Author Names: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Book Name: Endings and Beginnings
Series: Collars & Cuffs
This is the final book in the series, which should be read from Beginning to End. 😉 (See what we did there?)
Release Date: July 18, 2016
In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth.” Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s finally time to see where that card takes him.
Collars & Cuffs’s new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he’d find there. Except it’s not what he expected at all. He certainly didn’t anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe Dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him.
Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on…. The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply, but it will only reinforce what they already know: together they are stronger, and some bonds cannot be broken.
Pages or Words: 121,429
Categories: Contemporary, BDSM, Fiction, M/M Romance
“Honey, I’m home.”
Alex laughed and came out of the kitchen to greet his husband. “We’ve talked about this, right? You do not walk into this apartment and talk to me like I’m the little wife.”
Leo kissed him soundly on the cheek. “Aw, but you’d look great in an apron, holding a glass of beer out for your weary, hard-working hubby.” He smirked. “And besides, no one in their right mind would call you little.”
Alex quirked his eyebrows. “One, you don’t drink beer, which is why there’s a glass of chilled chardonnay on the living room table, waiting for you. Two, excuse me—weary? Hard-working? You’ve been standing around in leather chaps and a harness, watching while guys do all manner of things to each other, which probably included a lot of fucking, because, hey, it’s Saturday night, right?”
Leo sighed happily. “What can I say? I love my job.”
Jarod from Dom of Ages
Character Interview Questions
1. Now that you’ve gotten together, what comes next?
“What comes next? Well, the short answer is hopefully a long, happy life with Eli. I’ve already lost more than I can bear, so if I get one wish, that’s the one. But as for what comes next in our lives? That is a little harder to talk about.
I know Eli loves me. Everything he does shows it. The man quit his job to stay home with me, because when I had my heart attack, he wasn’t there. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it wasn’t his fault. He was at work, and he had no control over it. But I think that episode changed him. He realized that he had something precious to him, and the thought of losing it pushed him to make sure it never happened.
But the problem is, Eli’s not cut out for this stay-at-home life. When I lived with Phillip, the money thing was never an issue. We didn’t spend it willy-nilly, but if we wanted to go to the opera, a simple phone call guaranteed us the best seats in the house. When Phillip wanted us to go eat, he’d fly us to Paris and we’d sit at a little bistro with an army of servers at our beck and call. We’d have bottles of their most expensive wines, stuff ourselves on escargot appetizers and we’d have Magret de Canard Sauce Cerises—which I had to explain to Eli was roasted duck with a sun dried cherry sauce. With the exception of his birthday dinner, Eli’s good to go with a burger and chips and whatever they had on draft.
And though I might not say it, I do find myself more comfortable in Eli’s world. I loved Phillip with my whole heart and everything that I am, but I came from a home where money was tight, but overflowing with love. It’s why I felt so comfortable in Eli’s home, but now we’re going to be jumping into the fire and trying something new for both of us. It’s scary, but it’s also exciting.”
- What was the hardest thing for you to overcome that you didn’t expect to be an issue?
“I know that most people would think it would be our age, but that wasn’t really it. Not really. When Peter and I talked about losing our loved ones, I admit I got scared. But more for Eli than me. It hurts to lose someone, and I never want to hurt Eli.
For me the biggest obstacle to overcome was my mother. I love her to bits, I really do. But she can be somewhat…pushy when it comes to me. When Eli came to visit, she had already started picking out the china pattern for us. I needed her to step back, because I didn’t want to scare Eli away.
And then there was that whole episode with the vibrator…probably best if we don’t talk about that, though.”
- Who or what makes you laugh out loud?
“Scott without a doubt. He’s a manic little ball of energy. The only time I’ve ever seen him actually sit still without fidgeting is when he’s writing. Then his face is a joy to behold. You can see the emotions he’s writing plainly there for all to see. My favorite thing to watch is when he’s writing something sad. He gets so into his world that he cries with the characters. He’s probably the most precious thing in the world to me, because despite his parents, he’s grown up to be a simply incredible man.”
- What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
“I don’t get to eat it as much as I used to. Eli watches my diet like a hawk. Every now and again we’ll splurge and have a small bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough. But if we do, I have to walk an extra half mile. Still, it’s a good trade, I think.”
- What movie will you watch over and over again?
“Oh damn. The Longest Ride with Scott Eastwood and Alan Alda. I watched it with my mother, and both of us were in tears at several points in the movie. But I remember one thing that Alan Alda said, and I try to keep it in mind: “Love requires sacrifice.”
Eli gave up his life to take care of me, even though he’s my Dom. Now we have a chance to do something wonderful together. But to do it means giving up all that I’ve found. Can I do it? How can I not?”
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Meet K.C. Wells:
Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….
K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
Where to find K.C. Wells:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KCWells/223608907761521
Meet Parker Williams (or at least his voices):
Good day! We are the voices that live inside Will’s head. The ones who whisper to him constantly, beckoning him to speak of our adventures, to tell of our love, and perhaps, if we’re in a mood, kill a person or two.
We guide his hand as he tells our tales where love is the most powerful force, but must be worked for, molded, and finally, embraced. There can be no shortcuts or substitutions on the path to a happily ever after.
We hope you will join with us as Will fulfills his obligation to ensure our stories are told and, we hope, enjoyed.
Where to find Parker Williams:
Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor
Or you can visit his website: www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/107896-collars-and-cuffs
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
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