- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1449 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Publisher: Mischief (21 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009UKRIBA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #248,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Out of the Shadows Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a story about the heroine's Love, her Dominant, her Master, her Lord, her Nai. - she is His love, His submissive, against all odds she is about to be (or already) His slave, she is His senta. The story shows the many facets of their beings from her point of view - it is about her experience, noone else's. i really can't describe it any further as you have to read it yourself to experience it - this isn't a novel, it's an experience.
i loved it - thank you Senta (i shall definitively send you an e-mail when i get up tomorrow)! Especially for the end of the book which, though not what i would have wanted for them, was very good aftercare.
*i had the honour of receiving a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through Goodreads*
This isn't just a story of one person inflicting pain upon another person (although there are some scenes that are very brutal and not for the faint-hearted). It is so much more than that. It is a story of trust, hope, passion, devotion and yes, even love. It is the story of Senta's search throughout the world for a man who is capable of meeting her needs. She discovers him in Thailand, an American, and they find that sexually they have much in common.
At times, I did lose the time-line and wasn't sure whether I was reading of things that were happening now or in the past. Also, although it is beautifully written, I did find that at certain points there were ramblings and repetitious phrases. However, I felt it was touching and poignant and not at all what I thought it would be. Well worth a read.
This is one of the most powerful books I have read in a long time. The writing is superb and I will definitely read more books by this author.
She is a Sub; seeking her ideal Dom; this story is about much, much more than BDSM, it's about living your sexuality in the open, not being condemned to hide. It's also a love story full of emotion, intellect and a depth of feeling I can't put into words. It's stayed in my head for weeks after reading it, which is unusual for me.
It's the story of a young women trying to find a lover with whom she can express her sexuality without let or hindrance. She find's him, her Nai, in Bangkok but he eventually lets her down in the most cowardly way. He wants them to live the slave/master lifestyle 24/7. However, her Nai is forced to drop her or have his life style exposed and suffer the consequences. He chooses to let her go.
I know that this review of mine does not do justice to this book.
As the mysterious author, Senta Holland, slowly unwraps the layers of her BDSM affair with her "Nai" (a rich American born man brought up in Thailand) she also slowly reveals a highly personal account of her own journey toward addressing her sexuality.
While most of the book's narrative shows Senta making her way in the bedroom it also reveals a surprisingly interesting and intimate account of an independent woman making her way in an unfamiliar society - in this case Bangkok. While navigating her deeply passionate relationship with her "Nai" she also has to steer a course as a second wife and build a "normal life" in a country where she can't even read a shop sign.
You don't have to have a personal interest in BDSM to empathise with Senta's situation. The author carefully constructs empathy for a woman who feels she's been forced to live on the fringes of society, an outcast because of her sexual longings.
Senta's account is clear, her character's not striking a blow for feminism by embracing her chosen lifestyle as submissive partner in a BDSM relationship, rather she's striking a blow for the individual. The writer stands up for everyone who wants to live their own life rather than one judged acceptable by mainstream society.
There's something in Out of the Shadows for anyone who has been told their attractions, dreams, or fantasies are dirty - but have never been able to quite understand why.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is as different from 50 shades as could possibly be. It too has love and sex, but as the natural concomitant of the primary D/s connection between the two characters, Nai and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Colby
A very thought provoking read for me but enjoyable.
A further step into the unknown, scary but so worth while.
This book was hard work to start with and the content is quite violent in places. I persevered with the story even though parts were a bit strong for my liking. Ok for a free bookPublished on 25 Feb. 2014 by spider
This book is based on the main characters real experience. The sex is very discriptive and shocking - but not in a bad way! The style of writing is really strange though. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2014 by Orange Squash
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and HarperCollins UK for an honest review**
I just could not get on with this book. Read more
Wow. OK without the rich master, the exotic locations this could have been me writing about my experiences. Just beautiful. I was lost in Senta and her Nai's world. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2013 by M. Morris
I was tempted to get this as it was advertised as a real story with real reason behind it (and of course it was virtually free! Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2013 by CBWHITTLE
I loved the poetic language and her use of English which has the power to make the reader almost experience the elation and the heartache Senta suffers. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2013 by sarabande
okay, I read the first two 50 shades and whilst the writing was awful, I have to admit I was intrigued for some weird reason (never did read the 3rd book though). Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2013 by Jo