A.C. Katt – February 2014

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Bull Raleigh hates twinks since one outed him to his Marine Special Operations Command Commander before the end of DADT and lost him his officer’s rank, his career and his pension. Now he spends his time as the Dungeon Master at Indiscreet where Jamie O’Hara, a beautiful raven haired twink works as a house sub. Jamie wants Bull, Bull wants no part of Jamie. Bull’s nasty attitude gets Jamie involved with White Slavers with Bull as his only protection. It remains to be seen if Jamie can break down Bull’s barriers and make him see Jamie as a man, not a type.

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Excerpt

Jaime had finished training two months ago and his crush on the Dungeon Master was on its way to becoming legendary. Bull was looking for a sub and Jaime was determined to fill that position. The trouble was, Bull didn’t do twinks and Jaime looked like the textbook definition of the word. Jamie was five foot four inches to Bull’s six foot three. Jaime, although buff, was slender with the build of a runner while Bull had played as a linebacker at Annapolis and kept his body in peak condition. Jaime had hair as black as midnight, pulled back in a pony tail that reached his waist. Bull didn’t style his blond hair; he wore a military buzz cut.

Jamie’s big blue eyes and fair skin along with his slight build made him look as if he would blow away with a strong wind and misrepresented his true age of twenty-two. He looked sixteen on a good day, and on a bad one, nowhere-near-legal. Bull was thirty and had been a captain in the Marines who was outed by his lover before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed. In that debacle, Bull lost his military career, his health care, and his pension. Bull was a bitter man. This made him a very tough Master and few subs wanted to take him on, even the big, burly ones that he favored.

When Jamie and the other new submissives were introduced to the club, there was another twink and two other men, Masato and Greg. Jamie knew that Bull made an offer for Greg. Luckily for Jamie, Greg wanted Cisco de Loria, and Bull didn’t offer for anyone else.

Despite that, Jaime O’Hara wanted Bull Raleigh as his Master with a ferocity that belied his looks and status as a service sub.

“Bull goes for a completely different type,” Brian tried to tell him as he helped Jim put the tea things away.

“You can’t make someone love you.” Jim stood in front of Jamie, hands on his hips showing his exasperation.“More importantly, you can’t even make him like you. Bull doesn’t do twinks.” Brian put the cups and saucers in the rack to load into the dishwasher.

“But I’m not a twink…” Jamie claimed.

“Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, has duck feet…just saying.” Jim took a kitchen wipe to the counter.

“I may look like a twink, but I’m not one. I can take pain. I’m not a pain slut, but I can take it. I’m not looking for a sugar daddy. I have my own money, a legacy from my grandma. It doesn’t make me rich but it keeps me comfortable. Outside of the way I look, I meet none of the typical criteria for twinkdom,” Jamie said, getting in Jim’s face.

“All right, all right, but it’s not me you have to convince, it’s him and he can’t see past the way you look.” Jim sat down on his stool behind the counter.

“It’s not like I run after him, I just put myself in a position where he will notice me.” Jamie’s eyes narrowed in annoyance.

“He’s noticed and complained. Reed and Bear haven’t paid any attention to his protests, but the club can’t afford to lose its Dungeon Master.” Jim sighed. “You’ll have to tone it down. There must be another way of getting him to notice you other than pushing yourself into his face every time you see him.” Jim leaned on the counter and put his hand under his chin.

“It’s not like we don’t want Bull to find someone, we do. Plus, we like you and don’t want to lose you either. But if it comes to a choice between the Dungeon Master and a service sub…well you know the answer to that.” Brian patted Jamie on the back.

“What if I join the club as a paying member? Would that make a difference?” Jamie asked thinking out loud. “It would prove I can pay the freight.”

“It would, but it would also leave you unemployed and unless your legacy was very large, it won’t keep you very well in New Jersey and living off it is the surest way to lose it. You never touch the principal. You live off the interest and if there isn’t enough interest, you work. Unless you want to do something else for a living…” Brian’s voice trailed off.

“I have a degree in accounting. I can do something else for a living, but I wouldn’t be able to see Bull every day,” Jamie said cocking his head to the side.

Brian abruptly stood up and paced. “I have an idea. Wasn’t Reed complaining the club was doing so well he couldn’t keep up with the paperwork?”

“Yeah,” Jim sat up, waggled his eyebrows and drank his tea, “I’ve had to listen to him complain for over six months.”

“Stop that, just stop with the eyebrow. You know it annoys me because I can’t do it.” Brian plopped back down on the stool.

Jamie giggled. “Getting back to what you were saying about Reed…”

“Jim, why don’t we suggest to Reed that Jamie act as his assistant? If Jamie can do the books and relieve Reed of the general paperwork, Reed could manage the club more efficiently.” Brian was excited.

“You’re right. Then if Bull complains, Reed and Bear would have an excuse not to listen. You’d get paid more money and on top of that have more time to work on Bull.” Jim tapped his fingers on the counter.

“This could really work, but you still have to get Bull to like you, never mind collaring you.” Brian observed with asperity. He got up and moved around the counter to start the dishwasher.

“Both Bear and Reed are upstairs. You stay with Brian, Jamie. I’ll go up and see what I can do about a new position for you.” Jim pushed open the swinging door of the kitchen and went upstairs.

 

Biography

AC Katt was born in New York City’s Greenwich Village. €She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat.  At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. €At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.

