Please, Ma'am - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Airen Wolf

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Please, Ma'am

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The Other Side Of The Coin

Have you ever wondered what truly submissive men are really thinking and feeling? Wonder no more! Please, Ma'am offers many different viewpoints and wraps them all in engaging stories sure to fire your imagination.
Quality stories that follow the theme perfectly
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Please, Ma'am edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel is a lovely anthology that explores the dynamic of a submissive male and his Domme. Ms. Bussel tells us in her Introduction that this book is meant to be a 'tribute to all the male submissives out there'. This is not an anthology about outwardly weak willed men who snivel and simper after the skirts of a strong, ice cold woman. This is an anthology that recognizes the types of men who are strong in their outward lives but crave the strength of a dominant woman.

In I Live To Serve by Teresa Noelle Roberts, Milady asks her Leo to play butler for an evening. Tonight he will not the center of attention but truly ignored by her guests. This is a new kind of torment for him but in the end he learns more about himself and his capacity to serve.

An arrogant and over confident man meets his match in A Charmed Life by Isabelle Gray. Andrew is warned by his sister that her best friend is a bit odd and as if to prove that point Irina tells him when she first meets him that she knows all about him! She leads him on a merry chase until he learns to behave himself.

Elizabeth Coldwell spins a tale of public humiliation in her story, A Maze and Grace. Ryan is taken by his wife, who is also his Domme, to a garden party where he is to be the featured amusement. Before the planned entertainment, however, he has an amazing encounter with Lady Grace.

Throughout the book the reader is treated to an abundance of offbeat stories that take the theme of submissive men and change it into something sublime. Inside The Pride by Remittance Girl tells the tale of Mark, who is a post graduate student longing to be part of the 'in crowd'. This crowd of young, beautiful men surround a professor named Natalya Gordon. The fireworks begin for him one night when he is invited over for dinner with the group.

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship that is strong and safe but doesn't quite give you what you need can empathize with Mr. February by Madeline Elayne. Mark is everything that men are supposed to be and more! He is a former navy seal, a fireman who was featured as Mr. February in the charity calendar and totally twisted up inside because he wants and needs to be subjugated by his wife, whom he loves dearly. He is terrified because he is sure she doesn't have any clue about his burning need, but she has seen his hidden stack of 'FemDomme Quarterly'.

The stories in this book are varied and entertaining. The 18 authors have tailored their stories to fit the unique theme and show submissive men in the lovely spotlight they deserve. Teresa Noelle Roberts, Charlotte Stein, Isabelle Gray, Remittance Girl, Craig J. Sorensen, Madeline Elayne, A.D.R. Forte, Sommer Marsden, Dominic Santi, Michael Hemmingson, Heidi, Champa, Giselle Renarde, Ariel Graham, D.L. King, Lee Ash, GrayDancer and, of course, Rachel Kramer Bussel all spin tales as varied as the men they are portraying.

Cleis Press has given us a good quality paperback book with moderately racy cover art. The woman dressed in full leather corset, fishnets and lace up sky high leather boots cannot help but go unnoticed!
Follow-up commentary
The stories in this book are very compelling and we've had many interesting discussions about some of the topics. Definitely still recommend this book.
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  • ZenaidaMacroura
    Awesome review! I'm curious, why did you give it four stars instead of five?
  • Airen Wolf
    I generally don't give any product a full five stars unless it just knocks my socks off or is so unusual that it is totally unique. That doesn't mean it isn't a great book to me four stars is solidly above average. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who was interested in the genre and subject matter.
  • Waterfall
    Great review
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the great review. I have had this book in my wishlist for a while, it sounds like a good read.
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    thanks for the review
  • KnK
    Very nice review. Thanks!
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    Thank you!
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