I'm handing my blog over to author Tara Crescent today. She's just released her latest book, The House of Pain, and is sharing one hot little snippet. Check it out - and I don't mean just that gorgeous cover!!
Sara White is outwardly a good girl; she follows the rules; works in a professional office; has a boyfriend who treats her with consideration. However, deep inside her, there’s a craving for pain, a desire to be spanked and whipped, to be submissive, to be controlled.
One day, she walks into the House of Pain, a sex store in Toronto that also does shows in the back, where women are whipped and spanked in front of an audience. Transfixed by the idea, she signs up.
Doug Patterson has met Sara at work, but discovers a whole new side of her when he sees her at the House of Pain. He approaches her and suggests Sara become his submissive. Sara is attracted to Doug; but afraid of complication.
Will Sara surrender to Doug, and yield to her desire to be submissive?
Contains BDSM, flogging, anal sex, and much more...
Tara’s note: This is my favourite bit of this story. Sara is getting punished by Doug for asking if she could talk in the dungeon. As she finds out, Doug’s not interested in a perfectly trained sub; he wants a real woman in both the dungeon and his bed…
He resumes my spanking. I’m moaning now, whimpering and writhing over him. Each stroke is painful; each stroke makes me flinch. The pain flows through me; but I can’t disassociate from it the way I did at the House of Pain. Here, the immediacy of Doug’s body against mine keeps me firmly in the moment, where I can feel every blow.
“Repeat after me again. Any rule is negotiated by both of us, with full consent from both of us…”
“Any rule is negotiated by both of us, with full consent from both of us…” My voice is small. This is a very effective lesson; one I won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
His hands are stroking my ass again. My flesh is throbbing and painful. But he soothes me expertly, he has very subtly pulled me closer. The moment feels different; there’s electricity in the air; and there’s intimacy in the way he’s stroking me.
“I’m not interested in any submission of yours that lessens you…” he says quietly. “I’m not interested in objectifying you, in humiliating you. You are always more than a naked, willing body. You are a person, with wants and needs, hopes and fears.” His hands are still stroking me. I remain very still; I listen to him. There’s quiet certainty to his tone. I remember my first impression of Doug. This is someone who knows what he wants.
And as I listen to him articulate what he wants, pressed down on him, ass inflamed and throbbing, I am suddenly very afraid. Doug will not be content with being kept within a tidy little box. Doug will want everything I have to give, and more.
Hello, I’m Tara Cresent. I’ve always fantasized about being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come true!
By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I am a daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance.
In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden, travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix (zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)
I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy, with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in.
I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work. My favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it.
From time to time, I blog about what I’m writing at http://www.taracrescent.com. The blog is also where I post book excerpts; highlight information about upcoming promotions, and so on and so forth. Follow me there to keep up with all the fun!
Each stop will feature a different extract of the book – visit them all!
November 23, Four Seduced Muses | November 24, Celeste Jones| November 25, House of Taboo | November 26, Lily Harlem | November 26, Cara Bristol | November 27, Spanking Romance | November 28, Christina Jean Michaels | November 29, Daizie Draper | November 30, Smile, Somebody Loves You | December 1, BDSM Book Reviews | December 2, Natasha Knight