Submission Becomes Her…and so does an Appletini!

I don’t give much thought to what my characters drink in my books.  That being said, I usually have my heroes drink something “manly” while the heroines drink something more traditionally “feminine.”  However, in my bdsm erotic romance SUBMISSION BECOMES HER, what the characters drink is integral to the story because the the hero and heroine are finally meeting each other for dinner for the first time after having a sexy dom/sub relationship online. They haven’t exchanged pics, so the heroine tells him she’ll be drinking an appletini. He’ll be drinking some fancy microbrewery beer.

Simple, right? Well, it would be if the hero wasn’t her ex-boyfriend – the one she was too shy to admit her desire to be dominated.

She wants to be dominated by a man and he’s going to help her live out her every fantasy!

Josie Roberts has a secret fantasy. She wants to be dominated, to feel owned by a man in the bedroom while being his complete equal outside of it. Finding that man has been difficult, however. But then she meets “Sir Dom” in an online BDSM chat room. After weeks of cyberspanking, Josie and her online Dom are both ready for the real thing, so they decide to finally meet in person.

When Josie arrives at the restaurant, she’s stunned to discover “Sir Dom” is none other than her ex-boyfriend Gavin Elliot. She can’t believe it. He might be gorgeous, but when it came to sex, he was about as vanilla as a man could get. Or so she’d always thought.

It turns out Gavin had kept his dream of dominating a woman in the bedroom a secret, too. And now, he’s going to live out every fantasy he’s ever had by tying her up and spanking her until she begs for more.


Without a word, he snaked his hand in her hair and with a firm, but gentle tug, tilted her head back. The show of dominance made her go gooey inside and she gripped the front of his shirt for support as he claimed her mouth in a scorching kiss.

“Tonight, and for every night after, you’re going to be my submissive when we’re in this room, and I will be your master,” he rasped. “Is that understood?”

“Yes,” she panted.

“Say it,” he demanded.

“Tonight, and for every night after, I will be your submissive when we’re in this room,” she promised. “And you will be my master.”

The words were a vow, and as she said them, Josie knew they tied her to Gavin as completely as if they were married.

Taking her hand, he picked up one of the leather cuffs from the bed and slipped it over her wrist, tightening it so that it fit snuggly. Then he did the same with her other wrist. Her heart was beating so loudly she was sure he must be able to hear it, but he made no comment as he led her over to the foot of the bed. Turning her to face it, he put his hand on her back and bent her over the bed. She wondered if he was going to cuff her hands behind her back with the sturdy- looking hooks that were attached to the leather. The image sent a quiver through her.

But he instructed her to put her hands above her head. She started to ask why, but remembered the vow she’d made and caught herself. She rested her cheek on the coverlet and obediently placed her arms out in front of her on the bed. Gavin took her right wrist and slid her arm closer to the edge of the bed. A moment later, she heard a click as he attached something to the leather cuff. Or rather, attached the cuff to something on the bed. She automatically gave her wrist a tug, but it wouldn’t give. That was when she saw the strap hanging over the side of the bed. It was some kind of restraint system, she realized as Gavin secured her other wrist to the opposite side of the bed. She gave that one a tug, too, but it was just as tightly bound as the other.

“Spread your legs,” he said softly.

Josie was so busy thinking about the restraints on her wrist, she didn’t realize Gavin had come around the bed to stand in back of her. Afraid he would think she’d forgotten her place already, she quickly spread her legs. It was only after she did that she realized just how vulnerable she was in that position, and as Gavin fit the leather cuffs around her ankles, she had to fight the urge to close her legs.

She expected him to secure them to the bed the same way he’d done with her wrists, but instead, she felt him attach something to the inside of the cuff around her right ankle. When he did the same to the cuff on the left one, she realized it was some kind of bar designed to keep her legs spread. If she’d thought she felt vulnerable before, that was nothing compared to how helpless and exposed she felt now. It had her so wet, she was practically gushing.

She sensed Gavin straighten up behind her. She automatically tensed, waiting for him to reach for either the paddle or the leather strap—both of which were still on the bed and in view. But he only ran his hand over the curve of her ass. Then gave it a firm squeeze.

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How to Make an Appletini!

Stir ingredients together with  crushed ice in a cocktail/martini glass, and serve.


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6 thoughts on “Submission Becomes Her…and so does an Appletini!

  1. Patti P

    This is on my wish list. If my to-read pile wasn’t taking over my side of the bedroom I’d get it right now, but the hubby has made me promise to halt all incoming until I’ve made some room. LOL I better get cracking. 🙂


  2. Susan W.

    This is going on my Books to Get Pintrest board! When I have my next book buying spree this will be included!


  3. Patti – LOL! Thanks! So glad you like it! But since it’s eBook, it doesn’t take up much room! Except on your eReader, of course!

    Susan – Yay! Thank you so much! Let me know how you like it!



  4. Carin W

    Paige, You know you have to many books to read on your TBR list when you have run out of room on your e-reader and now have to put everything on the cloud LOL! Great excerpt!


  5. Oh, Paige, I love stories about “exes” finding each other again. Can’t wait to read. And can’t wait for my Appletini either!


  6. Carin – LOL! Too funny! Glad you like the excerpt! Hope you enjoy the book!

    Jasmine – LOL! Thanks so much! Let me know how you like it!



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