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Mastered: 10 Tales of Sensual Surrender (Montgomery Ink 0.6 included)

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Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew
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Published July 21st 2014 by Uncommonly Romantic Books
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Danija
This is finally a review for all the stories in the Mastered anthology.

This anthology is a lot of firsts for me: it's the first anthology I'm reading, with the exception of Joey W. Hill, the first time I'm reading anything by these authors, and Joey's novella is my first adult vampire story.

Now that I've read all the ten tales, I can say that some I liked a little more, some less, and one I absolutely loved. My reading preferences are such that not every story worked for me, which makes me beli
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Sep 14, 2014 ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme rated it really liked it
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Reanna Hatcher
Dominant males who seduce a woman into submission is my kind of man. When the male possesses quiet authority, it's even more attractive. In this anthology, a submissively inclined reader is treated to one after another sensual male in panty wetting goodness. The book kicks off with Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill. This is my favourite story in the book.

Debra is a perfect servant. She is smart and the best partner for Brian. She gave up a lucrative life to become Brian's possession. Unfortunate
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Donna
Jul 11, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific anthology by some of the best authors in erotic romance I have ever read. When the question arises as to what to read after 50 Shades of Grey this would be a great next book. I’ve read and enjoyed several of the authors in this anthology and found some new ones. I liked that these are full stories not short blurbs or one chapter teases.
My favorite stories from this anthology are The Scientific Method by Joey Hill, Juicy by T.J. Michaels, and Ink Reunited by Carrie Ann Ryan. I
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Tammy
Jul 21, 2014 Tammy rated it it was amazing
OMG what a fabulous Anthology, at wonderful price. So many new book boyfriends and a few new authors to add to my list of must reads. If you are new to BDSM/erotic reads, this is a great way to dip your feet in the water and locate some favorite authors. These stories have something to offer every reader and did I mention how sexy these hot Doms were. I didn’t want to put it down. I am a huge Kate Pearce fan and all I can say is WOW, Julia and Alex were burning up the pages, I couldn’t put it ...more
Katherine O'Grady
Aug 17, 2014 Katherine O'Grady rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Joey W Hill - The Scientific Method. Vampire Servant series. Ok. Maybe because I haven’t read the other books in this series, but this wasn’t my favourite of Ms. Hill’s books. I felt there was far too much backstory and explanations of character’s behaviors. I did enjoy the romance overall, watching Debra and Brian realize they were in love was satisfying.

Opal Carew - Three Secrets. Three book 3. I enjoyed this one more than others I’ve read by Ms. Carew. The premise is a bit out there - that hi
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Lee
Jul 22, 2014 Lee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aa
This review is only for The Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill. Another amazing addition to the Vampire Queen Novel series. The Scientific Method is brilliantly written, passionate, erotic, and emotional. Ms. Hill has continued the roller coaster ride into her world, the world of her vampires and their servants in this 10 book series. As in all the other Novels, you became the character, your heart sores, aches, whimpers, sings, and cries with every word on the page. The details of the ...more
Jessica Alcazar
HOLY HOTNESS! ~~~~ To ALL 10 stories! I even read Joey Hill's story, The Scientific Method even tho I'm really not a paranormal reader and I found it to be likeable and well written!
I want to first thank Emily Ryan Davis for providing me with an ARC copy of this fantastic anthology! If I could rate it higher than 5 stars, I would.
Some of the authors I have already read in the past and I have enjoyed, but Portia De Costa, Madelynne Ellis, T.J. Michaels, Carrie Ann Ryan, and Emily Ryan-Davis &
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Denise Van plew
Jul 22, 2014 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing
Before you sit down to read this gem of scrumptious collection of authors ensure you have every thing handy you need. You might need alittle something to cool off or you know. When finished make sure you have something lined up to expel your excess energy also. This is a collection of many talented authors to revive you if down or simply rev your engines. If you have never or not much read novels of this nature this will be your chance to be enlightened also on how scrumptious and tantalizing ...more
Jill Myles
Jul 29, 2014 Jill Myles rated it it was amazing
This is only for the Joey Hill novella (or is it a novel? either way it's pretty long).

At any rate, I really love Joey Hill's vampire series. Jane Litte turned me on to them and they are DARK DARK SUPER DARK BDSM romances. But they're also really freaking awesome and I encourage everyone to read them. This particular story was about Lord Brian (the scientist that pops up in all the other books in the series) and his servant Debra. I've wanted to read these two and their story for a long time, so
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Tamra LeValley
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Ten stories of BDSM with M/M, W/W and much more.

