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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 she?Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in yeHer 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 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.Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and content (including/not limited to bondage, caning, restraints, spanking, etc), exhibitionism, voyeurism. ...

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Club Shadowlands Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-03-09 14:03

    3.5 BDSM StarsThis is all about how a sexy Dom.....accidentally meets an insecure yet passionate woman....Club Shadowlands is the first book in a BDSM series, Masters of the Shadowlands, by Cherise Sinclair. I have read Sinclair's Masters of the Mountain series and truly enjoyed those books so I thought I would give this series a whirl. No one writes a Dom like Cherise Sinclair. Her Doms all seem to be simply delish and Master Z in no exception!Jessica Randall is in a pickle. After a horrendous date, she finds herself stranded in a ditch while there is a torrential rain storm coming down. She has no choice but to abandon her car and seek help. She finds herself at a private residence. Well, she thinks it is a residence. Jessica quickly discovers that it is a private and exclusive club despite not really understanding what the heck is going on beyond the lobby. After being helped out of her wet clothing (literally) and given dry clothes to wear by the elusive owner of the club known as Master Z or Sir, Jessica is given a choice. She can either wait out the storm in the cold and dull lobby or sign a contract and be allowed entrance into the club. What do you think she chooses???? Jessica essentially is shockingly introduced to the world of BDSM when she enters the private club. Her curiosity and desires get the better of her and she spends the night being deliciously tormented and pleasured by none other than Master Z himself. Jessica leaves the private club the following morning dealing with an internal conflict. How can a successful woman submit herslef completely like she did the night before? She knows that Master Z wants to have her back at the club; however, she leaves without providing him with her contact information.Master Z, or Zachary to the outside world, is not only the owner of the private club but also a psychologist. He is definitely intrigued by the woman who shows up at his club seeking help. She is curvy, beautiful and definitely curious and excited about his private world. He knows he wants much more of Jessica but when she leaves without indicating whether she would be back, he takes matters into his own hands and sends her a gift inviting her to the club the following Saturday. He has no idea if she will show up. She does. What follows is another sexy night. Master Z and Jessica don't really get a huge HEA due to the short nature of this book however, we are left with a nice ending where the pair decide that they want to take their relationship to a more exclusive level.Essentially this book outlines and previews what the Shadowlands club is all about and sets out all the preliminary information for the reader. We are also introduced to a few more very sexy and intriguing Doms. This is a short book so we don't get a huge storyline when it comes to Master Z and Jessica but I really enjoyed this one. I am hooked and will most definitely be reading further books in the series.

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-03-15 13:35

    Well, since this book is pretty short, the review will be pretty short too...Here are just some basic things you need to know, and some of my reactions to them...Master Z is a mind reader :DYup, he can tell what emotions you are feeling, sometimes even your thoughts! He is the pefect master and knows what every sub needs and wants. And I was just about to say: Where can I get some of that?, but then thought... Ummm, I really DON'T want a guy who'll know every single thing I'm thinking/feeling ALL THE TIMEsure, it's good to have that ability while in bed, but outside of it? No thanks :D Jessica is just an ordinary woman who stumbled into a BDSM club one night, she knows nothing about the lifestyle, but that same night she manages to have sex with the owner of the club :D Lucky girl I'd say :D But then I thought about it a bit longer, and if it was just an ordinary one night stand it would be ok, but going into kinky with someone you know nothing about? Hmmm. I'd have to seriously trust that person to go into it, and no matter how seductive his voice is or how he reads her mind, it was just a bit too much, the same night she was introduced into the lifestyle she had bondage sex with a stranger :D Well hell OK, I get even that, but (view spoiler)[after knowing each other for only TWO DAYS, they want to be exclusive, and he practically declared himself when he brought her to his house (hide spoiler)]That's the main thing that bothered me, I'm not a fan of insta-love, and especially in this case, only two days, well damn those weren't even two full days, two evenings at the cluband they're practically in love, only they didn't say it :DDDDDDMoving on, the story... Well it looked like an introduction to the BDSM lifestyle, and I think this would be a good book for beginners :) The sex was uber light, just bondage and some spanking.Some scenes were pretty hot, but the overall feel of the book was kind of detached, almost clinical. Yes it was all greatly described what he did and how she felt, but the emotional connection just wasn't there. Why will I continue reading this series?All of my friends tell me it's going to get better with each new book, so I'm sticking to it :)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • nd ♥Master's kitten♥
    2019-02-22 12:02

