Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Liege of Dark Haven (Mountain Masters #3) by Cherise Sinclair {Plus Giveaway!!}

Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope is to publish a provocative research paper--soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer.

His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an emotional distance from him, he’s intrigued and digs deeper. She’s adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the fringe of her sexuality--and her life. As he draws her into fuller participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to fill his world.

Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned everything she believes about herself. She’s falling for the stern owner of Dark Haven and thinks he’s beginning to care for her...until the day he learns why she’s in his club.


Type: Erotica, BDSM
Heat: 5 out of 5 [It's Cherise so pretty much anything goes :) ]
Rating: 5 out of 5

Oh...my....swoon. I'm just going to sit here a minute and stare at that cover because Sweet Mary it is droolworthy. And what's inside that cover is even better. As soon as I finished My Liege of Dark Haven I wanted to flip right back to page one and read it all over again. It was one of those books that was just that blasted good. From the emotional connection and steamy bits between the characters to the writing and creativity it was all very nicely put together and made for a damn fine read from Cherise Sinclair. 

One of the things I love most about Sinclair's writing is that she can create such incredibly intimate moments even in a room full of people. You get so involved in the story and focused on what's happened between the characters, the delicious tension and chemistry, that by the end of a scene it's almost a surprise to realize it's all happened out in the open in a club/group setting. A couple times I was shocked right back into reality along with Abigail which I found really amazing. I love when an author can pull me in so thoroughly that sounds mute and nothing else around me seems to matter. 
Xavier took her pointed chin between his thumb and finger. As her smoky eyes widened and she tried to retreat, he let his voice slip into command mode. "Be still." 
A shiver ran through her, and her pupils dilated. Even her breathing stopped. 
"Very pretty," he murmured. Her surprise at her own reaction made his cock stir and brought his dominant instincts sliding into the fore. When she lifted her hand up to push him away, he captured her wrist. "No, little fluff, don't move. I want to look at you." 
Her speeding pulse tapped a protest against his fingers. "I'm not submissive," she whispered. 
"Oh, I think you are," he said.
My Liege really had everything I look for in a book. It's an incredibly hot and steamy read but the emotional aspect of the relationship is just as strong. Abigail and Xavier are really likable people and it's lovely watching them get to know each other and figure things out. They've each got a bit of the unexpected in them as well. Xavier really will have you melting all over the place. Amazing Dom. I really like that they're not perfect as well. They can screw up, and do it spectacularly, but still manage to work things out. That's one of the things I love most about reading BDSM is how much communication (and trust) is built into the relationships. 

There was really only one thing I wish there'd been a little more of. And, yeah, maybe it makes me a bit blood thirsty ;) but I would have loved some real confrontations between Abigail and some of the secondary characters that gave her grief. It all worked out and was a damn satisfying read but I really wanted certain characters to be put in their place a little more. See? Blood thirsty. LOL.

My Liege of Dark Haven, I think was one of Cherise's best ones so far and it easily tied for my favorite read. Old fans won't be disappointed and for those just checking her out it works great as a stand-alone and introduction to her writing. As well as BDSM in general. If you're a little curious about the subject she's definitely the one to read. She has a way of easing you into everything, explaining without being technical and really making you believe in the scenarios and relationships. 


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I've been saving one little bit of Cherise swag (over on the right side) for someone.
It's got the cutest little hand-cuffs with it too! I'm throwing in an e-copy of My Liege too!

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63 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway. Always love anything by Sinclair.

    hswain1@yahoo.com

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  2. I love all of Cherise's books. I have to say I think my favorite is the first Master of the Shadowlands book. I love how Z and Jessica really connected. I love that she writes books about women who are not a size 2!!!

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    1. Isn't that awesome Robyn?! I love that about her too :)

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  3. Cherise rocks. My favorite is "Lean on Me"...I love Cullen.
    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

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  4. I love Cherise!! I think my fav is the chemistry between Gabi & Master Marcus in Make Me Sir!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. Cherise is an awesome author, her books are always a auto-buy for me :) I fell in love with Master Raoul in To Command and Collar :) Doms of Dark Haven is a great series but Club Shadowlands has got to be my fav.

    bhunter at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yeah her Shadowlands books are the ones that hooked me. I still have To Command and Collar left. I just can't get myself to read it since it's the last one out for a little while.

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  6. I have been eyeing this book for a while now. I think I'm gonna have to move it to the top of my TBR list! Thanks so much for the chance to win. It looks awesome. Love the book mark with the tiny handcuffs!!!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

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    1. lol. Aren't they cute?! Totally did a girly squeal when I opened the package and saw them :)

      And definitely one to move up the list. Cherise did a fabulous job with it.

