Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Revisiting a Dream (#newrelease #bdsm #discount #giveaway #excerpt)


Today is general release day for the brand new edition of my classic BDSM novel Raw Silk. And for the next seven days, you can get a copy for only 99 cents!

When Totally Bound asked me if I was interested in reworking and expanding my first novel, I jumped at the chance to revisit the erotic fantasies that fueled that first literary effort. Raw Silk is a very personal book for me. Although it is not auto-biographical in the strictest sense, I borrowed many details from my own experience—especially my early experience exploring BDSM. Like Kate, I went through a period of sudden sexual blossoming that was both alarming and thrilling. Her doubts and fears mirror the ones that assailed me—and likewise, her developing self-knowledge, as she comes to understand what she really needs.

Gregory was an idealization of my own Master. Indeed, I even gave him some of the same lines! However, I made Gregory darker, more mysterious, and more demanding than my real-life Dom. After all, this was fantasy!

The process of editing thus allowed me to immerse myself in the dreams that had driven me to write the book in the first place. At the same time, I had the opportunity to improve the somewhat awkward and amateurish original prose. I’ve learned a great deal about craft in the sixteen years since the book’s first release. (This is its fourth incarnation!)

Finally, I was able write what I now see as a missing chapter. Years of working in the romance genre have taught me that serious relationships are fraught with uncertainty and take time to develop. Raw Silk was originally written as erotica, despite its classic romance HEA. Focused more on the sex than on the relationship, I didn’t see the abruptness of the transition between Kate’s initial choice and her final commitment. In the new edition, I’ve remedied that, at least to some extent. I believe this makes the book much stronger, as well as nudging it closer to the romance side of the spectrum.

However, I have to warn readers that this book is not pure romance. As Kate navigates the territory of her own sexuality, she has erotic adventures with a variety of individuals in addition to Gregory. The book includes F/F and M/M scenes, as well as mixed ménage, exhibitionism, pegging, anal sex, toys, bondage, flogging, nipple clamps...well, pretty much everything you could think of (or fantasize about!) If you’re squeamish about graphic, intense sexual situations, this is definitely not the book for you.

On the other hand, it definitely has a romance ending, a committed BDSM relationship between two perfectly matched characters. Long, long before E.L. James ever imagined Anastasia and Christian!

I’ve got a brand new, exclusive excerpt for you, from the formerly “missing” chapter, which I hope will give you a feeling for the novel and its tone.

If you like what you read... this 80K word novel is available for only 99 cents, for the next seven days, at Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, and of course Totally Bound. Why not take advantage of this amazing discount while you can?

And...of course (you know me!) I’ve got to do a giveaway to celebrate the release. Leave me a comment on this post, including your email address, and I’ll include you in a drawing for a copy of my most recent BDSM romance, The Gazillionaire and the Virgin (which has been getting amazing reviews!).




Don’t doubt us, little one. Trust me. Trust yourself.” He headed inside, carrying Kate as though she weighed nothing. With incredible care, he laid her upon the bed. “I know it’s all happened very fast. I’m as amazed as you.”

He headed for the other side of the spacious bedroom, where his clothes draped over a chair. “But it feels right, doesn’t it?” he added, looming over the bed once more. He showed her what he’d retrieved from his pockets.

A queasy thrill shuddered through her. She held out her arms so he could fasten the cuffs to her wrists. “It does. It’s so crazy, though—what I let you do. What I want you to do.”

He hooked the cuffs together. “Arms over your head.” When she’d obeyed, he threaded a long rope through one of the loops affixed to the leather. The carved teak headboard didn’t offer any attachment points. Gregory simply slipped the rope under the mattress, pulled it up on the other side and tied a knot. He stood back to admire his handiwork, with obvious satisfaction.

It’s in your nature to submit, Kate. I felt that the instant we met.” He paused while he shackled her ankles and attached them to the bed, individually, of course, so that her legs splayed open. Juices trickled from her cleft, dampening the sheets, and her clit pulsed like a sore tooth.

If only he’d touch her… Lying here was pure torture. And he knew it, damn him.

He stroked her cheek and brushed her hair out of her eyes. “I’ve known many subs over the years, little one. None of them came close to you.”

But how? I had no idea…”

Instinct, I suppose. Or some kind of psychic connection. Who knows? All I know is that you were made to be mine and mine alone.”

Then take me, she thought. She knew better than to give voice to that entreaty, though. She’d learned that much, even in their short time together.

Now he was kneeling on the bed, between her legs, his fearsome cock pointing at the ceiling. The sight woke twinges in her battered pussy and asshole. Where would he sheathe it this time? She certainly hadn’t recovered from last night’s ravages. She craved that magnificent organ, but she didn’t want more pain, not now.

Gregory grinned. “Don’t worry. I know you’re sore. I’m not going to fuck you again.”

How did he always know what she was thinking?

No, little one. You’ll scream, but not from pain.”

5 comments:

Colleen C. said...

Ooh another attention getting snippet! Congrats on your updated book's release! greenshamrock at cox dot net :)

orelukjp0 said...

I loved Raw Silk. If the rest of the missing chapter is as good as the excerpt, I definitely will have to pick up another copy. It's just too good.

(orelukjp0 at gmail dot com)

Cheryl Whitty said...

What a great cover I don't now the story, but the cover would sell it
every time.

Kristine *chaos* said...

I love the excerpt. It was hawt. I haven't read Raw silk but I intend to. Congrats on the update of your book. Absolutely beautiful cover.
KristineLR23 (AT) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

RAW SILK sounds very tantalizing (of course)!

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