Saturday, May 31, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR: Jane Wallace-Knight

 Today I am interviewing Jane Wallace-Knight .... her latest book is available for pre-order at the moment and is released on June 5th.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I'm 31 and I live in the East of England in a small seaside town. I'm a big animal lover and I've been a vegetarian since I was 11. I love cycling, baking, and going to watch live music.
Q: What is your writing dream?
A: My new series, The Happily Ever After Mating Agency, is a series of standalone stories based in the same universe. I would love to collaborate with other Siren Authors and maybe have them write their own stories for this universe.
Q: Which comes first, characters or plot?
A: For me it's always plot. I have a vague idea of what I want to happen in the story and the characters sort of reveal themselves along the way.
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing?
A: No never. I wish I did, but I usually have the beginning and a vague idea for the ending. It's when I get about half way through that I struggle. I find it's best not to try and force it but to let it come to you naturally.
Q: When is your favourite time to write?
A: I write best in the morning when my mind is open and not clogged up with the things that get piled up in there throughout the day.
Q: How old were you when you began to write stories?
A: My first memory of writing a story was when I was about 8. I used to write plays for my friends and I to perform in our lunch break.
Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
A: I did. I used to write stories as a kid and when I had to meet with a career advisor before leaving school I told them I wanted to be a writer but they talked me out of it, instead suggesting that I pick a more sensible career. They made me feel like it was a childish dream and it stopped me writing for a while.
Q. Do you like silence when you write or some background noise?
A: I used to only be able to write to dead silence, but lately someone suggested I try listening to movie scores while I write. The music helps to set a scene for me, and there are no lyrics to distract me. 
Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
A: It depends on the story really. The quickest I've written a book was three months, but then I also have something I've been working on for a few years now and I'm not even half way done.
Q: Can you describe your writing process on how to create a book?
A: I usually start writing a story because an idea gets in my head and I know it won't go away until I write it down. A book should be like a rollercoaster, you need the highs and the lows, but also sometimes you need to just go along and let the readers relax for a while before throwing anymore twists and turns at them.
Q: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
A: Mostly beer, wine, chocolate, and vegetables.
Q: Do you ever use your own experiences in your books?
A: I do. A couple of times I've written characters who suffer from anxiety or PTSD, which is something I've had experience with. I've also unwittingly based secondary characters on loved ones and not realised it until after.
Q: What do you like reading in your spare time?
A: I like reading anything but I am a sucker for a good action story with a nice romance in there somewhere.
Q: What is your writing day like?
A: My writing day varies. All too often it consists of me writing a bit and then getting distracted buy some random thing on YouTube or Facebook. I have to constantly force myself to get the writing done.
Q: What advice would you give to new writers?
A: Guilt is your biggest enemy. If you feel as though you haven't gotten enough writing done, and you let yourself feel bad about it, then it can stunt you. Even when I spend the whole day writing I feel as though I should have done more.
Q: Do you read much?
A: I used to read all the time but since I got published, and started writing every day, I don't read much at all now. My eyes ache if I'm reading all day and then all night.
 Q: What luxury could you not live without?
I don't think I have one. As long as I have my loved ones around me, that's all I need.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
I love ice-cream. There's no such thing as bad ice-cream as far as I'm concerned.
Q: Who do you base your heroes on?
A: I don't really base my heroes on anyone. They just sort of form over time as I start thinking up the plot of a story. A few too many times I have later noticed certain similarities between my heroes and myself. They tend to have my opinions on things.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: The Happily Ever After Mating Agency Presents: Snövarg Island is my next book out. It's a story about shifters who use a mating agency to find a mate. The first in the series is about a third, a bunny shifter, joining an already established couple, a pair of wolves.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR: Skye Michaels

 Join me to learn a little about Skye Michaels .....

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I started writing in 2010 after I lost my paralegal job of eighteen years.  I was commuting to Miami for some temp jobs, and my daughter bought me a Kindle.  I’d had no idea what was available out there in e-books.   I have always loved romance, and I downloaded a couple of the Very Spicy Erotic Romances and found I loved them.    I had always wanted to try my hand at writing a romance novel, and after 30 years of writing contracts, leases, notes, and  mortgages (YUCK), I knew I could do it—so I did.   I have now finished seventeen romance novels.  I have two beautiful grandsons who think that Grammy being an author is cool!  Of course, they have no idea exactly what it is that Grammy writes, just that it’s for “Grown Up Ladies.”   
Q: How did you choose the genre you write in?
My daughter bought me a Kindle for my birthday.  I downloaded some free erotica books, and found that I enjoyed them.   Then I read some more, and then a bunch.  I wanted to see what words were used, how far they went, etc.  I found I had a few favorite authors and read everything they had written, and then I decided that I could do this.  SO, I did.  It’s been a lot of fun and a great confidence builder to realize I could dream a dream and see it through to fruition. 
  
