New Contract with Siren


Good news, my latest book has been accepted by Siren, and should be published some time February.

It's called 

The Dom with the Dragon Tattoo

and will be the 5th in the 
Masters of Submission Series.



Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year Year. 

Jan Bowles 

Guest Blogger: Nya Rawlyns ~ Erotic Romance Author

My guest blogger today is erotic romance author Nya Rawlyns. To my knowledge she has 10 books published with various publishers, including XOXO Publishing. Please read on and give a warm welcome to this highly creative writer.


Q. Where did you get the idea for Acid Jazz Singer (Hunger Hurts)?


I love stories about conflicted male characters, men with, shall we say … flexible moral codes who manage to do the right thing, sometimes in spite of themselves. They exist on the fringes of society, playing by their own rules. Combine that with the endless options of a paranormal ‘Verse and you have a recipe for high action, intense encounters and the kind of gritty, raw realism I dearly love.

Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in Acid Jazz Singer (Hunger Hurts).

Actually, what we have is hero and hero(ine). Let me explain. Travis McKenzie is a man with an uncertain lineage, adept at hunting the demons infesting Camden’s mean streets and protecting the only thing he cares about. That would be RayLee, the chief performer and owner of a club frequented by a clientele of whom nightmares are made. 

Read the 1st Chapter of Master and Inquisitor Free


Here is the 1st Chapter of Master and Inquisitor in its entirety. I hope you enjoy it. 

Master and Inquisitor is available from Bookstrand HERE


MASTER AND INQUISITOR
Masters of Submission 4

JAN BOWLES
Copyright © 2013





Chapter One

Beth Beaumont curiously surveyed the imposing brick façade of the large building directly across the street. A pair of huge bronze ravens guarded the impressive entrance to the club. According to the whispers circulating Boston, Club Submission was the place to come for all shades of kink. Beth took a lungful of the early-morning air, savoring the moment as the wind rustled pleasantly through her long, blonde hair. It had been a while since she’d last explored and enjoyed the fetish scene. Now, her self-appointed three-year exile was about to come to an end, albeit on a partial basis, because she was here in a strictly professional capacity. 

Three years ago, she could never have imagined wanting to return to the hedonistic delights of the BDSM world, but time was a great healer, and now the draw was proving too strong. When she’d heard of a vacancy for a bar attendant in the exclusive private club, she’d been unable to resist the lure. 

Truth be known, financially she didn’t need this job. She already worked from nine to five as a clerk for a national bank in downtown Boston. No, the position being offered by Club Submission was simply a way of reconnecting with people heavily into the lifestyle. She still didn’t know if she could entirely let go of the past. Antonio, her first and only Master, had been her entire world. She was convinced that no other Dom could ever take his place, but she desperately needed to rekindle some of the old magic. Christ, she was just twenty-seven years old. She wasn’t about to give up on life just yet.

2012 Achievements

Erotic Romance Author Jan Bowles, reflects on 2012. As the year draws to an end it is time for some quiet contemplation. 

This year has been good for me. I received a 'Top Earner' award from Siren-Publishing in recognition for being one of their top 25 authors of 2012. 

I'm also pleased to announce that as an author I've now sold over 100,000 books with Siren in the past 2 years. I also occasionally write under the pen name of Kayla Knight, so check out my books.

http://www.bookstrand.com/jan-bowles

http://www.bookstrand.com/kayla-knight

May I take this opportunity to thank all my readers and wish them a 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR





Release Day ~ Master and Inquisitor

It's release day for Master and Inquisitor the 4th installment in my Masters of Submission series 

Hi, Everyone

My latest BDSM book ~ Master and Inquisitor is released. It's the 4th book in the Masters of Submission series, and in celebration I'm holding a release party on Facebook, and giving away some prizes. All my Facebook friends have been invited, so check your messages if you want to come along. 

Party HERE

1st prize is a signed paperback of Master of Submission, the book that kicked off the series, plus a key charm that looks exactly like Ethan's key to the Inquisitor's Chamber. 

I'm really pleased that the keys look just like Ethan's on the cover of the book. Check it out. 

2nd prize is a necklace with a Tibetan silver key charm and a genuine 4mm Swarovski crystal. It is set on a 16 inch silver plated chain, with an extension chain and a Swarovski crystal end.

3rd prize is a key or bag/purse charm and is made from Tibetan silver, silver plated beads and a genuine 4mm Swarovski crystal. It is finished with a silver plated lobster clasp. 


