The White House Gets A Spanking

There’s someone new in the White House.
And, brace yourself. It’s a woman.

 The last place Washington D.C. investigative journalist Stella Martin wanted to cover was the White House. But when a friend’s request to watch over her latest submissive plaything when she’s out of town turns out to be the White House Communications Director, Stella’s unwelcomed and unbearable assignment becomes quite interesting.
 

Laird Harkness hadn’t expected his perfect Domme would show up in his office—the most famous house in the world and a place where his secret desires could end his career. Stella calms his fears, but can she sate his craving to submit, serve and belong to someone?

 Releases September 15
 
 

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About the Justice Series, a Femme Domme series 

Washington, D.C. is full of powerful women. In this series, each book will introduce one of three D.C.-based Femme Dommes—Stella, Candor and Julianna—and the submissive men who get what they need: discipline, love and a larger purpose. The White House Gets a Spanking is book #1.

New Release! Lucky, the Fourth Elite Doms Book

When a man tells you who he is, believe him

Pre-Order Lucky Here

Lucky was fun to write. Expect bondage scenes with parachute silks, a trip to the Caribbean, and, oh, what he does with chocolate and feather boas?  Dominant Derek Damon Wright is a little devil but he met his match in Samantha Rose.

About Lucky

Billionaire entertainment investor and resolute bachelor Derek Damon Wright learned at a young age women were trouble. He’s unprepared for dancer Samantha Rose who walks into his thirteenth, Washington DC nightclub opening with an authenticity and passion for life that quickly rocks his jaded, albeit privileged, world.

Samantha, an aerial artist and dance studio owner, hasn’t been lucky in love, and falling for the charismatic and Dominant Derek won’t draw her closer to her greatest dream of  having a baby. Yet she’s helpless to resist his charm and sophisticated world of private jets, Caribbean islands and the sexual pleasures of dominance and submission.

As their whirlwind romance progresses, past mistakes rise up to threaten their future. Only when they rely on each other for safe haven do they find the answer to their dreams.

Lucky is now up for pre-order at the discounted price of $2.99, and will go up on release day, June 15!

Pre-order Links
Amazon Universal Link: http://mybook.to/luckyelitedoms
Barnes & Noble:  http://tinyurl.com/LuckyNook
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/KoboLucky
Apple/ibooks: http://tinyurl.com/AppleLucky
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35098673-lucky

Music That Inspired Lucky, the 4th Elite Doms of Washington book

Musical inspiration for Lucky, the 4th Elite Doms of Washington book, available for pre-order in May! Subscribe to my Sexy, Saucy, Sometimes Naughty reader group to be the first to know when it’s available or follow me on Amazon or BookBub for a book release notice.

Bird Set Free by Sia

Writings on the Wall by Sam Smith

Wicked Games by the Weeknd

Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) by Gotan Project

Everything (…Is Never Quite Enough) by Wasip Diop

Dancing by Elisa

Furious Angels by Rob Dougan

Simply Falling by Iyeoke

 

Bonus Scene, Giveaway(s) and More in November

Hello My Passionistas! This month  lots of goodies await you: a free bonus scene from PERFECT, new audio book announcement, and several giveaways to start your holiday season off with a bang.
 

Bonus Scene from Perfect

First, an outtake from PERFECT (Book #3 of the Elite Doms series) is now available for your reading pleasure. Click here for its super-secret hidey space on my web site. This scene was cut during editing. For those of you who have read PERFECT, this scene takes place before the current Chapter Six where Isabella and Alexander’s walk through his extensive gardens. Enjoy!

Other bonus materials coming your way in coming months: The Three Laws of the Tribunal, London’s List (from UNTOUCHABLE) and an abandoned “chapter one” from PERFECT. Check back here or join my exclusive Readers Group Email Group to get notices sent directly to you.
 

New Audio Book Coming!

The talented, smexy-voiced Anastacia Whatley is recording UNTOUCHABLE right now. Woo-hoo. I can’t wait to hear Carson and London’s banter outloud. (They are quite lively in my head.) You’ll be the first to know when it’s available, so watch future reader group emails and my Facebook page for an announcement. 

About UNTOUCHABLE: Carson Drake is the master of the romantic pre-emptive strike. But then he meets London Chantelle who tests every assumption he’s ever had about love.

In the meantime, Lovely is available via audiobook right now. Let me know what you think?

November Giveaway: In honor of Gratitude Season

You are so wonderful to hang with me here and in all the fun social media spots. In honor of YOU: A very special reader gift will go to one lucky winner at the end of this month: a $25 Amazon Gift Card just in time for that holiday spending. Giveaway awarded December 1 at 12 noon Eastern time. Anyone from anywhere may enter once a day. 

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Congratulations to Lynn W for winning last month’s giveaway: a swan pendant and cord. 

Also, check out LadySmut.com for a super special giveaway on Black Friday (November 25), the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. That day, LadySmut bloggers, myself included, will post many free book excerpts for your reading pleasure, and we’ll be giving away a basket of books and goodies to someone who comments under any post from that day. Mark your calendars to visit LadySmut.com on November 25!

While you’re at LadySmut, check out my latest blog post there: Ghosts Making Booty Calls. Did you know they do??? And apparently some of them are quite fresh. The nerve.
 

NaNoWriMo

Heard of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, the international speed-writing event that happens every November? Well, this girl is doing it in an effort to get you the fourth Elite Doms book, LUCKY, as soon as humanly possible. That means speed-writing every. single. day. Tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap!! Visit me on Facebook for daily progress. Snippets of the book will be shared along the way. 

Preliminary blurb below (i.e. the publisher hasn’t even seen it yet). This could change but it gives you some sense of where LUCKY is headed:

Billionaire and successful entertainment investor Derek Damon Wright learned at a young age to never trust a silent, smiling woman. But on his 13th nightclub opening in Washington, DC, a woman walks in with a smile he’s never seen before—-one that he curiously trusts and who rocks his boring, albeit privileged, world.

Some of your favorite Elite Doms make appearances in LUCKY, too. See inspiration for Derek below. <drool>

May you have an enjoyable November. I’ll be counting my blessings this Thanksgiving season, starting with YOU and all the readers who have shared some of their time with the Elite Doms of Washington.

Xo,
Elizabeth 

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New Audiobook Release, an Erotic Romance With Heart

Lets Talk Audio! I’m super excited to report that Lovely, book one of the Elite Doms of Washington Series, has been made into an audio book.

Personally, I’ve been listening to more audiobooks in the last six months. Listening rather than reading gives my eyes a break and makes doing the dishes soooo much more interesting.

Here’s a chance to get Lovely for free!

Are you on audible? Would you be willing to write a review for the audio version of Lovely?  The first three people who can email me a ‘yes’ ‘to both those questions, will receive a code for a free copy of Lovely, narrated by the very talented and sexy-voiced Anastasia Whatley. (Email me here: ElizabethLoveStory@gmail.com)

The audio version of Lovely is just over 11 hours long. That’s half the length of the last Black Dagger Brotherhood book I listened to! (Love me some BDB.)

I only have 3 FREE codes left, and I suspect they’ll go fast so email me quickly – again if you’re on audible (that’s a requirement to listen). Thanks for considering giving Lovely a listen.

About Lovely

Stand alone. Not a cliff-hanger. HEA, M/F, BDSM elements, graphic language, one hot Congressman and his young female sub.

Can you have love and power at the same time?

Politician and billionaire Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with college student Christiana Snow promises something he didn’t think was possible–meeting someone honest. When the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual, sexual submission, Christiana leaps into his world—the antidote to her bland life. But Washington, D.C. is an unforgiving place. Soon gossip and scandal threaten their relationship. Yet, in a town of players, introducing a new game is the only way out. Who knew love would be the winning plan?

Read the reviews here.

The Elite Doms of Washington series shows that not all power in D.C. is wielded by politicians.

 

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Perfect Fire

 

PERFECT is filled with some firsts – for me as well as the characters. It’s a second chance story featuring domestic discipline, some edge play, and other surprises. But I promise a happy-ever-after ending. Story excerpt below.

Story Blurb:
Sometimes the perfect man is the one who’s most forbidden.
After her husband’s death, Isabella Santos fled Washington and its bruising memories. But estate matters force her to return and fate gives her a chance to connect with a man she’d always secretly longed to call Master—Mark, the brother of her late husband.

Mark, retired from his black ops career, grabs the second chance Isabella’s sudden appearance in D.C. presents. He’s never forgiven his late brother’s neglect of Isabella, a woman he’s loved from afar for ten years. Now reunited, he’s determined to earn her heart and submission.

As their forbidden love blooms, they forge a perfect domestic discipline life that provides a feeling of oneness, completion and a healing of wounds neither knew they had. But her family’s opposition and demons from her husband’s past have different ideas. In the end, Mark must become more than her Master. He must use all his training and skills to become her savior.

 

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Excerpt from PERFECT, an Elite Doms of Washington erotic romance

When Isabella entered the Library, her spine snapped straight. Mark sat in a tall-backed, velvet chair. His arms draped casually over the armrests like a king settled into his throne. He didn’t turn when they entered. His focus remained on a nude, statuesque redhead who lay face-up on a table.

“Who is that woman?” Isabella had to know.

“It’s not what you think, Isabella. Charlotte is under his protection.” Alexander understood her unspoken question. Why is he with her?

A dark-haired man peered down at the porcelain-skinned woman. Her fiery hair and lush figure left Isabella feeling small and ordinary, like a daisy to a bird of paradise bloom.

The man turned, dipped two cotton-tipped wands into a shallow dish and then waved them over a pillar candle igniting their ends.

She startled.

Alexander’s arm descended on her shoulders. “You’ve seen fire play before?”

“Yes. I’m not—”

“Fond of fire. Do you wish to leave?”

“No.” She jerked her gaze to his face.

Alexander cocked his head at her vehement tone.

“I mean, I’d like to stay. Thank you.”

While she wasn’t a fan of edge play, no one else seemed alarmed. Rather, they appeared riveted by the scene unfolding before them. She wouldn’t flee like a coward. Instead, she’d simply channel the courage Mark displayed.

The other Master’s face glowed in the amber light as he waved the fire sticks over the woman’s body as if preparing her for a fiery impact. “Charlotte,” he growled.

The redhead’s lips moved in response. “Master.”

The one word ran through Isabella like a storm. She flushed. Why did she feel her presence interrupted a private moment? Even surrounded by two dozen people, she sensed the Master, the woman and Mark had secreted to a private world.

The dark-haired Master drummed the wands of fire up the woman’s belly to her breasts. She arched into the flames! Why?

The woman turned her eyes to Mark and sent him a contented smile. The side of his mouth arched up, and he dipped his chin in acknowledgment. Her face softened with a palpable gratitude.

The other man smoothed hair from her dampened forehead while tapping one breast lightly with the lit wand. Her mouth dropped to an “O” and she arched again toward the flame. The Master glanced up at Mark, who had leaned forward in his chair, his gaze sharpening on the woman’s reaction. The other Master caught Mark’s glance and stilled. Mark nodded and the man resumed his actions.

Isabella’s stomach flipped over. There was no way this was not what she thought. Mark most certainly was with this statuesque firewoman. Though the other Master held the fire, Mark’s command of the scene was unquestionable.

“Why is he . . . ?” Her breath hitched.

“Mark is introducing Charlotte and Master R to fire play. It’s her first time.”

As if that made it okay?

