Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome Ashley Ladd - Business or Pleasure

Blurb:
Guy Rogers is extremely attracted to his new realtor, Tom Beaudreaux. As a passionate vegetarian and animal activist, he’s ecstatic that Tom is a kindred soul. He could never be with a carnivore. Unfortunately, Tommy isn’t really a vegetarian or animal activist. He never said he was either, he just didn’t eat meat when he was with Guy. And maybe he emptied his house of all meat and dairy products before inviting Guy over. In fact, Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue restaurant in town and if his family has their way, he’ll manage the new location.

When Guy finds out that Tommy eats meat and his family owns a restaurant that is a monument to eating meat, he’s livid and doesn’t know if he wants anything else to do with Tommy.

But then Guy’s life gets crazy –his dad’s paranoia blossoms into violent dementia, he gets arrested for picketing a doggy mill, and then he winds up in even more legal trouble. When Tommy sticks by him through all his trouble and does everything he can to help him, Guy wonders if he’s been too militant and narrow-minded. Perhaps he can learn to live with people who have opposite views.

Excerpt:
Guy finished his meal, wadded up his napkin and dropped it on his plate. “Do you think it will take long to find more houses for me to look at?”
“I’ll make you—it—my priority. Just give me a couple days.” Damn! A Freudian slip.
Guy reached over as if to put his hand on Tommy’s, but stopped in midair. His eyes softened and hope flickered. “I’d like it if you made me, not my business, your priority.”
Tommy’s throat went dry and his heart flipped over. “Do you mean what I think you mean?”
Guy lowered his hand and took Tommy’s in his. “I think so. I like you—a lot. You’re handsome and charming and I feel a connection. I know it’s quick, but I’m a forthright, fast kind of guy. Besides, if you find me a house as rapidly as I want, you’ll be out of my life before I can do anything about it. Do I have a chance with you?”
Tommy wanted to jump up from his seat and shout, “Hell yeah!” But his inner angel was quarreling with his inner devil about work ethics. It wasn’t as if real estate agents had long-term contracts or dealings with their clients. They found a home, closed the deal then moved on to the next client. He supposed it wouldn’t be the end of his career if he got together with one client. Feeling as if his heart had leapt into his throat, he turned his hand over and squeezed Guy’s fingers. “Yeah. I like you a lot too.”
Guy looked like he was about to let out a whoop of victory then remembered where he was. Instead, he lowered his voice to a husky whisper. “I’d invite you to my place, but my dad would be a buzz kill. Do you have your own apartment?”
Tommy swallowed a gulp. “I do in Davie. If you don’t mind the long drive.”
“You’re a funny, funny man, Tom Boudreaux. I’ll follow you to the ends of the Earth.”
Tommy licked his suddenly dry lips and his cock twitched. In mach three, blood was rushing into it. “So I did hear that?”
“Yeah, babe, you did.”
He liked being called ‘babe’, especially by Guy. He threw several dollar bills on the table, which included a generous tip, then he stood, hoping the evidence of his arousal wasn’t noticeable. From the amused glint in Guy’s eyes, it had been noted.

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 Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.

She's been told she has a wicked sense of humor and often incorporates humor and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tease Me Thursday - The Yellow Rope

Welcome to Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something from The Yellow Rope.




Excerpt:

“Hey, babe, glad you’re home.” Gage turned in the arms that held him and returned the hug.

“So am I. It was a really, really long day.” Luke stepped back and loosened his tie. It’d been strangling him for the better part of the day. “Been in meetings for most of the morning, and oh joy, since this was a county wide in-service, we had to dress.”

“I know. I enjoyed listening to you bitch about that very thing this morning while I was trying to get dressed.” Gage tapped the end of Luke’s nose. “But you do look good in a suit. And I so enjoy taking it off you.”

Luke laughed, shaking his head. “You always say that, but I’d rather be in jeans. You like taking those off, too."

“You bet.”

“Perv.”

“You know it.” Gage winked as he turned back to the stove to test the spaghetti sauce. 






