Monday, April 22, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Safeword: Quinacridone by Canace Blevins

Title: Safeword: Quinacridone

Series: Safeword Series #6

Author: Candace Blevins

Genre: BDSM, Romance, Erotica (Intense BDSM, not sugarkink)

Publisher: Excessica

Format: Ebook

Length: 305 pages, 118,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon |


What happens when an introverted artist who only likes sex when it’s a one-night stand meets a computer-geek-extraordinaire with his own sexy secrets? Objectification, romance, pain, adoration, lots of kinky toys, and oodles and oodles of wonderfully imaginative sex.

Join Cara and Travis on their journey to mesh their distinctive sexual tastes into a loving relationship with blow-your-mind kink.
1.       Treating a person as an object for use, with no regard for a person’s personality or sentience.
2.      Regarding someone as a commodity; considering them merely an instrument towards one’s sexual pleasure.

1.       A woman is on her back at the edge of a tall bed with hands and feet bound together and restrained above her head. A curtain drapes from a canopy above and puddles on the backs of her thighs. The man about to penetrate her sees only female genitals available for use.
2.      A woman is dressed in a full latex blow-up doll costume with durable latex ‘pockets’ stuffed into her orifices. She is bound into a position giving easy access to all three holes at a party. Her face is completely covered excepting nose and mouth. The men do not know who is in the costume.

Safeword: Quinacridone is a stand-alone book. You do not need to have read the previous books in this series.

Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, extreme objectification, bondage, watersports, chemical play, fisting, temporary body modification with saline injections, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, plugs, paddles, whips, floggers, and zip-ties.

My Review:

I originally bought Safeword: Quinacridone when Ms. Blevins put it on sale. She did warn us quite clearly that this isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m going to second that. If you don’t like hardcore kink, don’t read this, but if you can push your boundaries and want to read a beautiful love story with some consensual yet pretty hardcore kinkiness, than give this a try.

This is a beautiful love story at its core. It follows Cara and Travis’s story for over two years. It’s not an instant meet and fall in love story, and I loved that about it. They both have some extreme kinks and they aren’t even exactly the same kinks, they have to learn to mesh them together and with Travis’s guidance and loving attention they do.

There are some wild and crazy things in this book, but somehow Ms. Blevins not only got me to be ok with them, she got me to understand how hot they could be in the right context and with the right people.  I definitely pushed some personal limits reading this but I still couldn’t put the book down. I just kept reading, I had to know that they would work things out and finally be together.

I thought I had read BDSM books before this, and I have, but they were definitely milder. This book introduced me to the darker side, and I have to say I loved it. I’ve read a few others by Ms. Blevins and in my mind this is definitely pushes boundaries the most of the ones I’ve read. Even if this seems like it might be too much for you after you read the warning, then I strongly urge you to try another of her books. Especially Safeword: Matte, I really loved that one and it’s much tamer.

This is a great love story, I can’t say I want to be Cara or Travis for that matter, but I would gladly call them friends. I look forward to many more books by Ms. Blevins in the future.

 5 Books

About the Author:

Candace Blevins is a southern girl who loves to travel the world.

She lives with her husband of 15 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes romance books about characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work.

Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different BDSM issue to resolve. All books are standalone books and can be read in any order, with the exception of the two Davenport books, since Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon is a sequel to Safeword: Davenport.

You can visit Candace on the web at and

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