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Witness Protection Program

(Masters of the Castle)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Ten of your favorite authors. Eight brand new stories. One really, really bad man.

Where will you be when the bomb goes off?

When Master Marshall gets an emergency phone call, he can’t believe his ears. His cousin, Grace, has become the only surviving witness to a terrible murder and she is refusing police protection. Fortunately for her, as far as Marshall is concerned th
Kindle Edition, 1243 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Blushing Books Publications
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Kathy Heare Watts

What an exciting adventure back at The Castle, with many of the main characters that have been featured in previous stories. BUT, don’t let that make you feel lost if you haven’t read them (but oh, my gosh, you will want to.) Each story will all fall into the same story-line of mystery, suspense, danger, adventure, discovery, along with dominance and submission. What happens when Master of the Castle, Marshall Leaf’s cousin, Grace Barnes, is in
OMG, 8 stories by 10 hot authors? Oh yes, please, sign me right up. I mean, who wouldn't want to read these stories?

The premise of the boxset is that Grace, the cousin of Master Marshall, the owner of the Castle, the BDSM resort, witnessed a murder, and now, she's refusing police protection. Since he loves his cousin so much, he decides that he will do everything that he can do to keep her safe. And the best way he can think of to do that is to bring her to the Castle, under his security and in
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Probably the longest book I have ever read by amazing authors. Hope they get together and do it again. Well thought out and put together with each author taking a couple to romance each chapter during the same few days at the Castle.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite series and to have this collection out by all these wonderful authors is great.

Taming Terri by Allysa Hart and Rayanna Jamison
Nice and Terri are called in to work on a case together. They have a past but decided to just be friends instead. The case is looking for a killer at The Castle; a high end BDSM resort that Nick has dreamed about visiting. Of course, Terri doesn't know this about Nick and the story that follows makes for a very cute and interesting story. Terri
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc for four of the books in this book and I am sure I will be getting the book once it is published based on what I Read.

Guarding Grace

Grace needs protection but as the reader progresses it is clear that Grace is the protector, albeit not in the traditional sense. Being blind enhances her senses and she soon tires of the Dom assigned to take care of her and she asks her cousin Marshall to relieve Stephen of his duties and assign her just to Chris who was her bodyguard. There is in
Kathy Heare Watts

What an exciting adventure back at The Castle, with many of the main characters that have been featured in previous stories. BUT, don’t let that make you feel lost if you haven’t read them (but oh, my gosh, you will want to.) Each story will all fall into the same story-line of mystery, suspense, danger, adventure, discovery, along with dominance and submission. What happens when Master of the Castle, Marshall Leaf’s cousin, Grace Barnes, is in
Katy Beth Mckee
This is such an amazing collection. Each of the story in this anthology is a full length book. It took a while for me to read the whole thing because I was reading other books between each story. Each story offers something different and I enjoyed some more than others. I will review each one on its own in this review.
Taming Terri - 5.0
This is a fast paced story where you have to hope they solve the crime and yet you are routing for Terri and Nicholas to re-build their relationship. What
Terri Trawets
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I have read any of the Masters of the Castle books. What an amazing experience! Although I only received 4 of the stories in this anthology to review, they were so much fun to read, I fully intend to find and read all the previous books in this series. Each story that I read, connected to the others in spirit, but could definitely be read as a standalone. If you are interested in stories with a highly erotic, deliciously naughty Dominant/submissive power exchange, read thi ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
have been looking forward to reading this boxed set since I heard about it. I love this series so much. Master Marshall’s niece is a witness to a crime and what better way to protect her until the criminal is caught, then in the Castle. Because nobody gets into the Castle uninvited or do they?

This boxed set introduces new characters and authors to the Master world and we reunite with familiar faces.

It is a must read if you are a fan of the series and otherwise a great introduction into the cas
Dana Busenbark
This is an anthology of stories that all take place at the same time through the visions of different people, each one of them telling their tales. The prologue for this book set the tone for how I felt during the reading of this anthology. We meet Marshall Leave, his wife, and his cousin Grace. Why is Grace not being cooperative and who accuses her of that? What do we learn? Enjoy the fact that htye happen simultaneously!