    Every once in a while a book comes along that grabs at your the literary brain cells. That you read and immediately want to read again, that while you're reading it, you can't put it down, you don't want it to end, you want to shout to everyone you know that they MUST, MUST read this book! You think about where the story is going to go next when you aren't sitting down holding it in your hands... well this is one of those books for me... one of those authors actually. Everything I've read by Cherise Sinclair (I recently finished the Mountain Masters series), and I do mean EVERYTHING has done this to me! I put one book down, only to start the next one! I've rounded a new literary corner and the sex is HOT! Okay, I'm vanilla girl living in a vanilla world, plain and simple. I enjoyed Paranormal Romance.. then I moved a little further outside of my vanilla world and stepped into Paranormal Erotica... I thought I'd never get enough of that... then I found a group of ladies on Goodreads that read *Erotica*... *GASP* I picked up some pretty good recomendations from them, then I saw where they were talking about Cherise Sinclair and her Mountain Masters and Masters of Shadowland and I felt wicked just reading the blurbs! I couldn't understand why someone would want to read about such things as BDSM. There couldn't be any love or real romance, no HEA, just people torturing each other, or controling each other... right? RIGHT?Wrong... Enter Jessica, whose car breaks down in a storm, she walks and comes upon an estate where she askes to use the phone... one situation leads to another and she finds warmth, dry clothes... and Master Z. What she's stumbled into is a private BDSM club. Couriosity... ahh yes, couriosity is what keeps Jessica hanging around "just until she can get her car towed out of the ditch". Master Z takes good care of Jessica, and finds she is a true "Submissive" and now isn't it just lucky that he is the purrrrfect Dom? There are a lot of "scenes", and Jessica is scared, terrified... and well, turned on by it all... you'll have to read the rest to she how it goes. No spoilers here!But I must tell you, this isn't for the faint of heart. It's raw and powerful. It will make you blush, laugh out loud, cringe, but I'll bet you won't be able to put it down! Go on, I dare you.

  • Shurrn
    2019-03-03 07:55

    This was a fun introduction to the Masters of the Shadowlands series...If you follow my updates, you might have seen my surprise when I discovered that I had already read this book... I figured this out within the first few sentences and was more than a little surprised... Not that I had read a book that was published four years ago, but that I could barely remember anything about it...Here is what I could remember:After a car crash, a young woman takes shelter in a strange house,Which turns out to be a BDSM club,And they let her in,She meets a charming Dom who happens to own the place,She explores her sexuality,She was a secret sub all along,Charming Dom realizes he has met his match with her,Happily Ever After......Basically, it sounded like every other BDSM Club book I've ever read.So now that I've re-read this book, what can I add to my previously fuzzy memory? Nothing really.I had forgotten how neurotic and obnoxious the main character, Jessica was...She really didn't have any character development. She never really overcame (or attempted to overcome) her body issues - He made her feel pretty, which is a start... But it's not the basis for a personality.I forgot that her "charming Dom" Master Z had the whole Mind Reader thing going on......And I was reminded why this book fuzzed out in my memory.On the plus side, this was a fairly subdued and gentle introduction for the fuzzy-handcuff Erotica fans. I'll probably pick up the rest of the series at some point with the hope that his book was intended to be a gentile segue into Club Shadowlands, and that the subsequent books with have something more creative and substantial to offer this (admittedly jaded) reader of BDSM Erotica.

  • destini mia
    2019-03-12 10:49

    This was like being Alice in a very twisted Wonderland...Holy hells was that steamy!If your looking for a short, hot and entertaining read, look no further. Club Shadowlands pulled me in and kept me in a heat-filled daze. The writing was easy, the characters were interesting and this book was a perfect way to take a break from my depressing and masochistic reading.Rough night, Kitten?*sigh* I can never resist a man who calls his girl Kitten. Master Z was one of my favorite characters. He was so sexy and dominant but could be really sweet. And, praise the gods, a man who actually knows what he wants and goes after it. There was none of that "maybe she wants me... no she doesn't... this is only a one time thing... yes... no... maybe" garbage. Perfect combination if you ask me.Why the hell couldn't I be the one to have a shitty night and stumble upon his club and gorgeousness? Master ZI really liked Jessica. She was sweet and so innocent it was hilarious. She didn't get on my nerves or bore me with her endless insecurities, so that's always a plus. JessicaThis story was like an easy, pleasurable read without all the unnecessary drama wrapped up in a sexy packaging. 3.5 stars delectable stars

