BDSM Blog Hop: Guest Post + Giveaway with Lexi Blake

BDSM Blog Hop: Guest Post + Giveaway with Lexi Blake

Welcome to Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads stop on the BDSM Blog Hop!!! Today we have the amazing Lexi Blake on the blog to spotlight one of my favorite series, Masters and Mercenaries! I am extremely excited to share an exclusive excerpt from the next book in the series A View To A Thrill, coming out August 19th. Ms. Blake is also staying with us to share her thoughts on BDSM in a guest post titled: Unconventional Love. Last but not least, be sure to comment for your chance to win an eBook of your choice from Lexi Blake’s backlist + some pretty incredible swag!

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MASTERS AND MERCENARIES

TheDomWhoLovedMe

The Dom Who Loved Me

Sent to steal her secrets, he was unprepared for her submission.

A routine mission…

Sean Taggart is hunting a deadly terrorist, and his only lead is the lovely Grace Hawthorne. She’s the executive assistant for an employment agency Sean suspects is a front for illegal activities. To get the truth, he is going to have to get very close to Grace, a task he is all too eager to undertake when he discovers her deliciously submissive nature.

…turns into a dangerous seduction

Soon, Grace Hawthorne is living a double life. By day, she is the widowed mother of two college-aged sons. By night, she submits to Sean’s every dark desire. She’s living out her wildest fantasies of pleasure—intimate acts of trust she’s only read about. As passion engulfs her, a murderer strikes, and Grace learns that Sean has a deeply hidden agenda. Will Sean choose his mission and break her heart or be the Master of her dreams?

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The Men with the Golden CuffsTheMenwiththeGoldenCuffs

A woman in danger…

Serena Brooks is a bestselling author of erotic fiction. She knows how to write a happy ending but hasn’t managed to find one of her own. Divorced and alone, she has no one to turn to when a stalker begins to threaten her life. The cops don’t believe her. Her ex-husband thinks she’s making the whole story up. She has no one left to turn to except a pair of hired bodyguards. They promise to guard her body, but no one can protect her heart.

Two men in search of love…

Adam Miles and Jacob Dean are halves of a whole. They’ve spent their entire adult lives searching for the one woman who can handle them both. Adam is the playful, indulgent lover, while Jacob is the possessive, loving Dom. When Serena comes into their lives, Adam is certain that she’s the one. But Jacob’s past comes back to haunt them all. He is suspicious of Serena’s story, and his concerns are driving a wedge between him and Adam. But when the stalker strikes, they will have to come together or lose each other forever…

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ADomIsForever

A Dom Is Forever

A Man with a Past…

Liam O’Donnell fled his native Ireland years ago after one of his missions ended in tragedy and he was accused of killing several of his fellow agents. Shrouded in mystery, Liam can’t remember that fateful night. He came to the United States in disgrace, seeking redemption for crimes he may or may not have committed. But the hunt for an international terrorist leads him to London and right back into the world he left behind.

A Woman Looking for a Future…

Avery Charles followed her boss to London, eager to help the philanthropist with his many charities. When she meets a mysterious man who promises to show her London’s fetish scene, she can’t help but indulge in her darkest fantasies. Liam becomes her Dom, her protector, her lover. She opens her heart and her home to him, only to discover he’s a man on a mission and she’s just a means to an end.

When Avery’s boss leads them to the traitorous Mr. Black, Liam must put together the puzzle of his past or Avery might not have a future…

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On Her Master’s Secret ServiceOnHerMastersSecretService

Her submission fulfilled her

When Eve St. James married Alex McKay, she had her whole life ahead of her. They were the FBI’s golden couple by day, but by night Eve gave herself over to her husband’s world of Dominance and submission filled with pleasures she came to crave.

His betrayal destroyed her

Worried for her safety, Alex left Eve behind to tackle a dangerous mission. But Alex never suspected that Eve was the real target and her security is destroyed by a madman. By the time he rescues her, his wife has been changed forever.

But when her life is in danger, he is her only hope

Unable to heal the damage, Alex and Eve are still trapped together in a cycle of pleasure and misery that even their divorce cannot sever. But when a threat from Eve’s past resurfaces, Alex will stop at nothing to save her life and reclaim her heart.

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LoveandLetDieLove and Let Die

A Tragic Love Story

Charlotte Dennis’s mission was clear: distract and misdirect CIA operative Ian Taggart by any means necessary. If she failed, she would never see her sister again. With her training, it should have been simple, but after one night in Ian’s arms, she knew that saving her sister would mean losing the man of her dreams.
Ian was tracking a terrorist when he met the beautiful American daughter of a Russian mobster. His instincts told him Charlotte was trouble, but his body craved her like a drug and his heart would not be denied. She took his ring and his collar. For once he was truly happy. But as he closed in on his target, her betrayal cost him his mission while her sacrifice saved his life. As she died in his arms, Ian vowed he would never love again.

A Dangerous Reunion

For six years, Charlotte has thought of nothing but returning to her husband, her Master. Working in the shadows, she has devoted herself to earning a chance to reclaim her place in Ian’s life. But forgiveness isn’t a part of Ian’s vocabulary.
Nothing is more important to Ian Taggart than his new mission. But the information he needs is firmly in the hands of the woman who betrayed him. To catch his most dangerous prey, Ian will have to let Charlotte back into his life. As the hunt takes them to some of the world’s most exotic locations, the danger grows and their passion reignites.

Will Ian forgive his wayward submissive…or lose her again?

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Dungeon RoyaleDungeonRoyale

An agent broken

MI6 agent Damon Knight prided himself on always being in control. His missions were executed with cold, calculating precision. His club, The Garden, was run with an equally ordered and detached decadence. But his perfect world was shattered by one bullet, fired from the gun of his former partner. That betrayal almost cost him his life and ruined his career. His handlers want him to retire, threatening to revoke his license to kill if he doesn’t drop his obsession with a shadowy organization called The Collective. To earn their trust, he has to prove himself on a unique assignment with an equally unusual partner.

A woman tempted

Penelope Cash has spent her whole life wanting more. More passion. More adventure. But duty has forced her to live a quiet life. Her only excitement is watching the agents of MI6 as they save England and the world. Despite her training, she’s only an analyst. The closest she is allowed to danger and intrigue is in her dreams, which are often filled with one Damon Knight. But everything changes when the woman assigned to pose as Damon’s submissive on his latest mission is incapacitated. Penny is suddenly faced with a decision. Stay in her safe little world or risk her life, and her heart, for Queen and country.

An enemy revealed

With the McKay-Taggart team at their side, Damon and Penny hunt an international terrorist across the great cities of Northern Europe. Playing the part of her Master, Damon begins to learn that under Penny’s mousy exterior is a passionate submissive, one who just might lay claim to his cold heart. But when Damon’s true enemy is brought out of the shadows, it might be Penny who pays the ultimate price.

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There are also three fantastic novellas in the series as well…

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SANCTUM | UNCONDITIONAL | DUNGEON GAMES

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AViewToAThrillA View to a Thrill: Coming August 19, 2014

A Spy without a Country

Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and introduced him to Sanctum, a place to pursue his passion for Dominance and submission. Topping beautiful subs was a lovely distraction until he met Chelsea, and becoming her Master turned into Simon’s most important mission.

A Woman without Hope

Chelsea Dennis grew up a pawn to the Russian mob. Her father’s violent lessons taught her that monsters lurked inside every man and they should never be trusted. Hiding in the shadows, she became something that even the monsters would fear—an information broker who exposed their dirty secrets and toppled their empires. Everything changed when Simon Weston crossed her path. Valiant and faithful, he was everything she needed—and a risk she couldn’t afford to take.

