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Five Question Friday with @ClariceWynter, #author, #interview, #ebook, #contest, #excerpt, #romance

Friday, March 29th, 2013 | Book Pimpage, Five Question Friday, Writing | 1 Comment

I would like to welcome Clarice Wynter to Five Question Friday. Clarice will give away an e-copy of Jilted in January to one lucky winner who comments.

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1.  Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

I have to admit my favorite character from JILTED IN JANUARY is Audrey Desmond. She’s the best friend of the heroine, Harper. As much as I like Harper and enjoyed being able to empower her to make the best of her circumstances, I knew Audrey would be a lot of fun. She stars in FIXED UP IN FEBRUARY, the second book in the series and she also has a bit of a reputation that has a lot of the men in Spring River Valley just a little bit afraid of her. I won’t spoil it by telling you why, but I’ll just say, Audrey takes no prisoners and she doesn’t put up with any bull from anyone.

2.  Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

I do most of my writing at the dining room table. I do have a cute little home office, with a tiny fridge and a door that leads out to a small private deck, but I very rarely work there. In fact JILTED IN JANUARY is one of the few stories I wrote in its entirety in my office. You can usually find me downstairs with my laptop on the dining room table and a cat trying to sleep on my keyboard.

3.  Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

I’ve been a fan of a number of genres and always wanted to try my hand at all of the ones I love. When I first started writing I wrote strictly science fiction adventure. Years later, as part of a challenge to myself, I decided I would try my hand at something with a historical flare, a story with a horror theme and then a romance. Once I wrote the romance, I never looked back. I’ve since written paranormal, sci-fi, historical and contemporary under various pen names. Balancing them for me is mostly a matter of following the muse who’s in charge at the moment. Right now my contemporary muse has the reigns.

4.  What was the hardest part of writing this book?

To be honest, the hardest part of writing this book has been keeping the momentum to complete the series. I was on fire when I began writing JILTED IN JANUARY, but each subsequent book in the series has taken a little longer to write – because I want to do justice to all of the characters I’ve created and keep readers interested from the beginning of the first story to the end of the last one.

5.  What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The best part of writing JILTED IN JANUARY was having all the possibilities in front of me. I was thrilled with the idea of a series and excited by the prospect of creating a large cast of interconnected characters. It was a daunting task that I’d created for myself, but I was raring to go. Now, more than a year after I started the project, I’m looking forward to the sense of accomplishment I’ll feel when the final story is ready for publication.

Clarice Wynter - Jilted In January

Blurb:

Harper Shaw is certain she’ll never live down her reputation as the jilted bride after her fiance’ bails on the wedding and decides to go on the honeymoon by himself.

Grant Addison’s career depends on saving the failing catering hall where Harper’s wedding was supposed to be held. He can’t return her deposit money to her, but his business proposal could help them both stay out of the red.

Their unlikely partnership heats up the cold winter nights in Spring River Valley, and leads them to discover January just might be hottest month of the year.

Jilted in January is Book One of the Spring River Valley Series. All novellas in the series are standalone, but it is recommended to read them in order.

Excerpt:

JILTED IN JANUARY is currently an Amazon KDP Select title. You can read an except here:

http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-January-Spring-Valley-ebook/dp/B00AOOW8HK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359162594&sr=8-1&keywords=jilted+in+january#reader_B00AOOW8HK

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Five Question Friday with Debra Hartman, #authorinterview, #excerpt, @fateseriesauth

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 | Book Pimpage, Five Question Friday | 2 Comments

I would like to welcome author Debra Hartman to my blog today for Five Question Friday.

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1.  What can your readers expect from you in the future?

Truth in fiction.  The Twisted Fate series will be a compilation of fiction stories based on real life experiences.  Bad luck, good luck, crap that happens to people for no good reason that everyone can identify with in their own histories.

2.  Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

When no one else is home, on my couch in front of the fireplace with a movie playing over and over in the background for noise and sometimes in the middle of the night while everyone is sleeping

3.  Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

I think writers write what they know or imagine and in that way, what we write chooses us.  I also write professional materials, book reviews, articles, contracts, resumes, methods and procedures for big corporations, etc. and that to date has been more lucrative than writing fiction.  I balance between the two – no I don’t.  I write what comes out, sometimes it’s the novel for days at a time and then work stuff and sometimes I switch between the two daily, depends on the mood.