Sunday, August 24, 2014

Welcome Ashley Ladd - Cooking Up A Storm

COOKING UP A STORM by Ashley Ladd 

Blurb:

Brooks and Rique desperately want to win a coveted chef’s job offered by an eccentric millionaire in paradise. Even more, Rique desperately wants to stay alive. 

Brooks and Rique desperately want to win the head chef’s position offered by an eccentric millionaire Jonah Verleun on his beautiful, private but peculiar island that includes a zoo full of exotic animals, an amusement park and a monster shark tank beneath Jonah’s bedroom floor. While Brooks wants the job to escape his heartache and the lover who thwarted him, Rique is hiding from the mob, hoping to live long enough to pay them off with the prize winnings. Fierce competitors, they cook up a storm in a series of cooking challenges while trying to turn down the heat on their intense attraction. When a hurricane strikes the island, the storm Rique has been cooking up explodes, and no heart—or body—is safe.


Excerpt:
They ran, hunched over, zigging and zagging as bullets flew around them. Rique damned himself for putting Brooks in this mess. He wondered if the mob held the others prisoner and that’s why they didn’t answer the door.
           He turned the first corner they came upon and then the next. He stopped dead and the air left his lungs. A moment later Brooks ran into his back almost knocking him over. He swayed dangerously but managed to stay upright and spread his arms wide to keep Brooks from stumbling forward.
He couldn’t believe his eyes. One of Jonah’s tigers lay in their path crouching low, baring his teeth, and eying them as if they were dinner.
           He tried to quell the jitters attacking his stomach so the animal wouldn’t smell his fear then whispered to Brooks through clenched teeth, “What do we do now? Freeze or run?”
           “Run. But where?” Brooks whispered back, a frown trembling on his lips.
           “To the closest protection.” He prayed their hunters had lost them, that they wouldn’t run back into a barrage of bullets. As Rique bunched his muscles to run, already feeling the animal’s fangs ripping into him, he noted how the tiger’s thick muscles corded in his shoulders, and how saliva ran down his snarling lips.
           “Dear God, we’re going to die.” Panic laced Brooks’ voice. “If we get out of here alive, let’s both turn down the job and move in together.”
           Swallowing hard, Rique couldn’t reply so he nodded. Besides, as much as he wanted to live with Brooks, he couldn’t do it as long as he was indebted to the mob. However, the point was moot. He couldn’t see a scenario in which one of them didn’t die in the next five minutes.
           Feeling responsible, Rique couldn’t let anything happen to Brooks as long as he was alive. He would take on the tiger giving Brooks time to reach safety. “On the count of three, run!”
As Rique whispered, “One,” hisses, then a blood-curdling growl wrenched the air. It was a different sound than the tiger was making. Then a crocodile bellowed and jumped out of the bushes and snatched the tiger by its belly. As it dragged the struggling creature back to the bushes, the tiger howled in surprise and pain. It clawed the air in vain as the reptile’s powerful jaws clamped tighter biting through flesh and bone.


Bio: Ashley Ladd

Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.

She's been told she has a wicked sense of humour and often incorporates humour and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.
You can find Ashley at:

http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Ladd/e/B002PSKTLU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1404670854&sr=8-1

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pride Promotions Presents Love is Dangerous Tour by Morticia Knight and a Giveaway!


Book Name: Dangerous Wish (Uniform Encounters 6)
Although part of a series, all installments can be read as standalones. For more information, visit Morticia Knight’s author page at Totally Bound: https://www.totallybound.com/author/morticia-knight#books

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Set Ablaze (Uniform Encounters 1)
Hunky fire chief Eric is out of the closet after twenty years of marriage. Can he find true love, or will a spate of arson fires destroy his chances with Tom, the sexy young firefighter?

Arresting Behaviour (Uniform Encounters 2)
Native American Quinn and Detective Jake come from two opposing worlds. But when opposites attract, the result is explosive.

Lust Emergency (Uniform Encounters 3)
The new ER doctor is smoking hot, and the exotic African American paramedic can't keep his eyes off of him. Tricky relationships and subterfuge at a Phoenix sex club almost drive a permanent wedge between the two, but a bombing at City Hall changes the endgame.

Guarded Desires (Uniform Encounters 4)
A sexy young National Guardsman, a snarky bear of a DEA Agent and a vicious Mexican drug cartel. Someone’s going to be sorry.

