Friday, June 10, 2016

Spanked in Anger


 
 

Coming July 2! 

James is visiting Midros, where all women are slaves.  He ends up renting her by accident for a week.  During that time, she begins to help him with his research, and they find a secret library that is filled with books from the time women were the equals of men.  While he's away from their hotel room she sneaks back down to the library to grab a book she'd been reading.  James comes back and sees what she's done.


"And if you'd been caught you'd be whipped in public, for running away, and your whole precious library down there would be on its way to being destroyed. Do you understand that, or are you really just a stupid slave?"

She looked up at him, stunned.  "James–"

She heard him pick up the discarded belt from the floor and without warning he brought it down with a crash on the spot where her thighs met her ass. The second blow came down directly over the first and she screamed long and loud, eventually subsiding into sobs as she heard the belt hit the floor.

"I will not beat you when I am angry."

Something inside her broke.  "Isn't it a little too late for that? You called me stupid, and hit me twice."

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Oh, shit. Will James ever earn her trust back?





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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What Do You Do with a Rented Slave?


It's WIP It Up Wednesday! Hello, readers, it's been a while!




I know I'm supposed to keep this short.  That's like saying "take just one cookie"...
    

Coming July 2nd

James "rented" Lydia, a slave, to keep her from being rented by a group of men who wanted to hurt her.  He's certainly never done this before, and he's supposed to be doing other things.

The man behind them both wasn't going to follow quietly. "James.  James, dammit!  Stop!"

James stopped so suddenly that Lydia ran right into his chest as he whipped around.

"Sorry, Sir!" she cried as she backed off and tried to maneuver out of the way to stand behind him.

"James, what the fuck do you think you're doing?"

James ignored his friend as he turned to face Lydia who was now standing where he himself had been a moment ago.

"Lydia, what are you doing?"  He sounded exasperated as he grabbed her arm and hauled her around to stand beside him.  "What, Raym?"

"I asked what are you doing?"

"Well, at the moment I'm holding the arm of someone who doesn't want to stand next to me for some reason."

"That's because she belongs behind you and she knows it.  But that's not what I'm talking about!  You just rented a slave for a week!"

"So?"

"What are you going to do with her?  We spend every minute in that damn basement with those damn books–"

Books?  A frisson of fear went through her and she shivered. She saw James look down at her.

"– and if we're not there we'll be in the lab.  Where is she going to be?"

"I don't know.  What would you normally do during the day, Lydia?"

He was asking her?

"Sir–" her voice was cracking, "–um, normally I'm rented for one or two days and nights, and the only thing that I do during the day is, um, serve my Master for his pleasure…"

"All day?"

"Well, if he's paid good money for me, um, then he usually desires to spend most of the day being pleasured."

"See?" The man whose name was apparently Raym gave a snort.

"Shut up.  OK, Lydia, well, we'll have to figure out what else you can do while we're together."

"You-you don't wish to use me… for pleasure?"  She was completely confused.

"No!  I mean, sure, but, oh, shit.  I don't know what the hell I was thinking."

The rejection hurt more than she'd thought it could.  "I'm sure they would give you most of your money back, Sir, if you brought me back," she whispered, looking at the concrete beneath her feet.

"What?  Why would…?" He paused and she heard him take a deep breath.  "Lydia, I am not taking you back.  You're with me for the next seven days.  We'll figure it out."

~ ~ ~

This is just not what James planned to be doing today or this week. On July 2nd, see what he should be doing!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Born to be Bound" by Addison Cain: Take Your Heart Medication and Bring Your Tissues



I am the luckiest woman in the world, to have as friends the fantastic authors Livia Grant, Lee Savino, Jennifer Bene, and Myra Danvers. And recently I've gotten to know Addison Cain as she made the transition to published author.

Holy hell the girl can write.  

Born to be Bound is her first book, and she's nailed the target on her first try.  The universe she's created is a tapestry of rich darkness and despair, with just enough glimmers of light to let us know that all is (maybe) not lost yet.  We feel the Claire's desperation to save others like her from the first page, and witness the change into anger and despair as she is instead pair-bonded to a man she despises but is no longer able to resist. We cheer when she takes action to save herself, and cry again more when fate throws her back into her tormentor's hands.  And the end of the book is not the end of the story, as we find ourselves with our mouth hanging open, unable to believe the event that unfolded on the final page, and wailing that we have to wait until the next book in June to find out what has happened. (Yes, it ends with a cliffhanger, but believe me, this is a full-length book, not a novella that is released in pieces).

In case I haven't grabbed your attention, here is the synopsis of Born to be Bound:
 
Surrender is not survival.

Claire is desperate. Her once thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving.

All due to one escaped convict’s violent rise to power.

Shepherd is every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests, but Claire cannot continue watching her friends suffer. Her last recourse is to beg the most powerful Alpha in the city for aid.

Up close, the sheer size of Shepherd, the raw power of the man, terrifies her. But he may be her only hope.

Before she can render her plea, Claire’s disguise and careful plans fail. Despite taking every possible precaution, she is captured. The moment the Alpha senses her, Claire’s worst nightmare is realized: Shepherd, discovering a rare Omega in his midst, claims her like a prize, forcing a pair-bond that ties her to him forever.

Claire becomes his.

Shepherd keeps his wayward mate locked away where only he might enjoy her and refuses to help her fellow Omegas unless they, too, are irrevocably bound to favored soldiers of his choosing. Claire cannot allow such a thing. She fights her instincts and his will, because no matter how many times he’s knotted her, how manipulative the bond might be, she despises what he’s done.

She escapes.

And Shepherd vows he will hunt her down – ready to burn the city to ash if he has to. Because Claire is his. His mate.

The first book in Addison Cain's exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse trilogy is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.


An excerpt: 

Shepherd's thumb brushed her lips. "Did you miss me, little one?"

The dark fan of her lashes lowered, Claire was unwilling to answer. She had missed him. Missed his smell and the purr, missed the calm he cultivated with precision. But her desire for such things were only the result of the bond. She had not missed the constant feeling of being trapped—watching day by day as more pieces of herself were peeled away.

"Answer me, little one." He used that power he had, making the thread knock about in her chest.

Looking lost, her emerald eyes met his. "You have invaded my mind."

"And your body," he added, holding her a little firmer.

"And my body," Claire agreed, her expression brokenly resigned. "Is that what you want to hear?"

Pinching her chin so she could not look away, he warned, "You will not run again."

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A little bit about Addison:

Addison L. Cain was born in sunny California, but found herself drawn to dwell in older, history-rich places. Japan, Ireland, Qatar, and now Washington DC, Addison is always on the move, always eager to immerse herself in new cultures and people. Her stories reflect the antiquities she loves: deep and sometimes very dark. Driven to push her characters beyond the pale, Addison’s books are not for the faint of heart.

An alumni of California State University Fullerton, she earned a degree in Japanese and spent years in Asia studying indigenous Japanese religion. Primeval forests and worn pathways have led to her obsession with gardening. Her Great Dane approves, loping around the yard and getting into mischief. Unfortunately the cat has to watch from a window, and because Addison is a total sucker for his sad golden eyes, he gets hours of belly rubs and too many treats.