  • Steelwhisper
    2019-03-22 12:58

    ...give me a day to recuperate...After a few days to recuperate, and thanks to Loederkoningin some absolutely wonderful pansexual BDSM to read, I get back to this here.Where to start? A vanilla woman drives her car into a ditch in the middle of the night in a thunderstorm, and enters a BDSM club to get help. This reads a bit like the great opening scenes of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", with a Jessica instead of a Janet and Brad, and a Sir Z instead of a Frank N. Furter. While this book stays rather bizarre, it doesn't stay as nicely bizarre as that classic movie.First off, screeching plotholes: such a big club doesn't of course have a phoneline, not downstairs, not on groundlevel, not in the apartment above, from where a friendly human being could actually call a taxi to take stranded Janet, errr, Jessica home. And of course not one of the many guests has a mobile either. Yeah, right. Instead the lady is blackmailed into signing a contract (which would be quite invalid right there) and then sexually assaulted by the clubowner. She's drugged with alcohol and left to her own devices to walk around a fetish club, with guests who of course all are happy with having complete vanillas run around all wide-eyed. Where she then earns herself a "punishment" because she stopped a scene. Yeah, right. What bullcrap.I'll not go into this any further, a lot of it angered me beyond words. E.g. the fact that this was terminally sexist, that despite protestations to the contrary there was little SSC in this, and that I think this may have been something E.L. James read for research. Spare yourself!O.oThis sums up my reaction:(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • warhawke
    2019-03-02 10:40

    Genre: Erotica Type: Standalone Book 1 from Masters of the ShadowlandsPOV: First Person - FemaleRating: On a cold rainy night, Jessica Randall, a plain Jane accountant, ran out of luck when her car ended up stuck in a ditch. She walked the isolated road until she came across a mansion to ask for help. Never would have she realize what's behind the door was a whole another world that Master Z was more than willing to open her eyes to.I had this book on my TBR for a very long time since I first popped my BDSM cherry. It didn't turned out the way I expected to be. Her concern spilled through him like warmth from the sun. Until now, he hadn’t realized he’d been cold.Mostly, it's just how my taste in books evolved since I first started. I'm no longer interested in the wide eyed, clueless heroine type (except in super short smuts) - Jessica was exactly that. The vibrations on her clit somehow made the ones in her ass even more arousing.Also, I think this book is more suitable for BDSM virgins. I find it hard to keep my attention with the "basics of BDSM lessons". I just want the real actions lol!Club Shadowlands is a story of a woman unexpectedly thrust into a sexual re-awakening. It's an introduction to the world of kink and would appeal to readers looking for a light kinky read.Books in the series: Read during Shh... BDSM week for:❌ Dispelling the MYTHS about BDSM! ❌Giveaway: ⬅️ Open now!Author Chat: ⬅️ Open late night Nov 16 EST!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  • Navessa
    2019-03-02 13:55

    3.5 StarsYour expectations going into this book will make or break it for you. Seriously. If you expect beautiful literature or in depth character development or rational human behavior you’re going to be pissed. You’re going to scream things like this:“Haven’t you ever seen a scary movie? Do NOT go in there!”But if you go into this book expecting a fully formed BDSM fantasy you may end up screaming things more along these lines:“Yes. Yes. Give it to me. YES!”Because I went into this prepared for a fantasy I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how readable it was. No really. From the very first page it was better than I expected it to be. The writing was good, the female lead likeable (minus a few irritating moments where she randomly balked) and the male lead…well…let’s just say that I’d let him tie me up anytime. *grins*For such a short book there was also a great buildup of sexual tension between the main characters. It was so seductively drawn out that I found myself transforming from a 28 year old woman into a total creeper, prone to waggling my eyebrows and overusing the word “Giggity”. It was also quite funny at times and the ending was sweet but definitely not a perfectly tied up (giggity) HEA. If you’re looking for a light read or an introduction into consensual BDSM this book may be just the thing for you.