Mark leaned back into his chair. His fingers relaxed over the ends of the armchairs. Even from the side, she caught the tiny flashes of firelight glinting in his eyes.

Again, more swipes of the fiery wands captured her attention. They made soft yet sharp sounds, like freshly laundered sheets flapping in the wind.

In her periphery, she was aware that the five or six people, who milled a respectful distance away, had shifted and separated. Couples leaned into one another, as if they’d grown embroiled in the intimacy woven between Mark, the other Master and Charlotte.

She tuned into her body. An undeniable feminine ache settled between her legs. Well, her response to the scene was merely the Club’s atmosphere. Accendos’s very air hung heavy with contagious, sexual arousal.

She shifted her focus to the woman now glowing in a sheen of perspiration. The fire matched the red in her hair, and she seemed to grow almost liquid in her undulations.

Mark’s consideration remained on Charlotte squirming under the attention of two Masters. Charlotte. The name sounded soft, pliable and pleasing, yet it meant “strength.” It was a name given to royalty—to duchesses and princesses.

Princess Charlotte gasped. Mark sat back, as if released from her behest that he provide her his full and undivided attention.

An orange flicker flashed across the woman’s chest and earned a throaty sigh from her throat. The Master then drummed the wands faster up her body.

Isabella nearly tipped backward. Good thing Alexander’s arm kept her upright.

“He’s not hurting her, Isabella. Imagine someone tapping a large, hot Q-tip over your skin.”

She could imagine such a sensation.

“It’s more mind play than anything,” Alexander continued. “Many people are afraid of fire. Are you?”

She slowly nodded. Like most people, she understood fire’s utter indifference to whatever lay in its path. Fire didn’t care if you lived or burned. Yet, today, its warmth called up a strange fear in her that exhilarated rather than paralyzed.

Charlotte seductively licked her lips and peered up at the Master. He cupped a handful of her breast and tapped her nipple with the wand. She cried out lightly, ending in a coo playing on her lips. There was no question she loved the sensation. The Master appeared to love her reaction to what he did.

Isabella took in Princess Charlotte’s assets, adding up her points. At least ten years younger than her. Taller. Breasts more firm. Can withstand fire. Did that last quality win her the crown?

She sent an invisible plea to Mark. She mentally begged him to angle his chin a fraction so he’d catch her in the doorway. If she could just see his confident and stoic face. . . . Alexander had said the redhead was merely under his protection, whatever the hell that meant. In the community, people bandied labels about like confetti.

A loud pop from one of the wands startled her. The flames attached themselves to Charlotte’s skin for the briefest second and then vanished like orange and red ghosts.

She pulled her blouse free from her clammy chest. The slight waft of cooler air did nothing to dissipate the heat growing where it should not be growing. She hadn’t been aroused in . . . how long?

How about in Mark’s kitchen? Or the bridge? Or . . . pick any other time you were with Marcos? Shut up, she told her internal voices. Perhaps she should have tried edge play before. Then Marcos would watch her that way, wouldn’t he?

She projected herself onto the table. If she asked, the flames could land on her skin, make her arch her back that way. Even before she’d been widowed, she hadn’t had a Master’s touch in far, far too long.

Perhaps Marcos could . . .

Stop. She shouldn’t yearn to be in Charlotte’s position. So just don’t think it.

Ha! Like that would work. Her traitorous mind conjured pictures of herself splayed out, nude and writhing, as Marcos, and only Marcos, mastered her body’s reactions. The flames danced over its princess as if alive. Oh, to feel that alive. To have fire skip over her skin. To be the object of Mark’s attention.

He stood. Where was he going?

He strode to Princess Charlotte and smiled down on her. She sent him an adoring look. The kiss he laid on her forehead said everything. He was her real Master, wasn’t he?

Mark sat back down and nodded once. The Master resumed, thrumming the lit wands up the beauty’s legs. The fire skittered across Charlotte’s skin. She twisted and moaned. More licks of warmth reached Isabella’s skin.

