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Butterfly Unpinned

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Slavery was her refuge--now it's time to fly free. Navajo woodworker Bryan Lapahie can't believe his luck. He's been hired to create sculptures for a wealthy photographer's wildly opulent mansion. Once inside, he finds his new boss is a man of many possessions--and an appetite for BDSM so extreme it makes Bryan's own Dominant tendencies look tame.

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Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Butterfly is a 24/7 slave to a Master who is not bad but not great. Gary keeps 4 women in his sex slave harem. (As any good Chinese person will tell you, 4 is a bad and ominous number.) There are no safe words and the play is according to Gary never harming, just hurting. Right, I call bullshit on this and would like to point out creative writer's license. One of the scenes, I'd be hard press to ever condone, unless my goal was to cause permanent injury and possible death. But hey, to each his o...more
Michael Dunellen
I don't know why someone wrote a synopsis for the book without reading it, but that seems to be what happened because what that says barely resembles the book.

When Bryan first arrives at the mansion, he knows about as much about BDSM as Anastasia Steele did when she was interviewing Christian Grey in his office. He was trying to figure out how Gary got four attractive women to pose nude for the photos he was working from. The only reason he started trying to figure out if he had dominant tendenc...more
Oh sweet Lord! I yawned right in the midst of a sexual symphony as Butterfly (a sex-slave not the holometabola insect) orgasms to Bryan’s remarkably hassled thrusts. I yawned till tears trickled down my cheeks and I wasn’t even lethargic. Have I reached my erotica immunity? I am fairly acquainted with my whoring of BDSM novels and the relishing contribution of a riotously inexhaustible imagination. But, this involuntary somnolent mouth activity is ferociously haunting my libido. What will I do o...more
4.5 stars | Grade: A-
(Note: Don't think the GR book summary does justice to the story)
“Sometimes a transition requires struggle. Remember the butterfly?”

How could he forget? As a child, he’d found a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. He’d tried to help it by prying open the husk to set the insect free. It had lain in the sun, beating its wings as they dried, but had never flown and soon died. His grandmother explained the butterfly needed to go through the difficulty of freeing itself in order to
1.5 stars.

- First half of the story -

I liked the begging of the story. I got the impression that it will be dark, twisted and maybe emotional. I got the same impression from the book description, too.
I was loving the story the first few chapters. Which were about a woman who is either being kept as a slave or is there willingly as a slave. It was hard to tell. She have been living with her master for 5 years. She kept saying she's there because she wanted to be, needed, but af...more
More like 3.5 stars. But I couldn't bring myself to give it only 3 stars. The beginning was a little off-putting. Butterfly and the other "doves" are exposed to some downright cruel punishment at the hands of their "Master". But once you get into her relationship with Bryan, it really is quite sweet.

I loved how the relationship between Bryan and Butterfly builds layer by layer. The tension builds almost simultaneously between them. It was great that they didn't just jump straight into an intens...more
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Butterfly Unpinned was one of those books that had sat on my TBR pile for ages, one that I really wanted to read, but just didn't have the time. Then on a "Pick It For Me" Challenge it was one of the books chosen. I was excited to *finally* get to read it!

Butterfly said she was a slave by her own choice, an escape from the real world that she couldn't function in. She is taken to a beautiful Mansion by Gary who becomes her Master. Her sole provider, the man that gives and the man that takes, and...more
5 Stars!!!

This was not a hard core BDSM/submission book... there were some parts in it that were harder/darker when Butterfly was with her Master, but after she got out I just fell in LOVE with her and Bryan!!!

I loved to see how Butterfly emerged from her cocoon and got stronger and braver every day with Bryan, they both needed each other soo much and made each other a better person.

Well be re-reading it in the future :)
Butterfly thought she’d found her place in life, or rather her Master’s life. Living a 24/7 Master/slave lifestyle was something she relished, enjoyed, desired…until a sculptor came along and showed the butterfly how to stretch her wings. But leaving Master is not so easy, he’s not one to release a slave so easily…they are after all, one of his possessions.

I stumbled upon this title while perusing Samhain Publishing’s site for some new novellas. The cover caught my eye, and the synopsis was intr...more
Vivian Archer
3.5 stars

This story is set up with two distinct parts that revolve around the heroine's life. Often, these divisions in storytelling seem abrupt, forced and awkward, but in this case it works well. Butterfly/Sylvia has some serious issues regarding anxiety and self worth and the situation in which we meet her is extreme. The unidealized view of a M/s relationship is probably not going to appeal to several readers. While many of acts are told from a distant past tense summary point of view, there...more
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Sofia Lazaridou
She breathed slowly, searching for words. "You've set me free, and I can't be caged again.

I don't know what I think of this book.It was sort of good.Bryan isn't already a dom and he learns how to be one during the book because of butterfly.He does that because he wants to provide her what she needs.
It tired me at one point and in my opinion the only reason to read the book is to spend your time and move on without giving the book a second thought.Thought it had some beautiful quotes.


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This book is so much more than I expected. It is an emotional, compelling, thought-provoking tale of love, hope, trust, forgiveness and self-worth. One that really sticks with the reader after finishing.

Butterfly's Master of five years was a very cruel and harsh man. There were a few parts that were challenging to read through, and made my stomach drop. But we needed an insight into the type of treatment Butterfly and the other slaves received from Gary to understand her later struggles. (He fol...more
A beautiful story of love and self discovery. This was a book that captivated my mind from the first pages until the end. It has some BDSM scenes but it is mostly about a woman finding herself and discovering love.

I loved the fact that the book mentions how broad the BDSM lifestyle can be and that someone can always make it work for them and not be in the outs.

The main character "Butterfly" has been in stasis for 5 years, serving her master and basing her happiness on meeting his needs. Until...more
Bonnie Dee's books intrique me and couldn't resist giving this a try. The first half had me turning pages and holding my breath. I wouldn't say suspenseful, but on the edge of what could happen might be a better way to describe how I was feeling. It was almost painful to hear/feel what was going on, so dark, thankfully without too many details. The secondhalf almost had me believing I was reading a different book. The pacing and feeling changed. I almost missed the angst. Overall a good read, ju...more
In my opinion, there is a world of difference between BDSM and abuse, whether that abuse is physical, emotional/mental, or sexual. This book has a warning about extreme masochistic tortures and degradation, as well as the BDSM parts. It does not warn about the abusive parts.

I did not finish it, because the abuse was bad. Perhaps, at a different point in my life, I might be able to revisit this book. Right now, I cannot handle stories where Masters are emotionally and mentally abusive to their Su...more
I don't want to give anything away by writing too much of a review but I will say that the first half of this book was dark and sometimes a little disturbing to read, being edgy and quite powerful in it's representations.In the middle the story of Butterfly makes a dramatic turn and becomes more romantic rather than dark, nevertheless it works well when you know and understand Buttterflys back story.

This was really disturbing in a lot of ways and really sweet in a lot of other ways. It was well written. It was heartbreaking. Not sure I buy the (what felt like) rapid emotional healing. Explicit depiction of Master/slave relationship and not for the faint of heart. So, it���������������������������s a recommended read if you want to go there.
A beautiful love story, depicting that changes we go through as people with the right person by our side. It brings out the perils of choosing a BDSM partner in our weaker, emotionally unstable moments.
Just finished reading.

A sex slave Butterfly mets the man that sets her free Bryan. A Twist on the from find BDSM to be your thing to Freedom of sorts from BDSM.
Marie Haynes
Great, hot scenes, but a bit unrealistic. Then again, I don't always want realistic when I read!
Aug 11, 2011 Rebel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: bdsm
It had the characteristics of a great novel but the ending just didn't do it to me.
Butterfly Unpinned was okay, but for me it wasn't a blockbuster.
1.5 stars, it was okay, I skim read the second half of the book
3,5 star for the feelings...
i don't like the ending
Nancy Hogan
Interesting and strange story. Provocative!!
Liked the last 1/3 of the book a lot. Good read.
Lisa Jennings
Very good book...good love story!
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“She breathed slowly, searching for words. "You've set me free, and I can't be caged again.” 5 likes
“As a child, he'd found a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. He'd tried to help it by prying open the husk to set the insect free. It had lain in the sun, beating its wings as they dried, but had never flown and soon died. His grandmother explained the butterfly needed to go through the difficulty of freeing itself in order to have the strength to fly.” 4 likes
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