Breaking Free

Masters of the Shadowlands

Book 3
VanScoy Publishing Group
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"Breaking Free took me on an emotional roller-coaster, and I loved it!" ~Just Erotic Romance Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won't overwhelm her--the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that's just what she gets.

Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately--although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.

As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she's terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust...and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.

But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she's been lying and lying and lying.  [[Reprint]]

"Breaking Free is an incredible story; it engaged my emotions, captured my interest, brought a blush to my cheeks, and left me a supremely satisfied reader. Joyfully Recommended!
" ~ Shayna from Joyfully Reviewed

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series

   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands,


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If you’re looking for a romance that will give you all the tingles and all the feels, look no further! ~ Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads 

Josie doesn’t need any help raising her son. 

Pregnant at sixteen, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her eleven-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door.

The scars on Holt’s face are only the most visible of his wounds. 

Out of the hospital after being attacked in his own damn house, Holt is coming to terms with the fact that his scars frighten people. Like his now-ex-girlfriend who ran after one look at him. Like his redheaded neighbor who hauled her boy away as if Holt was a serial killer. Fine. He’ll give the pretty bartender all the space she wants.

The Shadowlands will bring them together…

When Josie starts bartending in the exclusive, private club, she discovers her neighbor is a member. And a Master--a skilled powerful Dom who can make her fantasies come true. Slowly, the firefighter breaks down the walls around her heart, teaching her how to trust. How to love...

But when her son’s choices lead to disaster, can their relationship survive?

 Another great addition in one of my all time favorite series!! A scar can be left on the skin or on the soul from wounds inflicted. This story takes us on a journey of a man who bares his on the outside and a woman who wears hers on the inside. ~ SNS Reviews

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VanScoy Publishing Group
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Jun 4, 2013
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9780983706373
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English
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Fiction / Erotica / BDSM
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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"From beginning to end a sinfully delicious story of one woman's struggle to trust who she is inside and accept herself as well as the love of the man that she loves with all her heart." ~ Book Junkie

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom.  He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.

Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role--armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then cuddles her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.

Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender--he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea knows she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.

However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

"This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)."   ~ The Romance Reviews

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series 

   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dominant and female submissive, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking
“I loved this book! Wait. Let me say this again. I LOVED this book!” ~ Fallen Angels Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Her job is to make his life miserable. His job is to make her submit. Whose heart will surrender first?

Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands.

She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he’s not as stuffy as she’d thought. Or as mean. She’d expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer.

Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he’s furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her.

Unfortunately, Marcus isn't the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee.

“I don't think there is any other option for me than 5 stars. I'd give it a whole lot more if I could.” ~ The Romance Reviews

                      * * * * *

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense


"Ms. Sinclair’s characters come alive on the page with passion and energy in a story that is absolutely riveting." ~ You Gotta Read Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Working with the FBI to capture human traffickers, Master Raoul scores an invitation to a slave auction. To his surprise, one slave is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands submissive. Although Kim’s body is scarred, her spirit is unbroken, and he can't leave her behind. Ruining the FBI's plans, he buys her.

Kimberly's freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still imprisoned. Desperate to help the Feds locate the traffickers, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul's slave. Although wearing a collar again is terrifying, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom under the powerful Dominant’s care.

Submission. It’s what she's been drawn to--and fled from--her entire life. She has escaped the slavers who captured her body. Escaping the Master who has captured her heart will be far more difficult.


SERIES: In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. 

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own

Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense


“Ms. Sinclair managed the impossible; I actually fell in love with a sadist that has scared me beyond spitless throughout this series!”  ~ Kinky Book Reviews

BOOK DESCRIPTION: When trying to save a woman from slavers, Master Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won’t even admit she’s a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She’s everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be “normal”.

Free from the slavers, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be “normal”? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn’t he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? His amusement at her objections doesn’t disguise that he’s tough as nails, very dominant, and extremely stubborn. He’s won’t let her drive him off this time…not when they both know she wants him to stay.

In the Shadowlands club, she finds acceptance and friendship…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.

“This is an author who is a master at her craft and whose imagination brings characters to life so well you want to hang out with them, and if I could rate it higher, I would.”  
~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own
   Book 12: Mischief and the Masters

Keywords:  BDSM dungeon club, Alpha male dominant sadism, romantic suspense, female submission, female masochism punishment spanking discipline, strong sexy rancher, wedding



Once I began reading, only a natural disaster could make me put my e-reader down.
~ Sizzling Hot Books Book Reviews

After her last relationship disaster, computer whiz Sally knows she'll never find a Dom. Instead, she’ll hang out with her friends at the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club and go job hunting. And maybe bend the law to find the slavers who’d preyed on her friends. The clueless feds obviously need help.

