Experiment In Terror by Lizbeth Dusseau
Rachel Linney’s college reunion is a real drag – until she unwittingly stumbles on the guest of honor, a high-powered Hollywood attorney Jackson Brandt who develops an instant fascination for the lovely college professor. A little investigation into her life reveals that Rachel writes nasty sadomasochistic sex books under the penname Marilyn Hayworth. When Jackson surprises her with his discovery, she’s furious that he would dare pry into her life. But then he makes a startling offer; proposing to make her kinky fantasies come to life.
Rachel is so captivated by this mesmerizing dominant, that she finds herself swept into his S&M world. Jackson delights in snatching Rachel from her modest life, dressing her like a whore and thrusting her into sexual situations, where she experiences the bondage, punishment and humiliation she writes about in graphic detail.
Jackson is a powerful force, often cruel and inaccessible. His continued probing into her life makes her uneasy. Yet at times he’s intensely affectionate, and the raw eroticism of her own desires make her defenseless in his presence. Rachel doesn’t know whether to love him or swear him off.
While embroiled in the tempestuous affair with Jackson, Rachel’s former lover starts harassing her. Desperately needing money, the volatile and erratic Kyle threatens to expose damning secrets from her past unless she does what he orders. But he soon reveals that he has far more in mind for his former girlfriend than simple extortion. Rachel is now unwittingly caught between two ruthless men, vulnerable to their dangerous schemes, and terrified of their powerful hold over her.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2010
I won't cover the plot as it was done in the earlier review. Instead let me just say it was exceedingly well written. The author's great use of language provided superb mental images. There was none of the 'scene' repetition commonly found in some books of this genre. "Experiment in Terror" is a Home Run in my baseball game.
I can hardly wait to try another of Ms. Dusseau's efforts.
Posted by Lancelot Knight on 23rd Apr 2010
Experiment in Terror by Lizbeth Dusseau
Reviewed by Lancelot Knight
Rachael Linney is a prim and proper school teacher who at night secretly writes steamy S & M erotica. At a college party she meets Jackson Brandt, a natural Dominant, and sexual sparks fly. Rachel is finally able to experience what she has imagined for so long.
Just when things seem to be going so well, and Rachel and Jackson are exploring the depths of her submissiveness; Rachel’s old boyfriend re-enters the scene. Kyle knows Rachel’s sordid past and threatens to reveal it to Jackson. Things turn downright nasty when Kyle kidnaps the submissive with plans to sell her into sexual slavery. He and his buddies ruthlessly use Rachael, and she must confront her own sexuality, for she finds herself turned on by such brutal treatment.
Who or what truly is she? she wonders.
Dusseau, as usual, tells a sparkling story, filled with plenty of kinky sex—everything from interracial to gangbangs to anal, with bondage, S & M clubs, and crops thrown in for good measure.
And again, as usual, Dusseau’s concern is as much about the psychological aspects of submission and dominance. She is more interested in relationships and emotions than she is in merely the superficial protocol of submission.
This is another superb novel to add to your Dusseau collection.