It is due to start at 4.pm US time (Texas) As I live in the UK, someone will have to tell me when that is. :-) I'll be asking some questions, and the correct answers will be put into a virtual hat and a random number generator will pick the winners. Now I will have to devise some wicked questions. :-)

If you're not a friend on Facebook, just request to join me, and I'll send you an invite. 

Friend me on Facebook HERE

Check out Master and Inquisitor HERE

Guest Blogger: Joey James Hook ~ Erotic Romance Author

Today we have erotic romance writer Joey James Hook. He writes gritty m/m romance novels that are already causing quite a stir. One Two Three, Shatter, which is published with Silver Publishing, has just received a Top Pick award from The Romance Reviews! So read on to find out more from this highly talented author. 


Q. Where did you get the idea for One Two Three, Shatter? 

I got the idea for One Two Three, Shatter... actually, I'm not quite sure where I got the idea for that novel from. Kaleb just came to me as such a complete being, with a solid but tragic backstory, and as a muse, he just kept pressing me to write his story until I finished it.

Q. Tell us a bit about the hero and heroine in One Two Three, Shatter. 

Well, Kaleb's a tortured guy. He grew up in an abusive home and he's sort of more like an anti-hero. He does things he doesn't understand out of a fear he can't quite comprehend, and to be candid, he screws up royally, but there's just something about him that you just can't quite hate. Knowing what he's been through, you sort of empathize with him. At least, I do. You just want to see him have his happy ending, which I promise you, he does end up getting. 

Master and Inquisitor Release Day Prizes

Hi, Everyone

On Friday 14th December, my latest BDSM book ~ Master and Inquisitor is released. It's the 4th book in the Masters of Submission series, and in celebration I'm holding a release party on Facebook, and giving away some prizes. All my Facebook friends have been invited, so check your messages if you want to come along. 

Party HERE

1st prize is a signed paperback of Master of Submission, the book that kicked off the series, plus a key charm that looks exactly like Ethan's key to the Inquisitor's Chamber. 

I'm really pleased that the keys look just like Ethan's on the cover of the book. Check it out. 

2nd prize is a necklace with a Tibetan silver key charm and a genuine 4mm Swarovski crystal. It is set on a 16 inch silver plated chain, with an extension chain and a Swarovski crystal end.

3rd prize is a key or bag/purse charm and is made from Tibetan silver, silver plated beads and a genuine 4mm Swarovski crystal. It is finished with a silver plated lobster clasp. 


It is due to start at 4.pm US time (Texas) As I live in the UK, someone will have to tell me when that is. :-) I'll be asking some questions, and the correct answers will be put into a virtual hat and a random number generator will pick the winners. Now I will have to devise some wicked questions. :-)

If you're not a friend on Facebook, just request to join me, and I'll send you an invite. 

Friend me on Facebook HERE

Check out Master and Inquisitor HERE

Special Guest Blogger: Erin O'Quinn ~ Erotic Romance Author

Today I have a special guest blogger Erin O'Quinn. Erin has just released her latest m/m novel Noble, Nevada with Amber Allure, and today describes the setting for her contemporary work. I just love the way Erin pens conversation. She certainly has a talent for bringing characters to life as you will see in the small excerpt below. So read on to find out more.



Noble, Nevada is both a town and a contemporary MM novel.

Hello. My name is Erin O’Quinn, and I confess to being hopelessly in love with two men. Trouble is, the men are in love with someone else ... each other! I’ve created some interesting homoerotic couples, but none more interesting than the two who come together in the tiny canyon-nestled town of Noble, Nevada.

Tony Grazzo is a smart-ass recent college grad who comes to town only for the funeral of his mom. He’s ducking a manipulative girlfriend and wondering what to do with the rest of his life. His major was pre-law, but now he finds that his father Carl, an old world Italian owner of a small gas station, seems lost without him.

Master and Inquisitor Tasty Teaser Day 13

Day 13: Ethan visits Beth's Place for the first time



Ethan scanned the compact entrance hall, which had several doors leading from it. 

“Which one’s the bedroom?”

She pointed a shaking finger. “That one.” 

He took hold of her hand and led her into the darkened room. Ethan flicked on the bedside light, which threw a warming orange glow over the internal area. It was a small room, and her double bed took up most of the limited space. There was barely enough room for a wardrobe and dressing table with mirror. A large assortment of cushions sat atop her bed, an eclectic mix of colors and materials, and a source of great comfort. Late at night, when all alone, she’d cradle them in her arms, dreaming of a better life—a life where she felt whole and safe again.

