Diary of a Submissive (TAT4)

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“Trust no one.”

After the recent tragedy, The Unholy is on high alert as they deal with the increasing tensions of the mafia. Believing the latest attack to be a declaration of war, Sal attempts to strategize, aligning the pieces and players of an ever-shifting gameboard. They know who fired the shots, but who led the countdown?

The violence wasn’t just another random act of crime, but a bloody massacre armed with a message.

Welcome to your new life, Sal Raniero.

As the newest mob boss on the block, he is outraged by the assault on his turf and fiercely determined to protect his girl and his brothers. With friends and foes coming from every direction, he works the problem, analyzing the unknown variables, and inching closer to a perilous instability than ever before.

With enemies breathing down their neck, Sal and Iris suffer under the blinding glare of spotlights on their relationship. Coming clean isn’t as easy as they hoped. Confronting their families and associations, they realize everyone has an opinion on their forbidden romance and powerhouse alignment.

Feeling the pressure mounting, Sal unilaterally decides to abandon his post and take off on a cross-country adventure with the beautiful girl of his dreams. Along the way, they discover normalcy in amongst the betrayals and lies. Remembering the innocent days before they were the future of the criminal underworld, they learn the truth should never be taken for granted as they unravel the web of their years apart. He is the Dark Prince of The Mafia Commission. She is the Lotus Queen. They were never meant to fall in love.

They were raised to divide and conquer.

Even each other.

Diary of a Submissive is the fourth book in a Tomb of Ashen Tears, the epic dark mafia romance. It is highly recommended readers experience the first three books: Salt Kissed Love, Famous Last Words, and Every Minute I Love You.

 

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23 reviews for Diary of a Submissive (TAT4)

  1. athomas52005

    We are going on a journey.”

    Buckle up buttercup this one is going to hurt. Book 4 in the TAT Series. We get 104 amazing chapters of raw brutal honesty from Sal, Deacon, and Iris. Once again KRS has left me sitting on an emotional roller coaster that I don’t want to get off! I have an addiction to all things KRS/Sal. There is nothing like it. ❤️

    What can I say about our Sal? He is growing, maturing becoming so much more than any of us saw coming.

    “Mafia follows me everywhere I go, baby.”

    Iris is a little unhinged in this one.

    “I love Iris dearly, but she’s lost her fucking marbles, flown into the cuckoo tree, and done baked her brain”

    But man is she explosive in all her pissed off glory! Deacon is well… simply put His Ride.

    “A master to behold and the very best submissive he’d ever had.”

    I don’t know where we will go with the next book or how KRS will take it to the next level, but I have no doubt that she will Rock the Hell out of it just as she has with this one. Put it all on the page😘

    Let love be. Wherever you find it. Stay outta my bedroom, and I will do the same.

  2. gemmapritchard37

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!

    Again Kailee doesn’t disappoint with a stonker of a book yes it’s loooonnggg 104 chapters long but……I just couldn’t stop reading. Alll my favourite characters back but of course the main three Deacon, Iris and Sal again these three and the relationship they have is amazing. This book was a whirlwind of emotions throughout I laughed, cried ugly tears and of course wanted to throw my kindle up the wall a few times lol, but again Kailee knows how to write deep characters and you just get sucked in the story all the time you feel what they are feeling, and what they are going through. So much of course happens in this book with it being so big and long but trust me you never loose sight of what’s going on and the flow of the story and please don’t be put off by the size of this book it’s amazingly written as always. I can’t wait to read more of what’s to come in the future.

  3. emilycdorsey

    Too read of 2020!!!

    “The Storm will be here soon. I suggest you say your prayers.”

    Diary Of A Submissive is hands down the best book I have read this year!!! Nothing could have prepared me for this one! It is ugly, painful and real which makes it so beautiful. This is probably the most intense book I have ever read to date. I wanted to jump through the pages and slap every single person. EVERY! SINGLE! PERSON!!! 

    “It’s not a lack of trust, but faith in our bond . We’re bent and broken by the ravages of time. ”

    Buried truths are revealed, hidden agendas are uncovered. If you think that just because Sal and Iris are finally together everything will be sunshine and roses, then you do not know these characters at all. Heartbreaking, powerful and mesmerizing, KRS left me speechless with all the unexpected turns. I shed many tears during this book. She truly broke my heart at times but it was worth every ounce of pain and I wouldn’t change a thing. 

    “Love me. Love me hard. Love me fierce. Love me long.”

    We get to see a playful side to Sal and Iris that we haven’t seen much of before and get to experience the bond between all three. I couldn’t get enough of the holy trinity. This series gets better, deeper and steamier from book to book. I live and breathe for Sal, Iris and Deacon! I don’t think I will ever be over this book. 10 “for all eternity” stars!!

