Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Rose & Thorn Society – Switching Seth – Jenna Byrnes

The Blurb

Book one in the Rose and Thorn Series

Seth and Michael, a practising BDSM couple, decide to shake things up by adding a woman to their gay relationship.
Seth Carter is the perfect submissive. He'll do anything for his lover and Master, Michael. But Seth has a secret desire: he'd like to try being a Dom. Realising he'll never dominate Michael, with his Master's permission, he goes looking for a slave of his own.

Carla Nelson is new to Southern California and the BDSM club, the Rose & Thorn Society. She's looking for a submissive, but falls deep in lust when she meets Seth. The words 'gay and married' resonate in her head, but she can't fight the intense attraction. When he calls her with a proposal, she discovers she may not have to.

Seth wants to dominate Carla. With Michael training him, he promises they'll fulfil her every desire. The allure of having two men at once - two Masters - is strong. The fact that one is the handsome Seth makes the offer irresistible. Carla agrees to accept Michael in the package deal, unaware of how he really feels about the arrangement.
Welcome to the Rose & Thorn Society, where the scent of submission is sweet.

Reader Advisory: This story contains sexual interaction between men, and ménage in a polyamorous relationship between two men and a woman

The Review

Seth Carter and his Master Marcus are the perfect couple; Seth being the perfect submissive is everything that Marcus could have asked for or ever need. Seth on the other hand is so in love with Marcus, he’s constantly amazed that they are together, however he has recently developed a yearning to stand on the other side of the whip.
Knowing that he would never master Marcus, he sets about finding his own submissive. They only fly in the ointment in accomplishing his goal is that he would like their third to be a woman.
Carla Nelson is a little nervous on her way to her first meeting of the local chapter of the Rose & Thorn Society BDSM club; she perks up considerably when she sees that the tall drink of water who she met earlier is also a member. And just as her thoughts were earlier - he is the perfect man for her.
Some things are just too good to be true as Carla finds out quickly enough, as Seth is not only in a relationship but gay as well. All is not lost however as he soon approaches her with a proposition that she simply can’t say no to – after all she gets Seth as part of the bargain.
What can I say; Ms. Hill is on to a winner. SWITCHING SETH ticks all my buttons and definitely fulfills a good portion of my fantasies.
Marcus and Seth have a good thing going, liking what they have and comfortable with how they are together. Marcus has never questioned Seth’s love or loyalties to him; however when Seth expresses an interest in switching, he makes it clear, he will not be dominated, which only leaves one other alternative – a third.
Carla makes it clear from the first that she is attracted to Seth even if she has to accept Marcus as apart of the bargain. Things go better than expected – but they also get worse than they imagine.
SWITCHING SETH is the first in Ms. Hill’s ROSE & THORN SOCIETY series, and if this first book is anything to go by, we are in for an exciting time – I am already dreading the wait  for the next book.
Ms. Hill takes our hand and leads us into this world of paddle, ropes and Masters. At no point was I turned off or even surprisingly put off by her gentle introduction to the BDSM world or the scenes that makes Marcus, Carla and Seth such exciting people to see develop and fall in love and in hate as well.
 There are moments when you just thought yeah - the same old thing, we've had this before, but then the author brings all your concern to the table and a whole new ballgame begins. We get the angst, the concern, the fear and with all good series, she’s just given us enough to sink our teeth into, but the unanswered questions will have you penciling bright red on your calendar the date for the next installment in this series.

6 Speak To Me:

Lea on 24 March 2009 at 12:10 said...

Hi EH!

Wonderful review! Man, this sounds to be a steamy book. ::waggles brows::

I love the new blog look! Are you going to add a third column? If you need help let me know. :)

BTW... In answer to your question, no you cannot have my baby!!! LOL

I meant to say that in a post to you yesterday and forgot.

Thanks again for having me yesterday and take care.

Warm regards

Amy C on 24 March 2009 at 12:25 said...

I read Truth or Dare of hers. It's F/F. It was pretty good. I would have liked there to have been more emotions but otherwise it was pretty good. She has a new f/f out that I'll get one of these days.

Becky W. on 24 March 2009 at 14:12 said...

This sounds good! So does Truth or Dare that Amy mentioned. I'll have to check both out. Where can I pick these two up at??

Erotic Horizon on 24 March 2009 at 16:11 said...

Hey Guys.

Thanks for stopping by..


I had fun with the interview - and at least i can love your dog from the sidelines(Sigh)

Switching Seth is a steamy read, i think you will love it...

Amy C.

I do have Truth or Dare for some reason i am still dragging my foot on reading it... Never read a FF before - someone said to me once just jump over the "bits" you are squeamish about...

I need to read it though -Jamie Hill is one of my fav erotic author. She has some style!!!


You are in for a treat with this one.

Both books are available through Total Ebound.

However Truth or Dare is a spin off from Carol Lynne's Cattle Valley series - Another author i love.

I am so looking forward to the second in this series.


Lea on 24 March 2009 at 16:33 said...

Cool, you added a third column to the right!

Very nice. :)


Erotic Horizon on 24 March 2009 at 16:35 said...

I'll email you...

I am still twiddling...can't get some stuff to work.