Midnight Playground (Pleasure Playground, #1)
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Midnight Playground (Pleasure Playground #1)

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Eva's desperate denial only means one thing...she has a lot to learn.

Eve Blake has been working at Altered Ego, a studio specializing in fetish photography, for three months when a custom order comes in for a plus-sized redhead. Ready for an adventure, she volunteers for the job. Chase, her boss, reluctantly accepts. Maybe pretending to be a sexual slave for Chase’s camera...more
ebook, 129 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Loose Id
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When Eve Blake started working at Altered Ego, a fetish photography studio, she never expected her inner most desires to be unleashed. When a new order comes in for a plus sized redhead, she offers to be the model. Her boss Chase reluctantly agrees thanks to his partner Murphy who knows Chase has been keeping Eve at a distance. What Murphy and Chase uncover with Eve is a woman who wants her limits pushed, causing Chase to rethink his opinions on menage'.

If I had to describe this book with one wo...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Absolutely loved it. Ms. Gayle has added several elements to this story that are more boundary BDSM - some knife play, breath play, and very creative roping. I loved it - it was HOT AS HELL and if you are looking for something to heat up your night this is a guaranteed. There is a plot - but the characters and the interactions amongst the three of them are what propel this to a top notch read. I found myself catching my breath just as Eve did and squirming nearly as much - and that's what it is...more
A sexy sweet read with a plus size heroine which is refreshing to read about.
"Whew, is it me, or is it HOT in here?" What can I say… This book caused serious heart palpitations and uncontrollable urges. The graphic use of adjectives really intensified my visual reading! Thank you from the bottom of my rapidly beating heart! I also appreciate that the heroine is not a Barbie size bimbo. I can relate to Eve's insecurities as a plus-sized lady. This makes the story real to me. Then there are her men. They are such "masters" at what they do! And oh so yummy! Who wouldn’t fan...more
Play With Me was a really enjoyable read, and I just loved the dynamics between the three characters Eve, Murphy, and Chase. The two guys are suffering from the once bitten twice shy syndrome when it comes to submissives after a failed three-way relationship. Eve has refreshingly real issues that thankfully don't stem from any sort of abuse, but rather family obligations that have just worn her down over the years. Chase knew he wanted Eve as soon as Murphy hired her, but it wasn't until a speci...more
Rating: 4 stars - Loved It

Huge Thank You to Eliza Gayle for having a plus size heroine. It is nice to have a novel where the heroine has beautiful curves. Loved it more that Chase and Murphy loved her curves.

Chase and Murphy sure know how to tease with their dirty talking mouths. The sexual tension was hot right from the beginning with Chase and Eve just talking. Wow, having them both in the studio and the Playground doing naughty things to Eve is a scorcher. Loved how they wanted her to realize...more
Mistik INK
Adult Contemporary with BDSM

my kink-o-metar for BDSM in this book is: Light

What an awesome Gateway to BDSM book! Our heroine is exploring the dark side for the first time with not one but two experienced Dominants. Good Lords have mercy! The setting is in a popular kinky photo studio where she poses and plays while one of the Men takes pictures of what the other is doing to her. I thoroughly enjoyed the sexy and the kinky and most definitely thought it was H.O.T.

Overall I prefer a bit darker t...more
I'm not a big ménage relationship fan. I just can't imagine 2 men who want to share or a woman being able to care equally for 2 men. That being said...I did like this book. It was steamy hot! Great scenes. However, the story started out pretty strong, but then the interest fizzled. Instead of sexual tension, I was just ready for them to all live happily ever after. I could feel Eve's attraction to Murphy, Murphy's attraction to Eve and Chase's attraction to Eve but the feeling I wanted to feel w...more
Mar 15, 2011 Barbara rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: bdsm erotica readers
I completely enjoyed this book! It was hot, intense, sexy, and did I mention HOT! The dynamic between best-friends and partners, Chase and Murphy; and Eve, is captivating as both men are strong dominants and she is a young woman who's extremely interested in the BDSM lifestyle but refuses to relinquish her control to accept the submissive in her. But when an opportunity arises that allows Eve to leave her receptionist desk and model for Chase and Murphy in a client-requested bondage photo shoot,...more
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I LOVE this story. It kept me on simmer the entire time... every time I've read it, which was more than just a couple. :) I mean, what's not to love? The characters are wonderful. Eve is someone I felt like I already knew. She could be you, me, or the girl next door. The things she experiences at the hands of Chase and Murphy came straight out of my fantasies. The scenes and the sex are smokin' hot. I loved reading about them pushing Eve's boundaries and the jo...more
Apr 15, 2013 Erica rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Erica by: Tabatha Scott
Meh. I think this idea of this book was a good one, and the sex scenes were definitely hot, but I did not feel connected to any of the three characters in any way, shape or form, nor did I feel that they were connected to each other. Very, very emotionless. It just felt like Chase was really turned on by Eve, Eve was dying to branch out and do something wild (for reasons not clearly explained or explored), and Murphy went along with it because Eve was so submissive and responsive. And more infor...more
Tammy P
So this book ...I loved it ...I agree with some of the critics about the story needing more and blah blah blah but ...I have to say it didn't effect my rating. It was hot and I loved it ... I wish it were longer and maybe had more of the few days she spent at their place 'training'. It's short and hot. If you are not into menage or M/s probably should stay away. Loved it Eliza!!
Alisa (The Reading Obsession)
Is it just me, or does the cover look like a crime fiction novel? Even the title looks like something a psychopath would say.
This story was a part of the dark erotica Make Me book but I thought I would comment on each book individually. So far all of the stories in Make Me have been dark erotica except for this one. It has many BDSM elements along with menage which, trust me, makes this story beyond hot! But other than a nice hot story there isn't much else there. Eve is a voluptuous redhead working as a receptionist for an erotic photography studio. She watches in the wings as models act out her most secret fantasies...more
Apr 07, 2014 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Yup!
Shelves: erotica-bdsm
I read this book through the Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire. With that series, I got 12 books from some of the darkest authors I know for 99 cents! Squeal! Play with me is the 4th book I have read on this collection.

