Book : Make Me

Series : The Submission Games #1

Author : Tamara Mataya

Release Date : March 10th, 2015










Investigative journalist Sloane Winters has one goal: take down The Underground, the exclusive BDSM club that’s swallowed her twin. Her exposé will show her sister the truth—there’s no such thing as harmless fun in BDSM.

Darko Aralica immediately recognizes Sloane as a submissive, but her judgmental arrogance about kink is an intriguing challenge. When she begs him to teach her submission, he accepts. He’ll prove Sloane’s rightful place is at The Underground—or tied to his bed.

Darko begins Sloane’s training, guiding her through sensual scenes that strip away her preconceptions about the lifestyle – and herself. Sloane thought she wanted the truth.

But the truth doesn’t always set you free.

Welcome to The Underground.

You can’t buy your way in. You can’t screw your way in. But you might earn your chance to enter the inner circle and submit to Doms who know your desires better than you do. If you can take it.

There can only be one winner of the Submission Games. It probably won’t be you.

Get on your knees.




* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Self Discovery Stars ~

WOW!!!! This book has left me speechless. This is the third book by Tamara Mataya that I have read and it by far my favorite. Her writing has improved so much since that first book of hers that I read.

This book was so different from her other books. She decided to write a story about a subject that many find to be taboo…..BDSM. I thought she did a fabulous job with this storyline. She was able to make this story and characters feel real and relatable. You can really tell that she did her research on this subject to make this book seem and feel authentic to the reader. I loved that she told this story in dual POV, because I thought it was totally beneficial to read what both Sloane and Darko were feeling and thinking. This book was very tastefully written. I have read many BDSM type stories and some have made me squeamish while reading it and some I thought were just too tame to be consider in this genre of book, but I thought Tamara did an excellent job finding that middle ground. I thought she captured the BDSM world accurately but without being overly graphic just to push the readers limits.

This book was so much more than just a BDSM and love story. This was truly a journey of self discovery and acceptance for Sloane, who just so happens to fall in love with a Dom along the way 😉 Sloane is a woman who has to have control in every aspect of her life….love, work and family. So when her twin sister comes to her and tells her that she has this different lifestyle, Sloane reacts poorly and is set out to show her sister what a bad world BDSM really is. But what she finds along the way is that she is more a part of that world than she would’ve ever guessed. I don’t want to tell you everything that happens, but trust me you will want to follow Sloane on this wonderful journey. I think a lot of readers will be able to connect to this story on a personal level.

As for Darko (I know weird name, but she explains it in the book)…..he is amazing!!! I fell for him hook, line and sinker. He is a wonderful Dom but also a sweet man underneath. I think that is why I loved this book so much….the author didn’t make Darko out to be that overbearing Dom, who you just hate because he is just mean. I thought she hit the nail on the head with Darko. He was the best combination between Dom and gentleman.

I liked all the secondary characters, but none that completely stuck out to me. I know I would be happy to read books about some of the other Doms/subs from the club. We do get a sneak peek of the next standalone in this series….Take Me. I am truly looking forward to that book….I am excited to see where she takes the next story.

I would 100% recommend this book to everyone. If you are a fan of BDSM, I think this is a great book to read, but even if you aren’t, I still think this is read you should try. None of the BDSM scenes are overly graphic, so you won’t be left squirming while reading this story. This was a great story about learning to love yourself and be true to who we really are.




As an added bonus, Tamara’s giving away a CHANCE TO WIN a $50 Amazon gift card to 1 lucky Winner who pre-orders MAKE ME.

** Simply forward your receipt of purchase email, or a screenshot of the same to for verification and you are entered to win!!

***  Winner will be revealed on March 10th (release day) on her facebook page.



Tamara Mataya is currently a librarian; she lurked there for so long recommending books to patrons and shushing people, that she suspects they only hired her so it would be less creepy. Now she’s armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility. She’s also a musician with synaesthesia – which isn’t an issue until someone plays a wrong note, which makes her want to squirm inside out. It makes for a good live show.

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