4.  What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Getting the hillbilly accent to come through in the spoken quotes!

5.  What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Knowing that somewhere, some woman will read it that needed the reality check to get out of an abusive relationship and actually does without going back to him!

Debra Hartman - Twisted Fate

Blurb

“A troubled sixteen year old girl moves away from home, her parents unwilling to tolerate her not complying with their devout religious beliefs as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Finally free of the strict rules and isolated lifestyle she had known her whole life, she is faced with making her own decisions and choices about her future for the first time. On the first day in town, she falls under the spell of a man ten years older and finds herself blinded by love. Fate is a member of a very dangerous bike club and while he gives her love and family like she has never known he confuses and entraps her with abuse and torturous experiences that she is made to believe are normal for a biker’s ole lady, as life inside a motorcycle gang is explored and exposed. Her strength carries her through the unthought-of abuses and twisted existence until a surprising ending that will shock and awe the reader while revealing the survival instincts that no woman should ever have to fall back on. This book is to be the first in a series that will continue to open the reader’s eyes to the ups and downs of the biker lifestyle, the ins and outs of loving the wrong men and the strength that all women possess to rise above anything and everything that diminishes or strips them of respect for themselves and love and happiness.”

Excerpt from the book, Fate is thinking about the first date:

She had hesitated about being alone with him and then about getting too close to him.  He liked that, if he saw that from her all the time he might not have those jealous feelings with her.  He hated those jealous feelings; they got in the way of having fun, of making money, of keeping his shit under control. 

He usually got into trouble when those jealous feelings got loose.  His ex-wife could do that to him from the moment he met her until this very day if he let her.  She had a way of acting slutty if she was just picking up toilet paper at the convenience store that drove him totally crazy with jealousy.  He would try to adjust her malfunction and she would have him arrested so he couldn’t pay the child support. Next thing, he’d be in prison for stealing so he could pay her so he wouldn’t go to jail.  If he had to go, it needed to be prison, you could get better drugs in there and still maintain control of your business on the outside if you were smart enough and he was.  Prison was more respectable too; jail was for junkies and wanna-be hard asses.

She would do just fine, he thought while he was leading her back into the main rooms and on out the door to take her back to her little high school girl world.  She sure could kiss and he bet she knew so little that he would have to show her how to move her hips in rhythm with his when the time came.  That time was coming very soon.  He didn’t think she would hold out past the third date, maybe the second and if so he would know she would do what ever he told her to.  He had learned so much from her tonight too, the shy ways about her told him that it wasn’t just first date jitters either, she really was shy.  In a very sexy way he mused, raising his awareness again as he tried to use both feet to navigate the little stick shift car to the nearest pay phone after he dropped her off.

There was a phone at the BBQ place where they had eaten earlier and he would call her so he could work on getting in her head some more while the physical distractions weren’t there.

 

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Five Question Friday with @KarenRoseSmith, #authorinterview, #contest, #ebook, #romance

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Book Pimpage, Five Question Friday, Writing | 3 Comments

I would like to welcome Karen Rose Smith to Five Question Friday! Karen will be giving away an e-copy of Toys and Baby Wishes to one lucky winner who comments on this post.

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1.  Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I’m not sure my hobbies and talents are unique. I love animals. We have three cats, all rescues. The most recent Zoie Joy adopted us by arriving at a bush in our backyard in June. I’m often outside because in January I begin seed planting for the season with geraniums, petunias and impatiens. I also start heirloom tomato plants from seed. We plant about 25 and the rest we give to friends and family. Those tomatoes come in handy fresh or frozen when I want to cook up a recipe for my mystery series.

2. What can your readers expect from you in the future?

My readers can expect relationship novels from me in the future in many forms. This spring I’ll be adding to my SEARCH FOR LOVE ebook series with a woman’s fiction novel. This summer and fall, Harlequin will release two of my romances. The late summer book will be the first in my MOMMY CLUB series. The second is a Montana Mavericks release. Then in December my first mystery STAGED TO DEATH will be on print shelves and ebook readers. My sleuth is a home stager who takes in stray animals, comes from a big Italian family and loves to cook!

3. Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?

