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Book Blast and Review: Safe Limits (Kiss of Leather #2) by Morticia Knight

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Safe Limits by Morticia Knight
Series: Kiss of Leather book 2
(Series should be read in order)
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Pages or Words: 51,265 words, 164 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Blurb:

The men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.

Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.

Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.

Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub – the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.

Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears – the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle, and receiving his own help through Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.

Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready – and to finally do something about it.

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Excerpt:

Derek was not one to live with mystery – especially with someone under his roof. He respected Corey’s boundaries and his need to keep certain things to himself, but he didn’t think it was completely unreasonable to at least attempt to be friendly with each other. Corey finally answered him.

“I’m usually up pretty early. I can’t sleep much past seven, even when I was going to school and it was the weekend.” Corey’s eyes tracked everything in the kitchen that wasn’t anywhere near Derek. “Plus, I get really tired at night. I used to be the one who fell asleep on New Year’s Eve.”

“Used to be?”

Corey finally looked in his direction. “Tony was more of a night owl. He insisted I stay awake the last few New Year’s.”

“Tony your Dom?”

Corey actually appeared to shrink into himself even more. “Ex-Dom.”

“Hmm.” Derek shut off the burners then pressed the lever down on the toaster. “Hungry?”

“Yeah.” Corey nodded with an enthusiasm that made Derek wonder about the kid’s recent circumstances and whether he’d had enough to eat. He finally lifted his gaze to Derek. “Can I set the table for you? Or…something?”

“I’m not that formal here. You can grab the orange juice and butter from the fridge though. I already have plates and glasses.” Derek wondered if he could draw Corey out of himself a bit more. Mundane topics seemed to be relatively safe. The mention of the Dom had caused him to shut down instantly. “Hope you like chorizo and eggs.”

Corey brought over the items Derek had requested. He set them down then moved quickly away.

“Anything you have is great. I meant…” Corey swallowed, his expression pained. “I meant to say thank you to you last night. I should’ve said it to Gavin…” Corey’s eyes flashed up at him with panic. “Um, Master Gavin and Kyle, but they left before I could tell them. This is really cool of you to do. So, thank you.”

Derek offered him a smile. It wasn’t an expression he employed often, but he sensed that Corey needed some reassuring. “Sure. You’re welcome.” He finished pouring the juice then handed the tumblers back to Corey. “Here you go. Have a seat and I’ll get the rest.”

Corey nodded and did what he was told. Derek found himself intrigued by the young man. It was the absolute last damn thing he needed at the moment, but he couldn’t help it. Corey was too young, too pretty – but he didn’t seem to be too spoiled. Derek ached to know more. All he had to do was figure out how to approach Corey without scaring the shit out of him.

Buy the book:

Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/safe-limits

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Safe-Limits-Kiss-Leather-Book-ebook/dp/B0182CQT4S/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449639309&sr=1-5&keywords=morticia+knight

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Meet the author:

Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormorticiaknight?fref=nf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorticiaKnight

Our thoughts:

Safe Limits is the second book in the Kiss of Leather series. These books definitely need to be read in order as the characters and issues in the first book bleed over into the second. Gavin and Kyle were just coming together and establishing their Dom/sub relationship. In Safe Limits, Kyle is still struggling with his desire to give up control. It’s his first experience in this type of relationship and dabbling in BDSM in general. He’s warring internally over his desire for impact play and what that means for him. Luckily, Kyle has someone new he can discuss his wants and feelings with, Corey.

Corey is a friend of David’s and he’s in need. He’s left an abusive Dom and seeks shelter and space to heal. Unfortunately the timing of his arrival coincides with Josh and David being away at a convention and Kyle and Gavin away on holiday. That leaves Derek to take in and care for Corey. Normally  Derek would be strict and his usual domineering self but he sees from the first moment that Corey is too skittish for that.

Derek does his best to make Corey feel comfortable and protected. That kindness goes a long way in helping Corey. His abuse was ongoing and his idea of what a real Dom and a full-time submissive relationship should be is totally skewed.  Derek is the perfect person to set all of that straight for Corey.

