We’re back for another #WIP Wednesday and we are still in Mateo’s devious playroom with Camille tied down to his spanking bench after he used the strap trying to get her to tell him where her boss is. In this scene Mateo left her to think after she refused him and Camille thought that meant she’d get a reprieve, until he cranked down the temperature so that she was freezing… asshole. She’s spent the last hour or so having flashbacks of some not-so-pleasant memories, but don’t worry, lovelies, Mateo is on his way back.
She was too cold to freak out, to lose her shit. She needed all of her energy focused on keeping sensation in her fingertips so she could adequately strangle Mateo as soon as his happy ass showed back up. The joints in her knuckles creaked as she stretched her fingers and then pulled them back into a fist slowly.
The sound of the door popping open behind her made her laugh silently. Speak of the devil and he appears.
His heavy steps moved towards her casually, no rush to them, and she imagined his broad, muscled body making the suit work as he came forward. In preparation Camille pressed her sharp nails into her palms again, urging the skin to wake up despite the chill. Without a word he stroked his too-warm hand up her thigh, lingering as he rubbed across the numb welts on her ass, forcing her to recognize the heat in his skin.
“Alright. Let’s try this again.” Mateo pulled his hand from her and she instantly felt the absence of the warmth, a fresh chill raising bumps along her arms and legs. “Where is he?”
Camille gritted her teeth, hating herself for the answer she was about to give. “Fuck off.”
“Not ready to share yet?” His voice was light, unconcerned, but she imagined he had a lot more clothing on than she did, and based on the warmth of his hand it seemed like he’d just been camped out in front of a fire, under a fucking blanket, with a mug of cocoa. Bastard.
“I’m sorry, I must not have enunciated clearly. Fuck. Off.” She turned to look over her shoulder and once again begrudged him for being so handsome. With a quiet laugh he pushed his dark hair off his forehead.
“Okay, I’ll move on to the next stage then.” He wandered away from her back to his wall of deviant toys, and she tried her best to bite back the question, but her mouth ran away from her.
She blamed the cold.
“What do you mean by next stage?”
His eyebrows were raised when he turned to look at her. “Well…” he turned away for a moment and then grabbed a riding crop from a hook on the wall before moving towards her slowly. “Earlier you had pain, then pleasure, then deprivation of something important. In this case, warmth.”
“So?” She asked, watching carefully as he ran the leather of the crop over the palm of his hand.
“So, you still haven’t answered me. That means we’re back to pain.” Without another comment he brought his arm back with the crop and it landed with crippling accuracy right where her ass met her thighs.
Ohhhhh, Mateo and Camille make me so happy! I hope you’re having just as much fun as I am with them. Remember ‘Lethal Sin’ is available for pre-order on Amazon here, or you can get it for FREE for signing up for my mailing list here. It will go live on Amazon on April 25th!
Can’t wait to hear what you all think of the full book, as soon as it’s live you’ll start getting snippets of the 2nd book in my Daughters of Eltera series! In the mean time, check out these other hot snippets below…