Q: Which comes first, characters or plot?
I can’t really answer that.  Sometimes I see a picture of a beautiful couple in a magazine and their story is just there.  Other times, I wake up with an idea.  You have to keep your options and your mind open to ideas.  It could be a song or an article in a magazine or newspaper or just someone I see on the street.

Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing?
Never!  I have finished seventeen books and started number eighteen, and I have never done an outline.  I may only have a few sentences in my head when I start a story.  I will scribble ideas or bits of dialog down on scraps of paper and drop them on my desk for later use.  If I don’t write them down immediately I forget them and then spend the day walking around shaking my head and saying “What was that terrific idea?”   I do a “Notes” page in the directory for each book and compile character studies and ideas there.  The problem with the “pantster” approach is that sometimes I get in a slump in the middle of the book and don’t know where I am taking the story.  Everyone works differently.  But no matter how you do it, you have to put in the work—either outlining or just thinking and writing.   That method came home to roost while writing Violette’s Vibrato.   The story is about a concert violinist who was being threatened by the Russian Mob.  In the middle of the story I was trying to figure out how I would get her out of her situation.  How do you get rid of the Russian Mob?   You’ll have to read the book to find out!
  
Q: When did you start writing?
My first book, The Appearance of Impropriety, was actually started over twenty years ago but was published many years later in June, 2013.   While I was writing Appearance, my parents had both gotten sick and passed away, and I lost the umphhh to finish the book.  Later, after I had started writing again and had already published several books with Siren Publishing, I updated and finished the book.  Going back to that original story was like opening a time capsule.  So much had changed in technology and just in life
  
Q: Why erotic romance?
Because I love it.  My books are all love stories that don’t end at the bedroom (or dungeon-LOL) door.    I like to read erotic romance, and it is fun to write it.  I saw a quote that was something like “I wrote the book I wanted to read.”  I can’t remember who said it.  But that certainly applies to me. 
  
Q: When is your favourite time to write? 
Mornings are best for me.  Sometimes I’m at my computer at 4:30 a.m. if I wake up with an idea – but more usually by 6:30 or 7 a.m.  If I don’t get started until later in the day I’m not likely to get too much done.  I may take a nap in the middle of the day and then start to work again for a couple of hours.
  
Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes.  I guess so.  I have a friend who tells me I told her I wanted to write romance novels when we were in middle school.  I don’t remember that, but she does.  

Q. Do you like silence when you write or some background noise?
Too much background noise is distracting to me.  Sometimes I’ll put on music, but usually not.

Q: How long does it take you to write a book? 
It depends on what is going on in my life at the time and the length of the book.  The first draft of one I recently completed took seventeen days.  Others have taken over a month or two.   But then there may be weeks of editing and refining before I submit to my publisher.  I like to have the books in as good shape as I can before I send them in.  I do find that my latest series, The Black Iris Club, was much easier to write because it’s set in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, my own backyard.  There was not the necessity for so much research of locations as in The Golden Dolphin series set on a 300 foot mega yacht that hosts BDSM cruises around the world.  I have been to some of the locations but not all, and I want my readers to feel like they are there. 

Q: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Not enough food!  I’m out of a lot of stuff but have been too busy with finishing Book 4 of my latest series, Nicollette’s Defense, and doing edits for the books coming out in May to get to the store.  I keep saying, “I’ll go today, but then the day is over and I haven’t gone out.  The one thing that gets me to the store is running out of pet food!

Q: Do you ever use your own experiences in your books?
Everyone writes somewhat from their own experience.  Life teaches us all a lot.  If it hasn’t, you haven’t been paying attention!   Each author brings their own life lessons and emotions to a story.  Of course, some of what I write is from my imagination.  I occasionally will loosely base a secondary character on a friend or acquaintance.   Of course, I am in love with all of my heroes.  I have eighteen (and counting!) of the most gorgeous, sexy men in the world living in my head.  Who wouldn’t love that?