FBI special agents Galen and Vance have waited to play with Sally for a long time and are delighted when the mischievous submissive returns to the club. Realizing she's suppressing deep-seated emotions, the experienced co-tops push her--only to discover that her sassiness conceals a scarred, vulnerable heart.

Shaken, Sally flees the demanding Masters, and they let her go. Neither Galen nor Vance wants a long-term relationship, especially with a submissive who refuses what they can give. But when a brutal attack by her ex-Dom sends Sally into their home, the two agents need to protect her. To help her. To take her under command.

Although falling in love isn't in the plans, the little imp brightens their lives. Just as they begin to want more, they discover she's hacked an organization that revels in burning people alive. Now more than hearts are on the line.

Whenever a reader asks for a BDSM recommendation, I respond with only one name: Cherise Sinclair. In her books, you will find devastatingly alluring characters, raw emotion, intense suspense and a story that will keep you locked in its sinful embrace. IF ONLY is one of my favourite reads this year.
 ~ Under the Covers Book Reviews

"From beginning to end a sinfully delicious story of one woman's struggle to trust who she is inside and accept herself as well as the love of the man that she loves with all her heart." ~ Book Junkie

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom.  He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.

Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role--armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then cuddles her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.

Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender--he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea knows she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.

However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

"This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)."   ~ The Romance Reviews

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series 

   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dominant and female submissive, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking
"This is a fabulous series. It’s erotic, it’s romantic, has wonderfully suspenseful plots, and amazing characters (including so many yummy sexy alpha men…)."   ~ The Romance Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants.

However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she?

Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

"I can’t get enough of Cherise Sinclair’s books!  Each and every story Ms. Sinclair writes is an erotic feast for the senses."  ~ Joyfully Reviewed

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own

Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, BBW, curvy woman, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, cherise sinclair, contemporary romance, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, free, freebie



"Ms. Sinclair always writes a wicked great tale and this one is no exception."
~ Fallen Angel Reviews

[ Reprint ]  With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it's time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn't prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she's never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself. But she's vowed to never get trapped in a relationship again.

One of the most popular Doms in Dark Haven, Master Simon has had his fill of eager, shallow, young subs. Rona is older, intelligent, independent...and sweetly submissive. After an evening of intense pleasure and despite her obvious attraction, she refuses to see him again. He needs a way to change her mind. She's not the first sub he's taken on a journey of exploration, but he's beginning to think she might be the last.

[ This novella was originally published in the Doms of Dark Haven anthology ]


THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS & DARK HAVEN series

Mountain Masters: High in the Sierra mountains, Jake and Logan Hunt run a wilderness lodge that caters to alternative lifestyles–especially BDSM.

Dark Haven: Set in a BDSM club in San Francisco, the Doms of Dark Haven are experienced, powerful—and edgy.

Although each book is stand-alone, they’re fun to read in order, because of the recurring characters.

   Book 1:  Master of the Mountain
   Book 2:  Simon Says: Mine (novella)
   Book 3:  Master of the Abyss
   Book 4:  Master of the Dark Side (novella)
   Book 5:  My Liege of Dark Haven
   Book 6:  Edge of the Enforcer
   Book 7:  Master of Freedom

Keywords: BDSM, bondage, alpha male Dom, dominance, female submission, spanking, discipline, BDSM club dungeon, rich and wealthy, dominant hero, strong sexy man, power exchange, San Francisco 

 




“I loved this book! Wait. Let me say this again. I LOVED this book!” ~ Fallen Angels Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Her job is to make his life miserable. His job is to make her submit. Whose heart will surrender first?

Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands.

She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he’s not as stuffy as she’d thought. Or as mean. She’d expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer.

Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he’s furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her.

Unfortunately, Marcus isn't the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee.

“I don't think there is any other option for me than 5 stars. I'd give it a whole lot more if I could.” ~ The Romance Reviews

                      * * * * *

"If you’ve not experienced the fantastic work of Cherise Sinclair, now’s a good time to start." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews

In the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club, the title “Master” is given to only the most powerful, experienced, and skilled Dominants. However, although each Master may have played with many, many submissives, no training can prepare a Dom for falling in love.

Each book in the Masters of the Shadowlands series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

The MASTERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series
   Book 1:  Club Shadowlands
   Book 2:  Dark Citadel
   Book 3:  Breaking Free
   Book 4:  Lean on Me
   Book 5:  Make Me, Sir
   Book 6:  To Command & Collar
   Book 7:  This Is Who I Am
   Book 8:  If Only
   Book 9:  Show Me, Baby
   Book 10: Servicing the Target
   Book 11: Protecting His Own


Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, BDSM club, dominant hero, shadowlands, submission, alpha male, bondage, masters of the shadowlands, spanking, suspense


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