To readers of Dear Author, they will know that I made a huge mistake regarding Anne Calhoun. The mistake was that she had sent me a PDF Arc of her book, Liberating Lacey, near its original release date in summer of 2009, and I never read it. In fact, even after it was reviewed at Smart Bitches, I never read it. I didn’t read it until a year later when Anne Calhoun emailed me again asking if I was interested. For some reason I did read it and really loved it.
When I got the invitation to put this anthology together, Anne Calhoun was one of the first people I emailed asking if she would write a story for the collection. She was happy to and this is an excerpt of the first story. It’s a femdom story and what’s great about it is that while Marin is exercising power over Cole, there isn’t a moment that I feel that he’s not her equal. It’s not always the same feeling I get reading the reverse (male dom) stories:
Cole waits for me as I’ve ordered: on his knees, fingers laced behind his head, in the dark. I walk into the still air of the studio apartment, close the door, twist the deadbolts, the sounds sharp and final. With a flick of the switch next to the door several table and floor lamps situated around the apartment come on. As I set my purse on the marble-topped table by the door I treat myself to a long, thorough look at him.
Even kneeling he’s large. His bowed head comes to my ribcage and while his fingers in their woven position are relaxed against his closely cropped reddish-brown hair, as the seconds tick past I see his shoulders tense ever so subtly under his black motorcycle racing jacket. Threat is implicit in his size and strength, but for me his power is tightly leashed.
Tomorrow: Shameless by Edie Harris