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Author’s Note
This book has been unpublished as a single and not updated since July 2013, several versions ago. It has been combined as the new book 1 in the Rescue Me Saga as Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel. (On Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... and on Amazon as ASIN B00GR5990E.)
Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition, 166 pages
Published August 12th 2011 by Kallypso Masters (first published August 9th 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

I really enjoyed this first book in the Rescue Me series and thought it was a unique way of introducing us to Adam, Damian and Marc who will be the heroes and Masters in their own upcoming stories.

Masters at Arms is broken into five parts, the first three focusing on each of one of the characters, giving us a little of their back story and how they all meet. Then in part four we see how events throw them together in one clusterf**k of a situation that binds them in a way that no one can possibly...more
Holly
WOW!! What a fabulous intro to what looks to be an absolutely amazing series!!

Masters at Arms introduces us to 3 amazing men, who are all at a crossroads in their lives and shows us how they come together to help each other find their way. This books sets the stage for each of these men, Marc, Adam (who is my favorite, btw) and Damian to have their own story!! I was hooked after the first page and haven't been able to leave these men alone, going to work really cramped my reading!! Anyway, I fin...more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Well this one felt almost like an anthology.

3 different guys, 3 very different stories, none of them very happy all coming together in the Marines when an Op goes totally FUBAR up on a rooftop in Fallujah and they, eventually, go back to America and start up a fetish club in Colorado.

It works quite well, establishing all the background to these characters over several years until we're brought up to the present moment when the club is in full swing - the stage is set.

Adam - the oldest of the tri...more
LoveRomance
I love this set up. What a genius marketing ploy to publish a .99 book that outlines the main characters of the full series and simply sucks the reader in. I immediately purchased the 2nd book, and am eager to find out what happens next with Mark (though I'm most curious about Adam)! Every single character is interesting, with enough background to create some depth and a reason to care about them. 140 pages long, took me less than 2 hours, and I so needed an erotic story that grabbed my attentio...more
Karla
A very unique way to introduce a series. Three individual stories that come together with a final story that sets the stage for the series. I enjoyed all three stories but had an issue involving two of the characters. I loved Adam, but his subtle yet undeniable attraction to Karla disturbed me in his individual story. Although he was nothing but honorable, I believe he felt more than fatherly towards her. Maybe I was reading more into it than what was really going on, but it’s how I perceived it...more
Denise~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
Adam's prequel 4.5 stars ~The rest of the book 3.5 stars

I've had this series in my TBR pile for quite sometime, so when I finally decided to read it I was uber excited because of all of the positive reviews. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down but Master Adam was there to comfort me :-)

I loved, LOVED, Adam's prequel. It's a slippery slope when an author introduces a budding May-Dec. relationship when the girl is underage, but Kallypso wrote it beautifully. She established an innocent a...more
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
Ummm WOW.....

What a DE-LISH and FAB-U-LUSH way to start a series!!! This series IS A MUST READ for anyone who LOVED the "Masters of the Shadowlands" by Cherise Sinclair. Got to warn the faint-hearted though as some of the subjects dealt with are INTENSE and HARROWING!!!

In this Prequel we get the background and beginnings of 3 amazing men which sets the stage for each to have their own story: Marc, Adam & Damian.

These 3 War Heroes are all at the darkest point of their lives as they are damag...more
♆ BookAddict ♨ ✒ La Crimson Femme❇ ♐
What is all the hoopla about this author and this series? I keep hearing about this author and about her great her Doms. Will it live up to the hype? Actually, yes. This is a 3.5 star for me.

Not sure exactly what to expect, I read this first book. I really enjoy the introduction to the three main Doms - Marc, Adam and Orlando. Yes, I sticking to Orlando because I too immediately think of Orlando Bloom. This isn't exactly an anthology; it's more a set up background on each of these Doms and thei...more
 ~*~Princess Nya~*~
A very engaging, heartfelt, and at times suspenseful overload of emotion. Masters at Arms is a superb introduction to this series. These 3 men you meet; Adam, Damian, and Marco will steal and break your heart with their journeys. How their stories and paths cross is nothing short of incredible. Pain, love, loyalty, forgiveness, redemption and sexy. Involving well developed characters, Masters at Arms is a must read.

