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Well, at the time, I was just putting the finishing touches of PERMANENT MARKER, my November release featuring Mark Moore and his feisty subbie, Rose Fabian. Mark’s best friend from that book, Dante Tieri, had literally leapt off the page at me as I wrote him. I KNEW Dante needed a story of his own—and in about 10 minutes, the plot for his story unfolded for me. The book would open during a Veterans Day gala, and close with a scene full of really wonderful Christmas magic. (And oh yeah…a hot sex scene, too. Aren’t you glad I didn’t forget that part? *Snicker*.)
I have to admit, Mark and Dante have been two of my favorite guys to write EVER. I love how wonderful these two men are in their own right, but when they’re together, they’re even more fun and special.
Thanks for your support. I am looking forward to having some more fun with everyone in 2013, when you’ll see some exciting new fun from my Kinky Truth characters, along with a cool NEW series that you can preview on my website: www.angelpayne.com.
To purchase STAR OF WONDER for yourself, you can find it on all your favorite electronic book outlets, or straight from Loose-Id, right here.
Dante Tieri always looks forward to the Veterans Days bash he funds for the military personnel of the Chicago area. This year is no different, especially when he meets Lieutenant Celina Kouris, a Naval JAG officer who oddly can’t care less about his clothes, his looks or his billion-dollar bank account. It isn’t easy for Celina to play nice with Dante, as she’s watched wealthy playboys ruin the lives of two people she loves. Yet after the man proves himself as more than a stunning face, a luscious body, and a fat wallet, she lets him crack her composure for one night of hardcore passion—including the spanking and power exchange that turn her into a puddle of sexual goo. Celina isn’t the only one who thinks “mind-blowing sex” just got redefined. Dante is shaken by the needs Celina unleashes in him, and he consults with his best friend, Mark Moore, who opens up his world to the magic of Dominance and submission. But when Dante wants to explore more with Celina, her walls are back up, twice as high as before. As the holidays come, can Dante convince her that she really is his guiding star of wonder?
Here’s a little excerpt for you, too!
“Celina’s different, Mark. She’s smart and strong…and lippy and defiant. She brought out shit in me…” He gave his throat another handshake with the Glenlivet. “Fuck. I had no idea where it came from. Jesus, I—”
A fast glance at Mark didn’t turn up a shred of judgment on the man’s face. But there wasn’t understanding there either. Hell. He was going to have to say it. “I struck her, man. I did it hard. And not just once.”
Three seconds of assessing silence bounced back from his friend. Then Mark said in a calm undertone, “You mean you spanked her.”
Dante swallowed heavily. And damn it, fought to forget the other body parts getting heavy as well. His balls felt like chunks of coal, and his cock was a battering ram, just from the memory of how his hand had felt on the firm globes of her ass. “Yeah. I—I guess you could say that.”
“And you liked it.”
He stared at his friend. “How can you be so conversational about this?”
“Just answer the question. Did you like it?”
“Yes, goddamn it. I liked it, okay?” The room tilted in commiseration. Who was he kidding? He’d loved it. He wanted more of it. Now. More of taming her fire, harnessing her lightning, making her scream and writhe and orgasm for him.
“Fuck!” He couldn’t keep the memories from filling his mind.
“And you probably liked the rest of it too.”
That shaved a discomfiting hunk off his buzz. “What the hell do you mean, the rest of it?” he snapped. “There was no ‘rest of it’!”
Mark frowned. “No pulling her hair? No growling a few orders? Having her get into position and stay there?” The man’s mouth ticked up. “No loving how that made her turn to putty in your arms? And maybe a few other consistencies too?”
“So there was a bit of the rest.”
He clawed his hair again. “I’m at least ten years older than her.”
“Doesn’t fly in my book, Tieri. Look at the woman who put this bastard’s ring on her finger.” He thumbed his chest.
“Yeah but you didn’t throw Rose over the bed and whack her ass to—” He stopped when he focused enough on Mark’s face to see the affirmative glints in his eyes and the growing grin beneath his gold beard. “Holy shit.” Both words came out as growls. “Hell. We’re a couple of goddamn perverts.”
“No, my friend. We’re a couple of Doms.”
He raised a brow. “What?”
“Doms, Dante. Dominants. People who enjoy being in control. Men who like nothing better than taking the lead during a sexual sequence and controlling every second of a woman’s pleasure. And for many of us, when that woman makes us earn the privilege of her submission, the experience is even more…errmm…addicting.”
Dante dug a hand into his hair again. He stopped when his palm hit his forehead. “Addicting,” he echoed. “Jesus. That’s a good way of putting it.” And a lousy way too. He needed another hit of Celina Kouris and highly doubted there was a detox program for shit like this.
About the Author:
Hi there! I’m Angel: weirdo, pop-culture geek, hopeless romantic, and totally OCD writer. I’ve loved reading all my life, and have been writing nearly that long, too. I think it started when I penned an 80-page novel about a time-traveling family for a 5th-grade school project. You could say I was hooked. In middle school, I moved to the hardcore stuff: the paragraph-at-a-time “swap-stories” with all my besties. (C’mon…don’t lie…you remember those too!) Needless to say, the stories featured lots of French kissing, mindless groping and angsty drama – but I knew I’d found a niche when I was invited to participate in several more swap-stories on campus. Some years, various entertainment writing gigs and a half-dozen historical romances later, here I am writing the stories I really love. I hope my books speak to your heart as well as your blood pressure, as well as your courage to explore new things and express your truth in beautiful new ways.