💕 An IRL Happy Ending!💕

My latest book dropped this week, Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakening: Book Three, so of course I spent a some time working on ways to let readers know about it. Since the tropes are second chance, a Dom who thought he understood his kink, and silk and lace, I needed to showcase the silk and lace.

I spent hours looking for pictures on several stock photo sites but none showed me photos of sexy men in lacy lingerie that I would consider using to promote Velvet Cuffs. As you can probably imagine, a lot of the searches turned up MF couples and women in all manner of leather and lace—and hey, I love kinky gals, but that’s not what I was looking for. 😉

So, naturally, I whined and moaned to everyone in my household about the lack of appropriate fetish pix I could use to promote my kinky book. My cats weren’t very helpful but my kid was. (She’s an adult so don’t @ me.)

During my searches, I’d found several photos of Etsy shops offering amazing lingerie for men—including gorgeous pictures that I would have grabbed in a hot second from any stock photo site. So, the kid suggested I contact a seller and ask to use one of their photos in exchange for sharing their link. I’d thought about that for a second or two but not seriously. She convinced me to give it a shot, and I’m so glad I did!

Out of all the shops, I was drawn to CarlWesley. The designs are gorgeous and the photos definitely made me want to hang around and look. I messaged the shop owner and he got back to me within minutes! He was very open to the idea, and he contacted the model to get his permission as well.

Needless to say, this story has a happy ending just like Velvet Cuffs. I’m able to use the lovely photo I had my eye on, and hopefully Wes and Erik will get a boost from it as well.

So, the question on my mind now is This or That? Leather or Lace?

Which do you prefer??

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Model Credit:

Erik Robles
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Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

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💕 New Release ~ Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three!💕

It’s release day for the final book in my Kink Awakenings series!

I hope you love Josh and Pax as much as I do–they’re not like any other couple I’ve ever written before. All the angst you’d expect from me is there, along with a nice bit of kink and a surprise or two.

A few lovely blogs are hosting me for the Book Blitz and helping spread the word about the Rafflecopter giveaway in which you could win a $20USD Amazon gift card!

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If you’re active on Facebook, check me out at these reader groups & enter to win ebook copies of book two and more gift cards!

4/05: Annabeth’s Angels

4/07: Nora’s Nook

4/07: DJ and Company

4/08: Layla’s Lushes

4/10: KC’s Men in Love

4/10: BL Maxwell MM

 

Velvet Cuffs, Kink Awakenings: Book Three

Josh Keller never thought he’d host a wedding reception—his kink club is a place where he tends bar and chains willing men to the padded wall in his private room. He also never thought he’d see the love of his life again. When both happen on the same day his life will never be the same.

Pax Dupont never stopped loving Josh, not when they fought and broke up and not during the fifteen years they spent a thousand miles apart. Coming face-to-face with the man he left behind is a surprise, but learning Josh is part owner of the club intrigues Pax enough to share his own love of silk, lace, and domination.

Will Josh and Pax put past hurts behind them and admit their feelings still run hot, or will Pax’s desire to dominate Josh break them up for good?

Warnings: This book contains a brief scene of violence and a hero in peril, mentions of past abuse of a child, grief over the death of siblings, a man who loves the feel of silk and lace, and one who thought he understood his own kinky nature.

Buy at Amazon or read free on KU!

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A dreamy, half-faraway snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & welcome to the weekend! I hope you’re staying warm (or cool, whatever applies 😊).

This week I’m sharing another snip from Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. Wes and Eoin are still in the speakeasy, and Eoin just asked what happened to make Wes wonder how kinksters figure out their fetishes. This snip is a little longer than 6 sentences for context and swoon-factor.

 

“Oh. Well. It was an ordinary thing so I’m not sure if it even qualifies.”

“A kink doesn’t have to be exotic. Some folx like to be spanked lightly with an open hand.” Eoin watched for any sign that was West’s kink but saw nothing to indicate it was. You’re baked, and deluded into thinking you can read his lovely mind. “Or it can be as simple as a blindfold or having your wrists held in place during sex.”

That’s it. Restricted movement.

