Landing the job as Elan Isle’s accountant was a good thing, or so he thought. Who knew that people actually lived the BDSM lifestyle?
Making His Stand is the 2nd novel in the Elan Isle Contemporary BDSM Romance series and is M/M. Whereas the first novel Ye Olde Kinke Faire took place in the scurry up to getting the renaissance fair up and running, this novel takes place the following spring. While writing this book I had two main characters – James Kaden-Scott, accountant, and Alec Rowland, Dom and BDSM-toy maker – a third character stepped up and became a major part of the book. Zippo the Chihuahua. He’s cute, he’s adorable, and he only has three legs – not that he lets that stop him. He was originally just supposed to be just a sideline, but Zippo had a strong personality that jumped off the page. He pretty much became a 3rd major character.
Making His Stand will be available at major eRetailers on May 18th, but you can buy it now on Early Release from my website (A Thia Thing store). Until May 18th, you can get it for $1 cheaper than retail price and download it instantly.
James Kaden-Scott’s method of coping with fear is escape and when his father tries to force him to do something that could kill him, he takes a job on Elan Isle as their accountant. While he knows the town is kinky, he has no idea what that means. Until the day he arrives.
Alec Rowland has been in the BDSM lifestyle for seventeen years and loves it. For the first time in his life, he craves having a sub of his own. From the moment he meets James, he feels a pull toward him. When James asks him to teach him about kink, he’s thrilled.
Between having his eyes opened to the kink world and trying to find his footing on Elan Isle, James finds himself torn between the old him and the new. When his worst fears come calling, history says to run, but for the first time in his life, he has something… someone to fight for. But those fears are strong, and some of them are real. If he makes a misstep, he could lose everything. If that happens, running may be his only recourse.
“He seems like a sweet dog,” Alec said as they left the cabin and walked the rest of the way to the cafeteria.
“Zippo’s great,” James enthused. “Especially for a dog who had such a horrible beginning.”
“Puppy mill?” Alec guessed as they went inside and got in the dinner line.
“No. A year ago last fall I was walking home from campus when I heard whimpers. They came from an alley which freaked me out a bit. But they were coming from a dumpster and I had heard stories of people dumping puppies in garbage cans so I tossed the lid open. I couldn’t see a puppy, but I could hear him. I had to climb into it and lift a few boxes. There was this tiny chihuahua trapped in the back corner of the dumpster with his back leg stuck under a heavy box. I freed him and brought him home and he’s never left my side once, except for when I had to visit my parents. Thankfully my best friend took care of him then.”
Anger rumbled in Alec’s stomach. “I’d like to find whoever tossed him in there and treat them to a little payback.”
“Me too,” James said with a nod. “Though, I’m a wimp, so probably the best I could do is write a scathing letter.”
“You write the letter. I’ll grab the guy and crush his balls together until he can’t speak.”
For a moment James stared at him open mouthed and then a huge grin crossed his face. “I knew I liked you.”
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Thianna Durston is a writer by day and supernova by night. Or at least that’s what the faeries tell her. And who is she to deny those pesky *cough* lovely little creatures?
She lives in the Pacific Northwest, though her heart belongs elsewhere. In the meantime, until she can return to the place she calls home, she happily lives in a city that still thinks it’s a small town. Than
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