Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Rough Surrender by Cari Silverwood

Review + Giveaway
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Rough Surrender
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Author: Cari Silverwood
Publisher: Lyrical Press (June 3, 2012)
Genre: BDSM, Historical Romance/Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, 390 pages
eBook Words: 78,000
ASIN: B0088P3Z9C
At a time when airplanes are as new-fangled and sensational as the telephone, Faith dares to fly.

The one territory she has not explored is her own sexuality. In Leonhardt she discovers the man who can teach her how a woman surrenders her body and her mind. However, Leonhardt has ashadowed past and his own learning to do. He doesn't have the right to keep Faith from flying, even if he thinks airplanes are flimsy death-traps made of canvas, timber and their inventor's prayers.

Faith has her limits, Leonhardt has his flaws, and sometimes the nicest people get murdered by unscrupulous bastards. Even if Leonhardt can save the woman he loves, the battle for Faith’s heart will be the hardest one of all.

WARNING: BDSM, anal sex, orgasms galore, and a Dom who likes to claim his property with pen, ink and bondage.
So, this is pretty much my first BDSM book and I've gotta say, Cari Silverwood did not disappoint me. At least when it comes to the sezzy scenes. This book is a BDSM novel through and through, wrapped up in chains (instead of pretty ribbon) and delivered to you in  all your submissive glory. We've got Faith who is an adventure seeking woman that craves that little bit of "life-on-the-edge" feel and finds herself in Leonhardts' capable hands. Leonhardt is a domineering male that allows Faith to walk that border of pleasure and pain

What I liked about this book...Gaah. Okay, so the sex scenes were awesome. I ain't gonna lie, but I thought that's all I was reading. I didn't really follow with the whole "flying airplanes" and "murder mystery" that was thrown in the mix. I did DNF this book when I reached 72% After a while, the sex was just too much. I was really looking forward to suspense and mystery of finding out who this murderer is, but I was instead greeted with a bald man bearing whips and chains. Now, that's all fine and dandy, I can handle a little BDSM but that was just straight up literary porn. 

Ahh, if you don't mind reading a book that is dripping with orgasms then this book is definitely for you. Sit by and open window with the fan blowing on high and just for good measure, open the freezer door to let the cool draft wash over you. BUT, if you're like me and want your sezzy books a little more well rounded, then I wouldn't recommend this book to you. 


