Thursday, December 28, 2017

THE HEART OF THE MATTER BY P NELSON #BDSM #erotic @pnelsonwrites

Author: P Nelson
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 205
Genre: Erotic Romance/BDSM

Eric Danvers thought he had found the perfect submissive before she was swept right out of his arms.

Now pining after the one woman he can’t have, Master Eric finds himself stuck in a gruelling cycle of emotional torture that has nothing to do with his BDSM lifestyle. Just as he was about to take a hiatus from The Cage and the lifestyle altogether, Master Eric is asked to take on the role of training Dom for one of the new subs. Rather than agreeing, he’s coerced into the role and finds there’s more to his new training sub than meets the eye.

Elizabeth Williams is a sub on a mission.

Elizabeth Williams has read every single book on BDSM she can get her hands on, and she feels as if this is the lifestyle for her. After saving up for an entire year and working an extra job, she finally had enough money to enter the couples training program at the most exclusive BDSM club in Vancouver. Unfortunately, as soon as Elizabeth and her boyfriend are accepted, he decides that he wants a different sub. Elizabeth decides not to let go of her dream and enters the submissive training program.

Master Eric soon finds that Elizabeth Williams may be more sub than he can handle. He loves her brattiness, but he knows it hides a pool of inner hurt that cried out to his Dom instincts to heal. Elizabeth falls for Mater Eric as soon as she meets him and really believes she cannot help her brattiness. She wants to give him her true submission, but she might not be able to set aside her past hurts to move on. Read the story of Master Eric and Elizabeth in The Heart of the Matter.



