Blog Tour! 7 With 1 Blow by Caraway Carter #excerpt #mmromance #bdsm #lgbtbooks

OMG, the title alone makes me want a copy! Check out Caraway Carter’s new release,
7 With 1 Blow as we kick off his blog tour with an exclusive excerpt!

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 Thank you for hosting me today, Mann. I’d like to kick off this post by tossing in an exclusive excerpt from 7 With 1 Blow.

Excerpt

He spent his days reading, walking, and regaining his strength. The first day, he managed to pace across the room, from the open wall behind the pallet to the toilet alcove, four times. The second day, he increased it to six. By the third day, he was able to rise from the pallet and walk his room eight times, then nine, then ten before his knees started to shake again and he landed in a heap on the pallet.

Over his meals and between walking sessions, he read from the books on the shelves. Books on BDSM, books on bondage, books on slave training—but also Victorian novels, what he thought of as “highbrow smut”—about people more than sex…and first aid. He even made notes, in the crabbed handwriting he’d never been able to teach anyone else to read.

I’ve been talking with a few people about 7 With 1 Blow, and they’ve admitted to me that they were unfamiliar with some specific terms that they don’t use in their day-to-day lives.

Today, I present you with the definition of BDSM. The Urban Dictionary defines it: An overlapping abbrevation of Bondage and Discipline (BD), Dominance and Submission (DS), Sadism and Masochism (SM).

BD: People who enjoy being tied up or tying people up, as well as various forms of discipline (including but not limited to) spanking, flogging, paddling, orders-giving and taking.
D/s: Represented with a capital D and a lower-case s to symbolize the relationship between the two people. This is all about power exchange – the dominant takes power from the submissive.
SM: Sadomasochism, which is the giving or receiving of pain as pleasure.
(definitions from my husbear.)

7 With 1 Blow came about because I had been given the prompt of a fairy tale, the tale I received was The Giant & The Tailor, or The Brave Little Tailor. I almost didn’t write the story, because it’s my least favorite fairy tale. There is no moral, because the Tailor lies and cheats throughout the entire story and gets everything he wanted in the end.

Around and around I went, trying to figure out how I could turn it into a romance, and a mm romance at that. What came out of my head and my pen, was a modern BDSM parable, 7 With 1 Blow: A tale of redemption. In the end, I chose to make my little tailor into Taylor Little, known to many as Dom Seven, with a better, more realistic ending.

It’s not specifically a romance, though there are aspects of love that find their way through the various relationships in the story. There are so many levels to BDSM, that it’s nearly impossible to put them all in one book, and I feel I’ve only scratched the surface in 7 With 1 Blow.

Be sure to check out the other blog posts, I’ve got a few more stops where I’ll have more exclusive excerpts and will explain a few more aspects of BDSM found in my upcoming release: 7 With 1 Blow

AVAILABLE 10/21

7 With 1 Blow

Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Caraway Carter

Genre:
 Erotic/BDSM
Length: 46,000 Words
Rating: Adult/Mature
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Amazon: US I CA I AU I UK I DE

Blurb

When Taylor Little, who styles himself “Dom Seven,” is unwillingly taken into custody by the Cadre, he is put between a rock and a hard place. Either he will go to jail for his abuses against the local BDSM community, or he will accept retraining from the bottom up, learning to be a slave before he ever lays a flogger on another human being again.

In this tale of redemption, Taylor must face his demons as he learns to accept his status with mouth, mind, and heart.

WARNING: This story contains scenes of sexual intimacy and BDSM.

Excerpt

The man of the evening arrived—late as usual, but no one was surprised. It was just his style. During his few short years in the Scene, Taylor Little had gathered quite a following between customers, hangers-on, flatterers, and the occasional scene partner. It wasn’t the most experienced or the most prestigious crowd in the local Scene—in fact, many of Little’s followers were even less experienced than he was—and people had noticed. Important people, people who could make or break a new Dom.

Not that Taylor Little cared. He’d ruined munches, crashed play parties, and generally acted like an arrogant banty rooster in a too-small hen yard. It wasn’t surprising when he would show up at a munch, poach an inexperienced boy, and put him on the web in a BDSM porn shoot a week later; it was just inappropriate.

His lateness was also par for the course. Taylor Little—who called himself “Dom Seven”—made his elaborate entrance. Normally, his slaves crawled before him, regardless of the venue or whether it was appropriate. The sharper-tongued members of the Scene whispered that it was because of his height, which, even with his heavy boots, topped out at five foot seven. But this time, his current slave walked in front of him, shirtless, his neck enclosed inside a black leather collar. A chain snaked away from the collar’s single jump ring and into Taylor’s black-gloved hand.

In an uncharacteristic nod to propriety, Taylor had had this slave wear dirty white Converse tennis shoes and tight black jeans, with a thick black leather belt. As they entered the room, a scowl crossed Taylor’s face. It were as if no one had paid attention to anything he had done with his slave; the crowd was still looking at Mistress Joan.

Taylor and his slave were the only ones not looking at Mistress Joan. Instead, Taylor looked around the room to see if anyone was checking out his new boy while the slave kept his own eyes focused on his shoes. Not a single soul was looking their way. With a frown and a muttered command, Taylor tapped the slave on the shoulder. The boy nodded his head and dropped to his knees as Taylor looked around for an open chair. As the boy fell to the ground, the door of the backroom swung shut so that no one, aside from those gathered in the room, was witness to the slave boy’s further humiliation.

About the Author

Caraway Carter has worn numerous hats. He’s been a furniture salesman, a dresser, a costumer, an actor/waiter, a rabble rouser, a poet and most recently a writer. He married his husband on Halloween and they are the loving parents of an adorable cat, named Molly. He loves words and stringing them together, he loves sex and sexy men. He loves seeing how far his muse will take him and he’s looking forward to entertaining you.

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Blog Tour Schedule
September 30th: Mann Ramblings Lila Leigh Hunter
October 7th: Dawn Sister
October 14th: A.M. Leibowitz
October 15th: Posy Roberts
October 17th: Hans M Hirschi
October 21st: *RELEASE DAY* Aisling Mancy Louisa Bacio Tammy Middleton April Kelley
October 22nd: Nic Starr

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2 Responses to Blog Tour! 7 With 1 Blow by Caraway Carter #excerpt #mmromance #bdsm #lgbtbooks

  1. Thank you for letting me visit.

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