Once in awhile I come across an author who totally blows me away…..I was asked to review Masters at Arms by first time author Kallypso Masters, I had to chance to start reading it late last night and couldn’t stop. Several people in an online group I’m in have been raving about the book and NOW I know why.
Masters at Arms is unique to me, because it is actually sort of a tease, it’s an introduction to an upcoming trilogy, telling the background of three men who suffer terrible tragedies and end up running a BDSM club together. Each man will end up with his own story and Kallypso what a tease you are. The emotions in this “prequel” grab you from the get-go and won’t let go. Each section is very emotional each man goes through his own personal hell, then they end up going through a life changing hell together….As a matter of fact, I couldn’t put it down, I stayed up until 4:00 am reading it and wanted to scream when I was finished, because I didn’t want to be finished!!! I am in love with Master Adam, Master Marc and Master Damian. I cannot wait to read the rest of their journeys. So just to be clear there is no HEA in Masters at Arms, it is giving you the backstory for Master Adam, Master Marc and Master Damian…but don’t let that stop you from reading it, you will be hooked and impatiently waiting, like I am for the release of each Master’s books.
The release of each book is as follows:
Master Marc – Nobody’s Angel, September 2011
Master Adam – Nobody’s Hero, December 2011
Master Damian – Nobody’s Perfect, February 2012
AND to top it off right now MAA, it’s about 58,391 words and is only $.99 on Amazon and Smashwords, Smashwords has all formats.
Naughty D’ thinks Kallypso Masters is a new talent to watch out for and I predict she will quickly become a fan favorite. I am excited to be able to say I’m one of her first fans and hopes she remembers me when she makes it big!!!! And Kally…if you’d like to send me a Master of my own, I’d be eternally grateful 😉
Naughty D’ gives Masters at Arms a strong, solid
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – MASTERS at ARMS Review UPDATE!!!!
Becky C just may be our toughest reviewer, she has the most experience reviewing so when she sent me this, I squealed and decided I just had to add what she had to say about Masters at Arms, on 9/6/11, to my review:
“I finally got around to reading this one. OMG! Are you sure this is her debut novel? Because it is extraordinary. I’ll admit I didn’t care for the first chapter about an older man and a runaway teenager, and then the second chapter with the rape of an 8 year old was a huge turnoff. So, I put it aside and came back to it this weekend. And I’m so glad I did. It picked up speed and when it started putting the men and eventually the women together I had an ah ha moment and couldn’t put it down. It says Master Marcus’ book is due out in September. WHEN!? I’m dying for it as well as the others. Dawn, thank you so much for sharing this with us.”
Becky C gives Masters at Arms
SPECIAL NOTE FROM DiDi and Kally: Just to be sure readers know an addendum about the two parts of the story mentioned. The rape of the 8-year-old is NOT told in real-time. It happened 11 years before where Savannah is in this section. And the 41-year-old man (Master Adam) is in NO WAY attracted to the 16-year-old. He is strictly interested in rescuing her from harm and getting her home safely. But we all know 16-year-olds who get their crushes on older men. So, she is very much interested in him!