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Thu
Jul 24 2014 10:15am

First Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey!: Does it Satisfy?

This morning the first ever trailer for the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, was released. Set to a dark remix of Beyonce's Crazy in Love, the trailer gives us a little hint of everything—including the Red Room of Pain!  The trailer seemed focused far more on the romance between Christian and Ana than on the sex, but based on the trailer, we think there will be plenty of both! Now we can all see it, and weigh in with our thoughts.

So—what do you think the movie will be like, based on this trailer? Are you pleased or disappointed? (Also, Lost Girl fans, did you spot Tamsin?)

Mr. Grey will see you on February 13, 2015—just in time to be your Valentine's Day date!

Tue
Jun 24 2014 3:00pm

She’s the Boss: Female Domination in Romance Novels

Natural Law by Joey W. HillWhile there are many submissive heroines waiting to be swooped up by the next dominant billionaire hero, there are far  fewer female dommes taking control in the bedroom. Usually, when the word femdom comes up in romance, one author comes to mind: Joey W. Hill. Her contemporary erotic romance, Natural Law, is a classic in femdom romance.

The book tells the story of male submissive and cop, Mackenzie (Mac) Nighthorse and his Mistress, Violet. The backstory revolves around murders taking place in a BDSM club;  Mac infiltrates the club, where he meets Violet and things start to evolve between them personally, with the book taking a look at the deep levels of connection and trust between the submissive and Mistress. Paranormal fans will also enjoy Hill’s Vampire Queen series which again explores power control between strong females and the capitulation of what on the outside appear to be alpha male heroes.

If you are looking for the traditional BDSM relationship, but in a sci-fi setting, try Christine d’Abo’s Mistress Rules and Bound Odyssey by Michelle Polaris. In d’Abo’s book, the heroine, Stella, is a Mistress to the space warlord Ulric and ends up teaching both Ulric and his associate, Faris, a thing or two. In Bound Odyssey, a female dominant, a male switch and a typical alpha male come together to explore the definitions of domination and submission while facing a dying earth. The heroine, Mira and male switch, Roman, must convince the alpha male Jace to submit to ensure their survival on a female-dominated planet.

[You gotta do what you gotta want to do to survive...]

Thu
Jun 19 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s The Saint (June 24, 2014)

The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz
The Saint
Harlequin MIRA / June 24, 2014 / $14.95 print, $10.99 digital

Before she became Manhattan's  most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor… 

Rebellious, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns—Søren to her and only her—and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed—yet even she knows being in love with a priest can't be right. 

But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. When she vows to repay him with complete obedience, a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets that will change everything. 

 Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed.  Everything is about to begin. 

With the release of The Saint, Tiffany Reisz begins the The White Years, the second story arc in the eight books that make up The Original Sinners series. It begins with Nora in the Black Forest in Bavaria grieving for something. She is alone until someone new to the Sinners world knocks on her door to offer her comfort. Needing to talk, Nora tells him, and the reader, the tale of how she met and came to be the property of Soren. An intense but fascinating story, Reisz tells it with flare, hilarious dialogue (is there anything better than Nora’s wit?), and passion.

[Tell us more!...]

Thu
Jun 19 2014 1:55pm

Caught in a Bad Romance: When Is a Bad Boy Too Bad?

Mercy: White Collared, Part 1 by Shelly BellToday we welcome author Shelly Bell to Heroes and Heartbreakers to talk about a topic we all like discussing: bad boys. Shelly's White Collared serial is an erotica thriller, one which requires the lawyer heroine to go undercover at a BDSM club where the prime suspect in a murder just happens to be her client—and a very sexy Dom. Thanks, Shelly!

When you think of a hero from a romance novel, what qualities spring to mind? Personally, I love a dirty-talking, emotionally tortured bad boy, who—to the detriment of himself—will selflessly move heaven and earth for the heroine. Whether he’s a cowboy, billionaire, biker, or rock star, the bad boy hero has got walls around his heart that only the love of the female lead can infiltrate. Until recently, romance readers could trust the hero would die before he’d allow any harm to come to heroine, but since the emergence of dark romance, that notion has dramatically changed.

While the term “dark romance” is not currently a category defined on Amazon or used by traditional publishers, that hasn’t stopped the sub-genre from not only thriving, but arguably becoming one of the hottest and fastest growing sub-genres in romance e-books. These stories spin conventional romance on its head and often place the villain in the role of the hero. Readers’ expectations of romance are ripped away as the heroine is not only physically hurt, but oftentimes harmed and her life placed at risk by the hero.

[Talk about pushing the envelope...]

Tue
Jun 17 2014 11:00am

Hot Days, Hotter Nights: Erotic Recommendations for June 2014

Bound to Please by Joey W. HillIn need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card....

June's hot summer days and nights bring forth delicious fantasies and naughty games in this month’s dominant offerings.

Bound to Please (Naughty Bits #3) by Joey W. Hill

Thanks to her new Dom’s exquisitely special set of skills, Madison is discovering how delicious it can be to lose control. Logan is committed to awakening Madison’s long buried desires, and after he shows her the depths of ecstasy they can reach with a little bit of roleplay, he’s ready to take her to the next level.

But when Madison’s old fears resurface, Logan grows wary of pushing her too far too fast. He can sense just how deeply she longs for release from past regrets, but what surprises him the most is the intense yearning his innocent new sub is awakening in him. Now Logan must decide to what lengths he’ll go to convince Madison to give herself over completely…

In the third installment of this succulent erotic serial, Hill has upped the ante between our lovers as they continue to explore and push boundaries in their relationship. When a line is drawn, choices will have to be made that will either give them their heart’s desire or drive them apart.

[What other sexy reads are new to the scene?...]

Mon
Jun 16 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Joely Sue Burkhart’s The Billionaire Submissive (June 17, 2014)

The Billionaire Submissive by Joely Sue Burkhart

Joely Sue Burkhart
The Billionaire Submissive (Billionaires in Bondage)
Samhain / June 17, 2014 / $5.50 digital

The Billionaire.

Donovan Morgan rules his billion-dollar international company with an iron fist. But in the privacy of his bedroom, he hungers for an iron lady to rule his body.

The Mistress.

Lilly Harrison helps her clients tame their personal demons by taming them. Lots of men—blue collar to white collar—enjoy female domination. But the ultra-rich and powerful CEO is alpha to the core. In public, that is. The challenge will be to teach him that bossy isn’t always better.

The Contract.

Donovan selects his potential Mistress as carefully as a prime investment opportunity, and negotiates a contract as tight and binding as any corporate takeover. He must ensure his privacy at all cost—even if he has to resort to a little blackmail to ensure her full cooperation.

His First Lesson.

When the indomitable Miss Harrison laughs in his face, tears his contract up, and walks out without a backward glance, it seals the deal. Donovan will have her. Even if she makes him crawl to her side.

It seems like there is a rule in erotic romance: billionaire heroes must be dominants. The genre certainly seems to be overrun with them. Fortunately, Joely Sue Burkhart turns this trope around with The Billionaire Submissive, a romance involving alpha-billionaire Donovan Morgan—a man looking for a woman who is strong enough to force him to submit. That woman is professional dominatrix Lilly Harrison, otherwise known as Mistress L.

[Mistress L. demands that you click through!]

Fri
Jun 13 2014 11:00am

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Lea Griffith’s More!

More by Lea GriffithToday, we're thrilled to share the cover for the second book in Lea Griffith's erotic All or Nothing series, More. Our hero and heroine both have a lot of baggage to sort through—including their own past together. Here's the official description:

Three years ago, Ruthie Copeland ran away from an erotic connection that shook her to the core. Now she realizes that Tobias Edwards is the only man who can give her what she craves. Determined to reignite the dangerous flame between them, Ruthie seeks him out at The Underground—and discovers a changed man. Though Ruthie, blind since childhood, cannot see the scars on Toby’s face that forced him to seal off his heart, her gentle submission eases the pain of her body’s only Master.