She searched the quietest corners of her mind for the bits of peace she’d stitched together in the last few months. The cool, empty places that didn’t need so desperately. They were no help in settling the arousal growing inside.

She turned and looked up at Alexander. He looked over her head and nodded in Mark’s direction. She didn’t dare turn her head.

Alexander gently turned her so she once again faced the scene. “Mark has requested you stay.”

“You got all that from a nod,” she whispered to the center of the room. She didn’t need to pose it as a question. The elite Dominants at Accendos had an uncanny understanding of one another. Their near clairvoyant abilities were part of their allure. They watched out for each other, as they watched out for their charges. Only she wasn’t anyone’s responsibility. She had no Master.

At that instant, her soul felt thrown to the periphery, outside wherever Mark, the other Master and the Fire Princess lived. The detached feeling should have numbed her body. Instead, she was overcome by a sense of loss.

Why had she come back? She should have never returned to D.C.

She glanced up at Alexander once last time, and then fled.

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New HOT STUFF Fun!

Hellooooo Summer. Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying cooler than I am in Virginia. Spring has left the building, and the hot steaminess of summer has moved in. Speaking of heat…

Have you visited my new section called Hot Stuff yet? You’ll find the stylish, best-of, cool and favorite things of the Elite Doms of Washington. For instance, you’ll find The Best of Washington, D.C. from restaurants and clubs to the best spots for seduction. 

There’s also a special page on Club Accendos, Don’t know what that is? Read UNTOUCHABLE and find out! <Insert big grin>

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Also check out the Divine Finds section, where you’ll find my favorite services for the discriminating, busy woman (or man). The resources here might inspire you to do something good for yourself. You deserve the good life. (I got your back.)

Read my latest author interview at LadySmut? Click here to hear how international best-selling erotic romance writers, Sierra Cartwright, got to kiss William Shatner. Yes, I’m jealous.

Lastly, check out Lady Smut’s Saturday regular feature, Sexy Saturday Round-ups, too. We feature all the smutty, fun things happening across the Internet. Well, the sophisticated ones. Not the porny, icky things. We know the difference, right?

That’s it for now, my lovelies. Chat soon!

More Valentine’s Goodness: Free Story, Kindle Reviews Giveaway and more

Greetings my lovelies!

To celebrate Valentine’s Month, eight authors, including myself, got together to write a new story for you. Cupid’s Broken Arrow is full of scintillating, smexy fun involving Greek God Eros (a.k.a Cupid) and his errant, ahem, member. The eight chapters will be issued one by one over a series of blogs. Check out the schedule on Pearls Inner Goddess blog here or check the schedule below.

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Thursday, Feb. 11

CHAPTER 1
Inner Goddess

CHAPTER 2
Naughty Mom Storytime
Nicole Book Musings
Bad Boys and Bedtime Stories
KCB Reviews

 

Friday, Feb. 12

 
CHAPTER 4
Need Epic Reads
Margay Leah Justice

Saturday, Feb. 13

 
 
CHAPTER 8
 

GIVEAWAY FUN

To all my wonderful readers – a Valentine’s gift for you. I appreciate you more than words can express. I’m one of the many authors supporting The Kindle Book Review’s $800 Valentine’s Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win one of four $200 Amazon gift cards. May the odds be ever in your favor! Ends February 22.

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Have you signed up for my monthly giveaway? Check out my giveaway page and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. We can never have too many of those, right? XO

BOOK INSPIRATION

I’ve been holed up in my writing cave, completing PERFECT, the third Elite Doms book for you. In the meantime, check out my Pinterest inspiration board for this book, and check out this song by Sam Smith, which sums up Chapter Ten – perfectly. <wink>

FRIDAY HOT READ: Rose C. Carole – From True Confessions to Catering to His Needs

Debut author, Rose C. Carole gives us a wonderful story in Catering to His Needs (Kitchen Confessions Book 1), involving one hot alpha male, an over 30 woman (Yay!), food, spanking, suspension and bondage. See for yourself…

Smexy Excerpt from Catering to His Needs

(Warnings: NSFW, sexual scene)

“Okay, Rebecca, turn over and let me look at you.”