Corey and  Derek are a dream. They’re literally courting each other. Shy smiles. Gentle touches. Going out for motorcycle rides and day trips, BBQs with friends. It’s all so sweet and exactly what Corey needs.  Derek shows the perfect amount of gentleness towards Corey as he heals.  Derek also ensures Corey gets mental help for his ordeal. They don’t touch at all sexually until  Derek is certain that Corey wants it and is ready.

Safe Limits is one of my favorite type of BDSM books. Although it doesn’t have much in the form of scenes or playing, it does have the trust building and respect that is so important for those involved in the BDSM scene. Reading about Corey be treated right and getting help can be just as rewarding as reading a book full of intense impact play.

I have a feeling we will get something more intense from Corey and  Derek in the next installment of the Kiss of Leather series. I, personally, can’t wait!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

Tour Date & Stops:

December 22, 2015

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BLOG TOUR: Dom of Ages by KC Wells and Parker Williams

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Dom of Ages by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
Series: Collars & Cuffs book 7
Release Date: December 21, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages or Words: 92,000 words
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Photo Credits: Joey Flyfoto, Model: Dirk Caber
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, May-December Romance

Welcome, K.C. Wells and Parker Williams! We appreciate you taking the time to do this interview!

Thank you so much for having us! K.C. and I appreciate you allowing us to visit. Do you have any cookies. Oh, and K.C. would love a nice cup of tea.

We always have treats. :) We ply you with cookies and then ask lots of questions. :D

How did Dom of Ages come to be?

K.C. and I do a lot of discussion about potential storylines for the Collars & Cuffs series. One of the things we talked about was having a submissive who was older than his Dom. From that conversation came Jarod and Eli.

One of the most heartbreaking things we ever wrote, was how Jarod ends up alone after 24 years. We’ve had several people tell us how they cried over the scene, and that told us we were going in the right direction.

Eli? We needed him to be something different. Someone that after many missteps, finally gets it through his head what Jarod needs. Hell, what they both really need.

How is it having a writing partner? Aside from the normal challenges, you and KC live on different continents! How do you manage to get words on the page and plot?!

Writing with KC is awesome. She and I have different writing styles (she loves to plot a story, while I tend to wing it, because let’s face it, characters rarely do what they’re told anyway). Part of our challenges is the fact that I get a scene in my head, and I write it down. I throw it in our work folder, and she reads it. Then we have to see if we can fit it into the story. Sometimes we are able to use a scene pretty much as is, other times we have to tweak it to fit. And, on occasion, a scene won’t work as it’s written, but we still can take the bare bones of it and slot it into place.

The whole different continent thing does present something of a problem. We’re about six hours apart, and that means I wake up about 2 in the morning so we can chat for a while.

When she was in Milwaukee last, we spent the time she was here plotting on Endings and Beginnings, the final book in the Collars & Cuffs series. Dom of Ages ends in a way no other book in the Collars & Cuffs does. We think a lot of people will know the answer when they get there, but others will probably want to hunt one of us down (hint: KC wrote it!).

In the BDSM genre, do you have any favorite titles or authors?

Will: Yes, I do. I love K.C. Wells! In fact, it was An Unlocked Heart, the first book in the Collars & Cuffs series that brought me together with KC in the first place. From there, I talked with her while she plotted Trusting Thomas. It was thrilling listening to her as she discussed their characters and how she viewed them. What gave me the greatest honor was when she asked me for an opinion, and actually used it. By the time we were done, she had asked me about co-writing a book. I begged off, because I was new to writing at the time, and I didn’t think I’d be able to keep up with her. Plus our writing styles were completely different, as were our countries. Then I had a thought about a young American traveling to England to meet someone who claimed to love him. Instead he found Ben, the bartender at Collars & Cuffs. I brought the idea to KC and she said (in that oh-so-English manner), SEE!!!! I told you!