Q: What do you like reading in your spare time?
I love to read fiction.   I love romance!   Sometimes I read erotica.  Sometimes I read sweet just to clear my head.  I also like suspense and mysteries—anything from Clive Cussler to Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts or J.D. Robb.  I also enjoy many of my sisters at Siren Publishing, but I don’t want to single anyone out.  They are all great. 

Q: What advice would you give to new writers?
If you want to do this, just do it.  Start something—maybe just character studies or jot your plot ideas down.  Just get started.  You can always edit later.  If you don’t start, you never will.
  
Q: Do you read much?
I don’t have as much time as I would like to read since I am always trying to finish a new book.  But sometimes I just need to get out of my own head, and reading someone else’s words does that for me. 
  
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Ha!  Pasta of course!  Then pizza. 
  
Q: What’s next for you?
I have started another new series, The Black Dahlia Hotel, which is a spinoff of The Black Iris Club.  I love to do series because I can’t bear to say goodbye to the characters I love.   In a series they can always drop in to say hello.   All my series run from one to the next, and I always bring my past characters along.  I started with Le Club, and then The Golden Dolphin, The Black Iris Club, and now The Black Dahlia Hotel.  I don’t think I will ever stop doing this.  It’s so much fun!  I hope everyone will visit my fan page on Facebook, Skye Michaels Books for covers and first chapters.  And please leave a “like” or drop me a line at skyemichalsbooks@yahoo.com and let me know what you think.  I love to hear from readers.   

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Daemon Are Forever...

I am really excited - SirenBookstrand have accepted my manuscript for Daemons Are Forever and it will be released electronically in August.  But even more exciting a print edition will be available in December!!

I loved writing this book - 

What do you do when you are a woman in her 60s and all alone?

Why make a wish of course ....

Feeling like a complete idiot I whispered, "Please send me a sexy hunk, someone really tall and handsome who will love me forever. Let the sparks fly and the attraction go way off the scale and let me fall in love with him."

Eliza Walters made a wish to the Universe, never expecting that very soon a tall dark and extremely handsome man would come to her.

There is just a slight catch or two - he is an immortal ... oh and no-one else can see him.

Throw in a scared little Demon and you have the recipe for something funny, sexy and delightful.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Club 2: Uncollared....

I am over the moon!!

My second book - The Club 2: Uncollared was released today after a week on pre-release and already it is #4 on the publishers Bestseller List!!!

It is so exciting - I have two books out and BOTH of them are in the top 10 Bestsellers!

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my debut novel, and then the second, would achieve this sort of success. The first book reached #2, I wonder how high this one will go?

Today I sent back the first edits on Book 4.

I have also book 5 accepted and submitted another book - this time it is a paranormal romance and it has a lot of humour in it as well as sex. I hope my readers like it, I had a lot of fun writing it.

It features a very sexy hunk and a short green demon. I couldn't find any photos of demons to use as inspiration so I sketched him out myself instead!  It has Greek Gods and Goddesses in it as well.

I have another in The Club series started to keep my BDSM fans happy ... lol.

I am also working on one set on another planet - it has one lone earthwoman, some hunky sexy males and a Dragon as the central characters .... oh and toss in some very strange females

I would love to hear back from my readers - what would you like to read?  Any suggestions for a BDSM theme?  Maybe you would love to see a Domme?  Or maybe a book featuring something else?

Drop me an email and if I go with your suggestion you will get to name the hero or heroine!

UPDATE - Just got an email from the publishers, they have accepted my paranormal romance!  After just 6 days!!  Oh wow!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR : Elle Boon

Today we turn the Spotlight on Elle Boon - she has written two books and writing her third in the Ravens of War series.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I'm a retired wife and mother lol. I say retired because my youngest will be turning 14 on May 19th, so my job is pretty much over lol. I am an avid reader, and I curse like a sailor :) but I always say I do it with class hehehe. I mean if someone can say the F word with class it's me *weg*.
 Q: How did you choose the genre you write in?
A: I love to read paranormal and ménage are my favorite, so it just seemed normal. I mean, I figured why not write what I loved to read :) Besides...It's freaking HOT!!
Q: What is your writing dream?
A: My writing dream is that people will love my stories and want me to continue so they could read more.
Q: Who are your favourite authors?
A: I have so many favorite authors, but here are my top five in no particular order: Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Sophie Oak-Lexi Blake, Shelly Laurenston, Diana Palmer. I count Sophie and Lexi as one hehehhe :) But truly I love soo many.
Q: Which comes first, characters or plot?
A: For me the plot and the characters kind of go hand and hand. That goes  with my writing style, which is called a panster. See Below :)
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing?
A: Goodness NOOO. I am not one of those writers lol. I sit down and plot out the storyline. I know who my characters are. What they look like, their ages, and such. I know the general idea of the story and I know there will be a happily ever after. I know who the bad guy is and I pretty much know what the "conflict" is. And then I sit down and write the first scene and then the next and so on. That's what they call a "panster" writer. I write pertinent details down as I go like things each character is known for saying, their individual likes that makes them stand out, that way I don't repeat in other books. It's a mystery to me as I write :)
Q: When did you start writing?
A: I've always kept a diary as a child, and then named it a "journal" as I got older (so much more mature sounding), but I really decided to try to become a published author three years ago :)
Q: Why erotic romance?
A: I decided erotic romance because that's what I love to read, and what I know *WEG*
Q: When is your favourite time to write?
A: All the time, anytime that I have available, or when inspiration strikes.
Q: What would surprise people to know about you?
A: I'm pretty much an open book, but most people are shocked to learn that I'm a good Catholic girl lol :)
Q. What is something unique about you as an author?
A: I can honestly say I don't know if I'm unique as an author other than I have my real picture as my profile pic and it's recent not years ago lol :)
Q: How old were you when you began to write stories?
A: I was a child when I wrote my first fan fiction. But my first published I wrote just last year and it was just published this year Selena's Men.
Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
A: I actually have a degree in accounting, but when I had my youngest child he was born with underdeveloped bronchial tubes, so I became a stay at home mom. Then at the age of 32 I was diagnosed with Cancer and my life drastically changed again. I found reading to fill the gaps between my youngest going to school and me going through chemo and being stuck at home and sick. Books saved me and helped me rediscover my love for reading.
Q. Do you like silence when you write or some background noise?
A: I prefer music as my background noise, the type of music depends on the scene.
Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
A: If the muse is flowing I can usually finish a 70K book in two months give or take.
Q: Can you describe your writing process on how to create a book?
A: For me I get the idea for a story, then I figure out what my characters look like and sketch out a draft of the basic idea. I get that all down and then name the main characters. I basically start with a blank screen after I have the story idea and just start writing, making notes of details as I go.
Q: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
A: Everything from milk, eggs, condiments, shredded ham, cheese, bacon, sweet tea, salad fixings, left overs, grapes, butter, Redi-whip, Jello, Vitamin Water, and misc lol.
Q: Do you ever use your own experiences in your books?
A: I definitely use things and people from my real life in my books, but since I write ménage and paranormal that part is most definitely make believe :)
Q: What do you like reading in your spare time?
A: I have a very eclectic reading palate. I read paranormal, cowboys, anything with an HEA at the end. I won't read anything with a cliffhanger or serials.
Q: What is your writing day like?
A: I usually get up at 7 and get my Goob (that's my youngest up and feed him breakfast, make him lunch and get him off to school) I then check email, check in on fb and then hopefully get to writing. But, it doesn't always happen :) My hope is that I get anywhere from 2000-5000 words a day in.
Q: What advice would you give to new writers?
A: I would tell a new writer to never give up. If you truly want to be a writer then keep trying.
Q: Do you read much?
A: I read everyday.
Q: What luxury could you not live without?
A: COFFEE!
Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Broccoli
Q: Who do you base your heroes on?
A: I usually envision a gorgeous male model or male actor, but since my heroes are usually larger than life I tend make a few tweaks to them lol.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I'm currently working on book three of my Ravens of War series titles Jaklyn's Saviors. This book is a little different than the first two. Book two is set for release on May 21st, its titles Two For Tamara. I think I have made each book different in my series to where readers won't read them and go "Oh, no not again." The first two books had the same bad guy "Cronus", but they were completely different too IMO. I can honestly say I love all my books :) When I had to go back and re-read Two For Tamara last week for Final Edits, I fell in love with my two heroes Vin and Rafe. Now, I'm working on Jaklyn and her two men Gray and Colt and I can't help but love them too, however there are a trio of guys you meet in book 3 that I hope will get a spin-off :)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

