YAY! It is officially here. I had planned on making this come out on the 25th. But, I have heard from some people that Amazon can take 12 hours or three days to post the book. I thought it would be better early than late, yes?
So I have SEVEN bags to give away filled up with Swag. Four Romcon, Two AAD and then one Harmless bag! All have at least four books and tons of SWAG. So, what do you have to do? Answer the question of the day below the excerpt. The contest will run until noon central time on the 28th. I will close down the comments and use Random.org to pick the winners. All boxes will be mailed out the following week.
So, here is the excerpt and answer the question in the comments.
A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION
B and N
For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.
Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives, and the most popular BDSM club’s patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he’ll be just fine.
Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father’s shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome’s new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can’t help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.
Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does, and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria.
WARNING: The following book contains: A Dom who thinks he can do no wrong, a new sub who is about to teach him he can, palm trees, a trip or two to Rough ‘n Ready, a flirty Aussie Dom with questionable motives, old friends, and a new enemy. Yeah, it might be called Harmless, but you Addicts know it’s anything but.
The simple answer made him smile. It had come out just like a perfect little sub should answer her Dom. A possessiveness he didn’t expect slapped him in the face, and he had to fight the urge to claim her. It wacked him upside the head like the club he should be carrying. It was primitive, Neanderthal almost. But he could stem the rising tide to make her understand just who she belonged to. Shit, this wasn’t a long-term relationship. He knew it was more than just the job, knew that for both of them it was. Rome just needed to remind himself that this wasn’t for keeps. He had met her less than forty-eight hours ago. She would be gone as soon as her job was done.
He bit down on the need to deny her the right to leave him. Fuck, he had to get his mind back into her submission and off any kind of relationship. He didn’t have any claim to her for the long term. But for the short term, he could make her his in a way she would never forget.
He trailed his fingers over her generous flesh. He never would have guessed her ass was so shapely before seeing it in that dress. Without hesitation, he pulled his hand back and gave her a smack. Her gasp filled the silence in the air. Rome heard the arousal, the surprise, and he couldn’t help doing it again. From his training, he knew just what it did to her, how the vibrations feathered out over the skin and throughout her body. He gave her another slap and smiled. He’d been right. Her skin pinkened so pretty.
Rome stepped in front of her. He crowded her, but she stood her ground. He could fight the little smile that brought about. He could smell the faint scent of her soap and her desire. It was a heady mixture. She was staring at the floor. Slipping a finger beneath her chin, he raised it to force her to look at him. Her lips were full with that bee-stung look that actresses paid a fortune to achieve. He dipped his head and brushed his mouth over hers. He’d been thinking of doing this—plus a whole lot more—since he’d touched her the night before.
One kiss was not enough. Rome had known it wouldn’t be. He slid his tongue along the seam of her lips, and she opened them willingly. She didn’t even hesitate for a second. Once he stole inside, she moaned. Tiny vibrations tingled over his tongue then filtered throughout his body. By the time he pulled back, the simple kiss had left them both breathing heavily.
Maria returned her gaze to the floor. “Look at me.” He waited until she had before continuing. “You don’t have to show me deference like that. It’s not my thing.”
He dropped his hand and was happy to see that she held his gaze. He slipped her bra off then placed it on the bureau behind him. He turned back around and sighed. She was just perfect. Small, delicate breasts were tipped with hardened pink nipples. She wasn’t big, but that was his preference.
He cupped one, brushing his thumb over the tip. She sucked in a deep breath but seemed reluctant to do so.
“Show your pleasure. I like that.” He bent down and licked her nipple. “But,” he warned, looking up at her, “do not come unless I give you permission. You will do everything I tell you. You will let me know the pleasure I give you, but you do not allow yourself that pleasure. It’s mine to own and mine to offer.”
He had meant to keep his voice modulated, but by the end of the orders, he was grinding out each word. He couldn’t seem to keep himself from letting her know he would own her body and soul.
Onto the contest!
So, we are getting some things going on Rough ‘n Ready fan page.
That is where all the character chats with Harmless folks are going to take place. Since Rough n Ready is our virtual BDSM club, I thought I would ask a simple question about it.
If you could REALLY go to Rough ‘n Ready, would you go to participate, take a class, or just to observe? And, what Harmless character would you like to give you the tour? If you have not read the books, you can just say hero or heroine:)
Good luck! Again, the contest runs until NOON central on FRIDAY the 28th. You will be responsible for contacting us if you name is drawn. This is open to international readers if you country has no restrictions.