Eric sat on a stool at the bar of his former favourite place in the world. The sound of whips, hands meetings fleshy backsides along with the moans and groans of sex used to relax and centre him. Now
,it was just a reminder of what he wanted but couldn’t quite seem to reach. He took another pull from the beer bottle and surveyed the crowd, looking for the couple he most wanted to watch scene. Eric knew it was perverse, but if he couldn’t have Lilith, then he didn’t mind being their third wheel.
            “Master Eric.” The cheery voice of the resident shrink Calla Jones buzzed in his ear.
Eric didn’t need a shrink to tell him what his problems were. He already
knew he was straight
-up fucked.
            “Calla, can I just ask you to go away
,and you will like a good sub?” Eric asked as his eyes slid over the petite blond. She was wearing short leather boy shorts, but instead of fetware on the top she wore a
T-shirt that read DM.
            “Not a sub tonight
,Master Eric.” Calla smiled and pointed at her shirt. “I’m a dungeon monitor
,and I need to get through some club business while I’m at it.”
            “Don’t let me keep you.” Eric contemplated the last bit of beer and wondered
whether he should even bother ordering his second beer. He could have
only two drinks at the club. If he wanted to get really wasted, Eric would have to either go home or find another bar.
            Instead of moving away, Calla pulled out the stool next to him and sat down. Eric groaned and wondered
whether he could make a hasty retreat before she opened her mouth. It wasn’t very Dom
-like, but at this exact moment, he really didn’t care.
            “Master Eric, the club needs you to step up.” Calla’s voice had gone from cheery sub to serious shrink in less than a heartbeat.
            “You know I
d do anything for the club,” Eric replied slowly
becausehe had a fairly good idea of where this was going. Even though he would do anything for the club, there was something he wasn’t willing to commit to right now.
            “Good. Master Gaige has decided not to train any more subs. He wants to focus all his attention on his new permanent sub Lilith,” Calla explained what Eric already knew.
            “Yes, I
m aware of their situation,” Eric
’s voicegrated out. Unfortunately, he was too aware of their relationship. Eric was Lilith’s boss
,and he had waited months to introduce the obvious natural sub to the lifestyle, but another Dom had pipped him at the post. It was galling to know he had been half in love with Lilith all that time
,and now the only time he got to scene with her was in the company of the Dom she obviously loved.
            Calla’s face softened slightly as she looked at him. “We need another Dom to help out with the training. There
s a girl who
s ready to start in the next week
,and I had her lined up for Master Gaige, but I think you
ll suit her much better.”
” Eric began thinking that normally in the kink world he didn’t have to make excuses. He was a Dom and whatever he said was unquestioned by subs and other Doms. Unfortunately, this was Calla in shrink mode and that made things much more difficult. “I’m not really in the mood to spank virgin ass
right now. Can’t the twins do it?”
            They both looked towards the dungeon floor where two stacked Doms wearing the requisite leather pants were watching a demonstration by the owner of The Cage
,Master Flynn. He was using a
six-foot single tail whip to punish a sub tied to a St Andrews
Cross. By the look on the sub
s face, she was enjoying every minute of it.
re not twins,” Calla’s voice had become brusque at the sight of Master Flynn
as you are well aware. And it’s the middle of the hockey season. With their out
-town schedule
,neither of them has time to take on a full
-time sub
, let alone commit to a thirty
-day training program.”
            Eric glanced around the club, looking for anyone who could give him a way out of this situation. He spotted a Dom working a girl over with a sadistic
glee. She was screaming around her ball gag as he placed punishing blows all over her body. “What about Master Keith?”
            Calla gave him a look
as if he
were out of his mind. “Are you kidding me? I can’t give a newbie sub over to the resident sadist. What the hell are you thinking?”
            “I’m thinking you owe me ten for using a swear word.” Eric felt good for the first time that night. He was a man who liked to give out punishments normally.
            “When was the last time you had a scene that didn’t involve Lilith and Master Gaige?” Lilith asked bluntly.
            “I don’t have to answer that question
,Calla.” Eric’s voice had grown hard. He wasn’t mad, more embarrassed.
            “You haven’t played with anyone at the club in months, so unless you
re doing scenes outside the club
,the answer is you haven’t played with any subs except for Lilith.” Calla held up her hand when Eric opened his mouth to speak. “I get it, I really do. You wanted to bring Lilith into the fold, but it didn’t work out that way. You have to move on before it starts affecting her relationship with Master Gaige. After everything she
s been through, Lilith deserves happiness.”
            “I know that
,dammit.” Eric didn’t normally lose his patience, but he felt
as if he
were on edge.
            “Good, the sub’s name is Elizabeth Williams
;she is a total newbie to the lifestyle. Elizabeth was supposed to start the couples training last week, but at the last minute her boyfriend, and would
-be Dom, pulled out on her. So now, they
re doing the training separately.” Calla explained.
            “Why did he pull out?” Eric was curious about this girl even though he hadn’t met her.
            “Neither of them said.” Calla’s voice was casual, but years of reading women’s emotions in the lifestyle alerted Eric
thatCalla was not completely honest. “Listen, she’s a great girl. Ready for a big lifestyle adventure. S
he has a lot of energy and is super
-curious about everything. My analysis leads me to believe Elizabeth will be a brat of the highest order
,and she
s going to need a Dom with a very firm hand.”
            “I have a firm hand,” Eric said absently as he thought about Jane. He needed to get his head back in the game. Why not do it with a curious tourist? Eric could go back over the basics of the BDSM lifestyle and get his mojo back. At the end of the thirty days
,they would go their separate ways. No fuss, no muss.
,you do
,Master Eric,” Calla replied watching him intently. She didn’t say anything else letting him come to his own decisions.
            “I’ll do it.” Eric watched Calla’s face light up. “On one condition.”
            Calla scowled at Eric. “What condition?”
            “You find someone else for the next training sub. I don’t mind taking one on every once
in a
while, but I’m not going permanent like Master Gaige.” Eric was serious. He didn’t want to be stuck with all the newbies.
            “Deal, but you know we don’t get a lot of tourists through The Cage anyway.” Calla seemed happy with his decision. “I
ll forward your details on to her
,and the two of you can meet out in the mundane world.”
            “Fine.” Eric eyed Calla as she stood up, getting ready to leave. “Where are you going
, Calla? You owe me ten.” She appeared to struggle with the command for a second before demurely lowering her gaze.
            “Where do you want me
,Master Eric?”
she asked.
            “Pull your shorts down to your ankles, lean over and rest your hands on the bar.” Eric felt a surge of satisfaction go through him as Calla immediately did as he requested. Going into the bag at his feet, Eric unzipped his kit and looked through it until he found what he was looking for.
s your safe word
, Calla?” Eric asked as he tested the weight of the paddle in his hand. It felt good to have an instrument of torture ready to use.
,sir,” Lilith answered immediately.
            “Good girl.” Eric reached up and pushed the
T-shirt away from Calla’s ass to reveal the small of her back. Calla was a good-looking woman, but she needed a little more meat on her bones for Eric’s liking. “It’s a count of ten. This is a punishment, so I want to hear you count out.”
,sir.” Calla’s voice had become breathless in anticipation of Eric lighting her ass up.
            “Good girl.” Eric lined the paddle up with the fleshy part of her ass and struck. The sound of the paddle hitting her ass made his balls tighten and his dick harden.
            “One.” Calla breathed out.
            The next few smacks came in rapid succession, landing just after Calla’s count. Hearing her breathy voice, seeing the way her body responded to his paddle brought Eric the kind of peace he had search
edfor these past few weeks. He was finally out of
his head and in his Dom space, working over a woman who was committed to this small scene with him.
            “Ten.” Calla sighed and her head sagged between her outstretched arms.
            “Good girl
,Calla.” Eric’s voice was rough. “You took your punishment like a good sub. Do you want to be rewarded?”
            “I think I can handle that.” The voice of The Cage’s resident porn star said from beside him. Eric knew that Calla had been playing with Master Dillon and his protégé Master Mason for the past few months. Calla wasn’t wearing either of their collars, but Eric felt himself step back emotionally and physically.
            “Of course
,Master Dillon.” Eric relinquished his rights to aftercare to Master Dillon who inspected his
handiwork on Calla’s ass. He rubbed the red stinging flesh
,and Calla whimpered in response.
            “This is very nice work
,Master Eric.” Master Dillon commented in a matter
-of fact
-tone. Normally
,the guy was full of sarcastic comments, but tonight he appeared to be serious.
            “Thank you
,Master Dillon.” Eric took out some cleansing wipes and used them on his paddle before he put it back into his kit bag. Eric watched as Master Dillon leaned over Calla and said something in her ear. She nodded and stood up with a slight wobble. Master Dillon helped her pull her boy shorts back up and signalled for Master Mason to come over.
            “Why don’t you administer a little aftercare to Calla
,Master Mason?” Master Dillon addressed Master Mason as he approached. A grin spread across the other man’s face
,and he picked Calla up and held her to his chest.
            “No problem
,Master Dillon.” Master Mason nodded to Dillon before doing the same to Eric. “Have a good night
,Master Eric.”
            Before he strode away
,Calla’s voice called out
, “Don’t forget to watch for Jane’s phone call.”
            “I won’t.” Eric accepted the reminder. He was looking forward to meeting this new sub and seeing where the next month took them.
            “You taking on a new sub?” Dillon asked Eric with a frown.
            “Yup. A training sub,” Eric replied
,and Dillon frowned harder. “What?” Eric was starting to get worried over Dillon’s reaction.
            “Tricky business, training new subs,” Dillon remarked as his gaze caught something that looked interesting. Eric followed where he was looking and spotted Lilith and Gaige approaching a St Andrews Cross. His heart clenched at the sight. “You don’t want to end up like them, having to scene with one sub for the rest of your life.” Dillon’s voice took on a tone of sympathy.
            Eric thought about only playing with Lilith for the rest of his life and believed it wouldn’t have been such a bad thing. But he was looking forward to meeting Elizabeth and working out some of his demons.

