REVIEW – Claiming Their Racy Sub by Tara Rose



When submissive Alexa Monahan moves to Racy, Indiana, from Manhattan, she knows the abusive Dom she left behind might find her, but she can’t help falling in love with Doms Chase Taylor and Luke Rodriguez.

Luke Rodriguez was always the man whom women wanted as a friend, but never as a lover. He’s met his soul mate in Alexa, but can he help her overcome the abuse she suffered so she can love him in the way he craves?

Chase Taylor’s wife left him years ago and now he’s afraid to give his heart away, until he meets Alexa. She’s everything he’s ever wanted. But what is she hiding in her past, and can he protect her from it?

The three soon find themselves battling not only Alexa’s demons from her abuse as a teen, but a very real threat in the form of her ex-Dom who has somehow found her…

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Alexa Monahan is broken in ways that the world cannot see. She hides those pieces of herself behind the walls she has erected to protect what little of herself that is still whole.  Trust is not something she knows much about, and there is only one person the world that she trusts with everything and that’s her best friend Kari.  

Trying to be normal, she starts dating Luke Rodriguez, a local bar owner as well as Chase Taylor, the zoning commissioner for the city of Racy.  She feels safe with them, but as much as they deny it, she knows they must be frustrated because she hasn’t had sex with either of them.  She’s scared.  Scared of the past, of being hurt and hurting the two men who make her feel safe.
Surprised when Chase asks Luke to accompany them on an afternoon drive, Alexa agrees to go and during the trip, she realizes she doesn’t want to choose between them.  Neither Chase nor Luke had considered a menage before but they will do whatever it takes to make Alexa happy.
As Alexa’s past begins to throw roadblocks in her path to happiness, she instinctively pushes everyone away.  She collapses in on herself, seeing herself as the broken young girl who doesn’t deserve happiness, onlyasking for help and comfort when she hears noises coming from downstairs during a snowstorm.
Trying to be the woman she wants to be, Alexa slowly lets Chase and Luke into her heart and mind, but she is always waiting for something that will show them that she’s not worthy of the feelings they have for her.
Tara Rose has created a very complex character in Alexa.  Alexa has many demons to face, the most important of which is her inability to love herself.  Alexa believes that in some ways she caused the bad things to happen to her, either as a direct result of her actions or inability to make a decision.  
By chosing to try again, Alexa give hope to all the readers that its okay to put yourself out there, to try again, that there are still good guys left in the world.  She should know, she found two in Chase and Luke.
4 Stars
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Review – Chasing Their Racy Destiny by Tara Rose



Chasing Their Racy Destiny”
Tara Rose
Book 14 in the “Racy Nights” Series

***Reviewed by Kenna for Nice Ladies, Naughty Books”

When NSSL researcher Kenna Bowman comes to Racy to study the weather in a partnership with Notus, she clashes with Doms and storm chasers Dale Sinclair and Tim Malloy. She thinks they’re cowboys who don’t understand the science behind meteorology, and they think she’s a lab rat who has no clue what it’s like out in the field.
When she’s forced to hide in their basement during a surprise storm, she also spends the night with both men. Thunder and lightning aren’t the only things they study.
Tim and Dale have long since given up on finding the right woman, until they meet Kenna. But Kenna had her heart broken years ago and is afraid to give it away again.
When a series of misunderstandings and lies leads Kenna to believe Tim and Dale betrayed her, she flees Racy, only to be pursued by the men, who brave a tornado to win her love.

What Worked for Me:

First and foremost, the biggest thing that worked for me is that the heroine’s name is Kenna. I can’t tell you how awesome it was to read my name and have it associated with two drop dead sexy, gorgeous
heroes. I have to admit that some of those scenes curled my toes 😉

Speaking of toe curling and sexy heroes, let’s talk a bit about Dale Sinclair and Tim Malloy. These men are the total package. Not only are they a couple of handsome Doms, they’re brilliant scientists
studying tornadoes. They work in the field and are considered “storm chasers”. They only know of Kenna through their jobs at NOTUS. She’s also a scientist studying storms. She thinks that they’re rebels, and they’re not doing any “real” work. I like the idea of the three of them starting out on a relatively even playing field. Even though their methods may be different, they’re all working toward a common goal, and that is understanding heavy storms and tornadoes.

The chemistry between the three of them is just fantastic. The sparks start to fly when they quickly had to make a run for Tim and Dale’s storm cellar. They have to pass through their BDSM dungeon to get there, and that piques Kenna’s interest. She (just like me) reads a lot of sexy books, and she’s very curious about the BDSM lifestyle, and she realizes that she’d very much like to have these two men teach her all about it. Oh, and they DO teach her! They spend their first night together simply making love and discovering each other’s bodies. It was terribly romantic, but the next night? Whew!!  Remember, this is a BDSM novel, so there are lots of fun toys like spanking benches, paddles, and floggers (Oh MY!). There is also an incredibly erotic forced seduction scene. I hadn’t really read any of those  until I started reading Tara Rose novels. I admit to being a bit afraid of them, but she writes them so well, with so much detail, and she ALWAYS makes sure that the reader is aware that, even though it’s very intense, it’s all completely consensual.

It wouldn’t be a “Racy Nights” book if there wasn’t some sort of danger or mystery. Someone has made NOTUS aware that Tim and Dale are working on their own project in their spare time. There’s also a big misunderstanding that creates just the right amount of angst to move the story along. It was fun trying to figure out who was telling tales, and it was heart pounding seeing just what our heroes would do to bring their woman home to them.

I loved this book! With each new addition to the “Racy NightS” series, I feel that Tara’s writing style progresses. Even though she’s written a lot of books, I can see that she’s growing…like she’s becoming more and more comfortable in her own skin. I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. I’ve read plenty of erotic romance series’, and occasionally, they get very stale. It’s the same thing every time. Tara Rose keeps me on my toes (Hey! That’s a good rhyme for a dime!).

I suppose that “Chasing Their Racy Destiny” could be read as a stand alone, but I would absolutely recommend that you start from the very beginning with “Winning Her Racy Heart”. Racy, Indiana has a LOT of very interesting people, and they do cross over. With this 14th story, many established residents are mentioned, and they all fit together like puzzle pieces. You’ll enjoy getting to know everyone. I know I did.

What Didn’t Work for Me:

I know that I say this a lot when I write reviews, but there was NOTHING that didn’t work. Everything was great…the characters, their chemistry, the HOT sex scenes, the romance, the mystery, and the ending. It was all damn near perfect!

Would I Recommend This Book:

Star Rating:
Five sexy, racy stars.

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New Release – Captivating Her Racy Heroes by Tara Rose



When submissive Brynn Winston takes a job at Busler’s department store, trouble follows her, but she’s not the only target in Racy. Brynn knew Racy detective Sean Brennan and BDSM club owner Maddox McCree during their unsavory days in Chicago, and neither man is happy to see her living and working in Racy.

But all three have more trouble than they realize when a man they knew in Chicago who was once accused of rape and murder is spotted in Racy. As Brynn works to convince Sean and Maddox that she’s as changed as they are, and that this man is a real threat to them, Doms Ryder Dayton and Hugh Sinclair fall hard and fast for her.

As Ryder and Hugh fight to exonerate Brynn from the rumors about her past associations, they end up as pawns in a killer’s deadly game of cat and mouse, and soon realize Brynn’s past isn’t the real danger. It’s her present.


Hugh’s home was everything she’d imagined it would be from the outside. He’d obviously hired a decorator, and as he pointed out various pieces and explained whether he’d bought them or if they’d been handed down in his family, she understood why certain career paths had been expected of him.

With an uncle as head of the ER and an aunt the local charity event queen, the Sinclair name in Racy was almost as famous as the Malloy family name. Maybe even more so. His brother worked at Notus, his cousin was the fire chief, and everyone else he mentioned were either CEOs of companies in cities like New York or LA, or were noted physicians and other leaders in health care.

He didn’t need to explain to her why certain things had been expected of him. With a family tree like his, it was self-explanatory. And it made what he’d decided to do simply because he loved it all the more admirable. She liked both men for that reason. They went their own ways and had chosen career paths out of a love for the work, not because someone had expected them to, or because they could make more cash or earn more prestige working in a different field.

