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Monday, November 22, 2010

Review - Doms of Dark Haven by Sierra Cartwright, Cherise Sinclair, and Belinda Mcbride

Title: Doms of Dark Haven

Author: Sierra Cartwright, Cherise Sinclair, and Belinda Mcbride

Publisher: Loose id, LLC

Buy Link: Buy Doms of Dark Haven Here!

Rating: You Gotta Read

Reviewed by: Gabrielle

Met Her Match (A Hawkeye Story) by Sierra Cartwright

Highly trained Mira Araceli can hold her own in the toughest parts of the world, but not, it seems, against her secret crush, Torin Carter. She’d fallen for her Hawkeye instructor years before, and to him, she’d been just another recruit; fresh, green, idealistic.

Torin, with his dark Irish good looks and fierce temper, doesn’t want a partner, any partner, and especially not Mira. But assignments are assignments, and he takes his responsibilities seriously. So when the beautifully submissive Mira crawls into his bedroom, a leather belt between her teeth, he calls on all his resolve to send her away.

Unsatisfied, Mira ups the stakes and finds another dom to play with at Dark Haven. Beyond furious, Torin storms into Master Xavier’s club and claims his rights to dominate Mira. For the first time in her life, she’s met her match.

Educating Evangeline by Belinda McBride

This isn’t what she came here for!

Pursued by a group of mysterious hunters, Evangeline Jones was desperate for sanctuary when she ducked into the doorway of Dark Haven. Instead of safety, she discovers a decadent, sensual world that challenges her very outlook on life.

Harte Sommers is charmed by the little wolf with the pink streak in her ebony hair. As alpha of the Napa pack, he sometimes feels that he’s alone at the top. When he meets Eva, he knows he might not be able to keep his wild little wolf at his side, but his heart tells him that his lonely days might be at an end.

Simon Says: Mine by Cherise Sinclair

With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it’s time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn’t prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she’s never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself. But she’s vowed to never get trapped in a relationship again.

One of the most popular Doms in Dark Haven, Master Simon has had his fill of eager, shallow, young subs. Rona is older, intelligent, independent...and sweetly submissive. After an evening of intense pleasure and despite her obvious attraction, she refuses to see him again. He needs a way to change her mind. She’s not the first sub he’s taken on a journey of exploration, but he’s beginning to think she might be the last.


This was a great anthology. Not only did I get to enjoy a story from Cherise Sinclair but I also found two new authors. Three different authors and three different stories with one constant theme that runs through all the stories: the Dom/sub relationship.

Each story revolves around the club Dark Haven and some of its members.

In Met her Match we meet Torin and Mira. Two Hawkeye agents sent out to be partners on a case. I enjoyed the feisty Mira and the stubborn Torin. No matter how he tries Mira still gets under Torin’s skin. It was nice to see Mira loose herself to Torin while they are playing but still keep her independence and backbone while outside of the bedroom.

The next story Educating Evangeline has a paranormal twist. Evangeline is a wolf on her own being chased by hunters. She finds herself running to Dark Haven to hide. There she meets Harte a pack alpha. This was an interesting story. While Harte and Evangeline hide in plain site he teaches her how to use her senses against their enemies. This is a good story about finding and fighting for love. I also love werewolves and that added to my enjoyment of the story.

In Simon says Mine we are treated to a wonderful story about love. On a whim Rona decides to visit A BDSM club. There she finds Simon. Tired of the same kind of woman Simon longs for an intelligent woman who he can spend his nights with. When he meets Rona he knows that he has found her but Rona is fresh from a bad marriage and not ready to settle down again. I loved Rona she is a mature woman with some body image problems that most of us over thirty have yet she braves them and shows what a strong woman she is. Simon is a patient and wonderful Dom. Having met and fell in love with him in another of Cherise Sinclair’s books I am glad he found his love.

It was a nice touch to see each of the main characters in all three stories. It tied them together nicely when each character sees the others at the club. With each story you get to enjoy a wonderful tale of trust and love. I enjoyed each story in this book and am already anticipating the next books from all the authors.


  1. Gabrielle, thanks so much for the wonderful review! *happy dance for the 'you gotta'*

    And I'm delighted you noticed we tied the stories together. We had such fun adding in the sneak glimpses of the other hero/heroines. :-)

  2. Ditto what Cherise said...the project was so much fun. :) Thanks for the lovely review!

  3. Thank you for taking the time to review Doms!

    We had a great time working on this project. Thank you, again, for the great, kind words. You're very much appreciated!


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