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Life is made of patterns, repeated over and over. And mine are violence, abuse, near death experiences. I hate lying to him, but if I tell him the truth, he'll never give me what I need. No matter the consequences, the danger, I'll tell him, and myself, that this is only a roleplay, just for fun. And if it all goes wrong, c'est la vie, right? Edgeplay is a dark romance thaLife is made of patterns, repeated over and over. And mine are violence, abuse, near death experiences. I hate lying to him, but if I tell him the truth, he'll never give me what I need. No matter the consequences, the danger, I'll tell him, and myself, that this is only a roleplay, just for fun. And if it all goes wrong, c'est la vie, right? Edgeplay is a dark romance that may be triggering for some readers. It contains frank and explicit discussions of sexual abuse, consensual rape fantasies, and mental illness....

Title : Edgeplay
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ISBN : 24516416
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Number of Pages : 148 Pages
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Edgeplay Reviews

  • Beverly
    2019-05-09 07:28

    Nina’s has been barely living her life. Despite having a successful business she is unable to sleep and allows most of her life to be controlled by her fear and anxiety. Tragic events that happened during her childhood have shaped the person she is now. The story begins with us meeting her and Daniel. Daniel is a dominate and she is asking him to act out a script. When Daniel accidentally deviates from the script everything changes. He is able to see how damaged Nina is and desperately wants to help her. The story then progresses with Daniel desperately trying to help Nina overcome her fears. I am not sure how fair it is to rate this book since I went into the story thinking it was something else. I had expected a BDSM storyline and a damaged heroine, some readers may think that is what this. However, in my opinion this story had very little BDSM elements and was more about helping Nina overcome her issues. As horrible as I may sound in saying this, I was expecting a hot, sexy book and that’s not what this is so I am a little disappointed. In the end, I did love how things came together, I do love reading about healing and overcoming your past, but this one just didn’t hit any of my feels. The more I read the more confused I was about where the story was going. That being said I do think other readers will enjoy this story, if they go in with the correct expectations. "And who I wanted to be was there the whole time. I just couldn’t figure out how to let her out."ARC kindly provided by publisher via NetGalley.

  • ♡B♡
    2019-05-18 09:26

    Okay now...When I read the blurb for this one and the title as well. I was SO excited because I have been looking and looking for something that is what I thought this would be. It just didn't turn out the way I expected. It was bdsm but just didn't feel a whole like it. I think that the bdsm aspect could have been left out of it to be honest and it could have been more about her and what happened and what she wanted and needed. I just felt like it was just an idea and it didn't come across as amazing as it could have.I really really wanted something that I had wanted so desperately to find. I have looked all over for something that is along these lines, so I was a tad disappointed. I felt like we could have gotten so much more. I don't doubt that there will be many out there that will find this dark, disturbing and amazing and I do hope there are many! Personally it just was an okay read.

  • Allison
    2019-04-28 03:15

    After a horrible childhood event, Nina is left finding comfort in only violence, abuse and pain. Discussing a script she has written reflective of that tragic night, she begins preparing herself and her latest Dom, Daniel for the upcoming role play scene. Despite his hesitancy, Nina reassures him with lies and half truths until he agrees to act out the script.But when Daniel goes off script the night of their scene, Nina completely withdraws from both herself and Daniel. Will she ever be able to overcome the fears that dictate her everyday life or will they finally consume her once and for all?This book was really nothing like I expected. The plot of the book wasn't really the issue, I just felt detached from it. It never drew me in. I didn't feel the or any connection with Nina until maybe the last chapter. Overall I though this book was just "ok".*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange of an honest review**

  • Karinosa
    2019-05-21 08:30

    This book is not as dark as some other ones I have read. I think there is a fine line you cross when you are that kind of writer. There are variables only that the author knows amd when they come out it has to be in a "oh I see" type moment. We all don't fear where this is going. You understand her reasons for being that way. She is aware and is seeking help. Not a bad read, but I would have liked some of Danirel's POV. I never mind seeing more POV's so understand where each character is mentally. The writing was okay and I think on some of her views it was a little redundant. I know she has trouble sleeping and why, but when Daniel starts staying and she doesn't mention why she is not sleeping when he is not. She internalizes it. We don't hear more on that subject. Not a bad read.I received this ARC from the author via Net Galley. Thank you Net Galley!

