I am Katya Waters.
A survivor of violence.
I fought death and won.
So why do I feel so dead inside?
Katya Waters is a small-town girl, mentally unprepared to deal with her deep, dark past. While walking in her sanctuary, her innocence was torn from her in the most brutal fashion- run to the ground as if she were an animal by a pack of vicious Hunters. After they wounded her spirit, they left her for dead.
How does one overcome a debilitating, tragic event? By strength, perseverance, and an unrelenting will to survive.
Out of desire, Katya no longer wanted to be the hunted. She hungered to be the hunter.
Finally taking her life into her own hands, Katya reached for what she’d earned, for the respect every human being so rightfully deserves.
By moving to a new city for the job of her dreams, Katya unwittingly brought her past nightmares to life, slowly drawing the repressed, dark memories into the light. With a deep desire to explore her true nature, Katya entered the BDSM Club, Restraint; never realizing there would be no escape from her secrets within the club’s walls. Katya’s entire existence turned into a living, breathing, never-ending therapy session from Hell.
The Boss pulled Katya into a thrilling game of Kat & Mouse as a way to force Katya to accept the truth of her past. Follow Katya’s heartbreaking journey as she connected the mystery of her past with her thrilling present.
… As long as I have a tomorrow, I can endure today.
Katya Waters has finally made peace with her past, but the present and future are becoming a never-ending nightmare.
At the end of Restraint, Katya fled back to her hometown, seeking solace from Ezra’s constant micromanaging while hiding from her true feelings over what had happened to her at the hands of the men she had grown to trust.
Before Katya can come to terms with the catastrophic events she had endured in Dominion, she is whisked away from the comfort of her safe haven. Never getting a moment to reflect before being thrust back to Dominion, Katya’s defenses are down. Ezra’s controlling and manipulative ways know no bounds when it comes to Katya and their daughter. Vulnerable and susceptible to his influence, Ezra forces Katya and Ava into The Edge Building’s fortress of a gilded cage, where Katya fears she will never get out.
Hanging onto her sense of self and moral code is difficult for Katya, as Ezra influences every aspect of her life, leaving her feeling powerless and lost as she falls deeper under his spell. Unsure where she fits into the lives of the men who impact her so deeply, Katya seeks direction from an unlikely source to regain her power.
Katya’s intuition screams that she is in danger, which is why she allows Ezra to keep her caged safely within the world of his creation.
…And then the threatening notes are delivered– written with the words only the monster ever whispered.
Genre: BDSM | Dark | Erotica | Romantic Suspense | LGBT | Menage | Taboo | Series |
Length: 200,000 word+ Epic-length novel.
Master of Restraint and sadist, Dexter Hayes has always used the following adage as a form of self-preservation: never ask questions when you aren’t prepared to hear the answers.
Dexter turned a blind eye on Maître du Jeu’s activities, only doing as he was told without question. His sole focus for the past few years had been on his girlfriend, Monica James, and their housemate, Tobias Kline.
When the riots began at Restraint, the two halves of Dexter’s world collided, putting everyone at risk. Adelaide Whittenhower published the Mistress & Master of Restraint, exposing the secrets of Dominion’s underground. The book drew the public to Restraint, and it has been spiraling out of control.
Dexter tried to maintain his stance of never knowing too much, but he was swept into the fray. He had lost control of Monica, allowing her insecurities to ruin her from the inside out. Tobias flexed his newfound independence by no longer following Dexter’s instruction. The members of Restraint were running rampant, forgetting their training and doing whatever they wished.
Dexter felt he knew the people in his life, but as the questions he never asked were being answered, he learned they were always complete strangers.
As the battle lines were drawn, Dexter learned a valuable lesson– pleading ignorance may have been his greatest downfall yet.
Romantic Suspense | Dark | Erotic Romance | BDSM | M/F | F/F/M | M/F/F
Length: 100,000 words
For the past four years, Dalton Fontaine Marconi has been living incognito as Dalton Thompson. After his grandfather’s murder, Dalton’s self-preservation led him to Dominion, New York.
