Whew! What a ride! I enjoyed Mia's Submission as a quick,sexy read. Mia's Submission is a story about Mia Lavendar who is slated for a Vice President job but must first understand the submissive mind in order to cater to the clientele of the Satin Rose Experience BDSM club. In doing so, she discovers her own submissive need with Asher. This is much more than one night of training. This is a book easily finished in one sitting with lots of submissive action and some BDSM elements. The action moves quickly as the characters already have some rapport. Mia and Asher explore their roles and set us up for the next books in the series. This is a good set up book for what to expect in the series. The characters are sexy, but still have some internal conflicts to deal with. The sex and BDSM action is hot. I would recommend this book for a quick read, when you want something hot and now.
Romance on the Go
The Satin Rose Experience, 1
Mia Lavender has been offered a promotion she can’t refuse—VP of Client Experience at New York’s exclusive BDSM club, The Satin Rose Experience (SRE). Mia's kept her submissive tendencies a secret, until now. She'll have ample opportunity to explore her fantasy, because to succeed in her new role at SRE, she will need on-the-job training at the hands of Asher Cane.
During Asher Cane's very first training session with Mia, he fails to follow his own rules and has the hottest vanilla sex of his life. Mia needs training, and Asher is damned if he'll allow another Dom to touch her. Can Asher be the dispassionate trainer Mia needs to learn the exquisite give and take of dominance and submission? Or will her submission come only at the cost of his heart?
The Satin Rose Experience, New York’s elite BDSM club residing on the twentieth floor of Rosebud Resorts, contains ten uniquely themed suites, each with its own story to tell. Fulfill your fantasy at SRE. Find the introduction of SRE in The Satin Rose Experience, a short story in Evernight Publishing’s Keyboards and Kink Anthology.
Be Warned: BDSM.
“Training starts now, Mia. To do the job of Vice President of Client Services at SRE you must know what your clients will experience. They will come to you for information, advice and counsel. The only way you can truly help them is if you’ve experienced it yourself, to feel what they’ll feel. So, what do you think of Suite Five?” Asher asked, unknotting his tie and pulling it from his collar.
“It’s cold, both physically and visually. It’s not very comfortable.”
Asher grinned and nodded while draping the tie over his jacket. “Then it does its job. That’s exactly how it should feel in here. The submissive is supposed to feel physically insecure in this suite to help grow his or her trust in the Dominant.” He turned, locked eyes with Mia and sauntered toward her. “I hope to gain more of your trust today.”
Mia took a deep breath and her shoulders began to relax.
“Having said that, I’m sticking to the plan. Not like last night. Training is mandatory for this position and if I can’t control myself and train you properly, someone else will have to do it. I won’t have that. No one else touches you. Do you understand?”
“Of course,” Mia whispered. She couldn’t imagine going through this with anyone else.
“You remember our safe word, Mia?”
She nodded and stared into his dark brown eyes.
“Yes and please use it when you need to. Don’t think of it as a show of failure or fear. It’s the only way I’m going to understand your limits. Any questions before we begin?”
Mia’s eyes darted around the stark suite. “Cameras?”
Asher grinned. “The camera is in the mirror…” He strode to the large mirror where the note was placed and pointed. “It’s off and security is instructed to leave it off, unless you prefer to have it on,” he said and raised his eyebrows.
“No. No camera. This is going to be hard enough for me.”
“The purpose of the surveillance is not so that our security can watch, believe me; they’ve seen so much that it’s like watching a baseball game to them. It’s for the safety of our clients.”
“I understand but I still don’t like it. Plus I don’t feel unsafe with you,” Mia said with a shy smile.
He stepped toward her while unbuckling his belt. “I’m glad to hear that. Now turn around.”
She smiled at him and turned to face the wall once again. His silky, commanding voice washed over her body and soaked the juncture between her legs. Strong hands immediately kneaded at her shoulders and down her arms. Warmth sank into her flesh and she leaned back to capture more of his body heat. She relaxed momentarily but was snapped back on guard when his powerful hands encircled her ribcage and his fingers slipped between the buttons of her blouse. The sound of tearing fabric filled her ears as buttons popped from their stitching and flew in different directions. She sucked in a breath as he rid her of her shirt in one fluid motion.
