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Club Shadowlands: Masters of the Shadowlands 1
     

Club Shadowlands: Masters of the Shadowlands 1

4.3 408
by Cherise Sinclair
 

I highly recommend adding Sinclair’s books to your keeper shelf if you are a BDSM lover. Nothing gets better than a Shadowland Master! ~ Under the Covers Book Reviews

Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the

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I highly recommend adding Sinclair’s books to your keeper shelf if you are a BDSM lover. Nothing gets better than a Shadowland Master! ~ Under the Covers Book Reviews

Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she?

Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

"This is not just the best in its genre, I think it might be put in my ultimate favorite category." ~ Guilty Indulgence Book Club

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045180597
Publisher:
Cherise Sinclair
Publication date:
01/14/2013
Series:
Masters of the Shadowlands Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
5,633
File size:
225 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Whenever I ask for BDSM recommendations, I am told the same two words all the time: Cherise Sinclair. ~ Under the Covers Reviews Authors often say their characters argue with them. Unfortunately, since Cherise Sinclair’s heroes are Doms, she never, ever wins. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards include a National Leather Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination, and Best Author of the Year from the Goodreads BDSM group. Fledglings having flown the nest, Cherise, her beloved husband, and one fussy feline live in the Pacific Northwest where nothing is cozier than a rainy day spent writing. Sent only on the day of a new release, Cherise’s newsletters contain freebies, excerpts, upcoming events, and articles. Sign up here: http://www.CheriseSinclair.com/NewsletterForm

