Welcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the fabulous Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.
Today, I’m sharing from TAKING COURAGE, Love Projects 2 which is releasing tomorrow from Evernight Publishing! SQUEE 😀
This is also my official “take a chance day“. One year ago today, I submitted a manuscript that would be my debut release. Aw! I still remember my crazy nerves from that day and the waiting afterwards, but it was all worth it. TAKING CHANCES, Love Projects 1 found a wonderful home with Evernight Publishing. So, this is your reminder, take a chance, TODAY!
This tease is from the beginning of TAKING COURAGE. Janna has finally found the courage to enter a BDSM club, but she forgot to mention one very important thing to her Dom for the evening.
“Head up now.” Something was agitating the tender bundle in his arms. Simon wanted to help her through it. He may have taken a step back on his training responsibilities since his last experience, but Janna felt perfect under his hand. He’d have to find out if she’d be back.
“What’s troubling you, pet?”
“I forgot to mention something earlier.” She tucked the blanket under her chin.
“Oh?” He rubbed in big circles around her back. “Why don’t you tell me now?”
“This was my first time, Sir.”
“Your first?” His confusion was thick. She tried to hide her eyes from him, but he saw shame. Sometimes newer submissives struggled with firsts. “Is this your first time being a guest?”
“Is your home club much different?” The safe rules of BDSM clubs were pretty universal, a real gift to traveling kinksters, but sometimes a scene in a different setting could be unsettling.
“I don’t have a home club, Sir. Well, not one that I physically visit.” She rubbed the edge of her blanket. “I’m an active member of their chat rooms.”
He hadn’t heard her right. No. She felt like an experienced submissive. Was she just playing the part? Anger ticked a quick pace up his spine.
“Are you telling me I just gave you your first scene?”
“Why did you withhold this information?” When she didn’t answer he added, “Why weren’t you honest with me?” He pushed her slightly, in part to get some distance and to keep her safe from him. “Answer me, now.”
“I forgot. It all happened so fast, and I forgot one of my lines.”
“Lines.” He finished shoving her from his lap and stood. “I hope you had fun tonight.”
“I did, Sir,” she said as she stood to join him. She tugged at the edge of the blanket that had stuck in the couch. “Please, let me thank you for tonight.”
“There is no need. You lied to me, and you had your fun.” He scratched his brow. “Go home now.” He took two storming steps away and stopped. He forced himself to return to her, disgusted by how good it felt to see her face once more. He stopped within an inch, forcing her to look up. “Do yourself a favor. Enter that club at home, get yourself in a training program, and do not ever lie to a Dom again.”
He wanted to hit something. What was it with submissives and their lies? The lie might have been smaller this time, but it was still a lie.
He thundered past the scene areas and kept walking, increasing his speed. Folks saved themselves and moved out of his way. Fury radiated down his arms curling his fingers into fists, almost there.
Some members thought Keller was crazy when he’d installed the small gym next to the club. When the roster quickly filled, it was Keller that was laughing all the way to the bank. Simon had a regular date with the bag hanging in the corner. He may no longer enter the ring, but the regimented workouts kept him strong and centered.
A couple more steps and he’d entered the gym and saw the innocent bag hanging right where he needed it to be. He slammed his fist into the bag. Pressure reverberated from his hand straight to his heart, but it didn’t release the revulsion.
He needed to get this out and get back on the floor. One of his best friends was about to collar his sub. The bag swung around. He walked around it and rolled his shoulders back. He wanted to witness the happiness a pair could have when things worked out and no one lied.
It was just a scene, something he could shake off, and she was just a guest sub. There was no possible way she could have felt as right as he thought. The anger was tricking him. She was just another lying sub. A sub to forget. A sub he would never see again.
An image of her regret filled face tugged at his resolve. His fingers flexed as he remembered her velvet channel. His cock twitched, and he hit the bag again.
Oh boy! It looks like it’s not just Janna that’s in for a rough ride. Not to worry, It won’t be long before these two are back in the same room and sparks are flying. What a ride. I loved writing these two! TAKING COURAGE releases tomorrow. I hope you get a chance to read it. 😀
Janna’s ready to make over her life and get out from under the controlling thumb of her father. She doesn’t want another failed arranged marriage. She’s ready to do whatever it takes for the career she wants, enter the lifestyle she craves, and to earn the trust and love of the man that has captured her heart, but heartbreak and career hiccups seem to be her destiny.
Simon’s still recovering after his last submissive lied her way into his life. He’s not ready for Janna and how she pushes against his prejudices. He needs to decide if he’s willing to lose her or if he’ll fight for her love and submission.
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Wow. I felt the tension…his fury. But I still wonder if he isn’t overreacting. She didn’t actually tell a lie. I guess his back story explains his response.
Most definitely. He’s still getting over a very similar situation. Poor Simon.
I dunno, I’m with Simon on this one. BDSM needs its rules and trust to keep everyone safe. Backstory or not, I don’t tolerate lies or “omission of truth” either. Great tease, SJ. 🙂
Absolutely, Siobhan. BDSM requires your full truth. Poor Janna too. She hadn’t meant to leave that bit out and I’m sure you can imagine how she’s beating herself up even before Simon scolded her.
Oh WOW, SJ, I *have* to read this. I think his fury is spot on. If he can’t trust her to tell him the basics, how can he her trust her with the big stuff. Fab teaser!
“He pushed her slightly, in part to get some distance and to keep her safe from him.” That was my favorite part because he was so obviously pissed and hurt, was aware of it, but didn’t want to hurt her. That’s a hero for you 😉 xoxo
Oops, some seriously crossed wires here. But I have faith that they’re going to work it out — in spades. 😀 Very nice tease.
Great teaser 🙂
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