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Under By Duress

(Surrender Collection #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  294 ratings  ·  30 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition for B00P8I0VRG

She caught him, now she has to turn him in.

Tahima has escaped to the Blue Ridge Mountains following a devastating break up from her ex dom. When a Mafia heir wanted for murder crashes into her life, she determines to turn him in.

Her only option is to force him down the mountain. It is a mission fraught with danger.
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published February 2018 by Amazon Digital Services (first published August 6th 2012)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This was a pleasant surprise and ranks a 3.5 star in my books. Ms. Kayla Stonor is a new to me author. She's burst onto the scene with hot femdom stories which show both character development and plot. Best of all, the women aren't cruel psychotic bitches from hell. The men aren't some pushover doormat wanting to be degraded.

This is a non-con story which definitely turned into dub con. Tahima is a submissive who's been burned badly. She's also a switch, which is interesting. While Ta
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Tahima Sheldon is busy renovating her grandfather's old lodge in the Blue Mountains for the next three months. She's only really beginning her work on the old lodge and hopes to make all the necessary improvements so that she's able to rent out the place. When she sees a small plane circling the forest near her lodge only to hear it crash a short time later. She goes to see if anyone is hurt. Seeing the lone passenger is relatively unhurt attempts to walk away but is stop short by velvety voice ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
3.5 Stars

Tahima has taken a month off of work to restore her grandfather's cabin in the woods. Shortly after settling in a cessna goes down near the cabin so she goes to see if she can lend a hand & runs into Gian Rossini. He’s the pilot & the son of the Rossini crime boss. He looks familiar to her but it doesn't come together for her until she hears on the radio that the crime boss has been murdered & Gian is prime suspect. Then the fun begins! She takes him into custody & t
Travis Luedke
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing tale of love, bondage, abuse, and smokin hot sex.

It started out relatively simple, a woman alone, cleaning up the pieces of her broken life in a cabin in the woods. Gradually, step by step, it delves into the twilight zone of BDSM erotic romance. Nothing is black and white, lots and lots of shades of grey.

She ends up with a mob boss on her hands, his plane wrecked just outside her cabin. She bravely turns the tables on him with a Taser, cuffs him up, and the
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I enjoyed this one but not as much as the second in the series. It was completely different than Under By Treaty. The mob guy and the architect was a little bit of an odd pairing - but works here. The emotions here on both characters parts were mostly good but every once in a while something would happen and it would feel a bit off. I liked the turnabout of a sub on a Dom. I cannot say I picked up on just what her issue was with Stephen - the reveal is almost at the end. I had a hard time with how she ...more
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: femdom, 4-stars, m-f
Tahima is finally alone in the mountains. After a bad break up with a dom who broke her trust she needs the time to lick her wounds and face life again. She may be alone but at least she has a taser to protect her should she need it.

Witnessing a plane crash Tahima rushes to aid the victim/s and find herself face to face with a dom she knows can again turn her life upside down. Nursing his wounds back at her cabin a secret is revealed - she is alone with a dangerous man.

The sub becom
3.5 stars!
Dee Wy
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a different plot from what I was expecting and that's a good thing in this case. I really liked the mystery, action and twists and turns, as well as the happy ending. Great read.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults readers of erotica and BDSM literature
I am being honest when I say initially I didn't know whether to award 3 or 4 stars...then I thought why 3? It is a good and enjoyable story, but I really had to suspend disbelief to accept the actions and behaviour of Tahima the female protagonist with Gian Rossini within the timescale given. Who in real life would want to jump the bones within 24 hours, of this good looking man who she thinks at that time is a New York mafia bosses son, who has killed his father, and he a well known Dom, whilst ...more
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is such a role reversal from the usual BDSM book. It expects that you know the lifestyle, the rules, the psychology. So the author focuses on plot and characters. I was drawn to Gian within 5 minutes of meeting him. And the heroine is a feisty character fighting to regain herself, to hold true to her inner core. The psychology behind feeling in control and being in control is a wonderful theme in this book. I liked that both characters were in a position of needing saving, and of providing sa ...more
Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
3. 4 stars

This was NOT what I was expecting. (view spoiler)
I wanted MORE. More could have been had. This was very good though. The heroine was a bit batty. Because someone fucked her up bad and made her twisted and mentally damaged. The hero was a sweetheart. I don't like how all her problems was wiped away with a few comments, a page I think it was. I wante
John Dolan
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read the author’s short story ‘Horizon’, I was interested to see how Ms Stonor would perform at a novella. I was not disappointed.

Although some readers may be squeamish at a piece whose central theme is the sexual submission of an alpha male, I should like to venture that the central kernel of the story – how a damaged woman turns the tables on a strong man – would survive without the erotic content. The psychological motivations of the novella’s characters are carefully handl
Yelle Hughes
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can a woman fight her submissive instinct? That’s what Kayla Stoner’s character Tahima, had to do when she met Dom, Gian Rossini.

They didn’t meet under normal circumstances. Tahima exiled herself in a log cabin in the Blue Mountains, after a disastrous relationship with another Dom broke her self-esteem, while Gian was running from the authorities due to the murder of his father and his ties to the mafia.