This book serves only one purpose, turning you into a thirsty fire ball of emotio...more
Sheri
I have to admit that after all of the great reviews for this book, I was a bit disappointed with the stories.
The good-
These short stories were a good setup for the longer novels to come. In them, we got to meet the main characters and get a good look into their personalities. This will be important later when getting into the main books. These stories show how the characters' lives all come together for the next step in life.
The bad-
I felt as if there were too many inconsistencies in these sto...more
texxie-prufreads.blogspot.com
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars



"I'm Master Sergeant Adam Montague, U.S. Marine Corps. But you can call me Adam."




Honestly, I dont even know where to begin with this one, so much to say. For starts, from a technical standpoint, I love how this book is laid out. The reader is introducted to Adam, Damian and Marc seperately. We learn a bit about their background and what led them to the military. After you've met each of these men, it all comes together. How they met, how they bonded lays the foundation...more
 Rosebud
This prequel to the Rescue Me Series has the potential for greatness. The reader is introduced to the characters Adam, Damian, and Marc. Men who bear the scars of their past, both physical and mental, and yet bond together while in military service and decide to stay together after discharge forming a family of sorts. Further we meet Karla and Savannah, girls who are saved from unspeakable evils by a chance encounter with our wounded heroes, turning points for their futures. Fast forward to The...more
Heather in FL
What a great prequel! There's a little bit of sex, but not a ton, but for being a prequel, this was quite lengthy and chock full of great information. I loved seeing where all the guys came from and what pushed them into the military -- well, I guess we only saw why two of them went. We also get a good clue of their demons, and we get to see how they met and what they bonded over. I think this is going to be a great series if this prequel is any indication.
HeatherTX
No doubt these Doms are HOT messes and I am already hooked from just reading this prequel of sorts! I know I will devour these stories as they are released and I have just started Nobody's Angel (Master Marc's story). The Rescue Me series and Ms. Masters will be among my favorites and I look forward to reading her future works.

This series will be a MUST read for any fan of "Masters of the Shadowlands" by Cherise Sinclair.
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
I read this novel in a matters of hours and couldn't believe what I was reading. Readers get a glimpse of an actually story plot on Marines at War, and on the side: a little Kinky (light) BDSM.

I know book two is gonna be another great novel,but my heart is set on reading book 3 with Adam and Karla. I can't wait to see how the story plays out. I can hardly wait! *squeals*
Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks) Ireland
Jan 26, 2013 Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks) Ireland rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Contemporary Fiction, Military, BDSM/Erotic, Series
I loved Masters at Arms. This was a perfect way to begin the series. It is all about the background behind Adam, Marc, and Damien plus Karla and Savi. Of course, it totally helped that Kallypso visualized real people when she was writing them - Mark Harmon as Adam (yum!), Orlando Bloom as Damian, Raoul Bova as Marc, Savannah Gentry as Savi Baker,and Tarja Tarunen as Karla.

Is there BDSM? Yes but since that is what the male characters do for a living in the following books, it totally makes sense...more
Nina
Great Start to the Series! 4.5 *STARS*

I was blown away at Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters. Once I picked this up on my Kindle, I couldn't put it down. Masters weaved three wonderfully emotional and complex mini-stories about three broken men, damaged by life and by war. What makes this different from other novels is that this novel actually introduces the reader to three different men and how they all became acquainted and, eventually, friends. Within a short amount of space for each story,...more
Steph
Masters at Arms is the first in Kallypso's Rescue Me series. Like a prequel, it gives us insight into the characters and their past. The book is broken down into segments, the first three focus on each of the men separately, allowing us time to get to know them. The fourth brings them together in a Band-of-Brothers war scenario that further strengthens the bonds between them. The fifth and final segment gives us a glimpse of things to come.

Unlike a prequel, which typically comes out after a ser...more
Katrina
A great introduction to the rescue me series. A journey of three men with tortured souls who find each other at one of the darkest, lonliest moments in there lives.