K.C.: My first introduction to BDSM was Sean Michael’s Hammer series. I loved Billy and Tanny. There is also the Deviations series by Chris Owen and Jodi Payne. Tobias reminds me of Thomas

What is your favorite moment from Dom of Ages and why?

Will: My favorite moment is a scene that takes place between Scott and Jarod. I can’t really say much about it, as I don’t want to have it be a spoiler, but it was tender and touching, and showed Jarod’s caring ways. Plus, it also gave Scott the opportunity to step up and be there for someone who he was coming to consider a friend. The other moment, which made a lot of people tear up….well, all I can say is I think Rihanna would be proud. :)

K.C.: When all the subs get together at Jarod’s house for a ‘slumber party’. ;)

It’s been wonderful having you both here at 3 Chicks After Dark today. We appreciate your time and candidness. 

Blurb:

Eli may only be thirty, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. He wants a sub who truly knows how to submit. So when he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. It doesn’t matter that Jarod has to be about twenty years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? Not one to miss an opportunity, Eli moves fast and takes Jarod home with him, without thinking things through. All he can see is what he’s always wanted – a sub who wants to serve.

Jarod spent twenty-eight years with his Master, until Fate took Phillip from him. Four years on, and Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughing stock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a fifty-year-old sub? And when the moment of humiliation does arrive, Jarod flees. He’d be better off with Phillip.

Despite several missteps, what happens forces Eli to understand that Jarod needs him as much as he needs Jarod. But he knows in order to find happiness, they need friends who will understand. A friend keeps telling him Collars & Cuffs is what they need. Eli finally goes to visit, refusing to risk Jarod being hurt again, and finds everything he’s heard about the club is true. When he takes Jarod, he watches as his sub is met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently. And he dares to think he can have it all. Until the phone call that shows him he didn’t realize what he could lose.

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Excerpt:

Jarod

From the outside, Collars & Cuffs seemed innocuous, a red-bricked building, maybe an old factory or industrial space, tucked in a quiet corner off Canal Street yet visible to the pedestrian traffic. A security guard stood at the black-painted wooden door, taking names and checking off a list. The windows were blacked out, betraying nothing of the club’s interior, and the faint hum of music could be heard.

Even on first impressions, it was nothing like Spitfire. That didn’t stop my heart from pounding as Eli led me across the street to the main door.

His hand was at my lower back, gentle and reassuring. “It’s all right, pet. It’s okay to be nervous. And never forget, I’m here with you and for you.”

His words calmed me a little. “Let’s just see what it’s like on the inside, okay?” That was going to be the acid test.

“I promised you. If you’re not happy, we don’t stay. All I ask is that you give it a chance.”

I breathed deeply. He was being fair, so I’d do my bit too.

The security guard gave Eli a polite smile. “’Ello again. It’s Eli, right?” He glanced at me, his smile still evident. “Welcome, gentlemen.” He opened the door, and we entered a reception area, its wide desk manned by a young guy with a winning smile. Once Eli had signed us in and we’d been issued with visitors’ wristbands, the large metallic door to our left clicked open, and we were inside.

“Well, pet?” Eli stood at my side while I glanced around the club, trying to take in my surroundings. I couldn’t see the main floor of the club, except for glimpses on the wall monitors in the bar area ahead of us, but I could certainly hear what was going on. Familiar sounds took me back to when Phillip and I had first frequented the clubs: the swish of a riding crop; the thwack of a whip through the air; the dull smack of a paddle connecting with flesh; and beneath it all, the constant undercurrent of sounds of pleasure and pain, voices both high and low.
It wasn’t until that moment that I really knew how much I’d missed it.

Before I had time to say a word, he led me over to where two men stood by the bar, deep in conversation. They looked up and smiled to see him. Eli put his arm around my waist. “Jarod, this is Leo Hart and Thomas Williams. They own Collars & Cuffs.”

I estimated Leo to be in his forties, while Thomas appeared older. Both men greeted me with warm smiles.

