Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Edge Series by L M Somerton

Blurb(s): The Edge is a training company with a difference. Its weekend clients come for classes in bondage and domination, not team building and problem solving.

The management, staff and customers of The Edge do not lead boring lives. In fact they have a habit of getting themselves into all kinds of trouble. Put Dominant, possessive alpha males together with bratty, loveable submissives and sparks are bound to fly. These Tales from The Edge are their stories.

Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis
Publisher: Totally Bound

Reaching the Edge:

When you reach the edge, you can't avoid taking a leap of faith.

Joe Dexter leads a complicated life. In one world he is a consultant criminal psychologist—in another he runs The Edge, a successful corporate training company. He's also an active Dom in the London BDSM scene.

A social call to The Underground, a club owned by an old friend, turns into much more when Joe is introduced to a prospective sub. Falling hard for the boy's tumbling blonde curls, huge blue eyes and desperate need for protection, Joe carefully coaxes him out of his shell. By the end of an intense weekend, unbreakable bonds have been forged and Joe is well on the way to becoming Olly's Master.

Joe knows that there is trauma in Olly's past, but it is not until his professional and private lives collide that Joe discovers the truth. He knows he shouldn't have let Olly out of his sight but it's too late—Olly's old Master is back on the scene and he's not in the mood to forgive and forget.

With Olly's life on the line, Joe risks everything to save him. Has Joe found his perfect submissive only to lose him in a horrible twist of fate, or will love win the day? They've reached the edge and there's no avoiding a leap of faith.

Living on the Edge:

Sometimes it takes willpower to resist temptation but courage to give in.

Aiden Keller is a brilliant and intriguing young man. When he's convicted of hacking, his sentence takes him to The Edge, a high-end corporate training company with a mysterious sideline. There he is given into the custody of its owner, the enigmatic and demanding Heath Anders, and his business partner Joe Dexter.

From the moment Heath takes charge of Aiden he recognises the boy's submissive nature, even though it is well hidden beneath a veneer of snarky attitude. But for twelve months, Aiden will be his responsibility and Heath cannot allow himself to get involved whilst the boy is obliged to obey him.

Aiden settles into his new life with the help of Olly, Joe's pretty, submissive boyfriend, who is very perceptive when it comes to noticing the sparks of attraction flying between Aiden and Heath. Slowly and gently, he teaches Aiden that submission is not a weakness and to accept his desire to be dominated.

Unable to resist, Heath starts to test Aiden's willingness to be obedient, and against all the odds, love (and lust) start to bloom. Aiden, however, is not quite what he seems and his past is about to endanger all their lives.

Dancing on the Edge:

Life is a dance. Whether you lead or follow, the passion of it should sweep you away.

Carey and Alistair have the kind of relationship that is the envy of their friends. Carey is an old-fashioned Dom who appreciates quiet obedience. Alistair is a sub who is comfortable in his skin and finds peace in his submission. Needless to say, their happiness is too good to last.

When Alistair's powerful father chooses his reputation over his son, all hell is let loose. Forcibly committed to a clinic for reversion therapy, Alistair can only hope that his lover will save him.

Carey calls on his friends from The Edge and they band together not just to rescue Alistair but also to protect his future. They've all flirted with danger in the past—but friendship is worth any risk. As the tension mounts and the stakes get higher, new bonds are forged but will Carey and Alistair's love survive?

A Double-Edged Sword:

How do you stay standing when the ground is torn from beneath your feet?

Becket and Christian are taking the first, tentative steps towards the committed D/s relationship they both crave when the world literally explodes around them. In a frightening reversal of roles, Becket has to deal with his own vulnerability and Christian must find the strength to take care of his Dom. With the help of their friends at The Edge, the two men come to realise that dominance and submission cannot be switched on and off.

Events that could have ended in tragedy provide the catalyst that affirms their trust in each other, but there are still questions to answer. Is the safe path always the right one to take? Is control simply a state of mind?

One thing’s for certain, life’s too short for compromise

Author Bio: 

L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She's fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

Author Links: Pinterest

Twitter: @lmsomerton

Excerpt - Book 1

“I like chains.”

