Oh My Goodness! I’m still reeling from this series of stories. Red Phoenix brings us an ordinary girl in Brie, college graduate without any real prospects in her field. She’s curious and open minded despite her naiveté, and when she comes face to face with a Dom and his beautifully pulled together and sexy Submissive as they stop in to purchase cigarettes. I loved the fact that Brie was honest enough with herself to be both intrigued and a tiny bit jealous of the confidence and sexuality that oozed from the couple, and her curiosity leading her into a world that she didn’t know anything about is one that will open many eyes.
The Submissive Training Center runs a 6 week course that will give the successful participants all the tools that they need to become a ‘good submissive’, and enable them the ability to choose a Dominant if they so choose at the end of the course. Unlike most of the BDSM stories that I have read, Phoenix doesn’t shy away from the explanations and descriptions of expectations, and the clear delineation of the trust and respect that is required. And, for the uninitiated, Brie’s attitude and openness to the various steps and scenes encountered can open whole new lines of fantasy or exploration, or even help to provide a small level of understanding about the draw of this lifestyle.
Brie makes two new friends in the course: Lea and Mary, and as the three proceed through the course, there is plenty of interaction, laugh out loud conversations and even some personal histories that help inform their characters, and show them all in a light that is far different from the simple submissive label. And Phoenix doesn’t stop with the girls: she introduces us to real people that could be anyone you meet: young, old, angry, mean, sweet, timid, attractive and not so – their one constant and connection is the lifestyle.
Narration is provided by Pippa Jayne, and she manages to use her voice and skill to great effect, adopting a certain tone and approach for Brie and a slightly different tone for the other characters. A small sibilance in her enunciation of the letter S is particularly emphasized with most of Brie’s voice which starts to dissipate over the length of these 9 stories, much as Brie’s confidence and growth increases with each book and experience. Whether planned or purely an unconscious approach to the character, it was a lovely touch that gave a vocal sense of growth, enhanced by the delivery of word and description as written.
This is, above all, a story about BDSM and in particular the growth and power that a good submissive can and does wield within the relationship. The scenes are set as both highly sexually charged and instructional moments – not only for Brie, but for the reader. And they are hot Hot HOT. Perhaps even more steam inducing because we are following Brie’s growth and learning curve in a way that is almost like being there. Curious about the lifestyle, or just wanting a read that will make you think and act – this is the title for you.
Stars: Overall: 5 Narration: 5 Story: 5
Title: Brie Learns the Art of Submission
Author: Red Phoenix
Narrator: Pippa Jayne
Published by: Red Phoenix Entertainment LLC
Audio Length: 17 Hours: 29 minutes
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First published as the popular nine-part eBook serial, Brie Learns the Art of Submission is now available as a full-length novel.
Join Brianna Bennett as she is introduced to the erotic world of submission...
Brie's life changes the day Sir comes to her tiny tobacco shop. His invitation to the Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman's world. The renowned school is famous for its elite submissive instruction. She has no idea what will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. One thing is certain: Brie is about to learn more about herself in six weeks than she has over the previous twenty-two years.
From formal classes, hands-on practicums and weekly auctions, Brie will confront her deepest fears and desires. In the process, she will also forge lifelong friendships with fellow submissives and fall for several of the Center's skilled Doms.
As graduation day approaches things begin to unravel, forcing Brie to make an unexpected choice of Master. Which Dom will ultimately earn her devotion and capture Brie's courageous heart?
1. Brie's First Day of Submissive Training
2. Brie Learns to Obey
3. Brie Learns Her Power as a Submissive
4. Brie Lives Her Fantasy
5. Brie Practices Her Oral Skills
6. Brie Embraces Bondage
7. Brie on Display
8. Brie Surrenders to His Will
9. Brie Bows to Her Master
A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.