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Sunday Reading – Juicy

Twilight Teahouse #1

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The first in a new series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, T.J. Michaels

Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she’d gifted her submissive heart to smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs from a Dominant she trusts, heart and soul.

All Solie has to do…is choose.

Twilight Teahouse. Come choose something decadent from our menu…


Warning: This novella contains elements of culinary kink, second chance love and experiments with big thuddy paddle hands.

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Connected books:

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Seafood Cravings

The other day I tweeted about a certain need I had. And it was a need that hit me hard. I mean, I was almost shaking with anticipation at the thought of getting this particular thing.

I’m talking about…LOBSTER!

Yes, it’s true that I’m having a forty-year affair with seafood, and lobster is one of my favorites. There are only two things that beat out a good steamed lobster, drenched in real butter — sashimi and king crab.

So what does this have to do with books? From one foodie to another, not a darn thing! However, my Twilight Teahouse series does have an amazing sushi chef named Landon. You can read his story in Luscious, Twilight Teahouse Book Two.

Here’s the book cover, followed by an easy recipe that my fellow lobster-lovers will enjoy!

LuciousIngredients
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 stalk finely chopped celery
1 finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
3 lobster tails cooked (about 1 pound lobster meat), chopped
Lemon slices & dry rub, for garnish
Lobster SaladDirections
1) Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper, celery, shallot, tarragon and chives in a bowl.
2) Add lobster meat to mayonnaise sauce and combine.
3) Rub the rim of 4 martini glasses with a lemon. Dip the rim in some dry rub. Divide the lobster salad between the 4 glasses. Garnish with dry rub and lemon slices.

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys and The Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/lobster-salad-cocktail-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Thank you bunches!

To all of you who have supported the new release of the 12 Alphas 12 Months boxed set (featuring Succulent ~ A Twilight Teahouse Novel), you have my heartfelt thanks! And my goodness, check out this review left on Amazon!

“Great Set. Lots of Heat and spice. I enjoyed all the stories in the set. I wanted to read the Succulent story which had another volume to the Twilight Teahouse series.

  • Book 1 we met Solee and Burton.
  • Book 2 we met Mackenzie and Landon.
  • Book 3 we meet Madison and Kinson. I loved Madison and Kinson’s story.

    What really caught my interest is Kinson, who is determined to woo and romance his wife and he does just that…but with some serious HEAT and SPICE. But the wooing and romancing comes with at a cost.

    You have not one but two successful business’es run by two very driven people who until lately have had a successful and satisfying D/s relationship with Kuri. Kinson is a world renowed Yogi. Madsion owns and operates Twilight Teahouse, a restaurant that has some serious adult playrooms.

    Madison, Kinson and Kuri are trying to stay together but there are not enough hours in the day for all that encompasses their very busy lives. Kinson sensing that his wife Madison is about to shut down from stress, the business and from missing her travelling husband. Kinson comes home early from his latest trip to put his romance plan into motion. First, Kinson must thaw out Madison. She is in a mood from which no simple kiss and hug will do, Madison misses her husband, misses the interaction.

    Kinson comes up with special meals, massages and some serious couple time for him and Madison. He sets out to pamper her and show Madison that he does love and need her. However, in the midst of romancing Madison, Kinson has not shown any attention to their submissive, Kuri. As Madison and Kinson renew the spark in their marriage, Kuri is left out and thus seeks her own distractions.”

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OMG, I’m a NYT Bestseller!

I am thrilled to announce that MASTERED, featuring my book, JUICY, has hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Congratulations to my fellow authors.

It’s a goal I’ve been working toward for YEARS and I’m absolutely thrilled to share this news with you.

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased the boxed set. And to those who haven’t, get a copy. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mastered-Ten-Tales-Sensual-Surrender-ebook/dp/B00L1HYMSW

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mastered-opal-carew/1119730751?ean=9781928115014

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Juicy ~ A Twilight Teahouse Story

The boxed set, Mastered, has been released to much fanfare! If you haven’t already read my book in that set, here’s a bit of a teaser for you.

Juicy
A Twilight Teahouse Story
by T.J. Michaels

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1pAUt2l | Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vj1FiX | iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ixHhmq | Kobo: http://bit.ly/1ityQhE

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“Yes, I know I shouldn’t have looked but—”

“There’s a ‘but’ in there somewhere? Really, woman?”

She kept her mouth shut. Smartest thing she’d done all day.

“You’re well aware that this man is a textbook sociopath, yes?”

Sigh.

“Solie, I asked you a question.” The words were spoken quietly, but there was no way in hell she missed the steel behind them.

“Yes, I’m aware he’s a sociopath,” she grumbled.

“And I’ve shared my experiences with you about people who have this disorder, which lines up with your own research. It’s to be expected for a sociopath to pull some kind of shenanigan or another, right?”

She should write a song called, “Yet another sigh.” Bleh. Instead, she growled out a plain old, “Yes.”

“I’m not even going to ask you what you were thinking, Solie, but I will say that I’m sure you know better.”

Oh here we go.

“Are you still going to the vendor fair at the C.S.P. tomorrow?” he asked.

That was a no brainer. The vendor fair at the Community for Sex Positivity was a twice a year event that she and her other best friend, MacKenzie, didn’t miss. Many of the vendors were different each time, so there was always something cool and unique to be had.

“Yep, I’m going to the fair. Mac promised my niece that we’d get some new toys for her play bag.”

“Okay. So, when I see you tomorrow I’m going to spank your ass for doing what you know you shouldn’t have, which was perv that guy’s profile. Agreed?”

Damn. She could simply say no. Burton wouldn’t do anything without her consent. But she was in the wrong. There were no two ways about it. Not only had she connected the sociopathic dots when her relationship with Marcais began to head south, but Burt had confirmed her suspicion because he’d had plenty of experience with people like her former dude.

