Friday, September 14, 2012

Release Weekend Party ~ Joey W Hill ~ Giveaway #2


This hour I have the fabulous Joey W Hill with me. She is here to talk about how to help someone understand the BDSM communtiy. Thank you Joey for being here.



A story is worth a hundred explanations… 
by Joey W. Hill

Due to the 50 Shades frenzy, I’ve been doing a lot of radio interviews lately, explaining the appeal of BDSM Romance. There’s the usual interest in the mechanics – toys, discipline, suspension, etc --but also a lot of curiosity about what being a Dom or sub means. Helping folks understand the deep psychology in a Dom/sub relationship is not a pithy, three-sentence answer. I’ve come to the conclusion the best response is recommending that the listeners read a few good BDSM romances, because so much of being a Dom/sub is about intuitive feeling. A story can draw a picture where clinical facts fall far short, or leave people with the wrong impression.

For instance, when I explain a 24/7 sub might keep her eye on her Master at a party, bringing him a new glass of wine, ensuring his plate is full, etc, I can feel some of my female listeners drawing the conclusion that the sub is a 1950s throwback who needs to be introduced to the feminist movement. However, what if I gave them this excerpt from Afterlife instead? 






In this scene, Rachel is in Jon’s office. He’s had her kneel by his leg, has been simply stroking her hair as he works on the design of a drawing. His co-worker, Peter, has come in. Even though Peter is also a Dom, Rachel is uncertain what to do with this new turn of events… 

Jon flexed his hand on her nape, a reminder to stay where she was as she began to push herself away from his knee. A flutter of embarrassment and uncertainty went through her, the muscles under his touch going tense as wire. “I was just talking with Brad in Costa Rica,” Peter said. “That CNC machine installed last week has some kind of weird shimmy in it that’s throwing off the tolerances. Their mechanics are baffled. I’ve got him on hold and he wants to run it by you.”

“Okay, put him on speaker.”

If there had been any discernible pause, anything she could call a surprised hesitation or shock at finding her here, she didn’t detect it in Peter’s voice. He also didn’t greet her, didn’t address her, didn’t acknowledge her separately. He was treating her as a slave doing her Master’s bidding.

She might not have been in any BDSM clubs until her ill-advised visit to Club More, but when she was at the peak of her crazed fever to integrate this in her life, she’d delved into hundreds of Internet scenarios that stoked her own desires. However, it wasn’t even that which told her Peter’s behavior was appropriate, expected. She just knew.

The realization sent a hard jolt through her, a combined physical and emotional reaction she couldn’t control. Peter touched her shoulder, an intimate slide of his fingers over the line to her collarbone. Through that casual touch, he would recognize there was no bra beneath, even if the stretch of the nearly transparent silk over her erect nipples didn’t. He pulled her hair, a mild tease, before he moved toward Jon’s desk and punched the button on the phone on the desk. “Brad, I’ve got Jon here. Go.”

Last night had been a shock to her system, the details of which she’d begun to deny and avoid almost before she let herself revisit them. So in all her years of picturing the first true Master-sub experience of her life, she never would have imagined this. Or how overwhelming and stimulating it was, such that the shaking was getting worse. She had to lock her jaw so her teeth wouldn’t chatter. She kept her eyes down, fastened on Jon’s polished shoe. She wondered who did that for him. Probably a dry cleaner. The laces were precisely double-knotted. The thin dark sock etched out the bones of his ankle. She couldn’t help herself. She made a track along the curve of that ball joint with her fingertip, a whisper of a touch, then followed the slope of the shoe’s mouth.

He was asking questions of the invisible Brad. The questions were involved, technical issues regarding machine programming and gears, engine parts. Listening to him talk like that, all while having her at his knee like this, was quite possibly the most erotic thing she’d ever experienced. He hadn’t stopped that absent stroke of her hair, but as she slipped a finger inside his shoe, trying to trace his insole, he gave a lock of hair a quick tug, a reproof. She stopped, but kept her hand on his foot. He didn’t tug again, so she was glad the contact was okay. Her cheek was against his knee, after all, her temple against the inside of his thigh. From the position of his legs, she saw Peter was leaning against Jon’s desk, his ankles crossed. Unlike Jon and Lucas, he wore jeans, Nikes. He probably had his arms crossed over his broad chest, those biceps impressively curved.

