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In Dom Wars, six teams will compete to win a million dollars and become the TOP DOM/DOMME and new face for Adult Toy Company-Gladiator Inc.

With six elimination rounds, each team is required to perform a list of sexual directives that demonstrate their Dom and Domme strengths. Highest scoring team advances to the next round.

Lucian Bane is paired up with Tara Reese. Not on
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
Published February 27th 2014
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Apr 09, 2014 Naughtylitchic Says rated it it was amazing
I have to say I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. With D/s being pushed so hard and fast into the mainstream, I thought it would be your typical Dom meets girl, Dom Makes girl submit through spanking and flogging, totally hot. It was totally hot, but I can't tell you how surprised I was to meet a whole new type of Dom in this book. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but the more I read the more I realized that this book strikes at the heart of what it ...more
~ Becs ~
Well, it seems that I am very much in the minority with my opinion on this book but I really did walk through the first few chapters thinking that I'm not in Kansas anymore!

Dom Wars is kind of like a reality TV style show going out online and Lucian and Tara both try out to be top dom. Lucian - yes, I totally get that he's a dom but a more unlikely domme than Tara, you are not likely to ever see. She gets all her BDSM knowledge from a manual on her e-reader but still makes it through to the fina
WOW! I really enjoyed this book... Lately with the rush of male authors on the scene and everyone jumping on their dicks like they can do no wrong, I wasn't sure what to expect. I think that most people forget that men have dominated the writing world forever... it's only recently and in the romance category primarily that women are outnumbering them right now. With that being said for me it doesn't matter if you are a woman or a man. I'm not going to assume you can write or that the story will ...more
Nov 24, 2015 Candace rated it it was ok
Shelves: dom-sub-bdsm
There were parts of this book that were sweet and cute, but all in all, I was disappointed. I couldn't really get into the story or connect with the characters. The whole storyline just seemed a bit forced and mechanical to me. Lots of other people seemed to really love this story, but it wasn't for me. This is one series that I won't be continuing.
~ Stephanie Lynn ~
Aug 19, 2015 ~ Stephanie Lynn ~ rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, 3-stars
March 1 can not get here fast enough....

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Michele ~ la Smoocherina
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I LOVED this novella. It was witty and sexy and REAL. Even the reality show seemed a possibility due to the reality crap on TV today. I'd totally watch Dom Wars!

I loved how much Lucian put himself out there. He was a Dom that showed his vulnerability, his care, his kindness. Tara couldn't have a better guide into adult sexuality that Lucian. She hasn't figured out yet that she can dominate every single part of her life, but just
I enjoyed this one... immensely.
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Lucian... a retired Dom, when he sees an article for the show 'Dom Wars', his Dominant being comes out to play.

Tara... her Gran's suffering has led her to 'Dom Wars' she needs the cool One Million dollars the show is offering for her. Only problem, she hasn't a clue about BDSM.

Now I don't really read BDSM books anymore, I got bored of the clichés. The hero and heroine do have cliché elements, but that's not all they are, nor is it what
Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
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Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
I think I would have liked this book more if it weren't for the main female character Tara.. I HATED her!
really really hated her...

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Everything she did irked me, she was extremely immature... anything to do with sex she would say "ew, that's nasty" or " gross"

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What the fuck did you think a dom competition was going to be about? stupid! the author was trying to make her come off as too naive then out of nowhere she taking grown men down with her jiu jitsu because she had a " hair pullin
Jan Kinder

Dom Wars wasn't quite what I expected, not in a bad way mind you. Lucian Bane is a Dom but he most definitely isn't the type if Dom you gave been reading about in other D/s stories. Lucian doesn't have a sub but when he see the ad for Dom Wars he's ready to prove his is the Ultimate Dom. Enter Tara the normal woman just trying to do what she thinks she must to help her family. Entering Dom Wars for the prize money brings them both together in ways neither of them would have imagined. Author Luci
Apr 09, 2014 MandaLee rated it it was amazing
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ARC for RBC ***review w/blog tour***
But I loved it! Something completely new and fresh IMO. I'm super excited this is just book one of a series :))

Ha! “We'd gone from the fun and rush of the Pony Express to the fear and complexity of a runaway train full of horse shit.”

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nd ♥Master's kitten♥
This book. Really?

I felt it did nothing but make fun of the lifestyle. Took everything about it and stomped it in the ground making light of it. Turning the collar into something insignificant. Making fun of what a Dom and a sub are. Anyone *not* in the lifestyle would be confused as to what a Dominant really is and what a submissive really isn't.

I couldn't make a connection with these characters. Mainly Tara who is a pain in the ass. I didn't like her, she's neither Dominant or submissive in t
I don't know what it is that made me break my resolve to not read FM for 2014 unless it is a book in a series I have enjoyed, but this one made me break my resolve. I wish I hadn't have broken. Again, it wasn't worth it. There was no believable chemistry, barely any real characters there. This is more of a show and tell instead of read and feel type book. I want to feel the characters, feel like I know them and invested. There is nothing about this book that made me feel a thing. Why even give ...more
Apr 09, 2014 ♥Trish♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-battle
I can't even express how happy I am to see all the male writers getting into the smut genre. Lucian Bane is now at the top of my list.

Naive Tara meets Lucian in line for a BDSM internet reality show. Lucian can tell that there must be an ulterior motive for Tara to be there to win the money. To him she is too sweet and "normal" to live the lifestyle.

He decides he needs to team up with her to protect her from the dark element in the competition. They will split up the winnings.

As they get into th
Sadie Bissett
This book blew me away!!! It's beautiful to read a story that isn't based on a fictitious stereotypical type of Dom. The BDSM world is as varied as the color scheme, and no one person or a manual can define the lifestyle. This author made sure to show his readers that there is true beauty in the power exchange, and that each person in a D/s relationship should define for themselves how their interactions should go. I absolutely love that he didn't just go to the prescribed way of so many books ...more
May 11, 2014 Regan rated it it was ok
When I read the synopsis of this book I was super excited- a BDSM themed reality show? What a great idea! The concept of this story- multiple Doms competing to be the "top Dom" was absolutely brilliant and original.

Author/character Lucian Bane attends a tryout to be cast on Pay-Per-View's upcoming Dom Wars and meets fierce yet vanilla Tara. Lucian and Tara soon find themselves cast as a pair and there couldn't be a worse combination! Despite their differences the experience doesn't turn out ho
Sep 27, 2014 Bookish rated it did not like it
First, this dude is so not a Dom. Really. He just isn't. He cries when he has to flog his "sub" (who is actually a Domme, or not, depending... oh, never mind,) and he only makes her "submit" to, um, pretty much nothing.

The premise is so stupid: A company is looking for Doms to be its "face" so a contest is held. A male and female Dom are paired up and then... one has to submit to the other? What the heck? I ... there is just no good way to explain this.

And then, of course, the couple falls in lo
Apr 09, 2014 Nivia rated it it was amazing
I really had fun reading this book! It was steamy, the characters had good chemistry and surprisingly had plenty of humor. This story is refreshing because while Lucian's character is wholeheartedly a Dom, he's not the kind of Dom that you would expect. He has his issues from his past that affect how he treats his subs which in turn causes him to realize that there is something missing in his life which is at constant war with his Dominant nature. Enter Tara, who also has a Dominant nature but ...more
There are expressions which make me cringe. They scream ignorance, arrogance and appropriation loud and clear. Just as "my inner goddess" belongs to this, so does "my inner dom".

Another one surfing the wave. FSOG meets Big Brother. Bleh.


Heh, and if there is one sure-fire, screaming-like-a-banshee tell of a female author, then it is that catch-phrase "my inner whatchacallums".
Kenra Daniels
Apr 09, 2014 Kenra Daniels rated it it was amazing
I rarely read BDSM fiction anymore because of the way Doms are generally portrayed as self-absorbed jerks and subs as brainless twits willing to tolerate anything. I looked at the sample of Dom Wars Round One because several friends were raving about it. I was amazed and relieved to find a REAL Dom, one who has matured and grown into a real human man.

