There are literally hundreds of specific kinks under the BDSM umbrella, and with each kink having so many options, is it any wonder sometimes people have such trouble finding a partner with kinks that are complimentary to their own?
With the number of books out there, it should be easier to find books that hit your pleasure spots... but sometimes it isn't so easy.
As a reader, I get annoyed when the blurb gives the impression of power exchange and the book has nothing to do with power exchange. Or when it warns it is intense and it isn't. But, as with hot peppers, one person's intense is another person's mild. Unlike hot peppers, there is no Scoville scale, no measuring stick we can all agree on. If you are already familiar with an author then you likely know what the author's measuring stick looks like. When Annabel Joseph said she'd been wanting to write a book with more intense BDSM, for instance, I grabbed Club Mephisto right away. And she was right, it is intense. It's not for everyone... but it was right up my alley. Not that I would want to live Molly's life, but that Molly's life is great fantasy material, and the things done to her hit all of the right buttons.
How do you choose BDSM books? Do you trust the blurb? Do you stick with authors you know who seem to have similar kinks as your own? Do you wait to see what others have to say about it first?