Complex Triggers Update

Those of you who pre-ordered Complex Triggers (Club Rack and Ruin 3) might notice that your pre-orders have been cancelled. I’m so very sorry about that.

Why have they been cancelled? Basically, because by midnight tonight I’m supposed to have the final manuscript of the book submitted to Amazon in time for the release date (which is 28th November). Not sure why they need to sit on it for ten days, but to cut a long story short, I need those ten days to finish up and edit. My health hasn’t been fantastic recently and the length of the story seems to have grown a bit, but I’m still determined to get the book out – if not this month, then next month.

Just as proof that I’m still working away on it, here’s a little excerpt:

Complex Triggers New Social MediaLight kisses trailed from my tailbone up to the nape of my neck, Evan’s breath hot against my skin as he spoke in between each one. “I’m gonna do something new now. Are you allergic to Sharpies?”

I frowned even as a shiver of delight followed the path his lips had taken. “Sharpies? As in the pens?”

“Yeah. Are you allergic to the ink?”

“No, Sir.” I tried to figure out exactly what he was going to do. He didn’t seem like the type to write ‘Master’s slut’ all over my body or ‘enter here’ with an arrow pointing to my pussy or ass, but if I was wrong about that I guessed I’d just have to accept it as something my Dom liked and hope the rest of his kinks balanced that one out.

He laughed. “I can practically hear you trying to work this out. Relax, pretty girl. Let me handle this.”

I took it as an order and made myself melt back against the bed again, breathing deeply to centre myself.

“Good,” Evan said softly. “Now, this is gonna be a little cold and tickly, but if you move you’ll screw up what I’m trying to do, and trust me, you don’t want that. Let me know if you plan to move so I can take the pen away. Okay?”

“Mmm-hmm…”

He sat to one side of me, the warmth of his skin pressing against mine as he leaned over to rest his arm on the opposite side, getting into position to write or draw whatever he was planning onto my back. For a second an involuntary ripple went through my skin, and I winced inwardly. “Sorry, Sir. I couldn’t control that.”

“I was expecting it. Don’t worry. Relax.”

I tried to do as he suggested, and smiled at the first cool touch of the pen against my flesh, just underneath one of my shoulder blades. It tickled, but I could handle it, and even without being able to see his face I knew Evan’s focus was completely on my skin – his canvas. It was a heady sensation, and for the first few minutes I felt almost self-conscious before my mind let go of the worries. There was no way for me to keep track of time, and all I could do was focus on the light strokes of the pen’s nib against my skin, trying to track the patterns he was making to come to some kind of conclusion as to what he was drawing. It wasn’t working all that well, though. The only thing I could discern was that he wasn’t writing words.

A long time passed, and I fell into a headspacey daze—concentrating, yet drifting at the same time. Eventually, Evan drew back, murmuring, “Almost done.”

“Thank you, Sir.” It seemed like the right thing to say.

He capped a Sharpie with a click and leaned down to tilt my head for his kiss. I met it with hazy contentment, still rousing from my watchful but dreamlike state. Evan kept it gentle, his tongue darting out to touch mine, then drawing back, and I found myself chasing the deeper elements of the kiss, instigating them myself, pleading for more with my lips and tongue alone.

Evan drew back with a light nip at my lower lip. “Let me finish this, pretty girl. Then you can have what you want.”

Thank you so much for your patience, everyone. I’m working hard to try to bring the book to you as quickly as possible, but without sacrificing quality.

Book Release Schedule

As a way of motivating myself and getting organised (and yes, procrastinating a little bit, too!), here’s a list of my forthcoming releases.

November 18th – Club Alpha Boxed Set

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Featuring Claiming His Tease (formerly Little Tease), which is book 1 in the Club Rack and Ruin series. Also includes twelve other stories set in BDSM clubs by twelve amazing authors!

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November 28th – Complex TriggersClub Rack and Ruin, book 3

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Tamara has a problem she thinks will drive every Dom away from her for good. Evan begs to differ… The book page for this one is here.

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December 15th – These Damn Suspicions – Denial, book 2.5

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A short story about Callum and Kat, set a month or so after the events of Not Your Damn Dom. Callum is acting strangely, and the most recent tabloid scandal that he might be having an affair with his latest co-star doesn’t help Kat’s peace of mind… This will be FREE for mailing list subscribers!

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December 26th – Always the Quiet Ones

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Re-edited re-release of this book.

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February 6th – Dominance and Deception

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Re-edited re-release of this book.