GUEST AUTHOR: Lynn Davidson

Join me today as we learn a little about author Lynn Davidson.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a stay at home mom with two kids, a tween and a teen.  I’ve been married to the hero of my heart for almost 20 years.  I’m an avid reader and spend a lot of time doing volunteer work.  I have a black thumb but love crafts like making cards and scrapbooking.    
Q: What is your writing dream?
I am living my writing dream!  My dream isn’t finished though.  I still have a lot of different book ideas outlined, just waiting to be written.  Some of them are erotic romance and some of them are mainstream. 
Q: Who are your favourite authors?
I have a lot of favorite authors.  Because I’d be really embarrassed if I forgot to mention someone, I’d rather not say. 
One of my favorite book series is The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel.  The series challenged my beliefs about religion, sexuality and who we are as people.
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing?
I have a general idea, but not a hard outline.  I daydream every scene before I write it down.  I end up doing a lot of daydreaming, sometimes needing to rework the scene a few times before it works the way I want it to. 
Q: Why erotic romance?
I love reading erotic romance, so it seemed natural when I was daydreaming about plots and characters that they ended up in an erotic romance.  Of course, since I was writing a ménage a tois, it was automatically categorized as erotic romance. 
Q: How did you choose the genre you write in?
I chose Sci-fi, because it allowed my characters to live in a society completely foreign to any time or place on earth.  I love learning about different cultures and societies, especially how different cultures have different sexual norms and taboos.  The culture I created for my book Golden Change, has a heroine from earth and two heroes from the planet and culture I created.   Her challenge is how to live in this culture which she perceives to be sexually permissive and they perceive it to be normal. 
Q: When is your favourite time to write?
I need the house to be quiet when I write, so that means I usually write when my kids are in school!  I’m not sure what I am going to do when they are at home this summer.
Q: What would surprise people to know about you?
I flunked 10th grade English!  I was a bit of rebellious teenager and I literally slept through my sophomore English class.  The class covered sentence structure, grammar and spelling.  It turned out to be a positive in a way though, because remedial Junior English class was reading and discussing books.  Reading had been a huge part of my life up to my rebellious stage, and she helped rekindle my love of reading.  To this day, she is my favorite teacher.   
Since my goal is to write more, I have thought about taking an English class at the local community college.  I often feel very inadequate when it comes to the areas where I failed, so it would be a confidence boost as well as instructional!
Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes and no.  I’ve always had story ideas in my head, but never got further than writing the first few chapters.  I’ve written some fan fiction before, and loved doing it, but it was for pure enjoyment.  I’ve always dreamed of being a writer, but never thought that something I wrote would be published.
Q. Do you like silence when you write or some background noise?
Silence.  I get distracted easily, so I need things pretty quiet.
Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
It took me about one month to write Golden Change, then another month to edit it.  I let it sit in on my computer for another month before I got the courage to send it to a publisher.  My manuscript was rejected by the first publisher.  It sat for almost another year before I submitted it to Siren. 
I have been working on my second book for almost two months and it is almost finished.  I’m hoping it won’t take as long to edit.  
Q: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
*Groan* I need to go shopping.  Besides soda, we only have the essentials, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, fruit and vegetables.  My husband drinks caffeinated soda in the morning, so one whole shelf is full of his soda.
Q: What do you like reading in your spare time?
My favorite genres are erotic romance, mainstream romance and mysteries.  I also read a lot of young adult fiction, since that is what my kids are reading.  I enjoy history books and anthropology books.
I like to read similar genres for periods of time, so when I’m reading erotic fiction, I only read erotic fiction, if I’m in mystery mood, I’ll only read mysteries. 
Q: What is your writing day like?
It varies so much, I hardly every have a typical day.  Some days I have hours to devote to writing, others I just fit it in a few minutes around my schedule. 
Q: What advice would you give to new writers?
I would say write the story that’s in your head, keep going, and don’t give up!  Read articles about writing, check out books from your library about writing, and don’t give up!  Submit your manuscript to the places you read books, and don’t give up!    
Q: Do you read much?
I do.  I am first and foremost, a reader.  I always have a book on my phone and a favorite paperback that I am re-reading.  I love re-reading books.  It’s like catching up with an old friend.  I also re-read books in a series before the next one releases.    
Q: What luxury could you not live without?
My smart phone.  I check Facebook, HuffPost, BBC News and the local news every morning.    I have all of my favorite books in a cloud that I can download at any time.  I also play a lot of games on my phone. 
Our family went on vacation recently where we had very limited internet access.  There was one place in the house that would get spotty signal so we took to leaving our phones in the windowsill in case an email message came through. 
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Pizza.  I love pizza so much, my kids have gotten sick of it!  I used to work in a pizza shop when I was in high school and college.    
Q: What’s next for you?
I am working on a sequel to Golden Change.  The working title right now is Golden Perspective.  It stars a few of the secondary characters from Golden Change and you might be surprised who ends up with who! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Club 2: Uncollared on Pre-Release ....