When she heard Ethan close the door, she turned to face him. 

His uncompromising gaze held her captive. “Take off your clothes, and then to show respect for your new Master, I’ll permit you to undress me.”

“Yes, Sir.” Beth nodded her acceptance of his conditions, and slowly started to remove her sexy Club Submission uniform. “Like this, Sir?” 

“Look at me while you take them off.”

“Yes, Sir.”


More coming soon.....

Now available on pre-order at Bookstrand HERE

My Next Big Thing

Last week Jennifer Denys invited me to take part in The Next Big Thing blog hop, I said yes. It will give me the perfect vehicle to tell you about my soon to be released book ~ Master and Inquisitor. I have some questions to answer so here goes....

Q. What is the working title of your book?

Master and Inquisitor

Q. Where did the idea come from for the book?

This is the 4th book in the Masters of Submission series.


When thirty-four-year-old Club Submission owner Ethan Strong hires the enigmatic and beautiful young woman to work behind the bar, he’s instantly drawn to the submissive with the sad blue eyes. Twenty-seven-year-old Beth Beaumont’s previous Master died three years ago, yet only now does she feel ready to embrace the lifestyle again. Ethan is instantly attracted to his mysterious new employee, and they soon embark on a D/s relationship that breaks all the rules.

Beth’s past holds a chilling secret that she dares not divulge—even to her new Master. Her life depends on maintaining her silence.

However, Ethan’s inbuilt lie detector never lets him down, and he instinctively knows Beth isn't telling the truth. As a respected Dom, he will not tolerate a sub who repeatedly tries to deceive him. To break her resolve, he calls upon the services of the Inquisitor—a darker, less benevolent side of himself, who never shows any mercy.

Will Beth be forced to yield such deadly secrets to her Master and Inquisitor?

Q. What genre does your book fall under?

Erotic BDSM romance

Q. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

When Ethan discovers that Beth has been lying to him, the Inquisitor—a darker side to his personality, may be the only way to get to the truth.

Q. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

An agency. Siren-publishing are releasing it on 14th December. This is the link at Bookstrand, HERE

Q. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

5 weeks.

Q. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

For Ethan I think Paul Wesley would be the perfect actor, while Scarlett Johansson would make the perfect Beth.

Q. Who or What inspired you to write this story?

Truth and lies. What if you want to tell the truth, but can't? And what if you're in a relationship that demands truth from the outset? I decided to follow that thread throughout my book, Master and Inquisitor.

Q. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

It takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


Guest Blogger: Rose Anderson ~ Erotic Romance Author

My guest blogger today is Rose Anderson. All her books have been very well received, especially her book Hermes Online, which won the 2011 Sensual Reads Reviewer's Choice Award. So read on for an insight into this highly talented author!

Q. What inspired you to write The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo?

Several years ago while taking a much touted artists tour not too far from my home, I wandered into a barn converted into an artist studio and found a new author sitting beside a stack of books. This curious book with its B-movie cover was all about the Wisconsin werewolf. At the time, I was less fascinated by werewolves than I was by anyone who’d actually managed to get published. In the days before email submissions, eBook publishers, Indy publishers, and self-publishing, I’d spent a considerable sum printing manuscripts to mail in their entirety to the major NY Publishers, and tasted confidence-shattering disappointment as rejection letters came in.

Needless to say, I saw opportunity to learn so I stood and talked to this author. Of course, after picking her brain as best I could, I bought the book. It seemed only right that I do. While my husband drove us from art studio to art studio, I read passages to him. The story was pretty farfetched but entertaining. Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen a wolf walking like a man. We well knew the areas mentioned in the book, and some of the sightings of this weird creature had supposedly taken place over decades. Back home, I went digging for more. Apparently the Ojibwe legends in the Great Lakes region mention a magical wolf or dog that guards burials.

Master and Inquisitor Tasty Teaser Day 12


In this tasty teaser for Master and Inquisitor, I've included the actual recipe for the stunning cocktail that Beth mixes.

Day 12: Beth mixes Ethan a cocktail

Finally, he pushed the sexy, yet intrusive thoughts away, before turning his attention back to the matter at hand. In a slightly amateurish fashion Beth finished shaking the cocktail and then poured it into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. He could tell she didn’t have much bar experience, but that didn’t matter. That could easily be learned. What mattered was her total acceptance of club members and their many kinks. 


Image courtesy of Paul
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net
He lifted up the pale orange drink. “What is it?”

“It’s a mixture of orange juice, gin, and Bénédictine.”

