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Kiss of Leather #1
Kyle’s a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he’s been missing.
After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.
Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.
Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.
Gavin pushed off the bathroom counter then ambled over to a large built-in cabinet to the left of Kyle. When he opened a frosted glass door, Kyle noted the piles of fluffy towels on the shelves, as well as every manner of hair products, washes, soaps, shaving accessories…
Condoms. Lube. Hot wax kit. Enema. Nipple clamps. Oh boy.
Gavin retrieved a large jar filled with what Kyle assumed to be bath salts as well as a small bottle of slick. He closed the door then carried the items over to the side of the tub, the edges generous enough to hold plenty of objects. He set it down before leaning over to run the bath. Kyle shifted from foot to foot. He knew it would take time, that they’d establish a routine. It was just that he really, really wanted to please Gavin.
“Shouldn’t I be helping you with that? Or, maybe doing it for you?”
“I’m taking care of you now, boy. This is for me to do.”
“Oh. Then thank you.”
Gavin’s eyes crinkled as he smiled. “You’re very welcome.” His gaze raked Kyle’s body. “Hmm. You need to be shaved. I’ll do that now too.”
Kyle ran his palm over his cheeks then down his chin. “Yeah. It’s late enough in the day that my beard might be a bit scratchy.”
Gavin’s eyes lifted to Kyle’s face. “I’ll take care of that as well.”
“You’ll…? Wait. Did you mean…?” He cupped his balls as he recalled the hot wax kit.
Gavin bit his lip as if trying not to laugh. “Kyle. I like my boys bare and I’ve shaved plenty of genitals and assholes—”
“Please don’t interrupt.”
“Sorry, Master. Surprise factor. But those things in there—” He let go of his nuts long enough to point to the cabinet. “There was hot wax.” He swallowed as he gripped his sac again. “And other things.”
Gavin let out a snorting chuckle. “Okay, Kyle. Let me clarify things for you. I do like to wax my boy’s hole, but I won’t do it tonight. I also occasionally want a completely waxed sub—pits, arms, legs—if I’m doing a public scene. Body hair can ruin the aesthetics of a rope demonstration or distract from marks left by canes or whips.”
Kyle placed a hand to his forehead.
He said he’d go slow. Just keep reminding yourself of that and you’ll be fine.
“Look at me, boy.”
He lifted his gaze.
“You have safewords, right?”
Kyle nodded. “Right.”
“Then you know everything stops if you use one. I’m never going to force anything on you. I will, however, push your boundaries, attempt to take you places you’ve never been before so that you can soar.” Gavin’s smile lit up his face. “You have no idea how much I look forward to that.”
Kyle grunted. “I probably do too, but I just don’t realize it yet.”
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From the author:
My Kink is Not Your Kink
I write a lot of kink. Not only that, but I enjoy writing about many different types. Some of it I’m more familiar with than others. I’ll leave it to your imagination to fill in the blanks of that last statement. Fortunately, I also have some people who I can turn to if I’m in need of clarification, along with some good online forums. Forums – not Wikipedia. Ahem.
I also find it interesting when one of my characters develops a kink that I hadn’t anticipated them having. There’ve been times when I planned on my characters having a rough and gritty scene, but it turns out sweet and sensual instead. I think most authors would agree that forcing your characters to stick to your well-planned out agenda is a story death sentence. So I just go ahead and run with it. In my current WIP, my characters were supposed to enjoy a bit of rough sex (it’s not even for a BDSM series), and one common fetish that was more of a backdrop to the other activities they engage in. It’s turned into one of my most sadomasochistic and fetishist stories to date. What the hell.
It remains to be seen how it’s received. I’m guessing that those who enjoy that particular kink/fetish will love it, but those who just don’t see the appeal of that kink, or who are perhaps turned off by it – will hate it. There’s nothing that can be done about that. It’s simply a case of your kink not being my kink.
I also read a ton of kink/fetish. As much as I love the genre, there are some activities that just don’t do it for me. I’ve made myself read a few to see if that author is able to change my perception. In some cases, they have and I’ve sought out more of that activity in other books. But in other cases? Nope. No amount of great authorship will make me seek out more of that particular kink. Doesn’t turn me on, make me curious or wish it was happening to me. Their kink isn’t my kink.
In Building Bonds, the first book in the Kiss of Leather series, you can expect a variety of kink. Since Kyle is not only new to the lifestyle, but is a late bloomer in his early thirties, Master Gavin has to build him up to the kink in their relationship. But Kyle takes to things like a champ, and by the final scene? Well, let’s just say Gavin works him over real good.
About Morticia Knight:
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms, The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative and Dylan and Zero from Biking Bad.
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