I'm so happy to Ella Jade here with me today!
She'll be talking about her NEWEST Release Surrender to Me!
I'm going to turn it over to her!
The Character That Forced Me To Surrender…
When I wrote the sexy novella Make Me Stay, I never intended there to be more than that book. It was a second chance story about a fun and sassy woman who knew exactly what her man needed and how to give it to him.
Can the sub teach the Dom to play?
Natural submissive Gracie Miller thought she had found her other half in Cade Jameson. Not only did he help her through a difficult time in her life, in the bedroom he brought her more pleasure than she could have ever imagined. They seemed perfect for each other.
Cade knew what he wanted in the bedroom. Gracie brought out his domineering side and ignited his passion. But he feared he was too dominant for this beautiful, naïve girl, who was so young and impressionable, so he ended their relationship.
Two and a half years later, Gracie returns to town a new woman. She had moved to the city and found a "Master" who showed her what she was truly capable of. Now she's back and wants to show Cade exactly what kind of submissive she could be for him.
But after hearing all that she's experienced, Cade now wonders if he's dominant enough to satisfy her. Can he be the man Gracie needs him to be?
In Make Me Stay there was a secondary character named Martin (he was the Dom who Gracie found in the city). He appears in one chapter in that book but he took a hold of me and many readers. When I finished writing MMS, I realized Martin’s story needed to be told. I had to give him a happily ever after. Martin is probably one of the most captivating men I’ve created. Here’s his introduction in Make Me Stay…
A soft knock at the cottage door pulled her from her thoughts. Her heart fluttered with the possibility it could be Cade. Maybe he was ready to talk. She ran to the door and quickly pulled it open, never expecting to see him standing on the other side. She stepped back and let him enter. As he turned to close the door, she immediately dropped to her knees.
“Master,” she said. “I didn’t expect you.”
Gracie lowered her head and waited for Martin to speak. Her heart pounded against her chest just from his close proximity.
“Do you know how beautiful your submission is?” Martin slowly walked around her. She didn’t have to see what he was doing. She felt his presence and visualized him taking in her body. He gently stroked his fingers over her neck, causing a chill to course through her entire system. “As much as it pains me, you no longer wear my collar, so you shouldn’t be on your knees.”
She looked up at him and smiled.
“Please.” He extended his hand for her. Once she was on her feet he pulled her against his strong, muscular chest, wrapping his arms around her. He placed a soft, comforting kiss on the top of her head.
The above scene was the very first piece I had written for MMS. It takes place almost at the end of the book. That was also the first time I had ever started a book at the end. It was that exchange between Martin and his former submissive Gracie that Make Me Stay was built from. When it was time to tell Martin’s story, I realized I was always meant to write a book for him.
Surrender to Me picks up where Make Me Stay ends. It’s double the word count of MMS because Martin had so much to say ;) Although it is the sequel both books stand alone.
What happens when a Dominant falls for his not-so-submissive attorney?
Martin Abrams, owner of Master M's BDSM club, has become unfulfilled with his lifestyle. Ever since his sub, Gracie, left to marry her true love, Martin has lost his way. Living the life of the head Dominant in his circle isn't as appealing as it once was. Something seems to be missing.
Sassy lawyer Arianna Covington relocates to New York City after a humiliating divorce. She's looking for a fresh start when she agrees to become Martin's exclusive attorney. She's intrigued by his domineering personality and wants to know why women kneel at his feet.
Their attraction is undeniable despite Ari's initial beliefs that she will never submit to Martin's desires. But Martin is up for the challenge. Arianna is more than he ever imagined in a woman. He vows to claim her heart, with or without the games. Who will surrender first?
Featuring Cade and Gracie from Make Me Stay.
Watch the trailer for a peek into the plot.
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Both books stand alone and can be read in any order.
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBooks industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing and scrapbooking. She hope's you'll get lost in her words.
You can connect with her at http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Excerpt from Surrender to Me:
"Do all the subs act that way around you?" Arianna asked.
"It's the only way they know. It's what's expected of them."
"I don't understand how any woman would bow down like that. It's not normal."
"Maybe not for you." Martin understood Arianna's position. Most who didn't participate in a Dominant and submissive relationship didn't get it.
"It's degrading. She can't use the phone. She's a grown woman."
"Arianna, this is a lifestyle you can't possibly comprehend because you know nothing about it. A submissive gets just as much as he or she gives. The arrangement they enter into with a Dom is consensual. Roxy is not forced into being here. Her Dom respects and cares for her. She has a very good life."
"He punishes her."
"When she disobeys. It's in her contract."
"A contract that can't possibly be enforced in court."
"Spoken like a true lawyer." He finished his scotch. "The contract is to protect them both. It lists what is expected of a sub and what the Dominant's responsibilities are. They outline hard and soft limits. We create a safe, sane, and consensual environment, and that contract maintains trust between the two parties. As long as it is upheld between the parties involved that's all that matters."
"To each his own, I suppose." She shrugged. "I'm your real estate attorney. What you do here is none of my business."
Then why are you here, kitten?
"I'm very open, Arianna. If you have questions, I'll be happy to answer them. People should be educated in my lifestyle. It isn't as uncommon or bizarre as you may think." He reached for her hand. "I hope you won't judge me without getting to know me."
"Um, no." She looked down at their joined hands. He liked the way her cheeks turned colors when he flustered her. "Of course not. This whole environment is different. It's going to take some getting used to."
"I understand." He ran his thumb over the soft skin of her hand. "If you'd prefer not to meet here anymore—"
"It's not a problem."
"Very well." He smiled because as he suspected she wanted to be there. "Will you join me for dinner?"
Martin couldn't remember the last time he'd asked a woman to have dinner with him. He usually just summoned a sub when he was in the mood for company. Gracie was the last woman he'd spent any time with at all. Perhaps it was time to explore his options. Obviously, Arianna would be different than the women he dealt with, but he liked the change. When Gracie left him for Cade everything changed. He hadn't been interested in another sub. As a matter of fact, he hadn't been interested in another woman until now.
"I'd love to join you for dinner, Mr. Abrams."
"I'd like you to call me Martin." Allowing people to use his name wasn't a privilege he granted often, but everything was different with her. He stood from the bar and picked up her briefcase. "I hope you like Italian. I ordered enough for six people. I wasn't sure what you would want."
"Italian is fine." She took his extended hand and walked to the back of the club with him. "Why didn't you just wait and ask what I would want?"
"I'm not used to asking." He motioned for her to take a seat in the huge u-shaped booth that overlooked the Manhattan skyline.
"Oh, Martin." She giggled. He liked the way his name tumbled off her lips. "You have a lot to learn about non-submissive women."
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