Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Annabel Joseph, Deep In The Woods

Title: Deep In The Woods

Author: Annabel Joseph

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: BDSM

Keywords: Menage

Page Count: 126

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419928680

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave


Reviewer: Stacey Krug


Sophie finally finds the courage to reenter the Atlanta BDSM scene after extricating herself from an abusive relationship. At a local munch, she meets Dave, a funny, laid-back erotic photographer. When she sees him again later at a dungeon, Sophie is surprised by her strong attraction, and nervous about starting a new relationship, but Dave eases her fears. They embark on a sexy, thrilling D/s relationship and Sophie finds healing and fulfillment in Dave’s arms.

But Sophie is still haunted by nightmares of her past. On a dark night in the woods with Dave and his friend Ryan, frightening memories overtake her. She knows that in order to move on, she must uncover the tragedy that haunts her subconscious.

Sophie’s quest for answers brings her face-to-face with her previous tormentor. She finds herself once more in the deep woods, not only fighting for answers…but also for her life.


Deep In The Woods is a great psychological power trip that you won’t want to miss! Annabel Joseph did a fantastic job of giving us a peek into the BDSM world. The author shows us the dominant/submissive lifestyle, and what happens with a good and bad dominant in charge. This story is a great example of how the smallest of choices in our lives can have an enormous impact later.

Sophie finds the strength to leave a very bad dominant/submissive relationship. Unfortunately, the relationship leaves her scarred in more ways than one. She doesn’t think she’s ready for a new relationship, until Dave comes along at just the right time. However, even her loving Dave can’t heal her mind.

Dave can show her what it is to have a healthy dominant/submissive relationship with love. Not only is there a great relationship going on between the two, but we also get to experience their ménage a trios with Ryan. Ryan, Dave’s best friend, just helps to reinforce Sophie’s confidence that she can surrender and feel safe with the right dominant.

Sophie has an emotionally moving and dark secret, kept hidden even from herself. Sophie’s secret is obviously extremely upsetting, as evidenced by the nightmares, but Annabel Joseph hides it well until she wants it revealed. The plot twists and turns will keep you guessing and reading.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to review my book, Stacey! I'll be sure to link to it on my site.

Siren Book Reviews said...


Thanks for sharing your story and insight on the D/s lifestyle.