“Put your hands together behind your back,” Asher’s honeyed voice buzzed through her.
She did as she was told and laced her fingers together at the top of her ass. The jingle of his belt buckle rang in her ear followed by a whoosh of leather sliding through fabric. Warm straps encircled her wrists, the buckle clanging in uneven tones as he tied it tight between her hands.
Mia swallowed hard and pulled at her hands, trying to loosen the bonds. She was firmly bound with no chance of freedom. Her breath quickened, stoking the fire growing in her belly. The bed springs creaked and she turned her head toward the sound.
“A submissive would be punished for that peek,” he growled.
She whipped her head back to face the wall.
“Come to me.”
Relieved to leave her corner, Mia spun on her heels and stepped toward him. Asher sat on the edge of the bed with his feet apart and patted the top of his thighs, beckoning her to the spot in between his knees. She complied and the heat of his hands enveloped her body as he pulled her in. She arched her back while his fingers teased up to the lacey band across her ribcage. He unsnapped her bra before pulling her hairpins, releasing her long, dark locks. Coiling her hair around his palm, he pulled downward, tipping her face toward the ceiling. He fondled the lace fabric of her bra, which only stayed secured by her arms pressed against her body. He slowly removed the band of lace and a rush of chilly air surrounded her breasts. The cool temperature was replaced with liquid heat when he took her nipple between his teeth. Mia moaned as sparks traveled from her breasts down to her core.
“Keep your legs straight and bend forward.”
Heated palms slid down her back, encircled her waist and guided her forward so that she was bent over his leg, her face and chest resting on the bed.
From the corner of her eye, she caught a partial reflection of the back of her legs and her ass, lifted high in the air. Her pussy ached with exquisite need as she watched his hands gently lift the fabric of her skirt. Mia closed her eyes as his palm rubbed small circles over her ass cheek and thigh. The heat suddenly disappeared and her eyes shot open in time to watch his hand come down with a slap. She whimpered as the sound echoed through the room. His palm continued to rub the sting from her suddenly very pink cheek. He followed the same routine on the other side and she cried out in passion the second time, anticipating the erotic burn. Craning her neck, she admired the matching pink splotches on both ass cheeks.
Other Books in The Satin Rose Experience:
Have you ever wanted to experience the perfect vacation? Your own personal fantasy island? Then you need to go and visit SRE for yourself. In the Keyboards and Kink Anthology you met Mia, a young woman who has a secret. She has been hiding her submissive tendencies until Asher Cane sees in her a passion that has the potential to feed his Dominant side and become the new Vice President of SRE. Does she have what it takes to embrace her on the job training as a submissive? Can she walk the walk her clients experience and emerge a woman who knows the hidden pleasures that await in The Satin Rose Experience? This book was sinfully sexy and I loved every minute of it. As you journey with Mia into her foray into BDSM, the pages smoke hotter than an e-reader on fire. Every sensual scene ratchets up the steaminess. Mia learns the sensuous power that being a submissive wields as she tastes the decadent delights that await her in SRE. Fantasy island has nothing on The Satin Rose Experience. Join Mia as Asher unleashes the sensual being within her and she embraces her new role as VP of SRE. This job has some unique on the job training you will never forget.
