Today we have author Sandra Bunino visiting. Welcome!
What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Thank you for having me today, C.R.! I’m a contemporary erotic romance author with a love for fast-paced novellas. It’s the length I like to read and love to write. My current releases include Marooned in Miami, Lusted in Las Vegas, Sara’s Smile and the first book of the new Satin Rose Experience series, Mia’s Submission.
* To support my pretty shoe habit, I’m also a corporate slave spending a good part of my weekdays in a windowless office. I actually love my job (the boss might be reading this ;-)), and believe it or not, it provides great storyline material.
What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
I’m very excited to share Mia’s Submission, Book One of the Satin Rose Experience (SRE) series from Evernight Publishing. The introduction to SRE is included in Evernight’s cyber-sexy anthology, Keyboards and Kink, however Mia’s Submission can be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.
How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
The idea came to me while visiting New York City. My husband and I met friends for drinks at The W Hotel’s Martini Bar. I loved the feel of The W. It’s trendy yet elegant, posh but comfortable. I knew there was a story to be told in that sexy setting.
Describe the hero in five words.
Handsome as Hell, Powerful, Alpha, Passionate, Possessive, Conflicted
Describe the heroine in five words.
Sexy, Sensual, Stylish, Curious, Adventurous
Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
I love heroes but I have to say the heroine, Mia Lavender, is my favorite character in the story. She’s grown and developed since her introduction in Keyboards and Kink. I just finished a holiday themed SRE, entitled Brooke’s Wish, where Mia’s character is secondary but her confidence shines. I’m very proud of her. ;)
What's your favorite line in the story?
* In Mia’s Submission, Asher and Mia are navigating their jobs at SRE and their budding relationship. I love this line because it’s the turning point where Asher confirms he wants Mia for her, not how she can help his business.
* “You’re like a drug and I’m quickly becoming addicted to you. I would love to have you by my side at all times but let’s forget the business part of this relationship for now and just be mine. I can’t lose you over SRE.” ~ Asher Cane
A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
Mia’s Submission (Book One of The Satin Rose Experience series)
Released: August 7th from Evernight Publishing
* Hardworking Mia Lavender's been offered a promotion she can’t refuse--VP of Client Experience at New York’s exclusive BDSM club, The Satin Rose Experience, or SRE. Mia's kept her submissive tendencies a secret, until now. She'll have ample opportunity to explore her fantasy because to succeed in her new role at SRE, she will need on-the-job training at the hands of Asher Cane.
* During Asher Cane's very first training session with Mia, he fails to follow his own rules and has the hottest vanilla sex of his life. Mia needs training, and Asher is damned if he'll allow another Dom to touch her. Can Asher be the dispassionate trainer Mia needs to learn the exquisite give and take of dominance and submission? Or will her submission come only at the cost of his heart?
Mia’s Submission is Book One of The Satin Rose Experience (SRE) series.
SRE, New York’s elite BDSM club residing on the twentieth floor of Rosebud Resorts, contains ten uniquely themed suites, each with its own story to tell. Find the introduction of SRE in The Satin Rose Experience, a short story in Evernight Publishing’s Keyboards and Kink Anthology.
~ Excerpt ~
* Tears welled in her eyes as she waited for his response. She stared at the screen hoping for an explanation. After a few minutes she sighed, flipped the cover closed and trudged to the closet to find her clothes.
* Suddenly, soft beeps from the suite’s entrance filled the room. She swung her attention toward the door as Asher opened it with force. His eyes blazed as he strode across the room. His strong hands encircled her waist and pushed her back against the wall. Mia tried to turn her head to look away but his thumb and forefinger hooked under her chin, forcing her to meet his stare. Mia closed her eyes but parted her lips to his heavy breath against her mouth.
* “Damn it, Mia. Look at me,” he whispered. Her eyelids fluttered, tears escaping before her eyes locked on his. “From the minute I stepped through the door and saw you shivering in the corner I wanted to take you into my arms and kiss you, comfort you.”
* “Why didn’t you?” she whispered back, narrowing her eyes.
* “Don’t you get it? If you want this, you need to know what it’s like, you need to be trained and if I’m not capable of doing it, I’ll be forced to give you to another Dom. I won’t…” He placed his forehead to hers. “…I can’t. If I kissed you then, I would’ve lost all control.”
* Mia melted into his firm body and wrapped her arms around his neck. Her lips lingered over his so that they were almost touching.
* “Mia…” he whispered as his hands cupped her face.
* He brushed his parted lips over hers, moaning into her mouth. She pulled him closer and his mouth crushed hers as his tongue searched for its mate. She met him and they tangled for dominance. Pulling the towel from her body, he kneaded her heaving breast in his powerful hand.
* Mia nimbly loosened and pulled off his tie before making quick work of his shirt. Her palms burned from the touch of his skin as she reached under the garments. Tracing the muscular lines of his shoulders and arms, she pushed his shirt and jacket off and watched as they dropped in a heap on the floor. He kicked out of his shoes and socks while she helped him shrug out of his pants and boxers. The dark stubble of his cheeks burned against her skin while his mouth and tongue ravished her neck. She sighed as his kisses traveled higher and he nibbled at her earlobe.
* “Fuck, Mia. I know you liked it. Damn it, I know you did. What do you want from me? Tell me,” he growled into her ear.
* Her breathing was shallow. “I want you, all of you. Don’t hold back on me.”
* He stopped and looked down as if in deep thought. His fingers absentmindedly moved up and down her arms. He inhaled deeply and blew out his captured breath.
* “You don’t know what you’re asking, Mia. I have a dark side that goes beyond light spanking and restraints. Are you ready to go there with me?”
* “I will if you show me everything, Asher. All of you. I left myself open for you and I expect the same if this is going to work.”
"Following is sexy!" Find Sandra here:
Amazon Author Page
Buy Links for Mia’s Submission: