Title: Lust, Lace & Lingerie
Author: Brandi Evans
Release Date: August 31, 2017
Genre: contemporary, BDSM romance
Tagline: Not all love stories play by society’s rules.
I love managing Red Light Lingerie, a sexy boutique in Dallas. I get to spend my days talking to people about bedroom wear, sex toys, and enhancement lotions for all occasions. But by far my favorite erotic job perk is my sexy British boss, Maxwell Penn.
Max is a Matthew McConaughey look-alike who’s equal parts dreamboat and domineering pain in the neck, and I regularly fluctuate between “I want to bed him” and “I want to strangle him.” But still, yum.
The paradigm of our relationship, however, changes irrevocably when a lingerie designer, a friend of Max’s from Britain, comes to town, and I have to stand in for a no-show lingerie model. Before I can say G-string, I find myself sandwiched between Max and his dark-n-sexy friend.
I’d be in total heaven if it weren’t for the guilt swirling in Max’s blue eyes. I have no idea why it’s there, but I’m bound and determined to find out.
Publisher’s Note: This sensual romance contains explicit scenes and elements of power exchange.
I yanked against my restraints. The material stretched with my movements, but my hands stayed firmly bound at the small of my back.
“See, Max? This is one sturdy piece of lingerie.”
My mind exploded with images of what they could do to me, completely helpless and practically naked. Should I worry? A smart woman probably would—but the look in Max’s eyes—
I’d never wanted him more than I did at that moment.
Garrett’s voice interrupted my thoughts. “Also, I designed the top so the two front halves can be pushed together to allow quick and easy access to the tits without having to untie any restraints already put in place. Would you like a demonstration of that, too?”
Max’s gaze stayed locked with mine, never veering, never faltering. “I’m thinking.”
I bit my bottom lip and shook my head. But who was I fooling? I’d wanted Max to touch me for a long time. I’d dreamed about it and gotten off while imagining him fucking me. But what about Garrett? I’d fantasized about being with multiple men, too, so I’d consider his presence icing on the beefcake.
Part of me wished Max and I were alone, but it was probably better we weren’t. Less intimate, which I needed. As it was, the intensity of his stare threatened to melt me into a puddle.
“Please touch me, Max,” I whispered, unable to stop myself. At least, I think I verbalized the words, but I may have simply mouthed them. “Please.”
Max’s eyes widened. His nostrils flared. And he hesitated a long, tortuous moment before stepping into me and yanking the garment’s outer edges into the valley between my breasts, completely exposing me—and then cupping the undersides of my breasts.
Joining Brandi on Character Chat today is Breanne Jennings, manager of Red Light Lingerie and heroine from Lust, Lace & Lingerie, a contemporary BDSM romance that doesn’t quite play by society’s rules. I’ll let Brandi and Bree explain what that means, so without further ado…
Welcome Bree! Thank you so much for dropping by to chat with me. I had such a great time telling yours and Max’s story, and I’m so thrilled to have you here; I’m even more thrilled to tell readers about the two sexy Brits who rocked your world in the beginning of LLL!
Oh yeah! Max and Garrett certainly didn’t their damndest to rock the bedrock of my life, didn’t they?
For sure! I had to take a cold shower after writing the scene with the three of you in Max’s office. Damn Bree! Tell me, how awesome was it to take on two sexy Brits at the same time?
*blushes* It was… *scrubs hands over her reddening cheeks * Honestly, Brandi, there’re no words. My love life had been practically nonexistent before that night, and man, I didn’t quite realize how sexually out of shape I’d been until that night. It was probably a good thing I was tied up and completely at their mercy, wasn’t it?
No doubt! Just how many different ways did they tie you up anyway? Three?
I think so, but I don’t know for sure. The how of being tied wasn’t exactly the part I was focused on, ya know?
Boy do I ever. *winks* What do you say we take a few moments to introduce readers to Max, as the story is primarily about the two of you. Maybe give the readers a one-sentence description of him and then tell us one thing you like most about him.
