ABOUT HAVE ME
Beside me, Damien is still in his shorts and open white shirt. He’s
soaked, and the thin material now clings to him in the kind of magazine-cover-model
way that makes me want to simply stare at him and bask in the knowledge that he
“Here,” he says, turning me to face the wooden wall from which the
showerhead protrudes. He takes my wrist and raises my arm above my head. It is
only then that I notice that the hook that I saw holding shampoo is actually a
slipknot. He takes the bottle of shampoo out, then slips the rough rope around
my wrist before pulling it tight, effectively trapping me in place.
I say, and I can hear both trepidation and excitement in my voice.
He hears it, too, and I see the hint of a smile as he takes my other
hand and repeats the process so that I am standing there naked and bound,
facing the freestanding wooden wall.
He steps back, watching me from just to my left, far enough back so
that I have to turn my head to see him.
“He claims her,” he says slowly. “Claims her and possesses her.
Takes her and commands her. Teases and taunts until she understands that he is
her life now, just as she is his.”
I swallow, hearing both reality and history in his words. “And if
she already knows it?”
Our eyes lock and the air between us seems to shimmer. I can feel it
touching me, the tickle of electric fingers dancing over my body. I am alive
with this man. My husband.
I am alive, and I am his.
And we both already know it.
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.
Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.