm you have from now on will be under my direction, and only when I give you permission.

* * * *

Toffer stared at the words that filled his computer screen. Grace had done her duty well. She'd written three concise paragraphs that showed that she'd spent a great deal of time thinking about the subject, which is exactly what Toffer wanted her to do.

He imagined her lying on her bed right now, stroking her clit and pulling on her nipples. Soft moans would be coming out of her mouth. He took a drink of water and re-read the paragraphs.

The idea of sexual submission fascinates me on many levels. I've thought about it forseveral years, and even suggested the idea of bondage to my ex-husband, who promptly called me a freak. So I buried any feelings that I had, until you came along.

Emotionally, I want to give over control to you because, if truth be told, I want to experience kinky without the guilt that comes with it. Knowing that I'm doing something because you want me to will do that. I don't know if that's the right reason, but it's the one that I've come up with after a few hours of soul-searching. I imagine that this type of relationship brings a mental connection like I've never felt before. And, I want to feel it. By opening myself up sexually, I feel that I can open myself up mentally, too, and make a bond with another person.

Physically, and I know this is where you want me to get specific, I want to experience stimulation that goes beyond the normal realm of sex. I like sex, and I enjoy contact with another person. I want to experience some extremes, including spanking, bondage, and anal sex.

Toffer smiled to himself and looked at the clock. He'd give Grace a few more minutes to stew, to wonder what he was thinking about what she'd written. He wished she was here in the room with him right now. He'd have her sign a contract and then he'd spank her little ass until she was screaming in pleasure. And he knew that she would be.

He and Grace were a match. The only problem was the 2,000 miles that separated them. His cock was straining against his pants. In his mind's eye, Grace was kneeling on the bed in front of him, her hand between her thighs, begging him to let her come. He stroked his hardness and smiled, and then put his fingers on the keyboard again.

* * * *

Toffer4U: Grace? Have you allowed yourself to come? Remember you have to have my permission.

Grace turned toward her laptop, wiped her fingers on a towel and sighed. She was so very, very wet, and it had been hard not to come at the idea of Master reading her letter, but she hadn't.

Graceful: No, Master. May I have an orgasm, please?

Toffer4U: No. You wrote a good letter, little one. But on the physical side, you only named off the things we'd already discussed last night. I was serious when I said I was keeping a record for when you're in California. That's three marks.

Grace stared at the screen. Was he serious? Then she shook her head. Of course he was serious. That's what this was all about.

Graceful: I'm sorry, Master.

Toffer4U: Right off the top of your head, tell me five things that you want to experience as a submissive. You have one minute.

Her hands shook as she racked her brain. What could she tell him? This was where trust came into play. She had to open up, and she had to do it now.

Toffer4U: You have forty seconds.

Graceful: Hot wax. Orgasm delay. Punishment.

Toffer4U: That's two. We've already discussed punishment. You have 27 seconds left.

Graceful: Nipple clamps. Role playing.

Grace shook her head. One more. She only needed one more. She didn't want to disappoint him on what was technically their first outing together. What else did she want?

Toffer4U: Fourteen seconds. If you go over your time limit you'll be applying the hairbrush to your backside again.

Graceful: Blindfolds. Wearing a collar and a leash.

Had she really just said that? Grace felt her breath coming in ragged gasps. She'd just given this man permission to attach a collar around her neck and lead her around on a leash. She should be horrified. Instead, she was absolutely thrilled that it had come out.

Toffer4U: Good, Gracie. A collar denotes ownership, and you will belong to me. How are you feeling right now?

Graceful: Nervous. Very nervous.

Toffer4U: Are you wet?

Graceful: Yes.

Toffer4U: Come for me. Ride it out. Stroke that clit and pull on your nipples, and make noise. Think of me there, watching you come for me, watching the passion rip through your pussy.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    A Top Pick from The Romance Reviews

    Note to Self: GRACEFUL SUBMISSION packs a powerful punch in a small package. Somehow the author found a way to demonstrate that cyber submission isn't disconnected at all, but engaging, erotic and fulfilling. Who knew?