P Nelson has just started her journey in Erotic Romance this year with her debut novel Take My hand. The Rehabilitation of Master Dillon is a prequel novel to Take My Hand focusing on the character of Master Dillon. Nelson calls Vancouver her hometown and is married with one young daughter. At 6.00pm most days she can be found with a G&T in one hand and either her daughter or a good book in the other.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Marissa Thomas left her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to pursue her dream of acting in Hollywood. Without industry contacts, she had to educate herself about the business. In How Not to Succeed in Hollywood, Marissa shares her experiences, both good and bad.
In addition to writing, Marissa is a licensed hair stylist. She also enjoys painting and produced the artwork for the cover of How Not to Succeed in Hollywood.



Author: Marissa Thompson
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 436
Genre: Humor/Fiction

In HOW NOT TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD, Marissa Thomas offers readers an inside view of one young woman’s journey to fulfill her dream of becoming an actor. The personal and humorous story of Lisa reveals the often difficult and inspiring process of navigating the entertainment industry.
The acting bug bit Lisa during her first elementary school talent show. After receiving positive reviews for her performance from her fellow students and impressed parents alike, Lisa basked in the high she felt from being on stage. She ventured further into the acting world as a teenager when she enrolled in a twelve-week acting program. Although plagued with some doubt about her potential to become an actor, the experience reignited the spark that had originally lead her down the road of performance.