To make matters worse, Solie had reached out to Marcais’ ex-wife to learn exactly what she was dealing with. That woman, who’d turned out to be a fabulous person, had also told her to expect the man to do something to re-establish communication with her. And if he couldn’t do that, he would pull a mind fuck.

So yep, Solie had known the moment she’d read his message that Marcais wouldn’t have reached out to her for the hell of it. He had a purpose, always. For someone like him it wasn’t about love. It was about winning. About control.

In the end, Solie had royally worked herself into a tizzy behind something that could have been avoided. All she’d had to do was exercise a little restraint and stop long enough to think about what she was doing. Basically, she could have simply ignored he who should not be named. But nooo-ho-ho-ho. She just had to go and be nosy. Just had to see what Marcais was pitching when she knew she shouldn’t.

And now, she’d tattled on herself to Burton? Forehead, meet desk. Yeah. That.

“Solie? I asked if you agree to the punishment.”

Ugh. Burt knew she was so not an exhibitionist, regardless of her love of kink. So public spanking equaled absolute punishment in her book. Hell, she totally had this coming.

“Yes. I agree.”

“And I’ll spank your ass every time you perv his Kinkfest profile. Agreed?”

“Fine,” she snarled into the phone.

“In fact, I’m driving down to Seattle just for you, darlin.”

“Yay. I feel so special.” The words were dead pan. Burton’s responding laughter lifted her mood a bit.

Then he said, “But you are special, Solie. Just because a pathological liar and a serial cheater didn’t treat you right, doesn’t mean you deserved it. Woman, you should be treated like the amazing catch that you are. You’re a queen bee and you know it.”

She smiled a bit brighter. But still…

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The new release, Mastered, a boxed set chock full of BDSM hotness, hits the shelves on July 21st. It’s coming up FAST!

If you’d like to review an ARC of the book, hop over to NetGalley and get yours today!

For pre-orders use the Bit-Ly (shortened) links. Enjoy!
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When Bad Scenes Happen to Good People

As you all know I’ve been exploring the BDSM scene in my area and plan to write a themed romance around what I learn. So I attended another local Munch last week and first off, I was thrilled to learn that they all remembered me though I’d only attended once, and that was some time ago. A very, very nice group of folks.

After dinner the meeting/learning session began and boy, oh boy did I ever learn some stuff!

As you can tell by the topic, this was definitely one I’m glad I didn’t miss. The folks that shared their stories were brutally honest and while some of the tales were ridiculously funny, some were absolutely horrific. I guess the old addage that “shit happens when you play naked” is definitely true. So here goes:

Story #1: Fire Play
A sub was on a table ready to enjoy some fire play. Now, fire play is about the sensation of the warmth, not pain. Typically what happens is that alcohol is swathed over the skin to the point where it is almost evaporated so when flame is introduced the alcohol, NOT THE SKIN, flares and is then immediately extinguished by the Top with a simple pass of the hand. The tool of choice is a fire flogger.

In this particular case the bottom was being topped by someone that was not her Dom. The person asked permission, as is correct, and both the Dom and Sub agreed (NOTE: Being a Sub doesn’t mean you’re a slave…unless you want to be. We’ll get into roles next time). The Dom stepped away, as was appropriate (RULE: You do not interfere with a scene unless you’re in it. Why? Because the Dom or Domme’s attention needs to be on the bottom at all times. Distractions can be a very very bad thing) and the scene started.

The problems began when the substitute Domme began to play to the crowd instead of paying attention to the sub. That was mistake number one. The second mistake was when the Domme chose to use lighter fluid instead of alcohol. Major blunder! Not only did the fluid cease to flame as alcohol would have, but since the Domme was playing to the crowd it took her a moment to realize that her sub was ON FIRE! The result: Second degree burns up the sub’s back. Second result – the sub won’t play with that Domme ever again…and neither will half the local D/s community.

Bottom line: Dom, you should be watching your bottom’s headspace. Is it where you need it to be or not? Pay attention. If the headspace isn’t there, call the scene done. Subs, if the Top’s eyes aren’t on you, use your safe word and call the scene done.

Story #2: Spanking
Is this particular scene the couple was outside. They planned to use a specific kind of bench for their speanking scene and had set it up on a concrete slab, but while they went back to their car to grab some blankets to drape over the bench for the sub’s comfort someone stole the bench! Gah! So they decided to simply use a plain old wooden chair. Can we say equipment malfunction, boys and girls? The chair collapsed and the sub goes tumbling off the edge of the concrete slab. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the slab hadn’t been…on the side of a very steep hill. The Dom went to grab her to keep her from falling and they both ended up tumbling down the incline naked into a ditch complete with brambles and trees! Luckily no one was hurt and they laughed their butts off as they made their way back up the hill.

Bottom line: Try to make sure that your equipment is in good working order and well away from any potential harmful areas, like cliffs or inclines ;D But sometimes “oops” is unavoidable and you’ve just got to laugh it off.

In the next installment of When Bad Scenes Happen to Good People I’ll tell you about how one Dom didn’t realize that a certain activity gave his bottom panic attacks, as well as the importance of risk assessment, after care, follow up and damage control. There’s alot of responsibility for Dom’s, but subs have their responsibilities, too. For example, there should ALWAYS be an agreed upon safe word between the bottom and the top. Sub, if your Dom doesn’t feel you need one…find another Dom. The bottom should already know what to expect from the top as surprises in this particular genre of play aren’t always a good thing; the top should know how to watch for headspace. If you don’t know the rules, learn them together or you may want to hold off on playing…

Til next time!

TJ