Sunday, April 20, 2014

SPeekSunday - 4/20/14 - A Dom's Dilemma - Out of the orphanage and onto the streets #SPeekSunday #BDSM #Romance

He demanded her obedience, but what she wanted was his love.

It's Sneak Peek Sunday again and that means I get to share another 6 paragraphs from one of my books.  Yay!

My submission for this week is from my 4th book, A Dom's Dilemma, a BDSM/spanking novel that is sometimes playful, sometimes serious and sometimes terrifying, published by Blushing Books.  Kelly and Jim, the two main characters, were secondary characters in Arrested by Love.  Though this story stands on its own, if you read Arrested by Love, you'll most likely recognize some of the scenes, since we see a little bit of Kyle and Tiffany in this book, too.

In this excerpt, near the end of Chapter Five, Jim Evans and Kelly Franklin are together at "The Velvet Chains," a BDSM club where they met that evening.  Kelly is receiving some aftercare after a session of intensive medical play she did with Jim that seemed a lot more real than play.  Aftercare is an important part of the BDSM experience.  Both the Dom and the sub seek reassurance from the other.  Jim enjoys holding Kelly, and she likes being in his arms, so this is a quiet period of reflection and getting to know each other.  Problem is, Jim has just asked Kelly a question she really doesn't want to answer.  However, her evasion also serves as an admission that she's lied to him.  Normally, a Dom would punish a sub for that infraction, but Jim has told Kelly he'll give her a onetime pass. Before they do anything else, he tells her he wants to get to know her a little better, so he's asking some pertinent questions.  Kelly's just told him her parents were killed in a 'break-in gone bad,.' and she admits she was often chastised by the nuns.  But when he starts to question what Kelly did once she left the orphanage, she doesn't want to say.

            "When did you leave the orphanage?"
            "The day I turned eighteen.  Unless an orphan wished to become a nun, they sent her packing once she reached her majority."
            "What happened then?"
            Kelly slipped a hand free from her blanket and toyed with one of the buttons on his collar.  She didn't want to answer that question, but she didn't want to make him angry, either. 
            He was silent for a moment, probably to see if she would relent without further probing.  If he forced the issue, she'd cave, but she hoped he'd let it go.  Finally, he said, "You don't wanna tell me that either right now, do you?"
            "No, Sir.  Not yet.  If that's all right."

Kelly knows she makes a lousy sub.  She has a temper and a mouth that constantly get her into trouble, but she sees something in Jim that makes her want more of the type of mastering only he could give her.

M/F, Kinky happenings in rural Connecticut.

A Dom's Dilemma is available for sale at Blushing Books in a variety of formats.  If you'd like to read more, I've provided a 3 chapter preview on my web site's Spanking Romance page.

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  1. It's interesting to take a "peek" into this world.

  2. Love this Kathryn, get the feeling she does want to tell him, but just can't.


  3. Interesting interaction.This genre is new to me, so I'm not sure what to expect. You've got me waiting to find out what he does when she doesn't answer.Well done.

  4. It's good that he doesn't press quickly, but gives her a chance to decide if she wants to tell or really would feel like she's giving up her soul a little early. You write the most understanding heroes, Kathryn. :)

  5. I enjoyed this. Interesting world and a new genre to me.

  6. Darn - I wanted to see if he'd force the issue. Great job building interest.


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