Dr. Alex Greene and his best friend, Dr. Darren Webb, have known one another for several years. They've danced around an unspoken attraction for most of that time, but since they're both Masters in the BDSM lifestyle, they've never attempted anything more than friendship. That's all about to change when Darren suggests they both sign up at the Black Velvet Society website.
Alex is, at heart, a submissive, but he swore off all chances of submitting after a bad experience years ago. He harbors an intense crush on his best friend, Darren, but acting on it would mean submitting. When a Master named LaCroix at a BDSM website suggests a week-long, online-only session, Alex takes the plunge.
But LaCroix has a secret all his own, and when Alex discovers it, everything changes.
Praise for Tempering Steele
"I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I thought the author did a wonderful job of developing the characters. The passion felt believable and added to the relationship between these strong male characters"
-- 4 Stars from Manic Readers Reviews
"If you like friends becoming more despite their reservations, if you enjoy reading stories about men who know exactly what they want � and if you're looking for a read that is as hot as the cover of this book implies, then you will probably like this..."
-- Serena, Rainbow Book Reviews
"...the story is extremely well written and all emotions/feelings are near tangible making the read highly sensual and erotic. Alex�s want and longing, his fear and apprehension, everything is delivered beautifully, loading the text with intensity and anticipation."
-- Thommie, MM Good Book Reviews
About the Author
Call me Katherine or Mychael -- I'll answer to both. I'm a mother, partner, student, author by trade, and editor by compulsion. I've been in the publishing business for several years, namely as a writer but also as an editor on occasion. It never fails, though. I always end up editing eventually.
When not writing or reading or editing, I... eat. Maybe sleep. Or watch Spongebob. Yes. I am a self-proclaimed, thirty-something year old Spongebob Squarepants addict. Much to my partner's dismay. It's fun.
If you're curious about what I write (and who wouldn't be?!), then you can find me below:
"Black's work is poetic and haunting. Nobody can pull off smoldering sex alongside holler-deep, soulful characters like Mychael Black." --Sara Jay
LR Cafe Best of 2013 Award Nominee: Best Author