ARC Review: Acquired Possession by Cari Silverwood

Posted July 27, 2017 by Jennifer in Reviews / 7 Comments

ARC Review: Acquired Possession by Cari Silverwood

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Acquired Possession by Cari Silverwood

5 Stars


Acquired Possession
Author: Cari Silverwood
Series: The Machinery of Desire #1
Published by Cari Silverwood
Released: July 26th 2017
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author

 

Recommended Read!

“I highly recommend Acquired Possession, not only for its kinky goodness, but for its great storytelling.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m going to try to review Cari Silverwood’s new release, Acquired Possession, without fangirling so hard that I embarrass myself. As a lover of dark erotica, dubcon/non-con, BDSM, and fantasy, Ms. Silverwood has rocked my world on quite a few occasions. She’s always up for trying new things, but each story has that classic undertone that I recognize as her unique voice and style. Acquired Possession is a sci-fi, slave capture fantasy with dark elements and BDSM. Human becomes alien when Emery is thrust unexpectedly through a portal on earth into a world that was, for me, reminiscent of Star Wars. There’s a mix of old and new…big mechanized traveling robots that house thousands of beings and droid like robots that possess intelligence, all with an old world, dusty feel. That dichotomy made the world feel less sci-fi and more fantasy with a dark twist. Once in her new world, Emery learns that humans are no more than slaves to be sold, possessed, and toyed with. They also possess blood that is of great value. Emery also discovers that she will be Slave 12 of a House run by House Master Mako. Mako is a hard and unforgiving Master, but soon finds himself more than physically attracted to his new slave. She reminds him of a painful loss, but is even more tempting for it. Emery doesn’t want to enjoy the punishments she earns through her misbehavior, but she can’t help herself. She learns to crave Mako’s touch, making it more difficult when she tries to make her grand escape.

If you’re scared of sci-fi, don’t be! While Acquired Possession makes heavy use of “otherworld” elements, this is ultimately a story of a woman coming to terms with her desire to be owned by a strong and capable Master. That means that yes, you should enjoy BDSM. Also, you should enjoy the darker side of kink. We aren’t on earth and the rules of appropriate sexual conduct don’t apply. The story line enters some territory of non-consent and heavier elements of “play.” Expect needles, knives, electricity. And expect to see sex not always used for pleasure. It’s all very, very hot. This being Cari Silverwood, also expect to get deep in the characters’ heads to explore their inner desires and fears. Emery is a strong woman who doesn’t back down when she’s scared. She sees what Mako does to her, but in the end, even as slave, she makes him work to earn the title of Master over her. Mako loves to dole out pain, but he has a wonderfully tender side that I really loved. I am not usually into soft and tender moments in BDSM (the loving Dom is sometimes a bit cliché for me), but Ms. Silverwood managed to give Emery and Mako a connection that truly touched me and brought me to tears. There is a decent amount of action and the plot never lags. I was sad to see their story end! I know that the next installment will focus on another couple, but I’d love to see Emery and Mako’s story continue, to see them in action as Master and slave. I highly recommend Acquired Possession, not only for its kinky goodness, but for its great storytelling.

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About Cari Silverwood

Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night. She has an ornery nature as well as a lethal curiosity that makes her want to upend plots and see what falls out when you shake them. When others are writing bad men doing bad things, you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.
This might be because she comes from the land down under, Australia, or it could be her excessive consumption of wine.

Her favorite hobby is convincing people she has a basement...though she really doesn’t. Promise.
If it existed it would be a terrifying place where you would find all the dangerous things that you never knew you craved.

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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

I’m well known to be a genre hopper, who has very few hard limits.My first real romance series was J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and she still rocks my paranormal world, along with Karen Moning’s Fever series and Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series.That being said, you’ll often see me reading erotic romance with a BDSM focus.I’m never afraid of dark and dubious reads a la Joey Hill, Tiffany Reisz and Cari Silverwood.When genre fatigue sets in, a witty historical romance never fails to satisfy me, and Lisa Kleypasand Sarah MacLeanare my auto-buys.My favorite series of all time is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlader saga, and I will fight for Jamie Fraser to the death ;). Much to my fellow romance readers’ surprise, I also cleanse my palate with popular contemporary reads.Romantic suspense.LGBT.Western.If the writing is on, I’ll dig in.
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7 responses to “ARC Review: Acquired Possession by Cari Silverwood

  1. Chris Alexander

    I’ll have to add this to the TBR. There are times that I enjoy the dark romance. I still have to read her Dark Hearts trilogy.

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