Secret Fire (Uniform Encounters 5)
Police officer Zach and Fire Marshal Daryl would be perfect together—if they would ever quit fighting long enough to find out. A devastating fire and the secret behind it almost keeps them from getting what they really need—each other.



Author Name: Morticia Knight

Author Bio:
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.

When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.

She is currently working on a new series about men in uniform entitled Sin City Uniforms and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club.


Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Publisher: Totally Bound

Blurb(s):
Love is a dangerous emotion that EMT Jared won’t risk. But it looks as though a sweet and sexy National Guardsman is about to make him wish for that—and much more.

EMT Jared Li loves his job, his friends and clubbing. There’s nothing like a night of fun getting glammed up, throwing on some heels and shaking his ass to the latest Britney tune. Life is all about having a good time with as many hot guys as possible.

Dan Harrison has been in the National Guard for about six months and out for not much longer than that. At twenty-two, he’s somewhat innocent, a little shy and not interested in meaningless hook-ups. One night at a karaoke bar changes everything for him when his fellow Guardsman Joseph introduces him to his friend Jared. Dan’s never met anyone like the luscious twink who’s filled with so much life and laughter.

A night of passion shakes them to their very cores. Jared really likes Dan, but doesn’t want to get caught up in any type of exclusive thing. Dan wishes there could be more between them, but is willing just to be friends in order to remain near the androgynous stunner.

Hanging out strictly as friends proves to be almost impossible for them both. Not only does Jared continuously lust after the muscular soldier, but he’s also falling for the caring and compassionate man. Dan’s every sex fantasy stars Jared in one of his daring club outfits, but his heart is what really matters and it’s already been lost to Jared.


A traumatic event breaks down the barriers between them and gives them the chance to be together the way they both want. But after Dan is called up by the Guard to assist at a natural disaster, the same bravery that Jared admires in Dan might be the final thing that separates them forever. 



Dangerous Wish Fact: EMT Jared Li’s favorite song is Kazaky’s Crazy Love.


Excerpt: 
A soft glow filled the room, the perfect lighting. He glanced at his bed and was mortified to see that he’d left it unmade. Lifting his head to apologize, his words were stolen from him as Jared approached him, reaching around Dan to place the condom and packet of lube he’d likely retrieved from his coat pocket onto the bedside table. The heaven of Jared’s lithe body pressing on him shattered any other consideration, his only objective being to get Jared naked and spread out on his mattress.
His cock jerked, leaked pre-cum. He sank his fingers into Jared’s glorious mane of hair and yanked him to his mouth. Each kiss was its own separate exploration as Dan moved in, sought out Jared’s sweetness, then took a breath and moved in again.
“You taste so good, Jared, so good.” His voice sounded ragged to his own ears.
“So do you, honey.” Jared’s voice was whisper soft, a siren’s call. “I wanna taste the rest. You want me to?”
The ache, the need. It was something he thought he’d known about, but he’d known nothing. Not until that moment.
“Y-yes. Please…”
Jared chuckled, the sound low in his chest. “No begging necessary. I’m gonna give it up for you, all of it.”
Oh Jesus.
Taking one short step back from Dan’s embrace, Jared tugged at his T-shirt and pulled it over his head, tossing it on the ground after it was removed.
“You next.”
Jared had said it with such conviction, almost like an order. Right when Dan doubted that he could get any more turned on, Jared upped the ante. Dan unbuttoned his shirt as quickly as he could, tired of waiting. Jared’s gaze traveled down to watch him as he undressed himself and Dan had a momentary twinge of concern, worried that he might not appeal to Jared once his clothes were off. He took really good care of his body and worked out a lot, but he’d never been completely naked with anyone before and he had no idea what Jared liked in a guy.
Jared audibly sucked in a breath as Dan reached up to get his tank off.
“Fuck. I could watch that all night.”
“Huh?”
If something he did made Jared react like that, he wanted to make sure he knew what it was so he could do it often.
“The way your muscles rippled when your arms stretched then the six-pack…” He stopped to fan himself with one hand. “Oh my beating heart, you are a stud.”
Dan’s face flushed. He was thrilled at the compliment, but embarrassed just the same. The whole idea was new—the idea that he could be the object of someone’s lust.
“I can’t stand it. I need the rest right now.”




