Looking for something different to read? Check out this article!

I just tripped across a fabulous article at Heroes and Heartbreakers about what to read if you’re interested in erotic romances – from the very light stuff to the stories that’ll curl your toes (in a good way!), here’s a great primer as to what you might want to add to your reading list!

I’ve read some of them but not all – but once again my TBR list is growing! No matter what heat level you’re into, there’s an author here or a book that’ll appeal to you – and maybe tease you into pushing your reading limits to the edge!

And, of course, don’t forget that my own book, Strictly Business, comes out on October 20th!

Strictly Business

StrictlyBusiness72lgYou can lead a Domme to love…but you can’t make her fall.

Hooded Pleasures, Book 1

Kate Dubois is a Domme-for-hire for the highly exclusive Hooded Pleasures, a service offering private BDSM sessions to those who can’t—or won’t—risk appearing in an actual club.

Lately, though, she wonders if professional burnout is causing her to have painful flashbacks to a past heartbreak. When her boss insists her next client will be a breath of fresh air, Kate reluctantly agrees to an interview.

Alex Hanson dominates the world of computer game programming, but secretly he suspects he might be a sub in the bedroom. There’s only one good way to find out—hire a professional to show him the ropes.

Their first meeting puts both of them to the test—Alex’s self-control, and Kate’s realization she might just like him a little too much. But there’s no denying their emotions are inextricably entangled…a dangerous step Kate’s not sure her heart is prepared to take.
Warning: Contains a hard-core computer geek with a tender side, and a Domme who can’t afford to expose her greatest weakness—him. Geekery combined with flogging. Enjoy!

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Sound Mind, Sound… what?

If you’ve read my blog more than once you might have noticed my love of board games. I’ll admit it, it wasn’t until I got married and discovered the Origins Game Fair that I really fell in love with them; my hubby a willing accomplice in the deal.

100_0182But why board games, you might ask? Why not video games?

Well… I do play those as well. I’ve run in the shadows in the recent release of Shadowrun: Hong Kong and I was a wild member of Team Banzai back in the days of MechWarrior 4 and 5 online, charging around in my wee light mech and blowing up my enemies with a scream and a curse.

But now I tend to enjoy board games with the hubby and thrill to go to Columbus every year where I not only get to get my gamer side on but also participate as a member of the Library – the Origins group of authors that produce a yearly anthology and have a table in the Dealers’ Room as well as participate on various panels about writing.

As a writer I think it’s vitally important for me to rest my mind – my body gets enough rest sitting on the sofa, believe me. And while I still enjoy some online gaming and am, as far as I know, the only clockwork dragon in Second Life toddling around, the appeal of board games call me away most evenings.

It’s also a fabulous way to turn my creativity upside down and backwards. A night trying to capture Jack the Ripper (Letters from WhiteChapel) or to beat one of the Old Ones before he (it?) takes over the world (Elder Sign) or maybe trying to build an empire (7 Wonders, Five Tribes, Kingdom Builder) can really recharge the old mental batteries.

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So if you’re looking for a way to swing your mind around like a roller coaster ride, why not check out board games? There’s a lot more out there than just Monopoly and Risk, although those are great places to start!

(And… you won’t get frustrated by your computer freaking out over the graphics or spend time searching for cheat codes/hating those who do!)

Coming October 20th, 2016

Strictly Business

StrictlyBusiness72lgYou can lead a Domme to love…but you can’t make her fall.

Hooded Pleasures, Book 1

Kate Dubois is a Domme-for-hire for the highly exclusive Hooded Pleasures, a service offering private BDSM sessions to those who can’t—or won’t—risk appearing in an actual club.

Lately, though, she wonders if professional burnout is causing her to have painful flashbacks to a past heartbreak. When her boss insists her next client will be a breath of fresh air, Kate reluctantly agrees to an interview.

