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Eden Bradley: Dangerously Bound (Contest)
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Eden Bradley is Dangerously Bound!

As a writer we always hear ‘write what you know’. For me, writing kink has always been my go-to genre because I’ve been involved in BDSM for many years. I do think my real life experience gives me a unique perspective. Having been a psychology major also helps. For me, incorporating BDSM elements in a story make it all more exciting, from creating deep, complex characters to writing smoking hot sex scenes!

I really love to explore how the human mind works—especially the kinky mind! The kink intensifies everything, including the connection between characters, and in fiction, as in real life, kink relationships are very deeply connected, very intense. This also makes for some pretty irresistibly sexy heroes! It’s that intensity, from the way he looks at you as if he can see right through you to the way he lowers his voice, sending shivers through every part of your body. It’s that natural air of command that tells you in no uncertain terms that while he may let you sass him a bit, ultimately, he is the one in control. And it’s that air of absolute authority that allows you to let go, to turn yourself over to him. To trust. What could possibly be sexier? Because no matter how modern a woman we might be, we are still female, and we appreciate a man who can help us move beyond our everyday roles as worker, parent, caretaker, and let us be taken care of completely. Who allows us to revel in our femininity. This is what a true Dominant is to me. These are the kinds of Doms I write. And this is what Mick Reid, the hero in my latest book DANGEROUSLY BOUND, is all about.

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She wasn’t as innocent as he remembered. He’s twice as wicked as she ever imagined.

“For those who are born to New Orleans, it’s in your blood. It lingers there no matter where you go. BDSM is the same sort of thing. If you’re born to it—the way you were, the way I was, whether or not you want to accept that—you can never shake it. It shapes the way you think, the way you respond to…everything. And those who were a part of unleashing those desires…you never forget them, either. That’s what you did for me, Mick. For me, not to me.”

~Alessandra ‘Allie’ LeClair


She can whip up something sweet…
Allie LeClair has finally returned to the sultry city of New Orleans. After ten years of studying and working as a pastry chef in San Francisco and all over Europe—and feeding her submissive side at BDSM clubs—Allie is home, and she has something to prove to the man who once fueled her desires. She’s not a child anymore.

But with two in the kitchen…
When security specialist Mick Reid hears that Allie is back in town, he knows he won’t be able to stay away for long. Ever since he discovered his darker side, Mick has tried to protect Allie from the aggressive beast within him—but that power and wildness is exactly what she wants.

Can they take the heat?
Allie has made the first move, but now it’s up to Mick. The game has begun, and playing has never been so rough.



She waited while he walked around the truck to open her door. He lifted her down, his big hands around her waist, and his touch burned into her, making her need all the more acute. She could barely stand to wait as he led her up the walkway, up the steps, took her keys and opened her front door.

He grabbed her wrist, encircling it with his strong fingers.

“Bedroom,” he demanded. “Or it’s going to be right here on the hall floor.”

She nodded and led him down the narrow hall.

He was on her almost the moment they passed through the doorway, stripping her down until she was naked and barefoot once more. Her pulse was a hot, thready beat in her veins, her chest, between her thighs. Desire was something solid, palpable, nearly unbearable.

She put her hands on his chest, tried to unbutton his shirt.

“Mick . . .”

He took her wrists in his hands and pulled them down to her sides, held them there as he looked into her eyes, and she understood, her mind shifting gears. If they were going to be together right now they would be in role, submissive and Dominant. She understood his need to leash his desires. Understood how dangerous he felt he was to her.

She would show him tonight she could take it. That the full darkness inside him was exactly what she wanted, yearned for.

He moved around her, one hand on her body, sliding over her stomach, her side, her back. He stood behind her, and she waited for whatever would come next, her heart hammering, her body aching for more.

When he wrapped his arm around her neck and tightened just enough to restrict her breathing, she felt his command with an enormous sense of relief.

Oh, yes.



ebDangerouslyInked-Final-NYT-200x300Today I’ll give away a copy of my Dangerous Romance Series spin-off, DANGEROUSLY INKED, and a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card! To enter the giveaway, just follow me!


