L M Somerton’s Tales From The Edge Series
I am so excited to be a part of this excerpt tour. This series sounds like something that I just know I’ll love. You all know how much I enjoy BDSM stories. A whole series of them? Y’all have to know how much I’m fangirling over “Tales From The Edge” here. The first three books in the series are out now and the fourth is currently on preorder from the publisher, Totally Bound. After the details about all of the books in the series, there is an excerpt that you can only find here on my blog. You are definitely going to want to read it too because it is AMAZING! At the very bottom is a giveaway for a signed paperback of the first two stories in the series.
Tales From The Edge Series
By L M Somerton
The Edge is a training company with a difference. Its weekend clients come for classes in bondage and domination, not team building and problem solving.
The management, staff and customers of The Edge do not lead boring lives. In fact they have a habit of getting themselves into all kinds of trouble. Put Dominant, possessive alpha males together with bratty, loveable submissives and sparks are bound to fly. These Tales from The Edge are their stories.
Reaching the Edge
When you reach the edge, you can’t avoid taking a leap of faith.
Joe Dexter leads a complicated life. In one world he is a consultant criminal psychologist—in another he runs The Edge, a successful corporate training company. He’s also an active Dom in the London BDSM scene.
A social call to The Underground, a club owned by an old friend, turns into much more when Joe is introduced to a prospective sub. Falling hard for the boy’s tumbling blonde curls, huge blue eyes and desperate need for protection, Joe carefully coaxes him out of his shell. By the end of an intense weekend, unbreakable bonds have been forged and Joe is well on the way to becoming Olly’s Master.
Joe knows that there is trauma in Olly’s past, but it is not until his professional and private lives collide that Joe discovers the truth. He knows he shouldn’t have let Olly out of his sight but it’s too late—Olly’s old Master is back on the scene and he’s not in the mood to forgive and forget.
With Olly’s life on the line, Joe risks everything to save him. Has Joe found his perfect submissive only to lose him in a horrible twist of fate, or will love win the day? They’ve reached the edge and there’s no avoiding a leap of faith.
Living on the Edge
Sometimes it takes willpower to resist temptation but courage to give in.
Aiden Keller is a brilliant and intriguing young man. When he’s convicted of hacking, his sentence takes him to The Edge, a high-end corporate training company with a mysterious sideline. There he is given into the custody of its owner, the enigmatic and demanding Heath Anders, and his business partner Joe Dexter.
From the moment Heath takes charge of Aiden he recognises the boy’s submissive nature, even though it is well hidden beneath a veneer of snarky attitude. But for twelve months, Aiden will be his responsibility and Heath cannot allow himself to get involved whilst the boy is obliged to obey him.
Aiden settles into his new life with the help of Olly, Joe’s pretty, submissive boyfriend, who is very perceptive when it comes to noticing the sparks of attraction flying between Aiden and Heath. Slowly and gently, he teaches Aiden that submission is not a weakness and to accept his desire to be dominated.
Unable to resist, Heath starts to test Aiden’s willingness to be obedient, and against all the odds, love (and lust) start to bloom. Aiden, however, is not quite what he seems and his past is about to endanger all their lives.
Dancing on the Edge
Life is a dance. Whether you lead or follow, the passion of it should sweep you away.
Carey and Alistair have the kind of relationship that is the envy of their friends. Carey is an old-fashioned Dom who appreciates quiet obedience. Alistair is a sub who is comfortable in his skin and finds peace in his submission. Needless to say, their happiness is too good to last.
When Alistair’s powerful father chooses his reputation over his son, all hell is let loose. Forcibly committed to a clinic for reversion therapy, Alistair can only hope that his lover will save him.
Carey calls on his friends from The Edge and they band together not just to rescue Alistair but also to protect his future. They’ve all flirted with danger in the past—but friendship is worth any risk. As the tension mounts and the stakes get higher, new bonds are forged but will Carey and Alistair’s love survive?
A Double-Edged Sword
How do you stay standing when the ground is torn from beneath your feet?
Becket and Christian are taking the first, tentative steps towards the committed D/s relationship they both crave when the world literally explodes around them. In a frightening reversal of roles, Becket has to deal with his own vulnerability and Christian must find the strength to take care of his Dom. With the help of their friends at The Edge, the two men come to realise that dominance and submission cannot be switched on and off.
Events that could have ended in tragedy provide the catalyst that affirms their trust in each other, but there are still questions to answer. Is the safe path always the right one to take? Is control simply a state of mind?
One thing’s for certain, life’s too short for compromise
Joe guided Olly to the ensuite bathroom and left him alone. Olly stripped and climbed into the shower cubicle, admiring the shiny fittings and pristine tiles. The water was plentiful and hot, and the spray nice and hard. Olly washed quickly and dried himself off with a deep red towel. He didn’t really want to put his clothes back on, but he was nervous about walking out into Joe’s bedroom in just a towel. He shrugged. Joe had seen it all before, so what did it matter?
He peeked around the door and couldn’t stop the gasp that slipped from his lips. Joe was silhouetted against the window as he drew the curtains. He was barefoot and shirtless, the outline of broad shoulders tapering to a narrow waist stark against the soft light outside. Olly held his breath as Joe turned towards him. He was so graceful, every movement a study in controlled elegance.
There was a scattering of golden hair across his chest, but it didn’t hide his well-defined chest and distinct abdominal muscles. Olly had to fight not to lick his lips. He suddenly realised that he was staring and that Joe was looking directly at him, an amused glint in his cool blue eyes. Olly ducked his head and peeked up from beneath his lashes. He just couldn’t stop looking.
“Do you intend to wear that towel to bed, Oliver?”
He looked down in confusion. Towel. What towel? Oh! That towel.
“No, Sir.” He trotted back into the bathroom and folded the offending object neatly over the side of the bath before returning to the bedroom, hands crossed demurely over his cock.
“Hands behind your back.”
Olly obeyed, wishing that his cock would behave itself. The moment he had caught sight of Joe’s semi-clothed body, the bloody thing had risen in immediate and ardent appreciation.
“Hide yourself from me again and I’ll spank you so hard you won’t want to sit down for a week.”
Olly moaned as his cock got even harder at that thought. Joe hadn’t raised his voice. He didn’t even sound cross. He was just stating a very simple fact, and Olly was left in no doubt that it was the truth.
Joe stripped off his trousers, revealing a hip-skimming pair of black briefs, before climbing into bed. Olly’s heart beat a little faster. He waited for an order because that was the easiest thing to do.
When Joe patted the bed next to him, Olly let out a breath he hadn’t realised he’d been holding and clambered up next to him. His head sank into a soft pillow and he sighed happily as Joe pulled the downy duvet over him. Forgetting that he should never touch without being asked, he snuggled into Joe’s side and rested his head on the bigger man’s chest. When Joe pulled him even closer, Olly purred with satisfaction. His cock was stiff, demanding attention, so he instinctively went to grasp it.
“Touch that and I’ll have you in chastity for a month.” Joe’s whispered words were accompanied by a light kiss to the top of Olly’s head. “Now go to sleep.”
About L M:
L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.
Totally Bound: https://www.totallybound.com/author/lm-somerton#books
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