As Restraint’s resident antagonist, Dalton has been doing his mother’s bidding. Olivia Fontaine always wants something from someone, and she always uses her son to get it. In order to deal with the ramifications, Dalton finds comfort in the fact that he’s doing it for altruistic reasons. But thinking it and feeling it are not the same beast, and the pressure is suffocating him. As a masochist, Dalton balances on a knife’s edge between self-punishment and the point of no return.
Restraint was plagued with riots, leading the rest of Dalton’s family to Dominion, and together they set out to protect the Masters of Restraint. But as Restraint crumbles down to its foundation, Dalton’s life does as well.
While trying to hide his true nature, Dalton pushes the members of Restraint, oddly finds Pretty Boy Whittenhower taking a shine to him, joins Generation Next, and tries to locate the mole leaking the information published in the Mistress & Master of Restraint books.
Walking down a lonely path of alienation, Dalton discovers those he’s trying to protect are actually protecting him from the very monster who set it all into motion.
Romantic Suspense | Dark | Erotic Romance | BDSM | LGBT | M/M | F/M/M |
Length: 90,000 words
Rags to Riches…
The queen is not born– she is forged through survival.
You've read the Mistress and Master of Restraint series in present day. Join Regina Regal nineteen years in the past to where it all began with Jaded.
Even as a scholarship student, Regina Regal is the brightest at Hillbrook Prep, causing her to straddle two extremes between the destitute class she dwells in and the affluent she visits daily. Neither of which welcomes her with open arms, forcing her to choose between her people and her friends.
While dealing with insurmountable loss, Regina has more burdens placed upon her shoulders than the average adult could carry. With her mother dying, Regina has a difficult time crossing the line from caregiver to daughter in order to have both her mother’s and her own emotional needs met. Regina is struggling to keep her head above water as she takes on more debt from her mother’s mounting medical bills and living expenses, only to realize she is drowning.
At eighteen, with a college scholarship guaranteeing she will join the ranks of her one-percenter classmates, Regina should have the world at her fingertips.
Since she was young, Regina has been the provider, creating a young woman who has the need to survive and a hunger to be in control. But she finds herself falling apart, making horrible decisions that have lifelong consequences.
Regina Regal’s life changes irrevocably when her best friend, Adelaide, invites her to study at the imposing Whittenhower Estates. Going against her instincts, Regina is compelled to visit Misery Castle.
The girl who entered Misery Castle’s iron gate will not be the jaded woman who flees it almost five years later…
Jaded, thy name is Regina Regal. Enduring a trial by fire, she will be Queened.
Regina Regal wavers between apathetic and destructive because she’s numb inside and out. Lost in a sea of ennui, she goes through the motions of everyday life but never truly lives. Happiness is a foreign concept.
In the absence of numbness is pain– a pain so agonizing she would rather stick her head in the sand than feel the devastating loss of the father of her children.
Thrust from Misery Castle, not only losing Grant, she leaves her first born behind. In the ashes of her despair, Regina creates a family for her daughter. But as her eyes open wide, she realizes everything is built on an illusion.
Betrayed. Abandoned. Grieving yet filled with guilt, Regina finally comes to the realization that she has been toyed with as a pawn in a sadistic game Dominion’s founders have played since before she ever set foot into Hillbrook. Every move she has made has been orchestrated by the very people she has grown to love and trust.
Restraint draws Regina into a whole new world– one that has been at her fingertips but she was too blind to see.
Forced with the task to choose between love and self-respect, Regina learns how if you feel empowered while you’re on your knees, no one can tear you down when you’re standing firmly on your own two feet.
They call me Mrs. Whittenhower…
Readers have experienced the present through the points-of-view of Katya Waters, Dexter Hayes, and Dalton Fontaine. Now it’s time to experience the events that took place during those installments through a different pair of eyes– Queen’s. Checkmate parallels Restraint, Unleashed, Dexter, and Dalton. Questions will be answered through Regina Regal’s perspective, and motives will sharpen into clarity.
Events aren’t always as they may seem.
Regina uses self-restraint, when she’d rather go on an enraged rampage across Dominion, New York. She must choose self-preservation, where she surrenders to Maître du Jeu’s extortion, rather than get even. Learning her enemy, while doing as they bid, Regina protects all she calls hers, at the cost of her pride and self-respect.
Queen in an ebook omnibus for Mistress & Master of Restraint books, Jaded | Queened | Checkmate. M&M #5,6,7.
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