Loved this book. There were some stories that I liked more than others but they were all entertaining to say the least. There were also some stories that I just did not care for that much. My favorite was "Unfettered: An Overwatch Story" This involved a 30 year old woman who could not live the way she was currently living. Her sexual desires were more submissive because her job was so strict. She was a mechanic that men looked a
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Timeforme
Mar 01, 2015 Timeforme rated it really liked it
The Scientific Method
Main Characters:
Lord Brian - Vampire scientist who has taken Debra as his third marked servant
Debra - A human servant to Lord Brian and scientist

Synopsis:
Debra is having doubts about her service to Lord Brian and is beginning to question whether she can survive for th next 300 years. As Brian becomes aware of her issues, he is forced to look at his feelings for her.

My Thoughts:
I purchased this book just to get The Scientific Method and that is the only story I read at this
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Marcia
Jul 20, 2014 Marcia rated it really liked it
This review is for Juicy, by TJ Michaels! I had the opportunity to read it this weekend before the release date, and as always she did not disappoint. I could not stop reading it, I truly love the way she makes characters come alive in her novels! Solie is a solid character, one I hope to read more of!
Linda
Jul 18, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
A big box filled with domineering Doms and the submissive they need.
Ten stories, varied in length, filled with fluffy smut, BDSM and Doms in all shape and size. Half of this new to me authors I cant wait to read more from, and the other half authors I love and loved reading more from!
Great collection!
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Jennifer
Jul 21, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bd-sm, erotic-romance
Awesome book 10 in the Vampire Queen series. I had been waiting for Lord Brian and Debra's story for a loooong time. This is a longer novella within the Mastered anthology. Wonderful emotions, evocative writing and a vampire dinner! Couldn't have asked for more.
Kaila
Jul 19, 2014 Kaila rated it it was amazing
Hot hot hot..this box set had soo many amazing authors and stories in one box...I loved it so much.
Erin
Jul 30, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
Read it for Brian/Debra story
So good. Love this author and this the vampire queen world.
Anna
Sep 27, 2014 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, this book turned out to have a lot of stories that were NOT stand-alone. This isn't made clear in the description, so that annoyed me. Anyways, breaking down the individual stories in the order they appear in the book, not the summary.

4 stars for The Scientific Method. This was a very good story and I will definitely be checking out more stories by Joey W. Hill after this. Debra has been with Lord Brian as his right hand in research and his third marked servant for the last 7 (?) years. (vie
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Hannah
Jul 29, 2014 Hannah rated it really liked it
Opal Carew, Portia Da Costa, Madelynne Ellis, Marie Harte, Joey W. Hill, T.J. Michaels, Kate Pearce, Carrie Ann Ryan, Sasha White, Emily Ryan-Davis, Jennifer Leeland the eleven authors who make up the Mastered anthology. Some of these Wonderful ladies I have never read before but I am going to now, some of them I have read just about everything and the other I read for the first time and only time. None of the stories I out right hated but their were some I just didn’t enjoy. As anthologies go ...more
Kezia
This is a mixed bag of stories. Honestly, I've written and re-written this review about twenty times. Trying to condense ten reviews into one is quite a challenge. I will confess that I am an unabashed fan of Ms. Hill, but that doesn't mean I love everything she's written. And when I'm in reviewer mode, I make every effort to be critical but positive. I'm not going to give ten separate reviews, but I did make a few notes as I read. So, here goes.

The Scientific Method is part of the Vampire Queen
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Tanja
Aug 03, 2014 Tanja rated it it was amazing
I love all the authors but my first love (and heartache !!!!!) is and will be Joey H. Will
Joey W. Hill!!! I'm a huge fan (slightly addicted to her writing) so this made me really REALLY happy to see that Brian and Debra got this book :)
When you follow Joey and the "how" and "why" she writes you can not keep still and not wonder what is she going to pull out next. She proves constantly that there are different layers to us and to our relationships that will always keep you guessing !!

So about her book in
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Monique
I received this book as an e-ARC free from Netgalley. Below is my review.

Three Secrets by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Opal Carew: 2.5
The last in a series, and it shows. There's no real build up. Too short to get to really know any character. A Domme who's really a switch? This one is probably more personal preference on the not for me" scale. Neither Nicole nor Abel felt remotely interesting.

His Secret by International and UK Sunday Times bestseller Portia Da Costa: 2.5
Ben and Sarah
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Kathryn
The Scientific Method Joey W Hill. 5 stars
Although this story belongs with a series, it was very easy to read without meeting the previous players. Two scientists. One vampire, one human servant. Of course there are misunderstandings as only scientists know how to do with particular craziness. Vampire Brian knows something is wrong with his servant, Debra. What he's failed to remember is that he has the means to figure it out himself. When another Servant, Jacob, points this out in a not so conv
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Tessciela
Jul 25, 2014 Tessciela rated it it was amazing
I have not had a chance to read through all of these wonderful stories yet, but the ones I have read are nothing short of amazing!


