Renee Rose is visiting me today to share the details about her hot new historical, Held for Ransom. Take it away, Renee...
Thank you for having me today, Sue! I appreciate the opportunity to talk about what has become one of my favorite babies, Held for Ransom.
This medieval story is set in pre-Arthurian England, following a priestess of Avalon who is kidnapped and (as you might have guessed) held for ransom by a mercenary knight who seeks the release of his clan members from her brother’s dungeon. Keeping two characters cooped up in a small room together for a week (particularly when one character is tied up the entire time) gives an author all kinds of opportunities for forced intimacies.
In the following excerpt, Crow led Ariana into a discussion about why she is still a virgin...
“You felt foolish because you had no experience?”
She shrugged. “I suppose. With men, anyway. The priestesses give pleasure to one another at times.”
His cock, already firming with the discussion, surged to attention at the thought of the beautiful princess being pleasured by another priestess. He shifted uncomfortably in his seat and she turned, as if catching his thoughts. Her eyes fell to his lap, the color blooming across her cheeks.
“That excites you?” she asked, her voice no more than a whisper.
“Aye,” he groaned. “Goddess forgive me, it pleases to hear you have not known a man, and the idea of you being pleasured by a woman…” He groaned. “I long to see such a thing.”
Her brow furrowed. “Why?”
He gave a quick shake of his head, heat flushing through his body. “You cannot think how beautiful it might be for a man to watch two women together?”
She cocked her head. “No. Would you not prefer to see a woman with a man? If you prefer women, I mean?”
He shifted in his seat again, trying to find comfort for his straining cock. “I should not like to see you with any man but me,” he clarified, hardly believing they were having such a conversation and he was admitting his attraction so openly.
She looked uncertain. “You should not like to see a woman with any man but you?”
“No, I should not like to see you with any man but me.” His heart thudded at the daring of it, but then, what harm could there be in his honesty? She already wished him dead, it certainly could not make things worse.
When Sir Gorran’s people disappear after a raid on a Saxon settlement, he kidnaps Princess Ariana, a priestess of Avalon, and demands their return. Though he knew he risked Ariana’s curse as well as a lifetime hiding from the king’s sword, he does not realize his greatest risk in holding the lovely princess for ransom is to his heart.
The intimacy shared with her kidnapper leaves Ariana wounded by the experience and his reappearance at the annual tournament only deepens her pain. When her brother foists him on her as a guardian and slave she must come to terms with her feelings for the dominant warrior. Will she send him away to his death, or will she realize her pain is only caused by living without him?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains spanking, anal punishment and erotic sex scenes.
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Renee Rose is a modern dance teacher, Feldenkrais Practitioner(R), energy worker and kinkster. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, her books are all centered around her favorite kink: spanking. She can be found on: