Weekend Writing Warriors for April 2

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Welcome to the blog where a group of authors offer 8 – 10 lines of their work, for others to read and comment. When you have finished here, why not click on the link (www.wewriwa.com) and see what others are writing?

I am again taking a snippet from my new book The Russian Bride. I have gone back in time by two years from the earlier snippets. Natasha arrived home from school to the home she shared with her mother and her mother’s lover, Boris, to find that all was not well. Three armed men are with her mother and Boris, and they are definitely not there to take afternoon tea. (The snippet is creatively punctuated, to fit into the 10 line rule.)

The man Galina called Viktor stared hard at Natasha, making her very uncomfortable. “Your daughter is very pretty.”

His eyes moved up and down from her feet to the top of her head, and her flesh crawled, but she didn’t know why. Galina clutched her daughter to her tightly, as though she knew the purpose of Viktor’s hard stare.

“You can have her; if you let me go, you can take her with you, and her mother too. Take them both,” Boris said.

Natasha recoiled with shock at what she was hearing, and her mother opened her mouth and gasped. Viktor actually smiled for the first time; a cruel, evil smile.

“Well, well, Boris, so you are willing to hand over your wife and child in return for your own skin, are you?”

“She’s not my daughter, and Galina is not my wife – take them both, I’m sick of having them around me.”

Boris is so not a likeable character, is he? The scene continues next time.

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

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Buy Links for The Russian Bride are:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Weekend Writing Warriors for March 26

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Today you have another opportunity to read snippets of 8 – 10 lines from participating authors. When you have finished here, please click on the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read the work of the other excellent authors.

I am again taking a snippet from my new book The Russian Bride. I have gone back in time by two years from the earlier snippets. Natasha arrived home from school to the home she shared with her mother and her mother’s lover, Boris, to find that all was not well.

She pushed open the door of the living room, and a feeling of dread came over her when she saw her mother cowering on the sofa, and Boris sitting in the chair with blood running from a wound on his forehead. In front of them stood three burly men, two in black leather jackets, and the third in a smart, dark grey suit. The first two were holding guns, which were pointed directly at Boris.

Natasha’s first instinct was to run, but one of the men anticipated that, and moved swiftly to shut the door behind her. He grabbed her arm and flung her towards her mother on the sofa, where Galina tried to calm her child.

“It’s alright, milaya, no need to be frightened.” Galina hadn’t called her daughter by this term of endearment since she was small, and it frightened Natasha even more. “These men have come to see your dad. Viktor is a business associate of his.” She always referred to Boris as Natasha’s dad, even though he was simply a man who lived in the same house as her, as far as he was concerned.

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

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Buy Links for The Russian Bride are:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XH4C3BW

It’s a beautiful, spring weekend in the UK right now. Tomorrow is both Mother’s Day and my sister’s birthday, so we are off to spend the day with almost the entire family, which I know I will enjoy. Aren’t I lucky? Hope you all have a great Sunday. Because of this I might be late with my comments.

Weekend Writing Warriors for March 19

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Today you have another opportunity to read snippets of 8 – 10 lines from participating authors. When you have finished here, please click on the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read the work of the other excellent authors.

I am again taking a snippet from my new book The Russian Bride. I have gone back in time by two years from the previous snippets, to reveal what happened to Natasha.

Natasha arrived home from school on that fateful day not knowing that her life was about to change forever. She was a happy girl of almost eighteen; good at her schoolwork and with a few close friends at the school she attended just a short walk from her parents’ home in Saint John’s Wood. Well, actually, Boris was not her father but her stepfather. Her own father had been killed when she was just a year old, her mother had told her, and when Natasha asked what had happened to him, her mother just said that it was a car accident and then changed the subject.

Boris was a surly, taciturn man, who largely ignored the pretty little daughter of his mistress. As far as Natasha was concerned, he was married to her mother, but he and Galina, Natasha’s mother, knew differently. She had been his mistress in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where they had lived previously, and when he had to go on the run to get away from his ‘trouble,’ he thought that travelling with a woman and small child would make him seem more respectable. They managed to get visas to reside in the UK and life settled into a relatively peaceful existence in a quiet, almost suburban area in north London.

 Natasha pushed open the front door of the house, and immediately sensed that something was wrong. She called out to her mother that she was home, as she normally did, but her mother’s reply, when it came, was a little tremulous, and not her normal cheerful tone.

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

An erotic tale of love and lust

Buy Links for The Russian Bride are:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XH4C3BW

In Bonds of the Earth – a paranormal erotic romance by Janine Ashbless

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I am very honoured to have the talented writer, Janine Ashbless, visiting my page today, to tell you about her book, In Bonds of the Earth.

 

Would you defy God, for love?

 

 Broad at the shoulders and lean at the hips, six foot-and-then-something of ropey muscle, he looks like a Spartan god who got lost in a thrift store. He moves like ink through water. And his eyes, when you get a good look at them, are silver. Not gray. Silver. You might take their inhuman shine for fancy contact lenses. Youd be wrong.

 Janine Ashbless is back with the second in her paranormal erotic romance Book of the Watchers trilogy: In Bonds of the Earth.

 

Unafraid to tackle the more complex issues surrounding good and evil in mainstream religion, Janine has created a thought-provoking and immersive novel which sets a new standard for paranormal erotic romance. The first in the series, Cover Him With Darkness, was released in 2014 by Cleis Press and received outstanding reviews.

In Bonds of the Earth is published by Sinful Press and is due for release on March 1st, 2017.

Blurb:

“I will free them all.”

When Milja Petak released the fallen angel Azazel from five thousand years of imprisonment, she did it out of love and pity. She found herself in a passionate sexual relationship beyond her imagining and control – the beloved plaything of a dark and furious demon who takes what he wants, when he wants, and submits to no restraint. But what she hasn’t bargained on is being drawn into his plan to free all his incarcerated brothers and wage a war against the Powers of Heaven.

As Azazel drags Milja across the globe in search of his fellow rebel angels, Milja fights to hold her own in a situation where every decision has dire consequences. Pursued by the loyal Archangels, she is forced to make alliances with those she cannot trust: the mysterious Roshana Veisi, who has designs of her own upon Azazel; and Egan Kansky, special forces agent of the Vatican – the man who once saved then betrayed her, who loves her, and who will do anything he can to imprison Azazel for all eternity.

Torn every way by love, by conflicting loyalties and by her own passions, Milja finds that she too is changing – and that she must do things she could not previously have dreamt of in order to save those who matter to her.

In Bonds of the Earth is the second in the Book of the Watchers trilogy and the sequel to Cover Him With Darkness.

Excerpt:

 I was giving my long-dreaded presentation on the anniversary footbridge to Misters Ellis, Singh, Constanzo and Mackenzie…when Azazel walked in.

Oh hell.

“Excuse me, gentlemen,” I said loudly, lurching around from behind my desk, grabbing Azazel’s arm and spinning him back to face the door. “Not here, come on, please,” I implored through clenched teeth.

If there was one thing I’d learned by then, it was to not ignore warning dreams. If I’d paid them more attention from the start, things between me and Egan might have gone very differently back in Montenegro…

No, better not to think of Egan, not when Azazel was around. One guy at a time was quite enough to wrap my head around. Especially this guy.

He humored me though, this time, letting me pull him out of the meeting room and through the open plan office without resistance. We attracted a lot of stares, but there was nothing I could do about that except hold my head high.

“Where are we going?” he asked.

“Out. Anywhere.”

“You’re so impetuous.”

I didn’t need to glance up at his wicked smirk. I could feel it burning its way into my breast.

Bryce, the beardy guy in my new team who’d shown me the ropes of the job and seemed just a tiny bit too eager to talk every morning, stood up from his cubicle to intercept us. “Milja, is everything okay?”

“It’s just fine,” I rasped, towing Azazel faster.

“She’s insatiable,” my demon lover confided with a helpless shrug to my colleague as we swept past.

Bryce stared, mouth open.

“Goddamnit,” I muttered, and Azazel chuckled.

Sometimes it was hard to remember that he’d risked everything to save me.

We reached the doors at the end of the room and I pushed through, past the lobby with the elevators and into the concrete stairwell of the emergency stairs beyond. The only people who came here were smokers on their way to the roof, and it looked empty for now. My panicky momentum fizzled away and I swung to face him.

“What are you doing here?”

“What do you think?” he countered, taking my face in his hands.

