Thank you very much to the Blogger Girls for having me visit today! It’s my first time here so I better be on my best behavior.
My new release BOUND FOR TROUBLE is a story I’ve been thinking about for several years. I had the spark for the story while watching TV. There was a scene where a cop or FBI agent has the target of the investigation under surveillance, including cameras in his house. The agent watches the target with the same woman on several occasions. He gets turned on, but he also finds himself falling for the woman and wanting to meet her.
I decided I would use a scene just like this. My FBI agent Deke is watching the target with Ryan, a confidential information. Deke is really turned on, but he has to play it down because he’s not the only one in the surveillance van. He feels a little dirty and guilty, but at the end of the shift, he burns the surveillance footage onto a DVD to take home and watch while he’s alone.
And then I had to figure out a whole story to go with that scene and set-up.
I’m a bit of a voyeur myself, so this scene and how it played into the surveillance appealed to me in a lot of ways. I loved the idea of the agent forming a sort of connection with a confidential informant he watches with the target, and having that be the transition from an on-camera sexual thrill (voyeuristic and one-sided) to forming some real feelings for Ryan as he continues to watch and to work with him, then eventually to a face-to-face relationship that was mutual between the watcher and the watched.
To ramp up the sensuality of the story, I decided to have the FBI target be into BDSM. The FBI agent is not into kink, but he finds himself drawn to it, first by watching and then eventually participating.
And to make it more fun, and a bigger conflict for my FBI agent Deke, I made Ryan a rent-boy turned confidential informant Deke sends to start a relationship with the target, our villain, Maksim Petrov. Ryan’s the complete opposite of Deke in almost every way, but the chemistry between them takes their interactions even beyond their physical attraction.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of scenes with Ryan and Deke together, all of them very sexy. And Ryan never has full-on sex with Petrov. They engage in other BDSM play.
Overall, this was a challenging but very fun book to write. Especially getting to do some hands-on BDSM research!
About Bound for Trouble
Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.
Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite client gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.
When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan.
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An Excerpt from Bound for Trouble
“With Petrov training me, I’ll be at his place more. That’s what you wanted, right?” Ryan glanced at Deke.
“But not at this expense.”
“You should find a way to punish me.” Ryan grinned.
“I can’t exactly spank you now, can I?”
“How about a blowjob?”
“How is that a punishment?”
Ryan shrugged. “It depends how big your dick is.” He reached a hand out, and Deke caught it, smiling.
“Do you ever stop?”
“Do you ever relax?”
Deke stared at Ryan. “Sure.”
“No, you don’t. I don’t think you can. You’re always planning something or analyzing the results of your plan, or worrying about when the plan will work. A blowjob is something you don’t have to plan. Something you can just enjoy. Not something you need to do, or something you think you’re supposed to do. And not for someone else. Just for you.”
Ryan knelt down between Deke’s knees.
Deke put his hands on Ryan’s shoulders, stopping him from moving. “Yes, I can do something just because I want to.” He pulled Ryan in close and pressed his mouth to Ryan’s.
About EM Lynley
EM Lynley, a Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.
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