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3.61  ·  Rating details ·  464 ratings  ·  97 reviews
A brilliant woman, a couple of mad scientists, and an erotic experiment with shocking results…

Vascular surgeon Dr. Rachel McBride knows she’d be insane to pass up the chance to work on Julian Kilmartin’s cutting-edge research project. The reclusive neurologist has been the object of her submissive daydreams since residency, and time and distance have only strengthened the
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Published April 23rd 2013 by Samhain Publishing (first published October 27th 2012)
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Aug 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Fans of hardcore fetish erotica
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1.5 stars. I wavered between 1 and 2 stars because I didn't violently hate the book, even though I was definitely not a fan. The story was strangely readable, and I wanted to see how things turned out.

Most of the taboo themes in this book (yes, there is a warning in the synopsis) are ones I've read before in various short stories and random erotica. None of the taboos in this book hold any sort of appeal to me, so I prob
Am4u ❀ ~ AprilMarie4u ~ ❀
This story is part...

Contemporary because with the exception of the sci-fi parts this story seems to be relative to our own current times.

Science fiction due to the advance medical technology. This book gave me a strong sci-fi feel while reading it, even though it was only the medical portions that came across as futuristic.

Romance because despite everything else that goes on in this book there is still romance in it, albeit not your typical romance though.

BDSM-erotica. The sex scenes were so
Apr 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: erotica-fantasy
1st POV sucks.
The names for the secondary characters: Dirk and Vince Price, somehow this wasn’t as funny as I’m sure the author intended. Please stop.

Ick! No shower after a two-leg transatlantic flight before sex? Oral SEX?! Sorry, but hygiene is important to me—no ‘effin’ way! *SHUDDERS*

I don’t like being in stupid peoples’ heads.
1. Contract: The seriously abridged time limit for signing—it’s not professional and yes, it is manipulative. Yet, even idiots read before signing
2. Hello?! Serious
Dec 28, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one.
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Salena
Don't wait, read this book, NOW! Why did I wait so long? This is a super hawt menage with delicious D/s, BD and SM. The medical play with electricity and hardcore caning is amazing. The actual plot of this story is a bit freaky which explains the FrankenDom title. The BDSM in this story is deliciously decadent.

Mixing the professional life of a surgeon into a sexual slave is smoking hawt. I'd be hard pressed to say no to the work contract. In fact, everything about this story (other than the real
Wicked Nyx
Holy BDSM hotness Batman! Wow, I lost a lot of my erotica firsts on this book. Electrical play? Check. Puppy play? Check. Medical kink? Check. Knife play? Check.

This book was a great twist on the classic Frankenstein story, with a huge dose of BDSM, in case the title wasn’t a big enough clue. I agree with some of the other reviewers that this work is dark, with some heavy BDSM – this is not sugarkink or glitterkink, so fair warning.

I loved the progression of this book, that Rachel already knew b
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
3.5 Stars

It’s suspend reality time, kids! You know what that means?
Yap! It’s a love fest in FrankenDom’s hood.

C’mon let me take you on a tour of Bangenschloss Castle <----not joking on the name. Bangenschloss Castle is Dr. Kilmartin's lair home/dungeon/lab.

Let’s start with FrankenDom a.k.a. Dr. Julian Kilmartin. Dr. Julian is a freak. Seriously. He’s devised this cockamamie scheme a.k.a. highly experimental medical procedure and if you can believe it, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! He’s
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults, BDSM, erotica, and medical kink readers
Recommended to carol by: Book Addict
This was good, far better than I expected. Robin L. Rotham, either has through previous career a good and up to date working knowledge of medicine, surgical procedures, medical ethics, and research knowledge and the difficulties regards the possibility of head transplants, or has researched this is detail.
The medical condition of 'Bain's disease' that Julian's younger brother Jordan has is not one I've heard of, but the general description of a neurodegenerative disease is plausible and treated
Wicked Nyx
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy BDSM hotness Batman! Wow, I lost a lot of my erotica firsts on this book. Electrical play? Check. Puppy play? Check. Medical kink? Check. Knife play? Check.

