- Book Title: Building Bonds
- Book Series: Kiss of Leather, Book One
- Author: Morticia Knight
- Publisher: Pride Publishing (August 11, 2015)
- Book Length: 187 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, BDSM, D/s, Interracial
- Posting Date: August 15, 2015
We are on the way to GRL 2015 and today we are visiting with Morticia Knight and she brought along a guest, I’ll let Morticia introduce you to him.
Thanks for hosting me today for one of my stops on the GRL tour! I brought along a good friend of mine, Kyle Osborne. He’s Gavin’s sub in Building Bonds and he’s agreed to answer a few questions. Of course, I made sure to get his Dom’s permission first! *chuckles nervously*
Character Interview with Excerpt:
MK: Okay, Kyle. Let’s get started. How long have you and Gavin been together now?
KO: Let’s see, uh, about three months.
MK: Uh-huh. And now that you’re immersed in a 24/7 D/s relationship with Master Gavin, things are pretty sweet, right?
KO: Sweet? You’ve met Master Gavin, right?
MK: Sure. Tall. Built.Wicked hot. He’s not so bad. I mean…Hmm. I guess he is a bit…insistent.
KO: *snorts* That’s one way to put it.
MK: But you guys have settled in to a routine, right?
KO: Nothing with Gavin is routine. Well, let me rephrase, that. There is a daily routine that I adhere to – directed by him, of course. But I never know what to expect when those dungeon doors open. Or, God help me, we go to another dungeon.
MK: I see. I have to say, you still seem a bit skittish in regards to dungeons. Why is that?
KO: *blushes* Come on. You know.
MK: Uh, actually, I don’t. That’s sorta why I asked.
KO: It’s just…*looks down* This is all still way new to me. I never thought I’d ever let anyone do the stuff he does to me, let alone want…*clears throat* Anyway. I just think I need a little more time. That’s all.
MK: Hmm. Really? Because from what Master Gavin told me, he thinks you’re doing really well. As a matter of fact, he was super proud of how you handled your first scene. So much so, that he suggested I share with the readers today some of what happened during your first time with him.
KO: W-wha…? Please don’t. *blushes furiously*
MK: Don’t worry. Master Gavin says you can handle it. And he knows best, right Kyle?
KO: *slaps hand to forehead* Oh God.
MK: I’ll take that as a yes. Enjoy everyone!
As he stood on the mat, the shuffling sounds from Gavin’s ropes alternately thrilled and frightened him. His previous mundane existence had never afforded him such a big opportunity to embrace life. Even the fear was good. It reminded him how alive he was.
“Take two steps forward. Good boy. Now to the left until you’re at the middle section of the bench. Excellent. Bring your arms to rest at your sides.”
The strain from holding them up so long was unexpected. As a man who climbed ladders and lifted heavy pieces of wood, wielded hammers and such on a continuous basis, he considered himself to be in good shape. He did his crunches, had a flat belly, some definition to his arms and legs. But the burn in his muscles told him he should review that assessment. Gavin had shown him the gym in one of the bedrooms. Since Gavin had pointed out in the contract that he was to remain fit and healthy, he’d no doubt encourage Kyle’s use of the equipment.
He sighed as Gavin massaged his shoulders then his arms. More than once since he’d embraced the concept of being Gavin’s sub, he’d been filled with the appreciation of not having to be in charge of anything. Even if it was scary to give someone else control, it was freeing at the same time.
“Clasp your hands behind your back then let them rest on your buttocks. Don’t let go or resist while I test your flexibility. Allow me to position you as I wish.”
Kyle did as Gavin requested, the matter-of-fact, almost clinical orders different than he’d expected. The sexually charged tease from a few moments before dissipated as Gavin continued to manipulate his arms, sometimes twisting them slightly, pressing his elbows together then letting them go, adjusting his shoulders.
“Until we’ve stretched your muscles over a period of time, I won’t tie you as tightly as I’d planned. I can make your elbows meet behind you, but I think the strain would be too much for you right now—especially with me giving you a hard fuck.”
He wasn’t sure whether to be insulted or grateful.
The first loop of the soft rope around his wrist amped up his heart rate. Gavin wound the cord deftly, the other wrist being pulled flush to the first one. As Gavin continued tying up his arms as if he were building a ladder, his movements remained steady, even. It was obvious he was practiced in the art of bondage. The restraints tightened, but as he’d explained, he didn’t yank Kyle’s elbows together, instead leaving enough of a space between them that Kyle felt he could easily manage.
As Gavin continued, reaching his upper arms, Kyle’s heart jackhammered, sweat gathering on his upper lip and hairline. He didn’t chew—he needed to keep his lips parted to breathe. Gavin stopped.
“Talk to me, Kyle.”
He didn’t know what to say. The sexual fantasy of being restrained was legitimate, he’d come to it so many times it was ridiculous. But for some reason, he couldn’t breathe.
“You’re panicking. If you don’t say something, I’m calling red and untying you immediately.”
“No! Yellow. I need yellow.”
Gavin stopped, the tail of rope dropping against his backside and thighs, hanging loose. Gavin had stepped away from him—Kyle no longer felt his presence or heat. He squirmed within the binds and discovered that they weren’t that tight at all. There wasn’t much give around his wrists and about halfway up his forearms, but along the rest of his limbs the rope, while firm, wasn’t unforgiving. He sucked in a big gulp of air then slowly released it. Each time he took another breath, his pulse slowed until he no longer felt as though he wanted to jump out of his skin.
The sound of Gavin moving closer was a comfort. He wanted him near. Needed his Master.
“Very good.” Gavin lightly petted his head, then stroked his cheek with the back of his hand. “Such a good boy. I’m very proud of how you handled that.”
“Thank you, Master.”
Gavin moved behind him and continued looping the rope. Kyle concentrated on how safe Gavin made him feel and imagined the ropes as an extension of Gavin. He was trapped in Gavin’s embrace and it was nothing to fear.
“Talk to me, boy.”
“Still green, Master.”
“Then bend over. Rest your torso on the bench, head to the side.”
Once he’d complied, he was treated to Gavin’s strong, roughened hands kneading and caressing his ass cheeks. He hadn’t been told he couldn’t make noise and he hadn’t agreed to any sensory deprivation, so he allowed himself to moan his appreciation for Gavin’s touch.
“That’s it, boy. You’re mine to have, mine to grant pleasure to.”
MK: Wait. That’s it? What happens next!
KO: *sighing* Oh wow. That was close. I thought he was going to show you the part where… *blushes, then coughs into fist* Uh, never mind. I gotta go. I think I hear my Master calling me…
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The Book Description:
After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.
Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.
Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.
The Kiss of Leather series
Kiss of Leather is the pet project of close friends and Doms, Gavin, Derek and Josh. As business partners, they envision the gay BDSM club to be the premiere destination for both demonstrations and play in not only Los Angeles, but the entire country. Designed to attract the most elite of players, Kiss of Leather is built from the ground up to their exact specifications.
Take a peek behind the gates which guard Kiss of Leather. It’s the club that promises a completely decadent experience to stimulate your senses–and that leads unsuspecting Masters and subs to their Happily Ever Afters.
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Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
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