“It’s good to have you here,” Leo said, his voice rich and deep. I had to look up at him, he was so tall. “Eli has already told us so much about you. Feel free to look around and ask any questions you like. I can guarantee you’ll find a warm reception.” He glanced over my shoulder and smirked. “In fact, I’d say you’re about to be on the receiving end of a hug any second now.”

I twisted around, Eli with me, and saw a young man with red hair heading straight for us, his face lit up with a smile.

Eli laughed. “Pet, that’s Scott, Ben’s boy. He’s been dying to meet you.”

“You must be Jarod.” The hug Leo had predicted came mere seconds later, then Scott released me. “Wanna come meet my friends?” He glanced at Eli and lowered his gaze, his manner slightly more reserved. “If that’s okay with you, Sir.” It was obvious from his accent that Scott was American.

Eli nodded and then gazed at me. “You’re in safe hands, pet. Go meet people, ask questions. I’ll be here, okay?”

“Yay!” Scott exclaimed. Whatever response I’d intended making was lost when he tugged me away from Eli to a table in the corner of the bar, where two young men sat. Behind me, I could hear Eli, Leo, and Thomas chuckling.

Scott appeared to be the youngest. He indicated an empty chair and then flopped down next to the others. “Okay, that tall drink of water in the corner is Alex, and I do mean tall,” Scott said with a grin, pointing to a young man in his midtwenties with short brown hair and pale blue eyes. Alex gave a nod in my direction, his eyes sparkling. “And next to him is Peter. These guys are my best friends here.”

Peter seemed the quietest of the three. “You’ll have to forgive Scott,” he said in a low voice. “He tends to be rather exuberant.” He smiled at me, and I couldn’t help but smile back.

Scott guffawed. “Is that another word for American?” He winked at me. “Alex here is the shy and retiring type—well, he used to be. These days he’s coming out of his shell more and more. It’s amazing what getting married can do to a guy.” He grinned. “Guess I’ll find that out for myself soon enough.”

I stared in surprise. He seemed awfully young to be considering marriage. And Alex was already married?

“You met Alex’s husband when you arrived,” Peter said. I liked the sound of his voice. It had a calm, peaceful quality to it. “Leo Hart? They got married just after Christmas.”

“Congratulations,” I offered Alex, whose cheeks flushed. I turned back to Scott. “You’re getting married too?”

Scott nodded, his eyes gleaming. “Ben and I are getting hitched this summer. I can’t wait.” He was almost bouncing on his chair.

“Yeah, only this time it’ll be for real,” Alex said with a wink, digging Peter in the ribs with an elbow.

My confusion must have shown, because Peter leaned toward me. “Let’s just say Scott and Ben were helping Leo keep his wedding plans a secret, so a little subterfuge was called for.”

“That was awesome. And great that we get to do it all over again.” Scott’s enthusiasm was infectious.

I relaxed into my chair. “So, tell me about the club. You’re subs?”

Alex nodded. “Scott and I come here whenever we can, but Peter is just starting to make this a more regular thing. His Sir is Thomas, Leo’s partner.”

“I come here to be with Sir.” Peter’s voice was warm. “I don’t do scenes with him, though. Thomas is here to run the club, but when he’s home, my job is to see to the running of the house, to make his life easier.”

I smiled at him. “Then we have something in common.”

His eyes lit up. “Really?”

“Hey, who’s this?”

I tensed as two young men joined us, dragging chairs from a nearby table to sit, but Scott wrapped an arm around my shoulders and held me close.

Alex did the introductions this time, indicating a young man with dark hair and even darker eyes. “That’s Pietro. He works with me in a restaurant in the city center, and his master is Miles. You might see him in a while, if we go on a bit of a tour, because he’s Dungeon Master tonight.”

Pietro grinned and then looked straight at me. “I met your Sir the other day, I think. Is he a friend of Ben’s?”

I nodded.

