Release Day Blitz: The Detective's Pleasure (Cuff, Collar, Love #2) by Christa Tomlinson + Ryan Bennett stops in...
Author Name: Christa Tomlinson
Book Name: The Detective’s Pleasure
Series: Cuffs, Collars, and Love
‘The Detective’s Pleasure’ can be read as a standalone
Release Date: February 11, 2016
“You’ll kneel for me without me having to tell you to. And when you do, you’ll feel so much better. Trust me.”
- Detective Sam Roberts
Officer Ryan Bennett: Ambitious and smart, Ryan Bennett is a young officer on Houston’s police force. He’s pursuing his dream of being promoted to the city’s elite SWAT team with a single mindedness that won’t accept any outcome but success. But that isn’t his only dream. Ryan wants more than a coveted position on SWAT. He wants to be owned by a strong Dominant. To give himself up to a Dom who will make him shudder with pleasure beneath a firm yet loving hand. Unfortunately, Ryan has had nothing but failure in that part of his life. Now, he’s hidden that dream away from everyone, including himself. And he refuses to let anyone close enough to see what he truly desires, and who he truly is.
Detective Sam Roberts: Cool and calm, Detective Sam Roberts is good at reading people, during the day as a detective and at night as a Dom. He easily sees past the hard layer of arrogance surrounding Officer Ryan Bennett to the hurt submissive hiding beneath. He wants to help Ryan, even though the stubborn young man resists him. But Sam isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to help Ryan embrace the soft, giving nature of his submissive side. Using both a gentle hand and the sting of the whip, he’ll work to coax Ryan’s submission free. But what will Sam do if he’s successful? Let Ryan go as promised? Or give the young officer the very thing he’s wanted for so long?
Pages or Words: 105,000 words
Categories: BDSM, Erotica, M/M Romance, Romance
Character Interview Questions for Officer Ryan Bennett from The Detective’s Pleasure
1. What is your biggest fear?
Being alone. I know it might not seem like it since I’m by myself so much. But I really don’t like to be alone.
2. What is your most prized possession?
My dad’s Army issued rifle from his tour in the Gulf War. He gave it to me when I graduated college. I keep it locked up, but every now and then I like to take it to the outdoor range and practice with it.
3. What do you enjoy doing on your day off?
I have to get my cleaning and chores done first so that I can relax. After that, I like to go to art and history museums. And I love spending time with my Dom, of course. Sam likes to take me to places outside my comfort zone. We went to a multicultural festival downtown and I enjoyed that.
4. Your best childhood memory?
My dad arranged for me to go on a mock ride along with the police force where we were stationed at the time. I couldn’t go on a real one because I was too young. But my dad knew how much I talked about being a police officer when I grew up. So he got them to take me on a tour of the police station. And I got to ride around town with an off-duty police officer. It was an awesome day. I sent that cop a thank you card and a picture of me in uniform when I graduated from the academy.
5. Where do you hope to be in five years?
At work I’d like to keep rising through the ranks. Taking the sergeant’s exam and being assigned a high-level leadership role would be amazing. In my personal life I’ll still be with Sam. I definitely want to move in with him and maybe we’ll even get married. We haven’t talked about that yet, but I could see myself married to him.
Ryan stopped picking at the wax and met Sam's eyes in the mirror. He didn't say anything. He just stood there, looking at Sam's reflection.
“Do you need-.” Sam stopped. Ryan was on the brink of ... something. Sam knew what he said would either finally get him to open up or cause that hard shell to close even tighter around him. Remembering Ryan’s seeming aversion to needing someone, he asked instead, “Would you like some help?”
Ryan moved his head, the movement so slight it could barely be called a nod. If they hadn't been staring at each other in the mirror, he would have missed it. Sam touched his fingertips to Ryan's shoulder, waiting to see if he would be rejected. Ryan didn’t react, so Sam moved in closer. When he laid the warmth of his palm across his back, Ryan closed
his eyes and shuddered. He gripped the countertop with both hands, his head hanging low.
“I don't know how to let go,” he said in a voice hoarse with restrained despair.
Sam stepped forward again, moving close enough behind Ryan that he could wrap an arm around him. Ryan stood there for a second before he turned and leaned into his embrace. Sam looked at their reflection in the mirror. Ryan's blond head was nestled against him, streaks of wax down his back. For the first time he looked truly vulnerable, just as Sam had wanted to see him all along. He stroked Ryan's hair, pressing a kiss to the soft strands.
“I'll show you, Ryan. All you have to do is trust me. I'll take care of the rest.”
Meet the author:
Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.
Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.
Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. For more on Christa's work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit www.ChristaTomlinson.com
Where to find the author:
Publisher: Christa Tomlinson
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
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