January 2023 Update

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I think 2022 was a rough one for a lot of us. Fingers crossed that 2023 will be much better 🙂

Only a small update I’m afraid. I don’t have a release date for Bayden’s Alpha to share just yet.

A relapse last summer, during the heatwaves we had in the UK, reduced the hours I was able to work considerably. Another relapse last autumn put me completely out of commission for far longer than I would have liked, too.

I’m back working again, but am a bit behind where I hoped to be. My confidence in an early 2023 release date was, shall we say, very misplaced.

I’m not going to guess a release date at this point. I don’t want to keep on disappointing people. Just please know that the book is written, I’m editing it as fast as I can and will share it with you at the absolute earliest opportunity.

Thank you and all the best for the new year,



July 2022 Update

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted an update.

On a positive note, one of the reasons I haven’t posted sooner is that things have kind of being going well and I haven’t wanted to jinx it, lol.

Since last October, when my health finally started to improve, I’ve been able to gradually increase the amount of time I can spend writing.

I started off struggling to do fifteen minutes a day. I’m now up to two to three hours a day. Which is the most I’ve been able to do for years!

I’ve been working consistently on Bayden’s Alpha, the sequel to Axel’s Pup. And, I can finally announce that I’ve actually finished writing it!

I’m working on re-writes at the moment and tentatively think it’s going quite well 🙂

I was aiming for it to be about 120k words. It’s currently standing at 290k words. Which actually makes it longer than Axel’s Pup, and Duck!, and Worth Waiting For all combined.

As you can probably guess 290k words is going to take a lot longer to edit than 120k would have.

I’m confident that I should finish my work on it this year, as planned. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I’ll be able to get it through professional editing and proofing in time for a 2022 release date.

So it might still be a late 2022 release, or it might be early 2023 when it finally goes on sale.

It taken me so long to write this book that I’m not sure many people will actually still be interested in reading it when it finally comes out, but I’ll be honest – I love this book. I love Bayden and Axel and all the other guys in their universe too.

If I have my way there’ll be lots more to come in the Werewolves & Dragons series once Bayden’s Alpha is released. I have over a dozen books in the series plotted out already! Some of the characters in them are being introduced in Bayden’s Alpha, which I’m really excited about.

I have lots planned for the Avian Shifters series, too. And there are a couple of completely new series in the wings that are all planned out and just need to be written.

If I can keep working the hours I am now, I hope to have lots of stories to share with you all soon.

The fact that anyone has actually hung in there with me means so much. You guys are the best.


I hope I’ll be back with another update soon!


Kinky Quickies – The Complete Collection – Available Now!

Hi Everyone 🙂

Kinky Quickies – The Complete Collection is finally available!

You can find it on Amazon, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords. (It will also appear on iBooks soon.)

Sometimes a quickie is all you have time for, and sometimes a quickie is all you need.

This volume contains all three stories from the Kinky Quickies Collection: Better than Sex, Different, and Making It Count, plus a bonus story His Very Last Chance.

Better than Sex

Wallace is all the things Brody isn’t—confident, stunning, sex on legs, oh, and straight. Brody is resigned to considering working alongside Wallace to be the highlight of his week, and fantasising about Wallace to be the full extent of his sex life, but apparently, Wallace has other ideas.

The moment he started working with Brody, Wallace knew he was going to have trouble keeping his hands off the guy. In an effort to stay professional at work, he’s kept his sexuality to himself, but that’s about to change.

When Wallace hears Brody say that seeing their latest project leave the premises is better than sex, Wallace knows he has to take action. It’s time someone taught Brody how good sex can be—especially when it’s served up with a generous helping of leather.


Matthew and Stuart have been dating for more than five months, and Stuart genuinely believes that things are going well—right up until the moment Matthew suggests they try something different, the kind of different that involves bondage, spanking and leather.

Matthew’s been building up to making this suggestion for weeks, dropping subtle hints and hoping Stuart won’t completely freak out at the mention of kink. Now, with Matthew’s desires out in the open, all he can do is hope that introducing something different will make their relationship perfect rather than destroy it completely…

Making It Count

Duncan’s wanted to do a scene with Toby ever since he met him in their first study group of the year, but when Toby failed to flirt back or pick up on a single kinky hint, Duncan knew he had no choice but to back off. He always thought that Toby would be interesting if he ever came out of the kinky closet—but it never even occurred to Duncan that he’d suddenly find the boy standing on the doorstep of the club he runs.

