Here it is, a little earlier than scheduled – the cover for my new novel. It’s the work of a highly talented lady called Syneca Featherstone – thank you, Syneca! As yet, I don’t have a release date, but I’m working on it.
The novel is the first in a series entitled Club Aegis, featuring characters who are members of a fictional BDSM club by that name.
The Velvet Ribbon is the story of Alex and Beth, and how their business-only relationship becomes something much more personal.
Alex Lombard is a Dom with a dark past. The former SAS officer, now a successful businessman, carries the scars of his past both on his body and in PTSD-induced nightmares resulting from more than just his service to his country. The light in his life takes the form of his assistant, Beth Harrison, the woman whom he has secretly coveted since she came to work for him.
Beth has been attracted to her employer from the day she met him. When not at work, she fills her time with writing stories featuring the BDSM lifestyle she craves but has not yet found the courage to explore. Though she knows nothing of his extra-curricular interests, Alex is the inspiration for the Dom in her latest novel.
Then Alex makes a chance discovery, and when Beth becomes the victim of a street crime, the two of them come together to find what is missing from both their lives. However, their path to happiness is beset not just by the teething troubles of a new relationship—a ghost from Alex’s past has returned, bent on revenge, and Alex is not the only one in his sights …
Readers should be aware that this story includes BDSM, a brief M/F/M ménage scene, and references to a past violent assault of a sexual nature.