Please welcome LM Somerton to On the Bench. LM lives in a small village in the English countryside, she has a list of MM/ BDSM books published with Total-E-Bound including her Tales from the Edge Series that LM is showcasing today – But more importantly she has admitted to liking vegemite and rugby. Okay so it was rugby union but hey any footy is better than no footy – it’s definitely a start. Lol!
I’m also impressed with her holiday ideas. Count me in LM 😉
Now I just have to try and encourage her to switch from that other rugby and follow league.
LM Somerton is On the Bench
Tales from The Edge – Series Blurb
The Edge is a training company with a difference. Its weekend clients come for classes in bondage and domination, not team building and problem solving.
The management, staff and customers of The Edge do not lead boring lives. In fact they have a habit of getting themselves into all kinds of trouble. Put Dominant, possessive alpha males together with bratty, loveable submissives and sparks are bound to fly. These Tales from The Edge are their stories.
Sometimes it takes willpower to resist temptation but courage to give in.
Aiden Keller is a brilliant and intriguing young man. When he’s convicted of hacking, his sentence takes him to The Edge, a high-end corporate training company with a mysterious sideline. There he is given into the custody of its owner, the enigmatic and demanding Heath Anders, and his business partner Joe Dexter.
From the moment Heath takes charge of Aiden he recognises the boy’s submissive nature, even though it is well hidden beneath a veneer of snarky attitude. But for twelve months, Aiden will be his responsibility and Heath cannot allow himself to get involved whilst the boy is obliged to obey him.
Aiden settles into his new life with the help of Olly, Joe’s pretty, submissive boyfriend, who is very perceptive when it comes to noticing the sparks of attraction flying between Aiden and Heath. Slowly and gently, he teaches Aiden that submission is not a weakness and to accept his desire to be dominated.
Unable to resist, Heath starts to test Aiden’s willingness to be obedient, and against all the odds, love (and lust) start to bloom. Aiden, however, is not quite what he seems and his past is about to endanger all their lives.
Aiden watched as he walked away. Broad shoulders topped a body wrapped in a dark fleece and black jeans. Every movement spoke of restrained strength. He moved confidently with a measured, unhurried pace. Aiden couldn’t stop his gaze from drifting down to a very nice arse—the guy was exceptionally well put together. It wasn’t difficult to imagine what it would be like to be held down by Heath, and somehow Aiden knew that held down was what he would be. Heath didn’t look the type for caring and sharing. He was so obviously dominant that it oozed from every pore.
“Probably straight.” Aiden hoped he had only thought the words rather than said them out loud. It was hardly appropriate to be thinking about the man in that way. Still, if he had to be stuck in some godforsaken place as slave labour for twelve months, at least there would be something nice to look at. Twelve months. Fuck. It felt like a life sentence, and Aiden wondered for the millionth time if what he had done was worth it.
Heath returned, levered his long legs beneath the table and placed a large cup of steaming coffee in front of him. Aiden’s hands shook just a little as he ripped open a sugar sachet and sprinkled a few grains into his drink. The fight with the miniature milk cartons proved a bit more challenging until a large hand closed around his own, took the annoying little pot away and opened it for him. The burning sensation would have been less if Aiden had plunged his hand into an open fire. Skin on skin contact with Heath short-circuited his brain and turned his cock into a very hard problem.
He shifted uncomfortably. “I don’t need your help.” He fought the second milk carton and sprayed white liquid across the table.
“Of course you don’t.” Heath wiped up the mess with a serviette. “Look at me, Aiden.”
Aiden suddenly found the tabletop very interesting indeed, but there was something about that voice that stripped away his resistance. Slowly, unwillingly, he raised his eyes.
“Better. I have one ground rule that we need to get out of the way. I know you don’t want to be here. Well, suck it up—I don’t care. You did something wrong and this is punishment, not a fucking day trip.”
Aiden blinked and clenched his fists beneath the table.
“From this point on, you do what I say, when I say it. Disobey me and you will be punished. Do as you’re told and we will get along just fine.”
“So, you say ‘Jump’ and I say ‘How high’? Is that how this works?” Months of frustration and worry brought sharpness to Aiden’s voice.
“How high, how far and what kind of fucking landing is required.”
© L M Somerton
You can buy Living on the Edge today from Total-E-Bound
Hi Donna, thanks so much for having me on the blog! I’m very excited about my new series of MM BDSM stories, Tales from The Edge, the second of which, Living on the Edge is available now. I had great fun answering your questions, so here they are:
What was the first book you had published?
The Portrait – an MM BDSM ghost story!
What was your initial reaction when offered that first contract?
Euphoria, then abject terror that nobody would like it.
Of the books you have written is there one that holds a special place in your heart and why?
Probably the book I’m just finishing now. It’s a rewrite of my first ever attempt at a story and though it doesn’t bare much resemblance to the original, the characters are very dear to me.
Are you a disciplined writer or do you have to wait for the muse to arrive? Do you have a ritual that gets you in the mood?
I wish I was disciplined! Unfortunately when I write is dictated by how it can be fitted around a family and a full-time job. I need support from coffee and chocolate (obviously) but the evenings work best for me providing there are no interruptions from the cat / child / husband!
What was the last book you read?
Sean Michaels’s latest –
What are you working on now?
Just finishing the first book in a new series about two detectives. It’s tentatively titled Rasputin’s Kiss. I also have plans for two more books in the Tales from The Edge series.
What genre would you like to try and write that is different from your own?
When you receive edits are you Teary and Disillusioned or Feisty and Focussed?
F&F, definitely. My editor is a star and definitely makes my books better. I rarely disagree with her comments though they do sometimes have me rolling on the floor laughing!
What is one thing in your books you’d like to try?
OMG! Don’t think I can admit to that.
Now for some hard hitters with an Aussie flavour!
A sport /sportsperson that you watch? (C’mon there must be one) OR An embarrassing sporting memory.
Rugby (Union not League) – what’s not to like about thirty hot blokes getting sweaty in tight shirts and shorts? It’s probably treason to say this, but the Aussie team is much better looking than the English one – Liam Gill is very cute (are you allowed to call a rugby player cute?). D* – LM, I think I found a ‘cute’ photo of your union boy for you. I prefer the first photo…hot rugby league player. Have you had a chance to browse through the photos on my Facebook author page, I think I can sway you over to league. Lol!
Favourite Aussie Author/Actor /Musician?
Chris and Liam Hemsworth. Yummy.
Your view on Vegemite?
Love it on buttered toast. D* – Correct answer LM, yet so many of my guests get it wrong 😉
Formal dinner party or backyard barbeque?
BBQ, though in the UK these usually end up inside because of the weather!
Adventure holiday or relaxing by the pool?
Bit of both? Pool at the base of a remote waterfall, preferably with Chris and Liam. Skinnydipping. *D – Like the way you think!
Favourite Aussie holiday place or one you’ve always wanted to visit?
I love the beaches south of the Margaret River area – completely gorgeous. Opals are my birthstone so I’d love to go to Coober Pedy and dig up my own!
Find out more about LM and her books on her Total E Bound Author Page http://www.total-e-bound.com/authordetail.asp?A_ID=252 or her Blog