…and revealing the rather bizarre sight that inspired my Totally Bound novella, Maestro. To find out what it was, and why I ventured into the world of opera for the story’s setting, click on the book cover below to be taken to the interview.
I’m taking part in The Romance Reviews’ Third Anniversary Party, and today is your chance to win a copy of my older woman/younger man BDSM-themed novella from Totally Bound, Maestro. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is register at TRR if you haven’t done so already, then answer the simple multiple-choice question. With over 200 authors taking part in the event, there are lots of other books and great prizes to be won every day, and the overall winner will get a $100 gift card. So what are you waiting for? Get over to The Romance Reviews now, and good luck!
Yep, it’s Valentine’s Day, and instead of roses and chocolates, why not treat yourself to a saucy ebook? Totally Bound are running a special promotion this weekend, and you can get 10% off some great titles from their Valentine collections, including my tale of passion and BDSM play in the world of opera, Maestro. To find out more, click on the book jacket below…
Maestro is released today, for all those of you who’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a major opera house. Is the star tenor really as passionate as the character he portrays? Well, that’s what the story’s heroine Jax is about to find out, as she’s charged with creating the costumes that will be worn by super-hot Canadian opera star Kieran Vale. In the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing Kieran’s story with the authors of the other stories in the Totally Bound Paramour collection, as well as learning all about their deliciously dominant heroes. But for now here’s a little extract from Maestro, featuring Jax and Kieran’s first meeting:
Ten minutes later, we were sitting at the table in my studio, Kieran tucking into cold pasta with tuna and beans, while I munched on a cheese and ham toastie. Sharing lunch with him felt like my delicious secret. Kirsty would be so jealous when she got back from her shopping expedition to discover the luscious Mr Vale had been here.
We talked as we ate. Well, Kieran did most of the talking. I was just happy to sit and listen to that deep voice, warm and smooth as honey, flowing over me. Kieran described his upbringing in a quiet suburb of Vancouver, and how his father had tried to push him towards a career in law.
“But I always wanted to sing,” he said, before pausing to take a sip of his orange juice. “I knew I’d been given a voice people wanted to listen to, and when you have a gift like that, it’s a crime not to use it. I mean, anyone can become a lawyer, can’t they? But to be on stage at La Scala, and have the entire audience hanging on your every note… How many people get that opportunity?”
I couldn’t believe how comfortable I was in his company. We’d just met, and already he seemed like an old friend. Even so, I couldn’t help but be aware of just how handsome he was. Kieran had charisma to burn, and when he turned that sexy, hooded gaze on me, my pussy clenched with desire.
It didn’t seem to matter that I was eleven years older than him, or that his financial worth was so much greater than mine. A couple of times I caught him staring at me when he thought I wasn’t looking. Each time he blushed and turned his attention back to his lunch. But I’d seen the way his pupils had grown larger, seen the cute way he gnawed on his lower lip. The signs were there. He was attracted to me, too.
Maybe he flirted like this with everyone. After all, he was a man who could have any woman he wanted. It would be safer if I kept my fantasies to myself—especially the ones in which I submitted to Kieran’s every instruction. Otherwise, I might be setting myself up for a very nasty fall.
Maestro is available from Totally Bound. Pop back on Tuesday, when I’ll be hosting Ayla Ruse and getting the lowdown on Graham, the sexy restauranteur from Raspberries and Wine…
Yes, it’s Sunday snog time again over at blissekiss.co.uk, and I’m joining in with a sneak excerpt from my new Totally Bound release, Maestro. It’s part of the Paramour Valentine’s collection, four stories involving older women involved with dominant younger men (and you can’t go wrong with a combination like that…) and is set behind the scenes of a major London opera company. Costume designer Jax has been tasked with creating designs for the opera Perpetua, in particular, the eye-catching outfits that will be worn by hot Canadian tenor, Kieran Vale. There’s a spark between Jax and Kieran that she can’t deny, but she’s afraid of acting on the attraction. Kieran, however, recognises her submissive tendencies and is more than happy to act on them, but first comes the kissing part:
Kieran pulled me into an embrace, and we kissed. The taste of his mouth was sweet against mine, with the slightest lingering flavour of olive oil. My body melted against his, and as he moved his kisses in a soft trail down my neck, heading towards my collarbone, I let him unbutton my blouse and push it from my shoulders. In response, I pulled his navy polo shirt out of the waistband of his trousers. I traced the flat, warm planes of his abdomen with my fingertips. He growled softly in response.
“I’m going to have to do something about those wandering hands of yours,” he murmured.
Almost without my being aware of it, he manoeuvred me backwards until the backs of my legs bumped against the edge of the bed. I didn’t resist, just allowed him to push me till I fell back on the soft towel.
He clambered on to the bed beside me, and pulled a couple of lengths of material from his bedside drawer. He wrapped the end of one of them around my left wrist and I registered the feel of silk. Then he used the scarf to secure my arm to the wrought-iron framework at the head of the bed. Working quickly, he repeated the process with my other wrist, tying the knots tight enough that I wouldn’t be able to wriggle out of my bonds, but not tight enough to endanger my circulation. Having secured me in place, he took one of the big, down pillows and arranged it under the small of my back, tipping my hips up towards him.
With a lazy smile down at my bound body, seemingly confident that I wouldn’t be going anywhere for a while, Kieran began to undress. He took a frustratingly long time to strip down to his white trunk-style underwear with the designer’s name emblazoned on the waistband. All I could do was lay there, wondering what he might be about to do next.
He answered me by crouching over my body and planting soft kisses on my lips and the hollow at the base of my throat. He ran his hands over my skin, stroking and teasing, lulling me into a dreamy, relaxed state. I closed my eyes, and sighed in bliss. I’d never felt so deliciously passive, having surrendered control of my pleasure to Kieran.
His next move jolted me back to the moment. With ruthless tugs, he pulled the cups of my bra down, baring my breasts. Being half-exposed like this seemed altogether more brazen than if he’d removed the bra entirely, and his grin told me how much he liked the way I looked.
Kieran latched his lips onto my nipple, suckling and sending jolts of sensation down to my pussy. I needed more, needed to feel his mouth between my legs, but he was setting the pace here. I knew I would get the orgasm I so badly craved, but purely on his terms.
You can find out what happens next by getting hold of Maestro, which is available for early download from Totally Bound. And don’t forget to check out the Sunday Snog and see which other authors are sharing a sizzling kiss or two…
Here’s the cover for Maestro, my contribution to the Paramour collection Total-e-bound will be bringing out for next Valentine’s Day (I know it seems like a long time away, but those big, padded cards and bunches of flowers from mystery admirers will be on their way before you know it). All the stories have a storyline involving older women and younger men, and Maestro is set behind the scenes in a successful London opera company. Fiery diva? Check! Handsome leading man? Check! Costume designer charged with making sure this production will go down in history? Well, that’s where the story really starts…
You’ll be able to find out more when the book is released next year, but for now, feast your eyes on this: