Happy holidays! My wish for you is a good book and the quiet in which to enjoy it. 🙂
BENEATH THE SURFACE, Small Town Secrets Book 1
Images flickered briefly through Emma’s mind despite her slumber, or maybe because of it. Her body tossed and turned, tangling the covers around her legs.
Consciousness brings confusion. Her body gradually awakens, but darkness drowns out her surroundings. Awareness floods through her in an increasing rush, and she slowly inventories her body. Bare legs warm despite their nakedness. Torso brushed only with the silk of panties against her wet core. A soft band of material obscuring her vision. Arms spread wide. Soft cuffs surrounding her wrists.
Heat and fear pound through her blood, fighting the arousal, not wanting to experience or acknowledge it, but her body has learned its lessons well. Her breasts shake with the drum of her heart, her nipples proud in the cool air. Illicit throbbing through her sex, centered at her hard clit, aching for the touch of its master.
She should not want this, should not enjoy it. Hot tears streak from under the blindfold to meander toward her hairline. The ache of sadness drains the pleasure from her, yet the throb remains. A reminder. A betrayal.
A slight sound, the shuffle of a body against clothing, alerts her to another’s presence. “Who’s there?” she cries despite knowing the risk of punishment for speaking without permission. She is tired of the damn games. She doesn’t want to do this.
“Please, please help me.”
Forcing her leaden limbs to contract, she pulls against the restraints. A presence looms over her. She senses the hot weight of a stare, the silent intimidation of being seen but not able to see. Burning humiliation, unfamiliar to her, further cools her body’s initial response to the game.
Someone has changed the rules.
She senses him bending closer, feels the trail of his breath across her vulnerable belly. What is he doing? Why doesn’t he speak? “Who are you? What do you want?”
The cold bite of leather abrades her skin as he lays a palm over her mouth, effectively silencing her. Her inner core trembles. What about the rules? Secrecy is paramount. Consent essential. She did not give permission for this.
Too many secrets…
Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.
A past not forgotten…
Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.
Time is running out…
Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?