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Masters at Arms

(Rescue Me Saga #0.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  14,434 ratings  ·  825 reviews
Author’s Note
This book has been unpublished as a single and not updated since July 2013, several versions ago. It has been combined as the new book 1 in the Rescue Me Saga as Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel. (On Goodreads at and on Amazon as ASIN B00GR5990E.)

MASTERS AT ARMS begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor
Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition, 166 pages
Published August 12th 2011 by Kallypso Masters (first published August 9th 2011)
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WOW!! What a fabulous intro to what looks to be an absolutely amazing series!!

Masters at Arms introduces us to 3 amazing men, who are all at a crossroads in their lives and shows us how they come together to help each other find their way. This books sets the stage for each of these men, Marc, Adam (who is my favorite, btw) and Damian to have their own story!! I was hooked after the first page and haven't been able to leave these men alone, going to work really cramped my reading!! Anyway, I fin
~ Becs ~
Well this one felt almost like an anthology.

3 different guys, 3 very different stories, none of them very happy all coming together in the Marines when an Op goes totally FUBAR up on a rooftop in Fallujah and they, eventually, go back to America and start up a fetish club in Colorado.

It works quite well, establishing all the background to these characters over several years until we're brought up to the present moment when the club is in full swing - the stage is set.

Adam - the oldest of the tri
Duchess Nicole
An interesting beginning for three men. This is just an introduction for what I'm assuming will be two of the couples in the series and although we don't meet Marc's intended, we get some of his back story.

This was definitely just bits and pieces of the bigger picture, and I'm still not sure how I like the way the author pulled this off. It just feels so random and unfinished. Though I guess it did it's job and interested me in the coming books, I kind of wanted to just hurry up and get it over
Debra Johnson
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance, Suspense
4 Stars

🎵📝 May 31st 2019
I am so glad I reread this book.
It is actually a lot more than I remembered!
There is not 1 but 5 stories.
#1 Adam
#2 Damian
#3 Marc
#4 They Bond
#5 The Club

#1 Adam & #5 The Club are my favorites.
#2 Damian was my least favorite.

🛑🔞There are very graphic and dark scenes in book #2. Be aware.
There is also a very detailed graphic military war zone scene in book #4. Be prepared.

All the stories are well writte
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
I love this set up. What a genius marketing ploy to publish a .99 book that outlines the main characters of the full series and simply sucks the reader in. I immediately purchased the 2nd book, and am eager to find out what happens next with Mark (though I'm most curious about Adam)! Every single character is interesting, with enough background to create some depth and a reason to care about them. 140 pages long, took me less than 2 hours, and I so needed an erotic story that grabbed my attentio ...more
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
Adam's prequel 4.5 stars ~The rest of the book 3.5 stars

I've had this series in my TBR pile for quite sometime, so when I finally decided to read it I was uber excited because of all of the positive reviews. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down but Master Adam was there to comfort me :-)

I loved, LOVED, Adam's prequel. It's a slippery slope when an author introduces a budding May-Dec. relationship when the girl is underage, but Kallypso wrote it beautifully. She established an innocent a
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: New to BDSM
What is all the hoopla about this author and this series? I keep hearing about this author and about her great her Doms. Will it live up to the hype? Actually, yes. This is a 3.5 star for me.

Not sure exactly what to expect, I read this first book. I really enjoy the introduction to the three main Doms - Marc, Adam and Orlando. Yes, I sticking to Orlando because I too immediately think of Orlando Bloom. This isn't exactly an anthology; it's more a set up background on each of these Doms and thei
A very unique way to introduce a series. Three individual stories that come together with a final story that sets the stage for the series. I enjoyed all three stories but had an issue involving two of the characters. I loved Adam, but his subtle yet undeniable attraction to Karla disturbed me in his individual story. Although he was nothing but honorable, I believe he felt more than fatherly towards her. Maybe I was reading more into it than what was really going on, but it’s how I perceived it ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Ummm WOW.....

What a DE-LISH and FAB-U-LUSH way to start a series!!! This series IS A MUST READ for anyone who LOVED the "Masters of the Shadowlands" by Cherise Sinclair. Got to warn the faint-hearted though as some of the subjects dealt with are INTENSE and HARROWING!!!