Book 2 of The Club has just gone on pre-release!

Buy a copy before May 29 and get 10% discount!

[Siren Allure: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, paddling, whipping, HEA]

When the owner of The Club forced Cassie White's old Master to uncollar her in front of all the Club members, she wondered what would happen to her.
All her adult life she has been a submissive and knows no other way to live. Now she is uncollared, scared, and alone.
She never considered she would meet a new Master, especially one who would treat her with kindness. One who would teach her the true relationship between a Dom and his sub.
Can she tell him she loves him or will he discard her as she believes happens when a sub makes the mistake of falling in love with her Dom?
When a horror from Cassie's past returns to claim her, will she survive? Will she lose her newfound happiness?

http://www.bookstrand.com/the-club-2-uncollared


STORY EXCERPT

 The next evening was Sunday and Antony took Cassie back to the Club. He could tell she was very nervous but he knew it was time for them both to face it. She dressed carefully at his home in one of her new corsets and the red boots. He told her she looked stunning and she did.
He helped her into a coat to cover her and then they drove to the Club. He helped her out of the car but before they went inside Antony pulled her into his arms.
“If you feel you are not ready for this, Cassie, I understand. We can easily go home. I want you to be happy and comfortable.”
Cassie was stunned and secretly pleased that Antony cared enough about her to worry about how she felt. She could not remember when someone had worried about her feelings.
She smiled up at him shyly and whispered, “I want to go. I want to make you happy.”
“Cassie, this isn’t about just me, this is about both of us. Do you understand?”
“Yes,” she beamed at him whispering, “I want to go too.”
“Good.” He gave her a kiss and then held her hand as they walked into the Club.
He nodded hello to the security woman and got Cassie signed in and given her key. “I will wait for you in the bar while you put your coat away. Are you comfortable meeting me there?”
Cassie was too nervous to speak, so she nodded her head and raced into the change room. She was excited to be here but now that she was, her nerves had set in. What would happen? Would people sneer at her because she had cried “Red” and asked to be uncollared? Would they ever forgive her?
She quickly hung her coat away and walked into the bar. Her Master sat chatting with the barman, Stuart, and turned as she walked in. He grinned at her and she felt strange returning. The last time she had been kicked because she was late. The barman winked at her and then smiled. She looked from him to her Master and shyly smiled back before she settled on her knees in front of Antony, her eyes downcast. He patted her head as he continued his conversation with the Stuart. She felt very happy that she had obviously pleased him.
A man came over to Antony and told him that Richard and some of his friends were in the Blue lounge and would they like to join him. He thanked the man and then got two fruit juices. He led the way into the Blue lounge, Cassie following him. She saw the Master who owned the Club sitting with his wife knelt in front of him and two other people that she thought she had seen before.
Her Master greeted everyone and then sat. She quickly knelt at his feet, her head bowed. He tapped her on the shoulder and when she lifted her head, he smiled down at her.
“Cassie, come and sit on my knee. I want to introduce you to my friends.” Her eyes widened. She had never done anything but be submissive when in company. Antony nodded to her and held out his hand. He pulled her to his lap when she stood.
“This is Cassie.” She blushed and dropped her eyes. “Cassie, these are my friends. Richard owns the Club. I think you remember him from before.” Antony lifted her head with his hand.
Richard smiled at her warmly and she was amazed.
“Fleur, come warm my lap and say hello to Cassie.” His wife grinned and leapt to her feet before settling in his arms.
Fleur gave her a big grin and said, “I am so happy to see you, Cassie.”
Cassie wasn’t sure how to react. She still found it hard to believe these people would accept her after what had happened.
Antony nudged her shoulder. “This is Paul and his fiancée Lisa.”
Lisa was dressed in a black kimono and she remembered her from that horrid night. “I remember you. You gave me my clothes.”
“That’s right. It is wonderful to see you looking so happy.”
Cassie felt her eyes tear up and she struggled to stop them from falling.
Fleur giggled and said, “Make sure you tell us girls if that big lug of a Master doesn’t treat you right.”
Cassie could only look at her in amazement. If she had ever spoken like that in from of her old Master, he would have beaten her and then given her to his friends to rape. She shuddered as she recalled some of the things they did to her.
Antony pulled her tighter into his arms, whispering, “You are safe now, Cassie. No one can hurt you.” She was still unsure but tried to relax and listen to the conversation flowing around her. She could not believe how much Fleur teased her Master, even if he was her husband, and he seemed to enjoy it. Cassie wondered if one day she would be able to be that comfortable and she sighed.
“What is it, little sub?”
“Nothing Sir.” He cocked his head and she knew he did not believe her.
She turned to whisper to him, “I am surprised, that’s all. Fleur teases her Master and he allows it. He is not punishing her. I have never seen that before.”
“They have a perfect Dom/sub relationship. Also they love each other, Cassie. When you love someone then you relax, you trust them and enjoy their company. One day you may trust me enough to do the same.” He laughed when she looked scandalised and kissed her cheek.

