Black Heart [Internet Bonds Series Book 2]
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by Christy Poff
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Description: Raven Blackheart watched life take a deadly turn when a cruel dominant murdered the master she loved. Running from this, she wound up in New Orleans where she tried to live a quiet life and start over. New Orleans vice detective Kyle Lansing lived with a missing piece to his life and searched for a woman to help him find it in the world of dominants and submissives--only he wants a switch. Together they find they can have a whole life with each other while he warms the darkness in her soul and she calms his while teaching him about love. Will his love ease her black heart and give them life or will her past always hang over them?
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2005 WHISKEY CREEK PRESS
eBookwise Release Date: July 2005
53 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [233 KB]
Reading time: 152-214 min.
"This was a great story, plenty of hot sex, but the story is intriguing and keeps you glued to find out what is going to happen next. There is a murder mystery being investigated at the same time. This story keep you tense from constant suspense. It is a wonderful murder mystery combined with the Dom/sub experience and a great love story. You'll love to hate Peter the Cruel and Cowboy Kyle will steal your heart. MS Puff has done an excellent job. The characters are realistic, the flow good, and the story grabs your attention from the beginning. The climax of the story is satisfying. If you like murder mysteries you are gonna enjoy this book, the steamy sex adds to the delicious flavor."--May, MayReviews.com
"Raven and Kyle's story is very touching. They wander along blissfully unaware of the danger stalking them until it's almost too late to save themselves. Their love and devotion for each other is a beautiful site to behold. The suspense is built and unfolds in detail that is seldom seen in stories of this nature. This is a story steeped in the BDSM world and is not right for everyone. But, if you have an open mind, you will enjoy this new look into a BDSM world rarely portrayed, with the woman as the dominant. Ms. Poff does a good job of showing both sides of the dominant/submissive personality. The reader comes away from this story with a better perspective of this often-reclusive world."--Brandy, Reader Review
"Master!" she screamed as his body slowly dropped to the floor. She eased him down trying to make him comfortable.
Sandy Davis held Harden Walker in her arms as the blood drained from him, several gunshots taking their toll. She tried to stop the bleeding, but hed been hit too many times. His attacker emptied his clip into her master while he shielded her.
"Why did you shoot him?"
"I want you."
"I dont want to give you back and Walker doesnt want to concede you to a more dominant Dom."
"But I did what you wanted. Its over and I want to go back to him."
"Its over all rightfor him. You see I made the deal never intending to keep it. I want you."
"No, I cant and wont leave him. I love him and hes dying."
"Get away from him," the man commanded.
Sandy sobbed as Crawford ordered her to obey him. She angered him by clinging to a dying man. He would make sure she rued this day. The longer she held Walker, the more furious he became. He could not allow her insubordination to go on. * * * *
Thursday night, several hours beforea man sat with Walker and his sub at an exclusive Boston club. Athens Retreat catered to their lifestyle and had become one of Bostons best-kept secrets.
The masters chatted while Sandy sat at Hardens side, eyes looking at the table, hands in her lap, not saying a word. His hand caressed her breast as he held her close and it relaxed her more than she cared to admit. The man her master talked with terrified her. Across the table, the other submissive took her place kneeling on the floor, her hands behind her. Crawford poured champagne into a bowl and placed it on the floor. When he told her to drink, she lapped at it like a dog or cat.
"Peter, why must you humiliate them so?"
"Because I enjoy it."
Theyd had numerous arguments about this without coming to any compromise.
"Ill make you a deal. One card, I win, your slut is mine for the weekend."
"And if I win?"
Crawford snickered and Sandy felt a chill run up and down her spine. She dreaded what would happen if Crawford won. She prayed her master would keep her safe from the Dom known as The Master of Cruelty. Crawford pulled a deck of cards from his pocket.
"To keep it legit" Harden said as he called for a brand new, unopened deck. He had to give her every chance, because he did not want to lose her. He knew what Crawford was capable of. She prayed as her hands clenched tight, her nails digging into her palms to keep her sane.
Harden opened the deck and pushed it to Crawford to cut after shuffling it.
"Sandra, if youll hold the deck so Master Peter can draw a card?"
"Yes, my lord."
Sandy took the deck and held it fanned out so the other man could draw a card. The man pulled one and placed the card face down on the table. She shifted the deck so Walker could do the same. Once he had, he also laid his card laid face down on the table.
"Turn the cards over, Sandra."
"Yes, my lord."
She turned over her masters card first to reveal the ten of spades. She relaxed a little though she knew her Dom could easily lose her to his nemesis. She took a deep breath, put her hand on the other card, and then looked down as she flipped it over. The sound of Crawfords laughter caused her heart to sink. She cautiously looked and saw the ace of diamonds.
Her heart slammed into her chest. Her master, the man she loved, had lost her in a silly card game. She knew the other man would not return her after the weekend. Peter the Cruel held onto his trophies and refused to give them back. She had heard stories
"Come, I want to leave."
"May I have a word with Sandra before you leave?"
"If you must."
Crawford yanked his sub by the hair to move her out of his way. Sandras heart ached.
"I am so sorry, Sandra. I didnt think wed lose with a fresh deck."
"But, my lord"
"For now, you may call me Harden."
"I cant go with him. He terrifies me."
"I know. Ill do what I can to get you out of this."
"I love you, Harden. I cant betray you with"
"You wont. Youve become a pawn in his game. Please, dont rile him. Hell hurt you and enjoy it."
"But I dont want to do this."
"I know, but the choice isnt ours. Crawford is senior to me. My God, Im sorry to admit he trained me. His cruelty changed my mind on how to treat my subs. I could never do what he does."
"Walker, its time. Tell your slut"
"She is not a slut. She is the woman I plan to marry."
"They all are, even your Sandra."
Crawford scoffed at Walkers statement and turned away. Suddenly, he turned around, a 10mm Glock in his hand and ready to fire.
"Walker, send her to menow."