Title: Collars ‘N’ Cuffs and Other Naughty Stuffs
Author: Layla Dorine, Aimee Brissay, Lily Velden, Alina Popescu, Kassandra Lea, Carol Pedroso, Eddy LeFey, Asta Idonea
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Release Date: June 23rd 2016
Genre(s): Gay romance, BDSM, fantasy
Page Count: 298 pages
Reviewed by: Lily G Blunt
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
How about a little bondage?
Does D/s get your motor running?
Do you enjoy a serving of pain to go with your pleasure?
Does your mouth water at the thought of clamps and cuffs and other naughty stuffs?
Then look no further!
The authors of Collars ‘N’ Cuffs have dripped wax on their keyboards, flogged their erotic bones, and whipped up their creative juices to bring you a collection of stories certain to enflame your imagination.
An enjoyable collection of stories of various lengths, all loosely themed under the banner of BDSM.
There’s a few collars and cuffs involved, but there’s also some wax play, the use of restraints and blindfolds, D/s type relationships, subspace, and safewords scattered among these well-written stories.
FORGED IN STEEL by Layla Dorine 4*
The last thing Flint expected upon discovering a homeless young man rummaging through the dumpster behind his shop was a kindred spirit.
The last thing Trace expected to find in that dumpster was a home.
This story is about the building of trust between two men and the development of a relationship where one is commanded to do things by the other.
PLAYING IT SAFE by Aimee Brissay 4.5*
To safe or not to safe?
That is the question.
This would have been my favourite story in the anthology if it hadn’t ended so abruptly and left open-ended. Most of the story focuses on the interaction between a Dom and the sub of his friend as they play out a scene without the use of a safeword. I felt as if I was in the room with them.
ROOM TO PLAY by Lily Velden 4*
Jack wanted to dabble in some light BDSM, looking for a little role play. A little role-reversal.
Rhys took to their games like a duck to water.
A sizzling recount of a couple’s venture into bondage and domination as they decide whether to commit to a twenty-four seven D/s relationship or not.
A TOUCH OF KINK by Alina Popescu 4*
A moody and angry Tudor follows his friend, Radu, to the airport to pick up a client.
Despite Radu’s efforts, he’s still sulking over his boyfriend, Kahoni, not being able to fly over for his birthday.
But the airport only opens up the door to a stream of steamy surprises for Tudor. Will his mood improve?
A sweet birthday surprise story involving bondage kink. Great characters in this one.
LET’S DANCE IN SIN by Kassandra Lea 3.5*
Samuel wants to play with his favorite toy and Flynn is only too willing to oblige.
But first, he has a little treat for his delectable angel.
Heavenly pleasures for these angels who meet for a romp.
NEW LOVE, NEW SIGHT by Carol Pedroso 3.5*
Exiled and lonely, Sorl longs for home.
Kidnapped, blind, and scared, Unjarf seeks help of any kind.
When they meet can love bring rescue, hope, and most importantly new sight?
An enjoyable story set in a BDSM club in an alternate universe.
SWITCH by Eddy LeFey 4.5*
Robert is floundering, trying to get his life back together.
Daniel offers to help, to teach Robert what it means to truly let go of control, in order to be able to seize it again.
Life truly is a…. Switch.
I enjoyed the slow build of this story as Robert’s new relationship develops with Daniel and we gradually discover what happened in Robert’s horrendous past. The climax of the story was exciting, but I would have loved to have read at least one D/s based scene between Robert and Daniel.
HELL BOUND by Asta Idonea 4.5*
When Taharial, angel of purity, descends to Hell to reprimand him, lust demon Asmodeus cannot resist having a little fun with his unwanted guest.
However, when he chains Taharial to his bed, events take a turn he didn’t expect.
Great story and excellent writing. Again, this story has more of a faux bondage theme, but I loved the idea of an angel and a demon making out in Hell. I could certainly picture the beautiful tableau of a winged angel riding a demon on his bed. And Asmodeus was such a nice hot demon too!
From HELL BOUND
Asmodeus glanced up when he heard the approaching footfall. That familiar tread, first assured then hesitant, brought a gleeful smile to his lips. But he schooled his features into an expression of nonchalance before the faint knock sounded.
“Come.” He allowed himself a moment to appreciate his imperious tone; then he refocused his attention on the leather-bound volume in his hands.
Taharial slipped into the room, accompanied by a blast of Hell-Fire heat from outside. Asmodeus could feel the weight of his gaze, but he chose to let him stew for a moment. He’d discovered a little heightened tension at the start of their interview never failed to add to the enjoyment later on.
Asmodeus kept his back turned, although the sound of his name, spoken in that small, beseeching voice, gave him goosebumps. “Here again so soon, Taharial? What would your dear brothers say?” He tutted and twisted in his seat.
Taharial looked delectable as he stared at the floor and wrung his hands. The sight of him with shoulders, head, and wings all drooped was one with which Asmodeus was by now well acquainted, yet it ignited a fire within him every time.
“Please, Asmodeus.” Taharial looked up and met his eyes. “I-I need it.”