HARD TO SERVE EXCERPT – Mia’s Interest:
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!
Kyler pressed a kiss to Mia’s forehead. “You can trust me to take care of you.” Sitting back, his gaze swept down her face, enjoying the pleased expression she wore. From the promise of his words or the kiss? He laid his hand against her sternum and slowly slid his palm upward until his thumb and fingers separated around the base of her throat. He applied just the slightest amount of pressure there.
She sucked in a breath, and that one reaction surged blood into his cock. Mia squirmed, rocketing his arousal even further.
“Be still,” he gritted out.
She froze, her eyes on his.
“How important is the breath play to you?” Her eyes dilated, her expression read as needy, and her breathing quickened. Her obvious excitement went a long way toward answering the question. And these reaction were exactly what he loved about it. But did she need it?
“I don’t have to have it, but…” She looked down, her eyelashes fanning out against her skin.
“Look at me and finish that sentence,” he said, his voice full of grit. Because against his fingers, her pulse was flying.
“But it probably excites me more than anything else, and it gets me off faster than anything else,” she said, her cheeks turning beautifully pink.
“Does it now?” Not that he really needed to ask. His grip tightened, just a little.
“Yes, Sir,” she whispered, her voice breathy, full of desire.
“Say my name,” he said, wanting to hear it with all that arousal coloring her tone.
“Yes, Master Kyler.”
In a quick move, he slid his hand up her back and fisted her ponytail, tugging her head backward and her whole body closer. Hand still gripping her throat, he shifted them so that she was almost reclining, allowing him to look down into her face.
And he thought her pulse had been flying before.
“You like to be choked?”
“Choked to the point of not being able to breathe?”
His grip tightened. “Gagged?”
“Yes. Sir,” she added, as if she’d momentarily forgotten protocol.
Jesus Christ, his cock was like fucking steel. “Asphyxiated to the point of passing out?” he asked, his gut twisting.
“I’ve never done that. The idea of it…” He nailed her with a stare, allowing her the time to gather the words the little furrow in her brow said she was looking for. “It both excites me and scares me, but I’m not sure which more.”
“Thank you for the honesty. I won’t go that far, Mia. I won’t put plastic over your head and I won’t duct tape your mouth. I also won’t use any bondage position that hangs you primarily by the throat or neck. If any of those are things you need, I won’t be able to give them to you,” he said, hoping like hell she didn’t need them. Occasionally, he had a moment of discomfort—maybe even cognitive dissonance—about the fact that he was both a cop and a Dom who got off on bondage and submission and spanking and even role-playing scenarios that flirted with non-consent. Because he’d seen the trauma real abuse caused. But what he did was safe, sane, and consensual, and he drew the line where any of those three might be compromised, which in his opinion included the edgier breath play.
A fast shake of her head. “No. I don’t want any of that. I just want—” Her eyes went wide.
“What, little one?” Satisfaction at her answer mixed with curiosity about what she’d not said. He needed to know.
Her throat worked under his hand in a hard swallow. “You.”
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About HARD TO SERVE: A Hard Ink Novella
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.
Hard to Serve picks up a few months after the events in Hard to Let Go and Hard Ever After, as Kyler Vance, Miguel’s godson is back at work. However, Kyler isn’t back to full duty after the shooting in Hard to Let Go, he’s been place on the desk since he hasn’t fully recovered. To make matters worse the new commissioner has brought in IA and since Kyler was shot he is also under investigation.
Could his day get any worse? Best not ask that question.
To blow off some steam he goes to Blasphemy a BDSM club that he’s part owner and one of the twelve Masters. I must tell you I never saw this coming from Kyler not that we see much of him but as Miguel’s godson, it’s not what I pictured from him. Yes we know he’s bent the rules a bit for the Hard Ink Team but there’s a hard line some just won’t cross and with BDSM sometimes those lines are harder then others. And Kyler is about to meet his match and break his own hard rules.
In walks Mia. Mia is a strong sub, who’s looking for more and so far has never found what she truly needs. As it turns out what’s she’s been searching for is Kyler Vance. Yet in true Laura Kaye style you know these two will have to over come a few obstacles before they make it as a couple. One of those is Kyler’s Hard Rule on no relationships, the other, well it’s never good to date the boss’s daughter.
Hard to Serve, reminded me of Tessa Bailey & Katee Robert’s Serve series and I hope the rest of the Blasphemy Series is the same. The Club itself is interesting and I love what Laura did, but that’s me. I enjoyed learning more about Kyler, and I think twisting his story into this story works well. If you’re into reading BDSM then you’ll enjoy the scenes at Blasphemy and the relationship between Kyler and Mia. However if you’re not a fan of the Lifestyle this new series may not be for you. I can only imagine where Laura is going to take the series, and if Hard to Serve is any indication I can’t wait to learn about the other eleven Masters.
That said step into Blasphemy and learn what hard limits Kyler Vance has and maybe learn what some of your are as well. It’s going to be one hard lesson.
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.