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Absolute Power Exchange – Twenty Years Later

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What happens to a kinky couple after twenty years of marriage, with kids in the house and two active careers? Can they keep the magic alive? Will he still own her, or will they have relaxed into something comfortable?

When the rules, protocols, and constant reminders of his ownership slide away and get lost in the daily shuffle of life, can they get the magic back?

Published April 11th 2017 by Pronoun
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
People ask me if it is possible to have BDSM lifestyle after children. Personally, I have no children so I can't speak to it. I do have friends who are in the lifestyle with children. I have friends who are in the lifestyle and their parents are into the lifestyle. So many answer is yes, it can be possible. But what if you wanted to be in a TPE and still have kids? Is that possible? If you have that question, this book is for you.

Ms. Blevins states this is a fictional book but I wonder. For thos
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As a married women and a mother myself it's easy to get lost in the dailey minutia. You often forget what made you a wife and a mother. In Absolute Power Exchange, this married couple of twenty years reconnect with what brought them together and made them a successful couple.

Their story was intense from the beginning to the end. They wasted no time in reconnecting with their roles. The reconditioning and daily tasks that her Master gave her showed her strength throughout the book.

While reading t
Lisa Bateman
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where to start? As you know, there are warnings before starting this story. While I haven't personally experienced any kink in my life, I have become curious about it. I like how this was focused on a couple who had been married for 20 years. This Monday is my 25th wedding anniversary. This is the perfect length if you just want to get into this part of the couple's life and are curious. However, it is really intense. I had to stop reading at one point and wait until the next day to finish. I go ...more
As per the warnings at the start of the book, this is an intense read. No doubt about it, though for readers of the "Safeword" series, it is no more so than any of the stories within that series. I think what might make this different for readers, especially those new to the author, is that this is a novella that drops you into the middle of a long-term relationship, and offers you a slice of a life as opposed to a full-on character/world build. Don't be dissuaded by this. Instead, take the oppo ...more
It has been a while since Ms. Blevins released a BDSM book. A book that can and will take readers over the edge. A story that leaves readers gasping, begging, pleading for more. A Dom who refuses to let the sub top from the bottom. Her stories are not for the faint of heart. Each story offers readers a true and loving look into what happens in a total power exchange. Stories that make sure the reader does not skip a single paragraph, sentence or word. Why? Because you might just miss a very impo ...more
Christi Brown
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All I can say is....WOW!!! This book was intense and a must read. This book is not for the faint of heart or someone who is looking for light BDSM. I loved the concept of this book. It shows you a glimpse into the life of a couple who lived a TPE lifestyle and are getting back into it after life and children changed their lives. I could not put this book down. This book made me think and feel. I love Ms. Blevins writing and her books. If you would like ...more
Kath Pigou
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, erotica
It's so satisfying to read a romance/erotica book with older characters! Here the two unnamed protagonists are regaining the kind of relationship they had 20 years ago. I liked the fact there were no names - this isn't a story as such, but more of a snapshot of a long-term, happy relationship, and the lack of names suited this piece well.
The BDSM is intense; if you aren't happy reading about the sadomasochistic aspects of such a relationship, you should probably steer clear. But as always from C
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm-tpe
Finally a book that acknowledges the fact that life and kink goes on after 40., 50., and beyond....
After a long wait for another Safeword book comes this tasty morsel of a novella. In typical Blevins style it plunges right into the heart of the matter and takes you step by very well discribed step to the end. Which comes much too soon !!
This is a tightly packed, glorious piece of writing
It left me breathless and wanting more.
I volontarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolute Power Exchange wow Candace Blevins where to start?
Amazing and intense just doesn’t seem to cover it. It was that and so much more all packed into a short novella that to me seemed to me like I was reading a normal length book.

A small looking into a couple in the lifestyle and how things change when children are added. More than a few times I’m sure there has been questions on how do you continue kink when you have children. Can you continue to be that kinky couple?

