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Title: Lock and Key
Author: Z. Allora
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: K. Koji
Release Date: 07/15/2016
Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.
Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.
After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.
Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.
Zack’s Backstory part 2
His older brother sat on the bed staring down at Zack’s new laptop, shaking his head. “Um, Zack?
Zack snatched the computer off Dusty’s lap. “What are you doing with my computer?”
Dusty shrugged. “I just wanted— why are you on those sites? You’re only fifteen.”
Why did that matter? “What are you snooping now?”
Fuckety Fuck Fuck!
How had he forgotten to erase his browser history? The computer had become his silent ally in finding out about this part of himself he’d tried to ignore, wanted to bury, needed to forget… but couldn’t.
“Zack, you know I’d never spy on you. My phone’s dead and I wanted to go online to find out your school’s schedule. Angel set a show up for the band, and I wanted to see if it was during your Easter break.” Dusty frowned. “How did you get around the parental controls?”
A quick search on Google showed Zack the path around the child protections Dusty installed, and the same search engine led him to the places he urgently needed to explore. He had to know as much as he could about BDSM. That’s what it was called.
Not stupid, Zack was aware the rest of the world didn’t approve. BDSM wasn’t something most people admitted they liked out loud. He could only catch glimpses of the practice that excited every part of him. Usually the BDSM was shown as forbidden and abnormal. There were whole communities of people online who didn’t think BDSM was bad but a way of life.
Why hadn’t he cleared the browser history?
Zack groaned. “Are you going to take away my computer?”
“Of course not.” His big brother cleared his throat. “But do you want to talk about this? I—”
“No!” Hells to the no. Time to shove the ropes and crops under the rug. This wasn’t the conversation he wanted to have right now… or ever! “I was just searching the Internet. You know, I followed a few links and whatever… it led me here and there. It’s nothing.”
Dusty glanced at the computer. “But—”
Did his brother notice the sites were all gay BDSM sites? Please make him not have checked Zack’s favorite places. Or the unnamed file on his computer!
“Dust, seriously. No issue.” Zack swallowed hard on that misdirection.
It was a true statement. BDSM was much more than an issue. It was who Zack was. He didn’t know much but it was his truth. However, he couldn’t expect Dusty to understand.
“Well, if you ever want to talk… or anything, I’m here to answer questions or… well, I’m here.” Dusty’s face shaded red.
“Thanks, Dust.” Zack shut his computer. He didn’t need anyone to answer questions. He’d lurked on some of the forums for months. Lying let him talk to people online who lived the lifestyle and seemed to understand what he was going through. He couldn’t wait until he was old enough to go to one of the clubs.
About the Author
Z. Allora believes in happily ever afters for everyone. She met her own true love and has traveled to over thirty countries with him. She’s lived in Singapore, Israel and China. Now back home to the USA she’s an active member of PFLAG and a strong supporter of those on the rainbow in her community. She wants to promote understanding and acceptance through her actions and words. Writing LGBTQ romance allows her words to open hearts and change minds.
Find the schedule at zallorablogspot.com
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