Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Name’s Blake, Lexi Blake ~ BDSM Week at Sinfully Sexy

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As BDSM week continues, today it’s our immense pleasure to welcome Lexi Blake, author of the Masters and Mercenaries and Masters of Ménage series, to Sinfully Sexy.  We asked Lexi to talk a little about the Bond theme to the titles of the Masters and Mercenaries series and give us a little sneak peak at the upcoming A View To A Thrill due for release August 19th.

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The name’s Blake, Lexi Blake

Why James Bond? I get the question from time to time. I have a series of novels called Masters and Mercenaries and each of the individual titles is some play on a James Bond title. For example, I took The Spy Who Love Me and changed it to The Dom Who Loved Me. Casino Royale became Dungeon Royale and so on and so forth. But why use derivative titles instead of something completely fresh and new?

In my business, part of the struggle is in finding your brand. What I wanted to do with Masters and Mercenaries was to let the reader know what they’re getting. I’ve always loved Bond since I was a kid and my dad started taking me to the movies. As I grew up, they became a kind of comfort food for me. I knew a couple of things would happen when the iconic theme started. Bond would be suave and ruthless and he would get the girl and take down the bad guy. I could sit down and feel safe that I would enjoy the next two hours.

So is it any surprise that when I wanted to start a romantic suspense series I would look to Bond? What would Bond look like in a romance novel? Could I take all the action and suspense of a Bond story and couple it with some really hot and emotional sex as my spy falls madly in love? And come on, wouldn’t Bond be hot as a Dom? When I chose titles and covers, I decided to stick with the Bond BDSM theme.

Thus was born my McKay-Taggart boys. They run the gambit from hard as nails Ian to metro hottie Adam to brooding Brit, Damon. But my spies all have one thing in common—my heroines will take them down in the hottest possible way! My latest hero is Simon Weston. He’s former MI6 and he finds himself falling for a woman whose not so legitimate past is starting to catch up with her.

It’s called A View to a Thrill. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, but will be released everywhere on August 19th. Here’s a sneak peek!

 

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Title: A View To A Thrill (Masters & Mercenaries, #007)

Author: Lexi Blake

Genre: BDSM Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 19 2014

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Synopsis

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…

 

Excerpt

“Someone’s trying to kill me.”

Simon Weston tried to let the words settle on his brain, closing the door as Chelsea walked though. Chelsea Dennis otherwise known as Denisovitch, the daughter of former Russian mobster Mikhail Denisovitch and niece to the recently deceased head of the Denisovitch Syndicate. Recently deceased because Simon’s boss, Ian Taggart had taken care of the fucker. Simon often wished he’d been the one to stick a blade in the bastard’s heart.

He turned and couldn’t help but stare. Chelsea wasn’t the most beautiful woman he’d ever met and yet she stopped him in his tracks. He’d escorted some of the world’s great beauties on red carpets and to royal events and but it was a little criminal mastermind who got his cock hard just by walking in a room. She wasn’t exactly plain, either. With chestnut brown hair and a petite figure, she was actually quite pretty until one noticed her hips and ass. Those catapulted her into goddess territory. Anything she lacked in the tit department was more than made up for with that healthy ass and curvy hips a man could hang on to while he fucked deep inside.

If he could stop wanting her, he would, but he hadn’t managed that trick yet. From the moment he’d seen her all those months ago, he’d been utterly fascinated. She was a mystery to him. Closed off with more barricades around her than he could count, she still pulled him in the minute she walked in a room. And every time he got close to her she smacked him with a No Trespassing sign right up his head.

Unfortunately, he was a man who liked a challenge and he was definitely a man who never ever learned his lesson. She was in his home. She seemed to need him for something. The very idea made his dick hard. His stupid bloody cock was nothing but a puppy ready to play around her.

He closed the door behind her. “What exactly do you mean?”

He had to ask. Sometimes when she talked she spoke in an odd geek speak he didn’t always understand. She could mean something entirely different, something innocuous.

God, he hoped this was a joke.

She turned though her eyes went to anywhere but him. She looked around, seemingly curious about her surroundings. “I mean that I got a little bomb sent to my apartment.”

“What?” He managed not to shout.

She shrugged and finally caught his eyes. “Don’t worry about it. I defused the sucker. I just thought maybe I should find someplace safer to sleep tonight. Whoever it is, he knows where I live. What’s your Internet like? Please tell me you have wireless.”