“Ah, so you’ve come to check us out.” He indicated the young man to his right. “This is Dorian. He’s been here longer than the rest of us.” He dug Dorian in the arm. “Isn’t that right?” he asked with a grin.

Dorian smiled, his cheeks pinking. “It’s a good club,” he told me. “What I like most about it?” He glanced at the young men around the table. “Anyone here will tell you, being a member of Collars & Cuffs is like being part of a family. You get support when you need it, friendship….” He swallowed hard, and Pietro squeezed his shoulder. Dorian gave him a grateful look and then returned his attention to me. “Trust me. This is a good place.” There were murmurs of assent from the others. Judging from the glances directed toward Dorian, I figured there was a story there.

What overwhelmed me, however, was that not once had one of them made any reference to my age. Like it simply didn’t matter to them. Encouraged, I found myself sharing my history, telling them about Phillip. There were supportive noises and tears from my audience when I told them about the last four years, the fact that I’d merely been existing rather than living. Alex and Peter in particular were nodding as I spoke.

“You are going to join, aren’t you?” Peter asked when I’d finished, “because I think you’d be a good fit here.” More nods from the others sent a rush of warmth through me, and I nodded.

Not that he needed to ask. I’d already made my mind up.

Eli had been right about this place. It felt… right.

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Meet the authors:

K.C. Wells:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way.

K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full time and is loving every minute of her new career.

The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

Parker Williams:

Parker Williams began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family.

Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.

Where to find the authors:

KC:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KCWells/223608907761521

Twitter: @K_C_Wells

Parker:

Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parker.williams.75641

Or you can visit his website: http://www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com

Our thoughts:

Book seven in the Collars and Cuffs series! I’ve been hooked on this series from the start and anticipated another installment sure to please in every way. I was not disappointed.

As always, the family that has been built upon as this club is in full swing now. When Eli brings Jarod home, he makes so many mistakes. His friendship with Ben eventually brings him to the club and into the family. With that comes the incredibly fun and sweet moments that come with Alex, Pietro, Scott and Peter.

Jarod pretty much broke my heart through most of this book. We meet him at his ultimate low. Left alone and so badly needing someone to take care of and someone to care for him. His one desire, to serve and submit. But, he is shamed by others with no clue as to his devotion and skill. So heartbreaking. Then his knight comes along. Eli.

Eli makes so many mistakes, but one thing he didn’t do wrong was bringing Jarod into his home. Jarod’s need to take care of someone was so great that his loneliness was slowly breaking his heart. Eli finally fixes his mistakes and sees his sub fly. No matter their difference in age, Eli is giving and makes Jarod feel special and loved.

Even when Jarod is happy, his prior loss and the stress over his age really burden him. Then something happens that makes him doubt his relationship with Eli. These two are tested repeatedly but they’re too strong to give in. Eli is too stubborn to give up and he will stop at nothing to keep Jarod as his own.

We start in sadness, move toward lust and inspiring submission, back to sadness and then a little fear is thrown in. I’m sad to know the next book will be the last of the series, but it’s always good to end on a high. I’m sure the Doms and subs of this made family at Collars and Cuffs will give us the ultimate send off to the series.

For now, enjoy this installment; the richness Eli and Jarod bring to the group. I have a feeling everyone will be needed to overcome what is about to happen next.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

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Giveaway:

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BLOG TOUR with EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells

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Make Me Soar by KC Wells
Collars & Cuffs Book 6
Released June 22, 2015
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Cover Art by Cover by Paul Richmond, Picture by Terry Cyr
Page and word count: 290 pages, 100,000 words
Categories: BDSM, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Hurt/Comfort

Blurb:

Anyone who frequents Collars & Cuffs knows Dorian Forrester is built for pain, including Dorian himself. But everyone has it wrong. For six years, Dorian’s chased a feeling that remains tantalizingly out of his reach. Unteachable, Dorian can take anything and everything a Dom can throw at him. Still, it’s not enough. Dorian needs… something more. Something he won’t find at Collars & Cuffs.