West’s pupils dilated and the skin at his throat flushed a pretty pink. He got that dreamy half-faraway look in his dark eyes again too. For a moment Eoin was tempted to lean in and kiss those luscious full lips, but a heartbeat later he wondered if he was out of his mind.

 

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Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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A questioning snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! ❤

This week I’m snippetting from my new release, Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. The series follows men who don’t know they’re kinky through a sexy discovery phase and to their HEAs. Satin Sheets is an angsty and steamy Romance with age gap and a large dose of hurt/comfort.

This is from a scene in Eoin’s POV. He and Wes are in the cannabis speakeasy in the club, and Wes has just asked how someone figures out that they’re kinky.

 

“What seems to work for most people I’ve talked to is to explore what makes you happy, the things that give you peace. It’s not always about sex but it can be. When you have a feeling that something is speaking to you, slow down and listen. You might be surprised by what you learn about yourself. I was. I never expected that I’d get such deep satisfaction from giving another person what they need to be happy, to find peace, even if only for a little while.”

I’m such a lightweight. Two hits and I’m a kinky philosopher.

 

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Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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💕 New Release! Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two!💕

It’s finally here!

Meet Wes & Eoin in Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two!

 

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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💕 An Invitation 💕

Hello! I’m not snippetting this weekend ~ too many things to do to get ready for Monday’s release! One of those things is a big giveaway and you’re invited to partake.

Today, I visited the Facebook reader groups of some friends of mine, and dropped a secret word in each post. Collect them all and enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift card.

I’ll send the gift card code on Friday, February 12th, in time for Valentine’s Day. Treat someone special or treat yourself, on me! 💕

Here are the groups where you can find the secret words:

Claire Castle’s Readers

Shane’s Sweet and Salty Readers

Just Real Love with JR Loveless

Suki’s Stories

Eliot Grayson’s Escape from Reality

Anne’s Books and Brews

On the Patio with Elizabeth Noble

Nic Star’s All Stars

Once you have all the secret words, visit Charley’s Corner and drop the sentence in a comment on the Big Giveaway post.

 

Pre-order for $0.99 & read on 2/08!

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

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An awakening snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re well. ❤

This week I’m snippetting from my upcoming release, Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two. The series follows men who don’t know they’re kinky through their awakening (or Awakinkening as the kid says) and their HEAs!

I’ll drop the blurb and lovely cover below, but first the snippet! This is an introduction to Wes and almost for Eoin too, all in a little over 6 sentences. I’m going over a final edit tomorrow so if you see a comma out of place it’s my fault (and I hope it doesn’t hurt too much :)).

 

At the thought of Aaron—his best friend since before pre-school—Wes nearly fell headlong into a panic attack, but the outer door opening distracted him. Distractions didn’t always pull him out, often the effect was the exact opposite, ratcheting up his anxiety until he could barely breathe—forget functioning around people. But the therapists had all told him things would get easier and if that was starting to happen, Wes would be nothing but grateful.

It didn’t hurt that the man who walked in, brushing rain from the shoulders of his coat, was handsome as a movie star with wide shoulders and a graceful neck. Wes loved broad shoulders, as long as they weren’t stand-ins for an actual neck. The man’s dark hair looked blood-red in the subdued lighting of the foyer.

Another association Wes pushed away as quickly as it popped into his head.

 

Thank you for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your copy of an exclusive short story in the Kink Awakenings series!

 

Pre-order for $0.99 & read on 2/08!

Satin Sheets, Kink Awakenings: Book Two

How do you know if you’re kinky?

Wes Roberts always thought his need for adventure was only a desire to see the world. After starting a job at a private kink club it becomes obvious he’s not as vanilla as he thought. Less surprising is his attraction to the tall flirty redhead he meets his first night.

Eoin McBride, former Army brat and self-described drifter, relies on his kink and the club that has become his home. Eoin is stunned when the lovely younger man returns his interest. But that’s nothing compared to how he feels when Wes approaches him for guidance in the exploration of his new-found interest in bondage.

If Eoin can stick around he just might be the perfect man to help Wes discover his kink, and maybe even find the love they both crave.

Warnings: this book contains sexually explicit scenes, depictions of the effects of PTSD, descriptions of injuries sustained while in the military, legal drug use, off-page death of a minor character, and the scattering of ashes without a permit.

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link