Kallypso has woven emotion and strength into her short prequels, creating a vat that will not only suck you in, but have you eagerly anticipating Master Marcs, Master Adams and Master Damiens stories. ** such a tease ** stomps feet !!! You will want more !!!!

A definite teaser , that will not only have you wanting more but wanting t...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Masters At Arms is a collection of prequels that will give you a small glimpse into the Rescue Me world created by the talented Kallypso Masters. Having never heard of her work before, I recently discovered her through a blog and was immediately hooked by her post.

Even though this is the introduction to a BDSM series there wasn't a lot of it in this particular installment. See this book is basically setting up past events that will lead the characters to...more
Amber Rose
I can not believe it took me this long to finally read this book.

Amazing absolutely amazing!!!!

But it's a tease, A big juicy tease.....


This book gives you 3 different short stories. My god I got a little glimpse of each men and I am ready for more. I want to devour this series.

Would love to talk more about this book but I am too excited reading the next one... :)
Cyn Mistress Kitty
OMG, what a great start to a new series by a new author.
I loved the intro to all the characters and can't wait to read all their stories.
Very unique way to write an intro book.
Nicely done.
Oh, and btw, nice cover. Very nice indeed. Ahhhhhhhh
Sofia Grey
This story comes with a couple of caveats: It’s a prequel and thus required-reading before you embark on the main series – and it doesn’t feature a HEA. It’s intended as a vehicle to give the backstory for the three main characters, Adam, Damian and Marc, all US Marines.

It does so much more.

From the opening scene with Adam Montague breaking his heart in a bus station, I was gripped.

He still felt numb, whether from losing Joni or from the two-week bender he wasn’t sure. Probably a bit of both. H...more
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
This is a prequel book to the upcoming Rescue Me series and introduces us to the main characters of the story.
In the first short story we meet Adam who is on the way to his last tour with the army. He is extremely sad as his beloved wife Joni has just died of cancer. While he is in the bus station on the night before Thanksgiving, he witnesses what looks to be a teenage runaway being harassed by a very sleazy man an when things turn violent he stands up to help her. Karla has run away from home...more
Kinsey
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4 Bonding Stars☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

“What you have to do is find something or someone that will make your surviving worthwhile. Find a cause that moves you. Find a woman who needs you. Just fucking find something you can do to make the world a better place for at least one other person.”


Masters at Arms is a "prequel" of sorts! We're introduced to 3 different men, with three different stories, all of their lives lacking, and all three of these men come together in the Marines, to later own a Fetis...more
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Read more of my reviews and ramblings at Ana's Attic Sexy Tales and Toys

This book is a great start to a series. Beware, that's what this is......a START. This is actually a prequel to the next three individual books. The book reads like an anthology until 60% through when the characters get together. All of their stories begin before they are shipped to the Gulf to fight as Marines. It isn't that easy to rate because they aren't full stories, but I will rate it 5 stars because I can't wait to re...more
Shelley
4.5 Stars because I was left hanging on, damn it!
It's a good thing the next two books in this series are instantly available with a click.
So this is a really different introduction to a series, cleverly done Ms Masters, because I went and bought all the ones currently available.

This book introduces us to three men who form a strong bond over time through the ravages of war and heartache.

It's only an introduction, although a full novel length, but still it will grab you, hold you and suck you i...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Firstly this did not really read like a novel to me - it read like a couple of short stories. Each one begins a character development and story that you cannot help but get addicted too - and when it ends there is that tendency to say "no way! not here!!"

I enjoyed all the stories but Damian and Adam were my favorites - perhaps because of the uniqueness of their situations. In such a short space the author has managed to really set up these three Dom's stories - each one separate and individual b...more
Renee
This was really good especially for the start of the series. The Fallujah and Iraq references were made to provoke the mindset of any service person, whether a Marine or not. I loved the way the story had placed the three main characters who were not in such close proximity together through the American Vet service bond. There were parts that were really intense, but pulled the plot together for the rest of the series.
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