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  7. I have not heard of this author before, but you've instantly made me a fan. I SO want to read this!! :) And holy heck, you are not lying about the cover!

    Thanks!
    liz
    liz at fictional candy dot com

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    1. Oh my word Liz. I hope you love her. Cherise was one of the first erotica authors I picked up and my first BDSM book years ago. Every single book I've read of hers has just been amazing.

      And all of her covers are smoking hot. AND they match the characters really damn well. This one is so Xavier. ::shiver::

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  8. I love all Cherise Sinclairs's books but have to say that my favourite is "My Liege of Dark Haven" .I re-read it immediately...Xavier is wonderful. The punishment scenes had me in tears..I was feeling everything along with Abby....that, to me, is the mark of an exceptional writer, that they make you "live" the book.
    Great giveaway too!
    foulkes.susan@gmail.com

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    1. Oh couldn't agree more. The punishment scenes were so intense. Cherise really is amazing at getting you inside the heads and hearts of her characters. I know I'll be rereading this one again :) Glad you enjoyed it!

      ~Anna

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  9. I really really need to read this book?...lol! awesome giveaway Anna, love it...oh & I love those lil handcuffs on the book mark...cute!

    sharonda
    mslowman@gmail.com

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    1. OMG yes! Sharonda she's so a must if you like erotica/BDSM. Blows me away every time. I swear I learn something new with every book ;)

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    2. alright...that's a def move up on my reading list ;)

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  10. I am going to have to read this book!!! WOW!! Thanks for the excerpt and for the chance to win some awesome swag!!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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    1. Ahhh Elizabeth it's just drop your jaw awesome. Hope you love it! Let me know what you think after :) Always fun to talk Cherise! Good luck!

      ~Anna

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  11. The book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I have not read her books but dang, this sounds awesome.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  13. I haven't read any of Cherise's books as of yet, but they are on my tbr list. Totally loved the cover and blurb for My Liege of Dark Haven, definitely can't wait to read it. I recently read Jinx Jamison's Stolen and Seducing Sara, both were fantastic reads.
    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh if you love sexy well written books you're in for a treat Christine! I've not heard of Jinx Jamison. Gonna check those out! Thanks :)

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  14. Loved Kallypso Masters series, Adam was probably my favorite. Course I really loved Christian from Fifty Shades of Grey too. Would love to try this author, i've had it on my TBR list.

    neuro.4170@yahoo.com

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    1. Aw we love Kally here too! She's a great lady :)

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  15. Sounds like an amazing read Id love to read this book.Thank you for thechance to win it .Have a great week.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  16. I love everything by Cherise. I have all of her books in their own category in my Kindle with my favorite scenes marked. I re-visit them often. My favorite book is Master of the Abyss or Make me Sir or Master of the Mountain or ...
    amberdcline gmail com

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    1. LOL. Amber you've got my problem. I love them *ALL*.

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  17. Totally want to read this! :) Chornbacher22@gmail.com

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  18. Oooh, I loved that scene where he told her to stop, I got chilllssss... I think I might be a closet submissive >.< LOL I want to read Cherise, I should go click-happy to Amazon right now xD Ana would kill me, but..... It should be worth it! LOL Great review Anna! ^-^

    ^-^ Thanks for the giveaway hon.

    Neyra-
    chroniclesofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. LOL. I know, right Neyra? I totally felt my eyes dilate and got chills too! Cherise is awesome (and nothing like that dreaded book). She really deserves all the hype she gets and lives up to it really damn well. Never been disappointed by one of her books.

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    2. Yesss, we are so submissive.. especially for these men.. or better yet ONLY for these men!! xD LOL *shudders* ew. yes, anything's better than that awful book! >.< I can't wait to sink my greedy little claws into one of cherise's books ^-^ I'm telling you i will gladly risk Ana's wrath for this xD LOL And that's good to know, cause I cannot bare an awful book that gets a lot of hype *coughs* -__- LOL

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    3. LOL. Yes only for these men :) And they are TOTALLY worth it!

      Ana's wrath? ::snort:: Are you on a book buying ban? Or just a certain type?

