"SAF 25 Sub Virgin" - That was all Kat Valdez had written in her online ad. Tired of waiting to shed her spinster status, Kat had logged onto a BDSM forum to look for a way to lose her virginity. Peter Richards, moderator of the forum and firm believer in safe, sane, consensual kink found Kat's post inappropriate, unwise, and naïve. But after meeting with her, he found himself captivated by Kat, seeing the strength within her innocence.
Peter takes on Kat’s challenge to teach her everything he knows about kink, determined to be the man who leads her through the experience. Peter tests Kat’s limits and makes her examine the difference between sensuality and straight-up sex, between weakness and submission, between innocence and virginity. Before he takes it, he will teach her to understand and love the full breadth of her virginity. Kat never thought that her first taste of pleasure could be so good. Never imagined that by submitting to Peter’s demands, her own desires—unknown and unexplored—would be fulfilled.
But the more they explore and play together, Peter discovers something different—something special—stirring within himself. As he touches Kat in every possible way he can, her indomitable spirit touches back, and he finds himself weak in the face of the temptation she presents. And, for the first time in his life, Peter realizes that this time he wants to play for keeps.
"Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles. The most literate BDSM-themed erotic book that I have read in a very long time." —BDSM Book Reviews
About the Author
Sonni De Soto is a novelist for Sizzler Editions. Well, really, she’s a small office cog, churning away in a cubicle, who stealthily writes erotica in email drafts (so it still looks like she's working).
She’s a kinkster, who loves and lives the lifestyle when she can, and has been since she was tying up her toys as a child. She’s read and loved erotic, kinky, romantic, fun stories for about as long, which probably explains her dirty, dirty mind.
Here’s to putting a little more play into kink literature and to sharing real, honest love, whatever form it takes.
Thank you for reading and please enjoy!
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Despite it being yet one more story about a young woman with submissive/masochistic leanings exploring total power exchange as a lifestyle, Sonni de Sotto’s The Taming School is the most literate BDSM-themed erotic book that I have read in a very long time. Two refreshing aspects of this book are that the main characters are not stereotypes with predictable motivations, nor are they idealized physical specimens. In part because she has never encountered a man interested in nurturing her submissive side, Kat is still a virgin at 25. She sets out to shed that albatross and fulfill her desire to be sexually dominated by posting what amounts to a personal ad on a BDSM forum where she’s been lurking for a while. While she does get some responses, albeit not altogether satisfactory ones, before long the moderator of the forum yanks her post and essentially banishes her from the site. Peter’s motivation for doing this is two-fold: he doesn’t like the corrupting affect the inappropriate post is having on his collegial forum; and he is concerned that Kat’s naiveté will put her at grave risk.
After having screwed up the courage to pursue her destiny, Kat doesn’t just give up and go away. She contacts Peter and eventually convinces him to help her achieve her goal as a mentor/master. Whereas the BDSM elements of that process aren’t particularly hardcore, they are fairly intense and uniquely sensual and erotic. There are, of course, a few twists and turns in the plot and some angst on both sides of the relationship as the story unfolds. Ultimately the intimate nature of their liaison triggers unintended emotional bonds between them and it appears that they are on track to be kinky lovers for the foreseeable future as the story comes to a close.
An interesting feature of The Taming School is that it reads like mainstream fiction that just happens to be erotic and deal with BDSM themes. It really isn’t necessary for readers to be conversant in BDSM terminology or concepts in order to follow and enjoy the story and the significance of its conflict. This isn’t a pure genre book geared towards a select audience.
—BDSM Book Reviews