“That’s better. Relax, darling. You’re meant to enjoy this.” His hands moved, untangling and unrolling the last lengths of her hair, drifting lower, following the contours of her upper back to her waist and circling her there, pausing for a moment before leisurely curving across the mounds of her bottom.
What she was allowing this man to do stunned her.
“You have lovely hair, Faith, a beautiful body. I could touch you like this all night.” He kissed her neck, tickling her with small nibbles. “I’m taking your dress off now. Your answer, my dear?”
An answer? He wanted speech when her throat had seized up? “Yes. Sir.”
The wall behind the chaise lounge was cream...the lounge was timber and blue and her legs shook. Already.
From the sound, he’d knelt then his hands encompassed her ankles and ran a little way up beneath the dress. Cool air caressed her body as he took the garment up. “Raise your arms, Faith.”
She did so. The dress pooled on the lounge where he tossed it. She’d never stood before a man in her underwear before--in corset, drawers and stockings--and this was a man who knew how to control her with mere words. The longing to know what he meant to do made her breath come harsh to her ears. Her lips parted.
“I like a woman who obeys my commands.” He rested his hands on her shoulders.
Before she could stop herself a small noise escaped her lips.
“Do you have a question?” His hands moved on her muscles, massaging and spreading a delicious warmth that pooled in her breasts and groin.
“Yes. Uh, sir.”
“Ask then.”
“I don’t obey.” She let her head slowly drop forward as he continued the massage, and his body moved in to mold against her back. A hard length pressed along the crevice of her bottom. “I don’t. Not normally. Just you. And here. Uh. That’s all, so nice.”
He laughed a little, softly, near her ear. “I could tell you liked it, sweetheart. Obeying me here and now is all I want.” He stepped away, keeping a single finger in the center of her back. “I’m going to take off the rest of your clothes, Faith and bind you.”
Oh my God.
“Now is when you should say, no, my dear. Then I’ll go.”
She licked her lips. Say, no? And miss what her body craved? He’d done what he had at the workshop--made her throb exquisitely in all her private places. She said nothing, wanting, needing, to see what else he could do.
“You want me to stay then.”
“Yes, sir.”
“Good.” This time she heard roughness in his voice. “Good.”
He drew off her shoes, her drawers, her hose and corset until she waited there naked with the air caressing her skin. The man in her room was still clothed...and she was naked. Her heart thudded, fast and anxious.
“Put your wrists together, behind your back.” His voice softened as he moved away. Something knocked, then came muted noises. Mr. Meisner returned and stopped there, just behind her, within reach, where she couldn’t see, waiting.
She sucked in a breath, let it out slowly, and did as he ordered--put her arms at her back. He wrapped some sort of rope around her wrists, tightened the bindings until she could do no more than twist her hands one against the other.
“The curtain cords,” he murmured. “Being an engineer, I like to use chains and metal when I can, but this will do, for your first time. How does that feel, Faith?” He set his hands on her hips. His skin on her naked skin. She shuddered, feeling wetness seep between her legs. “Turn around and look at me. Now.”
Of a sudden, seeing him looking at her was scarier than staring at the wall and knowing he did things to her behind her back. She bowed her head, felt her hands again--roped together. The position made her breasts jut out and as she looked, her nipples puckered and poked out like fat buttons.
“Faith. Turn and face me.”
“Yes, sir.” She shuffled around and his hands stayed on her, sliding at her hips, just above there, where she ached. His big brown eyes were on her and she couldn’t help but look up into them and be caught, the sensation turning topsy-turvy, messing with every thought in her head. Mr. Meisner had her in his hands.
“There, love. I do believe you like this.” His eyes crinkled and his mouth moved in the most heartwarming smile she’d yet observed. “You don’t need to answer that. I can see. In this.” He put both hands on her breasts, cupping them then brushing each thumb once across her nipples.
“Oh.” She swayed and found her eyes half closing.
“And this.” Deliberately, while his gaze still locked with hers, he let one hand leave her breast, trail down her stomach, across the triangle of hair...
No. He wouldn’t. She tugged at the ropes around her wrists but nothing gave. Her helplessness fed into the heaviness curling tight and low in her stomach. The nub of flesh inches from his fingers peaked and hardened. She tensed then arched into his hold, and still he watched.
His hand slid between her legs and paused there. “You’ve no hair on your lips down here, Faith.” His eyebrows rose a smidgeon.
He wanted her to speak? Just being there, still, his finger confused her, kept her thoughts centered on the minute details of what he did. “I...I remove it. A friend in Paris showed me. For cleanliness and” Her explanation trailed away, swallowed by the sensations bubbling up.
“Hmm, I like the result.” His gentle baritone hum...the spot his finger touched...her nakedness and the power this man had over her, and, oh, the way he watched, it all roiled deliciously around inside her.
She gulped then held her breath as...his finger followed the line of her slit, where wetness collected, and slow as a tongue licking the edge of an ice cream, nudged aside her lips, and dipped inside her. There. Oh. Yes. A coil of simmering energy seemed to squeeze down into the tightest ball, and quiver to be released. His thumb found her nub and pressed down firmly. Over and over and over.
Her heart stopped. The room shattered. Her breath came out in a choking squeak from her gaping mouth. Nothing existed except the storm of pleasure bursting upward from where he probed and pressed. Unable to stop herself, she jerked and moaned through each wave of the storm until her body was wrung dry of the very last shudder.
When the room centered and she raised her eyelids, Mr. Meisner held her in his arms, snuggled to his chest. He rubbed her back, just like he had on the boat. “There you go, sweetheart. Lord. Never seen any woman orgasm that easily. You do like this. Do you understand? You like being tied up.”
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Though I’d much rather stay invisible and spin you all tales with my words, here’s a little snippet of my world.

