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12 Shades of Surrender (12 Shades of Surrender)

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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
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2012)
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Alexa (Once Upon a Chapter)
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
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Rhonda Duboce
Aug 22, 2012 Rhonda Duboce rated it it was amazing
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
Charlene
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
Mar 23, 2014 Ruth Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
complete filth. I loved it!
Gina
Jan 04, 2016 Gina rated it did not like it
I won this in a white elephant gift exchange before Christmas - although lost may be a better word - and thought "Why not?" The first story in the collection by Anne Calhoun is a 3 star read, the best written one of them all. I had hope when I finished it, but none of the rest were above 2 stars with most 1 star or below. While the plots including adultery and partner sharing were a huge turn off for content, bad writing is the primary cause of the 1 star rating.
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Il libro di cui voglio parlarvi oggi è una raccolta di libri erotici dal titolo Sei. Solo. Mia. 12 piccole sfumature.
Si tratta di 12 piccoli o meno racconti che lasciano spazio alla fantasia delle amanti del genere. A raccontarci le loro storie, sono 12 autrici più o meno conosciute alcune delle quali ho già avuto il piacere di incontrare tramite la lettura dei loro libri.
Ogni donna si porta dentro delle fantasie che forse non avrà mai il coraggio di a
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ceecee
Dec 27, 2014 ceecee rated it liked it
This book is a collection of erotic tales, underlined with BDSM theams. All the stories are by different authors who have a reputation of writing sinfully erotic stories. This book was everything I read about in the reviews and more.

Although the book started off without a back story and finished too soon, the book was still great to read. I only wished the stories were a little longer. You just can't help but fall for some of these characters. The authors did a fantastic job of making you fall
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Pupottina

Sfumature di trasgressione

Quante autrici possono portarci nel backstage dell’attesissimo film erotico “Cinquanta Sfumature di Grigio”?
Ve lo dico subito. Bastano 12 scrittrici, maestre di seduzione, pronte a spiegarci come sentirci totalmente nelle mani del nostro Mr Christian Grey, con la sola differenza che noi saremo ancora più coinvolte di Anastasia Steele.
Con Sei.Solo.Mia., avremo: 12 fantastici uomini da cui farci dominare; 12 storie erotiche con cui trascorrere le ore migliori; 12 nuovi p
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Anna Tognoni
Mar 08, 2015 Anna Tognoni rated it really liked it
Come possiamo capire dalla trama, questo libro è composto da 12 piccoli racconti che coinvolgono altrettanti uomini e donne, e scritto sulla falsa riga di 50 Sfumature, Sei. Solo. Mia. ci catapulta in un mondo fatto di dominatori e sottomesse.

Il primo racconto, Desiderio nascosto parla di una donna che, dopo anni di avventure con il marito, si ritrova a fare la casalinga a tempo pieno. Ma scontenta della propria vita prende una vacanza di qualche giorno, approfittando della partenza del marito e
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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.
Susan
Aug 25, 2015 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, I did not read all of the stories in this anthology. However, I did read the first three or four and skimmed the next one, and it just did not seem worth it to try to continue. Only one of the stories was even worth reading as an erotic tale. Actually, only one was really worth reading at all (the one with the two gay neighbours who fulfill their female neighbour's erotic wishes).

After that, I was asking my self questions such as 'Seriously?!? A story about an air conditioner?!? This writer
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Chiara Cilli
Dec 27, 2014 Chiara Cilli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Paris Affair (Desiderio nascosto) di Adelaide Cole: pessimo inizio per quest'antologia di racconti :( Storia noiosa e, sinceramente, non ne ho capito il significato. Una scappatella ogni tanto è concessa? E' questo il messaggio che l'autrice ha voluto dare con questo racconto? Bah...

A Very Personal Assistant (Un assistente personale) di Portia Da Costa: finalmente un racconto bello! Sono rimasta folgorata da Patrick, bello da morire, maledizione, e dallo stile di questa autrice, di cui avevo a
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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
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Judith
Oct 04, 2013 Judith rated it really liked it
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
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Drusie's Biblio
Aug 08, 2013 Drusie's Biblio rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carole-Ann
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.
Manuela
Oct 04, 2012 Manuela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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elizabeth jones
Mar 30, 2014 elizabeth jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nancy Brady
Apr 23, 2015 Nancy Brady rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book
Twelve different authors, twelve erotic stories. Some good, some not-so-good, and others awesome (and one that I've read before), but all with overtones of BDSM. What more can be said than that?
❥ 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
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Introvertitude
Jun 29, 2015 Introvertitude rated it it was ok
Shelves: trashy-romance
Read the first and last stories (Anne Colhoun and Tiffany Reisz). Skip the rest.
Wulan Finlay
Jan 31, 2014 Wulan Finlay rated it really liked it
Oh my god....dunno what to say.
book with unexpected ending.
Pam
Mar 26, 2013 Pam rated it it was ok
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.
Tressa
Oct 26, 2013 Tressa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
May 01, 2013 Janelle Russell harris rated it really liked it
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.
S.J.
Jun 26, 2014 S.J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Kendra
Jul 22, 2013 Kendra rated it liked it
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:

http://justaddchampagne.blogspot.ca/2...
Ashley
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!
Amber
Aug 04, 2014 Amber rated it it was 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
Mar 02, 2013 Maria Mac rated it did not like it
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.
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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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12 Shades of Surrender (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Paris Affair (12 Shades of Surrender Series)
  • The Envelope Incident (12 Shades of Surrender Series)
  • The Challenge
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  • Going Down
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