Saturday, August 18, 2012

Brie Series by Red Phoenix Giveaway


Hi, Ava here. I'm a reviewer here at Romance Book Junkies as well as a beta reader. I absolutely love beta reading! Beta reading for Red was (and is) the best. She is open and appreciates all of the honesty given to her. Some examples are from Brie's 6th book, there were a couple of scenes that either felt incomplete or just did not work with the flow of the story. For example when you read it you will see one scene with the girls at a bar and a humiliation scene with Brie. Red was trying to be sensitive to squeamish readers, and had (her words not mine because I think Red is FAR from a wimp) wimped out and not been true to Brie's character. She needed to be pushed to the edge for her to react the way she did because Brie's character is a strong one.

About the series:
Brie's life changes the day Sir comes to the tiny tobacco shop where she works. His invitation to The Submissive Training Center is about to rock this young woman's world. The renowned school is famous for its submissive instruction. She has no idea the things that will be asked of her or the boundaries that will be pushed. Join Brie on her adventure of training where true Subs are separated from the wanna-be's.

This steamy novelettes follows Brie as she is introduced to the erotic world of submissive's and her own true desires. 

I enjoyed the series even before I started beta reading and have continued ever since. That it's a totally different look into the BDSM lifestyle from the stand point of a training submissive who is growing, developing and maturing through the whole experience. It's very entertaining to read and may bring out some (or even more) curiosity for those who have had interest in what it's like to be a submissive.

My Overall Rating for This Series:

Here's an idea of the character behind the characters :
Brie Bennett - Brianna studied to be a serious filmmaker, but finds herself working retail just to make ends meet. In walks Sir, a charismatic individual who leaves her with a business card. Brie becomes curious about The Submissive Training Center, but fights the urge to join. Irresistibly drawn to the mysterious world, she enrolls in the six-week course. One thing is certain, Brie is about to learn more about herself in one day than her previous twenty-two years. a sub embracing her true calling. The posture defines her nature and the fiery phoenix represents her birth into her submissive calling.

Sir Thane Davis - headmaster of the Submissive Training Center and Brie's love interest. The lion, strong and powerful - master of the school.
Tono Nosaka - the Kinbaku master who wants Brie for his own. The elegant dragon represents his noble character and Japanese heritage.
Marquis Gray - master of the whip and supporter of Brie. The hawk sees all and is a fierce hunter.
Mary Quite Contrary - a sub struggling to come to terms with her past. The dark bordering speaks to a past that threatens to strangle her future.
Lea Taylor - a big-boobed sub with a fun loving spirit and a joke always handy. She has fairy nature that Brie finds endearing.
List of Books in Order:
In honor of my beta reading for Red she has generously donated an eBook copy of the first 6 books in the Brie series to giveaway on Romance Book Junkies. Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.

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26 comments:

Susan W said...

I've looked at this series off and on but after this review I think I'm going to have to get it!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

ReneAva said...

Hi Susan!
I enjoyed the etire series. It's a different take on the BDSM scene. Very original, fun and without a doubt entertaining.
Good luck to you!

~Ava~

Tore said...

I really want to read this series. It sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carin said...

I read the first book in this series and it was HOT! What a fun idea a submissive training school! Thanks Carin
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Stacy Richman said...

I love the cover art for these books.
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LizzieB said...

What a great series! I love it!

shona lawrence said...

I haven't read these yet, in fact I hadn't heard of them until today and the giveaway, but hey sound great. Hopefully I shall be able to read them soon.

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Cassie Hoffman said...

I really want to read this series. It sounds right up my ally. Thanks for the giveaway!

Red Phoenix said...

Hey, appreciate the nod to the cover art, I love making my book covers! And thanks to Ava and Danielle for setting this up. :)

Any chance to share the journey of Brie makes this little author happy!

Brie is not just about a young woman with a big heart and a desire to grow in her submissive calling. The story also revolves around the friends, trainers and Doms who help her to be all that she can be. That... and the hot, steamy sex! ;)

In the end, Brie is about friendship, love, and self-discovery with a BDSM twist.

Good luck to you all! Look forward to handing out the series (to date) to one lucky winner.

~Red

bn100 said...

The characters sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

Becki Wyer said...

I already have them all but wanted to say "READ THEM PEOPLE"...if you want hot and steamy, Red fulfills.

Kaylyn D. said...

Those are great covers. Ava, How did you get into Beta reading with Red? Was it planned or just happenstance?
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

ReneAva said...

Hi Becki!!!
You could not have spoken truer words :)

ReneAva said...

Hello there Kaylyn!
It started off as conversation on my reviews, my mentioning beta reading for other authors, we've developed a cyber friendship and the rest took flight from there. It really is a lot of fun to do and I look forward to each and every one she sends me. There really is a thrill to be had with her works and I'm very proud to be a part of it :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

jbthenurse said...

Great synopsis Ava. You get to the heart of the matter. Love your reviews about the fabulous Brie books by Red Phoenix. I have read all her books and especially love this series. It is because I can identify with Brie. Being New to the BDSM world and learning lessons about herself. How far one is willing to go and why. Where boundaries are to be drawn. How a Dom can enlighten his/her sub to fears or strengths. Great illustrations of "good" D/s and "bad"D/s relationships. You know a story has depth when you get to the end and you are furious. You Want More NOW.

ReneAva said...

Hi JB!

Thank you very much for the wonderful compliment!
It's great to meet another Red Phoenix lover :)
I've also read all of her works and enjoyed each and every one of them. (For those out there that are unaware), she even has a couple of paranormal reads out there for us to enjoy. All of her works are sexy full of surprises and addicting!
I know how you feel JB. Red cannot write fast enough to satisfy our HUGE appetites-lol

Enjoy your weekend!

Diana said...

It sounds really good series, Brie's life seems pretty cool. Great covers and thank you for the giveaway!
Artemis

Chris said...

I would love to read this series!
no1lefthere@ cox dot net

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading your series and thank you so much for gving us the chance to win them
BeccaL

Red Phoenix said...

It's my pleasure! My goal is to have women everywhere understand the humor behind the phrase "I googled it, Sir". ;) (Book #5, Brie Practices Her Oral Skills)

~Red

Dian Aesha said...

wow..i love these cover very yummy,,make me cant wait to read..
thanks for the giveaway ^^

Brenda Demko said...

I haven't heard of this series before. I'll have to check it out. Thank you for bringing it to my attention! ;)

Laurie Garrison said...

I haven't heard of this series before. This sound good.

Kelsey Summer said...

I've read the first two and Loved them. I'm anxious to read more.

kesummer69 at gmail dot com

Lona said...

I would love to read this series, I love the covers. Thx for giveaway.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

June M. said...

These books do sound great. I downloaded the first book but have not had time to read it yet, but I am very interested in reading this series.

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