Some day I would like to visit Carmel and Big Sur. When I take a trip, I like to go to a place of power for me. In the past that has been the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Santa Fe and Taos area. Because of my background—both of my maternal and paternal grandparents were immigrants—I’d like to see Florence, Naples and Assisi.

4. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

I began writing romance because from a young age I read for those types of relationships. They fascinated me. So it was natural when I started my first book that I wanted the central theme to be romance. Now writing romance, woman’s fiction and mystery, I don’t find it difficult to balance because all of my books are based on family relationships. Each has a unique challenge that keeps me fresh. In romance, it’s the healing power of love for two people who can find happily-ever-after. In woman’s fiction, the relationships with mother and daughter, father and daughter, sister and brother to siblings propels the plot. And in mystery…  I love the puzzle aspect and fitting it all together. But central to my plots are the relationships that universally motivate everyone.

5. What do you like to read in your free time?

In my free time, which seems to be getting more scarce, I listen to audiobooks—mainly thrillers, mysteries and suspense. They keep me sharp, inform me, and constantly teach me about plot. Audiobooks give my eyes a rest and a way to quiet down after too much time spent at the computer. Maybe that’s why I’ve grown such an interest in developing many of my titles into audio. One, TOYS AND BABY WISHES is now live on Amazon, Audible and ITunes. I have five more in production. It’s another phase of my career that has intrigued me.

Karen Rose Smith - Toys and Baby Wishes

Blurb:

Joshua Flannigan owns successful toy stores and is protective of the aunt who raised him. When he returns from a backpacking trip to find his aunt’s new “friend” Alexandra Kittredge helping her make major life changes, he’s suspicious of Lexa’s motives.  After all, she looks more like a model than a job counselor!

Soon Josh realizes Lexa’s sincerity and compassion for others runs her life. Protective oher younger sister who is pregnant, Lexa intends to adopt her baby. But is that really the right move for both of them? Is her compassion blinding her to her sister’s actual needs? And what is the secret Lexa is keeping that will affect her life as well as Josh’s?

Josh falls in love with Lexa but is she truly in love with him? He needs her to put their relations and future first. Yet in a stress-filled moment after his proposal, he doesn’t believe she can. When Lexa finally gets her priorities straight she doesn’t know if she’s come to her senses too late. On Christmas Eve, she plans a strategy to show Josh she loves him, not knowing if her attempts to find forgiveness will succeed or backfire?

A lifetime of happiness could be a jingle bell away!

Excerpt:

“What in blazes is going on here?”

Lexa Kittredge almost dropped the porcelain figurine she’d lifted from Clare Flannigan’s bookshelf.  Before she could answer, Clare slipped from behind the desk she’d been dusting.

“Josh!  You’re back!”  She pushed her blue glasses farther up her nose.  “Lexa, this is my nephew, Josh Flannigan.  Josh, meet Alexandra Kittredge.”

Lexa only had time to nod before Clare rushed on, “So how was Colorado, Josh?  You deserved that long vacation.  Anything exciting happen?  Meet any bears?”

Lexa suppressed a smile, recognizing Clare’s attempt to turn the focus of the conversation on her nephew, rather than the disordered state of her apartment.

“Aunt Clare, what’s going on?”

His question was directed at Clare but his gaze was on Lexa.  Suddenly she wished they’d opened a window.  She hadn’t noticed it before, but the heat in Clare’s apartment was stifling.  Her sweatshirt was sticking uncomfortably to her shoulders.  It wasn’t supposed to be this hot in Pennsylvania in October, Indian summer or not.  Or did the sudden rise in temperature have something to do with Josh Flannigan’s piercing blue eyes, the same startling blue as Clare’s?

“I’m moving.”

Josh’s attention flew to his aunt.  “You’re what?”

Clare climbed onto the step stool to remove books from the top shelf of the bookcase.  “I’m moving.  Some friends and I have invested in a lovely old house,” she explained airily as if she did something like this at least once a week.

Josh’s fingers dashed through his shaggy black hair.  “Have you taken leave of your senses?”

Lexa set the figurine back on the shelf and took a step forward, deciding it might be time to help Clare explain the situation to her nephew.  She offered her hand.  “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Flannigan.  Clare’s told me so much about you.”

Josh’s gaze switched back to her.  “And just who are you?”

