Oh-kay... It's that time of the year where the M/M Goodreads' group event comes alive: the Don't Read in the Closet, where all works produced will be free -- and that makes for one huge supply of free m/m reading material from some of my favourite authors.
The basics of the challenge is... a reader chooses a photo and writes a Dear Author letter in order to prompt an author to write the story. After that, a bunch of authors run around shouting 'claim' -- it gets savage, lol!
This year the event itself is titled Love's Landscapes, and I managed to fall on such a gorgeous letter and photo prompt (both are below)
First off, the title of my free novella couldn't be simpler:
And that be the cover up there. (A huge -- huge thank you here to Elena Giorgi for my cover art!!). It's full-on M/M BDSM contemporary erotic romance, with a little (okay -- a lot) of psych-play.
Kim Alan is the lovely author/reader who supplied the letter and photo that I managed to claim, and if you're interested, both are coming up below for you to have a look at and see where this particular story will be going -- (be warned, though, EXPLICIT IMAGERY below).
He offers such a pure, unfettered submission to the man strong enough to tame him; he’s the best thing that ever happened to this powerful (read: spoiled) Dom. Still... even the best of Doms aren’t infallible, and this one almost lost his beautiful boy. He straightened his head out quickly enough, but by then his boy wasn’t quite so forgiving. If his stubborn sub is so damn resistant to reason, drastic measures are called for… right? What choice does a desperate Dom have but to resort to a tiny bit of kidnapping, and a wee touch of restraint and, well… I’ll let the author decide what else it’ll take to get them to their HEA.
Please no cheating or third parties, and a HEA is a must. Beyond that, author, push our boundaries as far as you dare. And yes, you may take that as a challenge.
And the photo itself that prompted the letter... oh man... I fell in love with it. It's the boots -- the boots next to those shackles!! That and a fully sated Dom holding his utterly exhausted sub...
The release of His comes in June(ish), along with loads of other free stories from the M/M Goodreads Group. They'll go to the group itself first, then will be available from the M/M Romance Group publishing site (plus the likes of Smashwords etc).