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February 10th – another boxed set

Details to come, but I suspect this one will include Not Your Damn Toy (Denial, book 3)…

Not Your Damn Submissive – Released 30th May

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I’ve been writing this for a month already and have mentioned it a few times on social media, but I keep forgetting to blog about it, so I thought I’d make up for that today. Not Your Damn Submissive is a novella about a submissive with an attitude problem, but hold up before you call her a brat – she has a reason for it, and if I had her issues I’d have a little defensive anger towards Doms as well…

It will be told from two perspectives – Kat’s will be one of them, and the other will be Callum, the Dom who wants to claim her despite her stated aversion to the idea. This excerpt is from his point of view.

“You don’t actually need an assistant at all, do you?” she demanded, spinning to face me and walking backwards. No matter what the issue, you did not keep Darren waiting – this we both understood.

I might as well be honest with her. “For the most part, not really.”

She threw up her hands in silent supplication to an undefined deity. “So you’re just wasting my time for your own amusement, is that it? Making me run around after you and hoping I’ll just find you so sexually irresistible that I’ll beg for you to throw me down and take me?”

There was no point in getting into this argument when I’d need to be filming within a couple of minutes. “If you really want to have this conversation, we’re gonna need a hell of a lot longer than ten minutes and considerably more privacy than this, so I suggest you drop it for now, Little Miss Badass.”

Kat glowered. “Will you quit calling me that?”

“If you stop giving me the badass routine, then yeah, happily.”

“I think I have a right to be pissed off at you for what you’ve pulled. By your own admission, you don’t need me, so what possible reason could you have except to fuck with my life? Because nobody turns down the sexual advances of Callum goddamn Connors and gets away with it…”

I should have been way more annoyed than I was. Instead, I was enjoying myself. Not many people gave me hell these days, even when it would have been justified.

Lowering my voice, I told her, “The way I remember it, there were a couple of minutes where your body was pretty much begging for it, though my memory could be a little fuzzy from the way you were rubbing yourself all over my cock…”

“Oh, fuck you!” Her voice was three times as loud as mine had been, and we’d just arrived on set. Everyone looked up to see where the cursing had come from, and Kat’s face immediately flamed crimson. She shot me a dark look but refrained from saying anything further.

I’m still scribbling away for now, but I’ll have more breadcrumbs to drop within the next couple of weeks, and the release should be 30th May, barring any major disasters. 🙂

Hot, Rich and Dominant 6: Risk and Reward – OUT NOW!

I’m proud to announce that the Hot, Rich and Dominant series is now COMPLETE! Book six, Risk and Reward, is out today! At the moment I only have links for Amazon (if you’re in the UK, click here!), All Romance eBooks and Smashwords, but as soon as I have others, I’ll post them here. Unfortunately, iTunes will take a few days, but everything else should be within the next 24 hours. 🙂

As I’ve also stated in my author’s note at the end of the book, I could never have done this without the support of everyone who’s told me how much they’ve enjoyed the books, and nudged me to find out when the next one will be out. You guys have made my millenium. Thank you, thank you, thank you. <3

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“Every now and then, a Dom needs to accept a truth from his sub. This is one of those times, Sir, and you know I’m right.”

Trust and determination…

Nell is now Marc Cassidy’s collared submissive, despite being horrified by the dark family secret he has finally revealed to her. Together with Marc’s sister Serena, they hatch a plan to make his father pay for the crimes he has committed.

Unexpected trouble…

When things go awry and Nell is left to face the tyrannical head of the Cassidy Corporation alone, she finds herself tied up in a completely different situation to the BDSM play she loves. The stakes are high, and Marc will be forced to choose between his family and his submissive…assuming he can find Nell in time, and assuming she’s still alive.

Hot, Rich and Dominant 6 – Two Days Until Release!

Since I’ve finished the writing and am hard at work on the edits and such, I thought I’d give you a preview of what’s to come. Here’s the very first part of book Hot Rich and Dominant 6 – Risk and Reward!

HotRichAndDominant6AReI jerked into consciousness with disorienting suddenness, instinctively reaching out a hand to the empty side of the bed for my Master. What was that noise?

I sat up in bed, listening intently, trying to discern where the sound had come from. Nothing followed. Maybe I’d imagined it?

I wasn’t too worried about Marc’s absence, since sunlight was already edging through the small crack in the drapes. It was Sunday, so we didn’t have to be at work, and Marc sometimes let me sleep in while he cooked breakfast or worked out in the downstairs gym.

