Hi there! Today I’m featuring an EXCLUSIVE excerpt and review of Morticia Knight’s newest release, NEGOTIATING LOVE. It’s a sensual and sexy M/M BDSM romance, book five in the Sin City Uniforms series. You’ll remember that I really liked HELD HOSTAGE. Well, we see a bit of Brett and Cole in this one, too, but only as cameos. Steve had been a convenient partner for Cole for years, and this book tells us how they each found worthy partners.
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About the book:
Can the kinky billionaire owner of Dark Fantasy Resort Casino capture the heart of a muscled SWAT officer with a secret fetish?
SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, Steve, wonders why he can’t stay away from the spoiled rich Allistair, owner of Dark Fantasy Resort Casino. They have mutual kinks – ones Steve can’t find with other lovers—but there’s something else about the emotionally detached, beautiful man that calls to him.
Billionaire Allistair stays alone in his luxury penthouse apartment at the top of Dark Fantasy, terrified of the real world and of opening himself up to genuine emotions. He takes lover after lover, all of them allowing him to do whatever he wants to their bodies, in the hopes that they can scam something from him.
One night is all he ever shares with a plaything—he knows they only want the money and luxury he can offer them and nothing more. But the down to earth Steve is different. They share the same kinks and are explosive when together. But could the muscled law officer ever want more than the lust-filled encounters that have become such an addiction?
As they grow closer, they discover they also have to find a balance between Steve’s everyday world and Allistair’s entitled world before they can truly find an ever after. They also have to make sure Allistair stays safe. Filthy rich playboys are too tempting to those who seek the ultimate payday—and who aren’t afraid of hurting someone to get it.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM and fetishism.
How about a little taste?
He wasn’t sure how long he was out, but when he was finally aware of himself again, he was unbound, lying on his side on the blanket with Allistair curled around him. He’d been covered with yet another blanket and he was warm. Safe.
“Are you back with me?”
“Yeah.” He had to clear the gravel from his throat. “Shit. Did I pass out?”
The heat from Allistair’s breath fanned over his skin as he chuckled. “Maybe. I was able to untie you then manipulate you without any resistance.” Allistair rubbed his lips back and forth across his shoulder. “So exquisite in your trust. Your surrender to me.”
Steve twisted in Allistair’s embrace until they were facing each other, wincing from his sore muscles.
Allistair ran a finger along his lips then frowned. “Stay still. I need to get you some water.”
Being pampered by Allistair Richmond had never seemed as if it would be a remote possibility when he’d entered Club Seduction a couple of nights before. Another thought hit him. Despite his belief that it would be impossible, Allistair had wrenched one of the most mind-shattering orgasms of his life from him by using the fake phallus. His lover was a magician or a sorcerer.
Or a vampire.
He laughed almost hysterically, his emotions all over the map.
Allistair helped him to sit up a bit. “That’s a good release. Here, take a sip.”
He was offered a cold bottle of water, one of the ones they’d brought in the backpack with the blue ice. It was difficult not to chug it once he got it to his lips. He hadn’t realized how dehydrated he really was.
Once he’d finished about half the bottle, Allistair encouraged him to lie back down then rose to his feet, still only wearing his silk boxers. His arousal was obvious and Steve felt guilty for not reciprocating. He reached for him, not just to pleasure him, but because he craved their closeness.
He snuck in. Got me.
Allistair Richmond is a trust fund brat who made good. he took his money and built an empire of companies, including the Dark Fantasy resort and casino in Las Vegas. He’s had a solitary life, with parents who were mostly absentee and an elder brother, Quentin, who is more psycho than…well, psycho. Due to threats from unnamed persons, as well as Quentin, Allistair is mostly holed up in his penthouse suite. He has no problem finding one-nighters, but he’s definitely down for a repeat performance with sexy bottom and police negotiator Officer Steve Ashwood.
Steve’s a regular guy, an army veteran and a proud wearer of women’s lingerie. *swoon* Honestly, didn’t know that manties would be a thing for me, but yeah. The genuine affection both Steve and Allistair have for women’s lingerie was yummy. Steve likes to be dominated. Hard. He’s super stressed in his role as a negotiator and craves punishment and rough love to clear his head when things go wrong. We had a few hints of Steve in HELD HOSTAGE, because he’s Cole’s long-time friend and frequent no-strings sexual partner. It was Steve who called an end to their hook-ups because what Allistair wants is anything but casual. Steve thinks that Allistair is the most beautiful man he’s ever seen.
There some interplay between Steve and Allistair, clashing over finances and the like. Steve is a proud man, and never wants to feel as if he is “bought”–he doesn’t like gifts, cash or anything of the sort, and Allistair isn’t used to dealing with people on an emotional level. All his previous partners have been after his money; Steve’s a refreshing change. I liked how they worked this out, and spent a good bit of time setting boundaries. There is little conflict between them, most of the suspense comes from the specter of Quentin, and his vague threats to extort more money from his more successful younger brother.
Expect some hostage scenes, and some quiet mornings, and some HOT lovin. Mmmmm. I always ask that the excerpts I receive for the blog are PG-13, and well, this one was a challenge. There’s a lot of sexytimes, LOL! That said, there’s a nice story, too, and it was great to see Brett and Cole again. While this is part of a series, it’s probably fine to read it as a standalone. It’s a super quick read, and sure to be enjoyed by folks who like it kinky.
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About the Author:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011.
Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
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