Mia's Submission is a delightful short read brimming with adult fun. Ms. Bunino creates a beautiful, aspiring woman pursuing a move up the ladder of success at an exclusive BDSM club. Mia Lavender is easy for the reader to connect with as a woman and one who is open to new experiences. With assistance of Asher Cane the owner of the Satin Rose Experience Club Mia explores to a level of pleasure she has never known. He knew just what to do and how to fulfilled Mia's fantasies. Mia is like most women with fantasies and feels a sense of freedom sharing those fantasies without condemnation to an anonymous man online or in a journal. Mr. Cane is an expert in the techniques of the pleasure giving arena and is very willing to accommodate Mia's Pleasure quest like she has never experienced. As the owner and Dom of the Satin Rose Experience he trains Mia in the art of BDSM. I appreciate how caring he was in the process of enlightening and broadening Mia sensuality. Ms. Bunino's characters dialogue and other story elements took me on a warm, silky, uninhibited ride to the other side of intimate adult play. She ignited all the sensory elements. Mia's Submission was a tasty morsel of being handled with kid gloves in the realm of BDSM. This very short story is the perfect read prior to a date with your lover because it is capable of generating heat that allows carnal moments to take place a bit quicker because you have been pre-heated. :-)
Mia Lavender has been offered a promotion she can’t refuse—VP of Client Experience at New York’s exclusive BDSM club, The Satin Rose Experience (SRE). Mia's kept her submissive tendencies a secret, until now. She'll have ample opportunity to explore her fantasy, because to succeed in her new role at SRE, she will need on-the-job training at the hands of Asher Cane. During Asher Cane's very first training session with Mia, he fails to follow his own rules and has the hottest vanilla sex of his life. Mia needs training, and Asher is damned if he'll allow another Dom to touch her. Can Asher be the dispassionate trainer Mia needs to learn the exquisite give and take of dominance and submission? Or will her submission come only at the cost of his heart? SRE, New York’s elite BDSM club, contains ten uniquely themed suites, each with its own story to tell. Find the introduction of SRE in The Satin Rose Experience, a short story in Evernight Publishing’s Keyboards and Kink Anthology. I had the pleasure of reading The Satin Rose experience in the Keyboards and Kink anthology. When I was offered the chance to review the follow up story I was excited. The Satin Rose Experience is going to be a series of stories. I don't know if they will all be part of the R2G (Romance to Go) line or not. Evernight Publishing describes their R2G line as follows: "Our readers have busy lives. Sometimes there just isn't enough time to engage in a novel but an escape into romance is still desired. We want to offer our readers a collection of short stories that can be read during work breaks, on the bus, in the waiting room, or before bed." So Mia's Submission is a short story. 26 pages on my Nook. Anyone who follows my blog knows that sometimes I struggle with the short stories and novellas as a reader. I am a greedy bitch and want to know and read all I can about characters I like. I would be happy if every story I read was hundreds and hundreds of pages long. However the reality, especially in my life, is we don't always have the time to commit to that type of story. Today my schedule was full. But I needed some me time. So in between dropping the Pixie of at musical rehearsal and starting the housework for the day, I decided to treat myself and see if an R2G book could be for me. It's been awhile since I read The Satin Rose Experience in the anthology and I decided not to refresh my memory. (Hello! I read A LOT of books. Some more memorable than others.)I wanted to see how Mia's Submission went from there and if prior knowledge would enhance the reading. If you pick this story up without first reading The Satin Rose Experience, you will not be missing out. I'm not sure how she did it, but Sandra Bunino managed to write a short story that clued you into what had gone on before, furthered the story line, let us get to know the characters better and there is even steamy sex to round it all out. And to top it all off, Ms. Bunino got me intrigued in where the next book in the series is going. All in 26 pages. How did she do that!? I didn't feel cheated by the length at all. It was nice getting to catch up with Mia and Asher. I zoomed through it in plenty of time to get my housework done and still felt like I had a little oasis of me time to relax. So way to go Sandra Bunino for writing a steamy, hot little romp that let me escape for a bit. I think Evernight Publishing has hit the nail on the head with this R2G line. I will definitely be checking it out for more stories. They will be my little indulgence for when I need some me time in the midst of all the "mom work" So go check it out. And don't forget to look for Mia's Submission by Sandra Bunino.