Tour Dates/Stops:
August 13: The Hat Party
August 15: Tara Lain
August 19: Emotion in Motion
August 20: My Fiction Nook
August 22: Smoocher’s Voice
August 25: Amanda C. Stone
August 29: Nephylim


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome Chris T. Kat - Unicorn Rescue and a Giveaway!

Five Details About Unicorn Rescue

Michelle, thank you very much for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog. eXtasy books published my new release, Unicorn Rescue, on August 15th. I'm also holding a giveaway! It's for one of two coin purses. The contest runs from August 13th to August 21nd. All you need to do is just comment on the post to be entered. :)







Unicorn Rescue is a paranormal/fantasy story, partly set on Earth and partly on Eden, the stolen unicorns' homeworld. This is only a novelette, so talking about the major plot points would probably give away the whole story. How about a few details and teasers from the story instead?

ñ Selina, Eden's Queen, is a small, red-haired woman with immense power. She loves to wear pretty dresses, but doesn't get the hang of wearing shoes.
ñ The gates Eden's people use for travel to other worlds are guarded by gatekeepers like Samuel.
ñ Samuel is aghast when he finds out that a mere human sees through the unicorns’ disguise. Of course, he doesn't have the full picture on his arrival.
ñ Samuel and Jordan's first contact is rather painful for Samuel. Despite that harsh welcome, Samuel is attracted to Jordan right away.
ñ Jordan is overwhelmed by everything Samuel reveals, but he'll do anything to help the unicorns.

Want to find out more? Check out the excerpt below.



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Blurb:

A search for missing unicorns reveals a Fate that Samuel has only dreamed of before.

When they first meet, Jordan takes Samuel’s breath away—but not in a good way. Jordan knocks Samuel, a gatekeeper from a world called Eden, flat on his ass. In Jordan’s defense, Samuel did freak him out, appearing out of thin air the way he did. Luckily, the appearance of the unicorns preempts a possible fight.

Relieved to have found Eden’s unicorns, Samuel is astonished that Jordan knows about them, despite the fact that their horns have been concealed by magic. Attempting to remove the halters that bind them, Samuel is rendered unconscious.

The question now is how to get the unicorns back to Eden, as well as solve the mystery of who has stolen them to begin with. But just maybe Samuel and Jordan need to deal with this attraction between them that seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Are their feelings tied in with the mystery of the unicorns? 


Excerpt:
“What the fuck?” Samuel groaned. After locating the unicorns on Earth, he’d opened a gate at night and stepped through it, not expecting any trouble while retrieving the unicorns.
But something had gone wrong because he found himself sprawled on the soft grass, rubbing his aching jaw. The darkness around him wasn’t absolute—a sparse scattering of stars in the sky illuminated his surroundings. As he searched for his gate, he came up empty. There had been no time to stabilize it and, annoyed, he conceded that it probably had collapsed.
“Who are you? Or should I ask what are you?”
Samuel opened and closed his mouth several times, wondering whether he needed a healer or if an ice-pack would be sufficient. He sat up and observed the man who’d knocked him to the ground. The same man he’d seen in Selina’s crystal ball.
“I asked you a question!”
“Well, it would’ve been easier to ask your question first instead of knocking me out. Just a well-meant piece of advice for next time.” Samuel hauled himself to his feet and shook his head to clear it. His jaw would sport a wonderful bruise tomorrow if he didn’t do something about it. This guy sure had a powerful fist.
“I didn’t allow you to get up!”
Samuel fixed his gaze on the man, taking stock of him. He’d seemed small in the crystal ball but that didn’t have to mean anything. Still, even in real life he came across as small but lean, with bright blue eyes that looked rather huge in his finely chiseled face. Pretty. Really pretty.
“I’m talking to you!”
“You’re not talking, you’re screaming,” Samuel said. “Scared?”
“Why would I be scared of someone who stepped out of nothingness? Although it looked like some kind of opening, which is all kinds of weird and… and… who are you?”
“I’m Samuel, nice to meet you…?” Samuel smiled and extended his hand, knowing he’d surprised the other man with his casual manner.
“Jordan.”
“Hello, Jordan. Now, how about we start again? I think we got off on the wrong foot.” Samuel clasped Jordan’s trembling hand in his. “Don’t be afraid.”
“Afraid? No, no, I’m not. I mean, why would I be? It’s an everyday thing that people show up out of thin air. Haha! See? I’m not afraid.”
“Ah, yes, I noticed how not afraid you are.”


