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Punished into Submission

(Master & Mistress #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  363 ratings  ·  67 reviews
“Growing up with a drug dealer and a whore was never easy. I saw things that a child should never see. I felt things as a teenager that one should never feel and there are things that I heard that one should never hear. I was grateful when Sailor saved my life.”

Kat was determined to get away and become someone else after her tragic childhood. Become someone people would fe
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Holly Carter (first published January 1st 2013)
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R.J. Sable
Sep 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was such a disappointment to me. There was so much potential. I really wanted to like it.
Kat was a fantastic character and Hunter was almost there.
The problem was the writing. Oh, God, the writing. I really have a hard time believing this book was proofread or edited even once. I get it, as an indie author, it's expensive to get somebody else to edit your work but that doesn't mean it's okay to charge people money for something so unfinished. I know it's almost impossible to keep mista
America Matthew
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing simply amazing it's sexy it's kinky it's thrilling its not your typical love story but that's what makes it so much better to read you will laugh you will get mad you will need several cold showers!!' Hunter is perfection he is walking Sex God you can't help but give into his evil genius ways, Kat is strong and outspoken you will see this story develop into so much more than you bargain for it will break you it will mend you it will leave you with your mouth open at the end!! Holly Carte ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok

This, my friends, is why you don't buy books based on pretty covers. UGH! I totally got gypped. This sounded really promising: Dominatrix commits a crime and is sentenced to serve time as a submissive for the hottest Dom in town at the illustrious Masters & Mistresses sex club.

Our leading lady, Katie AKA Kat and sometimes Tiger, is a dominatrix with many deeply seeded emotional problems. For starters her parents could care less about her. Her father is a dominant and drug addict and her mot
Eimear  Lawlor
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was really looking forward to this book and enjoyed it...mostly! There were a lot of grammatical errors that gave me pause throughout the book which ruined the flow for me and then the ending just didn't make sense to me, I felt the last couple of chapters were choppy and then it just ended. I know the writer wanted to end with a big cliffhanger, I just feel that she could have led up to it better.

In saying that, I did really enjoy the best part of the book and loved Kat and Hunter so I'll be
Nikki Groom
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, bdsm, h-o-t
Review to come...
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A twisted love story with kinky fuckery . This book went up on my favorites lists
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
This book immediately grabbed my attention. I have been reading a lot of BDSM lately so I was excited about this one. The story is different from what is out on the market right now. This is not a story of a young virgin co-ed that meets a big bad Dom. This is a story about a fierce Domme that is forced to be a submissive as a punishment for getting out of hand with one of her subs.

Kat is strong and determined. She lived a crappy life and has taken steps to always be in control of her life.

Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars

Kat is a sexy, hard ass, mistress named Tiger, who likes to inflict pain in which it gives her a sense of control due to her inner demons. One day she went a little over board on one of her customers that her boss Sailor decides that it’s time for her to go to Hunter to teach her a couple of things. Kat can’t stand the fact that she has to bow down to master Hunter but her boss tells her that it would be in her best interest.

“People pay me to inflict pain upon them, to test their lim
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, owned-books
The story starts off on strong notes and kind of gets irritating. Then picks back up with strong characters and lessons. I loved that Hunter was teaching Kat with a different method than some other BDSM books have gone but, then again, I felt him getting too weak on her as well. I can't imagine many real Doms putting up with some of the crap she pulled. But, that is what brought them closer together until...........SPOILER ALERT..........the end when really it just blows the hell up. I understan ...more
Wendy Jackson
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Punished Into Submission
by Holly Carter
Review by Wendy Shhh, Mommy's in the Bathroom.,.Reading

I was gifted an ARC for an honest review:

Hunter Ford is the Master at Masters & Mistresses Palace. He is the ultimate Dom and he has been given the task to Punish Kat into Submission.
Kat is one tough bitch and doesn’t know when to stop. She loves being a Mistresses as much as she hates it. Kat had a rough introduction into this world and she has found the best way to stay in control
Hooked On Books
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you liked the Shadowlands Series you'll love this!! Punished into submission is book one in the Master and Mistress series by Holly Carter. This book starts with a domme/mistress with one of her submissive clients, she's scene-ing with him but remembering his past pains. She's out of control and she knows it, Kat is put before the 'Jury' in the kink club she works in and they decide it's best to send her to Hunter at the Masters and Mistresses Palace for 30 days to submit to him and learn how ...more
Bridger Bitches
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, harper
When I first started reading this book I was ready for some BDSM, but to my surprise there was a lot more emotions in this story than just the BDSM part of it. Kat tugged at my heartstrings and she was such a bad b!tch but deep down inside she was so broken and just tried to hide it from the world.

“Even after years the pain never dies, the memories you need to forget burned into your brain and the good memories disappear like they didn’t even happen.” Kat

Kat had a very tough childhood and it aff
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Kat grow up with a drug dealer dad and mom that was a whore. Her life wasnt easy. She wants to have a better life. To become someone everybody will fear.

When she did something she wasnt suppose to the in her club, she was sent to Hunter to be his submissive.

Hunter Ford the Master of Masters and Mistresses Palace, the best BDSM club n town.

