The Delicious Torment: A Story of Submission

The Delicious Torment: A Story of Submission

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by Alison Tyler

The second in a series of novels by bondage connoisseur Alison Tyler features heroine Samantha progressing with her predilections and exploring the deepest recesses of her master's dungeon and her heart. The Delicious Torment is a Story of O meets 9 1/2 Weeks coming-of-age tale fueled by lust, longing, and based on the author's personal


The second in a series of novels by bondage connoisseur Alison Tyler features heroine Samantha progressing with her predilections and exploring the deepest recesses of her master's dungeon and her heart. The Delicious Torment is a Story of O meets 9 1/2 Weeks coming-of-age tale fueled by lust, longing, and based on the author's personal diaries. The Delicious Torment takes readers to Sunset Strip, way up in the sky in a penthouse apartment overlooking Los Angeles with a love affair ensconced in an S&M relationship filled with corsets, crops, and plenty of kink. In the introduction Tyler notes, "This is a novel with me at the center. That is, my heroine is based on me. I’ve sketched her with broad strokes, but at our core we are the same. She’s gotten herself entwined with an older man — nothing new there. But now she has to learn how to maneuver a 24/7 relationship."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Finally, we have an erotic novel that steers clear of the ingenue-to-goddess trope in a delightful return to old-school erotica."
Romantic Times

"An excellent read for anyone looking to discover the intensity of a full-time kinky relationship that goes beyond the bedroom, beyond the body, even, into the heart and soul of submission."
—Heroes and Heartbreakers, Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor of The Big Book of Orgasms)

"In a novel that blurs the line of memoir and meta fiction, The Delicious Torment explores the darker emotions that are often so transfixing in Tyler’s work: shame, jealousy, self-discovery, even finding empowerment as a sub explores the role of the dom, revealing ever more tantalizing glimpses into the BDSM relationship dynamic. Fiction, semi-biography, or meta, it doesn’t matter. Alison Tyler shines as a literary voice in erotic fiction."
—City Book Review

"This coming-of-age story sees lead character Samantha entwined with an older man, a bondage connoisseur and her equal in every way, as she explores her master's desires and her heart."
Adult Video News

"Fast paced and intriguing, this story does not let readers go."
—Fresh Fiction

"[Alison Tyler] breaks rules in all the right ways, and her voice is so strong, you can almost picture her winking at you as she wraps you up in all her pretty words and makes you really, truly feel them.
—Jade A. Waters

"If you enjoyed Dark Secret Love then I wholeheartedly recommend The Delicious Torment to you. If you wanted more of Sam and Jack, if you needed to see where things go from there, if Alison Tyler blows you away then you must get a copy. It’s that simple."
—Thoughts of a Growing Sub

"The Delicious Torment is aptly named, a terrific and tasty mix of female-submissive BDSM served with literary panache."
—Sommer Marsden

"The intense sensuality of Sam's experiences is only heightened by her raw and honest emotion, and it's this marriage of heat and heart that makes Delicious Torment such a compelling read."
—Sophia Valenti

"As a reader, I had access to Sam’s inner dialogue, a dialogue which I’ve had before and will again. Questions left unanswered. Desires that needed to be voiced or shared somehow."
—Geeky Nymph

"A superbly written, highly erotic story I couldn’t put down."
—Dilo Keith

"There are plenty of S/M books out there now, but nobody does it with as much style and skill as Alison Tyler."
—Sacchi Green, editor of Wild Girls, Wild Nights

"If you love Dom/Sub fiction, this is the series for you. If you are a newbie to the genre and want somewhere to start, this is the series for you."
—Ella Dawson

"Between this character-who-is-somewhat-real and Alison’s fluent prose, this book is imbued with a feeling of reality that is lacking in many erotic stories [...] The Delicious Torment is a fine novel first, and erotica second."
—Cheyenne Blue, author of False Creek Ferry

"Sam is flawed, believable, passionate, and sexy enough to sizzle, and this book is perfect for anyone who likes their kink real, hardcore, and in your face."
—Kathleen Tudor

"Alison writes in a way that makes me want the kind of sex that her heroine is having."
—Sex Blog (of Sorts)

"Ultimately, that's what this series is about in my view: Samantha is on a journey to find the most honest way to live out her sexual desires."
—Annabeth Leong

"Highly entertaining plot lines, characters to fall in love with, and an insatiable appetite for the next one. As always, when it comes to Alison's books, I am on the edge of my seat, eagerly anticipating the rest of the journey."
—The Mizadventurez of Miz Angell

"Hot sex, writing with meaning, and feeling are what make this book a true erotic classic."

