9781631053580BlackjackHolt

BOOK: 9781631053580BlackjackHolt
13.77Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads

BLACKJACK

Club Fantasy 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree Holt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erotic Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret Cravings
Publishing

www.secretcravingspublishing.com

ABOUT THE E-BOOK YOU HAVE PURCHASED: Your
non-refundable purchase of this e-book allows you to only ONE LEGAL copy for
your own personal reading on your own personal computer or device.
You do not have resell or distribution
rights without the prior written permission of both the publisher and the
copyright owner of this book.
This book cannot be copied in any format,
sold, or otherwise transferred from your computer to another through upload to
a file sharing peer to peer program, for free or for a fee, or as a prize in
any contest. Such action is illegal and in violation of the U.S. Copyright Law.
Distribution of this e-book, in whole or in part, online, offline, in print or
in any way or any other method currently known or yet to be invented, is
forbidden. If you do not want this book anymore, you must delete it from your
computer.

 

WARNING: The unauthorized
reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal
copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is
investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison
and a fine of $250,000.

 

If you find a Secret Cravings Publishing e-book
being sold or shared illegally, please let us know at
[email protected]

A
Secret Cravings Publishing Book

Erotic Romance

 

Blackjack

Copyright ©
2014
 
Desiree
Holt

E-book ISBN: 978-1-63105-358-0

 

First E-book Publication:
 
October 2014
       

 

Cover design by
Dawné
Dominique

Edited by Faith Summers

Proofread by Rene Flowers

All cover art and logo copyright ©
2014 by Secret Cravings Publishing

 

ALL
RIGHTS RESERVED:
This literary work may not be reproduced or transmitted in
any form or by any means, including electronic or photographic reproduction, in
whole or in part, without express written permission.

 

All characters and events in this
book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is
strictly coincidental.

 

PUBLISHER

Secret Cravings Publishing

www.secretcravingspublishing.com

Dedication

To my best buddy, Cerise
Deland, whose insight always helps me focus so much better. You rock, babe.

 

The Cravings Ebook Club

The Cravings Paranormal
Ebook Club

 

Have
you heard about the newest idea in ebooks, the ebook club? Secret Cravings
Publishing has two ebook clubs, The Cravings Ebook Club or the Cravings
Paranormal Ebook Club, and we invite you to become a member.

 

As a
new member, you will receive
Trouble
With
a Cowboy*
by Sandy Sullivan and
Blood Kisses**
by H.N.
Sieverding
FREE, just for joining!

 

You’ll
also receive
4 BRAND-NEW EBOOKS
,
specially selected by our Editorial Director, every month in a variety of
genres for a total price of only $9.99 for all 4. This comes out to barely
$2.50 per book,
much less
than the retail price and you’ll be able to
enjoy your books
even before
they are
uploaded to the popular sales sites.
 
One of several privileges of club membership.

 

*
Trouble With a Cowboy
, a western, erotic romance:

18 wheels had her heart until one hard-up cowboy found her
kickin
' up her heels and propositions her to take his bull
to Vegas.

 

Jacie Hawkins drives big wheelers for a livin'. Something not
a lot of women do. Littleton Oklahoma is just a dry stopover for a few hours of
rest and relaxation at the nearest bar. Jacie needs to find a hot cowboy to
release some of her pent up frustrations on for the night, but wannabe's aren't
her style.

 

Tucker Marshall needs a big-rig driver to haul his prize bull
to National Finals Rodeo and he needs one fast. Who would have thought he'd
find one
shootin
' pool at the local bar dressed to
kill and takin' numbers?

 

Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two
hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun and a little more?

 

 

 

**
Blood Kisses
(Nightwalkers 1)
, paranormal erotic romance:

Ashleigh
Brown, the author of the popular Nightwalkers series, lives a quiet life free
of the limelight.
 
She keeps her
real identity secret by writing under the pen name, Victoria Allure.
 
She soon finds herself in a bind when
she's kidnapped by a group of handsome vampires seeking Victoria.
 
She then agrees to meet their Master,
who's a huge fan of her books.
 
But
instead of meeting him, she accidentally crosses paths with her rock star
crush.
 
He is the sexy muse behind
Nightwalkers and the man she based the hero in the series upon. She would do
anything to meet him but little does she know her crush has a secret...

