Can Lukus persuade Tiffany to stay?

In this scene, Lukus has talked Tiffany into staying at his loft.  She is having second thoughts, afraid that they come from too different backgrounds.  Lukus knows she is afraid and is trying to persuade her to stay.

Excerpt:

“Open your eyes, Tiffany.” When she doesn’t comply, Lukus reaches up to cup her cheek with his hand, stroking her gently with his thumb. When he detects her leaning slightly into his hand, seeking out his intimacy, he repeats his request. “Open your eyes, baby… please.” His voice is soft, careful not to spook her.

When Tiffany finally opens her eyes, he can see the glossy sheen of her tears. He continues to speak gently. “First, thank you for being honest with me about wanting to leave. This will never work if you hide your feelings from me. Now, if you feel uncomfortable at my place, that’s okay. I can fix that. I can take you home to your place or to a neutral downtown hotel with lots of wonderful amenities to spoil you. Just tell me where you’ll feel comfortable and I’ll make it happen. But walking away is not an option, Tiffany. I won’t allow that to happen. I’m not letting you out of my sight until we can get a handle on whatever the hell it is that’s happening between us.”

When she remains silent, he continues. “And for the record, you couldn’t be more wrong. The fact you think this is just a normal day for me just proves you don’t know me as well as you seem to think you do. Maybe – just maybe – you should give me the benefit of the doubt until I prove I don’t deserve it. You think you can do that?”

He can see the hope flicker in her eyes. He detects her slight nod as her only reply. “So, where’s all that sass now, Miss O’Sullivan?” he asks, grinning. “You’ve got me hooked on your beautiful, sassy mouth. Don’t tell me you’re all out of jibes for me.” He knows he’s succeeded at breaking through her defenses when Tiff’s shy smile returns.

“Oh, don’t worry. I’ll never run out of sass. Maybe I’m just being careful to use it more wisely. After all, I’m not entirely sure I understand all the rules of the game we’re playing.”

Lukus is suddenly serious again. “Oh baby, that’s your whole problem. This isn’t a game, at least not for me. Nothing has felt this real to me in a very long time.”

Tiff sucks in a sharp breath, surprised by his admission. “Why me, Lukus? Seriously…”

Lukus moves his fingers to her lips, effectively shushing her. “Stop. Enough analyzing. We have plenty of time for that later. Tonight, let it be enough to know it’s because you look amazing in my favorite shirt.”

Tiff’s playful smile tells him she’s pleased. “This is really your favorite shirt?”

Lukus’ smile turns predatory. “It is now,” he says, and watches surprise flicker in her eyes.

As their gaze remains locked, Lukus expertly seeks out the few buttons holding his favorite shirt closed. He feels lower, unbuttoning each button slowly until none remain. He loves to watch the emotions parade through her expressive eyes as he slowly opens the dress shirt wide, exposing her luscious body to him. Without breaking their passion-fueled visual connection, he moves his hands lower slowly, grasping her bare ass and not so gently pulls her body forward to the edge of the stool, bringing her now naked core hard against his straining erection, the fabric of his jeans the only thing separating them.

Blurb:

A shattered marriage is rebuilt for one couple while their two best friends navigate a newly formed relationship – both against the backdrop of the BDSM culture. Brianna Lambert’s infidelity has come with a heavy price.

Being handed over by her husband for punishment by his friend and experienced dominant, Master Lukus, has not only revealed Brianna’s deep submissive nature, but allowed Markus to finally expose his hidden past as a dominant. Now the couple revives their marriage with a new dynamic – and new rules. Markus will no longer just be Brianna’s husband, but her Dom, and in the Punishment Pit where they once again found each other, Markus begins his beautiful wife’s training.

But they aren’t the only couple charting new ground. Master Lukus had no idea when he met Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany, that he could fall so quickly for a woman. But Tiffany’s experience with BDSM has been limited to that of a spectator. Can Master Lukus turn her smoldering interest in the lifestyle into a full flame of passion? Even as his best friend Markus, trains his wayward wife, Lukus find himself with the challenge of introducing Tiffany into his world of pain and pleasure.

In this sequel to “Wanting It All,” BDSM author Livia Grant guides readers on a realistic and sexually explicit tour of the emotional and physical challenges and rewards of dominance and submission.

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Brianna’s first intimate punishment from her husband

We made it to release day for  Securing it All!  Today I’m sharing the first intimate punishment scene after Markus arrives back at The Punishment Pit to pick up his wayward wife, Brianna.  He is struggling to not only forgive her, but more importantly, to assume the role of her Dom after pushing that part of himself down deep for over three years.