Now, most of AC’s books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book. AC claims to have found her niche writing GLBT romance.

She hangs out at ACKatt.com; and ackattsjournal.com where she keeps her blog.  This is a very opinionated kitty and at ackatt.com where you may find snippets of her current releases, as well as some from works in progress.

 

Also by A.C. Katt

From JMS Books: The Sarran Plague, Coming in February Living With Syn
From MLR Books:  Shattered Glass, A Matter of Trust, Jack’s Back, Cisco’s Boy
Interview with Holly Hewson
HH:  AC, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Bull’s Whip. Where did you get the idea for this sensational romance?

 AC: Bull’s Whip is the fourth in the series of Indiscreet Novels. All of the stories revolve around a gay BDSM club. Bull was the newly hired Dungeon Master in the first book and by the third book it was obvious he needed a story of his own. Bull is very masculine, he served in MARSOC that is the Marines Special Operations Command but was outed by a man who was seeing someone else and to Bull he was only friends with benefits.

Bull loses his dignity, his pension and his life. Because he earned the Navy Cross, GLBT groups made a big deal out of his mustering out. Bull changed his name from Raleigh Davis to Bull Raleigh. His original career path would have taken him to work as a government contractor. That avenue was closed to him now. He was always into BDSM so he answered the ad for the Dungeon Master at Indiscreet.

Bull gets a reputation as a hard Master. Some of the service subs refuse to play with him anymore. Then along comes Jamie. Straight black hair, down to his waist, guy liner and effeminate, in other words Jamie was the picture post card of a twink. Because of Tommy Edwards, Bull hates twinks. But is Jamie the twinkie he seems to be?

Jamie sets out to prove Bull wrong and a great deal of trouble comes their way comes their way because Bull is stubborn and Jamie is in love and won’t give up.

HH: What can you tell us about Bull and why will readers identify with him?

AC: Bull’s was outed in a cruel way that almost broke him. He walks around like a bear with a sore paw. Jamie gets in his face and he either wants to kiss him or kill him. But Jamie is a twink with the twinkiest cat in catdom, a White Persian. He fell in love with Bull at the sub training and won’t give up despite warnings from his friends. Jamie gets into trouble because Bull is a stubborn fool.

In order to protect Jamie, from the mess Bull caused, Bull agrees to take Jamie into his home where the security it tighter and he can keep an eye on him. Jamie and the cat are growing on him and Bull retaliates in the only way he knows how, he attempts to become meaner. But Jamie can see through Bull and Bull knows it.

HH: What do you like best about Jaime and why will readers love him?

AC: Jamie is a free spirit. His grandmother left him a legacy and if he’s careful he could live on it for the rest of his life. Jamie always wanted to explore the submissive side of his personality. He joins Indiscreet as a service sub because he’d use too much of his inheritance if he joined as a member sub.

Brian and Jim (yes they’re back and plotting again.) find out that Jamie is a CPA and Reed, Jim’s’s Master and part owner of Indiscreet is complaining about all of the accounts he has to oversee to keep the business in the black. Reed offers Jamie the job. Now Jamie get to see Bull everyday and the sparks fly.

HH:  What makes this story different from your other works?

AC: All of the Indiscreet Series of books, A Matter of Trust, Jack’s Back, Cico’s Boy and Bull’s Whip are about 24/7 submission. What makes each book different is the dynamics between the protagonists. Bear is strict and very jealous in A Matter of Trust but in return treats Brian like a pet. Reed in Jack’s Back is very laid back and he and Jim are more fun loving. Although Jim is the sub, he is also part owner of Indiscreet so out of the bedroom and front rooms of the club, they are equals. Cisco in Cisco’s Boy wants service with an occasional scene but no love. Greg shows him he is mistaken. In Bull’s Whip Bull is hard core. He plays hard and when he loves he loves hard too. The differences in the books are in the distinct personalities of the Masters and their subs and the kind of relationship they pursue. It’s fun to figure out how they get to that place in their life when they finally give in to their desires and fall in love.

HH:  What do you think about its reception so far?

AC: Bull’s Whip is being released from http://www.MLRPress.com on January 31st. I don’t have a direct link yet, but if you go to the above e-mail page it will be on the top row. Cisco’s Boy, the last Indiscreet novel did very well.

HH:  What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

AC: There are at least two more Indiscreet novels coming. Indiscreet number five, Gary’s Choice will be released from MLRPress on May sixteenth of twenty-fourteen. Gary Sayer is a character introduced in Cisco’s Boy who is a professional baseball player.

HH:  What can you tell us about day-to-day life for you as an author?

AC: I sit around a lot in my Curious George pajamas with my hair on the top of my head jn a scurunchy, in a recliner with my cat at my feet and the computer on my lap. I wear headphones a lot with white noise because my husband is retired and likes to watch television. It’s not very glamorous, I’m afraid. In fact, I’m down right boring except for the characters running around my head waiting to be let out.

HH: What are you reading now?

AC: Owning Corey by Maris Black and Siempre by Teresa Gardenas.

HH: What appearances do you have coming up in 2014?

AC: I will be at GayRomLit in October in Chicago.

HH:  Where can readers find you online?

AC: I have a website, http://www.ackatt.com and a journal at http://www.ackattsjournal.com. I am on facebook, please like my page and on twitter @ackatt.

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