Thanks for having me today. This is my last stop on the Master King Spotlight Virtual Tour. The lovely ladies of SSLY have asked me to tell a little about how the Masters of Tabu came about. So here goes.
I was in the middle of writing another story, totally not in this sub-genre, on a nice Fall Sunday afternoon. For some unknown, and I really mean this, the entire series came to me. Within hours, I had written a mini-synopsis for each of the main characters—their names, the women (or in one case, another man), location, everything. The plots obviously needed a little tweaking and plot changes, but as I’ve started writing them, they’ve evolved into what they are now. Currently, there are three released—Master Knight, Master Prince, and Master King which I’m spotlighting here. I’m currently writing Master Marshal and will be released in November. The other three will release next year.
I’m thoroughly enjoying writing these characters and who knows? Maybe I’ll keep them going.
Enjoy this character interview I did with Master King, followed by an excerpt. There’s information about the giveaway at the end. Today’s the last day to enter, so don’t forget to leave a comment!
Character Interview – Master King
Author: Gray Dixon
Name of Book: Master King
Series (if applicable): Masters of Tabu
Genre: Contemporary Erotica, BDSM
Character Name: Jared King
Hero/Heroine/villain/secondary: Bailey Melchor, childhood friend, lover, submissive, and entrepreneur
GRAY: Hey, Jared. I’m so happy you decided to do this interview and share with the readers.
JARED: My pleasure, sugar. It’s the least I could do for my favorite word master. (An eyebrow shoots up and the corners of his mouth turn up revealing a wicked grin.)
GRAY: *blushes* Oh my, Jared, you’re so bad. I hope I’m the only one who spins words for you. Can we change the subject and you tell us a little about yourself. How did you come to my attention?
JARED: If I remember correctly, you came to me. You wanted to bring to life a childhood friendship that blooms into a love interest when the boy and girl grow-up. I like that. Sweet, romantic and terribly sexy. You did me proud.
GRAY: Oh, yes, I remember reflecting back on something similar to me. I’m proud of you too. Tell us more. What do you do for a living?
JARED: I’m a businessman, sort of. I technically have a position at King Oil, head of acquisitions, but my older brother and father run the company. I’m considered not worthy by my family, a black eye on the King name, but I have other plans. Of course, my favorite endeavor is Club Tabu which I co-own with my friends. I understand the readers have already met two, Master Knight and Master Prince.
GRAY: Yes, they’ve made an entrance. What or who is the greatest love of your life and why?
JARED: Need you ask? My Little Bee has a loving, caring heart, yet at the same time she can be strong-willed and determined. She has her own business and with my help behind the scenes will become a big success. Pleasing her is my passion, my love, my heart which defines my life now. I wandered through my life before not knowing what I wanted, but in the end I discovered what I needed was a woman who complimented me and enjoyed the whips and chains that excite as much as I do. Someone who claimed me years ago, but I was too blind to see. Bailey is my soul mate.
GRAY: *shivers run down the spine* Oh, she must be a real treasure. With that being said, what’s your greatest fear?
JARED: Losing her, of course. Enough said. Next question.
GRAY: Okay then. Do you have a motto in life?
JARED: Not really, but I have a code I try to live by. It’s play safe, sane and always with mutual consent.
GRAY: I agree those are good words to live by in any lifestyle choice. Switching up a bit here, how do the other characters in your debut view you?
JARED: We get along great. We may have a few disagreements now and then, but I’ve known the guys since college and a couple longer. Mitchell Prince works for Knight Enterprises as the chief counsel. Brock Dragon only appears briefly in my story. You’ll get to meet him next year, as well as the others making cameo appearances throughout the series. I guess it all depends on you, sugar.
GRAY: Yes, it does. You bad boys better behave or I’ll give you some of my own version of bondage and discipline. *winks*
JARED: I wouldn’t do that, sugar. Topping from the bottom is something I don’t tolerate. Manipulation by any sub will quickly meet with discipline. Let’s just get back to the questions, shall we?
GRAY: *swallows hard* Yes, Sir. What do you prefer? To spread and hear gossip, or be the creator of gossip fodder?
JARED: Neither. I’m a straight-shooter. I unfortunately trust too much and take what people tell me as the truth. I’ve learned the hard way not believing the ones I love. Gossip doesn’t benefit anyone. Communication, and I mean honest, true exchange of opinions and feelings, is vital in any relationship whether business or personal.
GRAY: I so agree, Sir. What is it about you that will draw readers in?
JARED: My good looks and charming personality, of course. *Grins* If you were to ask Bailey, she’d probably say I make her shiver with my green-eyed look or my deep, commanding voice. Of course, I think the way you write me with a tender heart also is appealing. The readers would enjoy that. Don’t you? *winks again*
GRAY: *blushes* Alrighty then, I think it’s time to shift gears and ask random, innocuous questions.
JARED: Fire away, sugar.
GRAY: If you were a color, what color would you be and why?
JARED: Black, but I do like the occasional splash of color, like a bright white T-shirt. Why? Because I like basic color. They are a blank canvas for my tanned skin and green eyes. *Leans back in chair, crosses arms over his chest and the corners of his mouth turn up in a wicked grin* Don’t you agree?
GRAY: *clears throat* Um, I’m supposed to ask the questions, Sir. I think we need to move on. I think I’ll stick with a few lightning speed questions instead. Are you ready?
JARED: Sugar, I’m always ready, are you?
GRAY: *sighs* Okay. Blondes, Redheads, or Brunettes?