  • * Meli Mel *
    2019-03-09 07:44

    ♥♥♥ 3.25 STARS ♥♥♥This was quite the short read, but it was full of steam. It was a pretty good start to the series, but it wasn't without any flaws.The story starts off with the Jessica leaving a horrible date, and her car stranding her on a street in the pouring rain alone. She goes in search for some help when she comes across Club Shadowlands. She has no idea the nature of this club or that that night is BDSM night. This is where she meets Master Z, a Dom, she is immensely attracted to.●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●"But a Dom's responsibilities include exploring your needs, both the desires you know about and those you haven't experienced. I think, someday, you might well enjoy being on display--And I'd enjoy seeing you there."●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●Like I mentioned before, it was a good start, but I did feel Jessica was a bit too naive. I also thought her decisions were quite questionable. I mean, I thought she was sweet, tough and feisty, which I liked. She was insecure of her body because she wasn't thin, which didn't make me dislike her. But, she goes off with this Master Z, a complete stranger, and lets him tie her up and have his way with her. She wanted it too, mind you, but it was just weird. They were talking about trust when they barely knew each other.Master Z, I will admit was freaking hot. We were able to get his POV too, which I really liked. I loved the kind way he treated Jessica. He never rushed Jessica into accepting this BDSM lifestyle. He was an awesome Dom and super sexy when he took control. The mind reading thing was a tiny bit freaky, though. Just because it would freak me out for someone to figure out what I am always thinking. Other than that, I really liked Master Z.●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●'He wanted more from her than a few evenings in the club. She roused feelings in him that he hadn't felt in a long time.'●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●The writing was bad at all, but the book may have been too short. I wasn't able to feel a complete connection between these two, because I felt that they never really got to know each other completely. There was definitely something there, but I felt that it was a bit rushed near the end. Which brings me to the ending. Something was definitely missing from the ending. After two nights together, they seem to have fallen for each other, which was way too fast for me. I needed to know more, but it just ended rather abruptly. The steam was good, at times too clinical, but hot. The BDSM was light, which makes this a good read for a beginner who wants to dive into the BDSM genre. Overall, it was a good read. I look forward to reading the next books, because I hear it only gets better.

  • Dina
    2019-03-24 12:50

    This read was boring to me, as I didn't connect with Master Z (Zachary) and Jessica. Master Z was a caring, sensitive and protective Dom, Jessica was a nice and courageous (even if a bit TSTL) sub, but I didn't feel any chemistry between them. Everything was too rushed and their sexual encounters left me cold, which is saying a lot considering that BDSM usually ruffles my feathers - sometimes in a bad way, sometimes in a good way. This time, I couldn't care less.This was only my 2nd book by this author and I don't know what to make of her yet. Since I loved The Dom's Dungeon, I can only hope the next book in this series is up to par with that one.

  • Kat Fletcher
    2019-02-21 13:37

    Sort of the standard BDSM thing of an accidental introduction to the lifestyle. Girl is driving in storm, girl's car breaks down, she goes to castle to use the phone, but castles don't have phones a******, so she has to stay the night. Everyone does the time warp and she's introduced to the world of kink. I have read this book before. I love reading this book. Except it doesn't turn out to be that book. Before she's done much more than look, she breaks a rule and because she's signed a member agreement (signed it while cold and wet so she can come out of the rain), she's "agreed" to whatever punishment if she breaks the rules. So, well, to be blunt, she's then sexually assaulted. I simply can't get past that. She's tied up and paddled without any consent, struggling against it all the way. I don't care if she signed the thing. I don't care if Mr. Pinhead can read her mind and has decided she really wants it. The hero sexually assaults the heroine.I wanted a nice cop to come, take her home in his squad car, whip out his handcuffs, and show her what consensual domination is supposed to be. Then being a perfect alpha and multi-talented, after a night of passion, he could whip up some breakfast and they could eat and laugh about how Mr. Z was learning about what consent or non-consent means from a large man named Bubbha in the state pen.And they bitch about 50 Shades giving BDSM a bad name.

  • Vishous
    2019-03-10 09:38

    1.5● things I liked in this book: .................● things I didn't like in this book:○ every single sentence on every single page; ○ heroine that is TSTL; ○ hero that feels other people's emotions and is a mind reader and obviously the smartest living creature on planet Earth; ○ did I mention extremely annoying heroine?! ○ did I mention a hero with super powers in his loins?!

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-25 07:58

    Posted onUnder the CoversWhenever I ask for BDSM recommendations, I am told the same two words all the time: Cherise Sinclair. Curiosity got the best of me and I read an excerpt of this book online. I was instantly hooked and delved right into Club Shadowlands. This is a novella so I was quite impressed by the story that bloomed between Master Z and Jessica. When Jessica finds herself stuck in her car in the middle of the storm, she seeks shelter in a private club for the night. Unbeknownst to her, she signs in without reading the contract which outlines what kind of private club it is. Soon, she realizes that she may be in over her head when she goes bug-eyed at witnessing scenes between Doms and their subs. Even more surprising is the fact that she finds something darkly sensual about it. That feeling ignites when she meets Master Z, the owner of the club. Zachery is a great Dom. He’s potent man, just barely contained and you can tell he possesses a lot of power. I really enjoyed him. But perhaps what made him more desirable is the fact that he embraces the fact that Jessica is a more conservative person who isn’t used to this lifestyle. His patience with her makes me weak in the knees. And it’s their blooming trust between one another that makes me love this book the most. It’s a little baffling to see this development with such a short book, so I must give Sinclair a hand for this. Great pacing and character development! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. If this book is any indication of what to expect, then I’m in good hands.