Dorian’s search takes him out of the safe environment he’s known for years, out of his depth, and into a realm of deep, dark trouble.

Alan Marchant has been watching Dorian with interest for a while and knows there’s more to Dorian than his label of “pain slut” suggests. When Dorian disappears, Alan and his friend Leo set out to find him. But the disoriented young man discovered cowering in a hotel room is not the Dorian they know and love. That Dorian is shattered. It’s up to Alan to pick up the pieces and show Dorian there are better ways to fly.

They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.

Make Me Soar

Exclusive Excerpt:

Alan smiled. “Sleep well, lad.”

“Please!”

The sudden entreaty stopped him as he turned to leave. Dorian stared at him, eyes wide, his face pale.

“What is it?” Alan moved closer. Dorian was shivering. Alan perched on the side of the bed. “What’s the matter?” He laid his hand on the duvet.

Dorian let go of the pillow and fastened his hand around Alan’s wrist. “Don’t… don’t leave me, please.” He swallowed. “I-I don’t want to be alone, all right?”

One look at that tortured expression was all Alan could stand.

“Do you want me to sleep in here tonight?”

The relief that swept across Dorian’s face had Alan’s throat tightening in seconds.

“Yes, please.”

Alan stood up and unbuttoned the heavy brushed cotton shirt, slipping it off his shoulders. He undressed down to his boxers and then lifted the duvet, noting that Dorian was similarly attired. Dorian didn’t say a word but watched him, eyes still wide and haunted. Alan climbed into the double bed and lay down beside Dorian. The urge to pull the young man into his arms was tremendous, but he waited, letting Dorian lead the way.

Dorian gave a shudder and then exhaled, his breath shaky. “Thank you.” His eyes shone in the lamplight. “I couldn’t face….”

Alan nodded. “It’s okay. I understand. Now try to sleep, eh?”

Dorian gave him a weak smile, then reached across and switched off the lamp, plunging the room into near darkness.

Alan lay still, listening to the by now familiar sound of Dorian’s breathing as he drifted off. The speed with which he fell asleep gave Alan some comfort—and something else.

He needed me.

The thought stopped him cold.

When was the last time someone needed me like that?

And swift on the heels of that thought came another.

Damn, it feels so good to be needed.

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Meet the author:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….

Connect with the author:

K.C. loves to hear from readers.
E-mail: k.c.wells@btinternet.com
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Our Thoughts:

I feel like I should write a disclaimer at the beginning of this review. You see, I’m a huge fan of this series. I’ve devoured every book as it has released and enjoyed each one for their differences. Some have clicked with me more than others, but Make Me Soar is up there for me, right beside An Unlocked Heart, the first in the Collars and Cuffs series. It doesn’t surprise me because An Unlocked Heart is when we first meet Dorian. Let’s just say that Dorian has some history with Alex and Leo. Despite that history, Leo is actually one of Dorian’s saviors in Make Me Soar.

If you’ve read the first book in this series, then you know that Dorian does something to compromise Leo and Alex’s relationship. After that, I didn’t exactly hate Dorian. I felt more sorry for him. It was obvious, even back at the beginning, that Dorian didn’t really fit in. That feeling of being on the outside and trying for something he wasn’t getting in his scenes at Collars and Cuffs weighed on him immensely. All Dorian wants to do is feel and soar. He thinks that to fly in subspace requires more pain. Now he’s dubbed a pain slut and yet subspace has remained out of reach.

As a last-ditch effort to feel and experience what he has longed for, he goes to Berlin. Alone. Not knowing the language and the scope of the BDSM clubs there, it’s a dangerous move on his part. Dorian becomes the victim of a terrible breach of trust. He is taken to an apartment, his power is taken from him and he is violated in numerous ways. It isn’t until his friend at Collars and Cuffs, Pietro, becomes nervous after not hearing from Dorian that his saviors come.

