We’re so pleased to welcome author Tricia Owens today on the tour for her Sin City series. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from book eight, The Doms Club, so enjoy and then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win an e-copy of Lessons in Obedience, book six in the series (**books can be read as standalones**).
Lessons in Obedience: Max and Ethan have survived the Las Vegas Mafia, foreign hitmen and obsessive stalkers, and their relationship is beginning to show the strain. To refresh their roles as Dominant and submissive, Max books them a vacation at a gay resort in Greece. Beneath the hot Mediterranean sun Ethan will know pain and he will know pleasure and he will learn what true surrender means when Max fully wields his power. Numerous graphic sexual situations. BDSM.
Death Defying Acts: Business responsibilities and the Poole family legacy are distractions while Max and Ethan, bodyguards for the rich and spoiled of Las Vegas, take on an assignment protecting an aerial acrobatic duo who is being harassed by what seems to be a homophobic stalker. Max knows how important professionalism is. He owns the business. But the stress of the job and his own inability to resist the submissive siren call that is Ethan causes him to lose control. With a potentially dangerous, hateful stalker on the loose, can he afford to let down his guard and allow Ethan to get too close? Numerous graphic sexual situations. BDSM.
The Doms Club: Ethan has only a sketchy idea about his lover and boss’ childhood, so when an old friend from Max’s past arrives in Las Vegas, Ethan thinks it’s his chance to learn more about the man he loves. What he hasn’t counted on is this friend coming from a devious, highly sexual time during Max’s life when the two men were members of the Doms Club. The Doms Club sought out potential submissives and tested their limits. Now, Max’s friend wants to test Ethan’s. Ethan badly wants to prove that he is the perfect submissive for Max, but maybe this time he’s out of his league. Numerous graphic sexual situations. BDSM.
Excerpt – The Doms Club: “If you came here hoping to find me a pushover then yes, you have reason to be disappointed,” Max said.
Gordy shook his head. “I wasn’t hoping for anything like that. I’m pleased to see you’ve become the man we both intended you to be.”
The insinuation that Gordy had helped shaped him was noted and discarded. Max let his fingers stroke the fabric covering the inside of Ethan’s knee. Gordy didn’t look at the action but it was impossible for him not to notice it. By design.
“What sort of man have you become? Do you have a partner?” Max asked, using Gordy’s bluntness.
“I have several.”
“But no one regular?”
“Am I a threat if I say no?” Gordy was amused. He knew Max too well.
But Max knew his friend well, too. “I won’t allow you to be one.”
Spreading his hands in his lap, Gordy said, “Then I’m not. Believe me when I say that’s a pity.”
His gaze lingered on Ethan again and Max saw everything in his friend’s look that he saw in his own whenever he happened to catch himself in the mirror watching Ethan dressing in the bedroom: curiosity, attraction, and the faintest hint of something aggressive. But only a hint in Gordy, for much like Max he had always been a very cool lover, perhaps too cool in Max’s opinion. He had watched Gordy work over a plaything while his body language and expression had appeared just short of disinterested. Gordy was a man who played his cards excruciatingly close to the vest.
Which was why Max was surprised that his friend was being, for him, so blatant in expressing his interest in Ethan. He suspected Gordy was testing him. Competition had always been fierce between them.
And Max found, after he took the moment to truly analyze the matter, that he didn’t mind after all. Competition was how a man became better. He very much looked forward to proving himself Gordy’s better.
Meet the author: Tricia has been writing m/m and ménage fiction since 2002. An avid traveler who has visited over 70 countries, she writes full-time in Las Vegas.
Tour Dates and Stops:
8-Jan: Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, The Literary World of the Gifted Grammy, Alpha Book Club
11-Jan: Book Lovers 4Ever, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Love Bytes, Velvet Panic
12-Jan: MM Good Book Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
13-Jan: Unquietly Me
14-Jan: BFD Book Blog
15-Jan: Inked Rainbow Reads, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
18-Jan: The Novel Approach
19-Jan: Alpha Book Club
20-Jan: Kiki’s Kinky Picks
21-Jan: A.M. Leibowitz
22-Jan: Dawn’s Reading Nook
25-Jan: 3 Chicks After Dark
26-Jan: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Happily Ever Chapter
27-Jan: The Hat Party
28-Jan: Bayou Book Junkie
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