    “The trinity is bound, woven and interlaced, and cutting the fibers trespasses on the ancestral graves.”

  4. jcrockchick69

    Once again I am blown away from this incredible author and the unforgettable journey she is taking us on and even after 1,000+ pages I am left wanting so much more. DOAS is Sal, Deacon and Iris like you have never seen them before. Sal is on his way to becoming a Capo and will do whatever it takes to get the job done and protect the people he loves. Deacon knows who he is and what he wants and sometimes has to do unspeakable things all for the sake of love. And Iris, just prepare yourself for one crazy badass b*tch! She is determined to be the Lotus Queen by any means possible even if does distroy the people she loves. There are so many rollercoaster and raw emotional moments, so many wtf and why mixed with a lot of backstory of family and questions answered on what has lead them to the point of destruction. And there is definitely so much love. This journey has not been an easy one and the betrayals are endless and just who will be left standing remains to be seen. Kailee is unlike any other author I have read and that is why I am completely consumed and constantly left waiting for more!❤

  5. Kristina Simkins

    Wow! This book is a phenomenal page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat begging for more. It’s mind-blowing, emotional, brutal and raw. Sal, Deacon and Iris take us on a journey deep into the depths of the emotional and business sides of the trinity. There are more changes and surprised she’d for the trinity and I can’t wait to see what rose they have in store for us.♥︎

  6. holcomb6464

    I am blown away by the latest TAT (Tomb of Ashen Tears) book!!!This Author has some incredible books, but this one is definitely her best to date. This is a BIG book, but don’t be afraid, it’s so worth it… Diary of a Submissive is the continuing story of Sal, Iris (The Lotus Queen) and Deacon along with some of our other favorite characters, some part of The Unholy. Blood is shed and now they need to find out where the order originated from, and how they will deal with it. This story is Intense, Raw, Brutal and Painful to read at times, there were parts that I cried, others that I could throat punch someone, even Sal and Iris, those two had me throwing things. Iris almost steals the show in this book, she seems to be on the edge of sanity, ruthless and determined to reach her goal anyway possible, she definitely earned The Lotus Queen here. I adore Deacon and hurt for him at times, he loves Sal, even Iris, but Sal is his weakness, I won’t give spoilers, so you’ll need to read to find out if these Three can make it and if they do, what will be the outcome. If you want dark, twisted, betrayal, love and OMG moments, then this is the series for you. I would love be the center of a Sal and Deacon sandwich, but The Lotus Queen… she would be one I would gladly kneel for, bat my blues at her and say “oh please, and thank you ma’am”.

  7. ginaklug

    If I could give this book a thousand stars I would! Kailee laid it all on the line in this one. SDI (Sal, Deacon, and Iris) took me on an epic journey…. they lifted me up, tore me down, broke my heart, knit me back together, made me laugh, made me cry, made me mad, made my heart so happy that I wanted to dance and then took me back to the beginning of the journey to start it all over again. The story is so real and raw that you will find yourself wishing you actually lived in their world.
    Kailee’s poetic way of telling the story and her dynamic dialogues never disappoint. She always delivers something unexpected and ALWAYS leaves me thinking. Kailee is a rare jewel among authors. Once she sucks you in, you won’t be able to get enough. Diary of a Submissive will do just that……it will suck you in and you won’t be able to get enough. It is the fourth piece to the puzzle that is SDI, so if you haven’t had the privilege of getting your hands on the first three pieces, I would suggest you start the journey from the beginning! You won’t regret it. HIGHLY recommend.

  8. nan3g

    I adore Sal and Iris. This book totally screwed with my head like only Kailee can do. The dynamics between Sal,Iris, and Deacon will blow your mind. This is a definite do not miss book.

  9. kc

    OH. MY. GOD.

    PHENOMENAL. EPIC. STUNNING. EXHILARATING. TITILLATING. REVEALING.

    Those who read the Tomb of Ashen Tears series are typically readers who are already superfans of KRS, and are heavily invested emotionally as loyal followers. Just when you think you know all there is to know about the stories behind each character, especially the main three protagonists – Sal, Deacon, and Iris – you find out quickly that you really don’t.

    So much is revealed in this latest book, and it stuns you from the very beginning. It’s a wild ride throughout the whole book and you will experience an emotional rollercoaster. So much is revealed… and the best way to experience it is to re-read it after finishing it. You will find so many eye-opening facts about everyone and each chapter will take on a different meaning.

    Bravo, brilliant author, bravo…

  10. katselk

    Such a great book. 104 chapters of raw emotions. Sal, Iris and Cruz bring you back to their world. You live the highs and lows of the unholy trinity. You feel as if your are right there with their fights, secrets and love. You won’t be able to put this book down.