  • Vina
    2019-02-23 08:57

    I really liked the cover.I loved the synopsie , but Master Z was what really did it for me.I loved that for once , the hero was a grown men with black hair silvering at the temples,and have two grown children.I've always had an extra thing for older men. When my school friends were busy swooning over Taylor lautner, I had a crush on liam neeson or pierce brosnan. Sadly, most heroes in novels are 20 ish.So yeah.. that with him being a Dom,Zachary is definitely on my top 5 favorite males.A nice, light, BDSM story with a little romance and lots of hot sex. This one's a shorty, which is not my favourite, but for a short book the author packs in all the right elements. Chance meeting between very innocent woman and kink club owner, her intro to the lifestyle with some reluctance, lots of sex, and a happy ending. What more do you need (in a novella)? I would have preferred a longer story. I liked the characters and wanted more. The book didn't feel rushed, I just like more. I am interested in the characters that will be in the next books so I will probably read them. I like this author and am curious to see what else she has in store.

  •  ~V~
    2019-03-18 07:47

    **3 1/2 stars** at first, i have to admit, i was a little bit nervous to read this since BDSM is most definitely NOT my "thing" but after seeing all of my GR friends' ratings and reviews my interest was piqued and felt that i had to at least give the 1st one a shot. In the beginning i was STILL having doubts simply because Jessica was stupid, plain and simple!...she enters a house with two strange men...signs a contract even though she hasn't read through it and really has no clue what it even is...THEN she lets a man she doesn't even KNOW...YUMMY MAN of course!..but she still doesn't know who the heck he is...undress her, bathe her and re-dress her...and not once does she try to cover herself up or push him away! LOL!..all i could think was REALLY!?...REALLY!!?? She could have been MURDERED for gosh sakes!! But alas...this IS a romance so she does still live!..AND she got to enjoy very erotic/kinky sex with a VERY HOT MAN! Of course this all takes place in Master Z's home where all different forms of bondage take place..some CRAZY stuff i might add!!...but nothing that has frightened me off yet! ;)This book certainly grew on me as the story went on. I really liked Zachary..a lot..he was very sexy and very sweet with Jessica and even though it was novella length and things usually seem very rushed...i didn't seem to feel that way with this book... it was still a satisfying and enjoyable read. I def. liked this enough that i am moving on to the second book right away. Can't wait to read about Master D and i'm really looking forward to Cullen's book too..i REALLY liked him! :)

  • Jen
    2019-02-26 05:56

    Another book of Cherise's that I couldn't put down!!! So far all her books that I have read I really enjoy and can't put them down!! Once again the "steam factor" is off the charts!The book starts off with Jessica arriving at Club Shadowlands on a dark and stormy night!! Her car is off the road and she is cold so she ends up there. Master Z (Zachary) is a dom who finds Jessica interesting..She ends up learning about being a sub and sees for the first time different scenarios that go on in the club. Her and Master Z start a dom/sub relationship which eventually turns into more.This book is a good introduction into that world of BDSM..There are a bunch of glimpses into different situations going on ( whipping, caning, spanking) and I liked how Zachary and Jessica's relationship developed into more.

  • Mason Sabre
    2019-03-17 13:59

    So this is the second book with a BDSM theme that I have read. This one was recommended to me by my own readers. I must say I enjoyed it and pretty much read it in one day. Save for a family disaster, I would have finished it in one day too. I liked the authors writing style. It was quick and easy to read. Just hitting that balance of right on everything. I liked the two main characters, Jessica and Master Z. I love the bond that grew between them and the way the author got you to feel that is was more than just sex. For me I like a little more plot in my books, but that is just personal taste and no reflection on the author. It did end rather abruptly for me, though. Just as it hit that climax, it ended. For me, it felt like it needed one last chapter. Just to tie up all the ends. However, if you're looking for a read that is definitely hot and very sexy, then this is the one.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-28 10:45

    I should point out I am reviewing the series, not this particular book. But it would essentially be the same for all books anyway.I read these when I don't want to think, when I'm bored and just wanting light entertainment. They are basically the same thing. Everybody is awesome, what are the chances! Single Sexy Girl stumbles into BDSM club, Perfect Dom of her dreams sees girl and has to have her, turns out it what she needed all her life! Everybody has millions of orgasms, everybody falls in love, everything's fantastic. I don't hate them, they just aren't a serious read.