In this Prequel we get the background and beginnings of 3 amazing men which sets the stage for each to have their own story: Marc, Adam & Damian.

These 3 War Heroes are all at the darkest point of their lives as they are damaged b
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, buddy-reads
I have to admit that after all of the great reviews for this book, I was a bit disappointed with the stories.
The good-
These short stories were a good setup for the longer novels to come. In them, we got to meet the main characters and get a good look into their personalities. This will be important later when getting into the main books. These stories show how the characters' lives all come together for the next step in life.
The bad-
I felt as if there were too many inconsistencies in these sto
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you haven't yet read Masters at Arms, you are in for a treat! Unlike most other popular bdsm series, the Kallypso Masters' heroes and heroines do not go around wailing for 300+ pages that they are damaged or broken. They are all on positive journeys of OVERCOMING-- fiercely loyal to their family of friends. Masters at Arms and the Rescue Me series have very sexy heroes; danger and adventure; scorching hot, explicit romance; and a cast of characters that you will LOVE!

This prequel (Book 0.5)
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-freebies
Update on Re-Read 2019:
Let me start by saying that this is my first ever Re-Read.
I am delightfully surprised that 2012 me and 2019 me agree on 5 stars. I can’t believe how much of the book I didn’t remember. Back then I thought it was intense, but have read lots of Dark Erotica since, but I am 5 star’ing again because it was like “Chick-Lit Erotica”, and I still love these characters!

Amazon freebie 12/11/12
**4.5 stars**

Side note: when I first read the blurb I thought this was m/m. It is not :)
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
This prequel to the Rescue Me Series has the potential for greatness. The reader is introduced to the characters Adam, Damian, and Marc. Men who bear the scars of their past, both physical and mental, and yet bond together while in military service and decide to stay together after discharge forming a family of sorts. Further we meet Karla and Savannah, girls who are saved from unspeakable evils by a chance encounter with our wounded heroes, turning points for their futures. Fast forward to The ...more
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"I'm Master Sergeant Adam Montague, U.S. Marine Corps. But you can call me Adam."

Honestly, I dont even know where to begin with this one, so much to say. For starts, from a technical standpoint, I love how this book is laid out. The reader is introducted to Adam, Damian and Marc seperately. We learn a bit about their background and what led them to the military. After you've met each of these men, it all comes together. How they met, how they bonded lays the foundation
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very engaging, heartfelt, and at times suspenseful overload of emotion. Masters at Arms is a superb introduction to this series. These 3 men you meet; Adam, Damian, and Marco will steal and break your heart with their journeys. How their stories and paths cross is nothing short of incredible. Pain, love, loyalty, forgiveness, redemption and sexy. Involving well developed characters, Masters at Arms is a must read.

This book serves only one purpose, turning you into a thirsty fire ball of emotio
No doubt these Doms are HOT messes and I am already hooked from just reading this prequel of sorts! I know I will devour these stories as they are released and I have just started Nobody's Angel (Master Marc's story). The Rescue Me series and Ms. Masters will be among my favorites and I look forward to reading her future works.

This series will be a MUST read for any fan of "Masters of the Shadowlands" by Cherise Sinclair.
Heather in FL
What a great prequel! There's a little bit of sex, but not a ton, but for being a prequel, this was quite lengthy and chock full of great information. I loved seeing where all the guys came from and what pushed them into the military -- well, I guess we only saw why two of them went. We also get a good clue of their demons, and we get to see how they met and what they bonded over. I think this is going to be a great series if this prequel is any indication. ...more
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R by: Holly
I read this novel in a matters of hours and couldn't believe what I was reading. Readers get a glimpse of an actually story plot on Marines at War, and on the side: a little Kinky (light) BDSM.

I know book two is gonna be another great novel,but my heart is set on reading book 3 with Adam and Karla. I can't wait to see how the story plays out. I can hardly wait! *squeals*
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Masters At Arms is a collection of prequels that will give you a small glimpse into the Rescue Me world created by the talented Kallypso Masters. Having never heard of her work before, I recently discovered her through a blog and was immediately hooked by her post.