~or sign up for my group blog The Smutketeers newsletter (with authors RG Alexander & Robin L Rotham):

~Post here letting me know where you followed-1 entry for each source followed. I’ll be back tomorrow night to announce the winner here in the comments section, so be sure to check back!


New York Times & USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Eden Bradley aka Eve Berlin has published a number of novels and novellas, both print and e-books, with Berkley Heat, Bantam/Delta, Harlequin Spice & HQN, Black Lace Books and Samhain Publishing, as well as venturing into self-publishing. Her books have been translated into German, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Polish and Japanese. Eden has appeared regularly on Playboy Radio and conducts workshops on writing craft and writing about sex.

She loves art, shoes, tattoos, reading smutty books, chocolate and sex, of course, not necessarily in that order.

Find Eden online!

13 comments to “Eden Bradley: Dangerously Bound (Contest)”

  1. Kristin Reh
    · April 11th, 2014 at 6:26 am · Link

    I followed you on Twitter and FB. This book looks very intriguing and I will be adding it to my TBR wishlist on Amazon :mrgreen:

  2. Toni Whitmire
    · April 11th, 2014 at 6:29 am · Link

    I followed you on twitter and subscribed to your newsletter also liked the excerpt very much.

  3. Lucy Waterhouse
    · April 11th, 2014 at 7:42 am · Link

    I follow you on twitter – Lucy_Waterhouse, Facebook and I am subscribed to Smutketeers 🙂
    I agree, kinky minds are very interesting to work out!

  4. Diana Huffer
    · April 11th, 2014 at 9:25 am · Link

    I’m following on FB… 🙂

  5. Anne
    · April 11th, 2014 at 11:47 am · Link

    Looking forward to reading Dangerously Inked, I bought the anthology Midnight Ink when it was .99. I love those deals. They’ve introduced me to several new to me authors.

    I already follow on FB Anne M., twitter acm05 and pinterest Anne M. Pretty sure I subscribe to your newsletter too.

  6. Gail Siuba
    · April 11th, 2014 at 6:01 pm · Link

    I haven’t read Dangerously Inked yet, I’m looking forward to both books. 🙂 I’m already a follower on
    FB: and on Pinterest:

    Thanks for a chance to win. 😀

  7. Pansy Petal
    · April 11th, 2014 at 6:13 pm · Link

    I have been following you for a while now, Eden – on both Facebook as Becky Parsons and The Smutketeers newsletter to pansyparsons at hotmail dot com. I adore the Smutketeers! I look forward to reading this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. Sharon Chalk
    · April 11th, 2014 at 8:25 pm · Link

    wow ,Ive been reading you for awhile and belong to smutkesters on facebook for a while now,but I did not know you were on pintrest and I went there and kind of got lost lol I think I spent an hour looking and pinning before I remembered I needed to come back here and comment lol I think I entered the one thing I wasn’t already in,which was pintrest because I already follow you and have lots of your books lol,gonna be checking out those pintrest pages tho,fantastic stuff!!

  9. elaing8
    · April 11th, 2014 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Dangerously Bound sounds so good.Looking forward to reading it.
    I follow on twitter as elaing8
    facebook-Elaine Geight
    Pinterest-Elaine (elaing8pins)
    and receive the Smutketeers newsletter.

  10. Mary Preston
    · April 12th, 2014 at 2:28 am · Link

    Newsletter: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    & FB: Mary Preston

    Fantastic thank you.

  11. Carle Lee Detweiler
    · April 12th, 2014 at 8:42 am · Link

    Following on FB and signed up for the newsletter.

    Thanks for the chances.

    Carle Lee

  12. Cherrie Lamon
    · April 12th, 2014 at 8:49 am · Link

    Facebook. Pintrest. Twitter and blog. Can tell the diff from someone writing who has been in the lifestyle. The emotional and mental part of it hard to capture if you haven’t done it. Great writing!

  13. Eden Bradley
    · April 12th, 2014 at 9:31 pm · Link

    Thanks for all the comments, everyone!
    Sharon-Pinterest will do that-it’s dangerous!

    Okay-time to announce my winner! And the winner is:
    Cherrie Lamon! Just send me an email: with ‘Delilah Devlin’s blog winner in the subject line and I’ll send your prizes right away!

    Thanks so much to everyone for playing along! And to Delilah for having me. 😛


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