Toby stopped feeling after Ruthie left, stopped expecting to find release in meaningless dominance play. Now that Ruthie has taken their dance to the limits of ecstasy, Toby’s lost in a haze of sensation. Yet the enemies that left him disfigured may reappear at any moment. Ruthie’s love gives him the strength to face those who seek to break him, but Toby fears he must leave her to save her life.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of More by Lea Griffith, available November 25, 2014:

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Fri
Jun 6 2014 10:45am

Larger-than-Life Humor and More in Rebekah Weatherspoon’s Fit

Rebekah Weatherspoon's Fit, the first book in the Fit series, follows the story of fiery Violet, who is not your typical romance novel heroine. She’s plus sized, Asian and hilarious. Fit is a short story with an introduction to some light bondage and makes for a quick, fun read.

What stands out most in this book is Violet’s snarky, humorous responses. She is funny and quick-witted, which keeps the story light even while dealing with a heavy topic like self-image. She works in Hollywood, which is not pleasant for someone plus-sized.

[Achieving image consciousness!...]

Fri
May 23 2014 11:15am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of May 2014

Reasonable Doubt, Volume 2 by Whitney G.Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for May 2014 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Jennifer Proffitt:

To say that I love Whitney Gracia Williams's Reasonable Doubt serial would be a massive understatement. To say I don't love this book would be perjury. Pun always intended. Volume 2 is just recently out this past Monday, but Volume 1, though not telling the full story, left me panting both from the chemistry of the hero and heroine and for more! The book hits on some of my favorite tropes: office romance, hidden identity, friends to lovers...yet also enemies to lovers! Hate-sex never looked so good.

Leigh Davis:

I have read some really great book  this past month. But if an author makes me laugh- then that book jumps to the top of the list. Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly due out June 3, simply just charmed me. Part of it was Megan Luz, the take- no- prisoner- heroine-  except she must, since she is a police officer. With her tough attitude and baton twirling skills she is a force to be reckoned with — except the Chief and the other men don't realize it yet. Then there is Sergeant Brigit,  Officer Luz's new  K-9 dog- partner, because what man wants to work with her now after she Taser her last partner in the cojones! Brigit who realizes by smell at the very first meeting that she is the most seasoned one on the team, is not going to play dead.

[And neither are these recommendations!]

Thu
May 22 2014 2:45pm

If I May, Sir: Erotic Recommendations for May 2014

Bang by E.K. BlairIn need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card....

May is a month-long kinky exploration of our darker sides as betrayal, deception, pain, and pleasure only serve to sharpen the bite of the erotic games our lovers play.

Bang (Black Lotus, #1) by E.K. Blair

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.

But I’m not innocent.

I haven’t been for a very long time.

My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.

Gone.

Vanished.

I never even had a choice.

I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.

Until now.

I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

Bang starts out with a bang (!), and never lets up. Don’t mistake this book for an erotic love story, though, because that is too simple a term for the wide range of emotions involved here. One woman’s need for revenge is littered with lies, sex, and violence. Unbearable pain guides our heroine as she maneuvers the minefield that is her life. Warning!!! This ends on a cliffhanger.

[Then we better hang on...]

Wed
Apr 23 2014 11:15am

May 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific obsession and there are some great books to look forward to. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Heroes and Heartbreakers May 2014 Shopping List!
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR

[Check out the complete list!...]

Tue
Apr 22 2014 9:30am

Balancing Multiple Relationships in Bound to be a Groom by Megan Mulry

Bound to be a Groom by Megan MulryIt’s not every author who can make nearly every page sizzle with sexual tension when we’re talking about two characters, let alone four, but Megan Mulry more than pulls it off in her historical romance Bound to be a Groom, following on the heels of last year’s Bound to be a Bride. There’s not only numerous BDSM-themed sex scenes, but every one of them makes explicitly clear that these pairings aren’t just about momentary pleasures, but build toward a more lasting, expansive love. Mulry captures both the logistical and emotional challenges of balancing multiple relationships and desires.

The year is 1808, the place, Badajoz, Spain, and Anna and Pia know they have to escape their Spanish convent and find a way to be together. Their plan? Have Anna find work as a courtesan and earn enough to support them.

"Neither she nor Pia had any firsthand experience with men, of course, but they’d convinced themselves that if they could make each other shudder and beg, surely a brutish man would succumb to far less.”

[Love as a geometric exercise!...]

Mon
Mar 31 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Eden Bradley’s Dangerously Bound (April 1, 2014)

Dangerously Bound by Eden BradleyEden Bradley
Dangerously Bound (A Dangerous Romance)
Berkley / April 1, 2014 / $15.00 print, $9.99 digital

Allie LeClair has finally returned to the sultry city of New Orleans. After ten years of studying and working as a pastry chef in San Francisco and all over Europe—and feeding her submissive side at BDSM clubs—Allie is home, and she has something to prove to the man who once fueled her desires. She’s not a child anymore.

When security specialist Mick Reid hears that Allie is back in town, he knows he won’t be able to stay away for long. Ever since he discovered his darker side, Mick has tried to protect Allie from the aggressive beast within him—but that power and wildness is exactly what she wants.

Can they take the heat?

Allie has made the first move, but now it’s up to Mick. The game has begun, and playing has never been so rough.

BDSM has been all the rage in romance the last few years. Whether it's  bondage, a particular focus on the dominance and submission or sadism and masochism aspects, the hardcore Dom or more elusive female Domme, a look at the nuances of power exchange, switching, or the psychological aspects of a relationship on the spectrum, a little bit of everything has been represented. But in Dangerously Bound, Eden Bradley introduces the first in a new series set around the Bastille Club in sultry New Orleans and exposes a theme not often found in mainstream romance: pain play.

Mick and Allie have a history. This is not only one of the best things about their story, but it's front and center throughout, a smart move that provides a forensic look at a relationship undergoing every stage. Not understanding the darker urges in his younger years, Mick can't imagine that it's anything Allie would be on board with. So that, coupled with a bad accident that shattered not only his leg but any chance to enter into the noble family business of firefighting, has him convinced he's the black sheep in every way. But in an apt parallel, just as Mick was pushing her away, Allie was discovering too that even before she had the experience to understand it, there was a darker side to her own sexual preferences.

[Come to the dark side...]

Mon
Mar 31 2014 2:00pm

Every Part of Megan Hart’s Every Part of You Serial

Every Part of You: Tempts Me by Megan HartApril brings the fifth and final installment in Megan Hart's Every Part of You serial, an erotic romance celebrating the power of knowing what you want and going for it. The story follows the up-and-down relationship between two people who seemingly couldn't be more opposite. Simone is straightforward and fearless, completely comfortable with her lifestyle and her kinks; Elliott is emotionally unavailable, fastidious (not to say anal retentive,) and scared of his own desires. But their needs in bed happen to coincide perfectly: Simone loves pain, and Elliot, much though he hates himself for it, loves to give it.

In a twist on the typical BDSM story (one of several), Simone is the one in pursuit. She's been indulging her voyeuristic side by watching the man in the opposite wing of her building, who frequently brings women to his office, a man who “dressed like a master of industry and fucked like a jackhammer.” She's particularly intrigued by the small indications of roughness she sees, but has no expectations of ever being one of Elliot's women. The tall blondes are all the same: “Perfect features. Blank expression….everything Simone wasn't and would never be.”  Still, when the chance to get his attention comes, she grabs it and makes the most of it.

[Can't blame her there...]

