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Gabbi Black: Those Pesky Side Characters (Contest)
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Sara D!

Hello Delilah!  Thank you for inviting me to visit you.  I’m happy to share my new erotic BDSM book, Backing Down. I have to say, this was one of the most fun books I’ve written in a while. Normally, my books are on the darker side, especially my In Their Eyes trilogy.  For this one, though, I aimed for humor.

The genesis of the book was fun.  It’s a long story, but I needed to write a rivals-to-lovers story.  I’d never done that before, having only ventured into enemies-to-lovers a couple of times and under different pen names.  Even as I agreed to write the story, the image of Master Dante came to my mind.  He’s a secondary character in my trilogy and I’ve known for a while that I wanted him to have his own story.  When I saw the word rival, I also saw a strong Domme.  Also, in the back of my mind, I knew Dante was bisexual and, eventually, would have Evan as his permanent submissive.

Okay, so I had a clear picture of my two guys in my MMF.  I just needed to figure out the woman.  I approached another friend who helps me sort plots, and she helped me create Mistress Kate.  My triad was complete.

From that point, the writing came easily.  Perhaps also because I was under a super tight deadline, and the words had to flow. Sometimes, I write best under pressure.

I hope readers enjoy my novella and bratty Evan’s antics as he tries to get what he wants more than anything in the world – two Dominants.

Thanks for hosting me today! I would love to give a $5 Amazon gift card to a commenter. Do you enjoy humor in the books you read or are you all about the angst?  Let me know and one randomly selected commenter will win!

Backing Down

Master Dante

As the manager of Club Kink, Vancouver’s premier BDSM club, I have access to all the submissives I could desire. I never switch, but two years ago, a hot encounter with Mistress Kate blurred some of my boundaries, and left me rethinking my true desires. Now, Kate’s back, and I don’t think the heat between us is just competitiveness between two Doms. I have other ideas, and I’m willing to pull out all the stops to make them a reality.


Two years ago, I had the best night of my life. And the worst. I’ve recovered my self-esteem and my reputation, but I haven’t been able to forget Master Dante. Now we both have our sights set on the same submissive. May the best Dominant win, right? Well, I intend to come out on top this time—no matter the consequences.


I’ve been a happy submissive for five years. Lately, I’ve watched Master Dante and Mistress Kate around the club, and noticed how aware they are of each other. I admit it, I’m greedy. I want both. I want them together. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to have them—in the bedroom and in the dungeon. With Christmas just around the corner, and with me being a very good boy, maybe I’ll get what I want.

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About the Author

Even though Gabbi Black is a firm believer in happy endings, she makes her characters work for it in every romance she writes, no matter what the genre. From contemporary to BDSM, they are penned early in the morning in her home in beautiful British Columbia while her trusty ChinPoo dog keeps her company. She also writes gay romances as Gabbi Grey.

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13 comments to “Gabbi Black: Those Pesky Side Characters (Contest)”

  1. Mary Preston
    · November 8th, 2023 at 4:41 am · Link

    A touch of humour is always appreciated. Even if it is a touch dark.

  2. Sara D
    · November 8th, 2023 at 6:18 am · Link

    I love books with humor as part of the story line. If there is angst with no humor, then books feel to heavy.

  3. Debra Guyette
    · November 8th, 2023 at 7:26 am · Link

    I enjoy humor a lot. Not so much angst.

  4. Debra S.
    · November 8th, 2023 at 9:42 am · Link

    I enjoy humor in the books that i read.

  5. ButtonsMom
    · November 8th, 2023 at 10:55 am · Link

    I love humor in romance books and I love MMF stories. I really need to make time to read this one!

  6. Colleen C.
    · November 8th, 2023 at 12:18 pm · Link

    I love a book that makes me feel… give me a good laugh or cry and I am all for it!

  7. Stacey Kinzebach
    · November 8th, 2023 at 1:15 pm · Link

    I enjoy humor in the books. Especially well placed humor.

  8. Beth
    · November 8th, 2023 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Even in serious story lines it’s good to have a few moments of levity. It makes the story more real for me.
    And there are a couple of authors that I love reading just because their books are full of LOL moments.

  9. Diane Sallans
    · November 8th, 2023 at 10:19 pm · Link

    I dislike a lot of angst (avoid books that are described as heartbreaking) and love a bit of humor

  10. Beckie
    · November 9th, 2023 at 5:26 pm · Link

    I like both in a book.

  11. Jennifer Beyer
    · November 10th, 2023 at 9:52 pm · Link

    I love a book that can make me laugh! Angst is fine and all but I need a daily laugh.

  12. flchen
    · November 12th, 2023 at 10:28 pm · Link

    I love humor, whether the book’s focus is funny or not. I find I need the light especially in heavier books, to help balance out the weightiness!

  13. BN
    · November 19th, 2023 at 1:28 am · Link


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