Until this moment, she realized she hadn’t even thought about her blouse being open several buttons. In this position, Peter definitely could see the bare curves. Instead of being appalled, she was excited. She was safe, with Jon. A Master who would take care of her, like he said.

“Call us if that doesn’t work,” Peter said at last. “I’ll be down next week.”

“Hey, bring Dana with you again. She scalped me at poker last time and I want to win my money back.”

“You’re an embarrassment, Brad. Letting a blind woman beat you at five card stud. I’ll tell her you’re ready to lose more of your money, though.”

Peter cut the connection after a few more comments back and forth. “Thanks, Jon. I knew you were on a tight timeline on that drawing, but this was holding up production.”

“No problem. I’m pretty much ready to send this down to scanning. Just need to put the revision number on it. Rachel’s good for the concentration.”

“I’ll bet she is.” Peter pushed off of the desk and moved to stand beside Jon, studying the drawing in progress. As he did, he gave her shoulder that teasing caress again, and then he nipped the collar of her shirt between two fingers, eased it off her shoulder. Rachel held her breath, every nerve ending conscious of Jon’s fingers as he adjusted his sensual, slow massage so Peter could touch her, trace her bare collarbone. When he dropped to the upper curve of her breast, it made her jerk, sent a jolt through her nipple like electric shock, even though he was nowhere close to it. “Beautiful,” he murmured.

It wasn’t trepidation making her quake like that, not by a long shot. She was burning up with desire, two men’s hands touching her at one Master’s behest.

...let my friends gangbang you in an alley...

No. It wasn’t like that. It wasn’t. She thrust her ex-husband’s deprecations from her mind, her hand resting on Jon’s foot. Whatever this was, she wanted it clean and pure, a treasure she could lock away from all that, because she was smart enough to know it was going to end soon enough.

“Hey.” She didn’t even realize her aroused trembling had become something else, or that Peter had left, until Jon bent from the stool and put both arms around her body, pulling her deeper into the vee of his legs. Her back was against the stool between them. She was twitching with an emotional reaction that felt too close to a panic attack for comfort. “Easy. Breathe. You’re amazing, Rachel.”

“You like your women edgy and neurotic?” She gave a harsh chuckle, but she was holding onto his arm that stretched over her breasts. “God, Jon, that was...I didn’t even...it didn’t bother me. I wanted...more.”

“I know.”

“This is the way it starts.” She needed to get up, needed to put space away from him. “I can’t get lost in this.”

He kept her captured inside his arms easily. “Rachel, if you’d been here alone, and Peter had done that, what would you have done? No, stop squirming. Close your eyes, imagine it. I’m not here. He is. You’re sitting on the sofa, and he leans down, unbuttons your blouse, pulls it off your shoulder to admire your breasts. How does that feel?”

She set her jaw. “Wrong. He’s engaged.” At his silence, she knew there was more to it, but she couldn’t say that, any more than she could call Jon...what everything in her wanted to call him. She settled for a whisper of the truth. “You aren’t there.”

He cupped her jaw, tilted her head up and back to his mouth and claimed her lips. Hot, strong, forceful, so she continued to quiver in his grip, submitting to the demand. When he lifted his head, she was nearly limp. “You’re damn right I’m not.” She saw that flash of steel, his lips set in a serious line. “You’re teaching tonight, right? But tomorrow your schedule is clear?”

She should wonder how he knew that, but all she could think about was the picture they made, her on her knees, pulled back against him, her body arched up to him this way, breasts straining against the partially open shirt, every part of her hungering for him. His long legs caging her on either side. Those blue eyes filling every corner of her vision. “All right, then. Tomorrow night, I’m going to come to your place at seven o’clock. It better be spotless, the way you normally keep it. I’m particular to eggplant parmesan and a good red wine, and from what I saw of your kitchen, you like to cook. You’ll put out one place setting. Mine. Any food you eat or wine you drink that night will come from my hands, my mouth.”

