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.
He didn't look pleased, but he didn't appear angry either. "I can't force you to talk to me, Kelly girl. I can only reassure you I'll listen when you're ready to tell me. As we get to know each other better, I'll probably put a bit more pressure on you to open up to me. But for tonight, I'll let it go."
"And what about you, Sir?"
"What about me?"
"Well for one, I got the impression what we did in the medical station was not play for you. You knew what you were doing and what you expected to see."
"An astute observation, little girl, considerin' I had you securely restrained at the time. Yup, a fellow Dom in Texas, a bona fide M.D., showed me what to look for when I was beginnin' to discover what all this BDSM stuff was about. He often gave the subs exams, especially if he had a suspicion of mistreatment, and he was willin' to teach any Dom interested in learnin'. I think he figured it couldn't hurt, and it might help.
"What I did with you is often done in play, and I don't have the knowledge to take an exam much further than that." He frowned for a moment. "I believed, even then, a Dom was responsible for his sub's well being. So, after Master Mark taught me how to properly examine a woman, I started conductin' exams on my own, under his watchful eye, of course."
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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