Author: Mina Vaughn
Length: 280 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Rating: 3.5 Stars
In this exciting paranormal erotic romance, a dominant schoolteacher with a serious role-play fetish finds the perfect submissive in an infamous vampire lover.
Cerise Norrell, Type A substitute teacher by day, is ready to quit being a domme. Despite her best intentions, none of her partners can keep up with her scene fetish and attention to detail—let alone her demand that they have a costume and set waiting every afternoon by the time she’s home from school.
Over a dozen potential subs have left her in the past year, but just when Cerise thinks it’s impossible—that she’ll have to go back to vanilla relationships, or be alone forever—she meets William, who wants to make all her fantasies come true. He turns her home into a geisha’s dream apartment, a concert hall with a grand piano (which he uses to play an original composition while wearing a tuxedo), and even rents an abandoned loft for a zombie apocalypse scene—complete with canned goods.
But there’s something strange about William. Well, a lot of strange things. He must be absurdly rich, since he can afford to provide extravagant costumes and props on a daily basis without having to leave work early. He must be insane, since he puts up with Cerise’s over-the-top demands. And most importantly, he doesn’t redden when he’s spanked, and his skin is as cool as satin sheets. When Cerise discovers she’s become dome to the infamous “Chilly Willy,” as he’s known throughout the BDSM urban lore, she begins to find out there’s a whole lot more to her handsome submissive than a creative mind and a hard body.
And when it’s William, ironically, who starts pressing Cerise to give him the kind of commitment she’s never given anyone, it’ll take everything she has to work through her issues, confront her past, and learn to be vulnerable. -Goodreads
My ThoughtsWho said that BDSM play couldn't be fun, lighthearted, and flirty?
In Mina Vaughn's How To Discipline Your Vampire, BDSM manages to be all of those things and more.
Cerise Norrell/Mistress Cherry is the wet dream come true for anyone with a "naughty teacher" complex.
She may be the cool, young, substitute teacher that makes all the boys' hormones rage by day, but at night, Mistress Cherry, the demanding dominatrix, is doing more than a little raging of her own.
This story is one that would be classified as BDSM lite. The reason for this being that the scenes that interaction that Mistress Cherry has with her clients is mostly about role play and scene staging, rather than the more stringent aspects of S&M play.
It is in fact her obsession with role play and her need to find the perfect partner that are the driving forces behind this story.
William is the complete package rich, submissive, handsome, mysterious, and...
Where to start with William. William is a vampire with some very juicy issues, a long and troubled past, and an innocence that just makes you wan to cuddle him.
William is also where the story starts to get complicated from a reviewer standpoint, because poor Cerise falls so hard for William that she fails to do her homework about him.
This would not be such a problem if she had not been made out to be such a stickler for detail in her domme life.
Issue two comes in after the two of them inter into their agreement. Mistress Cherry and her sub seem to have a lot more sex than sadism. What happens when these two come together is great, but is at it's heart a lot more mainstream than the title would lead one to believe.
This is a light read, full of quirk, kink, and tongue-in cheek humor. The perfect end to a hard day; this book will provide the perfect escape from the cares and stressors of the outside world.