The Scientific Method
I really enjoyed The Scientific Method. This story had so much depth and realness to it. I found that I had to remind myself that it was a fictional vampire story. The character structure was done so phenomenally that it made it so easy to be wrapped up in their thoughts. Joey allows her characters to have a complete thought process as they woul
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Marta Cox
Jul 30, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
This is a collection of stories from some of the hottest names in erotic fiction and at this amazingly low introductory price a must read . This is an anthology with a quite diverse range of stories but the one thing they do all have in common is heat! A simply fabulous way to try new authors and hopefully discover a brand new favourite but I'm sure most of the names featured here will be ones romance readers are already quite familiar with. Whilst these stories may not be the longest they are ...more
JG
Mastered the anthology features stories with a common theme of BDSM or the D/s romantic relationship. This review focuses more on Joey W. Hill's The Scientific Method, which is actually part of her Vampire series ( a paranormal but with strong D/s more into Master and servant themes). Lord Brian and Debra are familiar figures to readers of the series and here we get to glimpse the very intricate almost fragile relationship this two have. Complicated by rules about how Master and servant should ...more
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Mastered is an anthology from some of today's popular erotica authors. Authors featured include names such as Opal Carew, Portia Da Costa, Madelynne Ellis, Marie Harte, Joey W. Hill, T.J. Michaels, Kate Pearce, Carrie Ann Ryan, Sasha White, Emily Ryan-Davis, and Jennifer Leeland. The first thing that catches the eye is the beautifully sculpted chest of some hunky guy on the cover sporting a nipple ring you want to latch on to with your teeth! The next thing to take notice of is that you are in ...more
Styles
Aug 19, 2014 Styles rated it really liked it
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

JWH - Her story was AWESOME as usual. Ok. I think it's time I finally pick up book one in her vampire series and get started getting started ;)

I love to read the words JWH writes.

On to Three Secrets... sounds very good in all sorts of naughty ways. I hope I'm on my way to discovering a new fav authors.

His Secret by Portia DaCosta ~ Oh this man! Very well written indeed. In fact I think Ms. DaCosta
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My Secret Book Spot
Dec 26, 2014 My Secret Book Spot rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Juicy by T. J. Michaels

This is a story about a woman making her way back from an abusive relationship. It takes place within the BDSM community, so if you aren't into that kind of books, then this might not be for you. There is only mild play scenes in this book, so if you're interested in dipping your toes in this world, then maybe this is the book for you. It is the first in a trilogy called Twilight Teahouse. We meet Solie right after she's broken up with her ex, after she found out that he r
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Crystal
Apr 08, 2015 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Lordy Mercy! All these books in one book? Sometimes when you have all these books in one and read them you still are left wanting more. That is exactly what I felt reading this book. I never wanted it to end and now I am crying.

Every book you read seems to always leave new feelings and makes you feel so different. You can never fix what feelings they will be but here they are. I usually go through each one and describe each one. I'm tired of doing that and want to do something different, so t
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Jody
Jul 27, 2014 Jody rated it really liked it
Boxed Sets are becoming all the rage now and I was hoping to see one with an erotic slant and found this one to be an engaging read with a bit of varying kinks and themes for every reader. There's a bit of BDSM, a little m/m action, and a bit of vampy loving. From start to finish each one grabs you and keeps you enthralled to the very last story. Most of them felt fully fleshed-out and with surprising depth but one or two felt a bit less refined and more of an enjoyable fluff piece. Two or three ...more
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Erotic Fan: Mastered: Boxed Set Release $0.99 1 6 Jul 21, 2014 06:32AM  
  • The Scientific Method (Vampire Queen, #10)
  • Master of Hearts
  • Chained in Darkness (Season One)
  • The Rise of Alec Caldwell: Volume One (The Rise of Alec Caldwell, #1)
  • The Copper Horse: Pride (The Copper Horse #2)
  • Enticement
  • The Unchained Slave
  • Brit Boys: On Boys
  • Marked (Metamorphosis, #1; Beyond, #3.5; Thompson & Sons, #1)
  • The Breeder (Wasteland, #3)
  • The Misfits (Trueblood #4)
  • Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires (Baal's Heart, #2)
  • Dual Affairs (Twin Ties #2)
  • Asylum (Sanctuary, #2)
  • Midnight Ink (Montgomery Ink, #0.5, Bayou Bound, #1, Bone Daddy, #2.5, Dangerous, #0.5)
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