I personally haven't read that many Collars & Cuffs stories so I am really envious of all you who have. However if like me you are still catching up, or if you are a dedicated fan, there is a chance to win ‘An Unlocked Heart’ or your choice of the first 6 books in the series. All you need to do is post a comment here about your favourite Collar and Cuffs memory. If you came here from one of the others participating in the tour please note that commenting here will give you more chances but there is only one book to be won from the tour as a whole.
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Book title: Dom of Ages
Series: Collars & Cuffs
Book Number: Seven
Authors: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Eli may only be thirty, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. He wants a sub who truly knows how to submit. So when he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. It doesn’t matter that Jarod has to be about twenty years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? Not one to miss an opportunity, Eli moves fast and takes Jarod home with him, without thinking things through. All he can see is what he’s always wanted – a sub who wants to serve.
Jarod spent twenty-eight years with his Master, until Fate took Phillip from him. Four years on, and Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughing stock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a fifty-year-old sub? And when the moment of humiliation does arrive, Jarod flees. He’d be better off with Phillip.
Despite several missteps, what happens forces Eli to understand that Jarod needs him as much as he needs Jarod. But he knows in order to find happiness, they need friends who will understand. A friend keeps telling him Collars & Cuffs is what they need. Eli finally goes to visit, refusing to risk Jarod being hurt again, and finds everything he's heard about the club is true. When he takes Jarod, he watches as his sub is met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently. And he dares to think he can have it all. Until the phone call that shows him he didn't realize what he could lose.
As soon as Jarod had left the room, I turned to his mother. “Are you really okay with… us?” I asked.
She stared at me. “Of course I am,” she snapped. “Jarod has always needed someone to care for. After Phillip died, I watched him waste away. He was alone and afraid, even though he swore to me he was okay. I tried to talk him into coming back home, but he said he couldn’t leave their house.” She let out a heavy sigh. “I’m glad he found someone.”
“Oh, it isn’t like that,” I assured her quickly. “We’re not together like that. It’s just—”
“Young man, I will tell you this now. If you hurt my son, I will take it out of your hide. Jarod is sensitive. He’s always been that way. And if you don’t care for him, you’d better damn well tell him now, because I won’t have him hurt after he becomes attached to you. Do I make myself clear?” Her sharp blue eyes bored into me.
The last thing I wanted was to upset the one person Jarod was closest to. “Let me explain, please. Jarod and I are getting to know one another. I made a terrible mistake, and I’m doing my very best to correct it. I want Jarod to be happy again, and I hope it will be with me.”
She studied me in silence for a moment, before another sigh rolled out of her. “Jarod has never been able to give half his heart. When he falls in love, he gives it his all. There is no in-between for him. I worried when he and Phillip got together. I thought it was too soon, but when Phillip came and introduced himself, I could see why Jarod was in love. The man had a presence about him, and it covered Jarod like a cloak. I’d never seen anyone that protective before. Phillip would have cut off his left arm before he’d make Jarod unhappy.”
Her words confirmed the impression I’d gained of Jarod and Phillip’s relationship. It wasn’t hard to see why Jarod had been in such a state to lose his master. They’d obviously been meant for each other.
She rose unsteadily to her feet and came to sit next to me on the couch, easing herself onto the cushions with a wince. “I know that might not be the kind of life you’re looking for,” she continued, “but please take care of my son. He needs a firm hand to guide him and to keep him together. If you can’t be the one to do it, you need to step away now before he gets hurt more than he already has been.”
Her stare made me feel as though she was searching my soul, seeking out my intentions. Whatever she saw must have satisfied her, because she took my hand in hers and gave it a small squeeze. “Please be good to him.”
“I have every intention of it, Mrs. Pearce. I don’t intend on letting him go.”
“You can call me Margaret, or Maggie, or Mum. I think you’ll be family before long. Jarod has that effect on people.”
I opened my mouth to reply, not really sure of what I was going to say, but Jarod came back through the door carrying a small tray with three teacups, and some biscuits. His smile warmed my heart, because this was the happiest I’d ever seen him, and I intended to keep my word to his mother.
I would make him as happy as I possibly could. But for now, it was time to exact a little revenge for making me wear a suit. I slipped my hand into my pocket, seeking the remote I’d stuffed in there. I gave the dial a twist. Jarod stiffened and his gaze shot to me. I simply gave him a sweet smile.
He fidgeted on the couch until Maggie asked if something was wrong.
“N-n-no, it’s all good, Mum.”
I barely repressed my snort. That’s what he thinks. I turned the dial to the second setting, and he was nearly bouncing on the couch.
“Sir?” he asked, a touch of panic in his voice.
“Yes?” I gave him as innocent a look as I could muster.
He glanced toward his mother, then back to me. “Nothing,” he squeaked.
Maggie continued to sip her tea and chat about Jarod as a child. He was quite the homebody, trying to cook for his family when he was seven, asking his mum to teach him to sew when he was ten, taking home-ec courses when he was in high school. She knew early on about his need to take care of people, and she’d encouraged that.
Jarod had calmed down, but I could see him squirming, as if he was clenching his arse cheeks. Oh, we certainly can’t have that. I upped the dial one more notch and had to bite back a laugh at Jarod’s expression. He twitched and tried to reach for his cheeks, then pulled his hand away.
“You know, if you keep that up he’s going to have an accident in his pants,” Maggie said before taking another sip of tea.
My eyes went wide, and I reached for the remote, intending to turn it off.
“Oh, no, don’t bother. He looks like he’s enjoying it.” She chuckled.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t think—”
“I’m not deaf, you know. I can hear his bum buzzing from here. And if you think I’ve never heard a vibrator before… well, you’d be wrong about that.”
I couldn’t stop the laugh. This woman and her son surprised me on every level. She’d shown me how welcome I was in her family, and Jarod had been so giving of himself.
“You know,” she said, “I think this is going to be a very interesting relationship.”
I couldn’t agree more.
As we left the house, Jarod leaned toward me and said very quietly, “That wasn’t nice.”
I grinned at him. “I told you your arse was mine. And when we get home, we’ll see what else I’m going to do with it.”
He shuddered, and I wrapped an arm around his shoulder, then whispered to him, “I quite like your mum, pet. She’s invited me back again, and I told her I would be delighted.”
“Can we leave the plug at home?” he asked, a bit of urgency in his voice.
“Oh, no. Next time I’m going to add the matching cock ring.”
I laughed to myself, refusing to tell him that his mother had suggested it. I liked the woman. She had some interesting ideas, and I couldn’t wait to pick her brain some more.
Words: Approximately 92,000
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Meet the authors:
Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way.
K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter....
K.C. now writes full time and is loving every minute of her new career.
The laptop still has no idea of what hit it... it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
Parker Williams began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family.
Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27878173-dom-of-ages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Photo Credits: Joey Flyfoto, Model: Dirk Caber
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