"A brilliantly crafted and well-written story. I love the honesty in this series, the lack of frills to dress it up in order to make it more accessible—it is what it is, and I love it!"
—Laila Blake

Alison’s characters are fully fleshed out, real people, with desires ranging all over the place—top, bottom, dom, sub, rough, tender, heavy, light. Doesn’t matter. It’s all super hot!
—Jade A Waters

"Welcome to the second book of Alison's adventures in kinkland. This one is a treat for me, because I just adored, loved, delighted at the love triangle, as it were, this book hinges on."
—Suffused with Heat

"The doms are human, the scenes are realistic, and instead of acting like a brainless twit who lives to please her master, Samantha negotiate her submission from a position of inner strength. Best of all, the scenes are hot, literate and aesthetically appealing—there are no clinical descriptions or purple paragraphs here."
—Valerie Alexander

"Ms. Tyler lays her BDSM lifestyle wide open for anyone sneak a peek."
—Spanking Romance Reviews

"This book truly lives up to its name — it is a delicious torment reading once more about Alison’s alter ego, Sam, and her developing relationship with Jack, a dom who truly gives Christian Grey a run for his money."
Tamsin's Superotica

"Alison Tyler's writing is raw: full of emotions, sensory descriptions and sexy scenarios. When reading her work it is like you are there with her, sharing her experiences alongside her. Her words resonate in my memories and to a deep part of myself few have ever known. It often feels like she is writing her stories from within my head and every new element she adds becomes something I crave.
—Rei Pardieu, Thoughts of a Growing Sub

“Alison Tyler’s name will be known to anyone who has read more than one piece of erotic fiction. An accomplished editor, authoress and now publisher with Pretty Things Press, she writes with a fun-loving style that is instantly recognizable and easy to enjoy. And, although she’s been writing prolifically for more than a decade, there is no trace of any weariness in her work. Each line reflects the cheerful anticipation of a yearned for promise.” –Ashley Lister, ERWA

“If the mercury hasn’t already popped out the top of your thermometer, veteran erotica novelist, short story writer, and editor Alison Tyler (Bad Girl, Bondage on a Budget, and many more) has rounded up a cadre of talented authors to pet your sweaty things until you’ve melted into a small, but highly satisfied puddle. Their nineteen brief, get-right-down-to-business tales are just the ticket for brain-fried beach reading when trying to digest anything heavy is out of the question.” –Gary Meyer, On the Bookshelf Reviews

Heat Wave is another collection of sexy shorts penned mainly by American writers, only this time the stories are all inspired by the summer. The warm weather may be fading fast, but this book might just inspire you to jump on the first plane out of here for a bit of sex, sun, sea and more sex.” –Desire, issue 53

“What could be sexier or more seductive than tanning oil on bare, sun-warmed skin? Tyler gathers explicit stories of summer sex bursting with the sweet raunchiness of swimsuits, sprinklers and ripe strawberries. … The very definition of hot erotica, Heat Wave calls for a long icy drink, fresh towels, a salty sea breeze and a wide open window.”—Erotic Review

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Cleis Press
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4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Alison Tyler is a prolific author of erotic fiction and is the editor of Three-Way, Heat Wave, Best Bondage Erotica, Love at First Sting, and Naughty or Nice. She lives in San Francisco.

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The Delicious Torment: A Story of Submission 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enchantingly sexy story you will LOVE I saw this book at a store and was intrigued by the cover and the copy on the back jacket. It drew me in and then the story completely engrossed me. What is even more amazing to me is that this is part three of a trilogy and I did not even know it. I will now go back and read the first two and I can;t wait to reread "Wrapped Around Your Finger." Deliciously romantic and so sexy. I feel revived by the sheer passion in these pages. Bravo to Alison Tyler and  to whomever wrote the copy that invited me into Sam's special world.
Lise_Horton More than 1 year ago
The second in this trilogy of "fiction" - which prolific author and editor Tyler openly admits is based on her own life and journey as a submissive woman - is even more poignant, hot and luscious - as well as uplifting - as the first installment, Dark Secret Love. In Torment, we find Samantha still adjusting to life with her Sir, Jack. Having survived the tumult of earlier affairs, she's found exactly the sort of Dominant she's been looking for. He seems to know exactly what she needs - which includes the deliverance and ecstasy she finds in receiving pain. Whereas it was the wrong man at the wrong time that gave her trouble the last time, in Torment it is Jack's assistant - and helper in all this BDSM, including tormenting Sam in Jack's stead. The every day of Sam's writing life, coupled with the steamy kink of her love life with Jack is rendered perfectly, including the knife-edge she walks as she waits to hear Jack say those three little words. And the lessons she's forced to learn about herself, her feelings for Jack and how their future might play out. When his assistant Alex's emotion are exposed, Sam has to face Jack's past - a past she knows nothing about - as well as the possibility that the relationship she hoped for might not work as she'd planned. Straightforward, with an immediacy perhaps due to Ms. Tyler's intimacy with the subject (!) and the subject matter, The Delicious Torment is a wonderfully textured glimpse into the mind, and heart - and body - of a young woman looking for the perfect man to make it all hurt so good. Emotional with no holes barred sexual heat, Torment is blended beautifully with humor and insight into the human heart. Grab a fan. You'll need it when Jack starts unloading his special closet and Sam faces his kinky Torment.