You’ve read an overview of my Racy Nights series and taken a closer look at each book. Now let’s get inside the main characters.
Winning Her Racy Heart introduces us to Kari Tye, a native of Racy who left at the age of 18. Kari has been back in Racy about six months when the story begins, and has brought along her friend Alexa Monahan. Together they restore an abandoned and dilapidated Queen Anne on Lawnview Drive to open Racy’s first fetish shop, Tye Me Up.
Kari’s Dom in New York let her go when she turned 30, and she was devastated. She took a job in Chelsea at a fetish shop called What’s Your Pleasure, and that’s where she met Alexa.
This sexy hunk was my inspiration for Adison Kincaid, Kari’s old boyfriend. Adison is head of security at Notus. He took Kari’s virginity in high school and introduced her to BDSM play, but then when Kari moved away, he married someone on the rebound. The marriage didn’t last long, and Adison has always regretted letting Kari go. Now that Kari is back home, Adison hopes to make amends for the way he treated her, and win her heart all over again.
Kari’s other Dom, Noah Wells, is an R&D specialist at Notus. He and Kari grew up together but unlike Adison, he didn’t date Kari. Noah was in with a rough crowd in his younger days, but now that Kari is back and Noah has turned his life around, he hopes to make a new life with her as well.
Claiming Their Racy Sub is Alexa’s story. Alexa has a sad past that includes abuse as a young teen. She came with Kari to Racy, and has had no trouble settling in as a Racy resident, especially when Luke Rodriguez and Chase Taylor pursue her. The pic on the left was my inspiration for Alexa with Chase, and the one below and on the right is Luke.
Luke owns Luke’s Bar on Market Street, which eventually relocates to Riverfront Drive after the tornado damages it. He’s the guy who women loved as a friend but never anything more. Until Alexa, that is.
Chase’s wife left him years ago and he’s afraid to give away his heart again, until he meets Alexa. As Racy’s building commissioner, Chase is instrumental in revitalizing Lawnview Drive in later stories.
Julie Carruthers was always a shy, withdrawn person and makes a perfect shrink. She’s a top-notch professional that guards Racy’s secrets close to her heart. When she attends Alexa’s surprise birthday party at the end of Claiming Their Racy Sub, Maddox McCree flirts with her.
In Tempting Their Racy Shrink, we learn not only about Julie, but enigmatic Maddox McCree. That’s him on the left. He’s one of Racy’s wealthiest residents, and as such there’s an air of mystery surrounding his life. He runs the BDSM club from his mansion on Birch Lane, and has a checkered past in Chicago.
Part of this past includes long-time friend and Racy detective Sean Brennan. This sexy hunk is on the right. We first meet Sean in Claiming Their Racy Sub when he helps capture Alexa’s ex-Dom who came to Racy to find her. In this story, however, Sean and Maddox put their past differences aside and become Doms to Julie.
In Sharing Their Racy Fantasies, we get to know newcomer Annalise Kerr, who works for Luke in his bar as the story opens. Annalise’s ex-husband used BDSM as an excuse to cheat on her, so she’s a bit reluctant to try it again. She also left her high pressure PR job in Cincinnati because her husband was having affairs with co-workers. She loves the small town life of Racy, but misses what she was trained to do.
My inspiration for this triad is on the left. Veterinarian Dustin Alexander and Racy detective Chad Bristol have always been close friends, and Racy residents are used to seeing them together. It’s only natural they fall into sharing Annalise as a sub.
Dustin is a loner who has never found true love… until he meets Annalise. Chad has a horrible past that includes abuse from his father. His sister committed suicide as a teen from the abuse. Annalise helps each man realize that love is possible for everyone, and they in turn help her realize that not all men are out to hurt women.
In Taming Her Racy Ways, court reporter Marisol Santiago finally gets back together with Rafe Rodriquez, Luke’s older brother. Their parents forced them to break up when they were much younger because Marisol was still in middle school, but they never got over each other.
Rafe isn’t certain about the whole BDSM lifestyle, but he gives it a try to be with Marisol. He works as a mechanic for his father at Racy Auto Repair, but is trained to be an accountant. With Marisol and Ellis’s help, he fulfills his dream by finding work in the Comptroller’s office at City Hall. Rafe is on the right and Ellis is below on the left.
Ellis McCree is Racy’s building inspector, and once he sets his sights on Marisol, there’s no turning back. Ellis is Maddox’s cousin and is just as wealthy, but also as unaffected by his financial status. He only wants Marisol to be happy, and he longs for true love.
Cherilyn Barker, the heroine of Pleasing Her Racy Doms, lost her husband in Afghanistan eighteen months before this story opens. One of the men who served with him is AWOL, accused of giving military secrets to the Taliban, and he targets Cherilyn in a deadly game that has the Racy police stumped.
Thayer Denning and Evan Rydell have been friends all their lives. They designed and built The Fit Bod, Racy’s gym. Shortly after the tornado, they give a benefit to help rebuild the downtown area, and on that same night they fall under Cherilyn’s spell. My inspiration for Evan is to the right.