This book was a great twist on the classic Frankenstein story, with a huge dose of BDSM, in case the title wasn’t a big enough clue. I agree with some of the other reviewers that this work is dark, with some heavy BDSM – this is not sugarkink or glitterkink, so fair warning.

I loved the progression of this book, that Rachel already knew b
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
I've read a few other books from this author and this was a fun read. The heroine is a bit of a prat and our heroes are arrogant. Rachel and Colin were along for Julian's ride whether or not it was ethical or not and I think Julian paid pretty heavily for setting them on that course. But the sexin' along the way was hot and once you finish the story and have the full picture of every character's reasoning, I can see how you could be tempted to act the way the characters did.
Eden Bradley
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a gorgeously twisted retelling of the Frankenstein tale. Sensual, shocking, emotional, with complex characters that have real depth. The BDSM elements are represented in a way that rings true, but be warned-the kink play is extreme! Of course, that's what I loved about it-that this author is so utterly fearless. She takes the story where it *has* to go-it's, after all. This is a really special book. LOVED!

Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin
Sir Joshua
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a big fan of M/m but the scenes weren't unbearable for me. The medical play was hot. Overall a good book.
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Shelley meets Grey’s Anatomy meets Torture Garden.

‘Let’s experiment’ is the tagline for FrankenDom and flippin’ heck does it ever. Reading this book was the literary equivalent of walking into Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred The Fat Duck, ordering the snail porridge and, after a tentative taste, scraping the bowl clean with enough enthusiasm to chip the porcelain.

FrankenDom is by far and away one of the most original and engaging BDSM books I’ve read this year; the plot is awesomely wa
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is just wrong how much I love this book! It is so hot and sexy. The BDSM has a little bit of everything. I especially liked the medical play and the puppy play. If you're looking for a by-the-book BDSM story with hard-and-fast rules that are followed to the letter, look elsewhere. If, however, you want hot, dirty, kinky, naughty scenes with a variety of different, mfm, mmf, etc...then this is the book for you. If you like to read about every aspect of BDSM -- in other words, BD, ...more
What a book! What a smouldering, eye-opening, totally deprived, absolutely boundary-pushing, kinky as fuck book! I had a nice dark spot on my pants after I was done - and my insides craved for more! When you have a pair of breath-taking, quirky Doms like Julian and Colin, pushing your limits and proding you in every way they can think of - emotionally, mentally and physically, how can you NOT hang your jaw and beg for more?

Oh I cannot describe the purring sounds I made as I was reading this stor
I wanted to love this, i did, BDSM & Erotica in a gothic setting *rawr* who could want for more? But im just too squeamish, when they started talking about surgery and clinical descriptions, i couldnt continue. Theres a reason ive stopped reading Thrillers and keep to Romance and fluff. Might continue another time if i need more gore. ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017, bdsm
I read this as a recommendation --- it's not for everyone. It was barely for just be warned. This is serious BDSM...not BDSM "lite". Don't say I didn't warn you. Outside of the BDSM aspects, I liked the authors writing style and the plot (again outside of the BDSM) was interesting.
Liz at Fictional Candy
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First, let me say that the author includes a note to readers at the beginning of this book regarding safe BDSM play. I really want to applaud that. I love that she is taking responsibility for her writing and encouraging readers to do actual research, because not everything is like our favorite books.

I was surrounded by perverts, sadists and control freaks, and I loved it.