“Azazel—” But he cut off my protests with his hungry kiss; a kiss that lanced through me all the way to my core. I gave up resisting, and speaking, and almost breathing, as his lust rolled over me in a hot wet wave. I slid my hands around his neck and tangled my fingers in his messy hair, pulling myself into his embrace. His body was hard as rock, his hands heavy on my waist and hips. The yearning for his touch that smoldered in my flesh day and night woke to a roaring heat.

I’d missed him. His skin, his smile, the peppery scent and salt taste of him. The sweetness of his lips and the harsh rasp of his stubbled chin. I’d missed him so much—like an addict missing her hit.

 

Author bio:

Janine Ashbless is a writer of fantasy erotica and steamy romantic adventure. She likes to write about magic and myth and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human.

Janine has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000. She’s also had numerous short stories published by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, and Ellora’s Cave among others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology ‘Geek Love’.

Born in Wales, Janine now lives in the North of England with her husband and two rescued greyhounds. She has worked as a cleaner, library assistant, computer programmer, local government tree officer, and – for five years of muddy feet and shouting – as a full-time costumed Viking. Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake and eating it, and holidaying in countries with really bad public sewerage.

Her work has been described as:

“Hardcore and literate” (Madeline Moore) and “Vivid and tempestuous and dangerous, and bursting with sacrifice, death and love.” (Portia Da Costa

Links:

Janine Ashbless website: http://www.janineashbless.com/

Janine Ashbless blog: http://janineashbless.blogspot.co.uk/

Janine Ashbless on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janineashbless

Sinful Press website: https://www.sinfulpress.co.uk

E-book:

Amazon ebook: http://hyperurl.co/cu1pe0

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/in-bonds-of-the-earth/id1201654085?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/in-bonds-of-the-earth

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Janine_Ashbless_In_Bonds_of_the_Earth?id=HZMSDgAAQBAJ&hl=en

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-bonds-of-the-earth-janine-ashbless/1125264279?ean=9781910908099

 

Print:

Amazon paperback: http://hyperurl.co/fuqprg

Sinful Press: https://sinfulpress.co.uk/product/in-bonds-of-the-earth-by-janine-ashbless/

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/in-bonds-of-the-earth/janine-ashbless/9781910908082

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-bonds-of-the-earth-janine-ashbless/1125264279?ean=9781910908082

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bonds-Earth-Book-Watchers/dp/1910908088

 

In Bonds of the Earth will be available from all major online bookstores in both digital and print. Please contact Lisa Jenkins at admin@sinfulpress.co.uk for any further information.

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Weekend Writing Warriors for March 12

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Today you have another opportunity to read snippets of 8 – 10 lines from participating authors. When you have finished here, please click on the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read the work of the other excellent authors.

I am again taking a snippet from my new book, The Russian Bride. After meeting a man in a restaurant, of whom Natasha seemed so obviously terrified, James returns to the apartment and arranges security for them. He now wants some answers from Natasha, who has been reluctant to tell him about her past until now.

He looked sideways at Natasha, who hadn’t said a word since they’d left the restaurant. She seemed to be in a state of shock, and he hoped that her experience at the restaurant wouldn’t send her back into the protective shell from which she had briefly emerged. Once back at the apartment, he arranged for some food to be delivered and had a discussion with Tony, who had turned up shortly after they arrived back.

“Please check all the locks, including the one to the fire escape. This guy looks a particularly nasty piece of work, and I want to make sure he can’t get his hands on Natasha,” James instructed.

When Tony had left, and a guard had been stationed outside the apartment door, as well as the entrance to the building, James felt he could relax a little, and he turned to Natasha, who had been sitting quietly on the sofa in his living area. He sat beside her and took her hand in his.

“I think we need to talk, you and I, and this time I need to hear all about you, if I am to help you.”

She nodded her assent and began to share her story in a quiet voice.
“My name is Natasha Alexeyeva, and that man is my husband, Viktor Alexeyev.”

After this snippet we will be going back two years to hear about Natasha’s story, and how she came to be married to this man.

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

I shall be late to get to your snippets this week. My US publishers have arranged a weekend  get-together for some of their UK authors, so I shall be having fun at the seaside with a gaggle (if that’s the correct collective word) of writers of erotica. So I may not get to wewriwa until Monday or later. 

