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Title: For a Reason
Author: Jessie G
Publisher: Self Published
Genre/Sub-Genre: Erotica, M/M Romance
Former Marine and full time big brother, Bull Connor, spends his days helping those in need of a second chance and his nights fighting the inner demons that won’t let go. During a routine
tow he comes face to face with the only person who refuses to need him and the one man he
As a throw away, Ian Jones is used to being alternately overlooked or ridiculed but hasn’t given up on the idea that with just one chance he could turn it all around. Rescued by the one man who neither overlooks nor ridicules him, he longs to be more than a man in need, but can he be the man Bull loves?
Ian isn’t pining for the family he’s never known but when they descend, unwanted and uninvited, Bull must prove that he’s the man who will protect Ian’s long neglected heart by sharing the demons that torment his wounded soul.
Power and Healing:
In my first book, Past Hurts, after being physically hurt Davin works hard to make himself physically strong. It’s a defense mechanism that I think people can relate to, or at least I hope they can. That physical strength doesn’t change the fact that Alaric is the dominant one in their relationship. Instead it highlights how very much of a choice submission is. A willing gift, if you will. At any time Davin could have overpowered Alaric and chose not to. His need to have Alaric be in control of their lives, to trust Alaric that deeply, only made his physical appearance that much hotter. In my opinion anyway.
In this latest release, For A Reason, there isn’t a defined power dynamic and any hint of BDSM is more of a game than anything else. I gave Bull all the physical power, but made sure he knew that Red’s strengths were paramount to their growth as a couple. Even when Red was drawing from Bull’s physical strength, he had to be strong enough to trust that Bull would provide what he needed. Their opposing strengths fed each other, gave each other a balance they didn’t have apart and making them equal while exchanging power in a total different way.
I tend to draw MC’s together that are both physically and mentally opposite. Bigger men with smaller men, dominant men with submissive men, and I think it’s hot to mix those traits up, like in the case of Alaric and Davin. It’s a combination that just does it for me because the contradictions compliment each other. In the right context I think it’s a super hot visual, if the age gap is appropriate and the size difference isn’t ridiculous. Yeah, my kinks have conditions and limitations, just like everyone else.
I’m a firm believer that all relationships have some power dynamic, even if the power changes hands regularly. If not, fights would never be resolved, decisions never made. One partner takes the lead, the other allows it, and next time the roles may be reversed. Again, just my opinion on the subject, but you’ll find it an ongoing thread in my writing because it interests me. I believed my approach to the topic was too light to be called BDSM, but I did have one reviewer of Past Hurts complain that I should have prefaced my blurb with a warning.
Future books in the series, which is already drafted out to be seven books, will have that warning. They will delve deeper into power dynamics and the healing two people can find when they trust each other that much. Some will be subtle, some not so much, because it interests me and I can only hope it interests you.
Ian hung his head, his breathing erratic as Bull softly stroked his back and legs, just letting his
fingertips graze the sensitive flesh. “A good lover knows every inch of his partner’s body inside and out. He should take the time to arouse them slowly, to find every trigger point and ensure that the experience only brings pleasure.”
Parting those cheeks, he didn’t do anything more than look for a full minute, waiting to feel Ian
squirm uncomfortably. “A real man would start with a kiss.” He leaned in and circled the exposed hole with his tongue, lapping and probing until Ian’s long legs trembled. “Arousing and soothing the flesh of his lover, hoping they will be receptive to their partner’s touch.”
After slicking his fingers with lube, Bull circled the tight bundle of nerves and nudged one finger inside as he felt Ian yield to his penetration. Sinking deeper, it was all he could do not to groan when Ian did. “Touch is tremendously important between lovers, it creates a connection that speaks of want without words. My want speaking to yours.”
Gently he eased another finger in, encouraged by the strangled whimpers filling the room. Slowly, he pulled out almost all the way before sliding home again until Ian couldn’t contain his cries of pleasure. “Being attuned to the sounds his lover makes, the partner learns what brings the most pleasure and takes that knowledge to heart. His lover’s pleasure becomes more important than his own and he lives to hear every whimper, every moan, and every harsh breath until it’s a symphony in his head. He wants to hear it every night, encourage it with every kiss and caress until it is an addiction that must be fed.”
As he continued to finger fuck Ian, deliberately stroking the sensitive gland with every pass, he was pleased to see a drop of precum bead on the head of Ian’s cock. “The sounds you make are music to my ears. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing them.”
About the Author:
Before I am a writer, I am a voracious reader who panics when there are less than fifty books on her wish list. That wasn’t always the case and shamefully I must admit there was a time early in life that I hated to read. After throwing every possible age appropriate book my way a relative snuck me my first romance and I have been hooked ever since.
My love of reading morphed into a desire to write and I still have old notebooks and floppy disks full of ideas and partially written plots. While earning my computer degree, and starting on my career and family, I didn’t write a single word. It wasn’t until I was buying school supplies for my oldest son that the itch came back. Oddly, I can sniff out the stationary aisle in any store and have been known to skip an item on the grocery list in favor of a shiny new notebook.
With the advent of social media I filled up my feeds with my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two
repetitive themes emerged: To be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it’s a job. Even if you write dribble, you’re writing. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will get at writing.
Every day I took the time to write dribble, every day I told myself I was a writer, and on January 28, 2014 I woke up in the middle of the night with Past Hurts pounding in my head. Within two months, I also had the foundation for Books 2 and 3 and the Sizzling Miami Series was born.
When I’m not reading or writing, I own a successful web design business. My husband and I live in Central Florida and we’re enjoying life as parents of adults. Whenever possible we hit the road on the motorcycle and dare anyone to find us.
Author Contact Links:
Tumblr (NSFW 18+): http://jessiegbooks.tumblr.com/
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/jessieg
Jassie G has kindly offered eCopy of For a Reason to 1 Lucky Commenter
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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