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12 Shades of Surrender (12 Shades of Surrender)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  687 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Are you ready to step deeper into the shade?

If Fifty Shades of Grey has left you aching to expand your BDSM repertoire, the experts on erotic romance have handpicked a collection of sensual and shocking stories by some of the genre's bestselling names and powerful new voices. Inside, explore a delectable spectrum of intense pleasure with twelve short, sharp and unforgettab
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2012)
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This was an anthology of BDSM themed stories. As with all anthologies inevitably there were some stories I loved and some not so much. However, there were no stories that were so bad I couldn't finish them, and I did find a couple of new to me authors that I am going to find more works from. Maybe it is because I just finished it, but one of my favorite stories was "Seven Day Loan" by Tiffany Reisz. I have heard of Tiffany before, but have not had the pleasure of reading any of her works. She is ...more
Ruth Johnson
complete filth. I loved it!
Alexa (Pages of Forbidden Love)
Review was originally posted at Pages of Forbidden Love

Sigh I’m getting really tired of everything being compared to Fifty Shades of Grey for people to go pick it up. Can we please move past the whole Fifty thing already!!!! He is not even one of my favorite male characters and I feel like every since Fifty became popular that erotic romance took a turn for the worse.

I really never like anthologies because all the stories are just little teases of a real storyline and that was basically what thi
Rhonda Duboce
Tiffany’s Reisz had me relinquishing myself to her from the very first page. She’s created captivating characters that lure you in with bold personalities. They keep you in a lust filled fog as they submit themselves in the erotic world of BDSM, making you feel as if you’re experiencing every flicker of desire alongside them. (view spoiler) ...more
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
Short stories of pure porn! Some stories were better than others, I would call this the book to read when you have run out of 50 Shades-type books to read, however, I haven't run into that issue yet.
Amarilli Settantatre
pour épater le bourgeois

A periodi, la ricerca dello scandalo ritorna di moda.
Adesso, dopo che l'invasione di Cinquanta Sfumature ci ha lasciati spossati e finiti, ci si interroga sull'identità della narrativa erotica, questa sconosciuta.
O meglio, per il passato abbiamo grandi esempi (sempre basandosi sui gusti personali di ciascuno), ma per l'oggi? Visto che uno dei principali difetti imputati al best-seller sopra citato erano una costante piattezza delle scene di sesso (non il sesso alla vani
I am going to list out each story and author and give the story a star rating then do the math to rate the anthology. Sound fair? Good lets move along

1) Under His Hand by Anne Calhoun *** 3 stars

2) A Paris Affair by Adelaide Cole *** 3 stars (this might of gotten 4 stars if it wasn't for the theme of the story was about our protagonist cheating on her husband. With a guy that is a serial cheater.
3) The Envelope Incident by Emelia Elmwood **** 4 stars (i would of enjoyed more of this group, re
La Biblioteca
Visto che si tratta di 12 racconti diversi, questa recensione sarà leggermente diversa rispetto alle altre. Ho pensato di dire qualcosa su ogni racconto.

- Per il tuo piacere (Elisa Adams) 04: più pornografico che erotico. Totale assenza di sentimenti, più che una trama è il resoconto di due scene, stile decisamente volgare. Non mi è piaciuto granché. 4/10

- Il ritmo della notte (Eden Bradley) 06: situazione piccante e piuttosto inusuale, ma potrebbe capitare. Mi è piaciuto, nonostante alcune forz
Only 6 stories in this (half) book:
The Challenge by Megan Hart
Under His Hand by Anne Calhoun
Cuffing Kate by Alison Tyler
The Envelope Incident by Emelia Elmwood
Night Moves by Eden Bradley
Going Down by Saskia Walker

Widely differing, but good reading. Tyler's story definitely the best.
Quello della Hart è il più carino dei sei che ho letto, intrigante ed originale. Sugli altri, ecco qualche breve commento:

Desiderio nascosto di Adelaide Cole : mediocre, non tanto per l’idea in sé del tradimento, quanto per il personaggio di lei, di dubbio gusto.

Un assistente personale di Portia Da Costa: bruttino

Sette giorni in prestito di Tiffany Reisz: niente di che fino al finale, originale.

