OhMy! Monday: @dochappycamper Shares and Excerpt from Her #LGBT #BDSM WIP Bound in Paradise

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Welcome to Behind Closed Doors! Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my current WIP, “Bound in Paradise.” This is actually a prequel to The Surrender of Julia (Now and Forever 3). I’ve had several people ask about how Julia and Carmen met and about their time in Hawaii. When we decided to put a summer anthology together, I thought this novella would be a good fit along with one by Lia Michaels and Bonnie Bliss. Season of Sun and Sin is turning out to be one of my favorite compilations to work on because of the stories that will be included. If all goes according to schedule, we hope to have advanced print copies to take with us to RomCon in June. Denver here we come!

Let me first say the following is an UNEDITED excerpt. My editor will have her hands on the completed piece within the next few days and will help me tweak things throughout. In other words, please don’t jump all over me if you find grammatical errors. This is still a WIP and things could change, including this scene. So with that said, here’s a scene from Carmen’s POV. She’s helping her sub Julia get ready for their first scene in front of their  BDSM play group.

 

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BDSM_collar_backJulia sat before her with her eyes closed. Carmen expertly French braided her lover’s hair with dark red ribbons, and then secured the end so the resulting tail hung half way down her back. She gazed at Julia’s reflection in the mirror in front of them. Her body flushed from her cheek bones to the valley between her full breasts on display in the red leather corset. “Open your eyes.”

Julia gasped. “How did you do that so fast? I thought you had trouble with hair.”

“Only with my own. I have a lot of fun playing with the hair of others, especially my pets. No one has hair like yours. It’s perfect.” Carmen wrapped the braid around her hand and smiled.

“Now I understand why you wanted to braid my hair.”

Carmen tugged the braid so Julia’s head tilted back. “As much as I love your hair all wild and free, it’s best to keep it bound like this so everyone can see your beautiful face as it flushes deep crimson with exertion. You will have to work hard to maintain control until I give you permission to let go.”

Julia’s steel gray eyes appeared to sparkle with excitement. “I’ve been looking forward to this night ever since you invited me to come here with you. You could have had any of the others as your sub and you picked me. Why?”

“I saw a fire in you I wanted to harness but not extinguish. Many would try to break you, but I wanted the chance to bring out your true self. I know you have a lot of walls built up around your heart. I want you to trust me enough to keep you safe so you can bust down those barriers. You ooze sensuality and raw sex with every movement of your body. Do you realize that every time you enter a room, all eyes are drawn to you? Some want to possess you. Others desire to be possessed by you.”

“And you?” Julia swallowed hard and held Carmen’s gaze.

shutterstock_95807107“I’ve been searching for a sub who can not only take whatever instruction I dish out, but can challenge me to be a better Mistress. I want a partner in every sense of the word. I have no power unless you give it to me. Your complete submission and trust in me is the best aphrodisiac.” She released the braid and reached for a few the diamond crusted combs on the dressing table. She slid each into the weave of the braid securing the last of the stray tendrils from Julia’s face.

Julia smiled and slipped her silk stockinged feet into the thigh high patent leather boots.

Carmen knelt and adjusted the laces of each boot so the material fit Julia’s body like a second skin. “Walk a few steps for me and let me know if they’re tight enough. I don’t want you to lose your balance because the boots aren’t giving you enough support.”

Julia took a few tentative steps and then lengthened her stride into a full on strut across the room. The five inch high heel of the boots changed her posture so she had to stick out her already rounded ass and arch her back to keep her balance. She turned and made her way back toward Carmen with a smile that lit up her face. “It’s a little scary at first to be this high up from the ground, but I don’t feel like I’m going to fall over. I think you have the laces just right.”

Carmen patted the cushion in front of her. “Good. Sit down. I have one more adornment for you.”

Julia sat down as directed. Her eyes fell to the box Carmen now held in her hands. “What’s in there?”

