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Publisher's Summary

Jacob Madigan was in a bind. Stranded in the Canadian wilderness and desperate to escape the cold, he tries to hustle a sweet old married couple into giving him shelter for the night.
However, Silas and Arthur have plans of their own, and the young drifter finds himself outmaneuvered and taken down a path he never knew existed. Written in the Jo-ha-kyu style of "Beginning, break, rapid", The Initiate tells the story of an elder concerned about the future, a youth on the run from his past, a man in the middle struggling to find where he stands, and the mysterious Order of the First Guard that binds all three of them together.
Writer J. Swartz takes the listener on a tale of passion, intrigue, loss, love, and finding your way exactly to where you were destined to be.
For so many, BDSM is nothing more than a colorful fantasy. However, for Messrs. Madigan, Clarke and Campbell, the realities of ritual, power exchange, and sadomasochistic sex are about to get very black and white.
©2017 Joseph Schwartz (P)2017 Joseph Schwartz
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bruiser Wolf Pagliaro on 07-20-17

One hell of an emotional ride

If you could sum up The Initiate in three words, what would they be?

This is a story that grabs you from the very first chapter. I couldn’t put it down. I have read many books with stories about BDSM but none like this one. The story captivates you. You lose yourself in the characters of Silas, Arthur and Jacob. I wanted so much to be in the book with them. Meeting Silas and Arthur for the first time like Jacob does. Many times I felt like I was there watching the three men and experiencing the emotions that took place.

It is so refreshing to read a book about BDSM and know from the beginning that the author is writing from a point of experience. Many books aren’t like that. Most authors are writing for a point of fantasy. Believe me, being apart of the BDSM community for the past four years I can tell the difference between fantasy and reality. This book is 100% real.

“The Initiate” by J. Swartz is one amazing book. I would whole heartily recommend this book to everyone. From the experienced to the ones just beginning their journey into the of BDSM, just as Jacob did. Truly an amazing book. Thank you J. Swartz for sharing this story to the world.

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