Thank you for having me here today! Let me introduce myself. I’m Christine d’Abo and I’m an author and lover of erotic romance. I’ve been writing seriously for ten years and have been published for the last eight of those. I love video games, superheroes, and anything that will mess with your mind. I’m also a secret ninja, but I’m unable to discuss those matters. Shhh…
It’s funny how much things can change in five short years. The world has grown and opinions on things have certainly shifted. While there are many struggles that the LGBTQ community still faces, it makes me smile to see that we have in fact started to become more open and supportive as a society. As an individual, it can certainly feel as though there’s not a lot we can do to help with moving things forward. Being an author has allowed me to help voice my support for the community and my friends and family who identify with LGBTQ.
When I first started writing BDSM and LGBTQ romance, it was very much its own “category”. I hated that things were segregated as a small niche, rather than simply as romance. Five years later, those walls have come down and as a writer and reader of erotic romance, I feel like we are finally seeing a richer cross section of humanity in our romance. We still have work to do, but progress has been made. If nothing else, I believe the general public is at least more open minded to those who are a part of the BDSM lifestyle. They might not understand it, but they are becoming more accepting.
Five years ago I penned a little story called Commanding Acquisitions. I was still in the early stages of my writing career. Still learning not only how to pull together a compelling story, but also how to write a BDSM story that crossed the gap between reality and what the average reader expected. Looking back at those earlier drafts, I see how not only my writing has changed, but how I see things as an author. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to revisit Simon and Gavin’s world and bring a fresh perspective to their tale.
With the proverbial “fresh coat of paint”, come a new title. The Dom Around the Corner is the first in a new series that will bring you to a new club, Escape. The men and women who get to play there are learning about themselves, about how their views of what they think the world is about might not be exactly the truth. Simon and Gavin are the first to come to Escape, but they won’t be the last.
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Simon is jaded. His bookstore is failing, his personal life is nonexistent, and he’s tired of the local scene. He’s desperate for a change, and hopes to find it at Escape, the hot new BDSM club in town.
What he finds there is Gavin. One look at the sexy submissive is all he needs to know that his trip to Escape was the right decision. And their night of no-holds-barred kinky sex feels like only the beginning . . . until his promising new sub vanishes with the dawn.
Then Gavin walks through the door of Simon’s bookstore—for business, not pleasure. To both of their surprise, he’s the consultant Simon hired to help save the store. As they work together, Simon realizes that he might have another shot at happiness, if only he can convince Gavin that he’s worth sticking around for.
Christine is giving away tea from David’s Teas to one lucky winner! Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 20. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win.
Book Blog Tour: The Dom Around the Corner by Christine d’Abo was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by GGR-Review