Sunday, October 11, 2015

# #8 Sunday # Post

Most Excellent Work -Snippet Sunday

~~Warning: Adult content~~

On Sundays, I share tidbits of my works in progress as part of Weekend Warrior’s 8-Sentence Sunday.  


I'm still working on Bound to Her MasterWhen last we left off, Lord Stepanyan had silenced the crowd that was calling out for his slave, Ti-Hana, and was contemplating whether to tell her she was entitled to sleep with any other man of her choosing during that evening's double moon celebration. 
Now, Stepanyan  returns to the dressing area after dealing with the crowd.

Ti-Hana rose to face him with her head bowed, but even in that posture of respect he could see the confusion, the question there. She had no idea why slaves were chanting for her or why her Master had returned from silencing them with a sullen expression. And why should he allow the double moon celebration to color this moment, when they were about to fulfill months of careful training?
Stepanyan let his eyes roam her body, deliberately blocking out thoughts of her supple limbs wrapped around another man. Circling her, he assessed the artistry displayed where her costume had been painted on—literally. By necessity, no fabric would be worn for the ritual. Burnished bronze and gold patterns formed intricate swirls and galaxies of dots up her arms and across the hollows beneath her collarbones, down the sides of her rib cage to curve around her underbelly, and spiraling down her thighs. Her hair had been styled in stunning, luxurious waves that tumbled down her back, and a pleasant flush of pride rose in his chest while he reached out to let a curl wind itself around his finger.

“Most excellent work,” he said to the two servants who stood nearby, awaiting his approval. “Bring forth the robes.”

Hm, so he's managed to avoid the issue--for now. Should he stay off the hook?

About Bound to Her Master:

Single and pregnant, Maddie stumbles through a portal to a strange, exotic world ruled by gods who practice ancient traditions of  sexual slavery, bondage and Domination. In this land where ripe, pregnant females represent the ultimate ideal of erotic beauty, Maddie has just become a prize catch. 
The last thing Stepanyan wants is a sex slave. The heir to the high seat has bigger problems, such as passing the trials of ascension and keeping his rival, Vo'Dan, from stealing his right to rule. But when they both encounter a lost human in the desert, Stepanyan jumps to claim the beauty before his nemesis can have the satisfaction. Although he has no intention of keeping her other than to rob Vo'Dan of a victory, Stepanyan must first become her Master, and she his bondage slave, in a convincing show of Dominance to avoid allegations of a wrongful claim.
Maddie knows nothing of the ancient ways, but she must learn in order to stay safe and hide Stepanyan's true motives. In return, he will offer her far more concessions than other Masters, especially the cruel and sadistic Vo'Dan. As Stepanyan and his female--now known as Ti-Hana--act out their pretend roles as Master and slave, there will be unexpected consequences to their intimacy. A growing attachment to her incredibly sexy Master takes Ti-Hana for a hard ride she fears she won't recover from, and Stepanyan will undergo a change that will not only threaten his right to rule, but could forever alter a religious practice that has endured for thousands of years. 
And when Vo'Dan discovers the pair has broken the laws of slavery to pursue their passion, he will win the right to claim the female Stepanyan never wanted, but can no longer live without.

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16 comments:

  1. Beautifully crafted snippet with great attention to detail, read the synopsis too-what a fascinating idea for a story!

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    1. Thank you so much! (Finally started playing with a synopsis-appreciate the feedback!)

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    1. Thanks!! A fun crossover from the series this book spun off from.

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  3. Unusual story, Rose, exquisitely told. I love your imagination.

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  4. Great synopsis. I now have more sympathy for Stepanyan. But I'd still like to see him squirm as Ti-hana goes out to peruse her options.

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    1. Yeah it would certainly be fun to torment him a bit!! We writers can be so sneaky that way LOL.

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  5. Fantastic description and the synopsis sounds really interesting. Nicely done! :)

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  6. I'm glad to have the synopsis, explains a few things and heightens the tension. The body paint in today's excerpt sounds gorgeous - very imaginative! Excellent excerpt.

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad the synopsis is helping people out. I was feeling kind of crazed that I had written nearly 100k of this story and still hadn't done one! Thanks for the feedback. :)

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  7. All . . . well, she's not dressed up, really, but still has no place to go that will make him happy!

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  8. Fantastic details, Rose! I love the blurb--what a cool premise for a story! I definitely want to read this book. :-)

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    1. Thank you! That's awesome. Glad you enjoyed the (long overdue) blurb. :)

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