Blog Tour Stop: Safeword Quinacridone by Candace Blevins

Safeword_Quinacridone-247x350What happens when an introverted artist who only likes sex when it’s a one-night stand meets a computer-geek-extraordinaire with his own sexy secrets? Objectification, romance, pain, adoration, lots of kinky toys, and oodles and oodles of wonderfully imaginative sex.

Join Cara and Travis on their journey to mesh their distinctive sexual tastes into a loving relationship with blow-your- mind kink.


  1. Treating a person as an object for use, with no regard for a person’s personality or sentience.
  2. Regarding someone as a commodity; considering them merely an instrument towards one’s sexual pleasure.


  1. A woman is on her back at the edge of a tall bed with hands and feet bound together and restrained above her head. A curtain drapes from a canopy above and puddles on the backs of her thighs. The man about to penetrate her sees only female genitals available for use.
  2. A woman is dressed in a full latex blow-up doll costume with durable latex ‘pockets’ stuffed into her orifices. She is bound into a position giving easy access to all three holes at a party. Her face is completely covered excepting nose and mouth. The men do not know who is in the costume.

Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, extreme objectification, bondage, watersports (one scene), chemical play, fisting, temporary body modification with saline injections (one scene), and the use of toys including clamps, canes, plugs, paddles, whips, floggers, and zip-ties.

Stephanie’s Review
Ok… so with much deliberation on how to even being this review, I think I will start with a disclaimer. This book is not what I would normally read as BSDM, this takes it to a whole new level that I am not sure I am totally okay with. I didn’t dislike this book either. This book was intense and way out of my comfort zone, but the relationship between Cara and Travis had me reading more and more. If you choose to read this, be warned. It is not 50 Shades, it is so much more than you can even imagine.

I knew going into this book that it was going to place me well outside my comfort zone, but I was also curious how all of the things in the warning played out in the book, and boy did they play out.

Travis, a shy, rich, computer geek and Cara, the artist who likes it more than a bit rough share a dinner and after dinner snack which leads to a world of BSDM like no other. I carefully considered the characters when I sat down to read this book. If I could imagine the characters outside of the scenes, I could easily review this book.

How wrong I was. I loved their story as a couple and the scenes played well into their characters sexual needs. I know if this book was written with the scenes toned down, it would still be a good book with a good story line.

Even being well beyond my comfort zone, I found it to be an easy read and I loved how the relationship between Travis and Cara played out.

And for those of you wondering, Quinacridone is a pigment of red, as I said Cara is an artist.

I would definitely yellow light this book and read with extreme caution, but the overall story was good, I have a hard time giving it a higher star rating because I was so taken back by the graphic nature of it, pushing so much further than you standard BSDM read.

About the Author
Candace Blevins is a southern girl who loves to travel the world.

She lives with her husband of 15 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes romance books about characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work.

Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different BDSM issue to resolve. All books are standalone books and can be read in any order, with the exception of the two Davenport books, since Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon is a sequel to Safeword: Davenport.

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