A Master for a Desperate Slave by Lizbeth Dusseau
Dana Ransom's life has been in shambles, ever since her relationship with her Dominant business partner Benjamin turned into a hellish war and he split. She's a genius of an artist and designer, but a total failure running the company she and Ben own. Even her new master Locksley's ruthless domination can't seem to set her straight. When Dana's silent partner suddenly brings Ben back to take over the company, she's shocked to find her former master in her hallowed office although it's no effort at all dumping the nasty mess in his lap.
With Benjamin in her life again, Dana's submissive hunger for him burns hot through he wants nothing to do with the quirky, sexy but volatile Dana. She begs, she pleads in desperation, and finally gets Ben's attention when he finds her masturbating on her desk. Out of the blue days later, Dana's ordered into an alley, and into a cage in the back of a pickup. Whisked off to a boot camp training by an unknown assailant, she's held in a mountain cabin, where Benjamin and his accomplice, Jud, will turn the sassy woman into the kittenish, groveling slave that Ben wants... and Dana desperately desires. If she takes the degradation of crawling on her knees, the painful abuse and the rough punishment, she might, just might, be ready for her former master.
A story of masochistic longing and sadistic need exploding in a powerful tale of love, desire and sexual fireworks. Artfully drawn scenes of bondage and S&M dungeon play.
Posted by Lancelot Knight on 23rd Apr 2010
A Master For A Desperate Slave by Lizbeth Dusseau
Reviewed by Lancelot Knight, Copyright (c) 2004
A Master for a Desperate Slave is a voyage of discovery—or perhaps I should say self-discovery.
Dana Ransom is a perpetually horny submissive who can’t seem to keep herself from constantly arguing and taunting her Master. She is confused and inadequate in many ways, but stubbornly refuses to admit it.
Benjamin Hunter, at the same time, isn’t sure he can release his sadistic nature and finds himself frustrated and quarrelling constantly with Dana.
Each enjoys a kinky lifestyle that involves pain, canings, piercings. But , they seem to be poison for each other. Dana is a free-spirited submissive, who doesn’t recognize her limitations. Ben is controlling. Theirs is a mutual journey to discover if they are right for each other. Eventually Dana submits to a boot camp, where Ben and a friend use the submissive in any manner they wish from using Dana as a human ashtray to forcing her live in a cage without speech.
For those of you who enjoy your sex kinky, there is plenty to read about—from spankings and public humiliation to back alley sex against the wall to labia piercing. It’s all here and more. However, Dusseau, a skilled and poetic writer, mingles the steamy sex scenes with a genuine introspection that lifts the novel from being mere titillation to a psychological study of the needs of a Master and a submissive—needs no less profound in the world of kinky sex than in the world of straight sex.
A Master for a Desperate Slave is a splendid and entertaining read, but more, it is a psychological exploration of the lifestyle as well.