Sunday, 9 September 2012

Welcome, S. Dora!

Today I'm hosting S.Dora, so enjoy!

Let me start with thanking Tanith for her warm welcome!

You don’t have to read a lot of romance novels to discover that new love is a big theme in this genre. Two strangers meet and something happens… and whatever that something is, confusion and misunderstandings are sure to follow, but we know love will find its way and at the end the strangers have become committed partners for life.
But what if the main characters in a romantic story are already together? What if the misunderstandings have been dealt with before the story even starts? And we don’t want to throw murder and heartbreak at them?
Simple. We introduce something that is new to the lovers. Something that surprises them, that makes them look in a different way at each other and at themselves as a couple.
Something like BDSM.
Because no matter how good we think we know our own sexual preferences and, hopefully, those of our partner, life can have some neat surprises in store. And with neat I don’t necessarily mean easy and without any form of conflict, but the start of an adventure that, with a bit of luck, will have its happy end.
In the Calling the Shots series that’s exactly what happens to Isaac when an afternoon of sexy fun with a kinky touch becomes the start of some very fundamental changes between him and his younger lover Tom.
Isaac has no longer even the pretence of youth and perhaps he’s become a bit set in his ways. Tom is his big adventure, even though Tom really had to work to convince Isaac that being together would be a very good thing for both of them. Mild-mannered, slightly passive Isaac discovers the thrill of being the Dominant to his lover’s submission.
In the first part of Calling the Shots, Facing the Truth, we see the moment of discovery, when Isaac realises he wants to explore BDSM with Tom.
Now part two, The Right Direction, is available, and Isaac and Tom have their first full weekend of staying in their roles as Dominant and submissive. And, as to be expected, things are not without its complications…

A short excerpt:

Isaac had been slightly worried that the package of toys he had ordered from the online adult store would not get there in time, but on Thursday afternoon, right after he returned from work, the doorbell rang and the postman handed it to him.
He walked straight to the bedroom, with Tom in his wake. “Can I take a peek?”
Tom pouted. “Not even if I wear my collar? You know, do a trial run?”
“Again, no.” Isaac managed to sound stern, but only just.
“Okay, I get the message. I’ll make supper.” Tom gave in. “It’s not like you can hide it from me, anyway. If I really want to know what’s in that package, I will find it.” He must have seen the look of disappointment on Isaac’s face, because he hastened to say, “That’s not what I meant. You can put everything in the toy drawer and I give you my promise not to peek unless you tell me to. Though if you’ve bought as many toys as I think you have, there won’t be enough space in one drawer, so you might want to use the other one as well.”
Isaac kissed him. “Thanks for being a good sport. What are we having for supper?”
Tom winked. “That’s for me to know and for you to find out.”
Before Isaac could react, his lover was gone. He laughed for a moment, then stared at the box wrapped in brown paper and went very quiet. This was what he had ordered and paid for. He had masturbated thinking about how he was going to use his purchases on his sub. While it was for fun and spicing up sex, he couldn’t help but think it had become so much more. They hadn’t needed any formal rituals to use a cock ring or a string of anal beads, yet Tom had knelt at his feet, called him Sir and had looked so full of joy when Isaac had given him his collar.


  1. Hi, Raymonde!

    I like the premise of this series a lot. Because I think this happens in real life. Two people may not realize they're both attracted to kink. Or, they already have private fantasies, but had never dared to reveal them to their partner.

    Good luck with the book! And I'll see you at Beyond Romance next Saturday, right?

    1. Hi, Lisabet

      Totally agreeing with you on this. New love is lovely, but there's so much more to tell.

      And I'm already looking forward to visiting your place.


  2. The story sounds great and I love the premise - something new introduced into an established relationship. Very nice twist.

    1. Thanks, Desiree.

      And yeah, it was an idea I was quite happy to work with.

  3. Hi, Tanith!

    I'm very happy to be here. Thanks again for the hospitality.