I’m giving you a sneak peak at Making His Stand, an Elan Isle novel, which is available for preRelease as of today and will be available at major eRetailers on May 18th. In this snippet, James gets his first look at Elan Isle.
A trail ran to the side of the gates. A small sign read Elan Township with an arrow to the left so he went in that direction. There was a ten foot tall fence between him and the Faire so he couldn’t see in, but he wondered what it looked like. Just what did a kinky renaissance faire do? He had no idea.
Zippo lurched as though trying to get comfortable. “I know,” James said. “As soon as we get into our cabin, I’ll let you out.” He hoped they got their own bedroom. Mr. Finleigh had explained that since James was working for the co-op, he would be housed in a cabin with other people who, like him, had a six month span of time to decide if they wished to buy into the co-op or leave. He wasn’t sure about the whole thing, but as he rounded a bend and took in the gorgeous trees ahead of him, he thought that it looked like a beautiful place to live.
A couple voices to his right drew his attention and he turned to the strangest scene. Two men stood talking and a naked woman knelt at their feet. She looked calm and happy. And very nude. James averted his gaze, not sure what to do.
“Can I help you?”
One of the men spoke to him. He needed to answer. “I’m looking for Kendrick Finleigh,” he said, still looking away.
“You’ve found him,” said a nice deep voice. The crunch of boots on gravel told him one of them was coming closer. No. Two of them. Did they leave the woman behind? Cautiously James turned toward them and tried to ignore the fact that it was one of the men and the woman. She was following Mr. Finleigh and when he stopped and held out his hand, she knelt by his side as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
Keeping his eyes on the man in front of him, James shook his hand. “I’m James Kaden-Scott, Mr. Finleigh. Your accountant,” he added lamely as he didn’t know what else to say.
“Perfect.” His eyes, a wonderful sky blue, lit up. “Please call me Kendrick. Becca, why don’t you go back to the cabin? I need to show James around.”
Becca rose to her feet. “Yes, Sir.”
She turned and walked up the gravel lane through the trees and James gawked for a moment before realizing he was doing it. His mouth slammed shut with a snap.
James Kaden-Scott’s method of coping with fear is escape and when his father tries to force him to do something that could kill him, he takes a job on Elan Isle as their accountant. While he knows the town is kinky, he has no idea what that means. Until the day he arrives.
Alec Rowland has been in the BDSM lifestyle for seventeen years and loves it. For the first time in his life, he craves having a sub of his own. From the moment he meets James, he feels a pull toward him. When James asks him to teach him about kink, he’s thrilled.
Between having his eyes opened to the kink world and trying to find his footing on Elan Isle, James finds himself torn between the old him and the new. When his worst fears come calling, history says to run, but for the first time in his life, he has something… someone to fight for. But those fears are strong, and some of them are real. If he makes a misstep, he could lose everything. If that happens, running may be his only recourse.
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