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Secret Identities by Domino

Hi Everyone,

My name is Domino and together with my twin brother Dominic we blog over at Breathless Press. Today I want to talk to you about our newest anthology – Secret Identities – which is a collection of superhero stories (and it releases today, 24 February).

Obviously we can all agree that there is something deliciously appealing about all these wonderful superhero movies that have come our way recently. I mean, Thor could rescue me any time and I would give up my silk stocking obsession for a chance at Captain America. Dinner with the Green Lantern would be a scream and don’t get me started on the rest of the Avengers. Sigh. Of course, there is as much reason to celebrate excellent casting as there is to enjoy the stories themselves, but you have to admit… there is something about superheroes!

For many of us there is a subconscious desire to do more, to be more than who we are. We see injustice around us and there is often nothing we can do about it. The superhero genre allows us to escape from the world around us and “right the wrongs” we see. Most superhero stories are set in what we would consider to be the “real” world, so they allow us to fantasize about our own world being better, somehow improved. It’s the most wonderful escape!

There are so many familiar super powers in the stories we all know and love. Super strength, the ability to fly, x-ray vision, laser vision, transformation (like the Hulk). The question arose … what super power would you like to have if you could have anything you wanted? Of course, when you let a group of talented romance authors loose with the idea of writing stories about superheroes, with super powers you may never have seen before, you’re bound to get more than you bargained for and this anthology doesn’t disappoint!

Until next time…

Domino xx

 

**GIVEAWAY: 2 lucky commenters will each win an ebook copy of the anthology. Contest ends 3/1 at 11:59PM EST**

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Ever wonder what it’s like to fall in love with a caped crusader? Or perhaps you would rather be a damsel who loves to fall into the wrong hands? Breathless Press presents seven sultry tales of adventure filled with superpowers that would make any pants quiver with excitement. Face foes who are too hot to resist, and find love on the wrong side of the spectrum. These dashingly dangerous authors will have you thirsty for more:

Brantwijn Serrah

Jen Bradlee

Winter Bayne

McKayla Schutt

Ivy Bateman

Find out what’s under the cape…

 

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Right Where I Want You by Brantwijn Serrah

Clarion City’s Midnight Defender finds himself in the clutches of his arch-rival, the sultry villainess codenamed The Mink. She’ll give him the chance to win back his freedom…but only if he gives her everything she wants.

Manipulator by Jen Bradlee

Manipulation has always come second nature to Addison, but an unexpected ally takes the time to show her where her true value lies.

Heroes for Hire: Striker by Winter Bayne

Shade is an average woman until the government changes her with superhuman powers. Striker is ex-military who sees the benefit of altered humans and turns his vision into a business, Heroes for Hire. On opposing sides, passions flare for them leaving one unanswered question—how good can sex get?

Hear the Heat by McKayla Schutt

Being a mind reader, Kelly struggles to find the perfect man as she puts criminals in jail. At a speed dating night she meets the sexy detective Brad in Richmond, VA. Find out if they can make it past the one night.

Edged in Flame by Ivy Bateman

“You and I can light up the world together.”

Ever since Lizzy first slipped into her super suit, she’s longed to hear words such as these from the perfect hot partner. But now that it’s happened, have they been said by the right man?

Playing Hard to Get by Brantwijn Serrah

Brooke doesn’t really play well with others, and she wants nothing to do with an organization out to recruit “talent” like her. It’s a little tough to refuse, though, when they send a recruiter with some very special talents of his own…

Bound in Memories by Jen Bradlee

Adele realizes too late that behind the façade of the perfect gentleman who saved her from prison beats the heart of a ruthless villain.

 

 


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Lobster Cove’s BDSM Club by Marie Tuhart

Lobster Cove it the brain child of the owners Rhonda and RJ of The WildRose Press. On one of our weekly chat session Rhonda bought it to the authors and the brainstorming began. I happened to miss the chat because I was leaving for a writing retreat the next day. But I downloaded the transcript and began reading.

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I saw the potential, so since I was on a writing retreat, I wrote out a short synopsis and sent it to my editor who then sent it on to the editor who was in charge of the project. I was told to go ahead and write my story, which was published as Red Club Temptation.

It was a challenge to place a BDSM club in the small town of Lobster Cove, but I was able to do by doing a little research. And had lots of fun writing the story. Here’s the blurb for Red Club Temptation:

 

RedClubTemptation_w9002_300She needs a dungeon master. He needs her secrets.

Red Club owner Jessie Michaels isn’t looking for love, just someone competent to monitor her dungeon in Lobster Cove’s only BDSM club. But a new Dominant catches her eye and makes her tingle in all the right places. She’s called away for business before she can catch his name, but not before that commanding voice tempts her for more.

Caleb Drake has returned to Lobster Cove to find out what makes the Red Club so successful only to discover the sexy redheaded sub he met the night before is actually his boss. He vows to keep business separate from pleasure, but the temptation to see if the iron-fisted club owner is truly submissive in the bedroom becomes too much.

But when Caleb’s ulterior motive is revealed, will Jessie be ruled by business…or pleasure?

**Giveaway: One e-book or print edition of Red Club Temptation. Comment to enter. Contest ends 2/26 at 11:59PM EST.**

 

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Excerpt:

Time to find out if she was a Domme or sub. This time when their gazes met and held, he mouthed the word “Obey.” Her gaze dropped. He sucked in a breath. Damn, she was a submissive. And just what he needed. He couldn’t help himself as he strode across the room.

Caleb stopped when he was within touching distance, and her gaze never rose from the floor. Excitement stirred in his spine for the first time in a long time.

“Hello,” he said.

“Good evening, Sir.” Her voice was soft but calm, eyes still downcast.

He cupped her chin and tilted her head up. “Look at me, sweetheart, I want to see your eyes.”

Hazel eyes to go with beautiful red hair. He loved looking into the eyes of his subs, unless of course he had them blindfolded, and then he would make them use other senses.

“Are you available?” He glanced at her wrist. No band. He’d been told anyone with a black band was off limits.

“Excuse me?” a male voice intruded.

Caleb’s gaze left her to see one of the dungeon masters standing next to them. “You’re needed in the other room, Red.”

Her spine stiffened, and she lifted her chin out of Caleb’s hold. “Thanks, Ryan. I’ll be right there.”

Ryan nodded and gave Caleb the once over before disappearing into the private club area.

“Sorry, but I have to go.”

“I understand, but first.” He cupped her cheeks and brushed a kiss across her soft lips. She leaned into him when he released her mouth. “I’ll be here if you want to play later.” He released her and stepped back.

Her fingers touched her lips and then she smiled. “I might take you up on that.” Then she strode away hips swaying.

 

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Author Bio:

Marie Tuhart can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hands. A voracious reader since childhood, she began writing at 19, and in 1994 decided to join RWA and get serious about publishing. When she isn’t reading or writing, Marie loves to spend time in bookstores. A world traveler, she enjoys searching out corners of the globe she hasn’t experienced yet. While still totally open to finding her own tall, dark and handsome, she is certainly enjoying the journey

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