Carmen pushed a button and the lid popped open to reveal several clamps with bells attached. She picked up one and shook it in front of Julia’s eyes. “Spread your legs, kitten”

All Rights Reserved ©Tammy Dennings Maggy 2014

For those of you who haven’t read The Surrender of Julia yet, you’re in luck! Sassy Vixen Publishing has agreed to lower the price for a limited time only to 99¢. That’s right! You get two bucks off the list price if you act now. Look for the sale on ALL ROMANCE and AMAZON.

Until next time, my friends

~Tammy

 

#SPeekSunday: @dochappycamper shares Snippets from THE SURRENDER OF JULIA #LGBT #Eroticromance


Welcome to my first Sneak Peek Sunday. Each week, a group of authors share six paragraphs from a current work in progress or published piece. The entire list of this week’s participants can be found by clicking on the image above. For my part, I’ve decided to share six paragraphs from my latest release The Surrender of Julia (Now and Forever 3). Here is where we’re first introduced to The Three, the trio of gods known as the Eternal Siblings. In the chapter this scene is taken from, we learn they’ve decided to intervene in the lives of a specific group of humans all interconnected with each other. Julia’s life is the topic of conversation at the moment. Something about her tugs at the heart of the Goddess Fate and her youngest brother, Lucius.

Released December 29, 2013

Released December 29, 2013

The entire far wall of the mountainside chalet was covered with high definition television screens. Modern technology fascinated The Three. They were able to keep track of their human creations, using the very gadgets invented by them.

Lucius in particular, seemed fond of the wireless technology used in cell phones and personal computers. With a few swift clicks on the keyboard of his laptop, all the screens came to life with pictures of the people they were gathered to discuss.

Yeshua, the eldest of the Eternal Siblings, sat in a large, overstuffed easy chair, taking in all the lives playing out on the screens before him. His deep blue eyes scanned through everything in seconds, immediately recognizing those in view.

These humans were the favorites of his sister, Fate. Once again, she wished to plead the case of another of the group. Apparently, this particular human seemed to be special—to Lucius as well.

“Why should we intervene with Julia’s life path now?” Yeshua asked. “Isn’t enough we’re allowing the Guardians to help Quinn and Jacob find each other? Wouldn’t it be wise to just see how it all plays out for the rest from this point on?”

The tall, dark, brooding God of Trials and Tribulations rolled his amber eyes. “As you’ve pointed out on numerous occasions dear Brother, our interference with any life path affects more than just one creation. By giving Jacob and Quinn their chance to bond on the Island, we’ve opened up too many other variables for the others. In order to keep them all on their chosen paths, we have to give a nudge here and there.” Lucius smiled at Fate. “Your new Guardians should be able to handle all of them, although I think they’ll need your help a bit with Julia.”

 

Want to know more? You’ll have to pick up your own copy of the book and read it for yourself. 🙂  Will Fate’s intervention come in time or will Julia ultimately give up on her chance at a happily ever after with the one who holds her heart?

 

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OhMy! Monday: #SB48 Inspired @dochappycamper to Change the Game Plan #amwriting #MyWANA

Oh My! Mondays Banner For Behind Closed DoorsWelcome to the newly renovated Behind Closed Doors! With the new year, I’ve been going through quite a bit of soul searching in order to figure out just what I wanted out of my writing and publishing career. I’ve been split between four pen names (including this one) and getting a fledgling publishing house up and running (Sassy Vixen Publishing). It’s been a wild ride to say the least and nothing short of a miracle I’ve come this far with my sanity somewhat intact. I can’t keep burning the candle at both ends and the middle. Something had to give and it turned out it was me.

I had to decide what was more important to me right now: my career as an author (four actually), or a publisher.

The game plan has always been to write and get my books out there in front of as many people as possible. I have so many stories to tell about all the characters constantly chattering in my head. There really isn’t enough time in the day to handle all of them and go full throttle running a publishing house. I can’t take on new authors until Sassy Vixen builds up a reputation for quality work. I can’t have that if I don’t put my all into the writing in the first place!

