Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Flying Without a Net @embenshaul @interludepress

Let the touring begin…

Flying Without a Net
E.M. Ben Shaul
Release date: November 17, 2016

“May the words of my lips match the words of my heart.”

Friday, November 18, 2016

Surrender to Claire Thompson @CThompsonAuthor #BDSMConnections #newrelease

Let the touring begin… 

Surrender to Me
Claire Thompson
Series: BDSM avec le Milliardaire, book 2 – can be read as a standalone
Release date: November 18, 2016

Wacky author interview blitz!
(Treat it like a speed question quiz, it hurts less that way – preferably 5 words for answers, but some questions are so much more demanding…)

Favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?
Pumpkin pie. Stuffing. Yams. Pecan pie (the whole thing, I can’t help it). Turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy. Fresh corn. No wonder I gain ten pounds every Thanksgiving.

If restraining orders could be put on things other than people… You would so put one on…
political campaigns! Dishonest politicians!

On average, how many times a week do you hurt yourself trying to dance in the shower?
Zero. No dancing. Two left feet.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure movie? Book?
No guilt involved! I love romantic comedies and for books, murder mysteries and intense family sagas.

If you were 80 years old, what seemingly silly (but really damn important) thing would you tell your younger self?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t give a crap what other people think. Eat dessert first!

How many bottles of wine have you finished without ever actually using a wine glass?
Ha ha. I prefer dark beer – preferably with coffee and chocolate overtones. Like a milkshake with a kick!

You reach into your top drawer and pull out a handful of stuff…what did you pull out and what color are they?
My favorite cotton/lycra seamless comfy Jockey panties, all different colors!

How honest are you? Honestly?
I sense a trick question…Pretty honest – gets me in trouble plenty, but my 80 year old self says joke ‘em if they can’t take a fuck…

Who is the Dom – Mother Nature or Father Time? What’s their favorite toy that Tag could make them?
Mother Nature, without a doubt. He could make her harness to capture Father Time and sloooooooooow him down.

Are you salty, sour, or sweet?
Sweet as a rose. Ha!

So…exactly what are you wearing for this interview right now?
Tank top and a skort – this is sunny southwest Florida, after all!
Let the erotic pain lift you into its arms. Surrender to it. Surrender to me.
Rylee Miller, independent, strong and in control, seeks intensity of experience in all things. She craves hardcore sadomasochism and believes erotic suffering is just another challenge to be overcome.
Taggart Fitzgerald, aka Leather Master, is a world-class whip and leather-gear craftsman. A highly skilled and sexy Dom, he’s also a brooding, intense and self-contained man. He takes what he wants from women, keeping his heart firmly out of the equation.
When they meet on a video shoot for BDSMConnections, their intense, visceral connection stuns them both. The Leather Master is intrigued by Rylee’s staunch assertion she’s not a submissive. Is she lying to him—or just to herself? Or maybe she has never learned to truly surrender.
With Taggart’s dominant, sadistic side and Rylee’s sensual, masochist mindset, they should be the perfect pair. But accepting her true nature may not be easy when the Dom she’s falling for is a man so damaged by a past filled with pain that he’s unable to trust in love. Or maybe it’s that he has never learned to surrender to his heart.

Editor’s Note: Surrender to Me, Book Two of BDSM Connections, is a full-length, stand-alone story. The series may be read in any order.

Categories: BDSM, bondage, submission

64,850 words
Publisher: Romance Unbound Publishing

My thoughts:
Let me start by saying that first chapter…wow. Talk about investing me in a character and forcing me to want to read more.
It was my pleasure to meet Rylee and Tag in Surrender to Me.
Tag is an adorable (hope he forgives me for saying that lol) character who professionally walks the line of a self-confident Dom who ironically lacks the confidence to see himself as anybody’s ‘special someone’. It’s sad, truly, because he is oozing with sex appeal and personality, but has accepted the fact that fast hook-ups in a sex club are the best he deserves.
Now Rylee…damn do I love a good female lead with backbone and brains. But she has her own line she is walking and not aware of. The way she laughed off the D/s relationship even while ultimately needing just that.
Like all of Claire Thompson’s books, the scenes are well written with a plot that encourages you to read just one more chapter tonight and the sex is much like an afternoon in Florida—hot and sweaty as f*ck. I love how she grabs me and puts me in the action.
I’ve suddenly got a hankering for some apple cider and apple cake. Read the book and you’ll wanna join me.

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…and stalking the author :)