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Title: Backlash (Don’t…. book 4)
Author: Jack L. Pyke
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M Romance
In the aftermath of Jack Harrison’s release from the psychiatric unit, Gray Raoul’s first instinct is to take brutal revenge on the one responsible for financing Jack and Jan’s torturous psychological reconditioning. However, that person plays the game dangerously well, and knows exactly how to manipulate everyone in Gray’s life. To help negotiate this delicate situation, Gray contacts ex-Diadem Doms Trace and Gabriel Hunter. But the more Gray seems to regain control, the clearer it becomes that there’s something not quite right about Jan Richards. Jan quickly unravels, taking Jack and Gray with him, and bringing out one particularly deadly player. Gray is left with one last defense: break Jack down in order to partner up with his alter ego, Martin. But once freed, Martin has plans of his own, and he wants to make it personal with Gray. Complete trust between Master and sub, between Gray and Jack, will be tested to the absolute limit.
Backlash: Behind the Scene Book Tour –
First off, I’m going to say a huge thanks to Prism Book Alliance for opening this tour!! Thank you, ladies!!
Over 9 days, with 10 stops, we’re going behind the scene to Backlash, (Don’t…book 4), with loads of Backlash e-books to win along the way, as well as a paperback copy up for grabs! For a full list of tour dates and prizes, please see here at Forbidden Fiction Publications. http://forbiddenfiction.com/backlash-book-tour/
Today on Prism, we’re hijacking one particular Don’t reader, the lovely Lou, to see what she’d like to know about the Don’t lads from a behind-the-scene perspective.
Lou stepped forward with one particular question about Gray, my MI5 interrogation’s officer, that I thought would be ideal to get the Backlash: Behind the Scene Book Tour started, especially as this ties into a particular scene that was deleted from the final version.
What’s your question, Lou?
Lou: How was Gray Raoul recruited into the Masters’ Circle?
This is a tricky one. Gray’s never been one for kiss and tell beneath the sheets, so when it came to Brennan, the Masters’ Circle, and more specifically MI5…
Backlash: Deleted Scene.
Brennan gave a hard sigh, no doubt tired of debating the same old, same old. “Along with not allowing Jan into the Masters’ Circle, I also told you that this director’s position would piss you off if you took it.” Brennan looked around the Thames House office. “I’m noticing a slight trend here, you not listening to me.”
Gray glanced up from working at the Durbar database. “Interdepartmental communication issues. I’ll have A-Branch look in to it.”
“Yeah?” Brennan shifted slightly. “I’ll put a request in for my team over at Scotland Yard to get Trace and Nicholai to help you look into those… departmental communication difficulties that crop up with you. Fucking spies.”
Gray wasn’t smiling and Brennan lost his.
Nicholai. There was never really any ex-Master Doms for the MC, just… consultancy, so mention of Nicholai’s active ties to the MC always came out when Brennan felt the need to make sure Gray was listening. Fucking peachy that, as Jack would say.
Brennan had been at the MC from the beginning, and Gray still wondered just how much the man knew. When they’d met through the Masters’ Circle, it hadn’t been pretty. Gray had just come from a tour of duty and started training within MI5. A proposition had come that he start training as a Master Dom for the MC, but it hadn’t come from the Masters themselves, certainly not from Nicholai, who was Chief Master Dom back then.
Gray had been approached by a senior minister to look at gaining intelligence over the viability of the Masters’ Circle. It had been running since World War Two, where bridges between MI5, the Met, and army had needed to be built, in order to look at ways to help officers and soldiers blend back into civilian life. So it made the MC a government funded initiative, but this minister thought it had run its course and did nothing but put a drain on money and resource.
Gray had agreed.
Trust? Respect? compassion? They were interrogation tools, words used to get into someone’s mind and twist their perceptions. He’d been given permission to go in and do just that with the Masters and call the MC out on what they stood for. They still supposedly promoted bringing together public sector departments and encouraging departmental collaboration and cooperation. Add that to a potential bedroom setting, it just begged for a fuck and tell in silk sheets. MI5 was already deeply involved, which put him and his active colleagues at risk.
