Friday, 9 January 2015

Investigating Love: Rasputin’s Kiss, Evil’s Embrace, and Tarot’s Touch by L M Somerton

Author Bio: L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She's fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis


Being thrown together in extreme circumstances is not the best foundation for a relationship. Alex and Conor must juggle the demands of their jobs as police detectives with their personal lives. With Alex as demanding in the bedroom as he is at work, will Conor be able to accept that submission is not weakness. Finding out will be the most important investigation of their lives.

Rasputin’s Kiss:

What if the last thing you felt was the kiss of a knife?

Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost—killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.

When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.

Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.

Evil’s Embrace:

Never underestimate the power of obsession.

After the trauma of the Rasputin case, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his boyfriend, Detective Constable Conor Trethuan, are in desperate need of a holiday.

The peace and tranquillity of Cornwall can’t eradicate Conor’s nightmares, though, and the unbearable prospect of losing Alex drives him to confess feelings that he isn’t sure are reciprocated. Alex responds in the best way he knows how—by issuing orders and claiming Conor’s body as well as his heart.

Prematurely recalled to work, they are thrown into a dangerous trafficking case focused on a leather bar with a hardcore reputation, Spikes. Conor is sent in undercover, not knowing that he is only a decoy. When Alex learns that the motivation behind his team’s involvement in the case might not be as straightforward as it seems, he realises that his actions might jeopardise not just their relationship, but Conor’s life, too. A shadowy figure from Conor’s past is about to step into the light.

Tarot’s Touch:

Can truth be found in the cards?

DI Alex Courtney and his lover, DC Conor Trethuan are under enormous pressure as their team investigates an arson case and a murder.

It soon becomes apparent that the two cases are linked and the race is on to find a vicious killer. A tarot card is left with the first victim and the detectives are left to interpret the clues it provides. When Conor receives a note from the killer making reference to another card, the whole team is shaken. Their worst fears are realised when a second body is discovered, along with another tarot card.

Conor suspects he has been followed, then a hit and run leaves him injured. Alex wants nothing more than to wrap his lover up in cotton wool and protect him from the world. But is Conor the killer’s target or just a pawn in a much more sinister game? As the clues come together it seems that the motive for murder might be revenge.

Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, BDSM, Mystery, Crime Drama


Conor drew in his breath sharply as something cold and metallic was draped across his chest. He wondered what kind of clamps Alex had selected from his collection. Alex’s warm breath caressed his torso then Alex licked one nipple before sucking and biting until it ached. Conor arched his back, thrusting his cock into Alex’s abdomen, desperate for some friction. Alex edged back, denying him. Conor bit back a curse of frustration then tensed as Alex began screwing a chilly clamp to his hardened nipple. Not the ones with biting little teeth then. These were smooth and unyielding. Not sprung, Alex could tighten them as much as he wanted and they would not give. As the clamp compressed his nipple, the initial pain intensified before fading to a tingling throb of pleasure that radiated downwards towards his groin. Conor still couldn’t help swearing as Alex repeated the process on the other bud.

“Bloody hell! That hurts.”

“I’m sure it does, but it looks perfect. There’s a pretty chain linking the two clamps.”

The chain was immediately tugged in demonstration, and Conor writhed beneath Alex’s touch, his fingers clenching and unclenching as pulses of pain shot through his body.

“Bastard! Stop! It’s too much, Alex.”

“It’s too much, Sir. Please address me properly.” The chain was tweaked again. “We talked about safe words just last week. Remind me of yours.”

Conor panted. It was hard to focus. “Rose to slow down, thorn to stop, Sir.”

“Good. Until you use those words, I get to decide what’s too much for you. I think we have a way to go yet.”

“Sir! Please!” Conor didn’t really know what he was asking for. The pain felt so good. He was desperate for Alex to fill him. He needed to come so much it was all-consuming. His cock throbbed just as much as his nipples and he didn’t want it to stop.

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