I have a lovely family, here in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what I write, and a furry menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place. 

I write stories that will blast you from your bed & heroes who will drag you back there by your hair and ravish you endlessly - think kink, adventure and alpha men.


  1. Very lovely giveaway..:D thanZ

  2. You've been doing a lot of tours lately Ana! I love your finds though, looking forward to more.

  3. I love the cover for this one. I"m all for the sex, but I need a story too ;) great review Ana!

  4. Yes, it is an erotic romance, and in those the plot does revolve around both the romance and the development of the sexual relationship. It's de rigueur - the meat and bones of erotic romance. So if you don't love BDSM and erotic romance, don't read my book.

    That said, to add some balance, one of my strengths, that is often pointed out in reviews, is that I have complex plots for the genre.

    As in: "Along with the sexual chemistry aspects of this book is one terrific plot and story line. Never one to provide a story with a few surprises and twists and turns, this author goes out of her way to give the reader a complex twist and turn suspense adventure story that grips and holds your attention to the end. This is a book that could be made into a block buster movie it was that good."
    from Rosebud's review, on Goodreads.
    Book reviews are individual things, of course.

    Thanks for the review!

  5. Neyra @DarkestAddictionsSeptember 18, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Bald man w/ whips and chains? o.O *shudders* It's a pet peeve of mine.. I do NOT like bald men -____- Lmao @ delivered in all your submissive glory xD *coughs* moving on. Great review Ana, sucks that you couldn't enjoy this one. But ehh, you win some you lose some, on to the next one ;) I wont be reading this one, as i like to submerge myself in romance/erotica/bdsm novels w/ an equal amount of story and sex! :D

  6. lol. That's what I was thinking when I was reading this book. Me and bald men do not mix well. *sigh* Thanks girly. Right, It wasn't completely bad, I just couldn't enjoy it *shrugs* Thanks for stopping by girly <3


  7. Oh, the cover is gaawwgeous right? Thanks girly. Thanks for stopping by <3


  8. Yeah, I signed up for a lot of blog tours last month and the month before. They just all happen to be early Sept. lol. I've got a few more coming up :) Thanks for stopping by girly <3


  9. Thanks for stopping by :) Goodluck with the giveaway :)


  10. I've been wanting to check her books out for a while now. I love BDSM books (my fav are Cherise Sinclair's) and had someone recommend Silverwood. Dripping with orgasms?! LOL. Well, that sounds good to me :) I don't mind my erotica (especially the BDSM ones) focusing more on the steamy bits. I pretty much expect that going in but can see how it wouldn't work for some. Especially if it's not something you normally read. Sorry this one didn't work out for you.

  11. Anna if you love Cherise there's a good chance you'll also love mine. Cherise has recommended my books on Facebook and Goodreads a few times when asked for authors with similar styles to her. She's a sweet lady.
    I'd just like to say that for a DNF, a three star is much appreciated. I know this genre is not for everyone.

  12. Hey Anna, I've heard a lot of great things about Sinclair. Haven't gotten around to reading any of her books though... I love all the steamy bits, I just love a good story too. *shrugs* Hopefully you'll enjoy this one if you ever get a chance to read it. Thanks for stopping by girly <3


  13. She is a great lady. She's actually how I heard about your books. Well, from some girls I met who read her also and were helping me find some similar books :) I'm looking forward to getting a couple free days to read this one :)

  14. It can be a fine balance. Some of Sinclair's focus mainly on the relationship but others have some very nice suspense thrown in. Once I get through some review books I'll hopefully get a break for some just for fun reading and can get to this one :)

  15. Wonderful!
    She actually helped crit this story. I swap crits with her now and then. On her PNR ones, not the BDSM ones as she already had crit partners for those.
    I admit I don't do romance as well as her. Though this story came close, I think. But, I can't help writing in lots of steaminess. it's a weakness of mine :)


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