Now, on with day 3. I'm totally stoked about today. Uber even.
Rachel's been hanging out, bringing the coolness, today it's Aleksandr Voinov's turn to come and dish the the Riptide goods. That rocks. The uber part... he's here to talk about the fantabulous Rachel Haimowitz and her upcoming book Master Class.
Two of mah faves here at mah Place, at the same time. Know what I think about that? Well, I'll tell ya. I think that's... wait for it...waaait for it...
AweS000ME (<---sings that part)
Before I give Aleks the floor (*waves* Hi Aleks) I'd like to just say to Ms. Haimowitz..*wicked grin*...
*whispers to Rachel* ...Doooo it... whip him. If you didn't bring one, there's one over there *points* hanging on the wall. *winks* Get him.
*clears throat* Alright, and on that note... I give the Place over to the absotively posolutely fantabulous... Aleksandr Voinov... and Master Class.
eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: 16,700
Page count: 57
Series: Master Class
Heat Wave: 5 - Very explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 5 - Lots and lots!
Type: Part of a Series
Blurb: Broadway darling Nicky Avery is a shooting star by night, but by day he bounces from one heartless one-night stand to the next. A quick flogging, a rough lay, a new whip-hand to manipulate—yet still he yearns for something he cannot even name.
He finds his first true hint of satisfaction in Devon Turner, a self-possessed film star and expert Dom. Devon knows what he wants the moment he sees it, and what he wants is Nicky Avery. Nicky’s never learned to trust and has a nasty habit of topping from the bottom, but he learns fast that in the bedroom, Devon won’t tolerate his actor’s masks.
Nicky's a broken boy, but Devon knows exactly how to put his new sub back together. With patience, care, and all the punishments his little pain slut can handle, Devon breaks Nicky down one scene at a time, revealing a mind that yearns to trust and a heart that hungers for the ecstasy of true submission.
Aleksandr Voinov talks Master Class
Now, here’s a book I only acquired because somebody put a gun to my temple. Hah, kidding, no whipping, Rachel, I’ll play nice now!
Who wouldn’t want a super-charged, realistic BDSM novella that has two delectable characters exploring each other and the beginning of their Dom/sub relationship? I’ve read so much terrible BDSM with hackneyed emotions and terrible writing that Rachel Haimowitz’s Master Class wasn’t just a breath of fresh air—more like a hurricane.
From the moment she burst onto the stage, I’ve always been a fan of Rachel’s writing, from Counterpoint: Song of the Fallen #1 to Anchored: Belonging, so getting to read her stuff first is a huge thrill. It’s the “I’ve read something you guys can only read in a couple months” kick I get out of reading book written by author friends like Rachel. The reason why I’d buy anything from Rachel? She’s an incredibly strong, dynamic writer who’ll grab you and never let you go, and you’ll hit the words “The End” breathlessly begging for more.
With Rachel’s books in hand, sleep is definitely overrated. Master Class is an intense ride you can enjoy in an afternoon and that leaves the door wide open to sequels. The first part is all about the thrill of the hunt and chase; two strangers whose desires are complementary work out how to work with each other, and the risks and rewards are immense. These guys are meant for each other, but can they get past the blocks and walls we all put up to protect our emotions?
Master Class is also set to make Riptide history. It was the first book we acquired “for real” – the first contract that went out and one of those “oh wow, it’s actually happening!” moments. Every new publisher has to worry whether they can get enough quality to make it all worthwhile. With Rachel on board, I’m not worried in the least, though, and Riptide can be lucky to have her work – when much older and larger publishers want her just as bad. J
Rachel Haimowitz backlist book of choice (excluding Crescendo and Master Class).
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