Dare to Play?

Have you ever fallen to your knees for a man? Get a little taste of what it could be like with Eden Bradley’s newest release Breaking Skye. I met Eden last year before RWA and was thrilled when she came to our Passionate Ink party as one of our speakers. She’s very knowledgeable and makes you want to know just a little bit more.

I’m thrilled she is visiting us and talking about Breaking Skye. Can’t wait to read it myself. Eden has a little challenge for ya’ll, are you up to it for a chance to win some of her fabulous books? I dare you.

Thanks for coming to play with us, Eden.

I’m so excited to be here today to talk about my hot and romantic BDSM story BREAKING SKYE. I really love this story. I know—we authors are supposed to love all our books, and we do, but some just stand out. I think in this case it’s the hero.

Adam Dunne is one of those men who can make you want to drop to your knees from across a room. He’s gorgeous, sophisticated, and he absolutely reeks Dominant! No one could possibly say no to this man. But he’s very careful with his responsibilities—and if he’s taken you down to your knees, his responsibility is you—so you know you’ll never come to any harm in his hands. *girlish sigh*

Because after all, having him ‘hurt’ you and ‘harm’ you are two different things. Sometimes the hurt is fun…like a nice little spanking…flung across his lap, one of his strong hands in your hair, pulling tight, making you want to be right there doing exactly this. Making you need to be…oh, yes, that’s Adam. My kinda guy.

And he’s Skye’s kinda guy, too. Oh, she fights it a bit—it’s in her nature. But watching her struggle is one the things that captures Adam’s attention, fascinates him, until he can’t do anything but have her.


When power play becomes more than just a game…

BDSM. Submission. Spanking…These are the things Skye has always craved, the desires she has never allowed herself to explore. Until now. She thought she was looking for a single experience, something to purge these strange yearnings from her system. Instead she finds a man whose absolute authority and stunning good looks leave her breathless, willing to do anything he asks of her. But only for one night…

Adam has other ideas. Skye could be the perfect submissive once he’s done training her—for someone else. For him, that’s always the way it’s been. But Skye is different. Enticing. Intoxicating. Irresistible. Soon all he can think of is breaking Skye—and keeping her for himself.



This could not be him.

This man… he could not be the man who would strip her bare, put her on her knees and do unspeakable things to her. Lovely, wicked things she had only ever imagined in the darkest corners of her mind. He was too perfect for the role, as if he’d stepped out of her fantasies. But she knew the moment he stepped into the café and she caught the first stunning glimpse of his face that he was the man she was there to meet.

When she’d posted her ad on the bondage.com website her cousin Esme had told her about, she’d imagined finding a man with an air of command. A man who lived by the ‘Safe, Sane and Consensual’ credo. A man who could guide her through this experience with practiced, capable hands. He was all of those things, she knew, from their two weeks of communicating via email.

Confident. Commanding. Intelligent. Kinky. And he came with the best possible references from others who knew him in the kink community. He had it all, on paper. And in person…he was almost too beautiful to be real. Like some fallen angel with his evil-looking goatee, his sharply-honed bone structure, the way his dark hair, worn a little too long, fell into his eyes. She watched as he approached, broad shoulders shrugging their way out of his black wool coat. Adam Dunne had an enormous, palpable presence that mirrored his size—she swore she could feel it emanating from him.

Power. That’s what it was. Power and a stark male beauty that made her breath catch.

Pull yourself together. He’s just a man.

Except that he was so much more. She knew it in that very first electric instant.

She took in a breath of the coffee-scented air and forced her fluttering pulse to calm as she pushed her long hair from her cheek.

He stepped closer and as he pulled his coat off she saw him shiver a bit at the damp San Francisco cold. Perhaps he was human after all.

He was beautifully dressed in a way that seemed almost European to her: black slacks that looked as if they’d been custom-made, a thin, dark wool sweater, a gray scarf looped casually around his neck.

He spoke her name in a low voice that felt like a caress. “Skye.”

Certainty in his voice. She had a feeling this man never doubted himself. That no one ever doubted him. A Dominant through and through. What had she heard this kind of man called in her research on the Internet? A ‘true Dominant’?

He smiled crookedly, just a small quirking at one corner of his mouth. There was a scar on his lush lower lip, which made her want to reach out and touch it, just trace it with her fingertips.

