Berkley, Feb 2009, $14.00
Affluent artist Ethan Tierney is known in the art world for his outrageously wicked paintings that some have called pornographic. He seduces submissive art historian Kiki Dion with plans to enjoy her for no more than a couple of weeks in his stately house before he finds his next conquest.
However, Ethan is unaware that his home contains two residents who lived there almost a hundred years ago. Javier and Nicole are ghosts who enjoyed the same BDSM relationship that Ethan and Kiki relish when they lived in this home before dying there. Kiki wants to reunite the two star-crossed specters and persuades Ethan to help her by solving a mystery that will enable Javier and Nicole to obtain peace. However, Kiki is stunned when the ghosts not only possesses their respective bodies in sexual encounters but try to help her with Ethan whom she has fallen in love with though she expects he will end their tryst very shortly as no one remains with him beyond two weeks.
SUBMISSION is an interesting unique erotic romance with a fascinating supernatural spin. The two couples are fully developed so that the audience feels they know the desires of the humans and the ghosts. The well written BDSM scenes are heated and contain a nice touch of respect. Although the climax feels like premature ejaculation Cherie Feather provides a fresh look at BDSM; made better by the trust that comes with love.