No Safeword by Claire Thompson
Goodreads link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28605366-no-safeword
“My safeword,” she said hurriedly. “We forgot to discuss my safeword.”
“This isn’t some amateur scene at a BDSM club. There’s no negotiation. There is no safeword. You signed that away when you joined The Enclave.”
Jaime Shepard fantasizes about being bound in chains—her heart, body and soul the possession of a Master who won’t hesitate to take what he wants. Unfortunately, exploring dreams of sensual submission has taken a backseat to the daily grind of life, yet she never feels more alive, more vital, more herself than when engaging in a scene at one of the local BDSM clubs.
When the sexy, mysterious owner of Asheville’s premiere underground BDSM club makes Jaime the offer of a lifetime, she jumps at the chance to experience The Enclave, a secluded community dedicated to the passionate realization of a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle. Against the backdrop of a luxurious mountain resort, Jaime’s rigorous, full-immersion indoctrination begins. Erotic discipline and intensive slave training push Jaime to the very limits of her boundaries and force her to reach deep inside to discover the grace and inner strength necessary for true submission.
One thing she isn’t seeking is love—but it might find her just the same.
About the Author
I’ve been writing for nearly two decades, and have published over 60 novels. I write BDSM romance and non-con abduction tales, spanning both m/f and m/m genres. My love affair is with all things D/s (Dominance/submission). My work began as a romantic exploration of the BDSM lifestyle, and then veered somewhat to the darker side of fantasy. I love delving into the dark psyche of a twisted mind, and gaining insight into what might motivate such a person to do what they do. I don’t create all black and white villains and heroes, but rather strive to develop real, complex and flawed human beings. I don’t want to simply provide an erotic thrill or evocative description. I seek not only to tell a story, but to come to grips with, and ultimately exalt in the true beauty and spirituality of a loving exchange of power. My darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes dangerous slide into the world of sadomasochism. Ultimately my work deals with the human condition, and our constant search for love and intensity of experience.
UNITED INDIE BOOK BLOG REVIEW
No Safeword by Claire Thompson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I haven't read much about BDSM clubs (really I'm pretty vanilla). Not that I didn't enjoy No Safeword, it was a very different read for me and opened my mind (myself) to a totally out of my box genres. The writing flowed nicely and as the vanilla person, I a, glad that everything (or most) was explained to some point so I wasn't having to google. The story itself is captivating, I couldn't stop reading even when I started to blush! All the members of The Enclaved peeked my interested and would like to know more about them. Jaime has more guts than me, I would have cried and walked away, guess when you have a need for something you have to go get it and make it work. The chemistry between Jaime and Mark is sizzling. I love how Mark is with Jaime. All in all I enjoyed No Safeword and hope there will be more books about the residents of The Enclaved.
Review by Raychel
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