Guest blog: Livia Grant on Having it All, #BDSM Passion series

Cara’s comment: If you haven’t read Livia Grant, you need to exercise your one-click finger and run to Amazon. She writes in an no-holds-barred style that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Her first book, Wanting it All is phenomenal, and it’s available now for only 99 cents!

having it allBy Livia Grant

I want to thank Cara for hosting me today as I try to get the word out about my most recent release, Having it All.   In case you haven’t found this series yet, I have book one, Wanting it All, on sale for only 99 cents and it is also free for those in Kindle Unlimited.

I am very proud of the glowing five-star reviews that have come in for Having it All.   This was by far my favorite book I’ve written to date and someone recently asked me why.  The easy answer is that the extra-long novel is full of steamy sex, humor and hot punishment scenes as well as real suspense as some of our main characters are in danger.   I think what makes me love the book the most, however, is the complex weaving of romance and friendship throughout all of the scenes.    Not only do we have two main character couples, we have many secondary characters that we know and love.   I especially loved the challenge of writing some of the final scenes in the book when there were literally over a dozen people with active speaking parts.

The excerpt I’m sharing today is from early in the book when Lukus and Tiffany are still getting to know each other.   Tiffany has disobeyed her new Dom and put herself in danger.   Lukus, very uncharacteristically, had lost his cool, scaring the shit out of her in the process.  We join them as they try to recover from the intense showdown.  Tiffany is on the phone with her best friend seeking advice.

Having it All Blurb:

Lukus Mitchell is the owner of The Punishment Pit, Chicago’s top BDSM club. As the Master’s Master, he has enjoyed his freedom to play with a stable of subs over the years. He’s never contemplated settling down before, but is growing increasingly bored of the meek, pliant submissives who fail to challenge him. Then he meets Tiffany O’Sullivan, a beautiful BDSM novice who has always yearned to explore her edgy dreams of submission, but whose sassy mouth always seems to land her in trouble. Their attraction to each other is intense and immediate, but Tiffany challenges her new Dom like never before. They may start out at opposite ends of a BDSM tug-o-war, but can they meet somewhere in the middle-and if they do, can they both find happiness with the compromise?

Meanwhile, their best friends, Brianna and Markus Lambert, are still reconnecting after a recent event which almost ended their marriage. As awful as it was, it made them both realize not only how much they love each other, but also how important it is to share your darkest desires with your spouse. Markus is more than willing to accommodate Brianna’s desire to be dominated in the bedroom, yet the couple has more than a few growing pains to work through as the dynamics of their marriage change from vanilla to D/s, with a sprinkle of DD.

Not content with almost having wrecked the Lamberts’ marriage and threatened Tiffany, Jake Davenport remains a threat in the two couples’ lives and relationships, and Lukus soon discovers that Brianna and Tiffany aren’t the only women Jake is targeting.

Can Tiffany find the strength to overcome her fears in order to let Lukus love her not only as a woman, but as his submissive?  Can Lukus deal with the way his new love challenges him at every turn, forcing him to confront fears he never even knew he had? Can Markus and Lukus protect the women they love when Jake gets too close for comfort?

Find out in this, the third book in the Passion series. With the characters from previous books which readers have come to know and love, as well as introducing new ones, this is a fast-paced, intensely sexy, edgy and emotional story that combines humor, drama, friendship and romance in the way Livia Grant fans have come to expect, and new readers are sure to enjoy.

An excerpt from Having it All

“I hope you’re right, Bri.”

A knock on the bathroom door interrupts the girls’ conversation. He must still be mad, because the knock is echoing loudly enough for Brianna to comment on the other end.

“Wow, where are you and why does it sound like he’s about to kick down the door?”

Book 1 of the Passion series is now only 99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited

Book 1 of the Passion series is now only 99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited

“I’m in the bathroom, the little part where the toilet is.”

Bri sounds disgusted. “Ew. You called me while you’re going to the bathroom? That’s just gross.”

“Will you stop already? I just came in here because it’s the only door that has a lock on it.”

The pounding is back. “Tiffany! Open up. Come on. We need to talk.” The sound of Lukus’s voice brings back her panic.

“Seriously? You felt like you had to put a locked door between you? Holy shit, he really did scare you. You need to tell him, Tiff.”

The pounding continues as Lukus keeps trying to open the door. “I don’t think I need to tell him. He is pretty much figuring it out,” Tiff says.