      And oh my word I shudder every time someone comes into the bookstore asking about those books. So hard not to roll your eyes some days ;)

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    4. That they are! xD LOL gotta love em ;)

      LOL sadly yes.. sigh, see I tend to buy and buy and never save, so she's restricted me from buy ANY kind of books :( LOL

      Ugh, ikr every time someone mentions those books I cry inside LOL @ you resisting the eye roll, girl I'd turn and roll away if i were you xD LOL

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    5. LOL. So Miss Ana has a little Domme in her ;) Too funny. We'll definitely have to get a book over to you sometime :)

      I've totally been pimping Cherise and Kallypso whenever someone starts chatting *that* book :) Makes it a little more tolerable. lOl.

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    6. not funny at all >.< LOL yeah i'm definitely in need of some cherise ;)

      yay! hopefully they'll pick them up and understand that it is WAY, WAYYYYY better than that booshiet >.< LOL

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  19. Love her books, very passionate writer. Keep up the good work ...😀

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    1. That she is! And the books just keep getting better and better :)

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  20. OMG! i love cherise sinclair! i couldnt pick a favorite out of her series to save my life i love them all. and yeah after i finish typing the comment im running off to buy the newest book!
    Miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

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    1. LOL. Excellent Miriam! I hope you enjoy it :) It's tied for my favorite right there with Breaking Free.

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  21. I LOVE Cherise Sinclair's Shadowlands books and really want to read this other series. I have one on my Kindle but not this one yet. And I love the cute bookmark.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Isn't it darling. Knew I had to save it for a special giveaway. I'm really not sure which series I prefer anymore they're both so darn good :)

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  22. Awesome!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    pfft...how do you pick a favourite, I love them all! ;)
    renee-moore@live.com.au

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    1. LOL. I know Nae. They're all so damn good!

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  23. OMG I would love to win this!

    I love reading Kallypso Masters Rescue Me series and love Master Adam and Master Damian. Kallypso Masters praises Cherise's books and when I saw the cover of this book I knew this is the book I want to read to introduce me to Cherise's books.

    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize.

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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    1. Oh you're welcome! I love the two of those ladies together and how they talk each others books. You'll love Cherise if you enjoy Kally :)

      Good luck!

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  24. I haven't read any of Cherise's books yet. I just crawled out from under my rock. I've read the blurbs for them and I want them all! :) I love the cover of My Liege of Dark Haven, it's wonderful, and since I can look at the cover anytime I want, I can also lick it anytime I want. hehe I'm a Joey W. Hill fan, and I can't wait to read my first Cherise book!
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. ::snort:: Oh my goodness yeah lick away ;) I can't wait until it's out in print and I can have a real copy :) And oh yeah that's the thing about Cherise. They're all freaking excellent. It's so hard to pick a favorite :)

      Joey W Hill is one on my tbr list. I've heard a lot of good things about her. I've actually got one of her books just haven't found the time. Soon hopefully :)

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  25. I have heard so many great things about Cherise's books but am sad to say I've never read any! Thank you for such a great, honest review and a fun giveaway!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. Very welcome :) She's definitely one to check out!

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  26. I have the first book in this series and I've been wanting to get more of her books! All I've hear is great things about Cherise's books. Especially if you want to read GOOD BDSM stories! Thanks for the giveaway!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. That's what gets me Susan. They're really well done BDSM books. The characters can screw up from time to time but the relationships are healthy which for me is a big thing.

      ~Anna

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  27. I love Cherise Sinclair books - although that seems to be the general consensus :)

    I never thought I would say this sentence, but those handcuffs are adorable!

    Thanks so much for having the giveaway!

    --Alicia
    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Aren't they darling? I'm gonna have to find out where to buy those and grab a bunch up for a giveaway some day :)

      Good luck!

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  28. Oh, this sounds deliciously right up my alley... so to speak. Yum. Love the handcuffs! Hee. So adorable and naughty at the same time!

    Heather

    hafowler at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL. Yes they are. I just love those little cuffs. I'm going to have to find a tiny pair for here :)

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  29. I love the genre, and yes I've read a few of Cherise Sinclair's books and they're really really good :)

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  30. Love Cherise Sinclair (and those cute lil' handcuffs) and this is one I haven't read yet! Thanks for the great review and giveaway chance!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I love Cherise Sinclair books!! This book was fabulous! Eagerly awaiting Master Sam's story!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  32. I have to say as usual I start with the last book in a series and then have to go back and catch up. This was the first book of her's that I read and I fell in love. I have now go back and read all of them and they are so good. Why can't real men be as dreamy as book men?
    codys1mom(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. I have never read Cherise. But I have heard that she writes the hottest stuff and her heroines are often like real women. Not traffic stopping models,necessarily. I really need to give her a try. :-)
    lisakhutson @cox. net

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