He is dominant, hot, dangerous, dark. He has 3o days to make her a perfect submissive. To make her to do everything he wants.

What will happen between them when
Melanie Smith
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After the teasers, I figured this book was going to be just about breaking a girl down to be a submissive. It was way more than that. When Kat was sent to Hunter's club to straighten up to see the other side of what she does everyday as a Mistress, she ends up fighting back but eventually finds herself and sees a different side of Hunter and his family. She also finds a connection between Hunter and a guy from her past she hoped she would not see again. Other than the BDSM "training", there was ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It has a pretty big cliffhanger. But I liked Kat and the struggles she went through and how they defined her. Hunter was so strong (but weak? I don't know.. we're definitely missing something about him still). It would have been nice to get his perspective, so we could really see his feelings develop. I was a big fan of the relationship between Arrow and Kat. I also liked Rumbles and how he didn't push Kat but was always there for her and provided her some solid advic ...more
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely worth the wait. Holly Carter's 1st published book is a home run!
I was absolutely unable to put this book down, like read all night, walk into work the next morning with bags and dark circles under my eyes and smiling because Hunter is so darn delicious.

Sailor saves Kat's life, rescuing her from a life on the street. After numerous mis-steps Sailor send Mistress Kat to Hunter as 'punishment' to be trained for 30 days. Hunter the ultimate Dom trains Kat to be submissive through the 7 si
Darci Lowery
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where have you been Holly Carter? This is the first book that I have read by this author and it was AMAZING. This is soooooo not your typical Dom/sub book and you will be pleasantly surprised. Hunter can be described as the ultimate sexy and domineering GOD and Kat...hear me so witty, sexy, crass and strong who happens to be a Mistress herself only to be forced into serving a sentence of submission. Wonderful premise and a breath of fresh air. Kinky and sexy with an actual story to go ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given the amazing opportunity to read this book prior to it being published.....OMG its definitely a must read. Kat is a broken woman who never lets anyone in always keeping a wall around her for self preservation as she has been hurt in her past. This is until she meets the very sexy Dominant Hunter. Hunter takes Kat on a journey of self discovery, breaking down those walls each an every single day without Kat ever realizing it. The journey Hunter takes Kat on is thought provoking, sexy, ...more
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kat is a woman who grew up in broken home. She had been taken care of herself her whole life. Once rescued and brought into being a Mistress she feels that she can work through her pain. Due to her hardcore punishments to her clients she is sent to be a submissive to the most dominate Master in the surrounding area.

This story is intense and very smutty. There is heartbreak, abuse, violence, and friendship. There are graphic details that give visuals as to the events that are occurring. The endi
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fuck me running sideways!!!
I'm pretty sure that I had a mini stroke from reading this. Also I may have had a few page-turning O's. WHEW!!! This story of Kat and Hunter lit a fire in my girly bits that isn't likely to extinguish anytime soon.
Full review to come with blog tour scheduled date on The Book Whore-der's Delights @
Breann Bianco
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I like the concept of this book; how Kat is a Mistress forced into being the bottom. It's hard for her to submit to a man when she's always had control, but Hunter is a different story. He awakens something in her. There were some twists and turns, especially at the end. It was an alright book.
Leisa Prater
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! I don't think I have ever read a book that has left me so on edge!!!! If there is a hotter Dom than Hunter please don't tell me. I will wait for the next book and dream of the beach and sand and Hunter!!!
Michelle Emanuel
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow!!! I definitely was not expecting that ending. I am very interested to see what happens next for Kat. I sure hope it involves her getting back with Hunter. They love each other, they should be together.
C.M. Foss
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hotness!!!!! This book is amazing. Easily one of my top books of the year!! Click it, love it, live it (if you're lucky), and lose yourself in the world of Masters and Mistresses!

Full review to come on
Jodie B
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! Would of been 4 but the spelling and grammar mistakes scattered throughout the book really got to me! Otherwise a good book!! Will definitely read the next!
Sep 16, 2013 marked it as didn-t-finish
Stopped @ 40%
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! What a Rollercoaster! Shock! Angst! Passion and hot & saucy to say the least! Amazing! Loved it! Can't wait for book 2!
Might hyperventilate while waiting.......
Mar 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Holy shit, that was so bad!

And there's gonna be a sequel? Hell to the no!
Ashley Haines
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Punished into Submission

By Holly Carter

Review By Ashley Haines

This Book was good. I will admit at first I was not sure if I was going to make it past even the first chapter, However I am glad the more I got into the book the more I did not want the book to end. For once I found myself pacing myself so I would not finish the book to fast.

The Book starts off with the main character Mistress Kat in a scene with a male sub. The biggest reason why I almost did not continue the book. But you know
Ashley Haines
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Punished into Submission

By Holly Carter

Review By Ashley Haines

This Book was good. I will admit at first I was not sure if I was going to make it past even the first chapter, However I am glad the more I got into the book the more I did not want the book to end. For once I found myself pacing myself so I would not finish the book to fast.

The Book starts off with the main character Mistress Kat in a scene with a male sub. The biggest reason why I almost did not continue the book. But you know
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