A Force too Strong to Resist

When dark forces from her past threaten her newfound family at Sanctum, Chelsea must turn to Simon, the one man she can trust with her darkest secrets. Their only chance to survive lies in a mystery even Chelsea has been unable to solve. As they race to uncover the truth and stay one step ahead of the assassins on their heels, they will discover a love too powerful to deny. But to stop a killer, Simon just might have to sacrifice himself…

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exclusive excerpt

Simon got to his feet and joined her on the couch. “You’re not useless. You’re one of the most competent women I’ve ever met.”

She laughed, a bitter sound. “Now who’s got rose-colored glasses on, Weston? I’m good at one thing and one thing only.”

“Because you don’t try anything else. It’s not too late to get the mobility back in your leg. We’ll start with yoga in the morning and then I want to work on building up the muscles around your knees to protect them. So, to sum up, all I’m asking for is obedience in the field and that you give me a shot at making you stronger.”

“And that I bottom for you.”

Yes, that was part of his plan. He needed time to show her it wouldn’t be so bad. Giving herself over to him could actually be quite pleasant. He enjoyed taking care of a woman and she was in need. Charlotte had done her best, but Chelsea had never had a man watch out for her, never had a man who was dedicated to her pleasure in and out of bed. “Like you said, we probably won’t have much time for play.”

She laughed again, but there was a nervousness about the huffing sound that let Simon know she was very much aware of him physically, and not in a bad way. “Yeah, we’ll be too busy dodging bullets and stuff.”

He was close to her, a mere inch away from their thighs touching, but even that was far too distant for him. It was time to push those boundaries just a bit. He pulled her into his lap in one quick move. She gasped a little, but her arms came up and around his neck. “I do have one more request. Kiss me, Chelsea. Nothing more.”

Her breath was shaky and she wiggled a little on his lap, making his cock lengthen almost painfully. “You want me to kiss you? Why?”

“Because we might have to make Ian believe it. Come on, love. I want a kiss. I’m not going to attack you. I’m going to sit here and be satisfied that we’re close.” He let his arms go securely around her waist, settling her in. He stroked down her back. “It’s just a kiss.”

She nodded and stared at his lips for a moment. Patience. She required a man with a patient hand. Though his every instinct was to take over, he intended to give his little sub what she needed.

After a long moment, her hands came up as though she’d decided he wouldn’t let her fall and she could explore. She placed her palms against the sides of his face, brushing over his whiskers. He should have shaved but between the flight and getting home to his cousins on his doorstep, he hadn’t had time. She didn’t seem to mind. She took her time, running her fingers over his cheeks and the bridge of his nose. She skimmed his eyebrows and stroked his chin. Finally she got to his mouth, her thumb running along his bottom lip.

“You know it should be a crime,” she murmured. “Most women would kill to have lips like yours. They’re really beautiful when you look at them closely.”

“Is that what you’re doing? Are you studying me?” While she took her time with him, it gave him another chance to watch her. He took in the way she ran her tongue along her lips to wet them, how the pulse jumped in the delicate vein of her neck, how her breathing had picked up. She was becoming aroused and all he had to do was get close to her.

“Sometimes when you look at a piece of code it’s just numbers on a screen and that’s all most people see. I like to study it. Those numbers mean something. They’re not just random. They make up a piece of the coder. I don’t look at people the same way, but your face says something about you. I don’t know what yet.”

“You don’t have to,” he replied. “You only have to know that you’re safe with me. Kiss me.”

She took a deep breath, seeming to steel herself, and then she leaned forward, bumping her nose lightly against his before meeting his lips. A quick brush and she pulled away. “There.”

Oh, she didn’t know him at all if she thought he would let her get away with that. “Now it’s my turn.”

She stiffened in his arms. “Your turn?”