Taming Terri by Allysa Hart & Rayanna Jamison - Who is Terri O'Connel
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t normally go for anthologies or box sets. The stories generally aren’t long enough to sink your teeth into and the thread that ties all the stories together thin at best. But a Master of the Castle box set? I’m ALL in! I’ve read every story, every boxed set. They are always the highest quality. And best of all- each story not only has characters from the Castle, but each of the stories in the set are linked together in some way. So it’s not like reading eight completely separate books.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Romance readers who love a twist of mystery in their stories will love this new collection! Masters of the Castle: Witness Protection Program is based on Grace who is the only surviving witness in an assassination case. Her safety is of utmost importance if they are hoping for any kind of justice. However Grace's cousin, Marshall Leaf, doesn't trust anyone with her safety except for himself. With the watchful eyes of various law enforcement, Marshall will stop at nothing to keep Grace Safe.

Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Masters of the Castle: Witness Protection Program
What a wonderful collection of stories about our favorite BDSM castle in Ohio.

Taming Terri by Rayanna Jamison and Allysa Hart
This is such a fun, sexy story. I really liked how Nick handled Terri. The ending made me cry it was so emotion filled.

Embracing Eden by Maren Smith
Poor Eden just wanted to serve and somehow kept messing it up. She always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This story is great and surprising. Who would have e
Anne Donaldson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been looking forward to this set for quite a while now! It's a collection of stories by different authors, all set in the Castle, and we do get to see Master Marshall again (yes!!). The only thing with this set of stories - it's so hard to force yourself to take a break between them.

Taming Terri -
A story with a dog has got to be a good one! Terri and Nick are on a mission to the Castle, and Terri is their K9, masquerading as Terri's "therapy dog" while they're undercover. Terri is so comple
Rose Howse
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read only a few of these stories so far, each one is a complete story of it's own, but all are interconnected with the Castle situation at the same time.
Taming Terri has Terri and her partner Officer Nick Caruso along with her K-9 companion Champ. Carmen the Butcher is said to be at the Castle and he needs to be found before he kills again. Master Marshall's cousin, a blind girl named Grace is the only witness to one of the Butcher's murder and being kept in the Castle under Marshall's pr
Doreen Frantz
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taming Terri (3.5 stars)
Terri frustrated me to no end…..really wanted Nick to take her to task immediately with all the idiotic things she got up to. I just feel it took him to long to get to the point.

Freeing Fawn (3.8 stars)
Fawn is a woman on a mission and Dane wants to know not only the purpose of Fawn being at the Castle but also the woman. Enjoyed their interaction a lot.

Embracing Eden (4 stars)
Really enjoyed this read There is something about how Maren writes a scene that is very powerful
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is Groundhog-Day with changing players!
A collection of dirty-spicy-sweet-funny tales from the Castle.

Taming Terry by Alissa Hart & Rayanna Jamison
The undercover K9 team sent to the Castle to prevent a murderer killing a witness, has a fight on their hands to be able to blend in. One determined Dom, one annoyingly unprofessional agent with her Brat-o-meter turned up to the max!

Embracing Eden by Maren Smith
When the no-nonsense, no-fun, Head Butler of the Castle meets the sweet and klutzy
Anne Baker
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Newbie at The Castle

A perfect collection for BDSM lovers. But I am volunteering to leave a review for a copy of Controlling Carlie by BJ Wane which is part of this great collection. A continuation of saving the witness Grace Barnes from the evil butcher who is determined to kill her! Luke Montgomery and his partner are FBI agents working undercover to protect Grace. Carlie Simms has been talked into becoming a member at The Castle by her BF Jana, the only person that new of Carlie’s erotic BDS
My arc only contained 4 of the stories so this review is base on those.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The intro was fairly brief but set the following stories up really well.

#1 - Taming Terri 2.5 stars
Parts of this book left quite a sour taste in my mouth and several times I came close to DNF'ing it.
Terri is NOT in the lifestyle, has never had an interest in it nor considers herself to be a submissive. Nick takes it upon himself to spank her without her consent. The second time he attempt
I'm not usually attracted to anthology-type books, because short stories often don't quite get going and a good percentage of them can be...less than.

This time? Home run. All of the stories were excellent, and because they kept to the theme of the Castle very strictly, going from story-to-story and author-to-author was seamless. Every work belonged to the individual authors, make no mistake, but a reader recognizes the setting and even the original, recurring characters, without fail. It also he
Zillah Raven
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read

My review will be for a few stories.