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Buy Links for The Russian Bride are

Amazon US           https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon UK         https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Canada     https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Australia   https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XH4C3BW

The Russian Bride – an erotic tale

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

Buy Links: 

Amazon US           https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon UK         https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Canada     https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Amazon Australia   https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XH4C3BW

Excerpt 1: 

James Miller saw the girl in the corner of the car park as his headlights picked up the pale features of her face. It was late, after eleven p.m., and he was on his way home after a business dinner with some potential investors. He was tired after a gruelling day, but the girl caught his attention and he slowed the car. She made no move away but stood quite still, her long brown hair looking matted and dirty, and she was wearing a short black dress that was muddy and dishevelled. Despite the coolness of the evening she was not wearing either a sweater or a coat.

His immediate impression was that she was a drug addict, probably looking for a fix. He doubted that she was a prostitute, for they didn’t usually look as unkempt, and were more likely to be seen on the street looking for their clients, rather than skulking in the corner of a car park.

He drew alongside her and lowered the window. It was probably a stupid move, but the girl looked so forlorn, and she was obviously not carrying a weapon, for there would have been nowhere to conceal it on her body. As he beckoned her to the car she took a hesitant step towards him, stopping a couple of feet away. She seemed reluctant to look him in the eye; instead her eyes were on her feet, which were encased in rather down-at-heel black pumps. She was slim; in fact, a little on the thin side, as though she wasn’t eating regularly. Her arms were bare and there were no obvious track marks that would have revealed her addiction, if she had one.

“It’s getting cold out here. Are you okay? Do you need any help?” he asked.

He could just imagine the expressions on his friends’ faces if they heard him say that. Don’t be a fool, James, they would likely tell him; she spells trouble. Leave her be. But there was something about her that had drawn him towards her and now kept him there. He wanted to find out more about her.

She lifted her eyes for a few seconds and then, as though scared to look him in the face, dropped them again and shuffled a little. James repeated his question, this time making his voice a little firmer as though he was demanding she reply. The resolve in his tone worked and the girl began to talk, in a quiet voice.

“I-I would greatly appreciate a little money for some food, sir.”

Her words and her polite little request surprised him. It was quite a cultured voice—the voice of someone he would not have expected to be in such a situation—but with a slightly foreign accent. But then that was rather patronising of him, he considered. There was no reason why a girl from a good background could not fall on hard times as easily as one from a poor home.

“What are you doing here in the car park?”
“I-I’m sleeping here, sir, over there.”
She pointed to a corner of the car park where a couple of cardboard boxes lay. She was obviously sleeping rough. “What’s your name?”

“It’s Natasha, sir.”

“You are a very polite young lady. Do you always address men who stop to talk to you as ‘sir’?”

The question seemed to confuse her. He wondered if she was selling her body for food, or just relying on the goodwill of the men who stopped their cars. He was tempted to give her twenty pounds and be on his way, but there was something about her that got to him.

“How about we go and get you something to eat? There’s a café at the end of the block that will still be open.”

She looked at his face, clearly weighing up whether she could be getting into the car of a mad axe murderer, but her hunger obviously overruled everything and she nodded and moved around the car. He leaned over and opened the door and she climbed gratefully into the warm, plush interior.

He didn’t speak until they reached the café and parked on the street in front.

“I could just drop you here with some money for food, but I want to find out more about you. I’ll come in, too.”

She didn’t respond, but didn’t look unhappy about that idea, and he followed her into the café, which was nearly empty, with just a couple of men sitting in one corner.

They sat down in a booth near the door and James passed her the menu card.
“Order what you like, as much as you want. I’ll just have coffee.”
She asked for ham and eggs, with a portion of fries, and James passed on the order to the middle-aged woman who was serving. He turned his attention back to Natasha.
“So, do you want to tell me why you are sleeping rough? No one does it unless they are at rock bottom, surely.”
“I-I’d rather not, sir, if you don’t mind.”
“Very well. It’s none of my business, of course, but it looks as though you could do with some help. But I’ll respect your privacy.”

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“So, as you can see, I didn’t have a conventional honeymoon.”

James gave a sardonic smile. “No, I can see you didn’t. But tell me something, Natasha, what were your feelings towards Viktor when you married him? Did you consider yourself a prisoner, a victim perhaps? You don’t speak about him with malice. Tell me what you thought of the man who took you by force, by drugging you and taking you to Russia.”

She sat forward on the chair and bent her head to rest her chin in her hands, giving the matter a few moments’ thought.

