Negotiating Love, by Morticia Knight
Series: Sin City Uniforms, Book Five
Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 27, 2015)
Genre: BDSM, Crime/Mystery, Erotica, Gay (M/M) Romance
Word Count: approx. 51,000 words
Welcome to the blog tour for Negotiating Love, the latest in Morticia Knight’s “Sin City Uniforms” series. This stand-alone romance features two men from two very different worlds, who find common ground in the bedroom. Be aware, this book contains scenes of BDSM and fetishism.
Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt from the novel, and a secret key phrase to use for your chance to win a fantastic giveaway!
(You can read my review of Negotiating Love here.)
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.
Their crème brulèe and coffees arrived. They let go of each other, after which Steve dropped the contents of two sugar packets into his espresso, stirring the drink the same five times he had that morning. Allistair couldn’t stop himself from noting every tiny thing Steve did, committing to memory all he could about his new lover. Focusing on how good Steve was helped to dull the pain that memories of his brother had inflicted on him.
“I’m so sorry, Allistair. No one should have to endure that.” Steve took a small sip of his coffee, his eyes never leaving Allistair’s. “When’s the last time you saw or spoke to him?”
He actually gives a shit about my life. Huh.
The thought made him uncomfortable in his skin, like he’d inadvertently crawled inside the wrong body.
How long has it been since I’ve mattered to someone? Has anyone ever…?
Nausea churned in his stomach.
Steve’s gentle hand on his arm made him startle, sweat beading on his upper lip. “Are you okay? You don’t look well. We can go if you need to, I don’t mind.”
“Steve.” His lover’s name fell from his lips in admiration. “No. I don’t want to leave. I don’t want the bullshit from my past, or my own unwillingness to let others in, ruin this perfect night I’m sharing with you.”
Steve gave him a grin then squeezed his arm before letting go. “Good for you. Should we change the subject?”
“For now. But I promise to tell you everything about what I’ve been through with him. For the first time ever, I actually believe it would be good for me to do that.” He winked at Steve.
“You’re a wonder, you know that?”
Steve cracked the hard sugar shell of the dessert with his spoon, scooping up a good-sized dollop of the cream along with a raspberry. He placed it between his lips, closing his eyes then moaning.
Fuck. Hard as a goddamned rock again. We’ll never get out of here.
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Factoid #3: Allistair has a secret camera system in Club Seduction that allows him to pick out his evening’s entertainment.
About the 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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