Guarding Grave
This story is perfect. I just love Chris and Grace. It is told wonderfully. From the beginning to the end kept me interested. The writing and flow of this story is done well.

Embracing Eden
This story is just wonderful. Eden is a great character. I absolutely score Grimsley. From chapter 1, until the end kept me on the edge of my seat with delight. The writing and flow of this story is done well. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Sep 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Taming Terri - first story in the book. A woman is doing an undercover job, and makes it clear she does not want any part in the kinky aspects of the resort. While there, her coworker surprises her with a morning spanking, to which she responds with the only safe-word available to her: the castle safeword. This triggers a response from security. Her humiliated coworker decides to retaliate by gagging her and publicly spanking her at dinner. He gets frustrated with her before dinner, and releases ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This box set is composed of books by some of my favorite authors so I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I haven't read all of the books in the set yet, but what I have read is abso-freakenly-fantastic!!! The stories are smokin' hot, full of excitement and intrigue, and the romances will melt your heart. The stories each involve a different couple and revolve around a weekend at The Castle. I know you can gather that from the blurb, but that's all the info I'm giving about the plot. I will tel ...more
Deanne Taylor
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was reading all the awesome reviews for this set of stories, if I hadn't already read and loved it these would have made me buy it!!
I am in no way feeling like an awesome reviewer tonight!! LOL, I just don't have the words in me to say how much I loved this set, and to be honest I only got it at first because of Alyssa Hart, Rayanna Jamison, Katherine Deane, Tabitha Black, Golden Angel and Raisa Greywood! So, so bad, I have heard of the rest but never read, see...…..bad reviewer.
I will say thi
Kay Parker
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the premise of this collection - I have to admit I had no idea there was a Masters of the Castle series, but after meeting some of the hotties I'm going to go buy the series as well.
I will say I struggled to get into a couple of the stories - they dragged a little for me but I haven't been in the best reading mood lately, so I am not going to name which ones as that is unfair to future readers. I'm going to reread the whole collection again in a few weeks in case it's my mood that's inter
KnottyGirl Reviews
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Masters of the Castle are back! Maren Smith and friends much loved series about “The Castle” is back with 8 new stories and 10 writers! All of the short stories are central to one theme. A young, blind woman is witness to a crime and her cousin, Master Marshall decides to hide her out at the Castle.

Most of the authors have the women posing as “Little Maids” most undercover to try to catch the assassin. Such as Marin, Allysa, Rayanna, Kathryn, Kate, and Tabatha. My favorites in this series we
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:


There were SO MANY great stories here. Lots of sizzling HOOOOOT passion, wonderful characters, wickedly delightful scenes that had me panting, sweating, and begging for more along with some adrenaline inducing suspense that kept things interesting and edgy. This is PERFECT for those that wa
Andrea Floyd
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I 've read all of the books in the Masters of the Castle series and I loved them, the stories and the characters are fantastic. Action, mystery, some adventure, lots of erotic sex, and a fantastic story that you won't want to put down until the end. Some scenes will make you laugh others make you want to cry and always cheer by the end. This as with all the books was a cover to cover non-stop read for me. This is one book you won't want to miss, and if you haven't read the others in th
Debbie Orazi
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of the Castle books I have read and I was blown away! I volunteered to read 4 ARC's - Guarding Grace, Embracing Eden, Freeing Fawn and Taming Terri - and give an honest review. I cannot wait to read the rest of the stories in this book and series.

Each story could have been a standalone, but when read together they make such a cohesive tale it is hard to believe they were all written by different authors. The books were well written and each played into reinforcing the storyline
Phyllis Latham
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG You've done it again!

You never disappoint in your excellent writing. Series like Masters of the Castle are one reason I enjoy your writing so much. Plus you give other writers a chance to join in. For any who have not read please take a friendly advice and read these in order. They are enjoyable but you get to understand the inner workings of each character as they show up in their own book. Be very proud of yourself Maren and can't wait to read where the Masters hands land next .......
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I have been writing since I was 12. Most of what I do is spanking romances, but I also dabble in paranormal, urban fantasy and dark fantasy. I have a variety of pen names with each name representing a specific genre of story: Penny Alley (paranormal/mainstream romances), Denise Hall (bdsm) and Darla Phelps (adult age play/pet play, a sub-genre of bdsm), and Maren Smith (spanking romances).

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