Chris T. Kat
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pride Promotions Present Bound For Trouble by EM Lynley and a Giveaway!





Book Name: Bound For Trouble

Author Name: EM Lynley

Author Bio: ABOUT EM LYNLEY

EM Lynley, a Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.

She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.

Author Links: WebsiteBlogFacebookTwitterNewsletter

Cover Artist:  Paul Richmond

Ebook: 260 pages, published June 18th, 2014 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press






Blurb(s): Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.

Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite client gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.

When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan.




Excerpt:
“With Petrov training me, I’ll be at his place more. That’s what you wanted, right?” Ryan glanced at Deke.

“But not at this expense.”

“You should find a way to punish me.” Ryan grinned.

“I can’t exactly spank you now, can I?”

“How about a blowjob?”  
                            
“How is that a punishment?”

Ryan shrugged. “It depends how big your dick is.” He reached a hand out, and Deke caught it, smiling.

“Do you ever stop?”

“Do you ever relax?”

Deke stared at Ryan. “Sure.”

“No, you don’t. I don’t think you can. You’re always planning something or analyzing the results of your plan, or worrying about when the plan will work. A blowjob is something you don’t have to plan. Something you can just enjoy. Not something you need to do, or something you think you’re supposed to do. And not for someone else. Just for you.”

Ryan knelt down between Deke’s knees.

Deke put his hands on Ryan’s shoulders, stopping him from moving. “Yes, I can do something just because I want to.” He pulled Ryan in close and pressed his mouth to Ryan’s.




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BDSM is a huge topic! It’s tough to choose an aspect to focus on, but I’ll give it a shot.
Until about five years ago, I didn’t know much about BDSM. I wasn’t even sure what the letters stood for, and like most people who don’t know about a topic, what I thought about it was not at all accurate.
A fellow author friend invited me to write a story for a BDSM anthology. Sure! I’m up for anything. But that meant I had to learn about it fast. I wasn’t just going to make shit up. I hate reading stories that I know the author didn’t research or have any experience with the topic.
The first thing that really hit me was that I had considered a lot of this stuff totally outside of my experience and interest. But that didn’t last long. Not once I’d started taking a look at all the fun the kinky crowd was having.
So, I picked up a bunch of BDSM stories and some How-tos, and I asked another author in the anthology who lived near me for some help in research.
I had no idea how much fun I would find this topic!
As with many kinks or fetishes, the “outsiders” can demonize the practitioners, so I felt I was entering some deep dark and dangerous world. Okay, that was part of the attraction. I did want to explore some new aspects of sexuality, push my boundaries.
I read all the Deviations books by Chris Owen and Jodi Payne. I gobbled up Syd McGinley’s Dr. Fell series, and more stories by Kim Dare and Anah Crow. I got a taste of a lot of different aspects of BDSM, not all of which I enjoyed.
Of course book-learnin’ was not going to teach me the most important things: what does it feel like to be spanked? How do the different floggers feel against bare skin? What’s it like to be hit with a single tail or to flog someone else? I had to know, which meant I had to try all these activities for myself.

But the aspect that most fascinates me is the psychological one.
Just dipping a toe (or other body part) into this world requires an open mind and a lot of curiosity. It’s a little scary discovering that you’re turned on by things you never imagined could be sexy. There is a period of getting over that initial shock and letting yourself go, quieting all the judgmental thoughts and preconceived notions about what’s “bad” and what’s “oh-my-god downright wicked.” There’s the “I hope my mother never reads this!” and the “hey, I want to try this” phase too.
In that first BDSM story and in my new novel Bound for Trouble, I take a deeper look at the psychological aspects of kink. My FBI agent Deke Kane is a vanilla guy. He’s happy with that. When he gets plunged into the BDSM world at Dungeon 69 in order to track down a drug dealer, he’s confronted by so many new experiences he’s confused and a little scared. He can’t understand why he finds the activities such a turn on.
The other main character, the confidential informant Ryan Griffiths is a rent boy who becomes a sub-for-hire in this story. He’s never had a trick who was really into kink. But he’s open to anything. He also falls under the spell, and for a while he has trouble separating out his loyalty to the FBI job he’s doing and the powerful Dom who’s training him (the bad guy, drug dealer).
Both these men have powerful psychological reactions to getting involved in the world of BDSM and they both find they want to delve more deeply for reasons they can’t understand. And it is a powerful world. The whole process of giving yourself up to another person’s control even for a short period of time, putting absolute trust in someone, takes such a huge psychological leap of faith.
Why does pain feel good and get Ryan aroused?
Why does he want to please his Dom so badly? Why does he want to push his personal limits in order to help Deke take down the drug dealer?
Why does Deke, a straight-laced FBI agent, get so turned on when he has to spank the Ryan, the CI, to keep their cover? Will this change who he is and what he wants sexually? Deke’s as scared as he is intrigued by his attraction to D/s play and to Ryan, who’s the opposite of the kind of man he thinks he belongs with.
These are some of the same questions I have about my own fascination with the world of kink, and resolving those questions offers a lot of fun opportunities, for both me and my characters. I hope you’ll find the exploration to be fun, engaging and maybe even an inspiration.




The Manic Monday REVIEW

Bound for Trouble
3.75-4 Stars

Special Agent Deke Kane messed up. Big time. A drug raid he headed ends with the suspects and two children dead. Stuck on desk duty now, and haunted with nightmares, he’s given a chance to salvage his career. All he has to do take down a drug dealer named Petrov.
Ryan Griffiths is an ex-rent boy with a possible murder rap hanging over his head. He’s trying to straighten up his life, but the FBI has other plans. Ryan becomes a confidential informant and, in return, he’s granted immunity from his past. Ryan finds himself in the middle of their sting to trap Petrov, who just happens to be involved in BDSM. Even as Ryan falls for Petrov, he is also fighting his attraction to Deke.
This is a combination of arm/drug dealings, FBI investigations, and BDSM. There’s intrigue, murder, and suspense. Will the FBI trap Petrov? And at what cost to both Deke and Ryan? Ryan goes undercover to attract Petrov’s attention at this BDSM club. Deke is there also, undercover as an interested party who wants to learn about the lifestyle. As the story moves on, Ryan and Deke’s attraction blooms, but Ryan has done what was asked of him and attracted Petrov. Deke has to watch as Ryan serve as a sub to other men, then finally Petrov. Things get to be… intense.
I read this for the BDSM aspect, I admit, lol. I’m not so much into that FBI sting. Not my cup of tea, but it was well-written. I felt for both Ryan and Deke. Got annoyed with the stupid bureaucracy of our damn government. Much of the book is spent with Deke watching Ryan and Petrov in various sexual acts. There’s lot of BDSM action that goes on in the club. Deke learns how to be a Dom and Ryan leans what it means to be submissive.
The scenes are hot, very much so, and I really enjoyed them. Even the ones where Ryan served Petrov, but it did kind of bother me how Ryan was torn in his feelings. I mean, Petrov is a serious baddie. You just know no matter how sweet and loving he appears toward Ryan, things are blowing up. Serious baddie, remember? Ryan is playing a dangerous game. And through all this, the FBI investigation is on-going.
There were places that lagged, at least to me. But, there’s excellent plot twists and well… Baddies involved, lol. Blood will be shed. Terror unfolds. Shit hits the fan. I thought I had some things figured out, and I was wrong! Definitely a book that’s worth reading if you like FBI stories and murder mystery. BDSM factors heavily in this because so much takes place in the club, but the action is secondary. So if you’re looking for pure BDSM action, this isn’t it. I’m not sure I’d even call this a romance. Maybe… the beginning of a romance between Ryan and Deke?

I’d love to see a book about the D/s part of their relationship at some point. J
~M