She slowly turned onto her back.

“Arms above your head, feet spread wide.” As she complied, he pulled down the chains from the headboard and attached them to her cuffs, then chained her ankle cuffs to the footboard.

“Now, I’m going to prepare a snack for us. If you’re uncomfortable or need anything, just speak up. I’ll hear you on the monitor I have in the room.” He bent down and sucked a nipple into his mouth, laving it with his tongue. It beaded nicely, just the way he liked. He gave it a little nip with his teeth. She arched up to meet him, but he pressed her back into the mattress.

“Stay still. I want to play with what belongs to me.”

She settled down, but he could see the muscles in her stomach contract as he took the other nipple in his mouth. He nipped it, as well. Moans of pleasure emitted from her lush lips, a siren song of temptation to his cock. But it was the squirm he loved best, her inability to keep still while he took his own pleasure, feasting on her lush body. Making his way down to her clit, he clasped it in his mouth and sucked hard. Then before she could respond further, he rose up and left. Her whimper only made him smile.

“Be good. I’ll be back shortly,” he called as he went to the kitchen.

“What else can I do trussed up like this, even though I’m on fire?” she muttered.

Before she could say another word, he was back at her side.

“Watch your temper,” he admonished, “or you’ll have to wait a lot longer before you get any satisfaction. You certainly haven’t done anything yet to deserve it.”

“Sorry, Sir,” she whispered.

Want to know more?

Story Blurb

Being a single mother running a catering business isn’t easy. Finding time for love is nearly impossible. Adding in a man with his own family issues could be a recipe for disaster.

Ethan is at his wit’s end. Gina, his brother’s ex-wife, has threatened to reveal that Ethan is a member of the Playground, an exclusive BDSM club, unless she gets more alimony from the family trust fund. The scandal that would arise from such a revelation must be avoided at all costs—not only for the sake of Ethan’s reputation, but for the future of his relationship with his treasured sub, Rebecca.

Rebecca is a single mother working hard to expand her catering business. The only peace she finds from her building stress is in the handcuffs of her strong Dom, Ethan. But Rebecca’s life is not her own. Her teenage son is not handling Rebecca’s divorce well, and Rebecca feels the responsibility for her son’s happiness like a weight on her shoulders. Between her business and her son, she has little time for herself—or the growing emotional demands from her Dom.

Ethan is determined to take their relationship to the next level, and Rebecca is equally determined not to upset her son further by revealing that she has a new man in her life. Fortunately, Ethan is a Dom with a passionate interest in seeing that his sub is happy—even if he has to whip some sense into her. He’s making progress until suddenly his own problems take a turn for the worse. His brother Zach has gone missing under suspicious circumstances, and now it’s all Ethan can do just to keep himself out of jail. The cat, as they say, is out of the bag.

As their lives spiral out of control, will Ethan and Rebecca be able to find a way back into each other’s arms?

Interview with the Author

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Welcome Rose! Congratulations on your first release. What first drew you to the BDSM erotic or romance genre? 

ROSE C. CAROLE: I’ve read erotic romance for years and always enjoyed it. My first job out of college was working as an editorial assistant for True Confessions and Real Love magazines.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: How fascinating!

ROSE C. CAROLE: It wasn’t long before I was writing the stories myself. My publishing career then took a different turn and I became a book editor and then an editor for entertainment magazines. But my roots in romance stayed with me. After my son went off to college I started writing again, and I decided to once again explore romance. I attended the first BDSM Writers Workshop and had a wonderful time and met some inspiring authors who helped me on my writing journey.The BDSM dynamic is one I find intruiguing. The emotional connection has to be intense or it doesn’t work. The Dom has to be able to get into the mind of the submissive or he will not be able to maintain control. Bringing my characters into the D/s lifestyle was a way for me to enable them to unite all the elements that are needed for good sex—body, mind and spirit

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: How would you say your take on your genre is different from other authors?

