The Deviations Series

I originally read the Deviations series back in 2010 when it was published at the now closed Torque Press (first published in 2006). I was thrilled to see the series is now available from Pretty Muses Publishing because, OMG, this series is the absolute pinnacle of M/M BDSM romances. I re-read all 5 books within the last few weeks and I now realize the reason I am so picky about my BDSM romances if because of this series.

Tobias and Noah have a kinky passion filled relationship that is second to none. Some examples of their scenes:

Tobias gathered him closer, soothing him with hands and words, his tone soft as whispers. “I’m here. I’ll hold you, always. You’re mine, sweetheart, and I’ll always hold you when you need me to.

He shoved in hard, felt Noah’s throat around him, and growled. “That’s it, boy. Take it. Suck me, you said you’d suck me so hard. My hand around my cock, locked in my office, and you said you’d suck me off—I’m here now, pet. Prove it to me.”

Noah leaned into Tobias for a moment before answering, then lifted his chin and whispered, “I want you to take me out to the couch, put on some of your sexy jazz, kiss me breathless, make love to me, and let me come with my cock in your mouth,” he breathed to Tobias. Then he added, in a low voice, “Please, sir.”

This is a quick and dirty review to let newer fans of M/M romance that this really is required reading is you are into BDSM.

Highly, highly recommended.



Title: Submission (Deviations #1)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Pretty Muses Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary BDSM
Page Count: 272
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Tobias is a skilled Dom, able to bring even the most hesitant submissive around. Noah is a man in need of just that. He wants to sub badly, but has yet to find someone he believes can take him where he needs to go. Through a series of encounters in the world of bondage and discipline, Noah reveals why he has trouble trusting, why he needs such a firm, steady hand. Tobias may allow himself to dominate, but he has trouble letting himself love. Still, Tobias can’t resist Noah’s charms, and the two of them set about making a scene for themselves, one that works for them and their unique set of problems. They learn to love, but can they stay together while they explore each others’ secrets, in a world where all is laid bare and emotions run high? From authors Chris Owen, writer of the popular Bareback, and Jodi Payne, writer of String of Pearls comes a romance on the deviant side, where love is all tied up with the need to submit, the need to dominate, and the need to share a life of exploration and care. These two skilled authors create a world that’s hard to resist, and a book that’s even harder to put down.



Title: Domination (Deviations #2)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Pretty Muses Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary BDSM
Page Count: 261
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

In this sequel to Deviations: Submission, Dom Tobias and Sub Noah are back, learning more about each other and their relationship, testing the boundaries of what they can and cannot handle, both together and apart. Tobias works at becoming more comfortable and finding his balance as a full-time Master again. Meanwhile, his work brings out the true submissive in Noah, who faces some of his greatest fears, and his greatest secrets, confessing to Noah about a terrible time in his past. He’s not the only one who has a rough time. Tobias breaks down and shows Noah he’s not all dominance, too, which sends shockwaves through their romance, leaving them to wonder if they can keep it together. With a deep exploration of the BDSM scene, secondary characters who shine, and a romance that has the reader rooting for these men from the start, Deviations: Domination is one book you can’t miss. Authors Chris Owen, writer of the popular Bareback, and Jodi Payne, writer of String of Pearls have done it again.



Title: Desipline (Deviations #3)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Pretty Muses Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary BDSM
Page Count: 251
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Tobias and Noah explore their relationships more deeply than they ever have, not just with their own dominance and submission, but with their friends. As Noah helps Tobias through the loss of someone dear, he finds Tobias helping him, too, leading him through some intense sexual games, breaking down the last of Noah’s fears, and helping him face his biggest one. The cage. Meanwhile, Tobias’ ex-lover, Phantom, becomes close friends with Noah as they discover and try to resist the simmering sexual tension between them. Their teasing turns to real support when Phantom reaches the breaking point thanks to the lack of a master in his life, something he desperately needs. While Bradford works to become that master, Tobias and Noah go to Paris, where they see the sights, go to sex clubs, and re-negotiate their contract. Returning from Paris to their own lives brings then all sorts of new difficulties, from deciding whether they should love together to trying to figure out just where Phantom belongs in their ever-changing relationship. Deviations: Discipline is the third book in the popular Deviations series, which begins with Deviations: Submission, and Deviations: Dominance. Chris Owen and Jodi Payne have another winner on their hands, a gripping, emotional tale that you won’t want to miss!



Title: Bondage (Deviations #4)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Pretty Muses Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary BDSM
Page Count: 408
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Noah and Tobias come back from Paris with a renewed contract and a deeper personal bond. Too bad things don’t go as smoothly at home. When they get back, they face a crisis that might just threaten their contract, and their personal intimacy. The crisis has a ripple effect, but Tobias and Noah finally learn that they can evolve with it, instead of collapsing. They experiment with scene after scene, making them longer, deeper, which allows them to explore more than they’ve ever dared. They even explore moving in together. When Noah is forced to face the danger of his job, he starts to question why he became a cop. Tobias is also questioning his job. Soon enough, their external life is changing enough that they’re forced to lean on each other to sustain them. Can they achieve a comfortable balance between their outside life, their scenes, and their love? Noah and Tobias, along with their friends, appear in Deviations: Submissions, Deviations: Domination, and Deviations: Discipline.



Title: Safe Words (Deviations #5)
Author: Chris Owen and Jodi Payne
Publisher: Pretty Muses Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Release Date: October 29, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary BDSM
Page Count: 241
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

In Safe Words, which picks up where the Deviations series left off, Tobias, Noah and Phan are all working on finding their place, both at Bradford’s club and in their personal lives. They’re all living together, and Tobias has taken on the roll of full-time Dom, which he loves, but finds incredibly challenging. While Noah finds comfort in the new state of things and is looking forward to deeper submission, but Phan is finding it harder to strike a balance. Too many changes happening too fast are making Phan act out, and neither Tobias nor Noah are sure how to deal with it. Life is not perfect for Bradford, either, as he discovers new feelings for his sub Nikki. Can Tobias help his friend, manage his job teaching the other Doms, and his relationships with Noah and Phan, or will the house that he’s built for himself fall down around their ears? The Deviations series includes: Deviations Submission, Deviations Domination, Deviations Discipline and Deviations Bondage.


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I love a man in uniform! Cops, Firefighters, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, they are my favorite! I also love some angst in a good story and friends-to-lovers. M/M erotica alone doesn’t do it for me. It’s gotta have a story and some conflict. BDSM when I’m in that mood and threesomes with 3 men or 2 men and 1 woman, again when the mood strikes. Hetero? Sure, if it’s really good. HEA ONLY!

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