On a precarious journey through the mountains, each learned the other’s role as dom and su
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While not a fan of novellas (I feel there's not enough time to tell a story w/o rushing) for this being a freebie I randomly came across I was pleasently surprized with how well I liked it. The characters necessary role reversal (Dom/sub switch) and how Tahima handled it (even if a tad bit taser happy ;) cracked me up, and I liked that while their meeting of each other was sudden and crazy that the relationship made sense in what little time that it had especially given that it's only 124 pages ...more
Wicked Nyx
Ok, normally FemDom is just not my thing, but this book seems to make it work.

Tahima is a submissive who was badly hurt in her last BDSM relationship, and is determined to find her inner Domme to get Gian to the police and also to get a little bit of her own back at the same time. Gian is a Dominant Mafioso with surprising depths who is willing to things to help Tahima even though he knows that she is taking him down the moutain to face the music.

Warning! Use of a stun gu
What the doctor ordered...Rossini and Tahima certainly twist the kink. Loved the deviation from a typical Dom/Sub story. Saucy enough to entertain, light enough to cackle, but intimate enough to make you squeal. Perfect bedtime story!
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read!
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: november
I really liked this book. The role reversal is a nice change and the way Rossini gave Tahima contol over him to fullfill her needs was exactly what she needed to heal.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one a lot too.
Rachel Johnson
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story. I liked reading about the switch between the sub and the Dom, neither of whom was a true switch. They were reacting to their situation, and to each other. By the end of their time together, neither wants to be apart from the other. It was nice.

I found the ending where her ex comes back unnecessary, though. They were getting their happy ever after. He was a not needed distraction.

Smokin' hot sex scenes, by the way. Yummy!
D. E.
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very unusual novel with more than one plot working through our the story. A strong woman up against the mob with very few options without eliminating some of the gunmen. This is an excellent read for the genre.....ER
Jill Lovelace
I have mixed feelings about this novella. I find the story line and the idea of a BDSM romance between a vulnerable sub taking the son of a dead Mafia leader prisoner to be one of a kind and vastly unique. However, I don't feel as if the author did the idea justice. She lacked necessary detailing in important parts, such as when the plane crashed in front of Tahima. She made it sound like just-one-of-those-average-days-when-planes-crash-right-in-front-of-you. To be honest, it was slightly disapp ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted a copy of 'Under By Duress' from Kayla Stonor, in exchange for an honest review.

Let me just start with a MASSIVE WOW, Kayla starts 'Under by Duress' with a kick! Having read Kayla Stonor's "Qui Treaty Collection" & the other books in her "Surrender Collection" I was pretty excited to read 'Under by Duress' which has absolutely nothing to do with her alien alpha's. 'Under by Duress' is book 1 in Kyla's "Surrender Collection" which can be read as a stand-alone, as none
Michael B
Mar 16, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
while "under by treaty" by the same author was an enjoyable read, this didnt work for me: mafia boss gets taken hostage by girl who is into SM and makes this alpha male her submissive - oh, and did I say he turns out to be the good guy?

It's a bit strange: I would have accepted the story if it was non consentual, i.e. she makes the bad guy a submissive, and maybe even if he came to like it.

But that she actually fancies a guy who she initially believes might kill her, that she is conc
Ariel Mathis
I won this book in a Facebook group event. A while back, like a long while back. I'm kind of kicking myself in the butt for not having read it sooner. Kayla is one of my favorite female authors!! She showed she can go from Sci-Fi to Contemporary Romance or vice versa, which I'm pretty sure was the latter, I just read her Sci-Fi books first. She did so without a hitch. You go on quite a sexy, adventurous, kinky ride, and you even get it explained. Meaning I got the psychological aspect of it. Tha ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-bdsm
Submissive (Tamika) burned badly from past Dom and decides after break up to go and renovate her diciest grandfathers Lodge. In the process a man (Rossini) wanted for killing his mafia boss father lands at her porch. She recognizes who he is and decides to turn him in by shackling and leading him down the mountain. He produces feelings in her that she so badly wants to reject and in order to do that she become a Domme and controls all decisions, even sexual. When it is time to turn him in she re ...more
Morbus Iff
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy-times
Third in my "new to erotica/romance" exploration; won as part of an online competition. Not as "good" as Stonor's Locked in Torture, probably due to copious woodsying and a pointless rape and savior-ing at the end. Stonor, an alias, has disappeared from the 'Net and her books are no longer for sale. Curious if this is common amongst homegrown erotica ebooks. Unable to read more of her.
Another domme book. Didn't finish. Blah.
Jennifer Strand
Feb 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I didn't and am regretful.

I am never, ever, ever, ever, ever okay with non-consensual sex in erotica.
Paul Henderson
rated it really liked it
May 22, 2013
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Kayla Stonor is the pen name of an author of dark, edgy, erotic romance featuring alpha males who submit to the women they grow to love.

Kayla's writings are not the usual romantic fluff. Her novels often skate the edge of consent, with thrilling violence and dramatic relationships between powerful alpha males and dominant women.

Other books in the series

Surrender Collection (4 books)
  • Under By Treaty
  • Under By Vengeance (Surrender Collection #3)
  • Under By Coercion (Surrender Collection, #4)