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I’m often asked how I got started and why I chose the genre I did. Well, it was a challenge – a dare really from a gay friend, who I’ll call Sam (not his real name). Over drinks one evening he showed me a chart he’d drawn up of all his mates, who they were with, whom they’d been with and which ones he wouldn’t mind being with! It was beautifully drawn with colored arrows, circles and stars. There seemed to be an awful lot of arrows criss-crossing the page and a lot of boyfriend swapping going on.
I think I remarked that his social life would make a good plotline for a book and that’s how it started. He bemoaned not being able to find many gay stories he enjoyed and confessed to a liking for kink. A few drinks later and he had me promising to attempt an MM BDSM novel. The rest is history and the root cause of my vow never to drink again (that didn’t last long!).
My very first novella, The Portrait, was published by the lovely folk at Totally Bound in December 2012 and several more books have followed. Did ‘Sam’ like it? He’s never actually said, but his latest boyfriend is inordinately fond of leather and I’m sure they’ll be reading Picturing Lysander together.
Title: Picturing Lysander by L.M. Somerton
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Suspense/Thriller
Length: Short Story
Photography, like love, should have no limits.
Lysander Brock is a talented photographer and capturing the perfect picture is his passion. His work takes him all over the world and he is famous for his willingness to take risks for the perfect image.
Kyle Dawson is tasked by his mysterious employer to obtain Brock’s services for a dangerous job and he’s prepared to use any method to ensure that the young photographer does as he’s told. Breaking and entering and blackmail are just tools of his trade.
Despite the circumstances, the spark of attraction between Brock and Kyle is strong. Brock’s addiction to adrenaline-fuelled adventure holds him captive, just as much as Kyle’s brooding dominant appeal. As a fragile trust builds between them, Kyle takes a gamble and tells Brock the truth about his mission. Can Brock accept the challenges ahead—as a photographer and as a man?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild BDSM.
Purchase Link: Totally Bound
Lucinda 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 Link: Totally Bound