When they finally came to his bedroom upstairs, she caught a glimpse of his true personality as opposed to tasteful décor that was more than likely as expected of him as his career choice had been. At last. She liked this Hugh Sinclair much better.

She stood in the center of his bedroom and twirled in a slow circle, taking it all in. From the dark draperies to the low lighting, it had the look of an exclusive BDSM club. And it looked nothing like the rest of the house. Bondage apparatus lined the walls, and she suspected the large armoire tucked against the far wall contained toys.

He pointed. “The bathroom is through that door.” She followed him into the most luxurious bathroom she’d ever seen. Marble fixtures and tiles, gold faucets, and a sunken tub that would easily hold half a dozen people. It overlooked an intricate window without draperies, and there was still just enough light left outside to see that the view offered nothing but trees.

“No one lives behind me. And when the trees have all their leaves, even if you stood out there, you’d need a telescope to see inside this room.”

“It’s beautiful. Thank you for showing it to me.”

She turned to face him, and nearly gasped at the look of hope and lust in his eyes. It was a crazy thought, but tonight was full of crazy thoughts. Ryder’s eyes held the same emotions, but his also contained trepidation, as though he wasn’t quite sure how she’d react to the unspoken questions on both their faces.

“What would you like to do now?” asked Hugh, his voice soft but full of meaning. She wasn’t stupid. She knew what he wanted to do. She knew what they both wanted to do. And she knew that it was likely obvious on her face and in her body language that she felt the same way.

But she’d just met them. And after everything that had been revealed tonight, why would they want to start a physical relationship with her? Or was this simply about a one-time thing? Just a bit of fun, and the hell with what happened tomorrow? She had to know before they went any further. Either way was all right with her, but she had to know up front what they intended from this night, if anything.

Brynn had never had casual sex, and certainly not with two men at the same time. But she was drained and raw right now, and she needed their physical comfort as well as the emotional connection even casual sex with them would bring. She’d been more attracted to these two from the moment she’d first glanced into their faces than she’d ever been to anyone. But so much was uncertain right now, starting with her future here in Racy. It wouldn’t be fair to her or to them to assume anything right now, so she had to speak up. “This isn’t my usual MO. I’ve never done this. And I’ve never had sex with two men at once.”

Hugh shook his head. “We don’t do this either. We’ve never even topped a sub at the same time.”

“Then why me? Why tonight?” Even her voice trembled. Every nerve ending was on fire. She wanted this so badly but at the same time, she didn’t want to be made a fool of.

Hugh stepped forward and cupped her face. She stared into those beautiful gray eyes, so full of emotion. “Because something in your eyes calls to me. Because I love the color of your hair, and the smokiness in your voice. Because my heart melted a little at the look on your face when Maddox told you that he’d seen Eddie in town. For all those reasons, and because I believe you. I believe your story. And I want to get to know you better, Brynn. Much better.”

She could hardly breathe. As Ryder stepped forward, Hugh released her face and allowed Ryder to move in close enough to take her hands. He had the most beautiful blue eyes she’d ever seen. Right now, they were as dark as sapphires. “I don’t understand my reaction to you, but I don’t want to analyze it. I’ve always believed in going with my gut, and my instincts tell me you’re telling the truth. I like you, Brynn. I like you a lot. You’re pretty, intelligent, and passionate. You believe in honorable things like honesty and integrity. I want to make love to you. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but this isn’t a one-night thing for me.”

He cut his gaze toward Hugh for a brief second. “It’s not for either of us. We aren’t going to hurt you. I promise you that.”

How could any girl say no to that?


Brynn’s ass was on fire, and her nipples and pussy were close to being so as well, but she loved it. Every single second of it. She hadn’t played with two Doms before, and she’d never had even one treat her so respectfully during impact play. These two would never hurt her. She could trust them implicitly, and she knew that as sure as she knew that the damn leather strap Hugh now wielded hurt like a bugger.

But when Ryder started smacking her nipples with what felt like a riding crop, she cried out. She’d found a new toy to love and hate at the same time.

