Earlier this month I shared “C Is for Cover,” showing off (because I can’t help but show it off!) the cover for my next BDSM romance, ONLY FOR THE NIGHT. Today, as we begin to wind down the month of April and our A to Z challenge, I want to share a little bit about my hero in the first book of this series, Vincent.
When a rock star Dom is asked to teach a lovely woman to submit, she turns out to be his sister’s best friend—the woman he left behind years ago. Can he show her the ropes and watch her walk away this time, or will she leave him yearning for more?
When Jane Jacobs flies to Las Vegas for a blind date with a Dom, she’s expecting a stranger who’ll show her how to submit sexually—but she’s not expecting him to be masked. Or every bit as powerful, magnetic and sexy as the man of her dreams, rock drummer Vincent O’Connell. Her volcanic response to this commanding stranger shocks her, and leaves her daring to hope she’s finally free of her obsession with Vincent. Until her Dom reveals the man behind the mask.
Vincent knows agreeing to dominate Jane is a calculated risk. But the innocently sultry blonde has figured in his own fantasies for years, and he’s damned if he’ll let another man explore her submissive depths. When their encounter flames hotter and more satisfying than any in his memory, he knows that to keep her, he must tell her the truth. But that means revealing more than just his face.
It means showing her his heart.
I knew about Vincent long before I wrote his story. He first appeared in my book NAUGHTY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, part of the Secrets To Hide series, but only in a small guest spot. I knew, however, that he and his band, Weekend Washout, would reappear on my horizon at some point. And then I saw this:
This is Vincent — I knew the moment I saw him. Red hair, tats, piercings, and all. He was perfect. Make that man a Dominant and I had the ingredients for a hotter-than-heck story that flew from my fingers!
Vincent was special. Quiet. Intense. He needed someone special to match him, and when Jane appear in my mind, I knew she was perfect. Librarian on the outside, submissive on the inside — she was everything Vincent needed.
Sometimes that’s how it goes for us writers. A story is all about one character and what that particular character needs. Others may come into the story, but it still centers around that one person. That’s how ONLY FOR THE WEEKEND was for me. NIGHT was a totally different deal, but you’ll have to wait till May 31st, release day, to find out what I mean!
Would you like to read about Vincent? You can grab a copy of ONLY FOR THE WEEKEND for only $0.99. But let me warn you, this short novella packs a punch!
I hope you check it out, and I hope Vincent makes as big an impression on you as he did the minute he walked into my mind. 🙂