by Isobel Starling

Silken - Isobel Starling
Editions:Kindle: $ 1.99
Pages: 60

Matthew Fisher loved being a dancer, but his ten-year ballet career came to an abrupt end with a knee injury. He had to find a new way to make a living, and luckily, his sister was friends with Annabelle Ramsay-Aiken, only daughter of property magnate Sir James Aiken. She arranged an interview, and six months on the job training saw Matthew stepping out as a real estate agent for Aiken Luxury Lettings. Now, instead of stretching at the barre, Matthew spends his days inspecting the vacant London homes of their rich and famous clients.
Losing his dance career had left a huge hole in Matthew’s heart, and to fill it Matthew began a Tumblr blog dedicated to his fetish for wearing lingerie. He wanted to give his followers the impression he lived a charmed life, so decided to use A.L.L properties as locations for erotic photo shoots.
One of his online followers presses all of Matthew's buttons, and a long distance, online Dom/sub relationship develops between them. But when the relationship suddenly moves from online fantasy to real life... can Matthew really submit?

N.B - This story contains graphic descriptions of gay sex, BDSM, and cross-dressing,

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Reviews:Sharon on wrote:

5 stars - Short and Sensational.
When I endeavored to read, and review Silken I thought I knew what to expect. I thought to myself, I am no stranger to the work of Isobel Starling. I did read her Shatterproof Bond series after all. Well, she put me in my place. I had only scratched the surface of her writing chops.

Silken is the story of Matthew, a young dancer whose life had to make a huge paradigm shift after he sustained a career ending injury in his left knee. He became a real estate agent, inspecting high end vacant homes while their owners are away. To further fill his need for the thrill he enjoyed in dance, Matthew turns his fetish for lingerie and his dramatic talents into an erotic photo blog on Tumblr. The blog attracts an online Dom who attracts Matthew and the rest, as they say must be read.

Isobel Starling is becoming, in my eyes, the master of building big stories in compact books. This book is approx. 20,000 words and can be read in a day. You will, I promise you read it twice before you put it down. Matthews stunt for his Dom is amazingly entertaining. The stunt his Dom pulls blows Matthews mind. The whole story will blow yours! Can fantasy become reality? Read Silken and find out.

Truus on wrote:

5 stars- Highly Seductive

Silken and Austin or was it Matthew and....

They never met but had a Dom/s relationship and it worked...
Silken, former ballet dancer injured his knee and will never dance as before so he gives his life a turn. He works as a inspector of empty mansions and apartments from wealthy people who are gone for a time being.
And....he also is been prepared to be a full sub and anticipation to meet his Dom is killing him. But he is a good sub and follows every instruction.
Austin comes from a corner which is just delightful, I really loved it. I'm not gonna tell because that gives away a significant part of the story. Ahhh to have such a Dom is a dream come true.

Oh my gosh this was a hyper intense erotic read.
It's highly seductive. Lace and silk stockings on elegant hard body and beautiful diamond butt plugs. Powerful demanding eyes and thick lashes. Physically muscular strong and lean and graceful bodies. I could go on because this read is full of it.
The eroticism dripped everywhere. It crackled of sensual electricity.
But d a m n it made me cry and I never wanted it to end. This is what i call 'intense and sensual'

About the Author

Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland.  She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.

Isobel is currently working on her seventeenth book.  The Shatterproof Bond series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller and is being translated into French with Juno Publications, German with Deadsoft Verlag, and Italian with Quixote Edizioni.  The series is also available as audiobooks, narrated by Gary Furlong.

“Fall Together” and “Sweet Thing” will be translated into French by Reines- Beaux Publishing.

Already in audio, narrated by Gomez Pugh, “Silken” is available in German, and will also come out in Italian, and French during 2018.