The final has been delivered to Noble Romance. I can breathe a sigh of relief! Now that I'm done with the edits, I can share a little info on my next release. The Lonely Dominant is set to release on November 14, 2011. It's a BDSM themed story with a romantic twist.
Successful businessman Alec Carter realizes his life is less than fulfilled when he meets beautiful Princeton University senior Clara Whittaker at a local coffee shop. Alec experiments in the BDSM lifestyle but doesn't consider himself hardcore until he crosses paths with the obviously submissive Clara. The more time Alec spends with young Clara, the more his dominant tendencies push to the surface. She could be what has been missing.
After her grandmother's death, Clara ends up a guest in Alec's home until she can finish school. She quickly learns she's a natural submissive and decides she wants to explore this new side of herself with the man of house. Alec shows her a life she never knew existed as they enter into a world of role playing, fantasy, and desire. Alec may be the Master, but Clara holds the key to his heart.
As the semester comes to an end, so does their arrangement. If Alec doesn't admit his true feelings for Clara, she could walk out of his life forever. But, Alec isn’t sure which she craves more . . . his dominance . . . or his love.
The story is told from Alec's POV (hence the Lonely Dominant). I had to dig deep for this one because I had to get inside Alec's head. Yes, the whole story is written from the MALE POV! I must have been out of my mind when I tackled this one, but I'm happy with the end results.
Why would I attempt to write an entire story from his side? Because it sets me up for Book Two...The Eager Submissive, that's why! lol But really, I wanted to be able to focus on Alec's feelings, desires and concerns. I wanted to explore what makes him the character he is and I felt the story was enhanced by his voice. I hope you'll agree.
Our first weekend was pretty successful. I couldn't have been more pleased at how compatible we were. I was also happy with how quickly we stepped out of our sexual roles once Sunday afternoon rolled around. I thought there might be an adjustment period, maybe we'd feel awkward, but that wasn't the case. We enjoyed dinner together and Clara joined me in my bed. We didn't have sex, although I had some difficulty keeping my hands off her. I needed to show her physical contact wasn't the only thing I wanted from her.
I had to work late on Monday, finalizing the overseas merger, and since I had been too busy to even log on to my laptop over the weekend, I had a pile of work waiting for me on my desk. To say I was distracted throughout the day was an understatement. I couldn't stop thinking about her and the things we had shared over the past few days.
When I finally arrived home fourteen hours later, I headed up to my room, but I was quickly disappointed when I found my bed empty. I loosened my tie and placed my jacket over the chair by the window, briefly gazing out to the backyard.
Why isn't she in my room?
I thought back and remembered I told her I wanted her to share my bed on the weekends, but I hadn't told her where I wanted her during the week. But, she had stayed with me all night last night and we weren't acting out a scene. We didn't even have sex.
Perhaps she needed her space? Maybe our weekend time had been too overwhelming for her and she didn't want to be with me tonight. That was reasonable. This was a learning process for both of us. We hardly knew one another, and we weren't in a romantic relationship, so why would I expect her to want to be with me every night of the week?
I expected it because I wanted it, and after thinking about her all day, I was going to get what I wanted. I headed down the hall and gently knocked on her door. I heard her footsteps as she walked across the hardwood floor to the door. She quickly opened it and smiled when she saw me.
I was so lost in her eyes I almost forgot what I was doing there in the first place. I glanced down and noticed she was ready for bed. She was wearing flannel pajama bottoms that hung dangerously low, off her hips, and a tight, light, gray tank top. And, from what I could see, she wasn't wearing a bra. There was nothing particularly sexy about the attire except maybe her nipples pushing against the thin material of the top, but she somehow made it look hot. She was perfect.
"Hey." She smiled. "Long day?"
"Can I come in?"
She nodded as she pushed the door open. I followed her into the room, but I couldn't wait any longer to touch her. I grabbed her by her waist and pulled her toward me. When I covered her mouth with mine, she quickly deepened the kiss as I ran my hands up the sides of her body.
"Did you miss me?" She traced her thumb across my bottom lip.
I like when she touches me.
"More than you can imagine." I walked us over to the bed. "Why aren't you in my room?"
She pushed the hair out of my eyes and smiled. "Was I supposed to be?"
"We don't have any rules during the week, but I'd rather hoped you'd be waiting for me when I got home." I tugged on her bottom lip with my teeth. "Unless you don't want to share my bed?"
I arched a brow at her, realizing she was well within her rights to deny me. I just hoped she wouldn't. My cock would also be very disappointed if she turned me away.
These two have a unique set up. They both take what they need from the other, but can it be enough? Hmm...only time will tell.
I'm in the early planning stages of writing The Eager Submissive. If you haven't guessed, that one will be written from Clara's POV because every tale has another side.