Pillow talk fucked up lives.
His real reasons for joining the MC had remained unknown to most, but perhaps not to Brennan from the look he gave Gray now. But Gray had played that obliviousness of the MC for a year, gaining intel on who broke first and disclosed secrets during a fucking. Then he’d played Master against Master, department against department, testing their confidentiality skills to the full.
But he’d found interrogation officers that had been trained before him were players there, too, only their games were focused on recovery, or just learning to get back into civilian life by either going into MC security and protecting Doms and subs, or by being paired with those facing the same troubles, the same likes, loves… losses, during a scene. Release wasn’t only on a sexual level, but deep to the core. The subs were also the best, and he found he could use their masochistic levels to play so well with his own specialist skills: a win-win education for everyone concerned, where professional distance came on a hard fucking field. Add that to potentially using the MC to train interrogations officers…. Not such a bad thing after all, so long as professional distance was kept.
The MC, it kept the fucking field professional, fully protected. Gray grudgingly gave them that.
In the fallout afterwards, Brennan had been back there to witness how he had taken all of that protection and offer of safety, and nearly destroyed the MC and Trace through it. Master sub to Nicholai, Trace had been a means to get to the old master, to get the intel, get the job over, get out, because the longer Gray stayed, the more he was starting to see the justification in keeping the MC, and that sympathy vote wasn’t why he was there. But then in came Nicholai again, and that aggression to take the MC down was again fuelled.
The old master seemed to make a point of mentioning the main MC rule over not touching a Master Dom’s sub, and Gray had seen why: Nicholai kept Trace in such quiet reverence. Somewhere along the line, Gray was caught in it and fell hard in another direction: with another Master’s sub. But being told no wasn’t something many a man had tried with him, and it made him push and fuck harder with Trace, ultimately taking Trace down in the chaos and nearly destroying him. Brennan had been there when Nicholai had found them, and then called Gray out on touching a Master sub who should have been left alone to heal. Brennan had also been there with the other Masters when Nicholai turned on Gray in the MC conference hall. Brennan had been the one to save him from a whipping that would have scarred.
And despite all of that, Nicholai had been the gentleman to see Gray take his Master Dom position, but again Gray wondered just how much Brennan had whispered in the old man’s ear over knowing just who had sent Gray sniffing in the MC’s direction in the first place. Friends close, enemies closer and content with a hard fucking field, or something like that.
Brennan was no fool. Despite Gray’s director position within G-Branch, it had earned Brennan the final say on most MC business since then, and always would, but anything beyond that?
They’d worked and fucked alongside each other for over seventeen years, but outside of the MC, Gray kept his distance and rank over Brennan, especially when it came to culling business.
“Was there a reason for you being here, in my office?” he said coldly enough, but Brennan bypassed it.
“What happened last night? With Jack and Jan? You never even made it to the party.”
And there’s the low down on Gray’s MC history. Hope you enjoyed it. I’m just going to say a huge thanks to both Lou for asking her question on Gray, but also to Prism Book Alliance for having us here. You’re wicked, Prism!
Thanks also to everyone for taking time to stop by and read about Gray! Tomorrow we’re over at The Blogger Girls, and we’re pulling up a few chairs with three authors: Nicole Colville, Joseph Lance Tonlet, and Eileen Griffin, to ask a few behind-the-scene questions on Backlash. Be great to have you over there with us! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an e-book copy of Backlash on publication, and click on the Rafflecopter to also be in with a chance of winning a paperback copy of Backlash too.
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About the Author
Jack L. Pyke blames her dark writing influences on living close to one of England’s finest forests. Having grown up hearing a history of kidnappings, murders, strange sightings, and sexual exploits her neck of the woods is renowned for, Jack takes that into her writing, having also learned that human coping strategies for intense situations can sometimes make the best of people have disastrously bad moments. Redeeming those flaws is Jack’s drive, and if that drive just happens to lead to sexual tension between two or more guys, Jack’s the first to let nature take its course.
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