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    "In the wake of fifty shades of grey, here is a memoir that tells the truth about what it means to be a submissive...."

    Well, that opening snippet grabbed my attention, when I first opened the package containing this book. 'The Diary of a Submissive', yup caught me hook, line and sinker!

    I was contacted on behalf of Sophie Morgan and asked if I would review this new and real life story that was about to hit the market. Of course, I obliged to take up their generous offer. It's a first time for me to be able to review a 'biography' of someone who relishes in their fetish life.

    I really didn't get this whole 'Fifty Shades of Grey' lark, I couldn't see the attraction to a story that wrongly portrayed the relationship between a submissive and their master. So when this book popped through my letter box, I quickly grabbed a cuppa tea, buttered my toast and curled up on the sofa. This was my time to take advantage of my child free time and delve into someone's personal life, without sounding like a nosy neighbor.

    The cover of the book shows a pair of porcelain and dainty hands that are bound by silver restraints, whilst gently cupping a fully bloomed pink rose. Simple yet it made me want to rip open the front cover to find out what Sophie's life behind closed doors was all about.

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    I was kindly sent 'The thousand and one nights' to review by xcite.

    This book has 3 different novellas in them; The thousand and one nights (Kitti Bernetti), Out of Focus (Primula Bond) and The Highest Bidder (Sommer Marsden).

    Unlike other xcite erotica books, The Secret Library books has more of a Jackie Collins x Emily Bronte type feel. Not that I'm complaining, delving into the world of these three authors was exciting.

    The thousand and one nights is a loosely based Scheherazadea, loosely being the main word here! There are two main characters, Breeze and Seb. Sebastian is a millionaire, owning his own companies, a big notch in the business world but not a man who is foolish, he see's all, especially when it comes to her, le femme fatal. Breeze has been stealing money from Seb's company, sneaking back into the office at night, embezzling funds and thinking she had managed to get away with it but her boss knew, he knew and had plans to make her pay.
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    When this book first arrived I was curious. It came with a note describing it as a cross between the big bang theory and fifty shades of grey. At the end of the first page I was intrigued by the style - written as a conference paper the book charts the story of a drug through its trials in the lab. No ordinary pill though - these little pink tablets are the female version of Viagra.

    Having worked in a drug development lab before I loved the attention to detail and the very real atmosphere of the way a sterile environment affects you. The banter between scientists was witty and scientifically correct, which is a real relief as there is nothing worse than picking up bad Science in a fiction novel!

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    In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessive colleague in a hotel in South Kensington. A young and beautiful woman, Christine Granville, her sensless death was even more poignant because she had survived the Secon World War, but fortunate enough as that was, she had survived it despite being a spy.

    Born to a wealthy Polish aristocrat and his Jewsih wife, Christine became the first female Special Agent of WW2.

    Fleeing Poland at the outbreak of war, she came to England, where she was recruited by the SIS, the organisation which existed befor the creation ...
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    This is not a sex-role stereotype review! I am putting it here because I feel it will be better appreciated than anywhere else. Hopefully.

    What I knew about the WI before I read this book and attended a talk by the author really did stereotype me. Jam and Jerusalem, leavened by the film 'The Calendar Girls' was about all I knew. I was aware of them, and had seen the formidable ladies at village fetes etc, and even met one or two, but this book has opened my eyes considerably.

    It is, as it says on the box, a history of the Women's Institute, an organisation that on the surface is quintessentially British, with our mindset of middle-aged to elderly ladies in floral print frocks and elaborate hats, so it came as a huge suprise to find out that it was formed in Canada, in 1897, by a bereaved widow named Adelaide Hoodless.

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