Speaking of favorite books, that is where Frankendom is. This book made my fucking favorites list with a hard smack. Do I rec
I had pretty high expectations based on all the reviews I read and I was very disappointed. I was appalled at the total lack of medical ethics demonstrated by the main characters (view spoiler) ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
This is one of those books I walked into expecting one thing and got another. It all worked out in the end and I’m pleased that I continued reading after I put the FrankenDom down. It probably took me 40-50 pages to really get into this book. I have to admit in the beginning the first person point of view from a gal who references her inner bad girl and her inner good girl was a little disconcerting. I put the book down and moved onto something else when the arrogant sexy bazillionaire hero pull ...more
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
*Short Review* I'm giving this a solid 3.5 stars! While I never really felt the emotional connection I think the author was trying to convey between Rachel and Colin that doesn't make the sex (and there was A LOT of sex)any less hot. It was in the more tender moments that the depth eluded me.I never really believed Colin loved Rachel. Felt a emotional connection, sure. Love? That was harder to get behind. The actual sex between Rachel and well, a ton of other people, was hot and included a few t ...more
Aղցela W.
Frankendom is a twisted seriously kinky BDSM twist, on the classic Frankenstein story. The author took me places that had me catching my breath, squirming in my seat. This book was intense. I fell in love with the characters. This is dark, edgy, and intense not for the faint of heart - violet wands, puppy play, which I didn't like bondage, and submission and S&M. Rachel McBride is our heroine, and she is an awesome vascular surgeon. You get a little bit of back history with her, and you see ...more
Heather in FL
OK, so I'm thinking my limits have definitely changed over the course of all my reading. I was a little concerned going into this story. I saw a lot of people like it, and then it was chosen as a group read in one of my groups, so I figured it was a good time to read it. Then I started seeing comments that it was beyond their comfort zone and there were WTF moments and such. Maybe I'm becoming twisted because I kept waiting for those moments, lol!

I have to say that I'm not big on the name calli
I have read other works by Robin Rotham and have enjoyed them all. But "FrankenDom" was certainly different! It is well-written; the plot draws you in and keeps you turning the pages. So...while I'm glad I read the book, I'm not sure I could say I enjoyed it.

"FrankenDom" was much darker than I was expecting, with some fairly heavy BDSM elements. So if you're OK with those, then reading about the re-awakening of the relationship between Rachel, Julian, and Colin may be worth it. The sex is certai
Lisa Jo
Wow! I decided since it was Halloween and all to read a book that was a spoof on Herr Frankenstein! Boy, was I wrong! CREEPY FUN! Out there, you bet! That is why I loved it! It was HOT, NASTY, FUNNY, & totally unbelievable! The interchange of body parts is why I only gave it 4 stars. Come on Robin! But it was so fun!

I think the characters were spot on, their interactions were great too. Lots of unusual equipment to go along with all the madness! Yaaaahahahahahahahahaha! And fluidity (pun int
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, group-read
Do you round up or down? Really a 2.5 star read. Just didn't do it for me. I felt no connection to any of the characters and no emotional connections between them. The sex scenes did nothing for me. I found finishing the book a chore and began to see it as a dry textbook. I have read dark taboo erotica, non-con and dub-con so it wasn't the genre that put me off. Due to others reviews I thought I would enjoy it more but it just didn't float my boat. There was no problem with the writing or editin ...more
I'm not one for the extreme BDSM stuff, but this one definitely walked that line. If you enjoy that sort of thing, then you might enjoy this. Parts of the story were just too out there for me (not any sexual parts but the actual plot), but over all it was an interesting read that kept me going. I will warn that this had some puppy play, and quite a lot of the taboo. Oh and no mention of condoms in the least which kind of wigged me out a bit.
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of plot twists and turns, I had several "I didn't see that coming" moments. Even though the main characters are professional equals, this book shows an ever-changing power dynamic in a menage D/s relationship. Even though there were some dark and edgy scenes, I had many laugh out loud moments. Robin L. Rotham is a true Smutkateer.
This was a hard one for me to rate.
There was a fair amount of MM in it, but unfortunately there was a lot of female drippy parts which began to annoy me after a while. The men just had to look at her and she 'was wet'. Urgh!
I guess the premise was ok, a group of surgeons performing a head transplant, who know what science will do in a few years time.
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FrankenDom made tremble/gasp/scream/beg for more, author Robin L. Rotham created a twisted tale filled with dirty Doms, wicked torture/pleasure devices, and a emotional ride that will arc your senses.
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