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The Beauty of Surrender: An Erotic Romance Paperback – October 27, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Delta (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553385585
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553385588
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"... one amazing novel... powerful and beautiful..."
Greta Wheeler Reviews
 
"Very few authors can write BDSM the way Eden Bradley can...utterly and erotically entrancing."
author Sasha White
 
"...a lush, flawlessly-written tale of the art of domination and submission."
author Lilli Feisty

"THE BEAUTY OF SURRENDER is not just an erotic novel.  It is a beautiful look at how love can tame even the most hardened of hearts..., a beautiful book to read."
5 Blue Ribbons!
--Romance Junkies

 

"Bradley's narrative is so strong... She is also a master at writing taut, hot, naughty sex... Readers...will really enjoy Bradley's tasteful tales of strength through surrender."
Top Pick!
--Romance Reader at Heart Reviews


"...The Beauty of Surrender is a rare treasure... Ms. Bradley is truly a gifted author..."
--Coffee Time Romance


"Eden Bradley dishes out two very dark and very seductive tales that will leave you breathless and more than well-satisfied. Very hot!!"
--Fresh Fiction Reviews

From the Author

I loved the challenge in writing the ecstatic, meditative trance state involved in shibari rope bondage. It's amazing to look at-my hope is that people will look it up to see the beauty of the ropes.
 
My first hero, Desmond, is one of my tougher dominants. He's a tortured soul, strict, hyper-responsible. I love that Ava's gentleness brings him to his knees for the first time in his life.
 
James in the second story is one of my favorite heroes ever-and one of my editor's, too! As a war journalist he's been through so much, and the ropes offer him a safe way to express his rage at the cruelty of the world. He's an incredibly strong character, one I couldn't help but fall in love with. Marina is every bit as strong as he is, and it was a joy to write her journey, to explore the way James broke through her tough reserve and made her open up.
 
This was one of my favorite books to write-it made me cry as I typed, and I loved every minute of it.
 
Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin

More About the Author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley writes dark, edgy erotica and erotic romance for Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice and HQN, Berkley Heat (as both Eden Bradley and Eve Berlin), and Samhain Publishing. Two of her books have been Romantic Times Top Picks, and her novel FORBIDDEN FRUIT was profiled in Cosmopolitan Magazine's Red Hot Reads column in 2008. More recently her BDSM book THE DARK GARDEN hit the top paperback fiction charts in the UK.

As someone who has been involved in BDSM practice for much of her adult life, she relates in particular to her BDSM and kink stories, infusing them with her own truth about kink practice from her life experiences.

Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio's 'Night Calls' and the Hollywood In the Flesh readings. She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order.

You can visit her websites: www.EdenBradley.com or her group blog www.Smutketeers.com .

Customer Reviews

Love, love, love stories by Eden Bradley.
Jazie
His job is dangerous and deadly and all he wants is to be able to achieve the ultimate in satisfaction in order to find release.
Natalie S
This was a very enjoyable read after reading so much fluff about the lifestyle with terrible stories.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Natalie S VINE VOICE on January 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
Erotic author Eden Bradley delivers with THE BEAUTY OF SURRENDER. Comprising of two electrically charged novellas, THE BEAUTY OF SURRENDER explores the relationships between two different couples with one thing in common - their love for Shibari ropes.

"Serving the Master: Desmond and Ava"

Ava Gregory yearns to submit to a dominant Master. The tighter she is bound, the higher her pleasure. Going to the club, Pinnacle, Ava looks for someone to take her in hand and when her Mistress is unable to bring her to the heights of ecstasy she needs, Ava is disheartened. Her Mistress, however, has another plan and that plan is Master Desmond Hale. Desmond thrives on the control he wields and with one look he finds Ava to be the epitome of everything he desires. When the ropes are loosened, Desmond and Ava find themselves wanting more than just a simple D/s sexual relationship - with one problem. Demons in each of their pasts come to haunt them and unless those can be exorcised, forever is not something Desmond and Ava will have.

Desmond is the embodiment of a powerful and controlled Master. He is dominant to the bone and very much aware of the power he has over his submissive. His past, however, haunts him and because of this, Desmond has a difficult time with allowing himself to trust. I knew this when reading and worried and agonized over his inability to commit - I should have trusted Ava. Her almost innocent aura surrounded Desmond with love and silenced his demons. The end result is a relationship that both needed and where each cherished the other. SERVING THE MASTER is excellent!

"Soothing the Beast: Marina and James"

Widowed art dealer Marina Marchant is a Shibari rope master and a Domme.
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This was a very enjoyable read after reading so much fluff about the lifestyle with terrible stories. It is refreshing to read a good well written one with accurate details that are more believable than your common made of make believe of modern erotica of today. I highly recommend this book for a weekend of relaxing reading ladies.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on October 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Serving the Master: Desmond and Ava". In San Francisco submissive Ava Gregory seeks the trance state, but dominant Marina Marchant failed to get her Bottom to achieve that at the Pinnacle BDSM sex club. Marina introduces Ava to her Nawashi expert peer in the play of the Japanese Shibari erotic ropes Desmond Hale as her guru. They achieve more than just the ultimate in play as they fall in love. Although she overcomes her embarrassment of being a submissive that has limited her contact with her family in Seattle, he never overcame his need for control since his sister Nessie drowned when they were children. Love means ceding some control.

"Soothing the Beast: Marina and James". Marina Meets James Cortez at a lecture she gives on Shibari erotic ropes techniques. He pleads with her to play him until he achieves the shadow place so he can get respite from his demons that haunt him after the horrors he seen as a reporter covering the ugliness of the world. She informs him she only plays with women, but his need persuades her though he is not a submissive by nature and prays with her on top will give him freedom from his nightmares. As they enjoy the bondage and more, their attraction turns to love, but she fears the emotion ever since her Nathan died from cancer four years ago.

These are two well written erotic romantic novellas that focus on the characters more than sex though there are several heated rope scenes. Fans of BDSM romances will relish both well written tales but also feel each one could have easily been novel length as Eden Bradley's exploration of the relationships beyond just top-bottom play went deep and profound especially the fears of the dominants but the resolutions seem rushed for such profound tales.

Harriet Klausner
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marlene Skinner on April 20, 2013
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I like this book, however it was just a little extreme for my taste.but it had a good story line and was an easy read.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monika Adams on March 7, 2013
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I love how Ms Bradley brings together the characters. The love they feel for each other feels so real. The characters feel so real. This was a good read
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Angel on February 28, 2013
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This book is good for those looking to spice up their relationship. A different kind of read. I enjoyed reading it.
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