A novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey.
Presely Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies… and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.
Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the Start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a Dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.
CLAIMED is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
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ABOUT STACEY KENNEDYStacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She loves in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy's books. If she's not plugging away at a new story, you'll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, True Blood and Lost Girl.
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Thank you to My Secret Romance Book Reviews for letting me stop by today. In my upcoming release, CLAIMED, we are introduced to a Dom, Dmitri and his submissive, Presley. Today I'm going to chat about the relationship between Presley and Dmitri, and what I enjoyed most about it.
Presley and Dmitri share something that I think is so important in any relationship, there is respect between them. I admit that most of this is due to Dmitri and his personality. He understands that in the BDSM lifestyle, he holds a type of responsibility to ensure he's giving the submissive exactly what she needs from him.
Heck, it's that foundation that CLUB SIN is based upon. Trust, honesty, and respect are things that are important to Dmitri and it's a necessary requirement to be a member of CLUB SIN. In the dungeon, Dmitri is exactly what Presley needs in her life. Yes, he is a Dom, and he does have that alpha side to him, but when it comes to Presley, he's gentle.
That's what I loved about writing their story. He understands Presley and instead of trying to change her immediately and forcefully into the perfect submissive, he takes the time to mould her. Of course, Dmitri can be a big, scary Dom and can get tough when he needs to, but he also understands that gaining a woman's submission is by understanding her.
He knows that Presley is nervous about her dark desires, which I suspect some women would relate to. Even if we have fantasies, it doesn't mean some of us wouldn't be scared out of our minds to act them out, especially if it involved going to a BDSM club. And because of that, Dmitri takes his time with her. He doesn't want to frighten her or scare her into submission. He wants to make her comfortable and accepting of what he has planned for her.
Will he always be gentle? Not likely! He is a Dom after all. But that's why I loved writing a Dom like Dmitri. His handling of Presley made room for them to grow throughout the series, even if we'll only see glimpses of them through the storylines of other characters.
For me, Dmitri's moral code made for such a great hero. It wasn't about him. It was all about Presley and what she needed from him. He taught her with a gentle hand, but he could--and did--give her a push when she needed it. Right down to it, he allowed her to grow and discover things for herself.
So, that's why I loved their relationship. It felt real to me and I could see why they fell in love. It is based on all the things I think are important in a relationship, trust and respect. But most of all, I loved that Dmitri earned the right to be Presley's Dom. He's a man who knows exactly how to handle a woman in search of erotic fulfillment. His entire focus was on seeing her happy and confident in her choices. He's patient, kind, and honourable--yeah, that's hero worthy stuff!
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