JARED: I love all women, but I prefer brunettes, especially the color of Bailey’s. Long and straight and easy to wrap my fist in.
GRAY: (trying to stay composed) Boxers or Briefs?
JARED: Commando all the way baby, but I’ll occasionally wear boxers if I have a formal affair to attend.
GRAY: (quickly losing composure with that image) Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla?
JARED: Those are the only choices? Not fair. If I have to choose, I’ll go with chocolate. Maybe a little whipped cream.
GRAY: A cherry on top too?
JARED: Well now, sugar. I can’t tell you everything. I need some mystery.
GRAY: (mouth still agape) Oh, I…I thought you were, oh never mind. Next one. Soft and Sweet or Up Against the Wall?
JARED: You’re really asking me that? Seriously? Up against the wall…or restrained on the cross with legs spread. Or, maybe bent over my knee. I’d add a blindfold and—
GRAY: Oh, please stop, Sir. This isn’t going well. I’m losing control. Let’s just end the interview with a thank you to Master King for sharing some interesting information for the readers. I know how busy you are and look forward to reading more about you and Bailey in the future.
JARED: My pleasure, sugar. I hope I brought you and the readers a little pleasure today. I always strive to do just that. A little pain combined with the right kind of pleasure is always a good thing.
Genre: Contemporary Erotica (BDSM)
The Masters of Tabu center around the journey of college friends from Dallas, Texas, seeking redemption, healing and love when they least expect it. Hot days and sizzling nights await—Marcus Knight, Mitchell Prince, Jared King, Shane Marshal, Brock Dragon and Jagger Squire with Simon Tempest, a friend of Marcus Knight rounding out the co-owners of Club Tabu, a BDSM private club. Dallas will never be the same.
Tomorrow, a few new rules have to be put in place. Tonight, Jared had other plans.
Jared King has hard rules and plays hard with the submissives at Club Tabu. Living the high life the way he wants has caused more problems with his family. His kink lifestyle is an embarrassment to the King family name. He refuses to settle down and fall in-line with what his father wants. Then there’s his childhood friend haunting his dreams, but the woman told him she despises him. Deep down, he’d defend her honor and lay down his way of life for her.
Bailey Melchor is a boutique owner and daddy’s little girl, except she wants to succeed on her own, not using his money. She’s had one true love, but she can’t stand him. Their one-time hookup turned into a disaster twelve years ago. They meet again at a friend’s wedding, but after too many glasses of champagne, they wake up in bed together. Not Dallas, but Vegas.
Enjoy this Naughty Excerpt from Master King:
He spanked her again, over the same spot, which now was a pretty shade of pink. Bailey whimpered, but there was an undertone of lust in her voice. The tiny mewls made his dick harden.
“Do you believe in second chances, Bee?” he whispered, as he passed his palm over her mound. She felt bare beneath the thin fabric.
“Depends, I guess. I’d like to think everyone deserves at least one, but life can fool us into thinking it can happen.”
He pushed the slender part of the thong aside and eased a finger between her moistened pussy lips. She was soft to the touch and very wet. He wondered if she really was turned on by his rough handling and anticipated exploring the issue. Her moan echoed off the walls. The thought of how his tongue would push inside her, eagerly tasting and savoring her essence, nearly made him come.
Pressing two fingers into her pussy, her body answered, her inner tissues squeezing him. He added a third, stretching her more. His cock pressed like a hard, steel rod against the leather of his pants.
“We’re virtual strangers, Bailey. We may have had sex once before, but too many years have slipped by to say we know one another in an intimate way. Since no one will ever know what happens here, do you want to see where this will take us?”
“Yes,” she panted her response.
“That’s my good girl. Then consider this our second chance.” Pumping his fingers inside her a few times, he felt her shiver with each move. With his thumb, he circled her clit, and she cried out in pleasure. He paused and shook his head slightly. His body continued to feel strange, almost like he’d been drugged, but he brushed the crazy thoughts aside in favor of believing it was her intoxicating power over him. He had to get her out of there and somewhere more private. “Turn around.”
She lowered her arms and did as he asked which pleased him with her immediate compliance.
He cradled her chin between his thumb and forefinger, and she lifted her eyes to meet his. “As much as I’d like to hear you scream and beg for my cock, Bailey, I won’t do that to you here. This isn’t you, and I won’t subject you to my world without discussing this further. Do you want to go to my place or yours?”
His cock wasn’t relaxed, and he had to have her without scaring the shit out of her like their last time. His arousal grew by the second waiting for her to respond. He leaned forward to enjoy her scent which only served to heighten the increasing pain in his groin with the hardening erection.
She stared up at him mutely then her body went limp as he held her in his embrace. She grinned and spoke in a whisper. “I don’t care. Anywhere is fine, as long as I am with you. Surprise me.”
master King was a very unusual BDSM novel. Jared King has a Dom persona in the eyes of strangers, but to his family, he is the black sheep. Always berated, never good enough. You would think as a Dom he wouldn’t put up with that, But Jared never stands up to his family for himself. However, for his Bailey, he would tell them all to go to hell.
I loved the fact that this Master had a few chinks in his armor. But, for someone who should know the value of communication, his failure to communicate with the one he loves drove me nuts.
And Bailey cracked me up! I spitfire of an independent women, who discovers (much to her chagrin) that she likes to give up control in the bedroom. Her internal dialogue was hilarious.
As with all of the Club Tabu novels, Master King combines the heat and eroticism of the BDSM world with a heartfelt story of love and discovery.