Sat
Mar 22 2014 2:00pm

First Look: Lorelei James’s Unwound (March 25, 2014)

Lorelei James
Unwound
NAL Trade / March 25, 2014 / $15.00 print / $9.99 digital

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

The first part of Lorelei James's BDSM rope bondage series introduces Ronin and Amery and the world inside the Denver dojo where they work and play, and ultimately learn that the best things come to those who work for it. The challenges they faced in Bound are alive and kicking as they pick up right where they left off—when Ronin's secrets became one too many and he had to wonder if the consequences would be losing Amery entirely.

[Bet that's got him tied up into knots!]

Fri
Mar 21 2014 1:00pm
Excerpt

The Submission Gift: Exclusive Excerpt

Solace Ames

The Submission Gift by Solace AmesNewlyweds Jay and Adriana had a happy marriage and a spectacular sex life—until tragedy struck. Wounded in a car accident, Jay spent a year recuperating while Adriana worked overtime as a chef to pay their bills. Though he's made nearly a full recovery, some aspects of their intimate play will never be the same. It's a small price to pay, all things considered.

But when a long struggle with the insurance company results in an overdue payout, Jay has a plan. He'll take some of it and hire a high-end rent boy who specializes in sexual dominance. Not for him, but as a gift for Adriana, for taking care of him for the past twelve months.

Paul is the handsome stranger they choose…and the one who changes everything. What starts out as a onetime session to fulfill a fantasy turns into something bigger than all of them. But when the money runs out and Paul's dangerous past resurfaces, the sacrifices required to stay together may end up tearing them apart…

Get a sneak peek of Solace Ames's The Submission Gift (available March 24, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1-3.

The Submission Gift is an M/M/F BDSM erotic romance with twists, turns, and deliciously kinky sex that kicks in at the third chapter (which I’ve thoughtfully included for you). Enjoy!

-Solace

Chapter 1

Trapped on the line and well into an exhausting double shift, Adriana dreamed of taking a bathroom break, jumping up on the toilet, kicking out the window and tumbling forward into a world of freedom and fresh air.

Jay would be waiting for her in the alley next to Sapore. He'd be smiling behind the wheel of a BMW coupe, ready to scoop her up and drive them off into the sunset. No, scratch that, he'd want something more virtuous, like a Prius. But he'd still look good leaning out of it, and the sunset would glow like fire.

A harried waiter skimmed by. “Thirty-two needs the prime rib up to well-done,” he said, the words speed-slurred. She slotted that into her brain's task-bank as she whisked béchamel sauce with her left hand and plated a veal marsala with her right. “And your husband's here.”

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Sun
Mar 16 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

Indecent Desires: Exclusive Excerpt

Her wish is his command.

By day, Meredith is a divorced, 30-something control freak, organizing the stationery cupboard and searching for her next husband and future father of her children from among the suited drones in the office.

By night, she watches from her darkened bedroom as a 20-something Adonis pleasures himself at his window in the building across the road – following to the letter the instructions she has put through his letterbox.

But when her sexy exhibitionist comes to work in her office, Meredith’s two worlds collide… and she finds there are other uses for the stationery cupboard.

Get a sneak peek of Jane O'Reilly's Indecent Desires (available March 18, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

That’s when I realise he’s watching me. He’s watching me with the wary eyes of someone who is about to be caught doing something they shouldn’t. And that makes me wonder what that something is. I walk towards the desk, carefully put the coffee down. ‘Two sugars,’ I say.

‘Right,’ he says. ‘Thanks.’ He lifts a hand to the screen and carefully angles it away from me.

‘Any idea how much longer it’s going to take?’

‘For this one? Or for all of them?’

God, he is beautiful. His skin is tanned and smooth, his eyelashes long. He is quite possibly the loveliest man I have ever laid eyes on. But it is ridiculous that I am letting this thought take up space in my brain, because a pretty young man is not part of the plan. I have no use for a man like this, and it is distinctly unlikely that he has any use for a woman like me.

