Securing It All by @LBGrantAuthor for #CSSundays

Thank you Thianna for letting me showcase my newest book, Securing it All, set to release this coming Wednesday, 9/24.  Securing it All is book two in the Passion Series and picks up where Wanting it All left off.  I’m thrilled with the over thirty five-star reviews Wanting it All has received so far.  It seems like those who have read the book have enjoyed it.  Some of the common words used to describe the series so far are raw, edgy, real, courageous and intense.  Believe it or not, I’m hoping to see words like humorous, tender and smoking-hot added to the list of adjectives as people read book two.  

I’ve been asked by many why I choose to highlight two couples in the series and honestly, I did it intentionally.  I love books rich in not only romance but complex relationships of all kinds.  More importantly, I knew Markus and Brianna’s story was going to be harsh and down-right heart breaking at times.  I wanted Lukus and Tiffany’s brand new relationship to balance the story.  I think you will see that balance works even more in Securing it All and in book three coming later this fall, Having it All.

Securing It All

Markus has returned to The Punishment Pit to collect his wife so they can fight for their marriage.  Brianna isn’t the only one who’s been keeping secrets and Markus has to come clean if they are going to repair the damage their secrets have already caused.  How will the new disclosures change their marriage and will they be able to recover or is divorce their only option?
Lukus and Tiffany are both fighting the attraction they have for each other.  Starting at opposite ends of the BDSM experience continuum, neither is sure they are going to be able to bend enough to meet in the middle and both are smart enough to know a compromise will be the only path forward if they want a future together.  
Securing it All explores the delicate balance of dominance and submission as well as the importance of trust and communication within D/s relationships with a story that features believable characters along with explicit, no-holds-barred acts of sexual dominance and submission, as well as domestic discipline. 
In one extraordinary weekend, four best friends are thrown into circumstances that force them to open old wounds and dig deep to discover what they really need to make them happy in life.  If you’re looking for a book featuring an explicit, intimate, and heartfelt look into the physical and psychological attraction of BDSM, this is a book you must put on your reading list. 
Securing it All is the second book in Livia Grant’s Passion Series.  Check out Wanting it All, book one, for the start of their story.
Excerpt:
Markus looks at his wife’s beautiful tear-streaked face and decides it’s time to fully embrace what they both need. It’s time to completely welcome back his Dom persona. He takes a moment to let the feeling of dominance and power slide over him, like a favorite T-shirt that still fits just right.
“Never fear, my dear. Before the night is over, we will have put the whole ugly event behind us and you will be forgiven. When we go home tomorrow, it will be with a fresh start. We’ll still have a lot of talking to do and we’ll do that every night before bedtime. If I’ve learned nothing else, I’ve learned one of the most important parts of a D/s relationship is to communicate our own feelings openly. We need to understand each other’s limits, our turn-ons and turn-offs. I will tell you one thing right now though, and I pray to God you agree to this or we’re going to have some serious problems.”
“Anything, Markus. I’ll do anything.”
“Damn it, Brianna. You haven’t been listening at all, have you? I don’t want you to just agree with my ideas – my limits. I need to know what you want, what you need. If you aren’t going be honest with me, then we’ll find ourselves right back here again a few years from now. Do you hear me?” He realizes too late he’s raised his voice.
The look of adoration shining in his wife’s eyes as she smiles shyly back at him makes his heart skip a beat. “You’re right, Markus.”
“If I’m right, why do you have that look on your face?”
Brianna breaks into a huge grin. “Because you just totally sounded like a Dom and well, it made me all gooey inside.”
His laugh fills the room. “Gooey, you say. Well, we have a few things to take care of before I can inspect your gooey spots.” He hugs her close as she throws her arms around his neck, snuggling in to start kissing behind his ear before sucking on his earlobe. She knows how much that drives him crazy and it takes all his willpower to separate them again. He loves how his sexy wife is breathing heavy, her desire for him shining clearly from her chocolate-brown eyes.
“Now, as I was saying. There’s one thing we need to talk about first and foremost. I hope to hell you aren’t looking for me to be your Dom 24/7 Brianna. As much as I am going to love being your Dom in our bedroom and even under some other circumstances, I actually love sharing my life with you as my partner. I love our long conversations about nothing and everything. I love that you share your opinions with me and tell me when you think I’m being an ass. I don’t ever want to dominate you to a point where you feel like you have to change who you are, because I love who you are. Do you hear me?”
Brianna has thrown her arms around him again, but this time she’s crying into his neck instead of kissing him. “Oh Markus, that’s the most wonderful, romantic thing you’ve ever said to me. That’s exactly what I want too, honey. I love our life together. I don’t want everything to change either. I just … well … in the bedroom, and when I’m naughty… I need…” Her words trail off as she’s once again unable to verbalize what she needs.
“It’s okay, sweetheart. I may have been a little slow on the uptake, but now that you have my attention, I’m going to guide you. We’ll figure out together what it is that you want – what you need.”
The feel of her in his arms has stirred his cock to full attention and he’s so tempted to roll her over and bury himself inside her, but he knows that’s not what either of them needs most right now. He’d spent hours this afternoon, after Lukus had left, reading the domestic discipline websites Brianna had bookmarked as favorites. He knows his wife wants him to lead her, to protect, to discipline her when she deserves it. And without a doubt, he knows what he needs to do before anything else. He peels Brianna loose from his neck so he can look into her eyes. He can see the passion for him shining.
‘I pray to God I’m reading her right and when I’m done, that I’ll see that same passion shining back at me.’
“Not yet, Bri. I feel it too, but if you remember, I told you by the end of tonight, all will be forgiven and we’ll be able to have a fresh start. There’s only one way to do that, sweetheart. I know you’ve been here at the club being punished for the last twenty-four hours by Lukus, and that I participated tonight, but if we are going to put your infidelity behind us then I need to punish you myself for putting our marriage in danger. I need to punish you for lying to me and, most importantly, for putting your own life in danger. You’re the most important thing to me and you need to learn that I will not put up with you taking risks with your life.”
The look in his wife’s eyes is priceless. He’s not sure how she pulls it off, but she has a strange mix of fear, excitement and pride. He can’t help but notice her breath is becoming labored as he watches her preparing mentally for what’s to come. He half expects her to try to talk her way out of more punishment so he’s blown away when she quietly says, “Yes, Sir. Whatever you think is best, Sir.”

*****

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