“Now I’m going to kiss you.” He didn’t give her time to think, simply cupped the nape of her neck and gently brought her down so his lips met hers. Warmth sparked against his skin and the need to get her on her back was almost overwhelming. He could prove to her that she belonged underneath him. He could spread her wide and by the time he let her up, she would know she was his woman.

Or she would think he was her assailant. No. He molded his lips to her ever so gently, giving her time to relax. He would play this her way for now and that meant not giving in to his very Neanderthal need to drag her away somewhere and brand her with his cock.

Very slowly she relaxed, her hands coming up to cup his shoulders as she started to respond. When her mouth flowered open, he took advantage, letting his tongue rub against hers in a slow slide.

Her chest met his and there was no way to miss how her breasts felt, how that gorgeous ass of hers wriggled around on his lap. She moved and then she was rubbing his erection in all the right ways.

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UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE

by Lexi Blake

Let me make a confession. My name is Lexi Blake and I write romance. Yes, there are some people out there who think that because the sex in my book is a little off the wall and bit kinky that what I write couldn’t possibly be romance. There are people who will tell you that I obviously write porn because there are whips and chains and sometimes that extra person works his way in, but I believe I write romance.

The world is changing and in a good way. On the publishing front, erotic romance is more accepted than ever. Our books have even found their way to that pinnacle of success – The New York Times Best Seller List. Still there will be people who claim BDSM can’t represent a true romance. They used to say M/M was the same.

Love is love. These feelings and emotions that we all write about are universal. It doesn’t matter whether two dicks or one are involved. The heart is the only true compass when it comes to what makes a romance, but as a writer and a reader you might find yourself on the defensive from time to time. Even among those who live the lifestyle, there will be people who criticize what you read and write because it doesn’t reflect how they practice. I’m here to tell you to find your way. There are as many ways to practice BDSM as there are people who practice it. From a little light play in an attempt to spice up your marriage to full on 24/7 power exchange, there is no wrong way to practice so long as everything is consensual.

We all have different needs. Acknowledging and coming to terms with those needs are one of the hallmarks of true adulthood. It’s a rite of passage that should be celebrated. And that includes those of us who discover that true freedom is found in accepting a collar or finding that we have more than one soul mate.

The world is changing and it’s hard to be on the cutting edge. Tolerance and love—in all its gloriously freaky forms—are what will see us through the bad times.

I believe in love. I believe it comes to each of us in different and amazing ways. I believe it is a gift that shouldn’t be turned down because it doesn’t come complete with a white picket fence and two point five kids. Find your joy in whatever way it comes and then share it with the world around you.

Love well. Love weird. Love as you will.

~Lexi

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Comment with your thoughts on today’s Guest Post by Lexi Blake! I will choose one commenter at the end of the hope to win an eBook of their choice from Lexi and a pretty amazing Swag Pack! Open Internationally! Please make sure you leave your email address at the end of your comment, so I will have a way to contact you! Good Luck and Happy Reading! XOXO

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About Lexi Blake

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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  1. Lexi Blake is a new author to me, but after reading this blog she is my next read..Thanks for the chance.
    rluken05AThotmailDOTcom

  2. I absolutely love all of Lexi Blake’s books, especially the Masters and Mercenaries cc series. She is one author that I one click on every time. As someone who is plus sized it has helped me come out of my shell. Please keep the stories coming. My email is cacook68@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I love everything I’ve read by Lexington. And, I believe you get out of love what you put into it.

