In the Venus Rising Quartet we met the Dominants of Stronghold, who - being the alphas that they are - demanded their own series. Step into the hottest BDSM club around and meet the Doms of Stronghold...
1. The Sassy Submissive
2. Taming the Tease
2.5 On His Knees
3. Mastering Lexie- Amazon Bestseller!
3.5 Pieces of Stronghold
4. Breaking the Chain
5. Bound to the Past
6. Stripping the Sub
7. Tempting the Domme
After years of reading but never doing, Angel is finally ready to explore her fantasies in real life. The only problem? She'll have to learn the ropes at Chained, a local BDSM club, all alone. Adopting a false Domme persona, she dips her toes into the water of BDSM and sets her sights on eventually taking the plunge at yet another club, Stronghold, as a submissive. But there's an unexpected complication: on the very first night of her experiment, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to one of the true Doms.
Master Adam's looking for a submissive, not another dominant. When his path crosses with an unfamiliar face at Chained, he's immediately intrigued, but ultimately disappointed when she introduces herself as 'Mistress'. It's a perfectly ordinary encounter, but days later Adam still can't get the beguiling woman out of his head.
When the two reconnect at Stronghold without any pretense, their first scene together is nothing less than explosive.
Rick Winter is tired of playing empty scenes with submissives, only to return home alone. He wants what he sees his friends getting - a real relationship with submissives who love them. Unfortunately, since his move to be closer to his friends and Stronghold, the BDSM club they all frequent, the only woman who has really sparked his interest not only isn't a submissive, she's his neighbor. Since he's always had strict rules for himself about not becoming entangled with women that he can't avoid (just in case things go badly), Rick's doing his best to ignore the distractingly gorgeous and curvy Maria.
Maria Arias is the oldest of four sisters; the middle two are married and her baby-sister just got engaged. That doesn't bother her though, what bothers her are the assumptions everyone else seems to have about how it SHOULD bother her. She's just looking for some fun and maybe a few hot nights when she meets her sexy new neighbor, but he's staying aloof - mostly. After a series of mixed-signals, and one very clear warning to stay away from him, this tease is about to find out what happens when she flirts with a Dom who demands more than just a casual affair.
On His Knees
Liam and Hilary are in love, living in the same apartment, and Liam's ready to take the next step... he just has to get her father's blessing, find the perfect ring and construct the perfect proposal.
On His Knees is a Stronghold novella about what Hilary and Liam were doing while Maria and Rick were figuring out their relationship in Taming the Tease. There's sexy role play, some light punishments, and a lot of romance.
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Mastering Lexie- Amazon Bestseller!
Lexie grew up with a crush on her brother's best friend, Patrick. He's gorgeous, sexy, controlling and arrogant, and she knows that he wants what amounts to a full-time submissive. So far, none of his girlfriends have ever been able to give him what he needs, but she's sure she's just the woman for him. She keeps pushing the boundaries of their relationship, until he agrees to allow her into the club that he owns, Stronghold, and train her. She can't help but wonder, will she be able to prove to him that they're worth the risk, or is she going to end brokenhearted?
Hands off. That's what Lexie is to Patrick, and not just because she's his best friend's little sister. It's also because her family is practically his, they share all of the same friends, and he's worried about breaking her heart. The sweet little Pixie he's always known has grown up into a gorgeous young woman, one whom he wants to tie up, spank and control. She's passing every test he sets in front of her, but can she convince him that they'll be able to make it work before her brother comes home and Patrick has to ask his best friend if he can date his little sister. Because if she can't, Patrick knows he'll remain silent on the subject forever. It's just not worth tearing apart the people he considers his family, not to mention the family of friends that he's made, if he and Lexie aren't able to meet each other's needs. For now, he's going to make what memories he can while he keeps his promise to train her.
He knows he's toeing the line during her training, but he just can't seem to stop himself, and she's starting to break his careful control.
Pieces of Stonghold
The Stronghold Doms and their submissives are anxiously watching as Jared and Leigh, both on the rebound from seven year, emotionally turmoiled, relationships take the first tentative steps towards something more than friendship. Leigh isn't sure she's a submissive, but she's intrigued and spending more and more time in the club. Jared isn't sure he can handle a relationship with yet another woman who can't fulfill all his needs, but he can't deny the sunshine Leigh has brought back into his life.
With the past snapping at their heels and their friends worried about their futures, their choices could make or break the happiness of their entire group of friends.
This novella is told from multiple points of view, including Jared, Leigh, Olivia, Justin, Chris, Jessica, Patrick and Lexie. It can be read as a standalone, but is much more fulfilling when read as part of the Stronghold series. This novella contains lots of hot, steamy alpha males and sassy subs getting it on.
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Breaking the Chain
Jared and Leigh both know what it's like to be trapped in a seven year relationship where they give more than they get, the question is whether or not they can move on from them.
