LM Somerton’s Investigating Love Series

If you haven’t read LM Somerton’s Investigating Love series, you need to. It combines many of the things I love such as BDSM, and mystery, along with characters that never fail to engage me. There are three books in this series and highly recommend all of them. Read all about each of the books below, plus an exclusive excerpt of Tarot’s Touch you won’t find anywhere else. At the very bottom enter for a chance to win a full set of books in this series.

Being thrown together in extreme circumstances is not the best foundation for a relationship. Alex and Conor must juggle the demands of their jobs as police detectives with their personal lives. With Alex as demanding in the bedroom as he is at work, will Conor be able to accept that submission is not weakness. Finding out will be the most important investigation of their lives.

Rasputin’s Kiss

What if the last thing you felt was the kiss of a knife?

Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost—killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.

When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.

Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.

Evil’s Embrace

Never underestimate the power of obsession.

After the trauma of the Rasputin case, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his boyfriend, Detective Constable Conor Trethuan, are in desperate need of a holiday.

The peace and tranquillity of Cornwall can’t eradicate Conor’s nightmares, though, and the unbearable prospect of losing Alex drives him to confess feelings that he isn’t sure are reciprocated. Alex responds in the best way he knows how—by issuing orders and claiming Conor’s body as well as his heart.

Prematurely recalled to work, they are thrown into a dangerous trafficking case focused on a leather bar with a hardcore reputation, Spikes. Conor is sent in undercover, not knowing that he is only a decoy. When Alex learns that the motivation behind his team’s involvement in the case might not be as straightforward as it seems, he realises that his actions might jeopardise not just their relationship, but Conor’s life, too. A shadowy figure from Conor’s past is about to step into the light.

Tarot’s Touch

Can truth be found in the cards?

DI Alex Courtney and his lover, DC Conor Trethuan are under enormous pressure as their team investigates an arson case and a murder.

It soon becomes apparent that the two cases are linked and the race is on to find a vicious killer. A tarot card is left with the first victim and the detectives are left to interpret the clues it provides. When Conor receives a note from the killer making reference to another card, the whole team is shaken. Their worst fears are realised when a second body is discovered, along with another tarot card.

Conor suspects he has been followed, then a hit and run leaves him injured. Alex wants nothing more than to wrap his lover up in cotton wool and protect him from the world. But is Conor the killer’s target or just a pawn in a much more sinister game? As the clues come together it seems that the motive for murder might be revenge.

Alex pulled through the barrier to the staff car park and almost slammed his car into the wall at the end of his space. Conor’s motorbike was in the next space and Conor was just dismounting, swinging one long, leather-clad leg across the saddle. The black leather stretched tight across his arse and thighs as he moved. Alex stalled his engine with an embarrassing shudder. Conor pulled off his helmet and looked through the window with a grin.

“Morning, sir.”

Alex sighed—Conor would almost certainly get maximum value out of this. He climbed out of the car and looked around to see if anyone else was nearby.

“Don’t worry, my love. I’m the only one to witness your humiliation.” Conor’s green eyes glittered, and Alex had to look away.

Conor in fitted leather was more than a man should have to deal with when he couldn’t touch. And now Conor was unzipping his jacket to reveal a very snug T-shirt… Oh fuck. Alex looked heavenward and cursed his cock as it stiffened enthusiastically.

“Why are you here so bloody early?” he asked, knowing that Conor would understand exactly why he sounded so grumpy.

Conor grinned even more. “Well, someone left me in no condition to sleep.” He turned around and deliberately bent over to retrieve the small duffel he kept his work clothes in. Soft, black leather molded to his body and Alex swore.

“For fuck’s sake, go inside and get changed before I’m forced to do something we’ll both regret.”

Conor chuckled and licked his lips provocatively. “Revenge is sweet.”

“You are really pushing your luck. You know that? You’re going to have an interesting evening. That’s a promise.”

About LM:
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.
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Tour Stops:
January 2: The Hat Party, BFD Book Blog
January 5: Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, Carly’s Book Reviews, Boy Meets Boy Review
January 6: Cathy Brockman Romances, Full Moon Dreaming
January 7: MM Good Book Reviews, Fallen Angel Reviews
January 8: Three Chicks After Dark, Molly Lolly
January 9: Cate Ashwood, Love Bytes
January 12: Parker Williams, Prism Book Alliance
January 13:
Velvet Panic, Rebecca Cohen Writes
January 14: Amanda C. Stone, Queer Town Abbey
January 15: Crystal’s Many Reviewers

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  1. L M Somerton says:

    Thanks for hosting the tour Amanda, and for the lovely intro 🙂 LM xx

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