by Lori Toland
British Agent Drake Steele never thought when he was hired on at the Serious Organised Crime Agency that his job would involve spanking a co-worker. But when the colleague is Lord Robbie Covington, the sexy red-headed computer hacker for SOCA and MI-6, Drake can't agree fast enough to pop Robbie's cherry and pull him into the sensual world of BDSM.
Now they are caught up in a web of lies as they pose as members of the jet-setting crowd. Drake and Robbie have to race against the clock to stop a weapons haul that could threaten the safety of all Europe. As their covers begin to fade and danger is closing in, protecting Robbie is Drake’s most important task, but neither man is ready for the moment when their hearts are put on the line.
I’m inspired by many different people and experiences, both in my fiction and in living my life. My parents shaped me to be a person who followed my own path and not care what other people think of me. At times that can be lonely and rough, especially when you’re taking hits but ultimately, you stay true to yourself and become dependent on you. When you accomplish something like writing a book and then get the story published, it’s very gratifying.
Music inspires me, walking feeds my creativity and gives me time to think of where to go next in my books. Sometimes a terrible situation that crushes my heart might be the opening for a book. It’s a new starting point in my hero’s life where he is going to make the best of this, just like I will.
My inspiration for novels lies everywhere, from a shower in a hotel bathroom to an article in a magazine. I keep my heart and my mind open every second, because I never know when an idea might knock me over.
In June of 2012, it was a magazine article on Prague and a trip to Gay Days that set off the inspiration for Dangerous Submission and after all those elements slid into place, *BANG* the story was off and running. Drake and Robbie fell into place in their world of leather and cuffs but slowly they took the reins from me to tell their story.
I hope you enjoy it!
He rushed to take the position, but I grabbed his arm to stop him. “Unless I’ve ordered your silence, you will respond to my commands and questions with ‘Sir’ or ‘Master Drake’ at the end, so I know you understand me.”
The respectful reply came naturally, and it pleased me greatly. “Display.”
He dropped to his knees on the linoleum, adjusting a little into the position I’d described. Once he was settled, I moved his shoulder to straighten his back. “Close your eyes,” I reminded him.
“Yes, Sir.” He swallowed and obeyed.
“This is the position you will wait in if I am readying equipment for a scene, or if I simply ask you to. Submissives will stay like this to find their subspace, which is a state of mind submissives experience, and they await a command from their masters.”
“Next position is ‘inspection.’ I use this to inspect you before punishing you or before a scene to check for new marks. You would be naked for this, as I need to check every inch of you. You’ll stand with your hands resting on the back of your neck and your feet shoulder width apart. Make sure to remember to keep your gaze lowered and stay quiet. Even if another dom speaks to you, keep your silence.”
As he stood, he opened his eyes. “Shall I remove my clothes, Sir?” he asked.
About the Author:
CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.
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