Two steps forward, one step back. That's how Jared's life feels when it comes to his ex Marissa. Every time he thinks he's escaped the vortex of her emotional demands, she ends up sucking him right back in; but for the first time, he thinks he might have the strength to pull free entirely. At least he hopes so. Right now it just seems like he's hurting everyone around him and he doesn't know how to make it right.
Leigh Douglas spent seven years with the man she thought she would one day marry, but she's now realized that she needs him to fight just as hard for her as she always fought for him. Since he won't, she's working on getting over him and finding someone who won't take her for granted. On the other side of the equation, she's definitely falling for Jared, but he's still entangled with his ex. No one can understand the hooks that Marissa has in him like Leigh can, but that doesn't mean that she's willing to take the back-seat again in another relationship.
As Jared tries to side-step his ex and Leigh takes her first steps into the domination and submission-filled world of the Stronghold club, their friends hold a collective breath as everyone wonders whose heart will be broken in the end.
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Bound to the Past
Kate came back into Andrew's life like a blast from the past - a past he'd tried to get over, but the effects of which he'd never quite managed to escape. They were young, they were in love, and he lost control for one instant, and that instant changed the course of their lives.
Now he wants to make things right and put the past behind him, but in order to do so he needs closure and Kate's the only one who can give it to him. As they begin spending more time together in the present, it's becoming clear that maybe he's not quite ready to put their past away entirely.
Ever since her return to Maryland, Kate hasn't been sure how to feel about her ex-boyfriend. She dislikes the man he became while she was gone, but she can see him starting to change again and she likes the man that he's become over the past few months. He's different, but the same, and when she agrees to scene with him again she decides she's not going to close herself off to the possibility of reconciliation.
However, the incident that shattered their past is now threatening their future together, making it harder for them to move forward from where they were. They have to decide whether or not they're going to try get their happily-ever-after, and if so, they're going to have to do what they didn't do before - fight for each other.
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Stripping the Sub
Ever since Michael Waverly joined Stronghold and recognized Ellie Sanders he's wanted to scene with her, but over time it's turned into something more than that and he knows one scene just won't satisfy him. Unfortunately, she's been avoiding him and she has a reputation for never doing more than playing at the club - no commitments.
Now, for the first time, her defenses seem to be down and she's giving him a chance - but while she's willing to sign a club contract with him, will she ever be willing to open her heart?
Ellie is so full of secrets sometimes she feels like that's all she's made of - all the things she doesn't want other people to know about her. The person she's most afraid of revealing all of her secrets to is Michael - her one-time protector and crush in high school, now grown into a devastatingly attractive sadist at Stronghold. She wants to play with him. More than that, she wants to know if maybe she has a chance for a normal relationship with him... the first man in a long time that she's both trusted and been attracted to. Unfortunately for Ellie, normal has always been out of her reach. The most important secret of all is the one she's keeping from everyone, especially Michael, because there's no way he'd ever want her if he knew the truth.
But communication is everything in a relationship like this and Michael's determined to strip back all of Ellie's defenses and claim her as his own... with a determined Dom like that, what chance does a scared subbie have of keeping her secrets?
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Tempting the Domme
It takes a strong man to win the heart of an even stronger woman.
Luke Evans is a confident, commanding man who happens to really like a bossy woman in the bedroom, so it's no surprise when he's immediately drawn to Stronghold's bossiest Domme, Olivia Williams. Unfortunately for him, while he's just Olivia's type in a lot of ways, she's not happy that he's in a position of professional power over her, a decision she was not privy to when it was made. She's determined not to mix business with pleasure, no matter how appealing putting Luke Evans on his knees in front of her would be. But Luke's just as much a go-getter as Olivia and he's perfectly happy to join the class of new submissives in order to show her just how far he's willing to go.
When it becomes clear Olivia has attracted the attention of someone else - and not in a good way - the tension among the entire Stronghold group goes through the roof and Luke can't help but feel protective no matter how Olivia resists him.
With two strong personalities both used to winning, who will come out on top in the end?
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Sharon Bianchi knows just how lucky she is. Not everyone's grandmother leaves them a trust fund and virtually no worries. But money doesn't mean Sharon's life has been perfect, and after the childhood she had she's more than grateful to have found friends who love and accept her for who she is and not what she can do for them. Even if she does have to put up with constant side-eye from Lexie's big brother, Jake.
With a little help from his friends, Jake Standish has made a successful return to civilian life after serving in the Army. There's only one issue: his unfortunate attraction to the last single woman in his social circle. Sharon is loud, crass, and completely over-the-top. Everything about her grates on him -- including the way he can't get her out of his head.
One very explosive New Year's Eve will set these two frenemies on fire for each other. Is theirs a collision course with disaster or happily-ever-after?