Longings of Surrender

Longings of Surrender

by Sophie Kisker

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BN ID: 2940156872640
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Series: Midrosian Chronicles , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 419,935
File size: 517 KB

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Longings of Surrender 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
boujie1 More than 1 year ago
“Nothing but a slave” Sophie Kisker is becoming one of my favorite authors! I read the first book in this series and it was smart and well thought out. She created another universe with this series. I heard a quote years ago that “morals are geographic” and on Midros, women are nothing more than property. If you were a woman unlucky enough to be born on the planet, you knew your very existence depended on the Master you were sold or traded to at any point in time. What would you do to save yourself or your child? How do you learn to trust when all you have known is abuse? How do you have self-esteem and confidence when you are constantly reminded you are nothing but property and must live in fear of every decision you make. This is a powerful story and I could not put this down. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. You will love this author! I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ADVANCE READER COPY OF THIS BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Longings by Sophie Kisler was a decently long read, and it was full of politics, emotion, and suspense. I enjoyed how the author developed both the female and the male characters almost equally, switching back and forth from the perspective of each protagonist. This novel includes some graphic scenes, and shows the both the pleasant and the dark side of BDSM. As a slave on her home planet, Enna is subject to the whim of her master, who has a penchant for cruelty. Some of her peers fared better and had a master more like a lover... But with the current laws of the government, all women must give up their daughters at a young age. Unable to live without her daughter, Enna escapes her master and goes looking for a rebel village. While trying to survive as a fugitive with a target on her back, Enna crosses paths with the compassionate yet stern Captain Matias. Despite her reluctance to trust a man, he endeavors to right some of the wrongs that have been done to her by offering to try to help find her daughter and by teaching her that not all men are bad.
Greyling54 More than 1 year ago
First, let me say what Longings isn't. It is not an erotic romance in any traditional sense, although there is romance in it. It also isn't what I would call dark erotica, with the woman feeling aroused despite herself type of thing. And although I think it would be helpful to have read Memories of a Slave, the first volume in the Midrosian Chronicles, it has very little in common with it except setting and a couple of crossover characters. What it is, is a wonderful story about a woman enslaved and her struggles to find her daughter and live. Just live. Enna has no dreams of romance. She's never felt sexually aroused. All she's ever known is rape and physical punishment and sexual torture. Then Matias, a soldier from another planet arrives, freeing the enslaved women who have been kidnapped from other worlds, but unable to do anything about native enslaved women. He finds Enna under less than auspicious circumstances. Matias wants to help Enna and the small band of escaped women and children who struggle to survive and avoid discovery and capture. There is attraction between the two and therein lies the romance, but that is but a small part of the story. The larger story is about a culture dependent on slave labor, an interstellar power structure that is unwilling to upset that culture, and how this affects individuals caught up in the system. I loved the small ways Matias undermines the system and the larger ways he comes to challenge it. I loved his romance with Enna, even though it is very light on the erotic. I hated the sexual and physical torture meted out to Enna and the women when they are recaptured by their "owners." I very much look forward to the next volume in the Chronicles of Midros. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Joanie_M More than 1 year ago
Longings is a compelling book about runaway slaves on the planet Midros where all females are enslaved. This second book in the Midrosian Slave Chronicles can be read as stand alone; I have not yet read the first book, but I enjoyed this one so much that I plan to read book one. The author did a great job of summarizing the first book within this story so I knew who the returning characters were and enough about Matias' history to fully understand the hero's character. The heroine of this book, Enna, is a complex character who has suffered greatly and is desperate to find her daughter, who was taken from her per Midrosian custom. Enna does not trust any man, so when Matias tries to help her, it gets very interesting. The plot is complex and very well-written, making the book difficult to put down. The story includes some very harsh punishments, so it's not for everyone. There are some wonderful feel-good moments in the story that reminded me to appreciate life. I also really liked the descriptions of the landscape and scenery that gave great visuals. Despite the suffering endured by the characters, the book left me feeling very good.
Laurel1 More than 1 year ago
this is the second book in the Midrosian Chronicles Book 2 and there are characters from the previous book, but this can be read as a standalone book. The heroine is separated from her daughter and as an abused slave, she runs away too try and reignite with her daughter. The hero finds her and assists her and in the process they fall in love. This exciting adventure has fast paced, page turning, heart pounding action with the intense feelings and emotions of the characters. The author has painted a new world that is realistic and believable and it drew me in so I could see and explore it. There was violence, non consent and abuse of women which was severe including harsh punishment. The storyline was well written and I throughly enjoyed this book. I volunteered to read and review this book.