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Dark Master (Dark Masters #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  108 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
Master was dark, dark, dark.

His touch.
His love.
His anger.

And soon, so was I.

Miya Reemond fell in love without knowing who Jaxon Damon really was. When she finds out that he’s a dominant in the alluring and dangerous world of BDSM, she wants nothing more than to be his submissive. Clouded by lust and obsession, she falls head first into the intoxicating and erotic lifestyl
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Shana Vanterpool
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Jul 08, 2017 marked it as lost-interested
DNF @ 20%

BDSM necessarily doesn’t mean sharing/switching partners. He said he loves her so why for teaching her to be submissive, he suggested they can share/switch partners and actually they did that! I can not accept it even for role-playing! There are many other ways to teach!! It didn’t work out for me.
3 "BDSM" Stars

When the author says this a BDSM, believe her. Jaxson and Miya embark on a relationship based in BDSM that evolves right along with them. As they try to figure out how to manage this relationship, the pasts starts to encroach and opens them up to hurt they never expected leaving us needed more.

I was hooked right from the start. As they started their relationship I was so intrigued. As the story opened up though I found it hard to really like all the actions that took place. I'm ad
Paperback Princess
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
*ARC generously provided by author*

I had some time to think about this and what I would say ....I think lol. I don't want to say I that I didn't like this book because that really isn't the case. Dark Master had me very confused and I felt a little all over the place much like the story itself.

I went into this very excited..I haven't read a good BDSM romance since I first read Fifty Shades so let's just say I was ready.

This was the story of a sexy dark troubled man and an innocent girl lookin
Kathleen R.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

5 amazing stars

First off, let me come out and admit that i chose this book for two reasons:
1- dark erotic romance.
2- BDSM.
Until i looked over my previous reads, i wasn't aware that i had read any previous novels by Shana Vanterpool, but i had. Why i didn't recognie that i read her books in the past? Because Dark Master and Under The Peaches are as different as night and day. Now, this latest book was all kinds of wrongs. Heck, it made me think of Sylvain Reynard's Gabriel series, Gemma
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 "FML" Stars!!!

WTF did I just read?! I! AM! SPEECHLESS! I seriously don't have words, let alone enough to form coherent sentences. My mind is blown away after reading this dark, dark, dark book. One of the reasons I wanted to read 'Dark Master' was to see if I could handle it. And f*** if it didn't consume me. There was no turning back as soon as I started reading, I was doomed. This book sucked me in, I was so far gone, that there was no es
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
*ARC generously provided by the author*

3.5 stars!!

This book is a dark BDSM story about a few different very broken characters. I enjoyed this story but there were a few scenes that confused me as to the feelings of some of the characters. I really didn't know what to expect next! I went from loving/hating/loving Jaxon! Although some parts confused me and my feelings changed towards certain characters I never lost interest and I enjoyed the story more and more as I read. I'm really excited to lea
Jun 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 11%. What a bunch of theatrics.

Joyce Mercês
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017


Dark Master comes with a warning at the beginning telling you that the story will focus on BDSM. The warning says it's not a romance. Well... f*ck! I fell in love with Jax.

I should really HATE the jackass because he needs some serious spanking! But I couldn't help myself: he is so deliciously possessive, jealous and RAW. He thinks he can't feel... but he feels SO much! Poor thing! Jaxon was in some ways what I expected, but in other ways, he was nothing I would expect from a man like
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Shana writes, she doesn't just put words on paper, she weaves a dark, dark, dark masterpiece. I thought I was prepared for this story, for these characters, but I wasn't. Oh, I was not even close. This is a dark, beautiful, brutal, heart wrenching, steamy book and it is hands down on my top 5 best reads of 2017, as well as my top 5 best BDSM reads.

This is not a story for the feint-hearted. Because by the time you're finished, you'll no longer have a heart. It's all given to our Dark Master
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
4.5 Hearts

Dark Master is the first novel in the Dark Masters series. I have read all of Shana's books and loved each and every one of them. When she said she was going darker, I was ecstatic. Once in awhile I need a dark, twisted, fucked up kind of story. The kind of story that questions myself. Shana's other books are not full of hearts and flowers but this one is definitely darker. She dug deep...

The moment Jaxon and Miya locked eyes they both knew they would be addicted. It took time for the
Dark Master - Jax and Miya both intensely dark and I like dark romance and have read quite a bit. Both characters seemed twisted in their darkness, which one is the more twisted? Even at the end I haven’t figured it out yet. Is it the older man has lived in his darkness or the young woman that craves his darkness therefor turning into to her darkness as well.

Was is pushing the line of taboo ( I do love taboo also) considering it was a professor and a teacher? Oh they were sly with it, a subtle
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arc provided by author for honest review. To say I'm shocked is an understatement. I had no idea Shana had such a dark side in her book oh I'm so glad she does. Dark Master was filthy, sexy, dominating, scary at times. But so damn good. Mind you though I think after what Jaxon did hurt my Miya. I thought she should of gave him a taste of his own medicine. And in saying that I truly like Samuel and want to see alot more of him. Also Vega is one hard bitch, but I don't see Jaxon letting her go so ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG, what an awesome and beautiful story this is!! From the moment Jax and Miya set eyes on each other, the chemistry was smouldering. Jax is a tortured soul, and Miya is feisty and strong. Will Miya be able to win Jax’s love? No spoilers, if you are a lover of BDSM stories, then you really need to read this one for yourself!
This is a dark, brutal, heartbreaking, and steamy read. Shana has done an amazing job with this storyline. Look forward to reading more of this authors work.
I voluntarily re
Ana Oh
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I am at a loss for words. Parts are kind of funny, poking at popular ideas of what the book should be. Other parts are dark...the subject is dark, but I am not 100% convinced the heaviness is conveyed properly through the written word. If I could give 10 stars to the story itself, I would. This author is capable of developing the chops to emotionally convey more; it will take some more experience.
Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, bdsm

Okay, we can easily say this book owns me from heart to soul. I don't even know how to make coherent sentences, tho I've had enough time to process what this book and Shana did to my body, my whole existence.