I’d just started to lie down again, intent on snuggling into Marc’s pillow and pretending he was still here to cuddle up to, when the noise began again. Six bangs in rapid succession, and this time, I knew exactly what they were.

Gunshots.

I threw on clothing as fast as I could and ran downstairs, my heart pounding triple-time. Who was shooting? Was Marc okay? What about everyone else who lived here? Visions of Marc lying dead in a pool of blood, an entire clip of ammunition emptied into his chest, ran through my head. The silence was now thick and ominous.

And you’re running towards the person with the gun?

Sentinel meowed balefully at me as I entered the kitchen, slipping out between my legs into the hallway before I could react. I let him go, my nerves on edge as I realised there were large windows on three sides of me. Whoever had the gun could easily see and shoot me from outside without me being any the wiser. The hair on the back of my neck prickled against my new collar as I sought cover behind the kitchen island…

Find out what happens next on Friday, 28th February 2014!

First Update of 2014 – HRD6 Release Date!

HotRichAndDominant6AReHey, lovely people!

I know I’ve been quiet on the blogging front so far this year, but that’s certainly not true in other aspects of my life. In fact, I’m moving home on 1st February, so things have been insanely busy lately. The new place is only about three miles away from my current one, but sadly, that doesn’t make any difference to the phone company…who still need two weeks to connect me to the internet at my new address. Fail!

The good news, though, is that those two weeks without the distractions of the internet will be perfect for finishing off something I know a few of you have been waiting for for quite a while. I’ve managed to get Hot, Rich and Dominant 6 to a place where I can be confident about finishing it and having it ready for release by 28th February. Marc and Nell have almost finished their story – at least, as far as I plan to tell it. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get this one out there. 🙂

As I’ve said, I’ll be offline for a couple of weeks, but feel free to drop me comments here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll pick them up when I get back with a shiny, finished story.

Buy Links Update – Hot, Rich and Dominant 5: No More Secrets

HotRichAndDominant5NMSHere’s an updated links list of the places you can grab No More Secrets for cheaper than a Starbucks latte!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Kobo

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

All Romance eBooks

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Thanks so much to those who’ve taken the time to reach out and tell me what you think about the book so far! I can’t tell you how happy it’s made me. 🙂

Available Now: Hot, Rich and Dominant 5 – No More Secrets

Yay! The newest instalment of Hot, Rich and Dominant is now available on All Romance eBooks, Smashwords, Amazon US and Amazon UK. More links to follow as I get them…

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“If you don’t level with me, I can’t be your submissive. I can’t give control to someone who doesn’t trust me with the truth.”

Stepping into the spotlight…

Nell West has spent a whirlwind couple of months as Marc Cassidy’s submissive. But even as the handsome, charming vice-CEO of the Cassidy Corporation guides her into the BDSM scene at large, Nell senses he’s hiding a huge part of his past from her. What prompted him to leave the D/s community for over two years, and what exactly happened to end his relationship with his last submissive, Callie?

Conflicting emotions…

It’s not just Marc’s romantic past that remains an enigma. He’s working hard on something, but he’s keeping Nell in the dark. His intense, unspoken dedication to the project’s progress makes her uneasy. What is he planning, and why is it so important to Marc and his sister, Serena?

When the tension finally reaches breaking point and Marc’s carefully laid plans fall to pieces, Nell must find the strength to demand the same unfailing honesty from her Dom that he expects of her—whatever Marc’s reaction might be. Can she coax the secrets he’s hiding out into the open, or will he leave her with no choice but to walk away?

Question: Wait… Why is it named No More Secrets? I thought this book was going to be called Risk and Reward?

Answer: Well, yeah… but as you’ll know if you’re following my Facebook page, I’ve been having a little trouble with the ending, and the word count was going to be twice as long as the previous book’s. I was starting to feel the pressure, and that made me writer’s blocked! So rather than make everyone wait until the end of the year, I’ve split the book down into two and now I feel as though I have a bit more breathing room. 🙂

In Celebration of 100 Sunday Snogs: Win a Copy of Hidden Heat!

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Congratulations to Victoria Blisse for her 100th Sunday Snog! Now that’s a lot of tongue action… 😉

To commemorate this milestone, Victoria is raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières – her JustGiving page is here for those interested in giving a little.