  11. brauneyes2.books

    Wow, want to go on a ride with your favorite group, Sal,Deacon, and Iris? Pick this book up and roller coaster your emotions away. Love Kailee’s writing style and her characters! This is the fourth in the TAT series so grab them all, fall in love with reading their twisted dark tale.

  12. meganalexis14

    DOaS is beyond. Beyond belief. Beyond compare, beyond anything I’ve ever read up to now!!!! It is an epically written, beautiful, raw, emotional journey. There are parts… 60 percent of the story that are hard to read… and even harder not to. I’d try to put the book down, walk away and gather my emotions, build the fortress…. Didn’t work. I’d come back and smash my own walls just to feel every single heart wrenching, soul defining moment. Like watching two airplanes full to the brim with fire works knowing they are set to collide. You want to stop, but you cant
    You know there will be tragedy but then, with an earth shattering bang there is beauty all around, sparks of color, explosions of sound and a feeling of joy and awe. That is DOaS. It is a daunting ride, a heart breaking, tear jerking, kindle throwing ride. And it’s a ride I’ll take over and over again. I’ve never read a tale that gripped me so forcefully and unapologetically!!!

  13. Sir Scott

    Trust must be earned.
    And even then…one’s own issues might get in the way. Are a couple members of the trinity childish? Maybe. Are there secrets? Hell to the yes. I was wrong about at least one person still surviving at the end, as well as being Somewhat less annoyed with them. And, as usual, not all is as it seems.

  14. aliciamckilligan

    Have you ever climbed up to the topmost board at the swimming pool and carefully crept to the edge? The butterflies swirl around in your stomach and the distance is intimidating. Then, gathering every iota of nerve, you jump! The fall, the plunge into the beautiful water, the gathering of your body and the glorious ascension to the glittering surface where you experience the exhilaration of success…this describes just some of my emotions when going into a book written by this exciting, experimental, intelligent author. I know I am going to love it, but she sometimes scares the bejesus out of me, in the best possible way of course! Diary of a Submissive, told from the three points of view of our favourites characters, resonates with incident, emotional overload, revelations that will leave you breathless at times, squabbles, and love, love, love.
    This book is a glorious, overload of Sal, Deacon and Iris and what’s better than this? There’s more to come 💖💖💖💖💖

  15. tat2dgothic

    Just when you thought it wouldn’t get abhor complex it does. I don’t know went I expected anything less from this author. Be prepared because this is a long one but you don’t even notice until you’re finished. I loved seeing Iris, Deacon, Nico and course our star Sal. This book is full of love, hate, fear, tension and relief. Throw in some amazing steamy scenes and you’ve got one heck of a book. I honestly don’t know how she’s going to top this one but I have no doubts that she will.

  16. crowkristy

    WOW Blow me away and scare me to death. I love me some Sal and Iris <3 <3 <3. There are so many twists and turns never turn your back. Iris blows me away like never before. There are changes coming in the trinity.

  17. kevinsgal2010

    OH EM GEE!! I’m not even sure how to review this book that will do it justice. It was dark, beautifully twisted and and full of suspense. This very possibility could be my favorite book I’ve read so far this year. This book took me on a raw emotional rollercoaster ride…..and I loved every single moment. I couldn’t wait to find out how it was going to end while at the same time not wanting it to end.

    • kailee samuels

      Thank you.

  18. belleb2006

    Wow!!!! This book guys you and loves you at the same time. Kailee makes dark and twisted look amazing. Get your copy now. This book will twist you, turn you, and spit you out and make you say what did I just read all at the same time. This book is amazing. If you love dark and twisted Kailee is your girl

  19. dmharvey

    Wow, what can I say! Kailee Samuels, you did it with this twisted, steamy, and suspenseful dark Mafia romance with powerful characters at play, it was thrilling and shocking—I was captivated from start to finish! I was flabbergasted with the unexpected revelation that happened, but it is jaw-dropping good! This is book 4 of the TAT series. This dark Mafia suspenseful thriller is full of emotional angst. It is riveting, dark, wicked with some forbidden lust, deceit, conflicting loyalties, and steamy sex scenes that are off-the-chart hot! You NEED to READ! It is a tangled mess of lies and secrets. Just when you think you have it all figured out, it takes a new turn making you realize just how wrong you were. Not all of its surprises are pleasant ones, but there is a certain satisfaction in experiencing a thread that is so obstinately unexpected. The author effortlessly transported me to the turbulent and violent life of the Mafia world with Lucas Salvatore (Sal) Raniero, Iris Nakamura, the Lotus Queen—beautiful, but ruthless as her beauty, and Deacon Cruz. Iris is Sal’s lover, who fights him as much as possible and does what she needs to do to get her point across. The Unholy sons are still trying to rule the world without getting caught. There is a lot of suspense with revenge and power-struggle war between the different families. Everyone seems to have an agenda—you don’t know who to trust! My mind was spinning with the possibilities! Kailee Samuels’ books are dark and dirty, but they keep the chills, twists, and surprises coming as the characters confront a dark and elusive evil. Well done Kailee Samuels! Well done indeed! The scenes are well written, fast-paced and flow smoothly from one scene to the next.

