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Devotion (The Perfect Slave #1)

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Devotion, the first novel in The Perfect Slave trilogy.
A powerful contemporary M/M love story containing desire, bondage, and the quest for eternal love, mingled with historical and paranormal threads.

Financial trader Tristan Lorde is catapulted into the clandestine world of elite BDSM and a system of slavery whose goal is ultimate sexual Nirvana. This elite world is calle
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Xcite
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Emma Sea
Dec 09, 2012 Emma Sea rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
The blurb screams "Don't read this book". The prologue does the same. On page one the MC finds loose stones in a cave wall concealing ancient texts, and "through some kind of prescience he could read the strange script in the curious ancient tongue". That is right up there with a subterranean passageway fortuitously lit with an eldritch glow. So, no.
Please understand that this is only my opinion. I could not finish this book. I didn't make it far and it gave me a headache. It is too wordy and nothing is there to back up the words. We hear about how sophisticated and wordly Astor is supposed to be but his actions or speech did not show me anything that made me believe it. Also, it seemed like the author was trying to hard and making the book seem more intelligen than it was. It made me feel like a 7th grader was putting a lot of complicated ...more
Oct 18, 2012 Barbie rated it it was ok
An interesting story but a bit too wordy. Erotic? BDSM? I really didn't see any of it. They kept talking about training and BDSM and becoming a slave and yet nothing was happening. No real training and hardly any BDSM (absolutely nothing hardcore or even medium-core). Yes, Tristan wants to be Astor's slave and would do anything for him but there wasn't enough detail of his devotion. Which is odd considering this book was so wordy. There were a lot of words and yet no detail of what was ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Alan rated it really liked it
This is a good length book and I've got to tell you for a gay novel it was simmering. I'm a broad sprectrum reader, comes from being an English teacher I suppose. I read Devotion in two sittings, it's a fairly long novel but not overwhelming. This book has a bit of everything, a punishing storyline involving gay romance, BDSM, some hocus pocus etc. It got me gripped with really crafted characters who were not sugar sweet. Often BDSM can come over as not believable. This book though makes you ...more
It is a great pleasure to find a new and unique storyline in Devotion. It is part gay BDSM, part love story, part mystic, part mystery and part suspense to make it a page turner. It also is not for the faint of heart, as it explores the dark side of human nature and all the ways humans express their dark desires seeking the ultimate connection to each other. The ancient disciple is simply called, 'jeu' and to become part of this ancient practice takes total commitment.

Astor the master is tough,
Name Jeremy
Oct 14, 2012 Name Jeremy rated it it was amazing
What was wrong with blub? said what it did on the can. Ok, you might not like this kind of thing. I like it when some writer, dares to blast the normal story off the planet though and this did that. I maybe agree prologue left a bit to be desired, but Devotion was for once well written for an erotic novel, and I think a bit of the Indiana Jones background was rather interesting. No, not your usual, but good job Ms author in giving us guys some gay adventure with a bit of brain candy and not the ...more
Oct 14, 2012 Alison rated it it was amazing
I just finished it. Actually I think blurb was pretty good. I don't know what I expected when I read this but I was surprised. It's got a bit of everything but you have to get past prologue to see what's going on. Shame it's only on Kindle, I like a book and by the quality of the writing this was good enough for a paperback. I think you've got to like a mix of myth and modern to like it, but that's what made this book different. I never read this writer before but she doesn't have anything else ...more
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