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Wed
Mar 12 2014 12:45pm
Excerpt

Unwound: Exclusive Excerpt

Lorelei James

Unwound by Lorelei James

In this conclusion to the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for…

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel.  To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

Get a sneak peek of Lorelei James's Unwound (available March 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“I’ve thought a lot about what could be causing this reaction. It’s not your students’ lack of progress. I don’t think it’s solely about your recovery process. I don’t think it is entirely about the recent changes with the dojo and starting a new promotion company. Your family issues might play a small part in the restlessness I see in you. I don’t believe it has to do with me and your invite for me to move in with you. Yet I do think it’s a combination of all those things.”

Ronin said nothing; he just turned his head and dropped a kiss on her knuckles.

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Wed
Mar 12 2014 11:45am

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Caris Roane’s Savage Chains Serial!

Savage Chains: Captured by Caris RoaneToday we're pleased to reveal all three insanely hot covers for Caris Roane's forthcoming Savage Chains serial, featuring an undercover operative, secrets, and two people with a shared past.

Here's the official description for Part 1, Captured:

An undercover operative, Reyes is posing as a buyer to bring down an illegal sex-slavery ring operating out of vampire BDSM clubs. His mission—to infiltrate the inner circle and destroy them from the inside out—becomes infinitely more difficult when he recognizes the prize attraction at a slave auction: Angelica, the woman who stole his heart years ago. Against his better judgment, he buys her in order to save her from the club's brutal customers. But now the woman who holds his heart despises him, believing he's one of the human traffickers he's out to destroy. But can he tell his beautiful captive the truth and risk everything? 

Savage Chains: Captured is the first installment in this series from Caris Roane.

Savage Chains #1: Captured will be available on May 27, 2014, and will be followed by Savage Chains #2: Scarred (June 10) and Savage Chains #3: Shattered (June 24).

Savage Chains: Scarred and Savage Chains: Shattered by Caris Roane

Tue
Mar 4 2014 5:30pm

First Look: Tara Sue Me’s Seduced by Fire (March 4, 2014)

Seduced by Fire by Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me
Seduced by Fire: A Partners in Play Novel
NAL Trade / March 4, 2014 / $15.00 print / $9.99 digital

Julie Masterson craves a taste of danger.

Despite being familiar with the different games people play in the bedroom, she’s never given into her curiosity about putting her body in someone else’s power—until a chance meeting with Daniel Covington, the seductive Senior VP of Weston Bank, draws her into a titillating new world of sexual experience, one that she never knew she desperately needed.

Daniel is highly respected within his community, but he hasn’t had an exclusive relationship for over two years. Yet Julie’s eager innocence is driving him to the brink of ecstasy, making him rethink his feelings about commitment.

As their sizzling connection heats up, Daniel is ready to take Julie fully under his command. But when the dangerous side of their play rears its ugly head, Julie will have to decide if she trusts him enough to surrender completely—or if she should escape before she gets burned...

Far too often, much of the plot in romance novels is centered on the utter lack of communication between the romantic hero and heroine, leaving room for misunderstandings galore. Not so in Tara Sue Me's Seduced by Fire; the focus in the book shifts from issues of the partners being unable to articulate their concerns to one of self-discovery and understanding of life inside a BDSM community. Julie is a confident, experienced woman who has always been curious about her friend’s experience as a Submissive, though she hasn’t readily admitted it. As Julie finds her opening to explore, she is well complemented by Daniel, a Dominant willing and very eager to teach her the ropes, with hopes of guiding her to her true potential.

The couple meets at the flower shop co-owned by Julie and her friend, Sasha, and the attraction between Julie and Daniel is immediate. Daniel finds a way to meet up with Julie again through a charitable function, which he invites her not only to supply the flowers for but to be his plus-one, also. Sparks fly, leaving Julie and Daniel excited about what could happen between them.

[And us, too!...]