Even though this is the introduction to a BDSM series there wasn't a lot of it in this particular installment. See this book is basically setting up past events that will lead the characters to
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a prequel book to the upcoming Rescue Me series and introduces us to the main characters of the story.
In the first short story we meet Adam who is on the way to his last tour with the army. He is extremely sad as his beloved wife Joni has just died of cancer. While he is in the bus station on the night before Thanksgiving, he witnesses what looks to be a teenage runaway being harassed by a very sleazy man an when things turn violent he stands up to help her. Karla has run away from home
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to the rescue me series. A journey of three men with tortured souls who find each other at one of the darkest, lonliest moments in there lives.

Kallypso has woven emotion and strength into her short prequels, creating a vat that will not only suck you in, but have you eagerly anticipating Master Marcs, Master Adams and Master Damiens stories. ** such a tease ** stomps feet !!! You will want more !!!!

A definite teaser , that will not only have you wanting more but wanting t
Masters at Arms is the first in Kallypso's Rescue Me series. Like a prequel, it gives us insight into the characters and their past. The book is broken down into segments, the first three focus on each of the men separately, allowing us time to get to know them. The fourth brings them together in a Band-of-Brothers war scenario that further strengthens the bonds between them. The fifth and final segment gives us a glimpse of things to come.

Unlike a prequel, which typically comes out after a ser
Cyn Mistress Kitty
OMG, what a great start to a new series by a new author.
I loved the intro to all the characters and can't wait to read all their stories.
Very unique way to write an intro book.
Nicely done.
Oh, and btw, nice cover. Very nice indeed. Ahhhhhhhh
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This book is a great start to a series. Beware, that's what this is......a START. This is actually a prequel to the next three individual books. The book reads like an anthology until 60% through when the characters get together. All of their stories begin before they are shipped to the Gulf to fight as Marines. It isn't that easy to rate because they aren't full stories, but I will rate it 5 stars because I can't wait to re
4.5 Stars because I was left hanging on, damn it!
It's a good thing the next two books in this series are instantly available with a click.
So this is a really different introduction to a series, cleverly done Ms Masters, because I went and bought all the ones currently available.

This book introduces us to three men who form a strong bond over time through the ravages of war and heartache.

It's only an introduction, although a full novel length, but still it will grab you, hold you and suck you i
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Firstly this did not really read like a novel to me - it read like a couple of short stories. Each one begins a character development and story that you cannot help but get addicted too - and when it ends there is that tendency to say "no way! not here!!"

I enjoyed all the stories but Damian and Adam were my favorites - perhaps because of the uniqueness of their situations. In such a short space the author has managed to really set up these three Dom's stories - each one separate and individual b
Sammy Loves Books
Masters at Arms is a story of three men and how their lives converge. They are all honorable with huge hearts but they each have suffered unbearable losses. This was an amazing introduction to each of these men. We get a brief glimpse into their backgrounds and see how they form an unbreakable bond as they fight togerher in Iraq as Marines. The three men are Adam, Marc, and Damian and I fell in love with all three of them. I can't wait for each to get their much deserved HEA. I just finished Mar ...more
Pam Godwin
This review applies to the first three books in the series: Masters At Arms, Nobody’s Angel, Nobody’s Hero.

Hunka, hunka hooha! At first glance, one might just see rippling muscle and dangerous sex appeal. But Masters forces you deeper. These battle-scarred war heroes carry emotional burdens that turn pages and wrench hearts. In addition to the psychological nature of these books, there’s enough authentic BDSM play on display to make a dominatrix weep. My only complaint: this self-pub'd author ca
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was really good especially for the start of the series. The Fallujah and Iraq references were made to provoke the mindset of any service person, whether a Marine or not. I loved the way the story had placed the three main characters who were not in such close proximity together through the American Vet service bond. There were parts that were really intense, but pulled the plot together for the rest of the series.
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Kallypso Masters is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with half-a-million copies of her books sold in paperbacks and e-books since August 2011. All of her books feature alpha males, strong women, and happy endings because those are her favorite stories to read. After dabbling at writing since high school (a very long time ago!) and hoping to become a Romance writer about as long, she’s living the dr ...more

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