Talk about starting off with an impossible question! There are so many things I love about that man, but I think the thing I like the most about him is his vulnerability. I know that sounds weird, so I’ll do my best to explain what I mean.
*takes a deep breath* Max’s this sex god, yes, and he knows ways to coax pleasure from me in ways I’d never imaged. But it’s the times when his vulnerability comes out, glimpses of the man behind the whip, so to speak, that he really becomes beautiful. Does that make sense?
It’s in those moments when he trusts me with that darker, more painful aspects of his life that I found myself falling irrevocably deeper in love. He’d suffered a great loss that—
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Bree. Let’s not give away too much of the story, okay?
Right, right. Learning about Max’s past broke my heart. I’m not sure how he managed to keep himself together after, and I know I’ve only scratched the surface. I had to fight him tooth and nail just to learn what I did.
*nods remembering* Well, Bree, I’ve taken you away from Max long enough, but before we go, can you sum up why readers will like hearing yours and Max’s story, especially when there are so many great books out there?
I’d have to say because my story is equal amounts heat and heart. Yes, it’s a ménage, but it’s not the kind of ménage most readers will probably expect. At its heart, mine and Max’s story is a love story, but it’s a love story of a different sort.
*grins* Who says all love stories have to play by society’s rules?
“Wow this book is HOT…[it] has very detailed sex scenes and an interesting storyline that kept me reading, I couldn’t put the book down!” ~Wanda, Romance Writers Reviews
“I was cheering for Bree to get her Max… Lust, Lace & Lingerie is an erotic and passion filled way to escape reality for a bit of time. A great addition to my erotic library.” ~Jo, Joyfully Reviewed
“The depth and complexity [of Lust, Lace & Lingerie] is refreshing and not always portrayed in erotic stories.” ~Charity Daugherty, Nocturne Romance Reads.
“I would recommend Lust, Lace and Lingerie for anyone who likes reading about ménage à trois and foursomes.” ~Thomas Dobson, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews.
“Ms. Evans created a very sexy story that will keep your heart pounding. Lust, Lace & Lingerie is steamy to the core.” ~Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
“Lust, Lace & Lingerie is a dark and compelling journey that takes you from the depths of guilt to the redemption that only love can provide. Ms. Evans has created characters so real it feels as if you could meet them walking down the street.” ~Buttercup, Whipped Cream Reviews
“The sex was steamy and a little risqué and there was no illusion that it was more than just sex. When it was more, the reader knew it. A love story of a different sort.” ~Chris, Night Owl Reviews
What is your writing environment?
Silence. My ADHD requires it. At the very least, there can’t be any words being spoken, so TVs and crowds are out. I can listen to classical music or music in a foreign language, but words I understand distract me. Like seriously. 😉
Oh, and there are lots and lots of Starbucks cups scattered around me. My Muse thrives on cinnamon dulche lattes, often with extra shots of espresso. All I know is if I don’t strike it rich sometime soon, my Muse may bankrupt me.
What is your writing process?
Feeling my characters. As in going deep into their thoughts and practically becoming them. Understanding them. As a result, my stories are very internal, which I like. On the flip side of things, however, becoming my characters often leaves me feeling emotionally spent.
What’s your favorite scene in your new release?
That’s a hard one, as I love Max and Bree’s story, but if I had to pick, I’d say the scene in Max’s outside oasis. It’s the scene where Max truly initiates Bree into the BDSM lifestyle. No more playing. No more teasing around it. Full Dom/sub playtime.
What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
The next story in my Restrained Fantasies series. I’m tentatively calling it Reading His Sub, and it features Dom detective Carter Burkes and sexy, curvy bartender Raven. I’m also working on a cowboy ménage featuring two half-brothers and the cowgirl they both want. Plus, I’m working on Max and Bree’s next story in a tale tentatively titled A Hot Mess.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Reading, spending time with my kids, and finding new, inventive excuse for not cleaning. 🙂
Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that’s way more interesting than the truth!
In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.
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