“Joshua, don’t be rude!” Clare scolded.

He took Lexa’s hand but also took the time to give her a more thorough looking-over.  She didn’t have to guess at what he saw.  Sweatshirt and jeans.  Curly blonde hair that probably looked as if she’d just escaped a stiff wind.  Shiny face.  “I’m a friend of Clare’s.”

He dropped her hand.  “Since when?”

“Josh…”

“It’s all right, Clare.  About two months ago Clare came to a workshop I was giving,” Lexa explained.

“About?”  Josh looked at Clare as if she’d been bitten by some strange bug.

“Senior citizens developing second careers.”

“Oh, great.  Just what Clare needs when she’s finally retired.”

“You don’t know what I need.”  Clare’s tone matched the fiery hue of her red hair.

“Mr. Flannigan, your aunt has acted very responsibly.”

“Where did you get the money?” Josh asked his aunt.

“I had money saved.”

Josh’s hand slashed through the air.  “But that was your nest egg.  I don’t believe you’ve done something so… impulsive.”

Clare exploded. “It’s about time I’m impulsive if I want to be impulsive.”

Lexa took a deep breath.  She had to do something to prevent a full-blown fight.  “I’ve directed Clare to an experienced financial advisor.”

Josh shook his head and rubbed the back of his neck. “Clare, you can’t be serious about moving.  You’ve lived in this apartment all your life.  I’ve lived here much of mine.  The rent’s always been reasonable, you don’t have to worry about mowing grass or shoveling snow.”  He looked around the room at the chaos.  “My God!  I go away for six weeks and when I come back, you’re packing boxes.”

Clare shrugged and took Lexa’s place at the bookshelves.  She reached to the top shelf for two volumes of poetry.  “I’m doing the right thing.  Ask Lexa.”

Acting as a buffer wasn’t Lexa’s favorite position.  She’d had to do it too many times between her younger sister and their stepmother.  But at least she’d had practice.  “I think you’re doing what you want to do.  That makes it right.”

Striding toward Clare, Josh took the books from her hand and dumped them into an open carton.  His denim jacket emphasized the width of his shoulders, and the snug fitting jeans encased long legs and muscular thighs.  He wasn’t drop-dead handsome, but even with the beard stubble, he’d certainly do.  Do for what?  Lexa asked herself, then pushed every possible answer out of her head.

“I want to know where you got this crazy idea,” Josh was saying.  “Do you know the work you’re letting yourself in for?  The hassles?”

Clare’s eyes threw rebellious darts.  “What about the joy?  The challenge?  The thrill of a new adventure?  Just because I’m over sixty, Joshua Flannigan, is no reason to put me out to pasture.  I’m still alive and kicking more than ever.  Thirty-five years of teaching English to teenagers is not enough to wear me out or put me in a rocking chair.”

She pointed her finger at him.  “You thought I’d be happy retired, you thought I’d be happy living a life of leisure.  Well, if it wasn’t for the senior center this past year, I’d have gone crazy!  Lexa thinks this is a magnificent idea and I expected more support from you.”

Josh pushed his jacket flaps aside and stuffed his hands in his back pockets as if he were considering the best way to reason with his aunt.  “Don’t you thing you’re acting recklessly?”

Lexa squared her shoulders.  This was going to be more difficult than she’d expected.  “Mr. Flannigan, your aunt came to talk to me because she was bored, because she was feeling useless, because sitting here by herself was making her feel ancient.”

Josh’s blue eyes were steady and concerned as they swung back to Clare.  “Aunt Clare, all you have to do is call me.  I can spend more time with you.”

“What nonsense!”  Clare planted her hands on her hips.

“You’re thirty-four, You have your own life to live and so do I.”

Realizing her presence increased the tension, Lexa stepped forward.  “Clare, it might be better if I wait in the other room.”

“Don’t let Josh chase you out.”

Lexa crossed the room.  “He’s not.  I think you two need to hash this out on your own.  I’ll take down the wall decorations in the living room.”

Josh moved aside to let Lexa pass, wondering how to keep his aunt from making the biggest mistake of her life.  He cared about her too much to let her put herself in financial jeopardy, let alone create more work for herself than she needed.

