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Title: Copping An Attitude
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Thriller
Vegas is filled with human cast-offs, yet officer Parker McLean sees something special in hustler Slade Wolfgang. Unfortunately, so does Slade’s pimp who wants to sell him overseas in the sex trade.
Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.
It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though – especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.
The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there – and they’re still looking for Slade.
Publisher Advisory: Scenes of violence and a brief scene of sexual abuse. Although part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone.
Parker took out his cuffs, which startled the young man into action. He yanked his arm forcefully and Parker tightened his hold. The kid hissed again in obvious pain. Parker decided to cuff him in front until he could determine that the boy wasn’t injured.
“What’s your name?”
He remained silent. Parker patted him down.
“Anything in your pockets I should know about? Drugs? Needles? Other sharp objects?”
“Dude. I’m not a fucking user.”
“Good. That shit’s bad for you. I’m glad to hear you’re clean.”
The kid arched his eyebrows, a look of mild surprise evident. Parker found a wad of bills stuffed into one side of his pants and a Nevada ID in the other. No wallet. There wouldn’t have been room for such a thing in the tight clothing the young man wore. Parker examined his identification and barely controlled a snort of laughter.
“Slade Wolfgang? I’m supposed to believe this?”
Slade scowled at him. “I don’t give a fuck what you believe.”
“You might at some point. Want to tell me why that guy from the casino told me to come after you?”
The kid snorted. “Not really.”
“Okay then. I guess we’re done here.”
“I can go?”
The hopeful, almost childlike tone in Slade’s voice only added to Parker’s concern for him.
Parker shook his head. “If you won’t talk to me, I’ll have to send you downtown where you can explain it to them. With any luck, you’ll see a judge in the morning and hopefully, be out after that.”
“No!” It had come out on a wail. “I can’t, you don’t understand. It’s impossible. Please don’t do this! Seriously, dude, I’m begging. I’m begging you!”
Parker frowned. He’d heard plenty of impassioned pleas over the years. If he was a betting man, he was sure that Slade was a sex worker and had a pimp who kept a close eye on him. But there was something else. The briefing about the escalating violence amongst those in the sex industry the day before rose in his mind.
“Slade, are you in danger? I can help—”
“No, no danger.” Slade’s eyes filled with clear terror, his breathing amping up. He shrunk in on himself, his body trembling under Parker’s sure grip.
This poor kid.
“Come on. Let’s go.”
One second Parker was tugging on Slade’s arm to lead him away and the next second Parker was writhing on the ground, white-hot fire searing through his balls as he clutched at them.
Goddamn. How did he manage that?
About the Author:
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people’s fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. 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 now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on the Sin City Uniforms Series and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club. A follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story in Rockin’ the Alternative will also be available in 2015 through Totally Bound Publishing.
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.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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