“Was that a safeword?” His voice was a combination of humor and dominance, and her already soaked pussy grew wetter still at the tone in it. She’d give these two anything they wanted tonight. Absolutely anything.

“No, Sir. I like it, but it really burns.”

He kissed her nipples, then licked them, while Hugh continued punishing her ass with the leather strap. Brynn moaned loudly and slipped into a peaceful state where pain and pleasure ran together like water colors in the rain. She hadn’t been there in a very long time, and she’d missed it so much.

Every happy emotion she’d ever felt coalesced into soft light inside her mind. She gave over to it, letting the soothing sensations wash over her. The burning on her ass cheeks, pussy, and nipples became a brighter light that fused with the soft one, until she was floating in a sea of light and colors. Nothing could harm here in this space, and she never wanted to leave it. It pleased them. She knew this. And this was where she wanted to stay.

It took a while for her to realize that both men had stopped hitting her, but even that realization only partly pulled her from the space she’d been in. Their tongues were all over her at once. Her sore ass cheeks, her wet pussy, and her sensitive nipples. They kissed her neck and the backs of her thighs, and then she heard the sound of condom wrappers opening, and that finally snapped her back to the present.

Ryder’s breath was warm against her ear. “We’d love to fuck you in the ass. What do you say? We’d use condoms for this, of course. And plenty of lube.”

“Right here on the bench, Sir?”


“Oh…how decadent and dirty. I love it. Yes, please. Please, Sir.”

“Good girl.”

Oh, that did it. She melted at those words. She always had. And this time, since they’d been spoken so gently and after such delicious play, her heart fluttered and she had to blink back tears. Why couldn’t she have met these two instead all those years ago?

A warm, wet finger slipped into her asshole, stretching the tight walls and sending shivers up and down her spine. When another one slipped into her pussy, she cried out in pleasure. She wasn’t entirely sure which man was behind her, easing his dick into her ass, but she didn’t care. The other one played with her clit, and both men whispered words of encouragement, and told her how beautiful and special she was.

No one had ever taken such care with her or shown her such gentle respect, while still giving her the pain she craved. These two were a gift. An amazing gift she’d been blessed to run into today. And to think it had all begun with her falling on her ass in a grease spot. She must remember to thank Nan and Charlie.

* * * *

Brynn relaxed every muscle she could so that she’d enjoy the ass fucking. Their cocks were big, but they’d used so much lube that it only burned at first. Once she grew used to their size, and the way it felt when they’d switch, she loved it. They continued to pay attention to her clit and her nipples, and consequently it didn’t take long for another climax to wash over her.

Was this three now, or four? And did it really matter? She’d stay here all night, tied to this bench, letting them fuck her if that’s what they wanted. She never wanted this to end. Reality could go fuck itself.

When they finally stopped, they untied her and Hugh picked her up in his arms and carried her to the bed. They’d removed their condoms, and they took turns gently holding her and whispering how amazing that had been. She knew they hadn’t come yet, so was hoping they weren’t done.

Ryder rolled on top of her, grinning in a way that made her pussy wet all over again. “Ever had two cocks in you at once?”

She shook her head. “No, Sir.”

“Want to try? We’re talking about your pussy and your mouth. We don’t want to hurt you, and you took a lot of anal just now.”

Had she? She must really be out of it not to think it had been a lot. “That sounds wonderful, Sir.”

“Good girl.” Ryder sat back on his heels and scooted closer to her face until his swollen, red cock was inches from it. She reached for it, but he caught her wrists in one strong hand, sending shivers up and down her spine. “We’d like your arms restrained for this, but only if you’re all right with that.”

“More than all right, Sir.” She loved the idea of being totally at their mercy for a blow job. She wanted to please them, and she wanted to give them everything they wanted tonight. Hugh brought over leather bondage cuffs and slipped them around her wrists, then clipped them together. She raised her arms over her head and smiled at Ryder.

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Summer Series Showcase Week 1 – My Favorite Racy Triad


This has been such a fun week, and before I go any further I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Christina Ratliff for featuring my Racy Nights series all week. She’s not only a blogger extraordinaire, but she’s a wonderful friend. I’m honored to know her. So THANK YOU! ❤

And THANK YOU to my readers. Without you, I wouldn’t have a writing career, and Racy would not exist. ❤

me-tr-rn-shrink3130402_0147Christina asked me to choose a favorite Racy triad, and while that’s as difficult as choosing a favorite star in the sky, I have to go with Sean Brennan, Maddox McCree, and Julie Carruthers. They’re the triad in Tempting Their Racy Shrink.