See my dilemma? Two beautiful career goals and both are suffering because I’m spread too thin. Time to go back to basics and enjoy the very reason I got into all of this in the first place. With that in mind, I’d like to announce I’m going to write a novella to be included in a Summer Lovin’ themed anthology with Sassy Vixen Publishing. I’ll be joining five other authors in this project. My piece will delve into the back story of two characters from my last novel.

Julia and Carmen hold a special place in my heart. Their story was a tough one for me to write and it was “rejected” by Siren because it didn’t fit into any of their imprints. They liked the writing style and the characters…BUT since I wrote M/F pairings in the first books of the series, they didn’t think the F/F pairing would go over well with the readership I had up to this point. I refused to believe that and even if it was true, I wanted to tell this story the way Julia and Carmen presented it to me—not to fit in some sort of formula for a specific imprint.

Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with writing tales to fit, it just wasn’t for me. Not for this story. Not for the rest of the series either.

The current novella will visit with Julia and Carmen during their first trip together to Maui. It was a time in their lives when they fell in love with each other for the first time. Of course, Julia had a hard time with those feelings once they returned to the mainland. You’ll get to read all about it this summer. Until then, here’s an excerpt to wet your appetite for these lovelies! Enjoy!

 

The Surrender of Julia Cover 2500 long sideThirteen years ago, Long Beach, California

The hot bath laced with jasmine oil helped her relax. Julia hadn’t realized just how tense her entire body was until she was completely submerged in the large sunken spa tub in Carmen’s master bathroom. She’d forgotten how much she enjoyed just soaking in this tub. It’d been far too long since she stayed here. Julia became determined to change that.

During the drive out of the city toward Long Beach, she knew she finally moved in the right direction in her life for once. All these years, she put her passion into her art and the various muses along the way. Now, she headed toward her heart’s desire. The one person who accepted her for who she was from the start—someone  strong enough to take her in hand when she needed it and who’d been right by her side all along. Julia hoped it wasn’t too late to give herself over to her Mistress completely.

She stepped out of the tub and reached for one of the large fluffy towels to dry off her now relaxed body. Her hair sat piled on top of her head, clamped in one of the banana clips she found in the vanity drawer. It looked like it’d been hand crafted by using two pieces of jade and it made Julia smile. It was the very first gift she’d given to Carmen after their trip to Hawaii almost 13 years ago. The color looked beautiful in her blonde hair and actually made several appearances in Julia’s paintings. She always respected Carmen’s wishes to not put her into any of her artwork, but seeing the jade hair clip always made both of them smile and reminisce.

Looking back at her reflection in the mirror she saw the shy gray-eyed little girl who first came to LA, hoping to make it big and prove everyone from her home town in Missouri wrong. She wasn’t a freak or trailer trash like her parents. She was somebody and it was time to reclaim her true self. Julia left the bathroom and walked naked toward the large walk-in closet. She went directly to the chest of drawers on the far corner and opened the top drawer. Inside, she found the boxes of bell clamps Mistress directed her to wear. After choosing one of the boxes, she then turned to peruse the rest of the closet.

She didn’t have far to look for the boots. A shelf of several pairs sat to her left. One pair in particular, spoke to her. Without hesitation, she chose the patent leathers with the five inch heels that laced from the top to toe. Of course there was a zipper on the inside of the boot to make it easier to get them on and off, but Julia never felt sexier than when she slowly laced herself up in those boots.

The clamps were coated with latex to help them grip to her flesh comfortably and yet hold on tight enough to not slip off during play sessions. The weight of the bells caused the clamps to tug on her nipples each time her breasts moved.  Nothing like that sensation ever existed for Julia before and she felt the immediate rush of warmth between her thighs with each jiggle and jingle of her tits. To attach the last two clamps, she needed to sit on the bed and spread her legs wide. Grasping first her right and then her left outer pussy fold between her thumb and forefinger, she fit the clamps into place.  There was a separate ring on each of the clamps where Mistress could attach a fine gold chain leash, tugging on it to keep Julia’s attention focused on the tasks at hand, and reminding her not to cum until given permission.

©Tammy Dennings Maggy 2013 All Rights Reserved

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