Black Light: Brave (Black Light #16)
By Maren Smith
Published by Black Collar Press
Release Date: March 11, 2020
Cover Reveal: March 4, 2020
Cover Design by: Eris Adderly
Go Live Price: 4.99
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
It started with Piggy. It escalated with Kitty. It ends with Puppy.
For almost a year, Ethen O’Dowell has been locked behind bars and yet Puppy is far from free. A legal ward of her parents, she shares her bedroom with Pony, the only part of her old, submissive life that she has left… apart from the guilt, the fear, and the weekly punishments Ethen dishes out every time they visit him. Escape is all Puppy dreams about. Escape and somehow finding the courage to once more become the person she used to be–someone who lived life on her own terms and never let herself be afraid. Sadly, those days are long over, and as the old saying goes, there’s just no getting them back again. Or is there?
It’s a dead night at Black Light when ex-military man Carlson Garvey decides all he wants is a quiet drink and some downtime to practice his Shibari. What he isn’t expecting is the petite brunette who plops down at his table, squeaks out a terrified hello, and promptly flees again. There’s a story here and although he doesn’t know it, Carlson doesn’t need to. He recognizes a broken soul when he sees one.
Sometimes the only thing a broken person needs is the right Dom willing to intervene.
“Do you want me to stop?” he repeated himself.
Heaven help her.
“N-no, Sir,” she gasped.
Tipping his head, slowly he said, “Don’t call me that again. Not unless you want me to take that role. It’s Carlson. Just Carlson. Do you understand?”
God, why couldn’t she have found someone like this instead of Ethen all those years ago?
Let go, she told her hands. If she let go of, then eventually Carlson would too. They’d untwine. Their time here would end and who knows if he’d ever invite her to sit with him again, because she was inappropriate and messed up, and God, but she just couldn’t make her fingers release him. Not anymore than she could make herself stop trembling, or blink back the rush of her tears now spilling freely down her cheeks.
And yet the worst was still to come, because when she opened her mouth to apologize, what came pouring out was every bit as unstoppable as those awful burning tears.
“I’m not allowed to leave the house, so I sit in the tub. I lost my job a year ago, and now I live with my mother. If I tried to get my coat, Pony wouldn’t have let me come tonight and I had to get out of there. I had to! He’s punishing us again, because of me, and I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry. Please.” She needed to let him go, and yet her fists only tightened their grip on the sleeves of his shirt. “Please, Sir, don’t stop.”
She didn’t sound sane, even to herself. That he didn’t immediately dump her off his lap, with an appalled, ‘Jesus, lady,’ as he quickly walked away, would forever be a miracle in her mind.
“I told you not to call me that.” But instead of pushing her away, Carlson pulled her closer, embracing her with the kind of strength she only wished she had.
“I’m sorry,” she sobbed.
“Maybe, but probably only half as sorry as you’re going to be. This isn’t the way it’s done,” he said, holding her tight. “You want a sir? Well, you’ve got one now.”
Black Light Series Information:
Infamous Love – A Black Light Prequel – https://amzn.to/2IQrasz
Black Light: Rocked – https://amzn.to/2Jd2Q3s
Black Light: Exposed – https://amzn.to/2xhyPe2
Black Light: Valentine Roulette – https://amzn.to/2Ja8pQ5
Black Light: Suspended – https://amzn.to/2KY6RpK
Black Light: Cuffed – https://amzn.to/2JeSUXj
Black Light: Rescued – https://amzn.to/2ITfLEn
Black Light: Roulette Redux – https://amzn.to/2ktoYZf
Complicated Love – https://amzn.to/2y8zPOK
Black Light: Suspicion – https://amzn.to/2xWYXca
Black Light: Obsessed – https://amzn.to/2ynYaku
Black Light: Fearless – https://amzn.to/2ryTrIU
Black Light: Possession – https://amzn.to/2TnvLI2
Black Light: Celebrity Roulette – https://amzn.to/2Hi0kr4
Black Light: Purged – A Black Light Short – https://amzn.to/2GDiaDe
Black Light: Defended – https://amzn.to/2kM8AqK
Black Light: Scandalized – https://amzn.to/2W4030f
Black Light: Roulette War – https://amzn.to/389aGEd
Author Bio and Contact Info:
Fortunate enough to live with my Daddy Dom, I am a Little, coffee whore, pain slut, administrator at two of my local BDSM dungeons, resident of the wilds of freakin’ Kansas (still don’t know how I ended up here) and submissive to the love of my life. An International and USA Bestselling Author, I have penned more than 150 novels, novellas and short stories, and am the author of the Masters of the Castle series.
I also write under the names of Denise Hall, Darla Phelps, and Penny Alley.
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