In Sharing Their Racy Fantasies, feisty heroine Gina Santori is drawn to two Racy Doms. Gina is Vito’s brother, and Vito owns Gino’s Ristoranti. This is a well-known restaurant in Racy that features fabulous Sicilian food and a welcoming atmosphere. It’s been in their family for three generations.
Zach Kincaid, Adison’s cousin, is a councilman in Racy and eventually becomes its mayor when Bernie Crumb is indicted on murder charges. Zach loves Bugs Bunny cartoons and lives on Dogwood Trail, near Birch Lane. His father, Phil, owns Phil’s Corner Drugstore on Market Street. That’s Gina and Zach on the left.
Harrison Kelly eventually becomes one of Racy’s detectives, and in this story he’s shot while pursuing the man police believe has been setting fires set in Racy. With Gina’s help, both his wounds and his heart heal.
Obeying Her Racy Firemen wraps up the backstory of arson, murder, and construction fraud in Racy. Heroine Olivia Kelly, Harrison’s sister, becomes the target of an arsonist. She, along with Gina and Annalise, form Giolanna Design Solutions in this story, fulfilling a dream for all three women.
Fire chief Cameron Sinclair is a member of one of Racy’s infamous families, and he’s on the right. In this story, we’re introduced briefly to his parents, who make Oliver and Barbara Rose look like Ward and June Cleaver. Cameron is afraid to love because he believes he will repeat his father’s mistakes, but Olivia’s love helps him realize he is his own person.
Fire inspector Storm Jamison, up there and to the left, loved once and lost. Now he buries himself in his love of model trains and his work. Storm finds fulfillment in sharing his life with Olivia, and her love helps heal him from a past that includes the death of his parents at the hands of an arsonist.
Racy Nights returns after an eight month hiatus with Awakening Her Racy Passion. This story finally wraps up the loose ends left between Marisol and Ria Rodriguez. What the reader didn’t know in Taming Her Racy Ways was how useless and lonely Ria felt her life was. She couldn’t keep a job at Busler’s Department Store because of her gossipy ways, and she feels like nothing working for her brother, Luke. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how. When she shows great courage under pressure after a homeless man is shot in the alley behind Luke’s Bar, paramedic Trent Rohan takes a closer look at this stunning woman.
Trent and Wyatt are identical twins, and there is one of them up to the right. Trent has come back to Racy after living in Indianapolis for three years, where his former sub made a fool out of him. He’s as reluctant to take a chance again as he is to share a sub with Wyatt, but Ria’s charms help him overcome this.
Wyatt is an attorney in the public defender’s office who is married to his work, until he gets to know Ria. Together with his twin, they formulate a plan to help Ria mend her gossipy ways, and return to school to fulfill her own dreams.
In Schooling Their Racy Teacher, we get to know cellist Ava Harmony. Ava was used for years by her Dom, a famous musician and conductor. She flees Chicago and comes to Racy after remembering Kari sing its praises when Ava attended college in Boston, and her Dom introduced her and Kari at a party in New York.
Jake Malloy, to the left, is part of the family who owns Notus. But Jake coaches high school track and teaches English because he loves it. He’s suspicious of Ava, thinking she’s in Racy to try and divert money into music programs for the schools, which would mean it being taken away from less popular sports, such as track and field.
Gary Reed, to the right, is a musician who never got his big break and now teaches health in the school system. He’s found a kindred spirit in Ava, but when budget cuts affect him and Jake, they must find new common ground to help Ava confront her past, and her ex-Dom.
Engineering Her Racy Pleasure returns us to Notus where we meet marketing specialist Harper Montgomery from Michigan. Harper is the target of her ex-boyfriend who takes cyber stalking to a new level when he shows up in Racy.
Lee Parker, on the left, and Mason Sinclair, to the right, are R&D specialists at Notus. Lee loves Yosemite Sam, and Mason is Cameron’s cousin.
Collaring Their Racy Runaway tells the story of Luke’s absent sister, Teresa. On the run for years from a man who abused her, Teresa longs for solace in Racy. But before she can have it, she has a lot of issues to work through.
Police sergeants Garrett Amato, on the left, and Carson Decker, to the right, are sworn to protect Teresa, but they take it further by becoming her Doms as well. They also help set her on the path to recovery, while healing from their own checkered pasts as well.
The current Racy Nights book on pre-order and releasing June 9th is Captivating Her Racy Heroes. Brynn Winston comes from Chicago to work for Claude Busler as his new HR rep at the store, and she brings Sean and Maddox’s past with her.
Doms Hugh Sinclair and Ryder Dayton, on the left, must not only convince their good friends Sean and Maddox that Brynn isn’t the same person they knew in Chicago, but they must also protect her from the one person in their shared past that ties them all together.
Ryder is a line tech for Notus. Hugh is Mason’s brother, and he’s a financial analyst for Notus.
Tomorrow, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the town itself in pictures. To order my Racy Nights series, click HERE.