It would never happen. Between now and then, the enchantment of this moment would disappear and her fears would return. The spell only existed in his presence. She’d be calling him frantically, hoping to get his voice mail, telling him she’d had something unexpected come up. She’d run away to check into a hotel for the night. She’d—

“I’ll be on time, so five minutes before I get there, you unlock the door. Then you kneel by my chair. Submissive position. Hands behind your back, back straight, knees parted to shoulder width. You leave your hair down. You don’t do that too often, do you? Because you think you’re too old to wear it down like a girl, but you can’t bear to cut it.” Before she could respond, he continued. “Turn up your heat to keep warm, because other than this beautiful hair, you’ll wear only that pair of cherry-red heels. What’s your favorite flower?”

She couldn’t keep up with him, let alone voice her reservations. “Wildflowers,” she whispered. “No particular kind.”

“What grows wild and unexpected on the roadsides, hmm?” His lips brushed the sensitive skin behind her ear. “Perfect.” He slid his hand down the curve of her spine to her ass. Weighing one buttock in his hand, he smoothed his fingers over it then tightened, causing a whimper to come to her lips.

“I know you’re worrying that by tomorrow night you’ll have shut down or be running from this again. And you will be. But I’m going to give you a leash, something to keep you tethered to my will, even when I’m not with you to enforce it. Come with me.”




So what do you think? Does this answer the question better than some dry psychobabble (grin)? Hope you enjoyed this glimpse, and happy release weekend, Kally!

(Note: Afterlife is Book 4 in the 5-book Knights of the Board Room series. All five can standalone, but getting to know all the five K&A men from the beginning doubles the fun -wink). Find me and all my books at my website, www.storywitch.com.



Joey has generously offered a prize for the giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.

158 comments:

  1. This series sounds good. I am gonna have to check it out!

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  2. Great excerpt! True trust can't be explained with that 'psychobabble'!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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  3. You're very welcome, Kally - I'm delighted to be here! I'd sing happy birthday to you to celebrate the emergence of Nobody's Perfect in the world, but my offtune warbling might get me banned for life (grin). Even so, congratulations!!

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  4. Excellent excerpt. The tension in it was wonderful!!
    Teresa r.

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  5. Joey, what a fantastic excerpt, I think this release day celebration is going to end up expanding my TBR list quite a bit lol! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  6. I loved that excerpt. I definitely have to check out the Knights of the Board Room series now. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

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  7. Thank you, Debbie and Veronica! Hope you enjoy my Knights when you get the chance to sample them. On the fan forum (jwhconnection.com) there's also a free "prequel" vignette about one of the Knights, Ben, that doesn't give away any significant spoilers. You can get a better taste of the series there as well (wink).

    LM, I agree! When they ask me the more complex questions in those interviews, the things that a pithy 10 second sound byte just can't do justice, I always want to say "Just go read one of the excerpts - that will do a much better job of answering the question!" lol...

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  8. ERMAGEHRD! Joey W. Hill AND Kallypso Masters! Ahhh! If you're reading this Ms. Hill, I adore your books. I read my first one "Beloved Vampire" when I was 17 and I was HOOKED. Lord Mason is one of my top 10 heroes EVER. I love your books too Ms. Masters. I must be a rabid book addict because my eyes have been twitching for months waiting for Nobody's Perfect. I kept telling myself "MUST STAY ALIVE UNTIL NP COMES OUT!"

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  9. Love it! Will definitely read more.

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  10. Great post Joey. Thanks for being part of the party :)

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  11. Always looking for new books... This series is soooo going on the list :)

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  12. Wonderful explanation with the excerpt. Looking forward to reading Afterlife!

    Shari

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  13. Teresa, thanks for that...oh, it gets even better (laughter). Jon has to pull out all the stops to give Rachel the confidence to be the submissive she's always wanted to be. He's very overwhelming, in a good way(wink).

    Carin, I've seen the awesome line of authors today as well (including Kally and her great new release first and foremost, of course - love that cover!), and I think you're right!

    Kelsey, see my previous note about the free prequel vignette - freebies are always good (grin).Plus, on that forum site, the admins and members have donated a lot of VERY nice eye candy graphics inspired by the KOBR series.

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  14. I can't wait to start this series!

    fingershankins@yahoo.com

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  15. I think that definitely would answer some questions. To me the psychology behind the Dom/sub relationship is what intrigues me more then the physical and the mechanics ...that was a wonderful excerpt. I still have to read that book :)

    Jennifer Z.

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  16. Where's my fan and glass of ice water! Whew that was a hot excerpt. I love Ms. Hill's books.

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  17. Wow! That scene was intense and actually very interesting psychologically too!