The pounding stops. “Please, baby. Open up. We need to talk.” He’s changing tactics.

“Go away, Lukus! I’m not ready to talk yet.”

“I know that’s not true. You’re talking to Brianna right now. Hang up the phone and open the door.”

“Fine, I’m not ready to talk to you yet. Go away.”

“I’m not leaving. Don’t make me try to find the key. God only knows where I’ve put it.”

Brianna is talking in her ear again. “Tiff, open the door and talk to him. I have to go anyway. I hear Markus heading back my way and we’ve been gone a long time from our table.”

“Thanks for listening, Bri. I really don’t know what I’d do without you in my life.”

Book 2 of the Passion series

Book 2 of the Passion series

“You’d be bored, that’s for sure. Go take your lumps. Trust me. Make-up sex can be really awesome.”

“So I’ve heard. Unfortunately, I have to get through the argument first. My ass is not looking forward to that.”

Tiff can now hear Markus close to the phone. “You girls have talked long enough. Time to hang up. Let’s go,” he says.

“We were just hanging up. I’m trying to calm her down. Here, take the phone. You talk to her,” Bri responds.

“Brianna, no! I don’t want to talk to␣”

He interrupts her. “So, you snuck into the club and decided to have a run-in with Robinson.”

“Markus. Go ahead. Let me have it. I’m stupid, and I should stop thinking, and just act like a robot, and do exactly, and only, what Lukus tells me to do and␣”

He’s laughing at her. “Stop. You’re overreacting more than he is. Seriously, you need to hang up the phone and talk to him.”

“Last time I saw him, he wasn’t planning on talking.”

“Well, he is now. I’m hanging up.” And he does.

“How rude,” Tiffany mutters to herself.

The pounding is back. “I can hear you in there. Open the door, Tiff. Please, baby.”

She takes a few deep breaths to calm herself, using a few sheets of toilet paper to clean up her smeared make-up. The loud blowing of her nose brings a chuckle from the man on the other side of the locked door. At least he sounds in a better mood.

She’s seated on the floor with her back against the far wall of the small room. Taking a deep breath, she reaches up to unlock the door and Lukus presses the door open. The room is tiny, meant only for privacy when using the toilet. It’s not meant to be a place to hang out. When Tiffany makes no move to get up to leave, he lets himself in. Leaning back against the now closed door, he slides down to sit on the floor. Their legs intertwine in a tangled mess in the small space.

“This is an odd place for us to make up.”

Tiff sneaks a glance up to see he’s smiling. “Is that what we’re going to do?”

“Yep. You’re going to say you’re sorry for not listening and defying me by going to the club without me. Most importantly, you’re going to admit I was right to not want you to go there alone, especially since we haven’t gone through the club rules yet and you weren’t wearing my collar to keep you safe. Then I’m going to say I’m sorry for ‘losing my shit,’ as Derek calls it, and scaring the hell out of you in the process.”

Lukus reaches out to take her hands in his, linking their fingers as if to start weaving them back together. “I really am sorry, baby. You have to believe me. That’s never happened to me before. I would never hurt you intentionally.”

“I’ve never seen you like that, Lukus. It scared me.”

“Full disclosure here. I scared myself,” he admits.

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Author bio

Livia Grant lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons… one a teenager, the other a furry rescue dog named Max. She is blessed to have traveled extensively and as much as she loves to visit places around the globe, the Midwest and its changing seasons will always be home. Livia started writing when she felt like she finally had the life experience to write a riveting story that she hopes her readers won’t be able to put down. Livia’s fans appreciate her deep character driven plots, often rooted in an ensemble cast where the friendships are as important as the romance… well, almost.

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7 Responses to Guest blog: Livia Grant on Having it All, #BDSM Passion series

  1. I just started this book and am LOVING it – as usual with Livia!!!

  2. Laurel Lasky says:

    Hi Livia, hi Cara,

    I read all three and waiting for the forth. I adore these books and I know I will reread them.
    By the way, Cara, Irresistible Attraction is my favorite of all the Rod and Cane series.

  3. Livia Grant says:

    Thanks for hosting me, Cara! I’m so glad you are enjoying it, Natasha and thanks foe the great review Laurel. I’m thrilled you liked the book. I’m working on the next one now!
    ~Livia

  4. Livia Grant says:

    Yes, Cara. I’m working on book four in the Passion Series now. It is Protecting it All and will be a romantic suspense and a bit darker than the last two in the series.
    ~Livia

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