Author Name: Christa Tomlinson
Book Name: The Detective’s Pleasure
Series: Cuffs, Collars, and Love
‘The Detective’s Pleasure’ can be read as a standalone
Release Date: February 11, 2016
“You’ll kneel for me without me having to tell you to. And when you do, you’ll feel so much better. Trust me.”
– Detective Sam Roberts
Officer Ryan Bennett: Ambitious and smart, Ryan Bennett is a young officer on Houston’s police force. He’s pursuing his dream of being promoted to the city’s elite SWAT team with a single mindedness that won’t accept any outcome but success. But that isn’t his only dream. Ryan wants more than a coveted position on SWAT. He wants to be owned by a strong Dominant. To give himself up to a Dom who will make him shudder with pleasure beneath a firm yet loving hand. Unfortunately, Ryan has had nothing but failure in that part of his life. Now, he’s hidden that dream away from everyone, including himself. And he refuses to let anyone close enough to see what he truly desires, and who he truly is.
Detective Sam Roberts: Cool and calm, Detective Sam Roberts is good at reading people, during the day as a detective and at night as a Dom. He easily sees past the hard layer of arrogance surrounding Officer Ryan Bennett to the hurt submissive hiding beneath. He wants to help Ryan, even though the stubborn young man resists him. But Sam isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to help Ryan embrace the soft, giving nature of his submissive side. Using both a gentle hand and the sting of the whip, he’ll work to coax Ryan’s submission free. But what will Sam do if he’s successful? Let Ryan go as promised? Or give the young officer the very thing he’s wanted for so long?
Pages or Words: 105,000 words
Categories: BDSM, Erotica, M/M Romance, Romance
Ryan stopped picking at the wax and met Sam’s eyes in the mirror. He didn’t say anything. He just stood there, looking at Sam’s reflection.
“Do you need-.” Sam stopped. Ryan was on the brink of … something. Sam knew what he said would either finally get him to open up or cause that hard shell to close even tighter around him. Remembering Ryan’s seeming aversion to needing someone, he asked instead, “Would you like some help?”
Ryan moved his head, the movement so slight it could barely be called a nod. If they hadn’t been staring at each other in the mirror, he would have missed it. Sam touched his fingertips to Ryan’s shoulder, waiting to see if he would be rejected. Ryan didn’t react, so Sam moved in closer. When he laid the warmth of his palm across his back, Ryan closed his eyes and shuddered. He gripped the countertop with both hands, his head hanging low.
“I don’t know how to let go,” he said in a voice hoarse with restrained despair.
Sam stepped forward again, moving close enough behind Ryan that he could wrap an arm around him. Ryan stood there for a second before he turned and leaned into his embrace. Sam looked at their reflection in the mirror. Ryan’s blond head was nestled against him, streaks of wax down his back. For the first time he looked truly vulnerable, just as Sam had wanted to see him all along. He stroked Ryan’s hair, pressing a kiss to the soft strands.
“I’ll show you, Ryan. All you have to do is trust me. I’ll take care of the rest.”
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INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTA TOMLINSON
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Christa Tomlinson, author of The Detective’s Pleasure. Hi Christa, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hello! I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri and I currently live in Houston, Texas. I have two dogs and I’m a retired roller derby player. My background for the romance industry is I’ve been reading romance novels since I was eleven! My big sister let me read hers as long as I promised to skip the “grown up” parts. I always said I would skip them but read them anyway. I was a rebel. My current book is The Detective’s Pleasure. It’s an erotic BDSM romance, featuring men from my fictional version of the Houston Police Department SWAT team. This story is about Officer Ryan Bennett a stubborn and snooty submissive, and Detective Sam Roberts the laid-back Dom who isn’t afraid to take Ryan on.
- Do you have pictures that you use for your characters? Can you share them with us?
Yes I do! I have a few guys that I used as inspiration for Officer Ryan Bennett and Detective Sam Roberts. Ryan was Randy Harrison and Chrod Overstreet, while Sam was Matthew McConaughey.
- What kind of book would you like to write that people would see as a huge departure for you?
A historical fantasy type book. All I’ve written so far is contemporary, but I grew up loving history. So I’d love to write something like that. I actually have some ideas for a series, but I have other projects I have to complete first.
- Have you ever killed a character? Was it traumatic for you? If you haven’t killed one, would you ever consider it?
No, but I want to! I know that sounds awful. But I’d like to get into how the characters would react to a death and see if that would change the dynamics of those who survive.
- Favorite location you’ve ever written about?
I’m still so new that I haven’t had the chance to explore many locations yet. But I’d like to try writing about somewhere near or on the water. Maybe somewhere like Miami.
- What’s your favorite season and favorite activity for that season?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite season. I just prefer it to be warm with a slight breeze so I can sit outside with an iced coffee and a good book. I live in Houston, Texas, so each season has days like that. Even winter. I love it.
Meet the author:
Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.
Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters’ romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.
Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. For more on Christa’s work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit www.ChristaTomlinson.com
Where to find the author:
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Twitter: @christa_writes https://twitter.com/christa_writes
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4063407.Christa_Tomlinson
Publisher: Christa Tomlinson
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
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