Today, I’m hosting author Kitty Thomas and her latest series release The Pleasure House, a dark romance. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Series: The Pleasure House
Author: Kitty Thomas
Publication Date: December 2, 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Romance
Guilty Pleasures: She was a bored housewife until she was taken and trained for the pleasure of the highest bidder.
Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.
Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”
Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Only taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house allows him to sleep through the night. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for the picking, but her damage is too similar to his own. Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?
Julie wants Gabe Griffin like fish want water, but what she wants is sweet domestic bliss and a white picket fence. What Gabe wants is to put a collar around Julie’s throat and train her in the finer points of being his slave.
At first too innocent, then too broken, can Julie ever surrender to the man intent on claiming her?
Pretty Lies: “She told pretty lies to the wrong man and now she must give herself to him to save her sister’s life”
As a phone sex operator, Annette Waincott knows how to tease to get what she wants. That is, until she teases the wrong man at a club, claiming kinky fantasies she doesn’t really have. It must have been too much vodka and his tantalizing Russian accent. Too bad he believes her.
When the Russian accidentally kidnaps her twin sister as part of an ill-fated sex game, things quickly get real. In a desperate bid to free her twin, Annette offers herself to him in trade. He both terrifies and excites her, but she knows she can never trust him. The things he wants will push her to her limits and beyond. And this time, she can’t tell pretty lies and run away.
Twisted Fates: When Lindsay Smith brought her to the house, it was to train and sell her. They both knew it. She’d agreed to this arrangement. She wanted to belong to someone. But Lindsay wanted her to be his.
Three days into her stay at the pleasure house, Shannon Foster’s life is forever destroyed by a sociopathic monster. Lindsay saved her life that day, but the scars bind her to the house without a future.
Now, eight years later, Lindsay saves her once again, only this time he’s playing for keeps.
Reviews: “Kitty Thomas is a one-click author for me!” -Anna Zaires, NYT Bestselling author of Twist Me
She’d just been unceremoniously dumped by someone she’d been having a 24/7 power exchange relationship with. She’d really thought he was the one, and she hadn’t been handling the breakup well at all—or the reintegration into normal life where she was in charge of everything again. She hated that feeling. It was too much to worry about. Life was too busy, too fast. Too stressful. She just wanted a place where she could hide away and not worry about all of it. To not have fifty thousand things on a never ending to-do list and never enough hours in a day to do them all. That would be heaven.
Over months, Lindsay had gained her trust, and then… he’d dropped the bombshell. He could give her what she needed. At first she’d thought he meant he wanted to keep her as his pet. Such a thought had occurred to her during more than one masturbatory session alone in her apartment after one of their increasingly intense appointments.
He’d never touched her in any inappropriate way. He’d never made any innuendo. He’d been perfectly professional. Despite the age difference, she’d been a bit disappointed when he’d explained the house.
So he hadn’t meant to keep her for himself.
But then she’d become excited again by all the new possibilities, and she let her attraction to him cloud her vision. The doctor was the worst mistake she’d made in her life.
The timer went off, jerking her back into the reality where she found, much to her dismay, she was still attracted. And even worse, he was even better half naked than he was in a suit. Even her imagination hadn’t been able to do the reality of a shirtless Lindsay Smith justice.
And still, the most he’d ever touched her was minutes ago, standing there holding her while the water had boiled. She didn’t want to think about that—to think she could want that. Especially not from him. The betrayal was too deep. There was too much bad history. She’d gotten used to seeing him as a hated piece of background furniture in her life. It was the one comforting constant. She needed it to stay that way.
Shannon took a long, slow breath. She just had to get through tonight. Within a day or two he’d forget about her again. They would go back to polite avoidance.
Lindsay brought the tea over and placed one of the cups and saucers in front of her, then he sat across from her again and took a sip of his own tea.
“Tell me what you need, Shannon.”
Her mouth set stubbornly in a firm line. She wasn’t going back to that doctor/patient place with him. She’d trusted him once all those years ago in his office. She could never be such a fool twice. She took a sip of her tea, placed the cup back on the saucer, and stared at the steam rising off the cup.
“I could beat it out of you.” The suggestion sounded almost casual.
Her gaze snapped up to his. “I don’t believe you. You feel too much guilt to ever lay a hand on me.”
All at once his stubbornness seemed to mirror her own as he held her gaze trapped in his. “I’ll work through it.”
Another flutter. That deep gravel voice.
She ignored it and drank her tea.
KITTY THOMAS writes dark stories that play with power and have unconventional HEAs. She began publishing in early 2010 with her bestselling COMFORT FOOD and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance subgenre.
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