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  18. Guess I'm adding another series to my wishlist.

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  19. The series sounds great. I can't wait until I can read it and relax like I did 50 shades and Rescue Me

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  20. Thank You Joey, I'm Off To Find Another Good Read :)

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  21. Love Joey W Hill books. Have read most & all draw me in time after time.

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  22. LOL...omg, Kally, LethalLovely has just given you the best reader quote ever. "I kept telling myself "MUST STAY ALIVE UNTIL NP COMES OUT!" That's perfect.

    LL, I love that you found me through Lord Mason. I love him and Jess, and the way their story unfolded. I'm going to sound a little like a broken record here, but I love giving you guys free stuff. The forum I mentioned in previous comments also has a BIG, novella-length vignette (think it's one of my longest ones) revisiting these two characters. It's called Taking the Gloves Off, because Jess is determined that Mason is going to stop treating her with kid gloves, and boy does she succeed - in spades! (wink). Let me know if you have trouble finding it.

    Patty, so glad you enjoyed it, and Becki, it's my pleasure. I'm so happy Kally invited me! Pkrincess, I'm delighted to hear I made the list. Let me know what you think of them, good or bad - I always welcome feedback. Staying in touch with reader opinion helps me keep improving the stories I offer.

    Shari, I'm pleased to hear it worked to answer the question. Sometimes I see connections other people don't and they just give me odd looks after I pull out an example like that. You know, the "is she (or should she be) on medication" look? lol...

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  23. Great excerpt. More books for the wish list. Thanks for the post and the chance to win.

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  24. LOL Shannon, I thought the same thing!

    My wish list is outgrowing my budget.

    Thanks for the excerpt

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  25. Yay! So glad to find a new author! Will be reading these books until Sunday :-)

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  26. Love Joey's books!! Fantastic excerpt.

    Melanie J

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  27. You all are posting so many wonderful comments so fast, I hope it's okay I'm answering in groups with a separate comment, rather than doing a direct reply to each. Please forgive me if that leads to excessive scrolling (sounds like a medical condition, doesn't it? snort)

    Fingershankins, thank you! And Jennifer, I've found that to be true with most readers who love the BDSM romance genre. The psychology is where the true power of the story lies, because that's the part that gets us into the characters' heads and hearts. I personally also find it the most arousing aspect of it as well. For instance, in this excerpt, the fact Jon is keeping her on his knees next to him, just idly caressing her as he works on his drawing, is incredibly hot. Even more than if he took her on his desk. Though of course that would be nice, too...lol.

    Lisa, thanks for that great compliment! And Lee, thank you - I love hearing that from a reader. Shannon, I fully support you adding another series to your wishlist (grin).

    Mayas, which Rescue Me? There are a lot of erotic romances (and mainstream romances) with that title, and now you have me curious. I assume you didn't mean Denis Leary's Rescue Me, though of course that was a good series (grin).

    Joanne, hope you enjoy the journey with the characters! Deborah, you are too kind. Thank you so much...

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  28. Joey, thanks for joining me today! I'm still cleaning up Nobody's Perfect for Sunday's release--but just had to stop by and say that. Will read the comments after the release comes out, but LethalLovely:

    "Hang on a couple more days, hon. Kally has a great read for you. It'll be worth putting off dying a little longer." (I'm sure she will, Master Adam, just to get to see you again.) "Fuck that shit. She wants to see my son. I'm over the hill."

    I'll check back next week to read the excerpt from Joey's books (so many of them waiting on my Kindle for my one-month writing break).

    Joey, I hope the balls I brought you from Kentucky were a big hit in New Orleans and didn't melt until they were in someone's mouth! Thanks again!

    Kally

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    1. Okay, since you're the "birthday girl", so to speak,I'm replying directly to this one, knowing with all these authors and great response, you likely won't have time to look through all the comments (lol).

      "I hope the balls I brought you from Kentucky were a big hit in New Orleans and didn't melt until they were in someone's mouth" Really? Now everyone is wondering just what kind of balls you brought me...and with this crowd, we know right where their minds went! They were truffles. The most wondrous bourbon truffle balls in the universe. OMG, almost better than the over the top sex we have as hormonal twenty-somethings. Laughter...

