Sunday, June 24, 2012

Take Your Pleasure by Jasmine Haynes

With Fifty Shades of Grey being all the rage, I’m reissuing my little bondage e-book, Take Your Pleasure. I’ve got a fun new cover, and in editing it again, I enjoyed the read. Here’s a little blurb (copyright Jasmine Haynes) to whet your appetites.

A naughty little story with a bit of bondage, ménage, and a very good spanking!

Natalie Beaumonde’s life turns upside down the day she walks in on her boyfriend, Van, playing submissive to a beautiful dominatrix. Not only has she been betrayed, but Natalie loses her belief in herself as a desirable woman. And when she starts making mistakes at work, her career being the one thing she’s always excelled at, she’s in danger of losing her self-worth and her job, too.

Lincoln Masters isn’t like most bosses. Instead of issuing a reprimand, he decides his sexy executive assistant needs a good spanking, something he’s been dying to deliver for almost a year. And afterward, he hatches a plan to help Natalie rebuild her self-confidence and show her wandering man the error of his ways: become the sexy dominatrix her boyfriend is looking for. Being a Master himself, Lincoln’s the perfect dom to help her execute the delectable punishment.

Lincoln’s terms for helping her? He wants a piece of Natalie, too. Suddenly, Natalie finds herself developing a growing fascination with her boss and all the exciting, deliciously naughty things he can do for her. When Van’s punishment is complete, can she go back to being just Mr. Masters’ assistant?

You can read an excerpt of Take Your Pleasure on my website. It’s currently available in e-book format on Amazon, Smashwords, and ARe. Soon to be available from B&N, Apple, and Sony.

But back to Fifty Shades. I’m interested in the phenomenon. Why has it become so huge? Why is everyone buying it? It’s not merely the subject matter, because there’s been plenty of good BDSM romance books out there. If you’ve read the book, what did you think? Loved it, hated it? If you haven’t read it, why not, genre doesn’t interest you, the hype turns you off? I'm really interested in your comments, so let's talk it up!


Jasmine Haynes said...

Happy Sunday!

Kathleen O said...

I have not yet read 50 Shades of Grey, but I will be soon. I think this book has opened the door to a lot of woman who see this kind of relationship as taboo and not what they want, but who really think that this lifestyle could be interesting and sexy.. Given them the choice of having to give total control to a man. Not something we moderen woman want to do..
I have not had a chance to read any of your books Jasmine, but you can bet I will be reading this book..

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thank you so much, Kathleen, for picking up Take Your Pleasure. I appreciate your thoughts on 50 Shades. I agree that this kind of relationship could be a kinky pleasure, something to fantasize about. I'm not sure I'd want it in reality! But that's why we have books!

Pat Cochran said...

Interesting discussion! Haven't read 50
Shades, haven't yet decided whether I will.
I've already opened myself to paranormals
and some erotics which I had not read until
recently. Baby steps!!

Pat Cochran

Jasmine Haynes said...

Well, I have to admit I haven't read it either, Pat! I bought it, but I just haven't been able to get into it. It's first person present tense POV, which is not one of my favorites. But I will persevere and get through it

The Brunette Librarian said...

:) I liked 50 Shades but don't think its as groundbreaking as everyone wants to say it is. A fun story but as Jasmine's book shows, most definitely not the "first" of its kind. :) Read it just to know what the fuss is about, but beyond that...meh!

The Brunette Librarian Blog

Eli Yanti said...

i have not read the book, still not interest T_T

Jasmine Haynes said...

Thanks for those thoughts, BL and Eli. I've started reading it. It's not bad, I don't think. But I love Violet Summers and Joey Hill writings and I don't think it compares. Because I'm an author, I think it's important for me to find out what's hot and try to figure out why! So thanks for weighing in!