SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY ESCAPE…
And punishment takes many forms. Seeking escape from her criminal past, a woman agrees to enslave herself to a trio of men who own an antiquated Louisiana plantation.
Known only as Lydia, she becomes controlled by three very different men – the malicious Preston, the inflexible Kruin, and the gentle Gabriel, all of whom introduce her to a world in which the lines between pleasure, pain and shame are irrevocably blurred. The plantation becomes both Lydia’s haven and her prison as she surrenders to the desires of her unholy trinity.
Lydia’s submission is fraught with tension and hunger, but what happens when the outside world enters her dark, anonymous sanctuary?
“You are under our protection," Preston said. "And we will not hurt you unless you have earned a punishment through disobedience. At the moment, you are clearly in need of a bit of discipline to remind you that you have chosen to be here.”
Lydia swallowed hard, her eyes flashing with a rising bubble of rage that threatened to burst forth. Preston’s hand slipped down underneath her bottom, splaying over her upper thighs and cupping the fleshy cushions in his palms. His groin brushed against her bare buttocks in a movement edged with lecherous enjoyment.
“Come, love. Kruin will do the honors.”
Nervously, Lydia’s gaze slipped to Kruin. His dark eyes watched her with a hint of dislike and coldness, his body as rigidly unyielding as the high-backed oak chair on which he sat. Lydia wrapped her arms around herself and shivered.
“Lydia.” Kruin’s deep voice echoed in the room. “Come here.”
Of the three of them, even Preston knew Kruin was the most difficult to disobey. Lydia walked across the room slowly, as if she knew what he would do to her yet unable to prevent it. At his instruction, she settled over his hard thighs, wincing when he lifted her skirt and arranged it with almost meticulous care over the expanse of her back.
A smile curved Preston’s lips. He settled into his chair. Lydia’s back arched forward in a graceful bow, her hipbones pressing against the top of Kruin’s thigh.
How Preston adored seeing her like this, reduced to being the recipient of a punishment as base as a spanking. Her pale buttocks quivered, as if trembling with dread for the discomfort that would surely result from Kruin’s large hand.
Preston shifted, feeling his penis start to expand at the thought of Lydia’s anxiety. Oh, how he wished he could be the one to administer her first punishment. He would love to feel her helpless weight over his muscular thighs, the growing furnace of her buttocks as he rained his palm over the smooth cheeks until they glowed and burned with the rosy evidence of his control.
All in good time, Preston reminded himself, still unable to prevent the stab of envy when Kruin landed the first loud slap on Lydia’s rounded backside.
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To escape the police and save her family from shame, Lydia contacts an old friend, Preston, that she grew up with to hide-out and disappear. Lydia move to Preston’s old plantation in the middle of nowhere, where Kriun and Gabriel also live to hide from the rest of the world for various reasons. To “pay” Preston back, she must give up all her freedoms (freely); she must submit to all the men anytime they please, anyway they please. She finds Kruin stoic and quiet; Gabriel caring and gentle; Preston controlling and degrading. The Erotic Dark explores the development of Lydia’s relationship with all three men. Lydia finds herself falling for Gabriel and freely giving herself to him; Gabriel is feeling the same way with Lydia but unfortunately a jealous Preston takes notice and thinks of various punishments and degrading situation to prove to Lydia that she belongs to him.
Although I am not sure how realistic a situation like this would be, overall the story was enjoyable. All three men established some varying degree of domination over Lydia which was interesting to see develop. Lydia even began to crave this treatment and found herself wanting to please Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel. There were definitely some interesting scenes in this book. I would say this book is not for the faint-of-heart as there were some forms of abuse in the relationships between Lydia and the three men.
SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY POWER...and her desperate means of control.
When Lydia is ordered to leave the haven of the Louisiana plantation known as La Nouvelle Vie, she thinks she is free from the twisted desires of her dark trinity. Yet as she struggles with the question of whether or not she even wants to be free, Lydia finds herself again submitting to the depraved demands of the obsessive Preston Severine.
AS IN THE EROTIC DARK, THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF SPANKING, CANING, DUBIOUS CONSENT, ENFORCED SUBMISSION, AND EXPLICIT SEX.
Read only if these themes do not offend you!
Lydia slid her hand down her rounded belly and between her legs. She closed her eyes. For a moment, she just cupped her hand over her sex and felt the heat emanating from her skin. Her clitoris pulsed.
She was struck by the sudden urge to feel Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel behind her, around her, their gazes hot with lust as they stared at her prone naked body, her sex spread open, pink and glistening, her bottom cleaved apart to expose the dusky aperture that only Preston had thus far breached.
She shuddered. Which one of them would take her? Would she hear the rasp of Kruin’s leather belt as he removed it? If so, would he choose to spank her with it or would he take out his big, thick cock and mount her from behind in one of his hard, fast fucks that made her whole body shake? Would she feel Gabriel’s hand stroking the length of her spine, the clench of Preston’s grip on her hair?
Once Kruin was finished with her, would Preston take his turn and press his erection into her mouth, whispering lewd things about her sensual nature and inability to control her own pleasure? And then would Gabriel be the one to slide his fingers between her legs and murmur his consent, allowing her to spend all over his hand while the three of them watched her ride the pleasure of orgasm?
Yes. Yes to all of it.
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The Erotic Light picks-up where The Erotic Dark ends. Lydia is still living with Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel. She has begun to enjoy living her simple life on the plantation, finds herself wanting to please all three men, and she especially enjoys all her time with Gabriel. As previously mentioned, Preston (he is just a d-bag), is becoming jealous of Lydia and Gabriel’s relationship since he thinks that Lydia belongs to him. Somehow Lydia’s father arrives at the plantation and demands that Lydia return with him. Her father had taken care of any potential problems Lydia might have by paying back the money she stole and ensuring that no charges are pressed against her. Lydia reluctantly returns with him to live with her parents, assist her mother with various charities, and be the quiet, “perfect” daughter as her father begins campaigning for a political office.
Lydia’s life is going okay. She misses the plantation as well as Preston, Kruin, and especially Gabriel. Preston suddenly shows up and begins to blackmail Lydia into having sex with him by threatening to reveal what really was happening at the plantation causing her a scandal for her father. Preston continues to arrange for his special meeting with Lydia, who begins to feel like she is living a double life. Gabriel comes to visit Lydia and she realizes how much she misses him. While Lydia’s father and mother are out of town, Lydia sneaks into her father’s office and discovers the address to the plantation. Knowing that Preston is still in town, she returns to the plantation to visit Gabriel. Gabriel and Lydia forms a plan to escape together.
As with the first book, The Erotic Light was a good, short read. Again, there was both mental and physical abuse from Preston towards Lydia. Dark, dark BDSM; again I don’t know how realistic this all would be. The thought the author did a good job developing all the characters and as I reader, I felt that I really understood the characters and their personalities. Overall, it was well written.
USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.
Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list.