Title: The Detective’s Pleasure
Author: Christa Tomlinson
Series: Cuffs, Collars, and Love #2
‘The Detective’s Pleasure’ can be read as a standalone
Release Date: February 11th 2016
Genre: BDSM, Erotica, M/M Romance
“You’ll kneel for me without me having to tell you to. And when you do, you’ll feel so much better. Trust me.”
– Detective Sam Roberts
Officer Ryan Bennett: Ambitious and smart, Ryan Bennett is a young officer on Houston’s police force. He’s pursuing his dream of being promoted to the city’s elite SWAT team with a single mindedness that won’t accept any outcome but success. But that isn’t his only dream. Ryan wants more than a coveted position on SWAT. He wants to be owned by a strong Dominant. To give himself up to a Dom who will make him shudder with pleasure beneath a firm yet loving hand. Unfortunately, Ryan has had nothing but failure in that part of his life. Now, he’s hidden that dream away from everyone, including himself. And he refuses to let anyone close enough to see what he truly desires, and who he truly is.
Detective Sam Roberts: Cool and calm, Detective Sam Roberts is good at reading people, during the day as a detective and at night as a Dom. He easily sees past the hard layer of arrogance surrounding Officer Ryan Bennett to the hurt submissive hiding beneath. He wants to help Ryan, even though the stubborn young man resists him. But Sam isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to help Ryan embrace the soft, giving nature of his submissive side. Using both a gentle hand and the sting of the whip, he’ll work to coax Ryan’s submission free. But what will Sam do if he’s successful? Let Ryan go as promised? Or give the young officer the very thing he’s wanted for so long?
Ryan stopped picking at the wax and met Sam’s eyes in the mirror. He didn’t say anything. He just stood there, looking at Sam’s reflection.
“Do you need-.” Sam stopped. Ryan was on the brink of … something. Sam knew what he said would either finally get him to open up or cause that hard shell to close even tighter around him. Remembering Ryan’s seeming aversion to needing someone, he asked instead, “Would you like some help?”
Ryan moved his head, the movement so slight it could barely be called a nod. If they hadn’t been staring at each other in the mirror, he would have missed it. Sam touched his fingertips to Ryan’s shoulder, waiting to see if he would be rejected. Ryan didn’t react, so Sam moved in closer. When he laid the warmth of his palm across his back, Ryan closed his eyes and shuddered. He gripped the countertop with both hands, his head hanging low.
“I don’t know how to let go,” he said in a voice hoarse with restrained despair.
Sam stepped forward again, moving close enough behind Ryan that he could wrap an arm around him. Ryan stood there for a second before he turned and leaned into his embrace. Sam looked at their reflection in the mirror. Ryan’s blond head was nestled against him, streaks of wax down his back. For the first time he looked truly vulnerable, just as Sam had wanted to see him all along. He stroked Ryan’s hair, pressing a kiss to the soft strands.
“I’ll show you, Ryan. All you have to do is trust me. I’ll take care of the rest.”
**AUTHOR INTERVIEW with CHRISTA TOMLINSON***
Q: Talk to us about your characters in this book. What makes them unique?
A: There are two main characters in The Detective’s Pleasure. First, is Officer Ryan Bennett. I think what makes him unique is the fact that from the beginning of the story, he is aware of his flaws. He knows he’s standoffish and uptight, but he rolls with it because it’s who he is. Detective Sam Roberts is my other main character. He’s a great counter point to Ryan because he’s so laid back. I think what makes him unique is his patience. Other Doms probably would have given up on Ryan, but Sam stayed patient, even when Ryan makes him mad or disappoints him.
Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in getting your book from start to publish?
A: I think this was the first time that I really realized that the characters would take the story where it needed to go, instead of me deciding. I’ve had that happen a few times before with a scene or two. But with The Detective’s Pleasure, it felt like the entire vision of what I had planned was kicked aside and the characters told their story.
Q: Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?
A: I did! Last year I went to RainbowCon in Florida. It was a great time! I loved the panels I attended and even sat in on a few myself. And of course, it was pretty awesome to get to meet the people I chat with on Facebook!
Q: Would you like to be a full-time writer?
A: Yes, definitely! I’ve taken the first step and will be moving to part-time at my current job next month. With the extra time for writing, I’ll be writing more and working on my writing speed. Hopefully, I’ll be full-time writing in the near future!
Q: Design the ultimate pizza.
A: This is a great question. I love pizza! I’d have pan crust with extra cheese and tomato sauce. Then I’d add sausage, pineapple, black olives, and pepperoni. Great, now I’ll be craving pizza all day. Guess I’ll have to order it for dinner!
About the Author
Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.
Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters’ romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.
Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. For more on Christa’s work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit www.ChristaTomlinson.com
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