Let’s face it—there is a whole lot of crap in this world. We get bombarded by it on a daily bases from the news, family, friends, internet, everywhere. Life can be the mega bomb of crap all on its own. So when I go hunting for entertainment, I want to feel happy when I’m done. I don’t want to read a book or watch a show that leaves me sad and crying. Those are emotions I don’t need to take with me when the story is done. Yes, I know they’re fictional story, but the emotions they evoke linger just like the story itself can linger in my mind.
So when I read and write, I like a story that makes me happy when I’m done. It’s all right if I cry along the way, but man those two characters better be together when it’s all over. I want to believe that they are happy, in love and all is well. I want to feel that happiness for them.
Have you ever smiled for half a day after you finished a fantastic romance? Have you gotten excited talking about a book because it was that good? Those books make you feel great, right? They make you happy and that’s what romance books are really about.
Does love conquer all? In real life we know that’s not always true. But dang, it makes me feel good to believe in that. It gives me hope and even if it’s only a smidgen of happiness, it’s so much better than sadness or anger. Real happily ever afters are filled with bumps and bruises, but they do exist. Romance stories give us that hope to keep on looking until we find our own.
So tell me, why do you like happy ever after endings?
Bonds of Need
Book 2 in the Wicked Play Series
by Lynda Aicher
When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she’s not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she’s put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she’s denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can’t resist the temptation to play…
Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that’s not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she’s never known.
With Deklan’s guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan’s love—to defy her past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. It’s a simple fact that has been true since she discovered the words of Judy Blume at the age of ten. After years of weekly travel as a consultant implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now, her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffer, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator. If writing wasn’t a priority, it wouldn’t get done.
A gulp of fresh air filled her lungs the second she entered the hallway. She stalled there, shaking as she slumped against the wall. She locked her knees to keep herself upright, an act that brought a smirk to her lips. Eric always punished her for locking her knees. One of the first lessons she was taught as a sub was to keep her knees loose to limit the chance of fainting.
She turned her head and stared down the long hallway to the stairway at the end. The faint sounds of the Dungeon drifted down to her like a lure, pulling her in, closer to temptation, to the forbidden acts taking place just beyond her reach.
Closing her eyes, she centered in on the distant crack of a whip, the smack of a paddle against flesh, the wail of a sub timed with the clinking of chains. Her lips compressed as she struggled against the desire to join. The need that tugged at her to walk up the stairs and take what her body so desperately wanted.
She twisted the black band on her wrist, her mark as a visitor to The Den. But her status had been elevated, the red light having changed to green. She could play if she wanted. Her safety catch had been released, and now there was nothing stopping her but free will.
Her decision to make.
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