Keeper of My Pleasure
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Rai trusts Koo to submit. To keep him, she must trust her heart.
A recent college graduate, Koo hires Rai as his attorney after thieves total his car and then dare to sue him. She wins, and takes him out to celebrate. Dinner leads to the hottest sex in his life, and a long-term relationship as her submissive. He adores the way she makes him feel, and the way she makes him burn. He longs to show her he has more to offer. He has a heart, and it’s hers, if only she’ll let him give it.
A successful attorney in her late thirties, Rai has a penchant for handsome young men with long hair. Koo, her newest client, becomes more than her usual boy toy. He likes being tied up and whipped, and he yields the way she’d always dreamed. But he has a future ahead of him, and she’s a jaded lawyer. He wants sex, not love. Right? He wouldn’t stay with her forever. She trusts him to submit. To keep Koo, Rai is going to have trust her heart.
Inside Scoop: Our hero willingly submits to his Dom lady love and all her toys in their BDSM play, including whips and bindings and more.
Why I Wrote Keeper of My Pleasure
I received an email from an acquisitions editor at Ellora’s Cave, saying they had visited my website, were impressed, and wondered if I had any books in the pipeline that I could submit to them. After I picked myself up off the floor I re-read the email, and decided it must be spam. But a quick check of the editor’s name online showed me that she was indeed one of EC’s editors, and the request was real. The only un-contracted work I had available was a short piece that had been written in response to a friend’s challenge to create a strip-tease scene. It featured a female dominant, which I (incorrectly) assumed Ellora’s Cave would not want. I mentioned the story in my reply, and was surprised to get a request to read it. I sent it off, and promptly put it out of my thoughts. The next day, I had a contract offer and a request to add a couple thousand words to bring it up to the EC “Quickie” level. I decided to go for it, took a few days to add, tweak, and develop, and sent it back. I had the contract that afternoon. The story was originally a scene set in a science fiction universe but cut because I needed to shorten the manuscript. I’d always liked the interplay of the characters, but couldn’t find a place for it. When my friend asked me about the strip-tease scene, I rewrote it, and was considering submitting it to an epublisher, but hadn’t done so yet. When I got the call from Ellora’s Cave, the story was still in my “develop this” folder. I’m pleased that it has finally found a home. Just goes to show that if you write a good scene, and have to cut it, you might be able to put it to work in another place.
Trailer for Keeper of My Pleasure
Music is “Road Adventure” from iStockPhoto, used with permission.
This scene takes place in Rai Whethen’s estate home. She and Koo Ayakura have spent the evening enjoying dinner, flirting, anticipating their session, and now it’s time for him to perform for his mistress.
In Rai’s bedroom, Koo stood before her. She’d stretched out on the bed and was watching him, hands tucked behind her head, legs crossed at the ankles.
“I’m ready to see you strip, Koo. Do you need music?” She lifted one eyebrow.
“No, mistress, but if you want music, I’ll use it.”
“Hmm.” She picked up a remote and pointed it. A dance tune started, and she skipped it, listened a moment, and skipped again. Two more songs and she turned it off. “No. I only want you. No distractions. Strip for me.” She tucked her hands behind her head again. Quite unlike her, she added, “Please.”
Koo began by unfastening his hair. Straight, healthy, it reached halfway to his waist, and shone like raven’s wings. He’d inherited it from his Japanese father. His Irish mother had imparted the splash of freckles across his nose and shoulders, and grey eyes. Rai liked his hair down, and he ran his fingers through the long tresses, shook his head, and let it fall.
Rai’s eyes gleamed, and she licked her lips.
He lifted one foot at a time to unfasten the plain black shoes, and slipped them off, pulling off each sock. He crossed his arms over his chest, slowly opened them, and pulled his tuxedo coat down his shoulders. It slipped down his arms, and he caught it, held it, and then slid it all the way off and tossed it over the hassock.
He reached up to the front of the vest, unfastened it one button at a time, doing it as slow as he could, taking care to keep her gaze on his hands. He pulled it open, let it slip down his arms, and then caught it at his elbows. He crossed his hands over his chest, hands spread.
Rai pushed herself up, hands braced on the bed.
Koo opened his arms, and let the vest fall. He caught it, tossed it after the jacket.
He opened each button on the shirt with the same slow care. Rai tugged up her skirt, and sat with legs folded, watching him like a cat in front of a mouse hole.
He opened the cufflinks, slid them into his pockets, and then shrugged out of his shirt. He held the collar between his teeth, folded the sleeves, and laid it aside.
Rai chewed on a knuckle, but didn’t speak.
He reached over his back, pulled off the T-shirt in one move, and cast it onto the pile of clothes. Bare from the waist up, he tucked his hands behind his head, lifted his hair, and let it fall over his shoulders. He’d always worked out; he also ran, and swam. He knew his body pleased women. But the way Rai looked at him, as if he were a tasty treat she craved… that made this more than a strip show. He was preparing himself for his lover.
Koo unfastened the waistband of his trousers, lowered the zipper, and then eased them partway down.
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Kayelle Allen is a multi-published, EPIC Award winning author. She writes Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, Erotic Science Fiction Romance, Mainstream Fantasy, BDSM, and non-fiction. She likes to attend Science Fiction conventions, and has been a speaker at DragonCon, Outlantacon, and Gaylaxicon. Kayelle is the founder of the author-mentoring group Marketing for Romance Writers, and manages the successful Romance Lives Forever blog. She is a US Navy Veteran, and founded the graphics and eBook conversion company The Author’s Secret. Kayelle is married to her personal hero, and makes her home in the southeast.
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