For me, reading Master of O evoked old feelings and also stirred new ones. The story has the quality of lived experience, elegantly yet explicitly capturing the way a certain elite likes to play. Modern erotica seems to have recently piqued interest of the mainstream, but Master of O keeps its promises!
Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese
Author, Your Beauty Mark
Sexy, decadent, powerful and fun - exactly what you want in a date and in a book!
Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho
Author, The One I Want
In Master of O, Ernest Greene expertly manages a deft balancing act of sacred and profane. If you are looking for a wickedly debauched romp, you will not be disappointed. But look out- it is the truly thoughtful and profound narrative of transformation that will sneak up from behind and hold you captive!
Jillian Lauren
Jillian Lauren
NY Times Bestselling Author, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Ernest Greene's "The Master of O" is more than a welcome snapshot of a side of the sexual spectrum we never see; it's a dense, poignant, and often hilarious document of a dark world full of collars, snaps, cinches, creases, ornamentation, red marks, and things that need to be just so. It is also brutally erotic. The California Stephen Diamond, Esq. and the intriguing O inhabit is our California, just 50 shades sexier.
Margaret Cho
Gram Ponante
Author, A Porn Valley Odyssey: Making "The Facts of Life XXX”
Ernest Greene’s long, loving riff on the most significant sexy book of all time is the real deal—gripping and pervy, knowing and witty, sexy and moving. If The Story of O played out today, here’s what the other side of that classic tale would look like: brainy and literate, scarily observant of the details of the kinky LA good life, where exotic furs are faux, whips are Jay Marston, flight attendants wear translucent blue latex, and the power-trappings of masculine dress finally get the fetish stylist they deserve. Read it for the dead smart vocabulary and cryptic Jethro Tull reference, or read it for the hot, hot characters and the searing sex—but read it!
Carol Queen
Carol Queen, PHD
Author, The Leather Daddy & The Femme
Co-founder, The Center for Sex & Culture
Ernest Greene was put on earth to write Master of O. Reading this erotic noir is like rediscovering Mickey Spillane and the entire oeuvre of Grove Press in one sitting. Greene insightfully captures the psychic mysteries of S&M longing in this super-hip and trenchant thriller. His characters are superbly drawn and achingly sexual. Master of O is an astonishing novel. Why haven’t we heard of Greene before this? He is a master storyteller.
Mel Gordon
Mel Gordon
Author, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
Ernest Greene’s Master of O masters the reality of life in a dominant/submissive relationship. Written from the inside of the BDSM culture, Master of O is infused with hot sex, laced with pleasure and desire, sadism and masochism and sprinkled liberally with some fictional mystery dust. The delicious result takes the reader into the minds of both dominants and submissives in a way only someone with intimate knowledge of the real world of BDSM can accomplish. Other books are fiction with a dose of fictional BDSM. This is the real thing with a small smattering of fiction. I highly recommend this book to anyone who isn’t satisfied with fifty shades of anything and wants to get the full 100%!
Ricci Joy Levy
Ricci Joy Levy
Exec. Dir., Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
My wife left this book "lying around." Now she is in big trouble. Ernest Greene rocks. Hard.
Scott Shriner
Scott Shriner
Bassist, Weezer

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About Ernest Greene

Ernest Greene has served as Executive Editor of the best-selling adult magazine Hustler's Taboo since 1999 and most recently as Chief Associate Editor for Hustler's All-Sex issues.

Greene, who is particularly well known for his groundbreaking approach to the presentation of unconventional sexuality related to consensual domination and submission, has participated in the production of adult video for three decades as a performer, writer, director and producer. His body of work comprises over five hundred titles, including AVN award winners Strictly for Pleasure, Mask of Innocence, Tristan Taormino's Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and Jenna Loves Pain. With his wife, Nina Hartley, he has served as producer and director of the Nina Hartley's Guide series of adult sex education programs for video market leader Adam&Eve Pictures. The series has sold over three quarters of a million videos to date and now comprises forty titles. His own XXX features for Adam&Eve, O: The Power of Submission, Surrender of O, The Truth About O and The Perfect Secretary: Training Day have won multiple awards and are among the best selling X-rated story-driven titles in recent years.

A Word From the Author

Steven Diamond is an ace L.A. criminal lawyer with a roster of A-list clients affording him a life of lavish indulgence. A polished dominant with skills to match his appetites, he’s the silent partner in a highly exclusive club for connoisseurs of feminine submission. Exquisitely beautiful, rigorously trained sex slaves from all over the world await the opportunity to serve him. He seems to want for nothing. His orderly world is turned upside down, however, when his younger half-brother Ray, publisher of a slick kink-sex magazine, gifts him with the irresistible and enigmatic O.

She’s an accomplished photographer, sophisticated fetishist and passionate seeker of a master worthy of her total surrender. Captivated, Steven is determined to possess her totally at whatever cost, little knowing how dear that cost might be.

Set within the universe of modern Los Angeles, these three people and the colorful characters in their orbits act out a dramatic tale of erotic power at once familiar and exotic. I welcome you to their distinctly modern world with all its dark delights, shocking revelations and hidden challenges as seen for the first time from a dominant man’s perspective.

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