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mywickedmastersMy Wicked Masters by Ann Mayburn

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

Club Wicked Series is a stellar solid 4 star series. In the latest installment, My Wicked Masters, Ms. Mayburn pens another fabulous story. This one tugs on the heartstrings. Rhiannon aka Goddess at Club Wicked is a snarky and confrontational wait staff. She’s can freeze a male dominant’s dick off with her icy glare. She cuts a male dominant’s balls off with her sharp tongue. Yet she wants to train to be a submissive.

Goddess appeared briefly in previous books. She didn’t leave a positive impression. With her as the main character in this book, it is debatable if the story would work for me. Within the first few paragraphs, I’m hooked. Within the first few chapters, my eyes are leaking and I’m still denying it was tears. I read this story in one sitting; I couldn’t stop reading it.

Ms. Mayburn creates amazing characters. Goddess is a misunderstood and severely traumatized person. Usually, I’m not a fan of this kind of character getting into the lifestyle. Ms. Mayburn writes it in a way that makes it so good.  Rhiannon is already done with therapy. She now wants to live and take back her sexuality. For someone with her background, she’s come a long way.  Every reveal in Rhiannon’s life breaks my heart a little more. I don’t know how Ms. Mayburn does her research or comes up with her ideas. She did a phenomenal job in the American Roma gypsies. By showing the contrasts between Rhiannon’s upbringing and after her fall from “grace”, it makes this story more powerfully emotional. More eye leakage will occur as the full history is revealed.

Ms. Mayburn does not stop with the Rhiannon’s pain. While the reader is already bent over is sorrow, she gut punches us with Master Liam and Rory’s rocky relationship. Liam’s family’s stance on alternative lifestyles is not uncommon. Their action and response to those who are different is abhorrent. Liam’s fear is that of a young boy. When something so painful is experienced at an impressionable age, it is hard to overcome, no matter how a boy grows up to be a strong man. The struggle for Liam to accept Rory’s love while helping Goddess become a trained submissive is almost too much.

Ms. Mayburn brings it all together and it’s beautiful. Her writing style is smooth and rich. The characters are loveable. The sex is smoking hawt.  The BDSM is to die for. The club is once again a fantasy play land. This story does revolve around a club for the rich. It’s the only reason why I categorize this as glitterkink. The BDSM is realistic. The lessons in how to be a submissive is definitely a way some learn to become a submissive. To be the focus of two men is a heady sensation. Still, Goddess does come across as a disrespectful bratty sub which is all too common. Once it’s clear why she responds the way she does, it’s painful to watch. Ms. Mayburn does a great job of showing how triggers could occur during a session. She also shows how the three work together to overcome the issues. This is not to say that it can be done in every situation. In this one, it turned out to be a happily ever after.

Ms. Mayburn is an auto-buy because her stories are moving and her characters are great. For those who enjoy a bit of emotional wringer and hawt BDSM intimacy, this is the book for you.

Reviewed by Book Addict

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My Secretary, My Mistress – Eve Langlais

Can a boss let go of his inhibitions and let his secretary take charge of him in the bedroom?

Yours to Take – Cathryn Fox

Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.

Against Company Policy – Mandy Harbin

Cassie Tucker and Ian Cope know they should keep things professional on their new assignment, but when desire is faced with physical boundaries and company policy, it’s time to get a little creative…and a little kinky.

White Collar Cowboy – Parker Kincade

Lauren Delgado has had a crush on Gavin Mathis for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting Gavin’s invitation to his vacation home on Galveston Island … where she learns the policy is definitely hands-on.

Seducing Chase – Cassandra Carr

When a doctor disappears with millions, can Val and Nate set aside their explosive attraction and save the hospital?

First Kiss – Ann Mayburn

Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma again, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time.

Flirting with the Camera – Ros Clarke

Brilliant, beautiful and bigger than your average plus-size model, Hattie Bell can do anything she sets her mind to. After all, she’s just landed her dream job, modelling for top photographer, Tom Metcalfe. So her next goal should be a piece of cake: getting Tom to break his strict rule against workplace romances…

No Restraints – Lilly Cain

Bad girl Selene Carter will do anything to save her business, even team up with the cop who stole her heart. But can Detective Tom Barker help when he knows she’s no innocent?

Pleasing Sir – Delilah Devlin

Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.

