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Guest Author - Ashe Barker

I'm handing the blog over to Ashe for this post while I go and grab a cuppa. Ashe is kindly offering an epub or pdf copy of La Brat to the prize draw so comment and share for a chance to get your mitts on it!

Hi LM, and congratulations on the wonderful new look website. It’s great to be here to celebrate the launch with you, so thank you so much for inviting me over today.

I have a little something of my own to launch just now as well. La Brat, my second book in the Totally Five Star series was released on 1 May. Totally Five Star showcases the life and loves of a world class hotel chain where luxury is the name of the game.

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Eugenie d’André lands her dream job as Events Coordinator at the Paris hotel. But her delight is short-lived when she discovers that the hotel’s head of security is none other than her ex-Dom. They split on acrimonious terms when Eugenie broke the Eleventh Commandment for a submissive – she attacked her Dom with his own cane!

Eugenie adored Aaron. She craved his approval, his affection, and despite her bratty ways she did respect his rules. But somehow, in the heat of a particularly intense moment, she lost sight of all that. She was desperately sorry, would have done anything at all to make amends, but for Aaron that outburst was the final straw. Now, he wants nothing more to do with her.

La Brat is the story of a Dom/sub relationship gone wrong. It is a story of misunderstanding, of flawed communication, and of walking away at the wrong time. Eugenie and Aaron both make mistakes, monumental, relationship-wrecking mistakes, though fortunately for them they get an opportunity to revisit their disastrous last encounter and replay that scene. Will they get it right, second time around?

You can grab a copy of La Brat from

Amazon US Amazon UK Totally Bound

Here’s the back cover information…

The Totally Five Star series

Thou shalt not attack thy Dom—especially not with his own cane.

She’s committed the cardinal sin, broken the eleventh commandment for submissives. No wonder the Dom she adores wants nothing more to do with her.

Eugenie believes her luck has turned when she lands an interview for her dream job—Events Organizer at Totally Five Star’s flagship hotel in Paris. This is her chance to return to the city, which holds cherished memories for her, and pursue a career she loves. Most of all it’s a golden opportunity to leave behind the bitter taste of her disastrous breakup with Aaron, the one Dom who can make her melt with a look, a word, a lift of his finger.

Her dream crumbles when she comes face to face with her nemesis, now Director of Security at Totally Five Star Paris, the one man who can wreck her dreams with just a few words.

Aaron has never forgotten the lovely little submissive who broke all the rules. He can do without the hassle of such a high-maintenance sub, but his sexy new colleague proves hard to resist. It’s not long before he finds it hard to remember just what his objections were.

Determined not to dwell on the past, Eugenie throws herself into her wonderful new job. If she can only convince Aaron to give her another chance, her life will be perfect. A natural in her new role, against the glamorous backdrop of one of the world’s finest hotel chains, Eugenie is in her element arranging a high-profile celebrity wedding. But when things start to go wrong, Eugenie finds herself at the heart of a series of inexplicable accidents.

Aaron doesn’t believe in coincidences. Is someone else, apart from him, out to hurt his little Genie? And why? He is determined to protect Eugenie—and get to the bottom of who might want to harm her.


More about me:

I’ve been an avid reader of fiction for many years, erotic and other genres. I still love reading, the hotter the better. But now I have a good excuse for my guilty pleasure – research.

I tend to draw on my own experience to lend colour, detail and realism to my plots and characters. An incident here, a chance remark there, a bizarre event or quirky character, any of these can spark a story idea.

When not writing – which is not very often these days - my time is divided between my role as resident taxi driver for my teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, tortoises. And a very grumpy cockatiel.

I have over twenty titles on general release with publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, and I have several more in the pipeline. All my books feature BDSM. I write explicit stories, always hot, but they offer far more than just sizzling sex. I like to read about complex characters, and compelling plots, so that’s what I write too. Strong, demanding Doms are a given, often paired with new submissives who have a lot to learn.

I have a pile of story ideas still to work through, and keep thinking of new ones at the most unlikely moments, so you can expect to see a lot more from me.

I love to hear from readers. You can find me on my blog, and on the Totally Bound site. I’m on Facebook, and twitter and now on Tsu as well. I’m on Pinterest too, and Goodreads.

#AsheBarker #LABrat #LMSomerton

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