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Building Bonds

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Building Bonds

Kiss of Leather Series, Book 1
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Book one in the Kiss of Leather series

Kyle's a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he's been missing.

After Kyle's partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he'll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.

Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder's reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can't get out of his mind. He's hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.

Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who's as sexy as hell.

Fantastic Industry Reviews

This book is one I will want to revisit again and again. ~ Sinfully Addicted Reviews

Morticia Knight has done it again. ~ Sexy for Review

I honestly did not want to stop reading their story! ~ Inked Rainbow Reviews

About Morticia Knight

Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after.

If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn't begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart's desire. Even though she's been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she'd like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011.

Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she's not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

Book one in the Kiss of Leather series

Kyle's a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he's been missing.

After Kyle's partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he'll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.

Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder's reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can't get out of his mind. He's hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.

Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who's as sexy as hell.

Fantastic Industry Reviews

This book is one I will want to revisit again and again. ~ Sinfully Addicted Reviews

Morticia Knight has done it again. ~ Sexy for Review

I honestly did not want to stop reading their story! ~ Inked Rainbow Reviews

About Morticia Knight

Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after.

If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn't begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart's desire. Even though she's been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she'd like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011.

Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she's not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

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    Copyright © Morticia Knight 2015. All Rights Reserved, Totally Entwined Group Limited, T/A Pride Publishing.

    "Thanks again, Marshall. This is going to help out a lot."

    Kyle glanced up at his friend of over ten years. Marshall wasn't any taller than him, but Kyle had a tendency to keep his eyes lowered. It helped to control his annoying tendency to blush at the slightest provocation.

    When Kyle had worked for Marshall's dad—a house flipper who'd always needed a good carpenter on hand—Marshall had burst into Kyle's life one summer on a break from college. Despite having completely different personalities, they'd immediately clicked. Once Marshall had graduated, he'd settled in North Hollywood, just over the hill from Los Angeles and Hollywood, and not too far from where Kyle had lived most of his adult life. Marshall had stopped by Kyle's condo to give him the news that he'd gotten him some work on the side.

    Marshall busily texted who Kyle assumed was one of his many friends and—or—admirers, his fingers flying over the screen. No doubt the social dynamo had plans for the evening. If Marshall had a shift at the trendy Galaxy Bar, where he not only bartended but possessed the title of mixologist, he probably wouldn't have been nearly as excited. Kyle watched in amusement as every inch of his twinky body threw itself into the task of communicating with the mystery person on the other end of his phone. The way he bounced and twitched and swayed was like some sort of dance where only he could hear the music.

    If I even had a tenth of his spirit, his outgoing personality, I probably wouldn't be so lonely.

    Kyle didn't want to take it to the next level and add 'boring' to the list, but it was difficult not to. His closest friend never seemed to be without plans or a host of people wanting to be a part of those plans. Everyone craved Marshall's company—he was the proverbial life of what seemed like a never-ending party. Kyle was just...Kyle.

    At last Marshall's fingers came to a halt, as if they'd become too tired to continue.

    "What'd you say?"

    Kyle couldn't help but chuckle. Many of their conversations were carried out in the same way. It was difficult to keep the attention of a shooting star.

    "I was telling you again how much I appreciate you suggesting me for the contract at your friend's club."

    Marshall regarded him with a knowing smirk. "You mean my ex-Dom's new, exclusive BDSM establishment?"

    It didn't matter how many times he discussed BDSM with Marshall—which was as little as possible, if he could help it—his cheeks would get even hotter than usual. One of his biggest wishes was that his shyness would leave him the way he'd hoped it would when he'd become an adult. At thirty-two, he despaired of it ever going away. He knew Marshall loved to tease him about it. Fortunately, he wasn't a complete asshole and always appeared to know when to back off before he went too far.

    Kyle worked extra hard to keep his tone and expression impassive. He'd be in trouble over the next few months otherwise. He had no idea how all the Doms and whoever else he might have to interact with would treat him. In his terrified imagination, they'd spot his vanilla ass from a mile away and maybe not want him to build any of the equipment for their club after all.

    "Right. That."

    "You can say BDSM, you know. It's not like you'll conjure up the Bondage Fairy if you utter it out loud."

    If I didn't need the money so damn bad... "That's a relief. I was kinda worried about that."

    Marshall snorted laughter then jostled him with...

About the Author-
  • M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

    When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms, The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative and Dylan and Zero from Biking Bad.

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