Shadowboxer – Cari Quinn

She’s in for the fight of her life…with the man who only wants to be her lover.

seducinghelenaSeducing Helena by Ann Mayburn

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Blurb:

Supermodel Helena Flores didn’t plan to fall in love with her Marine pen-pal, but that’s exactly what happens when she starts corresponding Seth Morgan. He’s funny, kind, and so hot she can’t stand it. In an effort to see if Seth can like her for her who she is on the inside—and not just as a swimsuit model—Helena pretends her job in the fashion industry is behind the camera rather than in front of it. But soon it’s time for Seth to come home and Helena tells him the truth, hoping he can forgive her deception.

Seth Morgan had been falling in love with his sweet and feisty pen-pal for months. When he finds out who Helena is, he wonders what she sees in him. Worse, when he meets her in the flesh, the reality is even better than his fantasy. But what can you do to keep the girl who can have anyone? Seth hopes the answer is a seduction so thorough and pleasurable she won’t ever want him to leave.

Review:

I loved the storyline of a military man and the supermodel! Loved how they got to know each other via emails and eventually skype. The BDSM theme to the book was very light, but you could tell where the author was going with it. If the book were longer, not just a short novella, perhaps it would have been better. It was a good short book and worth the read.

Reviewed by Cat

penancePenance by Ann Mayburn

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ASIN B00ITAIBUY

Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5

Review:

The long awaited sequel is finally here! Wyatt and Michelle’s continued journey into a D/s relationship with Michelle as the Domme starts to unravel. Michelle’s one of those people who believe in mind over matter. While she recognizes PTSD symptoms in Wyatt, she refuses to acknowledge the same in herself. This is a problem as her past is revealed to the reader and Wyatt.  It’s not pretty. It is sad to say that she is perfectionist by training perhaps not nurture. 

Children who are trained to be perfect by an exacting parent will either harden to become stronger or they will break. Michelle seemed to become stronger, almost a superwoman which explains how she stays calm under warfare. However, every person’s endurance will come to an end, especially if there is no way to relieve the pressure. For Michelle, between her mother and loss of Owen mingled with her pride to show Wyatt off is too much. 

This story is difficult to read for someone like me. It’s not that I can see myself in Michelle’s situation. It’s more that I don’t understand how someone so strong can become so messed up and illogical. Her behavior becomes irrational which makes no sense to me. Ms. Mayburn does an excellent job of showing how the superwoman myth can end up harming a strong female and become her undoing. Michelle is trying so hard to take care of everyone else, that she leaves absolutely nothing left for herself. It’s a depressingly accurate downward spiral as Michelle spins out of control and damages Wyatt in a cruel manner when he is most vulnerable. It’s painful to watch.

From an emotional side, this story is filled with negative and destruction feelings. It really goes to show how much influence a person’s behaviour can impact others. For those who are already weakened by other factors, it’s appallingly easy to drag them down. Ms. Mayburn shows a plausible rock bottom before a person can decide to make a change and start healing. It’s not a smooth road up either. It’s filled with bumps and sometimes sliding back downward before moving up again. What is interesting is how those who are there to help don’t necessarily use the coddling method. At one point, Michelle’s mentor chastises her.

“Please, spare me the melodramatic self-pity. Whether or not you deserve him is irrelevant. He loves you, so you will be worthy of that love.” (loc. 1269-1270)

Still, this story isn’t all angst, doom and gloom.  Ms. Mayburn does add in a few amusing lines and the BDSM is delicious.

She [Michelle] laughed softly. “You were playing match maker?”

“I prefer to think of it as pussy purveyor.” (loc. 2874-2875)

How does one earn the title of pussy purveyor? Does one get to test all the pussy out first for a trial run? How fun would this be?

From a BDSM perspective, a very memorable scene is a rope bondage scene which also included suspension. The description of it is amazing and makes me wish to be in Wyatt’s place. It’s everything a rope bunny could hope to experience. In addition, there is a flip as Wyatt switches to be a Top. Ms. Mayburn does an excellent job of it. She blends it so well with the concept of penance. For those brought up with a religious upbringing, the concept of penance may be easier to swallow. For me, it made perfect sense and I find myself wishing more consequences in life are handled with penance. It’s also interesting how Ms. Mayburn doesn’t make penance to be physical punishment. Most people think of it as beatings through caning or flogging. In fact, Michelle would have preferred a physical cleansing rather than the penance Wyatt puts her through. Wyatt’s punishment for Michelle to earn her way back to his good graces is effective and cathartic. The creative ways for her to feel as though she has paid for her sins is a bit of a mind fuck and for me, harsh. It really forces Michelle to focus and think about what she did. Through it all, Wyatt learns the art of D/s.