Alex Hanson dominates the world of computer game programming, but secretly he suspects he might be a sub in the bedroom. There’s only one good way to find out—hire a professional to show him the ropes.

Their first meeting puts both of them to the test—Alex’s self-control, and Kate’s realization she might just like him a little too much. But there’s no denying their emotions are inextricably entangled…a dangerous step Kate’s not sure her heart is prepared to take.
Warning: Contains a hard-core computer geek with a tender side, and a Domme who can’t afford to expose her greatest weakness—him. Geekery combined with flogging. Enjoy!

Buy Links:
Amazon
B&N
Samhain
iBooks
Google Play
All Romance eBooks

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Strictly Business by Sheryl Nantus

Strictly Business

by Sheryl Nantus

Giveaway ends October 14, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Dommes I Have Known

When I decided to create Kate Dubois, the Domme in “Strictly Business”, I thought over the other Dommes I’d read about – what made them special, what made them unique in my mind and what made them interesting characters. There have been plenty of wonderful stories and enchanting women but I’d like to share those that first caught my attention and drew me into not only the story but the world they inhabited.

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Violet Siemanski from Joey W. Hill’s Natural Law was my first introduction to a Domme and it was a glorious experience. Violet is a cop, a woman in a man’s world, who has her own secrets and desires. Mackenzie Whitehorse is a homicide detective working a horrible case – submissive men are being killed and he has to go undercover to find out who. He meets Violet and, well… you can guess the rest.

I loved Violet and Mac’s relationship from the start and thrilled to see them show up in other books in the Nature of Desire series. If you’re looking for a great place to begin reading about a Dominatrix and the man she loves, I couldn’t recommend it more.

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A few years ago I came across Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowland series, and while the first book didn’t focus in on a Domme the most recent installment; Servicing the Target was a great read, focusing in on Mistress Anne and the man who wants to be hers and hers alone. Ben is one of the Shadowland’s premiere security men and knows what he wants – and he wants to be with Anne. But it’s not going to be easy.

If you’re a fan of the Shadowlands this is an automatic buy – other characters from other books in the series wander in and out, making this a great read. It’s also a wonderful example of how to make your Dommes seem like real women and their submissives real men – it’s too easy at times to fall into the trap of having Dommes be nothing more than stereotypical bitches who hate men and write submissive men as doormats, waiting to be beaten and stepped all over.

Both these books portray strong women and the strong men who love them – keeping far away from lesser works that not only misrepresent the relationship between a Domme and her man but give you underdeveloped characters and, in the end, a less satisfying read. If you’re looking for some new reading, I can’t recommend either author emough – the Nature of Desire series and the Master of the Shadowlands are hypnotizing, enveloping reads that will pull you in and you’ll lose hours with these Dommes – and their men!

Coming October 20th, 2016

Strictly Business

StrictlyBusiness72lgYou can lead a Domme to love…but you can’t make her fall.

Hooded Pleasures, Book 1

Kate Dubois is a Domme-for-hire for the highly exclusive Hooded Pleasures, a service offering private BDSM sessions to those who can’t—or won’t—risk appearing in an actual club.

Lately, though, she wonders if professional burnout is causing her to have painful flashbacks to a past heartbreak. When her boss insists her next client will be a breath of fresh air, Kate reluctantly agrees to an interview.

Alex Hanson dominates the world of computer game programming, but secretly he suspects he might be a sub in the bedroom. There’s only one good way to find out—hire a professional to show him the ropes.

Their first meeting puts both of them to the test—Alex’s self-control, and Kate’s realization she might just like him a little too much. But there’s no denying their emotions are inextricably entangled…a dangerous step Kate’s not sure her heart is prepared to take.
Warning: Contains a hard-core computer geek with a tender side, and a Domme who can’t afford to expose her greatest weakness—him. Geekery combined with flogging. Enjoy!

Buy Links:
Amazon
B&N
Samhain
iBooks
Google Play
All Romance eBooks