As huge fans of Heidi Cullinan, we are always thrilled when she pops in for a visit… but even more so when she is tempting us with new pretties. Her upcoming novella The Devil Will Do is due for release on 4th February and we are delighted to be able to showcase the cover today… she totally had me at kinky and erotic!
Mark your Diaries
Devil Will Do By Heidi Cullinan
FEBRUARY 4TH 2015
The Devil Will Do by Heidi Cullinan
RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2015
Publisher ~ Wild City Press
In a land unforgiving of indulgent, dangerous sex, merchantman Eryn does his best to keep his desires in the dark…until the plight of a beautiful prince leads him out of the shadows and into adventures both sensual and terrible.
Capture, curse, and torture litter Eryn’s road to true love, along with carnal delights beyond his most wicked imaginings. His strengths and limitations are exposed—and the hard truth, that nothing holds him back more than the monster of self-loathing in his heart. Prince Wyn might be everything he’s dreamed of in a man—and master—but before Eryn can accept the exquisitely wicked affections of his one true love, he must first save himself…from himself.
This novella was originally published under the title Sweet Son and has been significantly revised.
A Word from Heidi Cullinan
The Devil Will Do was originally published as the novella Sweet Son as part of the Dreamspinner Press Fairytale series in 2010. Much as I liked the original story, it had never felt quite right to me, so when I had a chance to redo it, I took it, and this expanded, significantly revised novella is the result.
What remains in this story from the original, however is that while it has two heroes and a happily ever after, it is far more an erotic adventure than it is a traditional romance. The hero decidedly has sex with other people before he gets to his one true love—quite a bit of very kinky sex. The story is also told in a very fairytale format, which you can get a sense of in this excerpt. This is a distant third person narrator, which is not how I usually write, but was the only way this story would come out in either edition.
From day one, I wanted this story to be a lush gift for the man it’s dedicated to: I wanted to go to the hard places with pain, with kink, and on the edges of consent. I wanted an older sexual mentor, I wanted exhibitionism—and for him, just for him, I wanted a little bit of violence. He’d have liked more, but I can’t stomach much at all, so this is the best I can do.
If you like my kinkier works, if you like a bit of an edge, and if you wished the first edition had done a bit more, then The Devil Will Do is for you. In any event, what this novella is and will always be is completely, unapologetically for Jason—and through a crazy twist of fate, he was my second edition editor. Sweetheart, this one is for you. Again.
Please enjoy this Sinfully Sexy exclusive teaser excerpt.
“Perhaps, when you told me not to be gentle, you meant something different.”
It was difficult to speak, even more work to make his bound arms work enough to drag Wyn to his face, but Eryn did it. He looked into those beautiful eyes, the handsome face, and he bared his soul.
“All my life.” He stroked Wyn’s cheeks with his thumb, his bound wrists resting at the base of his lover’s neck. “All my life I have wanted, yearned for the touch of men. I never wanted gentle. Sometimes not even kind.” He swallowed the old fear of unworthiness—only a ghost now, but it had more power over him still than he would like. “I thought it made me wrong. That I could not yearn that way and know love. That it made me monstrous, a thing fit only for a devil.” He tried to laugh, but it came out almost as a sob. “Certainly I never thought it my destiny to rescue and marry a prince.”
Wyn tucked his chin enough to kiss first one of Eryn’s hands, then the other. “I have it on the authority of the most powerful witch and wizard I know that I will love you more deeply and passionately than I have capacity to understand. As for who you are fit for…” Eyes dancing, he bit, not very gently, at the meaty flesh of Eryn’s palm. “Allow me to show you what this devil will do to you.”
About Heidi Cullinan
Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her husband and ten-year-old daughter. Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and is proud to be from the first midwestern state with full marriage equality.
Find out more about Heidi, including her social networks, at www.heidicullinan.com.