Title: One Cut Deeper by Joely Sue Burkhart
A Killer Need Miniseries
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM, Mystery/Suspense
Word Count: 91,000
Her needs are dark. His are dangerous.
Charlie MacNiall has been bringing his beautiful king shepherd to the vet clinic where Ranay Killian works for the better part of a year. She doesn’t realize he’s been slowly wooing her. She certainly has no idea that he picked her deliberately–that she is to become his. A broken heart and a desperate desire to be dominated make her the perfect victim.
His perfect victim.
Charlie fixes Ranay, testing her emotional limits while pushing her sexual boundaries past anything she’d imagined possible. Pain is their shared pleasure…until Charlie disappears and Ranay is all but destroyed.
The FBI says the man she loves is a serial killer. Ranay can’t deny there’s a darkness in Charlie, a monstrous hunger that drives him to the brink. She even believes he could kill. But Charlie’s hunger is what bonds them–it’s the foundation of their love. Would he actually kill her?
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He leaned back and propped his feet on the table, careful not to knock the bottle over. He wore heavy, black motorcycle boots that I found as intriguing and unexpected as his backyard of cows. He drove a boring beige Buick. Thousands of them drove around Springfield every day, but I was pretty sure none of the men inside wore heavy, black boots with buckles and studs. It made me wonder what kind of surprises he hid under that black turtleneck. Tattoos? Piercings?
My mouth watered so badly that I finally risked a sip to hide my reaction. The wine was sweet and a little bubbly. Surprisingly good.
“Ah,” he said. “You like it. I’m glad. I take pride in trying to match wine to each person’s personality.”
I shifted sideways a little so I could catch more of his facial expressions without actually looking directly at him. “I’m like moscato?”
His mouth quirked. “Bright and bubbly and sweet but a little hard to pinpoint. It’s not quite champagne. It’s not dry enough to be chardonnay. Maybe too sweet for some people, dessert for others. I could polish off an entire bottle myself if I had some cheesecake to go with it.”
He thinks I’m dessert. Now that I could definitely live with.
Joely Sue Burkhart has always loved heroes who hide behind a mask, the darker and more dangerous the better. Whether cool, sophisticated billionaire, brutal bloodthirsty assassin, or simply a man tortured by his own needs, they all wear masks to protect themselves. Once they finally give you a peek into the passionate, twisted secrets they’re hiding, they always fall hard and fast. Dare to look beneath the mask with delicious BDSM in a wide variety of genres with Joely on her website, Twitter and Facebook.