Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: L.M. Somerton’s The Edge Series

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Welcome to today’s stop on L.M. Somerton’s virtual tour for The Edge series. Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt from Reaching the Edge and the chance to win a signed paperback of Tales from the Edge & a digital copy of Double-Edged Sword.


Tales from The Edge
By L.M. Somerton
Totally Bound Publishing

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

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.

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Excerpt
For someone who had spent the entire morning being tied up in a variety of less than comfortable positions, Olly was remarkably cheerful. Joe had been a little reticent about allowing him to help out with the bondage classes, but having a willing victim made the experience a lot more useful for his enthusiastic students. Olly had worn a plain black T-shirt and shorts so that his limbs were accessible. There was no way that Joe was going to allow him to wear anything less in a room full of other Dominant men. As it was, he’d had to rein in his possessive instincts every time another man had wrapped a cuff around one of Olly’s slim ankles or wrists.
    “Would you like a little appetiser before lunch, Sir?” Olly’s pretty blue eyes were firmly fixed on his fly.
    Joe flicked open the button on his waistband but didn’t touch the zip. He leant back against a convenient pillar. “No hands.”
    Olly immediately put his hands behind his back and leant forward to grasp the tag of the zip in his teeth. It slid down easily and Olly nuzzled Joe’s crotch, moving aside the fabric that blocked access to his cock.
    Joe took a deep, controlled breath and braced himself as Olly wrapped warm, soft lips around his sensitive tip. He had been hard for what seemed like hours. Just watching Olly in bondage had been enough to keep him right on the edge, and several times that morning he had almost thrown his paying students out so that he could sink himself into Olly’s sweet little arse.
He clenched his jaw as Olly began to lick and suck enthusiastically. He might be easily distracted in other situations, but Olly always found incredible focus when he was giving head. Joe loved that single-minded attention to his needs, and fuck, did it feel good!

living 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.

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dancing

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?

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double edge

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.

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Author Bio

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.

Author Links: Pinterest * Twitter * Website * Blog

Purchase Links: Totally Bound * Amazon


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12 Responses to Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: L.M. Somerton’s The Edge Series

  1. Thanks for having the boys over, Kathy 🙂

  2. Joseph Hawkshaw

    Hello hope you are having a great day.

  3. Timitra

    Nice post

  4. Trix

    It sounds like a fantastic series!

  5. Cindy DeGraaff

    Thanks for the blog stop. It sounds like an interesting series!

  6. Jen B.

    Hello! I love these sorts of series. I enjoy visiting with characters from prior stories and learning about how they are doing. Added bonus, a weekend training school. Cool concept.