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Club Shadowlands 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 408 reviews.
_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
There are those books that strike a chord with you. Books that you recommend to everyone you know. Books that you think about in quiet moments. These books change you in some small way. They shape you. They don't have to be the great American novel. They could be the trite teenage book read. But for you, they spoke and you listened. Having such a strong passion for reading, I have a number of those special books tucked away in my literary heart. Cherise Sinclair just happens to be one of the authors who holds a prominent position in that cache. As I read Club Shadowlands, the first book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series, I could feel a part of me change. I'll be the first to admit I am a pretty vanilla girl. My box is small and well defined and I live quite well in it. I knew what BDSM was. Bondage, right? Pain, right? Whips and leather. All stuff way outside of my box. Not much to relate to there. Nothing I would find interesting. That is, until I fell victim to the herd mentality and picked up Club Shadowlands to see what all my fellow Good Reads groupies were yammering about. In that book, I found a new understanding--a new way of looking at things. I began to understand what I couldn't understand before. Why in the world would anyone feel compelled to this lifestyle? Through Sinclair's masterful storytelling voice, comprehension took hold. Jessica Russell was an accountant with a pretty ordinary and unfulfilling life until a storm left her stranded after another bad date. In the pouring rain, Jessica sought shelter at the closest residence only to discover that it was a private BDSM club. Curious, Jessica accepted the invitation to dry off and have a look around until her car could be towed. Master Z, the club owner, watched over his little visitor from afar only to observe her body's subtle cues that the lifestyle intrigued her. Aroused her. The more he watched, the more he came to know that inside that conservative shell lay a submissive waiting to be topped. The more he watched and learned, the more compelled he became to take her on a journey of self discovery. Yes, Club Shadowlands is an erotic romance that takes place in a private BDSM club. The story is chock full of scenes that are sure to make the most unflappable blush. That being said, this isn't just a romance. It isn't just a wild, kinky, sex-filled story. It is a mental journey. It is heady and intelligent. It is an uncomplicated view into the psychology of BDSM and more specifically the nature of Dominant and submissive relationships. It is a peek into their minds and an introduction to the lifestyle. Sinclair shared how it isn't an easy flippant lifestyle to pursue, and that an amazing connection and opportunity to grow can arise from the right Dom/sub relationship. Club Shadowlands is most definitely a psychological journey. Since reading this series I have gone on to read many BDSM stories, but Sinclair stands out as an author with the talent and desire to help readers understand the lifestyle by climbing inside the mind of her characters. I highly recommend Sinclair's book to anyone willing to be surprised by the compassion and caring that goes into making a successful Dom/sub relationship work or for anyone just looking to have their toes curl and their blood race. When friends are just venturing into the erotica genre, this is typically the first book I recommend. All the unfamiliar kink comes with explanation and understanding. Respect aris
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was s great follow-up from the loss I felt after reading Fifty Shades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I started reading this late Friday night and as of Sunday evening I'm about to start book 4. This series is a real pleasure to read and not over the top scary BDSM just a peak inside a lot of women's fantasies. If you like 50 shades you will love this series! Definitely recommend it! Enjoy reading ;)
ILuvMyNook More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while a book comes along that grabs at your the literary brain cells. That you read and immediately want to read again, that while you're reading it, you can't put it down, you don't want it to end, you want to shout to everyone you know that they MUST, MUST read this book! You think about where the story is going to go next when you aren't sitting down holding it in your hands... well this is one of those books for me... one of those authors actually. Everything I've read by Cherise Sinclair (I recently finished the Mountain Masters series), and I do mean EVERYTHING has done this to me! I put one book down, only to start the next one! I've rounded a new literary corner and the sex is HOT! Okay, I'm vanilla girl living in a vanilla world, plain and simple. I enjoyed Paranormal Romance.. then I moved a little further outside of my vanilla world and stepped into Paranormal Erotica... I thought I'd never get enough of that... then I found a group of ladies on Goodreads that read *Erotica*... *GASP* I picked up some pretty good recomendations from them, then I saw where they were talking about Cherise Sinclair and her Mountain Masters and Masters of Shadowland and I felt wicked just reading the blurbs! I couldn't understand why someone would want to read about such things as BDSM. There couldn't be any love or real romance, no HEA, just people torturing each other, or controling each other... right? RIGHT? Wrong... Enter Jessica, whose car breaks down in a storm, she walks and comes upon an estate where she askes to use the phone... one situation leads to another and she finds warmth, dry clothes... and Master Z. What she's stumbled into is a private BDSM club. Couriosity... ahh yes, couriosity is what keeps Jessica hanging around "just until she can get her car towed out of the ditch". Master Z takes good care of Jessica, and finds she is a true "Submissive" and now isn't it just lucky that he is the purrrrfect Dom? There are a lot of "scenes", and Jessica is scared, terrified... and well, turned on by it all... you'll have to read the rest to she how it goes. No spoilers here! But I must tell you, this isn't for the faint of heart. It's raw and powerful. It will make you blush, laugh out loud, cringe, but I'll bet you won't be able to put it down! Go on, I dare you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book explored BDSM from a good angle. I liked the people in the story. I liked the loved story. I liked how the relationship was from beginning to end. However I did not like how the book ended. I feel that it could have ended differently. I would recommend the book but if a reader is not into BDSM then the book is not for you.
WHEN-IM-READY More than 1 year ago
I give this book four stars! I think it was a nice intruduction to the series introducing you the the world and the rules but it ended abruptly... only 130 pages on my nook. Also i dont understand why they have books 1,2,4, and then make me sir witch follows (lean on me, the 4th book) Where is book 3 "breaking free"? Anyways i hope they have it soon because im starting the second book as soon as im dont typing this lol. I wouldnt suggest this too anyone thats easily offended, that doesnt like erotica, or bondage! (BOOK 1 CLUB SHADOWLANDS, BOOK 2 DARK CITADEL, BOOK 3 BREAKING FREE, BOOK 4 LEAN ON ME, BOOK 5 MAKE ME SIR)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book....i so wish there was more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised by some of the other reviews suggesting this isn't for the faint of heart. Anyone familiar with this genre knows this book pulls it's punches. It's a romance novel with an s/m backdrop. Condoms? Really? Not in this kind of a novel. I've read worse, but this book is extremely timid with it's subject matter (with the exception of the doctors exam demonstration late in the book.) If you're a fan of Fabio-on-the-cover romance novels looking for something new, then it's proabably worth the read. The premise is great, it's the exectution that falls short. If you're familiar with books in bdsm erotica, then skip it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this entire series now. The first two books are similar and shorter, but the books get better and longer. Read them in order. You will come to really enjoy all of the Masters (and subs!) and will get to revisit them as the books proceed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series. I would suggest reading them in order so you understand who is who.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deals with BSMD. I liked the whole series. I couldn't stop reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and plan on buying all the rest in this series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot. Hot. Hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cherise Sinclair is my new favorite and I recommend all of her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!! A great way to introduce someone to a different kind of romance. A really well written story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawn not only too the sexy storyline but the psychology of the choices and preferences of the characters. It allowed a greater understanding of the lifestyle and relationships. Though the story did not end in a cliffhanger I felt as though I had grown attached to their characters and wasn't ready to have their story end. I wanted to know more. Well wriitten...wonderful author...just wanted more of their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several authors had recommended this book to me and I loved it. The characters are so real. I can't wait to read more of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is nice to read a story where the submissive isn't thin but rather curvey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Z is the man
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very hot and passionate powerful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read with good character development
JLLo More than 1 year ago
Not bad. OK characters, scenes at club just alright. Short, medium heat and depth read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the scenes and the well written storyline. Very educational as well as emotional. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really impressed. Fell short for me