Meet me in New York City (aka There Will Be Corsets!)

by | Aug 1, 2016 | Neighborly Affection series, Where Am I

I am stunned and honored to say that Becoming His Master (Neighborly Affection #4) is a finalist for a Golden Flogger award.

Golden Flogger Award: FinalistHenry and Jay are up against four other worthy contenders in the LGBT category. The awards ceremony will be held during the annual BDSM Writers Con East, so — deep breath — I’m going to be doing a few things my shy self has never done before.

Going to New York City. Attending a conference as an author. Wearing some of my favorite corsets in public. 😉

I hope if you’re in the city August 18-21, 2016, you’ll stop by and see me. I’ll be signing books during the book fair on Friday afternoon (1:30 to 3 p.m. August 19 at the Skyline Hotel in mid-Manhattan). Please come say hello. I promise, I’ll be more nervous than you are.

I got to answer some fun questions for the conference interview team. Curious about my thoughts on BDSM? Here’s a peek:

What is it that you love most about this genre?
The raw honesty, hands down. A good scene strips the players down to their core and shows them at their most naked and vulnerable — and “naked,” here, has nothing to do with what they’re wearing. In real life, the experience is akin to staring into someone’s soul.

Read the whole interview on the conference website.

If you don’t have a paperback copy of Becoming His Master or the other books in the series, there’s still time to pick them up, or I’ll have some available at the book fair. Come talk books and corsets with me on August 19! 🙂

Becoming His Master (Neighborly Affection #4)

From rescue to romance…

Henry: “I won’t touch him when his need is so raw and untrained.”

Henry: “I won’t touch him when his need is so raw and untrained.”

Teach a wounded submissive the value of his service. The task ought to be an easy one for an experienced dominant like Henry Webb.

But novice Jay Kress challenges his teacher like no other. Still bearing the bruises of an encounter outside the bounds of safe consensual play, Jay is desperate to submit to the man who saved him—and shamed by his desires.

Henry recognizes the dangers of a relationship built on hero worship. He’ll teach Jay how to stay safe, that’s all. He won’t take advantage of the younger man’s trust. He won’t share his fantasies about his dark-haired, athletic student. He’ll never claim this submissive for his own…

NOTE: Becoming His Master is a prequel that tells the origin of Henry and Jay’s relationship in their pre-Alice days.

Named a top read of 2015 by Crystal’s Many Reviewers.
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