We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission | [Alison Tyler]

Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission

Alison Tyler, "mistress of literary erotica," has mined her memoirs, spinning a kinky fairy tale with a happily-ever-after ending. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks - style journey fueled by lust, longing, and the search for true love.

Inspired by her BDSM lifestyle and based on her private diaries, Tyler draws on her twenty-five years' experience penning sultry stories to create a scorching hot work of autobiographical fiction, a meta-audiobook with reality at the core.

Regular Price:$13.96
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Alison Tyler, "mistress of literary erotica," has mined her memoirs, spinning a kinky fairy tale with a happily-ever-after ending. Dark Secret Love is a modern-day Story of O, a 9 1/2 Weeks - style journey fueled by lust, longing, and the search for true love.

Inspired by her BDSM lifestyle and based on her private diaries, Tyler draws on her twenty-five years' experience penning sultry stories to create a scorching hot work of autobiographical fiction, a meta-audiobook with reality at the core. Take a deep breath and get your safe word handy. Alison Tyler will push your boundaries to their limits - and have you begging for more.

©2013 Pretty Things Press (P)2013 Insatiable Press Limited

What the Critics Say

"Readers seeking romance as well as erotic interludes will enjoy Samantha's journey from hesitant awareness of her preferences through a truly psychologically abusive relationship to a more complete understanding of both her own needs and her partner's. Readers tired of sensationalistic portrayals of BDSM will appreciate Tyler's nuanced and realistic approach, which draws a clear line between kink and abuse." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (16 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (15 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.9 (15 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 07-21-14
    Amazon Customer SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    183
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow!! Fantastic story even better sex ;)"
    Would you listen to Dark Secret Love again? Why?

    Absolutely! The sex in this book alone is worth another listen.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Estrella – was your favorite?

    Sam. Rebecca did an amazing job portraying Samanthas strength and emotions.Very believable, As if it was Rebecca's own story being told.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Made for a very interesting work day.


    Any additional comments?

    Of the 70+ books I've listened to on audible, This one is near the very top. I would encourage anyone with any interest at all in BDSM to pick this up. I love that Alison Tyler doesn't take the easy, predictable routes with her characters. I can't really explain the amount of enjoyment I got from this title. I am so glad I finally picked it up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 09-16-13
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2001

    BJS

    HELPFUL VOTES
    971
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    545
    373
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    223
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What 50 Shades should have been"
    Where does Dark Secret Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a story of a young woman who loves pain, trying to understand, who she is and why her body works this way. She can not achieve sexual pleasure with out the pain. Starting in High School, and then goes on from there. I have listened to many of Alison Tyler's books and short stories.....By far this will knock the rest of erotica off it's feet. (it's supposed to be semi-autobiographical/ novel) You have to be a true BDSM lover for this story, or it may upset some people that there are people like this who do these things consensually..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha........She is the story.


    What does Rebecca Estrella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything in this book is from the "First Person" Rebecca Estella is WONDERFUL.....you actually feel her shame, pain, doubt, and lust. Her fears, about not being normal, and her desires to fit in.....Ms Estella expressed the emotions wonderfully.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I've read Parts of 50 Shades of Gray, I thought it was ok but not a real, never felt the characters were real with depth. so stopped reading after 1/2 the book. THIS book gets you by the guts from the very first. It's hard to stop, you just want to keep going . I understand it's supposed to be a trilogy.....can't wait for the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    Again I warn those who are not into HARD CORE BDSM to pass on this. It is all consensual. It is all with adults, but degradation, pain and these things may upset those who are not familiar with the scene. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series. I have always enjoyed Alison Tyler. I'm enjoying her even more now.....WOW.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-24-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    263
    262
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    29
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The real thing!"

    This is not playing at BDSM, this is the real thing, so if you are skiddish keep that in mind. I enjoyed the listen, I still have a lot of questions about the lifestyle but learned a lot. This listen is extremely erotic and has a lot of explicit sex. The story is not pretend, it is this woman's journey through the BDSM world. The narrator was very monotone and I think this was meant to be but I didn't really like it, it was tolerable though. I will listen to #2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca SEAL BEACH, CA, United States 09-02-14
    Rebecca SEAL BEACH, CA, United States 09-02-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    68
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An instant classic that will resonate with submiss"
    If you could sum up Dark Secret Love in three words, what would they be?

    Raw, dark, and insanely hot (okay that was four words, you caught me)


    What other book might you compare Dark Secret Love to and why?

    Maybe Story of O, but Dark Secret Love is more about love, as the title indicates. The heroine Samantha isn't just out to please her dom - she needs BDSM every bit as much as he does.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Estrella – was your favorite?

    Why Samantha, of course, but perhaps simply because she is so similar to me. Almost every desire Samantha thinks or utters resonates with my own fantasies. Just as Samantha is perpetually surprised that "some men just know," I kept wondering how Alison Tyler knew every one of my darkest thoughts.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole thing, basically, and I don't want to give any spoilers... so let's just say vaguely the part Samantha finally learns that kink isn't necessarily shameful.


    Any additional comments?

    Every person who is the slightest bit intrigued by, curious about, or interested in BDSM should listen to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.