AND WOW! I am a new fan of Eliza Gayle and her magical writing skills. I didn’t devour this book like I should/could have over the weekend (life got in the way). It is a short quick read that has you jumping to the next chapter just to see the next scene! To say I enjoyed thi...more
Lisa Guzman
Talk about a hot story line. This one was sizzling. I loved it. For me I really loved that the author chose a woman that is not the typical blonde slender beautiful woman. Instead she chose a red headed voluptuously sexy curvy woman as one of the main people. While Eve is full figure she embraces what she has and plays on her assets. I also like that Murphy and Chase see her for the sexy woman that she is. The story starts out with Eve getting a custom work order where the client wants Alter Ego...more
This had some good twists that were unexpected. Most wasn't, I mean, a voyeuristic secretary at a fetish photography studio sets the stage for all kinds of mayhem to ensure, and it does. That was expected, but what wasn't was the depth of the characters and the final outcome of the relationship. There were shades of what was to come but the final outcome still seemed unexpected

Loved Murphy, he was a character and without him, the story would have stalled and suffered, aw face it, without Murphy...more
Fabulously sexy read. Powerful story of the emotional side to submission.
Eliza Gayle wove an incredible tale of surrender and trust. The three main characters, Eve, Chase, and Murphy, are hot, sexy, and endearing. Chase and Murphy bring out the submissive in Eve and we get taken along on the journey.

The two men are both dominating, alpha males, but their personalities are complimentary. They make a great team and are exactly what Eve needs.

Eve has been through a rough time and finds trusting and giving up control very hard. I really liked that Eliza Gayle gave Eve a...more
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Working at Altered Ego can make any woman’s libido go wild, but Eve Blake has had a dry spell in the love department. As a receptionist at Altered Ego, an erotic photography studio, she takes care of all the administrative work while dreaming of being wrapped in Murphy’s rope work while Chase immortalizes it with his camera. Dancing around each other as the attraction builds, an order for a photo shoot comes in. Requested is a redhead with...more
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Midnight Playground is a ménage a trois, BDSM, Master(s)/slave, hot men/curvy woman fantasy! I enjoyed that this story took place in a photography studio that specialized in BDSM and extreme photos because I had never read a book in this type of setting; it added some real spice and eroticism to the story. Add in a vulnerable curvy redhead (I love stories with “real figure” women!), two alpha mega-hot men, leather pants (ahem, total personal preference), and what you have is a story that totally...more
Here were my thoughts BEFORE I read the book: I'm so drawn to this story line, but I still haven't read this one partly because the price is a little too high for a short novel but mostly because it drives me CRAZY when the female lead is plus-sized and beautiful, but the cover model is lean and beautiful. Why can't the cover art match the description of the beautiful lead?

AFTER I read the book, I realize that my initial concerns were right on target. My gut was right! The story was a fun read,...more
Diana Leigh
Midnight Playground is a scorching hot read! Though this is a short erotic novel, the author did a great job creating a sensual and emotional story with interesting characters. We have the heroes, bruised from a bad past relationship and hesitant to take that same journey again. Then there's Eve, a woman who has been put upon by life, desperate to let go and hand control over to someone else.

The BDSM scenes were very sexy, mostly bondage with brief knife play and very little spanking. Their "sce...more
Deviant Divas
Midnight Playground is a scrotching hot tale of one woman taking her own sexuality to the next step. Author Eliza Gayle creation of domination, submission and love was a magnificent page turnerReviewed by Jancr57
5 Divas

Eliza Gayle out done herself in this bbw erotica tale. The blood pumping charsma of Eve, Chase and Murphy leaves ones hot and bothered. The non-stop dynamics between the characters is wonderful. Midnight Playground is Eliza Gayle's best erotica romance yet. Reviewed by Kishia
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This review was originally done for the The Romance Reviews and can be found here:

This is one dark erotic piece of writing that I devoured entirely too quickly and of which I desperately wanted more.

Eve is ready for an adventure. Her life needs to change. So when an order for a voluptuous redhead comes into the fetish photography studio where she works, she jumps at the chance to model. Her bosses aren't sure it's the right thing for her to do as they bot...more
Alys Mackenzie
Eve Blake, office manager for the erotic photo studio, Altered Ego, offers to do a photo shoot when her bosses, Chase and Murphy don't think they can find the right model for this rush job. At first Chase refuses as he is attracted to the beautiful curvy manager and although Chase and Murphy have been in a relationship of three before, their shared submissive caused it to crash and burn leaving Chase in particular refusing to do that ever again.

Chase knows that if they tie up Eve and use her in...more
This was a quick light BDSM read. It's the third book in the "Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire."

I am a little conflicted on what to write for the review. I really liked bits of this, and liked where it could have gone, but overall it feel short for me.

The characters were a bit hit and miss - I liked Murphy and didn't quite get Chase or Eve in some cases.

I started this book not really knowing what to expect.
What I got were 2 sexy alpha Doms and a sexy stubborn curvy redhead.
I really enjoyed the story, I loved how the author decided to use a woman with curves who's not only smart but quite driven and extremely stubborn as the h.
Great read, I very much enjoyed it.
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