Today is our final day of our Weekend of Pleasure, Pain, and a whole lotta Heart with Sue Lyndon.
I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know a little bit about these great characters and author - Sue Lyndon . I know that I am excited to get started reading.
Meet Fiona – heroine from Surrender
Meet Fiona – heroine from Surrender
Fiona Lockhart from my latest release, Surrender, was one of my favorite heroines to write. She’s smart and has dreams of becoming a doctor, but she gives them up to take care of her sick mother after her father walks out. She also sacrifices her freedom to protect her mother in the aftermath of a war, choosing to marry a Kall alien – an enemy and a stranger. She knows Merokk expects a good, submissive wife, and she tries to play that role, but it’s not always easy.
Here’s one of my favorite excerpts:
Shaking, again. Merokk suddenly ached to calm her fears. “You’re afraid of me.” It was a statement, not a question.
Betsy stiffened in her chair. “I’m not afraid of you,” she insisted, her tone haughty. “I’m just uncomfortable in this situation. It doesn’t seem fair. No Earth men have to marry a Kall. Only the women. It’s very one-sided.”
“A Kall female only marries the enemy if we lose the war and the enemy decrees it. It’s a sign of dishonor, but one that can be redeemed over proceeding years of peace and service.”
She smirked. “I wasn’t one of the illegal miners who killed your people. I had nothing to do with this war, yet I’m branded an enemy and forced to marry a Kall who no doubt killed thousands of my people. I suppose you’re right, it is a dishonor. The dishonor will be mine on our wedding night and on all the subsequent nights when I share your bed.”
An ominous silence descended, and Merokk, rooted to his chair, directed a murderous look at Betsy. Damn her. Was she trying to provoke him? It took all his self-control not to drag her to the bedroom for a much-deserved beating. He chose his next words carefully.
“You’re right. I’ve killed thousands of your people, and I’ve trained thousands of Kall who’ve killed thousands of your people. I should be returning home to glory and riches to take a seat on the High Council, but instead I’ll be marrying you and spending the rest of my days on Earth. Despite my dissatisfaction with the situation, I’ve resolved to make the best of it. You’d do well to do the same, Betsy, or your life will soon be miserable.”
The fire in her eyes didn’t dim. “It’s not my life anymore.” She pushed back from the table. “I’m not hungry.”
The servants chose that moment to enter the dining room with trays of food, which they quickly placed in the center of the table. When Betsy made to follow them out into the corridor, Merokk rose to his feet in an instant.
“If you leave this room, you’ll regret it.” His threat had the desired effect, and she froze with her back to him as she stood in the doorway. “Come to me, Betsy. Now.”
She spun around and stormed over to him. Unshed tears brimmed in her eyes, but she replied with malice. “I won’t bend the knee and apologize to you, Merokk. I’m not sorry for speaking the truth, and any apology you tear from my lips will be a false one. Consider that before you strike me.”
His expression softened. “I’m not going to hurt you or demand an apology from you.” He moved closer, towering over her small form like a giant. “But I do expect you to dine with me.”
The prospect of spending more time in his company must have frightened her more than physical punishment. She paled visibly and took a step back. “Very well,” she said, turning to find her seat.
Merokk caught her arm and spun her around to face him. “No. Kneel on the floor beside my chair.” When she hesitated, he breathed against her ear, “Don’t make me repeat myself.”
Where Can we find you?
Sue Lyndon is a multi-published author of erotic BDSM romance and spanking romances. She enjoys a good book in any genre, loves Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and runs on coffee and chocolate.
Sue's most recent releases are Surrender, Rules of War, and Shana's Guardian.
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