Still, the story is summed up beautifully with one thought. 

You were always so full of life that just being with you made the even the most mundane things exciting, but when you left it was like the joy in the world died with you. (loc. 3811-3812)

Isn’t this what most people hope for when they meet their “one”? This BDSM romance is recommended for those who want to see the ups and downs of a BDSM lifestyle.

Reviewed by Book Addict

Male bondagePenance

Long Slow Tease, #2

Novel Length

Contemporary BDSM Romance

Editor: Ekatarina Saynaova

Cover Artist: Ann Mayburn

Release Date: March 6th, 2014

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When Wyatt and Michelle leave for Chicago to attend the wedding of an old friend of Michelle’s, Wyatt has no idea how close his beloved Domina is to the edge. While helping Wyatt battle the demons of his PTSD, Michelle has been trying to ignore her own issues, but the past refuses to stay buried and she soon finds herself spiraling out of control. More determined than ever to protect Wyatt from herself, Michelle tries to pretend everything is perfect with devastating results.

Wyatt can see that Michelle is losing it, but he doesn’t know how to help her when she refuses to admit there’s a problem. No longer able to deal with the pressure of pretending to be perfect, Michelle self-destructs. Wyatt is now faced with a bitter choice – leave the woman who owns his heart or start a long and arduous journey to rescue the other half of his soul from her own personal Hell.

Penance is the conclusion of Michelle and Wyatt’s tale of hope, loss, healing, and most of all forgiveness.

About the Author

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.

Website http://www.annmayburn.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mayburn.5

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMayburn

firstkissFirst Kiss by Ann Mayburn

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Ryan Darwish will never forget the night his senior year of high school when he kissed a very drunk Emma Simonov and lost his heart to her forever. Six years later Ryan finds Emma again, but she’s a different woman than the bossy and joyful girl he used to know. Emma is now a pro-Domme and she makes her living by dominating a very select clientele of submissives at the Kiss of Blue dungeon.

When Emma graduated from college with her teaching degree three years ago she had no idea how hard it would be to find work as a teacher at a decent school. To make matters worse elderly parents both lost their jobs and their pensions in one fell swoop. Out of options, Emma had no choice but to turn her passion into her profession and go pro-Domme. She loves her work, enjoys her clients, but cannot allow herself to fall in love. Monogamous by, nature she knows that if her heart belongs to a man she’ll no longer be able to pro-Domme and without a good paying job her parents will soon be homeless. When Ryan appears in her life she finds herself tempted by the one thing she cannot have- the man of her dreams.

Ryan will do anything to make Emma see that he is the man for her including being everything that she ever wanted in a submissive, but when he begins their relationship with a lie he may never win another night with his reluctant Dominatrix.

Review:

Wow..simply wow! Have not been much of a fan of Domme books, but this one was awesome. The struggle that Emma is going through. You can tell that she really wants to be with Ryan, but she’s so scared. She’s a strong independent woman both in her professional and personal life but you can tell that there is more to her than that.

Ryan, the big strong Alpha man, he so wants to be with Emma and please her, completely! He’s got a fight on his hands though. She’s not going to crack as easily as he thought she would. He’s a strong man in his personal and professional life as well. But he’s loved Emma forever and now he wants to show her, to give her what he thinks she needs.

The scenes between the two of them, sizzling! Honestly, in reading this, readers best be prepared to get all hot and bothered themselves! And then the story ends, love cliff-hangers! Simply put, Emma’s Arabian Nights #2 should prove to be a fantastic read as well.

Review by Cat

My Wicked Devil by Ann Mayburn mywickeddevil

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ASIN B00CXXOD1Y

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Blurb:

After a motorcycle accident left her with a fractured pelvis, former dare devil and actress Kira Harmony cannot have sex without pain. Unwilling to give up on her dreams of someday having a normal love life, she has come to Club Wicked to find a Dom. And not just any Dom. Kira is looking for the best sadist she can find, a Master who can help her learn how to turn her pain into pleasure and help her escape the prison her body has become.