Oops. That had slipped out accidentally.

“Did I say that aloud?” Olly felt himself go hot all over.

“Mmm. You did.” Joe encircled him with his arms from behind. “It’s something we have in common.”

Olly whimpered as Joe’s exploring fingers reached his nipples and pinched them both at the same time.

“These would look pretty clamped and chained.”

Joe rubbed small circles round and round, occasionally flicking the hard raised nubs until Olly wanted to scream. Every touch sensitised the flesh more and sent lines of fire to his swollen cock. Joe trailed one finger in a line to his groin. “Perhaps another chain to a nice metal ring here?” With the pad of his fingertip, he circled the root of Olly’s cock just once, so lightly that it was barely a touch at all. “Would you like that, Oliver? To be decorated in chains for me?”

Olly yanked hard on his wrist cuffs. He was desperate to touch himself, but the chain was far too short. Joe remained behind him, pressed close to his back, stroking everywhere but the place Olly really needed him to touch.

“Look in the mirrors, Olly. How does it make you feel, knowing that I can do anything I want to you? Touch you anywhere and everywhere.”

On the last word, Joe stepped back and grasped Olly around the waist. With his legs forced apart by the spreader bar, Olly couldn’t even attempt to get away as Joe stroked his hips with tantalising tenderness.

“Look at your cock, swollen and dripping. Your arse—so perfectly tempting. What do you want, Olly? Would you like me to bend you over the rail and fuck you?”

Olly couldn’t manage anything more than a squeak as Joe moved to cup his arse, then stroked each cheek gently. Then Joe was gone and Olly had to grip the rail to maintain his balance and stay upright. He watched with wide eyes as Joe went to the cupboard and came back with a pump bottle of glistening lube.

“Hold this.” Joe pushed the bottle into his shaking hands. “Pump some onto my fingers.”

Olly could barely do as he’d been asked, but eventually managed to release a shiny puddle into the palm of Joe’s hand. Then he was being bent over the rail. The bottle fell to the floor as Joe wrapped his slick hand around Olly’s cock and spread the silky lubrication over his shaft and around his balls.

“Please… Sir!”

Joe picked up the bottle and slicked his fingers again. He placed it carefully on the floor, then pushed Olly against the rail, holding him there with one arm. Olly squirmed and panted as lube smeared his arse, then Joe dragged his cool finger down the line between Olly’s cheeks to probe gently at the tight bud of his entrance. He gripped the rail like a lifeline. His body demanded more, craving sensation and pleasure. His mind, however, screamed with alarm.

Joe gripped his swollen shaft and began to jack him slowly before moving to cup his aching balls and roll them gently. He was still rubbing Olly’s pucker, not breaching him, just stroking and smoothing. Olly could feel his muscles tensing and started to panic. His body rebelled, thrusting hard into Joe’s hand, demanding release, but his mind flashed back to another time, another man with a different face.

“No… No!” Tears flooded his face as he came with a desperate shudder into Joe’s hand. Then he was being held close and tightly, his hair stroked, his neck kissed gently.

“It’s all right, Olly. I’m not going to…”

In just a few seconds Joe had swiftly unbuckled the cuffs from his ankles and wrists, then Olly found himself gathered into a warm embrace. Somewhere inside him, a wall broke down and he sobbed into Joe’s chest. He couldn’t look at him and the sobs came anew as he realised that he had just destroyed any chance he’d ever had of being with this wonderful, beautiful man.

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Taking part in the book tour, each with their own individual excerpt, are

June 24: The Hat Party
June 25: Hearts on Fire
June 28: Iyana Jenna
June 29: Tara Lain
June 30: Velvet Panic
July 2: Elisa Rolle
July 3: MM Good Books

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  1. Hi Nephy! Thanks for having the boys over :) LM xx

    1. I read a review copy of the first book and I LOVED IT. Watch this space. I'm going to post a review in a few days.

  2. These books are great. Nice to see my favorite authors together.

    1. Nice to have a warm fuzzy feeling on a Monday morning