Bound by Design by Natasha Moore
For the next three days here at Fierce Romance, we’ll be featuring the Binding Ties novellas, a new anthology from Samhain Publishing which releases tomorrow, September 29th. I’m thrilled that my story, Bound by Design, was chosen to be part of this anthology, along with stories by the talented Jenna Ives and Skylar Kade. The covers are gorgeous, the stories are hot! The novellas will be released as downloads first, then they will be released together in a print anthology in summer 2010.
In Bound by Design, Jenn Abbott has vowed to never wear a collar again. She escaped from a bad Master/slave relationship years ago and never wants to get back into that whole Dominant/submissive lifestyle. But when she meets Scott Kinsley, his natural dominance calls to the submissive still locked inside her. Suddenly her body comes alive and she’s tempted to do what she thought she never would.
A collar is not only a symbol of submission. It can be a play toy. It can be a training tool. Wrapped around your neck, it’s a reminder of the control you willingly surrender. Hook a leash onto it and the sexy guy you trust can lead you anywhere he wants you to go. Clip a chain onto it and you can be held in place while he plays with your body and brings you amazing pleasure. There are many kinds of collars, from crude utilitarian ones to fine jewelry.
To Jenn, the collar at first symbolizes how she lost herself in her previous relationship, but she knows that it should signify respect, trust, commitment. But can she trust Scott with her body and her heart?
You can check out an excerpt of Bound by Design here.
To celebrate the release of Binding Ties, Jenna, Skylar and I are holding a month-long contest. In keeping with the theme of our stories, the prize is a Bondage Kit, complete with a blindfold and wrist and ankle cuffs! Wouldn’t that add a little fun to your evening? To enter the contest, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you’ll check out Bound by Design and the other Binding Ties novellas when they release tomorrow.