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  29. Joey's Nature's Law series was my entry point in the world of BDSM, and I'm so, so grateful for it!! I remember reading Mac and Violet's story and thinking, "Wow! I have a great marriage and we're extremely close. But it's so watered down compared to the relationship a Dom/sub have." At that point, I binged on every Joey Hill book I could find... and I haven't looked back! LOL

    Thanks for providing me hours and hours... shoot, days!... of reading enjoyment. And for introducing me to this beautiful world.

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  30. Wow! I'm really liking what I've read so far Joey - going to amazon.com now to check out the whole series! Thanks!

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  31. Kim, thank you and you're very welcome. Tracy, it's no problem - how important is food and the electric bill, really?! (laughter) I have a similar problem with the $5 DVD rack at Walmart. I'm a movie addict - helps me enjoy stories but get out of my internal editor at the same time. :>

    Nicole, I'm so happy the excerpt inspired your interest and am flattered you'll be giving weekend time to my work. Let me know if the stories don't meet your expectations. Melanie, thanks so much for those kind words about my work!

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  32. Just added a new series to my list!!

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  33. Wow Joey!! I have to be honest I haven't read any of your books but I will be. I'll going now to put your books on my wish list. That was great. Thanks so much
    Robin

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  34. Looks like I need to go check out this series... Thanks for sharing it!

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  35. I have a new series to look get now, I love finding new authors and books to read.

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  36. Can't wait to read your books. Great story excerpt!

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  37. Alannah, well, a great erotic romance puts together real emotions and motivations with a fantasy level of intensity, romance, etc. I'm so flattered you felt Natural Law achieved that with Mac and Violet's story. Of course, as far as the marriage goes, if we had that in real life, we'd be so worn out...laughter. And there are little miracles to that day-to-day relationship that we wouldn't want to miss...even though Mac striding through every now and then wouldn't be so bad...

    Meredith, thanks! You also may want to check out the Knights of the Board Room link on my website, storywitch.com, because, since books 2 and 3 are currently part of an anthology, sometimes it can be a bit confusing, as to which title to search to find them. They'll be available as digital singles in April and June of next year, though, so it should help that problem on the ebook side of things!

    Magi, Robin, Ann-Marie and Rachael, thank you! Hope you enjoy the Knights!

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    1. I just wanted to clarify... my husband and I are extremely close. I never thought we could be any closer, but then his diagnosis of a brain tumor 5 years ago, and all that we've been through since then, proved me wrong. However... Mac could stroll through my little world anytime he wanted to and I wouldn't complain one little bit!! LOL And for the record, in case anyone is keeping score here , John was my favorite from the Boardroom series. I fell in love with him instantly!

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    2. Alannah, my heart goes out to you. I hope he'll be all right and be with you many years to come. There's a terrible wonder to going through something like that together. As you said, it brings you closer than you thought possible, even as it can break the heart a little bit every day as well. I didn't think you were saying anything bad about your marriage, no worries! I tend to be a philosophical/analytical sort of author, so what I was latching onto was the intriguing differences between romance relationships and our real life relationships, and the intersects/inspirations between the two (wink). Best to you and your husband.

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  38. Joey W. Hill,

    say it isn't so, that Behind the Mask isn't in ebook format!!!

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  39. Joey, I had a few minutes to come up for air. Amazing, simply amazing. Perfect depiction.

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  40. I always enjoy reading Joey's posts.Thanks for sharing that excerpt too.

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  41. I think I just found someone new to read. Great excert

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  42. Great excerpt! I will definitely be adding your books to my must read list!

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  43. i love finding new books and series to read i would love to get this book or any others by Joey W Hill.

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  44. Tracy, Board Resolution IS available as a standalone digital title, no worries. But the full Behind the Mask anthology, which includes the stories from Lacey Alexander and Liz Lapthorne, is only available in print. You can buy their stories as digital titles, though. Let me know if you have any further questions on that!

    Thank you for the continuing wonderful comments about the excerpt. I love sharing Jon and Rachel with you all! He was somewhat of a "sleeper" surprise to me, because when I started his story, he was far "quieter" about his Dominance than the other Knights. But he quickly became my favorite, though of course I love all of them.

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  45. Bummer, Behind the Mask is not available for Kindle or Nook

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  46. Eve, see the note above yours - the first book in the series, Board Resolution (the one that was included in Behind the Mask), IS available as an ebook, in both Nook and Kindle formats. Let me know if you have any trouble locating it. :>

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  47. I loved this book. Great series! I loved all the Doms in this series!

