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The Whip Master

(The Maids of Graye #1)

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Your pleasure is his passion
Your pain is his pleasure
Come visit Graye Manor where Love Rules and Discipline Reigns Supreme


Dorian Graye is a master of the Florentine long-tail whip, and has made an art form of throwing the braided snakes to paint a human canvas. Like his Oscar Wilde namesake, he plays hard, but he loves even harder. Under a slightly sadistic exterior is a m
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Steelwhisper
No SPaG issues, which is the one plus.



This is a subbie-fantasy of some wondersome superduper master who masters them all to the good of.... bleh.

I was bored and nodding off within sight of the first page. This is as much unrealistic BDSM as are those endless billionaire alphahole accounts, sorry. Auctioning off people against money or favours still is prostitution, and this Master was sickeningly avuncular.

It's as if the genre BDSM has entered a rut and will not leave it. I am dead tired of the
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Dee
An interesting take on the D/S world, with a good dose of domestic discipline. Apparently the author writes what she knows, so I'm not going to comment on the BDSM aspect of the story, other than to say 'to each their own'.

The story is well told with few typos. Told being the operative word. There is some showing, for example detailed description are given of clothes and whips. However when it came to getting to know the characters, all they did was 'talk' so I didn't become emotionally involve
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Jonmontanavega
There are a large and growing number of dark erotica / bdsm books about institutions (schools, reformatories, slave pens, colleges) where young women are 'trained' to serve the needs, primarily sexual, of older men and - infrequently - ladies too. Usually the women are at best unwilling, not uncommonly kidnapped or forced to participate. The women are sold or auctioned or otherwise involuntarily distributed to 'owners'.

Other than the unfortunate title, The Whip Master is different. Yes, there ar
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SH
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh man, how long until book two is released? This is a fantastic story that once I started reading I didn't stop until I reached the end. The characters, plot, and setting are written with such detail it felt as if I was watching and not reading. I have to say my favorite characters were Fifty and Marilyn and I so hope we see more of them in book two. Master Graye is the steel behind his Manor and the performance he gives in the Arena at the Festival was superb! I am not going to say anything el ...more
Annemarie Suchey
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bondage-bdsm, romance
At Graye Manor, Dorian is the master and runs the house as a school to train submissives and then runs an auction to place them with a master that suits both parties needs. His wife and sub, Meredith is his One and the other maids are assigned other numbers. Fifty is his PA and is special to them both. Could see this beings a long, colorful, hot and sexy series.
Crystal Marie
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a relatively new fan of Hayse’s work, and I have found that I do enjoy them for the most part. This story caught my attention and I did enjoy it, but at the same time I was a bit confused about it as well.

I loved the story behind how Dorian Graye became who he was, and the training that he did with the Maids. I felt like Hayse did a great job at explaining all of that as well as including a bit of erotica to the story overall. I felt like Dorian’s character was very strong, and it was very e
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Diane Dannenfeldt
3.5 stars only because I wanted to see the training. The book starts after the 3 years of training and the girls are ready to be auctioned off. The story seemed more centered around Annie, or Fifty as she is known in the story. But we don't really get a lot of background of the characters. We know that Dorian loves his wife, One/Meredith & would do anything for her. She isn't a cowering submissive, she has a backbone and is really the Mistress of the manor. I didn't like how childish Fifty a ...more
Becca
This book was a mixed bag for me and, frankly, I wouldn't have continued to read it if not for having already bought the second in the series, Mastering Annie. This story sets up the rules and reason behind Graye Manor, it's founder, Dorian Graye, and his Graye Maids. The story is a contemporary one, but reads like a fantasy/fairy tale, thanks to the rather unrealistic and glossy feel to the whole thing and the way it is told.