  • Lexi Cubbins
    2019-05-25 04:25

    Review to come closer to release day.Thanks to Victory Editing for providing me with an ARC copy via Netgalley.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-05-09 04:21

    Leigh's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews3.75 StarsThe title and vague summary for the book was enough to make me want to check it out. Having no real idea of where the story would go, I found myself sinking into one of the more interesting and curiously written reads I’ve come across in a while.After suffering a trauma in her childhood, Nina has fallen into a vicious cycle as an adult. Her relationships now consist of either encounters with Doms where she has carefully rescripted her attack, or meaningless flings with men where she mentally removes herself. However, her negotiations with Daniel, a new Dom, start Nina down a path of discovering who she is underneath all of her pain and finding what she needs to recover.Daniel, uncomfortable with the amount of violence Nina requests, works with her to understand why she needs this type of edgeplay in her life to feel alive and in turn, uncovers his own feelings about his sub.What made this story different from many other BDSM books I’ve read was that while Daniel and Nina may have been the main characters, they were not the focus of the story. After reading the book, I still don’t know what Daniel looks like, what he did for a living, exactly where they lived, what Nina looks like. Beyond small snippets mentioned in passing, the focus was not on Nina and Daniel as individuals, but rather the interactions they had with one another and the feelings Nina had within herself. Daniel’s attention to Nina’s cues were so careful and sweet and his constant desire to ensure that she was still with him and hadn’t drifted into herself showcased the true nature of the Dom/sub relationship.While shifting the focus of the book to the relationship, not just the participants, was an interesting way to present the story, it did raise a few issues. There were times that the vagueness of Nina’s past confused me, or I wanted to know more about Daniel. Where did he go when he left Nina? Was he qualified to handle Nina and her issues?However, for the most part, these issues worked themselves out. As it says in the description, this story is definitely not for everyone. Nina is dealing with a past attack, and the way she chooses to handle it could certainly hit triggers for some people. But as a story about a woman looking to survive her past and find someone who can love that part of her as much as the rest, it was a beautiful tale about the power of submission and the courage it takes to move beyond your past.Review copy provided for an honest review.

  • The Bookend Family
    2019-04-25 06:10

    Just as a note, when I requested this title there was a warning in place please if you are going to read this book read the warning. Even having read the warning it was a bit too dark for my taste. I think many readers would otherwise believe this to be along the lines of Fifty Shades or Sylvia Day, which it most certainly is not. This is no fairytale about the girl next story landing the big bad boy billionaire.This book appears to be created as a response to the above mentioned books, and it is violent, dark, and complex. There are many things going on with this story aside from the sexual interactions, that make it dark and violent. This book deals with real trauma steaming from childhood abuse. It deals with mental illness related to how one coups with abuse. The author did a great job of looking at very deep dark experiences and brought a character to the reader that was very traumatized. Throughout the story there is an underlying context of the main character trying to fix herself in ways that are more harmful that good. The plot does a good job of carrying the character from that ideal to one were she is learning to be dependent on others.Overall, this was a well written book with a very dark and complex subject matter. I would not recommend this book to just anyone. I also will say that if you are looking for a fun but dark romance book this is certainly not the book for you. This book is more for someone who wants to understand one way that traumatic sexual abuse can effect a life.

  • Miranda Whore
    2019-05-07 06:15

    Review for Edgeplay by Katie de LongEdgeplay by Katie de Long is an emotional roller coaster. There were moments while reading it that I had to check to see if I needed to safeword. While the book isn’t really what I would consider ‘dark’ it deals with some extremely disturbing situations that could trigger persons who are sensitive to traumatic events. I did enjoy the authors writing style and the attention to detail that she put into the BDSM aspects. The flow of the story and the relationship development between characters was good. There are a few places that it was difficult to follow who was speaking because there was a lot of back and forth without any kind of identifying statements, but for me that didn’t take away from the overall experience of reading.Daniel and Nina had chemistry for sure… there was quite a bit of back and forth on Daniel’s part which was a bit frustrating given the fact that he fully understood how fragile Nina was emotionally. There are so many things that impacted their dynamic it really was like being on a roller coaster. All in all it’s a THREE star read … there are several amazing moments in the book, but some of the technical issues and a rushed feel overall impacted my rating. It’s worth a read if you are looking for something different in the BDSM romance genre, but it’s not one that will blow you away.Review by Miranda at Mommy’s a Book Whore.Book Provided by publisher for honest review through NetGalley.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-18 03:08

    I had high hopes for this book when I read the description. After reading it, however, I am left unfulfilled and confused. To me, the plot has holes all through it; I never got a complete understanding of what happened to the main female character, Nina, to make her crave a Dom’s consensual abuse. I’m very confused as to her past home life with her parents and other people in her life. Did someone do something to her or is just a very unhappy person in general? As I read, I had hoped more information would come to light but it never did. What did happen is that I had more questions that are left unanswered.The main male character, Daniel, is complex as well. I have no idea what he does for a living or how he met Nina. There is no substance to his character either. He was hot one minute and cold the next, which leaves me wondering why Nina would want to be his submissive.I struggled greatly reading this book. It didn’t entertain me as I had hoped it would. Several times throughout the book I felt like I was left to make my own conclusions about Nina’s past and her relationship with Daniel. The end of the book was also disappointing; it felt rushed and like too much was crammed into it in order to attempt to make it a happy ending. I feel like the author left too much unresolved and could have made the book better by giving me more of Nina’s past and more of Daniel’s personal life.***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.