Lexa’s delicate perfume lingered, teasing him.  After weeks of smelling only damp earth and woods, the scent affected him.  Or maybe it was her seeming fragility–the big brown eyes, that fluffy blond hair.  She certainly looked harmless.  So what was she doing meddling in Clare’s life?

Josh turned toward his aunt, his black brows pulling together in an effort to concentrate on her problem.  “Is a rambling old house going to give you a new life?  I think it’s going to give you headaches.  Think of the money you’ll waste on repairs.  Something always needs to be fixed in old houses.  Who’s going to pay for that?”

Clare’s tone was defensive.  “Lexa says it doesn’t need many repairs.  The door frames need a fresh coat of paint.  That’s all.”

The last thing he wanted to do was dismiss or hurt Clare’s feelings.  She had given him a home since he was twelve and he loved her dearly.  But the idea of her giving up her nest egg worried him.  If Alexandra Kittredge had influenced Clare unduly, there’d be hell to pay.

©2013 Karen Rose Smith

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NEW RELEASE ~ VINDICATION by Lyric James, #excerpt, #ebook, #bdsm, #erotica

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 | Book Pimpage, New Release | No Comments

Vindication 2

Blurb:

Warning: This book contains a submissive ready to embrace her dark side…a Dom unwilling to dominate the woman he loves…and a killer with a dangerous secret to hide.

Private Investigator Karyn Harris’ sister was killed in the line of duty and branded a rogue cop. She’s spent the last year grieving and wishing she could find the one clue that will vindicate her sister. Zechariah Washington, an ex-cop and law student, is there to help ease her pain, but he wants to be more than a shoulder to cry on. After a mid-afternoon booty call, an unexpected phone call sends Karyn and Zechariah to the last place her sister was seen alive…the BDSM club, Twine.

Karyn finds out more than she bargained for about the last few months of her sister’s life and realizes the only way to find her killer is to follow in her footsteps, become a member of the club and enlists Zechariah to go under cover with her.

Before too long, Karyn realizes she’s going down the same path. When the dark fantasies of voyeurism, spankings and group sex become her own, finding her sister’s killer no longer drives her desire to return to the club again and again, but her erotic need for Zechariah’s dominance. Will she come to her senses before it’s too late or will Karyn and Zechariah fall victim to the same people who murdered her sister?

Excerpt:

Zechariah glanced across the front seat of his car at Karyn. As close as they’d been to fucking in front of a crowd of people only minutes ago, as responsive as they’d been to the sinfully wicked scene that happened right in front of them, she was someplace else now, quiet as a mouse.

And he didn’t like it one fucking bit.

She was the one who’d dragged them into that goddamn den of wickedness.

Was she feeling guilty about giving him a blow job and jerking him off in front of a room full of people?  How did she feel now that she’d watched a woman willingly be gang-banged in front of a licentious crowd?

Hell, how did he feel?

It had been as if a real-life porno had been acted out right in front of him. It took him back to an experience he didn’t want to remember.

Zechariah had nearly swallowed his tongue when the woman appeared in front of all of them buck-assed naked. She’d had a gorgeously lush body with curves in all the right places, a tiny waist and a shaved, puffy pink mound he wanted to put his mouth on.

He’d been hard instantly and had felt awkward because the woman he loved had been sitting right next to him. But even more ill at ease when he’d glanced at her and realized she was just as turned on as he was.

If they hadn’t been witnessing it all with a room full of people, he would have sunk his cock into her and stayed until the morning.

He squirmed in his seat.

“Pull over,” she whispered.

“What?”

They were on a dark, narrow road and nothing but woods surrounded them. Even though the club had stayed open and the people around them had dispersed to other rooms to fuck and who knows what else, he’d pulled Karyn up by the arm and hightailed it out of there, unable to take any more.

There were no lights in front or behind them, and the bright lights of his car were like beacons in the night. The car tires grunted over the gravel road.

“Pull over,” she insisted.

They came to a dirt road on the right and he pulled on to it and braked before putting the car in park. “What?”

Karyn straddled his lap and slid her tongue in his mouth, going all out for a hot and greedy kiss. The hunger already roaring through his belly turned into pure starvation.

“Karyn,” he hissed as her mouth found his throat. What the hell was happening to her? To them? One night spent with a bunch of sexual deviants and she was willing to fuck him on the side of the road. And he wanted to do it.