    Gabrielle

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  48. ok, I figured it out. I just panicked for a minute! LOL Thanks!

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  49. Gabrielle, thank you! I adore them as well. It's been such a delight, seeing readers fall in love with them the way I did. They are just so...male. Happy sigh. We need more of those - none of these wimpy, overly sensitive, mani/pedi, hide behind their girlfriends when a baseball is thrown at them momma's boys (lol - not that I have strong feelings about the current crop of what passes as "manly" these days).

    Tracy, no worries - that's why I'm here. To defuse panic! (grin).

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  50. Okay, I'm clearing out for the next delightful author to arrive (and to get back to the looming Sep 30 deadline), but I'll check back later for any questions that require a direct reply. Otherwise, thank you for the wonderful comments and for coming out for Kally's special day!!

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  51. Joey, you really know how to draw the reader into the scene so they feel the emotions the characters are feeling. I loved thus excerpt!

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  52. Hey Joey - like a blast from the past.. I broke my reading teeth years ago on Ellora's Cave and you were one of the ones I read alot from there. :)

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  53. Oh look another author to occupy my time with.. LOL Thanks for the excerpt and I will be heading over to Amazon to start downloading the first book in the series.. Look forward to reading more..

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  54. Sounds like a new series to look into.

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  55. Oh, a new series to read!!! YAY! :D

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  56. Added to the TBR list!

    Jo M.

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  57. I love all the Masters of the Boardroom but I think Jon is my favorite! I think your suggestion has great merit. I have a friend who just finished 50 Shades & I think she's getting one of your books for her birthday!

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    1. RedJuliet, that makes two of us! If I had to choose one of the five for my Master, he'd be the one for certain. And if you're responsible for her getting one of my books as a gift, I thank you profusely!

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  58. Always looking for new authors!

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  59. Joey Hill is an author I haven't read yet but I have on my TBR list. I am planning to start her books in the next week or so! The sneak peak above was great and I am sure the rest of the book and all of her books are going to be great as well! Thank you for the post!

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    1. Kimberly, thanks for moving me up the list. I'm very flattered!

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  60. I loved that excerpt! I will definitely be looking into buying this series!

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  61. Iyiyiy! I wanted to keep reading! This series sounds fantastic! Downloading now...!

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  62. Sounds like an interesting series to get in to!!

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  63. Sounds Like a Great book. Can't wait to read. Im adding to my list.

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  64. Added to my TBR list! Woohoo!

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  65. Oooo..This one sounds wonderful!!! Can't wait to read it!!

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  66. I havent had a chance to start these but I cant WAIT!!!

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  67. Awesome excerpt and insight....thank you for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous books Joey!

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  68. A perfect description, Joey. Jon and Rachel's emotional story is one of my favorites.

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  69. Oooo! Another new book to read! Yay!

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  70. That was an awesome excerpt I can't wait to read more.

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  71. I have only read 1 of the books in this series though I do have the others in my wishlist! It was great and am eagerly looking forward to reading more!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Susan, so glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy the others as much.

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  72. Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing. Definitely makes it easier to understand. :D

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  73. That excerpt was amazing. I need to read this series.

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  74. I was sorta disappointed that the first were shorts in other books. Well written though. Loved meeting you, even if the club we went to was a bit overwhelming. Too much information to process.

    Mud, still working on the logistics of making people collars.

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    1. Anonymous, I know - I so much prefer to write standalones. I would have liked to expand each by about 25,000 words, so it was nice to revisit their characters in the standalones and fan forum vignettes. I plan to write Janet and Max's story next, in that same world, so we'll get more then as well.

      I really enjoyed our club visit as well. I think I could have stayed there all night and been happy!

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  75. sounds like it is a reall good series will have to check ito it!

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  76. Afterlife was the first book I read in the Knights of the Boardroom series. So loved Jon. The club scene was unbelievable and what happened after in the parking lot. Just made me love Jon and the other nights more.After reading Jon and Rachels story I had to start from the begining.

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    1. Terry, as an author, that's one thing I really like about this series. I can pretty much encourage readers to jump in with whichever one of the five books catches their interest the most and they'll still get the flavor of the relationship between all five heroes-- the "corporate culture" of the K&A men (grin). I'm glad to hear it inspired you to read them all.

