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Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.
In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.
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The final break was brief—a momentary lapse filled with phone calls. The smiles on their faces as they ended their calls and the amusement in their voices left little doubt they’d been speaking with the women.
Cara: May I ask what you all find so amusing?
Kade: The women are planning a surprise for us.
Stryker: *grumbles* I don’t like surprises.
Lance: You will tonight since Viviana’s taken her time planning it or you and I will have issues.
Lorenzo: Let’s get this finished. I have a treat of my own to get together for Katey.
Cara: The fourth and most recent Pleasure Brigade release, Passion’s Trust, picks up a few months after the third book. Katey was in her new job at The Brigade—working with Chase. Was it hard for you to lose her at Brigade Financial?
Lorenzo: She’d become my daily addiction. Her sweet smile and all the small things she did to brighten my day made it harder than hell to give her up. But I knew it was the right thing to do. She proved herself a valuable asset to Chase here at The Brigade quickly enough. I didn’t expect her to embrace the lifestyle with as much enthusiasm as she did.
Stryker: Her and those stacks of notebooks drove Santiago crazy. I found it sort of sexy when she’d watch Lance and I scene with Autumn and scribble as though she’d discovered a long-lost secret.
Lance: I’ve been meaning to find those notebooks and read what she noted about those scenes. It would be interesting.
Lorenzo: You will not invade her privacy like that.
Kade: *laughs and leans back* I’m glad it’s not me on the hot seat.
Cara: Tell us about The Brig. This is the first time we’ve seen it featured in the series.
Lorenzo: The Brigade is a BDSM resort. Even though most of our guests prefer to have their first experiences outside of the typical club environment, we want them to get acclimated to the way it works.
Kade: The Brig is a teaching BDSM club with everything you’d see in the real environment. It’s more instructional in nature so the positioning of the different stations and the equipment changes frequently.
Cara: We see very quickly that Katey has been exploring The Brig and has finally decided to be more active. She’s about to back out after discovering that you all are vetting potential Brigade Masters when you arrive, Lorenzo. Was that intentional? Had you been watching her?
Lorenzo: *shifts in his chair and clears his throat* Clearly you’ve been chatting with some certain females at the Brigade. *The guys laugh* I’d observed her forays into The Brig from the security monitors. I wanted to guide her through it myself but didn’t trust myself to operate hands-off. Giving her the freedom to explore unattended hopefully helped her feel at ease with the lifestyle and figure out what she was drawn to.
Cara: Tell me more about the questionnaire we see her struggling to fill out.
Lorenzo: It’s more of a checklist. It’s quite common within the BDSM lifestyle. Knowing one’s hard limits and desires is an essential facet of scene negotiations. It was even more so with Katey because of her past. I was concerned impact play would be difficult for her because of the abuse she’d suffered. But again, that’s something you should discuss with her. Not us.
Cara: Were you surprised at how easily she accepted you and the lifestyle?
Lorenzo: I was humbled. She entrusted me with her submission fully with a passion I hadn’t expected. She was more amazing than I could have foreseen.
Cara: Thank you all for speaking with us.
Stryker: *glances at his phone* Perfect timing. They’re at the gate.
Lance: *stands* Anytime. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some subs to greet.
Katey Meadows has a dream job—working at The Brigade, an exclusive BDSM resort catering to curious, inexperienced vanillas like her. Studiously taking notes and formulating her strategy for plunging desire-first into her submission fantasies becomes an exercise in futility and sexual frustration when the Master she wants more than anything is the one man who rescued her from the brink of financial ruin. Overcoming her past was easy. Kneeling before her heart’s desire could prove impossible.
Lorenzo Garofali has adhered to a hands-off policy with Katey—until now. Determined to strip away her armor of distrust and insecurity, he soon discovers that baring her submissive desires means setting aside his baser instinct to claim her as his. Sharing her passion with his fellow Brigade Masters is tolerable. Losing her is not.