  20. jaynegibson

    I’ve long been incredibly impressed by the writings of Kailee Reese Samuels, and that admiration has only deepened through the experience of her latest offering called Diary of a Submissive. If you’re a reader of Ms. Samuels’ work, you will find yourself back in the company of Sal Raniero, Deacon, Iris, Nico, Rowan, et al. Oh my, what a story this is. It has everything: love, hate, sacrifice, duplicity, fear, joy, tension and then relief. And only a gifted author like Kailee can wrap all of these emotions into one beautiful package. Now that’s talent.

    The book is a long one; it’s 104 chapters of amazement. Due to its length, I had to put it down a couple of times but I found the story constantly running through my thoughts. I couldn’t walk away from it for any real length of time. I simply had to know what was coming next. At times I was at the edge of my seat, at others I felt relief and yet at other times true angst and anger. This is what I admire about good writing. It pulls all my emotions to the surface, and I love that. I feel these characters intimately; I feel close to them as if I’m right there going through their adventures with them.

    As usual the story is so well presented, the world building complete and thorough, and the characters in this: good lord, they are real and distinct. I don’t think I can recommend the writing of Kailee Reese Samuels any higher than I already have. She’s a brave author, taking the reader to places most would never think of going, but she’ll go there and you’ll gladly take her hand and follow, never regretting one second of the journey. Highly recommended.

  21. tennesseegirlsrock

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

    After the recent tragedy, The Unholy is on high alert as they deal with the increasing tensions of the mafia. Believing the latest attack to be a declaration of war, Sal attempt s to strategize, aligning the pieces and players of an ever-shifting game board. They know who fired the shots, but who led the countdown? The violence wasn’t just a random act of crime, but a bloody massacre armed with a message. Welcome to your new life, Sal Raniero. As the newest mob boss on the block, he is outraged by the assault on his turf and fiercely determined to protect his girl and his brothers. With friends and foes coming from every direction, he works the problem, analyzing the unknown variables, and inching closer to a perilous inability than ever before. With enemies breathing down their neck, Sal and Iris suffer under the blinding glare of spotlights on their relationship. Coming clean isn’t as easy as they hoped. Confronting their families and associations they realize everyone has an opinion on their forbidden romance and powerhouse alignment. Feeling the pressure mounting, Sal unilaterally decides to abandon his post and take off on a cross-country adventure with the beautiful girl or his dreams. Along the way, they discover normalcy in amongst the betrayals and lies. Remembering the innocent days before they were he future of the criminal underworld, they learn the truth should never be taken for granted as they unravel the web of their years apart. He is a Dark Prince of The Mafia Commission She is the Lotus Queen. They were never meant to fall in love. They were raised to divide and conquer. Even each other.

    This is the fourth book in the Tomb of Ashen Tears. You need to read Salt Kissed Love, Famous Last Words and Every Minute I Love You to get the full experience of Tomb of Ashen Tears. I am going to go ahead and tell you to find a comfortable spot to read because your going to be there a while as you won’t want to put this book down. It is long and I am sure if you have read Kailee Reese Samuels books before you know that she loves to keep you in her books and the worlds she creates for a while and I am totally fine with that. She has this magic way of pulling you into the Mafia world and it is one strangely that you do not want to leave. You are going to be hooked on Iris and Sal and their story. In this story you get a darker than normal Deacon, a Sal that is working through and struggling with his lifelong addictions and Iris is going to spread her wings and fly. I will warn you too that the twists and turns of this book will leave you reeling and your mind blown. It is amazing and I loved all the time I got to spend with some of my favorite characters of all time.

  22. Tianna

    I don’t even know where to begin. . When I start any book from this author I know my mind,  heart and soul are about to go on a ride.  I’m still processing this story and without giving anything away just know that my mind is blown. The way this woman’s mind works is intriguing and frankly frightening,  lol. If you’re ready for a Rollercoaster jump on board.

  23. chelle.gibson

    At a complete loss of words, I thought EMILY was gonna be my all time favorite. But THIS, absofreakinglutely floored me hitting every high and low emotion, EVERY emotion. I don’t have words for how much I love ALL these characters. KRS’s ability to drag you fully into a story with twists and turns that made my heart break, but yet she’d stitch it back together with the next twist. If you have not read this series it’s an ABSOLUTE MUST

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