With This Collar

With This Collar

by Sierra Cartwright

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Book one in the Mastered series

Julia Lyle will have nothing to do with domineering men, no matter how tall, dark, and sexy. But Dom Marcus Cavendish will be satisfied with nothing less than collaring the fiercely independent Julia.

Nothing could have shocked her more…

Julia Lyle is invited to her best friend's wedding and is stunned when Lana kneels to accept her husband's collar. When Julia starts to object, firm, relentless hands land on her shoulders. The man behind her threatens to turn her over his knee if she interrupts. She's outraged, but there's no doubt he's serious.

After the ceremony, he offers her a glimpse into her friend's lifestyle, if she's brave enough to accept.

Master Marcus Cavendish is everything she doesn't want in a man—dominant, self-assured and arrogant. So why can't she resist him?

Telling herself that learning about the lifestyle will make her a better friend, Julia agrees to submit to Master Marcus, but only for the evening. Firm and unrelenting in his handling of her, he introduces her to his tawse and the pleasure/pain of a spanking delivered by a competent Dom. The experience unnerves her, making her question everything she thought she knew about relationships, and his forced orgasms leave her shattered.

No doubt the scene seduced her, and that makes her doubly determined to avoid him. She has fought hard for her freedom and vowed only to date nice men, and Master Marcus is anything but safe.

Marcus is undeterred. Julia is a natural sub. The way she responded to his touch, his voice, his punishment proved it. Now he has to convince her to yield to him, submitting to his tawse as she kneels to accept his collar.

Outstanding Industry Reviews

EVEN racier than 50 Shades! ~ Mail Online

I love deliciously dominant, larger-than life heroes who are devoted to the women they fall in love with. ~ ARe Cafe

One of the world's most acclaimed authors of breathtaking BDSM romance. ~ Bookpleasures.com

It really is the kind of erotica best enjoyed with a glass of wine and, uh, no company. ~ Female First

I can’t wait to get my hands on the other books in the series. ~ Female First

This very spicy read gives a beautiful exposition of one woman's journey into an erotic world that she knew very little of. ~ Night Owl Romance Reviews

Well written and perfectly paced. ~ The Romance Reviews

This is well-written, extreme. ~ Erotica For All

About Sierra Cartwright

Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don't ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she's yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)

Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that's her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.

She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781842232
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Series: Mastered , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 76,461
File size: 371 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Northern England and raised in the Wild West, Sierra Cartwright pens book that are as untamed as the Rockies she calls home.

She's an award-winning, multi-published writer who wrote her first book at age nine and hasn't stopped since.

Sierra invites you to share the complex journey of love and desire, of surrender and commitment. Her own journey has taught her that trusting takes guts and courage, and her work is a celebration for everyone who is willing to take that risk.

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"And now, friends, Lana will offer her submission to her new husband," Damien Lowell said.

Julia scowled. Submission?

Lana and Julia had chatted on the phone earlier in the week to discuss the final wedding plans. Lana had warned that the union would be a bit untraditional. She'd been vague about the details, but she'd made Julia promise to say nothing during the ceremony.

They'd been friends since they were ten, and there was no way Julia would miss the festivities, even if they were a bit odd.

Until now, everything had been what she'd expected.

Lana and Ben were being married at their friend Damien's mountain home. Damien was also performing the ceremony.

About two dozen of the couple's closest friends had gathered in the great room and, at dusk, Lana had descended the stairs of Damien's picturesque home, carrying a single, beautiful, white rose to match her full-length gown.

The only gift requested had been a candle. In a romantic gesture, the pair had said they wanted all their friends to light their way into their future.

As Ben and Lana had joined hands and faced Damien, fat snowflakes had fallen from the cloudy sky. The vows had included the word obey, which was somewhat unusual among their circle of friends. But everything else had been normal. Lana had placed her rose on the mantel behind Damien before she and Ben had exchanged rings.

"Lana?" Damien prompted.

"Yes, Sir," Lana said.

'Sir'? Until tonight, Julia hadn't met Damien. She knew he was a friend of the groom's, and he was drop-dead, movie star handsome. The man had rakishly long, dark hair that curled at his nape, and he wore an indefinable air of command as easily as he filled out his charcoal grey suit. But still, for her friend to call him 'Sir'...?

Lana cast her gaze at the floor and gracefully turned her back to her new husband.

Ben undid the row of tiny buttons that held her gown closed.

What the hell?

Ben drew the material from Lana's shoulders and let the dress fall to the floor.

Lana, wearing stacked heels, a merry widow and stockings, stepped out of the dress, and another man scooped it up and laid it across a chair.

Like Damien, this man was also ridiculously tall. That was where the resemblance ended. This man had an olive complexion that hinted at a Mediterranean background. His head was shaved. He wore black jeans and a black T-shirt that revealed a number of tattoos. A thick, knotted silver bracelet adorned his left wrist, and a silver stud pierced his right earlobe. He could have been a pirate in a former life.

Suddenly unconventional took on a whole new meaning. Julia had never been more distressed. Part of her wanted to make an escape, and a bigger part of her wanted to shake some sense into her friend. But she was riveted in place by her promise to remain silent.

With a grace that spoke of practice, Lana knelt.

Jesus. All through college, they'd each vowed to keep their independence. They'd pushed against the glass ceiling, and they'd fought for their positions in corporate America. And now her friend was kneeling in front of her husband, almost naked, for their guests to see?

Julia wondered if she was the only one who was frozen in shock.

Lana spread her legs a bit farther apart, and she leant forward to kiss one of Ben's shoes.

Julia gasped.

From the front of the room, Damien looked over his shoulder at her, his eyebrows raised.

Firm, relentless hands landed on her shoulders. Her heart rate increased with her panic.

"Be quiet," a man whispered harshly into her ear.


"I said be quiet."

She gritted her teeth. The man's tone was commanding.

He pulled her back a bit, and she inhaled the unmistakable-and sexy-scent of leather.

In that same rich and rough, for-her-ears-only voice, he added, "Or else I'll haul your sweet ass out of here and turn you over my knee."

For the first time in her life, she was rendered speechless.

"Lana's doing this of her own choice," he continued.

She struggled against his grip, but he dug his fingers deeper into her flesh.

"Surely she told you to expect some unconventional things."


"Trust her," he urged. "Like she trusted you."

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With This Collar 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
LucyReads More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy a romance book that sucks you in with deeper undertones of trust, courage, communication and risking your heart to find your truth.  This heavily BDSM themed novel hits all of those points for me.  Julia knows she does not want a man to control her and seeks only ‘nice’ men i.e. boring and bland.  When she attends her best friend Lana’s wedding, she is shocked at the epilogue – a collaring ceremony.  Seeing her friend on her knees pledging to submit to her new husband is more than Julia can stand.  This part is really hilarious.  Fortunately she is prevented from interrupting by Marcus, a Dom friend of the groom.  He recognizes what Julia does not; she is a natural submissive.  Julia is curious and after some (ahem) persuasion, agrees to explore so Marcus proceeds to educate her in the lifestyle.  And what an education!!  With teachers like that, I’d never leave school! I read many BDSM themed books and this one added to my knowledge in a most satisfying way.  You could see the progression as Julia struggled – fighting all the way - to come to terms with the concept of a submissive holding all of the power.  I really like how the author described those moments when Julia ‘gets it’.  Those light bulbs going off were blinding. This was a fast read with lots and lots of hot, steamy, very erotic sex.  But overall it is a love story of two people who manage to connect in a way the rest of us dream about.  At least if you love dominant men.  Sigh…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally an author who got BDSM correct. I loved the story, characters, and most of all it was 366 pages on my nook. Fanyastic writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I need some variety in these types of stories....they all seem like formula writing....gee, here's a thought.....why not have the sub use safe word now and then....good conflicts could arise...let's beef it up authors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book felt very rushed to me. One second she is stating she doesn't like domineering men, the next she is letting one spank her. The whole story line felt like something you would read out of a column in some sort of bdsm weekly magazine. It lacked depth. Comparing this author with Jenna Jacob, this author comes across as a newbie to the lifestyle. When trying to write a book about the depth of feeling needed for bdsm, a writer should really take their time. The most focus was placed on the sex scenes, which still left much to be desired. If I could have given negative stars it would probably be at -15.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Judging from what I read of it, this book is erotic. I'm amazed how many women seem to identify with this stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book that was just too unbelievable. The first few pages were believable. A friend goes to a friend's wedding and finds out it's full on BDSM. The shock and responses were realistic. Then, the Dom comes in and now the once shocked friend is into BDSM. Poof! Enter suspended reality! This happens all in the same day. As the storyline progresses it gets worse. I've read Sierra Cartwright's books before, but this one is just too far fetched. I'm sure others would like it because it has the full-on Dom/Sub lifestyle but..if it starts off unbelievable..you've lost my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is great. I can't dispute that. Also, the author knows her stuff when it comes to BDSM relationships. So if you're looking for a hot BDSM relationship type of book, this is definitely the book for you. Hands down, this author seems to be the best in her category. But if you're looking for more of a hot sex, but really emotionally connected relationship book, with a great back story-this isn't the book for you. This book is not for those who don't understand why anyone would want to TRULY be dominated and it isn't for the faint of heart. And even though it wasn't my thing, I can still recognize the author's excellent writing, knowledge if the topic, and good story. So while I only gave it a 4, because the story didn't appeal to me. If I were rating it on other BDSM fictional stories, it would probably be a five.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Be prepared to change you panties when you finish reading this
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I just like a short BDSM romance. It was not deep and emotional, but i did not want that. This book fulfilled a need well.
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When i started reading the story i thought maybe just maybe i finally would get to read a story where a strong independent women would stand up for herself and not allow the dom to push her into his inflexible demands but once again the woman gave in. I wish bdsm authors would figure out that its ok to let the sub use her safe word. It would be more believable and bring more interesting conflict into the story. For instants, the whole crawling on the floor and being leashed like a dog is not something i would ever imagine the sub in this story would have ever allowed to be done to herself. The story would have been better if she would have used her red safe word and then see how the dom would have handled it. Show that a dom can't get away with anything they want.
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shopperlb More than 1 year ago
well written and good fun
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Interesting story and introduction to bdsm. A little too much psychology for me.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Victoria Book provided by Total E-Bound Publishing Review originally posted at Romancing the Book With This Collar is the first book in the Mastered series by Sierra Cartwright. I chose this book because after reading the summery I wanted to read about Julia’s struggle to submit to Marcus. The struggle between them was very thought provoking. It takes a lot for a strong woman to submit to someone. Julia is a strong and independent woman who seems to struggle with the concept of submission. She cannot find a balance between being independent and a submissive. Marcus is a very strict master. He is over confident in his abilities. The way he threatens to spank Julia when she is about to speak up during the collaring ceremony seems very unrealistic. I found it odd that Lana did not warn or talk to Julia about the collaring ceremony. I find it hard to believe that they would have combined the wedding and the collaring ceremony without making sure that the guests understood what they were going to watch. I would think it the collaring ceremony would have more meaning if all of the guests understood what was going on. The chemistry between Marcus and Julia is explosive. The sex scenes were off the charts. There was something missing between Julia and Marcus. They were such opposites it’s hard to see them have a future together. I think Marcus came on too strong. I think most women (regardless of where they were) would have been offended by his actions and the liberties he took. While in the end, I am still not sure they are a good fit for each other. It was a very interesting read. Overall, I enjoyed reading about Julia’s struggle to submit to Marcus. I will be picking up the next book in the series soon.
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Cat-in-a-hat More than 1 year ago
I had read this book sometime ago and had forgotten to do a review. The story was basically BDSM 101. It also was shorter than I like a novel to be. The story was steamy but it wasn't very realistic and could have been written better had it been longer. The author should have taken her time developing a relationship between Marcus and Julia. The fact that Julia had no clue that her "best friend" was into an aternative lifestyle just seemed stupid, and to not be forwarned about the ceremony was a totally rude thing to do to a friend. Kinky fantasy - HOT, BDSM reality - NOT.
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