Load The Dice by Moriah Gemel
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Load the Dice (Episode One)
by Moriah Gemel
Eric left the BDSM scene years ago because he couldn’t find the right partner, opting instead to meet men in quiet coffee shops and piano bars. But when his friend invites him to a posh hook-up party, he meets first time sub Jamie, who he convinces to detail his sexual fantasies during a passionate night together.
The pair soon embark on a relationship that introduces Jamie to the BDSM scene, and plays out his fantasies one by one. But as they approach the final fantasy, will Eric be able to walk away?
Eric had been willing to work with regular old run-of-the-mill sexual compatibility for the chance to meet someone who was compatible with him in other ways as well, who didn’t just want him for the sex and the Dominance he was good at. But this experience with Jamie—it’s as if a crack has been made in the dam holding his desires back, keeping it a still pool rather than the wild rush that it is with BDSM. Jamie and he are, at this first glance, well matched. They don’t know each other, but the spark is undeniable. Is that enough? Can Eric go back to that life, already having found someone to enter it with?
No, he can’t get his hopes up like that. Fairytales are just stories, and they don’t happen to people who like to use whips and chains for what Eric likes to use them for. It’s just so hard to hold back hope for a man he doesn’t even know, on the off chance they might have more outside of the bedroom, that there might be a fantasy kingdom somewhere in the vast array of fantasies Jamie gave him earlier that night. He has to try to let that go.
He doesn’t have to try for long. His phone buzzes in his pocket, and he pulls it out so fast he’s almost embarrassed at his own neediness. But he has to know.
Jamie: Yes, sir.
Eric smiles. It’s a start.
Eric gets dragged to a party, and finds himself facing the most delicious man he has seen for a very long time. It turns out this is a Dom/sub type event, almost a blind date. When Eric’s friend Andy loads the dice, Eric finds himself in a room with said man, Jamie. But Jamie hasnt done this before, and Eric is out of practice. After this one night, Eric knows he wants more, and breaks all the party rules. They embark on fulfilling Jamie’s fantasies, and a few of Eric’s, but what will happen when the list gets to the bottom?
I love M/M and I love BDSM and so this one should push all my buttons and floated all my boats. However, it just didn’t quite work for me. Dont get me wrong, its a good book, its well written, its just …**pulls face cos cant find the right word**…nice! Its the only word i can put to it. NICE.
I did LOVE the way Eric introduces things to Jamie, the communication is second to none, and they has everything out beforehand. It wasnt such a hard core introduction, its like a gentle slide into the lifestyle, and Eric and Jamie work hard at getting where they want to be. Its written entirely from Eric’s point of view, and I would like to have heard from Jamie too. Im not a fan of books written from a single person’s point of view.
Its a bit of a how-to-begin BDSM sort of book. Like I said, its well written, some of the scenes are beautiful in their emotions. There is no major falling out, not shocking plot twist, no vicious ex turning up, its just plods along, until they get to the bottom of the list, and thats the only scene that REALLY did it for me, the last one.
If you haven’t read any BDSM books before, this might be one to start. Its not a full on, in-yer-face thing that some books are. A good one too, for M/M newbies. Just didnt quite work for me.
reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Moriah Gemel has developed a dedicated following for her realistic, sexually-charged stories over twelve years in online fan communities. Passionate about a realistic depiction of BDSM, her goal is to both entertain and educate readers about the BDSM community.
Load the Dice originated as a short work of fan fiction, written in three parts. For her first work of professional fiction, she has turned it into a serialized novel in ten parts.
She is married and has a young son.
Connect with the author at MoriahGemel.com
1. Is writing your only profession?
Unless you count full-time motherhood (which I do), yes. Writing is how I earn a living.
2) Who was your favorite character to write? Why?
I loved writing Jamie. There’s something so rich about him, so unique. He’s a complex guy with a lot of history that he doesn’t allow to bring him down, and I admire his strength. For example, I love how he handles Eric when Eric is doubting and distant; he just opens up and is so warm and sure of his own emotions, and I think that’s a rare quality. I like writing people like that, who are self-aware and giving.
3) Who are some of your favorite authors?
I’m in love with three authors—Richard Adams, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman. I adore everything they’ve written.
4) What is your favorite writing snack you eat or drink while writing?
I’m a cookie fiend. I love to bake them and chow down with a tall glass of cold milk to go with it.
5) What makes you mad enough to want to throat punch a person? LOL
Disrespect! I can’t stand when someone treats another person like they’re not a person.
6) What is your favorite TV show?
Glee! I adore Glee, I can’t help it, I don’t even care if it’s uncool. I’m not a very cool person anyway. That, or Game of Thrones. I know they’re worlds apart, but the characters are so rich in each of them, and I can’t resist a good cast of characters.
7) What would be your favorite vacation spot (with no money limitation)?
God, doesn’t everyone want a private beach? Toes in the sand, sun on my skin (with liberal sunscreen, I’m pretty pale!), handsome cabana boy serving me drinks…that sounds like paradise.
Moriah will be awarding a free download of an Interlude Press eBook title or an author/book swag pack (US ONLY) to TEN randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour as well as a Grand Prize of a $25 B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner. A $25 B&N gift card and print edition (to be released at conclusion of the series in January) of Load the Dice will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.