    To Do List:

    1. Tell everyone that the format of the book and energy captured in the writing made GRACEFUL SUBMISSION a joy to read.

    2. Make sure everyone knows that each chapter starts with Grace's "Note To Self" and "To Do List" (just like this review) which gives us a peek into her mind and sense of humor.

    3. Share how the anonymity of cyber submission is a clever way of bringing two people from very different lives together.

    Grace is a high school senior English teacher and an aspiring author. With her best friend's birthday fast approaching, she sets out to plan a surprise birthday party all the way from Denver.

    Lindsey, her best friend since childhood, lives in LA. Coming to Grace's rescue to provide some LA based assistance in planning and prepping for the party is Toffer, Lindsey's husband's best friend.

    The two exchange IM's and Dominant Toffer picks up on hints of Grace's submissive side and delves further. It soon evolves into a cyber D/s relationship with plans for in person play when Grace gets to LA for Lindsey's party.

    Little does Grace know that Toffer is actually David Drake, the hugely famous movie star.

    This story is so perfect for the times. I know cyber relationships take place frequently, but honestly, I couldn't wrap my brain around how exactly two people who don't actually see or speak to each other, who only communicate through the written word, can actually.um. you know, have sex. Look. I've been married since before Amazon existed and there was such a thing as online shopping people. Just a little slack, ok?

    Well, now I am enlightened.

    It actually seemed pretty natural and made lots of sense. I would never have imagined two people could build such a connection in this way. But the anonymity made it easier to be honest and admit what would be REALLY embarrassing otherwise. It also made it easier for Grace to take risks without worrying about humiliating herself in front of another. Fascinating.

    Both characters were really fun to get to know. They were quirky and cute, and even a bit lonely which made them that much more endearing. I had as much fun following the story and seeing how the plot played out as I did exploring this new cyber relationship phenomenon.

    Although it started online, it did move to phone play and eventually the two began to play in person.

    Keeping things interesting and real were stumbling blocks large and small that two people just have to deal with. Both had admirers who wanted more and were willing to get ugly when rejected. Both had jobs that required attention. And both had insecurities to keep in check.
    All I can say is that I wanted more. And oh so happy am I to discover there is a follow up story! So I will just be happily rereading this delicious little treat and looking for more by Melinda Barron. Feel free to join me, it really is yummo. Enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Love it!

    Romantic and hot in equal parts. Great read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Great fantasy love story!

    I enjoyed it & I think most will as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Good story

    Interesting character development

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Very interesting story.

    I enjoyed the story within the story. I like that the characters met blindly and that there was instant chemistry. I think Grace was unrealistically too eager to explore the world of bdsm.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Bdsm Good

    While the book is about bdsm, its a love story about two people ,one a 40ish plump teacher n the other a super star whom is lonley for real love. Not L.A. love. Even for those against bdsm, I loved it. It wasnt degrating in my mind towards her. It showed that overweight women r wanted n loved by men. And it showed that stars must have problems truley loving a person that isnt after them for theit fame. Yep a good book.

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    Toffer aka Drake aka Christopher hehehe yes all one person loved him and Grace as well. The story/ plot for me was good. Toffee and grace started messaging each other and the relationship started from there. The only thing I will say and this is my opinion I didn't like that it took so long for them to physically see each other most of the communication as I said was through messaging and calling put they were still inventive with the sex though, with me saying that don't let that turn you off. If you like the sub/Dom sex with some romance then this is for you


    Everybody has a different opinion when writing a review if we all had the same reviews or opinions it would be boring. Reviews can sometimes down play a really good book or up play a really bad book its up to us to read the book and judge for ourselves and draw our own conclusion thats the best thing about a review its like a silent debate....

    Feel free to join my book club on face book ( Romance Novel Junkies)

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  • Posted May 2, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVED this book!

    This was a great BDSM book that went far enough to keep you on your toes and still allowed you to feel the growing romance between the couple. I loved Grace & Toffer's characters- she wasn't a doormat & he was the perfect mix of dom and lover. Great story and HOT sex...All around great book!

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