First Line Friday.
The idea is we'll all share
(unedited) snippets from one of our
current Works In Progress or a previous release.
Sometimes it will be the first line.
Sometimes it will be a little excerpt.
It will depend on what's inspiring me Thursday night. ;)
I'm running a little late this morning, but I wanted to share the first line of my upcoming erotic romance, Broken Control.
Tia Matthews is the heroine in the story. She's one seriously tough girl. Three years ago, her entire family died in a plane crash, leaving her alone to run the family ranch. That's a lot of stress and pressure on her, so she's learned to channel those emotions through Mistress Tisiphone, her secret persona as a Domme for hire in an Austin BDSM club. In the good old boy ranching world of Texas, they have a hard time dealing with Tia, but if they found out about Mistress Tisiphone, they'd drive her out of business. These are the first lines about Tia in Broken Control...the start of Chapter 1.
And just because I love y'all, here's the back cover blurb:
Three years ago, rancher Tia Matthews lost her entire family when their private jet crashed. Since then, she’s survived the only way she could, allowing no emotion to creep in as she runs the ranch and her life…alone. But keeping her emotions at bay requires tight control, and her weekends as a dominatrix are the only way for her to maintain that. So when a freak riding accident leaves her blind, life spins out of control again.
Cade Dillon came to the Bar M two months ago to work as Tia’s ranch foreman, but has other reasons for being there. His new boss is beautiful, but her icy demeanor has ensured he has no qualms about his real reasons for coming to work for her. But when her accident leaves Tia vulnerable with no one to turn to, Cade begins to see a new side of her—one he wants to get to know better. He doesn’t realize that discovery is going to lead to a new revelation about himself, too.
Two stubborn people: a dominatrix who needs to maintain control; a submissive who needs to learn how to give up control. They both may find that passion hides within the reins of that control.
Now, go see what Kelly is up to this week...