  • Duchess Nicole
    2019-03-09 08:03

    All right, I'll begin by saying that while I'm fairly new to the BDSM scene, I thought that I had a fairly good idea as to what to expect. I've never felt uncomfortable with anything that I've read thus far in the erotica/BDSM genre. Seems to me that most of the authors that I've read have been very careful to give the sense of a very distinct line between consent and non-consent. Hence safe words and constant reassurance. I definitely did not get that from this book. I was really uncomfortable with a couple of scenes here. I was also very surprised that I've never read a single review that alludes to what happens in the first 'scene' between Master Z and Jessica. Jessica is given no safe word, and not even the illusion of a choice in the matter. I can't say its rape, as there isn't actual sex, but it's definitely a violation. Its apparent that she doesn't know what's happening, and that she doesn't want it to continue. If I'd been her, I'd have run far, far away once the restraints were gone. But no, this little uptight accountant...comes back for more?! WTF?!So, for THAT part of the book, this is a 1 star. For the rest, a 5 star. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the rest of the book. Master Z was actually kind of a romantic figure amid the leather and lace. Vulgar, he was not. He went from being this extremely controlled Dom - the biggest and baddest Master of the Shadowlands - to a gentle, understanding teddy bear who loves to snuggle. The mind reading thing kind of threw me. Is he really a mind reader - as in telepathic - or simply good at reading people? The world may never know. But I did feel the connection between Z and Jessica. Of course, I think a lot more could have evolved between the two of them if their relationship had more room to grow. Basically, I was really torn. I was really, really uncomfortable at first. If I could forget about that first encounter, I would have really liked this. I don't know if I've just gotten lucky with these types of books that I've read so far. I'm really hoping this isn't the norm. I have enjoyed the trust level that is there between D/s. The connections is tangible and makes the extras that much more titillating. That's seemed to be a major highlight of this type of book, but it wasn't there in this one, as far as I'm concerned.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-16 08:55

    *Note: Review unedited*.This story is fucked up, my friends. Like, fucked up along the lines of Fifty Shades of Grey. I brought this book cause it was a freebie. I didn't even read the synopsis. The cover looked hot though so i picked it up, haha. That was a few months ago, so i decided to actually read it and give it a go. It was a really short read i read in a day. It's about BDSM, and this girl who stumbles upon the club that is all about BDSM sex. She meets the owner, instant 'oh he is hot, i wonder what it would be like to ride him' kind of attraction going on between them. This book has only sex in it. Some scenes where super hot i admit, but the rest in my opinion where either ridiculous, or just....wrong and super fucked up. So if you like that kind of stuff and short BDSM stories you will really enjoy Club Shadowlands, otherwise...stay away, LOL.

  • Kristen
    2019-03-05 10:48

    Club Shadowlands is NOT one of my favorite Cherise Sinclair books, that's for sure. I did like Master Z's character but I never fully warmed up to Jessica's character. I also had a hard time believing Jessica to be a submissive. The heroine remained to obstinate and dubious throughout this book for me to buy into her submissive nature. Not to mention, for someone described as level-head and critical thinking, she sure did some really stupid things. Club Shadowlands is well written and insightful book that gives the reader a basic understanding of the BDSM lifestyle. However, I felt this book lack that special romantic element I've come to expect from Ms. Sinclair books.

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-03-19 10:49

    FREE today on Amazon US (8/13/2013)

  • Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘
    2019-03-15 11:01

    FOUR STARS!If you've ever had to walk a mile in the rain and cold after losing your car in a ditch, then you probably are having the worst day ever, and I'm going to guess that your name is Jessica. Club Shadowlands opens up with our heroine, Jessica Randall, a no-nonsense accountant currently down on her luck and searching for some road-side assistance. She stumbles across a private club where she meets the swoon-worthy Master Z, who leads her on a gentle exploration of the kinky side of sex and teaches her to push her boundaries and live a little.I quite enjoyed this book. Enjoyed discovering through Jessica different kinks that I would be OK with, enjoyed the dual gentle and dominating nature that is Master Z, loved the sweet things that came out of his mouth that made me wish like hell there were more guys out there like him. I didn't really have any complaints with this read other from the fact that I wish it were longer and that I had hoped for a scene outside of the club. But as it is a series, I'm guessing I'll get more glimpses of this couple with the next few books.Overall, a great and fun read. Definitely recommend it to those who, like me, had never explored the realms of BDSM. This is a great introductory into the genre.