Of course, she would never do such a thing. Definitely not with a man like him.

“You are Skye?”

She curled her fingers around the handle of her tea mug as she looked up into eyes that were a dark, dusky blue framed in thick lashes. “What? Yes. You must be Adam.”

He nodded, took her free hand as he slid into the chair across from hers. He held on a few moments too long, the lambent heat of his touch making her wonder if she wanted him to let go. Making her want to yank her hand back to safety at the same time.

She had never in her life thought herself to be in over her head with any man. Until now…


BREAKING SKYE is out now, and can be found on Amazon and Smashwords, with B&N and more online retailers to come soon! You can find more info on my website: www.EdenBradley.com or my group blog: www.Smutketeers.com or by following me on twitter-I’m always there-lol! https://twitter.com/EdenBradley

Meanwhile, we’ll have to entertain ourselves with a giveaway!

CONTEST!!! Just comment here and tell me what about erotic fiction you love. Is it the ‘taboo’ quality, the sexy heroes? The sensual mix of sex and romance? Let’s chat! One lucky winner will win an ebook package: 1 copy each of my BDSM novel PLEASURE’S EDGE(written as Eve Berlin, but it’s still me!), and my vampire novella THE SEEKING KISS-just to mix it up a little. I’ll be back to announce the winner tomorrow!

A big thank you and an even bigger wet kiss to Cristal for having me here today-love ya, doll



16 thoughts on “Dare to Play?

  1. There’s a thrill in erotic romance that I don’t feel when I read regular romances. It’s like there’s an edge to it, even if it’s not BDSM, that makes me want to know what’s going to happen next. And I love being surprised when the author does something I don’t see coming.

  2. I was never much of a Romance Novel gal… but then I was forced to read read FSoG by my best friend while I was on bed rest after surgery. . . then got on Twitter and found so many interesting writers (what a great, supportive community you ladies -and a couple guys- have out there) and decided to read their work…. Whoa! I have to say…. the Dominant man who ADORES his woman is such a fantasy. Erotic-Romance – with a touch of/a lot of BDSM is keeping me out of trouble…. but will eventually, maybe lead me into more trouble than I ever had in the first place… we’ll see. For now, I’m going to go snuggle in w/ a book. nitex

  3. I always liked romance novels.but was introduced to erotic and BDSM romance books about a year old. Now I can’t put them down . The thrill and the passion keeps you wanting more and the care Dom’s show their Sub’s is so intense. Wanting to please them in every way. Just pure pleasure !!!

  4. Just bought this book just from the excerpt, now I just need to find the time to read it lol. Can’t wait though! I love all types of erotica: bdsm, vanilla, m/m, m/f/m, etc. I just love to read new things and stories that interest me.

  5. Erotica and Erotic romances have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Perhaps it all started with me being my defiant self and reading all the taboo stuff my mum warned me against. It’s an addiction now, and my husband approves it. Kind of a win/win situation now that I’m ‘grown up’. hehe :)

  6. Admittedly I am boring for my erotica preferences….short hot story, either a committed couple (for a HEA) or a chance encounter (for a HFN). Love the EC for Men line. Will dip my toes into other genres, but I always come back to what I love. And…hi Cristal…long time no talk.

  7. Oh, I hope to win this giveaway! I enjoy reading books that have a mix of heat, spark between h/H, a conflict that is dealt with properly and of course, Hawthorne sex ;)

  8. I love it all! I like the sensuality and relationship between the H/h (and with extra Heroes if that’s part of the storyline!) I like the taboo. I enjoy learning new things, about lifestyles and desires that are new to me. Erotic romance allows my imagination to run wild with my fantasies and adds new dimension to them or gives me new fantasies to play with :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Hi all! thanks so much for visiting. I’ve been traveling so unable to get in a post to each one of you a reply. Eden will be back too as I know she was away as well.


  10. So sorry, folks-tech difficulties then Cristal and I kept missing each other, but I have picked a winner-and the winner is:
    Just email me:
    eden_bradley@yahoo.com with ‘Cristal Ryder’s winner’ in the subject line and I’ll get your prizes to you ASAP!
    Just a note-I’ll be out of town from the evening of the 20th through the 35th, so no email until I’m back. :)

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