Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters

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Masters at Arms:
Masters at Arms begins the journey of three men, each on a quest for honor, acceptance, and to ease his unspoken pain. Their paths cross at one of the darkest points in their lives. As they try to come to terms with the aftermath–forging an unbreakable bond–will they ever truly become masters of their own fates? Or would fate become masters of them? (Book One in the Rescue Me series.)


DiDi’s Review:

FIRST….I have to ask my partners in crime Becky C and KurvyK for forgivness because I jumped out of schedule and posted this review…BUT I just couldn’t help myself.  


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! 
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11 thoughts on “Masters at Arms by Kallypso Masters

  1. Oh, my! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review, Naughty D! But didn’t I warn you not to read Section Two before bedtime? You have been a bad girl and I think I’ll send Master Damian over there. You KNOW what he has become since the war, don’t you? (You are SO in trouble!)

    Glad you enjoyed the introduction to my RESCUE ME series! And, of course, I’ll remember you forever!

    Thanks, hon! (as Master Adam would say.) Now on to Master Marc’s story!

  2. Master Damian…oh I’m quiverin’ already 😉 I know you told me to stop, but I couldn’t and it’s your fault, but I will take the punishment for both of us 😉

    I posted my review on smashwords and goodreads. I also posted it on amazon, but it’s in processing, I didn’t know if that was because I didn’t buy it from there or not, so I went ahead and bought it from amazon, hopefully they’ll post it.

  3. LOL! We’re just as eager as everyone else to see what you are reading and enjoying. Post away, ND!

  4. Well, I just purchased this from Amazon based on this review. I’ll be back to comment! 🙂

  5. I hope you enjoy Anonymous, if you keep in mind it does not have a HEA, that it is setting the stage for KM’s upcoming Rescue Me trilogy you should 🙂

  6. Oh, ND, thank you for taking the punishment for both of us. I hope he wasn’t too hard on your. I know he’s a sadist now, but he also trains the subbies at the Masters at Arms–and never goes beyond a subbie’s hard limits. (Although he will push them to their limits!)

    And thanks for buying the book at Amazon. You sweetie, you! Did you notice that I’m on the bestseller list for the Genre Fiction–>War category? I guess that’s more appropriate than Romance (because of the no HEA–YET), but there’s definitely romance, sex, and heroes and heroines to die for in the book.

    Now I must get back to work on Master Marc’s story, coming out next month! Oh, and a certain reviewer asked me some questions. Must do that, as well!

  7. Kally it was a pleasure…I mean strict punishment…I’ll have to behave better Dang pesky reviewers and their questions..I think you should sic Master Damian, Master Marc and Master Adam on that reviewer 😉

  8. Thanks Naughty D & Becky C!

    Wow, Becky! I’m glad you stuck with my MASTERS. They just keep getting better, too, so you won’t want to miss Master Marc’s story. Should be available on Sept. 30.

    I just want to be sure readers know an addendum about the two parts of the story you 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. Major ick. 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. (I was one.) So, she is very much interested in him!

    Thanks for the review addendum, Naughty D! Appreciate the heads up!

    Kally

  9. Love it and can’t wait for the rest of the series. Very powerful emotionally and well written.

  10. Thanks, all! Oh, Naughty D, guess who paid me a visit while driving to town? Yep, Master Damian. And he told me the circumstances of how he and Savi (Savannah) will meet again in NOBODY’S HERO (December’s release of Adam and Karla’s story). So, you won’t have to wait until February to have them together again–at least briefly!

    And thanks for taking the punishment for me! You’re always willing to go the extra mile. I like that! (And Master Marc’s been hard enough on me lately, so I don’t need BOTH of them going after me!)

    Katy, glad you liked it! I hope to have Master Marc’s story available by Sept. 30. Now back to work I go!

    Kally

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