Within the realm of BDSM erotic literature there are a significant number of books that should be classified as BDSM-lite. These books generally are the equivalent of softcore porn movies–sort of titillating but mostly genteel. Helena Harker’s Master’s Submission is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
In addition to being BDSM-lite, Master’s Submission also belongs to the category of “books” called Quickies, which in any other time in history would be referred to as short stories–with only 26 pages of reading material, can it really be considered anything else? As a consequence, this book really has no plot to speak of. The entirety of the story takes place within a matter of hours and involves a submissive being tasked to domme her master for an evening.
The scenario that transpires is somewhat interesting, fairly realistic, but not especially kinky. Considering the potential this premise offers, the result is disappointing at best. The height of the kinkiness occurs when the temporary domme penetrates her pretend submissive with a finger and massages his prostate while fellating him. If this activity registers high on your kink meter, chances are you’re the target audience for BDSM-lite.