  4. I love Lexis books!! And I so agree with her post Unconventional Love. I am an equal opportunity reader…love should never discriminate.. So neither will I when I read… m/f, f/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f, etc. I have read all these types of love stores and as long as it is a well written book, that it what i judge the book on…not the genders or types of relationships they have-vanilla or not! Dew0129@hotmail.com

  5. I love all her writing. I have read everything she has written. The Masters and Mercenaries books are a completely awesome series. It keeps you on your toes with the twists and makes you need a fan with the hot sexy scenes. The characters can have you laughing so hard you are crying one minute and actually crying the next. You don’t know what you are missing if you don’t read the Master and Mercenaries series you are missing out. I have to say though that Ian Taggart is my absolute favorite. I absolutely love his dry humor. The way he will say something with a completely straight face, but will have you doubling over laughing. **sigh** He is my all time book boyfriend

  6. This is one of my favorite series!! Even my husband has read bits and pieces of a few of the books and when he did WOW did our sex life change and our marriage become stronger!!
    So thank you Lexi for writing these amazing stories and I hope you continue to do so!!

    kristimetcalf5@gmail.com

  7. I do like Lexi Blake’s books!!! Can’t wait to read A Dom is Forever at the beach while on vacation!

  8. I am a little behind on the series but have loved all the books I have read by Lexi. She is an amazing writer who gets you really hooked. Thanks for the giveaway.

    fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. I never found my love. I lived for 44 years with a man who did not do it for me. I did not find out until just a while ago that I am a submissive, and I learned that by reading these books. So I hope that someone else reading these books learns things about themselves while they can still DO something about it. Because I believe in love, no matter what form, or with what person(s) it comes to you. Go. Look for it. Embrace it.

  10. Lexi Blake is by far one of the most amazing authors that I have encountered! Her books are beyond addicting!!! So love that she was the guest post!!! I am always looking forward to all of her new books & have such anticipation for them. I have had many sleepless nights because if her books & it’s always well worth it!!!

    And I love her newsletters! So, if you haven’t signed up for them on her webpage…you are def missing out!!!

    LEXI YOU ROCK!!!

    bks_n_naughtiness@yahoo.com

  11. I love this series. Lexi is an amazing author. The series has characters that are well developed and are I each book. There is a story line to follow. Each book is worth the money.

  12. I love Lexi Blake’s writing. When I read Med Wih The Golden Cuffs, I fell for menage, but it’s hard to find anyone who writes it as well. The images are still in my head. I’m behind in the series and need to catch up.

  13. I would LOVE to win this! I’d really like to know who those cover models are- wow are they smoking hot! Especially the guy on the cover of The Dom Who Loved Me. I have heard wonderful things about this author, and can’t wait to get the books when I can afford to. They’re on my TBR For Sure!

  14. Lexi Blake’s words couldn’t be more true. I love her books and the love that comes from her characters. I can’t wait for A View to a Thrill and to see how Chelsea flourishes under Simon’s love.

  15. Yesterday I bought a box set (InkHeart Authors Presents Steamy and Sizzling Summer Reads) that has The Dom Who Loved Me in it and I hope to read it soon since it sounds really good.

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    redmoran1 at gmail dot com

  16. Ms. Blake, I absolutely love all of your books. I have all of them at least three times. Each time you are ready to release another in a series I go back and re- read all the books. I have been waiting for Simon and Chelsea’s book to come out.

    I love the way you write and I’m so excited about this book to come out. I’ve all ready pre-ordered it.

    Tmhfrank@hotmail.com

  17. Thank you Lexi Blake for writing incredibly thought out LOVE stories that happen to have sensuously steamy sex! I have been anxiously waiting for Chelsea’s story since she was introduced in this series. There is a connection with her character that I can’t wait to explore! When a young person has a physical disability it’s kinda hard to think of yourself as sexy because your limited on activities/positions. I started reading erotica/BDSM as an escape but have found my confidence was boosted. These wonderful characters didn’t have the same flaws as me but they weren’t perfect either and they deserved a loving and excepting relationship. Why couldn’t I have that?? With my new found confidence I went out and DID find my dream because of writers who knew that lust/acceptance/love has many different outlets and aren’t always “socially exceptable”. Thank you again Ms. Blake for you different writing styles, I appreciate them ALL!!

  18. I love Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series! I eagerly anticipate the release of each new book. The characters have depth and are fun, you what to hang out with them. The sex is very very hot! If you’re never read one it is a must!!