Hello my lovely friends:)
Today continues my introductions of the two main characters from Bane of My Existence which is released tomorrow. Yesterday, I introduced you to Antonia, our 21-year-old heroine. Today, you meet Master Bane. (Can I say yum?) And remember, everything in italics is a direct quote from the book.
Master Bane is 43, a lifestyle dominant, owner of the new fetish club Liaisons and a friend of Kayle's. He is calm, quiet and one look speaks for itself.
The man standing in front of her exuded power in a way she had never even considered before. It was terrifying and thrilling at the same time. At well over six feet tall, he towered over her seated form. In the dark light of the room his face was partially in shadow; but what she could see was angular and firm. His expression made her feel as if she was being examined.
Well-known in the Portland scene, it is the subs who tell Antonia the most about him.
“Oh, yes. Master Bane is very good at sizing up a person quickly. You must show some promise... Better finish the forms, though. He insists on everything being done correctly and is a rather unique disciplinarian.”
“Master just told me he plans to make sure everyone knows I am his and I don’t know quite what that means. I mean, isn’t that what the collar is for?”
“Oooh!” Sue squeaked. “You lucky girl. No matter what it is,” she added when Tommy raised an eyebrow. “I mean come on. Everything he does is amazing from what I hear.”
Antonia isn't sure if she will ever understand who he is because just when she thinks she is getting a handle on Alexandre Bane Mortel, something happens to make her question her own judgment.
As he pulled Antonia into his arms, he said, “Thank you, gentlemen. I think a paddling from seven strong dominants should help them remember the next time they wish to do something stupid.” Antonia curled into his embrace and leaned her head on his shoulder. Seven. He had let seven men paddle those girls. Her punishments seemed nothing in comparison. Who was this man, anyway? He seemed so different to her as opposed to how he treated others.
Unfortunately Master Bane has secrets, secrets he refuses to reveal. When those secrets inadvertently come between him and Antonia, he first decides that letting her go is in both of their best interest. Even doms make mistakes. It is a good thing that he is willing to admit and apologize for it.
Revealing his deepest secret is not easy and once it is out, he must wait to see how Antonia will react. Will she forgive him? Or run away never to be seen again?
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Bane of My Existence
Part 1 of 'The Shift' Trilogy
Genre: Paranormal BDSM Erotic Romance
Series: 'The Shift'
When Antonia is convinced by her friend Kayle to apply at Liaisons, a new fetish club in town, she never expects to meet Master Bane or to become his sub.
As she falls more and more for the enigmatic man two decades her senior, there is something about him that she cannot quite figure out. She can tell he is keeping something from her and even as that gulf stretches between them, she falls further and further in love with him.
When the truth comes out, can she accept it? Or is this the end?
Labels: Bane of My Existence, erotic romance, Master Bane, novel, paranormal, spanking, The Shift, Thianna D, trilogy