We have a little over a week now! I'm so excited! Cover art is hot and edits are complete! I couldn't be happier with the final outcome! I thought I'd share the blurb and a chapter one excerpt with you.
Release Date - 9/19/11
Lucas and Katherine enter into the perfect arrangement to fulfill their sexual needs, but what happens when their hearts get in the way?
Shy, awkward receptionist Katherine Sierra wants to explore her sexually submissive side. Although new to the BDSM world, she’s eager to learn. When she attends a play party and submits an application to one of the most experienced Doms in the room, she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into.
Successful businessman and hardcore Dominant Lucas Cain knows his way around a playroom and doesn’t normally take on brand new subs. He’s apprehensive about training someone so innocent, but the more time he spends with Katherine the more intrigued he becomes. She may be everything he’s been searching for.
But when Lucas requests that Colin, his friend and mentor, join them in the playroom for an evening of fun, it just might change everything.
Has Lucas broken his own rule and fallen in love with his sub?
Content Warning: strong language, graphic sex, BDSM themes
Safe, sane and consensual…
Katherine Sierra was quiet, timid, and sexually unsatisfied. For as long as she could remember, she’d found strong, take charge men irresistible. Even as a young teenager, she’d been attracted to older, authoritative men. She’d had more than a few fantasies about several of her male high school teachers. If she had to guess, it was those fantasies that landed her in the lobby of the office building of one of the most powerful men in
. She fidgeted in her seat as she listened to the receptionist intercept calls for Mr. Cain. She wondered how much longer she'd have to wait until it was her turn to see him. As she waited, she thought back to the only other time she'd seen him. New York City
On that particular night, she found herself at a local play party as a guest of a friend who dabbled in the BDSM lifestyle. Her friend recognized her submissive tendencies and understood she hadn’t been sexually satisfied in her past experiences.
She was extremely nervous even though she wasn’t expected to participate. She casually scanned the room, taking in the people who were in attendance. They all looked so normal. She wasn’t sure what she’d expected but she’d certainly had a different vision than this. Leather and chains usually sprung to mind when she thought about domination and submission. Apparently, this wasn’t that kind of party. This was more of an informal meeting for Doms to meet potential subs.
She settled herself in the corner of the room, trying to stay out of the way as she continued to examine the different types of people. Suddenly, her gaze landed on the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen. The moment she set eyes on him, she knew she had to get to know him. She had been brought as a guest and was only there to observe, but the entire scene intrigued her. It was as if she were there to meet him. He was leaning by a huge picture window, watching the light snow fall outside. Their eyes met when he turned to face the crowded room. She couldn’t help but stare at his tall, lean muscular frame. His overgrown blond hair hung just above his emerald green eyes, but he didn’t look unkempt. She could appreciate he’d taken extra time to get that luscious mane just right.
At first she thought he almost looked out of place standing there. She briefly wondered if he too was an observer like her or possibly a submissive waiting for his Domme to arrive. She soon realized that thought couldn’t have been further from the truth. And as the night wore on, she noticed women were falling all over him, but with one swift move of his hand they were dismissed. He had a quiet command of the room and damn if she didn’t find that completely sexy. She wanted the opportunity to have him dismiss her. He had her salivating and soaking through her panties, and they hadn’t even spoken to one another. Not yet, anyway.
Katherine spent the majority of the evening focused on him, but she didn’t have the nerve to approach. Actually, she noticed anyone who did come near him had a designated timeslot. They were being brought over by another woman who would briefly introduce them to him. It was almost as if he were interviewing them. Occasionally, he would glance in her direction, but each time, she’d quickly avert her gaze to the floor. She’d have to find a way to speak to him, because she was certain he’d haunt her dreams forever if she passed up this opportunity.
After the fascinating stranger left the party, Katherine lingered behind and tried to learn anything she could about him. She heard a few women talking about how he was there looking for a new sub. She also learned through the idle chitchat, that being Lucas Cain’s sub was a coveted position not easily obtained.