Excerpt

As his beautiful wife situates herself over his lap, Markus is filled with a forgotten cocktail of feelings. He feels surges of both dominance and dread at the thought of having to discipline his wife. It feels both better – and worse – preparing to punish Brianna than Georgie; Georgie was so submissive in every way that she almost never earned a real punishment. For that reason, almost all of their sessions had felt more like staged scenes, all part of the D/s game.

Tonight feels totally different. It’s real. Intimate. He can’t deny the Dom in him can’t wait to feel his sexy wife wiggling across his lap, grinding into his cock as she learns her lesson. The powerful feelings coursing through him are intoxicating as he takes a few minutes before starting to simply massage his wife’s lower back, ass and thighs, admiring the evidence of her previous punishments still visible across her bottom.

Overshadowing his feeling of dominance is his feeling of responsibility to her – to protect, cherish and guide her when she gets off course, to punish her when she needs to learn an important lesson. The fact that she trusts him enough to play this important role in her life humbles him and he’s surprised to find himself dreading having to actually hurt her. He’s always hated to hear Bri cry for any reason, and he knows he’s going to have to harden his heart tonight against her impending tears.

‘This is what she needs and you know it, Lambert. Hell, it’s what you both need, so don’t be such a pussy.’

The first spank to her right butt cheek surprises Brianna and even though it isn’t necessarily that hard, she gasps. Plunging in, Markus delivers a quick dozen swats spread evenly across his wife’s already pink ass. He’s proud of her for not trying to squirm out of position or cover her bottom.

“Good girl staying still. I forgot to tell you to reach your hands out above your head on the bed. I don’t want you to bring them back to your ass. I don’t want to accidentally hurt your hand. Do you understand?”

She replies quietly. “Yes, Markus.”

Giving her ass a sound spank, Markus reminds her. “During a punishment you will call me ‘Sir.’”

“Yes, Sir.”

Markus resumes a steady rhythm of hard, open-handed spanks as he lectures his wife to make sure she is learning her lesson. “Good girl. Now, Brianna, tell me again why you’re being punished tonight.”

“Because I cheated on you with Jake and put our marriage in danger.”

He delivers several harder spanks to her ass, causing her to flinch and wiggle in his lap. “Yes. That’s pretty serious, isn’t it?”

“Yes, Sir. I’m so very sorry, Sir.”

“I know you are. Why else are you being punished?”

“Because I lied to you.” As the loud, steady whacking sound of hard spanks fills the room, her wiggling gets worse, but so far she’s been able to keep her hands above her as he’s told her to.

“That’s right. I will not tolerate lies, Brianna. You will be severely punished each and every time I find out you lied to me. Is that understood?”

“Oh, God! Yes, Sir. I understand.”

Markus hears the quaver in her voice and can detect she’s starting to cry. He hates that he can feel his cock beginning to throb as it’s trapped beneath her wiggling tummy. It feels so wrong that he’s getting turned on by her vulnerability, at least up until he hears the telltale moan that escapes his beautiful wife after a particularly fast volley of spanks to her sensitive sit-spot.

“Brianna Nicole Lambert, you had best not be getting close to coming, do you hear me?”

“Oh please, Markus. I’ve dreamed of you spanking me like this for so long now that I’m so turned on. Please, can’t I come?”

He can’t help but chuckle. “Oh, I think I’m in big trouble here. I can see I’m going to have to come up with some other creative ways to punish you that you actually don’t like. Either that or you’re going to start being more and more naughty just so you can get a sound, hard spanking on this beautiful bottom of yours. I can see I’m going to have to give this some thought. You will not come. Not yet. We aren’t even close to done yet.”

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Blurb:

A shattered marriage is rebuilt for one couple while their two best friends navigate a newly formed relationship – both against the backdrop of the BDSM culture.
Brianna Lambert’s infidelity has come with a heavy price. Being handed over by her husband for punishment by his friend and experienced dominant, Master Lukus, has not only revealed Brianna’s deep submissive nature, but allowed Markus to finally expose his hidden past as a dominant. Now the couple revives their marriage with a new dynamic – and new rules. Markus will no longer just be Brianna’s husband, but her Dom, and in the Punishment Pit where they once again found each other, Markus begins his beautiful wife’s training.

But they aren’t the only couple charting new ground. Master Lukus had no idea when he met Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany, that he could fall so quickly for a woman. But Tiffany’s experience with BDSM has been limited to that of a spectator. Can Master Lukus turn her smoldering interest in the lifestyle into a full flame of passion? Even as his best friend Markus, trains his wayward wife, Lukus find himself with the challenge of introducing Tiffany into his world of pain and pleasure.