 

We will try to match your
books to your
preferences,
however, if you’re a major
paranormal fan, we suggest you join the Cravings Paranormal Club. Everything is
the same except that three of your four books will be paranormal. The remaining
book will be of a different genre.

 

As a
club member, you will also receive:

·
                  
our monthly newsletter

·
                  
sneak previews of new books

·
                  
exclusive interviews with your favorite authors

·
                  
special offers not available to the general
public

 

To
join, visit the Secret Cravings Publishing website. At the bottom of the page
you’ll see a button for the club. You can sign up there and share your
preferences for genre, format and heat level with us. You will be charged,
automatically, through PayPal, only $9.99 every month.
 
Your b
ooks will be shipped within 1 day after PayPal payment has cleared.
You may cancel at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button located on
the Cravings Club tab at the bottom of our website and keep the FREE BOOKS as
our gift.

 

We hope
our Secret Cravings books will delight you each and every month.

 

Best
wishes,

Beth Walker

 

BLACKJACK

Club Fantasy 4

Desiree Holt

Copyright © 2014

 

Chapter One

 

 

“I’m
glad you arranged this for me, Kelly.” Nia March inched forward on the back
seat of the car. “Thanks so much.”

“And
I’m just glad you agreed to come with us.” Kelly LeBlanc turned her head and
grinned at her friend as they turned into the parking lot for Club Fantasy.
“You’ll enjoy the club.”

“And
Blackjack.” Tanner
Sloat’s
deep voice rumbled from
the driver’s seat.

Yes,
Blackjack. The Dom Tanner had arranged for her to meet tonight, along with her
first introduction to the new card game at Club Fantasy.
The
game that had brought Kelly and Tanner together.
A little shiver of
anticipation raced over Nia’s skin.

Kelly
shifted in the front seat, turning as much as her seat belt would allow. “It
seems so long since we’ve done this together.”

“Because
five years ago you moved from Dallas to San Antonio,” Nia pointed out.

“To
take a fabulous job,” Kelly reminded her.

“I
know, I know. But I miss going clubbing with you.”

“And
that’s why you came for a visit. And you got to meet the fabulous Tanner
Sloat.” She touched the thin gold collar that circled her neck.
“Master of all Masters.”

“And
don’t you forget it,” Tanner chuckled, pulling smoothly into a parking place.

“As if.”

Nia
had to tamp down the tiny bit of jealousy that surged up at the intense
connection in their voices. Kelly had searched for a long time for just the
right Dom. She’d had so many disappointments. Nia had held her hand through all
of them. Now it thrilled her to see her friend so happy. But she couldn’t help wondering
if she would ever find that for herself.
That one person with
whom she had an instant link.
Someone who lit up sparks in her body and
aroused her just by looking in her direction. She’d seen the instant spark in
others. Kelly told her that’s how it was with Tanner. But to Nia, it seemed as
if she’d been seeking it forever.

She
forced away the negative thoughts. “I’m thrilled for you. You know that.”

“I
do. And maybe tonight you’ll find the Master of
your
dreams,” Kelly teased.

“Maybe.
Possibly.
And if not, no biggie.”
She unbuckled her seat belt. “I’m excited just thinking about this card game.”

“What
could be more appropriate for a sub whose scene name is Queen of Hearts,
right?”

 
“Right.”
She did
think it was an incredible coincidence.

“And
who’s getting ready to play
Cut
the Cards with a hot
Dom.”

“You
know he’s hot?” Nia grinned. “Have you met him?”

“No,
but Tanner’s recommendation is good enough for me. He knows not to put you with
just anyone.”

“Damn
straight,” Tanner told her. “Kelly would hand me my ass if I did, and I might
be the one getting to feel the whip.”

 
“So…” Kelly half-turned in her seat. “You
ready?”

“I
am. Let’s go.”

They
climbed out of the car and she waited while Tanner locked it.

“Let’s
move,” he said.

“You’ll
love it.” Kelly winked and linked her arm though Nia’s.

Tanner
pushed the button set into the frame of the heavy carved front door. It swung
outward and Nia followed him and Kelly inside. The vestibule was circular in
shape, large enough for a stand to hold a guest book and a small bench, with a
hallway leading to the rest of the club. Nia stood behind her friend while
Tanner checked them into the club.

“Good
evening, Anton. We made arrangements with Reulas for our guest.
Nia March.
Queen of Hearts.”

The
doorman nodded and checked their names off in the open book resting on the
stand. “Yes, it’s right here.”
 
He
looked at Nia. “I’ll need to see your membership card from your home club.”

Nia
slid it out of the little pocket of the leather miniskirt she wore and handed
it to him. She waited while he scanned it and handed it back.

“Enjoy
yourselves this evening.”

“Thank
you.” Tanner led the way down the little hallway, Kelly and Nia following
appropriately behind him.

When
they moved into the main area Nia saw that it was divided into two sections, a
lounge and a performance area. The lounge was almost completely occupied, most
of the tables, couches and armchairs filled with people talking in soft tones.
Some of the subs sat on the floor at the feet of their Masters. A couple had
leashes attached to their collars. Nia noticed one Dom in particular who had
most of the leash wrapped around his free hand, keeping his sub’s upper body
close to his crotch. His other hand held a drink that he sipped on while his
sub stroked his exposed cock.

Two
men sat side by side on a couch, conversing quietly. A woman lay across both
their laps, eyes closed, while one man fondled her breasts and the other played
with her pussy beneath her skirt. Nia wondered idly if she belonged to both or
if her Dom was just in a sharing mood tonight.

Tanner
obviously had perks in the place because he commandeered a love seat against
one wall, the occupants simply smiling as they moved away without question.

“Sit,”
he ordered the two women. “Hands folded.
Legs apart.”
He looked at Nia and a tiny smile hitched up one corner of his mouth. “For the
moment consider me your temporary Dom.” He leaned down and winked. “I’d hate
for anyone to think I’d brought a sub who didn’t obey orders.”

Nia
swallowed a grin, moved her knees apart, and folded her hands demurely in her
lap.

“Very good.
I need to speak to Reulas. In the meantime I’ll have
someone bring you cold drinks.”

Nia
knew that like many well-run private dungeons Club Fantasy did not serve
alcoholic beverages. Kelly had explained that at one time they had discussed
permitting people to drink if they weren’t going to play, but then vetoed it
because people could change their minds. Reulas, the owner, had a hard and fast
rule about it. He wanted his members and guests to be aware at all times of
their choices. But Nia didn’t mind. The club she and Kelly had belonged to in
Dallas—the one where she was still a member— had the same rule.

She
wondered where the Dom Tanner had told her about was and how soon she’d get to
meet this man he’d arranged for her to play with tonight.

“You
can trust Tanner’s judgment,” Kelly teased.
“Really.
He wouldn’t set you up with a Dom who would turn you off.”

She
knew he also was into the new card game Tanner had introduced to Club Fantasy,
the one that had first paired Kelly and Tanner together. Without actually going
into details, Kelly had told her with a secretive smile that it was an easy way
for each person to let the other know his or her preferences, as well as the
things they did not feel comfortable with right from the start of the play
session.

A
pair of legs clad in grey slacks came into her field of vision and she looked
up to see a waiter holding a tray with two glasses.

“Master
Tanner ordered sparkling water for you.” He dipped his head then placed a glass
in her hand and in Kelly’s. “I’m sure Master Tanner will let me know if you
need a refill.”

Nia
sipped at her drink, letting the bubbles explode on her tongue, mingling with
the bubbles of excitement fizzing through her bloodstream. She was playing a
game with herself, trying to imagine what the mysterious stranger looked like,
when in her peripheral vision she caught people moving their way. She
recognized Tanner’s boots right away.

“Time for introductions.
You may look up.
Both of you.”

Nia
lifted her gaze and her breath caught in her throat. Every nerve in her body
snapped and her heart actually stuttered. Good lord! This man was a lethal
weapon even before he uttered a word. Something deep inside her began to unfold
and excitement jittered through her nerve endings.

The
man was taller than Tanner and more muscular. He was dressed all in
black—precisely tailored slacks and a shirt she was sure was silk. His hair was
an even inkier black than Tanner’s, but shorter, and layered in an obviously
expensive razor cut. His hooded eyes were framed with lashes that were
ridiculously thick, enough to make a woman green with envy. She wondered if
there was a factory around here that turned Dom’s out this way and had to
swallow a giggle or she’d embarrass herself in front of the stranger.

Her
eyes dropped involuntarily to his crotch where the soft material did little to
disguise an impressive bulge. Her mouth watered as she thought of closing her
lips around it or lowering her body onto it.
Whatever he
commanded.
Her arousal soaked her thong and dampened her thighs. God,
she was hot for this man before they’d even exchanged two words. She knew that
whatever he wanted from her, whatever boundaries he’d push, she’d agree to it.
All of it.

His
gaze raked over her like the sweep of a magnifying glass, taking in every
detail. When he lifted his eyes to her face again and their eyes locked, a bolt
of lust shot through her as if a sword had pierced her heart.

“Queen of Hearts, meet Blackjack himself.”
Tanner’s voice held a touch of
humor.

Blackjack?
Her lips twitched as she tried to suppress a smile.

“Queen of Hearts.
How appropriate.”
The voice was
rich and deep, a little like Tanner’s but thicker and with a Texas twang that
made every nerve ending fire up. “Stand up, sub. Let me take a look at all of
you.”

Oh,
yes. His voice might have that Texas warmth but there was no mistaking the tone
of command or the strength in his words. Nia rose on slightly shaky legs,
clasped her hands in front of her, and bowed her head.

“You
may keep your head raised, sub. I want to get a good look at your face.”

His
eyes were like twin lasers, scorching her skin as they traveled over it. She
thought a smile teased at one corner of his mouth but it was gone so quickly
she thought she might have imagined it. He skimmed his gaze over her from top
to bottom and back again until she felt as if her clothes had been stripped and
she stood naked before him.

While
she stood there, trying not to shiver beneath his scrutiny, another man
strolled up, shook hands with Tanner and nodded to Blackjack, holding out his
hand.

“Welcome
to Club Fantasy, Blackjack. You come highly recommended from your home club.”

Blackjack
chuckled. “Yes. I’ve been a member there for a long time. Thanks for the guest
pass.”

“Our pleasure.”
The stranger who must have worked at the club pulled a
sealed deck of cards from his pocket along with a key card and handed them both
to Blackjack. “Tanner explained that you requested a private room. Number three,
down the hall on the left. And a fresh deck of cards.” He flicked his gaze over
Nia before looking at Blackjack again. “Enjoy your evening.”

Blackjack
turned to Tanner. “I’ll see you later?”

Tanner
nodded. “Just text
me
when the Queen of Hearts is
ready for her ride home.” He looked at Kelly and grinned. “We’ll be playing our
own card game.”

Blackjack
tapped Nia on the shoulder.
“Time to go.”

With
a last glance at Kelly, Nia followed the man out of the lounge area and down
the hallway. She waited obediently while he inserted the key card and opened
the door to the room,
then
followed him inside. As
soon as the lock clicked on the door he turned to face her.

“Safe word.
Now.
I never begin without it.”

Nia
wet her lips and swallowed. “Scarlet.”

He
cocked one eyebrow. “Scarlet?”

She
nodded. “It’s the color of the queen’s gown. The Queen of Hearts represents
womanhood. That’s why I chose the name.”

A
combination of heat and approval swirled in his eyes. “Excellent.
As long as it wasn’t from that foulmouthed woman in
Alice in Wonderland
.”

“No.”
She wet her lips again.
“Sir.

“Scarlet
it is.” He studied her. “We don’t know anything about each other except that our
friends have put us together. I have to ask you, do you trust me?
After just a few minutes together?”

At
once she realized there was much more to him than just the cravings of the
lifestyle. This was a man who knew what a D/s relationship was all about, who
probably would live it with the right sub. Who had substance and wanted the
relationship to be meaningful whether it was for an hour or twenty-four/seven.

BOOK: 9781631053580BlackjackHolt
13.77Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads

Other books

Perfect Collision by Lina Andersson
Giving Up the Ghost by Max McCoy
The Risk by Branford, Lauren
Tainted by Temptation by Katy Madison
Endless Love by Scott Spencer
Out of the Ashes by Lori Dillon
Half a Crown by Walton, Jo
Destroyer of Light by Rachel Alexander