Sanctuary

Sanctuary

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by Eden Bradley
     
 

She trusts him with her body…but can he trust himself with her heart?

San Francisco Doms, Book 1

Devin Delaney has never described herself as kinky, despite a rich fantasy life filled with submission scenarios—until her best friend takes her to the Ring, a San Francisco BDSM club, and her senses hum with awakened

Overview

She trusts him with her body…but can he trust himself with her heart?

San Francisco Doms, Book 1

Devin Delaney has never described herself as kinky, despite a rich fantasy life filled with submission scenarios—until her best friend takes her to the Ring, a San Francisco BDSM club, and her senses hum with awakened urges.

One pro Dom in particular works scenes that leave her breathless, and when he unexpectedly invites her on a journey to the darker side of sex—right then, right there—she sinks readily into the sting of addictive desire.

Shaye’s past makes him wary of getting involved with any woman, but when Devin willingly gives herself over to him, something inside him opens up. And he finds himself breaking his own rules to keep her in his arms all night.

When Shaye takes Devin to an exclusive club named Sanctuary, leading her deeper into the BDSM world, Devin’s kinkiest fantasies—and emotions—shift into overdrive. The experience brings them both to the edge of an inner darkness that could seal their bond—or permanently tear it apart.

This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Warning: An irresistible alpha Dom who’s into flogging, spanking, pinching, hair pulling, and orgasm denial before driving his sub to orgasm after orgasm after orgasm. Contains extreme kink. You might want to bring a blindfold…and pack an extra pair of panties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619225442
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Series:
San Francisco Doms , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
141
Sales rank:
115,911
File size:
832 KB

Meet the Author

Best-selling and award-winning author Eden Bradley, who also writes as Eve Berlin, has published a number of novels and novellas, both print and e-books, with Bantam/Delta, Berkley Heat, Harlequin Spice & HQN, and Samhain Publishing. Several of her books have been translated into German, French, Romanian, Portuguese and Japanese.

Her BDSM novel THE DARK GARDEN will appear as a graphic novel in Japan in 2012, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT was profiled in Cosmoplitan magazine. Eden appears regularly on Playboy Radio and conducts workshops on writing craft and writing about sex. A psychology major, she's fascinated with how the human mind responds to intimacy, especially when sex and romance collide.

When not writing, you can find her wandering museums, buying shoes, and reading everything she can get her hands on. Eden lives in Hollywood.
Visit her websites: EdenBradley.com EveBerlin.com or her group blog Smutketeers.com

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Sanctuary 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
zarb More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I wished it was longer though. I read it all in one sitting since it was only about 110 pages on my Nook. The character attraction was beautiful and the depth of emotion. Now if only I could find more books like this one:)
13Kismet More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I wish there were more like this. I like the story, and would really like to see a follow up to Sanctuary. Once they have crossed that threshold, where do they go? How does she adapt?
TarynLisa More than 1 year ago
Oh my....what a sensual and titillating story this is! Sanctuary is dark and seductive; it left me breathless and eager for more. I loved it! Devin is having a night out with her friend, Kimmie. They arrive at a club where Devin’s attention is drawn to a ring where one man and two women were helplessly tied and bound to a giant 'x' on the floor. As their bodies lay at the mercy of two strong and powerful men, a part of Devin seemed to come alive. Watching these women awakened a dormant desire lying within her. Devin wants to experience what these women are feeling, a suppressive need to be under the vice of a stronger, dominate man. Shaye is the kind of man dreams are made of: he's strong and solid, confidant, and sexy as hell with his tattoos and piercing. He isn't looking for a woman to take home and collar though. He’s happy the way his life is going. It's exactly how his father lived his life and he planned to follow in step. Yet when he locks eyes with Devin, he can't help but want to play with her....like there is a magnetic field pulling her towards him. Shaye can see the pure need in her eyes so he asks her to play with him….but Devin immediately says no. From the beginning, I was hooked on this story. I didn’t want to put it down. A moment, while insignificant to one person, can have a profound effect on another person. A moment of clarity presented itself to Devine. It was difficult for her to grasp because she felt it would loosen her grip on what kept her grounded. Devin doesn't want to give herself up to Shaye, which is what she thinks will happen if she submits to him. Control is what holds her life together and letting a man take control of her is a sign of weakness she cannot identify with. Surprisingly, Shaye has the same problem. He is content with the way his life is going, but meeting Devin opens these feelings in him, feelings he’s not accustomed to having and they play on his emotions. When he sits and contemplates his life, he realizes it's not what he wanted at first; that a life of solitude and no love is no life at all. As the story progresses, Devin and Shaye both slowly starts to accept these deep desires, but it’s not easy. Devin realizes she won't lose control of herself if she let’s someone else take the reins- because in the end, they’ll both come out on top. It's no surprise I adore Eden Bradley's work. She gets me every time. Ms. Bradley has a way of making words pour over me slowly and sweetly, sticking to me so I'll never forget them. Sanctuary is another gem by Eden Bradley. I’m normally not a fan of novellas, I rarely read them, however I really enjoyed this one. -My Secret Romance Book Reviews
KittyKelly28 More than 1 year ago
As posted on The Smutty Kitty (reviewed by Michelle B) 5 out of 5 Licks In this story Eden Bradley weaves such a beautifully written and intriguing story that I couldn’t help but be enthralled. She had me falling in love with Shaye and wanting to be Devin within the first few pages of the book. I can honestly say I don’t pick up a book, whether it is a full length or novella, just because it has BDSM elements. Usually it’s just the opposite. Eden Bradley has just taught me the error of my ways. This wasn’t a book about BDSM or the kink club scene, but a love story that begins and ultimately ends there. By the end of the story I could actually feel the emotions the author has so clearly written of the heroin, as well as the hero. I think the mark of a good book is when you can truly see through the written words exactly what the author is showing us. But the mark of a truly excellent book, and one I plan to read again, is when I actually get that burning sensation in the eyes and a runny nose as I fight to not cry. Sanctuary was just that book that has definitely made it to the list of my favorite reads. Thank you Eden Bradley for showing me the beautiful side of BDSM that truly had me wanting to be like your character lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast sexy read. It did leave me wanting more and would like to read a follow up...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book...very sexy....left me wanting more!!!!
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dragonflyTI More than 1 year ago
i wsa very happy with this book, i find myself very corious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ended a bit abruptly for my taste, would have liked to have seen the book continue on, but a great read. If you've never read Eden's stuff before, this would be a good start. Her genre is the BDSM lifestyle, and even if she doesn't personally practice it, she's done her research, and that deserves a high praise from this advid reader.
Mappels More than 1 year ago
Draws you in with HOT scenes!
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For being short 111+ eden works her magic with character attraction quickly--- great pace to race to anothef touching ending
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Super hot short story (85 pages) about a woman's introduction to the BDSM lifestyle. Once I got passed the first chapter I couldn't put it down. Very sexy!!! Even though it was short it didn't leave me wanting more. Not sure if that's good or bad but I liked it anyway!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yum! Where do i find me one:-)
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