Only think I can say - you better start to read this book right now!!!

Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review to come...
Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading

I devoured this book! It sucked me in from the very beginning and I was entranced. I popped my Shana Vanderpool cherry with Dark Master and I can't wait for more!
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from the Author in exchange for an honest review

I have never had the pleasure of reading anything by Shana before, but this experience is different from anything I have ever experienced when reading before. Vanterpool does not just write words, she makes us feel them in our soul and weaves them into our being. I honestly do not have words for the feelings and emotions that I felt pouring out of me when I read this book. It was as if my soul was being ripped from my being just
Terri Lynn
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Jax and Miya ...
What a read. Kinda reminded me off fifty shades. Except Ana is more stronger then Miya.
I liked the series. It was a good read. The author wrote a good story plot.
It will keep you flipping the pages.
Jax has a lot of problems. He is so broken. He has went through so much. He kind of clings to Miya. Like he not not breathe with out her. But then some of his actions, prove differently.
Miya is to weak for me. I hope the next book, her character will woman up. I like dark reads. I
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book !
The author didn't sugarcoated and we had those realistic and sometimes unpleasant details that authors tend to shy away from... but that was what made the read more intense for me !

At some point I thought the book was some kind of depraved tale, like a Marquis de Sade book with just sex followed by sex. But then the story softens and become more romantic and I end up liking the mix, even if there was maybe a little too much sex scenes -but that was ok :)

I don't usual
Sierra Clothier
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So the first thing I thought after reading this is I wish the cover didn't say An Erotic BDSM Romance. Why? Because it was so completely different that I hope it doesn't alienate people who think they are getting what they have read and loved before. And I think its less about BDSM and more about what defines a " normal" relationship. These two characters certainly have their secrets that have drawn them to each other and the BDSM lifestyle. But as they discover each other, they redefine their r ...more
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shana Vanterpool has such away with words. She always slay's me from the very first page of her stories, hell the preface of this one dragged me in. Gripped my heart and hasn't let go!!

"I couldn't help pulling her beautiful crushed pink petals off one by one, grinding them in my fists to smell their sweet scent."

Now before i go on there is a **Warning this IS a DARK BDSM read** it really isn't for the faint hearted. If you're easily offended and find very strong scenes of control and domination
Kayley Barnabei
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well this review has taken me some time to write as I needed to find the words that will actually describe my feelings it has left me speechless in a state of WTF !! I truly believe doing an emoji review would be so much easier. I started this book and felt like I did miss out on something as the two main characters, Jax and Miya, were already meeting to start a Dom/Sub relationship, but that changed quickly as their story was actually told in bits and piece. throughout the book. It was a defini ...more
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark Master is a very dark, twisted, heart wrenching, steamy erotic story. It was my very first Shana Vanterpool book. And I'm wondering how in all that's DARK and TWISTED, I haven't discovered her before now!!
BDSM is my favorite genre, and I can honestly say Dark Master is one of the best BDSM I've read to date. L

Let me start by saying this isn't a bright love story. Like I said it's DARK, TWISTED, GUT WRENCHING!! But I couldn't get enough. From the very start I was pulled in. The characters a
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having read Shana's A Beautiful Nightmare, I was certain that she would deliver a wonderful dark read. Intense, heartbreaking, twisted, steamy - Miya and Jaxon's Dom/sub relationship will enthrall and consume you. The reading experience feels like a hypnotic, seductive trance, brimming with sensuality.

Both Miya and Jaxon are complex, troubled characters who reveal their deepest, darkest secrets through their sexual behavior. BDSM scenes explore far more than the physical - they expose the psych
♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
This book is hard to write a review on. Not so much on how the book is written but how to interpret into a review.

These two characters are both individually messed up in their own way but then you put them together and it wraps you up into a hell of a story. I will tell you that if you do not like BDSM or DOM/SUB books this is NOT the story for you at all. This is a story that is all about 24/7 DOM/SUB in it and this is how they want to live their lives. Although it is something totally new to
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm seriously in LOVE with everything about this book! Shana Vanterpool brought out a side to her writing we haven't seen before! She brought us to the brink of our limits and she tested those limits! I completely was consumed by Jaxon and Miya! I fell hard for Jax..

This story is powerful, it isn't just a regular BDSM story! Jax and Miya are two halves and they fit together perfectly... I also loved the connection between Jaxon, Miya and Sam. Oh Sam... I hope he gets his own book!

I loved the w
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Deliciously dark and twisty

Most dark books don't really have angst, but this one has it all and I love it. It was so dark and angsty at the same time. I really don't know what direction this book is headed it's just so good. Couple reasons for the 4 star review. First, decreasing really build up to there relationship. The author mentioned how it happened, but you were really just thrown into it. Secondly, there were a lot of similarities in this book to 50 Shades of Grey (I don't mean the bdsm
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
"There was only us, and this beautiful shade of darkness"

Dark Master consumed me till the very end... this characters were dark, dark, dark.

Jaxon Damon was no ordinary man, he was a Master. In a world of BDSM where dominance and submission lived. Where control is desired and trust is earned.

The day Miya set eyes on her psych professor she knew Mr. Damon was meant for her. The tall dark violently handsome man possessed her every thought. She craved his darkness, she wanted to exist in him, and
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