Lord Bryan Sutherland has always had a taste for meeting the needs of masochistic submissives. When Kira contacts him, her plea for his help intrigues him. He’s always loved curvy redheads, and they certainly have an explosive chemistry together, but he doesn’t know if it is possible to establish the kind of trust needed in order to train her mind to convert agony into ecstasy. That trust is sorely tested when Kira continually pushes herself too far and refuses to safeword out.

Bryan must make a decision; continue to train Kira and run the risk of seriously hurting her, or walk away from the uncontrollable woman who holds the key to his heart.

Review:

What happens when you cross an adrenalin junkie and a sadist? A woman who needs to learn how to enjoy pain? You get a real exciting book! Poor Kira, going from Hollywood, a prima actress who has done all her own stunts, to a woman who now has lots of pain and needs a way to turn that pain into pleasure. Enter Lord Bryan…who actually is a real and true Lord. He has a past of his own that he has to overcome. He has a history that he doesn’t want to repeat again. Kira continually pushes those limits with him.

The chemistry between these two is unmistakable from the very first. Sometimes with a Dom or a sub, you just kinda know that there is going to be something there. And that is the case with these two. Bryan is going to help Kira channel her pain into pleasure, even if he ends up falling for her while teaching her. Kira falls just as fast, but she doesn’t want to give up who and what she is, but she desperately wants to be with Bryan.

Let’s just say that the scenes between these two…hot doesn’t quite cover it….smoking hot doesn’t quite cover it either. It was definitely one of those books that you’re not going to want to put down until you read it from front to back!

All in all, between the scenes and the history of the characters this was an awesome read!!

Reviewed by Cat

My Wicked Nanny by Ann Mayburn wicked

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

What’s a nanny to do when she finds her most forbidden desire in a place she least expects?

When Anya takes a job at a local sex club as a server, she never expects to find the object of her desire waiting for her behind the closed doors of Wicked. Taking the name Dove and donning a mask is supposed to be for the privacy of the guests, but ends up working out for her when she comes face to face with Jessie, the father of the children she takes care of as a nanny.

Jessie is everything Anya has ever wanted and now she finds out he is a Dom. New to the BDSM lifestyle, Anya stumbles through her duties as a server, dodging sadists and learning about public displays of erotic behavior. What fun! Sewing her costumes as a pastime, she crafts some gorgeous and revealing outfits to tempt Master Jessie. For a girl with body issues and a fear that she is not as attractive to Jessie as some of the thinner girls, this is a bold move, but it pays off well. (This in particular was a great spin to the story. Not all heroines should be stick figures. Curvy rules!) I also enjoyed the back story going on with some of the other characters. Ms. Mayburn has a series here that has the potential to be quite amazing.

This book is high up on the kink factor. As Jessie and Anya circle around each other, seductively learning what makes the other tick, we as the reader get to go on that journey with Anya. Ann Mayburn is an author that knows how to curl toes and make me clench my thighs. The sheer visual nature of her scenes was enough to get me crunching ice. There is an introduction to bondage, some very naughty f/f action, voyeurism, anal sex, public sex and more. The inner workings of Wicked are a place I hope to return to time and time again. This book was made for kinksters like me who love more than a brush with BDSM in books. Ann Mayburn scorches the pages as Anya awakens to her inner submissive and Jessie discovers his sweet little Dove is really his nanny. Sparks, people. Lots and lots of kinky little sparks. Can Jessie learn to blend his private life at the club with his personal one at home?

The action is hot and felt very real, so much so that it left me squirming in my seat on more occasions than I want to count.  If you enjoy a good story line with hefty element of kink, then you will like this book. It is not a dark BDSM encounter, but rather like a modern day Cinderella finding her prince with the flogger of her dreams. Excellent read that will suck you in on page one.

Reviewed by:  Erzabet

Pursued by the Prisoner by Ann Mayburn pursuedbythe

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ASIN B00BZ4TAKQ

Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Review:

Blurb:

Mary has always fantasized about a dangerous escaped prisoner kidnapping her and forcing her to submit to his brutal, pent-up desires. When she receives an invitation from the Institute of Women’s Sexual Satisfaction to live out that fantasy in one of their research facilities, she jumps at the chance. Now she just has to convince her gentle giant of a husband to take control and make her his willing love slave.