HOW NOT TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD follows the staggered path that Lisa took on her journey to achieve her acting dream. Her love for acting expanded when Lisa entered college and began auditioning for plays produced by the theater department. Reassured by the exhilaration she felt while acting, Lisa made the decision to leave her home and move to Hollywood to pursue her passion, but first she had to tie up a few loose ends. After a whirlwind romance with a fellow student, Lisa found herself moving into her own apartment while juggling school and work, as well as taking the steps to fill out her acting resume. A car accident that resulted in serious physical injuries led to a slowdown in her momentum. However, Lisa’s best friend, Mike, who already had a solid plan to move to Hollywood, gave her the encouragement she needed to overcome multiple obstacles so that she could move forward with her goal.
Marissa wrote HOW NOT TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD to give “anyone curious about Hollywood culture another point of view from someone coming from a completely different world, aka the Midwest, taking the plunge, and immersing herself in a new life.” Marissa says the book is “the story of my life. I can’t tell anyone any surefire methods of getting cast for your dream project. I’m just sharing my life experience. Anyone with a relentless dream has to find sanity in the limbo between a self-motivated fantasy career and the harshness of having to survive real life in the process. We’re all human, and sometimes all you can do is laugh. Set a goal, and break a leg.”


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What first inspired you to write or who inspired you?

I got my cosmetology license before moving to LA.  And, when I moved back to Minneapolis, I went back to doing hair part-time.  Clients would ask me to tell them about experiences in LA, and then tell me that I had to write a book.
Do you take notes when reading or watching a movie?

Whether I want to or not, when I’m watching a movie, I’m also studying it.  I don’t take notes, but I’m checking out the background, and the blocking, and studying the actors’ expressions and reactions while delivering lines.  I watch how they deliver lines, what I like and what I think they should have done differently.  I imagine how long it must have taken to set up and shoot five minutes of the film.  How many takes it took to get every angle of a scene.  When I’m reading, I’m picturing scenes.

Has writing always been a passion for you or did you discover it years later?

I’ve always had a passion for improvisational acting.  Writing my own monologues always sounded like an unwelcome chore.  It wasn’t until I went back to doing hair and my clients asking me about being on set, and then telling me that I should write a book that I considered putting one together.

Do you have a day job?  What do you do?

I’m a hairstylist working full time at a corporate salon.

Can you name three writing tips to pass on to aspiring authors?

We all have our own ways of getting things done.  The one and only tip I can give anyone, is to just sit down at your laptop, and don’t pressure yourself to make the first draft perfect.  Just see what comes out, and take it from there.  You may find more inspiration in random thoughts.

Do you let unimportant things get in the way of your writing?

I would like to say no, but I’m sure that’s not true.  I have great memories from acting in MN and starting out in LA.  Regardless of what’s going on around me, it was fun to sit down and reminisce with friends that live both here and there.  I might think that other things won’t stop me, but I’m sure they contributed to a few shorter, or less productive writing sessions.

What hours do you write best?

I didn’t make the conscious decision, but I’ve learned that I write best in the morning.  I’m up early whether I want to be or not.  And, if I can write with a clear mind, I get a lot more done.  If I have an idea at work or the gym, I either lose the thought by the time I get back to my laptop, or cut my cardio short.

How often do you write?

Since my book came out, I have been writing at very random times.  Sometimes multiple times a week, and sometimes only weekly.  It’s just a matter of breaking down where I want to go from here.

Has writing always been a passion for you or did you discover it years later?

I discovered it by accident.  Only recently, but I can picture my tenth grade English teacher being proud.  Maybe not of the spelling and punctuation, but at least of the effort.

What are you currently working on?

I have a few projects I’m working on.  You never know what can happen!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Navy Seal Promise Book Blast - $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Author: Amber Leigh Williams
Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Pages: 384
Genre: Romance

He made a promise he intends to keep.

Harmony Savitt is off-limits for navy SEAL Kyle Bracken. Not only is she his best friend's little sister, she's also a single mother and the widow of a fellow SEAL killed in action. This soldier needs to keep his distance. But something between them has changed…

Despite the new complicated feelings he has for Harmony, when his family comes under attack, there's no one Kyle trusts more than her to help him get answers. When that threat extends to her and her daughter, though, he vows to protect them…even if it means putting his own heart on the line.

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Kyle swung the door open. "Inside."
"No kiss this time?" Harmony asked, testing him. Her chin was high.
"That's right." He spoke quietly enough that it didn't carry into the lobby when he said, "You want to know something I'm afraid of?"
"What've you got, superhero?"
"That whatever's happened between us tonight wiped out everything that came before it. Is that what you want?" he asked.
"Are you kidding me?" For the first time, he saw the nerves behind her brave front. Her chin quavered even as she jabbed him with her finger. "Why do you think I didn't say anything before? You think I want to lose my best friend?"
He didn't reply.
She lifted her shoulders in a helpless shrug. "But I the end of the day...I'm not half as noble as you are." 

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Amber Leigh Williams is a romance writer who lives on the US Gulf Coast. She lives for beach days, the smell of real books and spending time with her husband and their two young children. When she’s not keeping up with rambunctious little ones (and two large dogs), she can usually be found reading a good book or indulging her inner foodie. Amber is represented by the D4EO Literary Agency.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Meet A.A. Freda, Author of 'A Police Action'

AA Freda is an award-winning author. He’s written several novels with a third to be released in the first half of 2018.

His first novel, Goodbye Rudy Kazoody, an award winner, is a coming of age work about a group of teenagers growing work about a group of teenagers growing up in a New York City neighbourhood during the early 1960's was acclaimed by the critics.

His second piece and just released, A Police Action is another coming of age story about two confused young adults caught up during the free love and Vietnam era of the late 1960's.
The inspiration for his books are always his lifelong experiences and people he’s met along the way.
Freda was born in Italy but grew up in New York City and now resides in Easton, CT, a suburb of New York City that offers him a tranquil environment that allows him to keep his finger on the pulse of the city he loves so much. A graduate of Bernard Baruch College at the City University in New York, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Freda also served in Vietnam the subject matter of A Police Action. In addition to writing, in his spare time, Freda enjoys fishing, hiking, climbing and shooting pool.  
Mayra Calvani: Please tell us about A Police Action, and what compelled you to write it.
AA Freda A Police Action is a coming of age novel set during the tumultuous late 1960’s. It’s a story of two confused young adults caught up in a senseless war.
What compelled me to write this book is my own experiences going off to the war. I wanted to give the readers a sense of what that experience was like. 
M.C.: What is your book about?
A.A. My book is about two young people starting out and trying to make sense of their lives. Complicating the process is a small war going on in Southeast Asia involving some two million soldiers. A war that our country, for political reasons, refused to even call a war. A Police Action is what our government called this illegal war.
The story details the conflict that these two young adults faced with the war and societies conventions. Sex, living alone, abortions, death and love are all brought out in this story. Can these two-people overcome these life and death situations and manage to hold on to each other? Can they find the love and fulfilment in their lives that they are seeking?
M.C.:  What themes do you explore in A Police Action?
A.A. There are two major themes in A Police Action. The romantic relationship of two young adults. And the going off to war by one of the protagonist.  
M.C.:  Why do you write?
A.A. I love to let my imagination rune free. And, I enjoy telling a good story.
M.C.:  When do you feel the most creative?
A.A. It is hard to say. A good idea can strike me at any time. Generally, in the morning when I first wake up is the best. Sometimes a story comes to me when I’m hiking.
M.C.:  How picky are you with language?
A.A. Not very picky at all. I try to get in my character’s head and search for the best way to describe that character’s thoughts to the reader. I’m not impressed when an author tries to impress readers with his knowledge of the English language. What difference does it make? It’s the story that counts. 
M.C.:  When you write, do you sometimes feel as though you were being manipulated from afar?
A.A. If from afar you mean by the characters in your head then I’m being manipulated.
M.C.:  What is your worst time as a writer?
A.A. When the editor wants to cut out completely an important character or event in your book and the realization sits in that the editor may be right. And the result of course is a major rewrite.
M.C.:  Your best?
A.A. The best is when I hear back from a reader that they enjoyed my story.
M.C.:  Is there anything that would stop you from writing?
A.A. Death maybe. Falling into a coma.
M.C.: What’s the happiest moment you’ve lived as an author?
A.A. When I published my first novel Goodbye Rudy Kazoody and was told by my brutally honest best friend that he enjoyed the book.
M.C.:  Is writing an obsession to you?
A.A. It wasn’t always but it is now. I cannot imagine a moment that I wouldn’t be writing.
M.C.:  Are the stories you create connected with you in some way?
A.A. Yes, all my stories are of people I’ve met during my life time. Events that I have personally experienced or witnessed. Goodbye Rudy Kazoody, my first novel, is a story of teenagers growing up in New York City during the 1960’s. Something that I experienced personally. A Police Action, my current work, is a tale of a young man going off to Vietnam. Once again and experience that I personally had.  
M.C.:  Ray Bradbury once said, “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” Do you agree?
A.A. Well I’m not sure that I live in reality anyway. I love drifting off into my imaginary world and writing about that world. I agree with Ray, very often reality does get in the way. 
M.C.:  Do you have a website or blog where readers can find out more about you and your work?
A.A. Yes, I do have a web site it is I also take comments from readers on Goodreads.