The Dom Wars plot provided a brilliant showcase for a realistic man who could be both Dominant and Human. Lucian Bane has given readers an alternat
Gloria: Little Shop of Readers

I read this book with a little apprehension. I was stepping out of my comfort zone with this genre. Mr. Bane's writing is both tender and strong. He gives us a Dom who is different . Who isn't afraid to display a love for Tara, the heroine. He shows us the world of BDSM and how women don't need to be broken to deserve love. That both the Dom and the Sub should give completely of themselves , and the result is pure love. I applaud Mr Bane for taking this stand. I look forward to his next book and
Apr 09, 2014 ★Emilia★ rated it liked it
Not at all what I expected! It was a very light and easy read. This was hunger games meets BDSM world without killing people.. LOL

Review to come
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Stacia- Three Girls and a Book Obsession
3.5-3.75 stars

Definitely a different concept and one that had me intrigued. I did enjoy the Dom Wars portion of the story and not knowing what was coming next in the challenges. But I wanted more of a back story for Lucian and Tara before they were just thrown into this situation. Also, with the timeline of the book and the short time they were together, my biggest pet-peeve in a book came into play. Insta-love :(

I would still recommend this book to friends. It was a quick read and I will be rea
Apr 09, 2014 Bleumoon rated it it was amazing
A little fast paced but love that someone has written a D/s book that is a bit more realistic. Next step would be a BDSM book that doesn't start with someone or someones who are broken and turn to kink because they are too broken to have normal relations. I would like to see mentally healthy people who had a happy childhood who happen to like kinky sex...
Kayla Eklund
Apr 09, 2014 Kayla Eklund rated it it was ok
I really did not enjoy this at all. The premise was great, but it fell flat. The main female character annoyed the hell out ot of me. And the ending... that ending was ridiculous. Everyone has different tastes, but this was not my cup of tea.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Dom Wars was a book that was highly recommended to me on our Facebook page so I jumped at the chance at reading it. Now, this is quite the unusal book. First of all, the premise will either intrigue you or repulse you. I think I experienced a little bit of both.

The idea is that there is this reality TV style show called Dom Wars where Lucian Bane goes to try to be the top dom. Why? I haven’t the slightest clue but I was intrigued by the idea regardless. However upon starting the book, I was hit
Emma Louise
Apr 09, 2014 Emma Louise rated it it was amazing
5* is just NOT enough.
WOW this book was amazing, from page one, Lucian Bane is a force to be reckoned with, he captivates you, sultry, hot, smooth wording and the way he can worship Tara makes you believe you are actually her through the pages. Tara seems a lost soul, she is looking for an ending to a situation in her life and who best to help her than the man, the DOM Mr Lucian Bane.
''Tara, your safe love. I promise. I wouldn't ever hurt you. Tell me you believe that''.

If you think thi
Apr 09, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
OK WOW!! This book was amazing!! It lived up to the hype surrounding it and more!! If I could give it more than 5* I would!! Lucian has written this so well it had me completely hooked so much so that I finished it in one sitting!

I think I have to say it is definitely the best book I have read surrounding the BDSM lifestyle! It shows the more 'human' side of the DOM, the loving, caring side of him rather than just the 'dominating for sexual pleasure' that has been in most books recently. It sho
Victoria Ashley
May 16, 2014 Victoria Ashley rated it it was amazing
Loved this quick read and loved Lucian. He's sexy, but sweet and the way he heals is Hot! I really like that he wasn't always rough and that he could take care of a woman. He doesn't like hurting women and he wasn't afraid to show that. I really admired that about him. I just really hope that Tara lets loose more in round two. I thought it was cute that she went in not really knowing what to expect or what she was doing and that Lucian wanted to help her. I can't wait for Lucian to teach her ...more
Apr 09, 2014 Savanna rated it it was ok
DNF this book. I stopped about 30% in. I tried and tried to push through and I know I'm in the minority here but all books are not for every one and this one was not for me. It seemed very clinical. No emotion. No good character build up. And the writing style just at times was hard to follow. Don't base my review on wether you choose to read it or not. You may like it. I just couldn't do it.
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“I'm going to imprison you in pleasure. Until you're crying. Until you're begging. Until your well kept secrets are on fire and dripping down your thighs. I'm going to crush your sexy resistance with my lips and tongue. And I'm going to be right at your scorching mouth, eating up the sounds of your mind blowing orgasm until you say it-- no, until you scream it. Lucian. Lucian Bane. That's what I want you to scream while I milk the ecstasy from your pretty little soul.” 44 likes
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