First let me say that this story picks up right where the story in the anthology did, so while Sandra catches you up quickly, it’d still be very helpful to read The Satin Rose Experience in Keyboards and Kink first before reading this. Since that’s out of the way now, I can go into all the reasons I loved this book! I appreciate that while Asher is training Mia for her job, he’s also training her for himself. I relate to Mia because who hasn’t at least entertained the thought of dipping your foot into the BDSM world? Her exploration of her fantasies and his guidance through it are oh so sweet and incredibly sensual. The tension and buildup as Asher guides Mia through her first real BDSM experience is exquisitely excruciating. You hang on every word through every action. I felt like I was in Mia’s shoes, and under the circumstances, she reacts the exact way I would have when all was said and done, but Asher’s answering response couldn’t have been better. My only complaints: Too short. Want more! Bring on book 2! In Conclusion: Sandra’s best work yet, Mia’s Submission demonstrates the serious, teasing, and tender sides of both characters so well and leaves you with an obvious hint of so much more to come. It’s awesome and you’ll be anxious for the next installment!
Mia is tempted by a promotion she'd be crazy to decline. The thing is she needs training, and there's no way out of it. Nuh-uh. Not if she wants to be the VP of Customer Experience at SRE. She's already been thru phase one, and she liked it. She's in phase two, but she starts to have second thoughts about going thru with it. She likes what she's tried so far, and it is not the pleasurable pain that scares her. She's afraid to lose her heart to Asher, her drool-swoon worthy Adonis look alike boss, who happens to be her trainer. Asher *sigh* is busy at work thinking of ways to introduce Mia to his dark ways without scaring her away. Afterall, according to him, Mia needs to know what certain things feel like if she's going to be in charge of clients at SRE. No one can't do a proper job if not trained, right? His problem is not whether she trains, his worry is he wants to stick to his rules, but he can't. Whenever he's with Mia all reason leaves him, and he's scared to get lost in a love spell. His only other option is to have someone else train her in the art of BDSM, ha! As if he'd do it. No one but him can touch Mia, and he makes sure Mia knows it, and how he does it!! One of my favorite lines: "...suck my cock..." Ooh...you'd have to read the story so you'd know what goes on right before he tells her that in that scene, my eyes popped! *Sigh* Damn it, I am in love with Asher Cane... Every time I read Sandra Bunino I'm mesmerized. I'm an irrevocable fan. Her stories just get better and better, and I never know what to expect anymore because she succeeds at knocking me off my feet. There, I said it! She's raised the bar for herself even higher with Mia's Submission, and I'm anxiously waiting for the rest of the series to come.
In the prequel "The Satin Rose Experience", which can be found in the Keyboards and Kink anthology, Asher Cane took an instant interest in Mia Lavender. She wanted to know more about the BDSM lifestyle, and he was just the person to introduce it to her. To sweeten the deal, he offered her the position of VP of Client Experience of the exclusive BDSM club, SRE. Their first night together was supposed to be her first lesson, but it quickly turned into more for both of them. In Mia's Submission, her first training lesson is finally about to commence. This novella was another great read in Sandra Bunino's BDSM-lite series. He is determined to stick to his plan and not mix up love making with training. Being with Mia also makes it difficult for him to hold back his darker desires, but he fears that she isn't ready for that type of intensity yet. Mia's first lesson doesn't go off without a hitch, but it was HOT! There's blouse ripping, buttons fly, then she attacks his fly, oh my! Even I felt weak-kneed after reading that scene. What I really like about this series so far is seeing the progression of their relationship, as well as seeing them expose their feelings and insecurities. I still love Asher being a little clueless as to how his actions may be perceived at times, but he doesn't waste any time to correct his mistakes. Gotta love that about him. At first I didn't find it believable that Mia being a complete novice, would be handed her first client a few hours after her first training session. How can she "advise" another novice when she herself is barely at the beginning of her own self discovery? I discussed that point with the author and received a satisfactory answer to my query. Safe to say there is still a lot more to be revealed in this ongoing series, so I will sit back and enjoy the journey Ms Bunino is taking me on. Disclaimer: I received an eARC copy from the author. A review was not promised in exchange.