Today, I’m hosting bestselling author Liza Snow’s latest release Obedience, book one in the Ties That Bind series, a romantic suspense. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Series: Ties That Bind, Book 1
Author: Liza Snow
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Growing up, I was mesmerized by a man soaring the skies.
The greatest silk aerialist in the world, Chandler Moreau.
The day before my parents died, they took me to see his circus, and it was then I knew my fate was sealed.
I would do everything in my power to perform with them one day.
To perform with him.
Little did I realize, he would be far more than I’d ever imagined him being.
Far more than just a mentor.
He was a man I didn’t want to live without.
And someone I wanted to keep safe from a past that seemed to keep following me.
My entire career, I’d been waiting for the right student to take under my wing.
A protégé with whom I could share my lifelong journey in the circus.
Little did I know it would be Cassandra Blackstone.
A woman who’d grown up admiring me from afar.
I never intended to fall in love with the student I was supposed to protect—from myself and the demons that lurked in my shadows.
But sometimes fate has other plans.
My grandfather’s taunting words still linger.
Mieux vaut plier que rompre.
Adapt and survive.
They weren’t just his adage but also unmistakably true.
A reminder that Cassandra and my shared history seemed to intertwine us more than the silks we’d spent our lives mastering ever could…
More to Love:
In addition to the paperback, Obedience is also available in a full-cast narrated audiobook, starring Daniel Zbel and Rapunzaroo, along with a cast of additional voiceover actresses. Brought to life in the way the story is meant to be told, and it will be the best audiobook you listen to this year—possibly for a very long time. You’ll love listening to the two voices of these iconic characters. And don’t forget to read along with them and enjoy a fantastic, immersive experience. You’ll need the paperback copy to fan yourself off from some of the narration!
“We certainly don’t need you turning into a rebellious heathen, Ms. Blackstone.” The look he was giving me, the subtle shift in his tone, having grown deeper with his air of authority—I lived for moments like this.
I got up too. Leaned into the desk a bit, eyes locked on him. With one swift sweep of my hand, I sent the neatly stacked pile of papers I assumed were students’ homework assignments flying off his desk.
The growl that came from the man seconds after I’d acted was the best thing that had happened all day. At least, I thought it was until the whole act continued.
“You know I don’t like messes, Ms. Blackstone,” he said, fiercely. He was ripping into me with his glare, and I ate every second of it up.
“That’s unfortunate, Professor Moreau. Because I seemed to have made one.” While I was speaking, I watched him move around his desk. In dangerous pursuit, like he was a lion on a hunt for the gazelle he’d spotted in the grass.
Instead of waiting for him to get to me like I would have normally done, I decided to surprise him. Swiftly, I turned, darting toward his office door like I’d been making an attempt to escape him. Which, I was pleasantly surprised, got the exact reaction I’d wanted.
His pace quickened behind me. By the time I’d reached the door and started to open it, he’d gotten to me, slamming himself into me and the door, pressing firmly into my body. I was trapped, locked in place between the door and the ravenous man behind me.
I felt his hands wrap around my wrists, drawing my arms above me. His mouth came to the side of my head, his voice growling low into my ear.
“Ms. Blackstone. Did you really think you were going to get away from me that easily?” He leaned down, and I felt his mouth on my neck, biting down roughly against me. It was actually a little painful, but I sunk into it, gasping and writhing beneath him helplessly. His mouth came back to my ear, “I believe you and I have some things to take care of first. Consequences for the little act of yours.”
“Are you going to punish me?” I managed to reply, feeling his body tremble slightly behind me when I said it. The response got a little smirk from me. “Because I’ve been feeling very defiant lately, Professor Moreau. I think you might need to fix that.”
My words must have ignited him because, in one swift motion, he released my hands, and I felt his fall to wrap around my hips. He swung us both around, nearly carrying me off the ground until I’d been pushed roughly up into his desk.
His hands released from me, only to press firmly into my upper back until he bent my upper torso forward. I planted straight into the cool wood of the top of his desk, gasping when I did. My hands fell on either side of me, and my head tilted to the side. In my peripheral vision, I saw his profile.
Only a few seconds had passed, and he had spent the entire time roughly drawing my pants down my legs. My entire lower half was lying naked in front of him in his office. I could see those intense green eyes of his drilling into me like usual. Waited, my heart thudding in my chest, for him to do anything at all.
It was an agonizingly long wait. Almost enough time that I’d started to inquire. But then I felt his fingers rake over the skin of my backside roughly. I gasped when he did, writhing on top of the desk.
“Are you going to apologize for your behavior, Ms. Blackstone?” He asked me. He sounded so fierce and authoritative, switching from the former lower tone he’d had.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, Professor Moreau,” I replied innocently as his fingers left me.
Before I had one solitary second to think, his hand came firmly down. The sound of it was so loud it reverberated around the room, followed by a loud gasp from me. It stung so intensely for those first few seconds my head spun.
“Care to try again?” He asked. I jumped in surprise when his fingers fell back onto my skin, gently drawing against where his hand had landed. Like he’d been soothing the injury.
Though it had hurt, the intensity of the heat shooting down my legs was absolutely surreal. I was trembling a little from it, finding myself suddenly addicted to this new little power-play game we were locked in. There wasn’t any way in hell I was ending this. Not yet.
“No, thank you,” I replied, swiftly. This time, the consequence of my words didn’t happen immediately. He had removed his fingers from me. And I laid there, each second growing more and more agonizing.
It came from nowhere. When I had least expected it to. And again, the searing sting of it was teetering on the edge of being almost too much, but I sunk into it after. Enjoying the after-effects of it far too much to care. My entire body was absolutely wrecked with desire.
His fingers resumed again, attending to where he’d lashed out at me. I sunk into the feeling for a few seconds. He dropped his hands again, backing a few steps away from me. It took me a second to realize he had, and eventually, I looked over my head back at him, wondering what he was doing now.
“Get on your knees, Ms. Blackstone,” he said, eyes on me again. “I want to watch you clean up the mess you made. Feel as dirty as you made my floor.”
A bestselling independent author from Florida, Liza has been putting romance books into her readers hands for over a half decade, and has loved every minute of it.
Liza lives with her husband, her two dogs and her cat, ten minutes from the beach. When she isn’t writing, you can often find her walking and enjoying outside, with a coffee and a book in hand.
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2 thoughts on “Liza Snow – Obedience”
Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
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