Leo and Dom Alan fly to Berlin and find Dorian in a terrible state. Alan kicks into protective mode. He’s desired working with Dorian for some time. For six months he’s been watching him, trying to figure out what Dorian needs. Now, his main focus is getting Dorian through his stages of grief and healed.

Alan is the most calm and patient Dom! Most of the Dom’s in this series are, but Alan was laid back and gentle from the beginning. His rules were short and simple but when broken, he was firm. His background in counseling helped get Dorian through those dark days. The biggest thing he did was take Dorian in and not let him lock the world out. He also gave Dorian what he needed most, love and affection.

This BDSM story is so different because the real work over came in the form of touches, strokes and words of affection. Heping Dorian know he was cherished, desired and loved was key to helping him feel and eventually fly. By far, this book was over the top (in a good way) sensual. The tenderness with a touch of sadism was the perfect mix for Dorian’s and Alan’s story.

Witnessing Dorian grow and be cherished was long overdue. Getting to know Alan was also a treat. His style was quite different and interesting to experience. I also enjoyed that he was a mm romance writer! That was a fun plot point that enriched the story.

Overall, I cannot stress enough how great this whole series, Collars and Cuffs, is. If you haven’t read them, treat yourself and do so! Enter the giveaway and try to win them for free, whatever you do, you cannot deny yourself the pleasure of this series. As for Make Me Soar, it’s another five-star addition to the series and one that is definitely on my favorites list.

RATING: STILETTOS!!

 

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EXCERPT and REVIEW: Submit for Redemption Book 1- Submission by Robert Cage and Kathryn Sparrow

SubmitForRedemptionBSSubmit for Redemption: Book One – Submission

Authors: Robert Cage & Kathryn Sparrow

Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Release Date: April 17th, 2015

Released 17 April 2015

Published by Storm Moon Press

Cover art by Lou Harper

Genre: Contemporary BDSM Gay Erotic Romance

Length: 99,400 words (full length novel)

Buy Link: http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/Submit-for-Redemption-Book-1-Submission.aspx

Blurb:

When Army Ranger Captain Everett Palmer enters gay BDSM club Cuffed Links, he is seeking brutal punishment for what he perceives to be an unforgivable failure: allowing an entire squad of men under his command to die while he worked to defuse a bomb at his base. Everett initially wants only pure pain, which professional interrogator and jaded British aristocrat Colonel Phineas Bainbridge is more than prepared to give. Their meeting, however, is not at all by chance.

Phineas has been contracted to coerce a false confession from Everett, implicating the captain in planting the bomb. Phineas has tortured many men in the past, but there is something different about Everett Palmer, a man whose sheer purity of soul causes the colonel to question his every selfish, devious act and legion of war crimes.

In Submit for Redemption: Book One – Submission, erotic romance and spiritual redemption come from the most unexpected places – from the seedy extremes of a smoke-laden, neon-drenched bondage den to the tropical, hedonistic pleasures of Phineas’ private Greek island.

On this unbidden psychosexual odyssey, Everett and Phineas find exactly what they don’t expect: a chance to redeem their troubled souls and fulfil their every romantic ideal. But the clock is ticking. The deeper Phineas falls in love with Everett, the harder it becomes to finish his assigned task. If he succeeds, the consequences may be far more explosive than he ever anticipated.

Excerpt:

Reggie licked a stray tendril of cream from his glove and bared his teeth. Still carrying the bowl of syrup, he raised the whip above his head, sending it zinging toward the young captain’s ball sack but only lightly clipping it. He hadn’t even spilled any of the warmed syrup in the process.

“Ahh! God!” Ev sang. He immediately began to feel the swelling. It was almost the exact sensation as being kicked in the groin, only somehow worse. Whereas the latter experience produced only a dull ache, this new sensation was similar, but turned quickly into a lacerating burn. It didn’t stop for minutes afterward.

Reggie laughed heartily and placed the bowl of syrup on the mantle, raising a long black cigarette holder, a much more formal and pretentious model than he had used earlier. He clicked open his lighter, puffing with satisfaction, hands behind his back, looking very full of himself. This man was a true piece of work, Everett marveled. He’s enjoying my pain. He was unsure of how far he would take this; this turn of events was too drastic, too perverse. Yet something gnawed at him, a feeling he couldn’t entirely deny or distrust. Pleasure? He recoiled, repulsed with himself.

“Now, my good captain,” his tormentor smirked. “Was that more what you were seeking?”

Everett shuddered, the motion sending him swaying in his bindings, as every new sensation washed over him like rose-tinted sewage. Although all of this was foreign and terrifying, his cock didn’t care, hardening at some hidden promise these new experiences held for it, for him. It bobbed, almost slapping his stomach, anticipating what awaited: his complete helplessness, this brute’s obvious pleasure, other unknown humiliations and tortures, and still, above all, the pain. The glorious, mind-numbing pain! For a minute, nothing existed but agony. And it was good, too good. And the least he deserved.

“Can you do that again?” Everett Palmer found himself asking, much to his astonishment. “Perhaps a bit… harder?”

“Oh? Well, Mr. Twist,” Reggie mocked, “I would be more than happy to give you more.” He looked down his regal nose at Everett as if he were an insect, letting the rich smoke float around him in a fog. “But I’m afraid that you’ll have to beg me for the next round. Just remember,” he purred, stroking his impressive physique and preening like a peacock in the mirror that topped the black-marbled fireplace. “I’m a sucker for flattery.” He adjusted the glittering stock pin in the center of his collar, tidying it pointlessly.

Everett blanched. He wasn’t ready to fawn over this man, this sadist. Yes, he enjoyed it. Yes! But to compliment this, this…

“I’d rather not,” he responded, looking away.

“Ah, well,” Reggie crooned, his tongue darting out to wet his lips, “I shall take what I want anyway. I always do.” He sneered.

Our Thoughts:

Intense. Unique. Multifaceted. Submit for Redemption is a diamond in the rough. I feel the synopsis of the story gives such a small glimpse of the many plots this story holds.

Captain Everett Palmer is on leave following an incident on base. He wants to be hurt. He needs to feel pain so he can let go and forget. The praise and hero-worship following the incident is weighing too heavily and he’s looking for someone to inflict pain. Colonel Phineas Bainbridge is just the man for the job. He’s also a shrewd business man. His business? Torture, plain and simple. He and his business partners take on contracts to get information for or instill fear on people of interest to their associates.

As Ev is unraveling who Phineas (Finny) is, he is also overwhelmed with his position and extreme wealth. It’s wealth beyond imagination. Everything is of the finest quality and to the excess. Everett is completely overwhelmed and out of his comfort zone. He’s swept into a lifestyle he would have never known he wanted a part of, that of a submissive.

It’s a unique situation, as I read this story, because Phineas and his partners are sadistic, evil men but I found myself aligning with them just a little. Wanting to see their Dom/sub relationships for more loving, cherished commitments, not just those of contract and bought with money. The Pets are content yet a bit unhappy at the same time. Men in high positions with extreme wealth can have whatever their hearts desire, to include people. There seems to be an underlying sense of something more between these Doms and their subs. Fear maybe?

There are a lot of secondary characters that propel the story forward. The perfectly doting valet, the hostile business partners, the submissive partners, a truly evil protegé hell-bent on revenge and destroying. It’s all like an epic saga unfolding across the pages.

As Colonel Bainbridge uses his wealth and power to woe Captain Palmer, we have to wonder why he is so smitten with Ev that he would break his business contract. Instead of coercing a confession from Ev, Finny is willing to bring Ev into their organization. He’s also pushing for a long-term Dom/sub contractual relationship with Ev, after one weekend. That’s a big milestone for both men and very quickly.

Submission ends with a cliffhanger but the first chapter of the next book is included, but it’s a cliffhanger as well! Blood-pumping suspense at it’s finest! It’s apparent that we have so much in store for us in the sequel, Domination!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOKS!