Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Review: Slave to Pleasure by Eliza Gayle

From the author's website:
Living in exile with her mother, Nissa a half human half fae, trains with the hope to one day become a hunter. When she goes into her first sexual heat six years too soon, she is kidnapped and sold to the highest bidder at the slave auction. Unwilling to give up her freedom for slavery, even if it is to two rugged and virile hunters, she takes desperate steps to escape.

She should have known she couldn’t outrun the inevitable.

Roane and Erik have shared everything in life and plan for Nissa to be no exception. The steely innocence they recognize in her matches up to everything they’ve been looking for. Purchasing her at auction should have sealed the deal, but neither of them bargained on her ruthless determination or the secret she harbored.

Forced to face her weakness, Nissa agrees to a bargain. Seven days and nights of total submission, no questions asked and freedom is hers. Nissa is certain in the end she will want to leave and Roane and Erik are certain she won't.


As Slave to Pleasure opens, Nissa, a half-human fae, is at slave auction getting ready to be sold to the highest bidder. She's terrified: she's been stolen by her cousin and sold into sexual slavery even though she's inexperienced. What she really wanted was to be a hunter, but now her hopes of attaining that goal seem bleak.

Roane and Erik, famed hunters, see her, want her, buy her. She runs away but eventually they find her, and agree to make a deal: If she will stay with them for seven days, they'll allow her to leave if she still wants to. She's sure she will, they're (pretty) sure she won't. She agrees to the deal when they tell her they can help her through her heat.

From there on out - this book gets hot! There's m/m, m/f/m, some light bondage. It's a magical world with faeries, dragons, and demons, and when Eliza is kidnapped for her magic Roane and Erik think she left them again.

I'm not very good with length distinctions (book length you naughty thing!) but I think this is a novella or short story. I know when books are not full-length that the story has to progress quicker than usual, so I was fine with that. What I didn't get was *spoiler*why the cousin kidnapped her and sold her when he was planning to turn around and kidnap her again later. Seems like he would have made less work for himself just kidnapping her once. *end spoiler* They also talked a lot about D/s but I didn't really see that here.

There are some issues Nissa has to overcome, promises are made, and the ending is sweet (and spicy!). Slave to Pleasure is definitely a very erotic fantasy read.

Published By: Gypsy Ink Books
Published: Sep 15, 2010
ISBN#: B00433TD80
Word Count: 39,000

My Rating:

This e-book was provided to my by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Talked about Ds..what does that mean?
    I am sure it's gonna be so obvious and I will be embarrassed lol

  2. Oops - sorry, it's Dominance/submission ;)

  3. Length distinctions lol Sounds like a sexy book!

  4. Oh cool..I didn't know about this book. I've read some of her PNR stuff and it is spicy! Nice review.

  5. Nice review. Sounds good I am going to add this to my TBR pile and try it later.

  6. Interesting - from the title and the blurb, it really does sound like a D/s book.

  7. hmmmmm this sounds great hehe and I love Eliza's books =D

  8. Autumn: it was very, very sexy :)

    Mandi: I hadn't read any of her stuff before but I'll be looking for her PNR stuff now!

    Laurie: Thanks!

    Chris: I thought there would be more D/s too.

    Larissa: I'm going to check out her backlist!