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Happy Mardi Gras!

Posted in holidays with tags on March 8, 2011 by Michelle Polaris

Love life today. It’s Mardi Gras.

Safe, sane and consensual,


Valentines and Kink at 1-800-DOM-help

Posted in 1-800-DOM-help, holidays, kink with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2011 by Michelle Polaris


Some folks are celebrating with flowers, chocolate or jewelry. Some with romantic dinners or dates to the movies. In the Ellora’s Cave 1-800-DOM-help series, the heroes and heroines are celebrating in their own kinky way. The gracious ladies of this new collaboration have permitted me to post small teasers from their books, with windows peeking  into the Valentine’s celebrations of their characters. So read on and check out the five wonderful stories now on sale at Ellora’s Cave.

Delight Me by Desiree Holt:

Dani suspects her growing dissatisfaction with the lifestyle suggests she might be in need of a role reversal. When she finds a mysterious business card, she calls the number, 1-800-DOM-help, and is paired with Ethan, a sexy-as-sin sub. Dani learns the erotic effects of wielding the whip and the intense arousal that stimulating her sub with toys can bring.

As their sessions progress, Dani and Ethan explore every aspect of D/s play—from restraints to punishment to exercising control to achieve mind-blowing orgasms—and Dani comes to understand the value of receiving trust, as well as giving it. But her newfound, strong emotional feelings for Ethan scare her to death. Their current course could change her life forever—if she’s brave enough to accept what’s being offered.

And for Valentine’s? Ethan’s present to Dani is a short crop with their initials burned into the leather handle. Dani gave Ethan new male nipple clamps and cock ring with a tiny heart on it. Their Valentine’s is looking promising indeed.


Next up!


Fettered Love by Michelle Polaris:

Kirk, Master to his long-time lover Evan, decides it’s time to place his permanent collar around Evan’s sexy cock. But when he proposes, he faces a surprise. Evan wants a child. So where will they find a kinky woman to help?

A mysterious card with the 1-800-DOM-help number advertises assistance for unusual problems in the BDSM community. When Evan calls, he recognizes the voice of Sarah—Kirk’s best friend from childhood, Evan’s Mistress of several years in college. They both loved her and suffered betrayal when she walked out of their lives.

Now she proposes to be the mother of their child. No strings, just a chance to have the men she respects and loves back in her life. Evan embraces the idea while Kirk rages with mistrust.

At Evan’s request, they share one night of passion, Kirk and Sarah working together to dominate Evan in the scene of his erotic fantasies, hoping it will be enough to rekindle trust and make all their dreams come true.

For Valentine’s Kirk and Sarah have presented Evan with a leather apron for the kitchen. Of course they expect him to wear the apron and nothing else as he prepares a sumptuous meal for his Master and Mistress to celebrate the holiday. On second thought, they might let Evan wear his harness and butt plug with the apron, for everyone’s enjoyment. Kirk and Evan plan to surprise Sarah with a gorgeous leather dress for festive occasions out on the town and in the D/s clubs. And Evan has splurged on a new piece of dungeon equipment for Sarah and Kirk. A gorgeous wood framed cage. He’s hoping his Mistress and Master will lock him in there and indulge in their own wild lovemaking while all he can do is watch. He’s betting the tease and arousal of it will be pleasurably frustrating. 

Next up!

Needing Harte by Marilu Mann:

Harte Donovan has a problem. A murder leads to him wanting a sexy stripper bound and naked in front of him. He can’t let his secret desires ruin his career as a detective. But when he’s given a mysterious business card, Harte discovers a side of himself he intends to fully embrace.

Ramey Nichols strips for a living and he’s not willing to pretend to be something he’s not. When this sexy submissive meets the closeted cop and unwitting Dom, something has got to give. That something might just be Ramey. Ramey knows what he wants, and more than that, finds himself Needing Harte.

A Valentine’s teaser:

Ramey stepped back surveying the scene he’d set. Harte had told him he would be home by seven, but Ramey had learned that life with a cop was anything but predictable. With this being their first Valentine’s Day, he wanted everything to be perfect. Harte’s beloved jazz music played softly in the background and Ramey had lit some incense in the bedroom because he knew the scent would linger without the danger of starting a fire. He’d set the table with gleaming white dishes on a red tablecloth. A bottle of red wine sat opened by Harte’s place just waiting to be poured. He’d made a stew just in case dinner was
delayed. With a Master like Harte that was highly probable.

The kicker though, was the crystal vase he’d just set in the middle of the table. Ramey couldn’t wait to see his Master’s face when Harte saw the multi-colored roses. He adjusted them one more time making sure that the three leather flogger roses were in the center. This was going to be a great Valentine’s Day. Harte would laugh because Ramey frequently said, “Screw the roses. I want the thorns.” Now they could have both. Though not overly demonstrative in public, Ramey knew Harte had no problems at all showing his pleasure – or displeasure – in the privacy of the home they’d made together. Glancing around the living room, he marveled at the changes they’d both made to co-exist. They’d managed to mesh his more relaxed Bohemian style with Harte’s more conservative one to make a comfortable and inviting home.

Ramey heard the door open and dropped to his knees. “Welcome home and Happy Valentine’s Day, Master.”

Next up!


 Controlling Interest by Francesca Hawley:

Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him.

After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive.

To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.

A Valentine’s overview by Francesca:  In Controlling Interest, my contribution to the 1-800-DOM-help series, Torin Stuart and Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent have known one another for six years and wanted each other for the same length of time. Circumstances throw them together and together their business will either sink or swim based on whether they can work with one another instead of against each other. Since I write erotic romance, there is a happily ever after but it’s the journey that challenges them both.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Tor would give Mouse a beautiful collar. I went searching for lovely jewelry that would be an example of how deeply he feels about her. This stunning collar is made by an amazing artist, Lady Mockingbird. .  Given Tor’s background, he would commission a piece made from 24K red and yellow gold. When he gave it to her, Mouse would cry. Trust me. 🙂

And finally, last, but certainly not least:

Commanding Acquisitions by Christine d’Abo:

Simon is a Dom who has become jaded, tired of the local scene. With his bookstore failing and personal life nonexistent, he’s looking for something different. The arrival of the mysterious 1-800-DOM-help business card gives Simon a chance for a change. The Operator directs him to Unfettered, a hot new BDSM club where Simon hopes to find a distraction for the evening. What he gets is a sexy sub offering himself up for a night of no-holds-barred sex, who then disappears with the dawn.

When the business consultant Simon hires turns out to be his mysterious sub, he knows he’s found a chance at happiness. But happiness comes at a price.

For Valentines?
Simon and Gavin have been enjoying the few moments they can catch together in between the booming success of Simon’s store and Gavin’s business trips. Gavin had talked about wanting to take things to the next level of play with Simon, so he was thrilled (and a little intimidated) to receive Electrosex Penis Bands and Electrosex Clamps from his Dom. He knew there would be many nights of electric fun to be had

I hope everyone’s Valentine’s is as delicious as the one the 1-800-DOM-help characters plan for one another. Be well. Be kinky (if the occasion calls for it). Be happy.

Safe, sane and consensual,