She battled internally over taking the next step—submitting an application. She’d only attended the party out of curiosity. She’d never intended to participate in this lifestyle, but something inside her kept screaming to try it. The determined look in his eyes when he spoke to those women throughout the evening seemed to be a defining moment for her. She didn’t think she had a chance at testing with him, because she’d also heard he only dealt with experienced submissives who would know how to please him. In fact, when she handed her application to the woman in charge of forwarding requests to potential Doms, she’d rolled her eyes. Obviously, she didn’t think Katherine had much of a chance either.
To say she was surprised when he called her a week later was an understatement. He was brief with his instructions and asked her to meet him at his office. He'd e-mailed her the potential contract before she'd arrived. It all seemed so formal. She wasn’t expecting so much time and effort to be put into the details of this arrangement.
"Mr. Cain will see you now," the receptionist said.
"Oh, okay." Katherine got up from the couch, straightened her dress and followed her into the office. Mr. Cain was sitting behind a large cherry desk, typing away. He didn't even look up from the computer screen when he thanked the receptionist and told Katherine to have a seat. He continued to type so she took the opportunity to look around. Her hands were trembling and she felt cold but that happened when she was anxious. She noticed the name plate on his desk read "Luke" instead of "Lucas". She stared at him as he worked and decided she liked "Luke" better. It wasn't as proper.
"See something you like?" he asked.
"What? No, I mean yes." She shifted in her seat. "I was just waiting for you to speak. I didn't want to interrupt."
"You talk too much," he said.
"Did you go over the contract and the checklist?"
"Yes, it's all very straightforward."
"And we're in agreement that this is consensual?" He stood and walked around the desk, stopping directly in front of her.
"Of course," she said.
"You'll submit to the background check, blood work and physical?" All of those were required if she was going to be his sub. It said so in the contract.
"I've been tested and I've brought the results. I'm also on the pill."
"I see," he said. "You don’t have an issue with the gym I've recommended?" The agreement also stated she was to join the gym of his choice where he'd take care of the membership.
"No, I like to work out."
He glanced down at her body, lingering at her legs for a few seconds before making eye contact with her. "You understand that the checklist is for your benefit. It outlines both hard and soft limits. You need to think it through and decide which acts you'll try and those you won't consider. You should also keep in mind that limits can change over time."
Katherine had no idea this whole set-up would be so involved. She thought she would just go to his house and have sex the way he wanted her to. She was under the notion that was what it meant to submit. She realized she had so much to learn.
“Any questions, Ms. Sierra?” Mr. Cain asked in that sexy southern drawl of his.
Katherine learned he was originally from
Texas but had relocated to when his company took off. He was impeccable. Not a hair out of place or a crease in his suit that wasn’t supposed to be. He stood over Katherine for most of their conversation, and she found it unsettling. He was an extremely intimidating man. New York
“What happens next? I mean, do we have sex?” She was so out of her element.
“Would you like to have sex right here in my office?” His mouth formed a hard line, causing his jaw to tighten. “Shall I take you on my desk with an office full of people on the other side of my door?”
His words made her realize how innocent she was when it came to his lifestyle.
“Umm, no, of course not,” she answered as she cracked her knuckles. Her face was flush, and her throat was dry. She wondered what she was doing there.
“But as your Dom, I’d be well within my rights to take you fast and hard on my desk,” he informed her. He never raised his voice. It was soft but firm, and he got his point across very effectively. “Is that what you came here for?”
That was precisely what she wanted. Her stomach flipped as the moisture gathered inside her panties, just like it had the first night she’d seen him. This man oozed sex and he knew it.
“Katherine.” He sighed. “What are you doing here?” He looked frustrated, but she didn’t understand why.
“Applying to be your sub,” she said. “And please, call me Kat.”
“As much as I’d like you to be my pet, sweetie, I’ll stick with Katherine.” He smirked and that relaxed her. “Why do you want to be my sub?”
“I want to be dominated.” She hoped that was what he wanted to hear.
“Well, why not have your boyfriend tie you to the bed?” he asked. “It would be much easier than going through all of this.”
I hope you enjoyed that little teaser.
So I was thinking that after I hit the send button last night on the final I'd relax a bit. Not so much...I no sooner unloaded Be My Everything edits when the first round of The Lonely Dominant edits appeared in my in-box!
I wouldn't trade it for anything...
Have a great weekend!