Monday, August 22, 2016
Slave Hunt (The Subs Club #5) Available for Pre-Order
Thirty people. Two hours. Only the strong will survive.
When Riddle decides to put on a slave hunt, the Subs Club is on board. Tops hunting bottoms in the woods with paintball guns? Yes. Captives strung up on whipping posts, at the mercy of their captors? Hell yes. But on the morning of the hunt, nothing’s going according to plan. Miles and Drix are at odds over Miles’s reluctance to move in together. Dave is determined to show up D, who thinks Dave won’t last two minutes in the woods. Gould finds himself torn between obeying his master’s orders and living out a longtime fantasy. And Kamen inadvertently becomes a double agent when he aligns himself with two different parties.
By the end of the hunt, alliances will be forged and broken, loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strengthened…and someone will barrel roll. Narrated by ten different characters, Slave Hunt tells the story of two hours in the woods that will change everyone forever. Or at least, remind them that love is the greatest victory of all.
Pre-order Slave Hunt now!
It all kinda started last year, when Lisa Henry and I were hanging out in LA together. She was drinking a lot of wine and working on the brilliant Adulting 101, and I was drinking a lot of wine and procrastinating on finishing 24/7, the "final" book in The Subs Club series. I was becoming increasingly aware that 24/7 was going to be a heavy book, and a big tonal shift from the previous three. Which got me thinking about whether I wanted to continue the series beyond Book 4, and if so, where did I want to take it?
The conclusion I came to was that I wanted Books 1-4 to feel like a completed cycle. Like the series could end there, and we'd get a sense that all the characters are in a better place than where they started but still sufficiently mired in the ambiguities of life and love that it's clear the Real Journey is Just Beginning. But...
Maybe also it would be fun to check in with the characters a year later, let them play paintball in the woods for two hours, and narrate the story from ten different POV.
And so Slave Hunt was born. Riptide kindly agreed to help me keep the book a secret, to give 24/7 a chance to land and let the series have a sense of closure. But you can now pre-order Slave Hunt (out October 17th), a novella about paintball and the trials of love, from Riptide's site. It's pretty much angst-free, and there may be illustrations.
A slave hunt (sometimes called a sub hunt) is an outdoor BDSM event in which tops hunt bottoms--usually in the woods, sometimes with paintball guns, sometimes just by tagging the "prey." It's like a kinky Hunger Games, except nobody gets hurt--at least, not in ways they don't want to be hurt. I had a blast imagining how all ten MCs from the Subs Club would fare if they participated in one of these events together. Hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for the cover reveal on 8/25 at Boy Meets Boy!