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  77. When I started reading your Knights books, I had to just keep reading them, I could not stop! It's a good thing they had all been released because I just couldn't wait for Ben's story...love them all!

    Eva
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    1. Eva, as noted earlier, be sure and visit the fan forum (if you haven't already - you probably have - lol) to read Ben's prequel vignette, as well as the Peter/Dana/Ben threeasome vignette (wink). www.jwhconnection.com. I'm so happy you've enjoyed them.

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  78. This looks a great read, need to free up my diary after I've read Kally's new book.

    Claire Bow

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  79. That was a way to describe the Master/slave relationship. I think I would lean more towards the Dom/sub. I can't wait to start reading some of Joey's books. I really enjoyed that excerpt.
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    1. Glad you liked it! There are so many different ways to define slave vs sub, but I think Rachel definitely leans toward the more full time, unconditional surrender and service aspect sometimes associated with "slave". In Books 1 and 2, the heroines fall into more of the Dom/sub category, though I think all the storylines move along the spectrum, depending on the scenario between the main characters at any given point - much like many real life Doms/subs (wink). Thanks for the great comment!

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  80. Love. Love. Love this! Wicked sexy. :)

    monkeynboo@gmail.com

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  81. Yummy. I would love to read this. It sounds like a terrific book.

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  82. i love your books and the way you describe D/s relationships! Can't wait to read more of your tales :)

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  83. Great excerpt allowing toy to different relationship of d/s. Love Joey's books

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  84. Have you on my TBR list.....Must move you up on my list for sure.... Both Kally and Cherise have told me to read your stuff =)....I'm thinking it's time to be a good lil subbie and READ IT!!!!!

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    1. Chuckle - I won't argue with them (wink).

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  85. I've been looking for some new authors to try...I think I am hooked!

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  86. Great post, would love to have one of Joey's books. Exciting to find new authors and series are my favorties. My TBR pile is growing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  87. Geez, another author to add to my growing list !!! Id I don't win this giveaway will cost me some serious cash!

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  88. Will have to look you up! And see about this series!!

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  89. Great excerpt. Definitely adding this series to my wishlist.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  90. i've never read your books so i can't wait to check them out now!!

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  91. I absolutely adore Ms. Hill, she is an amazing lady who is wildly talented, her books are all must reads!

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    1. Carolline, thank you so much! Glad to see you here. :>

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  92. Aahhh! My 'to be read' list just gets bigger and bigger. But that's never a bad thing. I'm excited to dig into some of these.

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  93. One more series to read. Looks like I'll have reading material until the end of year!

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  94. Great finding so many new authors today.

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  95. Great excerpt. I can tellit is another series for me to get hooked on. I needed a new book to read before Sunday.

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    1. Glad to help, but I'll bet I have a lot of competition in that regard. So many great books introduced here today!

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  96. Boy, do I feel dumb, asking Mayas earlier about Rescue Me - I was thinking of it as an individual book title, not Kally's series! My apologies, Kally. I live in a black hole, you know that. It's very sad. Lol...fortunately you all let me come out and play like this on occasion. Okay, since we've got a lot of comments, let me track upward and I'll reply directly to those who had questions or comments requiring an answer, but please know I'm thrilled with all the good words/responses, and have read every one of them!

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  97. Joey W. Hill is new to me and I've added several books to my TBR pile! Thanks for introducing me to her. :)

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  98. Joey,
    I'm so glad that you came to visit Kally's blog! I just love the scene that you excerpted! Peter's my fav Knight and Jon runs a very close 2nd!

    BRF

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    1. BRF, it's one of my faves as well. That and when he comes to see her at the apartment after the Club More fiasco... (wink)

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  99. Just bought this on Kindle. I'll read it while I wait for Nobody's Perfect since I now have tonight free (still love you though, Kally)

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  100. Love all of your books Joey! Can not wait to read this one!

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  101. Great glimpse into a 24/7 dynamic. Thank you

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  102. Can't wait to start reading these books!

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  103. I haven't read Joey yet, thanks for the chance!!

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  104. Can't wait to read this series.

