Monday, February 15, 2016

Virtual Book Tour: The Detective's Pleasure

1)      Why do you write?
I write because I have so many stories in my head. And it is an amazing feeling to share them with the world.

2)     Which of your books was the most difficult to write?
I’d say the most difficult to write was Bad Boys Need Love Too: Max. His character was so reticent that I’m not sure I adequately expressed what he was feeling. I may have to rewrite his story some day.

3)     Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Sam’s most important characteristics is his patience. Ryan is a bit of a brat and it takes all of Sam’s patience to give Ryan what he needs.

4)     How much research do you do for your books?

Lots! I’ve talked to an actual SWAT officer on the phone for hours. I’ve sat in on D/s meet up lectures and attended a BDSM play party. I’ll watch videos on shooting, motorcycle races or whatever is necessary. And of course, I use Google a ton.

5)     Who designs your covers?
With the exception of my m/f novella and the original The Sergeant cover, all of my covers are done by Jay Aheer. She reached out to me after reading The Sergeant with some fan art she did. I loved her style and asked her to do the covers for Bad Boys Need Love Too. Everything she's created for me is gorgeous, even though I'm the typical author wanting a gazillion things on the cover. She reins me in and trims it back.

Author Name: Christa Tomlinson

Book Name: The Detective’s Pleasure
Series: Cuffs, Collars, and Love
Book: Two
‘The Detective’s Pleasure’ can be read as a standalone

Release Date: February 11, 2016
“You’ll kneel for me without me having to tell you to. And when you do, you’ll feel so much better. Trust me.”
- Detective Sam Roberts

Officer Ryan Bennett: Ambitious and smart, Ryan Bennett is a young officer on Houston’s police force. He’s pursuing his dream of being promoted to the city’s elite SWAT team with a single mindedness that won’t accept any outcome but success. But that isn’t his only dream. Ryan wants more than a coveted position on SWAT. He wants to be owned by a strong Dominant. To give himself up to a Dom who will make him shudder with pleasure beneath a firm yet loving hand. Unfortunately, Ryan has had nothing but failure in that part of his life. Now, he’s hidden that dream away from everyone, including himself. And he refuses to let anyone close enough to see what he truly desires, and who he truly is.

Detective Sam Roberts: Cool and calm, Detective Sam Roberts is good at reading people, during the day as a detective and at night as a Dom. He easily sees past the hard layer of arrogance surrounding Officer Ryan Bennett to the hurt submissive hiding beneath. He wants to help Ryan, even though the stubborn young man resists him. But Sam isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to help Ryan embrace the soft, giving nature of his submissive side. Using both a gentle hand and the sting of the whip, he’ll work to coax Ryan’s submission free. But what will Sam do if he’s successful? Let Ryan go as promised? Or give the young officer the very thing he’s wanted for so long?

Pages or Words: 105,000 words

Categories: BDSM, Erotica, M/M Romance, Romance

Ryan stopped picking at the wax and met Sam's eyes in the mirror. He didn't say anything. He just stood there, looking at Sam's reflection.
“Do you need-.” Sam stopped. Ryan was on the brink of ... something. Sam knew what he said would either finally get him to open up or cause that hard shell to close even tighter around him. Remembering Ryan’s seeming aversion to needing someone, he asked instead, “Would you like some help?”
Ryan moved his head, the movement so slight it could barely be called a nod. If they hadn't been staring at each other in the mirror, he would have missed it. Sam touched his fingertips to Ryan's shoulder, waiting to see if he would be rejected. Ryan didn’t react, so Sam moved in closer. When he laid the warmth of his palm across his back, Ryan closed his eyes and shuddered. He gripped the countertop with both hands, his head hanging low.
“I don't know how to let go,” he said in a voice hoarse with restrained despair.
Sam stepped forward again, moving close enough behind Ryan that he could wrap an arm around him. Ryan stood there for a second before he turned and leaned into his embrace. Sam looked at their reflection in the mirror. Ryan's blond head was nestled against him, streaks of wax down his back. For the first time he looked truly vulnerable, just as Sam had wanted to see him all along. He stroked Ryan's hair, pressing a kiss to the soft strands. 
“I'll show you, Ryan. All you have to do is trust me. I'll take care of the rest.”

Meet the author:
Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.

Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.

Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. For more on Christa's work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit

Where to find the author:

Facebook: Christa Tomlinson
Facebook Author Page: Christa Tomlinson, Author
Twitter: @christa_writes

Publisher: Christa Tomlinson
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your new release! It looks great. Best of luck with the release =)