I was so quick to sa
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, 5-star-reads
This book was awesome! The blurb and preface say it all, this is BDSM in real life, real people with real responsibilities, yet, still living the life they need for each other. There aren't flowers, or love songs, or candle lit dinners. They are happening, but this is what is going on between two people, deeply in love with each other, and committed in a long term BDSM relationship. The things they want, they need, the desire, in their private moments with each other

This authour consistently ama
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not being in the kink life doesn’t stop my curiosity nor enjoyment of kinky books. I usually go into it with the “Your kink is not my kink, but your kink is okay” mindset. The premise of this book is one that had intrigued me for a while. Can a kinky lifestyle survive kids? This short intense novella describes a couple recommitting themselves after twenty years. I’ll admit at times this was hard for me to read. If not for the authors sympathy toward the characters and patience in explaining why ...more
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully intense slice of a life. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. It has extremely kinky hot scenes. Loved seeing how a couple in a TPE handled their relationship needs while working and raising children.
Helen Wawrejko
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Extreme erotica. Detailed power exchange. Very hot novella about the relationship between a couple into the lifestyle after 20 years and children.
Nadine Bookaholic
This was a quick, hot, read but please heed the warning above because this book is not for the faint of heart. This book contains some very intense scenes that will make you squirm in your seat looking for your own release.

What happens when a couple that have had a total power exchange relationship have children? Life gets in the way and their lifestyle has to slip a little, but now the kids are older and they are both looking forward to getting their old lifestyle back. Morning, afternoon, and
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alt-lifestyle
Super Intense

Wow. Great writing and a positive story.
The symbiotic relationship between dominant and submissive is is so well portrayed here; it shouts off the pages - much like the wife's pleas. Heh.
The fact this couple is working at and maintaining their relationship in spite of and through all life's complications just makes my heart soar.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Wow. This is definitely an intense read. The warnings at the beggining are on the spot, so if you're not into kink (either in real life or just love to read about it) be careful, if you liked Safeword series you're probably ok. Oh, and this is more like a 'slices of life' novella...
It took me a bit to write this review - on one hand this is a well written story, but on the other I had a hard time connecting to the character's emotions. Not really sure why, maybe because the majority of the text
Pat Orendorff
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book amazed me! This couple lived the ultimate 24/7 BDSM Power Exchange. Then children came along and slowly over the years their rituals slowly disappeared. When the Dominant husband realizes what has happened he decides it's time to reinstate the high protocol life once again and starts the retraining. He accepts his responsibility in letting things slide and therefore has the patience to start things slowly but makes it clear that like it or not life will be returning to what they had be ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Non c'è assolutamente nessuna storia, trama o qualunque cosa gli si avvicini. L'idea era carina,però avrebbe dovuto rendere la storia più personale. Non ho sentito nessuna connessione con i protagonisti perché non ho avuto modo di conoscerli. Capisco l'intento ma è troppo affrettato
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read for Lazy Sunday

I have enjoyed every book I read of Candace. With that being said, you could see the truth and love written in every word! She has the power to make you enjoy and understand the lifestyle even if you do not chose it.
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it
Fantastic story, not for everyone - BDSM lifestyle, possible triggers. Describes a married couple's commitment to each other, and retraining needed to live the lifestyle they need and want. This is a love story, but far from the usual romance. The power exchanges are intense, all from h's POV. We see her trust and her love for H is an absolute. I would love to have his POV too - in a separate book.
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Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness! Or maybe "goodness" is not the word! If your preferred view of BDSM is innocent-young-girl-meets-Dom-gets spanked and discovers her latent submissive, followed by HEA, then don't read this book. This is not a sweet little fairy-tale version of BDSM, but rather a really intense description of a 24/7 relationship-if-it weren't-for-the-kids." The book catches you from the first paragraph, and I have to say there isn't a dull sentence in the whole book. Despite the clearly intentio ...more
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was another great read from Candace Blevins. Just like the first book it was very intense and real. It was domination and submission in all it's glory. Raw, dirty, and when broken down by a highly talented Author empowering in the love and care between the two characters. I would highly recommend reading the first. I enjoyed this one so much more because I understood the memories about the past.
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Candace Blevins has published more than forty books. She lives with her husband of 20 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving young teens all over the place, she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming. The family’s beloved, goofy, retired racing greyhound is usually at her side as she writes, quietly keeping her company.

Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Ro
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