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  105. Yes I agree her just kneeling there was hotter than down right sex though that would have been hot too. Wow....*wipes drool*

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  106. Hi Joey, I haven't read your books before but after reading this you are so on my TBR list, so many books so little time ;-)

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    1. Netty, I know what you mean!! Glad I made the list, and when it reaches the top, hope you enjoy it. :>

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  107. I think I have found a new series to add to my TBR list.

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  108. Yeah a new series for me to start! I don't think I can wait until my birthday in Oct. to get these books...hmmmm maybe I'll tell my kids that the first day of fall is a holiday for moms to get presents!! Their all adults, but if I play it just right, they might belive me!! lol

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    1. Wow, I got all excited that I wrote their instead of they're. *cringe* Sorry! :D

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    2. Sue, this is a no typo-penalty zone - we're having too much fun to worry about that kind of stuff (laughter). Happy early birthday!

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  109. I enjoyed the excerpt. A new series to add to my 2BRead list.

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  110. looks like there is a new series to start reading.

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  111. I think ill check this series out too

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  112. Great excerpt. More to add to the "to read" list!
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  113. I have seen some great reviews about this series. I must get them all soon :) I think I have the first one but I will have to double check that.

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  114. Oh, my! This sounds so hot!
    I'm going to have to check out this series!

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  115. I'm listening going to look up the books right now and hopefully download to my kindle for the long weekend

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  116. I literally just finished your book Holding the Cards and absolutely loved it, not to mention I was already hooked on your Daughters of Arianne series! LOL! This all just keeps getting better and better! Definitely adding this series (as least the first 1 or 2)to my Buy on Payday list! Thanks so much for the excerpt! You're definitely becoming one of my top favorite authors!

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    1. Alysse, you made my night. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed Josh, Lauren and Marcus, and of course I'm always delighted to hear about fans of my mermaids and angels. If you haven't already, be sure and check out the David and Mina vignette on the fan forum (jwhconnection.com). If follows up on what David found out "by accident" from Clara in Mermaid's Ransom! (wink)

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  117. Love your books. So far my absolute favorite is Branded Sanctuary. Love me some Brendan.

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    1. Nancy, he's going to be in Taken by a Vampire! My two heroes and heroine are going to attend his and Chloe's wedding! :>

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  118. I've read the first book in the Knights of the Board Room series and what a way to get to know the guys. Hot Damn. Joey, you made that work! Loved it and can't wait to read the rest.

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  119. Hi Joey,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i'm a big fan and am always on the look out for your next book.:D

    tammy ramey
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  120. I am going to have soo much to read after NP!! Thank you Kallypso for introducing us to all these great authors.

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  121. I read Hostile Takeover first, didn't know about the whole series, now I have to go back and start over with the first book.. I loved Hostile Takeover!!

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  122. Like your way of explaining the Dom/sub relationship. This sounds like a great series. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. LOVED the excerpt!! I've read and am a huge fan of Joey's Vamp series...would love to get into the boardroom series too!! Thx for the giveaway op and for joining Kally's party!! :)

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  124. My TBR pile is getting huge! Terrible problem :)

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  125. Wonderful excerpt - another series to add to the TBR pile.

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  126. Loved the excerpt!! I'm always looking for new authors/books so I will definitely be putting this series on my To Buy list!

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  127. So, I'm intrigued to learn more about this book...why is she anxious? How much older is she? Older than Jon?

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    1. Books4me, she is thirteen years older than Jon (he's 30, she's 43), and her anxiety has a lot of layers, but the overriding problem is she's always craved submission, but never had a way to pursue it. Her ex-husband destroyed her self-confidence, making her feel like she was twisted and wrong, so every step with Jon is new and scary/wonderful territory for her. There's a chapter one excerpt on my website under the Knights of the Board Room link (look for Afterlife), and that might help explain it a bit as well. Hope those answers help!

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  128. Thank you Joey for the excerpt as it showed the deep emotional connection between the Dom and sub. I haven't read your series yet but will be adding it to my TBR pile.

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  129. Can't wait to read one of your stories. Sounds delicious!

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  130. I'm sorry it took me a couple days to come back, but you all have left so many delightful comments. It was inspirational to read them all - I'm ready to write another 10 chapters! (laughter). Thank you again, even if I didn't respond to you directly. I deeply appreciate you leaving such kind words for me, and I know Kally is delighted with the turnout at NP's birthday!!

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