ROSE C. CAROLE: As much as I love novels about billionaire Doms who pluck ordinary women out of their lives and bring them into their world, I wanted to write a series about women who were more like me — women whose lives require them to be strong and creative so they can give attention to all the demands on them; work, family, friends and love. My struggle has been to keep my life interesting and fulfilling while meeting the needs of those who depend on me at home and at work. I think it’s a challenge other women will relate to and I hope they will empathize with the characters I have created in this series.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: What made you decide to sit down and actually start Catering to His Needs? How did the idea come about? 

ROSE C. CAROLE: The Kitchen Confessions series was inspired by my own experience working in a small catering operation. Working so closely with other women in a high-pressure environment forges tight friendships. You learn to rely on each other and trust they will have your back. Hours of cooking next to one another also lends itself to conversations about your personal life. It is as much like a group therapy session as it is a work environment. Problems are solved, questions are answered and mistakes are prevented. But not always. And when disasters — with family, friends or lovers — do happen, the kitchen is where you go to be soothed, comforted and restored. Rebecca’s story is the first, since she’s the owner and creator of Catered Affairs, the company around which a lot of the action happens.

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Tell us a little bit about Ethan. What is his goal, motivation and/or stops him from having the life they want as the story opens? 

ROSE C. CAROLE:Besides being deliciously tall, dark and handsome, Ethan is the guy who always takes care of everyone else—but not himself. He likes the BDSM lifestyle because he feels he can have a measure of control over what happens. As a Dom, he is strong as well as creative in helping a sub explore her own desires. Ethan wants to help Rebecca take charge of her own life and open herself up to him more fully. But it’s almost an impossible task, since Rebecca is being pulled in as many directions as Ethan is. It seems that love and desire may not be enough to create a lasting relationship. 

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: Tell us a little bit about Rebecca. 

ROSE C. CAROLE:Rebecca is a woman overwhelmed by life when the book opens. She loves spending time with Ethan. He brings out all the passion she never really had in her first marriage. But she is being pulled by a teen son who is resentful of the fact that his parents have divorced and holds her responsible. She has a demanding business she needs to run to replace the income she lost as a result of the divorce. Despite the burgeoning feelings she has for Ethan, she doesn’t quite have the time or energy to seriously pursue the relationship. But she can’t quite let it go either. Ethan is too good to resist. 

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: What is next for you, writing-wise? Any new books you’re working on you can to share?

ROSE C. CAROLE: I am working on the next book in the Kitchen Confessions series. It is about Mya, a young woman raised in the foster care system, who was inspired by Rebecca’s visit to her high school to go into a culinary program. Now she’s a chef in Rebecca’s kitchen, but she still struggles with self-esteem issues. Jake is intrigued by Mya but is reluctant to get involved with her because he has lost love before and doesn’t want to risk experiencing that pain again. Can these two damaged souls conquer their fears and find a way to heal each other?

ELIZABETH SAFLEUR: We can’t wait!

Quick Takes

Favorite word: Delicious

Favorite season: Fall

Mountains or beach? Definitely beach

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Blonds or brunettes? Brunettes

Small town or city? Big city. I don’t think I’ll ever leave New York.

Favorite place to vacation? Italy

Sweet or savory? Both

5 Books you’d take to a desert island:  I love sagas, the bigger the better so it would have to be War and Peace, Gone With the Wind, Our Mutual Friend, Wuthering Heights, and Les Miserables. But please don’t make me leave all the other wonderful romances behind, including yours, which I enjoy so much. I’m a voracious reader and I can never have enough. 

HOW TO BUY Catering to His Needs

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