Julie is Racy’s top psychologist, and she holds all the secrets of its residents in her heart. She’s the ultimate BDSM-friendly mental health professional, and we can all only wish to find someone like her in our town.

Sean is “part bloodhound” as more than one Racy hero has described him. He’s the ultimate detective, and the cop everyone in Racy calls when they need something. He’s also a protective, loving Dom to Julie, and would never let anyone hurt her.

Maddox is the ultimate book boyfriend. Sexy, charming, and a bit mysterious. I had so much fun writing Captivating Her Racy Heroes because it brought together so many of the loose threads concerning his and Sean’s past in Chicago. I like my heroes noble, but with just a bit of the bad boy going on as well. Maddox is all that, plus he has this kick-ass awesome mansion, complete with uber library and a BDSM playroom that rivals any real club out there.

So… your turn. Tell me who your favorite Racy triad is and why! I’d love to hear from you!

me-tr-rn-racyheroes3140529_0217And be sure to pre-order CAPTIVATING HER RACY HEROES because it releases Monday!!

Summer Series Showcase Week 1 – If I Couldn’t Write


Yesterday you learned a bit more about me, and earlier this week you took a look at the town of Racy, Indiana and the main characters. We’re switching gears today. Christina asked me what profession I would pursue if I couldn’t write. Assuming my fingers still worked and that wasn’t the reason I couldn’t write, and assuming my brain still worked and I could function, I’d play the cello professionally.

No, I’m not a virtuoso on that mellow instrument. Not even close. I wish I had more time to play. My husband surprised me with a cello of my very own on our wedding anniversary years ago after I told him how much I wished I’d had the chance to learn to play it. I’ve taken lessons off and on – more off than on – but if I could, I’d dive into it full time and practice until my fingers went numb.

There’s something so soothing and emotional about cello music. It stirs my soul. It’s even a beautiful instrument to watch a pro play. They sway back and forth, like tall grasses in the wind.

My favorite cello players to listen to are Ofra Harnoy and Yo-Yo Ma. Here are two of my favorite pieces. The first one is Ofra Harnoy playing The Swan and the second is Yo-Yo Ma playing the first movement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C.

Thanks for coming along on this musical journey with me. Tomorrow we’ll wrap up the week with a closer look at my favorite Racy triad.

Summer Series Showcase Week 1 – A Look Around Racy

Yesterday we visited the main characters of the Racy Nights series. Today let’s take a look at some of the buildings that inspired the town.

Welcome to Racy Indiana, population 10,467 (give or take a few) and founded in 1898. Located in northwest Indiana, a branch of the Iroquois River runs through the town, and miles of wind turbines dot the landscape.

On Riverfront Drive you’ll find the Racy Animal Clinic, owned and operated by sexy vet Dustin Alexander, and where Annalise Kerr brought in her cat Shadow for a checkup. While backing out of the parking space after Dustin asked her out, she nearly collided with the unmarked police cruiser driven by Detective Chad Bristol.

Now, Annalise and her two Doms live in Chad’s childhood farm house on Elm Parkway, along with Shadow.

Riverfront Drive is also now home to Luke’s Bar, which used to be on Market Street. Gorgeous Luke Rodriguez owns it, and he spends most of his time there, but don’t worry. He and Chase Taylor, the Racy building commissioner, find plenty of time to keep their sub, Alexa Monahan, happy.

Alexa moved to Racy from Manhattan two years ago, where she worked in a sex shop with Racy native Kari Tye. Kari was gone for fifteen years, but now she’s back for good. Sexy Doms Noah Wells and Adison Kincaid make sure she’s happy to be living in Racy once again. Noah is a research and development specialist at Notus Power, the company that owns and operates the wind turbines just outside of Racy, and Adison is head of security there.

Kari and Alexa opened Tye Me Up in a restored Queen Anne that had been scheduled for demolition. It’s Racy’s first and only sex shop, and more shops have joined it along the stretch of Lawnview Drive that is undergoing revitalization.

Among those new stores is Harmony Music, owned by Ava Harmony and her two Doms, Jake Malloy and Gary Reed. Jake is part of the Malloy family who owns Notus, and Gary is a percussionist who helps out with the high school marching band.

If you walk along Riverfront toward downtown Racy, you’ll come to Market Street, the heart of Racy’s historic district. The buildings here were all original, until a tornado damaged many of them last May. But the reconstruction is finished, and on May 3rd the town held a celebration to mark the completed restoration of their beloved downtown area, and to mark the anniversary of the EF 3 tornado.

Around the corner from Market Street is Main Street, where you’ll find the courthouse and City Hall. J Lo lookalike Marisol Santiago is a court reporter who got more than she bargained for when she became accidentally involved again with old boyfriend Rafe Rodriguez, and Ellis McCree, the city building inspector, at the same time. Rafe is Luke’s older brother, and Ellis is cousin to Maddox McCree, who owns and operates the local BDSM club out of his mansion on Birch Lane.

Maddox’s mysterious and slightly shady past was the subject of much speculation among Racy’s residents, but when psychologist Julie Carruthers attended a surprise birthday party for Alexa at Maddox’s club, she chipped a hole in the armor surrounding Maddox.

Things are always interesting inside City Hall. Former Mayor Bernie Crumb was as crooked as they come, but he finally got what was coming to him last summer. Now, sexy Dom Zach Kincaid is Racy’s mayor, and his sub, Gina Santori, keeps him on his toes.

The Racy police station has its share of heartthrob heroes as well. Racy detective Sean Brennan shares Dom duty to Julie with Maddox McCree, and Detective Harrison Kelly is also one of Gina’s Dom. Sergeants Garrett Amato and Carson Decker both pursued Teresa Rodriguez, Luke, Rafe, and Ria’s sister, who came home after a mysterious past.

If you circle around Main Street over to Ash Lane and head for the river, you’ll eventually wind up back on Riverfront, where The Fit Bod, Racy’s gym, stands in stark contrast to the quaint old buildings in and around that area. It’s a bold, modern design that hunky Evan Rydell designed and co-owns with Thayer Denning. Evan and Thayer don’t mind sharing sub Cherilyn Barker, who now works alongside them in the gym.

And Olivia Kelly, Harrison’s sister and Cherilyn’s friend, has plenty to do in addition to being part of Giolanna Design Solutions with Gina Santori and Annalise Kerr, now that she’s a sub to Racy Fire Chief Cameron Sinclair and Racy Fire Inspector Storm Jamison. Talk about things heating up!

Even Ria Rodriguez has mended her gossipy ways and and is now learning to be a sub at the hands of twin Doms Wyatt and Trent Rohan. Wyatt is one of Racy’s public defenders, and Trent is a paramedic.

So come on in and take a stroll through Racy with its spunky heroines and drop-dead gorgeous heroes. This is small town America, and Racy residents gossip as much as anyone, but when the crap hits the fan, they’re there for each other. From ex-Doms and serial killers, to ex-wives and AWOL soldiers, and all the way to tornadoes and arsonists, Racy has its share of trouble, but our heroes are on hand to make sure no harm comes to their heroines.

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Summer Series Showcase Week 1 – Who’s Who in Racy, Indiana



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.

inspirationforAdisonKincaidThis 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.

NoahKari’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.

alexa with someone maybeClaiming 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.

inspirationLukeRodriguezLuke 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.

InspirationMaddoxMcCreeIn 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.

SeanPart 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.

Annalise_Chad_DustinMy 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.

raferodriguezperhapsRafe 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.

ellismccreeEllis 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.

EvanThayer 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 and ginaZach 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.

cameronmaybeObeying 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.

storminohrfFire 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.

Trent and Wyatt RohanRacy 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.

Jake MalloyIn 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 ReedGary 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.


Lee ParkerEngineering 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.

mason sinclairLee 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.


Carson DeckerCollaring 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.

Garrett AmatoPolice 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.

not named yetDoms 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.