Total Pageviews

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Barclay Publicity Presents: Alexandr's Cherished Submissive; #Audiobook & #Review


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Barclay Publicity and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Title: Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive, Submissive’s Wish #3
Author: Ann Mayburn
Author Location: West Virginia
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Page Count: 466 pages
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 9781623221560
Rating:  5 Stars

BDSM and Erotic Romance looking for something to read after Fifty Shades of Grey need to look no further than Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn. 

Author’s Note: This is part One of Two for Alex and Jessica’s story. In Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive we get a look into the past and the events that shaped Alex and Jessica into the people they are today. Part Two, Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive, is present day on, and the expected release date is early Fall 2015.


From the moment Alexandr Novikov met the young auburn haired woman bartending at her uncle’s pub in Ireland, he’d been fascinated by her delicate beauty and fiery spirit. Unfortunately, he is in no position to offer her the kind of safe, normal life she deserves so he attempts to put her from his mind for her own good. Something easier said then done when a deal is struck between the Novikov Bratva and the Irish Cleary Gang, an arrangement that includes Alex and his men being on twenty-four hour bodyguard duty with the object of his forbidden desires.

Jessica Venture came to Dublin to spend some time bonding with her birth mother’s family, a connection she desperately needs after losing her adoptive parents within a year of each other back in the States. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a handsome, mysterious, and sometimes scary man who was well known for his sexual appetite, but rejected her attempts to seduce him. 

There are outside forces that will do anything to keep them apart, and Jessica will have to make a desperate choice that will change their lives forever.

Warning: There is light bondage, domestic discipline, spanking, and a F/F scene that is a voyeuristic Doms delight. 

Available at: 

My Thoughts:

After listening to the audio edition of this book, I don’t think I could go back and read the book – not unless Mr. De Angelis can come and read it to me in person.  It’s been a long time since someone read me a story and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.  Be prepared to have lots of extra underwear handy.  And if you plan on listening to it more than once, make sure you have double.

I got some Bluetooth headphones and personally that is the way to go.  You’re not tied to whatever device you’re listening to the story on.  Plus, it makes listening to the book while you’re driving much easier.  You don’t have to worry about who’s next to you and if they can hear.  And I listened to this everywhere.  I took it to get my coffee, when I went shopping and any time that I got in the car.

What I loved best about the story was the narrations. By having an audio version with these two narrators, the reader gets more of what the characters are feeling. They also had me feeling like a voyeur - which if Alexandr and Jessica had been in the room while I was listening, they probably would have enjoyed it.  It was like listening to a movie without actually seeing the pictures.   But, with listening to these two narrators tell the story I had no trouble playing it out in my mind.

Edo De Angelis' performance is what brought the Russian characters to life. He made me wish that I had an easier time in learning languages. I never realized how sexy the language is - I'm a fan of his.  He was the perfect choice for this series.  What I loved about Stephanie Wyles performance is she's the perfect compliment to the male narrator. The reader will have no trouble believing that the Jessica Venture character has come to life.  

You will also have no trouble being able to tell how much these two characters come to care for each other. The part that stirred the most emotion in me was when Jessica got some very painful news and became very afraid as well as angry.  You almost want to cry right along with Jessica.  What a perfect way to engage your readers.

It was also a great way to find a new favorite author.  I already have plans to listen to the other two audiobooks – and ladies, Edo is the narrator for those as well.  Those that are vanilla readers or don't like the BDSM scene should stay away from this book because the author puts the porn movies to shame - they should take lessons.

Audiobook Sample

About Ann Mayburn:

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

   From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

   Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

  Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she's weird, and that sarcasm doesn't translate well via text.

Connect with Ann: 


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave your comments below.