Securing it All, Passion Series, Book Two will be released on Wednesday, September 24th.

 

Countdown to Securing it All

After dreaming of becoming a published author for so long, the fact that my second book will be published in just a couple of days is exciting. I’m thrilled with the reception book one in the series, Wanting it All, has received.  I’m looking forward to the reaction to Securing it All from those fans that enjoyed book one.

Yesterday, I shared an early scene from the book between Markus and Brianna on Thianna D’s website. Check it out here if you missed it!  Click Here Today, I’d like to share an early scene between Lukus and Tiffany as they are getting to know each other.  Tiffany is a total newbie to the BDSM scene and is having second thoughts about staying at Master Lukus’ loft.

Also, before you leave the site, be sure to comment with your email address or sign up for the release newsletter and you will be entered in a drawing to win Amazon gift cards.

~Livia

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Excerpt:

When Tiffany finally opens her eyes, he can see the glossy sheen of her tears. He continues to speak gently. “First, thank you for being honest with me about wanting to leave. This will never work if you hide your feelings from me. Now, if you feel uncomfortable at my place, that’s okay. I can fix that. I can take you home to your place or to a neutral downtown hotel with lots of wonderful amenities to spoil you. Just tell me where you’ll feel comfortable and I’ll make it happen. But walking away is not an option, Tiffany. I won’t allow that to happen. I’m not letting you out of my sight until we can get a handle on whatever the hell it is that’s happening between us.”

When she remains silent, he continues. “And for the record, you couldn’t be more wrong. The fact you think this is just a normal day for me just proves you don’t know me as well as you seem to think you do. Maybe – just maybe – you should give me the benefit of the doubt until I prove I don’t deserve it. You think you can do that?”

He can see the hope flicker in her eyes. He detects her slight nod as her only reply. “So, where’s all that sass now, Miss O’Sullivan?” he asks, grinning. “You’ve got me hooked on your beautiful, sassy mouth. Don’t tell me you’re all out of jibes for me.”

He knows he’s succeeded at breaking through her defenses when Tiff’s shy smile returns. “Oh, don’t worry. I’ll never run out of sass. Maybe I’m just being careful to use it more wisely. After all, I’m not entirely sure I understand all the rules of the game we’re playing.”

Lukus is suddenly serious again. “Oh baby, that’s your whole problem. This isn’t a game, at least not for me. Nothing has felt this real to me in a very long time.” Tiff sucks in a sharp breath, surprised by his admission. “Why me, Lukus? Seriously…”

Lukus moves his fingers to her lips, effectively shushing her. “Stop. Enough analyzing. We have plenty of time for that later. Tonight, let it be enough to know it’s because you look amazing in my favorite shirt.”

Tiff’s playful smile tells him she’s pleased. “This is really your favorite shirt?”

Lukus’ smile turns predatory. “It is now,” he says, and watches surprise flicker in her eyes. As their gaze remains locked, Lukus expertly seeks out the few buttons holding his favorite shirt closed. He feels lower, unbuttoning each button slowly until none remain.

*****

I can hear the collective groan for stopping there.  Sorry, but the good news is you only have two more days to wait to see if they finally consummate the dance they started in book one.

Blurb:

A shattered marriage is rebuilt for one couple while their two best friends navigate a newly formed relationship – both against the backdrop of the BDSM culture.
Brianna Lambert’s infidelity has come with a heavy price. Being handed over by her husband for punishment by his friend and experienced dominant, Master Lukus, has not only revealed Brianna’s deep submissive nature, but allowed Markus to finally expose his hidden past as a dominant. Now the couple revives their marriage with a new dynamic – and new rules. Markus will no longer just be Brianna’s husband, but her Dom, and in the Punishment Pit where they once again found each other, Markus begins his beautiful wife’s training.

But they aren’t the only couple charting new ground. Master Lukus had no idea when he met Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany, that he could fall so quickly for a woman. But Tiffany’s experience with BDSM has been limited to that of a spectator. Can Master Lukus turn her smoldering interest in the lifestyle into a full flame of passion? Even as his best friend Markus, trains his wayward wife, Lukus find himself with the challenge of introducing Tiffany into his world of pain and pleasure.

Securing it All, Passion Series, Book Two will be released on Wednesday, September 24th.

Livia Grant is Going Deep in Wanting it All

Okay, I’d love to tell you to get your mind out of the gutter, but let’s face it.  I am an erotic romance author and if you’re here on my blog, your mind went to the same place mine does when I hear someone loves it deep.   I am, however, referring to my preferred style of writing/reading.