  • Rin W. Vitale
    2019-02-22 08:01

    3.5 Stars!"I do. And I think it's time you gave me your number.""What would you do with my number?""Call you and ask you out to dinner. Talk to you somewhere besides in bed, much as I enjoy having you here.""Do I call you Sir at a restaurant?""No, kitten." ..."I'm Zachary until we reach the club...or the bedroom." Been a while since I read some BDSM genre! Wasn't so bad! This one was enjoyable read. And, OH MAN, the sex was..

  • La-Lionne
    2019-03-24 12:58

    That's the story the notorious Master Z gets? I'm disappointed. Nothing new, nothing special. Rushed, no decent beginning, no buildup, straight to the sex. Heroine was very annoying. A lot of " I uhm.. But I... What are you... No, I'm uh...".In this story, it felt like I have been in that club a thousand times. Same surroundings, same people, nothing exiting.I know that Sinclair could have done better than this. Mediocre at best.

  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    2019-03-19 12:43

    You should know before reading my review that BDSM isn't my thing. It is way out of my comfort zone and although I may believe that everyone has a right to get off however they want I still cringe every time S&M is mentioned. So, you probably realize what a surprise it was to me that I enjoyed this book so much. If it had more of a plot it would be a solid 5.**************SPOILERS**************Master ZZ was so damn hot. He had this overly protective personality combined with a bit of an edge and danger that could keep any woman on her toes. He is smart, sexy, rich, with some kind of mambo jumbo thrown in for good measure that helps him understand people perfectly AND he is a children psychologist in his day job. Now tell me who could resist? Jessica sure couldn't.JessicaJessica was a really lovable heroine. Intrigued by the new world she stumbled upon by accident she decides to learn her way through it. Who better to teacher than the top Master himself? Jessica is a sub but only in bed. Walking around she is a hellcat with an attitude and a mouth to match.I have read a few BDSM related books before and they left a bitter feeling but this one was totally different. The hero didn't try to supress the heroine's personality. He liked her spirit and fire. He took control in sexual situations and she obviously enjoyed it but he liked her attitude and character outside of it and never tried to change her. The fact that there wasn't any hard-core S&M stuff helped a lot since I don't think I could possibly stand a scene with true sadism involved no matter how mutual and consensual it was.One thing that I loved about the book was the safe sex. The couple never went in unprotected and god, what a relief that was. I just can't stand uprotected sex. I can take it in PNR because there usually an explanation about it (immortal hero/heroine who can't procreate or catch a disease, etc) but I can't stand uprotected sex in contemporary romance with silly excuses like "I'm on the pill" or "I'm going to pull out".The second thing that solf tis book for me was that there was nowhere the "L" word. Another relief there. The couple didn't begin picking wedding invitations and confess their undying feelings after two days of f***ing each other silly.Generally the book was good and if there was some kind of plot lost in all the sex it would be a 5 but there wasn't one anywhere.************2nd time around************I'm going to change the rating to 5. The things that made me give it 4 stars the last time around are still there but I just love reading this book so I'm not going to hold back.

  • Melanie
    2019-03-11 08:50

    As of September 29th, 2015 this book is free on Amazon.This book was dramatically better than I was expecting. I was so pleasantly surprised. Cherise Sinclair completely won me over. I have never read a book about BDSM that was so careful to protect its readers from real life BDSM gone wrong. She even prefaces the whole book with this: How amazing, right? She completely won me over. Zachery was exactly what people should look for if they are interested in the BDSM world. He always put the needs of the female lead, Jessica, first. He also understood her needs without being told. He was always in charge, but always respectful. I can see how some women would think he is not "dark enough", but trust and safety are really the ultimate turn ons in this type of relationship. Jessica was likeable. I wasn't in love with her by any means, mostly because she was a little naive, but most of her actions were completely understandable. I think the author made her a good representation of woman being self conscious and unsure of their bodies. Therefore, she wrote Zachery to be an amazing band-aid for helping heal her insecurities. This story also has zero useless drama. If something upsets Jessica, it's fixed promptly. Not dragged out, over exaggerated, and then ends in a cliffhanger. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this, because it's really rare in every genre lately. Overall, this is a light read about what could happen if you have car problems, end up on the side of the road, walk to the nearest house, and to your surprise it ends up being a BDSM club. If you go into this thinking it's going to be a deeply moving story, you're going to be disappointed. It's a sweet, sexy, fun little read that I would for sure recommend.