Review:

Yikes!!! I so wanted to be Mary. Not that I was ever a cheerleader or wanted to be, but to be in her shoes! Her gentle giant of a husband, Sean, so unsure of what she wanted and why, a big bald football coach! She does talk him around and gets him to see what she wants and why she wants it. Still, he’s unsure and like a lot of vanilla guys, he doesn’t want to hurt her and thinks that he will. He pulls out all of the stops and WOW! For a short story this one sure packed it in. I loved it! Throughout the story I wanted to trade places with Mary. She can read the story and I could be the poor kidnapped cheerleader! Hats off to Ann Mayburn who writes some amazing stories and this is just another example of what she can do!

Review by Cat

 

Excerpt from ‘Still’

 

“So, you live here now?” Male bondage

“Yes.” She glanced at him then back at the road. “I bought some land outside of Austin.”

“Where at?”

“Southwest of Lakeway. Where are you calling home?”

He fiddled with the door. “Right now, just an apartment down by Buda.”

“Is that where your family is? I remember you mentioning something about your mother being a high school teacher in Buda.”

Surprise crossed his weary, but still handsome features. “Yeah. I didn’t realize you were paying attention.”

“Wyatt, I’ve always paid attention to everything you said.”

“Me too, Doc, me too.” He shifted like he was going to touch her, then clenched his hands together in his lap. “So how’re ya liking Austin?”

“It’s nice.”

She glanced over at him and her heartbeat picked up. From the moment she saw him she wanted him but, first, he needed to know some things about her. She wasn’t going to change who she was but, at the same time, she really wanted to get to know Wyatt better. Something about him called to her heart, and to her soul, in a way she hadn’t felt in years.

“I found a local club that I go to now and again.”

“Really? What club? Maybe I could meet you there sometime.” He cleared his throat and quickly added. “You know, to catch up and stuff.”

“It’s called Lila’s.” She waited for his reaction, half expecting him to say that yes he did, indeed, know of the BDSM club and went there often. It wouldn’t surprise her one bit to find out that he was a Dom.

“Never heard of it.”

She licked her lips and decided to go for broke. Life was too short to tip toe around shit. “It’s a BDSM club.”

His jaw dropped and he stared at her. It would have been comical if she hadn’t been so unsure of his reaction. “No fucking way.”

“Yes fucking way.” She tried to keep her voice cool and measured even though she had a million butterflies dancing around in her belly. “I’m a Domme.”

“A what?”

“A Mistress…a Dominatrix. Take your pick of titles but that’s what I am and what I enjoy.”

“No. Fucking. Way.” He sat up straighter. “So…you like to beat the shit out of guys?”

“No!” She took a deep breath and tried to calm herself. “No, I do not beat the shit out of guys.” His disbelieving stare made her shake her head. “Well, okay, I only beat them if they ask nicely.”

“But isn’t whipping some poor bastard’s ass what Dominatrices do? I mean, at least that’s what they do in pornos. Oh God, you don’t want to pee on me do you?” She shot him a dirty look and he grinned. “What?”

“If you base your beliefs on how women behave on pornos, then I think I’m very wrong about what kind of man you are.”

“Hey now, I was just kidding.” He scrubbed his hand over his face. “I mean, fuck, I never would’ve thought you were into that kind of kinky shit.”

She tapped her finger on the steering wheel as they waited for the light to change. “I am, and if any man wants to be with me, he’d better understand what he’s in for. I’m not going to pretend to be someone I’m not for anyone.”

That shut him up and he stared out the window as they drew closer to his apartment building. “I can understand that…but, I mean, I’m not trying to be outta line, and I could be totally misreading this, but I’m not the kind of guy that could let a woman boss him around.”

She wanted to point out that she’d done just that while they were over in the sandbox, and that he’d been quite happy following her directions, but she didn’t think that was the right approach. With all of her heart she wanted Wyatt, and was pretty damned sure he wanted her, but she also wanted more than meaningless sex.

She wanted a submissive.

“Why don’t you research it a little bit. And no, I’m not talking about watching pornos.”

He blew out a harsh breath, the scent of alcohol drifting through the air. “Doc, I don’t know what to say.”

“I understand.”

An uncomfortable silence descended on them, but she wasn’t going to break it by begging him to give being her sub a chance. So what if she still dreamt of him? So what if being this near to him set her body on fire? And, dammit all, so what if she thought there was something special between them? If bottoming for her didn’t turn him on, if it wasn’t something he could learn to appreciate and crave, then their hypothetical relationship would never work.

Maybe she was coming on too strong, too desperate. She’d been looking for him for months now and thinking about how good it would be to see him again. She hadn’t taken into account that he might not be adapting to civilian life as well as she had. And his drinking worried her.

He leaned forward when they reached the entrance to his apartment complex. “I’m the third building on the left.”

She pulled into a spot near the entrance to his unit and put the car into park before turning to him. “Well, here we are.”

“Yeah.” He made no move to open the door, but he also wouldn’t look at her.

She reached into the back seat and dug around in her purse for a pen and one of her business cards. While writing on the back of it she said, “Here’s my card. My home number and cell are on the back. If you ever need me, call me.”

He took it from her, their fingers brushing. For a long moment he didn’t say anything, then he leaned across the seat, his intent obvious. Everything inside of her clenched in anticipation, her need for his touch deep enough to drown in. At the first brush of his lips against hers she trembled.

The second pass of his lips was a little bolder, lingering against hers before slanting his head and giving her a kiss that sent a warm cascade of tingles through her body, awakening her senses to him in a decadent rush of lust. She opened her mouth and he groaned, taking advantage of the invitation and meeting her tongue with firm strokes of his own. Unable to help herself, she fisted her hand into his hair, holding him still. God, he was so big, so strong. Here in the confines of her car he seemed to take up most of the space. She thought about what it would be like to rub her body against his muscled frame, to orgasm merely from her flesh sliding against his.

Moving back just enough to break their kiss she whispered against his lips, “Hold still. I want to enjoy you.”

He did as she asked and she began to slowly devour his mouth, tasting and sucking on his lips, paying attention to his every shift, to the changes in energy coming off his body. Her mind kept stumbling over the fact that this was Callahan, the same man she’d absolutely lusted after but who’d been totally off limits. He groaned when she nipped his lower lip and pulled her into his arms when she sucked on his tongue. Beneath the loose suit jacket his body was still firm, solid muscle, and she ran her hands over him trying to memorize the feel of his form.

When his hand went to her waist and began to travel towards her breast, she reluctantly broke their kiss.

“Come upstairs with me,” Wyatt urged, his eyes fever-bright with need.

Oh, she was sorely tempted to go up there with him, to lose herself in fucking this amazing man, but she wanted more. As hard as it was, she somehow managed to shake her head. “No, Wyatt.”

His face fell and he pulled back, reaching for the door. “Yeah, well it’s been goo—”

“Wait. I’m not saying no, or that I don’t want you. Right now I could fuck you up one side of the room and down the other, but I want more than that.” She hesitated, then decided to tell him a little bit of the truth.

“Something happened a while ago that taught me to live everyday like it’s my last and I… fuck, I’m explaining this badly.”

He reached across and ran his knuckles down her cheek, his eyes becoming heavy lidded with desire. “Take your time.”

“Look, I don’t want just a fuck. I want more, but I don’t know if we could work out long term.” His hurt look cut at her heart and she tried again. “Being a Domme is part of who I am, it’s as much a part of me as my hair or the color of my eyes. I was born this way, and I can’t become something I’m not in order to please someone. I need someone who won’t just be my partner, but will also be my submissive. And I don’t want someone who will fake it. I want someone who craves my dominance.”

He closed his eyes and thunked his head back against the seat. “Right now my cock wants me to say whatever I need to in order to get you into my bed, but that wouldn’t be fair to either of us. I don’t know if I can be, you know, like that with you.”

“How about this? You do some research and call me if you have any questions.”

“’Kay.” The look he gave her let her know that phone call would probably never come. “I’ll see you around, Doc.”

“I really hope you call, Wyatt.”

He shoved the card into his pocket and got out of the car without looking back. “Thanks for the ride.”

Before she could say anything more he shut the door and left her alone with her thoughts, the scent of his cologne and the alcohol on his breath still hung in the air. As she watched him walk into the building she had to fight herself to keep from running after him. Every word she’d said had been true, and she told herself that if they were meant to be together he’d call. Still, as she pulled out of the parking lot and back onto the main road she didn’t wipe away the tears that rolled down her cheeks.

 

About the Author

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of  West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story.As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.

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