Ethan sipped at the exotic-looking concoction. It was a little potent for ten thirty in the morning, but delicious all the same. “Wow, it has a bit of a kick. So does this have a name?”

“Yes, it’s called a Dom Cocktail.” 

Warming to Beth, Ethan nodded and smiled. So, the little lady had a sense of humor, too. He raised the glass to her. “I’m impressed.” 

Her face brightened. “And if I add a dash of Tobasco it’s called a Big Bad Dom. Antonio invented that. He liked me to make…” Beth suddenly looked a little sad again, and her words trailed away. She turned from him and busied herself by tidying up the bar.

Ethan drummed the glossy black bar top with his fingertips. The slightest mention of her old Master seemed to distress her. Not wishing to upset her again, he gently placed his hand on hers. “Beth, come, I’ll show you around if you feel up to it.” 

More coming soon.....

The Dom Cocktail Recipe:

2 measures of Gin
0.5 measures of Bénédictine Dom
1 measure of orange juice

Shake all the ingredients together, then serve into a chilled cocktail glass. Yum!

Master and Inquisitor Tasty Teaser Day 11

Day 11: Beth slowly falls in love with Ethan


When Beth entered the Hot Zone, Ethan glanced in her direction and called out, “I’ll be with you in a moment, honey.” All the club members had gone home, and she’d just finished tidying up the bar with Todd. He’d made her laugh as they’d replenished the stocks, and she was glad they were still friends, the misunderstanding between now happily in the past.

As she walked over to Ethan, she saw he was busy replacing the leather restraints on one of the bondage tables. Master Cole stood next to him, appearing almost as predatory and brooding as Ethan. They both wore leather pants and vests, but it was Ethan’s beautiful physique and the way his eyes held hers which made the blood pulse through her veins. 

During the past two weeks they’d become closer, both physically and emotionally, and she now felt ready to trust him in a scene. Tonight he’d promised to take her back to his place for the first time, and although she felt some trepidation, she was looking forward to it. 

More coming soon....

Master and Inquisitor Tasty Teaser Day 10

Day 10: The Seduction goes on

Gentle butterfly kisses accompanied by his soft, sweet breath drifted up her belly, heightening her sense of arousal. His tongue swirled over her nipples still held tightly in the chromed clamps, causing intense, erotic pain to sear into her brain, making the age-old fight-or-flight response kick in. Beth could do neither, because it was almost impossible to move. All she could do was throw her head back as she tried unsuccessfully to get away from the wonderful excruciating intensity. 

She cried out in a garbled rush that verged on panic, “Please, Sir, I don’t think I can hold out much longer.” Her voice shook with emotion. She didn’t want to use her safeword. It went against everything she believed in, but it was there as the last resort, and at this precise moment in time, she felt sorely tempted to use it.

Ethan must have heard the heartfelt plea in her voice, because he smoothed a hand around her throat and stared down into her face. “Look at me.”

When she did as he commanded, she felt their connection, their union, deepen. His gorgeous green eyes burning with excitement and intense pleasure soaked up the obvious distress in hers. She’d given him exactly what he craved the most—her helplessness, her vulnerability, her absolute surrender. 

“Good girl, you’ve pleased me immensely. I’m going to remove the nipple clamps now, so be ready for some more pain.” He cocked his head to one side, clearly relishing her discomfort.

Knowing just how much it would hurt, Beth scrunched her eyes tightly shut, and whimpered. “Yes, Sir, but please hurry.”

More tasty teasers coming soon.....

Her Dream Dom ~ An exclusive App for iPad ~ Free Read

A Free Read just released, and only available on iPad at present:

APP Exclusive: Her Dream Dom (MF)
Masters of Submission

[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, sex toys, HEA]
When thirty-five-year-old Jack Montrose returns to Club Submission for the first time in three years, he’s immediately drawn to Sara Deveraux, a twenty-eight-year-old stunning beauty. Dressed to kill, she’s sexually alluring, and everything he desires in a woman.
A proficient rope player and Master of Club Submission in his own right, Jack Montrose knows how to please a lady. But has he met his match in the sexy woman wearing high heels and latex?
Still smarting from the breakup with her ex who severely compromised her safety during a bondage scene, Sara is undeniably wary of the new Dom in town. Although he’s so self-assured, and handsome, is she really willing to place her trust in him?
Using his skills as a rope player and natural dominant, can Jack convince Sara that he is serious about her safety? Will trust eventually blossom between them?
A Siren Erotic Romance
Check it out HERE
Hopefully it will be on Bookstrand soon.