Want to win an ebook copy of Hidden Heat? Just leave a comment at the bottom of the post and I’ll pick a winner at random a week from now, on 30th September 2013. 🙂

For the 100th Sunday Snog I decided to pick a scene from Hidden Heat to share. Enjoy!

hiddenheat_800We spent the next twenty-four hours in Scott’s room, cuddled up together under the blankets, talking and eating and watching netcasts in between sexscapades. Even when we were exhausted and on the verge of sleep, I still felt a primal urge deep within me, and the anxious part of my brain continued to worry, though I locked it out of my conscious thoughts.

When the time came for me to head over to my parents’ place for lunch, I pulled on my clothing with a heavy heart. I’d tasted a piece of my perfect life, and facing the real world wasn’t something I ever wanted to do again.

In my ideal fantasy existence, I could stay in bed with Scott for as long as I wanted, taking trips to the bathroom and maybe downstairs to the soundproofed kitchen or living room to liven things up a little. Food would be magically provided, and we wouldn’t need money or to worry about people finding us out.

Being a doctor would factor in there somewhere, too, but thinking about the university just scared me today. It was too much of a reminder of the lies I had to tell on a daily basis.

And speaking of lies, I should really get going.

“See you at the hospital tomorrow, then?”

Interpreting the glum look on my face correctly, Scott wrapped his arms around me and squeezed. “You look like you’re stepping outside to get shot.”

“Maybe not shot. Vanished off the face of the earth, maybe?” Thinking of my Aunt Leah’s disappearance, I shuddered. “If I don’t come back…thank you for this weekend. It’s meant a lot to me.”

“You’re gonna be fine. Go and see your family, talk about the course, your roommates, the latest news…and then go home and call me. After the anatomy practical tomorrow, we’ll go see Beth, let her quiz you a bit.”

“I’d rather come back here and submit to your questioning.” I tried to buoy my own spirits with the teasing, and it worked—a little, anyway. Scott gave me an evil grin, and I kissed him, unable to help myself.

He curled his fingers around my waist as he responded, and I couldn’t help but kiss harder, driven by the demands of my constantly lustful body. I’d thought that actually having sex would take the edge off my craving, but it only seemed to have intensified the situation, and every tiny thing about him made my head swim with desire.

Scott drew back before I did, breathless, and cupped a hand to my cheek. “How is it possible that you’re still horny?” Beneath the amusement, I could sense unease. I obviously wasn’t the only one scared by my out of control hormones.

“Will it pass, do you think?” I needed to calm down, so I pulled out of his arms and wandered across the room. A fine drizzle was falling outside the window, and I knew I’d be frizzy-haired and bad-tempered when I arrived at my parents’ place.

“Hope so.” He sighed, ran his hand through his hair. “Not that I’m complaining on one level, but it’s going to make your training rough.”

Even that sounded sexy to me. “Okay, I’m gonna go. Maybe when I get back out into the world, I’ll remember my self-control.”

Together, we went downstairs and towards the front door. Grant heard our approach and appeared in the living room doorway. “Leaving us so soon?”

“I wish I didn’t have to,” I said, chancing a look at him. Grant was good-looking, but the urge to do entirely inappropriate things to him was only a tenth as strong as what I felt for Scott. What kind of a screwed-up situation was I in that made me relieved by that?

“You’ll be back, then?” He grinned. “I figured as much, the way we barely saw you all weekend.”

I couldn’t help but laugh at the gentle teasing. There was something about Grant that put me at ease, and I was grateful for it. “Sorry. It’s been a while.”

“Wounded!” Scott staggered, as if hit by a bullet to the heart. “It didn’t have anything to do with me, personally… Any piece of male meat would have done…”

Something about his overly aggrieved tone told me he was in a better mood than his words suggested. Turning, I kissed him, meaning to just brush his lips with mine then reassure him he was the only one in my heart. Once the kiss had begun, though, I lost track of everything except how good he felt—his hand at the back of my neck, his warm chest against my breasts, his tongue just briefly flicking against mine…

“Get a room, you guys,” Grant said after a few seconds, and I tore free of Scott’s arms before I could get too carried away, blinking back tears of frustration.

“God damn it!”

“Uhhh…” Grant’s voice was confused. “I was kidding.”

“It’s not you,” Scott told him, his voice low. “She has nymphitis.”

Hidden Heat is available from Total-E-Bound Publishing, Amazon US, Amazon UK , Barnes & Noble, Kobo and All Romance eBooks. It’s the first book of a two-part story, and the second part is not yet written, although it’s fully plotted out and on my to-do list – you have been warned! 😉