Toby’s been fascinated and intimidated by Duncan in equal measure for months. When his flatmate bails out on a kinky play-date with Duncan at the last moment, Toby’s need to grab the opportunity finally overtakes his nervousness. Before he has time to think twice, he’s there, offering himself up as a replacement sub for the night.

This might be the only chance Toby has to fulfil all his fantasies surrounding Duncan—and he’s determined to make it count.

His Very Last Chance

Drew screwed up; he knows that. So, when his master, Kingsley, summons him on New Year’s Eve, Drew knows he deserves whatever punishment Kingsley has in store for him.

Everything changed for Kingsley when he overheard Drew running his mouth to his friends on Boxing Day. Now, there’s only one way they can possibly ring in the New Year: by starting over fresh, either with a complete ending or a new beginning.

Content notes for this title are available on my website, but please be aware that they may contain significant spoilers.

Please remember to check if you already have all the stories before you consider buying! All the stories in this collection are previously published! (His Very Last Chance was previously in O Come All Ye Kinky Anthology.)

In other news – work on Bayden’s Alpha is going well. It should come out next year. When next year will depend to quite a large extent on how long it ends up being. I’m a lot of words in, but there feels like there’s still a lot of words to go in Bayden’s and Axel’s story!

And that’s it. Happy December Everyone and I hope you all enjoy the winter celebrations of your choice 🙂


Kim Dare

Quick Update

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted an update!

First off, I’m not dead 🙂 I’ve had a few emails over the last couple of weeks from readers who were concerned about that, because I’d been silent for so long. I really do apologise to anyone that I made worry. That wasn’t my intention.

Second, I am still writing. That’s the other question that’s popped up the most. Progress, as always, has been dependant upon my health. However, after a lot of hard work over the last couple of years, I’ve finally got myself to a point where my health, mental and physical, is the best it has been in decades. Progress is starting to speed up and I’m feeling very positive about it all 🙂

I don’t have a release date for Bayden’s Alpha (the sequel to Axel’s Pup) yet, but I’m feeling confident about it coming out next year. I also have about a dozen other titles planned out for the Werewolves & Dragons series, so hopefully Bayden’s Alpha will be the start of a flurry of them!

I have a lot of titles planned out for other series too, including the Avian Shifter series and a few brand new series, plus some stand alone novels.

Now that I’m writing regularly again, I’m tentatively hoping that I’ll have lots of stories to share with you soon-ish.

While I don’t have anything new to offer at the moment. I will have a re-release compilation becoming available before the end of the year.

Kinky Quickies is a compilation of four previously published short stories: Better than Sex, Different, Making it Count and His Very Last Chance.

The first one is currently available as a single title, but will be coming down from sale before the compilation becomes available. It hasn’t been altered for the compilation. The other three titles have been re-edited since they were last available, but none have been extended.

His Very Last Chance was previously available only as part of the O Come All Ye Kinky anthology.

It’s just a little project, but it will mean that I will have re-released new versions of all my titles that were originally published either by Amber Allure or by Riptide. (Only all my remaining Resplendence ones will be left to be republished then and I hope to slot them in between new releases in due course.)

And that’s it 🙂

I will be checking my various social media accounts over the next few days and will try to get in touch with anyone who contacted me while I was absent. I’ll also be back to post details of the Kinky Quickies release.

However, I probably still won’t be on social media much at all going forward. I don’t think I can sustain both a social media presence and a writing schedule, so I’m going to prioritise writing for the foreseeable future.

If you want to contact me, email is still your best bet. To the best of my knowledge I am completely up to date there. If you’ve sent me anything there and I haven’t replied to it, please re-send it if you still want to speak to me 🙂

Take care Everyone,


Kim Dare

November News

Hi Everyone 🙂

Finally, after some technical difficulties (mostly caused by me not having brought out a print book for so long I’d forgotten how to do it!), Thrown to the Lions – The Complete Series is now available in print!

3D print graphic of Thrown to the Lions book

Money. Excitement. Duty. Lust.

Four men have agreed to be thrown to the local pride of werelions. Each man might have had a different motive when he first applied for the position of willing human sacrifice, but one thing is guaranteed—once a man is delivered, bound and naked, to the lions’ doorstep, he’s destined to receive far more than he ever bargained for.

And, as for the lions who accept those sacrifices—from the leader of the pride, all the way down to the gentlest cub, they’re about to find out just how much trouble humans can be.

This volume contains all four stories from the Thrown to the Lions Series: Ryland’s Sacrifice, Marrick’s Promise, Ellery’s Duty and Cameron’s Pride.

The series is also available in ebook if you prefer, in all the usual places. All the links are here.

In other news, I’ve nudged back the release of Kinky Quickies – The Complete Collection, which was planned for this month.

The new story I was hoping to add to it grew into something which is far too long for the collection and which will probably end up being the start of its own series.

Kinky Quickies – The Complete Collection will still come out. It will probably be just the four existing books without any new additions, because I’m not sure my brain is working for shorter stories at the moment. I’m guesstimating a release date in the first half of 2021.

On the plus side, the fact that my brain seems willing to work on longer stories and series instead can only be a good thing for Bayden’s Alpha!

I have been working on it, I am making progress and I’ll provide a proper update when I have something definitive to share 🙂

Take care all,


Thrown to the Lions – Pre-order Now!

Hi Everyone!

Thrown to the Lions is now available on pre-order, ready for release on the 1st of October 🙂

You can already find it on Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble and Smashwords and iBooks.

In the meantime, details below 🙂

Money. Excitement. Duty. Lust.

Four men have agreed to be thrown to the local pride of werelions. Each man might have had a different motive when he first applied for the position of willing human sacrifice, but one thing is guaranteed—once a man is delivered, bound and naked, to the lions’ doorstep, he’s destined to receive far more than he ever bargained for.

And, as for the lions who accept those sacrifices—from the leader of the pride, all the way down to the gentlest cub, they’re about to find out just how much trouble humans can be.

This volume contains all four stories from the Thrown to the Lions Series: Ryland’s Sacrifice, Marrick’s Promise, Ellery’s Duty and Cameron’s Pride.

Ryland’s Sacrifice

Principles don’t pay tuition fees. When Ryland’s doctoral maths scholarship disappears overnight, he has two choices. He can borrow money from fellow student, Jason Burrows, who has very interesting ways of collecting debts. Or, he can volunteer to be thrown to the werelions.

One night spent playing the part of a willing human sacrifice to the local pride will give him enough money to finish his PhD. It seems like a good deal—right up until the moment he finds himself naked, blindfolded, bound and surrounded by lions.

Marrick’s Promise

Marrick thinks that being thrown to the lions will be the ultimate adrenaline rush, and he’s not disappointed. But his plan is to try everything life has to offer once. He has no intention of visiting the lions again.

Blaine and Luther don’t expect to give any of the human sacrifices they share another thought once they leave the den. But this man is different. They have no intention of letting this one go.

Ellery’s Duty

As a well established dom, Ellery has been watching subs from the local leather scene disappear into the lions’ den for years, but he’s not convinced that everything is as fine as they all claim it is. He’s determined to find out what is really going on. And, if the only way he can do that is to volunteer to be thrown to the lions himself, so be it.

Kefir’s never worked out what the other lions find so interesting about the human sacrifices who visit their den, but this new man is unlike any other human he’s ever met, and Kefir’s captivated. Can the smallest lion in the pride claim a man like Ellery as his pet—and is that even the way Kefir wants to think of his human mate?

Cameron’s Pride

Franklin knows the way the game is played. It’s the man with the money who calls the shots, and Franklin has plenty of money. When he sees a beautiful lion shifter called Caramel dancing on the stage at his favourite club, he doesn’t hesitate to reach for his wallet. And, when Caramel disappears before he can even open negotiations, he’s quick to pay a fortune in order to be thrown to the only pride of gay werelions in the area so he can find him.

Cameron’s been living without a pride for years, doing whatever it takes to survive. Dancing in clubs, and doing whatever the guys who throw money at him want him to do in the alleyways behind those clubs, hasn’t given him the best opinion of humans. All he knows for sure is that the rich ones are the worst.

The pride is determined to track down the lone lion that’s living in their territory and bring him safely under their care. But is it too late for Cameron to find a sense of pride—and even if he does, will he ever feel safe enough there to let a wealthy man like Franklin into his life?

All four books have been re-edited since their original release in 2010 (where the hell did a decade go!). None have been extended.

A print version is in the works, just finalising it now 🙂

I’ve written some content notes / content info for those who would like them. You can find them on my website here, but please be aware they may contain detailed spoilers.

And that’s it 🙂

Take care and stay as safe as you can everyone,

Kim Dare.

Coming Soon – Boxsets!

Hi Everyone!

So, eight months ago, I wrote a post on here and mentioned that I wouldn’t be on line much.

That turned into eight months of not being on line at all.

I wrote that post one day after taking my last opiate pain killer and I kind of underestimated how long it would take both for my brain to get back to normal and for my body to get used to not depending on them for pain-management.

(Just to be clear here, this isn’t a drug addiction type thing. It’s a pain hurts and re-building your pain tolerance after being on pain killers for years takes time type thing. And also a side effects take a hell of a long time to leave your brain completely type thing.)

I had hoped to jump straight into writing Bayden’s Alpha, and I did try to do that, but eventually had to admit my brain wasn’t initially up to it. So, I turned to another project that had been on deck for a while.

The Thrown to the Lions Series went out of print when the original publisher closed down over eighteen months ago. Over the last few months, I’ve re-edited it, re-polished it, and it’s now with my editor.

It hasn’t been extended, but I am really pleased with how my work on it turned out.

Rather than bring them out as single titles, the whole series will come out as an e-book box-set, and one big print title.

The fantastic Kris Norris just finished the new cover for it!

I’m hoping for an October release date. Details will be added to my website soon 🙂

But there’s another box set coming out even sooner. Pride Publishing is bring out an e-book box set version of the Pack Disciple Series.

This one hasn’t been re-edited or tweaked at all, so the text will be identical to the single title releases. But it does have a fixed release date – July 22nd!

You can find all the info on the publisher’s website, just click the pic below 🙂

And there’s also a third box set in the works. The Kinky Quickies Boxset will contain four existing short titles which were re-claimed from publishers, plus a brand new short story that I’m working on at the moment.

I’m aiming for a November release date on this one, so it might be pushing it to call it coming soon, but it already has a cover, again by the lovely Kris Norris 🙂

Details to be added to my website as soon as I have a chance.

Then, once I have written that new story for the boxset (and proved to myself that I can still actually write something new again!) it’s finally going to be back to Bayden’s Alpha 🙂

I love that book so much, and my brain finally seems to be working well enough to tackle it again. I have over 100k words written on it. How many of those words will survive editing is another matter, but I do finally feel like I’m in a position to finish it on this next push.

No release date in view yet, but as soon as possible. I know I’ve kept people waiting way too long already!

And that’s it for coming soon news.

Apologies that I haven’t ventured back on to social media just yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to hop on to all the channels during this week and I’ll do my best to answer anyone who has been in touch while I’ve been away.

For now, email is still the best way to get in touch with me. (Thank you to those who reached out to check if I was okay when I went quiet for so long. I really didn’t mean to worry anyone.)

And finally, it seems impossible to talk about anything at all without also speaking about everything that’s going on in the world right now, but I also find myself completely without words for it.

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down. Protest movements are working hard to overturn centuries of injustices. As a writer I should have something eloquent to say on both those matters, but I don’t, so I’m just going to say this.

Please do your best to stay safe and follow the social distancing rules that apply in your part of the world, and please do your best to listen to the people speaking up about experiences of injustice and discrimination.

The world is upside down, but maybe there’s a chance that when it finally turns the right way up again it could be a slightly better world.

*Hugs* (Socially Distanced of course)


Coming Soon – Box Sets!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted any updates. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much to update people on during the last few months. But I do finally have some nice news!

Pride Publishing are going to be releasing the Perfect Timing Collection in e-boxset format this December 🙂

It’s six books split across two box sets.

The first box set contains You First, Time to Do, and Bi Now, Gay Later. It’s coming out on the 3rd of December.

The second box set contains The Stroke of Twelve, Before he Cheats, and While Under the Influence. That will be out on the 17th of December.

There will be no changes to the text, so please make sure you don’t have the single title releases before you buy.

(Full disclosure – at some point in the very distant future, I might manage to reclaim the rights and issue self-pub editions, and those editions will be re-edited, but that’s a long way off. Especially since I have over 30 titles already reclaimed and waiting to be edited and re-released!)

Please also be aware that there are two titles from the original Perfect Timing collection which aren’t in these box sets. Two titles (Silent Night and Three Minute Man) were MF, and they were removed from the collection when Totally Bound split from Pride Publishing. They are currently out of print completely.

The box sets should represent a saving compared to buying the titles individually, but most of my titles currently seem to be on discount on the Pride Publishing website, so you might be able to find some savings on other titles there already 🙂

All my books on Pride Publishing.

Other News…

A few months ago, when I checked in on here, I posted that I wasn’t going to be on social media much. That “not much” turned into over three months of “not at all”.

Apologies for the lack of a response to anyone who has tried to contact me through Facebook, Messenger, or Twitter since then. I’m doing my best to go through any and all the notifications on the different sites and catch up with everyone now.

I’m still not expecting to be on social media much for a while yet, so email is still your best bet to catch me going forward.

And, for those of you still following the ongoing health saga…

I’ve come to the realisation that, as illogical as it feels, I’m actually better at writing when in pain than I am at writing when on pain killers. So, after five years on daily tramadol, I’ve come off all my pain meds.

It hasn’t been a particularly fun process, but the last time I was off all my meds I wrote Axel’s Pup, so it seems like that is what it’s going to take to finally get my brain back in gear and get the sequel finished, and I really want that to happen, so there we are, lol.

So far, my brain is much clearer, my writing out put has already increased, so I’m feeling really hopefully!

So, last but not least…

Still working on Bayden’s Alpha, still loving it. Hoping the medication changes I’ve made will give me more concrete news to report soon-ish.



Checking In

Hi Everyone!

The short version of this post, for everyone who would just like to know if there is any news on Bayden’s Alpha – I’m still working on it, I am making progress, but I don’t have a release date yet.

The longer version…

Since we’re already half way through 2019, it seems like a good moment to check in.

So far, to say 2019 hasn’t gone at all as planned is an under statement.

The year started with my father’s health deteriorating rapidly. He passed away in February. He’d been battling Chronic Lymphatic Lukemia for over 25 years. He had recently been diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcenoma, but deleloped sepsis and passed away before he could receive treatment for it.

(Sepsis can affect anyone. There’s currently a campaign to raise awareness of sepsis. Please consider visiting the Sepsis Trust Website and making yourself aware of the symptoms.)

I kept working and writing through the first quarter of this year. I wrote every day. I’m not sure how productive it will turn out to be in terms of the quality I produced during that time, but it gave a sense of normality that helped.

Then, in mid April, everything caught up with me. My own health relapsed somewhat. I had to stop working and ended up taking almost two months off.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally recovered to the point where I was able to return to writing. I’m back to working almost every day now and my head is now probably in the best place writing-wise that it has been for years.

With everything that was going on in real life, I completely flaked on promoting them so you probably haven’t heard much about them, but I did bring out three novellas in the first half of this year!

Sticks and Stones (Kinky Cupid 3) came out in February.

All the Gear (Kinky Cupid 4) came out in March.

And Virgin Territory (Hearts and Handcuffs 2) came out in May.

They were all actually written and edited last year, it’s just the release dates that happen this year.

From the start of this year, my writing project has been Bayden’s Alpha (Werewolves and Dragons 2). The sequel to Axel’s Pup. I have about 90,000 words. I’m not sure how many of those will survive re-writes and edits, but it looks like the finished book will end up even longer than Axel’s Pup (which was 180,000 words).

As I said, I’m in the best writing head space I’ve been for years, so I have high hopes at the moment. I know it’s taken me a long time to get this book to you, so I’m really hoping people will think the finished product will be worth the wait.

There’s no release date yet, and there probably won’t be one until the book is ready to go off to editing. I want to give it whatever time it needs now, so it can be the best book it can be.

I think that’s it for the first half of the year. Apart from one little titbit.

Yesterday, and celebrated 11 years since my first title was accepted by Totally Bound / Pride Publishing, way back in 2008. It’s been a wild 11 years, with over 100 titles published!

I’m hoping the next eleven years will bring even better books, and that the last six months of this year will go more to plan.

Happy July Everyone!

P.S. I’m trying to stay off social media as much as possible, so I can get more writing done. Unfortunately, this means replies will likely be slow. I’ll probably only see Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook message at the middle or the end of the month. But my emails are always open and are checked regularly.

(That said, I had a major email crash recently and some messages may have been lost despite my best efforts to retrieve them all. If you sent something to me and didn’t receive a reply, please resend! I never ignore emails intentionally!)

Virgin Territory – Available Now!

Hi Everyone!

Virgin Territory is finally back out.

It’s a low angst MM, BDSM, Erotic Romance. There’s bondage, spanking, sarcasm, soppiness. There’s also a dom who hates small talk and a sub who isn’t sure that he’s a sub, but who is very sure that he doesn’t want to be a virgin any more.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you might remember this one from a while back. It was originally published by All Romance Ebooks back in May 2013. The rights came back to me when All Romance Ebooks suddenly closed down.

Bringing this one out means that all the books that were published by All Romance Ebooks are now officially back out! (Which just leaves the 3 books regained from Amber Quill, the 1 from Riptide and the 24 from Resplendence Publishing left to re-release!)

Virgin Territory is now part of the Hearts and Handcuffs collection. There’s one other title already in the collection – Straight to Hell – but the stories are connected solely by theme. They can each be read as a stand alone and in any order.

This new edition has been tweaked and re-edited, but it hasn’t been extended.

It’s available from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, Smashwords and Payhip.

Review copies are available too. Just drop me an email telling me where you review and what format you prefer (mobi, epub or pdf) and I’ll see what I can do 🙂

It has a new cover by the lovely Kris Norris…


New editing by Bronwyn Green.

And a new blurb too…

Twenty-two years old and finally out of both the gay and the kinky closets, Danny had every intention of making an impact on the local leather scene. However, his best friend drunkenly announcing to the entire club that they were both complete virgins wasn’t quite the first impression he’d been planning. It’s now been weeks since he first visited the club and, frustrated about all the assumptions the doms have made about virgins, he’s still the boy who has never even been kissed.

Returning to his favourite leather club after several weeks away for work, it doesn’t take Aaron long to hear all the gossip about the new sub in town. Quickly discovering that Danny isn’t just hot as hell, but that he also has an attitude that calls to every one of Aaron’s primal instincts, and he can’t resist setting his sights on becoming the boy’s first—in both vanilla and kinky terms.

But gossip isn’t always true, assumptions can be dangerous, and it’s possible that what he and Danny have in mind for their time together are two very different things. Can a virgin handle finally doing a scene with a serious and experienced dom? Or, maybe the real question is, can the dom handle a virgin who has no interest in conforming to expectations?

And, finally, we have an excerpt 🙂

“Fresh meat.”

Aaron Banks ignored his friend in favour of handing his money to the bartender and picking up his beer.

“Are you listening to me?” Steve demanded, from just behind Aaron’s shoulder.

“Not really.” He took a deep swig from his glass. He’d heard enough talking over the last eight weeks to last him a lifetime.

All projects had their complicated moments and, God knew, he was used to awkward customers. But, the bickering pair of barristers he’d just finished working for hadn’t just taken the biscuit, they’d run off with the bloody biscuit barrel, too.

Aaron sighed and rolled his shoulders in an effort to rid his muscles of two months’ worth of tension. Closing his eyes for a moment, he let the noise of all the guys in the bar wash over him. Conversations blurred together until they faded away completely.

The whole club was pounding to the rhythm of the music from the dance floor on the other side of the building. There were no lyrics to the song, no syllables to spoil the deep base. Combined with the scent of leather and sex filling the air, it was sheer perfection.

A few hours spent doing something that required no words at all, and Aaron knew he’d be back to his usual self.

“Does that mean you’re not interested in breaking him in?”

Of course, Steve never had been very good at shutting the hell up and letting a guy relax in peace. Aaron turned to face his friend with a resigned sigh. “What are you babbling about?”

“The new guy.”

“Any new guy in particular?” He automatically ran an assessing eye over the men around him as he tried to work out who Steve was referring to. But, in truth, he wasn’t even sure that he was in the mood to play with a new guy.

Doing anything interesting with a stranger would take way too much negotiation. Quick and dirty in the men’s room could probably be arranged with nothing more than a look, depending on the guy, but it wouldn’t be entirely satisfying. An old friend who just happened to also be a horny sub would probably give him the best of—

Steve grabbed Aaron’s arm and dragged him several paces to his left, almost spilling both their beers in the process. “I’m talking about him.” Through the press of men, Steve pointed out a young guy standing with a group on the other side of the room. “We have a virgin in our midst!”

Aaron raised an eyebrow as he took in a few more details about the boy in question. Leather jacket, tight jeans, cute arse, motorcycle boots. His hair was black and long enough to curl over his jacket’s collar. His shoulders were broad, and hinted that he wouldn’t break under a bit of rough play. Very nice.

He couldn’t have been more than twenty, and that put him at about half Aaron’s age, but his confident stance hinted that this particular boy was all grown up, in mind as well as body. Aaron’s cock began to harden behind his leather trousers.

“Glad to see I’ve finally got your attention,” Steven murmured.

Aaron swallowed another mouthful of beer, but he’d already decided that that would be the only alcohol he drank that night. A man had to keep a clear head if he wanted to lead another guy into uncharted territory.

“Hot little bugger, isn’t he?” Being ignored made no apparent difference to Steve. He kept rambling on, but Aaron was well accustomed to tuning him out when necessary.

The boy seemed to sense he was being observed. He turned and peered through the crowd, seeking out whoever was staring at him.

Their eyes met, but the bar wasn’t the type of place where strangers locked gazes romantically across a crowded room, fell in love, and went on to have half a dozen kids. It was more the kind of club where holding a man’s gaze for longer than three seconds implied an invitation to join him in the alley out the back of the premises.

The boy was tall, within an inch of Aaron’s height. Aaron registered him dipping his head to hear what the man standing next to him had to say, but the boy maintained eye contact with Aaron. Apparently, neither of them were all that interested in what their respective companions had to say. Aaron had hooked up with people who he had less in common with than that.

The boy smiled. A dimple appeared just above the stubble covering his jaw. With the tiniest lift of one dark eyebrow, he threw down the gauntlet, turned and walked away.

Aaron straightened up. Game on. Leaving his half-full beer on the bar, he strode after the boy.

“How good’s your information?” he asked Steve, over his shoulder, certain that his friend would have followed in his wake.

“First rate.” Steve broke off long enough to step around a pair of guys making out in the corridor that led from the bar room to the dance space. “His name’s Danny. His friend got drunk on their first night here and blurted out that they’d both just come out. Neither of them had ever done anything—not even with a girl. Grade-A virgins, both of them. Danny was kind of pissed with his friend, but he didn’t deny any of it was true.”

Aaron stopped on the edge of the dance space and peered into the mass of gyrating bodies. It wasn’t difficult to track Danny down. Nothing attracted a dom like a hot new sub on the scene, and news like Danny would have spread fast.

So, he just had to follow the stares of all the other doms who’d positioned themselves around the edge of the room and…


Danny was right in the middle of what passed for the dance floor. It was really just a space set aside for guys inclined to make vague attempts to thrust in time to the music while they groped each other. Danny didn’t seem to be dancing with anyone in particular, but Aaron didn’t have much time to be pleased with that discovery. Within half a second, another dom was sliding his arm around Danny’s shoulders and whispering something in his ear.

Any tension that Aaron had managed to shake off since he entered the club flooded back into his muscles. He ground his teeth together, knowing he had no right to feel possessive, but unable to kill the emotion in its tracks.

Danny smiled slightly, but shook his head. The other dom backed off, nice and polite.

“There’s barely a dom in the club who hasn’t made a play for him,” Steve chirped up from Aaron’s side. “He’s shot them all down like that.” He clicked his fingers.

Interesting, but Aaron didn’t have time to listen to any more gossip. He’d be damned if he’d let another man sidle up to Danny before he’d even come within five yards of the boy. He plunged into the pit of grinding, pumping bodies, shouldering his way through when more civil nudges failed to achieve quick enough results. He stopped barely two inches from Danny’s back.

As if sensing someone behind him, Danny looked over his shoulder and came nose-to-nose with Aaron. He jerked back a fraction, bright blue eyes opening wide with shock, but he didn’t say a word. He turned to face Aaron properly and fell completely still.

In the middle of the crowd, it was impossible to hang back and retain any idea of personal space. Someone nudged Danny in the back. He shuffled closer to Aaron, but stopped just a fraction short of making contact. It was left to Aaron to shift his stance and actually bring their bodies together.

Danny gasped. The shocked little noise made Aaron smile. Maybe the gossip was right and the boy really was that innocent.

A tilt of Aaron’s head, and the stubble on their jaw lines scraped together. Each tiny movement either of them made brought their lips closer, but each time, Aaron stopped them just short of a kiss.

Unable to resist a moment longer, Aaron reached around Danny and grabbed his arse, pulling them firmly together. Danny tugged on Aaron’s belt in return, as if they could possibly get closer to each other without both of them getting undressed.

The music and the crowd surrounded them with heat and noise. Aaron’s pulse sped up to keep time with the beat as Danny rocked his hips to the music.

Aaron’s leather trousers were now far tighter across his crotch. He only wore a thin T-shirt, and he was sweltering among the press of bodies. Danny had to want to get out of his leather jacket. With a bit of luck, the rest of his clothes would disappear at the same time.

As if reading Aaron’s thoughts, Danny turned his head. He tugged at Aaron’s belt again and put his lips to Aaron’s ear. “My place.”

The words were tossed down like a challenge. Adrenaline flooded Aaron’s veins. “My bike,” he shot back.

Danny stopped rocking his hips. He didn’t even breathe. Finally, he nodded, sharply. “Okay.”

And, as easily as that, Aaron knew then that his suspicions were correct. Danny had the biker look down pat, but there were no wheels to go with the jacket and the boots. He pulled away, putting clear air between their bodies. “Now.”

Danny’s Adam’s apple bobbed as his nerves seemed to spike, but he nodded his agreement.

It had taken exactly six words for them to come to an understanding. Perfect. That was the kind of conversation Aaron could really get into.

He grabbed hold of Danny’s wrist and damn near dragged the boy out of the club. He kept them moving until they reached the row of motorbikes parked around the corner of the building but, no, he couldn’t wait until they reached anyone’s place.

Using his grip on Danny’s wrist for leverage, Aaron spun him around and pushed him up against the rough brick wall. Danny didn’t utter a single syllable. Aaron gave him the chance. Holding the boy against the wall, he made a point of hanging back and giving him time to complain that they were going too fast.

For several seconds, he stared straight into Danny’s eyes. All credit to him, he held Aaron’s gaze well. And, when Aaron finally leaned forward and brought their lips together, perfection.

There was no need for Aaron to demand access to Danny’s mouth—not when it was offered so quickly, so freely. Aaron growled his approval into the kiss.

There was no polish to Danny. His technique was clumsy enough for his inexperience to be obvious, but no man could have doubted his enthusiasm as he grabbed hold of Aaron’s T-shirt with his free hand and scrabbled to pull him even closer.

Aaron released Danny’s wrist and braced himself against the wall with his palms on the brickwork either side of Danny’s shoulders. He couldn’t start to explore the boy’s body now. If he did, he knew he wouldn’t stop, and it wouldn’t do to take anyone’s virginity in an alley.

Damn it! Aaron forced himself to step back. Danny’s grip moved to Aaron’s shoulders and tightened. He was no weakling. He even managed to snatch another kiss before Aaron laughed and pushed him away. “Patience.”

Danny slumped against the wall looking as shocked as hell, but as pleased as Punch, Judy and the Crocodile all rolled into one. It was so easy to believe that it was his first ever kiss—or at least his first from a man who knew what he was doing.

Aaron quickly extracted two helmets from the panniers on his bike. “Address?” he prompted.

Danny provided it using no more than the minimum number of words required. Pushing himself away from the wall, he accepted the helmet Aaron offered him without adding a single syllable. Either he was too nervous to make small talk, or he felt the same way as Aaron did about unnecessary chatter. Whatever the cause, it was definitely a point in his favour…

And that’s it! Have a great May Everyone!


Kim Dare.

P.S. Work on Bayden’s Alpha is still ongoing. I’ll shout it from the roof tops when I have any real news on it 🙂