We hope you’re ready to heat things up with Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE. Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series.
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☆¸.•*¨*★☆About Hard To Serve☆★*¨*•.¸☆
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.
I’ve made it fairly clear that I love the 1,001 Dark Nights novellas. AND I’m a HUGE fan of Laura Kaye’s. So the only way this could have been any better is if Joe Manganiello showed up at my door in nothing but his skivvies and offered to clean my house while I read Hard to Serve.
With George Takai reading over my shoulder saying, “Ohh, my!” every other paragraph.
I’m what you might call a closet BDSM genre fan. I’m a little fascinated by the lifestyle. The ability to submit and give over that much control and trust to another person…it boggles my mind.
I’ve never been part of a D/s relationship, so anything I think I might know comes from reading the genre. Some books are all about the kink – not really the underlying relationship. Some authors just get it wrong. Even not having any first-hand knowledge of the lifestyle, it’s something you can pick up on if you read enough.
Laura Kaye got it so right. It is so refreshing to read about a heroine that knows exactly what she wants. Mia is fully aware of what her kink is – no hesitation, no embarrassment, no ifs, ands, or buts (or butts – see what I did there? LOL). Kyler is kind of your typical, conflicted alpha-male. But when he’s not conflicted, he’s so very NOT conflicted.
Laura is one of those authors I love to read because, more than just the sexiness, she packs her stories so full of emotion. The kind of emotion that tugs at your heart and makes you hurt for the characters when they hurt. It’s SO awesome!
Oh! AND there’s more! Several more books – eleven, maybe twelve! She’s being kind of cagey in that regard.
Hard to Serve is the introduction to Laura’s new series, Blasphemy. Blasphemy is the name of the BDSM club the books will be centered around. The club itself is housed in a renovated church…brilliant!
So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!
HARD TO SERVE EXCERPT – Count:
Now, here he was, knocking on the door of Mia’s apartment on the second floor of an old brownstone, dressed in a fucking suit to take her to dinner.
Mia opened the door wearing a smile and a beautiful teal-blue dress that hung all the way down to a pair of tall, peep-toe wedges. She wore her hair loose again, soft and wavy and thick around her shoulders. So damn gorgeous, this woman. “Hi,” she said. “I’m ready to go, unless you would you like to come in?”
“Well, I’d at least like to do this.” He stepped inside, dug his fingers into the heavy silk of her hair, and kissed her. She hummed at the contact and her body went soft and pliant against him, her breasts pushing into his chest, her spine sagging her weight against him. His hand slid down to grab her ass and gave a little squeeze.
“You don’t play fair,” she whispered.
Grinning, he pulled back. He loved the arousal in her dark eyes, the humor in her expression. “I’d have thought you knew that by now.” He winked.
Her laugh was like the sun breaking through the clouds, warming him and lifting his spirits. And giving him just that much more evidence that he was doing the right there here, with her.
She rolled her eyes and shook her head.
He grasped her by the jaw. “You know, when you roll your eyes at me, I want to put you over me knee.”
A slow grin crept up her face. She rolled her eyes again.
Challenge. Fucking. Accepted.
Pushing the door closed, Kyler grasped Mia by the waist and lowered himself to one knee, laying her over his other knee in the process. She screamed and bucked, but he held her in place with an arm across her lower back. He rucked up her dress, baring miles of lovely legs—and a bare ass, too. She wore no goddamn panties.
“Oh, Mia. Very good,” he said. She’d anticipated one of his desires without him having to voice it. He hadn’t wanted to put any undue pressure on whatever it was they might be by articulating a list of rules for their time together. He was trying to play it by ear, to see what might be natural between them. Whether that was the right way to go about it, he wasn’t sure. But it wasn’t like he had a lot of experience at relationships. He ran his palm over her smooth cheeks. “And it’s gonna be even better when this ass is nice and pink. Five ought to do it. Count.”
Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…
BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve
From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.