There is nothing wrong with that feeling, but it isn't terribly satis
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Marybeth
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! I can’t wait for the sequel. Dorian has started a House that trains submissives for personal service. They are chosen and they are trained over many years until it is felt that they are ready to be sold. But, the submissives have the right to help choose who will buy them. They also only sign contracts for a certain period of time and have the option of leaving if they choose. They also have the ability to be removed from an abusive situation. The story is wonderful, both abo ...more
Kathy Heare Watts
Graye Manor and Fifty Little Maids
What a fantastic start to a new series. I loved the characters, the concept, the dialogue and can't wait for more. Dorian Graye and his wife, One or Merry along with her brother Elias at Graye Manor train their maids for domestic service and future homes. The various art forms of BDSM and various kinks are available, each maid has her limits. They go through levels before they go to auction. The story was told and described in such a way, you could envision the
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EvilAntie Jan
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping story of human dynamics

This is simply one of the most enthralling books on human dynamics relationships and trust. Set in a world that many don't understand about nor would venture into - the D/s realm has shown me the dynamics of relationships. The pivotal moment when a Greg and a 50 become one. This book was also about a teacher/father figure having to let go- it is a hard lesson for any "guardian" or "parent" to face maybe once maybe 100 times. Finally, a fascinating element is "beco
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Kirsten
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book after reading an ARC of Mastering Annie.The Whip Master was better than I expected and provides a good foundation for this series. Dorian Graye could have been very sinister, but he is not. He is definitely in charge of Graye Manor, where the submissives, including his wife, are assigned numbers. Graye's skills with the whips are impressive, and he commands respect because he has earned it. The darker side of BDSM is explored within these pages, but it doesn't take ov ...more
Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
I enjoyed the book however a different name (other than Graye) would have made it even better. The book delves into the BDSM world with its own uniqueness. I have not read another BSDM book where the girls have the option of who they want to be with, a short term contract, and have a voice in what they want. It has plenty of hot scenes for anyone that likes the BDSM reads. I enjoyed the book and will definitely read the next book in the series.
Laurel
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was scorching hot and I couldn't put it down. The characters and their development was so amazing and the storyline was like an introduction to BDSM 101 and then 102. The secondary characters were also well developed and I hope there are follow up with them, how Annie or 50 does with her new master and little Marilyn and how she does with a mommy and daddy. I don't wan to go into details and give away any of this marvelous story. Breanna Hayse never disappoints.
Katy Beth Mckee
Master Dorian Greye is a powerful man and his life and work follow his passions. With his wife Meredith they have built a world where training is provided for special clients and maids. This story is the beginning a new series that for all it's dark corners is still heartwarming. The characters show true character and caring. And wile extreme I can't wait for the next installment.
Brittany
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was off the charts HOT! Breanna Hayse does it again with the Whip Master. I admit, I laughed at first reading the snippet of this book, thinking it was making fun of fifty shades with its fifty maids. Anyone who has read Ms. Hayse's books can tell you that she stomps out fifty shades. This is a book I will be rereading again!
Raven
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

If you like the bdsm genre then this is a book for you. There is love loss and more love. There is also spanking. Then there's part 2 for us submissive girls whether you have a Mistress or a Dominant we can't wait to see how Annie fares will there be love? Will there still be respect? Dorian's a hunk no matter how you look at it. Hope Greg will be too!
Helen
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is the story about Graye Manor, where Dorian trains maids ( Submissives). His number one is his wife. This is a great book and if you are into anything BDSM this is a book you will love. There I s also a great storyline in this book. Long novel and I ready enjoyed it.

Sandyinlargo
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that DH & I have recovered from me attacking him, ;-), I got to say this book is HOT! The depth of knowledge shown reminds me of John Norman and his Gor series. Fabulous read! If there is a waiting list for this series, let me know!
Kelly
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful world! Full of sensuality, lust, servitude, and damn hot sex. Holy crap! I want to go spend some time under Dorian.... I mean under his tutelage, of course. Seriously, don't miss this book. The sequel is looking like it will be just as good as this!
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