“It’s so difficult to make sense of all that happened to me. At first I hated him for taking me away from my home and my mother. But I guess my feelings changed over that first year or so. He is such a complex man. Sometimes he could be kind and gentle, talking to me lovingly. But then, in just a second, he could completely change, and I would just feel as though I was a prostitute, like Lara and Ekaterina. He could be harsh and rough with me, but the strange thing is that he didn’t make me cry. I was confused, because I found that I liked some of the things he did. Perhaps he just drew out parts of my character that were always there. Perhaps he saw things in me that I didn’t see myself. I began to like the things he did, the sex in public, the sharing of me with other men, the spanking and whipping he sometimes gave me. Does that make me a bad person?”

James reached out and stroked her shoulder. “No, of course it doesn’t. Some of us…” He stopped; then began again. “Some people are just made that way.” He didn’t want to bring himself into the conversation just yet. It was all about her for the moment. He continued talking.

“People develop different sexual needs as they grow up; just as we develop our tastes in all sorts of ways. Maybe, even if you hadn’t met Viktor, you might have begun to like such things. You may never know, because Viktor robbed you of choice. He took you by force and shaped you into the woman he wanted to have. He didn’t allow you to choose that life for yourself. You were young and impressionable, and he took advantage of that. That is what’s wrong with what happened to you. There’s nothing in your life in Russia that should make you feel in any way ashamed or guilty. You did nothing wrong, Natasha. You need to remember that.”

He sat back in the chair, feeling distinctly uncomfortable himself, both physically and emotionally. Natasha’s story of her wedding reception had given him a fantastic hard-on. Yet he felt guilty that it should have affected him in that way. How could he feel angry about the way she’d been manipulated by the Russian, yet still feel an urge to fuck her stupid? He wouldn’t act on it, of course. But clearly his cock and his conscience didn’t speak the same language.

Grigory_s special parties involved far more than champagne and canapés.

 

Link to Ask David Book Page: Viktor took her to a dark and frightening place. It was the love of James that saved her. The Russian Bride A tale of love, lust and power.

Weekend Writing Warriors for March 5

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Welcome once again to Weekend Writing Warriors (www.wewriwa.com) where a group of writers get together and leave 8 – 10 lines of their work, for others to see and comment. When you’ve read this, why not pop along and read some of the excellent writing from some talented authors.

I am continuing with an excerpt from my latest book, The Russian Bride, which is due out on March 8. I have jumped ahead in the story a little. James has taken pity on the girl he finds sleeping rough in the car park, and decides to help her. He buys her some new clothes and takes her out for a meal, which is unexpectedly interrupted. (Slightly edited.)

Suddenly, with no warning, Natasha’s face registered sheer panic and she rose out of her chair, as though about to take flight. James couldn’t understand how anything he had said might cause such a reaction and he held more tightly onto her hand, to prevent her running away from the table.

“Natasha, what’s the matter?”

She didn’t need to explain, for at that moment, a large man loomed next to them. James looked up to see a stern-faced man of about fifty, elegantly dressed in a tailored three-piece suit, and with a neat grey moustache and short, trimmed beard. His chiselled face was set as hard as granite and his dark eyes seemed to James to be the eyes of evil.

Natasha, half standing and with her hand still in James’s firm grasp, was shaking like a leaf. James had never seen such an expression of terror on anyone’s face before, other than at the cinema.

The large man spoke at last, his accent coming over as possibly Russian or Ukrainian to James’s ear. 

“So there you are, my little runaway,” the stranger said.

So now we have been introduced to Viktor, the villain of the story.

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Natasha, a Russian-born woman living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him – he just takes what he wants.

Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married, but he shows her just how kinky he likes it by taking her to orgies held by his friend, and tells her that this is the type of life she can expect as his wife.

Everything turns sour, however, and on a visit to London, Natasha has to flee for her life – where businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Over the course of the next few days, Natasha tells James her story, and as horrified as he is, he cannot deny his attraction to the beautiful young woman. He vows to help her.

Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk everything to rescue her from this man. Can he do it? And does Natasha return his feelings?

Publisher’s Note: This fast-paced tale contains explicit themes including power exchange, capture, multiple sexual partners and discipline. If such material offends, please do not purchase.

This is the link to The Russian Bride’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/juliettebankstherussianbride/