  • Célestine Beverley
    2019-05-13 03:17

    I received a free electronic copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Nina's tragic childhood experience has left her scarred and damaged. She is of the mind that reliving that scene in her BDSM life will help her heal. Sadly, this does not help. It disappoints me to say that I wasn't thrilled with this title. The synopsis really pulled me in but it wasn't what I expected at all. It wasn't nearly as dark as it was portrayed to be. The story-line wasn't bad but I can't say I felt a personal connection to either one of the characters which is unfortunate. I think seeing Daniel's POV would have enhanced the story. So many novels are written from a woman's POV and getting the opportunity to hear a man's thoughts are always warmly welcomed. I have a slight feeling that this book could have floated without the BDSM aspect. Her problems never really tied into it well. It seemed like an undeveloped accessory to make the novel more interesting. It succeeded in that task but there were times when I questioned whether BDSM was conducive to helping her with her problems.

  • Diane Dannenfeldt
    2019-05-22 06:32

    This is a new author for me. This story of Nina who is very broken by what happened to her when she was a teenager and she never came to grips with that. We start off with a scene that she has scripted for her current Dom, Daniel, to fulfill. But she holds back very important information from him and things don't go as planned. I am always harping on about communication, you must talk about everything leaving nothing unsaid especially when you are putting yourself into a situation that could seriously injury or possibly kill one or both of the participants. I did love seeing Daniel being the one that finally broke down her walls and help her build herself back up. The first issue I had was him punching her in the face, slapping is fine but a man punching a women in my book is just wrong, he could have broken something since they are way more powerful and therefore this just isn’t my cup of tea. The other issue I had is her so quick forgiveness of what he let Jack do. Other than those two issues I did enjoy this book and will be looking at other books by this author.I was given a copy by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Mari Christie
    2019-04-28 07:23

    I have pretty extensive experience in the "real-life" BDSM Scene (10 years and an occasional edge player, though not consensual non-consent), I am constantly disappointed by current BDSM erotica, because it seems to always be populated with dominants who take without giving. (The constant trope of "If you use your safeword, I will walk out and never return" makes me sick.) This book was so emotionally satisfying it nearly send me to tears. THIS is what the Scene is for and how it should be approached. It may never satisfy people who are looking to replicate the distance and mistrust and borderline abuse shown in Fifty Shades, but to someone who knows the intimacy of an emotional beta-male with the heart of an alpha, wow, this book was a breath of fresh air. It is giving me hope for the genre. Thank you.

    2019-05-11 06:36

    I found myself drawn into this story of troubled Nina and her Dom and friend Daniel. The re-enactments that Nina craved in order to heal her shattered psyche was heartbreaking. I think I fell in love with Daniel and his patience while loving Nina and firmness in knowing what she needed to heal was so touching. I always love a happy ending with a glimpse into what becomes of the characters-all wrapped up with big red bow. Loved the story. I have loved everything I have read by Kati de Long.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-12 07:35

    An emotional read that will tug at your heart strings. Nina has been hurt in the past, now she believes she is broken beyond repair and the only thing that eases her pain is to relive what she has been through. Daniel doesn’t just want have violent scripted scenes he wants to dig deeper and help Nina repair her injured soul. A dark emotional read but I loved Daniel, he wanted to help and not just use her.

  • Olia
    2019-05-03 06:38

    ARC from the publisher for an honest reviewIt is a good book about a troubled person learning to overcome her issues with a help of an unlikely man. The blurb is misleading: it is not a post-50SOG type of read but rather a book about trust. I thought Nina's family back story was too complicated, but the Nina/Daniel parts of the book were very good.

  • tyrianpurple
    2019-05-15 04:31

    ARC is kindly provided by Author/Publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Thank you for the chance to review the book.full review to be posted on my GoodReads and TUMBLR blog.

  • Laura Bolinger
    2019-04-26 05:23

    A new concept for bdsm not so much about the sex as much as the of the trust dynamics between partners. A quick excellant read with raw subject matter that is tastefully presented. Also an indepth perspective from a rape survivor and coping method used. Characters were well constructed and believable. Must read!

  • CD Keith
    2019-05-24 09:14

    I loved how this book gave that history of why there was a need for dark play. Abuse and fear left her permanently damaged. Thank you Victory Editing and NetGalley for ARC.