Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Tour - Brie Embraces the Heart of Submission by Red Phoenix - Review & Giveaway

On the night of graduation, Brie Bennett offered her collar to the man who'd won her devotion during her time at the Submissive Training Center.

So begins the seductive sequel to Brie Learns the Art of Submission...

The intimate encounters Brie enjoys with her new Master are hot and deliciously challenging. On the flipside, despite her newly acquired skills, she discovers that being a sub also requires maturity, intelligence and willing sacrifice.

Her Master has a tragic past that he has kept hidden. She is unaware that someone is waiting in the wings, plotting to return and rip his world apart. Brie has troubles of her own, including an obsessive Dom who won't let her go, parents who refuse to accept her new lifestyle, and a film that is struggling to see the light of day.

Brie's journey with her Master brings both sweet ecstasy and unbearable pain. Friendships deepen and love grows, even as her life begins to crumble around her. To survive, Brie will need the strength of a love that binds her securely--heart and soul.

*Adult Material (18+) Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content and scenes that some readers may find objectionable.

***This series is meant to be read after reading the Brie series in which Brie trains to become a submissive.  Without doing so it will be difficult to read this series. It can be done, but for the enjoyment of this series it's best to read the first series prior to starting this one***

Now you can read the entire After Graduation series in one book that contains all 8 parts:

Brie Pleases her New Master
Brie Submits to her Master
Brie's Russian Fantasy
Brie Faces her Master's Fear
Brie Learns Restraint
Brie Discerns Master's Heart
Brie Visits Master's Italy
Brie Surrenders her Heart

This series picks up right after graduation in which headmaster collars Brie and resigns as headmaster embracing his new role as Brie's new master.  He immediately takes her home and welcomes her into her new life in which she will leave her job at the tobacco shop and work on her documentary.

Everything Brie has learned will be put to the test as her Master continues to train her and she grows as a submissive.  She will quickly learn what her Master likes and what he dislikes as he encourages her to embrace her submission.  There are a lot of people who are against their relationship and look down upon her since Thane has stepped down as headmaster of the training center.  Her parents don't agree with their relationship even just knowing they are dating, the sub at the training center don't think their relationship will last, and there is Faelon who is still convinced that Brie should be his submissive.  While Brie struggles to accept that her Master does truly love her and will not leave her.  But while Brie begins to embrace her role in her new life, Master struggles with his own demons from his past.  His father who committed suicide, his mother who he disowned, and a lover from the past that still thinks she has a chance to be with him.

These novellas don't just show the growth of Brie through her lessons, they also are about both Brie and her Master following their dreams and what must be done in order to achieve those dreams and her Master's struggle to cope with his past for the first time.

While I could give you a complete rundown of what is in every novella, I won't do that.  Why?  Because in doing so it will take away too much from the overall story and then there won't be any point in reading it.  This is by far one of the best series I have read as it gives you a real look into a d/s relationship that can be hard to grasp when just told by one book versus a series.  The scenes are great and the relationships between the characters in this series are well developed and leave you yearning for more of the characters long after the story is over.  I would have to say that my favorite novella was Brie's visit to Russia, why?  You'll just have to read to find out why *wink*.  I give it 5 stars and look forward to more of Red Phoenix's work in the future.

***Review copy obtained by publisher through NetGalley***

Two (2) paperback copies of Brie Embraces her Submission
(US only)

To enter it's simple leave a comment about which novella you think will be your favorite.  

If you've already read the series, then which novella was your favorite?

***Please make sure to leave your email so I can contact you***

Winners will be selected on the 16th.


  1. Rose, thank you so much for this wonderful post and review! I am honored that you enjoyed Brie's journey from Training School to the challenges of a full-time partnership. ~Red

  2. My favorite? Brie Surrenders Her Heart-it illustrates the perfect relationship between a Dominant and a submissive. My e-mail is at

  3. I have read both series and they were fantastic. I think my favorite is Brie's Russian Fantasy! There is just something about Rytsar Durov that I love along with her Master (Thane).

    1. Congrats Tanya, you are one of the winners. I will be emailing you shortly

  4. I love this series. I would have to say my favorite one was Bries visit to Russia. Even in the first book I love the time that she spent with him living out her capture fantasy.

  5. Loved this series! My favorite was Brie Visits Master's Italy! My email is

  6. My favorite? Oh no do I have to choose? I loved them all Red Phoenix is an amazing writer! Brie Surrender's Her Heart would be my most favorite, seeing how much Brie has grown with Sir's help and how Brie's and Sir's relationship has developed. Although I'm deeply saddened by the fact that this was the final story, but I am also happy for how everything turned out with all of the characters.

    1. Congrats Amy, you are one the winners of the giveaway. I will be emailing you shortly.

  7. My favorite is the first series, all about the training. When I read the very first book, I was completely fascinated, bordering on obsessed!

  8. oh wow I have all of Brie's ebooks and the POV's and between them all its sooo hard to choose just one!! Red did such a wonderful job with this whole series it's such a tough choice between them all. If I HAVE to choose just one... Guess that would be Brie's Russian Fantasy... hot hot hot!!! :)

  9. It's too hard to pick a favorite. I loved them all! Red is an amazing author! Every time a new novella came out, I stopped what I was reading to buy it. I couldn't wait for the next Brie to come out!

  10. Brie visits masters Italy is pivotal but I love the whole series. Thank you.

  11. My favorite is brie learns restraint, I love Tono! You get to see how much they care for each other, but learns the truth of there love. Sigh such a great book. I love the whole series. Red Phoenix is an amazing story teller. ;-)

  12. It's to hard to pick a single favorite, both series each had pivotal points throughout Brie's growth.. I loved them all! Red is an amazing author and story teller! When I read the very first book, I was completely fascinated, bordering on obsessed! Every time a new novella came out, I stopped what I was doing to buy it and inhale it!!! I couldn't wait for the next Brie to come out! Red did such a wonderful job with this whole series it's such a tough choice between them all. If I HAVE to choose just one... Guess that would be Brie's Russian Fantasy....It was incredibly HOT!!!

  13. wow this is so hard to decide because The whole complete brie series was absolutely amazing and has taken me on a journey and i'm sure the ladies can agree, we don't ever want to return back!!! on that note if i had to choose just one it would be.... brie surrenders her heart ( the title speaks for itself don't you agree) i mean it just sums up the beautiful relationship even with its trails and storms in the end love conqueors all!!! i love happy endings

  14. All of them were so amazing, it's hard to pick just one! I think I liked Brie Pleases Her New Master, just seeing them together for the first time as a couple was awesome! Thank you for the chance!

  15. I loved this series! Brie learns restraint would have to be my fav! Thanks for the chance!