Per il tuo piacere di Elisa Adams: intrigante, nonostante sia brevissimo.

Rituale proibito di Saskia Wa
elizabeth jones
Bondage of Adventures

Well I have to say the bondage adventures are very erotic and are so intense they keep the reader begging for more.
Iza Melody Frost
En novellsamling som gjorde mig besviken. Jag tyckte novellerna var för snarlika och hade önskat mer variation både i språk, ton och sexscener. Av de 12 novellerna gillade jag 3-4 st som jag tyckte var välskrivna och innehöll både bra handling och bra sex.
❥ Azzurra
A parte i primi due racconti, piuttosto brutti…il primo sopratutto... si tratta di una raccolta carina, con storie dolci e audaci. Ben scritte ed interessanti.
Mi è piaciuta molto "Sette giorni in prestito" con il suo finale agrodolce, "Legata a te" per il risveglio, "Il gusto del peccato" per la sua completezza, "Fantasie su carta" per la fantasia ;) e "Il tocco delle sue mani" per la forza.
Chi più chi meno, come per ogni antologia, i racconti sanno accattivare e attrarre l'attenzione, insinuars
feeling a bit hot after reading this book
Wulan Finlay
Oh my god....dunno what to say.
book with unexpected ending.
This is like most Novella's. There are some good stories and there are some bad. The best one's, in my opinion, were by Anne Caloun, Eden Bradley, and Elisa Adams - a couple others, but there were some real bombs as well. Some authors have the knack for taking you there and everything flows well in the story. Then others just make things sound stunted and jerky with the writing. The sentences are just that - individual sentences and things don't flow well.
My favorite story in Shades of Surrender was Under His Hand by Anne Calhoun. It was hot, but I was very curious about the relationship between Tess and Drew. Calhoun sprinkled details throughout the story on how they met and their individual backgrounds. The shorty story felt complete, but all those other details made me want a full novel. I look forward to reading more of Calhoun’s work.
Janelle Russell harris
I'm giving this book a 4-star rating simply because its a collage of certain things that make you squirm and certain things that make you *squee*....In all of the stories I understood the feelings the writer was trying to portray. There were a few I absolutely loved and wish they would continue. Also learned about a few authors to look out for.
As with all anthologies there were some stories that were just ok and some that blew my mind. I'm not going to tell you which were which but I suggest if you're looking for a book full of quick hot reads then this is the book for you, however I will leave you to decide which stories you prefer...
just another smutty book to pass the time.
a bunch of short stories. Some were good. Some you wanted to be the rest of the novel and some should have been left unwritten.

For the full review:
I like this book of 12 short stories! There was one or two I didn't much like and the rest Whew! I needed a fan to cool me down!

This is a bunch of authors putting together their dirtiest, naughtiest, most HOT stories into one book and I say they did amazing!
So far so good.. I've only read the first story Under His Hand by Ann Calhoun but I'm really enjoying the book. Can't wait to read the rest of the stories. I will be sure to keep you updated as I go.
Maria Mac
I didn't like this book at all....from 12 shirt stories I only semi liked one and when i was getting into the story it went dead. This is no 50 shades of Grey it shouldn't be sold no where near it.
I was excited to buy this book but when I started reading it wasnt as eye catching. I didnt like a couple of stories but the rest were very good. Little stories to quench your thirst if you want a quick read.
overall i give the book 4 stars...
I give 5 smokin' stars to:
"Taste of Pleasure" by Lisa Renee Jones &
"Seven Day Loan" by Tiffany Reisz

will definitely read more books by these authors.
short stories. spicy
Great book for a some erotica. Sometimes I am interested in reading about BDSM. This books is full of stories that range from barely even to holy cow. Definitely a good read.
Fabulous way to find out what authors you want to read (12 different authors with 12 different short stories). Some were just ok (none were terrible). Many had me saying OMG!!!!
A number of short stories make up this book, which was a little disappointing as some of the stories drew me in and I wanted more but it just left you hanging :(
Shannon Lambson
This book should have a little something for most people, however if you are like me and have an issue with extra marital affairs I would avoid the 2nd short story
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Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

--from the author's website

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