  • AH
    2019-03-20 11:42

    Thanks to and their 12 days of Christmas, I was able to sample a genre of books that I would not have necessarily sought out. Do any of you remember The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Do you remember how it started on that dark and stormy night? Brad and Janet’s car broke down and the only house in the area was the spooky mansion? They arrive soaked and are told that there is a private party going on? Well, this ebook had a very similar start. Jessica skids off the road and walks over to this large mansion. She knocks on the door and asks for help. She is told that a private party is going on and she would not be able to stay. The owner of the house Master Z sees her and invites her to clean up, shower off the mud, and get into some dry clothes while she is waiting for help. Now, this is no ordinary party, and there are papers to read and sign prior to entry. Jessica figures that she has nothing better to do, so she signs the papers without reading them and enters the party.I really enjoyed how the author portrayed this particular lifestyle. There was a dignity and respect for the subs that I did not know existed. Master Z (Zachary) was particularly sensitive to Jessica’s needs. There are some hot and surprisingly sexy moments. I also melted when Master Z called Jessica Kitten. Now where have I heard that before? Funny it had the same result with me. The description of the club was very interesting. So many different things happening - some in public and some in private. I was fascinated by all the rules and regulations involved in running such a place. I like how abusive doms were treated – they were kicked out of the club and blacklisted. My only disappointment is that the next book in the series does not continue Zachary and Jessica's story. It would be nice to see how everything turned out for them. I had a lot of fun reading this book and I will be looking for more of Cherise Sinclair’s books in the future.

  • Tekla
    2019-03-06 11:01

    I was in the mood for some hot real BDSM book after Fifty Shades of Grey ... But oh boy, picking this book was such a mistake.Shortly after you start reading, they tell you the moto is SAFE, SANE AND CONSENSUAL. Keep that in mind, mm'k?Main girl's car crashed in the middle of nowhere in a cold, rainy night. She found a lone house and went inside without knowing it was a bondage private club. They told her she had to sign some paper to join and be able to get inside, and she fucking did because she was freezing and needed HELP. Once inside, she saw a girl chained and screaming STOP at a dude wipping her. Of course, main girl freaked out and helped the poor girl. Well, main girl, that will teach you to be more of a bitch and let people fix their own problems next time.She had stopped a scene. And according to those papers she had signed, she had to be punished for it. When she realized the kind of situation she had gotten herself into, she made it perfectly clear she was not up for it. The people there knew about her situation and still forced her to endure the punishment, because she had signed the papers, duh!Safe, sane and consensual, right? Can someone please bring me a dungeon monitor? We need to stop this madness stat!She did NOT consent to be restrained and paddled in public. Even if she signed some papers, I'm bold enough to assume they had no real legal power whatsoever! Sure, she must have read what she signed, but still. She had been in a car accident, she needed HELP. What's wrong with these people? I was so pissed when I read it... Oh but then she actually got on her knees willingly and apologized for ruining the scene and even liked it (of course, I mean duh romance BDSM book here, hello). It was like all that unruly, vehement woman needed was a good spanking, FFS! I WAS ROYALLY PISSED, SIR.And thus, I stopped reading. Safe, sane and consensual my ass.

  • P.A. Lupton
    2019-02-23 10:03

    I’ve read this book before (a few times) but I thought I would write something quickly about why I love the Masters of Shadowlands series so much. In my opinion this series is the best in the BDSM genre. Cherise Sinclair does an amazing job of pulling you into her characters (I love them all) and showing the internal struggles of the not only the Subs, but the Doms as well.I love Master Z, the relationship between him and Jessica is fun and yet still hot. Jessica gets them into some humorous predicaments that turn steamy very fast. This is her first experience in the BDSM lifestyle and she ends up being thrown into the deep end.Jessica has a war going on inside her. She is fighting her arousal because of years of a conservative upbringing and her preconceptions about what is wrong and right. Master Z has to fight his instincts to ease Jessica into the lifestyle. She breaks some pretty important rules, and according to Club regulations needs to be punished for those infractions. Still, he struggles with having to dole out those punishments knowing she isn’t quite ready for it.The Doms in Masters of the Shadowlands are THE ideal heroes. Aside from the fact that they are all gorgeous, muscular gods, they are also so in tune with their subs. They instinctively know their woman’s every desire and their only goal is to give it to them. They require absolute honesty and trust in order to make these relationships work. And how do they go about ensuring they get honesty and trust? By talking about their feelings *gasp* I know it’s hard to believe men talk about their feelings, but this is fiction after all. I definitely recommend this series to anyone who loves a good BDSM book.*edit* Just tried the audiobook since it was just released. It was pretty good. I will admit I prefer a female narrator for this type of book, but the male narrator did a great job.