Cecile! Thanks for having me. You’re my type of gal! I love that you’re from the South as I just moved here. I can’t say what I love more, the men, the food, the sensuousness of the summer nights, the men, the manners, the sunsets that last forever, or the men. Thanks for having me here to talk about my favorite type of hero…
How to Tame an Alpha
by Sierra Cartwright
Okay, I confess. I adore alpha men. Not always in real life, to be sure. But in fiction, they make my heart race.
An alpha hero is larger than life. He’s intense and pursues goals with single-minded focus. Whatever he does, he’s successful at it.
Beyond that, he possesses a rigid moral code. He knows what’s right, and justice matters to him. He will protect the weak, fight when he needs to, keep his calm.
Generally, he’s self-sufficient, and he’s never met a challenge he couldn’t conquer. Well, until a strong or feisty heroine shows up! And then, oh, my… He’s going to learn about having his emotions in turmoil. He’s going to learn what it’s like to love more than he imagined possible.
That happens to Grant Kingston, a brilliant, reclusive computer genius. He’s shut out the world to focus on his work (including an amazing pet dog because all alphas have a soft spot). He enjoys his life and doesn’t want his solitude shattered by an unwanted houseguest. Until Aria arrives.
With her undeniable sexiness, she awakens his dormant Dominant urges. He wants to protect her, cherish her, claim her. But Aria is equally committed to her life and her dreams. When she meets up with him, erotic passion flares. Grant learns that he’s an even better person and Dominant when he has an equally strong woman by his side.
“If the question is, would I date a woman who wasn’t interested in being tied up while I drove her to the edge of an orgasm and used my tongue to keep her there for a very, very long time…?”
Aria waited, pulse hammering.
“The answer is certainly.”
Suddenly she could barely swallow, and stringing a coherent thought together was almost impossible. Was he talking about her? Them?
“But I’d need to be clear that it would never progress beyond dating.”
His voice had a layer of steel that warned her she was tiptoeing close to very personal information. But they were colleagues, potentially friends—nothing more—so she pressed on. “Why is that?”
“I tried. I was engaged. We’d talked about it and, for me, she tried, but it didn’t work for her. I loved her enough to deny what I needed. Eventually we realized we weren’t compatible.”
He might appear nonchalant, but he couldn’t disguise the layer of hurt woven in the words. It made her squirm. Nosy was one thing, exposing someone’s pain was another. “I apologize. You don’t have to tell me all this.”
“Unless you’ve changed your mind and don’t want to know the answer, I’m happy to tell you.”
“Do you have any secrets?” she asked drily.
“Not many, but I’m greedy. I don’t let women I’m involved with have them, either. I want everything out there—raw, carnal, exposed. So the answer is, if I met a woman and she was interested in fucking and if there was mutual attraction, I’d spend the night pleasing her in every way she wanted—and I’d cook her breakfast in the morning. But in the long-term, I would never again propose to a woman who wasn’t interested in submission.”
“Well, you’re honest about what you want.”
He nodded. Quietly, he asked, “Have you ever been spanked, Aria?”
She was caught off guard, and she sucked in a breath.
Outside, snow had started to drift down, but she knew her shiver had nothing to do with the outside elements. “Once. And I didn’t much like it. It hurt like hell and I honestly wondered what the fuss was all about. I was underwhelmed.”
“Then I can tell you, your man didn’t know what he was doing. If you were over my knee, you’d get your ass warmed and your clit would throb so hard you’d be afraid it had turned white. And when you came? You’d scream. If I was really good, you’d be crying, but only because the force of the orgasm left you otherwise unable to function.”
She wondered if she would choke on her own breath. He’d melted her brain circuits. “I’d say it’s a good thing we’re colleagues and nothing more.”
“I take it you’ve seen enough of my bedroom?” Grant smiled.
“My workshop isn’t as scary,” he informed her. “But you might want to avoid going into the outdoor shed.”
“What is it, a dungeon?”
When he didn’t reply, the feeling of vertigo flooded her again.
“Do you want to find out?”
This is book three in the Bonds series, see the full series listing here
With all she has to offer, she’s his to command…
Aria DeWitt is a runaway bride. Only months away from her wedding, she panicked, returning her engagement ring and donating her gorgeous gown to charity.
She’s less than pleased when she’s reassigned to a new work project and sent to work with Grant Kingston in the middle of nowhere. She knows of his reputation as a recluse and genius, but she isn’t prepared for how handsome, powerful and deliciously Dominant he is or how he ignites something inside her that no man ever has.
Grant isn’t happy when his cherished solitude and creativity are shattered by Aria’s unwanted and unwelcome arrival. That is until he glimpses her carefully concealed vulnerability. Aria’s confidence and responsiveness intrigue him, ensnaring him in a way he’d never believed possible, chipping away the ice that shrouds his heart.
As he interacts with her, he realizes why she ran from marriage. She’s never met someone strong and complex enough to hold her interest. And suddenly, he’s determined to be that man.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.
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About Sierra Cartwright:
INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!
Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don’t ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she’s yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)
Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that’s her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.
She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.
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