Maybe it has something to do with my psychology minor in college (see Dad, I told you that degree would come in handy one day!), but I’ve always gravitated to books that not only tell a good story, but also make me connect at a base level with the emotional drivers of the characters.  Maybe it’s understanding what makes the evil bad guy such a villain or why the beautiful, smart heroine could make the most unforgivable mistake in her life.  To me, the most powerful books give me a glimpse into their psyche, often making me examine my own feelings along the way.

So, knowing I like to go deep, you now understand why I took a few chances in breaking a few Publishing 101 rules with my series.   For one thing, the books follow more than one couple and are about a whole cast of friends. The friendships are rich and add a layer of complexity and reality to the series.  Another key differentiator is that this book takes on the taboo topic of infidelity and how a marriage can fight back from the unforgivable.  The first half of Wanting it All in particular is not for the faint of heart as there are some very edgy scenes that border on non-consensual, but readers who stick with me will be rewarded with a very rich character driven story with multiple HEA’s.   There is a strong BDSM theme throughout the entire series, but the story is as much about the psychology behind people’s desires for domination and submission as it is the smoking hot physical sexual activities.

Wanting it All is the first in the four book Passion Series.  Book two, Securing it All is due out on September 24th and book three, Having it All later this fall.  The release date is still TBD for Protecting it All, book four.  I would be thrilled if you would dive in deep with me and my characters!

BLURB:

Brianna Lambert has it all. After escaping an abusive ex-Dom, she has the good fortune to find and marry the love of her life. Markus’ gentle and devoted love has helped her put the pieces of her life back together. There’s only one problem. As the years go by, Brianna finds herself missing the excitement of the BDSM lifestyle. If only she could talk to her gentle husband about her secret desire to be dominated in the bedroom, but as a submissive, she finds she can’t make the words come.

When her ex-Dom resurfaces in her life, the flames of lost desire are reignited, leading Brianna to make a decision with shattering consequences.

As Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany O’Sullivan understands and even shares Brianna’s hidden desire for a alpha male to protect, cherish and punish her when she’s earned it. Still, Tiff is furious when Bri puts her life and marriage at risk for a fling with her abusive ex.

When Brianna disappears, Tiff tracks her down at a local BDSM club where Markus has sent his wayward wife to atone for her infidelity at the hands of his own best friend – club owner, Master Lukus Mitchell. Tiff may go to The Punishment Pit to rescue her best friend, but quickly finds she may need rescuing herself after encountering the Master’s Master. And when Markus is again ready to confront his wayward wife he, too, must come to terms with a secret past.

Wanting It All explores the delicate balance of dominance and submission as well as the importance of trust and communication within D/s relationships with a story that features believable characters along with explicit, no-holds-barred acts of sexual dominance and submission, as well as domestic discipline.

In one extraordinary weekend, four best friends are thrown into circumstances that force them to open old wounds and dig deep to discover what they really need to make them happy in life.

If you’re looking for a book featuring an explicit, intimate, and heartfelt look into the physical and psychological attraction of BDSM, this is the one book you must put on your reading list.

EXCERPT:

Brianna’s heart is breaking. Witnessing Markus’ pain is her final undoing. The fact that he could walk out and leave her here tells her that she has truly lost him. She knows she should be afraid of what’s to come, but on another level she welcomes the pain she knows she’s about to receive. She deserves it.

She slowly looks up until her gaze falls upon the haunting dark eyes of her captor.

“I have some really bad news for you, sweetheart,” he says. “Markus is my friend – a very old friend. I owe him big time. So here’s how this is going to go. I’m going to take you down to that stage. And once we’re there, I’m going to make you wish you had never been born.”

When Brianna refuses to break his gaze, his grim scowl turns into an evil smile. “I see. So you think I’m bluffing? You don’t believe me?”

After several more seconds of their showdown, Brianna finally answers in a defeated tone. “Oh, I believe you. I just don’t care. I deserve everything you’re going to give me and more. You were right. I had it all, and I threw it all away. If I’ve lost Markus, then there’s nothing you can do that will hurt worse than that.” She continues to stare at him defiantly when it hits her. “So your name is Lukus? As in the Lukus he just won a case for today?”

Lukus smirks. “So now you understand just how much I owe him. The ironic thing is tonight was meant to be a celebration for me and Derek and Markus. Instead, you had to go and let someone stick his dick in you and break my friend’s heart. I almost feel sorry for you,Brianna. I’m not the kind of man you want to make angry. But I am angry, and this is personal. You hurt my friend. I’m going to hurt you… bad.”

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