I am so excited to have my dear friend and fellow author, Sophie Kisker, visiting me today. In case you missed it, Sophie has recently published A Captive of Fear and Desire with Blushing Books. I was lucky enough to get an early glimpse at this dark thriller and let me tell you, you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. Welcome Sophie!
Thanks so much for inviting me, Livia! This is the darkest book I’ve written so far. If you like warning labels, you might like this book. Right now, it’s #1 in Erotic Action and Adventure!
A kidnapped woman and the man who must break her – it’s all a deception. A deception that could cost them much more than just their lives.
Dan Westbury knows that a good Dom has a great responsibility for the care of his submissives. But for this undercover agent there is nothing in his current assignment that is “safe, sane & consensual”. As the women kneeling before him look up with terrified eyes, he wonders if they’ll ever be able to forgive him for what he’s had to do, or if his actions will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Laura Hurst is a childhood friend and the only light in his tortured existence. She longs for a relationship with Dan, but when he offers none, she contents herself with fantasies of strong men who take control. Little does she know that her worst fantasies are about to become reality, and include a cell, harsh punishments, and an auction where she is sold to the highest bidder.
Because when a dangerous rival tries to distract Dan, his secret comes crashing into Laura’s life. Now Laura and Dan must keep his secret together and play their parts, knowing that revealing the truth before the end of this deception would have terrible consequences for them all. And as they move deeper into their roles, they experience a growing attraction to each other that forces them to confront their own dark desires and blurs the line between consent and coercion.
This book is a romance, but sometimes the path to happily ever after can lead to dark places along the way. Please don’t buy it if you are turned off by reluctant D/s, corporal punishments, anal sex, or permanent markings. However, if those things fascinate you, this is a book to satisfy that secret place in your mind where the shadows linger no matter how bright the lights.
In the following excerpt, Laura has just found out that Dan, who is undercover, is in charge of the group of sex slaves she’s been kidnapped into. He tells her he can’t get her out until the end of the sting operation.
“If I have to stay,” her voice was anguished, “then I want you—I need you—to do whatever it takes to get us through this, and I don’t want you to feel guilty about it later. If you have to hurt me, do it. Just get us home safe, please.” She had to get that out, no matter how terrified she was, before the band of fear squeezing her chest prevented her from saying anything at all. She couldn’t put any more burden on him than he already bore.
“Laura, you have no idea–”
“It doesn’t matter. I’m giving you consent.”
There was silence for so long she wondered if he’d left and she hadn’t heard him walk away. When he finally spoke, it was barely above a whisper.
“Laura, I love you and if we get out of here, I want to spend the rest of my life showing you how precious you are.”
The statement stunned her and suddenly everything she’d spent years refusing to think about fell into place.
“I love you too, Dan,” she replied, her heart feeling like it was being torn in two. “I think I always have. Now please, do what you have to do.”
She felt rather than saw his nod. She heard him turn to leave and suddenly it was too much.
“Dan!” she cried.
A slap landed on her face and she yelped in pain and surprise.
“I’m Master 1 to you now. Don’t forget it. I’ll be back after breakfast to deliver your punishment.” His footsteps faded as he left her hanging and alone.
Oh, God, help me! She wept as the fear roared up and consumed her.
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