I first want to start off by saying thank you so much to Silver Dagger Book Tours for reaching out to me and asking me to consider being a blog tour host with them. I am glad that I get to support and sign up and be accepted for some of these blog tours! I am just so completely humbled that I get approached to be a part of different companies like this, and I hope to be a great host as often as I can.
This is my first blog tour with Silver Dagger, and I ended up getting picked for a time travel romance book! Click on the banner for more information on the schedule, and the giveaway.
Nya Lynn Crow is stuck in a boring life. Her only real joy exists in attending BDSM and kinkster parties with her best friend, Tawni. However, even those events are being ruined by a woman who’s out to destroy her, and because of whom Nya ends up being drugged, beaten and left to die on a mesa in the Sandia mountain foothills.
She tries to walk home in the dark and stumbles on to ancient Indian burial grounds, only to awaken in the care of two very handsome ranchers who are strong, kind, and ridiculously old-fashioned. While they nurse her back to health, she finds herself yearning for modern conveniences—conveniences that she soon discovers have not yet been invented.
Flint Masters, stern cowboy and owner of High River Ranch, takes an instant shine to this beautiful but strange ‘half-breed’, but her lack of proper manners and inability to follow direction grate on his nerves. As a result, Nya soon discovers that all the fantasies and role playing games she so enjoyed enacting before at BDSM events are nothing like the reality of a real, old-fashioned spanking. She’s also quick to learn that her sexual appetite is something beyond the ‘polite society’ expectations of a gentleman rancher; and her desires end up inviting not only another switching, but also fulfillment the likes of which she’s never before experienced.
Can a modern, sexually expressive, and highly opinionated young woman survive in the Old West in 1863, surrounded by cowboys, Vaqueros and Apache Indians?
Especially when time proves itself to be cyclic, and Nya finds herself face to face with her old nemesis once again—only this time, the evil woman is trying to not just destroy her, but every Apache and Vaquero in the territory. Nya must decide whether to stand up to her for once and for all, or to run and hide, and she ends up risking everything, including her blossoming relationship with Flint, to saves the lives of the people around her, and to hopefully make the future a better place for all of them.
This fast-paced Western adventure is full of what fans have come to love and expect from Breanna Hayse; gorgeous men; strong, opinionated, curiously vulnerable women; sizzling spankings and rich historic detail; with a witty dose of humor thrown in for good measure.
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on ‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can’t find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours and Breanna Hayes for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
This book is intended for adults only. Spanking and other sexual activities represented in this book are fantasies only, intended for adults. Nothing in this book should be interpreted as Twisted Hearts’ or the author’s advocating any non-consensual spanking/sexual activity or the spanking of minors.
Okay clearly I picked another book without doing my full research, which is my fault, but I just took a chance. Now remember when I said that I was a romance newbie? Well consider me completely uneducated on the world of BDSM, which was prominent in this novel. From the very beginning – which I would have known from reading the synopsis (duh) – that our main character Nya is a woman into BDSM. What I appreciate about her is that she is sexually sure of herself, and she doesn’t allow others to kink shame her for what she’s into. She’s also done her research on making sure that she’s engaging in BDSM correctly and safely, and that’s a huge deal and a big part in the knowledge that Hayse possess, being in the BDSM world herself.
I also get having to have some sort of creative and fun outlet when the pace of the work day is monotonous. Or I mean some sort of stress relieving outlet. Doesn’t have to be necessarily society’s definition of “fun” like going to play pool or go the bar or something. But whatever is fun for you! So I’m not even mad that Nya gets her freak on when she gets a chance so that she’s not dying of boredom every single day. I freaking get that.
Now while I get it, that doesn’t mean I was necessarily comfortable reading this in its entirety. I think I did my best at compartmentalizing what I was reading, or trying to skip certain scenes that were just too much for me. Again, I’m not much of an erotic romance reader, and I don’t think a lot of the sex scenes would be considered romance to me, but that doesn’t mean that others would’t consider it romance. I would just say that with that content warning message at the top, know what you’re getting into.
I also personally didn’t like her… sexual fantasy? It felt really wrong to me. I don’t think that Native American cultures should be fetishized like this, and I know that that’s what this book ends up being so that’s another reason why I felt uncomfortable reading this. I feel like it makes their culture into a joke, which it’s not. So take that how you will.
But what I was really impressed about was that Hayse made sure that Nya learned that her “fantasy” wasn’t what would really happen in reality, although she had to learn the hard way through the time travel and almost being killed by someone in her present. That’s intense.
I’d also like to thank Hayse for being so knowledgeable about this world, and using that knowledge in her novel so that it can educate others like me who don’t know what there is to know about it, in a way that doesn’t shame us for not knowing. That was a long run on sentence, but I think you know what I mean. I feel like when you’re getting into a subject like this, you can’t just half ass the research and be like “Oh well, it’s just a story.” Be as authentic and real as you can make it if your goal is to educate those that have been given misinformation in the media for years, or no information at all.
Thank you so much for this opportunity! I really feel like I learned so much more about BDSM, and I’m glad that I had this opportunity to expand my horizons through a book like this. Now, for all my hard core smut/erotica fans, have you read this one and would you? I’m so curious to hear your thoughts on this!
Until next time, gentle friends. Or not so gentle this time.