She nipped at his earlobe. “Don’t talk. Don’t think. You can’t tell me you don’t want this.”

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Five Question Friday with @REHargrave, #authorinterview, #ebook, #excerpt

Friday, March 1st, 2013 | Book Pimpage, Five Question Friday, Writing | 12 Comments

I would like to welcome RE Hargrave to Five Question Friday. RE will be giving away an e-copy of To Serve Is Divine to one lucky person who comments on the blog.

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First, a little about my debut novel which just released January 22.  To Serve is Divine is the first in the Divine Trilogy which is scheduled to be released in full by February 2014. The genre is BDSM erotica, and while it does contain elements of same-gender sexual situations and non-monogamous relationships, at its heart it is a heterosexual romance.

1.  What can your readers expect from you in the future?

As previously indicated, my immediate project is getting the Divine Trilogy finished. However, I do have a novella in the works which I’m hoping to have finished in time for inclusion in Renaissance Romance Publishing’s Summer Heat anthology, and beyond that I’ve got a YA mermaid tale brewing in my head.

FYI: There is currently an open call for submissions to the Summer Heat anthology (due by March 1, 5-18k words): http://www.renaissanceromancepublishing.com/open-calls.html

2.  What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?

I’m actually reading two e-books at the moment, well, when I find time to read. The first is Michele Richard’s Mocked by Faith. The other is an ARC I received which I will be reviewing on my blog once I finish.  So far, it’s pretty sensual! My Bittersweet by N. Wood. 

3.  Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?

As much as I want to visit Sweden since it’s where my ancestors are from, I’ve always had a fascination with Greece and Italy. If I only have the chance to go one place, the Mediterranean would have to be it!

4.  An actor or a book character you have a crush on?

Considering I’m pushing 40, I don’t really have “crushes” anymore, but when I was a teenager Johnny Depp and River Phoenix could do no wrong.

5.  Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than one, how do you balance them?

My writing “career” as it were, started by writing Twilight fan fiction. Where most writers I’ve talked with always have trouble with the sex scenes, they seem to come naturally to me – I can write them without much stress. I’ve also used my time as a fanfic writer trying out several different genres from fairytales to BDSM to gore. Changing it up keeps it interesting. Initially I thought by trying multiple styles out I would figure out what suited me best, unfortunately I discovered I haven’t met a genre I didn’t like which means you never know what you’ll get from me! My published works are a prime example: my first publication was a YA novella called Sugar & Spice, and now I’m publishing erotica . . . go figure!

RE Hargrave - To Serve Is Divine

Blurb:

Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of Dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can’t for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is. After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club.

Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club’s board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub – a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?

Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn’t, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, un-collared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?

Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it’s not in their contract?

Excerpt:

“Dad didn’t scare you, did he? I know he can get a little excited when he gets going on his horses.”

Malcolm Masterson had made his place in the world by breeding and racing thoroughbred stallions. He was quite proud of his charter membership in the Texas Thoroughbred Association and how many of his stallions had made the top five on the Sire List. Jayden was right, his dad did like to talk about them, but he was harmless – he just loved what he did.

“What? No. Malcolm was great. I got to see where you get your good looks and talent for being in control,” she teased Jayden, trying to change the direction her mood was heading after imagining Jayden in a future without her.

“So now you know I’ve got staying power,” Jayden teased right back, throwing in a smirk.

His lips were hovering over her mouth while his eyes bored into hers.

When did he get so close? Erin thought while seeing her wide-eyed reflection in his shiny, brown eyes.

Lowering his voice again, his next words didn’t help the already hazy soup her brain was turning into under the intensity of his gaze.

“And us?”

She didn’t get a chance to answer because the plane hit some turbulence at that moment and bounced them together. The moment their lips smashed together all talk ceased, and she became complacent in his arms. They spent the remainder of the flight making out like teenagers.

Miraculously, all of their clothes stayed on. When they exited the plane and descended to the tarmac at Love Field, Micah waited with the car. His presence reminded them of the intricate dynamics of the relationship they had and there was an unspoken agreement that while Jayden and Erin could keep the memory of the weekend, they wouldn’t speak of what had transpired on the plane just then. It was too raw, too risky.

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