ADULT EXCERPT

“Cassie. Look at me! Listen to me! Never hide your emotions from me.” He needed to get through to her. “I will punish you if you hide things from me. You will not be punished for showing me the truth of who you are.”
Her tears were falling, unstoppable. He pulled her into his embrace. “Cry, my little sub.” She felt his head on the top of hers. He held her tight and that pushed her over the edge. No one had ever shown such tenderness for her, even the first Master who had taught her. She burst into sobs. He let her cry, rocking her, murmuring to her until finally she could cry no more.
“Come, my little sub, I want you in the bath. I need to wash the filth from that monster off your body.” With that, he picked her up and carried her into the bathroom. Setting her on a chair, he filled the tub, stripped off, then stood in it. He leant across and picked her up, then settled in the large bath with her on his lap. “Keep your ankle on the side of the tub.”
“Yes sir.” Taking the soap, he began to wash her, careful of the cuts and welts on her body. She tried hard not to flinch when he rubbed against them.
“I know this hurts but I will be as gentle as possible.” Cassie felt herself start to relax. This man could have hurt her at any time. Instead, he had been gentle and tender. He pulled her tight against his body. Cassie could feel his erection pressing into her back. 
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Antony tried to ignore her nakedness, but she was so perfect for him.
Without thinking, his hands became more sensual as he washed her, his hands lingering on her pert breasts, and then he began to wash between her legs. She tried to hold back a soft moan, but it was still loud enough for his ears and if anything, his cock grew harder. Antony wanted those soft lips of hers wrapped around his cock, but he was willing to wait until he knew if she would accept his dominance. Still, she excited him with her soft moans. Maybe he could give her a little pleasure and she would see he was not a monster.
“Put your other leg on the other side of the tub,” he whispered in her ear. He loved how she did it immediately without asking his reasons. Her body slid down his a little, so he propped her arms around his knees. “Do not move.”
“Yes, Sir.” He began to rub across her downy mound. His fingers slid between her lips and he could feel the stickiness as she became even more aroused. He began to rub her clit and could hear her little moans under her voice.
“You will not come. You will not move.”
“Yes, Sir,” she replied huskily. He inserted a finger into her hot cunt and began to pump into her. He felt the muscles in her legs tighten and her hands, grasping his knees, clenched hard as she tried to stop her orgasm. He pushed two more fingers into her and heard her cut short a gasp. He smiled to himself.
He could not wait any longer for her. She excited him and he had to know.
“Will you take me as your Dom?” Cassie drew a surprised gasp and turned her head to look at him.
“I told you not to move, but I will allow it this time. Now answer my question.” All the while, he was pushing and thrusting his fingers in her cunt or pulling at her clit. Cassie was bewildered but wanted to learn more about this man.
“Yes.”
“Yes, what?”
“Yes, Sir.”
“Good, my little sub. You may now come as a reward, but I want to hear it as well as feel it.” His fingers worked their magic on her, which ended with her screaming softly in delight as she came over them.
He pushed her from him and stood. Helping her out, he wrapped her in a towel and carried her back into the bedroom. He looked around then decided to put her back on the bed. She looked so helpless lying there, wrapped in the towel. She licked her lips as she looked over at him, her eyes fastening on his erection. Her pink tongue flicked across her lips again and he could not resist. He knew he should not take advantage of her but he saw her eye his cock.
“You will suck my cock until I come, you will swallow all my cum, then lick my dick dry.”
Without giving her a chance to reply, he began to thrust in her mouth.