She was awfully calm for a woman who had just escaped being blown up. His heart on the other hand was thundering in his chest, his blood pressure ticking up ominously. “You need to repeat that for me and this time I would like the story in much greater detail.”

She turned those big green eyes on him, her bottom lip disappearing behind her teeth. It was a nervous habit. She was full of them. He’d catalogued every single one from the way her good leg bounced when she was anxious to how often she braided and unbraided her hair when she was bored. “Simon, I know this seems weird, but I don’t have anywhere else to go. I can’t go to Charlotte’s. Ian would be up my ass in no time and I don’t have anything to tell him yet. It would make Charlotte freak out and I don’t need her to get any more overly protective. I can’t go to the others. They all have kids or they’re trying to have kids except Jesse who freaks me out a little.”

So he was her absolute rock bottom last choice besides Jesse Murdoch who sometimes became a raging lunatic ball of murder. That wasn’t so surprising. She turned away from him every chance she could. He hated the fact that every time she said it felt like a kick in his gut. “So you came here because you can’t go to Ian and I’m sure you want to avoid the police. Otherwise it would have been smarter to call them when you got a bloody bomb sent to your condo.”

She shrugged a little. “Oh, I didn’t have time to call. It was on a thirty second timer. Luckily it was a fairly simple setup. Still, I got a little nervous when that sucker hit five seconds.”

She was going to give him a heart attack. “Where is the bomb?”

“I left it behind. I kind of just picked up my bug out bag and came here.” She hefted the backpack off her shoulder and set it on the floor. It made her breasts move against her T-shirt. They were small, graceful and delicate. They would likely be very sensitive. He laid in bed at night and wondered if he could make her come just by sucking on her nipples.

He forced his brain off her tits. The fact that she even had a bug out bag should scare the shit out of him. “Where’s your car?”

If someone had followed her, he needed to know about it. She likely hadn’t had time to check for locator devices.

Her eyes slid away from his. “I didn’t bring it with me. I hopped on a train and then I walked.”

She didn’t walk many places. Her leg gave her hell and she’d never done the work to strengthen it. A nasty suspicion took root in his gut. “Why?”

She shrugged again. “It seemed like the right thing to do.”

A lie. He couldn’t afford to put up with that. She was in trouble and if she’d come to him then she was likely in really serious trouble. He had no illusions that she would attempt to take control and he allowed her she would treat him like an employee. He had no intention of being her lackey. If wanted his protection, she would accept that he was in charge. Of bloody everything.

 

Pre-Order Links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUS


Lexi Blake is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over twenty books. You can find her at www.lexiblake.net.

Giveaway

Lexi is generously giving away the winner’s choice of a print copy of a book from her backlist plus some Masters and Mercenaries swag.  For your chance to win this fantastic prize, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

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38 comments:

  1. My fav cover is A View to a Thrill

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  2. Love and Let Die AND A View to a Thrill...yum.

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  3. I love this series. I think my fave cover is...Love and Let Die

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  4. My fav is Love and let die!

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  5. Love this series!! A View to a Thrill is my favorite cover, but it's really hard to pick.

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  6. Love and Let Die is my favorite

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  7. Dungeon Royale

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  8. A Dom is Forever is my favorite.

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  9. A View To A Thrill

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  10. A Dom is Forever

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  11. The Dom Who Loved Me would be awesome!! Thank you for the chance!!

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  12. My fave cover is Love and Let Die!

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  13. a view to thrill...love all of lexi's books

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  14. The Dom who loved me!

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  15. Can't wait to read Chelsea & Simon's story!!! Been rooting for them to get together!

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  16. Hard to pick cuz they all look good.

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  17. Love Lexi Blake's Series - Simon and Chelsey's story is going to sizzle!! Can't wait!

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  18. A View to a Thrill looks HOT

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  19. My favorite is A View To A Thrill

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  20. Love and let die is my favorite cover. Man with the golden cuffs is one of my favorite novels!

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  21. OMG! I have to choose?? Can't I have them all???

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  22. The dom who loved me

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  23. I love Lexi & her books. Some of my faves!!

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  24. Favorite is Love and Let Die.

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  25. A View to a Thrill.....love a tux/suit!

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  26. Favorite is Love and Let Die

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  27. A View to a Thrill is my favorite, love them all though. Lexi is such an awesome writer.

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  28. My favorites are Dungeon Royale and A View to a Thrill!!

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  29. The Dom Who Loved Me, the first will always be special to me! :))

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