Today I’m giving you another snippet from The Binds That Tie, book one from Steel Door. This is an exciting time. The Binds That Tie comes out on Sept 22 and book two – If You Can’t Take The Heat – will be out on October 13th. Are you ready to meet the men of Steel Door?
Last week, I gave you a brief intro to Kalen. Want to meet Joaquin?
Joaquin Emerald stepped off the stage, his sweat-glistened body aching from two hours in heels under the harsh overhead lights. He passed by Steve, the stage manager, and when Steve didn’t meet Joaquin’s eyes, he knew what he would find when he reached his dressing room. Or, more to the point, who.
He took a deep breath before he opened the door and stepped inside. Gerald Cunning, his ex-brother-in law and rat extraordinaire, sat in the only chair in the space, leaning back as though he didn’t have a care in the world, but Joaquin new better. “Get out,” he snapped as he began the long process of taking off his outfit. It was as difficult to take off as to put on, sometimes more so. The feathers in his hair, already wilting from the heat on stage, could rip apart easily if he didn’t take care in removing them. The flapper dress, made of vintage lace, fit his slim body perfectly. He had to be careful as he reached back to undo the buttons or else he might pop a seam.
He paid Gerald no attention as he disrobed, his three-inch heels the last things to go. When he was down to specialized boxer briefs that pulled his cock and balls into his body so they didn’t show, he cocked a brow finally into the mirror. “You gonna sit and see me in all my glory?”
For the first time since he came in, Gerald frowned. “You got no respect, Joaquin,” he grumbled as he turned his head away. “I don’t wanna see some guy’s junk.”
Joaquin rolled his eyes and peeled the briefs off, a low moan escaping his lips as his groin readjusted. The uncomfortable tingle inside made him grasp onto the table in front of him as pleasure washed up his spine. This was his favorite and least favorite part of the whole night. To come across as Layla Naughty, his on-stage persona, he was able to doll himself up really well and look like the best part of a woman. Scrunching his balls and cock up was part of that. The feeling as blood rushed back in was a high. He panted softly as he got used to everything being where it should be.
He was a man and he loved being a man, but he also loved a little discomfort on his cock and balls, not that he would tell anyone that. Men were protective of their groins for a reason. The one time he told a boyfriend that he enjoyed that pain that came with scrunching up his genitals, the guy left him in a heartbeat. Joaquin wasn’t going to make that same mistake again.
A barista by day and a drag queen by night, Joaquin Emerald loves his careers. It’s the rest of his life that bothers him. When he finds himself in danger, trapped with no way out, he is rescued by Dr. Kalen Moor.
When they run into one another again, this time at the BDSM club Steel Door, their attraction is intense, their passion is over the top, and their kinks are in alignment. From that moment, it’s hard to stay away from one another. When Joaquin’s past comes back to haunt him, he’s afraid Kalen won’t want him.
It might take going around the law, but Kalen is determined to save his boy, even if it means losing him in the process.